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June 2015:


India's first air-conditioned DEMU train was launched in? Kochi (Kerala)
Name the Indian scientist and Bharat Ratna awardee who has been conferred Japan's highest award - the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star? C N R Rao
Name the Indian boxer and winner of Olympic bronze medal in 2008 who will not represent India any more as he has turned professional? Vijender Singh
Who was made captain of the Indian Cricket Team for the Zimbabwe tour scheduled to be held in July 2015? Ajinkya Rahane
What is the new national floor-level minimum wage (NFLMW)? Earlier it was 137 rupees per day. The new rate will be effective from 01st July 2015. 160 rupees per day
9th National Statistics Day was observed on 29th June. What was its theme? Social Development
Name the famous writer who was chosen for 28th Moorti Devi Award founded by Bharatiya Jnanpith? Vishwanath Tripathi
First phase of Metro Rail Service was recently launched in which state? Chennai
Who is the author of the book - Transcendence: My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh Swamiji? Abdul Kalam
Who became the first Indian basketball player to play in National Basketball Association (NBA) in USA? Satnam Singh Bhamara
Which district of West Bengal won the UN Public Service Award 2015 for eliminating open defecation? Nadia
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) extended deadline for exchanging pre-2005 currency notes by? 6 months
Two-day long annual Hemis festival was celebrated recently to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava. At which place this festival was held? Ladakh
Who was conferred with Columbia's highest civilian award - The Order of the Democracy Simon Bolivar? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Union Cabinet recently approved setting up of six Indian Institutes of Management (IIM). These six IIM will be set up at? Amritsar (Punjab),
Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh),
Nagpur (Maharashtra),
Sambalpur (Odisha),
Sirmaur (Himachal Pradesh) and
Bodh Gaya (Bihar)
Name the Asian country which won the 3-match One Day International (ODI) cricket series against India 2-1? Bangladesh
Name the former tennis star who was appointed as Kerala's Ayurveda brand ambassador? Steffi Graf
Indian Railway Team won World Railway Championship 2015 in? Tennis and Volleyball
Which state declared Blue Mormon as State butterfly? Maharashtra
Who was selected for Sangitha Kalanidhi award for the year 2015? Sanjay Subrahmanyam
Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee celebrated the ....... foundation day of the of Sri Anandpur Sahib? 350th
Name the joint exercise recently conducted by the armies of India and UK? Ajeya Warrior
Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on June 18, launched a free SMS service which will provide alerts and updates on extreme weather conditions such as thunder, hailstorms, etc. to registered farmers on their mobile phones. What is the name of this service? NOWCAST
Which states were recently approved by CCEA for inclusion in National Dairy Plan- I Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh
Who was appointed as Executive Director of Amnesty International India? Aakar Patel
Name the Additional Secretary in Department of Food and Public Distribution who was given additional charge as Director General of Bureau of Indian Standards? G Gurucharan
Bureau of Indian Standards Bill, 2015 was approved by the? Union Cabinet
Who was appointed as Director of National Crime Records Bureau? Archana Ramasundaram
Recognition of which party headed by former Lok Sabha Speaker was suspended by the Election Commission of India (ECI)? National People's Party (NPP)
Nathu La pass was reopened for Kailash-Manasarovar pilgrims after 53 years. Nathu La is in which state?Sikkim
Who became the first 100% blind officer in Indian Foreign Services (IFS)? Beno Zephine
Who became first Indian footballer to score 50 international goals? Sunil Chhetri
India's first Micro Air Vehicle Aerodynamics Research Tunnel was set up by CSIR in? Bengaluru
Who was appointed as Chairman of Delhi Jal Board? Kapil Mishra
Which Indian cricketer became 9th highest wicket-taker in Test Cricket and is only 20 wickets short of Kapil Dev's 434 Test wickets? Harbhajan Singh
Name the creator of Chandigarh's Rock Garden who died recently? (Rock Garden of Chandigarh was opened for public on 24 January 1976) Nek Chand
Who presented Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) with 2015 Space Pioneer Award for Mars Orbiter Mission in recognition of ISRO's efforts in accomplishing Mars Orbiter Mission in its very first attempt? National Space Society (NSS) of USA
Who became the new law minister of Delhi succeeding Jitendra Singh Tomar who resigned on 9th June following his arrest in fake degree case? Kapil Mishra
What is the name of mobile application launched by HDFC Bank which will allow customers to perform monetary transaction using their debit/credit cards and virtual cards? PayZapp
Who was conferred with 2015 Sant Namdev National Award? Parkash Singh Badal
Who was appointed as the Director of CSIR-IICT? (CSIR - Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) (IICT - Institute of Chemical Technology) Dr. Srivari Chandrasekhar
Name the country where Indian Army carried out cross border operation against militants recently? Myanmar
Who was appointed as Chief Information Commissioner of India? Vijai Sharma
Jind and Karnal districts of Haryana and Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh were included in? National Capital Region
Who was appointed as Chief Vigilance Commissioner of India? (He became the first non-IAS officer to head the CVC since it was formed in 1964) KV Chowdary
Who was appointed as the Director General of National Security Guard? RC Tayal
World Ocean Day was observed across the world on? (The theme of World Ocean Day - Healthy oceans, Healthy planet) 09th June
Who is the writer of the book Flood of fire? Amitav Ghosh
With which country India signed Land Boundary Agreement of 1974 under which the countries will exchange territories, with 111 enclaves being transferred to Bangladesh and 51 to India. Bangladesh
Name the former Indian cricketer who was appointed coach of India A and U-19 cricket team? Rahul Dravid
Against which product Union Government filed complaint under Section 12(1)(d) of Consumer Protection Act? Maggi
Which company was awarded the Miniratna (Cateogry -1) status by the Department of Public Enterprises under the Union Ministry of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises? Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA)
Metro train of which state got its first driver-less train? Delhi
Who was conferred with Asian Athletics Association President's award? Suresh Kalmadi
Union Government launched Khoya Paya web portal to exchange information on? missing children
Who was re-appointed as Director of Indian Cricket team? Ravi Shastri
Who was appointed as the CMD of Hero MotoCorp Ltd succeeding his father Brijmohan Lall Munjal? Pawan Munjal
Who was appointed as Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), ISRO? K Sivan
Who was appointed as Director of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC)? P Kunhikrishnan
President of India Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent to the Constitution (119th Amendment) Bill, 2013 that relate to the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) between India and ..........? Bangaladesh
Who was appointed as Executive Director of RBI? Meena Hemchandra
Who sworn-in as the new Governor of Arunachal Pradesh? Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa
Who was conferred with World No Tobacco Day Award 2015? Uttarakhand's Health Minister SS Negi
Name the former Foreign Minister of Singapore who was appointed as Chancellor of Nalanda University? George Yeo


According to a survey conducted recently nearly ............ of the original Great Wall of China has disappeared for various reasons since it was built, including being pilfered by local residents to build houses? 30 percent
International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking observed across the world on? 26th June
Name the former Captain of Pakistan Cricket team who was appointed as the President of International Cricket Council (ICC)? Zaheer Abbas
Name the composer of Titanic died who died recently? He won two oscar award for the film in 1997. James Horner
Which country made the world's first electric passenger aircraft BX1E that could be used in pilot training, tourism, meteorology and rescue operations? China
Name the famous battle of June 1815 in which Napoleon’s French army was defeated by Duke of Wellington’s allied forces and whose commemorations of 200th anniversary concluded recently. Battle of Waterloo
First International Day of Yoga was observed across the world on? 21st June
Who was elected to head United Nations General Assembly from September 2015 succeeding Uganda's Sam Kutesa? Denmark's Mogens Lykketoft
Which country recently celebrated 800th anniversary of Magna Carta? Britain
World Blood Donors Day with theme Thank you for saving my life was observed on? 15th June
Name the former West Indies cricketer who was recently inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame? Sir Wesley Winfield Hall
World Day Against Child Labour was observed globally on? (The theme of the 2015 World Day Against Child Labour is NO to child labour – YES to quality education!) 12 June
Which team won the 2015 UEFA Champions League title defeating Juventus in the final? FC Barcelona
Name the Indian-origin scientist who developed World's first water-based computer? Manu Prakash
41st G7 summit was held in? Germany
Who won 2015 Canadian Grand Prix of Formula 1? Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain
Who won Men's single title of French Open 2015 defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 and 6-4? Stanislas Wawrinka
Which cricketer was conferred with South Africa Cricketer of the Year Award for 2015 AB De Villiers
World Environment Day was observed across the world on? 05th June
Who resigned as FIFA president for his alleged involvement in corruption? Sepp Blatter
Who became the oldest woman to complete a marathon at the age of 92? Harriette Thompson
Name the first female president of Mauritius? Ameenah Gurib-Fakim


EventWinnerRunner Up
Men's SinglesStanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
Women's SinglesSerena Williams (USA)Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic)
Men's DoublesIvan Dodig (Croatia)
Marcelo Melo (Brazil)
Bob Bryan (USA)
Mike Bryan (USA)
Women's DoublesBethanie Lynn Mattek-Sands (USA)
Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic)
Casey Dellacqua (Australia)
Yaroslava Shvedova (Kazakhstan)
Mixed DoublesBethanie Lynn Mattek-Sands (USA)
Mike Bryan (USA)
Lucie Hradecka (Czech Republic)
Marcin Matkowski (Poland)