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May 2015:


Name the mathematician and founder of Super 30 who was honoured by Legislature of British Columbia in Canada at Toronto University for his outstanding work in the field of education? Anand Kumar
Who was recently appointed as Cabinet Secretary to Union Government? Pradeep Kumar Sinha
Who became 4th Indian shooter to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics? (Jitu Rai, Gagan Narang and Apurvi Chandela are the other three who had already qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics.) Abhinav Bindra
Who was appointed as Director General of DRDO? S Christopher
Which North-eastern state withdrew Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), 1958 from state? Tripura
Who sworn in as the new Governor of Mizoram? Nirbhay Sharma
Which state government has approved mandatory GPS in public transport from June 2015? Delhi
Which team won the IPL 2015 (8th edition) title by defeating Chennai Super kings in the final? Mumbai Indians
Who was named CEAT Indian Cricketer of the Year 2015? Ajinkya Rahane
Name the Ace Indian badminton player who has been ranked No. 1 in single rankings released by Badminton World Federation (BWF)? Saina Nehwal
Who sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for fifth time? J Jayalalithaa
For which Indian State Word Bank recently approved 250 million dollar credit for Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness? Bihar
At which place the Blue Whales were spotted for the first time in 100 years? Sindhudurg Coast (Maharashtra)
Name the Indian State which has decided to amend Factories Act, 1948 to allow women to work in night shifts? Maharashtra
Anti-Terrorism Day was observed on? 21st May
Who sworned in as the Governor of Meghalaya ? Shanmuganthan
Who sworned in as the Governor of Tripura? Tathagata Roy
In which expressway Indian Air Force successfully test-landed a Mirage-2000 fighter jet with the overall aim to use national highways during emergencies? Yamuna Expressways near Mathura
Who has been appointed as the Chairman of Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on Land Acquisition Amendment Bill 2015? S S Ahluwalia of BJP
Name the three countries which Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited recently? China, Mongolia and South Korea
Which is the first Indian company to Join RE100 Renewable Energy Campaign? Infosys
Who sworned in as the first woman Governor of Jharkhand? Draupadi Murmu
Which state will host the Paragliding World Cup 2015? Himachal Pradesh
With which company Reliance Jio has signed pact for sourcing 4G devices? Huawei
Official website of 10th World Hindi Conference is?
At which place ICICI Bank opened its first branch in China? Shanghai
The name of new catfish species discovered in Manipur is? Glyptothorax senapatiensis
Who was appointed as Controller General of Accounts (CGA) in the Union Ministry of Finance replacing Jawahar Thakur? M J Joseph
Road Asset Management System (RAMS) for National Highways was launched by? Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping
Name the Mumbai KEM Nurse who died after remaining 42-years in coma? Aruna Shanbaug
Contact-less card launched by SBI is called? sbiINTOUCH
Namami Gange programme under National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) was approved by? Union Cabinet
Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets (Imposition of Tax) Bill 2015 was passed by the? Lok Sabha
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the pension scheme, Atal Pension Yojana (APY) for the? unorganised sector workers
Who was appointed as Chairman of National Safety Council (NSC)? K Satish Reddy
National Technology Day was celebrated on? 11th May
Name the veteran Bollywood actor who was bestowed with Dada Saheb Phalke award? Shashi Kapoor
Who is the writer of the book titled "Unbelievable - Delhi to Islamabad"? Professor Bhim Singh
What is the name of 14th edition of Indo-French Naval Exercise which concluded recently? VARUNA
World's largest solar photo voltaic plant of 750 MW will be built in? Rewa District (Madhya Pradesh)
Who was appointed as Director General of Police Research & Development Bureau? Navneet Rajan Wasan
Name the card which was launched by State Bank of India (SBI) in association with National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI)? RuPay Platinum Debit Card
Who was appointed as the Election Commissioner of India recently? Achal Kumar Jyoti
Union Ministry for Social Justice & Empowerment launched Credit Enhancement Guarantee Scheme for people belonging to? Schedule Castes (SC)
As per recent order of Union Finance Ministry, private firms seeking Central Excise Registration will have to provide? Permanent Account Number (PAN)
With which country India signed an Inter-Governmental MoU for development of Chabahar Port? Iran
Who won the 19th Federation Cup National Athletic Championships? Indian Army
Name the Chinese social media platform which has been joined by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently? Weibo
Name the former Union Minister who passed away recently at the age of 87? Baleshwar Ram
Name the veteran journalist and Padmashree awardee who passed away recently at the age of 88? (He was associated with three leading Bengali newspaper Anandabazar Patrika, Aajkal and Jugantar.) Amitabha Chowdhury
Who won the 5th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship? Railways
Which Indian airport has been adjudged as the world's best airport for the year 2014 by Airport Council International (ACI)? Indira Gandhi International Airport
Who is appointed as the Director General of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)? Surendra Singh
Name the district of West Bengal which has became the first open defecation free (ODF) district of India? Nadia
Who was awarded RedInk Lifetime Achievement Award 2015? Prannoy Roy


International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers was observed across the world on? 30th May
Who was re-elected as FIFA President for another four-year term? Sepp Blatter
Who was named CEAT International Cricketer of the Year 2015? Kumar Sangakkara
International Day for Biological Diversity was observed on? 22nd May
Who won Man Booker International Prize 2015? Laszlo Krasznahorkai of Hungary
Driest place on Earth was discovered at? Maria Elena South in Atacama Desert
Name the Australian wicketkeeper who has retired from ODI cricket recently? Brad Haddin
Name the Egyptian President who has been sentenced to death recently? Mohammed Morsi
2015 National Geographic Bee Championship was won by? Indian origin Karan Menon
Who was appointed as the first President of New Development Bank of BRICS nations? (Member countries of BRICS are - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) K V Kamath (Chairman of ICICI Bank)
Which party has won the UK General Election 2015 by securing 331 seats? Conservative Party
World Asthma Day was observed on? 5th May
Who was awarded 2015 UNSECO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom prize by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)? Mazen Darwish
World Press Freedom was observed on? 3rd May
Which team won the Barclays Premier League 2014-15? Chelsea
Who won the World Welterweight title of World Boxing Association by defeating Manny Pacquiao of Philippines? Floyd Mayweather Jr