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Which state has become the first in the country to pass a land title bill allowing its residents living in urban areas, which are governed by the municipalities or state development authorities, to seek a certificate of ownership of their lands by paying a nominal fee to the state government? Rajasthan
In whose memory the Government of India has released Commemorative Coin of Rs. 200/- and a Circulation Coin of Rs. 10/- recently? Tatya Tope
What is the name of the 27th series of bilateral maritime exercise which was held between the navies of India and Indonesia from 28th April to 19th May 2016? CORPAT
Name the Senior IPS officer who was appointed as Director General (DG) of Railways Protection Force (RPF)? Surender Kumar Bhagat
Name the two Indian Naval Ships which were decommissioned in the presence of Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai recently? Veer and Nipat
Name the five-time World Amateur Boxing champion, and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six world championships, who has been recently nominated to Rajya Sabha? Mary Kom
Name the Bollywood actor who has been named by the Indian Olympic Association as the country's Goodwill Ambassador representing the Indian contingent at the 2016 Rio Olympics? Salman Khan
Name the film which has become the highest grossing film of 2016 in India, having earning Rs 132.96 crore in 3 weeks? The Jungle Book
Name the Indian sportperson who became the first Indian to bag a medal (Silver) in the skeet event at the ISSF Shooting World Cup in Rio de Janeiro? Mairaj Ahmad Khan
What is the new interest rate approved by the Union Government on the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) for the year 2015-16? 8.7 percent
Taking into consideration the Consumer Price Index and Dearness Allowance, the Central Government increased the minimum wage for contract workers to Rs? Rs 10000 per month
Name the new polio vaccine launched by the Department of Health and Family Welfare in Chandigarh replacing the existing trivalent Oral Polio Vaccine (tOPV) which was being used for over three decades? Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine (IPV)
From which year Central Government has made it mandatory for all mobile phones sold in India to have a panic button? 2017
Name the Indian women archer who with a tally of 686 out of 720 in the qualifying round of the Archery World Cup in Shanghai equalled the World Record in the Women's Recurve event? Deepika Kumari
Name Singapore's largest bank which has unveiled digibank, India's first mobile-only bank, targeting five million retail customers? DBS Bank
Name the navigational satellite launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) from Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh?
(It is the seventh and last in the series of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS).)
Out of 180 countries what is the rank of India with a score of 43.17 in the 2016 World Press Freedom Index that was released on 20 April 2016? 133
Name the media professional who has been appointed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as its first chief executive officer? Rahul Johri
Which bank became the first private sector bank in India to open a specialized branch for start-ups offering a bouquet of banking products to service the end-to-end needs of the emerging entrepreneurial eco-system? RBL Bank
Name the scheme which has been revised by the Union Government by merging it with Khelo India?
(Khelo India scheme is based on Gujarat's model of Khel Mahakumbh under which the schools and colleges from different parts of the country participate in about 27 disciplines.)
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA)
Name the world's lightest material which was manufactured by ISRO Scientists at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram and is also known as 'blue air'? Silica Aerogel
Who became the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics to be held in August 2016? Dipa Karmakar
Name the famous Bollywood actress and former Miss World who has been awarded the Global Indian of the Year at the 'NRI Of The Year' award ceremony recently held in Mumbai? Aishwarya Rai
Name the Air Force base in West Bengal which has recently been re-named to Air Force Station Arjan Singh after the former IAF chief? Panagarh
According to the notification of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare what percent of space on packets of cigarettes and other tobacco products will have to display health warnings? 85 percent
For the first time in India, a city of Punjab has been declared kerosene free with the sale of subsidised cooking and lighting fuel being stopped. Name the city? Chandigarh
Which train became the first train in India to be fitted with CCTV Surveillance Cameras?
(This train, Train Nos 12497/12498, runs from Amritsar to New Delhi.)
Shan-E-Punjab Express
Name the retired justice who was appointed as the Chairman of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC)? Permod Kohli
Name the former army chief Gen. (retd) who was conferred with the highest French civilian distinction, Officer of the Legion of Honour? JJ Singh
Name the cricketing legend who has been signed by the Central Government to endorse the 'I Support Skill India' campaign, in an attempt to reach out to the youth and build awareness on the importance of skill development? Sachin Tendulkar
The Union Cabinet today gave its nod for India adopting the statute of the South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN). It will help in checking?
(SAWEN is a Regional network comprising of eight South Asian countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.)
Cross border wildlife crimes
Who has been appointed as the Director General of Bureau of Police Research & Development? Meeran Borwankar
Which district of Haryana has been renamed as Gurugram by the Haryana Government? Gurgaon
Which authority recently issued in-principle approval to 11 applicants to set up payments banks that will widen the reach of banking services and push the government's goal of financial inclusion?
(Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd; Airtel M Commerce Services Ltd, a part of India’s largest phone company Bharti Airtel Ltd; Cholamandalam Distribution Services Ltd; Department of Posts; FINO PayTech Ltd; National Securities Depository Ltd (NSDL); Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL); Tech Mahindra Ltd; and Vodafone m-pesa Ltd, a unit of telco Vodafone India Ltd, were the nine organizational entities which were given in-principle approval.)
Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
Name the Jammu-born poet and novelist who has been chosen for the prestigious Saraswati Samman for the year 2015 for her autobiography Chitt-Chete in Dogri language? Padma Sachdev
Name the tobacco manufacturing company which became first company in India to implement 85% pictorial health warnings? Golden Tobacco Ltd
Name the temple in Kollam district of Kerala in which a fireworks mishap killed atleast 110 people and hundreds of other people were injured? Puttingal Temple
Name the five-time world chess champion of India who was conferred with Hridaynath Mangeskar Award 2016? Viswanathan Anand


Olympians of which country will wear mosquito repellent uniform in the Rio Olympics 2016 to avoid Zika virus? South Korea
Name the Pakistani Swat activist who has won the Nelson Mandela – Graça Machel Innovation Award 2016 in the individual activist category? Tabassum Adnan
Which country won the Sultan Azlan Shah hockey tournament for the 9th time defeating India 4-0 in the finals? Australia
World Haemophilia Day 2016 was observed across the world with the theme "Treatment for all is the vision of all" on? April 17
Which country topped the 2016 World Press Freedom Index? Finland
World Health Day 2016 with the theme - Halt the Rise, Beat Diabetes, was observed on? 07th April 2016
World Homoeopathy Day was observed across the world on? 12th April
To commemorate Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's journey into outer space, International Day of Human Space Flight was observed on? 13th April
Name the British boxer who has won the IBF World Heavyweight title defeating Charles Martin of the United States? Anthony Joshua

Highlights of ICC World Twenty20 Cup 2016

1. Winner of ICC World Twenty20 Cup 2016: West Indies
2. Runner-up of ICC World Twenty20 Cup 2016: England
3. Player of the Final: Marlon Samuels. He scored 85 not out from 66 balls.
4. Player of the Series: Virat Kohli
5. Most runs in the Series: Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh) - 295 runs
6. Most wickets in the Series: Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan) - 12 wickets

Highlights of ICC Women's World Twenty20 Cup 2016

1. Winner of ICC Women's World Twenty20 Cup 2016: West Indies
2. Runner-up of ICC Women's World Twenty20 Cup 2016: Australia
3. Player of the Final: Hayley Matthews
4. Player of the Series: Stafanie Taylor