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After the acceptance of resignation of Najeeb Jung by President Pranab Mukherjee who took oath as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi?
Anil Baijal
Which mobile application was launched by PM Narendra Modi for Aadhaar-based digital payment?
(It provides Unified Payment Interface which will be common for all banks and financial institutions. This indigenously developed payment app has been named after Father of Indian constitution, Dr B R Ambedkar.)
BHIM (Bharat Interface for Mobile)
Which State has been chosen to host the National Games in 2022?
(Till date, only two states in North East have hosted the National Games, Manipur in 1999 and Assam in 2007.)
Name the cricketer from Gujarat who has a broken a 117-year old record by scoring 359 not out against Odisha in the Ranji Trophy quarter-final in Jaipur?
(WG Grace (318* in 1876) and Bill Ashdown (305* in 1935) are the only others triple-centurions to carry their bat.)
Samit Gohel
Name the renowned painter, who sketched and illuminated the national emblem and extracted its motto Satyameva Jayate from Mundka Upanishad, who died on 24th December 2016? Dinanath Bhargava
Government of which state has approved Malaria Elimination Scheme DAMAN to be implemented in 8000 tribal dominated villages of 8 districts in the state? Odisha
Name the Eminent modern Bengali poet who has been chosen for the prestigious Jnanpith Award for 2016? Shankha Ghosh
Which Indian cricketer has been chosen as the Captain of the Australia's ODI Team of the Year 2016? Virat Kohli
National Consumer Day 2016 with the theme Alternate Consumer Disputes Redressal was observed on? 24th December
Name the former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh who passed away? Sundar Lal Patwa
Name the Ace Indian cueist who won his 11th World Billiards (150-Up format) Championships title by defeating multiple world champion Peter Gilchrist by 6 games to 3 of Singapore in the summit clash? Pankaj Advani
Name the book published by Publications Division which was released by Chief Justice of India Justice T S Thakur On the occasion of Constitution Day? Courts of India – Past to Present
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced two new schemes – namely ......................... for retail consumers, and ...................... for small businesses – in a bid to boost digital payments in India. Winners will get a minimum of Rs. 1,000 through a lucky draw - while the winners will be chosen on daily and weekly basis under the Lucky Grahak Yojana, merchants who have won under the Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana will be announced every week. Both the schemes have been launched to incentivise citizens for using cashless payment methods, and will run till April 14. Lucky Grahak Yojana, Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana
Name the river island district of Assam for which the state government has initiated a project to make it India's first ever Carbon Neutral district by 2020? Majuli
In a historic moment for women's cricket in India, Indian batswoman .............. became the only Indian cricketer to be named in the Women's Team of the Year 2016, as per an announcement made by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Smriti Mandhana
Who was appointed as the Chairman of Life Insurance Corporation of India? VK Sharma
Name the Mohun Bagan and Chennaiyin FC striker who has been nominated as the '2016 All India Football Federation (AIFF) Player of the Year? Jeje Lalpekhlua
To commemorate the birth anniversary of which great mathematician India celebrates National Mathematics Day on December 22? Srinivasa Ramanujan
Law and information technology (IT) minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday launched a free Doordarshan DTH channel to educate and inform the people about the various modes of digital payments. What is the name of this channel? DigiShala
Name the Bollywood actress who has been appointed UNICEF's Global Goodwill Ambassador? Priyanka Chopra
Which team won the 2016 Indian Super League football tournament defeating Kerala Blasters in the finals? Atletico de Kolkata
Who won the Man of the Series in the recently concluded Test Match series against England? Virat Kohli
India on 23rd December 2016 won the Asian Cricket Council Under-19 Asia Cup title. Which team was defeated by India by 34 runs in the final? Sri Lanka
To ensure transparency in implementation of rural electrification programme, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal launched a new app in New Delhi, to provide real time data of all six lakh villages of the country. What is the name of this app? Garv-II
In which city North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homoeopathy (NEIAH) was inaugurated by the Minister of State for AYUSH Shri Shripad Yesso Naik? Shillong
What is the rank of India in the Global Wind Power Capacity status as per reports released by Global Wind Energy Council for the year 2015? 4th
High Court of which state quashed the 5% reservation given to the Special Backward Classes (SBC) including Gujjars and five other communities? Rajasthan
Virat Kohli registered the highest Test score by an Indian cricket captain. What is the score? 235
Name the former Indian Air Force Chief who has been sent to judicial custody till December 30, 2016 in connection with the Rs 3,600 crore Agusta Westland VVIP chopper scam? SP Tyagi
After Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Telangana and Union Territory Chandigarh which Indian state became the 6th state to attain 100% Aadhar coverage? Himachal Pradesh
Which cricketer became the second Indian after Mohammed Azaharuddin to be dismissed at 199 in Test cricket? KL Rahul
Which team did India defeat 2-1 in the hockey final to become the junior Hockey World Champions? Belgium
Who was appointed as the new Chief of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) replacing Rajinder Khanna? Anil Dhasmana
Which cricketer became the first Indian to score 3 double hundred in a single year? Virat Kohli
Who was appointed as the new Intelligence Bureau (IB) Chief replacing Dineshwar Sharma? Rajiv Jain
Name the Indian boxer who retained his WBO Super Middleweight Asia-Pacific title after knocking out Tanzania's Francis Cheka in the title fight held in Delhi? Vijender Singh
Who was appointed as the new Indian Air Force Chief succeeding Arup Raha? Birender Singh Dhanoa
Who was appointed as the new Indian Army Chief succeeding Dalbir Singh Suhag? Bipin Rawat
Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) reduced the rate of interest on provident fund deposits for the year 2016-17 from 8.8% to ........ 8.65%
After Virendra Sehwag who became the second Indian player to score a triple century in Test cricket?
(He also became the first cricketer to hit a triple century in his maiden Test series.)
Karun Nair
Against which country India register their highest-ever score of 759/7 in a Test innings during the ongoing cricket Test match at Chennai? England
Who won the reader's poll for the TIME's Person of the Year with 18% votes in his favour? PM Narendra Modi
Who took oath as the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu? O Panneerselvam
Name the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister who passed away recently at the age of 68?J Jayalalithaa
Who will be the next Chief Justice of India replacing TS Thakur, who will retire on 03 January 2017?
(He will be the 44th Chief Justice of India.)
JS Khehar
Sports marketing firms Baseline Ventures and Republic of Sports have secured rights from Yoga Federation of India and Asian Yoga Federation to launch ........... in India and Asia? Yoga League
Name the only cricket player to be have played for both India and England? Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi
Who is the only Indian to be named TIME Person of the Year, having been given the honour in the year 1930? Mahatma Gandhi
Uma Bharti, the Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, announced that birth anniversary of the father of Indian Constitution B R Ambedkar, April 14, will be observed as ........... day in the country. Water Day
Name the remote sensing satellite which was successfully launched by ISRO from Sriharikota on 07 November? Resourcesat-2A
Name the veteran journalist, political analyst and comedian who passed away recently? Cho S Ramaswamy


Name the Brazillian city nicknamed the Marvelous City, which officially entered the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) list of world heritage sites in recognition of its soaring granite cliffs, urban rainforest and beaches? Rio de Janeiro
Name the Serbian tennis player who announced her retirement?
(She is the first Serbian woman to win a grand slam tournament.)
Ana Ivanovic
Name the Norwegian chess player who won the World Chess Championship title defeating Russian player Sergey Kajakin? Magnus Carlsen
Name the Portuguese footballer who has been awarded the Ballon d'Or Award for the fourth time in his career? Cristiano Ronaldo
United Nations Human Rights Day was observed across the world on? 10 December
International Anti Corruption Day was observed across the world on? 09 December
Which element with atomic number 113 in the Periodic Table has become the first ever element to be discovered by an Asian country (Japan)? Nihonium
Name the Jamaican sprinter who won the International Association of Athletics Federations' award for male athlete of the year for a record sixth time? Usain Bolt
World Soil Day was observed across the world on? 05 December
Who is the new Prime Minister of France? Bernard Cazeneuve
Who was chosen as the TIME's Person of the Year 2016 for his stunning victory in the US polls? Donald Trump
World AIDS Day was observed across the world on? 01 December

Highlights of ICC Awards 2016

ICC Cricketer of the Year (Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy)Ravichandran Ashwin (India)
ICC Test Cricketer of the YearRavichandran Ashwin (India)
ICC ODI Cricketer of the YearQuinton de Kock (South Africa)
ICC Emerging Cricketer of the YearMustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh)
ICC Spirit of Cricket AwardMisbah-ul-Haq (Pakistan)
ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the YearSuzie Bates (New Zealand)
ICC Women’s T20 Cricketer of the YearSuzie Bates (New Zealand)
ICC T20I Performance of the YearCarlos Brathwaite (West Indies )
ICC Umpire of the Year (David Shepherd Trophy)Marais Erasmus