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What is the name of India's first indigenously built Light Combat Aircraft manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) which was recently inducted into Indian Air Force as a part of squadron 45 'Flying Daggers'? Tejas
What is the name of Surface-to-Air ballistic missile developed in collaboration with Israel which was test fired successfully from launch pad no-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur off Odisha coast? Barak-8
What is the name of indigenously developed heavyweight anti-submarine torpedo developed by Naval Science and Technological Laboratory of the DRDO which was recently inducted into the Indian Navy? Varunastra
What is the name of initiative launched by India Post which allowed individuals and corporate entities to get their photos or logos printed on a postage stamp for Rs 12 lakh? My Stamp
The 30th anniversary of Peace Day, the day of signing of the historic Mizo Peace Accord in 1986 was celebrated across Mizoram for the first time. The Peace Day is also known as? Remna Ni
According to the data released by the Reserve Bank of India which state in India has the highest fiscal deficit at Rs 31,870 crore?
(Fiscal deficit is the difference between the state's expenditure and income.)
Tamil Nadu
What is the name of 400-square kilometre island in the Brahmaputra river in Assam which became India's first island district? Majuli
Which regime India formally joined as the 35th member that aims at the non-proliferation of missiles, rocket systems and unmanned air vehicles, among others? Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR)
Which authority has recently approved a Niti Aayog proposal of making available online the scores and rankings of candidates taking competitive examinations for central government jobs? Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT)
The Union Government recently changed the norms for Public Provident Fund (PPF) deposits allowing the subscribers of the scheme to prematurely close their accounts and withdraw the complete amount after ......... years.
(However, the withdrawal will be allowed for expenditure towards higher education or medical treatment.)
Who has been appointed as Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India replacing H R Khan? NS Vishwanathan
Which Indian state has become the first in the country to grant minority status on its Jewish community? Maharashtra
Name the indigenous Basic Trainer Aircraft (BTA) which was inaugurated by the public-sector aerospace and defence major Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) recently? HTT-40
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) created a new record by launching a number of satellites on-board PSLV-C34 from Sriharikota, the most in a single Indian mission, belonging to the US, Germany, Canada, Indonesia and India. How many satellites were launched in this mission? 20 satellites
Name the former captain of Indian cricket team who was appointed head coach of the national team? Anil Kumble
Which substance was banned as a food additive by the Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) following reports that it could cause cancer? Potassium Bromate
Name the female athlete from Odisha who broke the women's 100m National record twice in a day in women's 100m event and qualified for the Rio Olympics at the XXVI International Meeting in Kazakhstan? Dutee Chand
Paving the way for the largest-ever spectrum auction in the country, the Union Cabinet approved the sale of all available spectrum. In the auction about 2000 MHz of airwaves will be put up for sale which is likely to be conducted in September 2016. Going by the reserve/base price what is the value of the spectrum sale? Rs 5.5 lakh crore
Name the personality credited with pioneering quizzing in the country who died recently in Kolkata at the age of 82?
(He had conducted the first well-organized, formal quiz in 1967 at Christ the King Church Parish Hall in Kolkata. He was also a former chairman of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (ICSE) and the Inter State Board of Anglo-Indian Education.)
Neil O'Brien
Name the female Indian badminton player who has won the Australian Open Super Series badminton tournament defeating China's Sun Yu in the final? Saina Nehwal
Name the Indian shooter and Olympic gold medallist who has been chosen to be the flag bearer of Indian contingent at the Rio Olympics 2016? Abhinav Bindra
Name the Indian cricketer who has become the first Indian to score a century (100 not out) on debut in an One Day International against Zimbabwe? KL Rahul
Name the former cricketer and former BJP MP who has been named the chairman of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)? Chetan Chauhan
India recorded its highest-ever tea production at ....... million kg during 2015-16. 1,233
The first ever batch of female pilots was inducted into an Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter squadron by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. The names of these three pilots are? Avani Chaturvedi (Madhya Pradesh), Bhawana Kanth (Bihar) and Mohana Singh (Gujarat)
Men's hockey team of which country defeated India 3-1 on penalties in the final of the Champions Trophy?
(India had to settled for its maiden silver medal in the Champions Trophy.)
Name the congress councillor who was sworn-in as the first mayor of Imphal? Soram Sunil
Name the Indian Navy officer who has become the first Indian to win an international racketlon tournament?
(He was named 'King of Rackets' at the recently concluded Nordic Racket Games in Denmark.)
Ashutosh Pednekar
Name the programme launched by the HRD Ministry which will allow volunteers to conduct sessions for co-scholastic activities like reading, creating writing and public speaking for classes I to VIII in government schools? Vidyanjali
Name the founder and chairman of Bharti Enterprises who has been elected chairman of the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) taking over from Terry McGraw, Chairman Emeritus of S&P Global? Sunil Bharti Mittal
Name the senior IAS officer who has been appointed as Director General of Doordarshan? Supriya Sahu
The Union Cabinet on 15 June 2016 approved the merger of State Bank of India with it's five associate banks. These five associate banks are? State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of Patiala, State Bank of Mysore and State Bank of Hyderabad as well as Bharatiya Mahila Bank
Name the business tycoon who has been declared a proclaimed offender in a money laundering case by a special court in Mumbai following a petition by the Enforcement Directorate or ED? Vijay Mallya
Who has been presented with National Order of the Republic of Ivory Coast, the highest civilian award of the West African country? President Pranab Mukherjee
Name the Indian bodybuilder and the first person from independent India to win the Mr Universe title who recently passed away at the age of 102 at his Kolkata residence? Manohar Aich
Name the chief minister of Bihar who recently launched the Bihar Public Grievance Redressal Act, empowering the public to get their grievances redressed within a specified time frame? Nitish Kumar
Which Indian city became the first to have an official city animal after the Gangetic River Dolphin was declared the city's mascot? Guwahati
Which cricket stadium will host India's 1st day-night Test Match against New Zealand later this year? Eden Garden, Kolkata
High Court of which state ruled that no service tax can be levied on the purchase of flats in an under-construction building in a housing project? Delhi High Court
Who was named as the ambassador for Swachh Saathi (student internship) programme? Dia Mirza


Women's team of which country has claimed a record seventh Champions Trophy hockey title with a 2-1 win over reigning World and Olympic champions, the Netherlands, in the final held on 27th June 2016? Argentina
What is the name of CEO of Google who was among the four Indian-American who have been awarded the 'Great Immigrants: The Pride of America' award in the United States? Sundar Pichai
What is the name of upcoming Android version 'Android N' which was recently announced by Google and is again based on dessert-themed names for the operating system?
(This was the first time the company crowd-sourced the name of the mobile operating system.)
What is the name of undersea internet cable (length - 9000 km) funded by Google which went live recently and connects United States and Japan?
(The cable's capacity of 60 Tbps is reportedly 10 million times faster than a cable modem.)
Which game was included in 2016 Rio Olympic games after 112 years?
(This game was discontinued in Olympics after being played in 1900 and 1904.)
What is the name of captain of Argentinian football team who recently announced his retirement from international football following Argentina's loss to Chile in Copa America final? Lionel Messi
Which country won the Copa America Centenario after defeating Argentina 4-2 in penalties in the final? Chile
People of which country has voted to leave the European Union (EU) after a historic referendum to take greater control of its economy and its borders? Britain
Name the UK Prime Minister who announced resignation after Brexit vote that favoured leaving the European Union (EU)? David Cameron
International Olympic Day was recently celebrated on? 23 June 2016
World Hydrography Day 2016 with the theme - Hydrography - the key to well-managed seas and waterways, was observed across the world on? 21 June 2016
Name the Chinese supercomputer built at a cost of around $270 million which has topped the list of the world's fastest computers?
(It is almost three times faster than the previous record holder Tianhe-2.)
Sunway TaihuLight
International Day of Yoga 2016 was observed across the world on? 21 June 2016
Name the Canadian author who has been awarded the 2016 PEN Pinter Award?
(The award was established in 2009 in the memory of the Nobel-winning playwright Harold Pinter.)
Margaret Atwood
World Day Against Child Labour was observed across the world on? 12 June 2016
Which country became world's first country to ban deforestation? Norway
Name the Fijian diplomat who has been elected as President of 71st session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)? Peter Thomson
World Blood Donors Day 2016 was observed with theme "Blood connects us all" on? 14 June 2016
Name the sofware giant which will buy LinkedIn Corp for $26.2 billion in its biggest-ever deal? Microsoft Corp
Name the Australian rodent found only on a tiny island on the Great Barrier Reef which has been named the 1st mammal to go extinct due to human-caused climate change? Bramble Cay melomys
Name the official slogan revealed by the Rio 2016 organising committee on 14 June 2016 for the first Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held in South America? A New World
Name the Hollywood actor who has been appointed as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador? Anne Hathaway
World Environment Day 2016 with the theme "Go Wild for Life" was celebrated across the world on? June 5
Name the world number one who won the French Open 2016 title defeating Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in the final? Novak Djokovic
Which tennis player became the first since 1969 to be the defending champion of all four Grand Slams - French Open, Wimbledon, Australian Open and US Open - at a single time? Novak Djokovic
Name the retail giant which topped the Fortune 500 list for the fourth consecutive year? Walmart
Who topped Forbes' list of world's highest paid female athlete surpassing Russia's Maria Sharapova? Serena Williams
Name the Russian tennis player who was banned for two years over doping by the International Tennis Federation? Maria Sharapova
Who became the first footballer ever to top Forbes' list of highest-earning athletes of the year? Cristiano Ronaldo
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) has announced the names proposed for the new elements, whose discovery helped complete the seventh row of the Periodic Table in December last year. The names proposed for the elements with atomic numbers 113, 115, 117 and 118 were? Nihonium (Nh), Moscovium (Mc), Tennessine (Ts) and Oganesson (Og)

French Open 2016 Highlights
Men's SinglesNovak Djokovic (Serbia)Andy Murray (Britain)
Women's SinglesGarbine Muguruza (Spain)Serena Williams (USA)
Men's DoublesFeliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez (Spain)Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan (USA)
Women's DoublesCaroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic (France)Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina (Russia)
Mixed DoublesMartina Hingis (Switzerland) and Leander Paes (India)Sania Mirza (India) and Ivan Dodig (Croatia)

17th IIFA Awards 2016
Best FilmBajrangi Bhaijaan
Best DirectorSanjay Leela Bhansali (Bajirao Mastaani)
Best ActorRanvir Singh (Bajirao Mastaani)
Best ActressDeepika Padukone (Piku)