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................. became the first Union Territory (UT) to sign "24x7 Power for All" document. The document chalks out a plan to increase solar capacity of the region from 2.15 MW to 8.45 MW. Lakshadweep
Name the mobile application launched by President Pranab Mukherjee which aimed at turning the President's Estate into a smart township? Monitor
Name the first Follow-on Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC) built by M/s Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) which was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 23.05.2016? INS Tarmugli
Which Indian public sector bank reported the highest ever loss for any Indian bank at Rs 5,367 crore for the quarter ending 31 Mar 2016? Punjab National Bank
Which team won the 2016 Federation Cup football tournament defeating Aizwal F.C. in the finals? Mohun Bagan
Which cricket player was the leading wicket taker in the Indian Premier League 2016? Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Which cricket player was the leading run scorer in the Indian Premier League 2016? Virah Kohli (RCB)
Which team defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to win the maiden Indian Premier League title? Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)
The Union Cabinet gave its approval to India Post to set up payment bank. How many branches of the postal bank will be set up by September 2017? 650
Who was recently appointed as the Finance Secretary? Ashok Lavasa
The Prime Minister today approved the proposal of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for enhancing the age of superannuation of all doctors of the Central Health Service to ....... years with effect from 31st May 2016. 65 years
Name the Vice Admiral who took charge as the new Chief of the Naval Staff replacing RK Dhowan? Sunil Lanba
Name the former IPS officer and BJP leader who was appointed as the Lieutenant Governor to Puducherry? Kiran Bedi
Name the AIADMK chief who took oath as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on 23.05.2016 for the sixth time?
(This is her second consecutive term as the Chief Minister.)
J Jayalalithaa
Who took oath as the Chief Minister of Assam on 24.05.2016 becoming the first ever BJP candidate to hold the post in the State? Sarbananda Sonowal
Who took oath as the 22nd Chief Minister of Kerala on 25.05.2016? Pinarayi Vijayan
Name the policy approved by the Union Cabinet recently which aims at creating 21 million new jobs by 2025? National Capital Goods Policy
The Union Cabinet give approval to 6 new IITs. These 6 new IITs will be setup at?
(It has also approved to convert Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad to an IIT.)
Goa, Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir), Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh), Palakkad (Kerala), Dharwad (Karnataka) and Bhilai (Chattisgarh)
What is the name of India's first and largest multilingual dictionary in the form of a mobile app recently launched by the Human Resource Development Ministry? Bharatavani
In which Indian city World's largest Single Rooftop Solar Power Plant of 11.5 Mega Watt capacity was inaugurated recently? Amritsar
Which party won the 2016 Legislative Assembly Election in the state of Kerala? Left Democratic Front (LDF)
Which party won the 2016 Legislative Assembly Election in the state of Assam? Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)
Which party won the 2016 Legislative Assembly Election in the state of West Bengal? Trinamool Congress (TMC)
Which party won the 2016 Legislative Assembly Election in the state of Tamil Nadu? All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK)
Who resigned as the president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently? Shashank Manohar
Which state received the "Best Indian Destination for Wildlife" award by the Lonely Planet Group?
(It has 25 wild life sanctuaries including 9 National Parks.)
Madhya Pradesh Tourism (MPT)
National Technology Day was observed across India on?
(It was on this day in the year 1998, that India achieved a major technological breakthrough by successfully carrying out series of nuclear tests at Pokhran. Also the first, indigenous aircraft "Hansa-3" was test flown from Bangalore on this day and India also performed successful test firing of the Trishul missile on the same day.)
11th May
Name the Kotak Mahindra Bank Chief who has a net worth of about $7.1 billion and is the sole Indian in Forbes' list of 40 of the most powerful people in the financial world? Uday Kotak
According to the WHO report, Delhi is no longer the world's most polluted city. What is the current rank of Delhi in the list of world's most polluted cities? 11th
Name the intellectual property policy which has been recently approved by the Union Cabinet?
(It is a vision document that aims to create and exploit synergies between all forms of intellectual property (IP), concerned statutes and agencies.)
National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy
Who has been appointed by the world governing body of soccer FIFA as the deputy chairman of its governance committee? Justice Mukul Mudgal
Abandoning the ancient concept of five-year plans that India has been following since 1951, the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has decided to come up with a .... year vision document in tandem with global trends and economic growth. 15 year
Name India's oldest living Test cricketer who died recently?
(He was the first Indian to score a century in his first Test innings on debut. He was 87 and was suffering from lung cancer.)
Deepak Shodhan
Name the former ISRO Chairman who became the first Indian to be given the 'Hall of Fame' award by the International Astronautical Federation ( IAF )? Prof UR Rao
Which scheme was launched by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi at Balia which aimed at providing cooking gas connections to five crore below-poverty-line beneficiaries over the next three years? Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)
Who will head the 3-member committee appointed by the Supreme Court to reform the Medical Council of India (MCI), which the Supreme Court described as unprofessional? Former Chief Justice of India R M Lodha
Name the bill recently passed by the Lok Sabha which establishes the National Compensatory Afforestation Fund under the Public Account of India, and a State Compensatory Afforestation Fund under the Public Account of each state? Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2015
Who took over as the part-time Chairperson of National Statistical Commission? Radha Binod Barman
Name the present Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) of Western Naval Command who has been chosen to take over as the next Chief of the Naval Staff with effect from May 31, 2016? Vice-Admiral Sunil Lanba
In which state Asia's first Rice Technology Park will be setup on the public-private participation model as a one-stop solution to all problems of rice and maize growers? Karnataka [Gangavati in Koppal district]


Which European country became the first European nation to win the Thomas Cup badminton tournament defeating Indonesia in the finals of the 2016 tournament? Denmark
World No Tobacco Day 2016 was observed across the world on? 31st May
Name the English cricketer who broke Sachin Tendulkar's record and became the youngest batsman (31 years and 158 days) to reach 10,000 runs in Tests cricket?
(Sachin Tendulkar reached 10,000 runs at the age of 31 years and 326 days.)
Alastair Cook
Who sworn-in as the first women President of Taiwan? Tsai Ing-wen
Which is the most polluted city in the world according to the latest WHO report? Zabol (Iran)
Name the Senegalese United Nations diplomat who was appointed by world governing body of football, FIFA, as its first ever female secretary general? Fatma Samoura
International Labour Day with the theme 'Celebrating the international labour movement' was celebrated across the world on? 1st May
World Press Freedom Day with the theme 'Access to Information and Fundamental Freedoms - This Is Your Right' was observed across the world on? 3rd May
Which English team won the English Premier League (EPL) title for the 1st time in 132-year history? Leicester City
Name England's world number one who won World Snooker Championship for the second time by defeating China's Ding Junhui 18-14 in the final? Mark Selby
Which European bank has decided to permanently stop producing the 500 euro banknote and to exclude it from the Europa series, taking into account concerns that this banknote could facilitate illicit activities? European Central Bank
Which country won the 2016 Asia Kabaddi Championship Cup defeating India 50-31 in the final? Pakistan

Highlights of CEAT Cricket Awards 2016

1. International Cricketer of the Year - Joe Root
2. International Batsman of the Year - Joe Root
3. International Bowler of the Year – Ravichandran Ashwin
4. Test Cricketer of the Year – Kane Williamson
5. ODI Cricketer of the Year – Martin Guptill
6. T20 Player of the Year – Virat Kohli
7. Indian Cricketer of the Year – Rohit Sharma
8. Lifetime Achievement Award – Dilip Vengsarkar