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NATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS AND EVENTS

Name the Indian snooker player who has won bronze at IBSF World Snooker Championship 2016? Pankaj Advani
High Court of which state recently ruled that a son, irrespective of his marital status, has no legal right to live in the self-acquired house of his parents and can reside there only at their "mercy"? Delhi High Court
Name the village in Gujarat that recently earned the tag of becoming India's first digital village in India? Akodara
Name the Bollywood movie which dealt with crime against women has been invited for a special screening at the United Nations head quarters in New York? Pink
With which country India signed Rs 5,000 crore deal to buy M777 lightweight Howitzer guns for the Army? United States
Which authority ordered recently to play National Anthem at all cinema halls across the nation before movie screenings? Supreme Court of India
Name the Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography which won the Crossword Book of the Year Award in the autobiography category?
(The book was co-written by cricket historian Boria Majumdar.)
Playing It My Way
On which day National Milk Day is observed in India to celebrate the birth anniversary of Dr. Verghese Kurien, the Father of White Revolution? 26 November
Name the Five-time World Boxing champion who will be awarded the 'Legends Award' by Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) on its 70th anniversary? MC Mary Kom
Name the Indian actor who was named the Best Actor for his film 'Aligarh' at the 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards held in Brisbane, Australia? Manoj Bajpayee
Name the 18-year old Indian teenager who won the Indian Open title (Golf) to become the first woman from the country to claim a European Tour event? Aditi Ashok
Who becomes the first woman in the world to win the 2016 International Maritime Organization (IMO) Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea at IMO Headquarters? Radhika Menon
In which region Supreme Court of India banned the sale of firecrackers due to growing pollution? Delhi and NCR
Name the Indian badminton player and Olympic medallist who surpassed Saina Nehwal for the first time in the Badminton World Federation rankings to become the highest-ranked Indian shuttler? PV Sindhu [Rank - 9]
In how many districts the Union Cabinet has accorded approval for setting up Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalas (JNV) with an outlay of Rs 2,871 crore? 62 districts
How much fund was sanctioned to District Central Cooperative Banks by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) to help farmers facing problems due to demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes? Rs 21,000 crore
Which telecom operator launched a pilot of India's first payment bank in Rajasthan with 7.25% interest on deposits in savings account? Bharti Airtel
Name the Indian Journalist who has been conferred with the International Press Freedom Award for her reporting from Chhattisgarh's Naxal-infested Bastar area? Malini Subramaniam
India became an Associate Member of the world's largest nuclear and particle physics laboratory on 21 November 2016. What is the name of this laboratory?
(As a member India will be required to make an annual contribution of approx Rs 77 crore.)
CERN
Name the indigenously built nuclear capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile which was successfully test-fired by India from a mobile launcher from Odisha coast? Agni-I
Name the Padma Vibhushan awardee musician who passed away on 21 November 2016 at the age of 86? M Balamuralikrishna
Name the Chairman and Managing Director of Cadila Healthcare who has been elected as the President of Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) for 2017?
(He will take over from Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman of Ambuja Neotia Group during the next FICCI annual general meeting.)
Pankaj Patel
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav inaugurated India's longest expressway from Agra to Lucknow. What is the length (in km) of this expressway?
(The inaugural event saw Indian Airforce fighter jets perform simulated landings on the expressway.)
302 km
Name the indigenously developed nuclear-capable missile (Range - 350 km), twin trials of which was successfully conducted by the specially formed Strategic Forces Command from Chandipur in Odisha? Prithvi-II
Name the female badminton player who won the China Open to register her first tournament win after winning silver medal at the Rio Olympics 2016?
(She defeated ninth-ranked China's Sun Yu 21-11, 17-21, 21-11.)
PV Sindhu
From which academic year the Union Government has decided to reintroduce compulsory class X board examination for CBSE schools? 2017-18
Name the Hockey India President who has been elected as the President of the International Hockey Federation, becoming the first Indian to head the world body? Narinder Batra
Which Indian bank launched India's first banking robot called Lakshmi?
(The robot can answer intelligently on more than 125 subjects including account balance and interest rates on loans.)
City Union Bank
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) increased the minimum broadband speed and fixed it to ........ kbps from the previously mandated 256 kbps speed. 512 kbps
Which state became the first state in India to adopt Fly Ash Utilisation Policy? Maharashtra
Name the sprinter who was recently handed an 8-year ban by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) is Dharambir Singh
Name the former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir who died recently? Srinivas Kumar Sinha
Which historic Indian monument is featured on the backside of the new 500 rupee notes? Red Fort
Which state became the first state in India to adopt a resolution welcoming the demonetisation scheme of the Union Government? Chhattisgarh
Which of the following cities was the host of the 2016 National Children's Film Festival? Jaipur
What was the theme of the 2016 National Children's Film Festival that concluded recently? Make in India
Maiden flight of which Unmanned Aerial Vehicle was successfully carried out by DRDO recently? RUSTOM – II
Name the 17-year old Delhi boy who on 12 November smashed the 12-year-old national senior record in high jump with an effort of 2.26 meter while winning the gold on the opening day of the 32nd National Junior Athletics Championships in Coimbatore?
(He broke 2.25 meter record of Harishankar Roy of West Bengal.)
Tejaswin Shankar
Name the Indian Navy Sailing Vessel (INSV) which was flagged off from Goa to Cape Town, South Africa with an all-women crew to participate in the 'Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro' race which will start on 26 December 2016? Mhadei
Which Indian was elected as a Member of International Law Commission (ILC) of UN recently? Aniruddha Rajput
Which company becomes first firm to get RBI approval for debt recast under RBI's new Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets (S4A)?
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Hindustan Construction Company Limited (HCC)
Who was appointed as interim Chairman of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) succeeding Cyrus Mistry who was removed from the post of the company's Chairman on 23 October 2016 by the board of Tata Sons Ltd?Ishaat Hussain
In which state India's first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) driven bus was launched?
(LNG is considered to be a cleaner and safer fuel which emits 50 per cent less carbon.)
Kerala
Who is set to be the mascot of 'Incredible India' campaign with the tourism ministry finally deciding to do away with plans to rope in any Bollywood stars, including Amitabh Bachchan, for the role which was lying vacant after ouster of Aamir Khan earlier this year? Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Currency notes of which denominations ceases to be legal tender as it was banned by the Central Government with effect from November 8 midnight? Rs 500 and Rs 1000
Name the former Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Deputy Chief Minister who passed away on 3 November 2016 following a prolonged illness. Mangat Ram Sharma
Union Government recently decided to launch a $2 billion dollar clean energy equity fund. What is its target for renewable energy generation capacity by 2022? 175 GW (gigawatts)
The GST Council on 03.11.2016 decided to have four slabs (5%, 12%, 18%, 28%) under the GST regime with some changes from what union finance ministry proposed and a cess over the peak rate of ....... on luxury and sin goods for five years to compensate states for any revenue loss. 28%
Name the founder of Sulabh International who was appointed as the Brand Ambassador for Swachh Rail Mission by Ministry of Railways on 2 November 2016? Bindeshwar Pathak
Name the Indian Revenue Service Officer who on 1 November 2016 took over as the Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) replacing Rani Singh Nair who retired on 31 October 2016? Sushil Chandra
Which state on 2 November 2016 declare itself as India's third open defecation-free state of India? Kerala
Who on 1 November 2016 resigned as the Editor-in-Chief of Times Now news channel run by the Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd.? Arnab Goswami

INTERNATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS AND EVENTS

Name the Cuban revolutionary leader who passed away at the age of 90?
(He served as Cuban's President and Prime Minister from 1959 to 2008 and was the longest serving non-royal head of state.)
Fidel Castro
Name the Mercedes' Formula One driver who won his maiden Formula One drivers' championship to become the 33rd Formula One World Champion in F1 history? Nico Rosberg
At which place third World Internet Conference was held from 16 to 18 Nov 2016? Wuzhen, China
Name the South Carolina Governor of Indian-origin who has been named as the United State's ambassador to the United Nations by US President-elect Donald Trump? Nikki Haley
Who has been named by Fortune magazine as the 'Business Person of the Year' for 2016?
(He is world's fifth richest person with an estimated net worth of $50.9 billion.)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Which word was declared as the word of the year 2016 by Oxford Dictionaries? Post-truth
World Diabetes Day 2016 with the theme "Eyes on Diabetes" was observed across the world on? 14th November
Name the female tennis star who will be re-appointed as UN Goodwill ambassador after her doping ban expires in April 2017? Maria Sharapova
Name the top-level Chinese Security Minister who was elected as the president of International Criminal Police Organization, ICPO or INTERPOL? Meng Hongwei
Who on 7 November 2016 re-elected as the Director-General (DG) of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for another five-year term? Guy Ryder
The International Competition Network (ICN) on 9 November 2016 announced that the Competition Commission of India (CCI) would host the ......... ICN Annual Conference. 2018
The World Science Day for Peace and Development 2016 with the theme "Celebrating Science Centres and Science Museums" was observed across the world on? 10 November
Which city will host the 2018 Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR)? Mongolia
Which city hosted the International Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition Petrotech-2016 recently? New Delhi
In which country World's first hydrogen-powered and zero-emission passenger train was recently unveiled? Germany
Which country won the women's Asian Champions Trophy 2016 (Hockey) by defeating China 2-1? India
Name the Republican Party nominee who won the United States presidential election 2016 defeating the Democratic Party nominee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton?
(He is expected to take office as the 45th President on January 20, 2017.)
Donald Trump
Who was re-elected as the Prime Minister of Spain after winning a parliamentary vote?
(170 lawmakers voted for him, 111 against and 68 abstained.)
Mariano Rajoy
The First World Tsunami Awareness Day was observed across the world on?
(The theme for the year is Effective Education and Evacuation Drills.)
5 November 2016
Name the all-time World Cup top-scorer who announced his retirement from football on 1 November 2016? Miroslav Klose