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Current GK-2016 Questions-15

Who has been appointed as the first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the BCCI?

Rahul John

The scientists have detected atomic oxygen in the atmosphere of which planet for the first time since the last observation 40 years ago?

Mars

Which emerging economies gained more influence in the governance architecture of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)?

India, China, Russia and Brazil

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has signed 11 more unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs), taking the overall number to how much?

59

The multilateral Red Flag aerial combat exercises between the USA, NATO and allied forces and which air force concluded in Alaska (USA)?

Indian Air Force (IAF)

Every year April 12 is being observed as the International Day of Human Space Flight to commemorate the date of the first human space flight in the history of mankind. When it was first observed?

12-Apr-11

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $ 500 million loan to build a bridge across the Ganga river in

Bihar

Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari launched a website that is dedicated to the Union government’s Maritime India Summit 2016 to be held in April, 2016 at which event?

Make in India Week

Which founder and former Director of the National Film Archive of India (NFAI), passed away in Pune, Maharashtra recently?

Paramesh Krishnan Nair

Which Mercedes driver from Germany has won the 2016 European Grand Prix of Formula One?

Nico Rosberg

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has launched BGR-34, an anti-diabetic ayurvedic drug designed for which type diabetes?

Type-2 Mellitus

As per the report ‘Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016’ by the UN Environment Programme, the developing world committed a total of $ 156 billion in new renewables capacity 2015, up 19% from 2014. Which countries are included?

China, India and Brazil

The Parliament has passed the Sikh Gurdwaras (Amendment) Bill, 2016 to give right to whom to vote in the elections to members of the Board and the Committees?

Sahjdhari Sikhs

Which Indian author has won the regional Commonwealth Short Story Prize for 2016 for the Asia region?

Parashar Kulkarni

India’s first nuclear armed submarine is ready for full-fledged operations after passed several deep sea diving drills as well as weapons launch tests over the past five months. Which ship accompanied that?

RFS Epron

BP Sharma, Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare launched a largest survey of its kind which will survey more than 60000 elderly over 25 years plan. What is that?

Longitudinal Ageing Study in India

NASA’s unmanned which space observatory has discovered the largest trove of exoplanets outside our solar system?

Kepler

The medium-range mobile surface-to-air Akash missile capable of neutralizing aerial threats was successfully test fired from complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at which place?

Chandipur

China’s which supercomputer has maintained its position as the world’s most powerful system for the sixth consecutive time, according to a biannual Top 500 list of supercomputers?

Tianhe-2

Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for establishment of Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and Self Employment and Talent Utilisation in which institution?

NITI Aayog

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of MoU between India and UAE on cooperation in preventing and combating of what?

Human Trafficking

Who has outline RAPID, five-point mantra to tax officials to reform and broaden the direct tax net base?

Narendra Modi (Prime Minister)

Who clinched his maiden title by winning the first All India Open Invitational Snooker Championship at Aurangabad, Maharshtra, in February, 2016?

Rahul Sachdev

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) decided to launch a record number of 22 satellites in a single mission in May, 2016. The PSLV C34 rocket will blast-off from which space centre?

Satish Dhawan Space Centre

Which Bank has launched country’s first contactless business credit card in association with Jet Airways for Small and Mid-sized Enterprises (SMEs)?

ICICI Bank

Newly renovated and expanded Panama Canal was reopened by the Panamanian President, Juan Carlos Varela. After the launch which giant Chinese container ship become the first vessel to move via the newly-enlarged Panama Canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean?

Cosco

Who has been appointed as Nato and US Military Commander in Afghanistan?

Lieutenant General John W. Nicholson

Five-time world chess champion Vishwanathan Anand honoured with the Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award. Maharashtra State Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao bestowed award upon him at an event to be held in Mumbai on which date?

12-Apr-16

The scientists from the Queen’s University (Canada) have developed the world’s first holographic flexible smart phone named Holo Flex. The university is located at which place?

Canada

The government raised the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of raw jute by 18.5% to ? 3200 per quintal for 2016-17. What will be the profit?

Production will Boost