Current GK-2016 Questions-19

Which Senegalese UN diplomat has been named as Secretary General of International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Council?

Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura

The scientists for the second time have successfully detected gravitational waves created by the collision of two black holes. How far those two black holes?

1.4 Billion Light Years Away

A deal has been signed by OECD countries, including the UK, which is designed to make it harder for multinational companies to use complicated tax arrangements to avoid paying corporation tax. How many countries are involved there?


Which leading member of the populist anti-corruption Five Star Movement (M5S) of Italy, was elected as first female mayor of capital city of Rome?

Virginia Raggi

WADA’s top policy making board handed down a declaration of non-compliance to Russia’s anti-doping agency in a much-expected rebuke for the country where corruption has been exposed throughout its sports and drug-fighting systems What is the name of Russia’s anti-doping agency?


The Union government extended the safeguard duty on some steel imports by what time to protect domestic industry from onslaught of cheap supplies from China amid a global glut?

Two Years, Till March, 2018

Which China-led Bank has approved first set of loans totaling $ 509 million to finance projects in four countries viz Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia and Tajikistan?

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

India had signed the BRICS MoU in March, 2015 at which place on the sidelines of 3rd BRICS STI Ministerial meeting. Now the Union Cabinet appraised it.

Brasilia (Brazil)

US President Barack Obama has nominated MasterCard’s Indian- American CEO as a member of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. Who is he?

Ajay Banga

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has appointed which former cricketer as the head coach of Indian cricket team?

Anil Kumble

Who has acquired KBACE Technologies, a global consulting and technology services company?

US-based Cognizant

Which country became a dialogue partner of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a Beijing-based regional security grouping, after a memorandum was signed?


President Pranab Mukherjee has approved names of four new Judges for Supreme Court by signing their warrants of appointment as per


Which IIT-Kanpur professor has been awarded the twenty-fifth GD Birla Award for Scientific Research for the year 2015?

Sanjay Mittal

A country home to nearly 70% of the world’s tiger population, will host the 3rd Asia Ministerial Conference on tiger conservation. Who is that?


DCB Bank has launched an India’s first of its kind Aadhaar-based Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) usage facility. Currently, this ATM has been placed in pilot site at DCB Bank at Peninsula Business Park, Lower Parel, at which place?


Who has signed a $ 80 million loan agreement with India to help continue improving infrastructure in the two North-Eastern State capital cities of Agartala and Aizawl?


The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) raised the Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) in Central government securities shall be enhanced to ? 140000 crore on April 4, 2016 and ? 144000 crore on July 5, 2016 respectively. What was the existing limit?

Rs.135400 Crore

According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Global Tiger Forum (GTF), the global tiger population has increased by how many percent after a century of constant decline?


Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Shyama Prasad Mukherji National Rurban Mission, at Kurubhat in Rajnandgaon district of which State?


Who has approved creation of a European Passenger Name Records system to combat terrorism?

European Parliament

The Union Ministry of Power has launched ‘URJA’—Urban Jyoti Abhiyaan Mobile application for Urban Power Distribution Sector, on the sidelines of two day conference of Power Ministers at which place?

Cansaulim (South Goa)

Who best known for having become Formula 1’s first-ever female driver in the 1950s, has passed away recently?

Maria Teresa de Filippis

Which reserve of India was included at the International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere programme of UNESCO that concluded in Peru in March, 2016?

Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve

The Union government has constituted a three member committee to prepare a policy framework for online taxi aggregators and other transport operators. The committee will be headed by whom?

Sanjay Mitra

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley kick-started Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious ‘Startup India, Standup India’ action plan at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi. It will boost digital entrepreneurship at

Grass root Levels

Leslie Bassett, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer known for his lush sonorities and ecumenical instrumentation, died in February, 2016. He received the Pulitzer in 1966 for what?

Variations for Orchestra

Which player from England won the prestigious 2016 US Masters Golf tournament?

Danny Willett

The NASA has unveiled the first global digital elevation (topographic model) of Mercury. The model was unveiled by NASA’s which mission?


The US Agency for International Development and which Bank signed a Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) recently to provide $ 848 million of funding for the development of solar parks across India?

Asian Development Bank