Current GK-2016 Questions-17

Which pair won the All England badminton title in the mixed doubles category by defeating Denmark pair Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen?

Praveen Jordan/ Debby Susanto (Indonesia)

Who conferred with the Player of the Year honours at the 2nd Hockey India Annual Awards ceremony for 2015 at Bengaluru?

PR Sreejesh/Deepika

The researchers have developed the world’s smallest nano scale diode or molecular rectifier that could impact the development of molecular electronic devices in future. The breakthrough was achieved by the researchers from which universities?

University of Georgia and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

As per the recently released 2016 World Investment Report, what is India’s rank in Foreign Direct Investment inflows?


The new State-of-the-art Crude Distillation Unit (CDU) of Bharat Petroleum’s Refinery was commissioned at which place?


Which Palestinian teacher from the West Bank has won a $ 1 million Global Teacher award on March 13, 2016, at a ceremony in Dubai, for her innovative approach of using play to counter violent behaviour?

Hanan AI-Hroub

Who was unopposed elected as International Cricket Council’s (ICC) first independent Chairman?

Shashank Manohar

The scientists have developed a new stem cell-containing bio-ink that allows 3D-printing of complex living tissues that may be used for surgical implants. The medical breakthrough was achieved by scientists from which university?

University of Bristol (England)

India ratified the Convention of Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage on February 4, 2016, marking an important step in addressing matters related to civil nuclear liabilities. When it will came into force?


The Union Cabinet has given its approval in April, 2016 for operationalisation of new IISER at which place?

Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh)

Who has been appointed as Chief of the Naval Staff and bacame the 23rd Chief of Indian Navy and 21st as an Indian?

Sunil Lanba (Vice-Admiral)

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), at the behest of government of India, is working towards the establishment of a Satellite Tracking & Data Reception Station and Data Processing Facility in which country?


The International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended recently which South Africa spinner that he will not play the first two matches of the three-match T20I series against Australia?

Aaron Phangiso

National Technology Day is being observed across India on which date to glorify the importance of science in day-to-day life and motivate students to adopt science as a career option?


Renowned Hollywood actress Doris Roberts passed away in Los Angeles at the age of 90. She was best known for playing what?

Meddling Mother

A new species of tree frog was discovered and another species of bush frog was rediscovered by a team of researchers during their recent exploration at which place?

Western Ghats

Homegrown smart phone vendor Micro max has appointed whom as its new senior Vice-President for finance?

Vikas Thapar

Pakistan and China have launched a joint bilateral air force exercise named Shaheen (Eagle) 5 in Pakistan. What is the number of this edition of drill between the two countries?


Who has started the process for issuance of Unique Business Identification Number (UBIN) to enable budding entrepreneurs set-up their business without any delays?

Government of India

The Union government has appointed whom as the first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NUF)?

Sujoy Bose

The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced in February, 2016 that the explosive spread of which virus in the Americas is an ‘extraordinary event’ that merits being declared an international emergency?


The East Coast Railway (ECoR) Zone headquartered in Bhubaneswar (Odisha) has emerged as largest Freight Loading Railway Zone the country in year 2015-16 on which parameter?

Revenue Loading Performance

Which country’s Parliament has unanimously passed recently the Right to Information (RTI) bill aimed at restoring transparency and good governance in the country?

Sri Lanka

Who has been appointed as executive Vice-Chairman of Delhi based The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)?

Rajendra Kumar Pachauri

West Indies has won the ICC Cricket World Men’s T-20 Cup 2016 by defeating England by 4 wickets in the final match played at

Eden Gardens (Kolkata)

The fourth edition South Asia Initiative to End Violence Against Children (SAIEVAC) ministerial meeting was held at

New Delhi

Who has given its approval for grant of ‘no objection’ to the proposed change in shareholding in the Container Terminal Projects of Dubai Port World (DPW) Limited in major Ports?

Union Cabinet

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the signing of a protocol Amending the agreement between which countries for avoidance of double taxation?

India and Belgium

Which pair won the 2016 Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold Championship title in men’s doubles category?

Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong (Malaysia)

Every year World Health Day is being observed to disseminate knowledge and awareness about human health. What is the theme of year 2016?

Beat Diabetes