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With which country India signed a new strategically important 10-year defence framework pact? USA
Which country's player won under-15 category of World School Chess Championships?
India
Suchitra Bhattacharya passed away. She was a ___________.
novelist
What is the rank of India on the global Human Capital Index?
100th
Who won the bronze medal in the 50m Rifle Prone Event of the ISSF World Cup?
Gagan Narang
Which ministry started 'USTAD' yojana?
Ministry of Minority Affairs
Who has been sworn in as the Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission, US?
Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri
Which Indian Cricketer has been appointed as Brand Ambassador of UC Browser?
Yuvraj Singh
Which city will host the World Senior Badminton Championships in 2017?
Kochi
Franz Wright passed away. He was a _________.
Poet
Which state's Health minister was conferred with the World No Tobacco Day Award 2015 by WHO?
Uttarakhand
Name the Indian-American who won Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award in the US.
Karan Jerath
Who won gold in 85kg category of the Free Style event in Asian Cadet Wrestling Championship? Arun Kumar
Brad Haddin has announced his retirement. He is the batsman of which country?
Australia
In which country world's first underwater tennis court will be built?
Dubai
Who has become Guyana's new president?
David Granger
Who presided over the 68th Session of the World Health Assembly (WHA)?
Jagat Prakash Nadda
Which film won the top most award the Palme d'Or at 68th Cannes Film Festival?
Dheepan
Who won the eighth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL)?
Mumbai Indians
Which film won the Promising Future prize in the uncertain Regard section at the 68th Cannes Film Festival?
Masaan
How many gold medals were won by India at the Doha International boxing tournament? Four
How many total medals were won by India at the AIBA Women's Junior World Championships? Five
Who has been appointed as India's Defence Secretary?
G. Mohan Kuma
John Nash passed away. He was awarded Nobel prize in __________.
Mathematicians
Who has become Poland's new President?
Andrzej Duda
Who has been appointed Indian Ambassador to Iran?
Saurabh Kumar
Who won CEAT Indian Cricketer of the Year Award?
Ajinkya Rahane
Who has been elected as the head of the Bureau of International Recycling?
Ranjit Singh Baxi
Creator of world famous Rock Garden ______ passed away.
Nek Chand
Who won the Monaco Grand Prix Formula 1 World Championship title?
Nico Rosberg
Who has been appointed as CMD of National Fertilizers Ltd (NFL)?
Manoj Mishra
Who was honoured with the Motorsport Man of the Year award by Federation of Motor Sports
Clubs of India (FMSCI)?
C.S. Santosh
Name India's first television channel dedicated to farmers launched?
DD Kisan
With which country India signed a Joint Vision Statement on Defence Cooperation?
Vietnam
Which team won Europa League title?
Sevilla Football Club
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Which country has topped the World Hunger List?


India
Who has been appointed as the Director General (DG) of DRDO?
Dr. Selvin Christopher
Indian-origin US Surgeon ______ received the Pride of the Community Award by the Hindu
American Foundation (HAF).
Vivek Murthy
Nebraska has become the _____ US state to abolish the death penalty.
19th
Who is the new president of Press Club of India for the 2015-16 term?
Rahul Jalali
Who has been elected vice-president of Asian Athletics Association, recently?
Lalit Bhanot
Who has been selected by Bangladesh to confer its "Friends of Bangladesh
Liberation War Award"?
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Who has been appointed as 12th Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC)?
K. Sivan
US Secretary of Defence arrived in India. What is his name?
Ashton Carter
Who took over as the Vice Chief of the Air Staff?
Birender Singh Dhanoa
Who is the new Director of Satish Dhawan Space Centre?
P. Kunhikrishnan
Which ministry has decided to launch a nation-wide unique and single emergency response number
for any emergency, especially for women in distress?
Ministry of Home Affairs
109th Birth Anniversary of freedom fighter Sukhdev was celebrated on ..................
15th May 2015
In the second leg of 3-Nation tour, PM Narendra Modi visited which country after China?
Mongolia
What edition of anniversary of joining the Indian Union is Sikkim celebrating?
40th
Which state government has introduced mechanical road sweepers to effectively control air
pollution and keep the city clean?
Delhi
The 'Kavaratti' ship has been launched at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE),
Kolkata. It is the _______ Ship of Project-28.
Fourth
Which state will host the Paragliding World Cup from 23rd Oct to 31st Oct' 2015?
Himachal Pradesh
In which state new Catfish species 'Glyptothorax Sena- patiensis' discovered in the year 2015? Manipur
Which city's metro got India's first driver less train?
Delhi
Name the Australian Wicket- keeper who announced his retirement from One Day
International Cricket just a day before leaving for tour of West Indies and England?
Brad Haddin
Which state government has approved new sports policy that will give thrust to finding out
talented sportsmen from grass root level?
West Bengal
Who has been sworn in as the new Governor of Mizoram?
Lt. Gen Nirbhay Sharma
Name the cricketer, named as the International Cricketer of the Year 2015?
Kumar Sangakkara
Who has been conferred with the South Africa (SA) Cricketer of the Year Award for 2015? AB de Villiers
Who has been chosen as the Player of the Tournament in IPL-8 season?
Andre Russell
As per the US Congressional Research Report, which country is termed as 'haven' for several
Islamist terror groups?
Pakistan
Which Union Territory has received permission for the first ever Medical College?
Andaman & Nicobar
Name the social activist who has been named for the 12th Upendra Nath Brahma soldier of
Humanity Award?
Dr. Birubala Rabha

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Which State's forest department has set up the satellite tracking system to check the forest
fire incidents during summer season?
Himachal Pradesh
As per the Forbes list of World's 100 Most Powerful Women of 2015, who has been chosen as
the world's most powerful woman?
Angela Merkel
Which state's legislative assembly was addressed by the President of India?
Uttarakhand
World no. 1 Novak Djokovic captured his fourth Rome Masters Tennis title with a convincing win
over ....................
Roger Federer
After how many years, Nelong Valley in Uttarkashi near China border has been opened in
May 2015 for tourists?
53 years
Which Indian software company is to open first overseas campus in China?
Infosys
Who has won the Women's single title of Italian Tennis Open 2015 held in Rome?
Maria Sharapova
After how many years India assumed presidency of the 68th World Health
Assembly (WHA) at Geneva?
19 years
Name the person who won the African prize for an innovative water filter?
Askwar Hilonga
After how many years Large Hadron Collider has restarted scientific investigation?
2
Which country has awarded prize for freedom of expression to Edward Snowden?
Norway
Which space organisation has to test supersonic parachutes in flying saucer launch?
NASA
Expand CPV system.
Concentrating Photovoltaic system
According to TripAdvisor's 2015 Travellers Choice Attractions Awards,
Taj Mahal has been ranked ________ in the list of top landmarks.
third
Which state's Health minister was conferred with the World No Tobacco
Day Award 2015 by WHO?
Uttarakhand
United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted ................. (2015) for protection of journalists
in conflict zones.
Resolution 2222
Which country has become the first country to approve same-sex marriage?
Ireland
Ameenah Gurib-Fakim is the new President of .......................
Mauritius
Indian film ..................won the prestigious critics prize in the 68th Cannes
Film Festival.
Masaan
Two Indians Armed Forces Personnel ................ posthumously given United Nations (UN) Dag
Hammarskjold Medal.
Nand Ram and Raju Joseph
What position did India secure in the 21st Asian Athletics Championships that concluded in Wuhan
(China)?
Third
Who has been chosen as the new attorney general of America?
Loretta Lynch
How many awards have been won by film "Haider" at the International Indian Film
Academy (IIFA) technical awards?
Six
Name the Indian-American who was sworn-in as the U.S. Surgeon-General.
Vivek Murthy
Which country will host the Indigenous Peoples World Games, organised for the first time? Brazil
Who will spearhead the Indian challenge in the World Table Tennis Championship (WTTC)? Achanta Sharath Kamal
At which place the Asia Africa Summit was held?
Jakarta
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Who has been bestowed with 'Outstanding Service Award' by the National University
of Singapore (NUS)?
Gopinath Pillai
From which country the Indian Air Force received the first two upgraded Mirage-2000 aircrafts ?
France
Which country will host the FIFA Club World Cup in the year 2016?
Japan
What is the rank of India on the Global Happiness Index 2015?
117th
Name the Indian who has been named the recipient of the 2015 Heinz Award for Technology,
the Economy and Employment.
Sangeeta Bhatia
Name the relief and rescue Operation launched by India in earthquake hit Nepal.
Operation Maitri
Who was conferred with the Pandit Dinanath Mangeshkar Award?
Anil Kapoor
Marathi litterateur Bhalchandra Nemade was awarded with ______ Jnanpith award.
50th
Hashim Mbita, a ______army general and the icon of the southern Africa liberation struggle
passed away.
Tanzanian
Raja Rajeswari has been sworn-in as a criminal court judge becoming the first India-born woman
to be appointed a judge in the__________.
New York City
Which country won the 22nd President's Cup Boxing Tournament held in Palembang,
Indonesia?
India
Who won the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award?
Eden Hazard
Who has been named as the richest sportsman in Britain?
Lewis Hamilton
Kei Nishikori won Barcelona Open title. He belongs to which country?
Japan
Nursultan Nazarbayev has been re elected the President of _________.
Kazakhstan
Who has won the Presidential elections of Togo?
Faure Gnassingbe
Which film won the best feature film award at the Washington DC International
Film festival?
Margarita With A Straw
Which country won the World Men's Team Chess Championship?
China
Which country won the World Women's Team Chess Championship?
Georgia
Who has been appointed as the new Prince of Saudi Arab?
Mohammed bin Nayef
Who has been elected as vice-president of South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Region? Praful Patel
Russell Ford announced his retirement from international hockey. He belongs to which country? Australia
Who has won the 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Asia?
Siddhartha Gigoo
Who has become the first town in Himachal Pradesh to be provided free Wi-Fi facility along with
installation of CCTV cameras at public places?
Jogindernagar
Who has been appointed as UNESCO's Goodwill Ambassador for Freedom of Expression and
Journalist Safety?
Christiane Amanpour
Marie-Jose Perec has been named the International Event Ambassador for the TCS World 10K run.
She is a/an ________ sprinter.
French
Who has been awarded with the Japan's highest civilian award the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold
and Silver Star?
C.N.R. Rao
Amitabha Chowdhury passed away. He was a __________.
Journalist

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Who has been appointed as new chief of central paramilitary force Central Industrial Security
Force (CISF)?
Surender Singh
Which country assumed the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council for May?
Lithuania
Who has been appointed as the new Petroleum Secretary?
Kapil Dev Tripathi
Which Indian Football player has been named among the top 500 players in the world by a United
Kingdom-based magazine 'World Soccer'?
Sunil Chhetri
Seychelles became the _____ member of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
161st
_______ journalist and rights activist Mazen Darwish was honoured with UNESCO-Guillermo
Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2015.
Syrian
Naval exercise VARUNA 2015 concluded between which two countries?
India and France
National Green Tribunal ruled Out diesel vehicles of more than _____ of age from running on Delhi
NCR roads.
10years
Piplantri Village of which state was in news for honouring the birth of a girl child by planting
111 trees?
Rajasthan
Which country has won Women's World Team Chess Championship by defeating China?
Georgia
Which state's cricket team won 2014 - 15 Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy by defeating Punjab?
Gujarat
Which Indian tennis player has won TF Uzbekistan F1 Futures Singles defeating Dzmitry Zyrmont
of Serbia?
Yuki Bhambri
Indian shooter ____ won Bronze at 10meter Air rifle (women) in International Shooting Sport
Federation (ISSF) Rifle/Pistol World Cup.
Apurvi Chandela
Lewis Hamilton belongs to which country?
United Kingdom
Lin Dan from ____ won men's title at Badminton Asia Championships 2015 in China.
China
Nobelwinning writer Gunter Grass from _____, passed away.
Germany
24th Yudhvir Foundation Memorial Award given to whom?
Sunitha Krishnan
In the Asian Banker Achievement Awards 2015, Outsourcing (New Bank) award was given to which
Indian bank?
Bharatiya Mahila Bank
Calbuco volcano of ____ erupted after 42 years.
Chile
China quashed bid of _____ to become a full member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
(AIIB) for lack of appropriate name.
Taiwan
_____ announced investing 3 billion USD to build an Internet of Things (IoT) unit over the next
four years.
IBM
_____ Supreme Court suspended death sentences issued by the established Military Courts.
Pakistan
______ (East African Island Nation) became 161st Member of WTO (World Trade Organization). Seychelles
Turrialba volcano in ______ erupted leading to rise of a column of gas and ash in the sky.
Costa Rica
USA's ________ state Government passed a bill that allows use of nitrogen gas (nitrogeninduced
hypoxia) as a method of execution.
Oklahoma
Who has been appointed as the Governor of Jharkhand?
Draupadi Murmu
William Zinsser passed away. He was a famous ________.
Writer
Who won the 5th Junior Women National Hockey Championship 2015?
Hockey Haryana
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Who has been appointed as the Chairman of the National Safety Council (NSC)?
K. Satish Reddy
Which has become the first state in India to Issue Soil Health Cards (SHCs)?
Punjab
Which country has lifted its self-imposed ban on the delivery of a powerful missile air-defense
system to Iran?
Russia
Who has won an Outstanding Contribution to Cinema honour at the fifth annual of "The Asian
Awards"?
Shahrukh Khan
China signed how many agreements with Pakistan?
51
Maglev train has set a world record of travelling with speed of over 600km/h (373mph). It belongs
to which country?
Japan
Fitch Ratings has downgraded which country's Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency Issuer
Default Ratings (IDRs) to 'A' from 'A+'?
Japan
Which movie has been named best film at the Stockholm International Film Festival Junior in
Sweden?
Mary Com
Arms and armour of which king's of mysore were auctioned for over six million pounds (about
Rs.567 million) at an Islamic and Indian art auction in London?
Tipu Sultan
Which journalists of India was conferred the RedInk Award for lifetime achievement?
Dr. Prannoy Roy
Which Minerals and mining giant has launched its new logo?
Vedanta Limited
Which University has again topped in World Reputation Rankings 2015 published by Times
Higher Education?
Harvard University
Moon Express, a California-based company, co-founded by Indian origin billionaire_______, is
teaming up with NASA to build robotic lander to mine the Moon.
Naveen Jain
Sir Terence David John Pratchett passed away recently. He was an ____________.
author
Which country has overtaken Germany to become the world's third-biggest arms exporter? China
Social networking giant___________ acquired the shopping search engine TheFind.
Facebook
Who won the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold?
Kidambi Srikanth
Services defeated _________ to win 69th Santosh Trophy football title 2014-15.
Punjab
Who won the Australian Grand Prix first Formula 1 (F1) Grand Prix of the season?
Lewis Hamilton
Who has been declared as the brand ambassador of the Northeast by the Union Government? M.C. Mary Kom
Which country successfully tested its first indigenously built all-weather armed drone named
Burraq?
Pakistan
Which Indian freedom fighter's bronze statue was unveiled at the Parliament Square in London? Mahatma Gandhi
Gujarat government has launched industrial tourism package. What is its name?
Industrial Tour of Gujarat
Who has been made Life President of the Asian Athletics Association?
Suresh Kalmadi
Who has been appointed as Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office?
T.V. Somanathan
Who has been elected chair of the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education (ACE),
the major coordinating body for US colleges and universities?
Renu Khator
Noted Gandhian and former Chancellor of Gujarat Vidyapith, ________, passed away.
Narayan Desai
Which country won the Hero women's Hockey World League?
India
Which Indian has been named New South Wales Woman of the year 2015 for her contributions to
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medical research, tertiary education and the Indian community?


Minoti Apte
Hanut Singh passed away. He was associated with which field?
Indian Army
Which Indian politician has been named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (WEF)?
Smriti Irani
Who has been elected as the first president of Telangana Movie Chamber of Commerce?
Dil Raju
Who has been appointed as President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)?
Sumit Mazumder
Who has recently been appointed as Secretary of Central Vigilance Commission?
Nilam Sawhney
Air Pegasus airline became the newest air service operator in ________.
India
The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) has suspended its President __________.
Rajesh Tomar
Who has assumed the office of Director, ISRO Satellite Centre?
Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai
Adonis has been chosen for 2015 Kumaran Asan World Prize for poetry. He is an _______ poet. Arabic
Who has been appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner of India?
Dr. Nasim Zaidi
Liu Xiang announced his retirement. He was China's first Olympic _______ medalist in an athletic
event.
gold
Which Indian actresses won the 2014-15 Young Women Achievers Award?
Shraddha Kapoor
E.M. Hanifa passed away. Who was he?
Singer
Who won Azlan Shah Cup hockey title?
New Zealand
What is the rank of India in world football rankings released by FIFA?
147th
With which countries India signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in Transport?
America
For which year Gabon has been chosen to host the Africa Cup of Nations finals?
2017
Jayakanthan passed away. He was a ______ writer.
Tamil
Which became the first Indian private company since the year 2000 to list on US stock
exchange NASDAQ?
Videocon D2h
Which port became the largest car-exporting port of India?
Kamarajar Port Ltd.
What is the strike range of Dhanush missile test fired by India recently?
350 Km
Which actor comedian has been chosen for 2015 Mark Twain Prize for American comedy? Eddie Murphy
Who has been elected president of the Federation of Indian Exporters Organisation (FIEO)? S.C. Ralhan
Supreme Court of India directed all the private hospitals in the country to provide for full and
free medical treatment to ___________.
acid attack victims
Arun K Singh has been appointed as India's Ambassador to which country?
USA
Who is appointed as Secretary in Department of Animal Husbandry in Ministry of Agriculture? Ashok Kumar Angurana
Who has been appointed as chairman of National Book Trust?
Baldev Sharma
46th Dada Saheb Phalke Award (Highest Honour in Indian Cinema) has been given to whom? Shashi Kapoor
Best Hindi Film award in the 62nd National Film Awards has been given to which movies? Queen
Who won Chinese Grand Prix of Formula One?
Lewis Hamilton
CNNIBN announced Indian of the Year Award 2014 has been given to
Arun Jaitley
Which state's Government has launched a scheme for girl child - 'Aapki Beti Humari Beti' with an
aim to combat the declining child sex ratio in the state?
Haryana
Who won a bronze medal in the Men's 10m air pistol event at the International Shooting
Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup?
Jitu Rai
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Recently who clinched the USD 15,000 ITF Futures tournament title?
Yuki Bhambri
A new land customs station inaugurated at Indo-______ border trade centre in Champhai
district of Mizoram.
Myanmar
Which state Assembly passed a resolution urging the Centre to continue the special
status for the state for being a backward and problems ridden state?
Assam
Government has launched a web-based tool '_____' to identify low-performing geographic pockets
for girls on specific gender-related indicators.
Digital gender atlas
______ Govt. decided to introduce Special Identification Tags with unique identification numbers
for cows in the state.
Haryana
_______ Govt. passed a Bill for prohibiting the slaughter of cow in the state with provisions for
harsh physical and financial punishments.
Haryana
100th year of ______'s Theory of General Relativity celebrated across the world on Mar 20, 2015.
Albert Einstein
Scientists of National University of ____ found world's largest asteroid impact zone in Warburton
Basin of central part of the country.
Australia
Britain's ____ is named as world's first sustainable fish city.
Cardiff
First Indo - ____ Friendship Motor Rally concluded at India Gate in New Delhi aimed at
strengthening bilateral relations between two Countries.
Nepal
Flight 4U 9525 of ____'s Lufthansa, recently crashed in French Alps.
Germany
Government launched new platform named _________ that facilitates direct communication
between leaders, government agencies and citizens.
Twitter Samwad
Who won ACBS Asian Billiards Championship?
Dhruv Sitwala
Which state government decided to accord status of a Cabinet Minister on Yoga guru Baba Ramdev?
Haryana
Gunter Grass passed away. He was a _________ writer.
German
Who has been re-elected as President of the Wrestling Federation of India?
Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh
The state legislature of Oklahoma passed a bill that allows use of . as a method of execution.
Hydrogen gas
Amitabh Bachchan was appointed as the brand ambassador for Union Government's campaign
against which disease?
Hepatitis B
India and France signed an agreement on the nuclear project in Jaitapur in ________.
Maharashtra
Twelve-year-old Maryam Siddiqui, a class VI student from has won the first position at
the 'Gita Champions League' contest.
Mumbai
2019 FIFA Women's World Cup will be hosted by which country?
France
Dr. Jitendra Singh has announced the setting up of "Center for Brahmaputra studies" in which
university?
Guwahati University
What is the rank of Tata Consultancy Services in leading brands of US?
57th
Who has been appointed as Controller General of Accounts (CGA) in the Ministry of Finance, GoI?
M.J. Joseph
Which bank has appointed Arun Shrivastava as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer,
recently?
Syndicate Bank
Islamic clothing company East Essence tied up with ___________.
Snapdeal

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How many agreements were signed by India and Mongolia during the recent visit of Prime Minister
Narendra Modi to Mongolia?
14
Fiscal deficit for 2014-15 is pegged at _______of the gross domestic product.
4.0%
China lowered its full-year GDP growth forecast to _____from the previous estimate of 7.1 percent.
7 percent
Which country has decided to provide $10 billion to India?
South Korea
What is the credit limit of Federal Bank SBI Platinum Credit Card launched recently?
Rs. 5 lakh
India announced that it would contribute USD 2.1 million to the _________.
WHO
Government has allocated __________ for the growth of Department of AYUSH.
Rs. 5,000 crore
According to the global financial services major, Citigroup's report India's GDP growth is likely to
revive to________in 2015.
7.9 percent
China signed a currency swap deal with which country?
Chile
How many agreements have been signed between India and Belarus?
6
Who has been appointed as the Chairman of PPP model of infrastructure development?
Dr. Vijay Kelkar
Expand NASSCOM.
National Association of Software and Services Companies
Who has been appointed as the Executive Director of RBI's department of banking supervision? Meena Hemchandra
How many agreements have been signed between India and Sweden?
6
Who has been appointed as new commerce secretary?
Rita A. Teaotia
Which ministry launched the IAP Health Phone programme recently? Ministry of Women Child Development
How many agreements have been signed between India and China for bilateral cooperation in
several areas?
24
With which Indian Channel, China Central Television (CCTV) has signed an agreement?
Doordarshan
The Union Government will re-promulgate land ordinance for the .................. time.
Third
What was the theme of the 6th National Conference on Nuclear Energy organized by ASSOCHAM in
New Delhi?
Nuclear Energy: A 'Clean' Energy option
Which award has been launched by the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, J. P. Nadda
to public health facilities?
Kayakalp Award
Under which section of Consumer Protection Act, the union government has filed complaint
against Maggi?
12 (1) (D)
Name the country that will host the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart 2015 in
Sep 2015?
India
As announced by the Climate Group, which company became the first Indian Company to Join
RE100 Renewable Energy Campaign?
Infosys
Which company has announced to become carbon neutral by 2018?
Infosys
What percent coverage has Pradhanmantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) achieved in Sikkim? 98.5%
With which country India will soon sign an agreement on Teesta water sharing issue?
Bangladesh
Which country in its official gazette that was released in the fourth week of May 2015 made public
the names of two Indian women with Swiss bank accounts?
Switzerland
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Which state government has approved mandatory Global Positioning System (GPS) in all public
transport vehicles from June 2015?
Delhi
In the fiscal year 2014-15 how many kilometers Highways were completed in the country? 4410 km
Which state government has decided to give special vehicle allowance to its employees with
hearing and speech disability?
Maharashtra
Upto what percent the Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIS) and Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs)
can now invest in Gammon Infrastructure Projects Ltd?
49%
Who has launched the website of NITI Aayog on 18th May 2015?
Arvind Panagariya
Who has been appointed as Chairman of a Joint Committee of Parliament that will go into the
provisions of the controversial Land Acquisition Bill?
S. S. Ahluwalia
How many agreements have been signed between India and South Korea to upgrade relations to
special strategic partnership level?
7
Which insurance company of India has got a clearance to do business in Bangladesh?
LIC
Which country has passed women hate crime law- imposing tough sentences for hate crimes
against women?
Colombia
With which company India Post has given a contract to supply RuPay card?
CMS Info Systems
What is the rank of Bharti Airtel in the Forbes list of world's 60 largest telecommunications
companies?
28th
World Bank approved how much loan for Jhelum and Tawi Flood Recovery Project in J&K? $250 million
Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chanda Kochhar, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and Shobhana Bhartia are
among the world's .................. most powerful women in recent Frobes annual list?
100
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) allowed NHAI to intervene in delaying projects to
help starved ventures move towards completion. NHAI stands forNational Highways Authority of India
Government approved Namami Gange Program to clean Ganga river in a comprehensive manner
with a budget outlay of Rs. .......... for the next 5 years.
20,000 crore
Government made REITs eligible under Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) to enable foreign
investment inflows into real estate projects, that was prohibited as of now. Expand REIT- Real Estate Investment Trusts
Which country will provide Loan of Rs. 1165 crore approx to India for Transmission System
Improvement in Odisha?
Japan
Microsoft will open India's first Digital Experience Centre in ....................
Gujarat
National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX) launched ............. platform for
forward trading in gold.
Gold Now
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) allowed Tap And Pay without PIN for transactions up to ...............
2000 rs.
Which bank has launched an Online Customer Acquisition Solution (OCAS) that enables customers
to apply online for Various Types of Loans?
State Bank of India
................. govt. decided to launch Pay & Play Scheme to promote sports for all age groups. Delhi
Government launched .............. scheme in Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) for growth of lakhs of
traditional artisans of the city.
USTAAD
E-commerce firm .............. acquired Hyderabad-based mobile technology startup
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MartMobi to strengthen its mobility platform.


Snapdeal
6th National Conference on Nuclear Energy organized by ASSOCHAM in ................
with theme Nuclear Energy: a 'Clean' Energy option .
New Delhi
................ will host four day Indo Global Pharma Expo and Summit 2015 on July 24, 2015. Hyderabad
______ has assumed Presidency of 68th WHA (World Health Assembly) after 19 years.
Minister of Health & Family Welfare Jagat Prakash Nadda will lead India's delegation to the event.
India
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave its approval for the proposal
to promulgate the Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Ordinance, ...............
2015
Which bank, in collaboration with Tech Mahindra has launched a payment service 'Tap-n-Pay'? ICICI bank
Union Home Ministry has placed the international funding organization "the Ford Foundation"
on its watch list. It belongs to which country?
USA
Who has acquired a stake in Xiaomi Technology ?
Ratan Tata
Which Indian bank has won the Asian Banker Achievement Award 2015?
Bhartiya Mahila Bank
The home ministry has cancelled the registration of nearly . foreign-funded NGOs that failed
to file their annual returns.
9000
PropTiger.com has acquired . to expand its presence in the secondary property market.
Makaan.com
Flipkart acquired the . mobile engagement and marketing automation company Appiterate.
Delhi-based
Union Government approved continuation of Monthly Pension Scheme under Employees'
Pension Scheme, 1995 (EPS) beyond 2014-15 on perpetual basis.
1000 rupees
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) extended the date of implementation of the full
Mobile Number Portability (MNP) by how many months?
Two months
Online fashion retailer Myntra.com acquired .. startup firm Native5 Software Solutions Pvt Ltd.
Bengaluru-based
Which bank has launched RuPay Platinum debit card in association with National Payment
Corporation of India (NPCI)?
SBI
Which state government constituted Special Investigation Team (SIT) under Ravishankar Ayyanar
to probe Chittoor firing Case ?
Andhra Pradesh
Indian Army signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the on the Defence
Salary Package.
Bank of India
The Lok Sabha passed the Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2015 with a voice vote.
The bill intends to amend the Negotiable Instruments Act,
1881
NIC stands forNuclear Insurance Pool
India Posts launched a dedicated E-Commerce Centre in which city to cater the e-commerce
business enterprises?
Delhi
RBI revamped Priority Sector Lending (PSL) norms. It has set the ________ PSL target for
domestic banks.
40%
In which states world's largest telecom tower company Indus Towers announced to set up
1,000 new telecom towers?
Punjab and Haryana
The Union Cabinet gave its approval for signing of a shipping agreement between India and
_______.
Jordan
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Global Accounting company_____elected company veteran Lynne Doughtie as its Chief Executive
Officer (CEO) and Chairman.
KPMG
Anil Ambani led Reliance Group has signed a pact with Samsung. Samsung is a ______ company. Korean
According to a RICS report India would become _____ largest infrastructure projects market in the
world by 2025.
fourth
The first postal ATM in ______ and Union Territory of Chandigarh was opened.
Punjab
Who has emerged as Britain's richest man according to the 2015 Sunday Times Rich List published
by Britain's newspaper The Sunday Times?
Len Blavatnik
Which bank has tied up with UAE Exchange to offer an instant cash transfer facility to
NRI customers?
Bank of Baroda
Which Indian state has been awarded as the Best e-Panchayat state?
Assam
Who has occupied the first place in the Forbes Magazines's Annual Rich List of India?
Mukesh Ambani
Uttar Pradesh has signed _____memorandum of understanding (MoUs) for establishing a solar
and an ultra-mega solar power project in the state.
two
The government has raised the limit of foreign direct investment in pension sector to _______. 49%
Who has won the Asian Banker Achievement Award 2015 in the Technology Implementation
category of Best Outsourcing Project (New Bank)?
Bharatiya Mahila Bank
What is the growth rate projected by World Bank for the year 2015-16 for India?
7.5%
The US State Department has approved the sale of _____ worth of follow-on support for C-130J
Super Hercules aircraft to India.
USD 96 million
What is the growth rate projected by India Ratings, a Fitch group company, for the year 2015-16
for India?
7.7%
India successfully tested an indigenous cryogenic engine. Which organization has developed it? ISRO
Which country has overtaken America as Australia's largest source of foreign investment? China
CII signed an agreement with ___________based e-commerce company CloudBuy to help its
MSME members find markets.
England
The Reserve Bank has allocated _______ to SIDBI for setting up a venture capital (VC) fund to
attract private capital for start-ups.
Rs. 10,000 crore
_____ tiedup with UAE Exchange to offer instant money transfer facility to its Non-resident
Indian (NRI) customers to allow them to send money to India quickly.
Bank of Baroda
Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence (DGCEI) fined _____ with 570 crore rupees
for excise duty.
Cadbury India Limited
Global Rating Agency Moody's forecasted Indian economy will grow at how many percent in 2015?
7.5
Government approved Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for entering into an agreement with the Central
Bank of which country for extending $1.1 billion as a special Currency swap?
Sri Lanka
Which credit agency revised India's sovereign ratings outlook to positive (Baa3) from stable?
Moody's
Government allowed Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) to invest what percent of its
corpus in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)?
5%
Government extended deadline for rolling out National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 by _____
6 months
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Indian Railways reported ______ increase in earnings in FY 201415 with Rs. 157880.50 crores as
compared to Rs. 140761.27 crore in 201314 ?
12.16 %
Online Retailer ____ acquired Delhi based mobile marketing automation company Appiterate to
focus more on the mobile segment.
Flipkart
Which online marketplace has acquired Rupee Power, a digital financial products distribution
platform?
Snapdeal
RBI (Reserve Bank of India) notified hike in FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) limit in Insurance
Sector to _____ from the present 26 %.
49 %
Reserve Bank of India approved amalgamation of ING Vysya Bank with ____ with effect from
1 April 2015?
Kotak Mahindra Bank
2015 EFA Global Monitoring Report (GMR) released with theme 'Education for All 2000-2015
Achievements and Challenges.
Education for All
Andhra Pradesh Cabinet approved _____ as new capital city of the state.
Amaravathi
Which state government signed MoU with IISL Company for replacing streetlights in 13
municipalities with LED lights and maintain for seven years?
Andhra Pradesh
Fourth Lighthouse Museum of India to be opened at Kannur in which state?
Kerala
Government announced to start toll free helpline for ____ patients to enable them to reach out
to medical care by government with ease.
Tuberculosis
Government extended Tourist Visa scheme to 31 more countries, bringing the total number of
countries under the scheme up to
76
Government will develop Buddhist circuit under its newly launched _____ scheme.
Swadesh Darshan
Which state government started work on Rs 50 crore Saraswati river excavation and Revival
project?
Haryana
India's first International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) became operational at GIFT City in
which state?
Gujarat
Which state government constituted a task force on agriculture development and poverty
alleviation to address the issues?
Maharashtra
Minister of State for Textiles (I/C), Santosh Kumar Gangwar, laid foundation stone for an Apparel
& Garment Making Centre in _________ in Northeast.
Arunachal Pradesh
The RBI (Reserve Bank of India) announced hike in FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) limit in
Insurance Sector to how many percent from the present 26 percent?
49%
The Union Cabinet released an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central
Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners at the rate of
increase over the existing rate of 107 percent.
six percent
France signed an agreement with India to supply it __________Rafale jet fighters.
36
The Union Cabinet approved the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) with an outlay
of
1500 crore rupees
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the setting up of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh PG Institute
for Horticulture Research and Education at which city?
Amritsar
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The Inter-State Council Secretariat (ISCS) under the Ministry of Home Affairs has signed an
Agreement with the Forum of Federations (FoF) based at Ottawa, Canada for how many years? 3 years
The High Level Committee (HLC) of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)
sanctioned 2000 crore rupees to the drought affected areas in which state for the year 2014? Maharashtra
The Foreign Investment Promotion Board has cleared 10 FDI proposals worth , and
referred the Holcim-Ambuja deal to the CCEA.
Rs 2,858 crore
The Union Minister of State for Textile Santosh Kumar Gangwar announced a 430 crore rupees
project for production of the Geo-textiles in which region?
North Eastern region
State Bank of India, the country's largest lender got approval for divestment of its stake in private
life insurer SBI Life Insurance Co Ltd by up to how many percent?
10 percent
Union Government again has extended rolling out deadline for National Food Security Act (NFSA),
2013 by how many months?
Six months
The Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence (DGCEI) slapped 570 crore rupees excise duty
fine against confectionery giant
Cadbury India
India has registered a major milestone for the nuclear industry by producing record nuclear fuel
i.e. producing over 1,252 Metric Tonne (MT) of bundles.
Uranium
How many agreements were signed between India and Sri Lanka during Narendra Modi's visit
to Sri Lanka?
Four
The Reserve Bank of India has entered a ________ currency swap agreement with the central
bank of Sri Lanka.
$1.5 billion
With which bank the Indian Army signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the
Defence Salary Package?
HDFC Bank
The Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers ______ launched the Pharma Jan Samadhan scheme.
Ananth Kumar
Japan and _________ have signed an arms transfer agreement for military equipment, services
and technology.
France
With an objective to promote financial inclusion, _________ started a pilot project for complete
digitisation of women self help groups (SHGs).
NABARD
Who has been conferred with the inaugural NRI Foundation Award for achievements in the field
of business?
G.P. Hinduja
RBI allowed card transactions below _________ without entering PIN.
Rs. 2000
With which country India signed MoU to strengthen bilateral cooperation on textile and clothing?
Kyrgyzstan
A global level Integrated Textile Apparel Zone will be completed at Gwalior by December 2016 at
a cost of _________.
Rs. 1000 crore
Supreme Court cancelled the Center's decision of giving reservation to _______ under OBC quota.
Jats
______, France and Italy confirmed their respective intentions to join China-proposed Asian
Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
Germany
At which places the Steel Research and Technology Mission of India (SRTMI) will be set up as per
the recent agreement between major Steel companies and Union Ministry of Steel?
New Delhi
With which company Dena Bank signed agreement to provide insurance cover to its savings
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account holders?
LIC
Global Rating Agency Moody's had revised India's sovereign rating outlook to _____.
positive
RBI has projected the economic growth rate at ____ for the current fiscal.
7.9 %
India has been elected in how many subsidiary bodies of the United Nations agency on economic
and social issues?
Four
Who has acquired FreeCharge?
Snapdeal
EPFO suspended the minimum monthly pension scheme. Under the scheme what amount of
pension was provided?
Rs. 1000
Pharma major Cipla announced to acquire Brazilian firm Duomed Produtos Farmaceuticos for
about _________.
Rs. 2.6 crore
Rajasthan government has announced the setting up of the second ____________ Industrial
Investment Zone in Ghiloth.
Japanese
Which country topped the 2015 Social Progress Index (SPI) ratings?
Norway
Who is appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD&CEO) of Credit rating
agency Crisil?
Ashu Suyash
Committee on Railway traffic optimization submitted its report to Ministry of Railways. Who is
the head of this committee?
Mohd. Jamshed
Government's Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (Save Girl-child, Educate Girl-child) programme has been
formally launched in Northeast and the Saiha District of which state has been selected for
this unique initiative?
Mizoram
Which state's Government has launched Bhagyashree scheme for girl child replacing Sukanya
scheme?
Maharashtra
RBI accepted to focus on as a tool for Monetary Policy Framework as per an agreement
between Govt. and Reserve Bank of India.
Inflation targeting
Retirement fund body EPFO (Employees' Provident Fund Organisation) raised age limit for vesting
(Means to Avail Benefits) of pension by from 58 Years to how many years?
60 Years
14th Finance Commission Report suggested Rising share of states in central taxes from 32%
to
42%
Agriculture Ministry approved setting up of PSF with corpus of Rs. 500 crore to be used to support
market interventions for managing prices of perishable agri-horticultural commodities.
What is the full form of PSF?
Price stabilization fund
Finance Ministry sanctioned 250 crore rupees to _____ to set up Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for
the implementation of the Polavaram Multi Purpose Irrigation Project.
Andhra Pradesh
India Signed Loan Agreement of ______ with Asian Development Bank for Improving Regional
Road Connectivity along North Bengal North Eastern Region (NER).
$300 mn
India signed ______loan agreement with World Bank for Small Industries Development Bank of
India (SIDBI) for MSME Growth Innovation and Inclusive Finance Project.
US$ 500 million
Which Indian IT Company has been recognized as top employer in Europe for the third consecutive
year by Top Employers Institute ?
TCS
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Insurance Australia Group Ltd (IAG) announced to raise its stake in SBI General Insurance from
26 to _____ %.
49
As per data released by Ministry of Corporate Affairs about top ten Corporate of 2014, Which
company is the largest corporate with assets worth 3.68 lakh crores?
Reliance Industries Ltd
____ Became First PSU to Issue Bonus Debentures as it gave Rs. 7725.76 crore worth of bonus
debentures and Rs. 2060.75 crore as dividend distribution tax to the Government ?
NTPC
Rupee 1 note released by Rajeev Mehrishi after a gap of over 20 years with signature of ____ on it.
Finance Secretary
Which state has announced Exemption of Drugs from VAT (Value Added Tax) in the state
Budget 2015-16?
Assam
Government approved ___ reservation for women in police forces of all Union territories (UTs)
including Delhi.
33 %
The President of world bank is always nominated by
United States
Recently Paytm inked MoU with National Centre for Trade Information (NCTI) to promote _______
in the country.
MSMEs

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