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1. Which union minister inaugurated ‘’Wall of Wishes’’ at India Gate Lawns in New Delhi?
- A. Vijay Goel
- B. Arun Jaitley
- C. Sushma Swaraj
- D. Venkaiah Naidu
Ans:- A – Vijay Goel – Explanation – Sports Minister Vijay Goel on 2nd August 2016 inagurated ‘wall of Wishes’ at India Gate Lawns in New Delhi. The Wall of Wishes was launched in presence of Olympian Boxer M C Kom to celebrate the Olympic mood in the country.
2. Recently Indian – American famous person passed away, he belongs to which profession?
- A. Author
- B. Professor
- C. Scientist
- D. Leader
Ans:- B – Professor – Explanation – Renowned Indian-American linguist Braj B Kachru passed away on 29th July 2016 in Urbana, Illinois. He was 84. Kachru coined the term World English. He is also known for his published studies on Kashmiri.
3. Recently who appointed as President of Microsoft India?
- A. Anil Bhansali
- B. Amit Sircar
- C. Anant Maheshwari
- D. Bhaskar Pramanik
Ans:- C – Anant Maheshwari – Explanation – Anant Maheshwari was on 1st august 2016 named as the President of Microsoft India by the parent company Microsoft Inc. Maheshwari will succeed Bhaskar Pramanik, who retires in March 2017.
4. Who wrote the book R D Burmania: Panchamemoirs?
- A. Chetan Bhagat
- B. Jhumpa Lahiri
- C. Arundhati Roy
- D. Chaitanya Padukone
Ans:- D – Chaitanya Padukone – Explanation – A book titled R D Burmania: Panchamemoris authored by Chaitanya Padukone was released in July 2016. The book throws light on the legendry musicians Rahul Dev Burman, whose cabaret tunes still reverberate pubs and discotheques.
5. Recently who won the PEN/Heim translation fund grants 2016?
- A. Anita Gopalan
- B. Geet Chaturvedi
- C. Anita Jain
- D. Geet Gopalan
Ans:- A – Anita Gopalan – Explanation – Translator and artist Anita Gopalan on 25th July 2016 was awarded the 2016 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants for her English translation of Hindi novel Simaim by Geet Chaturvedi. Gopalan is the second Indian translator to be selected for the grant.
6. Recently which Indian player won the World Karate Championship?
- A. Narsingh Yadav
- B. Vivek Teja
- C. Praveen Rana
- D. Rahul Yadav
Ans:- B – Vivek Teja – Explanation – India’s martial arts hero and rising star Vivek Teja bagged the World Karate Champion (All Styles) at the Martial Arts world Champions in Sydney, Australia.
7. Recently who wrote the book ‘’Grassroots Innovation’’?
- A. Chetan Bhagat
- B. Jhumpa Lahiri
- C. Anil K Gupta
- D. Chaitanya Padukone
Ans:- C – Anil K Gupta – Explanation – A book titled Grassroots Innovation was released which was authored by professor Anil K Gupta of IIM Ahmadabad. The book describes about the people who are silently making contribution in the innovation for the economic development and also for the advancement of society.
8. Recently which state government won the 8 National Tourism Award of India?
- A. West Bengal
- B. Assam
- C. Odisha
- D. Kerala
Ans:- D – Kerala – Explanation – Kerala Tourism bagged six National Tourism awards for 2014-15 in the marketing category for states. It received two more awards, including the one for its Responsible Tourism (RT) initiative in Wayanad.
9. Recently who won the ‘Choice Female Artist’ at the 18th Teen Choice Awards 2016?
- A. Selena Gomez
- B. Whitney Houston
- C. Mariah Carey
- D. Celine Dion
Ans:- A – Selena Gomez – Explanation – Singer Selena Gomez won the ‘Choice Female Artist’ while Justin Bieber won the ‘Choice Male Artist’ at the 18th Teen Choice Awards 2016, held in Los Angeles. ‘Deadpool’ won the Choice Movie award in the Action/Adventure category while Leonardo DiCaprio was declared the Choice Movie Actor (Drama) for ‘The Revenant’. Meanwhile, ‘Pretty Little Liars’ won the Choice TV Show (Drama) award.
10. Recently Chief Minister Anandiben Patel resigned due to old age, she was the Chief Minister of which state?
- A. Odisha
- B. Gujarat
- C. Kerala
- D. Tripura
Ans:- B – Gujarat – Explanation – Anandiben Patel, who served as the state’s first woman chief minister, posted the resignation letter on her Facebook page. She said the decision was driven by the fact that she was almost 75 years old, the age at which Modi expects ministers to retire.
11. Recently Dentist (Amendment) Bill, ______________ passed in Rajya Sabha?
- A. 2015
- B. 2014
- C, 2016
- D. 2013
Ans:- C -2016 – Explanation – Rajya Sabha on 1st August 2016 passed the Dentists (Amemndment) Bill, 2016 with voice Vote. The Bill seeks to amend the Dentists Act, 1948. It also seeks to replace the Dentists (Amendment) Ordinance, 2016 and states that its provisions will come in to force from 24th May 2016.
12. Recently Union Government capped the prices of how many drugs?
- A. 21
- B. 22
- C. 23
- D. 24
Ans:- D – 24 – Explanation – The Union Government has capped the prices of 24 essential drugs used for treatment of cancer, HIV, bacterial infections, anxiety and cardiac conditions.
13. Recently which bridge collapsed in Mumbai-Goa Highway?
- A. British-Era Bridge
- B. Bandra Worli sea Link
- C. Mahatma Gandhi Setu
- D. Vidyasagar Setu
Ans:- A – British-Era Bridge – Explanation – Two bodies have been found and over 20 are feared missing after a British-era bridge collapsed on the Mumbai-Goa highway in Maharashtra late last night because of recent torrential rain. Buses and vehicles plunged into the river near Raigad district, 84 km from Mumbai.
14. Recently Himachal Government released how many rupees relief for rain hit areas?
- A. 30 crore
- B. 42 crore
- C. 25 crore
- D. 50 crore
Ans:- B – Rs. 42 crore – Explanation – As heavy rains continued to lash several parts of the state, Himachal government on Tuesday released a fund of Rs. 42 crore for relief and restoration work in rain hit areas.
15. Central Government will be open how many Jan Aushadhi Stores across India?
- A. 4,000
- B. 2,500
- C. 3,500
- D. 3,000
Ans:- D – 3,000 – Explanation – Under Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana (PMJAY), the central government will open 3,000 Jan Aushadhi Stores (JAS) pan India by the end of this fiscal to make quality drugs available at affordable prices, parliament was told on 02-08-16.
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