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1. Recently which State set up “National Banana Research Centre” in India?
- A. West Bengal
- B. Bihar
- C. Uttar Pradesh
- D. Haryana
Ans: – B – Bihar – Explanation: The National Research Centre for Banana would be set up at Goraul in Bihar’s Vaishali district. Union Agriculture and Famers’ Welfare Minister Radha mohan Singh announced this, who was accompanied by Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, while inaugurating a two-day ‘Horti-Sangam’ 2016 organized by National Horticulture Board at Hajipur the district headquarters of Vaishali.
2. Recently who won 3rd “Straight British Grand Prix” in 2016?
- A. Nico Rosberg
- B. Max Verstappeen
- C. Kimi Raikkonen
- D. Lewis Hamilton
Ans: – D – Lewis Hamilton – Explanation: Mercedes Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix for the third year in a row. It is his overall 4th British Grand Prix title after winning it in 2008, 2014 and 2015. It was also his 4th title of the 2016 season after Monaco Grand Prix, Canadian Grand Prix and Austrian Grand Prix.
3. Recently who secures first ever “Wimbledon Wheelchair Singles title” in 2016?
- Gordon Reid
- Kevin Anderson
- John Isner
- Gilles Simon
Ans: – A – Gordon Reid – Explanation: Great Britain’s Gordon Reid landed his second Wimbledon title of the weekend with a brilliant victory in the tournament’s first wheelchair singles event. He completed mission by becoming the Wimbledon champion.
4. Recently “Hemis Festival” to begin in India on____________?
- A. August 15th
- B. July 14th
- C. July 21st
- D. August 11th
Ans: – B – July 14th – Explanation: The Hemis festival will be held between July 14 and 15 at the Hemis Monastery in Ladakh. This is an extremely well-known festival. Hemis festival 2016 or Hemis Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Drukpa Lineage, located in Hemis, Ladakh situated 45 km from Leh, and the monastery was re-established in 1672 by the Ladhak King Sengge Namgyal.
5. Recently who awarded by the 51st Jnanpith award?
- A. Raghuveer Chaudhari
- B. Bhalchandra Nemade
- C. Kedarnath Singh
- D. Ravuri Bharadhwaja
Ans:- A – Dr. Raghuveer Chaudhari – Explanation – President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the 51st Janapith Award on renowned Gujrat writer and litterateur Dr. Raghuveer Chaudhari at a function in New Delhi. He was awarded with the India’s highest literary honour carrying a cash prize, a citation plaque and bronze replica of Goddess Saraswati for the year 2015.
6. Recently who was appointed as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL)?
- A. Sanjay Parikar
- B. Sanjay Gupta
- C. Sanjay Sha
- D. Sanjay Mittal
Ans:- B -Sanjay Gupta – Explanation – Sanjay Gupta on 8 July 2016 was appointed as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KPCL). Prior of Gupta’s elevation, he had been working as Director (Operating & Commercial) of Konkan Railway since 30 September 2013. He had also been officiating as the CMD since 24 November 2015 after the retirement of B P Tayal.
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