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1. Najeeb Jung resigned as the Lieutenant-Governor of which of the following Union Territories
on December 22, 2016?
1) Puducherry
2) Delhi
3) Lakshadweep
4) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
5) None of these

2. Doris Leuthard was elected as the President of which of the following countries on December 7, 2016? (She will take over from Johann Schneider-Ammann on January 1, 2017)
1) Latvia
2) Switzerland
3) Lithuania
4) Bulgaria
5) Estonia

3. Who was crowned Miss World 2016? (The 66th edition of the Miss World pageant was held on
December 18, 2016 in Maryland, USA)
1) Yaritza Reyes (Dominican Republic)
2) Natasha Mannuela (Indonesia)
3) Stephanie Del Valle (Puerto Rico)
4) Catriona Gray (Philippines)
5) Lenty Frans (Belgium)

4. Who was named ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year on December 22, 2016?
1) David Warner
2) A.B. de Villiers
3) Chris Gayle
4) Quinton de Kock
5) Virat Kohli

5. John Ashe passed away recently. He was former?
1) UNGA President
2) UNESCO Director General
3) WTO Director General
4) IMF Managing Director
5) World Bank President

6. Which of the following districts in Assam is India’s first island district?
1) Biswanath
2) Sivasagar
3) Majuli
4) Hojai
5) Nagaon

7. Who is the present President of Panama?
1) Daniel Ortega
2) Isabel Saint Malo
3) Ricardo Martinelli
4) Juan Manuel Santos
5) Juan Carlos Varela

8. Cosco container ship became the first to travel through the Panama Canal’s newly expanded locks on June 26, 2016. It belongs to?
1) Russia
2) USA
3) Japan
4) China
5) Brazil

9. Who won the women’s singles title of the Australian Open Super Series Badminton tournament in June 2016?
1) P.V. Sindhu
2) Saina Nehwal
3) Sun Yu
4) Ruthvika Shivani
5) Carolina Marin


10. Which country won the 2016 Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy held in London?
1) Australia
2) India
3) Germany
4) Netherlands
5) Spain

11. Arktika is a nuclear-powered icebreaker ship. It is launched by?
1) Russia
2) China
3) Japan
4) USA
5) Denmark

12. An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a
human pilot aboard. Which of the following drones belong/s to the USA?
1) Predator
2) Reaper
3) Global Hawk
4) Both 1 and 2
5) All 1, 2 and 3

13. Terrorists killed 44 people at the Ataturk Airport on June 28, 2016. It is the main international airport serving?
1) Tehran
2) Baghdad
3) Istanbul
4) Damascus
5) Jerusalem

14. Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket (PSLV-C34) launched how many satellites in a single
mission on June 22, 2016? (ISRO bettered its own record of launching 10 satellites in 2008)
1) 22
2) 18
3) 17
4) 20
5) 24

15. The record for the most number of satellites launched in a single mission belongs to which of the following countries? (It sent 37 satellites in 2014)?
1) USA
2) Japan
3) UK
4) China
5) Russia

16. What is the name of the ISRO’s commercial arm?
1) Planet Labs
2) Astrium
3) Antrix Corporation
4) Intelsat
5) Inmarsat

17. At the 2016 International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards ceremony who was honored with the Woman of the Year Award?
1) Sridevi
2) Deepika Padukone
3) Kangana Ranaut
4) Priyanka Chopra
5) Moushmi Chatterjee

18. Which of the following is a French-origin fighter aircraft?
1) Tejas
2) Sukhoi-30
3) MiG-21
4) Mirage-2000
5) Chengdu J-7

19. Ranu Langthasa has been appointed the first woman Chairperson of the North Cachar Hills
Autonomous Council (NCHAC) in?
1) Arunachal Pradesh
2) West Bengal
3) Assam
4) Tripura
5) Meghalaya

20. Four Indian-Americans were honored with the Great Immigrants: The Pride of America Award 2016. Who among the following is not one of them?
1) Sundar Pichai
2) Hari Sreenivasan
3) Vikram Malhotra
4) Bharati Mukherjee
5) Indra Nooyi

21. Boxing legend Muhammad Ali passed away recently. He belonged to?
1) USA
2) Cuba
3) Jamaica
4) Egypt
5) Nigeria

22. The 17th International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony was held in June 2016 in?
1) Colombo
2) Madrid
3) London
4) Toronto
5) Sydney

23. Who was awarded the 25th G.D. Birla Award for Scientific Research in June 2016?
1) Ashoke Sen
2) Dipankar Das Sharma
3) Sanjay Mittal
4) Raghavan Varadarajan
5) None of these

24. Who among the following coaches was chosen for the Mohun Bagan Ratna award for his contribution to the Mohun Bagan football Club?
1) Armando Colaco
2) Amal Dutta
3) Santosh Kashyap
4) Syed Nayeemuddin
5) None of these

25. Which film won the Best Film award at the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival in
June 2016?
1) Jolly LLB
2) Thithi
3) Bahubali
4) Bajirao Mastani
5) None of these

26. Gordie Howe, one of the greatest ice hockey players of all time, passed away recently. He
belonged to?
1) Iceland
2) Norway
3) Canada
4) Sweden
5) None of these

27. Desert Eagle II was held recently. It was the second in the series of bilateral exercises between Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Air Force of?
1) Saudi Arabia
2) Oman
3) Qatar
4) United Arab Emirates
5) Iraq

28. The Defense Ministry has given its approval for the purchase of 145 Ultra-Light Howitzers
(ULH) guns from?
1) USA
2) Australia
3) Israel
4) Ireland
5) New Zealand

29. In June 2016 India became a full member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) as its?
1) 33rd member
2) 34th member
3) 35th member
4) 36th member
5) 37th member

30. In which year was the Missile Technology Control Regime established?
1) 1985
2) 1986
3) 1987
4) 1988
5) 1989

31. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has flagged off Champaran Satyagrah Express in Motihari in?
1) Bihar
2) Uttar Pradesh
3) Jharkhand
4) Madhya Pradesh
5) None of these

32. The plenary meeting of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) was held in June 2016 in?
1) Beijing
2) Seoul
3) Tokyo
4) Geneva
5) The Hague

33. The Nuclear Suppliers Group consists of how many members?
1) 45
2) 46
3) 48
4) 44
5) 43

34. Which country was elected as Chair of a permanent committee of the United Nations for the first time recently? ( It is the head of Legal Committee , also known as the Sixth Committee)
1) Yemen
2) Syria
3) Lebanon
4) Israel
5) Iraq

35. The United Nations General Assembly elected five non-permanent members of the United
Nations Security Council in June 2016. Which of the following countries is not one of them?
1) Ethiopia
2) Bolivia
3) Sweden
4) Kazakhstan
5) India

36. India is a member of which of the following international groupings?
1) Nuclear Suppliers Group
2) The Australia Group
3) The Wassenaar Arrangement
4) All 1, 2 and 3
5) None of these

37. Which of the following groups was established in response to India’s first nuclear tests in 1974?
1) G7
2) NSG
3) G4
4) IAEA
5) None of these

38. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the second International Yoga Day celebrations on
June 21, 2016 in? (The theme is Connect the Youth)
1) New Delhi
2) Pune
3) Gandhinagar
4) Chandigarh
5) Panipat

39. Calder Memorial Trophy is associated with which of the following sports?
1) Golf
2) Rugby
3) Ice Hockey
4) Polo
5) Baseball

40. Who is the author of the book “A Life in Diplomacy”?
1) Sujatha Singh
2) Nirupama Rao
3) Shiv Shankar Menon
4) M.K. Rasgotra
5) Vikas Swarup


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