1. Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee has taken oath as the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the second consecutive five-year term this week as she was administer oath by West Bengal Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi. Also 42 ministers have taken oath along with her.
2. India has been ranked at 5th place in terms of Clean energy job creation list as per annual review published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) this week. China has been ranked at No 1 position followed by Brazil and the USA.
3. The Reserve Bank of India has formed a seven-member committee headed by Neeraj Kumar Gupta to reduce cash transactions. This panel will check for different ways to increase the acceptance of card payments.
4. Founder and chairman of Bharti Enterprises, Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal has been awarded with this year’s Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award, which has been presented annually since 1968. It is the highest honour to its alumni who have contributed significantly to their companies and communities while upholding the highest standards and values.
5. Sunrisers Hyderabad led by David Warner won their Maiden IPL title today after defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 8 runs in a closely fought final match held in Bangalore. Sunrisers Hyderabad scored 208 runs in 20 overs while batting first. Royal Challengers Bangalore was able to score only 200 in 20 overs even after great start by its openers Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli.
Virat Kohli won the Orange cup for scoring 973 runs in the IPL season including 4 centuries and 7 half centuries.
1. President of Guinea Bissau has named Baciro Dja as the Prime Minister of the country, as per a presidential decree. He succeeds Carlos Correia, who was sacked earlier this month.
2. An Indian American teen, Rishi Nair (12 years old) won the coveted USD 50,000 National Geographic Bee competition this year in which Indian-origin contestants won all the top three prizes. This is the fifth year in a row that an Indian-American has won the national tournament. 14-year-old Saketh Jonnalagadda from Massachusetts was the runner-up and winner of the USD 25,000 college scholarship and Kapil Nathan from Alabama won the third prize with USD 10,000 college scholarship.
1. Veteran CPI-M leader, Pinarayi Vijayan, was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Kerala and the oath was administered by the Governor P Sathasivam. CPM led LDF party secured majority seats in the assembly election held recently and formed the new government.
2. The Union Cabinet has approved the National Capital Goods Policy with the aim to increase capital goods production from the current value of Rs.2,30,000 crore to Rs.7,50,000 crore by 2025. The policy will work towards encouraging exports of capital goods and promoting manufacturing activities in the Indian economy, while strengthening government’s Make in India initiative.
The policy aims to increase direct domestic employment from the current 1.4 million to at least 5 million and indirect employment from the current 7 million to 25 million by 2025, increase exports from the current 27 % to 40 % of production, the share of domestic production in India’s demand from 60 % to 80 % and the share of capital goods in total manufacturing activity from 12 % at present to 20 % by 2025.
3. The Union Cabinet has also approved to amend The Institutes of Technology (IIT) Act, 1961 for incorporation of 6 new IITs. These six new IITs will come up at Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh), Palakkad (Kerala), Dharwar (Karnataka), Bhilai (Chhattisgarh), Goa, Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir). Also it has approved to convert of Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad into an IIT under the ambit of the IIT Act, 1961.
4. The Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched a multilingual knowledge portal www.bharatavani.in with the aim to ensure universalization of education and to create a knowledge society in the digital age. The idea behind the initiative is protection, preservation and inclusion of all Indian languages through technological development without discrimination.
5. Lieutenant General SK Saini has been appointed as the 46th Commandant of the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun. He is an alumnus of National Defence Academy (NDA) and IMA, he was commissioned into the “7th Battalion the JAT Regiment” in June 1981.
6. Sikkim CM Pawan Chamling was awarded with the ‘Yug Kavi Siddhicharan Award’ by Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli for his contributions in promoting Nepali literature in India. He has authored many books in English, Hindi and Nepali. His works in Nepali include Prarambhik Kavita (1978), Antaheen Sapana: Mero Bipana (1985), Ma Ko Hoon! (1992) and Sikkim ra Nariko Maryada. He is also a publisher.
7. Earlier he was conferred with the Sikkim Sahitya Parishad award twice, Chintan Puraskar for best poem and in 1987 and Bhanu Puraskar in 2010.
8. Snapdeal-owner digital payments platform FreeCharge has appointed Kunal Shah as chairman, and Govind Rajan as Chief Executive Officer. Currently Kunal Shah is working as CEO while Rajan is chief operating officer of the company. FreeCharge was founded by Kunal Shah and Sandeep Tandon in 2010 and was acquired by Snapdeal in April 2015.
9. The Capital market regulator SEBI has tightened its norms for Participatory note (P note) users to follow Indian anti-money laundering law and report any suspicious transactions immediately. Based on the recommendations of the Supreme Court SEBI has appointed a Special Investigation Team on black money and also tightened the due-diligence requirements for issuance and transfer of these instruments and put the onus on the original issuer for compliance to Anti-Money Laundering Regulations.
1. The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit was held in Istanbul, Turkey from 23rd May to 24th May since World War II. The summit was inaugurated by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, hosted by Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and attended by world leaders of UN member states.
The purpose of summit were to improve the humanitarian responses to crises, prevent and end conflict, respect the rules of war, achieve gender equality, respond to climate change and invest in humanity.
2. US biochemical engineer, Frances Arnold won the Millennium Technology Prize for her work ‘directed evolution’ in Finland which is a method of rewriting DNA to improve medicines and develop green fuels. With this, she has become the first female winner in its 12 year of history.
N.K.P.Salve passed away in April 2012. He was the former president of which of the following sports governing bodies?
Nalanda University was founded by which in the below list ?
Monisha Kaltenborn has become the first woman team principal of which Formula 1 team recently in October 2012?
A) Red Bull
C) Force One
Moortidevi Award is given for excellence in ___________?
A) Social Service
D) Classical dance
|191||The fourth edition of Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) held in ______________, United States to discuss a gamut of issues pertaining to nuclear security in which heads of about 53 countries and representatives of five international organisations including the UNO, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), European Union (EU), Interpol took part.|
|A) San Fransisco|
|B) New York|
|D) Los Angeles|
|192||“World Intellectual Property Day” is observed on?|
|181||Gujarat government has declared _________ reservation in higher education institutions and government jobs for the economically backward members of all non-reserved castes, with income below Rs 6 lakh per annum in Apr 2016.|
|182||UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appointed an Indian academician __________ to the UN University Council among 11 other members in Apr 2016.|
|A) Geeta Pasi|
|C) Nandita Bakshi|
|D) Arati Prabhakar|
|D) Radha Kumar|
|171||Famous Indian badminton player _________ became the first non-Cricketer to be inducted into the Legends Club founded by the late Cricket Club of India (CCI) president Raj Singh Dungarpur in Apr 2016.|
|A) Prakash Padukone|
|B) Pullela Gopichand|
|C) Nandu Natekar|
|D) None of These|
|172||Indian striker __________ won the ‘Indian Player of the Year’ award by the Football Players Association of India (FPAI) at its annual awards function held in Apr 2016.|
|A) Sunil Chhetri|
|B) Bikash Jairu|
|C) Jeje Lalpekhlua|
|D) Dhanachandra Singh|
|161||Who won ‘Women’s Young Player of the Year’ award announced by the Professional Footballers’ Association in Apr 2016?|
|A) Izzy Christiansen|
|B) Beth Mead|
|C) Nikita Parris|
|D) Gemma Davison|
|162||Former PM of __________ Banharn Silpa-archa passed away in Apr 2016. He was 83.|