GK/General Awareness/G-Studies

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1-Odisha becomes first Indian state to give pension and food benefits to transgenders

2-Indian banker Raghavan Seetharaman awarded Green Economy Visionary Award

3-US Army Reserve officer Deshauna Barber crowned as Miss USA 2016

4-Guwahati declares Gangetic River Dolphin as its ‘city animal’

5-India-born Neerja Sethi ranked 16th on ‘America’s Richest Self-made Women’ list while president and CEO of Arista Networks Jayshree Ullal is ranked 30th.

6-Himachal Pradesh becomes first state to launch green-concept based State Data Centre

7-Union Government approved retirement age of doctors of Central Health Services to 65

8-Astrophysicists discover Canarias Einstein Ring in space

9-Asia’s largest technology trade show COMPUTEX started in Taipei

10-Dia Mirza named Ambassador for Swachh Saathi programme

Dia Mirza

11-Union Cabinet approves setting up of India Post Payments Bank

12-Iceland scientists turn CO2 into Stone under CarbFix Project

13-Radhika Menon becomes first woman to bag IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea

14- Pre-historic Megaliths study indicate Khasis lived Meghalaya since 1200 BCE

15-IUCN declares Bornean Orangutan as critically endangered

16-NASSCOM unveils India’s first Centre of Excellence on Internet of Things

17- World Population Day 2016 observed with theme Investing in teenage girls

18-South African writer Lidudumalingani Mqombothi wins 2016 Caine Prize

19-World Bank Report – India is largest recipient of World Bank loans

20-CIRB Hisar becomes second institute to clone buffalo in India

21- The recently appointed Chairman-cum-Managing Director of Jute Corporation of India Limited was K V R Murthy.

22– Utpal Bora has been appointed as the full-time Chairman of Oil India Ltd.

23-The Kerala state government has announced to impose 14.5 % tax on junk food on the lines of ‘Fat Tax’.

24-Arvind Subramanian Committee is the high-level committee that has been constituted to review the minimum support price (MSP) and bonus for pulses

25-Talgo train is the Spanish-made train that has clocked 180 km per hour to become the fastest train of India

26-The Gangajal delivery scheme has been started from Patna city of India.

27-Amitav Ghosh has authored the book ‘The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable’ .

Amitav Ghosh

28- ‘Who Moved My Interest Rate’ book is authored by Duvvuri Subbarao.

29-Nitin Gokhale has authored the book ‘Beyond NJ 9842: The Siachen Saga’.

30-Russia is the country that signed the controversial ‘anti-terrorist’ legislation adopted by the lower and upper houses of parliament
in June 2016 .

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