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Argentina women win record seventh FIH Champions Trophy title

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The Argentina women’s team has claimed a record seventh International Hockey Federation Champions Trophy title with a 2-1 win over reigning World and Olympic champions, the Netherlands, in the final at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.

QUICK Question for BANK PO/IBPS exam 2016-17:

Which women’s team has who won 7th FIH Champions Trophy title?

– Argentina

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National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships begin in Hyderabad

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56th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships will begin in Hyderabad .

It is a qualifying event for the Rio Olympics.

QUICK Question for BANK PO/IBPS exam 2016-17:

What is the name of Championship which is also a qualifying event for the Rio Olympics held in Hyderabad?

– National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championship

 

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Anju Bobby George & Pullela Gopichand taken as members of Khelo India

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India’s lone athletics World Championship medal winner Anju Bobby George and chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand have been drafted as members of Khelo India, a national programme for the development of sports in the country, an initiative by the Government.

QUICK Question for BANK PO/IBPS exam 2016-17:

What is Khelo India?

– A national programme for the development of sports in the country.

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Xerxes Desai founder of Titan passes away

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Former vice chairman and managing director of Titan Co. Ltd Xerxes Sapur Desai (80-years) has passed away in Bengaluru. He was suffering dengue and his health condition deteriorated due to other ailments.

QUICK Question for BANK PO/IBPS exam 2016-17:

What was the name of Titan Co. Ltd who passed away recently?

– Xerxes Desai

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CSIR launches anti diabetic ayurvedic drug BGR -34

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Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has launched BGR-34, an anti-diabetic ayurvedic drug designed for type 2 Diabetes mellitus. Ayurvedic pharma compnay AIMIL Pharmaceuticals will commercially produce and distribute BGR- 34, which has been priced at Rs 5 and will be available widely across Karnataka and neighbouring states.

QUICK Question for BANK PO/IBPS exam 2016-17:

Which company will commercially produce and distribute BGR-34, ayurvadic anti-diabetic drug?

– AIMIL Pharmaceuticals

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BHEL commissions two hydel units in Afghanistan

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State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) today said that it has commissioned two units of 14 MW each at Salma Hydro Electric Project in Afghanistan.

The Salma Dam or the Afghan-India Friendship Dam was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in presence of the Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, BHEL said in a statement.

QUICK Question for BANK PO/IBPS exam 2016-17:

BHEL has commissioned two units of 14 MW power plant in Afganistan. What is the location of plants in Afganistan?

– Afghan-India Friendship Dam or Salma Dam

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UP declares all natural calamities as state disaster

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Uttar Pradesh government has declared that all natural calamities including unseasonal heavy rain, lightning, Loo and storm etc will be treated as state disaster. An official release said that all the victims of these disasters will be given relief as per provisions made under State Disaster Relief Fund by the Central government.

Earlier the victims of lightning, storm and heat stroke etc were given very little compensation by local administration as there was no special provision to treat such cases as special one. But now coming under the state disaster relief fund, the victims or their families will get ample financial support.

QUICK Question for BANK PO/IBPS exam 2016-17:

Which state declared all natural calamities as state disaster?

– Uttar Pradesh

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Sujoy Bose appointed as CEO of NIIF

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Govt has appointed Mr. Sujoy Bose, Director and Global Co-Head, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, International Finance Corporation, Washington, as the Chief Executive Officer of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) Ltd.

QUICK Question for BANK PO/IBPS exam 2016-17:

Who was recently appointed as CEO of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Ltd.?

– Sujoy Bose

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Govt appoints N S Vishwanathan as new RBI deputy governor

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The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has cleared the appointment of NS Vishwanathan as the new deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India. Vishwanathan will succeed HR Khan whose term ends this week.

QUICK Question for BANK PO/IBPS exam 2016-17:

Who is appointed as new RBI deputy governer?

– NS Vishwanathan

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PM Narendra Modi launches Smart city Mission Projects in Pune : Bank Exam GK

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the ‘Smart City Mission’ involving 83 projects from 20 different cities in the country.
The Smart City Mission’ projects launched included 14 projects of Pune (Maharashtra) and 69 projects from 20 different shortlisted cities in the country to be implemented at a cost of 1,770 crore rupees.
PM Modi also inaugurated ‘Make Your City SMART’ contest, aimed at involving citizens’ participation in designing smart cities.
QUICK Question for BANK PO/IBPS exam 2016-17:
Recently PM Narendra Modi inaugurated a contest whilst launch of Smart City mission project in Pune. What is the name of that contest?
– Make Your City SMART

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First flight of BrahMos missile from SU-30 MKI aircraft successful : Bank Exam GK

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The first carriage flight of Su-30 MKI aircraft with BrahMos missile has successfully undertaken at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s (HAL) airport in Nashik.
With this Indian Air Force (IAF) became the first air force in the world in procession of a supersonic cruise missile system with a long-range fighter aircraft.

QUICK Question for BANK PO/IBPS exam 2016-17:
BrahMos missile was first time tested with a long-range fighter aircraft. What is the name of that aircraft?
– SU- MKI

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India joins Missile Technology Control Regime : Bank Exam GK

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India formally became the 35th full member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR).
MTCR membership will enable India to buy high-end missile technology and also enhance its joint ventures with Russia.
QUICK Question for BANK PO/IBPS exam 2016-17:
Recently India joined MTCR. What does M stand for in this abbreviation?
– Missile

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Jitu Rai wins silver in ISSF World Cup : Bank Exam GK

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Shooter Jitu Rai has won silver in the 10 m Air Pistol event at the ISSF World Cup held in Baku, Azerbaijan.This was Jitu’s sixth World Cup medal overall. ISSF World Cup stands for International Shooting Sport Federation World cup.

QUICK Question for BANK PO/IBPS exam 2016-17:
Which Indian Shooter won silver in ISSF world cup?
– Jitu Rai

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Lionel Messi retires from International football : Bank Exam GK

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Argentina skipper Lionel Messi (29-year) has announced retirement from International Football after Argentina’s loss in Copa America final. Messi is a five-time FIFA player of the year, winner of four Champions League titles and eight Spanish La Liga crowns with Barcelona.
QUICK Question for BANK PO/IBPS exam 2016-17:
Which famous football player took retirement?
– Lionel Messi

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26 June Observed as “International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking” : Bank Exam GK

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International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was observed on 26 June 2016. The day was observed with theme “Listen First”. ‘Listen First’ is an initiative to increase support for prevention of drug use that is based on science and is thus an effective investment in the well-being of children and youth, their families and their communities.
QUICK Question for BANK PO/IBPS exam 2016-17:
Which day is celebrated as International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking?
– 26 June

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Nepal bans its citizens from working in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya : Bank Exam GK

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Nepal has banned its citizens from working in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya. The decision was made at a cabinet meet after 13 Nepali security guards were killed in a Taliban suicide bombing in Kabul. This decision has been taken in order to protect citizens.
QUICK Question for BANK PO/IBPS exam 2016-17:
Which country banned its citizens from working in Afganistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya ?

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BCCI to host mini IPL in September

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BCCI to host mini IPL in September

The BCCI is set to introduce a new Twenty20 event, to be branded as mini IPL, outside India in September.

According to BCCI president Anurag Thakur, In the month of September, the BCCI is willing to host a mini IPL or IPL overseas with all the eight teams participating. It will be a shorter format, not home and away matches but a lesser number of matches. In a two-week window we should be able to complete it.

Quick Question: What is the name of new Twenty20 event introduced by BCCI in September?

– Mini IPL

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Sri Lanka’s parliament votes in favour of right to information bill

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Sri Lankan Parliament has unanimously passed the Right to Information (RTI) bill with amendments. The bill that seeks to restore transparency and good governance in the country was adopted without a vote in the Parliament after two days of debate.

A five-member Right to Information Commission will be formed to monitor and ensure compliance.

Quick Question: Which Indian Neighbouring country recently passed the RTI bill?

– Sri Lanka

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Neil O’Brien dies at 82

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NEIL O’BRIEN, a leader of the Anglo-Indian community who is credited with pioneering quizzing in the country, passed away in Kolkata

The 82-year-old former Lok Sabha MP and three-time nominated Anglo-Indian MLA in West Bengal Assembly.

Quick Question: What was the name of Anglo-Indian MLA in West Bengal Assembly who passed away recently?

– Neil O’Brien

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