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Veteran actor Om Puri passes away at 66


  • Veteran actor Om Puri passed away at the age of 66 after suffering a heart attack early on Friday.
  • The two-time National Award winning actor was awarded the Padma Shri in 1990, the fourth highest civilian award of India.
  • During his career, the actor appeared not only in Bollywood movies, but various;
    1.Pakistani,
    2.British and
    3.Hollywood movies.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which Indian Veteran actor passed away at the age of 66 after suffering a heart attack on 6th of January? 
 - Om Puri. 
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Dinanath Bhargava who sketched National Emblem dies aged 89


  • Dinanath Bhargava, a co-artist in the team that sketched the National Emblem 'Lion Capital of Ashoka', died at the age of 89 in Indore.
  • Bhargava was reportedly suffering from cardiac ailments.
  • Born on November 1, 1927, Bhargava was in his early twenties when he was chosen in the team, which also designed the pages of the Constitution's manuscript.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which Indian sketch artist who sketched National Emblem died recently ? 
 - Dinanath Bhargava
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Developer of life saving technique 'Heimlich' dies aged 96


  • Henry Heimlich, the doctor who came up with the Heimlich manoeuvre which saved thousands of choking victims, died of a heart attack on Saturday aged 96.
  • Heimlich came up with the technique in 1974 after reading about high death counts in restaurants caused by diners choking on food.
  • Heimlich won the prestigious Lasker Award for public service in 1984.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who was the founder of Heimlich manoeuvre technique, who recently passed away on 17th of December 2016 aged 96 ? 
 - Henry Heimlich. 
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Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa passes away: Apollo Hospitals


  • The Apollo Hospitals in Chennai today announced the demise of state Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
  • The AIADMK leader, aged 68 years, suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday and was put on a life-support system at the Apollo Hospital in Chennai.
  • Jayalalithaa, who was first appointed in 1991, was appointed the state's Chief Minister six times.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which Indian state's chief minister passed away on 6th of December 2016?. 

- Tamil Nadu. 

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First Asian-American to win Olympic gold passes away at 96


  • Two-time Olympic gold medallist diver Sammy Lee died aged 96 on Friday in Newport Beach due to pneumonia.
  • Lee, a Korean-American, became the first ever Asian-American to win an Olympic gold medal for the US after winning gold in the 1948 London Olympics.
  • Lee, also a physician, notably served in the US Army Medical Corps in the Korean War.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which well known Asian-American two -time Olympic gold medallist diver died aged 96 on Friday in Newport Beach due to pneumonia? 

 - Sammy Lee. 

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Padma Vibhushan awardee musician M Balamuralikrishna dies


  • Padma Vibhushan awardee musician M Balamuralikrishna, aged 86, passed away in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on Tuesday.
  • He started learning music at the age of three and has composed over 400 songs in different languages including Sanskrit, Kannada and Tamil.
  • Balamuralikrishna received several awards including the Padma Shri and Knights of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which Padma Vibhushan awardee musician passed away in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on 23rd November 2016?

 - M Balamuralikrishna

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Mahatma’s grandson Kanu Gandhi passes away


  • Kanu Ramdas Gandhi, the 87-year-old grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and a former NASA scientist, passed away at a private hospital in Surat on Monday.

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What's the name of the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and a former NASA scientist, who passed away recently?

- Kanu Ramdas Gandhi.

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Ex-Union minister Jayawantiben Mehta passes away at 78


  • JP leader Jayawantiben Mehta, passed away at 78 after a brief illness.
  • She was a minister in the Vajpayee government from 1996 to 1999.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which Ex-Union minister of 1996 to 1999 government passed away recently?

 - Jayawantiben Mehta.

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Japan's Prince Mikasa, world's oldest royal, dies at 100


  • Japanese Prince Mikasa, uncle of Emperor Akihito, died at the age of 100 on Thursday, 27 October.
  • He was the oldest imperial family member in the world.
  • Mikasa was the fifth in the line of succession to the Japanese throne Chrysanthemum, a metaphorical name for the monarchy.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Who was the prince of Japan, the oldest imperial family member in the world. Who died at the age of 100 on Thursday, 27 October?

 - Prince Mikasa.

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Goa’s First Woman Chief Minister Shashikala Kakodkar Dies At 81


  • Shashikala Kakodkar is a prominent leader of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), a political party based in Goa, India, that espouses the cause of the Bahujan Samaj.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Who was the first woman chief minister of Goa, who recently passed away?

- Shashikala Kakodkar.

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Legendary Kashmiri singer Raj Begum dies


  • Celebrated Kashmiri singer Raj Begum passed away on 26 October 2016 in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir. She was 89.
  • She was awarded Padma Shri in 2002.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which Padma Shri  Kashmiri singer passed away on 26 October 2016 in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir?

 - Raj Begum.

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Brazil World Cup hero Carlos Alberto passes away


  • Brazilian footballer great Carlos Alberto (72-year) has passed away due to the heart attack.
  • Alberto had scored one of the greatest goals in FIFA World Cup history while captaining Brazil to glory in 1970 final against Italy in Mexico.
  • He earned the nickname ‘The Captain‘ for his leadership qualities.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which well known Brazilian footballer whose nickname is ‘The Captain‘, who passed away recently due to the heart attack?

 - Carlos Alberto.

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Tom Hayden, famed anti-Vietnam war activist passes away


  • A peace activist whose radical views helped spur the 1960s anti-Vietnam War movement Tom Hayden (76-year) passed away UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, California,USA.
  • Hayden, who served nearly two decades as a California state lawmaker.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which well known peace activist whose radical views helped spur the 1960s anti-Vietnam War movement passed away at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, California,USA?

 - Tom Hayden.

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Mehar Mittal, legend of comedy in Punjabi movies, passes away


  • Veteran Punjabi actor Mehar Mittal, who acquired legendary status with his comic roles, passed away at a hospital in Mount Abu, Rajasthan, on 22nd October 2016 after prolonged illness.
  • He was to turn 81 on October 24, 2016.
  • Mittal has been a well-known face in Punjabi movies for over four decades.
  • He worked in more than 100 movies and ruled the small screen too.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17: 

Which well known comic actor of Punjabi movies passed away at a hospital in Mount Abu, Rajasthan, on 22nd October 2016 after prolonged illness?

 - Mehar Mittal.

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Eminent journalist Tilak Hazarika passes away


  • Eminent journalist & writer of Assam Tilak Hazarika (95-year) has passed away in Guwahati,Assam.
  • Mr. Hazarika was the editor of popular Assamese weekly newspaper Sadin and Asom Bani.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which well known journalist & writer of Assam has passed away in Guwahati,Assam on 22.10.2016 ?

 - Tilak Hazarika.

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Satydev Katare passes away in Mumbai


  • Senior Congressman and leader of opposition in Madhya Pradesh legislative assembly Satydev Katare passed away in Mumbai.
  • Mr. Katare was MLA from Ater legislative assembly of Bhind district.
  • Congress had nominated senior party MLA and former Minister Bala Bachchan as the acting Leader of Opposition.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Who was the MLA from Ater legislative assembly of Bhind District in Madhya Pradesh. Who passed away in Mumbai?

 - Satydev Katare.

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South African struggle icon Mewa Ramgobin passes away


  • South African struggle icon Mewa Ramgobin (83-year) has passed away at Cape Town.
  • Ramgobin was married to Ela Gandhi, a human rights activist and Mahatma Gandhi’s granddaughter.
  • He was among the first supporters of the Release Mandela campaign.
  • Ramgobin’s commitment to the Gandhian cause saw him establish a Gandhi museum and library, organizing the Annual Gandhi Lecture and educate people from different race groups on Gandhian philosophies.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which well known South African struggle icon has passed away at Cape Town recently?

 - Mewa Ramgobin.

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Rwanda’s last king, Kigeli V passes away


  • The last king of Rwanda Kigeli V (80-year) has passed away in United States of America(USA).
  • King Kigeli came to power in 1959 and was forced to leave the country the following year after clashing with the Belgian colonial power.
  • The king began a life of exile in east Africa, including Kenya and Uganda, before leaving for America, where he settled in the suburbs of Washington in 1992

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Who was the last king of Rwanda who recently passed away in United States of America(USA)?

 - Kigeli V.

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Thailand King Bhumibol Adulyadej passes away


  • King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej (88-years) has passed away after long illness at Bangkok (Thailand).
  • Thai King Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn (64-years) will be the new monarch.
  • He was the world’s longest-serving head of state and the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history.
  • Adulyadej was crowned King of Thailand on 5 May 1950 at the Royal Palace in Bangkok.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Who is the new monarch of Thailand?

 - Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn

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Style icon Parmeshwar Godrej passes away


  • Godrej group chairman Adi Godrej’s wife Parmeshwar Godrej (70-year) has passed away after a prolonged illness in Mumbai.
  • She was Mumbai’s original queen bee and will be fondly remembered as a style icon.
  • Earlier, she joined hands with :
    1.actor Richard Gere,
    2. the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and 3.the Clinton Global Initiative
    to combat AIDS through the launch of the ‘Heroes Project‘ in 2004.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Godrej group chairman Adi Godrej’s wife Parmeshwar Godrej has passed away on which date?

 - 12 October.

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