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The team defeated by the Indian hockey team 2-1 in the European Tour recently – Spain
● The founder of Hero Cycles who died recently – Om Prakash Munjal
● The dividend paid by the RBI to the govt recently, the highest ever in its 80-year history – `66,000 cr
● The newly appointed Election Commissioner – Om Prakash Rawat
● The winner of the World 6-Red Snooker Championship – Pankaj Advani
● The present PM of Libya – Abdullah al-Thani
● The bank accredited by the Green Climate Fund as an implementing entity for climate change-related projects in India – NABARD
● The ambassador for the ‘Save the Tiger’ campaign – Amitabh Bachchan
● The chairman of the Rajya Sabha committee on the Land Acquisition Bill – SS Ahluwalia
● The city where the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) will come up – New Delhi
● The country which has topped the Asian Youth Chess Championship with 17 medals – India
● The second player till date to be recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award recently – Sania Mirza
● The country with which India’s social security pact came into force on 1 Aug – Canada
● The first Indian city to become a member of Beijingheadquartered World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) Council – Kochi
● The compensation sought by the govt from Nestle for damages caused by Maggi noodles – `640 cr
● The govt scheme aimed at educational and skill training of minorities launched recently – Nai Manzil
● The recipient of the 24th ‘Saraswati Sammaan’ for the year 2014 – M Veerappa Moily
● The state where the indigenous Titanium Sponge Plant was commissioned recently – Kerala
● International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples – 9 Aug
● The new CEO of the technology giant Google – Sundar Pichai
● The umbrella company announced by Larry Page of which Google will be a part – Alphabet
● The state capital which leads the Swachh Bharat rankings – Bengaluru The state capital which came at last in the Swachh Bharat rankings – Patna
● The three East Asian nations included in ASEANplusthree group – China, Japan & South Korea
● The winner of the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA)-Safari India South Asia Travel Award 2015 – Dilip Parulekar
● The socio-biologist who has recently been awarded Germany’s highest civilian honour – the Cross of Order of the Merit – Raghavendra Gadagkar
● The person to whom the global satellite GlobalSat for DRR is to be dedicated – APJ Abdul Kalam
● The freedom fighter and the Kannada poet who died recently – Kayyara Kinhanna Rai
● The bank which recently launched its ‘Saral-Rural Housing Loan’ at base rate of 9.7 per cent for borrowers from rural areas – ICICI Bank
● The new governor of Bihar – Ram Nath Kovind
● The committee set up by the govt and the RBI which will decide the interest rates in the country – Monetary Policy Committee
● The city which tops the chart of cleanest cities in the country among 476 cities surveyed during 2014-15 – Mysuru
● The state with which Foxconn has signed a USD 5-bn deal to set up manufacturing base – Maharashtra ● The typhoon which entered China on 8 Aug after pounding Taiwan – Soudelor
● The country which won the Ashes series, defeating Australia – England
● The Australian Test captain who retired recently – Michael Clarke
● The chairman of the 31-member Parliamentary committee examining the Lokpal Bill – EM Sudarsana Natchiappan
● The first Indian private firm to license tech of a full-scale system from DRDO for Lakshya system – L&T ● The new governor of Himachal Pradesh – Acharya Dev Vrat
● National Handloom Day – 7 Aug
● The archer who won the first-ever individual medal in the World Archery Championships for India recently – Rajat Chauhan
● The additional interest rate paid by the banks against armed forces’ insurance deposits which the RBI has directed to withdraw – 1.28 per cent
● The city where “Bharat Parv,” a celebration of culture and cuisine from different states of India, was organised recently – New Delhi
● The FDI received from 12 countries visited by PM Narendra Modi in financial year 2014-15 – USD 19.78 bn
● The country with which India inked a pact to set up Centre of Excellence in Software Development and Training (CESDT) there – Myanmar
 ● The Indian-American appointed recently as the US ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives – Atul Keshap
 ● The retail inflation in Jun 2015 as per RBI’s monetary policy review on 4 Aug – 5.4 per cent
● The 70th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing (by the nuclear bomb Little Boy) – 6 Aug
● The date on which the World Wide Web (WWW) was born in 1991 conceived by Tim Berners-Lee – 6 Aug
● The first telecom operator in India to commercially launch its 4G high-speed data services – Airtel
● The organisation with which FICCI has signed an MoU for the second phase of SCORE Global Programme – ILO
 ● The present MP of Mozambique who visited New Delhi recently – Filipe Nyusi
● The winner of the Lech Walesa Solidarity Prize 2015 of Poland – Zhanna Nemtsova
 ● The former PWD minister of Goa who has been arrested in connection with the Louis Berger bribery case – Churchill Alemao
● The actor who tops the list of 2015 World’s Highest-Paid Actors released by the Forbes magazine – Robert Downey Jr
 ● The winner of the Esri Special Achievement in GIS Award 2015 – NDDB
● The country which inaugurated the new Suez Canal on 6 Aug – Egypt
● The state which has made it mandatory for candidates contesting all level of panchayat raj elections to have toilets at their individual homes by Jan 31, 2016 – Bihar
 ● The length of National Highways in the country – 96,000 km
● Asia’s largest telescope, the Multi Application Solar Telescope (MAST), was recently inaugurated in – Udaipur, Rajasthan
● The winner of the Ramanujan Prize for 2015 – Amalendu Krishna
● International Tiger Day – 29 Jul

● World Bio Fuel Day – 10 Aug
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