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The Italian author of best-selling novels, including The Name of the Rose who died recently – Umberto Eco
● The world’s largest arm importer in the 2011-15 timeline as per SIPRI – India
● The place in Madhya Pradesh where India’s longest railway bridge (14 km in length) will come up – Katni
 ● The state where ONGC has approved an investment of `5,050 cr recently – Tripura
 ● The PSU in which govt offloaded stake worth `5,000 cr through offer for sale (OFS) recently – NTPC
● The country whose Parliament has become the first in world to run on solar power – Pakistan
● The Kiwi batsman who scored the fastest Test century coming in just 54 balls recently against Australia – Brendon McCullum
● The Malayalam film named as best feature-length and best short film in the children’s category at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival – Ottal
● The new Chief Justice of Orissa High Court – Justice Vineet Saran
 ● The Nepalese PM who visited India in his first foreign trip recently – KP Sharma Oli
● Sachin Tendulkar’s autobiography which entered the Limca Book of Records recently – Playing It My Way
● Winner of the Hockey India League (HIL) 2016 – Punjab Warriors
● Winner of the women’s singles title of the WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 2016 – Sara Errani
 ● The renowned classical and playback singer who died recently – Bhubaneshwari Mishra
● The percentage share of manufacturing in the gross domestic product (GDP) – 17 per cent
● The new president of Central African Republic – Faustin Archange Touadera
 ● The state from which the ambitious Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban (rural-urban) Mission was launched recently – Chhattisgarh
● The cumulative gross NPAs of 24 listed public sector banks as on Dec 31, 2015 – `4 lakh cr (approx)
● The professor selected for prestigious Israel Prize – David Shulman
● The percentage reduction by the Govt in interest rates on short-term post office deposits, Kisan Vikas Patra and other small saving schemes below five years – 0.25 per cent
● The new Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh – Kalikho Pul
● The lyricist who has made into the Guinness Book of World Records for writing the most number of songs for Bollywood films – Sameer Anjaan
The US novelist and author of the masterpiece To Kill a Mockingbird, who passed away recently – Harper Lee
● The finance minister of West Bengal who is the new chairman of the GST Panel – Amit Mitra
● The new vice-chancellor of Delhi University – Yogesh Kumar Tyagi
● The person who has been conferred the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour), France’s highest civilian honour – Manish Arora
● Winner of the men’s singles title of the Argentina Open 2016 – Dominic Thiem
● India’s lightest revolver ever which weighs as less as 250 grams – Nidar
● The first missile to be developed by the DRDO under India’s Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme – Prithvi-II
● The cleanest city of the country in Swachh Sarvekshan- 2016 – Mysuru
 ● The present MD and CEO of Bank of Baroda – PS Jayakumar
● The country funding 80% of the `17,750-cr trans-harbour project connecting Mumbai and Navi Mumbai – Japan
● The Jnanpith winner and most celebrated contemporary poet of Malayalam who died recently – ONV Kurup
● The size of the electronic development fund (EDF) launched by the govt – `10,000-cr
 ● The SEBI chairman who was given an extension till 2017 – UK Sinha
 ● The central university which turned 100 years on 13 Feb 2016 – Banaras Hindu University (BHU)
● The firm named manufacturing innovator of the year at the inaugural TIME India awards – Hero MotoCorp ● India’s present ambassador to Tajikistan who died recently – Biraja Prasad
● The newly appointed Prime Minister of Chad – Albert Pahimi Padacke
● The joint military exercise held between India and Seychelles recently – Lamitye 2016
 ● Winner of the Best Film award at the 69th BAFTA Awards 2016 – The Revenant
 ● The new President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) – M Devaraja Reddy
 ● The person awarded with the Pride of Kerala Award from the World Malayalee Council recently – Vidya Balan
● The venue of the first Mega Food Park (MFP) in Madhya Pradesh – Panwa village (Khargone district)
● The new Director of Indian Institute of Millets Research, Hyderabad – Vilas Tonapi
● The venue of the Make in India week – Mumbai

The next secretary of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) – Ramesh Abhishek 
BSC MATCH POINT APRIL 2016--PART ONE Reviewed by sambasivan srinivasan on 9:36:00 PM Rating: 5

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