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The Russian oil major which will take up to 49% of the Essar Group’s Vadinar oil refinery - Rosneft
·         The Pune-based college which has been accorded special heritage status by the UGC - Fergusson College
·         The country whose 23 Meiji period (1868-1912) sites have been granted World Heritage status by Unesco - Japan
·         The Indian scheme ranked as the world’s largest public works programme by the World Bank - MGNREGA
·         The state declared ‘disturbed area’ by the Union home ministry recently - Nagaland
·         The length of national highway (NH) in the country - 92,851km
·         The state which tops in practice of manual scavenging as per SECC 2011-  Madhya Pradesh
·         The total road network in the country which is 2nd highest in the world after the US – 33 lakh km
·         Winner of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup - US
·         The eminent Urdu novelist of Pakistan who died recently - Abdullah Hussain
·         Winner of the 4th South Asian Basketball Championship (SABA) - India
·         India’s 1st and world’s 2nd woman cricketer to score 5000 run in ODIs - Mithali Raj
·         The person nominated by China to be the first president of the AIIB - Jin Liqun
·         The new Director of the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) and Programme Director of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) - Commodore CD Balaji (retd)
·         The currency of Greece before joining the Eurozone in 2002 - Greek drachma
·         The capital city of Yemen classified as endangered heritage site by the UNESCO - Sana’a
·         The cloud platform of TCS which has become the preeminent platform for conducting exams - iON
·         The state which entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the number of simultaneous hand washes - Madhya Pradesh
·         Winner of the 2015 British Grand Prix F1 championship - Lewis Hamilton
·         India’s GDP in 2014 in terms of PPP - $6.78 tn
·         India’s per capita income in 2014 - $1,631
·         India’s rank in terms of per capita income in the world - 169th
·         The denomination of banknotes signed by the Secretary, Ministry of Finance – Re.1
·         The former Chief Justice of India who passed away recently - YK Sabharwal
·         The bank which has launched ‘Project Tatkal’ to expedite home loan applications - SBI
·         Winner of the 2015 Copa America football tournament - Chile
·         The state which has launched Mhara Gaon - Jagmag Gaon initiative related to electricity - Haryana
·         The first country in the world to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis - Cuba
·         Winner of the Commonwealth Chess Championship - Abhijeet Gupta
·         The country where BHEL has commissioned the 500-MW Kosti Thermal Power Station - Sudan
·         The bank allowed by the FIPB to raise its FII cap to 55 per cent recently - Kotak Mahindra Bank

·         Winner of the Norway Chess 2015 - Veselin Topalov

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