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The first player to win ATP World Tour Finals for 4th consecutive time – Novak Djokovic
The new President-elect of Argentina – Mauricio Macri
The PIO appointed by the US President Barack Obama as the executive director of ADB – Swati Dandekar The bank which opened a representative office in Dhaka, Bangladesh recently – Axis Bank
 The country which recently agreed to waive $1-bn penalty on India for breaking a long-term LNG contract – Qatar
The team which won the 8th Junior Men’s Asia Cup hockey title recently – India
 The country which conducted a referendum to select a potential new flag, dropping Union Jack – New Zealand
The new president of the industry body FICCI – Harshavardhan Neotia
 The chair of APEC throughout 2016 and host of the 24th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meet – Peru
 The Chief Guest at Republic Day celebrations in 2016 – Francois Hollande
The country that will build Egypt’s first nuclear power plant at Dabaa – Russia
The agency which has pledged $120-mn loan to finance Indo-Bangla electricity link – ADB
 The UK-based Syrian journalist who has won Reporters Without Borders award – Zaina Erhaim
The Malian capital where extremists killed 19 people in an attack on Radisson Blu hotel recently – Bamako
 The country which hosted the 26th ASEAN Summit recently – Malaysia
The state which recently entered the Guinness Book of World Records for planting the most number of saplings (10 lakh) in one day – Uttar Pradesh
The country which recently launched the first satellite (Kosmos 2510) for its new early warning system – Russia
The chairman of the 7th Central Pay Commission – AK Mathur
 The Chinese supercomputer which was recently declared world’s most powerful system for the sixth time – Tianhe-2
The person conferred with Disaster Risk Reduction Asia Champion honour by the UN recently – Kiren Rijiju
 India’s overall ranking on the Global Gender Cap Index 2015 topped by Iceland – 108
The new Indian ambassador to China – Vijay Keshav Gokhale
World Toilet Day (WTD) – 19 Nov
The Union Ministry which launched PRASAD and SWADESH DARSHAN schemes recently – Ministry of Tourism
Winner of the men’s singles title of 2015 China Open Super Series – Lee Chong Wei
Winner of 2015 Fed Cup (women’s) tennis tournament final – Czech Republic
The city which hosted the APEC Summit 2015 recently – Manila, Philippines
The new CEO of Standard Chartered bank – Zarin Daruwala
The children’s books writer who died recently – Kamala Laxman
The state which marked its statehood day on 15 Nov – Jharkhand
The chairman of the committee set up to look into the ways to revive PPP model – Vijay Kelkar
The Bollywood veteran actor who died recently – Saeed Jafri
The year announced by the British PM David Cameron as the UK-India Year of Culture – 2017 International Day for Tolerance – 16 Nov
 Winner of 2015 Brazilian Grand Prix F1 – Nico Roseburg
 India’s former Ambassador to Nepal and a close associate of Jayaprakash Narayan who died recently – Bimal Prasad
The state where Tata Steel commissioned the first phase of the Kalinganagar Steel Project recently – Odisha
The city where the 2nd World Congress for Disaster Management was held recently – Visakhapatnam The pay production subsidy to be paid to cane farmers directly in the 2015-16 season – `4.50/quintal Winner of the IBSF World Snooker Championship – Pankaj Advani
The state where the Silchar-Lumding broad-gauge rail line was inaugurated recently – Assam
 The year declared by the FAO as the International Year of Pulses – 2016
The PSU in which 10% stake sale was approved by the CCEA recently – Coal India
The World Antibiotic Awareness Week observed by the WHO recently – Nov 16-22
 World Diabetes Day – 14 Nov
The secretariat of the International Energy Agency (IEA) – Paris
The largest and latest offshore patrol vessel of the Indian Coast Guards commissioned recently – Samarth
 The winner of the women’s singles of the China Open Super Series Premier 2015 – Li Xuerui
The cricketer with which Ceat signed a three-year bat endorsement deal recently – Rohit Sharma
 The committee associated with corporate social responsibility – Anil Baijal Committee
The venue of the 2015 G20 Summit – Antalya, Turkey
The headquarters of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) – Basel, Switzerland
The ombudsman appointed by the BCCI recently – AP Shah
The UN Commission to which India was re-elected recently – UNICTRAL
The new CMD of the Power Grid Corporation – IS Jha
The cloud system developed by the NIC – Meghraj
 The new executive director at the IMF who will represent India, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka – Subir Gokarn
 World Pneumonia Day – 12 Nov
 The winner of the 2015 International Children’s Peace Prize – Abraham M Keita
The state where the annual Hundred Drums Wangala Festival was held recently – Meghalaya
The new CMD of the Kolkata-based UCO Bank – RK Takkar
The US-based firm which will set up a loco factory at Marhowra, Bihar – General Electric
 The new CMD of Corporation Bank – JK Garg
The wanted ULFA leader handed over to India by Bangladesh recently – Anup Chetia
 The Kerala Finance Minister who resigned after bribery charges recently – KM Mani
The winner of the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup title – Nigeria
 World Science Day – 10 Nov
The newly elected vice-chairman of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) – Raghuram Rajan India’s present ambassador to China – Ashok K Kantha
 The new chairman of ICC – Shashank Manohar
The country where Xi Jinping (China) and Ma Ying-jeou (Taiwan) met for the first time recently – Singapore
The new MD and CEO of Indian Bank – Mahesh Kumar Jain
The city where the 21st International Conference on ‘Frontiers in Yoga Research and its Applications’ (INCOFYRA) will be held in Jan 2016 – Bengaluru
The new MD and CEO of Andhra Bank – Suresh N Patel
 The country where the ‘Heart of Asia’ conference on Afghanistan is scheduled to be held – Pakistan
 The Swachh Bharat cess imposed by the govt on all taxable services with effect from Nov 15 – 0.5 per cent
The country which holds the world’s largest foreign exchange reserves at present – China
The Indian shooter who recently won gold medal at Asian Shooting championship – Heena Sidhu
The place where the joint military exercise of India and Russia named ‘INDRA-2015’ was held recently – Bikaner, Rajasthan
The country which was officially declared free of Ebola by the WHO recently – Sierra Leone
 The winner of the prestigious 2015 Vishnudas Bhave Award for his contribution to Marathi theatre – Vikram Gokhale
The first female Vice President of Tanzania – Samia Hassan Suluhu
The `1000-cr project launched by the govt to kickstart original research in India – Imprint India
 The scheme for the financial restructuring of debt of power distribution companies – UDAY
 The present president of the Frankfurt-headquartered European Central Bank – Mario Draghi
The new minimum support price that the govt will pay to buy new-season wheat – `1,525/100 kg
The newly elected Prime Minister of Canada – Justin Trudeau
 The Indian-origin Defence Minister of Canada – Harjit Sajjan
 India’s new High Commissioner to the UK – Navtej Singh Sarna
The leader who topped the list of most powerful persons 2015 released by Forbes magazine – Vladimir Putin –
 PM Narendra Modi’s position on the Forbes’ list of most powerful persons 2015 – Ninth
The Vice President of Maldives who was impeached recently – Ahmed Adeeb
The country which recently deported the wanted underworld don Chhota Rajan to India – Indonesia
 The revised scheme to provide nutrition to pregnant and lactating women in the tribal areas approved by the Maharashtra govt recently – APJ Abdul Kalam Amrut Yojna
The city where the International Terra Madre or Slow Food festival was held recently – Shillong, Meghalaya
 The chairman of the committee on Bankruptcy Law Reforms – TK Viswanathan
 The country which was recently hit by a rare tropical cyclone Chapala – Yemen
The new Chief Justice of India – TS Thakur
The first railway station in the country to become blind-friendly – Mysuru, Karnataka
The winner of the men’s singles title of 2015 Swiss Indoors Basel title – Roger Federer

The new President of Tanzania – John Magufuli

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