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The country where India has lined up $20 bn as investment subject to provision of concessional rights – Iran
● The institution awarded the prize for ‘Top Academic Institute for Patents 2016’ – IIT-Kharagpur
● The new Lokayukta of Haryana – NK Aggarwal
● The new brand ambassador of the ‘Skill India’ campaign – Sachin Tendulkar
● The person chosen for the UNESCO or Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2016 – Khadija Ismayilova
 ● The country which recently launched a retrievable scientific research satellite SJ-10 – China
 ● The country which recently test-fired shore-based anti-ship missile ‘Zarb’ – Pakistan
 ● Winner of the men’s singles title of 2016 Malaysian Open badminton tournament – Lee Chong Wei
● The country which topped the Credit Suisse Emerging
● The venue where the G-7 Foreign Ministers meet was held recently – Hiroshima, Japan
● The winner of the Femina Miss India 2016 contest – Priyadarshini Chatterjee
● The state where more than 102 people were killed in a major fire in Puttingal Devi Temple in Kollam district – Kerala
● The state where the traditional festival of Sajibu Cheiraoba was celebrated recently – Manipur
● The first state in India to clear land title Bill – Rajasthan
● The city for which the Central Govt has approved India’s first personal rapid transit (Metrino Pod) network – Gurgaon
● The committee set by the govt to monitor govt advertisements – BB Tandon Committee
● The present Director General of the Geneva-based body WTO – Robert Azevedo
● The revised 2016 global trade forecast by WTO – 2.8 per cent
● India’s next ambassador to Norway – Debraj Pradhan
● The new President of Kosovo – Hashim Thaci
● The woman who topped the “Asia 50 Power Businesswomen 2016” list of the Forbes magazine – Nita Ambani
● The winner of the men’s title of the 2016 Asian Nations Cup Chess tournament in Abu Dhabi – India – Winner of the women’s title – China ● The city where the foundation stone of the University of Horticultural Sciences was laid recently – Karnal
● The state which launched the National Food Security Act, renamed as ‘Maa Annapurna Yojana’ recently – Gujarat
● The UNESCO headquarters where Smriti Irani recently unveiled a bronze bust of Aryabhatta – Paris
● The PM of Iceland who resigned recently – Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson
● The new chairman of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) – CP Gurnani
● The chairman of the committee set up to suggest ways to strengthen the security along the border with Pakistan – Madhukar Gupta
● The architect of the Madras Atomic Power Station who died recently – Myneni Hari Prasad Rao
● The sportsperson who has been chosen for the 2016 Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award – Viswanathan Anand
● The country which has launched the world’s first public immunisation programme for dengue fever – Philippines
● The milestone achieved by the Aadhaar scheme recently – 100 cr enrolments
● The growth forecast for 2016-17 as per first monetary policy review by the RBI – 7.6%
● The new Repo rate announced by the RBI – 6.5% – The new reverse repo rate – 6% – The new marginal standing facility (MSF) rate – 7%
● The state which on 5 Apr decided to impose a total ban on alcohol – Bihar
● The new President of Vietnam – Tran Dai Quang
● Winner of the women’s singles title of the 2016 Miami Open – Victoria Azarenka
● The bank which is offering Aadhaar-based ATM transactions sans PIN for the first time – DCB Bank
● Winner of the ICC Women’s World T-20 2016 title – West Indies
● The German development bank which is providing loan to Nagpur metro system – KfW
● The new CMD of Bhartiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam – Kallol Roy
● The city where PM Narendra Modi visited TCS’ all-women IT centre recently – Riyadh
● India’s ranking among the world’s top-ten largest manufacturing countries as per the recent UNIDO report – Sixth
● Winner of the ICC World Twenty20 2016 men’s title – West Indies
● The new Union Urban Development Ministry secretary – Rajiv Gauba ● The city which is set to open the country’s first international arbitration centre in Aug this year – Mumbai
● The first woman CM of Jammu & Kashmir – Mehbooba Mufti
● The state which has launched mobile phone app titled ‘RTA M Wallet’ to hold digital documents – Telangana
● The country where PM Narendra Modi was conferred the highest civilian honour – the King Abdulaziz Sash – recently – Saudi Arabia
● The first state to link all govt colleges to national cancer grid in the country – Maharashtra
 ● The city to host the first Indian chair in the Arab world being set up by the ICCR – Cairo, Egypt

● The amount committed by Govt of Japan for five infrastructure development projects across India – `14,000 cr

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