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l Winner of the first Noor Inayat Khan Prize – Geetakshi Arora
l Winner of the men’s singles title of the 2016 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament – HS Prannoy
– Winner of the women’s singles title – He Bingjiao
l The relaxed limit for FDI in insurance sector without prior approval – 49 per cent
l The railway station ranked as cleanest among A1 category stations as per a recent survey of the IRCTC – Surat
l The state which won Krishi Karman Award for its landmark achievement in showing highest production of food grains in year 2014-15 – Himachal Pradesh
l The day on which the Earth Hour was observed across the globe from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm – 19 Mar
l The state where BHEL has commissioned a 270-MW unit at Goindwal Sahib coal-fired power project – Punjab
l The film which won the Best Film award at the 10th Asian Film Awards in Macau, China – The Assassin
l The Union Minister who won the Skoch Lifetime Achievement Award recently – Venkaiah Naidu
l The fashion designer appointed advisor to KVIC for promotion of khadi in India and across the world – Ritu Beri
l The state govt which has classified Feni, a country liquor, as the heritage spirit of the state – Goa
l Winner of the men’s singles title of the BNP Paribas Open – Novak Djokovic
l The country which has started its own credit-ratings firm ACRA – Russia
l Winner of the 2016 Australian Grand Prix F1 championship – Nico Rosberg
l The date on which the govt has announced to open its onetime retro tax settlement scheme – 1 Jun
l The day-and-night combat and firepower exercise of the Indian Air Force held in Pokharan firing range recently –Iron Fist
l The first bank to commence the sale of Indian Gold Coin (IGC) in the domestic market recently – Indian Overseas Bank
l The new interest rate on PPF after the govt slashed the rate recently – 8.1 per cent
l The venue of the recently held India Aviation 2016, the country’s biggest civil aviation show – Hyderabad
l The actress appointed by the UNDP as its Goodwill Ambassador recently – Michelle Yeoh
l India’s ranking on the World Happiness Index 2016 topped by Denmark – 118th
l The venue of the SAARC Ministerial meet held recently – Pokhara
l The first in the world to formally adopt the UN agenda for the world’s sustainable development and 17 goals identified for its implementation – India Inc
l India’s next ambassador to San Marino – Anil Wadhwa
l The headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) – Montreal, Canada
l Winner of the women’s singles title of the All England Badminton 2016 – Nozomi Okuhara
l The state where a Mega Food Park in Khammam District has been approved by the Central Govt – Telangana
l The interval at which the RBI has mandated the banks to credit interest on savings deposits – Quarterly or shorter
l The venue of the 4th World Congress of Biosphere Reserves – Lima, Peru
l The economist and Nobel laureate who passed away recently – Lloyd Stowell Shapley
l The first civilian President elected by the parliament of Myanmar recently – Htin Kyaw
l Winner of the Global Teacher Prize – Hanan al Hroub
l Winner of the men’s singles title of the All England badminton title 2016 – Lin Dan
l The High Court which celebrated 150 years of its existence recently – Allahabad High Court
l The Irish Prime Minister who resigned recently – Enda Kenny
l Winner of the 70th Santosh Trophy football title – Services
l The headquarters of the Arab League – Cairo
l The total fund mobilised under Swachh Bharat Kosh (SBK) as on Jan 31, 2016 – `369.74 cr
l The present President of Turkey – Recep Tayyip Erdogan
l The city declared the world’s most expensive city in 2016 – Singapore
l The summit co-hosted by India and the IMF on Asia’s economic challenges in New Delhi recently – Advancing Asia
l The city where Uber Inc inaugurated its first engineering centre in Asia recently – Bengaluru
l The newly appointed Deputy Chief of Army – Lt Gen NPS Hira
l The industrialist conferred with Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour) by the French authorities recently – Anand Mahindra
l The fellowship launched by India and the US to address climate change issues – Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship
l The bank which has launched “iWork@home” scheme that allows women employees to work from home – ICICI Bank
l Winner of the Irani Cup 2016 – Rest of India
l The new name of LED-based Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) – UJALA
l The stock exchange which has got SEBI’s nod to list itself on a bourse – Bombay Stock Exchange
l Winner of the 2016 WGC-Cadillac Championship – Adam Scott
l The acclaimed Brazilian musician who died recently – Nana Vasconcelos
l The bank which has launched a credit-linked subsidy scheme under PMAY programme – ICICI Bank
l The convention on international carriage by air – Montreal Convention
l The atomic power plant in Gujarat which was recently shut due to leakage – Kakrapar Atomic Power Station
l The institution which annually publishes ‘Global Economic Prospects’ – World Bank
l The country with which India has signed a pact to supply 18 Meter Gauge 1350 HP Diesel Electric Locomotives –Myanmar
l The first female umpire to officiate in the ICC World Twenty20 recently – Kathleen Cross
l The new brand ambassador of Reebok India – Kangana Ranaut
l The Egyptian who is the new Secretary General of the Arab League – Ahmed Abul Gheit
l The new Chairman of the 21st Law Commission – Balbir Singh Chauhan
l The Ministry which is promoting Project Mausam – Union Ministry of Culture
l The headquarters of the BIMSTEC grouping – Dhaka
l The new Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court – Ajit Singh
l The contribution of the real-estate sector to the national GDP – Nine per cent
l The automaker which recently announced a four-year partnership with the BCCI – Hyundai
l The Dogri poetess who has been awarded Krutitava Semagra Samman for 2015 – Padma Sachdev
l The commission which submitted its report on Muzaffarnagar riots recently – Justice Vishnu Sahai Commission
l The venue of the National Special Olympic for special children – Shimla
l Winner of the third season of the Pro Kabaddi League –Patna Pirates
l The new brand ambassador of Sun Pharma’s Revital H brand – MS Dhoni
l The outlay for the Pradhan Mantri Ujwala Yojana for three years for Providing free LPG connections to Women from BPL Households – `8,000 cr
l The joint training exercise held between India and Indonesia recently in Magelang, Indonesia – Garuda Shakti
l The country to which the Exim Bank, on behalf of the Govt of India, extended a USD 2-bn line of credit recently –Bangladesh
l The venue of the first Maritime India Summit 2016 scheduled to be held from 14 to 16 Apr 2016 – Mumbai
l The country supporting the govt’s ‘Smart Cities’ programme by taking up projects in Bhubaneswar, Kochi and Coimbatore – Germany
l The state which has launched Mukhyamantri Santwana Harish Yojana for accident victims’ free treatment –Karnataka
l The carrier which flew the “world’s longest” all-women operated flight from Delhi to San Francisco recently – Air India
l The city where India is going to host BRICS Friendship Cities Conclave Apr 14-16 – Mumbai
l The private bank which launched all-women-operated bank branch ‘Yes Grace’ in Bengaluru recently – Yes Bank
l The headquarters of the Tata Group which has become the first heritage building to get top green rating – Bombay House
l The noted agriculture scientist who died recently – MV Rao
l The amount disbursed by banks under PM MUDRA Yojana so far – `1.15 lakh cr
l The woman tennis player who was provisionally suspended after failing drug test recently – Maria Sharapova
l The crown prince of Saudi Arabia awarded with the Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest honour – Mohammed bin Nayef
l The sixth satellite of ISRO’s IRNSS navigation system launched recently – IRNSS-1F
l The total allocation for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare in the Union Budget for 2016-17 – `35,984 cr

l The place where the foundation for India’s first “Octomax” unit for the production of high-octane gasoline was laid recently – Mathura

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