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The new Reserve Bank of India Governor – Urjit Patel
The Union Ministry with which the PRASAD scheme is associated – Tourism Ministry
Winner of the Dronacharya Award for 2016 – Bisweshwar Nandi
The state which has issued a draft notification on rearranging district borders to create 17 new districts – Telangana
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Syrian Bank who resigned recently – Anand Krishnamurthy
The former head of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) who will take over as Non-Executive Part-time Chairman of YES Bank from Oct 2016 – Ashok Chawla
The host city of the Kabaddi World Cup 2016 – Ahmedabad
The actor selected by France for its prestigious Chevalier de L’Ordre Arts et Lettres, also known as Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters – Kamal Haasan The present President of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) who has been awarded with the Olympic Order for his outstanding services to the Olympic movement – N Ramachandran
The firm which has topped Fortune 2016 ‘Change the World’ list – GlaxoSmithKline
The former Indian-origin President of Singapore who died recently – SR Nathan
The country which has topped the medals tally at the recently concluded Rio 2016 Olympics – US
The venue of the recently held twoday meeting of the BRICS Women’s Parliamentarian Forum – Jaipur
The brand ambassador for the Incredible India campaign as decided by the Union Tourism Ministry – Narendra Modi
The CEO of Bharat Electronics Limited who has been awarded as the Most Enterprising CEO in Electronics Sector – SK Sharma
 The two Indian companies recognised by Fortune magazine in a list of global firms changing the world for the good – Cipla and Godrej
The team which won the Rio Olympic Football gold – Brazil
The newly appointed brand ambassador of Vistara airline – Deepika Padukone
The tech giants which has launched its video-calling app ‘Duo’ for Android and iOS users – Google
The bank which launched its IPO recently, the first IPO by a private sector bank in a decade – RBL Bank
 The village in Osmanabad district of Maharashtra selected by Sachin Tendulkar for development under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna (SAGY) – Donja
The city which has been given the title of the world’s most liveable city by the Economist Intelligence Unit – Melbourne
The first state in the country to launch India’s first comprehensive ‘Crime Criminal Tracking Network System’ (CCTNS) – Maharashtra
The person reelected as the president of Zambia – Edgar Lungu
The Indian wrestler who won the first medal for India, a bronze medal, at Rio 2016 Olympics – Sakshi Malik
The legendary tigress of Ranthambhore which died recently – Machhli
The person honoured with Tamil Ratna Award – AR Rahman
The former FIFA president who died recently – Joao Havelange
India’s ranking on the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2016 topped by Switzerland – 66th
The country to which India has provided USD 1-million grant in the wake of El Nino-induced drought disaster – Zimbabwe
The country which has successfully launched the world’s first quantum satellite named “Micius”, which boasts of establishing hack-proof communications between space and the ground – China
The person posthumously honoured with Ashok Chakra, the country’s highest award for gallantry during peace time, on the eve of 70th Independence Day – Hangpan Dada
The state which has decided to grant 33 percent reservation to women in Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) – Nagaland
The state which has made Aadhaar card mandatory for procurement of paddy in the state – Odisha
 The fiscal deficit target for the period 2016-17 a percentage of the gross domestic product (GDP) – 3.50 per cent
The fiscal deficit target set by the govt as a percentage of gross domestic product for the period 2016-17 – 3.50 per cent
The year since which the Rail Budget has had a separate existence from the General Budget – 1924
The present chairman of Nasscom – CP Gurnani
The country with which Sri Lanka has signed an agreement to proceed with the construction of a mega multibillion-dollar port city project in Colombo – China The Ethiopian who has set a World Record in the women’s 10,000-metre race event at Rio 2016 Olympics – Almaz Ayana
Only the third athlete to win an individual Gold in the same event at four Olympics – Michael Phelps
The state where Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL) has inaugurated the country’s first facility to produce nickel – Jharkhand
The state where a total of 2,147 Sewa Kendras has been constructed at a cost of 500 cr to minimise public interaction with various offices and weeding out corruption – Punjab
The person who has been named as the new MD and the Global CEO of Cipla – Umang Vohra
The new Chief Justice of Bombay High Court – Manjula Chellur
The first state to ratify the Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST) Bill, 2014 – Assam
The state to which the NABARD has sanctioned 26.06 cr for tackling water logging – Punjab
The state where a National Institute of Technology (NIT) is to be set up to act as an institution of national importance – Andhra Pradesh
The country whose antitrust body has slapped Google with a $6.8-mn fine after ruling that the firm didn’t do enough to open Android up to other companies – Russia
The person appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to Ghana – Birender Singh Yadav
The amount the RBI will transfer to the Central Govt as its surplus profit for the year 2015-16 – 65,876 cr
The two billionaires from India in Forbes’ list of the world’s 100 richest people in technology topped by Bill Gates – Azim Premji and Shiv Nadar
The public sector bank which has embarked upon transformation of its branches with its “Project Ananya” – Syndicate Bank
The country which has successfully launched a new high-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) dubbed as Gaofen-3 – China
The university which has launched a mobile application “I Feel Safe” aimed at helping women ensure their safety in the national capital – Delhi University
The new brand ambassador of ITC’s hygiene brand, Savlon – Saina Nehwal
The biography of Irom Sharmila authored by Deepti Priya Mehrotra – Burning Bright
The project of the HRD Ministry aimed at catapulting IITs to the top league of global academic rankings – VISHWAJEET
The nuclear power project whose first unit was dedicated recently by PM Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin – Kudankulam
 India’s ranking as a business destination as per a recent survey of Transparency International – 76th
The committee set up to look into all issues, including FDI norms, pertaining to fast-growing e-commerce – Amitabh Kant
The recently reelected President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) – Takehiko Nakao
The new Managing Director (MD) of the State Bank of India (SBI) – Dinesh Kumar Khara
The author of the theme song “70 Saal Azadi Yaad Karo Kurbani” for Tiranga Yatra to mark 70 years of Independence Day – Ghazal Srinivas
The Constitutional amendment cleared by the Parliament for the GST Bill – 122nd
The headquarters of the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) – Dehradun
The state govt which recently launched “Quit India 2 – from Swaraaj to Suraaj initiative to mark the 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement – Maharashtra
The former Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh who was found dead in his residence recently – Kalikho Pul
The new Prime Minister of Tunisia – Youssef Chahed
The US shooter who won the first gold medal of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the women’s 10-metre airrifle event – Virginia Thrasher
The state govt which launched a special assistance scheme ‘Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana’ for elderly weavers to mark the National Handlooms Day (7 Aug) – Odisha
The person appointed to the board of IDFC Bank – Anand Sinha
The present MD & CEO of the Manipal-headquartered public sector bank Syndicate Bank – Arun Shrivastava
The first winner of official surfing World Championship in 1964 who died recently – Bernard Farrelly
The headquarters of the Forest Survey of India – Dehradun
The venue of the first SAARC Young Parliamentarians Conference (YPC) on ‘Peace and Harmony for Development’ – Islamabad
The venue of the three-day-long India’s International Footwear Fair (IIFF) held recently – New Delhi

The inflation target set by the govt for the next five years – 4 per cent


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