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One Liner Updates February 2016

Dear readers,

This One Liner Update is a complete docket of important news and events that occurred in February 2016 month. We have compiled important & expected questions, which can be asked in LIC AAO 2016 & Railway Recruitment 2016 Exam.

Expected GK Questions for LIC AAO 2016 Exam 1 st February to 7 th March 2016

1. First woman to lead Indian Army contingent at a multi-national military exercise “Force 18” - Sophia Qureshi

2. India’s first solar powered ferry will come up in which state Kerala

3. India’s first self cleaning smart toilets have been installed in which city Chennai

4. Winner of 2016 Asia cup T20 trophy India defeated Bangladesh Note: India won the Asia Cup Trophy record 6 th time.

5. Winner of the 2016 Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) trophy - Patna Pirates defeated U Mumba

6. Which bank will become the India’s first Small Finance Bank (SFB) - Capital Local Area Bank Ltd Note: The Jalandhar-based Capital Local Area Bank Ltd (CLABL) will become the India’s first small area finance bank (SFB) by flagging-off its operations on April 13, 2016.

7. Raymond Tomlinson, who passed away recently, was related to which field - Computer programming Note: Raymond Samuel Tomlinson (74), the inventor of modern email and a technological leader, has passed away in Washington, United States.

8. Winner of the 2015 Krutitava Smagra Samman - Padma Sachdev

9. Theme of the first National conference of Women legislators - Building Resurgent India Note: The President of India Pranab Mukherjee has inaugurated the first National conference of Women legislators titled “The Role of Women Legislators in Nation Building (Mahila Janpratinidhi Sashakt Bharat Ki Nirmata)” in New Delhi.

10. Author of the book titled “Fixed! Cash and Corruption in Cricket - Shantanu Guha Ray

11. The National Safety Day is observed on March 4 Note: The 2016 theme is “Strengthen Safety Movement to Achieve Zero Harm”.

12. Winner of the 2015-16 Col CK Nayudu Trophy Mumbai defeated Madhya Pradesh

13. Winner of the Global Green Hero award at the 13th Annual Global Green USA pre-Oscar party - Stevie Wonder (renowned singer)

14. The world’s longest all-women crew international flight has been operated by which airline Air India (New Delhi to San Francisco)

15. The “Mahila E-HAAT” has been launched by which union ministry - Ministry of Women and Child Development

16. Germany will partner with India to develop which cities as smart cities - Kochi, Bhubaneswar and Coimbatore

17. Which organisations have launched Blue Dot hubs to boost protection for children and families on the move across Europe - UNICEF and UNHCR

18. Which company has become the BCCI’s official associate sponsor for next four years - PepsiCo

19. The National Special Olympic for special children was organized in which city - Shimla

20. Who has been chosen for Innovation Award 2016 for developing laterite based arsenic water filter - Sirshendu De

21. Winner of the 47th Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2015 Manoj Kumar

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www.gradestack.com/blogs 22. Exercise FORCE 18 has started in which city – Pune Note: Exercise FORCE 18,

22. Exercise FORCE 18 has started in which city Pune Note: Exercise FORCE 18, involving ASEAN Plus countries has started in Pune.

23. Target set to digitally connect all post offices in rural areas in the country March, 2017

24. Chapchar Kut festival is celebrated in which state - Mizoram

25. PK Nair, who died recently, was related to which field - Film Industry

26. Winner of 2015 Bihari Puraskar - Bhagwati Lal Vyas Note: The renowned poet Dr.Bhagwati Lal Vyas has been chosen for the 2015 Bihari Puraskar for his anthology of Rajasthani poems “Katha Sun Aawe Hai Sabad

27. The World Wildlife Day is observed on March 3

28. Indian-American investor took charge as Alternate Executive Director at International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Sunil Sabharwal

29. Indian umpire has been promoted as the International Outdoor Umpire by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) - Nepoleon Singh

30. The world’s most expensive train station has been opened in which city - New York

31. Who won Gold medal in the 50m pistol men event at the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) World Cup 2016 Jitu Rai

32. The Setu Bharatam project has been launched for which purpose - To make all national highways free of Railway crossings by 2019 Note: More than Rs. 50 thousand crore will be spent on the project.

33. India’s first Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme has been launched by which state Delhi

34. Winner of the 2016 Windham-Campbell in the fiction category - Jerry Pinto

35. The first Raisina Dialogue 2016 has been hosted by which union ministry - Ministry of External Affairs

36. The Muziris Heritage Project is the tourism project of which state of India - Kerala

37. Who will be conferred with the Lifetime Achievement honour at the 2016 Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) - Ratan Thiyam

38. Martin Crowe, who died recently, was a cricketer from which country New Zealand

39. Committee set up to consider ST status to six communities of Assam - Mahesh Kumar Singla committee

40. Winner of the 2015 FMSCI Motorsports Man of the Year Trophy - Armaan Ebrahim (India)

41. Theme of the 2016 Zero Discrimination Day Stand

Out Note: The Zero Discrimination Day is observed on March 1 every year to promote diversity and recognizes that everyone counts. 42. India’s position in the latest Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report - 90 43. Which company launched its first Uridashi Masala bonds - International Finance Corporation (IFC) 44. New chairman of the International Association of

Athletics Federations (IAAF) - Rozle Prezelj (Slovenian high jumper)

45. Campaign has been launched by Twitter for women empowerment in India - #PositionOfStrength

46. Who has won the first All India Open Invitational Snooker Championship 2016 - Rahul Sachdev

47. New President of the Republic of Kosovo - Hashim Thaci Note: Kosovo Capital - Pristina , Currency Euro

48. Which of the following institute is the largest residential institute for the tribals in the world - Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS)

49. Head of five-member task force to rationalise central government staff - Rajiv Kumar

50. Santosh Trophy is related to which sports - Football

51. First Chairman of the Banks Board Bureau (BBB) - Vinod Rai

52. India’s first IT co-operative UL CyberPark has been set up in which state Kerala

53. B K Garudachar, who died recently, was related to which sports Cricket

54. India’s first digital state - Kerala

55. National Science Day is celebrated on - February 28 Note: The National Science Day is celebrated in India on February 28 every year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist C V Raman. The 2016 theme is “Scientific Issues for Development of the Nation” that aims at raising public appreciation.

56. Best sound award at the 63rd annual Golden Reel Awards 2016 - Resul Pookutty Note: The Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty has bagged the best sound award for documentary “India’s Daughter” at the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ 63rd annual Golden Reel Awards.

57. Chairperson of the Governing Council of International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) - Dinesh Sharma

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www.gradestack.com/blogs 58. Sunita Williams visited India recently, is a - Indian- origin American astronaut 59. 2016

58. Sunita Williams visited India recently, is a - Indian- origin American astronaut

59. 2016 Oscar Best Film won by - Spotlight Note: The film, directed by Tom Maccarthy.

60. Winner of the 2016 Dubai ATP Tennis title - Stan Wawrinka defeated Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus

61. According to Railway Budget 2016-17, which research organisation will be set up under Railways SRESTHA (Special Railway Establishment for Strategic Technology & Holistic Advancement)

62. Chairman of Railway board Ak Mittal

63. India’s first rail-auto transportation and logistics hub will come up in which state - Walajabad, near Chennai,Tamil Nadu

64. 13th World Spice Congress (WSC) held in - Ahmedabad

65. Niramaya’ scheme for distribution of free medicines launched by Odisha

66. The NDDB foundation for Nutrition (NFN) has launched the ‘Gift Milk’ initiative in which state - Telangana

67. The Rail Budget 2016 has announced four new categories of trains.

(i) The Antyodaya Express, a long-distance, fully

unreserved, superfast train service, for the common man, will be operated on dense routes.

(ii) The other three train services include Humsafar,

Tejas, and UDAY (Utkrisht DoubleDecker Air- conditioned Yatri).

68. New President of FIFA - Gianni Infantino (Switzerland)

69. Who has been chosen for the Dinanath Mangeshkar award Ranveer Singh & Sanjay Leela Bhansali

70. Winner of the 2015-16 season’s Ranji Trophy title – Mumbai Note: Mumbai team has won the Ranji Trophy for a record 41st time by winning over Saurashtra in the finals of the 201516 season at Gahunje Stadium of Maharashtra Cricket Association in Pune, Maharashtra.

71. Winner of the Aryabhata Award 2013 - Avinash Chander

72. Name of the recently launched India’s first electric scooter - S340 Note: Ather Energy, a Bengaluru based hardware start up, has launched the India’s first electric scooter

“S340”.

73. The Central Excise Day is observed on February 24

74. The world’s first fast-acting anti-rabies drug “RMAb” will be launched in which country India

75. Which bank has won the first ever Green Bond Pioneer Award 2016 Yes Bank

76. Who has been conferred with the Germany’s prestigious ‘Cross of the Order of Merit’ - Goverdhan Mehta

77. Winner of the Global CSR Excellence & Leadership Awards in the category of Best Environment-Friendly Project - GVK Biosciences Note: The Hyderabad-based GVK Biosciences has received the Global CSR Excellence & Leadership Awards in the category of Best Environment-Friendly Project for its “Go Green, Grow Green” plantation drive

78. Cricketer appointed as the UNDP National Goodwill Ambassador For Youth in Bangladesh - Mashrafe Bin Mortaza

79. First women umpire to officiate in the ICC World Twenty20 cricket - Kathleen Cross (New Zealand) Note: New Zealand’s Kathleen Cross and Clarie Polosak of Australia are the two women umpires included in the ICC World Twenty20 cricket.

80. Nargol port is located in which state - Gujarat Note: Nargol port is located in Gujarat. Indian Railways proposes to undertake implementation of rail connectivity for the ports of Nargol and Hazira under PPP.

81. Which country has won 2016 Trans-Tasman Trophy of Cricket - Australia

82. The Bhadla Solar Park is located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan

83. 2016 Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation will be held in - India

84. The Khajuraho Dance Festival is celebrated in - Madhya Pradesh

85. Countries participating in Exercise IBSAMAR 2016 - Brazil, India and South Africa

86. Lalita Babar is associated with which sports Racing

87. Which district has been declared as “Zero Landless District” by Kerala government - Kasaragod

88. Who honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Film Festival of Prayag (IFFP) - Sagar Sarhadi (The well-known scriptwriter)

89. Committee related to rejuvenation of Godavari river - Deepak Naik committee

90. According to the latest Hurun Global Rich List, which city has become the new “Billionaire Capital of the World - Beijing

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www.gradestack.com/blogs 91. New Director General (DG) of Indian Coast Guard (ICG) - Rajendra Singh 92. Which

91. New Director General (DG) of Indian Coast Guard (ICG) - Rajendra Singh

92. Which film has bagged the 2016 Berlin film festival’s Golden Bear award Fuocoammare (Italian documentary film)

93. India’s first ever Gender Park has been inaugurated in – Kerala

94. The World Day of Social Justice is observed on February 20

95. Which country is the world’s biggest arms importer - India Note: India followed by Saudi Arabia, China, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Australia. The five biggest exporters in five year block period 2011-2015 are the United States followed by Russia, China, France and Germany.

96. Tropical Cyclone Winston has recently hit which country - Fiji

97. Which film has won the Remi Award at the 2016 WorldFest Houston International Film Festival - Kanavu Variyam

98. New MD and CEO of Metropolitan Stock Exchange of

India (MSEI) - Udai Kumar 99. New Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) - HL Dattu 100. Which country’s Parliament has become the first in world to run entirely on solar power- Pakistan 101. City topped the list in the Mercer’s Quality of Living Ranking 2016 - Vienna Note: Vienna has topped the list followed by Zurich, Auckland and Munich. Singapore (26) is the highest ranking Asian city. In India, Hyderabad (139) is the best Indian city in terms of quality of living, followed by Pune (144), Mumbai (152) and New Delhi (161) 102. Committee set up to examine the quota demand for the Jat community in central government jobs - Venkaiah Naidu committee 103. Indian film has won the Best Children’s Film award at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival Ottal

104. Author of the book “The Name of the Rose” - Umberto Eco Note: The Italian novelist and intellectual Umberto Eco (84) has recently passed away at Milan, Italy. He was best known for his 1980 novel titled “The Name of the Rose” 105. The National Rurban Mission (NRM) has been launched in - Chhattisgarh 106. The International Mother Language Day is observed on - February 21

107. Winner of Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) title 2016 - Punjab Warriors defeated Kalinga Lancers

108. “Jal Manthan 2016” hosted by New Delhi

109. Badminton Asia Team Championships 2016 winner (Mens category) Indonesia defeated Japan

110. Badminton Asia Team Championships 2016 winner (Womens category) China defeated Japan

111. Winner of 2016 Sait Nagjee International Club

Football tournament - FC Dnipro Note: The 2016 Sait Nagjee International Club Football tournament has been won by the Ukraine’s FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk at Kozhikode, Kerala. The

Ukrainian professional football club has defeated Brazilians Atletico Paranaense by 3-0 in the final.

112. Paani Foundation has announced to work with which

state government to resolve water crisis in the state - Maharashtra Note: Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao’s NGO Paani Foundation will work in association with the Maharashtra government towards solving the water crisis in the state.

113. Who won gold medal in long jump at the Asian

Indoor Athletics Championships 2016 - Mayookha Johny

114. Who won the 2016 Presidential election of Central African Republic (CAR) - Faustin Archange Touadera

115. Which state government has launched the Pucca Ghar Yojana for construction workers Odisha

116. New Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

(BARC) - KN Vyas

117. Author of the book “To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

118. Christine Lagarde has been reappointed as the

Managing Director (MD) of IMF

119. Lyricist to enter the Guinness Book of World Records - Sameer Anjaan

Note: The well-known Indian lyricist Sameer Anjaan has been officially recognised by Guinness Books of World Records for composing the 3,524 songs for 650 Bollywood movies.

120. Author of the book ‘Law and Sports in India-

Development, Issues and Challenges’ - Mukul Mudgal

121. New Chief Minister of Arunchal Pradesh Kalikho

Paul

122. The Medaram tribal festival is celebrated in which

state - Telangana

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www.gradestack.com/blogs 123. Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan, who died recently, was trained in which gharana of Hindustani

123. Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan, who died recently, was

trained in which gharana of Hindustani classical

music - Gwalior Gharana

124. First ‘New Silk Road’ train from China has completed its trip in which city Tehran

125. The Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE) has been established at - Visakhapatnam

126. ASTRO-H space observation satellite launched by Japan

127. Akbar Kakkattil, who passed away recently, was a writer of which language- Malayalam

128. Which states is also known as ‘The land of dwan lit mountains’ - Arunachal Pradesh

129. Utkarsha Bangla scheme has been launched by the

West Bengal government aimed - to train school dropouts

130. Name the Indologist who awarded with prestigious

Israel Prize for religious studies - David Shulman

131. Chairman of the Empowered Committee of State

Finance Ministers on Goods and Services Tax ( GST) - Amit Mitra Note: West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra has been named as the new chairman of the empowered committee of state Finance ministers that is working out the details of the proposed goods and services tax (GST). He will succeed Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani.

132. Country sell nuclear-capable F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan - United States

133. U K Sinha has been reappointed as the Chairman of - SEBI

134. Country topped in medal tally in 12 th South Asian

Games 2016 India Note: In the recently concluded 12th South Asian games, India finished on top with 308 medals (188 gold, 90 silver and 30 bronze). Sri Lanka stood at second position with a haul of 186 medals (25 silver, 63 silver and 98 bronze). Pakistan held on to the third spot with a final count of 106 medals (12 gold, 37

silver and 57 bronze).

135. 13 th South Asian Games 2018 will be held in Nepal

136. Former U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros- Ghali, who passed away recently, hails from which country - Egypt

137. The name of the recently launched India’s Cheapest Smartphone Freedom 251 Note: The Noida based handset maker Ringing Bells has launched India’s cheapest smartphone “Freedom 251” for under Rs.500.

138. The U.S.-based BAE Systems is partnering with

which Indian company for assembling & testing M777

howitzers - Mahindra Defence Systems Ltd

139. The Woody Island is located in which sea South China Sea

140. Which state signed an agreement with taxi

aggregator Uber to create 75,000 jobs across the state - Maharashtra

141. Which E-commerce company launched ‘Tatkal’

initiative for small and medium businesses Amazon

142. Which city declared cleanest city in Swachh Sarvekshan survey 2016 Mysuru

143. LAMITYE 2016, is the joint military exercise between India & Seychelles

144. Best actor award at the 2016 BAFTA awards - Leonardo DiCaprio (for film The Revenant)

145. Tata Teleservices has tied up with IRCTC for easy payment - mRUPEE

146. The 2016 Outreach International Radio Fair has been held in - Bhubaneswar

147. The Mahamaggam festival is celebrated in which state - Tamil Nadu

Note: The Mahamaham festival is celebrated once in twelve years is going to happen again on February 22, 2016 at Kumbakonam in Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu.

148. Which bank has launched ‘Japan Desk’ to facilitate Japanese corporates investing in India SBI Note: The Japan Desk, to be based in New Delhi, will serve as one-point comprehensive and reliable information support source for India-bound investments of Japanese companies.

149. India’s largest coal washery will be set up in - Chhattisgarh

150. Winner of ATP Argentina Open 2016 - Dominic

Thiem defeated Nicolas Almagro

151. Grammy award in the Best Music Film section - Asif

Kapadia

152. Who has conferred with the Knight of the Legion of

Honour, France’s highest civilian honour - Manish Arora

153. Winner of the inaugural Masters Champions League title (cricket) - Gemini Arabians

Note: Virender Sehwag’s Gemini Arabians has defeated Brian Lara’s Leo Lions in the final to clinch the inaugural Masters Champions League title.

154. India’s first LCD panel plant will come up in – Maharashtra

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www.gradestack.com/blogs 155. Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors are located in - US

155. Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave

Observatory (LIGO) detectors are located in - US

156. India’s position in milk production in the world – 1 st Note: India is followed by USA, China, Pakistan and Brazil.

157. State topped the 2016 Index of Internet Readiness of Indian States - Maharashtra

158. India’s position in the USCC’s 2016 Intellectual

Property Index - 37 Note: The index is topped by US followed by UK, Germany, France and Sweden.

159. The Sonadia Island is located in - Bangladesh

160. The Noor Ouarzazate Solar complex is located in -

Morocco Note: The world’s largest concentrated solar power

plant “Noor Ouarzazate Solar Complex” has been

opened in the Souss-Massa-Drâa area in Morocco, 10 km from Ouarzazate town.

161. Winner of the first world Sanskrit Award - Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

162. Brendon Barrie McCullum has scored fastest test century in just 54 balls against - Australia

163. India’s first international arbitration centre will come up in - Mumbai

164. Bollywood actress appointed as the part time member of the Prasar Bharti Board Kajol

165. Delhi police has tied up with which Indian

organisation to track crime in the city - Indian Space Research Organization

166. India’s first disabled-friendly beach will come up in - Gujarat

167. Author of the book titled “A Kingdom For His Love” - Vani Mahesh

168. Elephanta Island is located in which state -

Maharashtra Note: The UNESCO world heritage site Elephanta Island, also known as the ‘City of Caves’, will soon get

completely electrified by Independence Day 2016.

169. Vice-chairman of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on Corporate

Responsibility and Anti-corruption Davinder Singh

170. New Australian High Commissioner to India

Harinder Sidhu

171. Umpire banned by the Board of Control of Cricket in

India (BCCI) for five years on corruption charges Asad Rauf (Pakistan)

172. India has set the target of eliminating malaria in the country by - 2030

173. The name of the genetically-modified (GM) mustard developed in India - DMH-11

174. Which airport is the first one in India to develop a color-coded map - Jaipur International Airport

175. The famous Araku coffee is produced in - Andhra

Pradesh

176. Sushil Koirala, who died recently, was a former

Prime Minister of Nepal

177. President of the South Asian Wrestling Federation

(SAWF) Brij Bhushan Singh

178. School on wheels” for tribal children an initiative launched by which state Rajasthan

179. For promotion of SMEs - Udyam Aakansha” scheme

has been launched by which state - Chhattisgarh

180. India’s first-ever Aviation Park will come up in

Gujarat

181. President of International Grown Diamond Association (IGDA) - Vishal Mehta

182. Projects launched for prevention of AIDS in the eight North-Eastern states - Project Sunrise

183. Sudhir Tailang, who passed away recently, was

related to which field - political cartoonist

184. Name of the Indian to serve as a panelist on a UN

panel on women’s economic empowerment - Renana Jhabvala

185. Kerala Literature Festival 2016 held in - Kozhikode

186. The first joint tactical exercise of India and China

held in - Ladakh

187. The first-ever Global Maritime Summit will be held in - India

188. The National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) is located in Odisha

189. How many countries are members of the Trans-

Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement - 12

190. Indian player named in ICC’s newly appointed Anti-

Corruption Oversight Group Rahul Dravid

191. Winner of 2016 Australia Open women’s single title -

Angelique Kerber (Germany) defeated Serena Williams

192. Winner of 2016 Australia Open men’s single title -

Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray

193. Winner of K Veeramani Social Justice Award - Nitish Kumar (Bihar CM)

194. Winner of 2016 William E. Colby Award for best

military book - Nisid Hajari Note: He has won the award for his book “Midnight’s

Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition”.

195. Nayani Krishnakumari passed away was a Telugu writer.

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www.gradestack.com/blogs 196. Winner of 2015-16 MRF Challenge Formula 2000 - Pietro Fittipaldi (Brazilian-American

196. Winner of 2015-16 MRF Challenge Formula 2000 -

Pietro Fittipaldi (Brazilian-American racing driver)

197. T N GopaKumar, who passed away recently, was

associated with Journalism.

198. The base year for calculating the Gross Domestic

Product (GDP) in India 2011 - 12

199. New Chairman and Managing Director of NTPC

Limited - Gurdeep Singh

200. Indian who conferred with “Order of Friendship”

award by Russia, recently is R S Sundar Note: He is a Director of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant (NPP) construction site. The NPP Kudankulam is under construction in India with Russian assistance in accordance with Intergovernmental agreement of 1988.

201. Winner of 34th National rowing championship - Sandeep Kumar Note: The 34th National Rowing Championship

2016 was held in Hyderabad at Hussain Sagar Lake.

202. India’s first Defence Industrial Park will set up at - at Ottappalam in Palakkad district of Kerala.

203. Theme State of the 30th Surajkund International

Crafts Mela Telangana Note: The 30th Surajkund International Crafts Mela-

2016 held in Faridabad, Haryana.

204. Uttar Pradesh government has decided to celebrate its “State Tourism Day Feb 14

205. Company set to build the world’s tallest free- standing clock tower Infosys.

Note: Infosys has set to build the world’s tallest free- standing clock tower at its global education centre in Mysuru.

206. Winner of 2016 Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold

Badminton championship title in men’s singles category K Srikanth

207. Which state is set to launch ‘Gender Taxi’, owned and operated by transgenders - Kerala

208. First woman to be appointed as Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) - Archana Ramasundram

209. 2021 FINA World Aquatics Championships will be

held in - Japan Note: Qatar capital Doha has been chosen to host the event in 2023.

210. World’s first ‘robot-run’ farm is set to come up in Japan

211. Indian appointed as Senior Director in the World

Bank Saroj Kumar Jha

212. A scheme titled ‘Ashray’ to save girl child launched by Rajasthan

213. India’s first underwater restaurant has been opened in - Ahmedabad 214. India’s first railway university will come up in Vadodara, Gujarat 215. G Krishna Pillai, who passed away recently, was famous - Malayalam actor 216. Inderjeet Singh is related to which sports - Shot put 217. Indian film has bagged the Best First Foreign Film Award by the 2016 French Syndicate of Cinema Critics (FSCC) Titli Note: Kanu Behl is the Director of the film. 218. Winner of 61st National School Athletics championship Kerala Note: Tamil Nadu stood at second position and Maharashtra was at third position. 219. World Wetlands Day 2016 2 nd February Note: Theme - Wetlands for our Future Sustainable Livelihoods 220. New head of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) - Jai Shanker Menon 221. Chairman of the recently created Tax Policy Council (TPC) in India - Union Finance Minister 222. Sanjeev Rajput is associated with which sports - Shooting 223. Who has been chosen for Bhimsen Joshi Classical Music Award for 2015-2016 - Pandit Ram Narayan 224. Indian appointed as Vice-President of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) - D J Pandian 225. Intizar Husain, who passed away recently, was - Legendary Urdu fiction writer, novelist, columnist and poet 226. Author of the book titled “Nathuram Godse The Story of an Assassin” - Anup Ashok Sardesai 227. Film won the Golden Conch Award for the best documentary at Mumbai International Film Festival 2016 - Manipuri documentary film ‘Phum Shang’ 228. India’s first anti-diabetic ayurvedic drug for Type-2 diabetes mellitus - BGR-34 (Blood Glucose Regulator) Note: It was launched by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) 229. Winner of the 2016 National Snooker Championship Aditya Mehta 230. Headquarters of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) are located in - Heidelberg Note: After Singapore, India has become the second country outside the European region to sign the agreement with European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC).

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www.gradestack.com/blogs 231. Winner of Global Filmmaking award at the Sundance Film Festival 2016 - Geetu Mohandas

231. Winner of Global Filmmaking award at the Sundance Film Festival 2016 - Geetu Mohandas Note: He won the award for his upcoming film ‘Insha Allah’ 232. The world’s most powerful brand in IT Services – Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) 233. Which city is hosting the International Fleet Review (IFR) 2016 - Vishakhapatnam 234. Country topped the Global Go to Think Tank Index Report (GGTTI) 2015 US 235. 2016 Cobra Gold military exercise will be held in Indonesia 236. Balram Jakhar, who passed away recently, was related to which field Politics 237. The traditional Nada Kusti (wrestling) will be held in - Mysuru Note: It is organised as part of Dasara festivities.

238. Indo-Nepal military exercise ‘Surya Kiran 2016’ held in Pithoragarh (Uttrakhand) 239. Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who passed away recently, hails from - US Note: NASA Astronaut Edgar Mitchell (85), one of just 12 human beings who walked on the moon, passed away in West Palm Beach, Florida. 240. India’s first Fully Solar – powered educational institute Sri Aurobindo International Centre for Education, Pondicherry 241. Winner of IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Open Chess Tournament 2016 - Swapnil Dhopade 242. India’s first National Organic Farming Research Institute will come up in Sikkim 243. The Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) is located in which state Assam

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