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December 23, 2016

Important Current Affairs of the year 2016 (Q & A Format)

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  • Who was elected as the President of Chad on April 21, 2016 ?
    • Idriss Deby. He belongs to Patriotic Salvation Movement Party. 
  • Who are the six eminent persons nominated to the Rajya Sabha by President Pranab Mukherjee on April 23, 2016 ? 
    • Boxer Mary Kom, 
    • Economist Narendra Jadhav, 
    • Malayalam actor Suresh Gopi, 
    • Jou-rnalist Swapan Dasgupta, 
    • BJP leader Sub-ramanian Swamy 
    • Former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu. 
  • Which team did West Indies defeat in the finals to win their second World T20 title ?
    • England. In the finals played in Eden Gardens, Kolkata on April 3, 2016, West Indies defeated England by 4 wickets. West Indies became the only team to win the World T20 title twice. It previously won the same in 2012. Virat Kohli of India won the Man of the Series award.
  • Which team won the Women's World T20 championship in April 2016 ? 
    • West Indies. It defeated Australia in the finals. West Indies captain Stefanie Taylor was named the Player of the Tournament. 
  • Which team won the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey in April 2016 ? 
    • Australia. It defeated India in the finals. 
  • Where did the Prime Minister Narendra Modi launch the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana on May 1, 2016 ? 
    • Ballia in Uttar Pradesh. The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) aims to provide five crore LPG connections to women in Below Poverty Line (BPL) households over the next three financial years, at a cost of Rs 8,000 crore. 
  • Where was the first Maritime India Summit held from April 14 to 16, 2016 ? 
    • Mumbai. It was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. South Korea was the partner country. 
  • How many countries signed the Paris Climate Agreement on Earth Day ? 
    • 175. The historic Paris Climate Agreement signed on April 22, 2016 at the United Nations headquarters in New York by 175 nations including India.
  • Who was sworn in as the President of Kosovo in April 2016 ? 
    • Hashim Thaci. He is the leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo. 
  • Which Indian American woman was nominated as the country's next envoy to Chad by the U.S. President Barack Obama ?
    • Geeta Pasi. Chad is a landlocked country in Northern Central Africa.
  • What is the name of the Indian Army's battle exercise conducted in Rajasthan ? 
    • Shatrujeet. 
  • Panagarh Air Force Base has been renamed as ? 
    • Air Force Station Arjan Singh. Air Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh had led the Air Force in 1965 India-Pakistan War. Panagarh Airbase is in West Bengal. 
  • Who was selected for the prestigious Saraswati Samman for 2015 ? 
    • Padma Sachdev. She was selected for her autobiography titled 'Chitt-Chete, written in Dogri language. 
  • Who was crowned Femina Miss India World 2016 ? 
    • Priyadarshini Chatterjee. 
  • Who was awarded UNESCO Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2016 ? 
    • Khadija Ismayilova. She is an investigative journalist from Azerbaijan. 
  • What is the new name of Gurgaon ? 
    • Gurugram. Haryana government renamed Gurgaon as Gurugram and Mewat as Nuh. 
  • Which is the first private bank to open a dedicated branch for Start Ups in India ?
    • Ratnakar Bank Limited (RBL). The exclusively dedicated branch was inaugurated in Bengaluru on April 19, 2016. 
  • Who won the men's singles title at the Asia Badminton Championships in 2016 ? 
    • Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei. He defeated Chen Long of China in the final in Wuhan in China. 
  • Who won the women's singles title at the Asia Badminton Championship ? 
    • China's Wang Yihan. She defeated compatriot Li Xuerui in the final. 
  • Who became the new Prime Minister of Turkey in May 2016 ? 
    • Binali Yildirim. He replaced Ahmet Davutoglu. 
  • Who has been appointed as the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) ? 
    • Patricia Espinosa Cantellano of Mexico. She succeeds Christiana Figueres of Costa Rica. 
  • Who was appointed deputy chairman of the governance committee of FIFA ?
    • Justice Mukul Mudgal 
  • Who is the first ever female Secretary General of FIFA, the world football governing body ? 
    • Fatma Samoura of Senegal 
  • Who was reappointed ICC Cricket Committee Chairman on May 13, 2016 ? 
    • Anil Kumble. Former India captain Anil Kumble was reappointed ICC Cricket Committee Chairman for a second term of three years. 
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