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1. Which state government has recently banned the sale of thermocol plates?
Answer: Jharkhand

2. Name the two cricketers who were fined by the ICC for breaching code of conduct during one of the ODI’s between India and Bangladesh?
Answer: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (India) and Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh)

3. Name the former Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity, who passed away recently?
Answer: Sister Nirmala Joshi

4. Which has been declared as Snake Bird Day by the Government of Kerala?
Answer: June 22

5. Which Indians historian was selected for Japan’s Fukuoka Prize 2015?
Answer: Ramachandra Guha

6. World Refugee Day was observed on ………………?
Answer: 20 June

7. Which Indian pair won the women’s doubles title in the Canada Open Badminton Tournament?
Answer: Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa

8. Which south Indian classical vocalist was selected for this year’s Sangita Kalanidhi Award?
Answer: Sanjay Subramanyam

9. The 200th anniversary of which famous battle was observed in Belgium on 18 June 2015?
Answer: Battle of Waterloo

10. Which composer, who won two Oscars for the music of “Titanic”, passed away recently?
Answer: James Horner

11. Which state declared Blue Mormon species as its official state butterfly?
Answer: Maharashtra

12. Which well known Indian journalist, columnist and leading anti-nuclear activist, passed away on June 23?
Answer: Praful Bidwai

13. Which former World No.1 Women’s tennis player has been appointed by the Kerala Government as the Brand Ambassador of Ayurvedha?
Answer: Steffi Graf

14. Which former Pakistan cricketer has been appointed President of the International Cricket Council?
Answer: Zaheer Abbas

15. Name the first Indian to be drafted in the National Basketball Association (NBA)?
Answer: Satnam Singh

16. The name of a newly discovered galaxy, CR7 (COSMOS Redshift 7), is also the nickname of which international footballer?
Answer: Christiano Ronaldo

17. Which city, reverd by Sikhs as the ‘city of bliss’, founded by Guru Tej Bahadur celebrated its 350th anniversary?
Answer: Shri Anandpur Sahib

18. Where will be the new six IIMs, to be set up in the country, located?
Answer: Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Bodh Gaya(Bihar), Sirmur(Himachal Pradesh), Nagpur(Maharashtra), Sambalpur(Odisha) and Amritsar(Punjab)

19. Which zoo has been renamed after Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, the last Nawab of Oudh?
Answer: Lucknow Zoo

20. Who was stripped of the 2015 Welterweight World title, for his failure to comply with the rules of the World Boxing Organization?
Answer: Floyd Mayweather

21. As per the recent studies published by the World Economic Forum, which two Indian organizations are among the top ten list of World’s biggest employers?
Answer: Indian Railways (8th position) and Indian Armed Forces (9th position)

22. Who won this year’s World Food Prize?
Answer: Fazle Hasan Abed (Bangladesh)

23. Who was selected for the 2014 GD Birla Award for Scientific Research?
Answer: Prof. Sanjeev Galande

24. Which Finnish engineer, known as the pioneer of SMS technology, passed away recently?
Answer: Matti Makkonen

25. Integrated Security System to avert terror attacks has recently been launched at six railway stations in which Indian city?
Answer: Mumbai

26. Who are the winners of the 2015 COPA America Football title?
Answer: Chile

27. The Meiji era industrial revolution sites located in which country have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List?
Answer: Japan

28. Which Indian won the 19th Commonwealth Chess Championship?
Answer: Abhijeet Gupta

29. Which Indian American has been selected for the 2015 World Agricultural Prize?
Answer: R Paul Singh

30. Which eminent Indian biologist has been elected as Fellow to Royal Society, London?
Answer: Kamal Bawa

31. According to the World Health Organization, Which became the first country to eliminate mother to child HIV transmission?
Answer: Cuba

32. Which country retained the South Asian Basketball Championship?
Answer: India

33. What does the PMKSY, the social welfare scheme recently approved by the union cabinet, stand for?
Answer: Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana

34. Which Indian company has signed a pact with Airbus Helicopters to form a joint venture company to manufacture helicopters in India?
Answer: Mahindra Defence, It is a subsidiary of Mahindra Group.

35. Who won the 2015 Formula One British Grand Prix?
Answer: Lewis Hamilton

36. The Reserve Bank of India issued a notification banning foreign direct investment in the manufacturing of …………….?
Answer: Tobacco Products

37. Which country won the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup?
Answer: United States

38. The 1839 km World Bank assisted Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor by the Indian Railways extends from Ludhiana (Punjab) to ………………?
Answer: Dankuni (Near Kolkata, West Bengal).
The 1486 km Western Corridor extends from Dadri, near Delhi to Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), Navi Mumbai.

39. International Day of Cooperatives was observed on ……………..?
Answer: July 4

40. India and Pakistan were recently accorded full membership in which intergovernmental organization?
Answer: Shanghai Co-operation Organization

41. Who has been appointed as the new Vice-Chief of Indian Army?
Answer: Lt.Gen Man Mohan Singh Rai

42. Which Indian-American, is among those who were honoured by the White House as ‘Champions of Change’, for her effort in protecting environment and communities from the effect of climate change?
Answer: Sunita Viswanath

43. Name the recently test-fired helicopter launched version of Nag anti-tank missile?
Answer: HeliNa

44. Name the two Indian Premier League teams suspended from the cricket league for two years?
Answer: Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals

45. Which noted Indian artist was conferred with the highest French civilian honour, the Commandeur de la Legion d’Honneur (the Legion of Honour)?
Answer: Sayed Haider Raza

46. Name the newly launched Indian satellite based aviation navigations system?
Answer: GAGAN

47. Which veteran musician who composed music for over 1700 films in Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada, passed away recently?
Answer: MS Viswanathan

48. Name the new particle discovered by the scientists of CERN?
Answer: Pentaquark

49. Who heads the panel, constituted by the Reserve Bank of India, to frame a five year action plan for financial inclusion in the country?
Answer: Deepak Mohanty

50. Which cricket league, jointly organized by BCCI, Cricket South Africa (CSA) and Cricket Australia (CA) has been discontinued?
Answer: Champions League Twenty20

51. The Reserve Bank of India signed a $ 1.5 billion currency swap agreement, with which central bank of a neighbouring country?
Answer: Central Bank of Sri Lanka

52. Where in Kerala, is the country’s first defence park to be set up?
Answer: Ottappalam

53. Which Pakistan all-rounder has been given a one year ban from bowling in international cricket after his action was found to be illegal?
Answer: Mohammad Hafeez

54. Which two time grand slam title winner and the first French woman to be ranked world No 1, is among the three persons included into the International Tennis Hall of Fame?
Answer: Amelie Mauresmo, The other two are David Hall and Nancy Jeffet

55. Who is the new chairperson of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)?
Answer: Bhanu Pratap Sharma

56. Which project of Kerala Tourism bagged this year’s Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Award in the ‘Heritage and Culture’ category?
Answer: Muziris Heritage Project

57. World Youth Skills Day was observed on ……………..?
Answer: 15 July

58. Name the new scheme launched by the Government of India for skill training of youth?
Answer: Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana

59. Remnants of India’s one of the oldest ports has recently been found in which state?
Answer: Goa, The port is supposed to be existed on the Zuari River.

60. Jorge Sampio of Portugal and Helena Ndume of Namibia were conferred the inaugural edition of which international award?
Answer: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize

61. The Supreme Court has recently rejected the review plea filed by the Union Government seeking OBC status to which community?
Answer: Jat

62. The UNESCO has named which city as the World Book Capital for 2017?
Answer: Conkary (Guinea)

63. Which company, owned by Reliance Group, has signed a agreement with the Russian ship building company Zvyozdochka, to refit submarines in India?
Answer: Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering

64. The new fish species Puntius Dolichopterus was discovered in which state?
Answer: Kerala

65. Which indigenously designed and developed high thrust cryogenic engine has recently been test fired?
Answer: GSLV Mark III

66. Who is the new chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)?
Answer: Ram Sewak Sharma

67. Hepatitis Day was observed on …………….?
Answer: 28 July

68. Who won the 2015 Tour de France?
Answer: Chris Froome

69. National Broadcasting Day was observed on …………….?
Answer: 23 July

70. Ashish Bahuguna has been appointed chairman of which national authority?
Answer: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

71. Which state government has decided to exempt small cars from paying toll taxes?
Answer: Maharashtra

72. Who won this year’s Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix?
Answer: Sebastian Vettel

73. Name the scheme launched by the Government of India aiming to provide uninterrupted power supply to rural households?
Answer: Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana

74. Name the former Governor of Kerala who passed away recently?
Answer: R S Gavai

75. Name the advisory body, constituted by the central government, for the development and promotion of sports?
Answer: All India Council for Sports (AICS)

76. Who are the two Anglo Indian community members, nominated into the Lok Sabha, by the President of India?
Answer: Richard Hay and George Baker

77. Which internationally acclaimed Sri Lankan historian and author passed away recently?
Answer: Santasilan Kadirgamar

78. Pierre Nkurunziza has been elected president of which African country for the third term?
Answer: Burundi

79. Which country became the 162nd member of the World Trade Organization (WTO)?
Answer: Kazakhstan

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