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April Month Current Affairs :

  • The 4th Nuclear Security Summit held at Washigton.
  • India’s rank in the list of top ten manufacturing countries is 6th. The list is prepared by the United Nation Industrial Development Organisation.
  • PM Narendra Modi received the highest civilian honour of Saudi Arabia-The king Abdulaziz Sash.
  • “Vidyut Pravah”, a mobile app that provides electricity availability information in the country on real time basis, launched by Mr. Piyush Goyal(Union Minister).
  • Germany to provide a loan of 500m Euros to India for Nagpur metro system.
  • West Indies wins the ICC t20 world cup 2016 by beating England in the final match held at Kolkata.
  • “Gatiman Express”, India’s Fastest train started between Hazrat Nizamuddin station and Agra. The train is to cover the distance in 100mins.
  • 1st “White Tiger Sanctuary” inaugurated in Madhya Pradesh in Mukundpur in Satna District.
  • Vishwanathan Anand to be feted with Hridaynath Award.
  • Bihar imposes complete ban on alcohol.
  • CP Gurnani, MD and CEO, Tech Mahindra, appointed as chairman of Nasscom.
  • “The Kiss Of Life: How a superhero and my son defeated cancer”, the book based on actor Emraan Hashmi’s son’s struggle with cancer launched in New Delhi.
  • Mother Teresa has been conferred with the UK’s prestigious Founders Award,posthumously.
  • Priyadarshini Chatterjee, became the winner of FBB Femina Miss India World 2016 pageant held in Mumbai.
  • India ranks 44 in 2016 Global Connectivity Index. Huawei announced the report in Shenzhen, China.
  • Haryana renames Gurgaon as Gurugram and Mewat as Nuh.
  • Author and poet Padma Sachdev was selected for the prestigious Saraswati Samman for 2015 for her autobiography titled “Chitt-Chete”, written in Dogri language.
  • PM Narendra Modi launched the “Gramodaya Se Bharatodaya Abhiyan”(village self-governance) campaign on 14 April,2016 at Mhow, M.P.
  • e-NAM(National Agriculture Market portal), an online portal for trading in agriculture produce launched by the government of India.
  • Raghubar Das, the Chief Minister of Jharkhand has launched the “Bhimrao Ambedkar Awas Yojana” for widows on the 125th birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar.
  • Supercomputer Param Kanchenjunga unveiled at National Institute of Technology(NIT) Sikkim.
  • Google ties up with Railtel to provide free WI-FI services at railway stations in India.
  • World’s Largest ‘Charkha’ to be on display At IGI Airport. The charkha has been made by
  • “Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)” in Ahmedabad.
  • Australia won 2016 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup by defeating India.
  • Maneka launches Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme in 61 more districts. This scheme was launched by the Prime Minister on 22nd January 2015.
  • Novak Djokovic And Serena bag top honours at Laureus World Sports Awards.
  • The Pulitzer Prizes 2016 were announced in the US. It is an award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States, established in 1917 by Joseph Pulitzer, and administered by Columbia University in New York City.
  • The RBL Bank (formerly Ratnakar Bank) becomes the first private sector bank in India to open dedicated branch for startups, at Koramangala, Bengaluru.
  • Rahul Johri has been appointed as first-ever Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BCCI, under recommendations by Lodha committee.
  • The Government of India merged ‘Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan Yojana’, ‘Urban Sports Infrastructure Scheme (USIS)’ and ‘National Sports Talent Search Scheme (NSTSS)’ into ‘Khelo India’.
  • 22nd April is Earth Day.
  • Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, a scheme to provide free LPG connections to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families.
  • Bhupendra Kainthola, appointed as Director of Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).
  • Tokyo which is hosting 2020 Olympics and Paralympic Games, released the emblem for both the events.
  • Sudarsan Pattnaik, won the gold medal at ninth Moscow Sand Sculpture Championship in Russia.

May Month Current Affairs :

  • Country’s first solar powered e-boats were launched by PM at – Varanasi.
  • PMUY stand for – Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was launched at – Ballia, Uttar Pradesh.
  • What is bitcoins – a virtual currency
  • Who created Bitcoin and his nationality is – Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright.
  • ‘Chandranna Bima Yojana’, an insurance scheme with 5 lacs accidental cover was launched by which Indian state and by whom – Andhra Pradesh C.M. N.Chandrababu Naidu.
  • Who are India’s Olympic goodwill ambassador for Rio Olympics 2016 – Sachin Tendulkar, Salman Khan, Abhinav Bindra and A.R Rahman.
  • Who won the 63rd National Film Awards and for which film – Amitabh Bachchan(Piku) and Kangana Ranaut(Tanu Weds Manu Returns)
  • Which actor was conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, 2016 – Manoj Kumar.
  • Who is to be become the next chief of the Indian Navy – Sunil Lanba(Vice Admiral)
  • The 49th Annual General Meeting of ADB(Asian Development Bank) was held at- Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Who has been appointed as the Director of FTII – Bhupendra Kainthola
  • Who won Man Booker International Prize,2016 – Han Kang.
  1. Which country she belongs to – South Korea
  2. The name of the novel for which she won the award – The Vegetarian.
  • What is ‘Dhan wapsi’? – An amnesty scheme for declaring domestic black money.
  • India successfully test fired Prithvi-II missile at – Chandipur, Odisha.
  • ROANU Is a – Cyclonic Storm
  1. The states that were affected by ROANU – Andhra Pradesh and Orissa.
  • PEHAL program was started by which Indian State – Himachal Pradesh.
  • Who is the President of Taiwan – Tsai Ing-wen.
  • G-7 Summit in 2016 was held in – Sendai, Japan.
  • Who has been elected as the new BCCI president – Anurag Thakur.
  • Who has been appointed as the  Lt. Governor of Puducherry – Kiran Bedi
  • Who has been appointed as the new Chief Minister of Assam – Sarbananda Sonowal.
  • Who has been appointed as the Chief Minister of Kerala – Pinarayi Vijayan.
  • ASMITA Stands for – All School Monitoring Individual Tracing Analysis.
  • An MoU for promoting sustainable, stable and low-carbon thermal power development in India was signed with which country – Japan.
  • The number introduced by Indian Railways for cancellation of wait-listed and RAC train tickets is – 139.
  • AMRUT Stands for – Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation.
  • India and Russia recently agreed to export Brahmos missile to which countries – UAE, Vietnam, South Africa and Chile.
  • Tata Group’s e-commerce site is named as – Tata CliQ
  • Who won IPL 2016 – Sunrisers Hyderabad.(Runner-up RCB)
  • The trial run of Spanish train Talgo to be conducted between – Bareilly and Moradabad
  • The youngest batsman to cross 10,000 runs in Test cricket – Alastair Cook.

June Month Current Affairs :

  • Who took over as the new Chief of Naval Staff – Admiral Sunil Lanba
  • Who was selected as 1st chief executive officer (CEO) of the BCCI in Mumbai – Rahul Johri
  • Muhammad Ali, had won which title – World heavyweight boxing.
  1. Name the books authored by Muhammad Ali – The Greatest: My Own Story and The Soul of a Butterfly.
  • Which is the first state to give transgender people social welfare benefits – Odisha.
  • Who was sworn in as Chief Minister of Puducherry – V. Narayanasamy.
  • Who won the French Open in 2016 – Novak Djokovic(men’s) and Garbine Muguruza(women singles)
  • Champaran Satyagrah Express train started between – Motihari to Anand Vihar.
  • Who won the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award – Mr. Akhil Sharma.
  1. Name the novel for which Mr. Akhil Sharma won the International Dublin Literary Award,2016 – ‘Family Life’.
  • Recently Microsoft acquired which IT firm for $26.2 billion – LinkedIn.
  • Who is the winner of Canada Grand prix,2016 – Lewis Hamilton.
  • Jal Marg Vikas is a navigational project on the river Ganga, between which cities – Allahabad and Haldia.
  • Slogan for 2016 Rio Olympics – A new world.
  • Who has been elected as the President of UN general Assembly – Peter Thomson(Fiji).
  • Who has been appointed as Director General of Doordarshan – Supriya Sahu.
  • What is the full form of ‘URJA’ and what is it? – Urban Jyoti Abhiyaan. It is a Mobile app.
  • Avani Chaturvedi, Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singh are the names of – The first female fighter pilots inducted in Indian Air Force.
  • Which bank has created a Rs 200 crore dedicated IT innovations and startup fund – SBI.
  • Who has been appointed as the global Goodwill Ambassador for gender equality by the UN – Anne Hathaway.
  • Who won the European Grand Prix in 2016 – Nico Rosberg.
  • Who won the Pen Pinter Prize, 2016 – Margaret Atwood.
  • Who has been appointed as the Chairman of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) – Chetan Chauhan.
  • Of India recently decided to set up a Greenfield electronic park in – Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
  • International Yoga Day Is observed on which day – 21June.
  • Name the world’s fastest supercomputer and the country that developed it – Sunway TaihuLight, China.
  • Which village will be developed as a smart village and from which state – Mori village(Andhra Pradesh).
  • Name the country that recently left the European Union – Britain.
  • Who has been appointed as the head coach of Indian Cricket Team? – Anil Kumble.
  • What is the RBI’s Vision-2018? – The Payment and Settlement Systems in India.
  • What does MTCR stands for? – Missile Technology Control Regime.
  • Which is the first island district in the country – Majuli (Assam).
  • Who was sworn in as the President of the Philippines – Rodrigo Duterte.
  • 35th member of MTCR – INDIA
  • 5th June – environment day
  • S. Vishwanathan appointed as dy governor of rbi
  • IIFA 2016 (at spain)

Best actor =Ranveer (bajirao mastani)

Best actress =Deepika (piku)

Best movie =Bajrangi bhaijan

July Month Current Affairs :

  • Name the indigenously made Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), that has been recently inducted by IAF into its fleet. – Tejas.
  • Which online system for redressal of service related grievance of serving and former railway employees was recently launched? – NIVARAN portal
  • PM’s radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ will now be telecasted in which country other than India? – Bangladesh.
  • The 2nd BRICS Youth Summit was held in – Guwahati.
  • Name the state that became the 1st state to have a fully solar-powered institution – Meghalaya.
  • Mhow railway station (Indore, M.P.) has been named after – BR Ambedkar.
  • NASA’s spacecraft Juno has been successfully orbiting around which planet – Jupiter.
  • Which state recently imposed ‘Fat Tax’ of 14.5 per cent on junk food? – Kerala
  •  Raghuveer Chaudhar has been awarded with the Jnanpith Award,2016.
  • Operation ‘Sankat Mochan‘ was launched by govt. to evacuate the Indians from Juba, South Sudan.
  • An industrial park, exclusively for women entrepreneurs, was launched in which state? – Uttarakhand.
  • The UNESCO has listed which sites among its World Heritage Sites? – Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University), Bihar, Chandigarh’s Capitol Complex and Sikkim’s national park.
  • India’s first e-court was opened up at – Hyderabad.
  • Who won the title of Mr. World,2016, held in England? – Rohit Khandelwal.
  • Name the 2 cities which got the new AIIMS – Gorakhpur(U.P.) and Bhatinda(Punjab)
  • Who has been awarded with the prestigious Sangita Kalanidhi Award,2016? – Avasarala Kanyakumari
  • Which state govt. has launched the first ever Water Metro project of the country? – Kerala
  • The foundation of National Memorial of Dr. Abdul Kalam was laid at – Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu).
  • Name the organisation that has become the newest part of the UN – International Organisation for Migration (IMO)
  • Who were honoured with Ramon Magsaysay Award, 2016? – T.M. Krishna(singer) and Bezwada Wilson(Convenor of Safai Karmachari Andolan)
  • ‘Pashudhan Bima Yojana’ was launched in which State – Haryana
  • Who has been appointed as CMD of Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd.? – Sanjay Gupta
  • Name the first woman chief justice of Nepal’s Supreme Court – Justice Sushila Karki
  • Who has been appointed as CEO of the NATGRID? – Ashok Patnaik.
  • What is NATGRID? – National Intelligence Grid.
  • Who is the new Prime Minister of United Kingdom (UK) – Theresa May.
  • Who has been appointed as the Chairman of CBSE? – Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi
  • Who has been sworn in as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh – Pema Khandu
  • Who has been appointed as World Bank’s Chief Economist? – Paul Romer
  • Who has been sworn as Australia’s Prime Minister? – Malcolm Turnbull
  • Andy Murray won the Wimbledon men singles title? – ,
  • Serena Williams(22th grand slam equals with the highest of Steffi Graf) won the Wimbledon women singles title.
  • Portugal(defeated the host France by 1-0) won the EURO football championship.
  • Name the book that has been launched based on the life of Boxer Vijender Singh? – Ringside With Vijender
  • Courage & Commitment is an Autobiography of – Margaret Alva
  • Who Moved My Interest Rate?” Is a book written by – Duvvuri Subbarao

August Month Current Affairs :

  • Patna Pirates defeated Jaipur Pink Panthers to win the STAR Sports-ProKabaddi League.
  • IRCTC to launch the facility of travel insurance upto 10 lakh cover for passengers at a premium of Re 1.
  • ‘Tripura Sundari Express’ flagged off between Agartala- New Delhi.
  • West Bengal to be renamed as ‘Bengal’ in English either ‘Banga’ or ‘Bangla’ in Bengali.
  • Prachanda has been elected as the Prime minister of Nepal.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has launched ’Sachet’ a web portal to curb illegal collection of deposits.
  • Singer Shubha Mudgal to be awarded with Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award.
  • Nita Ambani has been elected as the 1st Indian women member of International Olympic Committee.
  • Vijay Rupani named as the new Chief Minister of Gujarat.
  • Assam becomes the first state to ratify the Goods and Services Tax (GST) constitution amendment Bill.
  • The Indian Railways has launched a new train, Antyodaya Express, for the unreserved passengers.
  • Larsen & Toubro (L&T) to convert Nagpur, the Orange City, into the country’s first large-scale integrated Smart City.
  • India’s first bio-CNG plant is all set to be inaugurated in Pune.
  • Nitish Kumar announces the launch of Student Credit Card scheme from October The
  • scheme promises Rs. 4 lakhs interest-free loan to students.
  • Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik wins a bronze medal in Rio Olympics, 2016.
  • Sachin Tendulkar adopts Donja village in Osmanabad district of Maharashtra for development under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna (SAGY).
  • V. Sindhu wins the silver medal in women’s singles badminton event at Rio Olympics, 2016.
  • Urjit Patel has been selected as the new Governor of Reserve Bank of India.
  • Actor Kamal Haasan will be awarded the Chevalier de L’Ordre Arts et Lettres (The Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French government.
  • Najma Heptulla has been sworn-in as the Governor of Manipur.
  • The Kabaddi World Cup, 2016 to be hosted in Ahemdabad,Gujarat.
  • P. Singh Badnore has been sworn-in as the new Punjab Governor and also the Administrator of Chandigarh Administration.
  • Jagdish Mukhi has been appointed as Lieutenant Governor of the UT of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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