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The Serendipity Arts Festival will be held | Current Affairs Recap | December 2016

  • Hindi language fetched what rank on the 2016 World Power Language Index ?
    10th
  • Three companies that formed consortium recently to set up India's biggest refinery ?
    IOCL, BPCL and HPCL
  • The Indian senior national hockey team captain who recently took over as the Goalkeeping Coach of India Under-21 hockey team is ?
    PR Sreejesh
  • The head of the MCC’s World Cricket Committee that recently made several recommendations in order to bring about a balance between bat and ball is ?
    Mike Brearley
  • The country with which Indian recently signed an agreement to train its Sukhoi Su-30MK2 fighter pilots is ?
    Vietnam
  • The Serendipity Arts Festival will be held from 16 December to 23 December 2016 in ?
    Goa


  • The parliamentary constituency that recently became India’s first to have health insurance for all is ?
    Vijayawada
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to discontinue 500 and 1000 rupees notes has boosted the revenue of many civic bodies in ?
    Maharashtra
  • Altogether 98 trainee police officers of the 42nd Basic Course from North Eastern Police Academy took oath during the Dikshant parade held in ?
    Shillong
  • India received over 300 billion US dollar Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) milestone between ?
    April 2000 and September 2016
  • Theme of 2016 International Volunteer Day (IVD) ?
    Global Applause – give volunteers a hand
  • First-ever International Gita Mahotsav will be held in ?
    Haryana
  • Amount that will be provided by NITI Aayog to every district to encourage digital payment system ?
    Rs 5 lakh
  • Indian Railways recently announced Aadhaar-based ticketing system for /
    Senior Citizen
  • Noted journalist who passed away recently and was the close ally of Late Jayalalitha ?
    Cho S Ramaswamy
  • The winner of the 2016 Turner Prize is ?
    Helen Marten
  • Fisher recently made a comeback in the state of Washington, USA. The species belong to the family of ?
    Weasel
  • Konkan 16 that recently commenced in Mumbai, Maharashtra is an annual maritime exercise between ?
    India and United Kingdom
  • The Indian Navy’s offshore patrol vessel that is on a visit to Australia to strengthen bilateral ties is ?
    INS Sumitra
  • Former Spanish footballer who recently announced retirement is ?
    Alvaro Dominguez Soto
  • India’s earth observation satellite that was successfully launched on 7 December 2016 is ?
     Resourcesat-2A
  • Dr BR Ambedkar’s birthday, 14 April, will be observed as which day across India as ?
    Water Day
  • He will succeed Justice TS Thakur as Chief Justice of India ?
    Justice JS Khehar
  • The New French Prime Minister is ?
    Bernard Cazeneuve
  • Cazeneuve’s position at the French Interior ministry will be taken over by ?
    Bruno Le Roux
  • The Prime Minister of Uzbekistan who was recently elected as the President of Uzbekistan is ?
    Shavkat Mirziyoyev
  • The bank that recently launched a digital banking service known as SIMsePay is ?
    Yes Bank
  • The state that will be setting up a special panel to prevent child trafficking panel is /
    West Bengal
  • The chairman of the anti-child trafficking panel is ?
    Partha Chatterjee
  • The Supreme Court in the UK has begun the much-awaited hearing that will decide the fate of ?
    Brexit
  • Lifeline Express to have 2 more coaches for ?
    Cancer treatment
  • e-Commerce platform that launched the Launchpad Programme in India ?
    Amazon
  • District that became the first to pay wages to tea garden workers through bank accounts ?
    Hailakandi district
  • Indian Navy Day is celebrated every year on ?
    4 December
  • Theme of 2016 Heart of Asia (HoA) ministerial conference ?
    Addressing challenges, achieving prosperity
  • The Philippine Vice President, who resigned her Cabinet post after citing irreconcilable differences with President Rodrigo Duterte, who had banned her from attending Cabinet meetings, in a new political dilemma for the leader is /
    Leni Robredo
  • He was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on 5 December 2016 ?
    O Panneerselvam
  • The state government that banned carrying of arms at wedding functions is ?
    Haryana
  • The IAS officer who was recently appointed as the Chief of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation is ?
    BS Bhullar
  • Amar Abrol was recently appointed as the Managing Director of ?
    AirAsia India
  • Person appointed as the Interim Chief Executive Officer of National Stock Exchange of India ?
    J Ravichandran
  • Person appointed as the Interim director of Central Bureau of Investigation ?
    Rakesh Asthana
  • Renowned Urdu poet who passed away recently and belonged to Uttar Pradesh ?
    Bekal Utsahi
  • Theme of International Volunteer Day 2016 ?
    Global Applause-give volunteers a hand
  • The winner of the 2016 Women’s Asia Cup T20 is ?
    India
  • The winner of the 2016 IAAF male Athlete of the Year award is ?
    Usain Bolt
  • The winner of the 2016 IAAF female Athlete of the Year award is ?
    Almaz Ayana

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