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Current Affairs 01 October 2016 - Page 2


    Highest-ranked Indian company in the Forbes list of The World's Most Innovative Companies 2016
- Asian Paints

    World's first self-driving taxi service was in August 2016 launched in
- Singapore

    South Indian city that inaugurated the first Children's Court in August 2016
- Hyderabad

    The player who won the UEFA Best Player in Europe award for 2015-16 is
- Cristiano Ronaldo

    The famous painter from the Bengal school of painting who passed away recently is
- Dhirendranath Brahma

    The scientist who was recently conferred the first IEI-IEEE Award for engineering excellence 2015 is
- G. Satheesh Reddy

    He will chair the five-member review committee that was constituted by NRAI to probe the shooters' Rio Games debacle
- Abhinav Bindra

    The country that launched large-scale snap military drills, putting its troops on full combat readiness in districts bordering country and the Baltic States is
– Russia

    To expand the state’s green cover, the state that fixed a target of planting over one crore saplings over an area of 15000 hectares in 2016 is
– Himachal Pradesh

    The country that overtook India as the most common non-UK country of birth for people living in the UK is
– Poland

    Former editor of Mathrubhumi magazine who died recently is
- K K Sreedharan Nair

    State in which a Mega Food Park was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee recently
- West Bengal

    Company that topped the Forbes list of The World's Most Innovative Companies 2016
- Tesla Motors

    Highest-ranked Indian company in the Forbes list of The World's Most Innovative Companies 2016
- Asian Paints

    World's first self-driving taxi service was in August 2016 launched in
- Singapore

    South Indian city that inaugurated the first Children's Court in August 2016
- Hyderabad

    The player who won the UEFA Best Player in Europe award for 2015-16 is
- Cristiano Ronaldo

    The famous golfer who was voted the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Month for July 2016 is
- Thongchai Jaidee

    The number of breeds of livestock and poultry recently been registered with the National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources is
– Nine

    The famous painter from the Bengal school of painting who passed away recently is
- Dhirendranath Brahma

    The scientist who was recently conferred the first IEI-IEEE Award for engineering excellence 2015 is
- G. Satheesh Reddy

    He will chair the five-member review committee that was constituted by NRAI to probe the shooters' Rio Games debacle
- Abhinav Bindra

    State in which a Mega Food Park was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee recently
- West Bengal

    Union Government launched ‘Sugamaya Pustakalaya’ online library to serve
– Persons with print disabilities

    This city is hosting a 2-day SAARC Finance Ministers’ Conference
– Islamabad

    He was appointed as the head of the task force by the Union Government to study the structure of organised Group A Central services
– T Jacob

    This company acquired the cement business of Reliance Infrastructure Ltd
– Birla Corporation Limited

    Indian-origin politician Sellapan Ramanathan died recently. He was the former president of
– Singapore

    This State Government issued a draft notification for creation of 17 new districts
– Telangana

    This Indian tennis player topped the WTA women’s doubles ranking
– Sania Mirza

    Airport Authority of India in August 2016 signed a MOU with which state for successful launch of the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) of the Union Government
- Maharashtra

    International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition is observed globally on
- 23 August

    India is ranked at which place in The W10 report 2016 released by New World Wealth
- Seventh

    State that launched the DNA Index System for DNA profiling of criminals in August 2016
- Andhra Pradesh

    This country launched the KN-11 ballistic missile from a submarine in Sea of Japan
– North Korea

    The country that will not compete at September’s Paralympics in Rio after losing an appeal against a ban imposed for state-sponsored doping
– Russia

    Telangana and Maharashtra government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to start work on three barrages at
- Tummidi Hatti on Pranhita River, Medigadda on Godavari River and Chanaka-Korata on Painganga River

    State government that made available online A2 milk of indigenous cows in North India through Vita Milk Plants on demand of general public is
- Haryana

    V P Singh Badnore has been recently appointed the Governor of
- V P Singh Badnore

    Banwarilal Purohit has been recently appointed the Governor of
- Assam

    The journalist, considered the ‘dean of black press columnists’, who passed away recently is
- George E. Curry

    The Belgian jazz musician, mostly known for harmonica playing, who died recently is
- Toots Thielemans

    The scientist who has been appointed the Vice Chancellor of the Homi Bhabha National Institute is
- P D Gupta

    The city that will host the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup is
– Ahmedabad

    Three states that ratified the Goods and Services Tax Constitutional amendment bill 2016 after Assam, Bihar and Jharkhand are
- Himachal Pradesh, Chhatisgarh and Gujarat

    The state that decided to engage retired teachers in government high schools under “Teacher on Call” scheme to meet the shortage of teaching faculty is
– Odisha

    The state that proposed to create 17 new districts in the state is
– Telangana

    BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) women parliamentarians’ forum on 21 August 2016 ended at Jaipur with the passage of
- the Jaipur Declaration

    He was appointed as the 24th governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
- Dr. Urjit R Patel

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani today jointly tele-inaugurated the Stor Palace in Kabul that was renovated under a tripartite agreement between
- Aga Khan Development Network, Government of Afghanistan and the Union Government

    The President of Indian Olympic Association was recently awarded the Olympic Order for his outstanding services to the Olympic movement is
- N. Ramachandran

    President Pranab Mukherjee launched Kolkata Akashvani Kendra’s Moitree Service in Bangla for listeners in
- Bangladesh

    Indian-origin President of Singapore who died in August 2016 and was the sixth and longest-serving President of Singapore
- S R Nathan

    Person sworn in as the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in August 2016
- Jagdish Mukhi

    India in August 2016 signed agreement with which country to foster conditions that will help create and improve workplace-based vocational training in India's industrial clusters
- Germany

    Typhoon that made landfall near Tateyama City in Chiba Prefecture south of Tokyo, Japan is
- Mindulle

    This country accounted for the highest share of tourist arrival in India
– Bangladesh

    1000 MW Turga hydel project that was approved by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) will be located in
– West Bengal

    Former international umpire who passed away in August 2016
- Subrata Banerjee

    The Odia actor and director who died in August 2016 and began his career with the movie Kedar Gouri in 1954
- Gobind Tej

    Person appointed as India's Ambassador to Georgia in August 2016
- Yogeshwar Sangwan

    Author awarded with the prestigious 25th Vyas Samman 2015
- Sunita Jain





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