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|Ishika Shah won 12th Sub-Junior National Snooker championship title|
|IPS officer Aparna Kumar became India’s first civil servant to scale Mount Vinson Massif|
|Cognizant acquired US-based KBACE Technologies|
|Chennupati Jagadish, Jay Chandra honoured with Order of Australia|
|Union Government launched National Job Portal for Persons with Disabilities|
|Indian activist Henri Tiphagne selected for Amnesty International Human Rights Award 2016|
|Australian batsman David Warner won Allan Border Medal 2016|
|India and Armenia signed a protocol to amend Double Taxation Avoidance Convention|
|Denmark Parliament approved law on seizing valuables from refugees|
|Japanese astronomers discovered second largest black hole in Milky Way|
|BEPS guidelines of OECD to be implemented in India from 1 April 2016|
|Rahul Thakkar won an Oscar Award for technical achievement|
- Points to Note
- India has overtaken Thailand as the world’s largest rice exporter in the year 2015 by shipping (exporting) 10.23 million tonnes of rice.
- Thailand: The south-east Asian country ranked second on the list of the world’s largest rice exporting countries.
- Vietnam: It was ranked third largest rice exporter with 6.4 million tonnes.
- China: It has remained the number one importer country of rice in the year 2015.
- The newly discovered solar system is 140 times wider than Pluto’s path around our Sun
Objective Type Questions With Answers Given Below
|1. Which auto manufacturer will unveil the motorcycle V150 on 1 February 2016 claimed to be made from the metal of the INS Vikrant, India’s first aircraft carrier that was dismantled back in 2014?
|2. How many Indian Reserve Battalions will be raised in Jammu & Kashmir and Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected states as per a decision of Union Cabinet on 27 January 2016?
|3. With which country does India on 27 January 2016 signed a protocol to amend existing Double Taxation Avoidance Convention?
|4. Which state government launched special weekly free clinics for women on the Republic Day 2016?
b) Madhya Pradesh
d) Uttar Pradesh
|5. Which state on 27 January 2016 became the third state to join the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY)?
|6. What was the theme of the International Customs Day 2016 which is celebrated on 26 January?
a) Digital Customs: Progressive Engagement
b) Digital Engagement: Progressive Customs
c) Digitally Progressive: Customs
d) Digital Engagement: Progressively Customs
|7. India celebrated its Republic Day on 26 January 2016. It was India’s
a) 66th Republic Day
b) 67th Republic Day
c) 65th Republic Day
d) 68th republic Day
|8. In which country the colourful Thaipusam festival was celebrated by millions of Hindus by offering prayers to Lord Murugan on Batu Caves in January 2016?
|9. Where was the 1st Ministerial Meeting of Arab- India Cooperation Forum held in January 2016?
c) Abu Dhabi
|10. Name the pace legend from Australia who will be inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame (ACHoF) at the Allan Border Medal ceremony on 27 January 2016.
a) Glenn McGrath
b) Wally Grout
c) Jeff Thomson
d) Bob Simpson