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2016 latest current affairs and Gk Questions


Included  2016 events related gk and current affairs questions 

*last updated on 29/8/2016.
2016 Current affairs and Gk Questions for  psc, upsc, and bank exams

1.Who is the present Union Railway minister?
    Answer: Suresh Prabhu

2. The venue for 2016 SAARC summit (19th)  ?
    Answer: Islamabad (Pakistan)

3. Venue for 2016 Olympics ?
     Answer: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

4. UN Observes 2016 as ________?
     Answer: International Year of Pulses

5 . Who was recently appointed as Chairman of Competition Commission of India?
Answer: Devender Kumar Sikri

6. What is the full form for ASBA that was recently in news ?
Answer: Application Supported by Blocked Amount (Introduced by SEBI for applying to IPO - initial public offers )

7. Who will be the chief guest at 2016 Republic day parade?
Answer: French President Francois Hollande

8.Who is the First Lady chief minister in jammu and kashmir?
Answer: Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed

9. First railway university will be in which state?
Answer: Gujarath( Vadodra )

10. Who is the Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog ( National Institution for Transforming India)?
Answer : Arvind Panagariya

11. which is the 29th state of india?
Answer: Telangana

12. Which state moving it's capital to "Amaravati" ?
Answer: Andhra pradesh

13. Which is the First Digital state in India?
Answer: Kerala

14 First Digital district in India?
Answer: Idukki(Kerala)

15. Who Won  2016 oscar - best actor award ?
 Answer: Leonardo DiCaprio

16. Who Won  2016 oscar - best actress award ?
 Answer: brie Larson

17. Who Won  2016 oscar - best film  ? 
Answer: Spotlight 

18. Who is the winner of abel prize 2016?
answer: Andrew Wiles( Brittan )

19. which is the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 Venue ?
Answer: India

20. The eighth BRICS Summit(2016) will be held in which country?
Answer: India(Goa)

21. India's first Semi high speed train?
Answer: Gatimaan running between Delhi and agra

22. Newly elected assam chief minister?
Answer: Sarbanada Sonowal(BJP)

23. Newly elected kerala chief minister?
Answer: pinarayi vijayan 

24. Newly elected Tamilnadu chief minister?
Answer: Jayalalitha 

25. which state is linked with jat protest?
Answer: Hariyana

sports current affairs 2016

Grand Slam winners

26. Australian open 2016 men's title Winner?
Answer: Novak Djokovic

27. Australian open 2016 women's title Winner?
Answer: Angelique Kerber  from Germany

28. French open 2016 women's title Winner?
Answer: Garbine Muguruza  from spain

29. French open 2016 men's title Winner?
Answer: Novak Djokovic

*30. Wimbledon 2016 men's winner?
Answer: Andy murray

*31.Wimbledon 2016 women's winner?
Answer: Serena Williams

32.Who won  the 2016 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ( player of the year )?
Answer: Lionel Messi

33. Who won 2016 FIFA Women's World Player of the Year ?
Answer: Carli Lloyd (USA)

34. 20- twenty world cup 2016 winner?
Answer: West Indies

35.  who is the winner of laureus award -Sportsman of the Year ?
 Answer:Novak Djokovic

36.  who is the winner of laureus award -Sportswomen of the Year ?
Answer:  Serena Williams

*37. Recently appointed indian cricket team coach?  
Answer: Anil Kumble  
*38.Which  country recently left European Union by  referendum called "Brexit"?
Answer: United kingdom

*39. Which country won 2016 copa america ? 
Answer: chile(Defeated Argentina )

*40. venue for 2016 Euro cup?
Answer: France

*41. 2016 champions trophy winner?
Answer: Australia (beat India in finals)

*42. 2016 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey championship winners?
Answer: Australia (beat India in finals)

*43. winner of 2016 Euro cup? 
Answer: Portugal(Defeated France in Finals)

Questions from RIO Olympics 2016

44*.What is the mascot of 2016 Rio Olympics ?
 Answer: Vinicius and Tom 

45. Who was the flag bearer for India in the 2016 Rio Olympics ?
Answer:  Abhinav Bindra

46.Indian player who won silver medal in badminton at Rio Olympics 2016  ?
Answer: P V Sindhu

47.Indian player who won bronze medal in wrestling at Rio Olympics 2016  ?
Answer: Sakshi malik

*48. The youngest Indian who won Olympic medal ?
Answer : P V Sindhu

*49.Which country won highest number of medals in Rio Olympics 2016?
Answer: United states (Total 121 medals)

*50. Where is the venue for 2020 olympics?
Answer: Tokyo  

*51. 2016 rajiv gandhi khel ratna award winners?
Answer: Sindhu(badminton), Sakshi malik(wrestling), Dipa  Karmakar(gymnastics), Jitu Rai(shooting)

*52.Where is the venue for 2018 Asian games ?
Answer: Indonesia

*53. Newly elected prime minister of United Kingdom?
Answer: Theresa may

*54. Who wrote the book "Aranyer Adhikar"?
Answer: Mahasweta devi(Bengali writer recently passed away.Other important books "Titu Mir , Hajar Churashir Maa")

55*. Who is the recently appointed Governor of Reserve Bank of India  ?
Answer: Urjit Patel

*newly updated

General knowledge questions 2016


Important Regional (folk) Dances and States in India

Bihu - Assam

* Sattriya - Assam

Ottam Thullal - Kerala

* Kathakali - Kerala

Yakshagana - Karnataka

Bhangra - Punjab

Tamasha - Maharashtra

Koli - Maharashtra

Nautanki - Uttar Pradesh

Garba - Gujarat

Chau dance - Orissa ,Bihar

Cheraw (Bamboo Dance) - Mizoram


Kummi - Tamil Nadu


Bharatanatyam  -  Tamil Nadu

Lahoo Dance - Meghalaya

Kalbelia - Rajasthan ( UNESCO heritage list)

*Koodiyattam-kerala( UNESCO heritage list)
Kuchipudi - Andhra pradesh

Kottam -
Andhra pradesh

Important GK Questions about Dance

1. Which place did bharatanatyam originate?
Answer: Tamil Nadu

2. Which dance is associated with the personality Rukmini Devi Arundale ?
Answer: Bharatanatyam

3. Which dance is known as the "Ballet of East" ?
Answer: Manipuri

4. Which dance is based on Geethagovindam wrote by Jayadevan ?
Answer: Odissi dance

5. Which place did Kuchipudi dance originate?
Answer: kuchipudi village in Andhra Pradesh

6. Which dance is associated with the personality Siddhendra Yogi ?
Answer: Kuchipudi dance

7. Where did  the dance Kathak originate?
Answer: Uttar Pradesh

* 8. What is the total number of classical dances in India ?
Answer: 8

* 9. Which state has most number of classical dances ?
Answer: Kerala (Kathakali,Mohiniyattam)

* 10. Which dance form was originated in majuli island ?
Answer: Sattriya

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