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NDA Exam I 2016: Current affairs set- 2

Apr 6, 2016 16:59 IST

    NDA Exam I 2016 – 17th April 2016
    (Current Affairs)

    Person in News:
    •The head of the Norway’s Consulate General of Mumbai that was reopened on after four decades of closure- Torbjorn Holthe
    •The actor and writer of Oscar winning Chariots of Fire screenplay who died (November 2015) - Colin Welland
    •The author of the book, Interlinking of Indian Rivers that was released by CWC Chairman AB Pandya- Radha Kant Bharati
    •The Bollywood actor selected to be the chief guest of the 46th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that will be held in Goa – Anil Kapoor
    •The famous football player with whom Tata Motors signed as Global Brand Ambassador for its passenger vehicles – Lionel Messi (Argentina)

    International News:
    •He was ranked at number 1 position in the Forbes list of the World's Most Powerful People 2015 - Vladimir Putin
    •He was ranked at 73rd (last) position in the Forbes list of the World's Most Powerful People 2015 – Margaret Chan
    •The country which declared state of emergency in the country citing threat to national security (November 2015) - Maldives
    •The country rejoined as a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) - Indonesia
    •The multilateral agency released the Asian Economic Integration Report 2015 - Asian Development Bank

    National News:

    •The state which announced to provide the Soil Health Cards to all farmers by March 2017- Madhya Pradesh
    •The state government which hiked the daily minimum wages of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers in various sectors- Assam
    •The state government which relaxed its two-child policy for government employees- Rajasthan
    •The state government which approved APJ Abdul Kalam Amrut Yojna for pregnant and lactating women- Maharashtra
    •Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was ranked at which position in the Forbes list of the World's Most Powerful People 2015 – Ninth
    •The research project launched by PM Narendra Modi (5 November 2015) - Imprint India

    Sports News:-
    •The first female jockey who won Melbourne Cup (November 2015)- Michelle Payne
    •The Indian boxer who ranked world no 2 in the international ranking in 56 kg category - Shiva Thapa
    •The team topped the FIFA World Ranking in Men's category released in November 2015 - Belgium
    •Who won the 32nd Indian Oil Surjit Hockey Tournament which was concluded on 5 November 2015 in Jalandhar- Indian Railways
    •Who was temporarily relieved himself as the president of World Chess Federation on 6 December 2015 - Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

    NDA Exam I 2016: Current affairs set- 1

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