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16651. Real Madrid forward who was named La Liga"s best player-2014?

Answer: Cristiano Ronaldo.

16652. Former Chief Election Commissioner of India who has been appointed as Chairman of Kalakshetra Foundation in Chennai?

Answer: N. Gopalaswami.

16653. Who has been appointed as the new vice-chancellor of Kerala University of Health Sciences?

Answer: Dr M K C Nair.

16654. Name the new email service launched by Google Inc (GOOGL.O) on October 22, 2014 that will better organize emails and display information such as appointments, flight bookings and package deliveries in a more user-friendly way?

Answer: "Inbox"

16655. Who has been appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (Kerala)?

Answer: Dr. Rose Varghese.

16656. Name the rocket owned by Orbital Sciences Corporation heading to NASA"s International Space Station which exploded on Oct. 28, 2014 in Wallops Island, Virginia?

Answer: The Antares rocket.

16657. Bangladeshi Islamist leader who has been sentenced to death On 29 October 2014, after being convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity?

Answer: Motiur Rahman Nizami.

16658. The fifth President of Zambia nicknamed King Cobra for his tough-talking, passed away on October 28, 2014?

Answer: Michael Sata.

16659. Pulitzer Prize-winning US poet, best known for his spiritual poems connecting the experiences of daily life to larger forces, passed away on October 28, 2014?

Answer: Galway Kinnell.

16660. The first major European country which officially recognized the state of Palestine on October 30, 2014?

Answer: Sweden.

16661. Noted Malayalam poet and litterateur, who has been selected for the prestigious Ezhuthachan Puraskaram -2014 in recognition of his valuable contribution to Malayalam language and literature?

Answer: Vishunarayanan Namboothri.

16662. Burkinabe politician who was President of Burkina Faso from 1987 until his resignation on 31 October 2014?

Answer: Blaise Compaore.

16663. Name the Jerusalem holy site which is reopened by Israel on October 31, 2014 after its closure amid tensions following the shooting of a prominent right-wing Jewish activist?

Answer: The Temple Mount/al-Haram al-Sharif.

16664. Who was sworn in as the new president of Burkina Faso?

Answer: Roch Marc Christian Kabore.

16665. Who has been crowned the Spanish La Liga"s best player for 2014-15 at the gala LFP Awards ceremony in Barcelona?

Answer: Lionel Messi.

16666. Senior Janata Dal (United) leader who was unanimously elected as new Speaker of the Bihar Assembly on December 2, 2015?

Answer: Vijay Kumar Chaudhary.

16667. Noted scriptwriter and director of Malayalam Film industry who passed away on December 2, 2015?

Answer: Alleppey Sheriff.

16668. Which country recently started a Military base in Qatar?

Answer: Turkey.

16669. Who won the Player of the Series award in the 4 test cricket matches (Freedom Trophy) between South Africa and India held in India in Nov-Dec 2015?

Answer: Ravichandra Ashwin (India).

16670. Name the Norwegian newspaper which has apologised to its readers after publishing a death notice for "Father Christmas"?

Answer: Aftenposten.

16671. Jeddah-based NRI businessman and Managing Director of Shifa Al Jazeera Medical Group who has been named the 2015 Person of the Year by the London-based Asian Lite newspaper?

Answer: Dr. K.T. Mohammed Rabeeh Rabeeullah.

16672. The governor of Yemen"s city Aden, who has been killed in a car bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group?

Answer: Major General Jaafar Mohammed Saad.

16673. Name the 11-year-old Indian-origin girl who has entered the ranks of Mensa, the largest high IQ society in the world, after scoring the highest possible score in an IQ test?

Answer: Anushka Binoy.

16674. Noted poet, scholar and teacher who has been selected for the Ezhuthachan Puraskaram for 2015?

Answer: Puthussery Ramachandran.

16675. Kerala’s most famous Koodiyattom and Nangiarkoothu artiste who passed away on December 1, 2015?

Answer: Margi Sathi.

16676. An Indian-American, considered an authority on head and neck imaging who has been named chair of the prestigious Radiological Society of North America or RSNA Board of Directors?

Answer: Vijay. M. Rao.

16677. Which country won the Hero Hockey World League 2015 defeating Belgium (2-1) in the final held in Raipur, India?

Answer: Australia.

16678. Karnataka Lokayukta who has resigned from his post of Lokayukta on December 8, 2015?

Answer: Y. Bhaskar Rao.

16679. Which country has placed 3rd position globally with an estimated $ 76 billion black money outflow in 2012 according to the latest report on black money outflow by Global Financial Integrity?

Answer: India.

16680. Who has been named this year’s highest-earning female musician by Forbes magazine, more than tripling her earnings from last year?

Answer: Katy Perry.

16681. A dengue fever vaccine developed by the French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi has been approved for use by a North American country, the first approval in the world for any vaccine for the disease. Which is that country?

Answer: Mexico.

16682. India signed an agreement with which country on December 12, 2015 for introduction of a bullet train between Ahmedabad and Mumbai?

Answer: Japan.

16683. Which pair put together the highest fourth wicket partnership in test cricket with a combined 449 runs on the second day of the first test against West Indies in Hobart?

Answer: Adam Voges and Shaun Marsh. (Australia).

16684. Which actor has been named the richest Indian celebrity by the Forbes magazine in December 2015?

Answer: Shah Rukh Khan.

16685. Which countries signed a $15 billion high-speed rail agreement and a raft of other accords to strengthen ties on December 12, 2015?

Answer: India and Japan.

16686. Economist, agriculturist, prolific journalist and stalwart farmer leader who founded the Shetkari Sanghatana, passed away on December 12, 2015?

Answer: Sharad Joshi.

16687. Which footballer has been awarded BBC African Footballer of the year 2015?

Answer: Yaya Toure.

16688. Indian-origin who has been declared the winner of prestigious South East Asia Write Award-2015?

Answer: Jamaludeen Mohamed Sali.

16689. Olympic champion who defeated former kick-boxer Dillian Whyte to take the British heavyweight title-2015?

Answer: Anthony Joshua.

16690. Which country has banned a wide variety of tobacco products including gutka, khaini and zarda in December 2015?

Answer: Singapore.

16691. Veteran Indian-origin politician who has been appointed South Africa"s new Finance Minister by President Jacob Zuma?

Answer: Pravin Gordhan.

16692. Japanese shuttlers who emerged champions in the men"s and women"s singles categories, respectively, in the BWF Superseries Finals-2015?

Answer: Kento Momota and Nozomi Okuhara.

16693. Which team won the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series championship title?

Answer: The Wave, Muscat.

16694. Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired India"s annual conference of top military commanders which was held onboard aircraft carrier on December 15,Which is that aircraft carrier?

Answer: INS Vikramaditya.

16695. The north-eastern state of India which leads in tobacco consumption with 2 percent of its population consuming/smoking various tobacco products?

Answer: Mizoram.

16696. Who succeeded Doug Baillie as the global CHRO of Unilever on 15 December 2015?

Answer: Leena Nair.

16697. Who won the seventh London Chess Classic (2015)?

Answer: Magnus Carlsen.

16698. Mumbai Police Commissioner who has been appointed Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, which has a 8 million-strong Indian community?

Answer: Ahmed Javed.

16699. Which country has declared the formation of a global “Islamic Alliance” of 34 countries to combat terrorism, following months of pressure for Gulf States to do more to tackle militancy within the Middle East?

Answer: Saudi Arabia.

16700. Which country on December 16, 2015 made public names of over 2,600 individuals having unclaimed bank accounts including at least six from India?

Answer: Switzerland.
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