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17751. One of Kerala"s most popular Kadhaprasangam (story telling) artists and film comedian who passed away on March 24, 2016?

Answer: V.D.Rajappan.

17752. Who has become the first captain to complete 1000 runs in T20 internationals?

Answer: Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

17753. Which players won the Dhruv Batra Player of the Year Award (2015) for Men and Women respectively at the Hockey India (HI) Annual Awards?

Answer: P.R. Sreejesh and Deepika.

17754. Who won the coveted Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement award (2015) with a cash prize of Rs 30 lakh and a trophy?

Answer: Shankar Laxman.

17755. Well-known Malayalam writer and journalist who won Kerala Sahitya Akademi award in 2006 for his novel titled “Kalaapangalkkoru Gruhapaadam”, passed away on March 30, 2016?

Answer: Babu Bharadwaj.

17756. In which state , central Government imposed President"s Rule on March 27,2016 on grounds of "breakdown of governance" with the decision coming in the wake of a political crisis triggered by a rebellion in the ruling Congress?

Answer: Uttarakhand.

17757. Hungarian author, Holocaust concentration camp survivor, and recipient of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Literature, passed away on March 31, 2016?

Answer: Imre Kertesz.

17758. Who was sworn in as a US Supreme Court justice at the White House on April 10, 2017?

Answer: Neil Gorsuch.

17759. Which countries signed 22 agreements in the fields of defence cooperation, civil nuclear energy, space and cyber security on April 8, 2017?

Answer: India and Bangladesh.

17760. Who was crowned Miss Teen Universe 2017 at the sixth edition of the pageant held in Managua, the capital city of Nicaragua?

Answer: Srishti Kaur.(India).

17761. Nobel Peace Prize winner who has been named the youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace, with a special focus on girls" education?

Answer: Malala Yousafzai.

17762. Veteran batsman and Pakistan"s highest run-scorer in Test cricket who announced his retirement from international cricket on April 8, 2017?

Answer: Younis Khan.

17763. Who won the Chinese Grant Prix -2017, a Formula One motor race that took place in April 2017?

Answer: Lewis Hamilton.

17764. Which becomes world"s first country to let pharmacies sell marijuana from July 2017?

Answer: Uruguay.

17765. Spain’s first female defense minister and a leading Socialist politician, passed away on April 11, 2017?

Answer: Carme Chacon.

17766. In which country, a three-month state of emergency has been declared in April 2017 after suicide bombers targeted two Coptic churches, killing at least 44 people and injuring dozens more in the run-up to Easter?

Answer: Egypt.

17767. A former Indian naval officer who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on April 10, 2017 on charges of spying?

Answer: Kulbhushan Jadhav.

17768. Which country executed more people in 2016 than all other nations combined, according to Amnesty International"s 2016 global review of the death penalty?

Answer: China.

17769. British-Indian educationist, who was named “Asian Businesswoman of the Year”?

Answer: Asha Khemka.

17770. Twice World Cup Football winners Argentina sacked their coach on April 10, 2017 after a string of poor results. ? Name that coach?

Answer: Edgardo Bauza.

17771. Who is selected as captain of Indian national hockey team for the 26th edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup tournament?

Answer: P.R. Sreejesh.

17772. Indian origin educationalist who has been named the Asian Businesswoman of the Year-2017?

Answer: Asha Khemeka.

17773. Which university remain India"s top educational institutions in the overall and university categories in the National Institutional Ranking Framework"s India Rankings 2017?

Answer: The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

17774. Who has become India’s first transgender sub-inspector of police?

Answer: K Prithika Yashini

17775. Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist who was recognised as one of the foremost singers in the Hindustani tradition and as an innovative exponent of the Jaipur gharana, passed away on April 3, 2017?

Answer: Kishori Amonkar.

17776. Media proprietor and the founder of the Dainik Bhaskar group of newspapers that has a presence in 14 states of India with 62 editions and has an estimated readership of over 15 million, passed away on April 12, 2017?

Answer: Ramesh Chandra Agarwal.

17777. Who has emerged as the most followed world leader on photo-sharing app Instagram with a whopping 9 million followers, surpassing US President Donald Trump?

Answer: Narendra Modi.

17778. The first woman of the Muslim faith to serve as a judge on any court in U.S. was found dead on the banks of the Hudson River in New York City. What is the name of that woman judge?

Answer: Sheila Abdus-Salaam.

17779. Who has been appointed as the co chairman of Infosys on April 13, 2017?

Answer: Ravi Venkatesan.

17780. Who won the man of the series award in the three ODI Cricket matches between Pakistan and West Indies held in West Indies in April 2017?

Answer: Shoaib Malik (Pakistan).

17781. American actor and comedian who was best known as a writer and cast member of the Comedy Central sketch-comedy series Chappelle"s Show, passed away on April 12, 2017?

Answer: Charlie Murphy.

17782. Which country gave Malala Yousafzai honorary citizenship on April 12, 2017?

Answer: Canada.

17783. Afghanistan wicket-keeper batsman who has been provisionally suspended by the International Cricket Council with effect from 26 April 2017 on the grounds of violating doping rules?

Answer: Mohammad Shahzad.

17784. Who won the Singapore Open Super Badminton Series-2017 defeating Srikanth Kidambi i(India) in the final?

Answer: Sai Praneeth.

17785. Well known American actor who appeared as Sheriff J.W. Pepper in two James Bond films, passed away on April 15,2017?

Answer: Clifton James.

17786. Veteran batsman and Pakistan"s highest run-scorer in Test cricket Younis Khan announced his retirement from international cricket on April 8, 2017?

Answer: Younis Khan.

17787. Who has been appointed as Managing Director of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) for a period of five years?

Answer: B.Venugopal.

17788. Name the world"s largest coral reef system which has been damaged due to unprecedented coral bleaching in consecutive years, according to the results of an aerial survey?

Answer: The Great Barrier Reef (Australia).

17789. Who has been appointed as Pakistan’s new High Commissioner to India in April 2017?

Answer: Sohail Mahmood.

17790. Who became the first ever player to complete 10,000 runs in T20 cricket?

Answer: Chris Gayle.

17791. Which team holds the record for lowest team total in Indian Premier League?

Answer: Royal Challengers Bangalore.

17792. Renowned filmmaker and actor who has won the Dadasaheb Phalke award for the year 2016 for his outstanding contribution to the film industry?

Answer: K.Viswanath.

17793. Name the 101-year-old from Chandigarh (India) who made history at the World Masters Games on April 24, 2017 when she became the oldest woman ever to claim gold in the 100-meter dash?

Answer: Man Kaur.

17794. On 23 April 2017, who became the first Pakistani and 13th ever batsmen to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket?

Answer: Younis Khan.

17795. Which state won the team title at the National Youth Athletics Championship-2017?

Answer: Haryana.

17796. Who has been appointed as the new ambassador to the USA on April 22, 2017?

Answer: Prince Khaled bin Salman.

17797. The Supreme Court on April 24, 2017 directed the reinstatement of former Kerala DGP who had been removed from the post by the Kerala government last year. Who is he?

Answer: T.P. Senkumar.

17798. American writer and philosopher who was the author of the philosophical novels Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values (1974) and Lila: An Inquiry into Morals (1991), passed away on April 24, 2107?

Answer: Robert.M.Pirsig.

17799. Veteran Bollywood actor-turned politician who played lead roles in many films and is best remembered for his performances in Mere Apne, Gaddaar, , Amar Akbar Anthony, passed away on April 27, 2017?

Answer: Vinod Khanna.

17800. Olympic swimmer who has been appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency?

Answer: Yusra Mardini.
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