January 2018 – Best 200 Current Affairs

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25th Air Defence Day was recently celebrated on?
A) Jan 10
B) Jan 8
C) Jan 12
D) Jan 9
Which of the following is going to deploy drone cameras (UAV/NETRA) to monitor projects and activities of relief and rescue operations?
A) NHAI
B) BRO
C) Railways
D) NDRF
Union Cabinet has fixed the term of the chairman and members of the board of National Trust at?
A) 6 years
B) 3 years
C) 5 years
D) 4 years
What is the name of India’s fastest and first “multi-petaflops” supercomputer, recently inaugurated by Minister of S&T Dr. Harsh Vardhan?
A) Pratyush
B) Ravi
C) Surya
D) Aditya
Who has been appointed as the chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)?
A) P Sathashivam
B) K Sivan
C) N Venkitachalam
D) P Verma
Who is going to be honoured with the “Legion of Honour” by the French government at the 42nd Kolkata Book Fair?
A) Soumitra Chatterjee
B) Abhi Bhattacharya
C) Prosenjit Chatterjee
D) JisshuSengupta
Which space agency recently launched a secretive satellite mission code-named ‘Zuma’?
A) JAXA
B) Roscosmos
C) China
D) SpaceX
Flamingo festival was recently held in?
A) Andhra Pradesh
B) West Bengal
C) Odisha
D) Assam
As per World Bank’s “2018 Global Economic Prospects (GEP)”, India’s GDP will grow in 2018 at?
A) 7.1%
B) 7.2%
C) 7.5%
D) 7.3%
Which state has topped the Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) index developed by Commerce Ministry and Deloitte?
A) Andhra Pradesh
B) Punjab
C) Gujarat
D) Maharashtra
Who has been appointed as the new MD & CEO of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)?
A) Sandeep Deshpande
B) Namit Bansal
C) DilipAsbe
D) VimalRathi
Which cricketer has been suspended for 5 months by BCCI for failing dope test?
A) Karun Nair
B) AjinkyaRahane
C) Yusuf Pathan
D) KL Rahul
Who has been appointed by Parle Agro as the brand ambassador of Frooti?
A) Prabhas
B) Allu Arjun
C) Ravi Teja
D) PawanKalyan
Which actor will advertise for BMC for SwachhSurvekshan 2018 to promote cleanliness standard in Mumbai?
A) AnupamKher
B) Akshay Kumar
C) Salman Khan
D) Amitabh Bachchan
Which country has announced to ban teaching of English in primary schools?
A) Iran
B) Saudi Arabia
C) Qatar
D) Pakistan
Union Cabinet has approved an MoU for cooperation in the field of Science & Technology with?
A) Canada
B) Morocco
C) Georgia
D) New Zealand
Indian Coast Guard has commissioned a patrol vessel named ‘Charlie-435’, at?
A) Porbandar
B) Kavaratti
C) Diglipur
D) Karaikal
Which city has become the first in India to have a common mobility card for bus and metro rides?
A) Mumbai
B) Delhi
C) Lucknow
D) Bangalore
Which ministry has launched Smart Freight Operation Optimisation & Real Time Information (SFOORTI) App for Freight Managers?
A) Road Transport & Highways
B) Railways
C) Shipping
D) Commerce & Industry
India has missed the 2017 deadline that FM ArunJaitley had announced for elimination of?
A) Kala-azar
B) Malaria
C) Tuberculosis
D) Japanese Encephalitis
Which High Court’s order to remove the mandatory 85% pictorial warning from tobacco product packages, has been stayed by the Supreme Court?
A) Allahabad
B) Karnataka
C) Kerala
D) Calcutta
Union minister NirmalaSitharaman has announced to set up a defence manufacturing innovation centre in?
A) Thrissur
B) Mangalore
C) Warangal
D) Coimbatore
Which is the only state in India that has rolled out e-Raktkosh in all 45 government blood banks?
A) Karnataka
B) Himachal Pradesh
C) Punjab
D) Assam
UIDAI has introduced the concept of a ‘Virtual ID’ (VID) to safeguard Aadhaar data. It is a temporary, random number consisting of ___ digits?
A) 16
B) 12
C) 10
D) 15
A committee of governors submitted the report titled ‘Rajyapal —VikasKeRajdoot: Catalytic Role of Governors as Agents for Change in Society’ to President Ram NathKovind. The committee included how many governors?
A) 3
B) 6
C) 5
D) 10
Which company has recently launched world’s thinnest laptop named ‘Swift 7’?
A) Apple
B) Lenovo
C) Acer
D) HP
Who has been appointed as the official brand ambassador of Sikkim?
A) AR Rahman
B) Aamir Khan
C) Akshay Kumar
D) Amitabh Bachchan
Who has become the first Indian to win an international medal in skiing after winning Bronze at the Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup, held in Turkey?
A) AparnaVashisht
B) Shrishti Chawla
C) Aanchal Thakur
D) SmritiRai
ShashikantBhagwat, who recently passed away, was a?
A) Actor
B) Athlete
C) Journalist
D) Politician
Rajesh Ranjan has been appointed as the High Commissioner of India to?
A) Swaziland
B) Namibia
C) Botswana
D) Mali
Who has become the richest person of all time as per the Bloomberg Billionaires Index with a net worth of USD 106 billion?
A) Bill Gates
B) Jeff Bezos
C) Warren Buffett
D) Bernard Arnault
World Hindi Day was recently observed on?
A) Jan 8
B) Jan 10
C) Jan 9
D) Jan 11
Which station in Mumbai has entered the Limca Book of Records 2018, for being India’s first ever all-women staff railway suburban station?
A) Dombivli
B) Borivali
C) Churchgate
D) Matunga
Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG) ‘Mankidia’ has been denied habitat rights in which tiger reserve by Odisha Forest Department?
A) Satkosia Tiger Reserve
B) Sunabeda Tiger Reserve
C) Simlipal Tiger Reserve
D) Satapada Tiger Reserve
A Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) sub-committee will recommend free and compulsory education for girls up to post-graduate level across India. The sub-committee was headed by?
A) HimantaBiswa Sharma
B) Kadiam Srihari
C) MeenakshiGarg
D) Neera Yadav
Which country recently signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia to revive the option of sending Hajj devotees to Jeddah via sea route?
A) Pakistan
B) India
C) Bangladesh
D) Malaysia
Which of the following will issue its first U.S. dollar-denominated bond by the end of June 2018?
A) African Development Bank
B) Asian Development Bank
C) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
D) New Development Bank
Which state government has recently banned electronic cigarettes?
A) Telangana
B) Haryana
C) Gujarat
D) Bihar
Who has been appointed by IOA as the Chef De Mission for the 23rd Winter Olympic Games 2018 to be held in Pyeongchang?
A) Ramesh Saini
B) ManohDwivedi
C) Ashok Parmar
D) Harjinder Singh
Government has announced to have completed the first phase of the BharatNet project. As of Dec 2017, optical fibre cable has been laid in how many Gram Panchayats?
A) 1.1 lakh
B) 1.5 lakh
C) 2 lakh
D) 2.5 lakh
Who has been conferred with the first ‘Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Award for Probity in Politics and Public Life’ by J&K Governor NN Vohra?
A) Nitish Kumar
B) K Chandrashekhar Rao
C) Mamta Banerjee
D) PinarayiVijayan
Who has been appointed to head the inter-ministerial committee set up to take a final call on the playing of the national anthem in cinema halls?
A) B.R. Sharma
B) Suresh Kumar
C) PK Tripathi
D) Arun Mehta
Cabinet has approved FDI under automatic route in Single Brand Retail Trading up to?
A) 100%
B) 75%
C) 51%
D) 49%
Who won the silver at the U-15 British Junior Open squash held in Birmingham?
A) PuneetSahni
B) Neel Joshi
C) ShreyRana
D) Rahul Vashisht
World’s largest ice festival, named ‘Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival’ was recently held in?
A) UK
B) Canada
C) Russia
D) China
Which of the following police stations in Tamilnadu has been awarded India’s ‘Best Police Station’ in the SMART Police Stations category?
A) Koyambedu
B) RS Puram
C) Pammal
D) Anna Nagar
Which city has become second major city to be declared open defecation free (ODF)?
A) Bengaluru
B) Hyderabad
C) Kolkata
D) Chennai
Where have the scientists discovered a new endangered species of woody flowering plants, named ‘PrimulaZhui’?
A) Peru
B) Brazil
C) India
D) China
Which state government has formally launched an award scheme named ‘ChahBagicharDhanPuraskar’, in which it will give Rs 2,500 to tea plantation labourers who have opened bank accounts for the first time?
A) West Bengal
B) Assam
C) Sikkim
D) Meghalaya
GAIL has commissioned India’s second largest rooftop solar plant in?
A) Uttar Pradesh
B) Jharkhand
C) Rajasthan
D) Chhattisgarh
Which state government has launched a price deficit compensation scheme, named ‘BhavantarBharpayeeYojana’?
A) Haryana
B) Madhya Pradesh
C) Bihar
D) Rajasthan
With effect from Jan 1, 2018, the merchant discount rate (MDR) charges will be borne by government for two years on debit card transactions up to?
A) Rs 5,000
B) Rs 1,000
C) Rs 10,000
D) Rs 2,000
Which state/UT has launched a special police force called ‘Tourist Police’ wing?
A) Puducherry
B) Kerala
C) Goa
D) Delhi
Which company’s Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine named ‘Typbar’ has received pre-qualification from WHO?
A) Panacea Biotec
B) Wockhardt
C) Serum Institute of India
D) Bharat Biotech
IAF recently bade farewell to the last MiG-27 ML aircraft at the Hasimara Air Force base. The aircraft was codenamed as?
A) Nirbhay
B) Shastra
C) Bahadur
D) Shaurya
11-day festival of DhanuYatra recently ended in the Bargarh district of?
A) Karnataka
B) Haryana
C) Odisha
D) Assam
Who has been appointed as the government interlocutor to hold talks with United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA)?
A) Praveen Joshi
B) AB Mathur
C) Moti Sharma
D) Sumit Malik
Which state has signed the host city contract with the Indian Olympic Association for hosting the 39th National Games in 2022?
A) Odisha
B) Tripura
C) Meghalaya
D) Assam
A High-Powered Review Board (HPRB), chaired by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, has approved setting up a Centre for Brahmaputra studies at?
A) Tezpur University
B) Assam University
C) IIT Guwahati
D) NIT Aizawl
Which state has announced a spot fine of Rs 500 on open defecation?
A) Jharkhand
B) Rajasthan
C) Andhra Pradesh
D) Maharashtra
Government has launched SwachhSurvekshan 2018. How many cities will be ranked in this year’s cleanliness survey?
A) 4041
B) 5687
C) 3260
D) 6194
Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has commissioned the world’s largest Refinery Off-Gas Cracker (ROGC) complex, of 1.5 mtpa capacity, in?
A) Numaligarh
B) Jamnagar
C) Digboi
D) Barauni
India’s first ‘Robocop’, named after the martyr HemantKarkare, has been launched in which city?
A) Mumbai
B) Bengaluru
C) Gurugram
D) Hyderabad
Which country has banned solo, double amputee and blind climbers from scaling its mountains?
A) India
B) New Zealand
C) Nepal
D) USA
How many nations have joined UNSC as the new non-permanent members?
A) 10
B) 4
C) 8
D) 6
Which country’s “bird language” of Black Sea villagers has been added to the Unesco’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage?
A) Bulgaria
B) Romania
C) Georgia
D) Turkey
Scientists have recently discovered two new ant species, named ‘Tetramoriumkrishnani’ and ‘Tetramoriumjarawa’, in?
A) Goa
B) Andaman
C) Kerala
D) Chhattisgarh
Union Cabinet has given its approval for establishment of new AIIMS, at a cost Rs 1351 crore, at?
A) Idukki
B) Vijaywada
C) Allahabad
D) Bilaspur
Who has become the first batsman to score three hundreds in T20 internationals?
A) Rohit Sharma
B) Colin Munro
C) Kane Williamson
D) ViratKohli
Which state’s police has recently gone digital with Criminal Tracking and Networking System (CCTNS)?
A) Bihar
B) Chhattisgarh
C) Jharkhand
D) Odisha
Which state’s Chief Minister has recently launched “SaubhagyaYojana”?
A) Telangana
B) Jharkhand
C) Odisha
D) Bihar
Which state government has announced to set up a 24×7 ‘Guddia’ helpline for safety of women?
A) Andhra Pradesh
B) Madhya Pradesh
C) Himachal Pradesh
D) Uttar Pradesh
Which institute is developing a cost-effective technology to make eco-friendly e-crackers?
A) CSIR
B) IIT Bombay
C) IISc Bangalore
D) IIT Roorkee
Which state has become the first to launch High Risk Pregnancy (HRP) Portal?
A) Haryana
B) Andhra Pradesh
C) Madhya Pradesh
D) Maharashtra
US has announced to have suspended about $2 billion in security aid to which country?
A) Afghanistan
B) Pakistan
C) Bangladesh
D) Iraq
Who has been appointed as the Deputy National Security Advisor?
A) Pravesh Kumar
B) SusheelRanade
C) Rajinder Khanna
D) VineetChandok
Who is the director of the film ‘Kashmir Daily’, which is the first Kashmiri feature film in 45 years to be released in India?
A) Raja Bilal
B) Mir Sarwar
C) SanamZiya
D) Hussein Khan
Lok Sabha has passed the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment) Bill, 2017. It now allows civil construction around the monument within a distance of?
A) 100 metres
B) 500 metres
C) 250 metres
D) 200 metres
Union Minister Jitendra Singh has announced that government will set up the second Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in?
A) Assam
B) Sikkim
C) Manipur
D) Arunachal Pradesh
Indian-origin Ravi Menon has been named as the best central bank governor in Asia-Pacific for 2018 by ‘The Banker’. He is the governor of which central bank?
A) State Bank of Vietnam
B) Central Bank of Sri Lanka
C) Nepal Rastra Bank
D) Monetary Authority of Singapore
Which movie has won the ‘Best motion picture, drama’ at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at Beverly Hills, California?
A) Darkest Hour
B) The Disaster Artist
C) The Shape of Water
D) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Which state government has recently launched its State symbol?
A) Gujarat
B) Andhra Pradesh
C) Haryana
D) West Bengal
China has announced to build its second foreign naval base in?
A) Bangladesh
B) South Korea
C) Pakistan
D) Egypt
Central bank has announced to release Rs 10 note in a chocolate brown colour with the motif of?
A) Tajmahal
B) Hampi with Chariot
C) QutubMinar
D) Sun Temple, Konark
Bhanakpur has become the second village in India to put into practice the system of singing national anthem everyday. It is located in?
A) Rajasthan
B) Haryana
C) Madhya Pradesh
D) Uttar Pradesh
Lok Sabha has passed a bill to hike the salaries of judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts. The monthly salary of Chief Justice of India has been hiked from Rs 1 lakh to?
A) Rs 1.5 lakh
B) Rs 3.2 lakh
C) Rs 2.8 lakh
D) Rs 2.1 lakh
Which state government has inaugurated India’s first National Park for people with special needs?
A) Gujarat
B) Telangana
C) Assam
D) Tamilnadu
Who has been appointed as head of the SIT that will re-investigate 186 cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots?
A) AvishekDullar
B) Vinod Yadav
C) Shiv Narayan Dhingra
D) Rajdeep Singh
Researchers have discovered a new species of moth, named ElcysmaZiroensis, from the Talle Wildlife Sanctuary in?
A) Meghalaya
B) Arunachal Pradesh
C) Sikkim
D) Manipur
Which railway station has become the first to install a sanitary napkin vending machine, named ‘Happy Nari’?
A) New Delhi
B) Bhopal
C) CST
D) Secundrabad
Which of the following warships have recently been decommissioned by the Indian Navy?
1. INS Nirbhik           2. INS Nirghat
3. INS Savitri             4. INS Subhadra
A) 1 & 2
B) 2 & 3
C) 3 & 4
D) 1 & 4
What is India’s rank on Global Manufacturing Index, released by World Economic Forum (WEF)?
A) 30
B) 24
C) 45
D) 51
Who won the best boxer trophy at the National Women’s Boxing Championships held in Rohtak?
A) L Sarita Devi
B) Sarjubala Devi
C) Sonia Lather
D) MeenaKumari
Who has been conferred the top French cultural award ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres’?
A) Mahima Reddy
B) GargiPujani
C) Seema Jain
D) AishwaryaTipnis
Which satellite was recently launched by ISRO as its 100th?
A) RISAT-1
B) IRNSS-1H
C) Cartosat-2
D) INSAT-6C
Which of the following countries is conducting the 13th edition of joint military exercise ‘Iron Fist’?
1. Japan       2. US
3. India         4. China
A) 1 & 2
B) 2 & 3
C) 3 & 4
D) 1 & 4
Teen MurtiChowk has been renamed after which Israeli City ?
A) Ashdod
B) Haifa
C) Eilat
D) Nazareth
Who has recently launched his autobiography titled “Imperfect”?
A) Sunil Gavaskar
B) HarshaBhogale
C) Sanjay Manjrekar
D) Ravi Shastri
Who has become the first woman lawyer to be directly appointed as a Supreme Court?
A) Shweta Agarwal
B) GeetanjaliBhoumik
C) Indu Malhotra
D) Deepthi R
GAIL India is going to set up India’s first plant to convert coal to synthetic gas in?
A) Jharkhand
B) Bihar
C) Odisha
D) Chhattisgarh
As per International Air Transport Association (IATA), which country has topped the domestic air traffic demand growth chart?
A) China
B) US
C) Australia
D) India
Which bank has announced its plans to introduce the first battery-powered, interactive payment card, in collaboration with Dynamics Inc?
A) Axis Bank
B) IndusInd Bank
C) Yes Bank
D) ICICI Bank
As per the data released in National Family and Health Survey NFHS-4, which state is ranked the wealthiest?
A) Maharashtra
B) Delhi
C) Gujarat
D) Tamilnadu
As per a study by RBI, which slab of housing loans reported the highest level of non-performing assets (NPAs)?
A) Above Rs 25 lakh
B) Rs 10 lakh to Rs 25 lakh
C) UptoRs 2 lakh
D) Rs 2 lakh to Rs 10 Lakh
Which bank has recently announced its merger with Capital First?
A) IndusInd Bank
B) Fedral Bank
C) IDFC Bank
D) Karnataka Bank
EC has set up a committee to suggest changes to Section 126 of the Representation of the People (RP) Act, which prohibits poll campaign in the last 48 hours to voting. It is headed by?
A) Umesh Sinha
B) Ravjot Pandey
C) Navneet Singh
D) Deepak Bansal
Which of the following has become the first exchange to launch agri options trading?
A) NCDEX
B) India INX
C) MCX
D) NMCE
In a first, which state government has granted permission to prisoners to donate their organs to immediate family members?
A) Telangana
B) Odisha
C) Haryana
D) Kerala
Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has been granted citizenship by which country?
A) Colombia
B) Chile
C) Peru
D) Ecuador
Which states have signed an MoU with the Water Resources Ministry for completion of balance works of North Koel reservoir project at a cost of Rs 1,622 crore?
1. Bihar                           2. Uttar Pradesh
3. Madhya Pradesh    4. Jharkhand
A) 1 & 2
B) 2 & 3
C) 3 & 4
D) 1 & 4
Which country was the top borrower from Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) with loans worth USD 1.5 billion in 2017?
A) Indonesia
B) China
C) India
D) Russia
UIDAI has announced to introduce Aadhaar authentication using face recognition from?
A) July 1, 2018
B) Mar 31, 2018
C) Dec 31, 2018
D) Oct 1, 2018
Which bank has become the first Indian Bank to cross Rs 5 trillion market cap?
A) ICICI Bank
B) Axis Bank
C) HDFC Bank
D) IndusInd Bank
Which state government is going to hold a ‘BlockchainHackathon for Governance’?
A) Maharashtra
B) Haryana
C) Andhra Pradesh
D) Karnataka
How many agreements did India sign with Israel to boost cooperation?
A) 14
B) 5
C) 9
D) 17
Which state government has announced ‘MukhyamantriKalakarSahayataYojana’ to provide pension of Rs 1200 per month to 50,000 artists?
A) Jharkhand
B) Odisha
C) Rajasthan
D) Uttarakhand
Prime Minister NarendraModi recently laid the foundation stone of Rs 43,129 crore refinery project in?
A) Barauni
B) Numaligarh
C) Digboi
D) Barmer
Which state government has signed a MoU with IOC to set up bio-gas and bio-CNG plants?
A) Punjab
B) Uttar Pradesh
C) Bihar
D) West Bengal
Which state government has allowed people to forge a fraternal relationship with trees, through a practice locally known as Mith/Mit or Mitini?
A) Arunachal Pradesh
B) Sikkim
C) Assam
D) Mizoram
Who has been named the ICC Cricketer of the Year at the ICC Awards 2017?
A) R Ashwin
B) ViratKohli
C) Rohit Sharma
D) JaspritBumrah
Principal Adviser of NITI Aayog, Ratan P. Watal recently inaugurated the first GIAN course on sustainable urban planning at?
A) IIT Kharagpur
B) IIT Lucknow
C) IIT Kanpur
D) IIT Guwahati
Election Commission of India has announced to conduct assembly elections in three north-eastern states. Which of the following is not one of them?
A) Nagaland
B) Meghalaya
C) Tripura
D) Mizoram
Bar Council of India (BCI) has formed a 7-member panel to resolve the differences between Supreme Court judges. Who is the chairperson of BCI?
A) Vijay Narayan
B) S. Prabhakaran
C) Manan Kumar Misra
D) Umesh S N
Which team won the third edition of the Premier Badminton League championship held in Hyderabad?
A) Hyderabad Hunters
B) Bengaluru Blasters
C) Chennai Smashers
D) Delhi Dashers
Indian peacekeepers from the UN mission have rebuilt the Akoka bridge in the record time of 10 days. It is located in?
A) Congo
B) Mali
C) Haiti
D) South Sudan
Which of the following have been unveiled as the mascots of the ‘Khelo India’ intiative by Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore?
1. Vijay the tiger              2. Jaya the black buck
3. Rani the peakock        4. Heera the elephant
A) 1 & 2
B) 2 & 3
C) 3 & 4
D) 1 & 4
Which state cabinet has approved 1% reservation for orphans in government jobs and education?
A) Rajasthan
B) Andhra Pradesh
C) Chhattisgarh
D) Maharashtra
Three states have opted out of the Centre’s Transformation of Aspirational Districts scheme. Which of the following is not one of them?
A) Punjab
B) West Bengal
C) Kerala
D) Odisha
World’s fifth largest diamond, weighing 182 grams, has recently been discovered in?
A) Malawi
B) Lesotho
C) Botswana
D) Swaziland
Which state government has signed an MoU with the Centre titled, ‘School Education Transformation Roadmap’?
A) Jammu and Kashmir
B) Tamilnadu
C) Goa
D) Assam
RBI has announced that all the designs of Rs 10 coin are valid and legal tender for transactions. How many designs of Rs 10 coins are in circulation?
A) 21
B) 18
C) 9
D) 14
Which state/UT government has signed a friendship agreement for cooperation in various fields with Fukuoka Prefecture in Japan?
A)  Maharashtra
B) Delhi
C) Gujarat
D) Puducherry
Which state has become the first to fully achieve the target of the door-to-door garbage collection in areas under urban bodies?
A) Andhra Pradesh
B) Himachal Pradesh
C) Madhya Pradesh
D) Uttar Pradesh
Who has been appointed as the new governor of Madhya Pradesh?
A) Anandiben Patel
B) DraupadiMurmu
C) NazmaHeptulla
D) Mridula Sinha
What is the name of the second bus service launched from Agartala to Kolkata via Dhaka?
A) Sahyog-2
B) Maitre-2
C) Saath-2
D) Parijan-2
Which country has decided to declare 2018 as the ‘national year of millets’?
A) China
B) Nepal
C) Sri Lanka
D) India
Which state will host its first ever international martial arts games?
A) Jammu and Kashmir
B) Himachal Pradesh
C) Uttarakhand
D) Jharkhand
Which state government has announced to commission Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS) in six districts by Mar 2018?
A) Andhra Pradesh
B) Maharashtra
C) Tamilnadu
D) Odisha
Which of the following app has been launched to allow users to check authenticity of currency notes of any major currency globally?
A) Safe Money
B) Counterfeit Detector
C) INRfake
D) Chkfake
Who was awarded by President Ram NathKovind as part of MoWCD’s ‘First Ladies’ celebration, for being the first actor to be recognised as a Global Icon from India?
A) Priyanka Chopra
B) AishwaryaRaiBachchan
C) DeepikaPadukone
D) Konkona Sen
NGT has ordered “intensive survey” of Kali, Krishna and the Hindon rivers in?
A) Uttar Pradesh
B) Karnataka
C) Telangana
D) Madhyra Pradesh
Which state government has approved a Rs 4,000 crore project, named NanajiDeshmukhKrishiSanjivaniYojna?
A) Kerala
B) Maharashtra
C) Madhya Pradesh
D) Goa
Which state/UT government recently launched Girl Child week?
A) Haryana
B) Delhi
C) Rajasthan
D) Puducherry
Which indigenously-developed weapon system integrated helicopter is going to make its maiden appearance in the Republic Day parade?
A) Cheetah
B) Dhruv
C) Chetak
D) Rudra
VioricaDancila has been named as the first female prime minister of?
A) Romania
B) Slovenia
C) Austria
D) Georgia
With which country is India conducting the ‘All-India Tiger Estimation’ exercise in Sunderbans?
A) Nepal
B) China
C) Bangladesh
D) Bhutan
Which team won the 2018 Blind Cricket World Cup, held in Sharjah?
A) UAE
B) Pakistan
C) Bangladesh
D) India
Who is going to lead the Indian delegation at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2018 in Davos?
A) ArunJaitley
B) SushmaSwaraj
C) NarendraModi
D) NirmalaSitharaman
India has announced to set up a solar development fund to support financing of solar projects, worth?
A) $200 million
B) $350 million
C) $700 million
D) $550 million
MoRTH has made it mandatory for all passenger transport vehicles to install GPS and an alert button from?
A) June 30, 2018
B) Oct 1, 2018
C) Dec 31, 2018
D) April 1, 2018
Who launched the official anthem of Bharat Ke Veer initiative, through which an amount of Rs. 12.93 crore was raised?
A) Rajnath Singh
B) NirmalaSitharaman
C) Nitin Gadkari
D) ArunJaitley
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched  a liveability index of _____ cities?
A) 124
B) 116
C) 109
D) 131
Which of the following is Indian Navy’s largest ship, which was recently affiliated formally to the Indian Army’s Bihar Regiment and IAF’s No 6 Squadron?
A) INS Jalashwa
B) INS Vikramaditya
C) INS Kolkata
D) INS Satpura
Who won the Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) at the 63rd JioFilmfare Awards 2018?
A) Irrfan Khan
B) Rajkummar Rao
C) Salman Khan
D) Akshay Kumar
India has joined the Australia Group (AG) as its ____ member?
A) 51st
B) 39th
C) 43rd
D) 27th
Sur Festival’ organized every year by Sublime Urge to Rejoice (SUR), has been renamed in tribute to?
A) S Janaki
B) MS  Subbulakshmi
C) KesarbaiKerkar
D) Girija Devi
Which state government has signed an MoU with Clean Authority of Tokyo, for municipal solid waste incineration facilities?
A) Karnataka
B) Rajasthan
C) Punjab
D) Telangana
Which of the following forces celebrated its 13th Raising Day on Jan 19th?
A) NDRF
B) ITBP
C) BSF
D) SSB
World’s longest underwater cave has been discovered in?
A) Australia
B) India
C) Mexico
D) South Africa
Which state government recently launched an e-Hospital Management Information System?
A) Bihar
B) Odisha
C) Assam
D) Haryana
In a first, a Blockchain Academy has been launched in?
A) Kerala
B) Bihar
C) Rajasthan
D) Karnataka
NirmalaSitharaman became the first Indian woman defence minister to fly on a?
A) Sukhoi-30 MKI
B) Tejas
C) Rafale
D) MiG-21
How many new cities have recently been added to the Smart City Mission with a proposed investment of Rs 12,824 ?
A) 4
B) 9
C) 14
D) 17
Which automobile company has unveiled India’s first-ever BS VI-compliant vehicles?
A) BMW India
B) Audi India
C) Land Rover India
D) Mercedes-Benz India
Who has taken charge as the new Chief Election Commissioner of India?
A) Ashok Lavasa
B) Om Prakash Rawat
C) Sunil Arora
D) Achal Kumar Joti
What is India’s rank out of 180 countries on the Environmental Performance Index 2018, released by Yale and Columbia Universities along with the World Economic Forum?
A) 158
B) 185
C) 177
D) 163
What is India’s rank among emerging economies on the Inclusive Development Index by WEF?
A) 83
B) 78
C) 57
D) 62
Who has become the first woman ever nominated for the cinematography Academy Award?
A) Reed Morano
B) Ellen Kuras
C) Rachel Morrison
D) Amy Vincent
Who has taken charge as the new director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC)?
A) S Somnath
B) H Gandhi
C) V Balasubramanian
D) N Venkatesh
Finance Minister ArunJaitley has announced to infuse additional grant of Rs 88,139 crore in how many PSBs?
A) 15
B) 10
C) 20
D) 5
Which state’s Chief Minister recently inaugurated the World War II Memorial Museum in the Changlang district?
A) Manipur
B) Nagaland
C) Assam
D) Arunachal Pradesh
President Ram NathKovind has approved the recommendation of the Election Commission to disqualify ___ MLAs of AamAadmi Party (AAP)?
A) 20
B) 21
C) 19
D) 22
Government is going to organise ‘Bharat Parv’ from January 26 to 31 at?
A) TajMahal
B) India Gate
C) Red Fort
D) QutubMinar
Which state government is going to introduce a system to issue daily district-wise weather advisory to farmers?
A) Andhra Pradesh
B) Maharashtra
C) Tamilnadu
D) Madhya Pradesh
Who has been appointed as the Director General of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)?
A) Sandeep Khurana
B) DilipChenoy
C) Ramesh Bidhuri
D) Naresh Khatri
Which state government has launched a nutrition scheme for HIV-positive children up to 18 years of age?
A) Himachal Pradesh
B) Rajasthan
C) Odisha
D) Madhya Pradesh
Which state government has entered into a sister-state agreement with the Canton of Zurich?
A) Gujarat
B) Andhra Pradesh
C) Maharashtra
D) Karnataka
An upgraded version of which indigenous transport aircraft recently made its maiden flight in Bengaluru?
A) HAWKER
B) CHINOOK
C) SARAS
D) GARUD
MoS for AYUSH ShripadYessoNaik laid the foundation stone for Central Research Institute of Homeopathy (CRIH) in?
A) Kanpur
B) Jaipur
C) Raipur
D) Patna
How many air routes have been awarded by AAI to 15 airlines and helicopter operators under UDAN-II?
A) 410
B) 235
C) 140
D) 325
Which state’s cabinet has approved ‘one district, one product’ scheme to promote products indigenous to every district?
A) Madhya Pradesh
B) Andhra Pradesh
C) Uttar Pradesh
D) Himachal Pradesh
Which Indian has received the 24th Crystal Award at the Annual Crystal Awards ceremony held in Davos?
A) Amitabh Bachchan
B) Shah Rukh Khan
C) Akshay Kumar
D) Aamir Khan
What is India’s rank on the global index of talent competitiveness?
A) 81
B) 73
C) 69
D) 94
World Bank has signed a $120 million loan agreement to help improve water supply services in peri-urban areas in?
A) Assam
B) Jharkhand
C) Uttarakhand
D) Telangana
Which of the following has launched an app named ‘Roadkills’, to help citizens report wildlife deaths by uploading geotagged photographs?
A) Wildlife Conservation Trust
B) Wild World India
C) Wildlife Protection Society Of India
D) Wildlife Trust Of India
What was the theme of India-ASEAN Commemorative Summit held in New Delhi?
A) Shared Values, Common Destiny
B) Building on the Best
C) Facing the Future – Together
D) Together Towards Tomorrow
L&T recently launched its second offshore patrol vessel (OPV) for Indian Coast Guard, named?
A) Sankalp
B) Bharti
C) Aadesh
D) Vijaya
Which of the following is not one of the personalities, who has been conferred Padma Vibhushan award for the year 2018?
A) R. Nagaswamy
B) Ghulam Mustafa Khan
C) Illaiyaraja
D) P. Parameswaran
Which of the following has been announced as the “Song of the year” at the 60th Grammy Awards?
A) Broken Halos, Chris Stapleton
B) That’s What I Like, Bruno Mars
C) Shape of You, Ed Sheeran
D) Starboy, The Weeknd
Which nation has signed an agreement with India to build military infrastructure on its Assumption Island?
A) Seychelles
B) Madagascar
C) Tuvalu
D) Nauru
Which union ministry has launched ‘StreeSwabhiman’ initiative for women’s health and hygiene?
A) Skill Development
B) Women and Child Development
C) Health
D) Information technology
Which institute has become a United Nations – Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Champion?
A) IMT Ghaziabad
B) ISB Mohali
C) IMI Delhi
D) MDI Sukhrali
India recently released first ever set of commemorative postage stamps on the theme of ancient architecture, with?
A) Vietnam
B) Laos
C) Cambodia
D) Philippines
World Health Organisation (WHO) has awarded pre-qualification to India’s first rotavirus diarrhoea vaccine, ROTAVAC. It has been developed by?
A) Sanofi
B) Bharat Biotech
C) Cipla
D) Lupin
Who was posthumously awarded Ashok Chakra on the occasion of 69th Republic Day at Rajpath?
A) Corporal Vikram Kumar
B) Corporal Ajeya Sarkar
C) Corporal Shaurya Malik
D) Corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala
Who has won the 5th ‘Yash Chopra Memorial Award’?
A) Madhuri Dixit
B) Saroj Khan
C) AlkaYagnik
D) Asha Bhosle
India has signed a pact with UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to raise incomes and food security for tribal farming households in Mizoram and Nagaland, worth?
A) $279 million
B) $168 million
C) $102 million
D) $234 million
The bus driver who saved 52 Amarnath pilgrims from terror attack last year, has been awarded the “UttamJeevanRakshaPadak”. What is his name?
A) Ashraf Ali
B) Sheikh Salim
C) Mustafa Khan
D) Abdul Hassan
Which state government has launched `Mahatama Gandhi SarbatVikasYojana’?
A) Himachal Pradesh
B) Karnataka
C) Uttar Pradesh
D) Punjab
Who has become the first Nepalese player to be part of any IPL franchise?
A) Sandeep Lamichhane
B) GyanendraMalla
C) Binod Bhandari
D) SharadVesawkar
India’s first floating market was recently unveiled in Kolkata on?
A) Lake Mirik
B) Lake Patuli
C) Motijhil
D) Senchal lake
Which Indian-origin boy in UK has become the youngest applicant in a decade to achieve the highest score in the Mensa IQ test?
A) MehulGarg
B) Sumit Bhatti
C) Arnav Singh
D) Rohan Shah
Who has become the first woman chairman of the Indian Banks’ Association?
A) Shikha Sharma
B) ChandaKochhar
C) Arundhati Bhattacharya
D) UshaAnanthasubramanian
Which state government has recently issued a detailed helipad policy?
A) Telangana
B) Uttarakhand
C) Maharashtra
D) Assam
External Affairs Minister SushmaSwaraj recently inaugurated the Bharat-ASEAN Maitri Park in?
A) Bhubaneswar
B) Kolkata
C) Chennai
D) New Delhi
Which state’s chief minister recently launched the ‘Shakti’ app for women’s safety?
A) West Bengal
B) Haryana
C) Himachal Pradesh
D) Madhya Pradesh
Which of the following has been chosen as the first-ever Hindi Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries for 2017?
A) GauRakshak
B) MitronC) AadhaarD) Baahubali
Which state won the best tableau award at the 69th Republic Day Parade?
A) Chhattisgarh
B) Maharashtra
C) Kerala
D) Assam
Who has resigned from his position of the chief economist of World Bank?
A) Jeremy Farage
B) Edward Clegg
C) David Osborne
D) Paul Romer
In a first, scientists from which country have successfully cloned monkeys?
A) Japan
B) US
C) China
D) India
Who won the men’s singles title at the Australian Open?
A) Rafael Nadal
B) Marin Cilic
C) GrigorDimitrov
D) Roger Federer
MHRD has approved setting up of a new Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in?
A) Belgaum
B) Bijapur
C) Raichur
D) Hubli
Which chief minister recently received the Unesco Award of Merit awarded to the Ranganathaswamy temple?
A) Siddaramaiah
B) K. Chandrashekar Rao
C) Edappady K. Palaniswami
D) N. Chandrababu Naidu
As per a recent order by DoPT, the quota in central government jobs for people with benchmark disabilities has been increased from 3% to?
A) 5%
B) 7%
C) 4%
D) 6%

 

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