Best Picture- The Shape of Water directed by Guillermo del Toro

Best Director – Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water

Best Actor – Garry Oldman for Darkest Hour

Best Actress – Fracnes McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

Best Animated Film – Coco by Lee Unkrich and Darla K Anderson

Best Foreign Language Film – A Fantastic Woman (Spanish) submitted by Chile

Best Original Score – Alexandre Desplat for The Shape of Water

Most nominations – The Shape of Water (13)

Indian entry in the Foreign Language Film category – Newton (Hindi) (Not nominated)

  • Best Motion Picture Drama: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
  • Best Motion Picture Musical/Comedy: Lady Bird.
  • Best Director in Motion Picture-Drama: Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water).
  • Best Actor in Motion Picture-Drama: Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) as Winston Churchill.
  • Best Actress in Motion Picture-Drama: Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) as Mildred Hayes.
  • Best Actor in Motion Picture or Musical or Comedy: James Franco (The Disaster Artist) as Tommy Wiseau.
  • Best Actress in Motion Picture Musical/Comedy: Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) as Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson.
  • Best Actor in a Supporting role in Motion Picture: Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) as Officer Jason Dixon.
  • Best Actress in a Supporting role in Motion Picture: Allison Janney (I, Tonya) as LaVona Golden.
  • Best Original Score Motion Picture: Alexandre Desplat (The Shape of Water).
  • Best Original Song: “This Is Me” (Benj Pasek and Justin Paul) – The Greatest Showman
  • Best Animated Feature Film: Coco.
  • Best Foreign Language Film: In the Fade (Germany/France). Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: Oprah Winfrey.

T.M. Krishna (Carnatic vocalist T.M. Krishna )  for his services in promoting and preserving national integration in the country,”

Best Film (Popular): ‘Hindi Medium’

Critics’ Award for Best Film: ‘Newton’

Best Actor In A Leading Role – Female (Popular): Vidya Balan for ‘Tumhari Sulu’

Critics’ Award for Best Actor (Female): Zaira Wasim for ‘Secret Superstar’

Best Actor In A Leading Role – Male (Popular) : Irrfan Khan for ‘Hindi Medium’

Critics’ Award for Best Actor (Male): Rajkummar Rao for ‘Trapped’

Best Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari for ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’

Best Debut Director: Konkona Sensharma for ‘A Death in the Gunj’

Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Male): Rajkummar Rao for ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female): Meher Vij for ‘Secret Superstar’

Best Dialogue: Hitesh Kewalya for ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’

Best Screenplay: Shubhashish Bhutiani for ‘Mukti Bhavan’

Best Original Story: Amit Masurkar for ‘Newton’

Best Actor (Male) in a Short Film: Jackie Shroff for ‘Khujli’

Best Actor (Female) in a Short Film: Shefali Shah for ‘Juice’

People’s Choice Award for Best Short Film: ‘Anahut’

Best Short Film (Fiction) : ‘Juice’

Best Short Film (Non Fiction): ‘Invisible Wings’

Best Music Album: Pritam for ‘Jagga Jasoos’

Best Playback Singer (Male): Arijit Singh for ‘Roke na ruke naina’ – ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’

Best Playback Singer (Female): Meghna Mishra for ‘Nachdi phira’ – ‘Secret Superstar’

Best Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya for ‘Ullu ka pattha’ – ‘Jagga Jasoos’

Lifetime Achievement A ward: Mala Sinha and Bappi Lahiri

Best Choreography: Vijay Ganguly and Ruel Dausan Varindani for ‘Galti se mistake’ – ‘Jagga Jasoos’

Best Background Score: Pritam for ‘Jagga Jasoos’

Best Action: Tom Struthers for ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’

Best C inematography: Sirsha Ray for ‘A Death In The Gunj’

Best Editing: Nitin Baid for ‘Trapped’

Best Production Design: Parul Sondh for ‘Daddy’

Best Sound Design: Anish John for ‘Trapped’

Best Costume: Rohit Chaturvedi for ‘A Death In The Gunj’

    1. The veteran playback singer who has been chosen to be awarded the Yash Chopra National Memorial Award 2017 – Asha Bhosle
    2. Actor-playwright Girish Karnad (79) was conferred with 2017 Tata Literature Live Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution in field of theatre at the eighth edition of the Tata Literature festival held in Mumbai, Maharashtra

    Book of the year, non-fiction: ‘Age of Anger: A History of the Present’ by Pankaj Mishra.

    Book of the year, fiction: Easterine Kire’s ‘Son of the Thundercloud’.

    1. Deepak Unnikrishnan bags ‘The Hindu Prize 2017’ for ‘Temporary People’


    1. The member of NITI Aayog who has been awarded the prestigious IhsanDoGramacı Family Health Foundation Prize by the World Health Organisation (WHO) (He is the first Indian to receive this global honour) – Dr. Vinod Paul

    In a first for an Indian, NITI Aayog Member Vinod Paul has been chosen to receive WHO’s prestigious IhsanDogramaci Family Health Foundation Prize for his services in the field of family health

    1. The Chief Minister who has been conferred the 1st Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Award for Probity in Politics and Public Life by the J & K Govt – Nitish Kumar
    2. The Asian-American actor who has become the first person of Indian origin to win a Golden Globe Award for the best actor in a television series – musical or comedy – Aziz Ansari

                         Aziz Ansari becomes the first Asian to win Best Actor for Comedy at the Golden Globes 2018

    He emerged winner for his role in Netflix’s The Master Of None

    1. The veteran filmmaker who has been chosen for the V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award of the Mumbai International Film Festival 2018 – Shyam Benegal
    2. The Indian film actor who has been awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by Britain’s Asian Voice weekly newspaper at the annual Political and Public Life Awards in London – SHATRUGAN SINHA

Indias Colors TV bagged the award for Television Channel of the Year and Jet Airways was judged Airline of the Year. An entrepreneur who has introduced the concept of Bengali cuisine supper clubs called Little Kolkata to the UK, Prabir Chattopadhyay, was named New Business Entrant of the Year.

  1. The Magahi language writer who has been awarded the Bhasha Samman by the Sahitya Akademi – Shesh Anand Madhukar
  2. The veteran playback singer who has been awarded the Harivarasanam Award 2017 by the Kerala Govt -KS Chitra
  3. The Bengali poet who has been chosen from the 31st Moortidevi Award by Bhartiya Jnanpith for his work Du Dondo Phowara Matro – Joy Goswami
  4. The Bollywood actress who has been chosen for the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice 2017 – Priyanka Chopra
  5. The eminent Hindi writer who has been chosen to be conferred the 2017 Vyas Samman for her novel Dukkham Sukkham by KK Birla Foundation – Mamta Kalia
  6. The famous food scientist and pioneer of Green Revolution in India who has been awarded the Yerarignar Award by 4 institutions – Prof. MS Swaminathan
  7. The Japanese Professor of Indian Philosophy and Buddhist studies who has been awarded the 3rd ICCR Distinguished Indologist Award – Hiroshi Marui
  8. The Sri Lankan author who has been awarded 2017 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for his book The Story of a Brief Marriage – Anuk Arudpragasam
  9. The former Prime Minister of India who has been chosen for the 2017 Indira Gandhi Peace Prize – Dr. Manmohan Singh
  10. The Hindi fiction writer and essayist who has been chosen to be awarded the Jnanpith Award 2017 – Krishna Sobti
  11. The acclaimed Indian playwright, actor, film director, and writer who has been chosen for the Tata Literature Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017 – Girish Karnad
  12. The Carnatic vocalist who has been chosen to be awarded the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration 2015-16 – TM Krishna
  13. The founder of Sulabh International who has been awarded the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management for the year 2017 – Bindeshwar Pathak
  14. The late Kannada journalist and activist (becoming the first Indian) who has been chosen to be honoured with Anna Politkovskaya Award 2017 instituted by Reach All Women (RAW) in WAR – Gauri Lankesh
  15. The Indian scientist who has been chosen to be awarded the 2017 Von Hippel award, the highest international prize in materials research – CNR Rao
  16. The Nigerian lawyer and activist who has been awarded the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees [UNHCR] Nansen Refugee Award – Zannah Mustapha
  17. The non-profit organisation of France and its founder who have been chosen for 2017 The Gandhi Foundation International Peace Award by the Gandhi Foundation – AL Kamandjati and Ramzi Abu Redwan
  18. The Chief Minister of Telangana who has been chosen by Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) to be conferred the Global Agriculture Leadership Award – K Chandrasekhar Rao
  19. The IPS officer currently serving as Police Commissioner in Rachakonda, Telangana who has been conferred the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report Heroes award by the US State Department – Mahesh Muralidhar Bhagwat
  1. The State whose scheme to improve the improve the life and the status of the girls, namely Kanyashree Prakalpa has been awarded the United Nations Public Service Award – West Bengal
  2. The anti-hunger activist from India who has been chosen to be conferred Queen’s Young Leaders Award by United Kingdom – Ankit Kawatra
  3. The eminent writer from Arunachal Pradesh who has been conferred Sarhad’s 5th Bhupen Hazarika National Award 2017 – Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi
  4. The book written by David Grossman (Israel) which has been chosen for the Man Booker International Prize 2017 – A Horse Walks into a Bar
  5. The Union Minister of Health who has been conferred WHO Director-General’s Special Recognition Award for global tobacco control – Shri J.P. Nadda
  6. The State whose Project Jal Sanchay has been selected for National Award for Excellence in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme (MGNREGP) – Bihar
  7. The place in Andhra Pradesh which has been chosen to be awarded MGNREGA annual award for effective implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act during 2015-16 – Vizianagaram
  8. Bhubaneswar has become the first Indian city to win Pierre L’enfant International Planning excellence award-2017 instituted by the American Planning Association (APA). Bhubaneswar has been chosen for its good and advanced town planning and engaging its residents in the planning process.
  9. The noted playback singer who has been awarded the Ghantasala National Award instituted by the Ghantasala National Art Academy – Vani Jairam
  10. The Bollywood actor who has been awarded the 75th Dinanath Mangeshkar Award for his film Dangal – Aamir Khan
  11. The social activist from Odisha who has been chosen for the Goldman Environmental Prize 2017 along with 5 other recipients (He led a historic 12-year legal battle for the indigenous Dongria Kondh’s land rights and protected the Niyamgiri Hills from a massive, open-pit aluminum ore mine) – Prafulla Samantara
  12. The renowned director and film actor who has been chosen to be awarded the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2016 – Viswanath
  13. The Mayor of Italian island Lampedusa who has been awarded the Félix Houphouët Boigny Peace Prize (UNESCO Peace Prize) jointly with nongovernmental organization SOS Méditerranée (France) for their work to save the lives of refugees and migrants and welcome them with dignity – Giuseppina Nicolini
  14. The Tamil author whose book Mathorubhagan (One Part Woman) translated by Aniruddhan Vasudevan has been awarded Sahitya Akademi’s award for translation in English – Perumal Murugan
  15. The renowned historian and archaeologist who has been conferred the Paduru Gururaja Bhat Memorial Award 2017 by the Union Minister for Statistics and Programme Implementation D.V. Sadananda Gowda –V. Narasimha Murthi
  16. The American novelist who has been awarded Pulitzer Prize 2017 in the fiction category for his novel The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead
  17. The Swedish-Eritrean journalist, currently in prison in Eritrea, who has been chosen for the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2017 – Dawit Isaak
  18. The Indian wildlife and environment cartoonist who has been awarded this year’s WWF International President’s Award for his efforts to inspire change and attitudes towards nature – Rohan Chakravarty
  19. The Indian actress who has been awarded the International Humanitarian Award instituted by Asian Voice, a leading British Asian newsweekly – Jacqueline Fernandez
  20. The MD and CEO of ICICI Bank who has been awarded the Woodrow Wilson Award by the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington DC – Ms Chand Kochhar
  21. The wildlife biologist and scientist with the Mysuru-based Nature Conservation Foundation who has been awarded the Whitley Award for his work to protect tiger corridors in Karnataka – Sanjay Gubbi
  22. The renowned environmentalist from Assam who has been awarded the Whitley Award, also known as the Green Oscars, for her efforts in conserving greater adjutant storks – Purnima Devi Barman
  23. The British actress, model and activist who has been awarded the first genderless award for the Best Actor at the MTV Movie and TV Awards – Emma Watson
  24. Social worker and Chairperson of Women’s Indian Association who has been awarded the Avvaiyar Award for 2017 by Tamil Nadu government – Padma Venkataraman
  25. The Chief Minister who has been chosen for the Transformative Chief Minister Award in recognition for his role in advancing the US-India partnership at the state level by the US India Business Council – Chandrababu Naidu

Sanjay Gubbi of Karnataka and Purnima Barman of Assam have won the prestigious Whitley Award, popularly known as Green Oscars, for their efforts in wildlife conservation.

  • Participants – Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Afghanistan, Kenya, Canada, Papua New Guinea, Ireland (16)
  • Held in – New Zealand from – 13 January to 03 February 18
  • Winners – India (4th title) ; Runners-up – Australia
  • Player of the series – Shubman Gill ; Most runs – Alick Athanaze (West Indies)
  • Most Wickets – Anukul Roy, Qais Ahmed, Faisal Jamkhandi (14 wickets)

Held in South Africa ; Man of the Series: Virat Kohli ( india won series by 5-1 )

The first (inaugural) edition of Khelo India School Games (KISG) was held from from 31st January to 8th February, 2018 at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi. It was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It was held under the Khelo India Programme

Khelo India is Union Sports Ministry’s initiative to scout for talent at the grassroot level and provide it substantial long-term scholarship.

Anthem: – Aur khelna chahte hai hum (और खेलना चाहते हैं हम)

The anthem is conceptualized by Ogilvy, composed by Louis Bank and the film has been produced by Nirvana Films.

Mohamed Muktar Jama “Mo” Farah, CBE is Britain’s most successful distance runner

Host City: PyeonChang (South Korea)

Motto: Passion Connected

Mascot: Soohorang, a white tiger

Nations participated: 92

Held from 09 Feb to 25 Feb 2018

Medals Tally

 

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

   1.

Norway

14

14

11

39

2.

Germany

14

10

07

31

3.

Canada

11

08

10

29

4.

United States

09

08

06

23

5.

Netherlands

08

06

06

20

  • Awarded by – Laureus Sport for Good Foundation
  • Sportsman of the Year – Roger Federer (Switzerland)
  • Sportswoman of the Year – Serena Williams (USA)
  • Team of the Year – Mercedes F1 Team (U.K.)
  • Breakthrough of the Year – Sergio Garcia (Spain)
  • Comeback of the Year – Roger Federer (Switzerland)

टीम यूरोप जीती थी

  • Held in – Chennai
  • Singles title winner – Jordan Thompson (Australia)
  • Singles title runner-up – Yuki Bhambri (India)
  • Doubles title winners – Sriram Balaji and Vishnu Vardhan (India)
  • Doubles title runners-up – Cem Ilkel (Turkey) and Danilo Petrovic (Serbia)
  1. The team which has won the Irani Trophy cricket championship defeating Rest of India in the finals at Nagpur – Vidarbha
  2. Vidarbha have created history by winning the Ranji Trophy 2017  for the first time in history with a thumping nine-wicket win over Delhi at the Holkar stadium in Indore

  3. The team which has won the Deodhar Trophy 2018 defeating Karnataka in the final at HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala (H.P.) – India B

  4. The team which has won the  27th edition 2018 Sultan Azlan Shah Trophy defeating England in the finals at Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia – AUSTRALIA  ( INDIA AT 5TH PLACE ) .

  5. The cricket player from Afghanistan who has become the youngest captain in international cricket (age 19 years 165 days) – Rashid Khan

  6. The Indian gymnast who has become the first Indian to win a medal in an individual event at the Gymnastics World Cup by claiming a bronze medal in the women’s individual vault event – Aruna Budda Reddy

  7. The Indian long-distance swimmer who has become the first Indian (and 9th in the world) to swim across the Cook Strait (between North and South islands of New Zealand) – Rohan More

  8. The Indian cricketer who has become the first woman cricketer to claim 200 wickets in one-day internationals (She achieved this landmark when she took the wicket of Laura Wolvadaart of South Africa) – Jhulan Goswami

  9. The American badminton player who has won the India Open 2018 Women’s Singles title defeating Indian player PV Sindhu in the finals at Siri Fort Indoor Stadium, New Delhi – Zhang Beiwen

  1. The new Director General of Sports Authority of India – Neelam kapur

  2. The host country of 2018 Women’s World T20 cricket tournament as announced by ICC – West Indies

  3. The Indian cricketer who has been banned by the BCCI for five months on the grounds of doping violation – Yusuf Pathan

  4. The 21-year old sportsperson from Manali who has become the first Indian to win an international medal in skiing by winning a Bronze medal in the slalom race category at the Palandoken Ski Centre, in Erzurum in TurkeyAanchal Thakur

  5. The New Zealand cricketer who has become the first in the world to score 3 centuries in international T20 matches (He scored the centuries against India, Bangladesh and West Indies) – Colin Munro

  6. The team which has won the Ranji Trophy 2017-18 season defeating Delhi in the finals at Holkar Stadium, Indore – Vidarbha

  1. The theme of 5-day National Youth Festival organised by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India in collaboration with State Govt. of Uttar Pradesh at Gautam Buddha University, Gautam Budh nagar, Greater Noida from 12th to 16th January, 2018 – Sankalp se Siddhi

  • (This is the first time that the National Youth Festival is being organized in NCR. This is the 22nd National Youth Festival. The 1st National Youth Festival was held in 1995 in Bhopal.)

  1. The Real Madrid footballer who has been awarded the Globe Soccer Award for the Best Player of the Year 2017 – Cristiano Ronaldo

  2. The Real Madrid player who has been awarded the FIFA Ballon d’Or for the fifth time – Cristiano Ronaldo (Portuguese professional footballer )

    19.  The Real Madrid player who has been awarded the Best FIFA Men’s Player Award for the second time –                      Cristiano Ronaldo

 

  1. The 4 time Olympic champion who has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017 – Mo Farah

  2. The Swiss tennis star who has been chosen as the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year 2017 – Roger Federer

  3. The Indian cricketer who has become the only batsman in the world to score 3 double-centuries in ODIs (while playing against Sri Lanka in Mohali) – Rohit Sharma

  4. The Indian Snooker player who has won the IBSF World Snooker Championship (his 18th world title) – Pankaj Advani

  5. The Indian weightlifter from Manipur who has won the Gold medal in the 48 kg category at 2017 World Weightlifting Championships held in Anaheim , United States – Saikhom Mirabai Chanu

  6. The Indian boxer who has won the gold medal in Asian Women’s Boxing Championships in Light Flyweight (48 kg) category defeating North Korea’s Kim Hyang Mi in the finals at Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam – Mary Kom

  7. The team India has defeated in the finals to win the Women’s Asia Cup 2017 at Kakamigahara, Japan – China

 

1.     The Indian badminton player who has won Korea Open Super Series women’s singles title defeating Japanese player Nozomi Okuhara in the finals – PV Sindhu

2.     The former Indian badminton player who has been chosen by the Badminton Association of India to be conferred the first Lifetime Achievement Award instituted by the Badminton Association of India (BAI)for his rich contribution to the sport – Prakash Padukone

3.     The State which has been formally chosen to host the 36th national Games in 2018 – Goa

4.     The wicketkeeper of Indian cricket team who has become the first in the world to achieve the feat of 100 stumpings in one-day internationals surpassing the record of Kumar Sangakarra (99 stumpings) – MS Dhoni

5.     The Indian badminton player who has won the French Open Super Series singles title defeating Japanese player Kento Nishimoto in the finals – Kidambi Srikanth

6.     The country which has won the 2017 Asia Cup hockey tournament defeating Malaysia in the finals in the Maulana Bhasani Hockey stadium, Dhaka (Bangladesh) – India

7.     The Indian badminton player who has won the Denmark Open Super Series singles title defeating South Korean player Lee Hyun-il in the finals – Kidambi  Srikanth

8.     The Indian powerlifter who has become the first Indian woman to sign up with World Wrestling Entertainment – Kavita Devi

9.     The Indian cricketer who has announced retirement from all formats of the game – Ashish Nehra

9.

10.                        The Portuguese footballer and player for Real Madrid, who has been awarded the UEFA Player of the Year Award for the third time in 4 years – Cristiano Ronaldo

11.                        The venue of the first edition of Rural Games or Grameen Khel Mahotsav  to be held from 28th August to 3rd September, 2017 – New Delhi

12.                        The German professional tennis player who has won the Rogers Cup tennis tournament defeating Roger Federer in the finals – Alexander Zverev

13.                        The Spanish football club which has won the UEFA Super Cup 2017 defeating contender Manchester United – Real Madrid

14.                        The Indian badminton player who has won the United States Open Grand Prix Gold defeating Parupalli Kashyap in the finals – HS Prannoy

15.                        The former Indian test cricketer who has been appointed the bowling coach of the Indian national cricket team – Bharat Arun

16.                        The Indian woman cricketer who has become the first player to cross 6000 runs in the history of women’s ODI during the ICC World Cup match against Australia (surpassing England captain Charlotte Edwards’s 5992 runs) – Mithali Raj

17.                        The new coach of Indian cricket team who has been appointed to take over after the former coach Anil Kumble resigned in June 2017 – Ravi Shastri

18.                        The team which has won the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup defeating Chile in the finals at Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg (Russia) – Germany

19.                        The only Indian sportsperson who has been listed in the 2017 Forbes List of Highest Paid athletes (the list is topped by footballer Cristiano Ronaldo) – Virat Kohli (rank 89)

20.                        The Sri Lankan cricketer who has become the first from his country to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame – Muttiah Muralitharan

21.                        The Indian badminton player who has won his first Grand Prix Gold title clinching the Thailand Open defeating Christie Jonatan of Indonesia in Bangkok – Sai Praneeth

22.                        The only assigned competition manager of International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), who has become the first Indian to be nominated as a member of the Umpires and Referees Committee (URC) – Ganeshan Neelakanta Iyer

23.                        The country which has won the Sudirman Cup 2017 (Badminton) defeating China in the finals at Gold Coast, Australia – South Korea

24.                        The Indian cricketer who has been awarded the CEAT Cricket Rating’s International Cricketer of the Year Award 2016-17 – Ravichandran Ashwin

25.                        The team which has won the Federation Cup 2016-17 football tournament defeating Mohan Bagan in the finals in Cuttack – Bengaluru FC

26.                        The legendary cricketer who has been named an Honorary Life Member of the Marylebone Cricket Club, as he became the fourth Indian to do so after Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly – VVS Laxman

27.                        The Indian pacer who has become the leading wicket-taker in Women’s One-Day Internationals in a match against South Africa surpassing Australian Cathryn Fitzpatrick’s record of 180 wickets – Jhulan Goswami

28.                        The mascot of Asian Athletics Championship to be held in Bhubaneshwar from 06 to 09 July 107 – Olly (Olive Ridley turtle)

29.                        The slogan of the World Masters Games held in Auckland from April 21 to April 30, 2017 – For the love of sport

30.                        The 101-year old woman from Chandigarh who has won the 100 metres at the World Masters Games 2017 held in Auckland, New Zealand – Man Kaur

31.                        The Bangalore based athlete who has become the first visually impaired Indian athlete to complete theBoston marathon – Sagar Baheti

32.                        The Indian badminton player who has won the Singapore Open Super Series 2017 men’s singles title defeating Kidambi Srikanth in the finals – B Sai Praneeth

33.                        The Australian cricketer who has been named Wisden’s Leading Woman Cricketer in the World for 2016 –Ellyse Perry

34.                        The Indian cricketer who has been named Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World for 2016 (becoming the third Indian to be so named after Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar) – Virat Kohli

35.            The Pakistani cricketer and captain of its test team who has announced his decision to retire from international cricket after the current tour of West Indies which concludes in May 2017 – Misbah-ul-Haq

36.            The badminton player from Denmark who has won theIndia Open Super Series badminton tournament 2017 men’s single title defeating Chou Tien-chen of Chinese Taipei in the finals – Viktor Axelsen

37.                        The Indian badminton player who has won the India Open Super Series badminton tournament 2017 women’s singles title defeating Carolina Marin of Spain in the finals – P.V. Sindhu

India beat China, qualify for 2018 World Cup

  1. The new President of South Africa (fifth) who has taken over following the resignation of Jacob Zuma – Cyril Ramaphosa
  2. The CPN-UML candidate who has been appointed the new Prime Minister of Nepal by its President Bidya Devi Bhandari – KP Sharma Oli
  3. The PepsiCo Chairperson and CEO who has been appointed to the International Cricket Council as its first female independent director – Indira Nooyi
  4. The former Prime Minister of Bangladesh who has been sentenced to 5 years jail in a corruption case – Begum Khaleda Zia
  5. The veteran Kathakali artiste (Padma Bhushan – 2011) who passed away on 06 February 2018 – Madavoor Vasudevan Nair
  6. The new Director General of Sports Authority of India – Neelam kapur
  7. The BJP leader who has been sworn in as the 10th Chief Minister of Tripura by the Governor Tathagata Roy – Biplab Kumar Deb
  8. The Union Minister of Commerce and Industry who has been given the additional charge of the Ministry of Civil Aviation following the resignation of Ashok Gajapathi Raju – Suresh Prabhu
  9. The Indian architect who has become the first Indian to win Pritzker Prize for 2018 (often referred to as the Nobel Prize of Architecture) – Balkrishna Doshi
  10. The National Democratic Progressive Party leader who has been sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Nagaland – Neiphiu Rio
  11. The National People’s Party President who has been sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Meghalaya Conrad Sangma
  12. The cricket player from Afghanistan who has become the youngest captain in international cricket (age 19 years 165 days) -Rashid Khan
  13. The Indian film actor who has been awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by Britain’s Asian Voice weekly newspaper at the annual Political and Public Life Awards in London Shatrughan Sinha
  14. The new Chief Election Commissioner of India who has taken over from Shri Achal Kumar Jyoti – Om Prakash Rawat 22nd Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India
  15. The former Chief Minister of Gujarat who has been appointed as the Governor of Madhya Pradesh – Smt Anandiben Patel
  16. The new Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation who has been chosen to take over from 15 Jan 18 – Shri Kailasavadivoo Sivan
  17. The Oscar winning music director who has been chosen the brand ambassador of Sikkim by the State Govt – AR Rahman
  18. The Indian powerlifter and world champion who passed away in a road accident on 07 Jan – Saksham Yadav
  19. The American astronaut and the first person in the world to fly six space missions and the ninth person to walk on moon who passed away on 05 Jan – John Watts Young
  20. The former football player who has been elected the next President of Liberia succeeding Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – George Weah
  21. The Bollywood actress who has been named PETA Person of the Year for her efforts to protect animals including her cruelty free NUSH clothing line. – Anushka Sharma
  22. The South African human rights activist who has been chosen to be the next Secretary General of Amnesty International succeeding the present Secretary General Salil Shetty – Kumi Naidoo
  23. The President of International Hockey Federation who has chosen as the new chief of Indian Olympic Association – Narinder Batra
  24. The contestant from Lucknow who has bagged the Peter England Mr. India title at an event in Mumbai – Jitesh Singh Deo
  25. The new Chairman and MD of Infosys who has been chosen to take over the company from January 2018 – Salil S Parekh
  26. The former Chief Justice of India (29th) who passed away on 01 December 2017 – Justice AS Anand
  27. Time Person of the Year 2017 == The Silence Breakers.

The people who spoke out against sexual abuse and harassment, including the figureheads of the

#MeToo movement.

  1. The former judge of Supreme Court who has been re-elected to the International Court of Justice for a second

term – Justice Dalveer Bhandari

  1. The former Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Information and Broadcasting who passed away on 20

Nov 17 after being in coma for 9 years – Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi

  1. The Indian model and Femina Miss India 2017 who has been crowned Miss World 2017 at a beauty pageant

held in Sanya, China – Manushi Chhillar

  1. The ministerial committee constituted by the Central Government to oversee merger proposals of 21 public

sector banks is headed by – Shri Arun Jaitely

  1. First woman to be inducted as Pilot in the Indian Navy at the Ezhimala Naval Academy – Shubhangi Swaroop – Shubhangi, a native of Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh
  2. The senior IPS officer and a special director in the CBI who has been appointed the Director General of the National Investigation Agency – Y.C. Modi
  3. The new Prime Minister of New Zealand who has taken over from the outgoing PM Bill English – Jacinda Ardern
  4. The former Chief of Intelligence Bureau who has been appointed as an interlocutor for Jammu and

Kashmir by the Central Govt – Dineshwar Sharma

  1. The noted classical singer (Hindustani music) of Senia and Banaras Gharana, recipient of Padma

Vibhushan (2016), considered Queen of Thumri, who passed away on 24 Oct 2017 – Girija Devi

  1. The 19-year old Indian origin student and founder of doorstep.uk.co who has become the youngest

millionaire of United Kingdom – Akshay Ruparelia

  1. The well-known film actor who has been appointed the new Chairman of Film and Television Institute,

Pune replacing the outgoing Chairma, Shri Gajendra Chauhan – Anupam Kher

  1. The new Chairman of State Bank of India appointed to replace Ms Arundhati Bhattacharya who retired

on 06 Oct 2017 – Rajnish Kumar

  1. The Chairperson of new panel appointed by the President to examine the sub-categorisation of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) for a more equitable distribution of quota benefits – Retired Justice Rohini
  2. The Indian economist who has been appointed the Chairman of the reconstituted Economic Advisory

Council to the Prime Minister – Bibek Debroy

  1. The former UN Secretary General who has been elected to head the International Olympic Commission’s

ethics commission – Ban Ki-moon

  1. The Indian economist and professor at Manchester University who has been awarded the Balzan Prize

for her “heroic” work studying women’s contributions to agriculture in India – Bina Agarwal

  1. The Govt of India has decided to issue commemorative coins on the birth centenary of – Dr. MG

Ramachandran and Dr. MS Subbulakshmi (Indian Carnatic singer from Madurai, Tamil Nadu. )

  1. The new Comptroller and Auditor General of India who has been nominated to take over the post

following the retirement of Shashi Kant Sharma – Rajiv Mehrishi  ( 13TH )

 

  1. The new Chief Justice of India (45th CJI) who has been appointed following the retirement of CJI JS Khehar – Justice Dipak Mishra
  2. The transgender from Kolkata who has been crowned India’s first Miss Trans Queen at a pageant in Gurgaon –

Nitasha Biswas

  1. The new Chairman and Managing Director of Air India appointed in place of Shri Ashwani Lohani – Rajiv Bansal
  2. The former Chairman and Managing Director, Air India who has been appointed as Chairman, Railway Board

(Ministry of Railways) – Ashwani Lohani

  1. The former Chief Minister of Manipur and Member of Parliament who passed away on 22 August 2017 at the

age of 96 – Rishang Keishing

  1. The Indian origin boy, with an IQ of 162, who has won Channel 4’s Child Genius competition in U.K. – Rahul Doshi
  2. Salil S. Parekh is the current chief executive officer and managing director of Infosys. Parekh took over from interim CEO U B Pravin Rao on January 2, 2018.
  3. India’s legendary sportsperson who has been appointed Goodwill Ambassador for Physical Activity in SouthEast Asia Region by the World Health Organisation – Milkha Singh
  4. The lyricist, poet and screenwriter who has been appointed the new Chairperson of Central Board of Film

Certification replacing Shri Pahlaj Nihalani – Prasoon Joshi

  1. The former Secretary General of the FICCI who has been nominated to the post of Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog

to replace Shri Arvind Panagariya – Dr. Rajiv Kumar

  1. The new Prime Minister of Pakistan who has been elected following the resignation of Mr. Nawaz Sharif –

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

  1. The scientist, writer and founder of Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad who passed away on

01 Aug 2017 – Pushpa Mittra Bhargava

  1. The Committee of Experts constituted by the Govt of India comprising of members from Government,

Academia and Industry to study and identify key data protection issues and recommend methods for addressing them is headed by – Justice BN Srikrishna

  1. The former Chairman of UGC, Padma Vibhushan awardee, scientist and educationist who passed away on 24

July 2017 – Prof. Yash Pal

  1. The former Chairman of ISRO, Padma Bhushan awardee and the first Indian to be inducted into the Satellite

Hall of Fame, Washington who passed away on 24 Jul 2017 – Prof. U.R. Rao

  1. The new Chief Minister of Nagaland who has taken over from Shurhozelie Liezietsu – TR Zeliang
  2. The Union Minister of Textiles who has been given the additional charge as Union Minister of Information

and Broadcasting – Smriti Irani

  1. The former Chief Minister of Sikkim who passed away on 16 July 2017 – Nar Bahadur Bhandari
  2. The Indian-origin Canadian YouTube star and actress known by her digital alias Superwoman, who has been

chosen by the UNICEF as its newest Goodwill Ambassador – Lilly Singh

  1. The Chinese literary critic, writer, poet, human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who passed

away on 13 July 2017 – Liu Xiaobo

  1. The IPS officer currently serving as Police Commissioner in Rachakonda, Telangana who has been conferred

the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report Heroes award by the US State Department – Mahesh Muralidhar Bhagwat

  1. The new Attorney General of India who has taken over from Shri Mukul Rohtagi – KK Venugopal – 15th and current Attorney General is K. K. Venugopal
  2. The contestant from Haryana who has been crowned Femina Miss India 2017 at a beauty pageant held in

Mumbai – Manushi Chhillar

  1. The committee constituted by the Central Govt for preparation of final draft of National Education Policy is

headed by – Dr. K. Kasturirangan

  1. The Indian member of the International Court of Justice who has been re-nominated to the court for another

term – Justice Dalveer Bhandari

  1. The President of Vanuatu who passed away suddenly due to a heart attack on 17 June 2017 – Baldwin

Lonsdale

  1. The former Chancellor of Germany, known for his role in German reunification and creation of Eurozone, who

passed away on 16 June 2017 – Helmut Kohl

  1. The former Chief Justice of India considered a pioneer of judicial activism in the country for introducing the

concept of PILs who passed away on 15 June 2017 – Justice P.N. Bhagwati

  1. The Indian contestant who has been crowned Miss Teen Universe 2017 at a beauty pageant held in

Nicaragua – Shristi Kaur

  1. The Academy Award winning director of the movie The Silence of the Lambs who passed away on 26 April

2017 – Jonathan Demme

  1. Italian super-centenarian and world’s oldest living person who passed away on 15 April at the age of 117

years 137 days – Emma Morano

  1. The Nobel Peace Prize winner from Pakistan who has been chosen to be the youngest UN Messenger of

Peace – Malala Yousafzai

  1. The Hindustani vocalist of Jaipur Gharana, Padma Vibhusan (2002), Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1985),

who passed away on 03 April 2017 – Kishori Amonkar

  • Best Marching Contingent among the three service: Punjab Regiment
  • Best Marching Contingent among the para-miliraty and other auxiliary forces: Indo-Tibetan Border Police
  • Best State Tableau: First Prize – Maharashtra (Coronation of Shivaji); Second Prize – Assam (Traditional masks and sastras); Third Prize – Chhattisgarh (Ramgarh’s ancient amphitheatre along with artistes performing dance, based on Kalidasa’s Meghadootam.
  • Best Tableau among Union Ministries/Departments: Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for depicting ‘Khelo India’.
  • School children items: First Prize – South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur (Maharashtra) performing ‘Baredi Dance’ from Madhya Pradesh.
  • School children items: Consolation Prizes – North East Zone Cultural Centre, Dimapur (Nagaland) and Oxford Foundation School, Najafgarh, Delhi for performing Sangrai Mog Dance of Tripura and Shikshit Bharat, Shashakt Bharat dance respectively.
  • Exam Warriors – Shri Narendra Modi
  • One century is not enough – Saurav Ganguly
  • Imperfect – Sanjay Manjrekar
  • Citizen Delhi: My Life My Times – Sheila Dikshit
  • Unstoppable: My Life So Far by Maria Sharapova
  • Godman to Tycoon: The Untold Story of Baba Ramdev by Priyanka Pathak-Narain
  • Pranaber Preyosi – Sangeeta Ghosh
  • The Ministry of Utmost Happiness – Arundhati Roy (featured in Man Booker Prize 2017 long list)
  • The Crisis Within – Ganesh Devy
  • Indira Gandhi – A Life in Nature – Jairam Ramesh
  • Confessions of a Dying Mind: The Blind Faith of Atheism – Haulianlal Guite
  • Gandhi in Champaran – DG Tendulkar
  • The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead
  • The Flaming Tresses of Draupadi – Veerappa Moily
  • Best Book on Cinema Lata: Sur Gatha Author: Yatindra Mishra
  • The book written by American author George Saunders which has been awarded the 2017 Man Booker Prize – Lincoln in the Bardo

The Tamil author whose book Mathorubhagan (One Part Woman) translated by Aniruddhan Vasudevan has been awarded Sahitya Akademi’s award for translation in English – Perumal Murugan

106th Indian Science Congress at Barkatullah University, Bhopal

  • The Indian gymnast who has become the first Indian to win a medal in an individual event at the Gymnastics World Cup by claiming a bronze medal in the women’s individual vault event -Aruna Budda Reddy

Aruna Budda Reddy: -India’s first Gymnastics World Cup medallist

Born – 08 January 1942 ;Death – 14 March 2018 ;Nationality – British

Position held at the time of his death – Dennis Stanton Avery and Sally Tsui Wong-Avery Director of Research at Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Awards – Adams Prize (1966); Albert Einstein Award (1978); Presidential Medal of Freedom (2009) and many other awards

Books written – A Brief History of Time; Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays; The Universe in a Nutshell; On the Shoulders of Giants; God Created the Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs That Changed History; The Dreams That Stuff Is Made of: The Most Astounding Papers of Quantum Physics and How They Shook the Scientific World; My Brief History

UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize was awarded to:

We Love Reading for its Programme in Jordan

The Centre for the Study of Learning & Performance (CSLP) at Concordia University in Canada for its

programme ‘Using Educational Technology to Develop Essential Educational Competencies in SubSaharan Africa’

UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy was awarded to:

The Secretariat of Information and Communications Technologies of the city of Armenia in Colombia for its ‘AdulTICoProgram’

The Citizens Foundation in Pakistan for its ‘Aagahi Literacy Programme for Women and Out-of-School Girls’

‘FunDza Literacy Trust’ in South Africa for its programme ‘Growing FunDza readers and writers’

  • The third state-of-art Scorpene class submarines launched by the Indian Navy at Mumbai is named – INS

Karanj

  • The first ever joint military exercise by India and Vietnam at Jabalpur (M.P.) from 29 January to 03 February

is named – VINBAX 2018

  • The joint military exercise by India and United States to be conducted at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in

Seattle in the 3rd week of January is named – Vajra Prahar

  • The Indian Army regiment which has been formally affiliated to Indian Naval ship INS Vikramaditya (along

with No. 6 Squadron of the Indian Air Force) – Bihar Regiment

 

  • The place in Marathwada region of Maharashtra where the Indian Railways has decided to set up a coach factory to manufacture Electric Multiple Units for suburban trains and coaches for metros – Latur
  • The place in Arunachal Pradesh where World War II Memorial Museum was inaugurated by Chief Minister

Pema Khandu – Jairampur

  • The State which has decided to provide 1% parallel reservation for orphans in government jobs –

Maharashtra

  • The State in which the 7th edition of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav is being held from 14 to 20 January 2018 –

Karnataka

  • The joint military exercise between special forces of Indian and Indonesian Army being held at Bandung from

19 Feb to 04 March is named – Garuda Shakti

  • The Indian Air Force pilot who has become the first woman to fly a MiG-21 fighter aircraft (from Jamnagar Air

Force base) – Avani Chaturvedi

  • The venue of 6th India Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference held from 16 to 19 February 2018 Patna
  • The joint military exercise between special forces of Indian and Indonesian Army being held at Bandung from 19 Feb to 04 March is named Garuda Shakti
  • The venue of National Banana Festival held from 17 to 21 February 2018 with the focal theme ‘Conserving diversity, Preserving Identity, Promoting Value Addition’ Kalliyoor, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)
  • The new President of South Africa (fifth) who has taken over following the resignation of Jacob Zuma Cyril Ramaphosa
  • The CPN-UML candidate who has been appointed the new Prime Minister of Nepal by its President Bidya Devi Bhandari KP Sharma Oli
  • The theme of 8th Theatre Olympics to be held for the first time in India at Red Fort, Delhi Flag of Friendship
  • The Indian long-distance swimmer who has become the first Indian (and 9th in the world) to swim across the Cook Strait (between North and South islands of New Zealand) Rohan More
  • The PepsiCo Chairperson and CEO who has been appointed to the International Cricket Council as its first female independent director Indira Nooyi
  • The former Prime Minister of Bangladesh who has been sentenced to 5 years jail in a corruption case Begum Khaleda Zia
  • The Indian cricketer who has become the first woman cricketer to claim 200 wickets in one-day internationals (She achieved this landmark when she took the wicket of Laura Wolvadaart of South Africa) Jhulan Goswami
  • World’s most powerful rocket launched by SpaceX from Kennedy Space Centre near Cape Canaveral, Florida and carrying Elon Musk’s Tesla roadster is named Falcon Heavy
  • The veteran Kathakali artiste (Padma Bhushan – 2011) who passed away on 06 February 2018 Madavoor Vasudevan Nair
  • The State which has launched door-to-door DASTAK campaign against Acute Encephalitis Syndrome and Japanese Encephalitis Uttar Pradesh
  • The sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh where the first of its kind Pelican Festival 2018 was held on 04 February 2018 Atapaka Bird Sanctuary
  • The American badminton player who has won the India Open 2018 Women’s Singles title defeating Indian player PV Sindhu in the finals at Siri Fort Indoor Stadium, New Delhi Zhang Beiwen
  • The veteran filmmaker who has been chosen for the V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award of the Mumbai International Film Festival 2018 Shyam Benegal
  • The Magahi language writer who has been awarded the Bhasha Samman by the Sahitya Akademi Shesh Anand Madhukar
  • The new Director General of Sports Authority of India Neelam kapur
  • The partner nation for 32nd Surajkund International Crafts Mela being held in Faridabad, Haryana from Feb 02 to 18 Kyrgyzstan
  • The theme State for 32nd Surajkund International Crafts Mela being held in Faridabad, Haryana from Feb 02 to 18 Uttar Pradesh
  • The four major rivers in Jammu and Kashmir which have been declared National Waterways by the Union Government Jhelum, Chenab, Indus and Ravi
  • The suburban railway station of Central Railways which has entered the Limca Book of Records for having an

all-woman staff six months after it had become the first railway station in the country to be run by an all woman

staff – Matunga

  • The Indian State which has banned the manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, display and advertisement

of e-cigarettes – Bihar

  • The country which has decided to use the Chinese currency Yuan for its bilateral trade with China – Pakistan
  • The two middle-eastern countries which decided to introduce 5% VAT for the first time from 01 Jan 2018 –

UAE and Saudi Arabia

  • The venue of 105th Indian Science Congress to be held from Mar 18 to 22 (the event was originally

scheduled at Osmania University in January 2018) – Manipur University, Imphal

  • The north-eastern State which has been declared ODF (Open Defecation Free) becoming the second in the

region after Sikkim – Arunachal Pradesh

  • The theme of 48th Annual Meeting of World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland from 23 to 26 January 2018 – Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World
  • The theme of 5-day National Youth Festival organised by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India in collaboration with State Govt. of Uttar Pradesh at Gautam Buddha University, Gautam Budh nagar,Greater Noida from 12th to 16th January, 2018 – Sankalp se Siddhi
  • The theme of the official emblem of West Bengal which has been designed by Ms. Mamta Banerjee and unveiled recently – Biswa Bangla

 

  • The indigenous aircraft designed and developed by CSIR – National Aeronautics Laboratories (NAL) which made its maiden flight in Bengaluru is named – SARAS PT1N
  • The private sector bank which has become the first Indian bank to cross Rs. 5 trillion in market capitalisation

at BSE – HDFC Bank

  • The App launched by Ministry of Railways for monitoring and managing freight business using Geographic Information System Views and Dashboard is named – SFOORTI (Smart Freight Operation Optimisation and Real Time Information
  • The online portal launched by Ministry of Women and Child Development intended to serve as a one-point platform where women can easily access details of over 350 central and state schemes is named – NARI

(National Repository of Information for Women)

 

  • 2018 has been declared as the National Year of Millets by the Central Govt
  • The Indian sportsperson who has been chosen to be India’s flag-bearer for the opening ceremony of Commonwealth Games 2018 V. Sindhu
  • The theme of World Meteorological Day 2018 observed on 23 March 2018 Weather ready, Climate smart
  • The Canadian mathematician who has been awarded the Abel Prize for his visionary programme connecting representation theory to number theory Robert Langlands
  • The Indian State which has declared jackfruit to be its official fruit Kerala
  • The team which has won the Irani Trophy cricket championship defeating Rest of India in the finals at Nagpur Vidarbha
  • The place in Madhya Pradesh where the 5th Nadi Mahotsav was inaugurated by the Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari Bandrabhan, Hoshangabad
  • The country in which World Hindi Secretariat was inaugurated by the Indian President Shri Ram Nath Kovind Mauritius
  • The hypersonic missile (with a range of 1200 km and speed 10 mach) launched by Russia from a Mig-31 supersonic interceptor aircraft is named Kinzhal
  • The place in Gujarat at which the Central Govt has approved setting up of India’s first coastal policing academy National Academy of Coastal Policing Devbhoomi Dwaraka
  • The place in Uttar Pradesh where the State’s largest solar plant was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron Mirzapur
  • The team which has won the Deodhar Trophy 2018 defeating Karnataka in the final at HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala (H.P.) India B
  • The team which has won the 2018 Sultan Azlan Shah Trophy defeating England in the finals at Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Australia
  • The Union Territory which has become the first in the country to run completely on solar power energy Diu
  • The State in which the country’s first state-led incubator for women entrepreneurs named WE-Hub was launched recently Telangana
  • The multilateral Air Force exercise being conducted by Southern Air Command of the Indian Air Force from 12-17 Mar with participation from Air Forces of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, UAE and Myanmar is named Samvedna
  • The case in which a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court upheld that the fundamental right to life and dignity includes right to refuse treatment and die with dignity Common Cause (Regd Society) vs Union of India
  • The portal launched by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises for women entrepreneurs of India is named udyamsakhi.org
  • The scheme launched by the Maharashtra Govt for providing sanitary napkins at subsidised rates to rural girls and women is named Asmita
  • The BJP leader who has been sworn in as the 10th Chief Minister of Tripura by the Governor Tathagata Roy Biplab Kumar Deb
  • The Union Minister of Commerce and Industry who has been given the additional charge of the Ministry of Civil Aviation following the resignation of Ashok Gajapathi Raju Suresh Prabhu
  • The biennial joint military exercise launched by the United States of America and Israel in Israel is named Juniper Cobra 2018
  • The venue of Women’s Film Festival organised by National Film Archive of India with the theme Travelling Women from 09 to 11 March 2018 Pune
  • The Indian architect who has become the first Indian to win Pritzker Prize for 2018 (often referred to as the Nobel Prize of Architecture) Balkrishna Doshi
  • The venue of Swachh Shakti, a women’s convention organised by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, in association with the Government of Uttar Pradesh on the occasion of International Women’s Day Lucknow
  • The venue of four-day biennial event WINGS INDIA 2018 jointly organized by Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airport Authority of India from 08 March to 11 March with the theme India-Global Aviation Hub Hyderabad
  • The Pacific Ocean island nation which has become the first in the world to recognise a cryptocurrency (SOV) as a legal tender Marshall Islands
  • The National Democratic Progressive Party leader who has been sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio
  • The multilateral naval exercise held at Port Blair from 06 to 13 March 2018 with the theme Friendship Across the Seas is named Milan 2018
  • The National People’s Party President who has been sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Meghalaya Conrad Sangma
  • The cricket player from Afghanistan who has become the youngest captain in international cricket (age 19 years 165 days) Rashid Khan
  • The Indian film actor who has been awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by Britain’s Asian Voice weekly newspaper at the annual Political and Public Life Awards in London Shatrughan Sinha
  • The place in Maharashtra where the State’s first mega food park was inaugurated by the Minister of Food Processing Industries, Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal Vill Degaon (Dist Satara)
  • The three week long exercise conducted by the Western Naval Command of the Indian Navy in the Arabian Sea to test its operational readiness was named Exercise Paschim Leher

 

 

  • The venue of Indian History Congress being held from 28 to 30 December 2017 –Univesity, Kolkata

Jadavpur

  • The Indian city which has become the first in the country to have its own logo (designed by Rushi Patel

and M Venkateswar Rao) – Bengaluru

  • The city of United Kingdom which has been officially declared as the host city of Commonwealth Games

2022 – Birmingham

  • The place in Gujarat where the Union Cabinet has approved the setting up of India’s First National Rail

and Transportation University – Vadodara

  • The venue of the 3rd World Telugu Conference being held from 15 December 2017 – Hyderabad
  • The country which has announced lifting of its ban on movie theatres imposed more than 35 years ago –

Saudi Arabia

  • The country which has been banned from participating in the Winter Olympics 2018 in Pyeongchang,

South Korea by the International Olympic Committee – Russia

  • The venue of 6th International Tourism Mart organised by the Ministry of Tourism, GoI, in association with the North Eastern States from 5-7 December, 2017. – Guwahati
  • The Indian State which has become the first in the country to pass a bill awarding death to those found

guilty of raping girls aged 12 and below – Madhya Pradesh ( RAJASTHAN – 2ND )

  • The district of Uttar Pradesh which has been included in the National Capital Region becoming the 8th district from the State to be included in NCR – Shamli
  • The 11th edition of bilateral naval exercise conducted by India and Oman near Muscat is named –

Naseem Al Bahr (Sea Breeze)

  • The major exercise conducted by the Southern Command of Indian Army in the deserts of Rajasthan from 16 to 22 Dec to evaluate the capability of the armed forces to strike deep into enemy territory is named – Hamesha Vijayee
  • The joint military exercise by the armies of India and Maldives being conducted at Belagavi in Karnataka is named – Exercise Ekuverin
  • The first of Scorpene class diesel-electric submarine manufactured by Mazagon Dock Ltd (Designed by French company DCNS) which was commissioned into the Indian Navy at Mumbai – INS Kalvari
  • The largest joint air exercise launched by South Korea and United States of America from 04 December is named – Vigilant Ace
  • The 3rd joint military exercise of India and United Kingdom held in the Mahajan firing range in Rajasthan was named – Ajeya Warrior-2017
  • The word chosen by Oxford Dictionary as the Word of the Year 2017 – Youthquake
  • The word chosen by Merriam-Websters Dictionary as the Word of the Year 2017 – Feminism
  • The mountain which has been confirmed to be the highest mountain in the British Antarctic territory (higher than Mt Jackson which was till now considered to be the highest) – Mt Hope
  • The largest congregation of pilgrims in the world which has been recognised by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage – Kumbh Mela
  • The cyclone which originated in Gulf of Thailand and caused massive destruction in Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Lakshadeep before dissipating south-west of Gujarat was named – Ockhi
  • The five-day exercise conducted under the aegis of Andaman and Nicobar Command from 20-24 Nov was named – DANX-17 (Defence of A & N Islands Exercise)
  • The aircraft on which Brahmos ALCM (Air Launched Cruise Missile) was successfully test-fired towards an intended target in the Bay of Bengal – Sukhoi-30MKI
  • The five-day India-Myanmar Bilateral Military Exercise held at Joint Training Node in Umroi, Meghalaya is named (this is the first military training exercise between India and Myanmar on United National Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKO)) – IMBAX-2017
  • The seventh edition of India-Bangladesh joint military exercise being conducted at Jungle Warfare School at Vairengte in Mizoram is named – SAMPRITI 2017
  • The joint military exercise by the armies of India and Kazakhstan being conducted at Bakloh in Himachal Pradesh is named – Prabal Dostyk-2017
  • The biannual multilateral military exercise being conducted by Israel with participation of United States, France, Italy, Greece, Poland, Germany and India (for the first time) is named – Blue Flag
  • The State in which 3-day Namami Barak festival was held from 18 to 20 Nov 2017 – Assam
  • The country which has launched world’s first all-electric ship, which can travel up to 80km with 2000-tonnes cargo after a two-hour charge – China
  • The venue of India’s first Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit being organised by NITI Aayog on 14 November 2017
    • Dantewada, Chhattisgarh
  • The State which has been granted GI (Geographical Indication) tag for the well known sweet Rosgolla – West

Bengal

  • The venue of 20th International Children’s Film Festival of India held from 08 to 14 Nov 2017 – Hyderabad
  • The Indian city which has been included in the UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network which now has a list of 180 cities – Chennai
  • The place in Uttar Pradesh where an explosion in a boiler in NTPC power plant resulted in the death of over 30 persons – Unchahar
  • The stations between which Indian Railways has launched the first Swarna Rajdhani Express under Project Swarna with improved passenger amenities, aesthetics and hygiene standards – New Delhi to Sealdah
  • The city in which metro rail service was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 28 Nov 2017
    • Hyderabad
  • The railway station at which India’s largest state of the art, Electronic Interlocking (EI) system of 800 routes has

 been commissioned – Kharagpur

  • The Indian Snooker player who has won the IBSF World Snooker Championship (his 18th world title) – Pankaj Advani
  • The Indian weightlifter from Manipur who has won the Gold medal in the 48 kg category at 2017 World Weightlifting Championships held in Anaheim , United States – Saikhom Mirabai Chanu
  • The Indian boxer who has won the gold medal in Asian Women’s Boxing Championships in Light Flyweight (48 kg) category defeating North Korea’s Kim Hyang Mi in the finals at Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam – Mary Kom
  • The team India has defeated in the finals to win the Women’s Asia Cup 2017 at Kakamigahara, Japan – China
  • The unified and integrated app launched by State Bank of India is named – YONO (You Only Need One)
  • The mobile app which will allow citizens to access multiple government services on a single platform launched by the Prime Minister is named – UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance)
  • The painting by Leornardo da Vinci which was sold at a record price of $ 450 million at an auction by Christie’s in New York – Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World)
  • The Inter CCI festival held by WCD Ministry from 16 to 20 Nov 2017 for the children residing in Child Care Institutions (CCIs) is named – Hausala 2017
  • The temple in Tamil Nadu which has been chosen to be awarded the UNESCO Asia Pacific Award of Merit 2017 for cultural heritage conservation – Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam
  • The phrase chosen as the word of the year 2017 by Collins Dictionary – Fake News
  • The rank of India in the Global Gender Gap Index 2017 released by the World Economic Forum for 144 countries (The first 3 countries are Iceland, Norway and Finland) – 108
  • The maximum age of joining National Pension Scheme – Private Sector has been revised by the PFRDA from 60

years to – 65 years

  • The Central Govt has decided to bring forward the date of introduction of BS-VI grade auto fuels in NCT of Delhi with effect from April 1, 2018 instead of April 1, 2020

 

  • India’s first offshore patrol vessel to be built in a private shipyard which was handed over to the Indian Coast Guard by its manufacturers L & T is named – OPV Vikram
  • The first ever Tri Services Joint exercise between Indian and Russian armed forces to be conducted from 19 to 29 Oct at the 249th Combined Army Range Sergeevisky and in the Sea of Japan near Vladivostok is named (the exercise in its previous 9 versions was conducted as a single service exercise) – INDRA-2017
  • The fifth India-Sri Lanka Joint Training Exercise being conducted at Aundh Military Station, Pune is named – Mitra Shakti 2017
  • The mobile health app launched by the Indian Air Force on the occasion of its 85th anniversary is named MedWatch

 

  • The senior IPS officer and a special director in the CBI who has been appointed the Director General of the National Investigation Agency – Y.C. Modi
  • The new Prime Minister of New Zealand who has taken over from the outgoing PM Bill English – Jacinda Ardern
  • The former Chief of Intelligence Bureau who has been appointed as an interlocutor for Jammu and Kashmir by the Central Govt – Dineshwar Sharma
  • The places in Uttar Pradesh which have been declared as sacred sites by the Govt disallowing sale of meat and liquor at the places – Vrindavan and Barsana
  • The Indian State whose election department has entered the Limca Book of Records for the formation of the biggest human logo comprising young voters in the state – Meghalaya
  • The places between which Phase 1 of Ro RO (Roll On, Roll Off) ferry service was inaugurated by the PM Shri Narendra Modi intended to reduce the travel time from 7 to 8 hours to one hour – Ghogha and Dahej
  • The place in Uttar Pradesh where setting up of a turtle sanctuary along with a River Biodiversity Park have been approved under Namami Gange programme – Allahabad
  • The venue of the first BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017 (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017) to be conducted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as the lead agency from October 10-13, 2017

New Delhi

  • The venue of Rashtriya Sanskrit Mahotsav 2017 being held from 07 to 09 Oct 2017 – Ahmedabad
  • The venue of Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 to held from November 28 to 30, 2017 – Hyderabad
  • The place in Himachal Pradesh where the foundation stone for establishment of AIIMS was laid by the PM Shri Narendra Modi – Bilaspur
  • The theme of Vigilance Awareness Week to be observed by Govt of India from 30 Oct to 07 Nov 2017 –

My Vision – Corruption Free India

  • The theme of the fifth India Water Week observed by the Govt from October 10 to 14, 2017 – Water and Energy for Inclusive Growth
  • The rank of India in the Global Passport Power Rank 2017 which has Singapore at the 1st position – 75th
  • The rank of India in the Global Hunger Index 2017 released by International Food Policy Research Institute (India was ranked 97 in 2016) – 100
  • The book written by American author George Saunders which has been awarded the 2017 Man Booker Prize – Lincoln in the Bardo
  • The campaign launched by the Ministry of Women and Child Development to end gender bias and to highlight the various aspects of women standing by and for women is named – #IamThatWoman
  • The institute established by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in 1986 (headquartered in Noida, U.P.) which has been declared an Institute of National Importance – Footwear Design and Development Institute

 

  • The city in which a multi-agency exercise involving State Government agencies, Police, State Fire & Emergency Services, NDRF, CISF and the Armed Forces, named Pralay Sahayam was held recently – Hyderabad
  • The State which has become the first in the country to launch electric bus service (the bus eBuzz K7 has been built by Goldstone Infratech have a range of 200 km on a single charge) – Himachal Pradesh
  • The venue of 4 day (21 to 24 Sep) international textile and apparel fair titled VASTRA – Jaipur
  • The State which has launched Shaheed Gram Vikas Yojana aimed at developing villages of freedom fighters in the State – Jharkhand
  • The north-eastern State which has been declared as disturbed under the Armed Forces (Special Powers)

Act (AFSPA) for SIX months – Assam

  • The first of Scorpene class submarines which was delivered to the Indian Navy by Mazagon Dock limited

INS Kalvari

  • The Indo-US joint military exercise Yudh Abhyas 2017 is being held from 14 to 27 Sept 2017 at – Joint

Base Lewis McChord, Washington, USA

  • The middle-east country in which the United States of America has established a permanent military

base for the first time – Israel

The railway station in Jaipur (NorthWestern Railways) which has become the first non-suburban station to be entirely run by women Gandhinagar

  • The rank of India in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index which is topped by Switzerland, followed by USA and Singapore in the second and third place respectively – 40th
  • The rank of India in the World Economic Forum’s Global Human Capital Index which is topped by Norway, followed by Finland and Switzerland in the second and third place respectively – 103rd
  • The scheme launched by the Prime Minister on the birth anniversay of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay to provide power to all homes is named – Saubhagya or Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana
  • The campaign launched by the Ministry of Environment and Forests and Climate Change to promote wood as climate-friendly resource and substitute to materials like steel and plastic is named – Wood is Good
  • The operation launched by Govt of India to provide relief material to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh is named – Operation Insaniyat
  • The online environmental quiz competition launched by the Environment Ministry on Teachers Day (5 Sep) for school children at national level is named – Prakriti Khoj
  • The digital payment app based on government backed Unified Payment Interface (UPI) platform launched by Google is named – Tez
  • The private sector bank which has been listed by the Reserve Bank of India as a domestic systemically important bank (DSIB) (SBI and ICICI Bank were identified as DSIBs in 2015) – HDFC Bank
  • The port on the west coast of India which has been renamed Deendayal Port – Kandla Port
  • The member of the canine family which has been reclassified by the IUCN from endangered to vulnerable – Snow Leopard
  • The dwarf planet on which two mountain ranges have been named after Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay (Hillary Montes and Tenzing Montes) – Pluto
  • The hurricane arising in the Atlantic Ocean which severely affected the US States of Texas and Louisiana claiming 70 lives and causing extensive damage to property was named – Hurricane Harvey
  • The theme of the National Nutrition Week 2017 observed from 1st to 7th September to intensify awareness generation on the importance of nutrition for health – Optimal Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices: Better Child Health
  • The official song of FIFA U-17 World Cup written by Amitabh Bhattacharya, composed by Pritam and sung by Sunidhi Chauhan, Neeti Mohan, Babul Supriyo, Shaan, Papon and Mika – Kar Ke Dikhla De Goal

Presented by: The President Shri Ram Nath Kovind

Presented on: 27.09.17 (World Tourism Day)

Hall of Fame Award – Best State for Comprehensive Development of Tourism: Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh

Best State for Comprehensive Development of Tourism – 1st Prize: Andhra Pradesh

Best State for Comprehensive Development of Tourism – 2nd Prize: Rajasthan

Best State for Comprehensive Development of Tourism – 3rd Prize: Kerala and Goa

Best Airport (Class X Cities): Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai

Best Airport (Other Cities): Srinagar International Airport, Srinagar and Swami Vivekananda Airport, Raipur

Tourist Friendly Railway Station: Ujjain Railway Station, Madhya Pradesh

Best Heritage City : Warangal, Telangana and Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh

Best Maintained and Differently Abled Friendly Monument: Chowmohalla Palace, Hyderabad, Telangana.

Swachhta Award: Government of Telangana

Note: Hall of Fame Awards presented to State Governments / organizations who have won the award in the same category for the last three consecutive years.

Born: 15 April 1919 at Lyallpur, Pakistan

Years of service: 1938 – 1970

Became Chief of Air Staff: 1964

First Chief to be upgraded to the position of Air Chief Marshal

Made Marshal of the IAF in 2002

Civilian honour: Padma Vibhushan in 1966

Air Force Panagarh in West Bengal is named Air Force Station Arjan Singh.

Death: 16 Sep 2017 (The National Flag was flown half-mast on the day of funeral i.e. 18 Sep 17)

Purpose: To circumnavigate the globe

Sailing vessel: INSV Tarini

Special feature: All women crew from the Indian Navy

Flagged off by: Defence Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman

Crew: Lt. Commander Vartika Joshi (Captain), Lt. Commanders Pratibha Jamwal, P Swathi, and Lieutenants S Vijaya Devi, B Aishwarya and Payal Gupta.

Stopovers: Fremantle (Australia), Lyttleton (New Zealand), Port Stanley (Falklands), and Cape Town (South Africa)

Expected arrival: April 2018

The following are the first ranked universities/colleges in the Swachhta Rankings 2017 who were awarded by the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar

University: 1. O. P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana

Colleges: 1. Kongu Arts and Science College, Erode, TN

Technical institutions: 1. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, TN

Government institutions: 1. G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, UK

  • The venue of World Police and Fire Games held from Aug 7 to 16 (Indian police contingent won 151 gold, 99 silver and 71 bronze (total 321) medals – Los Angeles, California
  • The Spanish city in which a terror attack on La Rambla street killed 30 people and injured several others on 17 Aug 2017 – Barcelona
  • The country which has been declared by World Health Organisation to be polio free since it had not recorded any case of polio in the last 3 years – Somalia
  • The country which has scrapped visa requirements for citizens of 80 countries including India, allowing them to enter the country with a valid passport – Qatar
  • The country which has launched the first spatial environmental research vehicle named Venus (Vegetation and Environment Monitoring New Micro-Satellite) – Israel
  • The country in which world’s longest suspension foot bridge (length 494 m) was opened to the public – Switzerland 
  • The place in Punjab where India’s first Partition Museum was inaugurated on 17 Aug 17 – Amritsar
  • The State which has launched #SheMeansBusiness programme in partnership with Facebook to train women entrepreneurs – Odisha
  • The State which has recently passed the Religious Freedom Bill in an attempt to stop forced conversions in the State – Jharkhand
  • The city near which India’s first private sector missile sub-systems manufacturing facility, a joint venture between the $2.5 billion Kalyani Group and Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd., was inaugurated –Hyderabad
  • The theme on which India and Canada has agreed to jointly issue a set of two commemorative postage stamps on 21 Sep 2017 – Diwali
  • The rocket mission launched by NASA to study disturbances in the upper atmosphere that interfere with communication technology systems at Roi-Namur in Marshall Islands is named – Waves and Instabilities from a Neutral Dynamo (WINDY)
  • The variety of rice grown in Burdwan region of West Bengal which has been accorded the geographical indication (GI) tag – Gobindobhog
  • The case in the Supreme Court of India in which the SC has held that “Right to Privacy is an integral part of
  • Right to Life and Personal Liberty guaranteed in Article 21 of the Constitution” – Justice KS Puttaswamy versus Union of India
  • The case in Supreme Court of India in which the SC has declared the the practice of triple talaq to be illegal –Shayara Banu versus Union of India
  • The strong typhoon which struck the coast of China causing loss of lives and property in Macau and Hong Kong was named – Typhoon Hato
  • The cloud-seeding project launched by the Govt of Karnataka to bring more rains in the State is named – Project Varshadhare
  • The fifth in the series of six 105-metre offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) which was in the Coast Guard at Goa is named (the 4 already in service are ICGS Samarth, ICGS Shoor, ICGS Sarathi and ICGS Shaunak – ICGS Shaurya
  • The mobile app developed by the Indian Army to enable serving soldiers to track details like postings, promotions, pay slips and Form 16 is named – Humraaz
  • The portal launched by MSTC and Central Railside Warehouse Company to provide a platfrom to sell agricultural produce is named – e-RaKAM
  • The chemicals which have been banned from use in firecrackers by the Supreme Court – antimony, lithium, mercury, arsenic and lead
  • The anthem of Swachh Survekshan 2018 scripted by Shri Prasoon Joshi and composed by Shankar Mahadevan Swachhata Ki Jyot Jagi Hai
  • The venue of World Police and Fire Games held from Aug 7 to 16 (Indian police contingent won 151 gold, 99 silver and 71 bronze (total 321) medals – Los Angeles, California
  • The Spanish city in which a terror attack on La Rambla street killed 30 people and injured several others on 17 Aug 2017 – Barcelona
  • The country which has been declared by World Health Organisation to be polio free since it had not recorded any case of polio in the last 3 years – Somalia
  • The country which has scrapped visa requirements for citizens of 80 countries including India, allowing them to enter the country with a valid passport – Qatar
  • The country which has launched the first spatial environmental research vehicle named Venus (Vegetation and Environment Monitoring New Micro-Satellite) – Israel
  • The country in which world’s longest suspension foot bridge (length 494 m) was opened to the public – Switzerland 
  • The place in Punjab where India’s first Partition Museum was inaugurated on 17 Aug 17 – Amritsar
  • The State which has launched #SheMeansBusiness programme in partnership with Facebook to train women entrepreneurs – Odisha
  • The State which has recently passed the Religious Freedom Bill in an attempt to stop forced conversions in the State – Jharkhand
  • The city near which India’s first private sector missile sub-systems manufacturing facility, a joint venture between the $2.5 billion Kalyani Group and Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd., was inaugurated – Hyderabad
  • The theme on which India and Canada has agreed to jointly issue a set of two commemorative postage stamps on 21 Sep 2017 – Diwali
  • The rocket mission launched by NASA to study disturbances in the upper atmosphere that interfere with communication technology systems at Roi-Namur in Marshall Islands is named – Waves and Instabilities from a Neutral Dynamo (WINDY)
  • The variety of rice grown in Burdwan region of West Bengal which has been accorded the geographical indication (GI) tag – Gobindobhog
  • The case in the Supreme Court of India in which the SC has held that “Right to Privacy is an integral part of
  • Right to Life and Personal Liberty guaranteed in Article 21 of the Constitution” – Justice KS Puttaswamy versus Union of India
  • The case in Supreme Court of India in which the SC has declared the the practice of triple talaq to be illegal – Shayara Banu versus Union of India
  • The strong typhoon which struck the coast of China causing loss of lives and property in Macau and Hong Kong was named – Typhoon Hato
  • The cloud-seeding project launched by the Govt of Karnataka to bring more rains in the State is named – Project Varshadhare
  • The fifth in the series of six 105-metre offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) which was in the Coast Guard at Goa is named (the 4 already in service are ICGS Samarth, ICGS Shoor, ICGS Sarathi and ICGS Shaunak – ICGS Shaurya
  • The mobile app developed by the Indian Army to enable serving soldiers to track details like postings, promotions, pay slips and Form 16 is named – Humraaz
  • The portal launched by MSTC and Central Railside Warehouse Company to provide a platfrom to sell agricultural produce is named – e-RaKAM
  • The chemicals which have been banned from use in firecrackers by the Supreme Court – antimony, lithium, mercury, arsenic and lead
  • The anthem of Swachh Survekshan 2018 scripted by Shri Prasoon Joshi and composed by Shankar Mahadevan Swachhata Ki Jyot Jagi Hai

 

ISRO and NASA are working towards realisation of NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) mission by

2021.

In NISAR mission, NASA is responsible for development of L-band SAR and ISRO is responsible for development

of S-band SAR. The L & S band SAR will be integrated with ISRO’s spacecraft and launched on-board India’s

GSLV. After the launch in 2021, the plan of action includes (i) calibration of instruments & validation of data

products; (ii) development of science acquisition plan; (iii) development of data processing procedures &

applications; and (iv) conduct of outreach activities in research institutes & academia.

NISAR employs a futuristic SweepSAR technique, which enables very wide swath of more than 200 km and very

high resolution of the order of 5-10 m. The L & S band microwave data obtained from this satellite will be

useful for variety of application, which include estimating agricultural biomass over full duration of crop cycle;

assessing soil moisture; monitoring of floods & oil slicks; coastal erosion, coastline changes; assessment of

mangroves; surface deformation studies, ice sheet dynamics etc.