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  • Which of the following cities has become the India’s first city to switch from BS-IV grade fuels to BS-VI (equivalent to fuel meeting Euro-VI emission norms)?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Which Indian golfer has won the Royal Cup tournament 2017?

ANS-Shiv Kapur

  • Which state government has recently set up toll-free helpline to provide information to students?

ANS-Tamil Nadu

  • Which city hosted the 27th Technological Conference of IJIRA on Shaping the Future of Jute?

ANS-Kolkata

  • What is the Zero Discrimination Day campaign for year 2018?

ANS-What if

  • India will provide how much amount of financial assistance to Jordan in the form of vaccines and medicines for 2018?

ANS-$5 million

  • Arabinda Muduli, the noted bhajan singer has passed away. He belonged to which state?

ANS-Odisha

  • Which Indian naval command has conducted tri-Services maritime exercise ‘Paschim Leher (XPL -18)’ in the Arabian Sea?

ANS-Western Naval Command

  • India has successfully test-fired Anti Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) Nag in desert conditions. The Nag missile has been developed by which Indian organisation?

ANS-DRDO

  • The 42nd Civil Accounts Day (CAD-2018) is celebrated on which date in India?

ANS-March 1

  • The All India Radio and National Book Trust (NBT) has signed a MoU to preserve and promote cultural heritage. Where is the headquarters of NBT located?

ANS-Delhi

  • The Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of NFRA to oversee auditors. What does ‘NFRA’ stands for?

ANS-National Financial Reporting Authority

  • Vinesh Phogat has bagged silver in which freestyle category at the 2018 Asian Wrestling Championship in Kyrgyzstan?

ANS-50kg

  • ustice S. Ratnavel Pandian, the former Supreme Court judge has passed away. He headed which Central Pay Commission?

ANS-5th

  • The world’s largest solar park has launched in which state?

ANS-Karnataka

  • Which country’s team has won the 2018 IBSF Snooker Team World Cup?

ANS-India

  • Which Bollywood personality has won the lifetime achievement award at the 2018 ‘Political and Public Life Awards’ in UK?

ANS-Shatrughan Sinha

  • The 2018 cultural festival ‘India by the Nile’ will be held in which country?

ANS-Egypt 

  • Which Indian woman wrestler has clinched India’s first gold at the 2018 Senior Asian Wrestling Championships?

ANS-Navjot Kaur

  • Who has been elected as the new president of Republic of Armenia?

ANS-Armen Sarkisian

  • Manu Bhaker won gold in 10m air pistol women event at the 2018 ISSF World Cup in Mexico. She hails from which Indian state?

ANS-Haryana

  • What is the theme of the 9th edition of Women’s Film Festival 2018?

ANS-Travelling Women

  • Which city is hosting the 19th edition of FICCI Frames 2018?

ANS-Mumbai

  • Who has won the best actress award at the 90th Academy Awards 2018?

ANS-Frances McDormand

  • Which state government has launched ‘Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas’ programme?

ANS-Odisha 

  • Which state government has signed a MoU with e-Governance Foundation (e-Gov) of Nandan Nilekani to provide citizen centric services??

ANS-Punjab 

  • India has signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with which countries for civil nuclear cooperation?

ANS-Russia & Bangladesh

  • Which Indian chess master has clinched the 2018 Tal Memorial Rapid Chess tournament in Moscow?

ANS-Viswanathan Anand

  • Vinod Kumar Omprakash has clinched bronze in which men’s freestyle category at the 2018 Asian Wrestling Championships

ANS-70kg

  • Which India sports personality has become the brand ambassador of gaming platform Dream 11?

ANS-M S Dhoni

  • Conrad Sangma has been sworn-in as the 12th Chief Minister of Meghalaya. He is MP from which Lok Sabha constituency?

ANS- Tura

  • Which Indian naval command is hosting the multinational mega event ‘Milan 2018’ at Port Blair?

ANS-Andaman & Nicobar Naval Command

  • Which committee has been constituted by the Union Government to study issues in Fintech space?

ANS-Subhash Chandra Garg committee

  • The 2018 Shigmotsav festival has started in which state?

ANS-Goa

  • Neiphiu Rio will be new Chief Minister of Nagaland. He is MP from which Lok Sabha constituency?

ANS-Nagaland

  • Which state government has launched the free sanitary napkin scheme ‘Khushi’ for girl students across the state?

ANS-Odisha

  • Rashid Khan has become the youngest captain in international cricket history. He belongs to which country?

ANS-Afghanistan

  • What is the theme of the 2018 World Wildlife Day (WWD)?

ANS-Big cats: predators under threat

  • Shahzar Rizvi won gold in 10m air pistol men event at the 2018 ISSF World Cup in Mexico. He hails from which Indian state?

ANS-Uttar Pradesh

  • The pan-India expansion of flagship programme “Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao (BBBP)” will be start from which district of Rajasthan?

ANS-JhunJhun

  • Shammi, who passed away recently, was the veteran personality of which field?

ANS- Film Industry

  • India’s first helicopter-taxi service has launched in which city?

ANS-Bengaluru

  • The 29th edition of the world-famous International Yoga Festival (IYF-2018) was held in which Indian state?

ANS-Uttarakhand

  • What is the India’s rank in the world in terms of military power, as per Global Fire Power Index (GFPI-2017)?

ANS- 4th

  • Where is the headquarters of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)?

ANS- London

  • Which country will become the world’s first country to issue digital legal tender “Sovereign”?

ANS-Marshall Islands

  • Which platform has been launched by the Union Government on the occasion of 2018 International Women’s Day?

ANS- Women Entrepreneurship Platform

  • What is the theme of the 2018 International Women’s Day (IWD)?

ANS-Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives

  • Who has become the first-ever Indian architect to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize?

ANS-Balkrishna Doshi

  • Who has become the first Indian woman from the field of law and justice to be conferred the ‘Nari Shakti Puraskar’?

ANS-Gita Mittal

  • Which football club has clinched the I-League title (2017-18)?

ANS-Minerva Punjab

  • Which Indian-origin personality has been appointed as official ambassador of UK skills?

ANS-Sanjeev Gupta

  • Who has become the first woman officer to be inducted as the first direct-entry combat officer in Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)?

ANS-Prakriti  

  • Which union ministry has launched Udyam Sakhi Portal for women entrepreneurs of India?

ANS-Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

  • Microsoft has inked its first-ever renewable energy deal in India for powering its new facility in which city?

ANS-Bengaluru

  • Which state government has started Asmita Yojana to provide sanitary napkins at subsidised rates?

ANS-Maharashtra

  • Which country hosted the World ATM Congress (WATMC-2018)?

ANS-Spain

  • Pyare Lal Wadali, the famous sufi singer passed away. He belonged to which state

ANS-Punjab

  • Who has been sworn in as the 10th Chief Minister of Tripura?

ANS- Biplab Kumar Deb

  • Which city to host the 2018 National Legislators Conference?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Which country to host the first-ever International Solar Alliance (ISA) summit?

ANS- India

  • Who has been appointed as the new Special Director in Enforcement Directorate?

ANS- Vivek R Wadekar

  • The headquarters of the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) has shifted from Chennai to which place?

ANS  Ballabhgarh

  • Which of the following has become the India’s first Union territory to run completely on solar power?

ANS-Diu

  • Anjum Moudgil is associated with which sports?

ANS-Shooting

  • What is the theme of the biennial event on Civil Aviation and Aerospace ‘Wings India 2018’?

ANS-India-Global Aviation Hub

  • As part of the 10th edition of MILAN 2018, which first-ever multi-nation naval exercise at sea has started?

ANS-MILES-18

  • Which Indian shooter clinched gold in men’s 50m Rifle 3-Position at 2018 ISSF Shooting World Cup in Mexico?

ANS-Akhil Sheoran

  • Which country’s hockey team has won the 27th edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah cup 2018?

ANS-Australia

  • The International Solar Alliance (ISA) has recently signed pact with which international organisation to promote solar energy deployment in Asia & Pacific?

ANS-Asian Development Bank

  • Which of the following countries have cochaired the first founding conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA-2018)?

ANS-India and France

  • Who will be the new head of the Press Information Bureau (PIB)?

ANS- Sitanshu Kar

  • Which cricket team has won the 45th edition of the Deodhar Trophy 2018?

ANS-India B

  • Which state government has launched India’s first state-led incubator for women entrepreneurs “WE-Hub”?

ANS-Telangana

  • Which online payment service provider has become the official umpire partner of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for 5 years?

ANS-Paytm

  • Which Bollywood personality has been honoured with the ‘Godavari Gaurav’ award?

ANS-Amol Palekar

  • Which country has won the 2018 Best Exhibitor Award (BEA) at ITB – Berlin?

ANS- India

  • India has extended how much amount of line of credit to support 27 solar power projects in 15 countries at the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA-2018)?

ANS-$1.4 billion

  • Which union minister has been given additional charge of the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation?

ANS-Suresh Prabhu

  • The first-ever crime-free zone along the international border between India and which county has launched?

ANS-Bangladesh

  • The first HADR exercise ‘Samvedna’ of the Indian Air Force (IAF) in association with South Asian Region nations has started off the coast of which Indian state?

ANS-Kerala

  • The Union Government has launched TB-free India Campaign from which city to eradicate TB from India by 2025?

ANS-New Delhi

  • The first-ever Indo-French Knowledge Summit was held in which city?

ANS-New Delhi

  • The Union Government has constituted the tribunal to solve Mahanadi Water dispute between Odisha & Chhattisgarh. Who will be the Chairman of the tribunal ?

ANS-AM Khanwilkar

  • The Festival of Democracy will be celebrated in which city of Rajasthan?

ANS-Jaipur

  • India’s first national coastal policing academy has set up in which district of Gujarat?

ANS-Devbhumi Dwarka

  • The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has celebrated its 33rd Inception Day on which date?

ANS-March 11

  • Which platform has been launched by the Government of India (GoI) as an association of all-India metro rail companies?

ANS-I-METROS

  • Which bank has launched instant overdraft ‘InstaOD’ facility for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME)?

ANS-ICICI Bank

  • Who is the newly elected President of Nepal?

ANS-Bidya Devi Bhandari

  • India’s tallest Flag has been unfurled in which city of Karnataka?

ANS-Belagavi

  • President Ram Nath Kovind has inaugurated the World Hindi Secretariat in which country?

ANS-Mauritius

  • Which committee will be constituted by the Haryana government to find solution to polluted water flowing in Yamuna river?

ANS-Om Parkash Dhankhar committee

  • The executive committee under POSHAN Abhiyaan hold its first meeting to decide on road map for mission. The committee is headed by whom?

ANS-Rakesh Srivastava

  • The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has been awarded the International Kochon Prize 2017. The headquarters of ICMR is located in which city?

ANS- New Delhi

  • The first regional conference on ‘Mass Rapid Transport System (MRTS) for Urban Areas – Opportunities and Challenges was held in which city?

ANS-Kolkata

  • What is the India’s GDP growth forecast for FY 19, as per World Bank’s latest report “India Development Update – India’s Growth Story”?

ANS-7.3%

  • What is the theme of the 2018 World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD)?

ANS-Making Digital Marketplaces Fairer

  • Which Indian city hosted the the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP-2018)?

ANS-New Delhi

  • The Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) has developed a coded drug AYUSH QOL-2C for cancer patients. Where is the headquarters of CCRAS?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Which of the following teams has won the Newton-Bhabha Fund for project on Groundwater Arsenic Research in Ganga River Basin?

ANS-India-UK Joint Team

  • .Whiich union ministry has bagged the award for best implementation of E-office?

ANS-Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation

  • The 2018 Pi Day is observed on which date?

ANS-March 14

  • Which city to host the 105th session of the Indian Science Congress (ISC)?

ANS-Imphal

  • The biggest solar power plant of Uttar Pradesh has set up in which of the following districts?

ANS-Mirzapur

  • The 2018 Krishi Unnati Mela has started in which city?

ANS-New Delhi

  • The 5th edition of Nadi Mahotsava has started in which district of Madhya Pradesh?

ANS-Hoshangabad

  • Which Indian city has topped the 5th edition of Janaagraha’s Annual Survey of India’s CitySystems (ASICS) 2017?

ANS-Pune

  • Who has been named as the ‘Cricketer of the Year’ in the 6th edition of Wisden India Almanack 2018?

ANS-KL Rahul

  • Which Indian chessmaster has clinched the 33rd Reykjavik Open Chess Tournament 2018?

ANS-Baskaran Adhiban

  • India’s first cloned Assamese buffalo male calf ‘Sach-Gaurav’ has born in which state?

ANS-Haryana

  • The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has recently partnered with civil aviation ministry in India. Where is the headquarters of IATA?

ANS-Canada

  • India has signed how much amount of loan agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) to improve rail infrastructure?

ANS-$120 million

  • Which state is hosting the 105th edition of the Indian Science Congress (ISC-2018)?

ANS-Manipur

  • Which country to host the 17th Annual Conference of International Competition Network 2018 (ICN2018)?

ANS-India

  • Which state government will colloborate with Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES) for disaster management?

ANS-Odisha

  • What is the India’s rank in the WEF Energy Transition Index 2018?

ANS-78th

  • Which state has become the first Indian state to conduct a household survey exclusively to estimate the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) at the state and district levels?

ANS-Andhra Pradesh

  • Who has been appointed as the new Ambassador of India to the Republic of Belarus?

ANS-Sangeeta Bahadur

  • Which Indian short film has won Best Film Award at Best of India Short Film Festival in Los Angeles?

ANS-Shunyata

  • Which Indian film has bagged the Grand Prix de Montreal award at the 21st Festival International du Film Pour Enfants de Montréal Film (FIFEM)?

ANS-I Am Kalam

  • After Sikkim, which North-East state has been officially declared Open Defecation Free (ODF)?

ANS-Arunachal Pradesh

  • Which country to host the mini-ministerial meeting of WTO members in Feb 2018 to revitalize the multi-lateral trade body?

ANS-India

  • KKR & Co. has become the India’s first ForeignOwned Asset Reconstruction Company (ARC). It is associated to which country?

ANS-United States

  • Which country has launched the world’s largest human genome research project?

ANS-China

  • Which union minister has launched a new start-up incubation centre “Centre for Entrepreneurship Opportunities and Learning (CEOL)” in Mangaluru?

ANS-Nirmala Sitharaman

  • Which company has bagged the broadcast rights of 2018 Khelo India School Games (KISG)?

ANS-Star Sports

  • Which cricket team has won the 2017 Ranji Trophy tournament?

ANS-Vidarbha

  • Which state will be the theme state for the 32nd Surajkund International Crafts fair?

ANS-Uttar Pradesh

  • Which union minister has launched an online portal NARI for the empowerment of women?

ANS-Maneka Gandhi

  • Anwar Jalalpuri, the noted Urdu poet has passed away. He hailed from which state?

ANS-Uttar Pradesh

  • The 171st Araadhanai Music Festival (AMF) has started in which state?

ANS-Tamil Nadu

  • Who has taken charge as the new CEO and MD of Infosys?

ANS-Salil Parekh

  • Which state government has recently received the approval for purchase of electric vehicles under Central government’s FAME-India scheme?

ANS-Karnataka

  • Who has been appointed the new Foreign Secretary of India?

ANS-Vijay Keshav Gokhale

  • Who has become the India’s highest-ranked player in latest International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) rankings?

ANS-G Sathiyan

  • Rajneesh Gurbani is associated with which sports?

ANS-Cricket

  • Which Container Port has won the 2017 “Samudra Manthan – Caring Organisation of the Year” award?

ANS-Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust

  • Who has taken charge as the Managing Director (MD) of India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd (IIFCL)?

ANS-Pankaj Jain

  • Who has taken charge as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) of National Cricket Academy (NCA)?

ANS-Tufan Ghosh

  • The Telangana government has recently constituted the SC/ST Commission. Who will be the head of the Commission?

ANS-Errolla Srinivas

  • The Union Cabinet has recently given its approval for establishment of new AIIMS in which state under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY)?

ANS-Himachal Pradesh

  • Prime Minister’s official website – www.pmindia.gov.in – is available in how many languages?

ANS-13

  • The first draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) has released for which state?

ANS-Assam

  • Who has been appointed as the new Deputy National Security Adviser (NSA)?

ANS-Rajinder Khanna

  • Which city to host the 2018 Karnataka International Travel Expo (KITE)?

ANS-Bengaluru

  • Which of the following countries has formally joined as the new non-permanent members of UNSC?

ANS-Poland

  • Endangered ‘bird language’ has entered the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. It is belong to which country?

ANS-Turkey

  • The Rajasthan Government has tied up with which bank to promote and nurture startups in the state?

ANS-HDFC Bank

  • NABARD has signed pact with which bank to promote Joint Liability Groups (JLGs) in Bengal?

ANS-State Bank of India

  • The 2018 Mylapore festival has started in which state?

ANS-Tamil Nadu

  • Who has taken charge as the new chief of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)?

ANS-Abhay

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  • Who has been appointed as the Chairman of the Real Estate Appellate Tribunal (REAT) for Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands?

ANS-B Rajendran

  • The Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) has signed MoU with which Payments Bank to provide training on payment banking?

ANS-India Post Payments Bank

  • Which of the following is the focus country in the New Delhi World Book Fair 2018?

ANS-European Union

  • The 2018 Annual Conference of DGPs and IGPs has started in which state?

ANS-Madhya Pradesh

  • Who has been appointed the Secretary (Economic Relations) in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)?

ANS-T S Tirumurti

  • Who has won the 2018 men’s singles Tata Open Maharashtra Tennis tournament?

ANS-Gilles Simon

  • Which city is hosting the Himalayan Hydro Expo 2018?

ANS-Kathmandu

  • Which country has become the world’s first country to enforce equal pay for women and men?

ANS-Iceland

  • Who has been named as the best central bank governor in Asia-Pacific for 2018?

ANS-Ravi Menon

  • The 2018 International Kite Festival (Uttarayan) has launched in which city of Gujarat?

ANS-Ahmedabad

  • Which city to host World Sweet Festival (WSF2018)?

ANS-Hyderabad

  • Saksham Yadav, who passed away recently, was associated with which sports?

ANS-Powerlifting

  • According to Union defence ministry, the Defence Innovation Centre (DIC) will be set up in which city to assist small industries in manufacturing components for the defence sector?

ANS-Coimbatore

  • Who has become the first African-American to win Golden Globe for best actor in a drama television series at the 75th Golden Globe Awards 2018

ANS-Sterling K Brown

  • Peter Sutherland, who passed away recently, was the former director general of which organisation?

ANS-World Trade Organization

  • Which chief minister of India has been bestowed with the 1st Mufti Mohammed Sayeed Probity in Politics and Public Life Award?

ANS-Nitish Kumar

  • Baldev Raj, the director of the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) passed away. Where is the headquarters of NIAS?

ANS-Bengaluru

  • The Indian Navy has inked a MoU with which port trust for utilizing the Port’s berthing facility at Mattancherry wharf for Naval ships?

ANS-Cochin Port Trust

  • Which country has won the 30th edition of the Hopman Cup tournament 2018?

ANS-Switzerland

  • Elina Svitolina has won the 2018 women’s singles Brisbane International tournament. She hails from which country?

ANS-Ukraine

  • India’s fastest and first multi-peta-flops supercomputer “Pratyush” has established at which institute?

ANS-Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) Pune

  • Which Indian personality will be conferred with the France’s highest order of merit ‘Legion of Honour at the 42nd International Kolkata Book Fair 2018?

ANS- Soumitra Chattopadhyay

  • Which Indian-origin personality has been appointed as the Chairman of the Genevabased World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)?

ANS-Sunny Verghes

  • Which state has become the first Indian state to launch High-Risk Pregnancy (HRP) portal?

ANS-Haryana  

  • India’s second Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) will be set up in which state/UT?

ANS-Arunachal Pradesh

  • Which state has topped the Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) index, according to recently released report by Union Ministry of Commerce & Industry?

ANS-Gujarat

  • What is the India’s GDP forecast in 2018, as per World Bank’s latest report “2018 Global Economic Prospects (GEP)”?

ANS-7.3%

  • Aanchal Thakur has become the first Indian to win an international medal in skiing. She hails from which state?

ANS-Himachal Pradesh

  • Which railway station entered Limca Book of Records 2018 for having all-women staff?

ANS-Matunga railway station

  • Which of the following has become the India’s first city to have a common mobility card for rides on public buses and the metro?

ANS- Delhi

  • Which research arm of Indian Railways has launched “New Online Vendor Registration System”?

ANS-Research Designs and Standards Organisation

  • Which Bollywood personality has become the official brand ambassador of Sikkim?

ANS-AR Rahman

  • The world’s largest Ice festival has started in which country?

ANS-China

  • Which country has recently banned teaching of English language in primary schools to fight against western cultural invasion?

ANS-Iran

  • The 2018 World Hindi Day (WHD) is observed on which date?

ANS-January 10

  • Which country is hosting the 4th International Dharma Dhamma conference (IDDC-2018)?

ANS-India

  • Which state government has recently rolled out e-Raktkosh web portal in all government blood banks?

ANS-Punjab

  • Which Indian bank has tied up with National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC) for assisting SC families?

ANS-Punjab National Bank

  • Who has been appointed as the new Managing Director and CEO of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)?

ANS-Dilip Asbe

  • Who has won the 2018 Kolkata Open International Invitation Snooker Championship?

ANS-Aditya Mehta

  • Who will the new Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)?

ANS-K Sivan

  • The Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has signed a MoU with which country for Business co-operation?

ANS-South Korea

  • Which CABE Sub-Committee on girl child education has recommended free education for girls up to PG level?

ANS-Kadiam Srihari committee

  • The Ministry of Railways has recently launched which app for freight managers?

ANS-SFOORTI app

  • The 2018 National Youth Day (NYD) is celebrated on which date in India?

ANS-January 12

  • Which committee has been constituted by the Election Commission (EC) to suggest changes to Representation of the People Act in view of social media expansion?

ANS-Umesh Sinha committee

  • Which country has granted citizenship to Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks?

ANS-Ecuador

  • Who has been ranked first in the latest Gallup international annual survey “Opinion of Global Leaders”?

ANS-Emmanuel Macron

  • Who has been appointed as the Chef De Mission for the 23rd Winter Olympic Games (WOG-2018) by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) ?

ANS-Harjinder Singh

  • Who has become the first woman lawyer to be directly promoted as a judge of the Supreme Court (SC)?

ANS- Indu Malhotra

  • What is the theme of the 22nd National Youth Festival (NYF-2018)?

ANS-Sankalp Se Siddhi

  • Which telecom company of India to launch its own cryptocurrency?

ANS-Reliance Jio

  • ISRO has successfully launched Cartosat 2 Series satellite into space from which launch vehicle?

ANS-PSLV C-40

  • Sarjubala Devi has clinched gold in which category at the 2018 National Women’s Boxing Championship?

ANS-48kg category

  • Which has been honoured with the Janakavi P Sawlaram award?

ANS-Sudhir Dalvi

  • Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of Kerala Maritime Board (KMB)?

ANS-V J Mathew

  • Which of the following has become the India’s first railway station to have sanitary napkin vending machine?

ANS-Bhopal railway station

  • Who has been appointed the Chairman of the newly formed Finance Commission by Indian Olympic Association (IOA)?

ANS-Anil Khanna

  • Which city hosted the 4th ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry (AIMMAF)?

ANS-New Delhi

  • The 13th joint military drill exercise “Iron Fist 2018” has started between United States and which country?

ANS-Japan

  • Which state is hosting the 7th edition of the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM)?

ANS-Karnataka 

  • The 3rd edition of Raisina Dialogue 2018 will be held in which city?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Doodhnath Singh, the well-known Hindi writer has passed away. He hailed from which state?

ANS-Uttar Pradesh

  • Which state hosted the 12th International Film Festival on Art and Artist 2018?

ANS-Odisha

  • Which city is hosting the International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (IWDRI)?

ANS-New Delhi

  • The 70th edition of Army Day 2018 has celebrated on which date in India?

ANS-January 15

  • Which Indian architect has been conferred France’s top cultural award “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres”?

ANS-Aishwarya Tipnis

  • NK Trikha, who passed away recently, was associated with which field?

ANS-Journalism

  • Which commodity exchange has launched India’s first agri-commodity options contract in guar seeds?

ANS-National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX)

  • Which country’s Prime Minister has inaugurated the third edition of the geopolitical conference – Raisina Dialogue 2018?

ANS-Israel

  • India has recently signed pacts with which country on illegal migrants’ return?

ANS-United States

  • Which Union minister has inaugurated the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) wellness centre in Goa?

ANS-Shripad Naik

  • B. Rao, who passed away recently, was the noted personality of which field?

ANS-Cinematography

  • Which Bollywood personality has been named advocacy ambassador for Swachh Aadat Swachh Bharat initiative?

ANS-Kajol

  • The Indo-US joint military exercise ‘Vajra Prahar 2018’ will be held in which city?

ANS-Seattle

  • Raghunath Jha, the former Union minister has passed away. He belongs to which state?

ANS-Bihar

  • India has contributed how much amount to UN’s Youth Mission to raise awareness and attention to youth issues globally?

ANS- $50,000

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  • Who has won the Sir Garfield Sober Trophy for Cricketer of the Year 2017?

ANS-Virat Kohli

  • Which Union minister has recently conferred the Honorary Fellowship of Institute of Company secretaries of India (ICSI)?

ANS-P.P. Chaudhary

  • Which state government has signed a pact with Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) to set up bio-gas and bio-CNG plants?

ANS-Punjab

  • Which state government has launched Mukhyamantri Kalakar Sahayata Yojana (MKSY) for artists?

ANS-Odisha

  • Who is the newly appointed MD & CEO of National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX)?

ANS-Vijay Kumar

  • Which Indian cricketer has launched his autobiography “Imperfect”?

ANS-Sanjay Manjrekar

  • Which state has become the India’s first state to launch Public Cloud Policy to speed up egovernance?

ANS-Maharashtra

  • Which country is hosting the 10th Global Forum for Food & Agriculture (GFFA-2018)?

ANS-Germany

  • What is the India’s economic growth forecast for FY19, as per latest report by India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra)?

ANS-7.1%

  • Which state government has launched Nanaji Deshmukh Krishi Sanjivani Yojna to promote climate-resilient agriculture?

ANS-Maharashtra

  • Which of the following countries has recently joined the Australia Group export control regime?

ANS-India

  • He 13th Raising Day of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has celebrated on which date?

ANS-January 19

  • Which union minister has recently launched 100 accessible websites for Divyangs?

ANS-Thaawarchand Gehlot

  • The Union Government will set up how much amount of Solar Development Fund (SDF) for financing solar projects?

ANS-$350 million

  • Who has been appointed as new CMD of Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Ltd (SPMCIL)?

ANS-S Selvakumar

  • Who has led Indian delegation at the 2018 Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) military cooperation meeting?

ANS-Ajay Seth

  • Which state hosted the 8th edition of the International Conference on Wild Silk Moths?

ANS-Assam

  • What is the India’s rank among emerging economies at the WEF’s Inclusive Development Index (IDI-2018)?

ANS-62nd

  • Soloman Deksisa has won the 15th edition of Mumbai Marathon 2018. He hails from which country?

ANS-Ethiopia

  • India’s first garbage fest ’Kachra Mahotsav 2018’ has organized by which state?

ANS-Chhattisgarh

  • Which state has recently inaugurated the World War II Memorial Museum?

ANS-Arunachal Pradesh

  • Who has been appointed as the new DG of National Security Guard (NSG)?

ANS-Sudeep Lakhtakia

  • Who has been appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC)?

ANS-Om Prakash Rawat

  • Which country was the largest source of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India in FY17, according to recent census by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?

ANS-Mauritius

  • Which of the following has won the best film award at the 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards 2018?

ANS-Hindi Medium

  • What is the India’s GDP growth forecast for 2018, as per IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) update?

ANS-7.4%

  • What is the theme of the 48th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF-2018)?

ANS-Crating a Shared Future in a Fractured World

  • Which city is hosting the International Conference on dam safety?

ANS-Thiruvananthapuram

  • Which Indian shuttler has won the 2018 Swedish Open Junior International Series?

ANS-Siddharth Pratap Singh

  • Who has taken charge as the new Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC)?

ANS-S Somanath

  • Which country to host the ministerial meeting of International Energy Forum (IEF-2018)?

ANS-India

  • Which city is hosting the 2018 India-ASEAN Business & Investment Conference?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Which country to host the 6th edition of ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2018?

ANS-West Indies

  • Which state government has launched a health assurance scheme “Chief Minister-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang (CMHT)” for the poor and disabled people?

ANS-Manipur

  • Which Union ministry has launched the ‘Protocol for Star Rating of Garbage-Free Cities’?

ANS-Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

  • Who has created a national record in the 63kg women’s category at the 33rd Women Senior National Weightlifting Championships?

ANS-Rakhi Halder

  • The cultural extravaganza “2018 Bharat Parv” will organise from which Indian monument?

ANS-Red Fort

  • Hugh Masekela, the legendary jazz musician and anti-apartheid activist has passed away. He hailed from which country?

ANS-South Africa

  • The 2018 National Girl Child Day (NGCD) is celebrated on which date in India?

ANS-January 24

  • Who has been appointed as the new Director General (DG) of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)?

ANS-Dilip Chenoy

  • Which Bollywood personality has been honoured with the 24th Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum (WEF-2018)?

ANS-Shah Rukh Khan

  • Which country has acquired the top spot for global investment, as per latest PwC 21st CEO Survey 2018?

ANS-United States

  • Which state government has signed sisterstate agreement with Canton of Zurich?

ANS-Andhra Pradesh

  • Rachel Morrison has become the first female cinematographer to be nominated for Oscar 2018. She hails from which country?

ANS-United States

  • What is the India’s rank in the 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI)?

ANS-177th

  • What is the theme of the 8th National Voters’ Day (NVD-2018)?

ANS-Accessible Election

  • Which city is hosting the 2018 India-ASEAN commemorative summit?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Ursula K. Le Guin, the renowned science fiction author passed away. She hailed from which country?

ANS-United States

  • Which Indian bank has recently signed pact with National Housing Bank (NHB) for Rural Housing Interest Subsidy Scheme (RHISS) scheme?

ANS-Indian Overseas Bank

  • Which state to host the 7th Asia Steel International Conference (ASIC-2018)?

ANS-Odisha

  • India has signed how much amount of loan agreement with World Bank (WB) to improve access to water supply in Uttarakhand?

ANS-420 million

  • Which Union ministry has launched Rapid Reporting System for Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG)?

ANS-Ministry of Women and Child Development

  • Who has authored the book ‘Staniya Svasasan Mei Addhi Aabadhi’?

ANS-Sadhana Pandey

  • Who has been honoured with the India’s highest peacetime military decoration “Ashoka Chakra” at the 69th Republic Day?

ANS-Jyoti Prakash Nirala

  • Which International organisation will launch a new Global Centre for Cybersecurity to safeguard the world from hackers?

ANS-World Economic Forum

  • Which state government has launched Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Vikas Yojna (MGSVY) for distressed sections?

ANS-Punjab

  • Who has taken charge as new Director of ISRO’s Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC)?

ANS-V Narayanan

  • What is the India’s rank in the 2018 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI)?

ANS-81st

  • Who has become first woman chairman of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA)?

ANS-Usha Ananthasubramanian

  • Which of the following has become the first Indian Metro to get a floating market?

ANS-Kolkata

  • Which of the following has become the India’s first indigenously developed vaccine to be prequalified by World Health Organisation (WHO)?

ANS-Rotavac

  • The Union Government has recently allowed which scheme for Small Finance Banks and Payments Banks?

ANS-Atal Pension Yojana

  • Supriya Devi, the veteran film actress has passed away. She hailed from which state?

ANS-West Bengal

  • Which state’s tableau has won the best tableau award at the 69th Republic Day Parade 2018?

ANS-Maharashtra

  • The documentary ‘Kailash’ has won the US Documentary Grand Jury Award at Sundance Film Festival 2018. It is directed by whom?

ANS-Derek Doneen

  • The 2018 National Immunisation Day (NID) is celebrated on which date in India?

ANS- January 28

  • Who has won the 2018 men’s Singles title in the Australian Open 2018?

ANS-Roger Federer

  • Which union ministry to set up social media communication hubs in districts?

ANS- Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

  • Who has been sworn-in as the new President of the Republic of Honduras?

ANS-Juan Orlando Hernandez

  • What is the India’s GDP growth prediction for FY19, according to 2018 Economic Survey of India?

ANS-7 to 7.5%

  • Who has taken charge as the new Foreign Secretary of India?

ANS-Vijay Keshav Gokhale

  • Gurcharan Singh Kalkat, the noted Indian agricultural scientist has passed away. He hailed from which state?

ANS-Punjab

  • Who has been chosen for 5th edition of Yash Chopra Memorial Award 2018?

ANS-Asha Bhosle

  • India’s first ever ‘Khadi Haat’ has launched in which city?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Who has won the 2018 women’s singles title in the Australian Open 2018?

ANS-Caroline Wozniack

  • Who has won the 2018 women’s singles Indonesia Masters badminton tournament?

ANS-Tai Tzu-ying

  • Who has been appointed the Chef-de-Mission for the 21st Commonwealth Games 2018?

ANS-Vikram Singh Sisodia

  • The first-ever India-Vietnam Bilateral Army Exercise (VINBAX-2018) has started in which state?

ANS-Madhya Pradesh

  • The 2018 International Bird Festival will be held in which National park of India?

ANS-Dudhwa National Park

  • Sandeep Lamichhane has become the first Nepal cricketer to get IPL contract. He will play under which IPL team?

ANS-Delhi Daredevils

  • Which state government has launched ‘Shakti’ app for women’s safety in the state?

ANS-Himachal Pradesh

  • Which state is hosting the 2018 National Handloom Expo (NHE)?

ANS-Assam

  • Which union minitry has launched “Stree Swabhiman” initiative?

ANS-Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

  • Which Indian-American personality has been elected as the Vice Chairman of the US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF)?

ANS-Shantanu Narayen

  • India has signed how much amount of loan agreement with ADB for construction of over 6,200-kilometre rural roads in five states?

ANS-$250 million

  • Kalamandalam Geethanandan, the acclaimed Ottanthullal artist has passed away. He hailed from which state?

ANS-Kerala

  • Dharmasena Pathiraja, the renowned filmmaker has passed away. He hailed from which country?

ANS-Sri Lanka

  • Who has won the men’s singles title at the 2018 11Even Sports National Senior Table Tennis Championship?

ANS- Sharath Kamal 

  • Who has been elected as the new President of Finland?

ANS-Sauli Niinisto

  • Which union minister has launched the Rapid Detection Kits for adulterants in fresh fish?

ANS-Radha Mohan Singh

  • What is the India’s rank in the list of wealthiest countries, according to a new report by New World Wealth?

ANS- 6th 

  • Chintaman Wanaga, who passed away recently, was the MP from which constituency of Maharashtra?

ANS-Palghar

  • The Anti-Leprosy Day is observed on which date in India?

ANS-January 30

  • Which state government has launched Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) project to promote organic farming?

ANS-Himachal Pradesh

  • Who has been appointed the new director general of the Sports Authority of India (SAI)?

ANS-Neelam Kapoor

  • The 2018 Data Privacy Day (DPD) is observed on which date?

ANS-January 28

  • Which union minister has launched 2.8 Peta Flops High Performance Computer (HPC) system ‘Mihir’?

ANS-Harsh Vardhan

  • Which country has become the world’s largest steel producer in 2017, as per latest report published by World Steel Association (WSA)?

ANS-China

  • What is the theme of the 2018 World Leprosy Day (WLD)?

ANS-Zero Disabilities in girls and boys

  • What is the India’s rank in the 2017 EIU Global Democracy Index

ANS-42nd

  • Which city is hosting the 7th India Energy Congress (IEC) 2018?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Anu Kumar has grabbed the first gold medal of the Khelo India School Games in 1500 metres. He hails from which state?

ANS-Uttarakhand

  • In the Union Budget 2018, the Union government has announced to build a tunnel through the Sela Pass. The Sela pass is located in which state?

ANS-Arunachal Pradesh

  • Which country is the partner country at the 32nd Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2018?

ANS-Kyrgyzstan 

  • Which country has recently joined Ashgabat agreement?

ANS-India

  • Which state government has won the 2018 Geospatial World Excellence Award?

ANS-Odisha

  • Who has been honoured with the 2018 Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman award?

ANS-Shesh Anand Madhukar

  • Who has taken charge as the new Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) of the Indian Army?

ANS-Anil Chauhan

  • Which city is hosting the 2nd edition of Nobel Prize Series-India 2018?

ANS-Panaji

  • Mary Kom has won gold in which weight category at the 2018 India Open boxing Tournament?

ANS-48kg category

  • Who has been appointed the new vicechancellor of Banaras Hindu University (BHU)?

ANS-B A Chopade

  • Srihari Natraj has grabbed gold medal in 100metre Backstroke category in swimming at the Khelo India School Games. He hails from which state?

ANS-Karnataka

  • Who has been bestowed with the V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award 2018?

ANS-Shyam Benegal

  • Which city is hosting the 2018 Kala Ghoda Arts festival?

ANS-Mumbai

  • The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has recently signed a project agreement with World Bank for Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP). It is signed for which river?

ANS- Ganga

  • The Assam Government has signed an MoU with National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC) for construction of Twin Tower Trade Centre in Guwahati. Where is the headquarters of NBCC is located?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Which country’s team has won the 12th edition of ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2018?

ANS- India

  • Which union minister has launched India’s first sentiment index “CriSidEx”?

ANS-Arun Jaitely

  • Which country has launched the world’s longest zip line?

ANS=UAE

  • Which task force has been constituted by the Union government to study use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in military?

ANS-Natarajan Chandrasekaran task force

  • The book “Exam Warriors” has been authored by which union minister?

ANS-Narendra Modi

  • Who has taken charge as the new Director General of the National Security Guard (NSG)?

ANS-Sudeep Lakhtakia

  • Which city is hosting the first-ever International Kala Mela?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Hukum Singh, who passed away recently, was the MP from which Lok Sabha constituency of Uttar Pradesh?

ANS- Kairana

  • Who has been sworn-in as the new Chief Justice of Bangladesh?

ANS-Syed Mahmud Hossain

  • Which union ministry has launched Green Good Deeds campaign?

ANS-Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Chang

  • The unique, first-of-its-kind, floating market has come up in which city of West Bengal?

ANS- Kolkata

  • Which HRD Ministry-appointed committee is drafting new National Education Policy (NEP)?

ANS-K Kasturirangan committee

  • In the Union Budget 2018, the Central Government has allocated Rs 48,000 crore for which scheme to encourage farmers for solar farming?

ANS-KUSUM scheme

  • Who is the newly appointed Chief Executive of the Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC)?

ANS-Dinesh Srivastava

  • Sudha Karmarkar, the veteran theatre artist has passed away. She hailed from which state?

ANS-Maharashtra

  • Which state government has launched DASTAK campaign to eradicate deadly Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and Japanise Encephalitis (JE) disease?

ANS-Uttar Pradesh

  • Zhang Beiwen has won the 4th edition of India Open Badminton tournament 2018. She hails from which country?

ANS-United States

  • Which state government has launched the ‘Gobardhan Yojana’ to support farmers?

ANS-Haryana

  • Michael N Hall has been chosen for the 2018 Genome Valley Excellence Award of Telangana. He hails from which country?

ANS-Switzerland

  • Which country has successfully launched the world’s smallest rocket to carry tiny satellite into orbit?

ANS-Japan

  • Which online security campaign has been launched by Google India to safeguard internet users?

ANS-#SecurityCheckKiya

  • Who has won the ‘Times Power Women of the Year 2017’– Pune for Global PR award?

ANS-Shabnam Asthana

  • Who has been sworn-in as the new Chairman of the Federal Reserve?

ANS- Jerome H Powell

  • The Assam Government has signed MoU with which cab company for a pilot project of appbased river taxi services in Guwahati?

ANS-Ola

  • Which state hosted the first-ever Pelican Bird Festival-2018?

ANS-Andhra Pradesh

  • Which Indian airport has become the world’s busiest single-runway airport?

ANS-Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International airport 

  • The Ministry of Railways has signed MoU with which Union Ministry to augment services in Railway hospitals?

ANS-Ministry of AYUSH

  • Which union ministry has launched the Startup-India ranking framework?

ANS-Ministry of Commerce and Industry

  • What is the current repo rate, according to 6th Bi-monthly Monetary policy statement for 2017-18?

ANS- 6.0%

  • Shubhankar Sharma is associated with which sports?

ANS- Golf

  • Which city is hosting the 5th edition of South Asia Region Public Procurement Conference (SARPPC-2018)?

ANS-New Delhi

  • What is the theme of the 2018 World Wetland Day (WWD)?

ANS-Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future

  • Which committee has been constituted by Union Government to expedite capital acquisition for Armed Forces modernisation?

ANS-Vinay Sheel Oberoi committee

  • NCERT has collaborated with which internet company to teach students digital safety?

ANS-Google

  • Who has become the world’s first female cricketer to take 200 wickets in One-Day Internationals (ODI)?

ANS-Jhulan Goswami

  • Where is the headquarters of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)?

ANS-New Delhi

  • According to Prime Minister’s Research Fellows scheme, how many meritorious students of B. Tech and M. Tech to get fellowship every year?

ANS-1000

  • Which city to host the 6th World Government Summit (WGS-2018)?

ANS-Dubai

  • Who has been sworn-in as the new Chief Justice of Kerala?

ANS-Antony Dominic

  • Which state has topped the overall medal tally at the first-ever Khelo India School Games (KISG-2018)?

ANS- Haryana

  • Which state has topped the Health Index progressive report, which is recently released by NITI Aayog?

ANS-Kerala

  • Who has been appointed as the first independent female director of International Cricket Council (ICC)?

ANS-Indra Nooyi

  • Which city to host the 2nd edition of National Micro Drama Festival (NMDF-2018)?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Who has been chosen for the 2nd edition of Akbar Kakkattil Award 2018?

ANS-T D Ramakrishnan

  • What is the India’s rank in the 2018 Intellectual Property Index (IPI), which is released by U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC)?

ANS-44th

  • Who has been sworn-in as new Chief Justice of the High Court of Manipur?

ANS-Abhilasha Kumari

  • Which city is hosting the 2018 International Conference on Unani Medicine?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Which Indian personality has been conferred the ‘Grand Collar of the State of Palestine’?

ANS-Narendra Modi

  • Which union minister has launched ASH TRACK Mobile App to monitor fly ash from thermal plants?

ANS-R. K. Singh

 

  • Which railway zone has become the first Rail Zone in India with 100% LED Lighting at railway stations?

ANS-South Central Railway

  • Who has been appointed as non-executive chairman of the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)?

ANS-Biswamohan Mahapatra

  • Who has been appointed as the new MD & CEO of SBI Card?

ANS-Hardayal Prasad

  • The 2018 National Productivity Day (NPD) is observed on which date in India?

ANS-February 12

  • Under whose chairmanship the 4th meeting of Economic Advisory Council to Prime Minister (EAC-PM) held in New Delhi?

ANS-Bibek Debroy

  • Who has taken charge as the new Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Range?

ANS-Swayam Prakash Pani

  • Which Indian swimmer has become the first Asian to swim across Ocean Seven?

ANS-Rohan More

  • Kishan Gangolli has won the 13th edition of National Chess Championship for blind. He hails from which state?

ANS-Karnataka

  • Which hockey team has won the 8th Senior National Women’s Hockey Championship tournament-2018?

ANS-Railway Sports Promotion Board

  • The first-of-its-kind Centre for learning Sanskrit language has come up in which city?

ANS-Ahmedabad

  • Asma Jahangir, the renowned human rights lawyer passed away. She hailed from which country?

ANS-Pakistan

  • Which union minister has released India’s first-ever Highway Capacity Manual (IndoHCM) in New Delhi?

ANS-Nitin Gadkari

  • Who will be the first female Hindu lawmaker in Pakistan since 1947?

ANS-Krishna Kumari

  • Who has been honored with the 2018 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership?

ANS-Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

  • Who has become the first Indian golfer to qualify for the China Ladies PGA Tour?

ANS-Sharmila Nicollet

  • Johann Johannsson, the renowned musician has passed away. He hailed from which country?

ANS-Iceland

  • What is the theme of the 2018 World Radio Day (WRD)?

ANS-Radio and Sports

  • Which Indian city has been named in the list of 15 wealthiest cities globally, as per latest report by New World Wealth?

ANS-Mumbai

  • K P Ramanunni has been conferred with the 2017 Sahitya Akademi Award for Malayalam literature. He hails from which state?

ANS-Kerala

  • Who has been conferred with the 2017 Sahitya Akademi Award for Assamese literature?

ANS- Jayant Madhab Bora

  • The celebration of 70 years of India-Russia Agricultural Relations has held in which state?

ANS-Rajasthan

  • Bolla Bulli Ramaiah, the former Union minister has passed away. He was associated with which political party?

ANS-Telugu Desam Party

  • Which country to host the 8th edition of Theatre Olympics 2018?

ANS-India

  • Who has been elected as the new President of Sahitya Akademi?

ANS-Chandrashekhara Kambar

  • Which of the following is the India’s first online radio station?

ANS-Radio Umang

  • Which Indian state hosted the 12th edition of International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR-2018)?

ANS-Karnataka

  • Who has bagged the 2017 Sahitya Akademi Award for Kannada language?

ANS-T P Ashoka

  • Which union minister has inaugurated International Conference on Operations and Maintenance “Indian Power Stations 2018”?

ANS-Which union minister has inaugurated International Conference on Operations and Maintenance “Indian Power Stations 2018”?

  • Which city is hosting the India’s first-ever radio festival?

ANS- New Delhi

  • Which state has won the Senior Women’s National Football Championship 2018?

ANS-Tamil Nadu

  • Who has been sworn-in as the new Prime Minister of Nepal?

ANS-KP Sharma Oly

  • India has signed how much amount of 2nd loan agreement with New Development Bank (NDB) for Rajasthan Water Project?

ANS-$100 million

  • Which country to host the World Sustainable Development Summit – 2018?

ANS- India

  • Which state has become the India’s first state to opt out of the National Health Protection Scheme “Modi Care”?

ANS-West Bengal

  • The world’s first autonomous pods has launched in which city?

ANS-Dubai

  • The India-Russia Agriculture Business Summit 2018 was held in which city?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Which Indian app has won the best Best MGovt Service Award at 2018 World Government Summit 2018?

ANS- Umang App

  • Who has been appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of the Tezpur University?

ANS-Vinod Kumar Jain

  • Which city is hosting the India’s biggest international conference on pharmaceutical industry “India Pharma & India Medical Device 2018”?

ANS-Bengaluru

  • The world’s tallest hotel ‘Gevora’ has opened in which city?

ANS-Dubai

  • Who has been appointed the new governor of Bank of Japan (BOJ) ?

ANS-Haruhiko Kuroda

  • Which country to host 2018 Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit?

ANS-China

  • Which union minister has inaugurated the World Sustainable Development Summit – 2018?

ANS-Narendra Modi

  • Who has been sworn-in as new President of South Africa?

ANS-Cyril Ramaphosa

  • Who has been named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017?

ANS-Sanjiv Bajaj

  • Khwaja Haleem, the former Uttar Pradesh minister has passed away. He associated with which political party?

ANS-Samajwadi Party

  • Which Indian-origin personality has been honoured with the Scientific and Engineering Academy Award at the Oscars Scientific and Technical Awards 2018?

ANS-Vikas Sathaye

  • Which state hosted the 6th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) India Regional Conference?

ANS- Bihar

  • The 54th Munich Security Conference (MSC2018) was held in which country?

ANS- Germany

  • Who has inaugurated the 8th edition of Theatre Olympics 2018?

ANS-M Venkaiah Naidu

  • Which state to launch cheap sanitary pad scheme “Asmita Yojana” for rural women?

ANS-Maharashtra

  • Which oil company to introduce Asia’s first large scale CO2 injection technique at Gandhar field?

ANS-Oil and Natural Gas Corporation

  • Who has been conferred with the 5th edition of Yash Chopra Memorial Award 2018?

ANS-Asha Bhosle

  • India and which country has recently signed pact to avoid double taxation & to prevent fiscal evasion?

ANS-Iran

  • Which state is hosting the National Banana Festival (NBF) 2018?

ANS-Kerala

  • Which city is hosting the World Congress on Information Technology?

ANS-Hyderabad

  • Gundu Hanumantha Rao, who passed away recently, was associated with which field?

ANS-Film Industry

  • He 44th Khajuraho Dance Festival 2018 will held in which district of Madhya Pradesh?

ANS-Chhatarpur

  • Who will be the new Chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR)?

ANS- Arvind P. Jamkhedkar

  • Which online payment service provider has partnered with Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) for deployment of PoS terminals?

ANS-PhonePe

  • Which state to have India’s first artificial intelligence centre?

ANS-Maharashtra

  • Didier Lockwood, the noted jazz violinist has passed away. He hailed from which country?

ANS-France

  • Which city is hosting the regional conference of southern states on water resources?

ANS-Hyderabad

  • Which committee has been constituted by the Union Government to study Brahmaputra and flood control measures in Assam?

ANS-Rajiv Kumar committee

  • The UK – India Joint research projects on clean water & energy has launched in which city?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Who has won the 2018 Rotterdam Open men’s singles tennis tournament?

ANS-Roger Federer

  • Which country to host global World Environment Day (WED-2018) celebrations?

ANS- India

  • Which film has won the best film award at the 71st British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards?

ANS-Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

  • Which Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) has been constituted by the University Grants Commission (UGC)?

ANS-N Gopalaswami committee

  • Which union minister has launched New Swajal Project in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand?

ANS-Uma Bharati

  • Which country has recently declared to impose a ‘carbon tax’ from 2019 to cut its greenhouse gas emissions?

ANS-Singapore

  • Which committee has been constituted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to look into bank frauds?

ANS-Y H Malegam committee

  • Which telecom company has signed pact with Japan’s NTT AT for futuristic technologies & 5G test?

ANS- BSNL

  • Which city is hosting the 2018 Sanskriti Mahotsav ‘Swachhagrah – Bapu ko Kaaryaanjali”?

ANS-Varanasi

  • The Union Cabinet has recently approved Silkyara Bend-Barkot Tunnel as part of ‘Chardham Mahamarg Pariyojana’. The tunnel is located in which state?

ANS-Uttarakhand

  • What is the India’s rank in the global Corruption Perception Index (CPI) for 2017, which is recently released by the Transparency International (TI)?

ANS-81st

  • Which state government has officially launched Parivartan scheme – Cleanliness & Pollution Free Drive ?

ANS-Haryana  

  • Avani Chaturvedi has become the first Indian woman to fly fighter aircraft solo. She hails from which state?

ANS-Madhya Pradesh

  • The 6th edition of annual joint military exercise ‘Garuda Shakti-2018’ has started between India and which country?

ANS-Indonesia

  • Kunhiraman Panoor, the renowned author and human rights activist has passed away. He hailed from which state?

ANS-Kerala

  • Which union minister has inaugurated the ‘International R&D Conclave’ in New Delhi?

ANS- R.K. Singh

  • Which state government has recently made vaccinations compulsory for school admissions

ANS-Kerala

  • The Uttar Pradesh government has signed pact with which online company for khadi products sale?

ANS-Amazon India

  • The India International Textiles Expo (IITExpo) has started in which city?

ANS-Colombo

  • The Telangana government has signed a technology partnership agreement with which country at the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) 2018?

ANS-Taiwan

  • What is the theme of the 2018 International Mother Language Day (IMLD)?

ANS-Linguistic diversity and multilingualism count for sustainable development

  • India will co-host the first International Solar Alliance (ISA) summit with which country?

ANS-France 

  • What is the theme of 7th edition of the Youth Festival 2018 in New Delhi?

ANS-Let Love Live

  • Which country to host the 23rd edition of the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT-2019)?

ANS-Armenia

  • Which country to host the 2018 SAARC Business Leaders’ Conclave?

ANS- Nepal

  • Which Indian sportsman has clinched the men’s singles title at the Austrian Open International Challenge badminton tournament?

ANS-Parupalli Kashyap

  • Aruna Budda Reddy has created history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to win an individual medal at the 2018 Gymnastics World Cup. She hails from which city?

ANS- Hyderabad

  • Who authored the book “Hari Singh Nalwa: Champion of the Khalsaji – 1791-1837”?

ANS-Vanit Nalwa

  • Which city hosted the 4th edition of Economic Times – Global Business Summit (ET-GBS 2018)?

ANS-New Delhi

  • The International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels (ICSB-2018) will be organized in which city?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Kunwar Bai, the brand ambassador of Swachch Bharat has passed away. She was native of which state?

ANS-Chhattisgarh

  • Which high-level committee of Union Government has recently approved financial assistance to several flood affected states?

ANS-Rajnath Singh committee

  • Who has bagged the prestigious Aravindan Puraskaram for the best debutant director of 2017?

ANS- Sagar Chaya Vanchar

  • What is the theme of the 15th Edition of BioAsia conference 2018?

ANS-Right Time, Right Now

  • The Tamil Nadu government has tied up with which software company to accelerate cloud technology adoption?

ANS-Microsoft

  • The 7th Meeting of Eminent Persons Group (EPG) on Nepal-India Relations was recently held in which city?

ANS-Kathmandu

  • The Union Government has launched 2nd project of Swajal Yojana in which state?

ANS-Rajasthan

  • Recently, CSIR has signed MoU with IORA to designate CIMAP as coordinating center on medicinal plants. Where is the headquarters of Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP)?

ANS-Lucknow

  • Who led the Indian delegation at the 20th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (20CCEM)?

ANS-Satya Pal Singh

  • The Indian Navy will host the multi-national MILAN series of exercises in which state/UT?

ANS-Andaman and Nicobar islands

  • Who has been elected the new Deputy Prime Minister of Australia?

ANS-Michael McCormack

  • What is the theme of the 21st National conference on e-Governance 2018?

ANS-Technology for Accelerating Development

  • Who has won the gold in the men’s event at the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon 2018?

ANS-Gopi Thonakal

  • The Aditya Birla Idea Payments Bank has started operations. As per which section of the Banking Regulation Act 1949, the RBI issued licence to the bank?

ANS-Section 22 (1)

  • Which country has been elected as the vicepresident of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)?

ANS-China

  • he Assam government will observe ‘Rhino Day’ on which date to generate public awareness on protection of the one-horned pachyderm?

ANS-September 22

  • What is the theme of the 2018 National Science Day (NSD)?

ANS- Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future

  • Who has won the 2017 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year and Comeback of the Year awards?

ANS-Roger Federer

  • Vijayendra Saraswathi has become the 70th Sankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. The Hindu monastic institution is located in which state?

ANS-Tamil Nadu

  • What is the India’s rank in the 2018 Inclusive Internet Index (III), which is recently released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)?

ANS-47th 

  • Who has been appointed as the new editor-inchief of the television channel Rajya Sabha TV?

ANS- Rahul Mahajan

  • Which state cricket team has won the 2018 Vijay Hazare trophy?

ANS- Karnataka

  • Which city hosted the 2nd India-Korea Business Summit 2018?

ANS-New Delhi

  • What is the India’s GDP growth rate forecast for year 2018, as per latest report by Moody’s Investors Service?

ANS-7.6 %

  • The Nimoo Bazgo Power Project (NBPP) is located in which state?

ANS-Jammu & Kashmir

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  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently raised currency derivative trade limit to how much amount for residents and foreign portfolio investors?

ANS-$100 million

  • Which Indian para-athlete has recently secured the No. 1 rank in Asia in F53 Javelin category?

ANS-Deepa Malik

  • The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has launched a mobile app ‘Lost and Found’ for lost items at airports across India. The CISF is directly under which Union Ministry?

ANS-Ministry of Home Affairs

  • Which India’s neighboring country will be recommended for graduation from UN’s Least Developed Country (LDC) category?

ANS-Bhutan

  • Which city is hosting the Informal World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial meeting?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Who has bagged the Indian Wells Masters Tennis tournament 2018?

ANS-Juan Martin del Potro

  • Which Indian sportsperson has clinched the women’s singles (Under-19) title at the Israel Junior Badminton tournament 2018?

ANS-Purva Barve

  • Which cricket team has won the Irani Trophy cricket tournament 2018?

ANS-Vidarbha

  • The first phase of Indo-French joint naval exercise ‘Varuna 2018’ has started in which state?

ANS-Goa

  • Which union ministry will organise the International Yoga Fest 2018?

ANS-Ministry of AYUSH

  • NITI Aayog has recently released SATHEducation roadmaps 2018-2020 in partnership with which states?

ANS- Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha

  • Which city is hosting the 2018 Festival Of Innovation And Entrepreneurship (FINE)?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Satya Pal Malik, who is currently the Governor of Bihar, has been given additional charge of which state?

ANS-Odisha

  • European Union (EU) has recently signed pact with which country on sharing earth observation data from each other’s satellites?

ANS- India

  • Which city is hosting the 3rd edition of National Conclave on Mines and Minerals?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Which union ministry is organising the firstever National workshop on Poshan Abhiyaan in New Delhi?

ANS-Ministry of Women and Child Development

  • Which state is hosting the 7th edition of the Women Science Congress (WSC-2018)?

ANS-Manipur

  • He Salal Hydroelectric Power Station is built across which river in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K)?

ANS-Chenab

  • The Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) has signed MOU with TIFAC for supporting forest based communities. Where is the headquarters of ICFRE is located?

ANS- Dehradun

  • The 17th Annual Conference of International Competition Network 2018 (ICN2018) has started in which city?

ANS-New Delhi

  • The estimates committee has recently recommended effective measures to modernise security systems. The committee is headed by whom?

ANS-Murli Manohar Joshi

  • Which bank has signed pact with India Mortgage Guarantee Corporation (IMGC) to offer mortgage guarantee backed home loan?

ANS-State Bank of India

  • What is the theme of the 2018 International Day of Happiness?

ANS-Share Happiness

  • The Government of India (GoI) has approved to set up a Plastic Park in which district of Jharkhand?

ANS-Deoghar

  • The National Cultural Audiovisual Archives (NCAA) project of India has become the world’s first trusted digital repository. The NCAA project is implemented by which union ministry?

ANS-Ministry of Culture

  • Who has been appointed the new Ambassador of India to Republic of Korea?

ANS-Atul M. Gotsurve

  • Which state to host the 106th edition of Indian Science Congress (ISC-2019)?

ANS-Madhya Pradesh

  • Which country hosted the first G20 meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of 2018?

ANS-Argentina

  • Which city has topped the Mercer Quality of Living Survey 2018?

ANS-Vienna

  • Who authored the book on Paramveer Chakra Awardees ‘Paramveer Parwane’?

ANS-Prabhakiran Jain

  • What is the theme of the 2018 World Down syndrome Day?

ANS-What I bring to my community

  • The Union Cabinet has approved the inclusion of the communities ‘Parivara and Talawara’ as synonym of “Nayaka’ in the list of STs. Both the communities are belong to which state?

ANS-Karnataka

  • The Union Cabinet has recently approved North-East Industrial Development Scheme (NEIDS) 2017 with financial outlay of how much amount upto March 2020?

ANS- Rs.3000 crore

  • The Union Cabinet has recently approved the launch of Ayushman Bharat -National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM). The meeting was chaired by whom?

ANS-Narendra Modi

  • The Union Government has constituted which task force to draft new Direct Tax Law?

ANS-Arvind Modi

  • What is the theme of the 106th foundation day of Bihar?

ANS-Centenary of Champaran Satyagraha and Elimination of Dowry and Child Marriage

  • What is the theme of the 2018 World Water Day (WWD)?

ANS-Nature for Water

  • Which union ministry has launched first Indian Sign Language (ISL) Dictionary?

ANS-Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

  • Which state has launched a multi-utility vehicle Naipunya Ratham (or World on Wheels)?

ANS-Andhra Pradesh

  • The Union Government has decided to declare 2018 as National Year of which of the following commodities?

ANS-Millets

  • Which state government has observed martyrdom day of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru as ‘Youth Empowerment Day’?

ANS-Punjab 

  • Robert Langlands, who has won the 2018 Abel Prize, is belong to which country?

ANS-Canada

  • The first-ever National Conference on Drug Law Enforcement has started in which city?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Elavenil Valarivan has clinched gold in which women’s air rifle event at 2018 junior ISSF World Cup in Sydney?

ANS-10m air rifle event

  • Les Payne, the renowned fearless journalist has passed away. He belonged to which country?

ANS-United States

  • Which state government has declared Jackfruit as official fruit of the state?

ANS-Kerala

  • Who has been conferred with the 2017 G.K. Reddy Memorial National Award for journalism?

ANS- Karan Thapar

  • Which Indian sportsperson has won the 2018 Asian Billiards Championships?

ANS-Pankaj Advani

  • Which Indian sportsperson has been named the flag-bearer of the Indian contingent for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast?

ANS- P V Sindhu

  • Which Indian shooter has bagged gold in the women’s 10-metre Air Pistol Individual event at the 2018 ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney?

ANS-Manu Bhaker

  • What is the theme of the 2018 World Tuberculosis Day (WTD)?

ANS-Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world

  • Which Indian organisation has won the ‘Most Informative Pavilion’ award at the 105th Indian Science Congress (ISC-2018)?

ANS- DRDO

  • ISRO has tied up with which Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) company for the production of space-grade lithium-ion cells?

ANS-BHEL

  • The world’s longest sandstone cave has discovered in which state of India?

ANS-Meghalaya

  • Which of the following has become the North India’s first city to install digital automatic speed gun cameras for traffic management

ANS-Chandigarh 

  • Which city hosted the 5th India Maize Summit 2018?

ANS-New Delhi

  • The famous Madhavpur Mela of Gujarat has started in which of the following districts?

ANS- Porbandar

  • The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has launched an initiative ‘Videsh Aaya Pradesh ke Dwaar’ in which city?

ANS-Hyderabad

  • Which hockey team has won the 8th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2018?

ANS-Hockey Punjab

  • Which state is hosting the 11th Rashtriya Rifles Biennial Conference 2018?

ANS-Jammu and Kashmir

  • The 2018 National Conference on Down Syndrome was organised under which union ministry in New Delhi?

ANS-Ministry of Social Justice and Empowermen

  • The first-ever International Exhibition of Graphic Prints ‘Print Biennale India 2018′ has started in which city?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Who has been nomoinated as the India’s representative to Executive Board of UNESCO?

ANS-J S Rajput

  • Which London-based organisation has received the 2017 Frederick Pincott Award for promoting Hindi cinema?

ANS-South Asian Cinema Foundation

  • What is the theme of 2018 International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade?

ANS- Remember Slavery: Triumphs and Struggles for Freedom and Equality

  • Who has been sworn-in as the new president of Peru?

ANS-Martin Vizcarra

  • Which country’s team has won the U-17 Jockey Cup International Youth Invitational Football Tournament 2018?

ANS-India

  • Which state has topped the list of states with most number of beggars, as per data released by Union ministry of Social Justice?

ANS-West Bengal

  • The International Solar Alliance (ISA) has recently signed the Host Country Agreement with which country?

ANS- India

  • Which district has become the India’s first district to have 100% solar powered health centres?

ANS-Surat

  • The Tribal Co-operative Marketing Federation of India (TRIFED) works under which union ministry?

ANS-Ministry of Tribal Affairs

  • The 2018 World Theatre Day (WTD) is celebrated on which date?

ANS-March 27

  • Which union ministry has launched 2018 Saras Aajeevika Mela in New Delhi?

ANS-Ministry of Rural Development

  • Which campaign has been launched by WWFIndia at the 12th edition of Earth Hour 2018?

ANS- Give Up to Give Back

  • Which Indian sportsperson has bagged gold in the men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event at the 2018 ISSF Junior Shooting World Cup in Sydney?

ANS-Anish Bhanwala

  • Which state government has signed pact with Airport Authority of India (AAI) to develop villages in Kamrup?

ANS-Assam

  • Who has won the 2018 Formula One Australian Grand Prix tournament?

ANS-Sebastian Vettel

  • Who has been appointed as the new acting chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT)?

ANS- Jawad Rahim

  • India’s first Insect Museum has opened in which state?

ANS-Tamil Nadu

  • Who has been appointed as the Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) to Government of India (GoI)?

ANS-A K Vijay Raghavan

  • The Department of Posts has launched Cool EMS Service between India and which

ANS-Japan

  • India has signed how much amount of loan agreement with ADB to help boost youth employability in Himachal Pradesh?

ANS-$80 million

  • Which state has highest number of fully covered tribal habitations with the safe drinking water?

ANS-Madhya Pradesh

  • Aleksandra Liashkova, who crowned the Miss Supermodel Worldwide 2018, is belong to which country

ANS-Belarus

  • Which union ministry holded the first-ever National conclave on Psychological Trauma, Child Protection and Mental Illnesses?

ANS-Ministry of Women & Child Development

  • Which Indian sportsperson has bagged gold in the women’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event at the 2018 ISSF Junior Shooting World Cup in Sydney?

ANS-Muskan

  • The first mega food park of Rajasthan has come up in which city?

ANS-Ajmer

  • Who has been appointed as chairman of the central panel of the 65th National Film Awards (NFA)?

ANS-Shekhar Kapur

  • Who has been appointed as the new Director General Border Roads (DGBR)?

ANS-Harpal Singh

  • Which state is hosting the 17th Sub-junior National Wushu Championship 2018?

ANS-Jammu & Kashmir

  • Who has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission (ABNHPM)?

ANS-Indu Bhushan

  • Who is the newly elected President of Myanmar?

ANS-Win Myint

  • ISRO has successfully launched GSAT-6A satellite from which rocket vehicle?

ANS-GSLV-F08

  • The 114th meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC)between India and Pakistan has started in which city?

ANS-New Delhi

  • What is the theme of the 2018 International Day of Forests?

ANS-Forests and Sustainable Cities

  • The Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) has signed how much amount of Line of Credit (LoC) with ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID?

ANS-$500 million

  • Who has been appointed as the new DirectorGeneral of the National Testing Agency (NTA)?

ANS-Vineet Joshi

  • The Union Cabinet has approved MoU between India and SACEP for cooperation on oil and chemical pollution in the South Asian Seas Region. What does ‘SACEP’ stands for?

ANS- South Asian Cooperative Environment Programme

  • Who has been elected as the new President of Egypt?

ANS-Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

  • Which union ministry has recently joined hands with Ministry of Power to support household electrification scheme ‘Saubhagya’?

ANS-Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship

  • R K Dorendra Singh, who passed away recently, was the former Chief Minister of which state?

ANS-Manipur

  • Who has been appointed as the new Joint Secretary of 15th Finance Commission of India?

ANS-Ravi Kota

  • Who has been conferred with the 11th KISS Humanitarian Award 2018?

ANS-Muhammad Yunus

  • Anne V Coates, the Oscar-winning film editor has passed away. She belonged to which country?

ANS-England

  • Which city hosted the first-ever joint conference of Indian Customs and Department of India Posts?

ANS-New Delhi

  • India and Peru have recently signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of Renewable Energy. Who is the Prime Minister of Peru?

ANS-Cesar Villanueva Arevalo

  • What is the theme of the 2018 International Nurses Day (IND) is celebrated on which date?

ANS-Nurses A Voice to Lead – Health is a Human right

  • Which state government has launched Rythu Bandhu scheme for farmers?

ANS-Telangana

  • Who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)?

ANS-Pawan Kumar Agarwal

  • What is the India’s rank on the Global Optimism Index (GOI) in the first quarter of 2018, as per latest Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR)?

ANS-6th

  • Which country hosted the 2018 Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Tourism Ministers’ conference?

ANS-China

  • The Sikkim government has nominated which Bollywood personality as the Green Ambassador of the state?

ANS-Mohit Chauhan

  • Which Indian table tennis player has officially signed with German Bundesliga’s top division club ASV Grunwettersbach Tischtennis?

ANS- G Sathiyan

  • The Parliamentary panel to study the recovery of black money and performance of public sector banks for 2018-19. The panel will be headed by whom?

ANS-Murali Manohar Joshi

  • What is the India’s GDP growth rate for 2018, as per IMF’s latest report “Asia and Pacific Regional Economic Outlook”?

ANS-7.4%

  • The 2018 National Technology Day (NTD) is celebrated on which date in India?

ANS-May 11

  • The 2018 National Technology Day (NTD) is celebrated on which date in India?

ANS-May 11

  • What is the theme of the 15th edition of the Asia Media Summit (AMS-2018)?

ANS-Telling our Stories- Asia and More

  • Which city is hosting the 6th US-India Aviation Summit 2018?

ANS-Mumbai

  • Rajinder Pal, who passed away recently, was associated with which sports?

ANS-Cricket

  • Who has been conferred with the ‘Excellent Woman of Excellence’ award at the Women Economic Forum (WEF) 2018?

ANS-Nisha Bhalla

  • Which country to host the 2018 World Robot Conference (WRC)?

ANS-China

  • The 15th Finance Commission has constituted an Advisory Council to advise and assist the Commission. It will be headed by whom?

ANS-Arvind Virmani

  • Which state has launched India’s first Integrated Control and Command Centre (ICCC) for its smart cities?

ANS-Madhya Pradesh

  • Who has become the new Prime Minister of Malaysia?

ANS-Mahathir bin Mohamad

  • Dr Nirmal Hirawat, the former Madhya Pradesh minister has passed away. She was associated with which political party?

ANS-Indian National Congress

  • The birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore has celebrated on which date in India?

ANS-May 7

  • Who has been named the new Prime Minister of Armenia?

ANS- Nikol Pashinian

  • What is the India’s rank in the Lowy Institute Asia-Pacific Power Index?

ANS-4th

  • The National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC) has signed a MoU with MSME Ministry for FY 2018-19. Where is the headquarters of NSIC?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Who has been sworn-in as the new President of Costa Rica?

ANS-Carlos Alvarado

  • Who has been appointed as the country head for Google Cloud business in India?

ANS-Nitin Bawankule

  • The Union Government has launched the website of Digital India Internship Scheme in which city?

ANS- New Delhi

  • The Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC) has approved modern animal-free testing for drugs. Where is the headquarters of IPC?

ANS-Ghaziabad

  • The Space Applications Centre (SAC) has developed an indigenous atomic clock for navigation satellites. Where is the headquarters of SAC, which works under the aegis of ISRO?

ANS-Ahmedabad

  • India and Guatemala has recently agreed to support each other for Non-permanent membership of UNSC. Guatemala will support India’s candidature for which year?

ANS-2021-22

  • What is the theme of 2018 World Red Cross Red Crescent Day (WRCRCD)?

ANS- Memorable smiles from around the world

  • Who has been appointed the new Cabinet Secretary of India?

ANS-Pradeep Kumar Sinha

  • The 2018 International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) is observed on which date?

ANS-May 4

  • The 2018 World Athletics Day (WAD) is observed on which date?

ANS- May 7

  • Which Indian American professor has received a grant of $1.6M by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to protect kidneys from obesity?

ANS-Tahir Hussain

  • The 3rd edition of the United Nations Peacekeeping Course for African Partners (UNPCAP) has inaugurated in which city?

ANS- New Delhi

  • India has signed how much amount of loan deal with World Bank for National Nutrition Mission (POSHAN Abhiyaan)?

ANS-$200-million

  • What is the India’s GDP growth rate for 2018-19, as per latest economic data by Asian Development Bank (ADB)?

ANS-7.3%

  • Which state to host the International Children’s Theatre Festival 2018?

ANS-West Bengal

  • Which Indian squash player has won the 2018 Abu Dhabi Open squash title?

ANS-Ramit Tandon

  • The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has celebrated its 58th Raising Day on which date?

ANS-May 7

  • The bi-annual Naval Commander’s Conference will be held in which city?

ANS-New Delhi

  • The first organised census of Indus Dolphins will be carried out in which state of India?

ANS-Punjab

  • Who will lead the Indian delegation in the 7th Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS – 2018)?

ANS-Nirmala Sitharaman

  • What is the theme of the 2018 International Yoga Day (IYD)?

ANS-Yoga for Peace

  • Which country to host the 3rd annual meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)?

ANS- India

  • Which country hosted the 18th edition of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit 2018?

ANS- China

  • What is India’s rank in the Global Peace Index 2018?

ANS-136th

  • What is the India’s rank in terms of Healthcare Access and Quality (HAQ) index, as per latest study by Lancet?

ANS-145th

  • Which country is hosting its first-ever Shanghai Cooperation Organisation-Regional AntiTerrorist Structure (SCO-RATS)?

ANS-Pakistan

  • The first official World Bicycle Day (WBD-2018) is observed on which date?

ANS-June 3

  • India has recently signed Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) in nursing with which country?

ANS-Singapore

  • Which state government has launched the scheme “Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana” for journalists?

ANS-Odisha

  • Kendrick Lamar has been honoured with the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for music. He belongs to which country?

ANS-United States

  • Who has been appointed as Director General of Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA)?

ANS-TCA Raghavan

  • Indian Army has recently signed a MoU with which Public Sector Bank on the Defence Salary Package?

ANS-State Bank of India

  • Dada JP Vaswani, the renowned Spiritual leader passed away. Who was his Guru?

ANS-TL Vaswani

  • Which state government has given in-principle approval for ‘Seema Darshan’ project for border tourism ?

ANS-Gujarat

  • UN Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day is celebrated on which of the following dates?

ANS-27 June

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  • What is the initial subsidy approved by the government for MSMER clusters under its new Solar Charkha Mission?

ANS-Rs. 550 Crore

  • Which of the following state governments have launched Kanya Van Samruddhi Yojana recently?

ANS-Maharashtra

  • Which of the following states in India has maximum number of Unesco World Heritage Sites?

ANS-Maharashtra

  • At present (June, 2018), which of the following state governments Disaster Management Authorities are working with Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES)?

ANS-Odisha and Tamil Nadu

  • Which of the following districts have topped the first Delta ranking released in June 2018 by NITI Aayog that captures incremental improvements of Aspirational districts on health, education and other development parameters?

ANS-Dahod (Gujarat)

  • The ‘IPledgefor9′ Achievers Awards are related to which of the following government schemes?

ANS-Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan

  • Which of the following apps have been launched by government in June 2018 to track and trace missing and abandoned children in India?

ANS-ReUnite

  • What was the theme of Statistics Day – 2018?

ANS-Quality Assurance in Official Statistics

  • What is India’s rank is 2018 Global Real Estate Transparency Index (GRETI)?

ANS-35

  • Which district has been ranked first in the NITI Aayog’s Delta ranking of Aspirational Districts Programme?

 

ANS-Dahod district of Gujarat

  • Which state government has been awarded for reducing maternal mortality under Prime Minister’s Safe Motherhood Campaign?

ANS- Madhya Pradesh

  • Who will lead Indian women’s team for the 2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup tournament in London?

ANS-Rani Rampal

  • What is the India’s rank in the 2018 Global Real Estate Transparency Index (GRETI)?

ANS-35th

  • The 12th National Statistics Day (NSD-2018) is celebrated on which date in India?

ANS-June 29

  • The Union Government has launched a mobile application “ReUnite” for which purpose?

ANS-To track and trace missing children

  • As per Mercer’s 24th annual Cost of Living Survey 2018, which is the India’s most expensive city?

ANS-Mumbai

  • The 2018 International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is observed on which date?

ANS-June 26

  • Who is the author of the book “Vedvigyan Alok”?

ANS-Agnivarat Naishthik

  • The Raneh waterfall is located on which river in Madhya Pradesh?

ANS- Ken

  • According to data on language released as part of Census 2011, which is the most spoken language in India?

ANS-Hindi

  • Who has been sworn-in as the first-ever visually impaired judge of Pakistan?

ANS-Yousaf Saleem

  • Who has broken the legendary Sriram Singh’s four-decade-old 800m National record at the 58th National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships 2018?

ANS-Jinson Johnson

  • Which flagship programme of Ministry of Shipping got ‘Gold Award’ in infrastructure sector in 52nd Skoch Summit 2018?

 

ANS-Sagarmala

  • To detect cervical cancer, a new technique “Liquid Based Cytology (LBC)” has launched in which state?

ANS-Tamil Nadu

  • India has committed to increase its grant to $15 million to the Global Environment Facility (GEF). Who is the representative of India in the GEF Council?

ANS-Aparna Subramani

  • Which state government has announced a new scheme ‘Kanya Van Samruddhi Yojana’?

ANS-Maharashtra

  • Which committee has been constituted by the Maharashtra Government to study issues related to floating solar power plant at Ujani dam?

ANS-Satish Chavan committee

  • The 2018 Kabir Mahotsav has started in which state to mark the 500th death anniversary of mystic poet and saint Kabir Das?

ANS-Uttar Pradesh

  • Which Indian Naval Ship is participating in the 26th edition of world’s largest multilateral naval exercise “RIMPAC -2018”?

ANS-INS Sahyadri

  • Who has been appointed as a whole-time member of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)?

ANS-Anant Barua

  • Who of the following have won the World Food Prize 2018?

ANS- Lawrence Haddad and David Nabarro

  • Which union ministry has launched report titled ‘Women in Prisons’?

ANS-Ministry of Women and Child Development

  • The Government of India (GoI) has recently banned which drug for domestic use to public sector from 1st July 2018?

ANS- Oxytocin

  • What is the theme of the 2018 National Statistics Day (NSD) in India?

ANS-Quality Assurance in Official Statistics

  • Who has authored the book “Ahimsa”, which sheds light on India’s freedom struggle?

ANS-Supriya Kelkar

  • The Gangrel Dam is built across which river in Chhattisgarh?

ANS- Mahanadi

  • Which country to host the 2018 ICC Women’s World T20 tournament?

ANS-West Indies

  • Which state is hosting the 58th National Interstate Senior Athletics 2018?

ANS-Assam

  • Who has been crowned as the India’s first Tribal Queen?

ANS-Pallavi Durua

  • Which Bollywood personality has been conferred with the French distinction of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters?

ANS- Kalki Koechlin

  • Who has won the 2018 Formula One French Grand Prix tournament 2018?

ANS-Lewis Hamilton

  • The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) is organising the training workshop on cybercrime targeting children. Who is the present chairman of NCPCR?

ANS-Stuti Narain Kacker

  • India has extended how much amount of line of credit to Seychelles to allow it to buy defence equipment from India?

ANS-$100 million

  • What is the theme of 2018 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking?

ANS- Listen First

  • Which movie has won the Best Picture Award at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards 2018?

ANS-Tumhari Sulu

  • Which city is hosting the 4th National Review and Consultation on Swachh Iconic Places?

ANS-Hyderabad

  • Which Indian archer has clinched a gold medal in the women’s recurve event at stage three of World Cup in Salt Lake City of US?

ANS-Deepika Kumari

  • Which country hosted the 2018 anti-doping sports conference ‘Clean Sport=Fair Outcome?’

ANS-Norway

  • Which village panchayat of Haryana has passed a resolution “No Toilet, No Bride”?

ANS-Godikan

  • Which committee will be constituted by the Union Government to lay down standards for metro rail systems in the country?

ANS-Elattuvalapil Sreedharan committee

  • The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved an equity investment of how much amount in National Investment & Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) of India?

ANS-$200 million

  • The first edition of naval exercise “Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT)” will be conducted between India and it’s which neighbouring country?

ANS-Bangladesh

  • Which state government has launched a new scheme ‘Paani Bachao, Paise Kamao’ to check depletion of underground water?

ANS- Punjab

  • Which country’s researchers have developed the world’s smallest computer “Michigan Micro Mote”?

ANS- United States

  • Gautam Kanjilal, who passed away recently, was pioneer in which field?

ANS- Rock climbing

  • Which state government has launched Suryashakti Kisan Yojana (SKY) for farmers?

ANS-Gujarat

  • Kim Jong-pil, who passed away recently, was the former Prime Minister of which country?

ANS-South Korea

  • Which Indian swimmer clinched gold in men’s 50 meter breaststroke event at 2018 Singapore National Swimming Championships?

ANS-Sandeep Sejwal

  • The 22nd edition of Sindhu Darshan Festival (SDF) has started in which district of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K)?

ANS-Leh

  • The 2018 International Widows’ Day (IWD) is observed on which date?

ANS-June 23

  • Which state Chief Minister has been conferred with ‘Chief Minister of the Year’ award at the 52nd Skoch Summit 2018?

ANS-Rajasthan

  • The Central Government has launched the Mohanpura Irrigation Project in which district of Madhya Pradesh?

ANS-Rajgarh

  • Sujatha Devi, the well-known poetess and environmental activist passed away. She is native of which state?

ANS-Kerala

  • The play script “Hello Farmaish”, which is being shortlisted for The Hindu Playwright Award 2018, is written by whom?

ANS-Sneh Sapru

  • India has become the newest member of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Where is the headquarter of EBRD?

ANS- London

  • Prof N N Wig, who passed away recently, was associated to which branch of medical science?

ANS-Psychiatry

  • Hima Das, who has created history by becoming the first Indian woman to win a gold at the IAAF World Under- 20 Athletics Championships, is belong to which state?

ANS-Assam

  • The book “Aluminium: The Future Metal” has been authored by whom?

ANS-Tapan Kumar Chand

  • Who is the newly-appointed chairman of the Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC)?

ANS-Shrimat Pandey

  • Which Indian University has discovered a pigment in wild edible mushroom that may help fight against cancer?

ANS-Goa University

  • Which union ministry has launched technology challenge to eliminate human entry into septic tanks?

ANS-Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

  • The India-Korea Technology Exchange Centre has been established in which city?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Who has become the 2nd Indian mountaineer to climb Mt Ojos del Salado, the highest volcano in the world?

ANS-Satyarup Siddhanta

  • The Rajasthan government has signed a MoU with which techonological giant to provide free digital training to students?

ANS-Microsoft

  • For the first time, which Indian Naval Aircraft has been deployed for Rim of Pacific Multinational Naval exercise (RIMPAC-18)?

ANS-Poseidon Eight India (P 8I)

  • The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has adopted which resolution to protect children in armed conflict?

ANS-Resolution 2427

  • Which state government has launched the ‘Anna Canteens’ across the state that will offer subsidised food for the poor?

ANS-Andhra Pradesh

  • Which state government will launch ‘One farmer one transformer’ scheme to curb electricity losses?

ANS-Maharashtra

  • India’s first private sector unit for manufacturing Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) and Light Bullet Proof Vehicles (LBPV) will be set up in which city?

ANS-Kota

  • What is the theme of the 2018 World Population Day (WPD)?

ANS- Family planning is a human right

  • The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has launched which movement for healthier FMCG food products?

ANS-The Eat Right Movement

  • Which Indian destination has bagged the 4th best tourist spot in Lonely Planet’s top five “2018 Best in Asia” list?

ANS-Western Ghats

  • What is the India’s rank in the 2018 Global Innovation Index (GII)?

ANS-57th

  • Which telecom company has become the India’s first Mobile operator to launch Internet Telephony Services in India?

ANS- BSNL

  • Who is the newly appointed President of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)?

ANS-Sandeep Sancheti

  • Venkaiah Naidu became the first Chairman of Rajya Sabha to sign an MOU. He signed an agreement with which country for promoting inter-parliamentary dialogue?

ANS-Rwanda

  • The Union Government has granted the Institutions of Eminence (IoEs) status to which of the following public sector universities?

ANS-IIT-Bombay

  • Which Indian naval ship has become the firstever warship to enter port of Sabang in Indonesia?

ANS-INS Sumitra

  • Which state has topped the ‘Ease of doing business’ rankings, as per State Business Reform Assessment 2018?

ANS-Andhra Pradesh

  • Which city to host the first-ever ‘India Tourism Mart (ITM)’?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Which Indian sportsperson will represent Asia in the prestigious Athletes Advisory Commission of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF)?

ANS-Dipika Pallikal

  • Who will lead Indian men’s hockey squad in the 18th Asian Games 2018?

ANS-PR Sreejesh

  • Which state hosted the 67th plenary meeting of North Eastern Council (NEC)?

ANS-Meghalaya

  • The Odisha government has partnered with which organisation for development of cancer care facilities in the State?

ANS-Tata Trust

  • Which Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) has launched mobile help centre “Saathi” for Amarnath Yatra pilgrims?

ANS-Central Reserve Police Force

  • Which company has set up the world’s largest mobile phone factory in Noida?

ANS-Samsung

  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved how much amount for lining project of the Son canal in Shahabad – Bhojpur region of Bihar?

ANS-$352 million

  • Which state government has recently granted religious minority status to Jews living in the state?

ANS-Gujarat

  • The Union Sports Ministry has recently sanctioned Rs. 5 lakh aid to National Level Archer Gohela Boro. She hails from which state?

ANS-Assam

  • Which Indian gymnast has clinched a gold in the vault event of FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup 2018 in Turkey?

ANS-Dipa Karmakar

  • Which country is hosting the 17th World Sanskrit Conference (WSC-2018)?

ANS-Canada

  • Mundakkal Mathew Jacob, who passed away recently, was associated with which political party?

ANS-Indian National Congress

  • Recently, the term of K Kasturirangan Committee was extended by the Government of India (GoI). The committee was constituted for which purpose?

ANS-To draft new education policy

  • What is the theme of the 2018 International Day of Cooperative (IDC)?

ANS-Sustainable societies through cooperation

  • Who authored the book “Winning Like Sourav: Think & Succeed Like Ganguly”?

ANS-Abhirup Bhattacharya

  • Which novel has won the 2018 Golden Man Booker Prize?

ANS-The English Patient

  • Who has become the oldest Indian woman to complete an Ironman Triathlon?

ANS-Anju Khosla

  • Which Indian sportswoman bagged bronze in the 48 kg category at the 2018 IWF Junior World Weightlifting Championships at Tashkent?

ANS-Jhilli Dalabehera

  • Which country is hosting the 6th edition of biennial World Cities Summit (WCS-2018)?

ANS-Singapore

  • Who has become the first from the minority community to contest assembly elections in Pakistan?

ANS-Sunita Parmar

  • Who has been sworn in as new Chief Justice of the Hyderabad High Court for the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh?

ANS-Thottathil B Radhakrishnan

  • Who has been appointed the new chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT)?

ANS-Adarsh Kumar Goel

  • The Civil Aviation Research Organisation (CARO) will be set up at which airport by the Airports Authority of India (AAI)?

ANS-Begumpet Airport

  • Who has been appointed as new member of the Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC)?

ANS- Uday K Varma

  • Who has become the 3rd Indian cricketer to reach the coveted milestone of playing 500 international matches?

ANS-M S Dhoni

  • The Union Government has declared the area around Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) as an Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ). The MTR is located in which state?

ANS-Tamil Nadu

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  • Which city is hosting the International Round Table Conference on “Data for New India”?

ANS- New Delhi

  • J N Sadhu, the Veteran journalist has passed away. He was associated with which newspaper?

ANS-The Indian Express

  • Kabutari Devi, the famous folk singer has passed away. She belonged to which state?

ANS-Uttarakhand

  • Which country is hosting the 8th International Convention of Saurashtra Patel Cultural Samaj 2018?

ANS-United States

  • UNESCO has signed pact with which state government to set up Design University for Gaming?

ANS-Andhra Pradesh

  • The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has launched ‘GST Verify’ app to protect interest of consumers. The app is developed by whom?

ANS-B Raghu Kiran

  • Which of the following will become the first central paramilitary force to opt for e-ticketing instead of Railway warrant?

ANS-National Security Guard

  • Who has been appointed as new Chairman of Payments Council of India (PCI)?

ANS-Vishwas Patel

  • The Ministry of Coal has launched which mobile app to curb illegal coal mining activity in the coalfield areas of the country?

ANS-Khan Prahari

  • Which country to operate Sri Lanka’s lossmaking Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport in Hambantota?

ANS-India

  • Which state High Court has declared the entire animal kingdom as legal entity in the State?

ANS- Uttarakhand

  • Bajrang Punia has clinched gold in which weight category at the 2018 Tbilisi Grand Prix?

ANS-65kg category

  • Which unique app has been launched by the Election Commission of India (ECI) for people to report model code violations?

ANS-cVigil

  • The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) launched its e-marketing system “KIMIS” in New Delhi. What does “KIMIS” stands for?

ANS-Khadi Institution Management and Information System

  • The Union government has constituted a ministerial panel to decide on fund allocation from CRIF for infrastructure projects. The panel will be headed by whom?

ANS- Minister of Finance

  • The world’s first all-digital art museum has opened in which country?

ANS- Japan

  • The 2018 World Sports Journalists Day (WSJD) is observed on which date?

ANS-July 2

  • India’s first Global Mobility Summit will be organised by NITI Aayog in which city?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Who has become the first-ever transgender woman to be crowned Miss Universe Spain?

ANS-Angela Ponce

  • Pandharichi Wari, which has started recently, is the most important pilgrimage of which state?

ANS-Maharashtra

  • Who has been appointed new Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad (UoH)?

ANS- L Narasimha Reddy

  • The Kerala government has set up a panel to choose an official song for the state. Who is the convenor of the panel?

ANS- Rani George

  • Which state/UT government has launched ‘Happiness Curriculum’ for students up to class 8?

ANS-Delhi

  • Who has been appointed new Head of Mission and Chief Military Observer for UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP)?

ANS-Jose Eladio Alcain

  • Who is the newly appointed Director General of Ordnance Factories (DGOF) & Chairman of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)?

ANS- P K Shrivastava

  • India’s first-ever state-of-the-art e-waste recycling unit will come up in which city?

ANS-Bengaluru

  • The famous cultural festival “Behdienkhlam 2018” was celebrated in which state?

ANS-Meghalaya

  • Who has become the first serving Indian Army officer to complete Ironman competition?

ANS-Vikram Dogra

  • Which country to host the 19th edition of IUFoST World Food Science and Technology Congress 2018?

ANS-India

  • Which high-level committee has submitted its report to Finance ministry to tackle NonPerforming Assets (NPAs) and to create credit capacity?

ANS-Sunil Mehta committee

  • Which state government has launched an outstanding power bill waiver scheme ‘Sambal’ for labourers and poor families?

ANS-Madhya Pradesh

  • Which city is set to host the Monsoon session of the Maharashtra Legislature after a gap of 47 years?

ANS-Nagpur

  • The Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL) has become the India’s first oil Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) to introduce online legal compliance “Legatrix”. It is located in which state?

ANS- Assam

  • India’s first dedicated ‘Khadi Mall’ will soon be set up by which state government?

ANS-Jharkhand

  • Who has been selected for the 2018 National Maritime Search and Rescue Award?

ANS-Milan Shankar Tare

  • UNESCO has recently declared which national park of Colombia as a world heritage site?

ANS-Chiribiquete Natural Park

  • Which Indian stock exchange has tied up with Bombay Metal Exchange (BME) to develop commodity derivatives markets?

ANS- Bombay Stock Exchange

  • The 2018 National Doctors Day (NDD) is celebrated on which date in India?

ANS-July 1

  • Which of the following has been ranked the “Best Dental College” in India?

ANS-Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences

  • Who has won the 2018 men’s singles Malaysian Open Badminton tournament?

ANS- Lee Chong Wei

  • Jayant Ganpat Nadkarni, who passed away recently, was the chief of which Indian Armed Force?

ANS- Indian Navy

  • Which Indian cricketer has recently inducted into ICC Cricket Hall Of Fame?

ANS-Rahul Dravid

  • As per US State Department’s 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report, which country has been tagged “worst human trafficking nation”?

ANS-North Korea

  • NITI Aayog has partnered with GNFC Ltd. to implement fertiliser subsidy disbursement through which technology?

ANS-Blockchain

  • The first-ever UN’s International Day of Parliamentarism is celebrated on which date?

ANS-June 30

  • Which Indian journalist has become the new president of Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA)?

ANS- Rajat Sharma

  • Which country’s team has won the 2018 Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy?

ANS-Australia

  • Who has been conferred with the National Kalidas Samman in visual arts by the Madhya Pradesh government?

ANS-Anjolie Ela Menon

  • Which of the following is the world’s first medicine made from marijuana that has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration ?

ANS-Epidiolex

  • Who will chair the first meeting of the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA)?

ANS- S Masood Hussain

  • Who has been elected the new Director General (DG) of International Organization for Migration (IOM)?

ANS-Antonio Vitorino

  • India has pledged how much amount of aid to United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA)?

ANS-$5 million

  • The Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensemble of which Indian city has recently declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

ANS-Mumbai

  • Which state government has signed pact with the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES) for effective disaster management?

ANS-Odisha

  • The 2018 International Day of Tropics is observed on which date?

ANS-June 29

  • Who has taken over charge as the new chairman of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC)?

ANS-S Ramesh

  • Under whose captain ship, the Indian Kabaddi team clinched the 2018 Kabaddi Masters Dubai title?

ANS-Ajay Thakur

  • Which committee has been constituted by the Union Government to upgrade norms for state & district level economic data collection?

ANS-Ravindra H Dholakia committee

  • Which state to host the conference of Ministers for Power, New & Renewable Energy of States & Union Territories?

ANS-Himachal Pradesh

  • Which Indian journalist has authored the book “Eleventh Hour” to pay tribute to the men in uniform?

ANS-Hussain Zaidi

  • Which automobile company has signed a MoU with Maharashtra government to promote eMobility in the State?

ANS-Tata Motors Ltd

  • Who has been appointed as the new Director General of the Geological Survey of India (GSI)?

ANS-Dinesh Gupta

  • Who has been sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Italy?

ANS-Giuseppe Conte

  • Under whose chairmanship executive committee has been constituted by the Union Government to spread Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy among people?

ANS- Narendra Modi

  • The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has launched a new EPS to predict severity and intensity of weather. What does “EPS” stands for?

ANS-Ensemble Prediction Systems

  • Who of the following has been conferred with the ‘Santokbaa Humanitarian’ award 2018?

ANS-Kailash Satyarthi and A S Kiran Kumar

  • Which country to host the 2018 International Conference on TRIPS- CBD Linkage?

ANS-Switzerland

  • What is the theme of the 2018 World Milk Day (WMD) in India?

ANS-Drink Move Be Strong

  • Which social networking giant has partnered with National Commission for Women (NCW) to offer digital literacy programme for women?

ANS-Facebook

  • Which Indian cricketer has been honoured with the ‘Most inspiring icon of the year for Social Welfare’ award by the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival (DPIFF)?

ANS-Yuvraj Singh

  • The first biannual Indian Air Force Commanders’ Conference 2018 was held in which city?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Who will be honoured with the ‘Hero to Animals Award 2018’ from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India?

ANS-Zubeen Garg

  • Pandurang Phundkar, who passed away recently, was associated with which political party?

ANS-Bharatiya Janata Party

  • Who is the newly appointed Secretary in the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (I&B)?

ANS-Amit Khare

  • Which union ministry has launched an online Analytical tool to monitor foreign contributions by various organisations under FCRA?

ANS-Ministry of Home Affairs

  • Which union ministry has launched an online Analytical tool to monitor foreign contributions by various organisations under FCRA?

ANS-Ministry of Home Affairs

  • India’s first national sports university will come up in which state?

ANS-Manipur

  • The military exercise of Indian Army “Gandiv Vijay 2018” was concluded in which state?

ANS-Rajasthan

  • The joint military exercise “SURYA KIRAN-XIII” between India and Nepal will be conducted at which place?

ANS-Pithoragarh

  • Which Indian organisation has recently signed a pact with ABB India to benefit country from AI & robotics?

ANS-NITI Aayog

  • What is the India’s rank in the 2018 IMD’s competitiveness rankings?

ANS-44th

  • The Union Cabinet has recently approved USOF to provide mobile connectivity in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) areas. What does “USOF” stands for?

ANS-Universal Service Obligation Fund

  • Who has been appointed the new chairman of the Press Council of India (PCI)?

ANS-C K Prasad

  • The 2018 World Turtle Day (WTD) is observed on which date?

ANS- May 23

  • Who will become the first female president of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)?

ANS-Stacey Cunningham

  • The Madhya Pradesh government has launched ‘My MP Rojgar Portal’ as part of which programme to provide jobs to youths?

ANS- Pahal

  • Who has become the champion of the 3rd Kolkata Open International Grandmasters Chess Tournament?

ANS-Srinath Narayanan

  • Which city to host the 5th edition of Kalinga literary festival 2018?

ANS-Bhubaneswar

  • Dr Hemu Adhikari, who passed away recently, was the noted personality from which field?

ANS-Film Industry

  • Who has won the prestigious 2018 Man Booker International Prize for fiction?

ANS-Olga Tokarczuk

  • Which state government has recently introduced a new scheme to help the landless labourers among the Scheduled Castes to acquire agricultural land?

ANS- Maharashtra

  • Which city is hosting the Smart Cities India 2018 Expo?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Which state government has launched ‘Nidaan’ software for disease monitoring?

ANS-Rajasthan

  • What is the theme of the 2018 International Biodiversity Day (IBD)?

ANS-Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity

  • Which eminent personality will chair the panel discussion on ‘Future of Governance’?

ANS-B N Srikrishna

  • Who is the newly elected President of Venezuela?

ANS-Nicolas Maduro

  • Which footballer has won the 2018 European Golden Shoe?

ANS-Lionel Messi

  • Which Indian charity has won the Charity Clarity award for Outstanding Impact at the 3rd annual Asian Voice Charity Awards in London?

ANS-Jagriti Yatra

  • What is the theme of the 2018 International Museum Day (IMD)?

ANS-Hyperconnected museums: New approaches, new publics

  • Yaddanapudi Sulochana Rani, the veteran writer & novelist has passed away. She was associated with which literary language?

ANS-Telugu

  • Which country is hosting the 71st World Health Assembly (WHA-2018)?

ANS-Switzerland

  • Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi?

ANS-Uttam Pacharne

  • Which commodity exchange platform has launched India’s first options contract on copper futures?

ANS-Multi Commodity Exchange of India

  • Which country hosted the 26th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change?

ANS-South Africa

  • Prajnesh Gunneswaran, who has won the T.K. Ramanathan award for the year 2017-18, is associated with which sports?

ANS-Tennis

  • Which IIT institute has established India’s first advisory Centre for Energy Regulation (CER)?

ANS- IIT Kanpur

  • What is the India’s position in the world in terms of total wealth, as per AfrAsia Bank Global Wealth Migration Review 2018?

ANS- 6th

  • Who has been appointed as the full time Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Coal India Limited?

ANS-Anil Kumar Jha

  • Who has won the 2018 Italian Open tennis tournament?

ANS-Rafael Nadal

  • Which country’s hockey team has won the 5th Women’s Asian Champions Trophy 2018?

ANS-South Korea

  • Bernard Lewis, who passed away recently, was associated with which field?

ANS-History

  • Which country has launched the world’s first floating nuclear power station?

ANS-Russia

  • Which movie has won the best film award “Palme d’Or” at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival?

ANS-Shoplifters

  • Which state government will launch the ‘Chatra Parivahan Suraksha Yojana’ to ensure safety of girl students?

ANS-Haryana

  • Which Indian iron ore mining company has bagged the 2018 S&P Global PLATTS Global Metals Award in CSR category in London?

ANS-National Mineral Development Corporation

  • Deepak Joshi, who has been promoted to the FIH Promising List (Outdoor Hockey) umpires, is related to which state?

ANS-Uttarakhand

  • Which Indian iron ore mining company has bagged the 2018 S&P Global PLATTS Global Metals Award in CSR category in London?

ANS- National Mineral Development Corporation

  • The 2018 BRICS Ministerial on Environment has agreed to include which Indian societal movement in its official agenda?

ANS- Green Good Deeds

  • The 2018 Venture Capital Symposium was organized by NITI Aayog to deepen the economic relationships between India and which country?

ANS-France

  • Raghuvir Singh, who passed away recently, was the freedom fighter from which district of Uttar Pradesh?

ANS-Muzaffarnagar

  • Which Bollywood personality has been honoured by European Union for strengthening Europe-India cultural ties?

ANS-Amitabh Bachchan

  • Who has been nominated as new Chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU)?

ANS-Firoz Bakht Ahmed

  • What is the India’s GDP growth forecast for 2018-19, as per latest UN World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report 2018?

ANS-7.6%

  • Dilip Tirkey, who is the newly appointed chairman of Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC), is the former player of which sports?

ANS-Hockey

  • Which state government will launch free treatment scheme for the road accident victims?

ANS-Gujarat

  • What is the theme of 2018 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD)?

ANS-Enabling the positive use of Artificial Intelligence for All

  • What is the theme of 2018 International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia (IDAHOT)?

ANS-Alliances for Solidarity

  • Who has become the India’s youngest women to scale Mt Everest from Nepal side?

ANS-Shivangi Pathak

  • Who has been sworn-in as new Chief Justice of Manipur High Court?

ANS- Ramalingam Sudhakar

  • Who has been elected as Vice-President of Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC)?

ANS-Himanta Biswa Sarma

  • Who has been honoured with a LMA special achievement award by England’s League Managers Association (LMA)?

ANS-John Gregory

  • The Regional Conference on “Physical and Social Infrastructure for Regional Development” was held in which city?

ANS-Guwahati

  • The first-ever all-woman Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) has started operations in which city?

ANS-Phagwara

  • Who has been honoured with the 2018 Shri Jayadev Rastriya Yuva Pratibha Puraskar?

ANS-Anindita Anaam

  • Who has been honoured with the DRDO Lifetime Achievement Award – 2017?

ANS-V K Saraswat

  • Who has won the 2018 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix tournament?

ANS- Lewis Hamilton

  • Which of the following cities has been ranked India’s first cleanest city, as per latest survey report “Swachh Survekshan-2018”?

ANS-Indore

  • Which Indian American personality has become the first South Asian to be elected in Oregon in the western US State?

ANS-Susheela Jayapal

  • Who has been appointed as the new chairman of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI)?

ANS-Yudhvir Singh Malik

  • The 4th edition of Global Exhibition on services (GES-2018) has started in which city?

ANS-Mumbai

  • Jivya Soma Mashe, the noted tribal artist has passed away. He belonged to which state?

ANS-Maharashtra

  • Which IIM institute has launched $25million Bharat Inclusion Initiative for startups?

ANS-IIM-Ahmedabad

  • Yamunabai Waikar, the acclaimed Lavani singer has passed away. She belonged to which state?

ANS-Maharashtra

  • Who has been appointed as ’eminent jurist’ in the high-profile Lokpal selection committee?

ANS- Mukul Rohatgi

  • What is the India’s position in world in 2017, as per Mercom Communications’ latest report “India Solar Market Leaderboard 2018”?

ANS-3rd

  • Which Intellectual Property (IP) mascot has been launched at the conference on National Intellectual Property Rights Policy in New Delhi?

ANS-IP Nani

  • Which of the following coach factories to host the International Rail Coach Expo (IRCE-2018)?

ANS- Integral Coach Factory, Chennai

  • Who will become the new independent chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC)?

ANS-Shashank Manohar

  • Who will become the new independent chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC)?

ANS-Shashank Manohar

  • Which IIM institute has launched $25million Bharat Inclusion Initiative for startups?

ANS- IIM-Ahmedabad

  • Who has been chosen for the 2018 RedInk award for lifetime achievement in journalism?

ANS-William Mark Tully

  • Which Indian shooter has won gold in the women’s 10m air pistol event at the International Shooting Competitions of Hannover in Germany?

ANS-Heena Sidhu

  • Balakumaran, the veteran novelist has passed away. He belonged to which state?

ANS-Tamil Nadu

  • Govind Lal Vora, who passed away recently, was associated with which field?

ANS-Journalism

  • Which Indian personality has been honoured with the 2018 Nikkei Asia Prize in Japan?

ANS-Bindeshwar Pathak

  • Who has taken charge as the new Minister of Information and Broadcasting (I&B)?

ANS- Rajyavardhan Rathore

  • What is the theme of 2018 International Day of Families?

ANS-Families and inclusive societies

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched which comprehensive plan to eliminate trans fat in foods by 2023?

ANS-REPLACE

  • Which country to host the 2018 meeting of the BIMSTEC Sub-Group on Prevention of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and precursor Chemicals?

ANS-Nepal

  • The first-ever executive committee meeting of South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN) was held in which Indian city?

ANS-Kolkata

  • The first-ever executive committee meeting of South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN) was held in which Indian city?

ANS-Kolkata

  • Which Bollywood personality has been honoured with the Swara Mauli award?

ANS-Lata Mangeshkar

  • Kalasala Babu, the noted Malayalam filmtheatre actor has passed away. He belonged to which state?

ANS-Kerala

  • Mansoor Ahmed, the legendary hockey player has passed away. He belonged to which country?

ANS-Pakistan

  • Which of the following is the China’s first homebuilt aircraft carrier that recently started sea trials?

ANS-Type 001A

  • The UNDP has proposed to set up skill development centre in which Indian city to empower vulnerable and marginalised women?

ANS-Hyderabad

  • Which Indian city hosted the first meeting of the BIMSTEC Working Group on Customs Cooperation?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Nandram Das Bairagi, the noted Hindi film lyricist has passed away. He hailed from which state?

ANS-Madhya Pradesh

  • Which country has become the largest remittance-receiving country in the world in 2017, as per report ‘RemitSCOPE – Remittance markets and opportunities – Asia and the Pacific’?

ANS-India

  • What will be India’s economic growth rate in FY19, as per Fitch’s second-quarter Sovereign Credit Overview for Asia Pacific region?

ANS-7.3%

  • The world’s second oldest rock has discovered from which district of Odisha?

ANS-Kendujhar

  • Who is the author of the book “Across the Bench – Insight into the Indian Military Judicial System”?

ANS-Gyan Bhushan

  • Which city to host the first apex conference for the CEOs of Smart Cities?

ANS-Bhopal

  • Which country has successfully launched a new communication satellite “APSTAR-6C” into orbit?

ANS-China

  • Pooja Ghatkar is associated with which sports?

ANS-Shooting

  • The sports initiative ‘Star Khel Mahakumbh’ has launched from which state?

ANS- Himachal Pradesh

  • The 19th edition of TOONZ Animation Masters Summit 2018 was held in which state?

ANS- Kerala

  • NITI Aayog has collaborated with which company to develop precision agriculture using Artificial Intelligence?

ANS-IBM

  • Which state government has launched ‘Go To Village’ Mission?

ANS- Manipur

  • The 2018 World Cartoonist’s Day is observed on which date

ANS-May 5

  • Which country hosted the 12th informal meeting of SAARC finance Ministers?

ANS-Philippines

  • What is the India’s rank at the 2018 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index?

ANS-11th

  • Arun Date, the veteran singer has passed away. He was associated with which language?

ANS-Marathi

  • Which country to host the 15th Asia Media Summit (AMS-2018)?

ANS-Philippines

  • Which country to host the 15th Asia Media Summit (AMS-2018)?

ANS- India

  • Which country to host the 15th Asia Media Summit (AMS-2018)?

ANS- India

  • Which Indian-American personality has been appointed as the interim judge to a US civil court of New York City?

ANS-Deepa Ambekar

  • Which Indian-American personality has been appointed as the interim judge to a US civil court of New York City?

ANS-Deepa Ambekar

  • Vijay Kumar, who passed away recently, was the sitting MLA from which constituency in Karnataka?

ANS-Jayanagar

  • org has granted how much amount of fund for teacher training and educational content creation in India?

ANS-$3.0 million

  • Which city is hosting the 4th edition of Vibrant North East 2018?

ANS-Guwahati

  • Which Indian boxer has been conferred with the WBC Asia Boxer of the Year Award?

ANS- Neeraj Goyat

  • Who has been named the Football Writers’ Association (FWA) Footballer of the Year for 2017-18?

ANS-Mohamed Salah

  • Who has been appointed to ICICI Bank’s board as an Additional (Independent) Director?

ANS-Radhakrishnan Nair

  • Keyur Bhushan, the well-known Gandhian & freedom fighter has passed away. He belonged to which state?

ANS-Chhattisgarh

  • The 4th Regional Conference on ‘Futuristic, Resilient and Digital Infrastructure’ was held in which city?

ANS-Bengaluru

  • The first-ever India-South Africa Business Summit (ISABS – 2018) was held in which city?

ANS- Johannesburg

  • The 12th edition of the bilateral border trade between India and China has resumed through which border post?

ANS-Nathu La

  • Which city hosted the national workshop on Data Requirements for Disaster Risk Reduction Database?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Which union ministry will hold National Conference of 244 Districts under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) in New Delhi?

ANS-Ministry of Women and Child Development

  • What is the theme of the 2018 World Press Freedom Day (WPFD)?

ANS-Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law

  • Who has been sworn-in as the acting governor of Manipur?

ANS-Jagdish Mukhi

  • Who has won the 2018 Azerbaijan Formula 1 Grand Prix tournament?

ANS-Lewis Hamilton

  • Idris Hassan Latif, who passed away recently, was the former chief of which Indian Armed Forces?

ANS-Indian Air Force

  • Kottayam Pushpanath, the renowned detective novelist has passed away. He was associated with which language?

ANS- Malayalam

  • The Government of India (GoI) has launched which nationwide Karyashala for farmer outreach as part of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan?

ANS-Kisan Kalyan Karyashala

  • The GOBAR-DHAN scheme has launched from which state to promote wealth and energy from waste?

ANS-Haryana

  • Ashok Mitra, the noted scholar has passed away. He belonged to which state?

ANS-West Bengal

  • What is the India’s rank in the list of doping violations, as per latest report of World AntiDoping Agency (WADA)?

ANS-6th

  • Who has won the ‘Miss Koovagam 2018’ beauty pageant title?

ANS-Mubina

  • The “2018 Vijay Prahar” exercise of Indian Army has started in which state?

ANS-Rajasthan

  • Who has been appointed the new chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament?

ANS-Mallikarjun Kharge

  • Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI)?

ANS-Subhash Chandra Khuntia

  • The 9th India Japan Energy Dialogue 2018 was held in which city?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Who has won the best actor award at the 2018 Dadasaheb Phalke Awards?

ANS-Akshay Kumar

  • Anikta Raina, who has been included in the Government of India (GoI)’s Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), is associated with which sports?

ANS-Tennis

  • Who has become the principal director general of the Press Information Bureau (PIB)?

ANS-Sitanshu Kar

  • Guruji Ravinder Sharma, the renowned artistphilosopher has passed away. He belonged to which state?

ANS-Telangana

  • Which city to host the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBS-2019)?

ANS- Varanasi

  • What is theme of 2018 International Labour Day?

ANS-Uniting Workers for Social and Economic Advancement

  • P P Lakshaman, who passed away recently, was associated with which sports?

ANS-Football

  • The first-ever joint Army exercise “Harimau Shakti 2018” has started between India and which?

ANS-Malaysia

  • Which committee has been constituted to examine setting up of ARC for faster resolution of stressed assets of Public Sector Banks (PSBs)?

ANS-Sunil Mehta committee

  • What is the India’s GDP growth forecast for 2018, as per latest Moody’s Investors Service report “Global Macro Outlook: 2018-19”?

ANS-7.3%

  • Which state government has recently declared official symbols for the state?

ANS-Andhra Pradesh

  • Who has been appointed the new General Officer Commander-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) of Northern Command (Indian Army)?

ANS-Ranbir Singh

  • What is the theme of the 2018 World No Tobacco Day (WNTD)?

ANS-Tobacco and Heart Disease

  • Who will become the first-ever interim woman President of Paraguay?

ANS-Alicia Pucheta

  • Urmila Singh, the former Himachal Pradesh governor has passed away. She was associated with which political party?

ANS-Indian National Congress

  • Which state government has launched ‘Reuse of Treated Waste Water Policy’ to reduce the state’s dependence on fresh water?

ANS-Gujarat

  • India has signed how much amount of loan agreement with the World Bank to provide additional financing for the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) Rural Roads Project?

ANS-$500 million

  • The book ‘Straight Talk’ has been authored by which Indian political personality?

ANS-Abhishek Manu Singhvi

  • Vikas Gowda has recently announced his retirement from which sports?

ANS-Discus throw

  • Patanjali has tied up with which telecom company to launch Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM cards?

ANS-BSNL

  • Which Indian cartoonist has won the international award in the best caricature category at the 2018 World Press Cartoon awards?

ANS-Thomas Antony

  • India has signed a loan agreement of how much amount with the World Bank for strengthening the public financial management in Rajasthan project?

ANS-$21.7 million

  • Which state government has submitted a Devika river rejuvenation project to the Union Government for approval?

ANS-Jammu & Kashmir

  • Who has been appointed the first-ever Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?

ANS-Sudha Balakrishnan

  • Who has been appointed as the new Deputy National Security Advisor (NSA)?

ANS-Pankaj Saran

  • In the North-East, the Gaj Yatra has been rolled out from which state by the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI)?

ANS-Meghalaya

  • What is the theme of the 2018 International Day of UN Peacekeepers?

ANS- UN Peacekeepers: 70 Years of Service and Sacrifice

  • Which union ministry has signed MoU with the Uttar Pradesh Government for management of Widows’ Home in Vrindavan?

ANS-Ministry of Women and Child Development

  • Who has been appointed the President of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC)?

ANS-R K Agrawal

  • Which city to host the main event of 4th International Yoga Day celebrations (IDY2018)?

ANS-Dehradun

  • Which country will become the first Latin American ‘Gobal Partner’ of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)?

ANS- Colombia

  • Who has won the International Cricketer of the Year at the CEAT Cricket Ratings awards?

ANS-Virat Kohli

  • Who has become the oldest Indian woman to have scaled the world’s tallest peak “Mount Everest”?

ANS-Sangeeta Bahl

  • The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has recognized which Indian airport as the world’s first fully solar energy-powered airport?

ANS-Cochin International Airport Ltd

  • Who has become the first Indian to be honoured with the Linnean Medal in Botany?

ANS-Kamaljit S. Bawa

  • Who has won the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix 2018?

ANS- Daniel Ricciardo

  • Which country to host the 2018 Global Wind Summit?

ANS-Germany

  • Who has been elected as the new President of Indian Journalists Union (IJU)?

ANS-Amar Devulapalli

  • Who has been named the Most Valuable Player in the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL-11)?

ANS-Sunil Narine

  • Who has been appointed as the interim Prime Minister of Pakistan?

ANS-Nasir Ul Mulk

  • Which state government has launched the ‘Prakritik Kheti Khushhaal Kisaan Yojana’ to promote organic farming?

ANS-Himachal Pradesh

  • Who has won the girls’ singles title at the All India Junior U-19 badminton tournament 2018?

ANS-Aakarshi Kashyap

  • Which IIT institute to develop prototypes for self-piloted Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft?

ANS-IIT Kanpur

  • Which Bollywood personality has launched the twin pit toilet technology ad campaign for the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen)?

ANS-Akshay Kumar

  • Which philanthropic organisation has signed MoU with Government of India (GoI) to provide development support in Naxal-hit districts in Chhattisgarh?

ANS-Tata Trusts

  • The BCCI and UN Environment has signed an agreement to promote ‘green’ Cricket in India. Where is the headquarters of UN Environment?

ANS-Nairobi

  • Madala Ranga Rao, who passed away recently, was the noted personality from which field?

ANS-Film Industry

  • Which country’s team has clinched the 2018 Uber Cup, the Women’s World Badminton Championship?

ANS-Japan

  • Who has been appointed as the new Governor of Odisha?

ANS-Ganeshi Lal

  • Who has become the first female Prime Minister of the Caribbean island of Barbados?

ANS-Mia Mottley

  • The 9th edition of ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’ has started in which state?

ANS-Uttarakhand

  • Geeta Kapoor, who passed away recently, was associated with which field?

ANS- Film Industry

  • Which state government has announced a unique scheme to provide life insurance of up to Rs 5 lakh per farmer in the state?

ANS-Telangana

  • Which IIT institute has won the Clarivate Analytics India Innovation Award 2018 in the Academic Institutions category?

ANS-IIT Bombay

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently validated Nepal for having eliminated from which disease as a public health problem?

ANS-Trachoma

  • Alan Bean, who was the 4th man to walk on the Moon has passed away. He was an astronaut from which country?

ANS-United States

  • Bollywood personality to promote NITI Aayog’s ‘Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP)’?

ANS-Sushant Singh Rajput

  • Which city is hosting the ASEAN India Film Festival 2018?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Which International organisation has launched ‘data visualisation app’ to provide a userfriendly visual representation of complex analytics of the education scenario in India?

ANS-UNICEF

  • The Singchung Bugun Village Community Reserve (SBVCR) has won the India Biodiversity Award 2018 in the “Conservation of wildlife species” category. It is related to which state?

ANS-Arunachal Pradesh

  • The 15th Finance Commission has constituted a high level group to examine strengths, weaknesses for enabling balanced expansion of health sector. Who will head the group?

ANS-Randeep Guleria

  • The 15th Finance Commission has constituted a high level group to examine strengths, weaknesses for enabling balanced expansion of health sector. Who will head the group?

ANS-Randeep Guleria

  • Who has become only woman in the world to climb three highest peaks in Nepal above 8,000 meters in single climbing season?

ANS-Nima Jangmu Sherpa

  • Which country hosted the 5th India-CLMV Business Conclave 2018?

ANS-Cambodia

  • The Ministry of HRD has launched which scheme for holistic development of school education?

ANS-Samagra Shiksha

  • Zorawar Chand Bakshi, who passed away recently, was associated with which Indian armed forces?

ANS- Indian Army

  • Zorawar Chand Bakshi, who passed away recently, was associated with which Indian armed forces?

ANS- Indian Army

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  • Who has won the women’s singles French Open tennis tournament 2018?

ANS-Simona Halep

  • Anu Kumar has won gold in which sports at the 2018 Asian Junior Athletics Championships in Japan?

ANS-Sprint

  • Kandaala Subrahmanya Tilak, the noted freedom fighter has passed away. He was elected to the 1st Lok Sabha from which constituency in 1952?

ANS-Vizianagaram

  • Which country’s women cricket team posted the highest-ever total in One-Day International (ODI) cricket?

ANS-New Zealand

  • Laliteshwar Prasad Shahi, who passed away recently, was associated with which political party of India?

ANS-INC

  • Maria Bueno, who passed away recently, was the legendary sportsperson from which field?

ANS-Tennis

  • What is the theme of 2018 World Oceans Day (WOD)?

ANS-Preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean

  • Which state will become the first Indian state to use auto-disable syringes for all clinical purposes to prevent infection?

ANS-Andhra Pradesh

  • Which variety of pineapple has been declared as the state fruit of Tripura?

ANS-Queen

  • Which US celebrity chef (who passed away recently) has authored the book “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly”?

ANS-Anthony Bourdain

  • Ashish Jakhar has won gold in which sports at the 2018 Asian Junior Athletics Championships in Japan?

ANS-Hammer throw

  • Who will receive the Polly Umrigar Award for the best international cricketer (2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons) at the BCCI awards?

ANS-Virat Kohli

  • Sudheesh Guruvayoor has set a Guinness World Record by distributing the largest number of curry tree saplings in Sharjah. He is native of which Indian state?

ANS- Kerala

  • Sapan Kumar Murmu, the renowned doctor of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) has passed away. The VIMSAR is located in which state?

ANS-Odisha

  • Which South African city hosted the MandelaGandhi Youth Conference 2018?

ANS-Pietermaritzburg

  • Which state government has launched a “Business First Portal”?

ANS- Punjab

  • Who has become the first Indian cricketer to score 2,000 runs in T20 International Cricket?

ANS-Mithali Raj

  • Who will head the group to study the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Policy of India?

ANS-Baba Kalyani

  • On which committee’s recommendations, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will set up Public Credit Registry (PCR) to check loan defaults?

ANS-YM Deosthalee committee

  • The Fuego volcano has recently erupted in which country?

ANS-Guatemala

  • What is the current repo rate in the second bimonthly monetary policy review of RBI for FY19?

ANS-6.25%

  • Which city hosted the National Consultation on Accelerating Implementation of Tobacco Control Measures for achievement of Goals under National Health Policy 2017?

ANS-New Delhi

  • The Union government has recently given final clearance to Kaleswaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP). The project will built across which river?

ANS-Godavari River

  • Who will be honoured with the IIFA Lifetime Achievement award at the 19th edition of International Indian Film Academy (IIFA2018)?

ANS-Anupam Kher

  • Narayan Prasad Singh, who passed away recently, was the renowned lyricist of which state?

ANS-Odisha

  • Which country hosted the 11th edition of Geo Intelligence Asia 2018?

ANS-India

  • Who has been appointed a new Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?

ANS-M.K Jain

  • Maria Fernanda Espinosa has been elected President of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). She is foreign minister of which country?

ANS-Ecuador

  • The biopic “The Making of the Mahatma” has been screened in South Africa to commemorate the 125th year of Mahatma Gandhi’s Satyagraha. The biopic is based on which novel?

ANS-Apprenticeship of a Mahatma

  • The World Bank has approved how much amount for Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABHY) of Government of India (GoI)?

ANS-Rs.6000 crore

  • Which country hosted the 2018 IBSA Foreign Ministers’ Meeting?

ANS-South Africa

  • Which country is hosting the 2018 Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Early Childhood Development (ECD)?

ANS- Nepal

  • Which ethnic Indian lawyer has been appointed as new Attorney General of Malaysia?

ANS-Tommy Thomas

  • Who has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Jordan?

ANS-Omar Razzaz

  • The Supreme Court has recently allowed the Union government to implement the reservation in promotion policy for SC/ST employees. As per which article of the Constitution, reservation in promotions are mandated?

ANS-Article 16 (4A)

  • Which union ministry has launched ‘Krishi Kalyan Abhiyaan’ to help farmers in raising their income?

ANS-Ministry of Agriculture and farmers welfare

  • Under which campaign the ‘Jan Aushadhi Suvidha’- the Oxo-biodegradable Sanitary Napkin has been launched by the Union Government?

ANS-Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana

  • Which country is the global host nation for the 43rd edition of World Environment Day (WED -2018) event?

ANS- India

  • Under which theme, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has launched the 2018 Financial Literacy Week?

ANS-Customer Protection

  • Who has been appointed as the new chairperson of British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)?

ANS-Pippa Harris

  • Leela Menon, who passed away recently, was associated with which field?

ANS-Journalism

  • NTPC Ltd has adopted the iconic Charminar in Hyderabad under the Swachh Iconic Places Projects of India. This historical monument was built by whom?

ANS-Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah

  • Which Indian beach has become the Asia’s first beach to get the Blue Flag certification?

ANS-Chandrabhaga beach

  • Who has won the ‘National Gopal Ratna’ award from the Central Government for cattle rearing and dairying?

ANS- Dhiraj Ram Krishna

  • Which Indian sportsperson has won the Most Valuable Player’ (MVP) award at the Basketball Without Borders Asia 2018?

ANS-Sanjana Ramesh

  • Which country is hosting the 2018 BRICS Foreign Ministers’ meeting?

ANS-South Africa

  • Who has been sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Spain?

ANS-Pedro Sanchez

  • Who is the newly elected President of Egypt?

ANS-Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

  • India’s first advanced DNA forensic laboratory will come up in which city?

ANS-Chandigarh

  • As per which section of the Income Tax Act , the Charitable Religious Institutions shall be eligible for grant under the scheme ‘Seva Bhoj Yojna’?

ANS-Section 10 (23BBA)

  • What is the India’s rank in the Save the Children’s “End of Childhood Index 2018”?

ANS-113th

  • Indian Navy has recently rescued 38 stranded Indians from cyclone hit Socotra Island. The Island is located in which country?

ANS-Yemen

  • Which country is hosting the 3rd Asia Cup International Bridge Championship 2018?

ANS-India

  • Timothy Pereira, who passed away recently, was associated with which sports?

ANS-Football

  • Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi, the renowned Urdu satirist passed away. He belonged to which India’s neighboring country?

ANS-Pakistan

  • Which Indian sportsperson has won the Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson Of The Year award for 2017?

ANS-Kidambi Srikanth

  • Charles Krauthammer, the legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist passed away. He belonged to which country?

ANS-United States

  • Under which anti-terror law, the Government of India (GoI) has banned Al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP)?

ANS-Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act of 1967

  • The 2018 Ambubachi Mela has started in which state?

ANS-Assam

  • Prabhakar Choubey, who passed away recently, was the veteran personality of which field?

ANS-Journalism

  • Which city has set a Guinness World Record (GWR) for largest number of people performing yoga at one place at the same time on 2018 International Yoga Day (IYD)?

ANS-Kota

  • Which country has recently withdrawn from the United Nations Human Rights Council

ANS-United States

  • Which state capital has been selected as 100th Smart City under the Smart Cities Mission?

ANS-Shillong

  • Under ‘India Smart Cities Award 2018, which Smart City has been selected for ‘City Award’ for showing great momentum in implementation of projects?

ANS-Surat

  • Peter Thomson, who passed away recently, was the legendary player of which sports?

ANS-Golf

  • The Yoga Institute in Mumbai has been selected as recipient of the 2018 Prime Minister’s award for outstanding contribution for promotion and development of yoga. The institute was established in which year?

ANS-1918

  • Which state government has launched a smartphone application ‘i-Hariyali’ to increase green cover across the state?

ANS-Punjab

  • Which city hosted the 7th edition of India Minerals and Metals forum 2018?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Which state police is hosting the 19th All India Conference of Directors of Finger Prints Bureaux 2018?

ANS-Telangana Police

  • What is the theme of the 2018 International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict?

ANS-The Plight and Rights of Children Born of War

  • The world’s first International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics has launched in which country?

ANS-India

  • Who has been crowned Femina Miss India World 2018?

ANS-Anukreethy Vas

  • The RBI has tightened norms for LRS by making quoting of Permanent Account Number (PAN) mandatory even for transactions below $25,000. What does ‘LRS’ stands for?

ANS-Liberalised Remittance Scheme

  • Which G7 country has recently legalised recreational use of marijuana nationwide?

ANS-Canada

  • Which renowned personality has been appointed as the Brand Ambassador of the Sikkim government?

ANS-A R Rahman

  • Which renowned personality has been appointed as the Brand Ambassador of the Sikkim government?

ANS-A R Rahman

  • The conference “National Consultation on Making Agriculture Sustainable and Profitable’ will be held in which city?

ANS-Pune

  • Nerella Venu Madhav, who passed away recently, was the world-renowned personality in which field?

ANS-Mimicry

  • The Central Government has constituted a Chief Ministers Subgroup to coordinate policy approaches for Agriculture and MGNREGS. Which state Chief Minister will be convenor of the supgroup?

ANS-Madhya Pradesh

  • Which state government has launched 7-Star Gram Panchayat Rainbow scheme to rank panchayats on the basis of social parameters?

ANS-Haryana

  • The new digital initiative of HRD Ministry ‘National Digital Library of India (NDLI)’ has developed by which IIT institute?

ANS- IIT Kharagpur

  • IRDAI has constituted which committee to review regulations governing the Insurance Marketing Firms (IMF)?

ANS-Suresh Mathur committee

  • Which Indian Armed Force is observing the year 2018 as ‘Year of Disabled Soldiers in Line of Duty’?

ANS- Indian Army

  • Perumal Murugan, who has authored the novel “Kazhimugam”, is the noted poet of which language?

ANS-Tamil

  • Who has won the 118th edition of the US Open Golf Championship 2018?

ANS-Brooks Koepka

  • Which state police have launched a mobilebased messenger application “Cop Connect” to provide real time information to police officers across the State?

ANS-Telangana

  • Which country to host the high-level Conference on “International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028”?

ANS-Tajikistan

  • The National Yoga Olympiad has organized by NCERT in New Delhi. Who is the current director of the organisation?

ANS-Hrushikesh Senapaty

  • Which technology giant has recently announced to launch training programme for journalists in India?

ANS-Google

  • The Assumption Island is in news recently. It is located in which country?

ANS-Seychelles

  • The Union Government has sanctioned a special financial assistance of Rs.5 lakhs to Limba Ram. He is associated with which sports?

ANS-Archery

  • Which country is hosting the 2018 Asia and Oceania Region Inter-Governmental Ministerial meeting on anti-doping?

ANS-Sri Lanka

  • What is the theme of the 2018 World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (WDCD)?

ANS-Land has true value – invest in it

  • The SAARC Development Fund (SDF) to launch Social Enterprise Development Programme (SEDP) in all SAARC member states. Where is the Secretariat of SDF located?

ANS-Thimphu

  • The 2018 Goa Revolution Day (GRD) has celebrated on which date?

ANS-June 18

  • Which country’s specialist team has started meeting with India to negotiate the text of military agreement “COMCASA”?

ANS-United States

  • Who has been elected as the new President of Colombia?

ANS-Ivan Duque Marquez

  • The 23rd European Union Film Festival (EUFF2018) has started in which city?

ANS-New Delhi

  • What is the India’s growth forecast for FY19, as per latest Fitch Ratings report “Global Economic Outlook”?

ANS-7.4%

  • Who will become the first Indian cricketer to appear in Kia Super League in England?

ANS-Smriti Mandhana

  • Which country has successfully launched a Glonass- M positioning satellite by using a Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket?

ANS-Russia 

  • The conference on implementation of National Pension System (NPS) by the Central Autonomous Bodies (CABs) was held in which city?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Who has been sworn-in as the new Prime Minister of Jordan?

ANS-Omar al-Razzaz

  • Who has become the first woman Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter pilot from South India?

ANS-Meghana Shanbough

  • Adiraju Venkateswara Rao, who passed away recently, was associated with which field?

ANS- Journalism

  • Who authored the book “The Ivory Throne : Chronicles of the House of Travancore”?

ANS-Manu S Pillai

  • Which city to host the 106th Indian Science Congress (ISC-2019)?

ANS-Jalandhar

  • Which country to host the 23rd European Union Film Festival (EUFF-2018)?

ANS- India

  • Which state government has signed pact with Quebec province of Canada for economic cooperation & welfare of tribal communities?

ANS-Maharashtra

  • Shujaat Bukhari, the veteran journalist has passed away. He was editor of Srinagar-based which newspaper?

ANS- Rising Kashmir

  • Which Indian-American personality has been named the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of the US’ largest automaker, General Motors?

ANS-Dhivya Suryadevara

  • Who has been posted as the first woman Director General of Police (DGP) of Puducherry?

ANS- S Sundari Nanda

  • Anil Kumar clinched gold in the 10m Air Rifle event at the 18th KSS Memorial Shooting Championship 2018. He is native of which state?

ANS-Madhya Pradesh

  • Which state has topped the Composite Water Management Index (CWMI) of Niti Aayog?

ANS-Gujarat

  • The Union Cabinet has recently approved the final extension of tenure of the Commission constituted to examine the issue of Subcategorization within OBCs in the Central List. The Commission is headed by whom?

ANS-G. Rohini

  • The Union Cabinet has approved the nomination of which Union ministry as the ex-officio Chairman of North Eastern Council (NEC)?

ANS-Ministry of Home

  • Which Indian personality has been honoured with Japan’s prestigious Nikkei Asia Prize under ‘Culture and Community’ category?

ANS-Bindeshwar Pathak

  • Who has assumed charge as new Secretary in Ministry of Coal?

ANS-Inder Jit Singh

  • Which state government has initiated a ‘water literacy’ campaign to create awareness about the importance of water conservation in the State?

ANS-Kerala

  • The Arunachal Pradesh government has inked an agreement with which state-based Smart Village Movement (SVM) for its smart village initiative?

ANS-Andhra Pradesh

  • What is the India’s rank in the Global Environment Performance Index 2018, as per latest released State of India’s Environment (SoE) 2018 in Figures by Down To Earth magazine?

ANS-177th

  • Who has become the first-ever Indian batsman to score a century in the first session of a Test match?

ANS-Shikhar Dhawan

  • Which country has approved a deal to sale of AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to India for $930 million?

ANS-United States

  • What is the theme of the 2018 World Blood Donor Day (WBDD)?

ANS-Be there for someone else. Give blood. Share life

  • India hosted the 10th meeting of Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF2018). The Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) is spread by which mosquito?

ANS-Culex mosquito

  • Shahzahan Bachchu, the prominent writer and publisher has passed away. He was native of which country?

ANS-Bangladesh

  • Gavit Murali Kumar clinched a gold in men’s 10,000 metre race at the 2018 Gouden Spike meeting in The Netherlands. He was native of which state?

ANS-Gujarat

  • Ramchandra Bainda, who passed away recently, was the former BJP MP from which Lok Sabha constituency of Haryana?

ANS-Faridabad

  • Saweety Boora, who claimed gold at 2018 Umakhanov Memorial Tournament, is associated with which sports?

ANS-Boxing

  • Which country to host the 2018 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology (ICT)?

ANS- Nepal

  • Mulubha Jadeja, who passed away recently, was associated with which sports?

ANS-Cricket

  • Which of the following countries to host the 23rd FIFA World Cup 2026?

ANS-US, Canada and Mexico

  • Which of the following countries to host the 23rd FIFA World Cup 2026?

ANS-US, Canada and Mexico

  • India has recently signed pact with which country to promote mineral exploration?

ANS-Morocco

  • What is the India’s rank in the latest 2018 Index of Economic Freedom?

ANS-130th

  • Who has been appointed the new Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)?

ANS-Balram Bhargava

  • Who has been appointed the new Secretary of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT)?

ANS-Renu Swaroop

  • Which state is hosting the 10th edition of a biennial exhibition of weapons and military hardware “DefExpo India- 2018”?

ANS-Tamil Nadu

  • Which state is hosting the 10th edition of a biennial exhibition of weapons and military hardware “DefExpo India- 2018”?

ANS-Tamil Nadu

  • Who authored the book “India’s Heritage of Gharana Music: Pandits of Gwalior”?

ANS-Meeta Pandit

  • Rahul Aware clinched gold in which men’s freestyle wrestling category at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018?

ANS- 57 kg

  • ISRO has successfully launched navigation satellite IRNSS-1I into the orbit from which launch vehicle?

ANS-PSLV-C41

  • Which Indian-origin scientist has launched the world’s first microfactory to help tackle ewaste hazard?

ANS-Veena Sahajwalla

  • Which IIT institute has installed India’s first 5G radio laboratory?

ANS-IIT-Delhi

  • The 22nd edition of the trilateral naval exercise “Malabar 2018” has started between India and which of the following countries?

ANS-Japan and United States

  • As per which inter-connectivity project, the Government of India (GoI) has launched 5,000 Wi-Fi Choupals in villages?

ANS-BharatNet

  • As per which inter-connectivity project, the Government of India (GoI) has launched 5,000 Wi-Fi Choupals in villages?

ANS-BharatNet

  • Which country to host the first military exercise of the BIMSTEC group focusing on counterterrorism?

ANS- India

  • Which app has been launched by the Ministry of Railways to expedite & streamline passenger grievance redressal?

ANS- Rail Madad

  • Which state is hosting the 2nd India-US colloquium on Earth Observations and Sciences for Society and Economy?

ANS-Goa

  • Which technical committee has been constituted by the Union government to look into jobs data calculation?

ANS-TCA Anant committee

  • Which state government will launch awareness programme “Sanskar” against superstition?

ANS-Assam

  • The Central Government has launched which Yoga Day Contest to generate awareness regarding benefits of Yoga at workplace for women?

ANS-#YogaFor9to5

  • What is the theme of the 2018 World Day against Child Labour?

ANS-Generation Safe & Healthy

  • Who has been appointed as the new chairman of Central Board of Indirect taxes and Customs (CBIC)?

ANS-S Ramesh

  • Who has been appointed as the acting Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)?

ANS-Arvind Saxena

  • Pappu Karki, the popular Kumaoni folk singer has passed away. He was native of which state?

ANS-Uttarakhand

  • India’s first-ever national police museum will establish in which city?

ANS-Delhi

  • The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is in news for appointing Sharad Kumar as new Vigilance Commissioner. As per which committee’s recommendations, the CVC was set up?

ANS- K Santhanam committee

  • Which country will host the 45th G7 summit 2019?

ANS-France

  • Which country’s women cricket team has clinched the Asia Cup Twenty-20 tournament 2018?

ANS-Bangladesh

  • Who has won the men’s singles French Open tennis tournament 2018?

ANS-Rafael Nadal

  • Which country’s football team has lifted the 2018 Intercontinental Cup football title?

ANS-India

  • Shantaram Laxman Naik, who passed away recently, was the former Congress chief of which state?

ANS-Goa

  • Who has been chosen for the prestigious J.C. Daniel Award for 2017?

ANS-Sreekumaran Thampi

  • Who has won the 2018 men’s singles Miami Open tennis tournament?

ANS-John Isner

  • Who has been appointed the protem Chairman of the Lalit Kala Akademi?

ANS-M L Srivastava

  • Which of the following have won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service?

ANS-The New York Times and The New Yorker

  • Which country hosted the India-Wiesbaden Conference 2018?

ANS- India

  • The Government of India (GoI) has signed how much amount of loan agreement with World Bank (WB) to revitalize natural resources in Meghalaya?

ANS-$48 million

  • Which country is hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018)?

ANS-United Kingdom

  • Surendra Nihal Singh, who passed away recently, was the famous personality of which field?

ANS-Journalism

  • Kendrick Lamar has become the first nonclassical or jazz artist to win Pulitzer Prize in the music category. He belong to which country?

ANS-United States

  • What is the India’s growth rate for 2020, as per latest World Bank’s “South Asia Economic Focus report”?

ANS-7.5%

  • The Government of India (GoI) has launched the FIEO Globallinker for MSME exporters to digitise their businesses. What does “FIEO” stands for?

ANS- Federation of Indian Export Organisations

  • What is the India’s growth rate for 2019, as per IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) report?

ANS-7.8%

  • Which state is hosting the ‘Group of Ministers (GoM) meeting – 2018’ under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways?

ANS-Assam

  • What is the theme of the 2018 World Heritage Day (WHD)?

ANS-Heritage for Generations

  • The first meeting of National Council on India’s Nutrition Challenges under POSHAN Abhiyaan has started in which city?

ANS- New Delhi

  • The 2018 Island Tourism Festival has started in which state / Union Territory of India?

ANS-Andaman and Nicobar Islands

  • Which country has recently become the signatory member of International Solar Alliance (ISA)?

ANS- United Kingdom

  • Who has taken charge as new Director General of National Cadet Corps (NCC)?

ANS-PP Malhotra

  • Which state government has launched the digital platform “Pocket Cop Project” for police force?

ANS-Gujarat

  • Bhimsain, who passed away recently, was the veteran personality from which field?

ANS-Film Industry

  • What is the theme of the 2018 World Liver Day (WLD)?

ANS-Riding New Waves in Liver Diagnosis, Staging & Treatment

ANS-Riding New Waves in Liver Diagnosis, Staging & Treatment

  • NASA has launched its newest planet-hunting spacecraft “TESS” to search for alien worlds. What does “TESS” stands for?

ANS-Transit Exoplanet Survey Satellite

  • Which state has been conferred the Most Film Friendly State Award for 2017 at the 65th National Film Awards?

ANS-Madhya Pradesh

  • Who has been conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award 2018 for the Best Leading Lady (Critics Award) ?

ANS-Aditi Rao Hydari

  • Which country to host the 2018 Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities (GITC)?

ANS-India

  • Who has been elected the new president of the Indian Women’s Press Corps (IWPC)?

ANS-T K Rajalakshm

  • The Government of India (GoI) has launched which initiative to attract international students to study in India?

ANS-Study in India

  • The regional conference on “Urban Development: Technological Solutions and Governance Challenges” has started in which city?

ANS-Ahmedabad

  • The much-awaited river bridge ‘Ib Setu’ has recently opened to public in which state?

ANS-Odisha

  • Dharampal Choudhary, who passed away recently, was the BJP MLA from which Vidhan Sabha constituency of Rajasthan?

ANS-Mundawar

  • The Facebook (FB) page of which Chief Minister has been ranked as the top ranked Facebook pages of Government bodies in India?

ANS-Uttar Pradesh

  • Which country hosted the 2018 Global Malaria Summit?

ANS-United Kingdom

  • What is the India’s position in the world in terms of economy, as per IMF’s World Economic Outlook (WEO) for April 2018?

ANS-6th

  • What is the India’s rank in the latest Commonwealth Innovation Index (CII- 2018)?

ANS-10th

  • Rajinder Sachar, who passed away recently, was the former Chief Justice of which High Court?

ANS-Delhi High Court

  • Which bank has allowed depositors to withdraw cash from its Point of Sale (PoS) devices?

ANS-State Bank of India

  • The Union Government has constituted Defence Planning Committee (DPC) to facilitate comprehensive planning for the defence forces. The committee will be headed by whom?

ANS-Ajit Doval

  • According to recent data released by Indian Cellular Association (ICA), India has acquired what position in the world in producing mobile phones?

ANS-2nd

  • Who has been adjudged ‘Sportsperson of the Year’ at the Telangana Sports Journalists Association annual awards for 2017?

ANS-Mithali Raj

  • Which football team has won the 72nd edition of Santosh Trophy Football tournament 2018?

ANS-Kerala

  • C V Rajendran, who passed away recently, was the famous personality from which field?

ANS-Film Industry

  • Who has won the 2018 women’s singles Miami Open tennis tournament?

ANS-Sloane Stephens

  • Which high-powered committee has been formed by the Union government to examine CBSE’s exam conduct process?

ANS-VS Oberoi committee

  • Which state government has rolled out ‘Rupashree Scheme’ for marriage of poor girls?

ANS-West Bengal

  • Which of the following places to host Asia’s largest startup ecosystem congregation “Huddle Kerala”?

ANS- Kovalam

  • What is the theme of the 2018 World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD)?

ANS- Empowering Women and Girls with Autism

  • Who is the newly appointed President of National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM)?

ANS-Debjani Ghosh

  • Which institute has been adjudged the overall best Indian university in National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF-2018)?

ANS-Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

  • Rosemary DiCarlo, who has become the first woman to head UN political affairs, is belong to which country?

ANS-United States

  • Which country to host the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Mid-Term Ministerial Conference 2018?

ANS-Azerbaijan

  • What is the India’s rank in global startup ecosystem in 2017, as per latest Startupblink

ANS-37th

  • Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has clinched India’s first gold at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG-2018). She is related to which weightlifting category?

ANS-48 kg

  • Who is the newly elected president of Badminton Association of India (BAI)?

ANS-Himanta Biswa Sarma

  • Which country to host 2018 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA)?

ANS-China

  • Which airport has been adjudged as the India’s cleanest airport, as per latest survey conducted by the Airports Authority of India (AAI)?

ANS-Mangaluru International Airport

  • India’s longest elevated road “Hindon Elevated Road” has come up in which state?

ANS-Uttar Pradesh

  • Steven Bochco, the noted writer has passed away. He belonged to which country?

ANS-United States

  • Which city hosted the 9th trilateral meeting of India, Japan and the United States?

ANS-New Delhi

  • What is the India’s position in the world in terms of risk of cyber threats in 2017, as per latest report by security solutions provider Symantec?

ANS-3rd

  • Who bagged India’s first medal at the 21st Commonwealth Games 2018?

ANS-P Gururaja

  • Who has become the youngest Indian weightlifter to win medal at Commonwealth Games (CWG)?

ANS-Deepak Lather

  • Who is the newly elected President of Sierra Leone?

ANS-Julius Maada Bio

  • The joint anti-piracy, search and rescue exercise ‘Sahyog – Hyeoblyeog 2018’ was held between India and which country?

ANS- South Korea

  • Which city hosted the Global Logistics Summit (GLS-2018)?

ANS-New Delhi

  • The joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise ‘Chakravath 2018’ is organised by the Indian Navy in coordination with which state government?

ANS-Kerala

  • The Union Government has constituted a committee to frame regulations for online news portals. Who is the head of the committee?

ANS-Secretary of Information and Broadcasting

  • Who has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Serbia?

ANS-Subrata Bhattacharjee

  • What is the theme of the 55th edition of National Maritime Day (NMD-2018)?

ANS-Indian Shipping – An Ocean of opportunity

  • The Government of India (GoI) has launched UTTAM App for coal quality monitoring. What does “UTTAM” stands for?

ANS-Unlocking Transparency by Third Party Assessment of Mined Coal

  • Sanjita Chanu has clinched India’s second gold at which weightlifting category in the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG-2018)?

ANS- 53 kg

  • The Centre, Maharashtra Government and the World Bank have signed how much amount of project to help small and marginals farmers in the Marathwada and Vidarbha region of the state?

ANS-$420 million

  • Which Indian armed force will carry out combat training exercise “Gaganshakti 2018”?

ANS-Indian Air Force

  • Which state government has launched the Ganga Hariteema Yojana ( or Ganga Greenery scheme)?

ANS-Uttar Pradesh

  • What is the theme of the 2018 World Health Day (WHD)?

ANS-Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere

  • Niranjan Thomas Alva, who passed away recently, was the noted personality from which field?

ANS-Law

  • Venkat Rahul Ragala claimed India’s fourth gold in which weightlifting category at the 21st Commonwealth Games 2018?

ANS-85 kg

  • Who has been appointed the whole-time member of market regulator SEBI?

ANS-SK Mohanty

  • Which state has become the first Indian state to adopt a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for determining brain death cases?

ANS-Kerala

  • Which state has bagged the ‘State of the Year’ Award under the ‘business leader’ category at the India Business Leader Awards (IBLA) event?

ANS-Chhattisgarh

  • Which state is hosting the 8th Regional 3R Forum in Asia and Pacific?

ANS-Madhya Pradesh

  • The joint military exercise “Desert Tiger 5” was held between UAE & which country?

ANS-Malaysia

  • Who will be honoured with the 2018 Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award?

ANS-Huma Qureshi

  • Which state government has launched mobile app Bi-lingual ‘Uzhavan’ for farmers?

ANS-Tamil Nadu

  • Which state hosted the first meeting of NITI Forum for North East?

ANS-Tripura

  • The Maharashtra government has tied up with which philanthropic organisation to finance tribal women’s poultry company?

ANS-Tata Trusts

  • India has clinched its first-ever gold in badminton mixed-team event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) by defeating which country?

ANS-Malaysia

  • India’s first high-speed electric locomotive has been flagged off from which state?

ANS- Bihar

  • Which country is hosting the 2018 International Conference on Human Rights in South Asia?

ANS-Nepal

  • Who is the newly elected Chairman of Boao Forum for Asia (BFA)?

ANS-Ban Ki-moon

  • FSSAI has launched which project to address Vitamin D deficiencies (VDD) amongst youngsters?

ANS-Project Dhoop

  • Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has inaugurated a scientific convention on the World Homoeopathy Day (WHD 2018) in which city?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Which country is hosting the first International conference on ‘Water, Environment and Climate Change: Knowledge Sharing and Partnership’?

ANS-Nepal

  • Heena Sidhu bagged gold in the women’s which pistol event at the 21st Commonwealth Games 2018?

ANS-25-metre pistol event

  • Indian women’s Table Tennis team has clinched its first-ever gold at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2018. The team is led by whom?

ANS-Manika Batra

  • Who has been appointed as the new Director General (DG) of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)?

ANS-Rajesh Ranjan

  • Who has been appointed as the new member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)?

ANS-M Sathiyavathy

  • The conference of Lieutenant Governors and Administrators of UTs has held in which city?

ANS-Port Blair

  • What is the India’s GDP forecast for FY20, according to latest Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2018?

ANS-7.6%

  • The world’s largest solar park will come up in which Indian state?

ANS-Gujarat

  • Who has taken charge as the new secretary of the Press Council of India (PCI)?

ANS-Anupama Bhatnagar

  • Which country is hosting the 16th International Energy Forum Ministerial Meeting – IEF16?

ANS- India

  • Shreyasi Singh has won gold at the 21st Commonwealth Games 2018. She is associated with which sports?

ANS-Shooting

  • Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) for 2018-19?

ANS-Rishad Premji

  • Hemchand Yadav, who passed away recently, was associated with which political party?

ANS-BJP

  • Who has been appointed as the new Coast Guard Commander (Eastern Seaboard)?

ANS-KR Nautiyal

  • What is the theme of the 2018 National Safe Motherhood (NSM)?

ANS-Respectful Maternity Care

  • India has recently signed pact with which country to promote mineral exploration?

ANS-Morocco

  • What is the India’s rank in the latest 2018 Index of Economic Freedom?

ANS-130th

  • Who has been appointed the new Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)?

ANS-Balram Bhargava

  • Who has been appointed the new Secretary of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT)?

ANS-Renu Swaroop

  • Which state is hosting the 10th edition of a biennial exhibition of weapons and military hardware “DefExpo India- 2018”?

ANS-Tamil Nadu

  • Who authored the book “India’s Heritage of Gharana Music: Pandits of Gwalior”?

ANS-Meeta Pandit

  • Rahul Aware clinched gold in which men’s freestyle wrestling category at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018?

ANS-57 kg

  • ISRO has successfully launched navigation satellite IRNSS-1I into the orbit from which launch vehicle?

ANS- PSLV-C41

  • Which Indian-origin scientist has launched the world’s first microfactory to help tackle ewaste hazard?

ANS-Veena Sahajwall

  • Which IIT institute has installed India’s first 5G radio laboratory?

ANS-IIT-Delhi

  • Who has been conferred with the 2017 Dadasaheb Phalke Award?

ANS-Vinod Khanna

  • Which movie bagged the best film award at the 65th National Film Awards for 2017?

ANS-Village Rockstar

  • Who has become the India’s youngest-ever gold medallist at the Commonwealth Games (CWG)?

ANS-Anish Bhanwala

  • Who will head a task force for fast-tracking roll-out of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology?

ANS-Jayant Sinha

  • Which movie bagged the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Film on National Integration at the 65th National Film Awards 2017?

ANS-Dhappa

  • Which neighbouring country of India has decided to end reservation in Government jobs?

ANS-Bangladesh

  • Bajrang Punia has won gold medal in which men’s freestyle wrestling category at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018?

ANS-65 kg

  • Which movie has won the Indira Gandhi Award For Best Debut Film of a Director at the 65th National Film Awards for 2017?

ANS-Sinjar

  • Who authored the book “Matmagi ManipurThe first Manipuri Feature Film”?

ANS-Bobby Wahengbam

  • RBI has tightened reporting norms for LRS under which an individual can transfer upto 2,50,000 US Dollars abroad in a year. What does “LRS” stands for?

ANS-Liberalised Remittance Scheme

  • Which city to host the India Mobile Congress 2018?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Who has become the first-ever Indian woman table tennis player to win a singles gold at the Commonwealth Games?

ANS-Manika Batra

  • Who has become the first Indian javelin thrower to claim a gold at the Commonwealth Games?

ANS-Neeraj Chopra

  • Ram Kumar, who passed recently, was associated with which field?

ANS-Painting

  • Who has become first Indian woman boxer to win a Commonwealth Gold?

ANS-Mary Kom

  • Who has been elected as the new international president of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP)?

ANS-Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje

  • The India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) has bagged first private contract to develop mega tourism project in Andhra Pradesh. Where is the headquarters of ITDC?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Which city to host the 7th edition of Home Expo India 2018?

ANS-Greater Noida

  • Who is the India’s flag-bearer at the closing ceremony of the 21st Commonwealth Games 2018?

ANS-Mary Kom

  • Which country is hosting the 29th Arab League Summit 2018?

ANS-Saudi Arabia

  • The Government of India (GoI) has launched the web-based application e-FRRO scheme for foreigners. What does ‘FRRO’ stands for?

ANS-Foreigners Regional Registration Office

  • Which state government will introduce Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS) for undergraduate education?

ANS-Haryana

  • Which Indian tennis player has won the 2018 Santaizi ATP Challenger tournament in Taipei?

ANS-Yuki Bhambri

  • The famous Bisket Jatra festival 2018 has started in which country?

ANS-Nepal

  • Who will be conferred with the prestigious V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement award at the 55th Maharashtra State Marathi Film Festival?

ANS-Vijay Chavhan

  • Who will be conferred with the prestigious Raj Kapoor Lifetime Achievement at the 55th Maharashtra State Marathi Film Festival?

ANS-Dharmendra

  • The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued its first official forecast for 2018 southwest monsoon rains. Where is the headquarters of IMD?

ANS-Delhi

  • What is the theme of the 2018 World Haemophilia Day (WHD)?

ANS-Sharing Knowledge Makes Us Stronge

  • Which city will become the India’s first city to have a policy to compensate consumers for unscheduled outages?

ANS-Delhi

  • Who represented India in the first meeting of the BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors?

ANS-Subhash Chandra Garg

  • Which city to host the first-ever International SME Convention-2018?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Which country is hosting the meeting of the Council of foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)?

ANS-China

  • Tim Bergling, who passed away recently, was the noted dance music star of which country?

ANS-Sweden

  • What is the theme of the 2018 World Earth Day (WED)?

ANS-End Plastic Pollution

  • Nabi Tajima, the world’s oldest person has passed away. She belonged to which country?

ANS-Japan

  • Which football team has won the 2018 Indian Super Cup Football tournament?

ANS-Bengaluru FC

  • Who will become the first-ever Indian Filmmaker in Madame Tussauds Collection?

ANS-Karan Johar

  • T V R Shenoy, who passed away recently, was the veteran personality from which field?

ANS-Journalism

  • Which of the following has been declared the official mascot of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019?

ANS-Son of Dreams

  • Who has won the 2018 Formula One Chinese Grand Prix tournament?

ANS-Daniel Ricciardo

  • Who has been conferred with the All India Management Association’s (AIMA’s) annual award for lifetime contribution to media?

ANS-Indu Jain

  • Which state is observing Khongjom Day to pay tributes to the great warriors of their state?

ANS-Manipur

  • Balantrapu Rajanikantha Rao, the noted Telugu poet-composer has passed away. He belonged to which state?

ANS-Andhra Pradesh

  • Which city hosted the 16th Federation Cup Junior National athletics championship 2018?

ANS-Coimbatore

  • The World Creativity and Innovation Day (WCID) is observed on which date?

ANS-April 21

  • The Government of India (GoI) has celebrated 2018 Civil Services Day (CSD) on which date?

ANS-April 21

  • Which of the following kids have been selected as India’s representatives at the global Football For Friendship (F4F) social programme in Russia?

ANS-Surya Varikuti and Rudresh Gaudnour

  • MS Ravi, who passed away recently, was the veteran personality from which field?

ANS-Journalism

  • Which country has officially changed its name to the ‘Kingdom of eSwatini’?

ANS- Swaziland

  • Which country is the highest recipient of remittances in 2017, as per World Bank (WB)’s latest report “Migration and Development Brief”?

ANS-India

  • Uttarakhand will get how much amount of aid by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for infrastructure development?

ANS-Rs 1,700 crore

  • Which of the following smart cities has become the India’s first city to run on 100% Renewable Energy during Daytime?

ANS-Diu

  • The coastal security exercise ‘Sagar Kavach’ has recently held in which state?

ANS-Kerala

  • India will tie up with which of the following countries to develop a pollution-forecast system?

ANS-United States and Finland

  • What is the theme of the 2018 World Malaria Day (WMD)?

ANS-Ready to beat malaria

  • The Union Government has signed how much amount of loan agreement with World Bank for nurturing innovation?

ANS-$125 million

  • The Union Cabinet has approved the hike of Minimum Support Price (MSP) for raw jute to Rs ___per quintal for 2018-19?

ANS- Rs 3700

  • The bilateral military exercise “Harimau Shakti 2018” will be conducted between India and which country?

ANS-Malaysia

  • Which union ministry has launched the 2nd edition of the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan?

ANS-Ministry of Human Resource Development

  • Which union ministry in collaboration with Google India has launched a 360° Virtual Reality (VR) video on Incredible India?

ANS- Ministry of Tourism

  • The Union Cabinet has recently approved inclusion of tribal-dominated Scheduled areas of Rajasthan under which Schedule to the Constitution of India?

ANS-5th Schedule

  • Which city hosted the National Kharif Conference 2018?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Tony Daniel, who passed away recently, was associated with which sports?

ANS-Athletics

  • Nadiya Shafi has won the 2018 Martha Farrell Award for Excellence in women’s empowerment. She is video reporter from which city?

ANS-Srinagar

  • Which city to host India’s first-ever nationwide food archaeology conference “ArchaeoBroma”?

ANS- Mumbai

  • The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has granted the first license for Liquid Chlorine on All India basis. The headquarters of BIS is located in which city?

ANS-New Delhi

  • What is the India’s rank in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index (WPFI)?

ANS-138th

  • Who has won the 2018 presidential election in Paraguay?

ANS-Mario Abdo Benítez

  • Which Indian carrier has recently become the member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA)?

ANS-Vistara

  • What is the theme of the 2018 World Intellectual Property Day (WIPD)?

ANS-Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity

  • Which institute has been awarded the 2018 National Intellectual Property Award in the category ‘Top R&D Institution/Organisation for Patents and Commercialisation’?

ANS-Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

  • NITI Aayog has launched the Atal New India Challenge that will provide grants of up to how much amount to innovative products and solutions ?

ANS-Rs 1.0 crore

  • Who has become the first woman lawyer to be directly promoted as a judge of the Supreme Court (SC)?

ANS-Indu Malhotra

  • Siddhant Banthia has won the Indian leg of the junior French Open wild card tournament. He belongs to which city?

ANS-Pune

  • Under the ‘Adopt a Heritage’ project, which corporate house has signed MoU to maintain historic site “Red Fort”?

ANS-Dalmia Bharat Ltd

  • The Shirui Lily Festival 2018 was celebrated in which state?

ANS-Manipur

  • Which Indian shooter has made brand ambassador for Haryana’s Measles and Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign?

ANS-Gauri Sheoran

  • The Government of India (GoI) has recently entered into a legal agreement with which international organisation on biotech?

ANS-World Bank

  • Who has become the India’s longest serving Chief Minister of India?

ANS-Pawan Chamling

  • Which Indian city hosted the Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Who has been chosen for the 2017 Saraswati Samman?

ANS-Sitanshu Yashaschandra

  • NDMA has conducted its first-ever Mock Exercise on Bio-Disasters at which city?

ANS-Patna

  • Which Indian fencer has won a silver in the sabre event of the Tournoi World Cup Satellite Fencing Championship in Iceland?

ANS-C A Bhavani Devi

  • On which date, Ayushman Bharat Diwas is celebrated in India?

ANS-April 30

  • Prajnesh Gunneswaran has clinched his firstever singles tennis title on the ATP Challenger circuit. He belongs to which city?

ANS-Chennai

  • Who clinched the 2018 Barcelona Open tennis tournament?

ANS-Rafael Nadal

  • Which state government has signed a MoU with the British Council to strengthen educational and cultural cooperation?

ANS-Maharashtra

  • Who has been honoured with the 26th P C Chandra Puraskaar 2018?

ANS-Asha Bhosle

  • The 2018 International Dance day is observed on which date?

ANS-April 29

  • Who is the author of the book “My Journey from Marxism-Leninism to Nehruvian Socialism”?

ANS-C H Hanumantha Rao

  • Which city hosted the 2018 International Buddhist Conference?

ANS-Varanasi

  • Which country to host the multi-nation counter-terrorism exercise “Peace Mission 2018”?

ANS-Russia

  • The 9th India Japan Energy Dialogue 2018 was held in which city?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Which film has won the Golden Peacock award for the Best Film at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2017)?

ANS-120 Beats Per Minute

  • Who has inaugurated the 7th edition of ‘Kathakar – International Storytellers Festival?

ANS-Kiren Rijiju

  • The combined military exercise “Ajeya Warrior- 2017” has started between India and which country?

ANS-United Kingdom

  • Saraswati Tripathy, who passed away recently, was the prominent Gandhian and freedom fighter of which state?

ANS-Odisha

  • The 18th Hornbill festival 2017 has started in which state?

ANS-Nagaland

  • Who has been appointed as the new Secretary-General of Lok Sabha?

ANS-Snehlata Shrivastava

  • What is the theme of 2017 World AIDS day (WAD)?

ANS-Right to health

  • Who has won the Best Actor Female Award at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2017)?

ANS-Parvathy Thiruvoth Kottuvatta

  • Jenny Kim has been crowned Miss Supranational 2017. She hails from which country?

ANS-South Korea

  • Who was the chief guest of the Shared Value Summit (SVS-2017) in New Delhi?

ANS-Suresh Prabhu

  • What is the theme of the 2017 International Day of Persons with Disabilities?

ANS-Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all

  • Which country to host ministerial meeting of UN Security Council (UNSC) on North Korea’ nuclear efforts?

ANS-Japan

  • Which state government will set up the world’s first IT Campus for differently-abled persons?

ANS-Telangana

  • Who has been appointed as the new CEO and MD of Infosys?

ANS-Salil S Parekh

  • The 2017 Konark Dance Festival has started in which state?

ANS-Odisha

  • India has recently re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). Where is the headquarters of IMO?

ANS- London

  • Which city is hosting the first International exhibition and Conference on AYUSH and Wellness sector “AROGYA 2017”?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Which Indian athlete has won bronze at 2017 Indoor Archery World Cup Stage 2 tournament?

ANS-Deepika Kumari

  • Which two countries have launched joint air drill exercise “Vigilant Ace-2017”?

ANS-South Korea and the United States

  • Who will lead India in ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2018?

ANS-Prithvi Shaw

  • India’s first Madame Tussauds Wax Museum has officially opened for public in which city?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Who is leading the Indian delegation at the International conference on climate change in Nepal?

ANS-V K Saraswat

  • Which city to host World Telugu Conference (WTC-2017?)

ANS-Hyderabad

  • Which state assembly has passed Kapu reservation bill for 5% quota to community?

ANS-Andhra Pradesh

  • Which state is hosting the 6th International Tourism Mart 2017?

ANS-Assam

  • Which district of Uttar Pradesh has been included in the National Capital Region (NCR)?

ANS-Shamli district

  • What is the theme of the 2017 World Soil Day (WSD)?

ANS-Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground

  • India’s largest floating solar power plant has opened in which state?

ANS-Kerala

  • Which country has recently withdrawn from United Nations’ Global Compact on Migration?

ANS-United States

  • Who is the newly appointed President of National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI)?

ANS-Rahul Singh

  • Which city is hosting the 22nd conference of Asian Harmonization Working Party (AHWP)?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Which country has launched new virtual currency “Petro”?

ANS-Venezuela

  • Which country’s team has won the 2017 South Asian Regional Badminton Team Championship?

ANS-India

  • Adithyan, who passed away recently, was the noted personality of which field?

ANS-Music

  • Which state has become the India’s first state to endorse Centre’s triple talaq draft bill?

ANS-Uttar Pradesh

  • Which state government will launch ‘GuruShishya’ programme in all districts of the state?

ANS-Rajasthan

  • What is the current repo rate in the 5th bimonthly Monetary Policy Review (MPR) of RBI for 2017-18?

ANS-6.0%

  • Which state assembly has passed a Bill awarding death to those found guilty of raping girls aged 12 and below?

ANS-Madhya Pradesh

  • Mohamad Al Jounde has been honoured with the International Children’s Peace Prize 2017. He hails from which country?

ANS-Syria

  • Which Indian cricketer has launched UNICEFICC’s adolescent campaign “Power of Sports to Shape the Future of Adolescents”?

ANS-Yuvraj Singh

  • Which city is hosting the first International Conference on Sports Medicine & Sports Sciences “SAICON 2017”?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Kanchanmala Pande has become the first Indian to win gold at the World Para Swimming Championship 2017. She hails from which state?

ANS-Maharashtra

  • Who has been appointed as the new Ambassador of India to Turkmenistan?

ANS-Azar A.H.Khan

  • Who has won the 2017 Ballon d’Or award for the year’s best player?

ANS-Cristiano Ronaldo

  • Which union ministry has signed MoU with Rotary India to achieve immunization target?

ANS-Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

  • Which country has officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel?

ANS-United States

  • Who has been chosen for the 27th edition of Vyas Samman-2017?

ANS-Mamta Kalia

  • Which country to host 7th International Ground Water Conference (IGWC-2017) on ground water Vision 2030?

ANS-India

  • Which Indian monument has been named 2nd best UNESCO world heritage site in the world, as per new survey of travel portal TripAdvisor?

ANS-Taj Mahal

  • Which union ministry has signed agreement with German firm GIZ for technical cooperation in transport projects?

ANS-Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry

  • Raffaele Bergamasco, who has been appointed Performance Director for women’s boxing in India, hails from which country?

ANS-Italy

  • Kacheguda railway station has declared the India’s first Energy-Efficient ‘A1 Category’ Railway Station. It is situated in which city?

ANS-Hyderabad

  • What is the theme of the 2017 World Human Rights Day (WHRD)?

ANS- Let’s stand up for equality, justice and human dignity

  • Which city to host the ASEAN India Connectivity Summit (AICS)?

ANS-New Delhi

  • The 2017 Aadivasi Mahotsav has started in which state?

ANS-Chhattisgarh

  • India’s first mobile food testing lab has launched in which state?

ANS-Goa

  • Which country is hosting the “Bodhi Parva: BIMSTEC Festival of Buddhist Heritage”?

ANS-India

  • Lalji Singh, the father of Indian DNA fingerprinting has passed away. He hailed from which state?

ANS-Uttar Pradesh

  • Which union minister has launched a public procurement portal ‘MSME Sambandh’ for MSMEs?

ANS-Giriraj Singh

  • UN Women in collaboration with which social networking site launched ‘We The Women’ event in Mumbai?

ANS-Facebook

  • India has been declared free from trachoma, which is a contagious bacterial infection of which part of human body?

ANS-Eye

  • Who is leading the Indian delegation at the 11th Ministerial conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO)?

ANS-Suresh Prabhu

  • The Union Government has sanctioned how much amount for setting up a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) bottling plant in Meghalaya?

ANS-Rs. 75 crore

  • Which country’s team has clinched bronze at the Hockey World League (HWL-2017) tournament?

ANS-India

  • Saurabh Chaudhary, who secured men’s quota place for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG), is associated with which sport?

ANS-Shooting

  • Which Indian sportsperson has clinched bronze in the women’s 10m Air Pistol event at the 10th Asian Championship 10m Rifle/Pistol in Japan?

ANS-Heena Sidhu

  • Which union minister has launched the first NIC-CERT to prevent and predict cyber attacks on government utilities?

ANS-Ravi Shankar Prasad

  • The 54th meeting of SAARC programming committee has started in which country?

ANS-Nepal

  • Who will be the chief guest at the valedictory function of the World Telugu Conference (WTC-2017)?

ANS-Ramnath Kovind

  • Which new initiative has been launched by the Union Health Ministry on Universal Health Coverage Day (UHCD)?

ANS-Laqshya

  • The Universal Health Coverage Day (UHCD) is observed on which date?

ANS-December 12

  • Which country’s team has clinched gold at the Hockey World League (HWL-2017) tournament?

ANS-Australia

  • Who has officially launched the new multicoloured logo for the Allahabad Kumbh Mela 2019?

ANS-Ram Naik

  • What is the India’s GDP growth forecast for 2018, according to United Nations ‘World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018’ report?

ANS-7.2%

  • Gurdev Singh Gill is associated with which sports?

ANS-Football

  • Who has been appointed as the new Executive Director of Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?

ANS-Uma Shankar

  • The Bandhavgarh National Park (UNP) is located in which district of Madhya Pradesh?

ANS-Umaria district

  • Which state government has decided to recognise political prisoners held in jails during emergency as ‘Loktantra Sainani’?

ANS-Rajasthan

  • What is the theme of the 90th AGM of Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)?

ANS-Indian Business in a New India

  • Which state government has launched “Safe City Surveillance” scheme for checking crime against women at public places?

ANS-Bihar

  • India’s first Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) will come up in which state?

ANS- Andhra Pradesh

  • OBOPAY has recently secured PPI license from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). What does “PPI” stands for?

ANS-Prepaid Payment Instrument

  • Which country hosted the 2nd second UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture?

ANS-Oman

  • What is the India’s rank in the 2017 Legatum Prosperity Index (GPI)?

ANS-100th

  • The Kanha Tiger Reserve (KTR) is located in which state/UT of India?

ANS-Madhya Pradesh

  • Which state has become the India’s first state to offer free e-mail address in Hindi to its residents?

ANS-Rajasthan

  • Who has been elected the new chairman of the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India?

ANS-Nakul Chopra

  • Which Indian city is hosting the 3rd edition of World Telugu Conference (WTC-2017)?

ANS-Hyderabad

  • The Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) of NITI Aayog has launched the Atal Tinkering Lab’s Community Day in which city?

ANS-New Delhi

  • The 4th India-Australia-Japan Trilateral Dialogue was hosted by which Indian secretary in New Delhi?

ANS-Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

  • Jitesh Singh Deo has won the title of Peter England Mr India 2017. He hails from which state?

ANS-Uttar Pradesh

  • Which country is hosting the World Conference on Vedas?

ANS-India

  • Which country has become the world’s first country to end national radio broadcasts on FM network?

ANS-Norway

  • India has signed how much amount of loan agreement with the World Bank (WB) for SANKALP project?

ANS-$250 million

  • Which country to host the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)?

ANS-India

  • The Tuirial Hydroelectric Power Project (HEPP) is located in which state?

ANS-Mizoram

  • India has recently signed a MoU with which country for enhanced cooperation in healthcare?

ANS- Morocco

  • Eastern India’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) stations for scooters has launched in which state?

ANS-Odisha

  • What is the theme of the 2017 International Migrants Day (IMD)?

ANS-Safe Migration in a World on the Move

  • Which country has largest diaspora population in the world, according to the UN World Migration Report 2018?

ANS-India

  • The Indian Institute of Pulses Research (IIPR) is located in which state?

ANS-Uttar Pradesh

  • Which state government has signed an agreement with Alphabet InC.’s X for Fiber grid project?

ANS-Andhra Pradesh

  • Which Indian shuttler has won silver at the 2017 women’s singles Dubai World Badminton Superseries tournament?

ANS-P.V. Sindhu

  • V. Sindhu

ANS-74kg freestyle category

  • Who has won the 2017 presidential election of Chile?

ANS-Sebastian Pinera

  • Mo Farah has won the 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award. He hails from which country?

ANS-Britain

  • Who has been chosen for the 31st Moortidevi Award – 2017?

ANS-Joy Goswami

  • Samsung India has signed pact with which International organisation to launch VR content and 360-degree videos on Indian heritage sites?

ANS-UNESCO

  • The Union government has engaged which private sector bank to enable cashless payments on e-NAM?

ANS-ICICI Bank

  • The Union government will bear how much amount of MDR charges to promote digital transactions?

ANS- 2,000

  • Who has been conferred with the prestigious National Design Award?

ANS-G. Satheesh Reddy

  • The 56th Liberation Day of Goa is celebrated on which date in India?

ANS-December 19]

  • The Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has signed a Mou with which automobile company to impart skill training?

ANS-Maruti Suzuki

  • The Losar Festival has started in which region of Jammu and Kashmir?

ANS-Ladakh

  • Which country to host meeting of WTO member countries in February on food security and other issues?

ANS-India

  • Which state government has recently signed an MoU with Isha Foundation to rejuvenate its rivers?

ANS-Assam

  • India has signed how much amount of financing agreement with the World Bank for Strive Project?

ANS-$125 million

  • The Joda East Iron Mine (JEIM) has been honoured with the 2017 Golden Peacock Innovation Management Award. Who is the honour of JEIM?

ANS-Tata Steel

  • Bhavesh Kattamani, who was awarded the best boxer trophy in the 2017 International Sven Lange Memorial Tournament, was related to which weight category?

ANS-52kg

  • Aakarshi Kashyap is associated with which sports?

ANS- Badminton

  • Project Mausam is the initiative of which union ministry?

ANS-Ministry of Culture

  • The Adichunchanagiri Wildlife Sanctuary (AWS) is located in which state/UT?

ANS-Karnataka 

  • The Southern Command of Indian Army are conducting a major army exercise ‘Hamesha Vijayee-2017’ in which state?

ANS-Rajasthan

  • The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has signed an agreement with which Metro Rail Corporation for developing Metro-6 corridor?

ANS-Delhi Metro Rail Corporation

  • Who has been appointed acting chairperson of National Green Tribunal (NGT)?

ANS- U D Salv

  • Javed Shaikh has named in the panel of umpires for the 2018 Hockey World Cup. He hails from which country?

ANS-India

  • Which city is hosting the 17th Indian Science Communication Congress (ISCC-2017)?

ANS-New Delhi

  • India’s first-ever National Rail and Transport University (NRTU) will set up in which state?

ANS-Gujarat

  • Which Indian city has been ranked 7th in most expensive office locations list, according to latest JLL India Report 2017?

ANS-Delhi

  • Which Indian personality has won the Global icon award at the Zee Cine Awards 2018?

ANS- Priyanka Chopra

  • Which country’s parliament has recently approved a law banning all exploration and production of oil and natural gas by 2040?

ANS-France

  • The Union Government has recently given environmental clearance for Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (KLIS). The KLIS is associated with which state?

ANS-Telangana

  • India and which country has recently signed pact for socio-economic development of Rakhine State?

ANS-Myanmar

  • The National Rice Research Institute (NRRI) is located in which state?

ANS-Odisha

  • Who has been crowned Miss India USA 2017?

ANS-Shree Saini

  • Who is the lone Indian woman cricketer to feature in both the ICC’s ODI & T20I teams of the year?

ANS-Ekta Bisht

  • Mamang Dai has won the 2017 Sahitya Akademi Award in English language. She hails from which state?

ANS-Arunachal Pradesh

  • India has signed agreement with which country to share tax-related information from Jan 2018?

ANS-Switzerland

  • Which union minister has launched IT modernisation project “DARPAN” to improve level of postal services for rural customers?

ANS-Manoj Sinha

  • Who has won the 2017 Sahitya Akademi Award in Hindi language?

ANS-Ramesh Kuntal Megh

  • The 2017 bilateral naval exercise “Naseem-AlBahr” has started between India & which country?

ANS-Oman

  • Which program has been launched by the Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to bring Indian foreign policy to students across the country?

ANS-SAMEEP

  • India’s first and only design university “World University of Design (WUD)” has opened in which state?

ANS-Haryana

  • Which city has been officially selected to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games?

ANS-Birmingham

  • Which country has topped the list of Forbes’ best countries for business 2018?

ANS-United Kingdom

  • The Union Government has launched which project at Ganga Gram Swachata Sammelan (GGSS-2017)?

ANS-Ganga Gram

  • The 2nd edition of Iranshah Udvada Utsav (IUU-2017) has started in which state?

ANS-Gujarat

  • Which city hosted the 32nd Indian Engineering Congress (IEC-2017)?

ANS-Chennai

  • Who has taken charge as new Director General (DG) of National Cadet Corps (NCC)?

ANS-B S Sahrawat

  • Who has been appointed as the new Ambassador of India to the Republic of Peru?

ANS-M. Subbarayudu

  • The 2017 National Mathematics Day (NMD) is celebrated on which date in India?

ANS-December 2

  • Which state to host the 7th edition of the India International Coffee Festival (IICF-2018)?

ANS-Karnataka

  • Which country has launched the world’s largest amphibious aircraft “AG600”?

ANS-China

  • Who has been sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh?

ANS-Jairam Thakur

  • India’s first-ever broad gauge air-conditioned AC EMU suburban train has started in which city?

ANS-Mumbai

  • Which city has become the first Indian city to get its own logo?

ANS-Bengaluru

  • Which city to host the annual meeting of World Economic Forum (WEF) 2018?

ANS-Davos

  • Who has been appointed as the new General Manager (GM) of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)?

ANS- Saba Karim

  • The 2017 Good Governance Day (GGD) is celebrated on which date in India?

ANS-December 25

  • Which country to host the 2018 ASEAN-India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD)?

ANS-Singapore

  • Partha Mukhopadhyay, the veteran actor has passed away. He hailed from which state?

ANS-West Bengal

  • Which state government has launched a free household power connection scheme ‘Prakash hai to vikas hai’ for the poor in the state?

ANS-Uttar Pradesh

  • India has signed how much amount of loan agreement with World Bank for the Tamil Nadu Irrigated Agriculture Modernization Project?

ANS-$318 million

  • The world’s tallest and longest glass bridge has opened in which country?

ANS-China

  • India’s first runway on ‘Sea Bridge’ will come up in which state/UT?

ANS-Lakshadweep

  • Which state government has recently signed MoU with South Korea to enhance tourism cooperation?

ANS-Uttar Pradesh

  • Who has edited the book “The Way I See It: A Gauri Lankesh Reader”?

ANS-Chandan Gowda

  • Who has been appointed the new Director General of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)?

ANS-Abhay

  • Which union minister has launched e-HRMS for central government employees to access all service details?

ANS-Jitendra Singh

  • Samsung has tied-up with which bank to offer ‘Bill Payments’ on Samsung Pay?

ANS-Axis Bank

  • Which Indian writer has been felicitated in Sri Lanka for his contribution to children’s literature?

ANS-Ramendra Kumar

  • What is the theme of the the 25th National Children Science Congress (NCSC-2017)?

ANS-Science and Innovation for Sustainable Development

  • Who has inaugurated the 100th annual conference of Indian Economic Association (IEA) at Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU)?

ANS-Ram Nath Kovind

  • Under whose chairmanship, a regional project on ‘Climate Resilience Building among Farmers through Crop Residue Management’ has launched?

ANS-C K Mishra

  • Which city is hosting the 78th session of Indian History Congress (IHC)?

ANS-Kolkata

  • Which of the following has launched the India’s first bitcoin trading app?

ANS-Pluto Exchange

  • Which Indian bank has recently signed a MoU with POORTI Agri Services Pvt. Ltd?

ANS-Bank of Baroda

  • India has signed how much amount of loan agreement with World Bank (WB) for UP Tourism Project?

ANS-$40 million

  • What is the India’s ranks on a list of countries with highest Non-performing Assets (NPA) levels, according to latest report by CARE Ratings?

ANS-5th

  • The Union ministry has recently sanctioned Rs 5 lakh assistance to family of sportsperson Nitisha Negi. Negi was related to which sports?

ANS-Football

  • Who has been elected as the new president of Liberia?

ANS-George Weah

  • Who has won the 2017 World Rapid Chess Championship in Riyadh?

ANS-Viswanathan Anand

  • Which city is hosting the 25th edition of National Children Science Congress (NCSC2017)?

ANS-Ahmedabad

  • Who has won gold in men’s senior 50m pistol event at the 61st National Shooting Championships Competition (NSCC-2017)?

ANS-Jitu Rai

  • Sue Grafton, the author of detective novels passed away. She hails from which country?

ANS-United States

  • After United States, which country has officially confirmed withdrawal from UNESCO?

ANS-Israel

  • The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) is located in which city?

ANS-Bengaluru

  • Who has been appointed new President of the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR)?

ANS-Vinay Sahasrabuddhe

  • The Andaman and Nicobar Islands administration has celebrated the 74th anniversary of First Flag Hoisting Day on which date?

ANS-December 30

  • Who has been named Globe Soccer’s Best Player for the year 2017?

ANS-Cristiano Ronaldo

  • Which Indian Grandmaster has won bronze in World Blitz Chess Championship 2017?

ANS-Viswanathan Anand

  • Who will be the new Director General of Police of Uttar Pradesh?

ANS-OP Singh

  • Which Indian entrepreneur has won the prestigious International Business Person of the Year award in London for innovative IT solutions?

ANS-Birendra Sasmal

  • Who has taken charge as new Director General (DG) of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)?

ANS-R. K. Mishra

  • Which city is hosting the 3rd edition of Women of India Organic Festival?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Who has been appointed as the new Governor of Bihar?

ANS-Satya Pal Malik

  • M. Marathe, the renowned journalist passed away. He hailed from which state?

ANS-Maharashtra

  • Which union minister has launched nationwide Free Eye Check-up Campaign?

ANS- Nitin Gadkari

  • Which city is hosting the National Hard Court Tennis Championship?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Which country to host the 6th edition of World Government Summit (WGS)?

ANS-UAE

  • Who of the following has/have won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2017?

ANS-Jeffrey C. Hall Michael Rosbash Michael W. Young

  • The Port of Benghazi which is officially opened for the first time in 3 years, is situated in which African country?

ANS-Libya

  • Which state government has launched a statewide campaign against child marriage and dowry on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary?

ANS-Bihar

  • The 8th Conference of Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians to be held in which country?

ANS-Sri Lanka

  • President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed a Commission to examine the subcategorisation of OBCs. Who will be chairperson of the commission?

ANS-G Rohini

  • Which city is hosting the Global Wildlife Programme (GWP) conference-2017?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Which committee has drafted the 3rd National Wildlife Action Plan (NWAP) for 2017-2031?

ANS-JC Kala committee

  • What is the theme of the 2017 United Nations (UN)’s World Habitat Day (WHD)?

ANS-Housing Policies: Affordable Homes

  • Who of the following has won the Nobel Prize for Literature 2017?

ANS-Kazuo Ishiguro

  • Which of the following has become the first Open Defecation Free (ODF) tribe district of Rajasthan?

ANS-Dungarpur

  • Who is leading the Indian delegation at the 8th Conference of Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians?

ANS-Sumitra Mahajan

  • The 2017 World Animal Day (WAD) is observed on which date?

ANS-October 4

  • Who has been sworn-in as the new Governor of Meghalaya?

ANS-Ganga Prasad

  • What is the theme of 2017 World Teachers’ Day (WTD)?

ANS-Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers

  • From where the Union Ministry of Tourism has started ‘Paryatan Parv’ to promote tourism across India?

ANS-Delhi

  • Bangladesh has signed how much amount of loan deal with India for its infrastructure and social sector development?

ANS-$4.5 billion

  • Purushottam Lal Kaushik, who passed away recently, was associated with which field?

ANS-Politics

  • Which insurance company has launched ‘Neo’ a servicing bot for Twitter?

ANS-HDFC Life

  • Who has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Mongolia?

ANS-Ukhnaa Khurelsukh

  • Who has been sworn-in as the new Governor of Tamil Nadu?]

ANS-Banwarilal Purohit

  • What is the theme of 2017 World Space Week (WSW)?

ANS-Exploring New Worlds In Space

  • The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed how much of loan pact with India for Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase II?

ANS-€ 300 million

  • Which city is hosting the first ever ASEANIndia Music Festival?

ANS-New Delhi

  • The international exhibition ‘World Dental Show 2017’ has opened in which city?

ANS-Mumbai

  • Which state government has launched a mass marriage scheme ‘Mukhyamantri Samoohik Vivaah Yojana’ for BPL families?

ANS-Uttar Pradesh

  • Which city to host the first-ever conference of Partner NGOs?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Kundan Shah, who passed away recently, was the renowned personality of which field?

ANS-Film Industry

  • The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Where is the headquarters of ICAN?

ANS-Geneva

  • Who has been appointed by the Supreme Court (SC) as amicus curiae on plea seeking reprobe of Mahatma Gandhi assassination?

ANS- Amrender Sharan

  • What is the theme of the 2017 India Water Week (IWW)?

ANS-Water and Energy for Inclusive Growth

  • Which Indian sportsperson has clinched the World Open Under-16 Snooker Championship2017?

ANS-Anupama Ramachandran

  • Who has won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2017?

ANS-Richard H. Thale

  • Who has won the 2017 men singles title at the Bulgarian International Future Series Badminton tournament?

ANS-RMV Gurusaidutt

  • Which Indian personality has been conferred the ‘Cross of the Order of Merit’, the highest civilian honour of Germany?

ANS-Rajesh Nath

  • Samiya Imad Farooqui has clinched gold at women’s singles U-15 Asian Junior Championship (AJC). She hails from which city?

ANS-Hyderabad

  • President Ram Nath Kovind has launched Mata Amritanandamayi Math Project ‘Jeevamritham’ from which state?

ANS-Kerala

  • Under ‘Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bhara’programme, which of the following states have signed MoU to boost cultural ties?

ANS-Arunachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Meghalaya

  • Who has won the 2017 China Open Tennis tournament?

ANS-Rafael Nadal

  • Who has been chosen for the 2017 Vayalar Ramavarma Literacy award?

ANS-T D Ramakrishna

  • Which country is hosting the International Conference on Dialogue of Civilizations – IV?

ANS-India

  • Which IIT institute has signed a MoU with Samsung for digital academy?

ANS-IIT-Kharagpur

  • Which state government has launched ‘Solar Briefcase’ to provide electricity in remote areas?

ANS-Uttarakhand

  • What is the India’s rank in the world’s most valuable nation brands, according to Brand Finance’s Nation Brands 2017 report?

ANS-8th

  • Which union minister has inaugurated the first ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017)?

ANS-Rajnath Singh

  • The 5th edition of India Water Week (IWW2017) has launched in which city?

ANS-New Delhi

  • What is the theme of the 2017 International Conference on Yoga?

ANS-Yoga for wellness

  • Which state has become the India’s first state to incorporate skill development programme in higher education?

ANS-Rajasthan

  • Who will head the US-India Business Council (USIBC)?

ANS-Nisha Biswal

  • What is the theme of the 2017 World Mental Health Day (WMHD)?

ANS-Mental health in the workplace

  • What is the India’s GDP forecast for FY18 by the World Bank (WB) in its South Asia Economic Focus (Fall 2017) report?

ANS-7.0%

  • Who has been appointed as the new chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)?

ANS-Anupam Kher

  • What is the theme of the 2017 International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC)?

ANS-Empower Girls: Before, during and after crise

  • Who has been appointed the new Ambassador to Principality of Monaco?

ANS-V M Kwatra

  • Who has been sworn-in as the new Governor of Assam?

ANS-Jagdish Mukhi

  • Who has been bestowed with the 2017 Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management?

ANS-Bindeshwar Pathak

  • Which city is hosting the 48th Conference of Governors?

ANS-New Delhi

  • India to sign pact with which country for setting up flexible LNG market?

ANS-Japan

  • Who chaired the first meeting of the newlyconstituted Economic Advisory Council to Prime Minister (EAC-PM)?

ANS- Bibey Debroy]

  • Who will head the 2nd National Judicial Pay Commission (NJPC) to look into pay hike issue of lower court judges?

ANS-PV Reddi

  • Gurbax Singh Sandhu has been honoured with the 2017 National Awards for senior citizens. He is associated with which sports?

ANS-Boxing

  • The Andhra Pradesh government has tied up with which financial services company for Vizag Digital Dhan Sankalp (VDDS) project?]

ANS-Visa

  • Which state government has recently implemented the Senior Citizen Health Insurance Scheme (SCHIS)?

ANS-Himachal Pradesh

  • Who will be the new Director-General (DG) of UNESCO?

ANS-Audrey Azoulay

  • Who has won the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for 2015 -16?

ANS-T M Krishna

  • Who has been appointed as the India’s new ambassador to China?

ANS-Gautam Bambawale

  • Which city to host International Puppet Festival (IPF-2017)?

ANS-Kolkata]

  • Which Indian Armed Force has launched an innovative mobile health App “MedWatch”?

ANS-Indian Air Force

  • Which of the following has become the first Indian Oil Marketing Company (OMC) to launch lubricants in Myanmar?

ANS-Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL)

  • The world’s first negative emissions plant that turns CO2 into stone has opened in which country?

ANS-Iceland

  • The 2017 International Day of Rural Women is observed on which date?

ANS-October 15

  • The joint training exercise “Mitra Shakti 2017” has started between India and which country?

ANS-Sri Lanka

  • What is the India’s rank in the 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI)?

ANS- 100th

  • Who has become the first Indian Brand Ambassador of Laureus?

ANS-Yuvraj Singh

  • Which country to host the 17th edition of the AFC Asian Cup – 2019?

ANS-UAE

  • Which city is hosting the 3rd edition of the India International Science Festival (IISF2017)?

ANS-Chennai

  • Who has been chosen for the 2017 Mathrubhumi Literary award (MLA)?

ANS-M K Sanu

  • What is the theme of 2017 International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR)?

ANS-Home Safe Home: Reducing Exposure, Reducing Displacement

  • Which Indian sportswoman has won triple gold at Egypt Junior and Cadet Open Table Tennis Championship 2017?

ANS-Selena Selvakumar

  • What is the theme of the 2017 World Food Day (WFD)?

ANS-Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development

  • Which union minister has signed pact with Japan for a Technical Intern Training Program (TITP)?

ANS-Dharmendra Pradhan

  • Jackson Singh Thounaojam is associated with which sports?

ANS-Football

  • Satish Chandra, who passed away recently, was the veteran personality of which field?

ANS-History

  • Which state assembly has become the first in India to call motions online?

ANS-Rajasthan

  • Which union ministry will organize International mega food summit “World Food India 2017”?

ANS-Ministry of Food Processing Industries

  • Shahid Chandra Shekhar Azad Bird Sanctuary (SCSABS) is located in which state?

ANS-Uttar Pradesh

  • Which country is hosting the 6th annual LNG Producers Consumer Conference – 2017?

ANS-Japan

  • Who has won the 2017 Shanghai Masters tennis tournament?

ANS-Roger Federer

  • Which football team has won the 37th All India Governor’s Gold Cup football tournament-2017?

ANS-Mohun Bagan

  • Which online campaign has launched by Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) to end gender bias in women against women?

ANS-#IamThatWoman

  • Who has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize?

ANS-George Saunders

  • The 2017 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP) is observed on which date?

ANS-October 1

  • Which e-commerce company has tied up with Union Ministry of Textile to promote handloom industry?

ANS-Myntra

  • Who has been chosen for the 2017 Padma Prabha Puraskaram?

ANS-Prabha Varma

  • Who has become the India’s first-ever woman wrestler to sign for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)?

ANS-Kavita Devi

  • Shamsher Khan, who passed away recently, was associated with which sports?

ANS-Swimming

  • The first-ever International tri services joint exercise “INDRA – 2017” has started between which of the following countries?

ANS- India and Russia

  • Who has been appointed as the new chairman of World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)?

ANS-Sunny Verghese

  • Hans Joachim Schellnhuber has won the 2017 Blue Planet Prize. He hails from which country?

ANS-Germany

  • Which Indian-American personality has won the 2017 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge?

ANS-Gitanjali Rao

  • As per RBI’s revised guidelines on interest subvention scheme, banks will provide funds to women SHGs in rural areas at how much percentage under DAY-NRLM for FY18?

ANS-7.0%

  • Which country to host 4th ADMM (ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting)-Plus meeting 2017?

ANS-Philippines

  • Which state government has launched Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojna (BBY) for farmers?

ANS-Madhya Pradesh

  • The National Police Commemoration Day (NPCD) is observed on which date in India?

ANS-October 21

  • Which committee has been constituted to select candidate for post of editor-in-chief of Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV)?

ANS-A Surya Prakash committee

  • Which country’s team has won the 2017 Men’s Hockey Asia Cup tournament?

ANS-India

  • Which Indian golfer has clinched the 2017 Macao Open golf tournament?

ANS-Gaganjeet Bhullar

  • Which Indian sportsperson has won the 2017 Denmark Open Superseries Badminton tournament?

ANS-Kidambi Srikanth

  • India’s first Roll On-Roll Off (Ro-Ro) ferry service has launched in which state?

ANS-Gujarat

  • Which state government has recently signed a pact with National Research Centre for Banana (NRCB) to develop technologies relating to banana production?

ANS-Andhra Pradesh

  • Who is leading Indian delegation in the 4th ASEAN Defence Minister’s Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus) -2017?

ANS-Nirmala Sitharaman

  • India’s first Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) for Skilling in Smart Cities has come up in which city?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Who has been appointed as the Government of India (GoI) representative to hold sustained dialogue on Jammu and Kashmir (J&K)?

ANS-Dineshwar Sharma

  • The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) will analyse social media trends & data in monitoring security. Where is the headquarters of CISF?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Who has been appointed as the new Special Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)?

ANS-Rakesh Asthana

  • Who has been named as the 2017 Best FIFA Men’s Player?

ANS-Cristiano Ronaldo

  • The 2017 World Polio Day (WPD) is observed on which date?

ANS-October 24

  • The 2017 United Nations Day (UND) is observed on which date?

ANS-October 24

  • The 56th raising day of the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has celebrated on which date?

ANS-October 24

  • Which country to host the 2nd edition of World Congress on Marxism?

ANS-China

  • Who will be head of the newly constituted task force of RBI on Public Credit Registry (PCR)?

ANS- M Deosthalee

  • Who has been appointed as the new MD & CEO of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB)?

ANS-Suresh Sethi

  • Which Indian bank has recently signed MoU with Escorts for tractor financing?

ANS-State Bank of India

  • EEPC India has signed pact with which Indian bank for export finance?

ANS-Punjab National Bank

  • Which Indian state has topped in digital initiatives, as per recent report by Coeus Age Consulting?

ANS-Madhya Pradesh

  • Which Indian origin couple has won the 2017 IHV Lifetime Achievement Award for AIDS research?

ANS-Salim Abdool Karim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim

  • Which country hosted the first-ever meeting of BIMSTEC Task Force on Traditional Medicine?

ANS-India

  • What is the theme of the 2017 Vigilance Awareness Week (VAW)?

ANS-My Vision-Corruption Free India

  • What is the India’s passport position in the Global Passport Power Rank 2017, as per global financial advisory firm Arton Capital?

ANS-75th

  • Which of the following union ministries have jointly launched a new scheme “SAATHI”?

ANS-Ministries of Power and Textiles

  • Girija Devi, who passed away recently, was the renowned classical singer of which gharana?

ANS-Seniya and Banaras gharanas

  • Who is the author of the e-book “India 2017 Yearbook”?

ANS-Rajiv Mehrishi

  • Which country is hosting the 2017 global conference on consumer protection?

ANS-India

  • Which city is hosting the International Conference on Green Initiatives & Railway Electrification?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Who has been honoured with the Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award 2017?

ANS- Javed Akhtar

  • What is the theme of the 2017 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage (WDAH)?

ANS-Discover, remember and share

  • Which country has been named the best country to visit in 2018, according to Lonely Planet ‘Best in Travel 2018’ list?

ANS-Chile 

  • Which state/UT Cricket Association has become the newest associate member of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)?

ANS-Puducherry

  • Which country is hosting the 14th South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation in Law (SAARCLAW) Conference?

ANS- Sri Lanka

  • Which country has become the first country to leave International Criminal Court (ICC)?

ANS-Burundi

  • Which state chief minister has been honoured with the Golden Peacock Award under the category ‘Global Leadership in Public Service and Economic Transformation’?

ANS-Andhra Pradesh

  • Who has officially been sworn in as the new Prime minister of New Zealand?

ANS-Jacinda Ardern

  • Which state to host the 36th edition of National Games of India in 2018?

ANS-Goa

  • Which country’s team has won the 2017 FIFA Under-17 World Cup?

ANS-England

  • India and which country have agreed to implement HOSTAC to strengthen maritime security?

ANS-United States

  • Gautam Adhikari, who passed away recently, was the co-founder of which TV channel?

ANS-SAB TV

  • Which team has won the 5th edition of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 2017?

ANS-Patna Pirates

  • Who has been appointed as the new High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Zambia?

ANS-N.J.Gangte

  • The world’s first hybrid electric tram powered by hydrogen fuel cells has started in which country?

ANS-China

  • Which Bollywood personality has been bestowed with the 2017 PHDCCI Lifetime Achievement Award?

ANS-Sharmila Tagore

  • Which ministerial committee has been constituted by the Central Government on PSU bank mergers?

ANS-Arun Jaitley committee

  • Which Indian shuttler has won the 2017 men’s singles French Open Superseries badminton tournament?

ANS-Kidambi Srikanth

  • Who will head the parliamentary standing committee on defence to examine operational preparedness of armed forces?

ANS-B C Khanduri

  • Who has been appointed the Private Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind?

ANS-Vikram Singh

  • What country has topped the list of new tuberculosis cases in 2016, according to WHO’s Global TB Report 2017?

ANS- India

  • India has signed how much amount of Loan Agreement with World Bank (WB) for the Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project?

ANS-$200 million

  • Which union minister has launched MSME Delayed Payment Portal “MSME Samadhaan”?

ANS-Giriraj Singh

  • Which country to host the 13th session of United Nations (UN) Global Wildlife Conference

ANS-India

  • Who has taken charge as the new Vice Chief of Naval Staff (VCNS)?

ANS-Ajit Kumar P

  • Who has won the 2017 Swiss Indoors men’s singles tennis tournament?

ANS-Roger Federe

  • Heena Sidhu clinched gold in which air pistol event at Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Brisbane?

ANS-10m air pistol

  • What is the theme of the United Nations for 2017 World Cities Day (WCD)?

ANS-Innovative Governance, Open Cities

  • Which country to host 2018 Asian Cricket Council Emerging Nations Cup?

ANS-Pakistan

  • Which state is hosting the first-ever India-US Ocean Dialogue?

ANS-Goa

  • Which city is hosting the 2017 Global clubfoot conference?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Which country will be the ‘Country of Honour’ at the 36th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) 2017?

ANS-United Kingdom

  • Who has taken over charge as new DirectorGeneral (DG) of National Investigation Agency (NIA)?

ANS-Yogesh Chander Modi

  • Who has been appointed as the Karnataka’s first woman Director General and Inspector General of Police (DG-IGP)?

ANS-Neelmani N. Raju

  • Who has been elected as the 95th Prime Minister of Japan?

ANS-Shinzo Abe

  • What is the India’s rank in the latest World Bank (WB)’s Ease of Doing Business ranking 2018?

ANS-100th

  • Which state government will give lifetime monthly pensions to ‘Hindi Satyagrahis’?

ANS-Haryana

  • Which Indian bollywood personality has been honoured with the 2017 Parmod Mahajan Smriti Award?

ANS-Anupam Kher

  • The joint training exercise “PRABAL DOSTYK – 2017″ has started between India and which country?

ANS-Kazakhstan

  • Which city is hosting the 9th CMS Vatavaran Film Festival and Forum?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Who has been selected for Kerala’s top literary award “Ezhuthachan Puraskaram-2017”?

ANS-K Satchidanandan

  • Who has been appointed as Honorary Consul General in Hyderabad by the Republic of Korea?

ANS-Suresh Chukkapalli

  • Pension regulator PFRDA has increased maximum age of joining National Pension Scheme (NPS) Private Sector from 60 to _____?

ANS-65 years

  • Which country is hosting the 21st World Congress of Mental Health (WCMH) 2017?

ANS-India

  • Who will be honoured by the Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award 2017?

ANS-Girish Karnad

  • Gagan Narang clinched silver in which rifle prone event at Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Brisbane?

ANS-50m rifle prone

  • Who is the author of the book “Dreamnation: Uniting a Country with Handwritten Dreams”?

ANS-Saji Mathew

  • Which word has been named official word of the year 2017 by Collins dictionary?

ANS-Fake news

  • India’s first-ever conservation reserve for black buck will come up in which city?

ANS-Allahabad

  • Which state to host the second edition of Nobel Prize Series – India?

ANS-Goa

  • Which country is hosting the International Conference on “Ramayan Circuit and MithilaAwadh Relations”?

ANS-Nepal

  • What is the India’s rank in the 2017 World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap index?

ANS-108th

  • The 2017 World Food India (WFI) has started in which city?

ANS-New Delhi

  • The Assam government has recently signed MoU with which country for skilling state’s youth?

ANS-Singapore

  • The bi-annual multilateral exercise ‘Blue Flag17’ has started in which country?

ANS-Israel

  • Who led the Indian delegation at the 7th Asia Ministerial Energy Roundtable (AMER7)?

ANS-Dharmendra Pradhan

  • Which state has topped the 2017 Gender Vulnerability Index (GVI), which is recently released by the Child development NGO Plan India?

ANS-Goa

  • The 2017 World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) is observed on which date?

ANS-November 5

  • Who will be the new US Ambassador to India?

ANS-Kenneth Juster

  • The 1st Heli Expo India and International Civil Helicopter Conclave-2017 has started in which city?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Which union ministry has launched Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana to promote philately?

ANS-Ministry of Communications

  • Which Indian temple has won the UNESCO Asia Pacific Award of Merit 2017?

ANS-Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

  • Who has been chosen for the 53rd Jnanpith Award 2017?

ANS-Krishna Sobti

  • Which city is hosting the 2017 World Youth Forum (WYF)?

ANS-Egypt

  • Which Indian golfer has won the 2017 Panasonic Open (India) Golf tournament?

ANS-Shiv Kapur

  • Which state government will organise villagelevel tourneys to curb drug menace?

ANS-Punjab

  • Which country’s team has clinched the 2017 Women’s Hockey Asia Cup Tournament?

ANS-India

  • Baddam Narasimha Reddy, who passed away recently, was the former MP from which Lok Sabha Constituency?

ANS-Miryalaguda Constituency

  • Which city has won the Best City Bus Services Award of Government of India?

ANS-Surat

  • Who has been honoured with the 2017 Vishnudas Bhave award?

ANS-Mohan Joshi

  • Which city is hosting the International Conference – ‘FIPSPHYSIOCON 2017?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Who has been awarded “Bharat Gaurav Award” – 2017 in Science and Technology category?

ANS-Anil K. Tripathi

  • The 2017 Bali Jatra festival has started in which state?

ANS-Odisha

  • Who has been designated as the new Finance Secretary of India?

ANS-Hasmukh Adhia

  • Who will inaugurate the latest conference of States Power Ministers in Bihar?

ANS-Raj Kumar Singh

  • The Indo-Nepal folk crafts festival has started in which city?

ANS-Kathmandu

  • Which Multi-Agency Group (MAG) has reconstituted by the Union Government to probe into cases of Paradise Papers?

ANS-Sushil Chandra group

  • Who has been appointed the new Special Secretary in Union commerce ministry?

ANS-Binoy Kumar

  • India has pledged to contribute how much amount to UN partnership fund at the 2017 UN Pledging Conference for Development Activities?

ANS-$100 million

  • The 2nd edition of India International Cherry Blossom festival has started in which state?

ANS-Meghalaya

  • Who has won the 2017 men’s singles National Badminton Championships?

ANS-H S Prannoy

  • Which country to host the Organic World Congress (OWC) – 2017?

ANS-India

  • The Indo-Bangladesh joint military exercise “Sampriti-7” has started in which of the following states?

ANS-Meghalaya and Mizoram

  • Which state will be the first state to use EVMs with VVPAT machines on all booths during assembly elections?

ANS-Himachal Pradesh

  • Which Indian organization has developed subsonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’, which is successfully test fired recently?

ANS-DRDO

  • Which city is hosting the 20th International Children’s Film Festival of India (ICFFI)?

ANS-Hyderabad

  • Mary Kom has won gold medal in which category at 2017 Asian women’s Boxing Championships?

ANS-48kg category

  • Who has been awarded with the Israel’s 2018 Genesis Prize?

ANS-Natalie Portman

  • Which Insurance Company has won the “2017 General Insurance Company of the Year” at the 21st Asia Insurance Industry Awards?

ANS-Apollo Munich Health Insurance Company

  • Which is the official mascot of the 2017 AIBA Youth Women’s World Boxing Championship?

ANS-Guppy

  • Which committee has been constituted by the Union Government to continuously monitor the solutions to air pollution?

ANS-C.k Mishra committee

  • Which IIT institute to host the Blockchain summit and hackathon, which will be organised by NITI Aayog?

ANS-IIT Delhi

  • Shahzar Rizvi is associated with which sports?

ANS-Shooting

  • Which state government will set up village climate resilient committees for adopting different agricultural practices?

ANS-Maharashtra

  • Who has won the 2017 Women’s singles National Badminton Championships?

ANS-Saina Nehwal

  • Which state government has launched She Pad scheme for school girls?

ANS-Kerala

  • The 5th meeting of Nepal-India Oversight Mechanism was held in which city?

ANS-Kathmandu

  • Which city to host the first-ever Nordic-Baltic Youth Film Festival?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Who has been honored with the 2017 National Entrepreneurship Award under Mentor (Government) Category?

ANS-Renu Swarup

  • The 3rd edition of international film festival “Russian Film Days” in India has started in which city?

ANS-Delhi

  • The IDFC Bank has partnered with which digital wallet company for co-branded virtual Visa prepaid card?

ANS-MobiKwik

  • Which country is hosting the 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit?

ANS-Vietnam

  • Which city is hosting the 2017 India Disaster Response Summit?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Which country hosted the 39th session of the General Conference of the UNESCO?

ANS- France

  • Which union ministry will celebrate Child Rights Week ‘Hausla 2017’?

ANS-Ministry of Women and Child Development

  • Which state has become the India’s first state to treat Hepatitis-C patients through oral medicine?

ANS-Haryana

  • Which international organisation will get 2017 Mother Teresa Memorial Award Award for social justice?

ANS-United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

  • Which language has been declared as the second official language by the Telangana state government?

ANS-Urdu

  • India’s first cartoon network theme park “Amaazia” will come up in which city?

ANS-Surat

  • The 2017 National Legal Services Day (NLSD) is celebrated on which date in India?

ANS-November 9

  • Who has been appointed the new Director General of Police (DGP) of Telangana State Government?

ANS-M Mahender Reddy

  • Kirti Nidhi Bista, who passed away recently, was the former Prime Minister of which country?

ANS-Nepal

  • Which country to host the 12th edition of East Asia Summit (EAS-2017)?

ANS-Philippines

  • Which union minister has released India Youth Development Index and Report 2017?

ANS-Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

  • The 2017 traditional Lavi Fair has started in which state?

ANS-Himachal Pradesh

  • Who has won the 2017 IBSF World Billiards Championship?

ANS-Pankaj Advani

  • Audrey Azoulay has been appointed as the new chief of UNESCO. She hails from which country?

ANS-France

  • Who is leading the Indian delegation in the 4th India-Canada Annual Ministerial Dialogue 2017?

ANS-Suresh Prabhu

  • The 2017 Public Service Broadcasting Day (PSBD) is celebrated on which date in India?

ANS-November 12

  • Who has won the 2017 Slovenian presidential election?

ANS-Borut Pahor

  • Which of the following Indian states will jointly organize a security exercise ‘Sagar Kavach’ on coastline?

ANS-Odisha and West Bengal

  • Which city to host Asian Bankers Association summit?

ANS-Mumbai

  • Which country is hosting the 10th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES-2017)?

ANS-Nepal

  • Which country is hosting the 7th Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan?

ANS-Turkmenistan

  • What is the theme of the 2017 World Diabetes Day (WDD)?

ANS-Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future

  • Which country is the partner country at the 37th India International Trade Fair (IITF-2017)?

ANS-Vietnam

  • Which state is hosting the India’s first Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit-2017?

ANS-Chhattisgarh

  • Who is leading the Indian delegation in the 15th ASEAN-India Summit 2017?

ANS-Narendra Modi

  • Who has become the first Indian golfer to qualify for LPGA Tour Championships?

ANS-Aditi Ashok

  • Which country has launched the world’s first fully electric cargo ship?

ANS-China

  • Manu Sharma, the noted author has passed away. He hails from which state?

ANS-Uttar Pradesh

  • President Ramnath Kovind has launched JOHAR scheme in which state to double income of rural poor?

ANS-Jharkhand

  • India’s first offshore desalination plant will be set up by NIOT in which state?

ANS-Tamil Nadu

  • Which city is hosting the 15th Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Conference?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Which state government is organising the AP AgTech summit 2017?

ANS-Andhra Pradesh

  • Who represented India at ‘UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial: Vancouver 2017’?

ANS-Subhash Bhamre

  • Ganga Kumari has become the first transgender to be appointed in Rajasthan Police. She hails from which district?

ANS-Jalore district

  • Which is the India’s longest expressway that will soon provide free Wi-Fi services along its length?

ANS-Agra to Lucknow Expressway

  • Which country has recently declared Yoga as sports activity?

ANS-Saudi Arabia

  • Who has been appointed as the president of the 36th International Geological Congress (IGC – 2020)?

ANS-Vijay Prasad Dimri

  • Which Indian personality has been appointed as advisory board member of the Financial Stability Institute (FSI) of the BIS?

ANS-Urjit Patel

  • Who will be honoured with the Personality of the Year Award at the IFFI 2017?

ANS-Amitabh Bachchan

  • The 2017 National Press Day (NPD) is celebrated on which date in India?

ANS-November 16

  • Which Indian city to host the 5th edition of Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS2017)?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Who has been chosen by the Andhra Pradesh Govt for the 2016 NTR National Film Award?

ANS-Rajinikanth

  • The 2017 UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) was held in which country?

ANS-Germany

  • Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded India’s sovereign ratings from its lowest investment grade “Baa3” to ____?

ANS-Baa2

  • The International Film Festival of India (IFFI2017) will set up Next Gen-Bioscope Village in which city to allow non-delegates to watch films?

ANS-Panaji

  • Jagdish Mohan, the renowned Hindustani vocalist of Kirana Gharana passed away. He hailed from which state?

ANS-Uttarakhand

  • Who has been appointed the new chairman of Bombay Stock exchange (BSE)?

ANS-Sethurathnam Ravi

  • Who has been named PETA’s Person of the Year 2017 ?

ANS-Anushka Sharma

  • Which city is hosting the Aadi Mahotsav – a fortnight long Tribal Festival of 2017?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Who has won a national championship crown at the 61st National Shooting Championship – 2017?

ANS-Shagun Chowdhary

  • Which country hosted the 4th Global Conference on Sustained Eradication of Child Labour?

ANS-Argentina

  • Which committee has constituted by the Maharashtra govt to recommend ways to stop custodial deaths?

ANS-Sudhir Shrivastava committee

  • Which web portal has been launched by the Union Government for monitoring universal household electrification?

ANS-Saubhagy

  • The Madhya Pradesh Govt has partnered with which states under “Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat” scheme to strengthen cultural relations between them?

ANS-Nagaland and Manipur

  • Patanjali group has signed a MoU with which state government for setting up a food park in the state?

ANS-Telangana

  • Who has been appointed as the new ambassador of World Packaging Organisation (WPO)?

ANS-Chakravarthi AVPS

  • Which country to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup?

ANS-France

  • Who has been chosen for Prof. Yashwantrao Kelkar Youth Award 2017?

ANS-Gopinath R

  • Sergio Ramirez has won the 2017 Cervantes Prize. He hails from which country?

ANS-Nicaragua

  • Sushil Kumar has won gold in which category at the 2017 National Wrestling championship?

ANS-74kg

  • The first-ever Namami Barak festival has started in which state?

ANS-Assam

  • Atom Egoyan will be honoured with the lifetime achievement award at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI 2017). He hails from which country?

ANS-Canada

  • Who is the author of the book “Age of Anger: A History of the Present”?

ANS-Pankaj Mishra

  • Who will be honoured with the 2017 Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development?

ANS-Manmohan Singh

  • Manushi Chhillar has won the coveted ‘Miss World 2017’ title. She hails from which state?

ANS-Haryana

  • What is the theme of the 2017 World Toilet Day (WTD)?

ANS-Wastewater

  • Which country is hosting the 42nd International Congress of Military Medicine (ICMM-2017)?

ANS-India

  • Which city is hosting the 2017 Women’s Youth World Boxing Championship (YWBC)?

ANS-Guwahati

  • Which country’s cricket team has clinched the 2017 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup tournament?

ANS-Afghanistan

  • The world’s biggest toilet pot model has launched in which Indian state?

ANS-Haryana

  • Who has been honoured with 2017 Big Little Book Award in Bengali language category?

ANS-Nabaneeta Dev Sen

  • What is the theme of the 8th edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES-2017)?

ANS-Women First, Prosperity for All

  • What is the India’s rank in the 2017 IMD World Talent Ranking?

ANS-51st

  • Which state to host the 6th edition of India’s premier open water swimming competition “Swimmathon”?

ANS-Goa

  • The 2017 World Fisheries day (WFD) is observed on which date?

ANS-November 21

  • The exercise code-named India-Myanmar Bilateral Army Exercise (IMBAX) has started in which state?

ANS-Meghalaya

  • India has recently signed pact with which country for visa free entry of flight crew?

ANS-Russia

  • Robbie Malinga, who passed away recently, was the legendary musician of which country?

ANS-South Africa

  • The 2017 Sangai Festival has started in which state?

ANS-Manipur

  • ANS-Which university library has bagged the Highest Profile Registration category award for effective utilisation of the JGate@eShodhSindhu platform?

ANS-Pondicherry University

  • Who has been conferred with the 2017 Life Time Achievement (LTA) award by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF)?

ANS-Manik Banerjee

  • What is the theme of the 2017 Universal Children’s Day (UCD)?

ANS-Kids Take Over

  • Which Indian-origin researcher has been appointed as new UNAIDS Special Ambassador for Adolescents and HIV?

ANS-Quarraisha Abdool Karim

  • India has signed how much amount of loan agreement with World Bank for “Shared Infrastructure for Solar Parks Project (SISPP)”?

ANS-$100 million

  • Which bank has launched Pattabhi Sitaramayya — Self Business Group (PS-SBG) scheme to encourage entrepreneurship?

ANS-Andhra Bank

  • Which union minister has launched 1st World Conference on Access to Medical Products in New Delhi?

ANS-J P Nadda

  • Who has inaugurated the 5th edition of Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS)?

ANS-Narendra Modi

  • Who will be sworn-in as the new President of Zimbabwe?

ANS-Emmerson Mnangagwa

  • As per which article of Constitution, the Union Cabinet has approved to set up 15th Finance Commission?

ANS-Article 280

  • Indian railways has installed Asia’s largest Solid State Interlocking (SSI) system in which state?

ANS-West Bengal

  • Which union ministry will conduct Multi State Mega Mock Tsunami Exercise 2017?

ANS-Ministry of Home Affairs

  • Which state government has launched free learning app “Dishari” for competitive exams?

ANS-Rajasthan

  • Which state hosted the first- ever North East Development Summit (NEDS) 2017?

ANS-Manipur

  • Which city will become the first city to jointly host the Badminton and Para-Badminton World Championships in 2019?

ANS-Basel

  • Which app has been launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for government services?

ANS-Umang

  • Where is the headquarters of the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)?

ANS-London

  • IKEA has launched its first experiential centre “IKEA Hej HOME’ in India at which city?

ANS-Hyderabad

  • Which union ministry has launched a Digital Signature campaign on Constitution Day?

ANS-Ministry of Human Resources Development

  • Which city hosted the 15th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (HTLS)?

ANS-New Delhi

  • Which bank has launched a unified integrated app YONO (You Need Only One) for financial services?

ANS-State Bank of India

  • Who will inaugurate the 2017 International Gita Mahotsav (IGM)?

ANS-Ram Nath Kovind

  • Ritu Phogat has clinched silver in which category at the under-23 Senior World Wrestling Championship-2017 in Poland?

ANS-48kg

  • Which country to host 36th International Geological Congress (IGC – 2020)?

ANS- India

  • Which union minister has chaired the 12th Standing Committee meeting of the InterState Council (ISC)?

ANS-Rajnath Singh

  • Which city to host the 15th MIFF for Documentary, Short, Animation Film?

ANS-Mumbai

  • Which country is hosting the 2017 International Multilateral Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise (IMMSAREX)?

ANS-Bangladesh

  • Who has won the best actor award at the most prestigious 2017 Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA)?

ANS-Rajkummar Rao

  • What is the theme of the 2017 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW)?

ANS-Leave no one behind – End violence against women and girls

  • Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has been crowned the Miss Universe 2017. She hails from which country?

ANS-South Africa

  • Sathiyan Gnanasekaran has clinched men’s singles gold at the the 2017 ITTF Challenge Spanish Open. He hails from which state?

ANS-Tamil Nadu

  • Which union minister has launched an intensive program to train Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) of Panchayati Raj Institutions?

ANS-Maneka Gandhi

  • Which bank has recently launched ripplepowered instant payment service for retail and corporate customers?

ANS-Axis Bank

  • Gopi Thonakal has become the first Indian man to win Asian Marathon Championship. He hails from which state?

ANS-Kerala

  • Which of the following will be India’s first solar mission to take off in 2019?

ANS-Aditya-L1 mission

  • The scientists of which country have developed the world’s first artificial intelligence politician “SAM”?

ANS-New Zealand

  • Who has won the women’s singles title at the Hong Kong Super Series badminton tournament 2017?

ANS-Tai Tzu Ying

  • Who is the director general of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)?

ANS-Soumya Swaminathan

  • Who has won the Sportsman of the Year award at the first edition of Indian Sports Honours (ISH-2017)?

ANS-Kidambi Srikanth

  • Who has inaugurated the 8th edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES-2017)?

ANS-Narendra Modi

  • India will provide how much amount of financial assistance to Afghanistan’s Transport Network?

ANS-$2.87 million

  • India and which country have recently signed anti-terror pact to help each other in combating terrorism?

ANS-Russia

  • Which Indian snooker has won the 15-frame IBSF World Snooker Men Championship 2017?

ANS-Pankaj Advani

  • Under whose chairmanship the 15th Finance Commission has been constituted by the Union Government?

ANS-NK Singh

  • Who has been appointed as the first-ever female UK Ambassador to United Nations (UN)?

ANS-Karen Pierce

  • Which Indian monument has officially been declared the most visited place of the world by World Book of Records (WBR)?

ANS-Golden Temple

  • Who has been elected the new President of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA)?

ANS-Nirmala Sitharaman

  • Who has been appointed as India’s G20 Sherpa for the Development Track of the G20 summit?

ANS-Shaktikanta Das

  • Who has been appointed as the new Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India?

ANS-Pradeep Singh Kharola

  • The first edition of the International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE 2017) has started in which city?

ANS-Jaipur

  • Which union ministry has launched India Hypertension Management Initiative (IHMI)?

ANS-Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

  • Who has been appointed the chairman of the newly constituted National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) under GST regime?

ANS-Badri Narain Sharma

  • Who has been conferred with the 3rd Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Distinguished Indologist Award?

ANS-Hiroshi Marui

  • Under whose captaincy Indian men’s national team has won the 2017 Asian Kabaddi Championships?

ANS-Ajay Thakur

  • Who has won the 2017 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix tournament?

ANS-Valtteri Bottas

  • Which Indian state hosted the Korea Tourism Festival 2017?

ANS-Haryana

  • Who has become the first Indian-American to hold press gaggle with reporters on board US Presidential chopper Air Force One?

ANS-Raj Shah

  • Which Indian Armed Force has conducted the regional level marine oil pollution response exercise ‘Clean Sea-2017’?

ANS-Indian Coast Guard

  • Who will represent India in the annual summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO2017) in Russia?

ANS-Sushma Swaraj

  • Mirabai Chanu has become the first Indian in over two decades to win gold at the IWF World Weightlifting Championship. She hails from which state?

ANS-Manipur 

  • Which country to host the 7th International Military Sports Council (CISM) Military World Games – 2019?

ANS-China

  • Thodupuzha Vasanthi, who passed away recently, was associated to which field?

ANS-Film Industry

  • India’s first crypto-currency exchange “Coinome” has launched by which payment gateway?

ANS-Billdesk

  • Which state government has launched ‘Fish Pond Yojana’ scheme to increase fish production?

ANS-Odisha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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