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Current Affairs 2018 and General Knowledge

Current Affairs 2018

January

13 January

    1. Which city in Kerala is among the five places in the world that have been recognised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as success stories in fighting the problem of solid waste?
      • Ans: Alappuzha
      • 2. Which is the first state in India to offer email IDs in Hindi?
      • Ans: Rajasthan
      • 3. Who became the first batsman in the world to score three ODI double centuries?
      • Ans: Rohit Sharma
      • 4. Which port in Sri Lanka has been handed over to China for 99 year lease?
      • Ans: Hambantota
      • 5. Which has been named as the Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year for 2017?
      • Ans: Feminism
      • 6. India will host the ICC World Cup cricket tournament in which year?
      • Ans: 2023
      • 7. The BCCI has recently lifted the four year ban on which cricket association?
      • Ans: Rajasthan Cricket Association
      • 8. Which country has decided to lift the 35 year old ban on movie theatres?
      • Ans: Saudi Arabia
      • 9. Who is the new Chairman and Managing Director of Air India?’
      • Ans: Pradeep Sigh Kharola
      • 10. Which city hosted the trilateral meeting of the Foreign Arlinisters of Russia, India and China? .
      • Ans: New Delhi
      • 11. Which Hindi writer was selected for this year’s Vyas Sarnrnan?
      • Ans: Mamta Kalia
      • 12. Where in India Was the Naval Maritime Aircraft Museum inaugurated?
      • Ans: Visakhapatnam
      • 13. Who is the new chairman of the Kerala Lalithakala Academy?
      • Ans: Nemom Pushparaj
      • 14. which university got the Chancellor’s Award for the Best University in Kerala?
      • Ans: Cochin University of Science and Technology
      • 15. Name the Time Person of the Year 2017?
      • Ans: The Silence Breakers
      • 16. India was admitted to which export control regime recently?
      • Ans: Wassenaar Arrangement
      • 17. Who became the first Indian to win gold at the World Para Swimming Championship?
      • Ans: Kanchanmala
      • 18. Who won this year’s Dillon d’Or?
      • Ans: Cristiano Ronaldo
      • 19. Who are the winners of the Hockey World League?
      • Ans: Australia
      •     They defeated Argentina in the final, India finished third.
      • 20. International Mountain Day was observed on:
      • Ans: December 11
      • • international Human Rights Day was observed on December 10.
      • • International Civil Aviation Day was observed on December 7
      • • International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime was observed on December 9.
      • • International Anti-Corruption Day was also observed on December 9
        • • The Wassenaar Arrangement is an elite club of countries which subscribe to arms export controls, similar to the Nuclear Suppliers Group and the Missile Technology Control Regime. It came into being in 1996 to succeed the Cold War-era Coordinating Committee for Multilateral Export Controls. The name comes from Wassenaar, a suburb of The Hague, where the agreement to start such a group was reached in 1995.

22 January

  1. What was the theme of 25th National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) held at Gandhinagar, Gujarat?

Ans: Science and Innovation for Sustainable Development

  1. Which is the world’s largest amphibious aircraft?

Ans: AG600 (China)

  1. Name the organization tied up with CBSE to impart value education to students?

Ans: Ramakrishna Mission

  1. Who was appointed as the new president of Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR)?

Ans: Vinay Sahasrabuddhe

  1. Who is the head of the panel for drafting New Education Policy set up by Human resource development ministry, whose period is extended up to March 2018?

Ans: K. Kasturirangan

  1. Which is the law that was recently amended by Lok Sabha to prevent wilful defaulters from taking part in insolvency proceedings of stressed asset of company?

Ans: Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Law

  1. Indian actress, named as the PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of A Animal) person of the year for her work on animal welfare.

Ans: Anushka Sharma

  1. Which are the Gulf Countries that implement Value Added Tax (VAT) from January first 2018?

Ans: UAE and Saudi Arabia

  1. Which is the first forest produce that has received Geographical Indication (GI) tag?

Ans: Nilambur teak

  1. Which former West Indies all rounder is appointed as the coach of Afghanistan cricket team, as the country is preparing for its first lest match?

Ans: Phil Simmons

  1. Who was the only golfer to win multiple Asian Tour Titles in 2017?

Ans: Shiv Kapur (India)

  1. Who is the new chairman and managing director of Air lndia?

Ans: Pradeep Singh Kharola

  1. Where the world’s first solar highway does was opens?

Ans: Jinan, the capital city of Shandong province of China

  1. Who is the only batsman to manage 1000 runs in four successive calendar year from 2014?

Ans: Steven Smith

  1. Who were entrusted with conducting Swachh survey from January 4?

Ans: Karvy Data Management

  1. Who is the writer, who has died recently and well known for her alphabetically titled series of detective novels?

Ans: Sue Grafton

  1. Which team won in Ranji trophy final against Delhi?

Ans: Vidarhha

  1. What is the name of the military exercise between India and UK held in December 2017?

Ans:  Ajeya Warrior

  1. Which is the Latin American country recently launched a cryptocurrency called Petro, which will be backed by the country’s vast reserve of oil and gas as well as mineral wealth including gold?

Ans: Venezuela

  1. For which Operation of the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) of India got the Certificate of commendation by CITES?

Ans: Operation Save Kurma

  1. Which Indian state hosts the first ever North East Development Summit?                                                                                                                                                 Ans: Manipur
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