2018 January Current Affairs Part 1-Important GK Questions


What was the theme of the 2018 National Voters’ Day?
Accessible elections

Who has become first woman chairman of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA)?
Usha Ananthasubramanian (MD and CEO of Allahabad Bank)

Which state has launched Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Vikas Yojna (MGSVY) for the welfare of the downtrodden citizen across the state?
Punjab

Who has been sworn-in as the new President of the Republic of Honduras?
Juan Orlando Hernandez

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

Who won the 15th edition of Mumbai Marathon 2018?
Soloman Deksisa (Ethiopia)

Which Indian shuttler has won the 2018 Swedish Open Junior International Series?
Siddharth Pratap Singh

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

Who was appointed as the new Director General of National Security Guard (NSG)?
Sudeep Lakhtakia


Who was appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner of India?
Om Prakash Rawat

Which former Gujarat chief minister was appointed as the new Governor of Madhya Pradesh?
Anandiben Patel

Name the third Scorpene class submarine of India to be launched by the Indian Navy?
INS Karanj

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

Which Bollywood personality has become the official brand ambassador of Sikkim?
A R Rahman

Which city hosted the Ramayana Festival of ASEAN Countries in 2018?
New Delhi

Which country’s team has won the 5th edition of Blind Cricket World Cup 2018?
India (defeated Pakistan in the final held at Sharjah in UAE)

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

Who was selected as the International Cricket Council's Test Player of the Year 2017?
Steven Smith (Australia)

Which Indian cricketer was selected for ICC Men’s T20I Performance of the Year 2017?
Yuzvendra Chahal 

Which country has recently built the world’s biggest air purifier?
China

Which Indian cricketer has launched his autobiography “Imperfect”? 
Sanjay Manjrekar

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

Which state has become the India’s first state to launch Public Cloud Policy to speed up e-governance?
Maharashtra

Who was appointed as the Director General of Sports Authority of India?
Neelam Kapoor

Name the Keralite who was recently been honoured with the Padmabhushan award 2018?
P Parameswaran

Name the person popularly known as 'Snakeman of India' who was conferred with  Padma Shri Award 2018?
Romulus Whitakar

Which South Indian music director has been awarded the Padma Vibhushan for the year 2018?
Ilaiyaraja

Name the first yoga instructor of Saudi Arabia who has recently conferred with Padma Shri award?
Nouf Marwaai

Who has authored the book 'Why I Am A Hindu' published recently?
Shashi Tharoor

Who was recently appointed as new MD and CEO of National Payments Corporation of India(NPCI)?
Dilip Asbe

Who became the First Woman Lawyer to be directly promoted as Supreme Court Judge?
Indu Malhotra

Which team won the Premier Badminton League 2017-18?
Hyderabad Hunters

Who became the first Asian to win Golden Globe for Best Actor?
Aziz Ansari( Indian origin)

Which heritage monument is depicted in the new 10 rupee note by RBI?
Konark Sun Temple

Which team won the 58 th Kerala State Kalolsavam 2018?
Kozhikode (Venue: Thrissur)

Who was appointed as new UGC chairman?
Dhirendra Pal Singh

Which team won 2017-18 Ranji Trophy?
Vidarbha
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