2018 January Current Affairs -Part 2-Selected GK Questions

Who was appointed as the new Foreign Secretary of India?
Vijay Keshav Gokhale

Who was appointed as new Chairman of ISRO?
K Sivan

Who was appointed as new Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC)?
S Somanath

Who was appointed as new Director of ISRO’s Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC)?
V Narayanan

Name the first Indian to win an International medal in skiing?
Aanchal Thakur

In which city was the first Khelo India Games held?
New Delhi

Who was recemtly appointed as the ambassador of India to the Republic of Angola?
Srikumar Menon



Which state Government has launched Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) project to promote organic farming?
Himachal Pradesh

In which country was George Weah elected as the new President?
Liberia

Who recently became first Indian to be awarded prestigious IhsanDoğramacı Family Health Foundation Prize by World Health Organisation (WHO)?
Dr Vinod Paul



Which Legendary Bengali actor was awarded France’s highest civilian award, Legion d’Honneur in January 2018?
Soumitra Chatterjee

VINBAX-2018 was bilateral Army exercise conducted at Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh between India and:
Vietnam

Which state wins best tableau prize in the 2018 Republic Day parade?
Maharasthra

Who has been honoured with the India’s highest peacetime military decoration 'Ashoka Chakra' at the 69th Republic Day?
Jyoti Prakash Nirala

Who won Men’s Singles title in the 2018 Australian Open?
Roger Federer(Switzerland)
defeated Croatia’s Marin Cilic in the final

Who won Women’s Singles title in the 2018 Australian Open?
Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark)
defeated Simona Halep  in the final(Romania).

Who was was chosen for fifth edition of Yash Chopra Memorial Award 2018?
Asha Bhosle

Which city became first metro city in India to get floating market?
Kolkata

What is India’s rank in the 2018 Global Talent Competitiveness Index ?
81

What is India’s rank in the 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI)?
177

Which city hosted the 2018 India-ASEAN Business & Investment Conference?
New Delhi

Which team wom ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2018 held in New Zealand?
India

Which team won 2018 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy?
Delhi

Who was selected for 2017 Best Parliamentarian Award?
Bhartruhari Mahtab (Cuttack MP of BJP party)

Which Amercian singer won six awards at the Grammy Awards 2018?
Bruno Mars

Which was selected as the 'Album of the Year' at the Grammy Awards 2018?
24K Magic

Which was selected as the Best film at the 63rd Filmfare awards 2018?
Hindi Medium

Winners of 2018 Nisagandhi Prize given by Kerala Governement?
V.P Dhananjayan and Shanta Dhananjayan

Who was appointed as new Executive Director of United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund(UNICEF)?
Henritta Fore

Name the India's fastest Supercomputer established at Pune's IITM recently?
Pratyush

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