Dena Bank PO exam is scheduled for June 02, 2018. With very few days remaining the focus should be on revision. To help you in your preparation we’ve compiled 200+ Current Affairs questions and we believe at least 12-15 questions will be from this compilation only. Do read the compilation carefully as it has the potential to boost your score.
Q. 1 What was India’s rank in the latest Commonwealth Innovation Index (CII- 2018)?
Q. 2 Which actor won the best actor award in the 2018 Dadasaheb Phalke Awards?
Answer: Akshay Kumar
Explanation: Akshay Kumar has bagged the best actor award at the 2018 Dadasaheb Phalke awards for his role in ‘Padman (Jury)’ and for ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’.
Q. 3 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBS-2019) will be hosted by which city?
Q. 4 P.P Lakshaman, passed away recently, he was associated with which sports?
Q. 5 Ankita Raina who was recently inducted in the TOPS scheme of the government is associated with which sport?
Answer: Lawn Tennis
Explanation: Ankita Raina is a professional tennis player and was recently included in the in the Government of India (GoI)’s Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS).
Q. 6 Recently who was appointed as the Principal Director General of the Press Information Bureau (PIB)?
Answer: Sitanshu Kar
Q. 7 “Harimau Shakti 2018” a joint military exercise was between India and which country?
Explanation: The exercise was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Q. 8 Where did the PM recently inaugurated the RASHTRIYA GRAM SWARAJ ABHIYAN (RGSA)?
Answer: Ramnagar, MP
Additional: MP will also host the 106th edition of Indian Science Congress (ISC-2019).
Explanation: RASHTRIYA GRAM SWARAJ ABHIYAN Scheme will be implemented during the period from April 01, 2018 to March 31, 2022, at the total cost of Rs. 7255.50 crore with the Central Share of Rs. 4500 crore and that of State Share of Rs. 2755.50. The Central Component will be fully funded by the Government of India. However, Centre: State funding pattern for State Component will be 60:40 for all States, except North East and the Hill States where Centre: State funding pattern will be 90:10. For all Union Territories (UTs) (with and without legislatures), the Central share will be 100%.
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) aims at “Incentivization of Panchayats” and Capacity Building of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs). PM launched the Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan at Ramnagar in this tribal-dominated district of Madhya Pradesh on the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day. The government also conducted Kisan Kalyan Karyashala under RGSA.
Q. 9 To promote energy from waste the GOBAR-DHAN scheme was launched from which state?
Explanation: Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation, Uma Bharti launched the GOBAR (Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources) – DHAN scheme at Karnal, Haryana.
Q. 10 Ashok Mitra, a noted scholar recently passed away. He was also once the finance minister of which state?
Answer: West Bengal
Explanation: He also worked with the Central Government as the Chief Economic Adviser from 1970-72. He was a teacher of economics.
Q. 11 As per the latest report of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), what was India’s rank in the doping violations?
Explanation: India has been ranked joint-sixth in the list of doping violations with 69 cases, same as that of Russia, according to World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
Q. 12 Who was recently appointed as the new Chairman of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI)?
Answer: Subhash Chandra Khuntia
Q. 13 Indian Army conducted the 2018 Vijay Prahar” exercise in which state?
Q. 14 First-ever India-South Africa Business Summit (ISABS – 2018) was held in which city?
Explanation: The tagline of the Summit was “United by Legacy, Unified for Prosperity” and was attended by the Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu.
Q. 15 Which state has become the first Indian state to provide digitally-signed land record receipts?
Q. 16 Who is the winner of 2018 Azerbaijan Formula 1 Grand Prix tournament?
Answer: Lewis Hamilton
Additional: He has also won the 2018 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix tournament.
Chinese Grand Prix Winner: Daniel Ricciardo
Australian GP: Sebastian Vettel
Q. 17 Idris Hassan Latif, who passed away recently, was the former chief of which Indian Armed Forces?
Answer: Indian Air Force
Q. 18 How much amount of fund was granted by google.org for teacher training and educational content creation in India?
Answer: $ 3 million
Q. 19 Name the Indian boxer who was recently conferred WBC Asia Boxer of the Year Award?
Answer: Neeraj Goyat
Q. 20 Football Writers’ Association (FWA) awarded whom the Footballer of the Year for 2017-18 award?
Answer: Mohamed Salah
Q. 21 Keyur Bhushan recently has passed away. He was a well-known_________.
Answer: Gandhian & Freedom fighter. He was from Chattisgarh.
Q. 22 4th Regional Conference on ‘Futuristic, Resilient and Digital Infrastructure’ was held in which city?
Correct Answer: Bengaluru
Explanation: The 2-day Conference was organized by the Union Ministry of Finance CII & AIIB.
Q. 23 ‘Star Khel Mahakumbh’ was launched from which state?
Answer: Himachal Pradesh
Q. 24 Which state government has launched ‘Go To Village’ Mission?
Additional: Also, hosting the 7th edition of the Women Science Congress (WSC-2018).
Q. 25 Arun Date recently passed away, he was a popular_____
Answer: Marathi Singer
Q. 26 Recently 12th informal meeting of SAARC finance Ministers was held in?
Q. 27 15th Asia Media Summit (AMS-2018) was hosted by?
Q. 28 What was India’s rank at the 2018 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index?
Q. 29 As per Asian Development Bank (ADB) estimates what would be India’s GDP growth rate for 2018-19?
Explanation: For2019-20 the growth rate is projected at 7.6%.
Q. 30 International Children’s Theatre Festival 2018 was recently held in which state?
Q. 31 Asian Billiards Championship has been won by?
Answer: Pankaj Advani
Q. 32 The first organized census of Indus Dolphins will be carried out in which state of India?
Q. 33 Which city to host the first apex conference for the CEOs of Smart Cities?
Explanation: Madhya Pradesh government has also launched India’s first Integrated Control and Command Centre (ICCC) for its smart cities at the Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation Ltd. (BSCDCL) facility.
Q. 34 Who has been re-appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India?
Answer: Pradeep Kumar Sinha
Q. 35 Which country to host the multi-nation counter-terrorism exercise “Peace Mission 2018”?
Answer: Russia (All SCO members will participate)
Q. 36 Indian government has signed what amount of loan deal with World Bank for National Nutrition Mission (POSHAN Abhiyaan)?
Answer: $ 200 million
Additional: World Bank has also sanctioned $ 210 million for rural connectivity in Madhya Pradesh and IBRD (World Bank’s arm) has also sanctioned $125 million for nurturing innovation.
Q. 37 Who was recently elected as the new PM of Armenia?
Answer: Nikol Pashinian
Q. 38 What is India’s rank in the Lowy Institute Asia-Pacific Power Index?
Q. 39 Who was recently elected as the new President of Costa Rica?
Answer: Carlos Alvarado
Q. 40 Rajinder Pal, passed away recently, he was associated with which sports?
Correct Answer: Cricket
Explanation: He played just one test match for India.
Q. 41 Recently in the Women Economic Forum (WEF) 2018, who was conferred with the ‘Excellent Woman of Excellence’ award?
Answer: Nisha Bhalla
Q. 42 In which country would be the 2018 World Robotic Conference be held?
Q. 43 Who has become the new PM of Malaysia?
Answer: Mahathir bin Mohamad
Q. 44 Which state government launched Rythu Bandhu scheme for farmers?
Correct Answer: Telangana
Q. 45 As per latest Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR). What is India’s rank on the Global Optimism Index (GOI) in the first quarter of 2018?
Q. 46 Which country hosted the 2018 Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Tourism Ministers’ conference and also Foreign Ministers conference?
Q. 47 Who will head the Parliamentary panel to study the recovery of black money and performance of public sector banks for 2018-19?
Answer: Murali Manohar Joshi
Q. 48 Who was nominated as the Green Ambassador of the state by Sikkim Government?
Answer: Mohit Chauhan
Q. 49 As per IMF’s latest report “Asia and Pacific Regional Economic Outlook”, what is India’s GDP growth rate for 2018?
Additional: IMF also estimates India’s growth rate at 7.8% in 2019.
Also, according to the IMF’s World Economic Outlook (WEO) report India to grow at the growth rate at 7.4% in 2018 and 7.8% in 2019.
Q. 50 As per ‘RemitSCOPE – Remittance markets and opportunities – Asia and the Pacific’, which country was the largest remittance receiving country in 2017?
Additional: As per World Bank (WB)’s latest report “Migration and Development Brief also India is the highest remittance receiving country.
Q. 51 According to the Fitch’s second-quarter Sovereign Credit Overview for Asia Pacific region, India’s growth rate in FY 19 is_______.
Q. 52 “Across the Bench – Insight into the Indian Military Judicial System” is written by whom?
Answer: Gyan Bhushan
Q. 53 Who is the winner of 11th KISS Humanitarian Award 2018?
Answer: Mohammad Yunus
Q. 54 Who recently won the Swara Mauli Award?
Answer: Lata Mangeshkar
Q. 55 In which India city the UNDP has proposed to set up skill development to empower vulnerable and marginalized women?
Q. 56 Nandram Das Bairagi, recently passed away he was a _______
Answer: Film Lyricist
Explanation: He was from Madhya Pradesh
Q. 57 Where was the first meeting of the BIMSTEC Working Group on Customs Cooperation held?
Correct Answer: New Delhi
Additional: Also, the 5th meeting of the BIMSTEC Sub-Group on Prevention of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Precursor Chemicals was held in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Q. 58 2018 RedInk award for lifetime achievement in journalism was given to?
Answer: Mark Tully
Q. 59 Who has been honored with the 2018 Nikkei Asia Prize in Japan?
Answer: Bindeshwar Pathak
Q. 60 Govind Lal Vohra recently passed away, he was from which field?
Q. 61 The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched which comprehensive plan” to eliminate industrially-produced artificial trans fats from the global food supply by 2023?
Q. 62 First-ever executive committee meeting of South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN) was held in which. city?
Q. 63 Yamunabai Waikar passed away, she was a _______
Answer: Lavani Singer. She belonged to Maharashtra.
Q. 64 Who has been appointed as ’eminent jurist’ in the high-profile Lokpal selection committee?
Answer: Mukul Rohatgi
Q. 65 Name the Intellectual Property (IP) mascot which has been launched at the conference on National Intellectual Property Rights Policy in New Delhi?
Answer: IP Nani
Q. 66 Who is the new independent chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC)?
Answer: Shashank Manohar
Q. 67 The first-ever all-woman Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) was started in which city?
Answer: Phagwara, Punjab
Q. 68 Which Indian city has been ranked cleanest city, as per latest survey report “Swachh Survekshan-2018”?
Explanation: Bhopal has been ranked second and Chandigarh third in the survey at the national level. Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh is ‘Fastest Mover’ big city.
Q. 69 Who has been appointed as the new chairman of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI)?
Answer: Yudhvir Singh Malik
Q. 70 As per latest UN World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report 2018, India’s GDP in 2018-19 is projected at?
Q. 71 Which former hockey player has been appointed as the new chairman of Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC)?
Answer: Dilip Tirkey
Q. 72 Who has become India’s youngest women to scale Mt Everest from Nepal side?
Answer: Shivangi Pathak
Q. 73 Who has been sworn-in as new Chief Justice of Manipur High Court?
Answer: Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar
Q. 74 Who is appointed as the new Vice-President of Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC)?
Answer: Himanta Biswa Sarma (He is also the chief of Badminton Association of India)
Q. 75 Which movie has won the best film award “Palme d’Or” at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival?
Additional: The director of the movie is Japanese Hirokazu Kore-eda. Marcello Fonte has won the best actor award for his movie Dogman.
Q. 76 Which state government will launch the ‘Chatra Parivahan Suraksha Yojana’ will be launched by which state government to ensure the safety of girl students?
Q. 77 Who is the new President of Hockey India (HI)?
Answer: Rajinder Singh
Q. 78 The 2018 BRICS Ministerial on Environment has agreed to include which Indian scheme in its official agenda?
Answer: Green Good Deeds
Q. 79 For strengthening Europe-India cultural ties, which Bollywood personality has been honored by European Union?
Answer: Amitabh Bachchan
Q. 80 Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi?
Answer: Uttam Pacharne
Q. 81 26th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change was held in which country?
Answer: South Africa
Q. 82 Which country has launched the world’s first floating nuclear power station?
Q. 83 5th Women’s Asian Champions Trophy 2018 a hockey tournament was won by?
Answer: Anil Kumar Jha
Q. 84 Who is the new Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Coal India Limited?
Answer: Anil Kumar Jha
Q. 85 Recently which Indian city became the first to switch from BS-IV grade fuels to BS-VI?
Answer: New Delhi
Q. 86 Who won the J.C Daniel award for 2017?
Answer: Sreekumaran Thampi
Q. 87 Who won the 2018 men’s singles Miami Open tennis tournament?
Answer: John Isner (Women’s Category winner: Sloane Stephens)
Q. 88 According to Indian Cellular Association (ICA), India has acquired what position in the world in producing mobile phones?
Q. 89 Which football team has won the 72nd edition of Santosh Trophy Football tournament 2018?
Q. 90 CV Rajendran passed away recently, he was from which field?
Answer: Film (Tamil Director and Producer)
Q. 91 ‘Rupashree Scheme’ for the marriage of poor girls is from which state government?
Answer: West Bengal
Q. 92 Which high-powered committee has been formed by the Union government to examine CBSE’s exam conduct process?
Answer: VS Oberoi Committee
Q. 93 Asia’s largest startup ecosystem congregation will be in which state?
Answer: Kerala, Kovalam district. The event is named “Huddle Kerala”.
Q. 94 Who is the newly appointed President of National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM)?
Answer: Debjani Ghosh
Explanation: and Chairman of NASSCOM is Rishad Premji
Q. 95 Who is the first woman to head UN political affairs?
Answer: Rosemary DiCarlo (she is from the USA)
Q. 96 Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Mid-Term Ministerial Conference 2018 was held at?
Answer: Baku, Azerbaijan
Q. 97 As per latest Start-up blink report, what is India’s rank in global startup ecosystem in 2017?
Q. 98 018 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) was hosted by which country?
Q. 99 Indian Overseas Bank (IOB), one of the leading public-sector banks, recently entered into an agreement for information utility services with which institution?
Answer: National E-Governance Services Limited (NeSL).
Q. 100 As per the latest survey conducted by the Airports Authority of India (AAI), which is the cleanest airport of India?
Answer: Mangaluru International Airport (MIA)
Q. 101 India’s longest elevated road “Hindon Elevated Road” has come up in which state?
Answer: Uttar Pradesh (The road by elevated by CM Yogi in Ghaziabad)
Q. 102 Sahyog – Hyeoblyeog a joint anti-piracy, search and rescue exercise was between India and which another country?
Answer: South Korea
Q. 103 Who is the new President of Sierra Leone?
Answer: Julius Maada Bio
Q. 104 ‘Chakravath 2018’ joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise is organized by the Indian Navy in coordination with which state government?
Answer: Kerala Government
Additional: Sagar kavach exercise also held in Kerala
Q 104. what is the full form of UTTAM app, launched by the government for coal quality monitoring?
Answer: Unlocking Transparency by Third Party Assessment of Mined Coal
Q 105. Who has won the 2018 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize?
Answer: Mahmoud Abu Zeid (he is from Egypt)
Q 106. “Gagan Shakti” is the combat exercise of which armed force?
Q. 107 Munin Barua passed away recently. He was a noted filmmaker from which state?
Answer: Assam (He was an Assamese filmmaker)
Q. 108 Ganga Hariteema Yojana (or Ganga Greenery scheme) is by which government?
Answer: Uttar Pradesh
Q. 109 Niranjan Thomas Alva, who passed away recently, was the noted personality from which field?
Q. 110 Raj Kishore passed away he was a ______
Q. 111 First Indian state to adopt a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for determining brain death cases?
Q. 112 8th Which state hosted Regional 3R Forum in Asia and Pacific?
Answer: Madhya Pradesh
Q. 113 Which state won the ‘State of the Year’ Award under the ‘business leader’ category at the India Business Leader Awards (IBLA) event?
Q. 114 The joint military exercise “Desert Tiger 5” was held between UAE & which country?
Q. 115 Bi-lingual ‘Uzhavan app for farmers is from which state government?
Answer: Tamil Nadu
Q. 116 NITI Forum for North East was hosted in which state?
Q. 117 India’s first high-speed electric locomotive having 12000 horsepower (HP) has been flagged off from which state?
Q. 118 2018 International Conference on Human Rights in South Asia was held in which country?
Q. 119 Name the project that FSSAI has launched to address Vitamin D deficiencies (VDD) amongst youngsters?
Answer: Project Dhoop
Q. 120 Who has been appointed as the new member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)?
Answer: M Sathiyavathy
Q. 121 Who has been appointed as the new Director General (DG) of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)?
Answer: Rajesh Ranjan
Q. 122 Who is the new secretary of the Press Council of India (PCI)?
Answer: Anupama Bhatnagar
Q. 123 16th International Energy Forum Ministerial Meeting – IEF16 was hosted by which country?
Q. 124 What is India’s rank in the latest 2018 Index of Economic Freedom?
Explanation: India with an economic freedom score of 54.5 points has been ranked 130th out of 186 economies. Hong Kong was the best country.
Q. 125 India has recently signed the pact with which country to promote mineral exploration?
Q. 126 Who has been appointed the new Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)?
Answer: Balram Bhargava
Q. 127 “DefExpo India- 2018” was hosted by which country?
Answer: Tamil Nadu
Q. 128 “India’s Heritage of Gharana Music: Pandits of Gwalior” has been authored by whom?
Answer: Meeta Pandit
Q. 129 Name the Indian-origin scientist who has launched the world’s first micro-factory to tackle e-waste hazard problem?
Answer: Veena Sahaj Walla
Q. 130 Which movie won the best film award at the 65th National Film Awards for 2017?
Answer: Assamese Film ‘Village Rockstar’ bagged the best film award.
Explanation: Best Hindi Film: Newton
Q. 131 Which movie bagged the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Film on National Integration at the 65th National Film Awards 2017?
Answer: Marathi movie ‘Dhappa’
Additional: chairman of the central panel of the 65th National Film Awards- Shekhar Kapur
Q. 132 Who authored the book “Matmagi Manipur-The first Manipuri Feature Film”?
Answer: Bobby Wahengbam
Q. RBI has tightened reporting norms for Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS). Now an individual can transfer up to what amount abroad in a year?
Answer: 2,50,000 US Dollars
Q. 133 Ram Kumar, who passed recently, was associated with which field?
Q. 134 29th Arab League Summit 2018 was hosted by which country?
Answer: Saudi Arabia
Q. 135 Government has launched which web-based application scheme for foreigners?
Answer: Foreigners Regional Registration Office
Q. 136 Which Indian tennis player has won the 2018 Santaizi ATP Challenger tournament in Taipei?
Answer: Yuki Bhambri
Q. 137 Bisket Jatra festival 2018 has started in which country?
Q. 138 Who will be conferred with the prestigious V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement award at the 55th Maharashtra State Marathi Film Festival?
Answer: Vijay Chavhan
Q. 139 India-Wiesbaden Conference 2018 was hosted by which country?
Q. 140 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service was won by?
Answer: The New York Times and The New Yorker
Explanation: Pulitzer Prize in the music category: Kendrick Lamar (USA)
Q. 141 Which country hosted the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018)?
Answer: United Kingdom
Additional: Global Malaria Summit was hosted along the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
Q. 142 World Bank has agreed to what amount to revitalize natural resources in Meghalaya?
Answer: $48 million
Q. 143 Surendra Nihal Singh, who passed away recently, was the famous personality of which field
Q. 144 As per World Bank’s latest “South Asia Economic Focus report” what is India’s projected growth rate for 2020?
Q. 145 Who has been appointed as the new DG of NCC?
Answer: PP Malhotra
Q. 146 Pocket Cop Project” for police force has been started by which state?
Q. 147 Bhimsain, who passed away recently was from which field?
Answer: Film Director
Q. 148 Who has been elected the new president of the Indian Women’s Press Corps (IWPC)?
Answer: TK Rajalakshmi
Q. 149 Name the new initiative of the government to attract international students to study in India?
Answer: Study in India
Q. 150 River bridge ‘Ib Setu’ (on Ib river) was opened to the public in which state?
Answer: Odisha. 151 Which bank has allowed depositors to withdraw cash from its Point of Sale (PoS) devices?
Additional: SBI has also signed a pact with India Mortgage Guarantee Corporation (IMGC) to offer mortgage guarantee backed home loan.
Q. 152 Rajinder Sachhar passed away recently, he was a_____?
Answer: Judge (he also served as Chief Justice of Delhi HC)
Q. 153 Who represented India in the first meeting of the BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors?
Answer: Subhash Chandra Garg
Q. 154 Nabi Tajima, the world’s oldest person has passed away. She belonged to which country
Q. 155 2018 Indian Super Cup Football tournament won by which team/club?
Answer: Bengaluru FC
Q. 156 Who will become the first-ever Indian Filmmaker to have his statute installed in Madame Tussauds Collection?
Answer: Karan Johar
Q. 157 FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 will be held in which country?
Answer: China (Mascot of the event is : Son of Dreams)
Q. 158 Who has been conferred with the All India Management Association’s (AIMA’s) annual award for lifetime contribution to media?
Answer: Indu Jain
Q. 159 Khongjom Day a day to pay tributes to the great warriors was observed by which state?
Additional: Shirui Lily Festival 2018 was also celebrated in Manipur.
Q. 160 Which city hosted the 16th Federation Cup Junior National athletics championship 2018?
Q. 161 Which company has become the first listed Indian IT firm to hit $100 billion market capitalization?
Q. 162 Located in West Bengal which gram panchayat has recently been declared as India’s best panchayat?
Answer: Digambarpur Panchayat
Q. 162 With which organization has the Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) signed Information Utility pact?
Answer: National E-Governance Services Limited (NeSL)
Q. 163 2018 Monte Carlo Masters tennis tournament has been won by?
Answer: Rafael Nadal (He also won the Barcelona open).
Q. 164 Name the Egyptian footballer to win the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Player of the Year for the 2017-18 season?
Answer: Mohammad Salah
Q. 165 Asian Development Bank (ADB) has sanctioned what amount for infrastructure development in Uttarakhand?
Answer: Rs. 1700 crores
Additional: ADB has also sanctioned $80 million to boost youth employability in Himachal Pradesh.
Q. 166 India will tie up with which of the following countries to develop a pollution-forecast system?
Answer: Finland and USA
Q. 167 360° Virtual Reality (VR) video on Incredible India has been launched by which ministry in collaboration with Google India?
Answer: Ministry of Tourism
Q. 168 World’s First-ever female foreign ministers’ meeting was hosted by which country?
Q. 169 What was India’s rank in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index (WPFI)?
Q. 170 Who has been elected as the new President of Paraguay?
Answer: Mario Abdo Benitez
Q. 171 Which Indian carrier has recently become the member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA)?
Q. 172 Who has become the first woman lawyer to be directly promoted as a judge of the Supreme Court (SC)?
Answer: Indu Malhotra
Q. 173 Under the ‘Adopt a Heritage’ scheme which corporate house has signed MoU to maintain historic site “Red Fort”?
Answer: Dalmia Bharat Ltd.
Q. 174 Which Indian shooters were made brand ambassador for Haryana’s Measles and Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign?
Answer: Gauri Sheoran and Manu Bhakar
Q. 175 Who has become India’s longest serving Chief Minister of India?
Answer: Pawan Chamling
Q. 176 2017 Saraswati Samman was given to?
Answer: Sitanshu Yashaschandra
Q. 177 Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) was held in?
Answer: New Delhi
Q. 178 Who has been honored with the 26th P C Chandra Puraskaar 2018?
Answer: Asha Bhosle
Q. 179 Which city hosted the 2018 International Buddhist Conference?
Q. 180 “My Journey from Marxism-Leninism to Nehruvian Socialism” has been authored by whom?
Answer: C H Hanumantha Rao (He is former Planning Commission and Finance Commission member). Manmohan Singh inaugurated his book.
Q. 181 Who has been appointed as the new Director-General of the National Testing Agency (NTA)?
Answer: Vineet Joshi
Q.182 Who has been elected as the new President of Egypt?
Answer: Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
Q. 183 R K Dorendra Singh, who passed away recently, was the former Chief Minister of which state?
Q. 184 Who has been appointed as the new Deputy Election Commissioner of India?
Answer: Chandra Bhushan Kumar
Q. 185 Which state government has recently raised the retirement age of state govt employees from 60 to 62 years?
Q. 186 Who has been appointed as the new Joint Secretary of 15th Finance Commission of India?
Answer: Ravi Kota
Q. 187 The first mega food park of Rajasthan has come up in which city?
Q. 188 Which state hosted the 17th Sub-junior National Wushu Championship 2018?
Q. 189 Who has been appointed as new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM)?
Answer: Indu Bhushan
Q. 190 Who is the new President of Myanmar?
Answer: Win Myint
Q. 191 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)?
Answer: $ 500 million
Q. 192 In which state India’s first Insect Museum was opened?
Answer: Tamil Nadu
Q. 193 Who was appointed as the Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) to Government of India (GoI)?
Answer: K Vijay Raghavan
Q. 194 The Department of Posts has launched Cool EMS Service between India and which country?
Q. 195 Which district has become India’s first district to have 100% solar powered health centers?
Q. 196 Which campaign has been launched by WWF-India at the 12th edition of Earth Hour 2018?
Answer: Give UP to Give BACK
Q. 197‘Videsh Aaya Pradesh ke Dwaar’ an initiative by MEA launched in which city?
Q. 198 Which hockey team has won the 8th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2018?
Answer: Hockey Punjab
Q. 199 Who has been nominated as India’s representative to Executive Board of UNESCO?
Answer: JS Rajput
Q. 200 Who has been sworn-in as the new president of Peru?
Answer: Martin Vizcarra
Q. 201 Which country has won the U-17 Jockey Cup International Youth Invitational Football Tournament 2018?
Q. 202 The world’s longest sandstone cave has discovered in which state of India?
Q. 203 The famous Madhavpur Mela of Gujarat has started in which of the following districts?
Q. 204 2017 G.K. Reddy Memorial National Award for journalism has been given to?
Answer: Karan Thapar
Q. 205 Naipunya Ratham (or World on Wheels)- multi-utility vehicle has been launched by which state?
Answer: Andhra Pradesh
Q. 206 2018 has been declared by governments as National Year of which food crop?
Q. 207 2018 Abel Prize (given in the field of Mathematics) has been won by?
Answer: Robert P. Langlands (Canada)
Q. 208 ‘Youth Empowerment Day’ on the anniversary of Bhagat Singh, Raj Guru and Sukhdev observed by which state government?
Q. 209 Which country hosted the first G20 meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of 2018?
Q. 210 Which city has topped the Mercer Quality of Living Survey 2018?
Additional: Hyderabad and Pune have been jointly ranked at 142, making the best Indian cities
Q. 211 Paramveer Parwane’ a book on Paramveer Chakra Awardees has been authored by?
Answer: Prabhakiran Jain
Q. 212 The Union Cabinet has approved the inclusion of the communities ‘Parivara and Talawara’ as a synonym of “Nayaka’. The communities are from?
Q. 213 What is the financial outlay of North-East Industrial Development Scheme (NEIDS) 2017
Answer: Rs. 3000 crores (the scheme is till 2020)
Q. 214 A plastic park will be set up in which district of Jharkhand?
Q. 215 The Nabakalebara festival is celebrated in which state?
Conferences/ Summit/ Event held in New Delhi:
1. 9th India Japan Energy Dialogue 2018
2. 114th meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC)between India and Pakistan
3. Saras Ajivika Mela by Ministry of Rural Development.
4. 5th Indian Maize Summit
5. Indian Kharif Conference
6. First-ever National Conference on Drug Law Enforcement
7. 17th Annual Conference of International Competition Network 2018
8. 3rd edition of National Conclave on Mines and Minerals
9. The third edition of the United Nations Peacekeeping Course for African Partners (UNPCAP)
10. The first meeting for Poshan Abhiyan.
11. 9th trilateral meeting of India, Japan and the United States
12. India Mobile Congress
13. First-ever International SME Convention-2018
14. ArchaeoBroma- food as a culture conference
15. Secure India Conclave
|International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade||March 25, 2018||Remember Slavery: Triumphs and Struggles for Freedom and Equality|
|World Tuberculosis Day||March 24, 2018||Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world|
|World Down syndrome Day||March 21, 2018||What I bring to my community|
|World Water Day||March 22, 2018||Nature for Water|
|World Poetry Day||March 21, 2018|
|International Day of Happiness||March 20, 2018||Share Happiness|
|World Sparrow Day||March 20, 2018|
|International Labour Day||May 1, 2018||Uniting Workers for Social and Economic Advancement|
|World Press Freedom Day||May 3, 2018||Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law|
|World Red Cross Red Crescent Day||May 8, 2018||Memorable smiles from around the world|
|World Telecommunication and Information Society Day||May 17, 2018||Enabling the positive use of Artificial Intelligence for All|
|International Firefighters’ Day||May 4, 2018|
|World Athletics Day||May 7, 2018|
|National Technology Day||May 11, 2018|
|International Nurses Day||May 12, 2018||Nurses A Voice to Lead – Health is a Human right|
|World Thalassaemia Day||May 8, 2018||Thalassaemia past, present and future: Documenting progress and patients’ needs worldwide|
|International Day of Families||May 15, 2018||Families and inclusive societies|
|National Panchayati Raj Day||April 24, 2018||This day marks the passing of the Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992.|
|World Autism Awareness Day||April 2, 2018||Empowering Women and Girls with Autism|
|National Maritime Day||April 5, 2018||Indian Shipping – An Ocean of opportunity|
|World Health Day||April 7, 2018||Universal Health Coverage: Health For All|
|National Safe Motherhood Day||April 11, 2018||Respectful Maternity Care|
|World Heritage Day||April 18, 2018||Heritage for Generations|
|World Liver Day||April 19, 2018||Riding New Waves in Liver Diagnosis, Staging & Treatment|
|World Earth Day||April 22, 2018||End Plastic Pollution|
|World Malaria Day||April 25, 2018||Ready to beat Malaria|
|World Creativity and Innovation day||April 21, 2018|
|World Intellectual Property Day||April 26, 2018||Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity
|National Civil Service Day||April 21, 2018|
|World Book and Copyright Day||April 23, 2018|
|International Dance day||April 29, 2018|
|International Day of Forests||March 21, 2018||Forests and Sustainable Cities|
|World Theatre day||March 27, 2018|
INDIAN SPORTSPERSON ASSOCIATED WITH SPORTS
|SPORT||PLAYERS||SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT (IF ANY)|
|Badminton||PV Sindhu||Flag bearer of opening ceremony CWG 2018|
|Shooting||Elavenil Valarivan||Won gold in ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney.|
|Anish Bhanwala||Youngest Indian to win gold in CWG ever|
|Boxing||Mary kom||Flag Bearer in closing ceremony of CWG 2018 also first ever Indian women to win gold in boxing in CWG.|
|Wrestling||Sanjita Chanu||Won gold in the 53 kg category respectively at the 2018 CWG.|
|Mirabai Chanu||Won gold for India in the 48 kg category respectively at the 2018 CWG.|
|Javelin Throw||Neeraj Chopra|
|Table Tennis||Sathiyan Gnanasekaran||Joined German Bundesliga’s top division club ASV Grunwettersbach Tischtennis for 2018/19 season.|
|Lawn Tennis||Prajnesh Gunneswaran||Won the prestigious T.K. Ramanathan award for the year 2017-18|
|Bhavani Devi||Fencing||Won a silver medal in the sabre event of the Tournoi World Cup Satellite Fencing Championship in Reykjavik, Iceland.|
|Squash||Ramit Tondon||He has recently won the 2018 Abu Dhabi Open squash title.|
CAPITALS AND CURRENCIES
This is in addition to the Current Affairs. Though it’s advisable to learn capitals and currencies of all the countries, however, our study of past papers revealed that generally capitals and currencies of only those countries are asked which was in the news. Be it that a MoU was signed with it or any event or conference took place there. Below we are listing all such countries who were in the news in the past 2-2.5 months.
|Costa Rica||San Jose||Colon|
|Sierra Leone||Freetown||Sierra Leonean leone|
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