|The new Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation who has been chosen to take over from 15 Jan 18||Shri Kailasavadivoo Sivan|
|The theme of 5-day National Youth Festival organised by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India in collaboration with State Govt. of Uttar Pradesh at Gautam Buddha University, Gautam Budh nagar, Greater Noida from 12th to 16th January, 2018||Sankalp se Siddhi|
|The App launched by Ministry of Railways for monitoring and managing freight business using Geographic Information System Views and Dashboard is named||SFOORTI (Smart Freight Operation Optimisation and Real Time Information|
|The Oscar winning music director who has been chosen the brand ambassador of Sikkim by the State Govt||AR Rahman|
|The Indian cricketer who has been banned by the BCCI for five months on the grounds of doping violation||Yusuf Pathan|
|The suburban railway station of Central Railways which has entered the Limca Book of Records for having an all-woman staff six months after it had become the first railway station in the country to be run by an all- woman staff||Matunga|
|The Indian State which has banned the manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, display and advertisement of e-cigarettes||Bihar|
|The Chief Minister who has been conferred the 1st Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Award for Probity in Politics and Public Life by the J & K Govt||Nitish Kumar|
|The 21-year old sportsperson from Manil who has become the first Indian to win an international medal in skiing by winning a Bronze medal in the slalom race category at the Palandoken Ski Centre, in Erzurum in Turkey.||Aanchal Thakur|
|The Asian-American actor who has become the first person of Indian origin to win a Golden Globe Award for the best actor in a television series - musical or comedy||Aziz Ansari|
|The theme of the official emblem of West Bengal which has been designed by Ms. Mamta Banerjee and unveiled recently||Biswa Bangla|
|The Indian powerlifter and world champion who passed away in a road accident on 07 Jan||Saksham Yadav|
|The American astronaut and the first person in the world to fly six space missions and the ninth person to walk on moon who passed away on 05 Jan||John Watts Young|
|The New Zealand cricketer who has become the first in the world to score 3 centuries in international T20 matches He scored the centuries against India, Bangladesh and West Indies)||Colin Munro|
|The country which has decided to use the Chinese currency Yuan for its bilateral trade with China||Pakistan|
|The two middle-eastern countries which decided to introduce 5% VAT for the first time from 01 Jan 2018||UAE and Saudi Arabia|
|The online portal launched by Ministry of Women and Child Development intended to serve as a one-point platform where women can easily access details of over 350 central and state schemes is named||NARI (National Repository of Information for Women)|
|The venue of 105th Indian Science Congress to be held from Mar 18 to 22 (the event was originally scheduled at Osmania University in January 2018)||Manipur University, Imphal|
|The north-eastern State which has been declared ODF (Open Defecation Free) becoming the second in the region after Sikkim. (||Arunachal Pradesh|
|The team which has won the Ranji Trophy 2017-18 season defeating Delhi in the finals at Holkar Stadium, Indore||Vidarbha|
Launch date: 12 Jan 2018
Launched from: Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota
Main satellite launched: Cartosat-2 Series Remote Sensing Satellite. (710 kg)
Other Indian satellites launched with the vehicle: INS-1C (11 kg) and Microsat (100 kg)
Note: 28 international customer satellites belonging to Canada, Finland, France, Republic of Korea, UK and the USA were also launched by PSLV-C40. So far, PSLV has successfully launched 51 Indian satellites and 237 customer satellites from abroad.
Best Motion Picture - Drama: Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Lady Bird
Best Actress in Motion Picture - Drama: Frances McDormand (Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Best Actor in Motion Picture - Drama: Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)
Best Actress in Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)
Best Actor in Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: James Franco (The Disaster Artist)
Best Director - Motion Picture: Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water)
Best Motion Picture - Animated: Coco
Unveiled at: Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune
Peak power: 6.8 petaflops (One petaflop is a million billion floating point operations per second and is a reflection of the computing capacity of a system.)
Key facts: It is the fourth fastest supercomputer in the world dedicated for weather and climate research. The machines will be installed at two government institutes: 4.0 petaflops HPC facility at IITM, Pune; and 2.8 petaflops facility at the National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecast, Noida.
NARI: National Repository of Information for Women
1. In which of these languages was the Prime Minister's official website launched on 01 January 2018?
2. Whistling language of which of the following countries was recently included in the UNESCO list of Intangible Heritage?
3. Transactions upto what amount are exempt from charges if made through debit card, BHIM app or AADHAAR enabled payment systems from 01 January 2018?
4. The new Rs. 10 currency notes being introduced by the RBI have the picture of which monument?
5. Which two countries play the cricket test series known as the Freedom Series?
6. Where is the Jagadguru Rambhadracharya Handicapped University located?
7. At which place in Rajasthan is HPCL setting up an oil refinery in assocaition with the State Govt?