Current Affairs January 2017- General Knowledge 2017

Current Affairs January 2017 : In this Article we are providing you the Current Affairs of the year 2017 for January Month. This is basically One liners that will helps you to learn GA in very short period of time for the upcoming government exams.


Banking & Financial Awareness

  1. The government’s online payments app has become the most popular Android app in the country.
    Bharat Interface for Mobile (BHIM)
  1. The company has launched “Digital Unlocked” the training program for Indian small businesses.
  1. Who has launched a chatbot service “HDFC On Chat” to allow users to make payments through Facebook Messenger?
    HDFC Bank
  2. As per 2016 HSBC Expat Explorer Survey India’s rank in offering highest salaries to expats____3rd.
  1. Who has announced that it would launch a new one-pound coin at the end of March this year and scrap the current one pound coin by October___ British government.
  1. Who has launched a month-long campaign to promote a group personal accident insurance scheme for savings bank account-holders____ Karnataka Bank. 
  1. As per a directive of the Ministry of External Affairs, NRIs can deposit old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 banknotes till ____ 30th June 2017.
  1. India’s first international stock exchange “India International Exchange” has been launched in the city____ Gandhinagar (Gujrat).
  1. The 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting will be held in the country_____ Switzerland.
  1. The state government will launch e-wallet “” for cashless transaction in local language____ Assam.
  1. India’s GDP growth rate in FY 17(2016-17), as per the latest report of World Bank (WB)____ 7%.
  2. Interest rate will be offer by Airtel Payments Bank on savings accounts deposits____7.25%. 
  1. Who has launched a ” Fly For Sure” sceme ____ Air India.
  1. According to data released by the Central Statistics Office, the country’s industrial production grew in November 2016 by ___ 5.7%.
  1. As per, the January 2017 Global Economic Prospects report of World Bank in 2017 the global economy will accelerate moderately to___2.7%.
  1. The January 2017 Global Economic Prospects report was released by ____ World Bank.
  1. The loan amount has been sanctioned by World Bank (WB) for Nagaland Health Project______ 48 million. 
  1. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has raised the daily Cash withdrawal limit of 4500 rupees from ATMs to __Ten thousand rupees.
  1. India’s rank in the 2017 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI)____ 92nd. 
  1. India’s rank in the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Inclusive Development Index (IDI) for 2017_____60th. 
  1. Rank of Indian passport in the latest passport Index___78th
  1. As per updated “World Economic Outlook (WEO)” report of International Monetary Fund (IMF) India’s GDP growth forecast rate for FY 17____6.6%. 
  1. Who has imposed Rs. 75 lakh penalty on Bombay Mercantile Cooperative Bank ___Reserve Bank of India(RBI). 
  1. The union government has clarified the banks are not authorized to accept deposits under the “Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme” (PMGKDS)___Co-operative Bank.
  1. Indian Navy’s largest warship has become the first warship to be equipped with its own dedicated ATM ____INS Vikramaditya.
  1. Contactless card ‘Wave N Pay’ has been launched by the banks_____ Punjab National Bank (PNB).
  1. The Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY) – 2017 will be implemented through the insurance company___ Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).
  2. The Committee of Chief Ministers was formed to prepare the road map for rapid adoption of digital payment methods______ Chandrababu Naidu committee.
  1. As per the Economic Survery, the agriculture sector is set to grow at this per cent during 2016-17 ____4.1%.
  1. The Union Government expects the real Gross Domestic Products (GDP) to be in fiscal year 2018. 6.75% to ___7.5%
  1. The survey pegs GDP growth rate at constant market prices for the current year 2016-17 is placed at ____7.1%
  1. Future Generali India Insurance Company Ltd (FGIL) has announced an agency tie-up for its products with_____ Bank of Maharashtra
  1. India’s rank in the 2016 Corruption Perception Index (CPI)_____ 79th
  1. Who has become the India’s first cashless island ____ Karang (Manipur)


Important Dates

  1. The World Braille Day (WBD) is observed on _____ 4th January.
  1. The United Nations has designated the year 2017 as _____The International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
  1. The World Hindi Day (WHD) is observed every year on ____ 10th January. 
  1. National Youth Day is celebrated in India on ____12th January.
  1. The National Girl Child Day is celebrated on ______ 24th January.
  1. The National Tourism Day is celebrated on the day in India_____ 25th January. 
  1. The Republic Day is celebrated on the day in India _____26th January.
  1. The 2017 National Immunization Day (NID) is celebrated on _____ 29th January.
  1. World Leprosy Eradication Day is celebrated on ___ 31st January. 


New Appointments

  1. Who has been sworn-in as the 44th Chief Justice of India (CJI) _____Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar. 
  1. Who has been appointed as the new chairman of the Union Public Service Commission(UPSC)_____ Prof. David R. Syiemlieh.
  1. Who has been sworn-in as the new chief justice of Pakistan_____ Justice Mian Saqib Nisar.
  1. Who has been appointed as the Secretary in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs___Anoop Kumar Srivastava. 
  1. The Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has constituted a committee to suggest improvements in the National Sports Development Code (NSDC) and functioning of Indian Sports Federation______ Injeti Srinivas committee.
  1. Who has been appointed as the Controller General of Accounts_____Archana Nigam.
  1. Who has been appointed as an Adviser (policy & planning) in the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)_____V. Thiruppugazh.
  1. Who has been appointed as the Executive Director (ED) of Reserve Bank of India (RBI)____Surekha Marandi. 
  1. A member of Haitian Tet Kale Party (HTKP) has won the 2016 Presidential election of Haiti____Jovenel Moise.
  1. DMK (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) has elected party treasurer as its Working President____M K Stalin.
  2.  Who has been appointed as the President of the Rockefeller Foundation____Rajiv J Shah.
  3. Who has been sworn-in as the new President of Ghana_____ Nana Akufo-Addo.
  4. The British diplomat appointed as the United Kingdom’s ambassador to the European Union is ____Sir Tim Barrow.
  1. The Indian-origin Saudi-based entrepreneur who has been appointed as the Major General of Kyrgyzstan ____ Shaikh Rafik Mohammed.
  1. Who has been appointed as the new Vice Chief of Army Staff ____ Lieutenant General Sarath Chand.
  1. The former Prime Minister of Portugal who recently took over as the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations is _____Antonio Guterres.
  1. Who has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Tata Consultancy Services(TCS)___ Rajesh Gopinathan.
  1. Who has been appointed as the chief executive officer of Flipkart___ Kalyan Krishnamurthy.
  1. Who has been sworn as the new President of Nicaragua___ Daniel Ortega.
  1. Who has been appointed as the new chairman of Tata Sons _____Natarajan Chandrasekaran. 
  1. Who has been appointed as Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) president____ Ashish Shelar 
  1. Pakistan’s former Chief of Army Staff has been appointed as the Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Military Alliance is ____ Raheel Sharif.
  2.  The new interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Prasar Bharti ______ Rajeev Singh. 
  1. Who has been elected the new President of European Parliament______Antonio Tajani. 
  1. Who has been selected as the new chief of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)____ Alok Kumar. 
  1. Who has been sworn-in as the new President of Gambia ____ Adama Barrow.
  1. Who has been appointed as the MD & CEO of Bharti AXA General _____ Sanjeev Srinivasan. 
  1. Who has become the new Prime Minister of Mauritius________ Pravind Jugnauth. 
  1. As per Boston consulting Group(BCG)-2016 analysis, the company has been named as the most innovative company of 2016 ___ Apple.
  1. The new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC)____ Anshu Sinha.
  1. Who has been appointed the United Nations(UN) in India Goodwill Ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)___ Ashok Amritraj. 
  1. Who has been appointed as the interim head of India Post Payments Bank ___A P Singh. 
  1. The African Union has elected Chadi’s foreign minister as the new African Union (AU) commission chairman___ Moussa Faki Mahamat. 
  1. The Senate of USA has confirmed South Carolina Governor as the next Ambassador to the United Nations___Nikki Haley.
  2. The Meghalaya Governor has resigned after a controversy was triggered by reports in local media accused him of sexual misconduct___ V Shanmuganathan.
  3.  Who has sworn in as new Lokayukta of Karnataka ____Justice Vishwanath Shetty. 
  1. Who has been appointed as the new vice-chancellor of Nalanda University____ Dr. Vijay Bhatka.


 Important News – India

  1. The 104th Indian Science Congress (ISC) has started in the state ____Andhra Pradesh. 
  1. India’s first laser technology-based advanced Automatic Vechime Monitoring System (AVMS) RTO check post has set up at_____ Gujarat 
  1. The 25th New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF) wil be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 7-15th January, 2017. The 2017 theme is ______ Manushi – Books Written on and by Women.
  1. The 2017 Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) will be hosted by the city____Bengaluru.
  1. Who has inaugurated the five-day annual Indian Science Congress at the Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh) ___ Narendra Modi.
  1. Who has launched a Bunkar Mitra-Handloom Helpline Centre where professional queries of weavers will be answered by the experts in the field___Smriti Irani.
  1. The International Conference on “Yoga for diabetes” has been held in the city______New Delhi. 
  1. The birth anniversary of 10th and last Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh being celebrated across country ____350th.
  1. The 2017 All India Conference of Waqf Boards has started in the city______ New Delhi.
  2. The Union Government has approved 26% strategic stake sale in this public-sector undertaking ____ Bharat Earth Movers Limited
  3. Who has launched the web portal and a Mobile App for the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY)_____Piyush Goyal.
  1. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced pan-India expansion of this programme to benefit pregnant and lactating mothers across the country ____Maternity Benefit Programme (MBP).
  1. The city is going to play host to the ninth edition of Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF)_____Jaipur.
  2.  India has test-fired long range intercontinental nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-IV____Surface-to-surface missile.
  1. The 20th Edition of the National Conference for e-Governance 2016-17 has started in the city___ Visakhapatnam, (Andhra Pradesh).
  1. The 3rd edition of 2017 National conference ‘Jal Manthan-III’ was held in the city___ New Delhi.
  1. The world’s largest street light replacement programme of India____ Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP).
  1. Who has inaugurated the 8th Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit 2017 at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar ____ Narendra Modi. 
  1. India’s second Kalvari-class Scorpene stealth submarine “INS Khanderi” has been launched in___Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  1. India’s first-ever solar powered boat “Aditya” has been launched in the state____Kerala.
  1. ‘SEZ India’ mobile app has been launched by the union ministry for special economic zones____ Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  1. The Chinese Mobile handset brand ‘Gionee’ has signed as the brand ambassador___Virat Kohli. 
  1. The union railway minister Suresh Prabhu has released an Android-based mobile application named app to promote ease of ticketing through digital transactions_____“IRCTC Rail Connect app”.
  1. India successfully test-fired the Guided Pinaka rocket from Integrated Test Range launch pad at ____Chandipur (Odisha).
  1. The committee has submitted report on Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) to the Union Government___ Sumit Bose committee.
  1. The union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has inaugurated the three-day International Conference and Exhibition on Re-enforced Plastics (ICERP) at _____Bombay Exhibition center.
  1. The Tamil Nadu tourism department has launched a mobile app ______ Pinakin. 
  1. The 58th edition of India International Garment Fair (IIGF) was held in _____New Delhi.
  1. The Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma has announced to host the mega-cultural event “Bharat Parv” from 26th January at ____Red Fort.
  1. The committee has recommended quota for girl students in IITs____ Timothy Gonsalves committee.
  1. Mobile app has been launched by the union ministry for special economic zones ___SEZ India.
  1. The 2nd edition of Ministry of External Affairs’ annual conference “Raisina Dialogue” was held at __Taj Palace (New Delhi).
  1. “Mission 41K” has been launched by the union ministry to save energy___ Ministry of Railways.
  1. The portal has been launched by the Union Government for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)____ Shagun portal. 
  1. Who has become the most dynamic city out of 137 cities as per the 4th annual edition of JLL City Momentum Index (CMI) 2017___ Bengaluru.
  1. The Chief Guest for the 2017 Republic Day of India_____ Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
  1. Indian personality has become judge in the 2017 Miss Universe pageant_______ Sushmita Sen.
  1. The first flight is likely to take off next month under the government’s ambitious regional connectivity scheme _____UDAN (Ude Desh Ke Aam Naagrik).
  1. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan has inaugurated a month-long awareness drive on fuel conservation in New Delhi___“Saksham 2017”
  1. The Railways has announced the launch of Aastha Circuit Tourist Train from Guwahati (Assam)____ North-East Frontier (NF). 
  1. The first Indian state to opt for electronic transmission of postal ballot to service voters in the upcoming elections____ Goa.
  1. “e-health project” has launched by the state government with support of World Bank (WB)____ Kerala. 
  1. The committee has submitted the report to the Union Government on Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM)_____ N.K Singh committee.
  1. Who has launched “Khelegi toh Khileg” in India_____ Nurturing Excellence in Sports Trust (NEST).
  1. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has decided to set up weather stations in 660 districts of the country by ___2019. 
  1. The Prime Minister Modi has approved the constitution of task force committee for preparing action plan for next three Olympic Games 2020, 2024 and 2028____ 8 members.
  1. India’s first social luxury travel magazine “Luxury Travel Times” has launched _____ MakeMyTrip.
  1. Indian Navy’s largest warship has become the first warship to be equipped with its own dedicated ATM ___INS Vikramditya. 
  1. Who has signed a memorandum of understanding with the AYUSH ministry to regulate the misleading advertisements in this AYUSH sector ____ Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI).
  2. The govt. will invest how many crore rupees in North East in telecom infrastructure in the next two years____5,500 crore rupees
  1. The state government has organized Farmer’s Martyrs day to pay homage to the martyrs of 1894 farmers’ rising in the state___ Assam.
  1. To celebrate India’s 68th Republic Day, the world’s tallest building has lit up in the color of the Indian____Burj Khalifa tower (Dubai).
  1. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully ground tested the Cryogenic Upper Stage engine meant for the rocket____ GSLV-Mark-III.


States News

  1. The Bargarh Dhanua Jatra festival has started in the state____Odisha. 
  1. The state governments have signed MoU to prepare State Resident Data Base (SRDB)____Haryana and Andhra Pradesh.
  1. A new health scheme ‘NTR Arogya Raksha’ has been launched by the state government____Andhra Pradesh. 
  1. Who has inaugurated 10-day Island Tourism Festival 2017 at Port Blair in Andaman & Nicobar Islands___Lt. Governor Jagdish Mukhi.
  1. The city who hosted the International Conference on Yoga for Diabetes ___ New Delhi.
  1. “Good Samaritan Policy” has been launched by the state / union territory ___Delhi government.
  1. The Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi has declared ‘null and void’ Chief Minister V Narayanasamy’s order banning use of social media for the ___official communication.
  2.  India’s largest public WiFi service has been launched by the state government___ Maharashtra.
  1. The three-day International Kite Festival (fourth) has begun in _____New Delhi.
  1. The 21st edition of National Youth Festival was held in ___ Rohtak (Haryana).
  1. The world’s first “Gender literature festival” will be held in the state of India___ Bihar.
  1. The first-ever Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) International Dance festival has been held in the ___ Hyderabad. 
  1. The Insurance company that tied up with Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) for capital support to enterprises___ Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).
  1. Digital Dakiya scheme has been launched by the state government to encourage cashless transactions____ Madhya Pradesh.
  1. The 2017 Dantan Gramin Mela has started in the states___ West Bengal.
  1. India’s first state to launch ‘Aanandam programme’ to help the needy persons____ Madhya Pradesh. 
  1. Who has declared second capital of Himachal Pradesh ___ Dharamsala. 
  2. The state government has decided to allow the sale of white kerosene in open market___Karnataka.
  1. The government has approved the installation of solar energy devices at a cost of Rs 44 crore in all 25,962 Anganwadi centers in the State____Haryana. 
  1. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan has inaugurated a month-long awareness drive on fuel conservation in New Delhi___Saksham 2017.
  1. The Bihar state government has launched a campaign to make state addiction-free ____Nasha Mukt campaign. 
  1. The 10th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF)-2017 was held in the state_____Rajasthan. 
  2. Who has been elected as president of the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) ____Dushyant Chautala. 
  1. The state government has launched e-health program “Jeevan Rekha” to provide a centralized database of healthcare information______ Pinarayi Vijayan. 
  1. The state govt. has launched a scheme “Dulari Kanya” to check infant mortality in the state _____ Arunachal Pradesh.
  1. Who has launched the “Beat Marshall Monitoring Mobile App” on experimental basis ___ The Pune City Police.
  1. The 2017 Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Partnership Summit has started in _____Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh).
  1. Recently launched “Aoba Velox-III” satellite belongs to the country ____ Singapore. 
  1. Who built the world’s largest solar park _____ Longyangxia Dam Solar Park (China). 
  1. As per The American Interest magazine India’s rank in the list of “Eight Great Powers of 2017”_____ 6th.


Important News – World

  1. India has signed a Protocol to amend the Double Taxation Avoidance Convention in January 2017 ___ Kazakhstan.
  1. Who has become the first country in Europe to pay its unemployed citizens a basic monthly income, amounting to 560 euros (USD 587) ____Finland.
  1. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is sending first African-American space station crew member to space station in 2018______ Jeanette Epps.
  1. The Union Government has imposed an anti-dumping duty ranging from 6.30 US dollars to 351.72 US dollars per tonne on imports of jute and its products from____ Bangladesh and Nepal.
  1. The Union Cabinet of the country has agreed to sign an agreement for cooperation in field of agriculture and allied sectors ___ Portugal.
  1. The company that launched the training program, named Digital Unlocked, for Indian small and medium businesses is ___Google.
  1. Union Cabinet approved to sign a MoU with this country in the field of agriculture and allied sectors ___Kenya.
  1. who has lifted its three-year ban on import of some vegetables (bitter gourd, snake gourd and aubergines) from India___European Union (EU).
  2. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has signed pact with the country’s space agency on satellite launch technology __ France.
  1. The World Economic Forum (WEF) has recently released its 12th edition of the ____Global Risks Report 2017.
  1. Who has become the world’s first country to shut-down the Frequency Modulation (FM) radio broadcasting network and started its’ switching to Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) ____Norway.
  1. India and Sri Lanka has signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) to construct rain water harvesting system at a cost of 30 crore Sri lankan Rupees in northern Jaffana District____3000. 
  1. The International conference for peace talks between Israel and Palestinians will be held in the city___ Paris (France).
  2. Who has become the first country in the world to officially recognize parkour as a sport___ The United Kingdom.
  1. The country has conferred national order of knighthood honour on former Union Minister of State for External Affairs Eduardo Faleiro ___ Portugal.
  1. The Country who has test-fired the first submarine-launched Cruise Missile Babur-3 ____Pakistan.
  1. The International conference for peace talks between Israel and Palestinians will be held ____ Paris, France. 
  1. The first-ever Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) International Dance festival was held in the city ____Hyderabad.
  1. The country who has become an associate member of European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)___ India.
  1. The India Innovation Index (III) will be developed by the international organization to measure innovation performance of Indian states ____ World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). 
  1. The world’s biggest cricket stadium will come up at _______ Motera area (Ahmedabad).
  1. The International Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic plants of India was held in the city ____ New Delhi.


Books & Authors

  1. The book “Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life” has been authored by______ William Finnegan. 
  1. The book “You Got Magic” has been authored by ______ Neel Madhav.
  1. The book ‘The Future of India’ has been authored by _____ Bimal Jalan. 
  2. The book ‘The Island of Lost Girls’ has been authored by ____ Manjula Padmanabhan. 
  1. The book ‘Scattered Souls’ has been authored by _____Shahnaj Bashir.
  1. The book “Just Another Jihadi Jane” has been authored by ____Tabish Khair. 
  1. The book “Death Under The Deodars: The Adventures of Miss Ripley-Bean” has been authored by ___Ruskin Bond.
  1. The book “The Untold Vajpayee: Politician and Paradox” has been authored by _____Ullekh NP. 
  1. The author of the book The People’s President: Dr APJ Abdul Kalam is _____ SM Khan.
  1. The book “Bose: The Indian Samurai – Netaji and the INA Military Assessment” has been authored by____ G D Bakshi.
  1. The book “Magpie Murders” has been authored by ____Anthony Horowitz.
  1. The book “My Odyssey: Memoirs of the Man behind the Mangalyaan Mission” has been authored by _____ Dr. K Radhakrishnan.
  1. The book “The Untold Story of Talking Books” has been authored by _____ Matthew Rubery. 
  1. The author of the book titled ‘Jinnah Often Came to Our House’ has been awarded with The Hindu Prize 2016 is ______ Kiran Doshi.
  1. The book “An Unsuitable Boy” is the autobiography of which Indian personality____Karan
  1. The novel ‘The Book Thief’ has been authored by ________ Markus Zusak. 
  1. The book ‘The Karachi Deception’ has been authored by _______ Shatrujeet Nath.
  1. The book “Story of an Escape” has authored by _____ Surjit Singh Barnala. 
  1. The book “60 Indian Poets” has been authored by ______ Jeet Thayil. 


 Honours & Award

  1.  Indian personality has been honored by US Embassy for Tuberculosis (TB) awareness____ Amitabh Bachchan.
  1. Indian-origin British professor has been honored with the Queen Elizabeth II Knighthood____ Prof. Shankar Balasubramanian.
  1. The Government of India(GoI) has been awarded ‘Scroll of Honor’ to promote cashless transactions___ Gaurav Goyal. 
  1. The Social reformer who has been honoured by Google Doodle on her 186th birth anniversary_____ Savitribai Phule.
  1. The 7th edition of Yashwant International Film Festival will be held from 20 to 26 January 2017 in ______ Mumbai.
  1. Indian film has won the best motion picture award at the 2017 Golden Globes awards____ Moonlight.
  1. Outgoing US President Barack Obama has awarded “Presidential Medal of Freedom” at a ceremony in his honor at the White House___ Vice President Joe Biden.
  1. Who has won the prestigious Young Travel Photographer of The Year (TPOTY) 2016___ Darpan Basak.
  1. Indian cricketer has been inducted into Legends Club ‘Hall of Fame’ ___Kapil Dev.
  1. Indian village has been conferred the UNWTO Award for Innovation in the category of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO)____ Govardhan Ecovillage.
  1. Who has won the prestigious award ‘The Hindu Prize 2016’ _____ Kiran Doshi.
  1. Who has won the 2016 Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the transportation sector under the Aviation category____ Delhi International Airport Limited. 
  1. Who has been bestowed with the Venezuela’s first-ever Hugo Chavez Prize for Peace and Sovereignty for his fight for peace___ Vladimir Putin. 
  1. Who has been bestowed with the highest peace time gallantry decoration ‘Ashok Chakra’ ____ Hangpan Dada. 
  1. Who has released a special stamp cover featuring Olympic medalists PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, and Dipa Karmakar ____The Indian postal department.
  1. Who has received NTPC award 2015-16 from the Union Power Minister, Shri Piyush Gayal.___Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) 
  1. President Pranab Mukherjee has announced how many names of recipients of the year 2017 Padma awards, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri _____89 persons. 
  1. A scientist at the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) has been selected for the National Geoscience Award – 2016___Keshav Krishna.
  1. Noted Indian eye doctor has been selected to the 2017 Ophthalmology Hall of Fame instituted by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery___Dr. Gullapalli N. Rao. 
  1. Who has won the 2016 TS Eliot Prize for poetry ____ Jacob Polley.



  1. Tyrus Wong, who passed away was the legendary Disney artist of the country___United States.
  1. Imtiaz Ahmed, who passed away was the former cricketer of _____Pakistan. 
  1. John Berger, who passed away was the renowned author of the country ____United Kingdom. 
  1. Karnataka Minister has passed away while he was in Chikkamagaluru to attend the silver jubilee celebrations of the Transport Cooperative Society at Koppa _______ H.S Mahadeva Prasad.
  1. Veteran actor who passed away recently was belonged to the state___ Ambala (Haryana). 
  1. Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan, who passed away was the famous musician of musical instrument____ Sitar.
  1. Former President of Iran has passed away in Tehran, Iran____ Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. 
  1. The former President and prime-minister of Portugal has passed away in Lisbon, Portugal___ Mario Soares. 
  1. The renowned sociologist of Poland has passed away at Leeds, England____ Zygmunt Bauman.
  1. English singer-songwriter has passed away in Sussex, England____ Peter Sarstedt.
  1. Senior Congress leader and former Tourism Minister of Maharashtra has passed away in Pune ____Chandrakant Chhajed.
  1. The former President of Germany who passed away recently ____Roman Herzog.
  1. The renowned actress and wife of film maker Mrinal Sen has passed away _____ Gita Sen.
  1. Rajasthan Freedom fighter passed away in Sriganganagar district of Rajasthan ______ Mohan Singh Josan.
  1. The former chief minister of Punjab has passed away in Chandigarh. He was the first Governor of _____Uttarakhand. 
  1. National award-winning filmmaker has passed away, who won the award for his movie “Limit to Freedom” ___ Deepak Roy.
  1. The Veteran film and stage actor who had acted in several films including “Kolkata 71” and “Akaler Sandhane” passed away ____ Gita Sen.
  1. Pioneer in the discovery of black hole in India has passed away ___C.V Vishveshwara.
  2.  The renowned Urdu poet and lyricist, who recently passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra___ Jaswant Rai Sharma.
  1. Legendary British actor who starred in ‘The Elephant Man’ and ‘Harry Potter’ passes away at his residence in Norfolk (London)___ Sir John Hurt. 
  1. Russian Ambassador to India passed away due to the heart attack in New Delhi___ Alexander Kadakin.
  1. US Emmy award-winning actress passes away ____Mary Tyler Moore.


Sports News

  1. A Spanish professional tennis player has won the 2016 Mubadala World Tennis Championship _____Rafael Nadal.
  1. Who has won the gold in the 2016 World Blitz Chess Championship in Doha, Qatar ____ Sergey Karjakin. 
  1. The women football team has won the 2016 SAFF Women’s Championship _____India. 
  1. The 2017 National Ice Skating Championship has started in the states____Gurugram (Haryana). 
  1. India’s tennis singles player has announced his retirement from professional tennis___Somdev Devvarman. 
  1. The Australian opening batsman who was recently inducted into ICC Hall of Fame posthumously is ____ Arthur Morris. 
  1. The first Pakistani cricketer who has become the first batsman to score test hundreds in 11 countries____ Younis Khan.
  1. Who has won the 2017 Qatar Open Men’s singles tennis tournament ____Novak Djokovic.
  1. A Frenchman has set a new world record for cycling the furthest distance in one hour for riders aged 105 or older ______ Robert Marchand. 
  1. Indian cricketer has announced to step down as captain of Team India’s limited over cricket matches_____ Mahindra Singh Dhoni
  1. Mumbai prodigy who created history by winning all three gold medals on offer in the 1st Western Asia Youth Chess Championships ____ Kush Bhagat.
  1. Who has won the 38th All India Railways Woman’s Hockey championship held at SAI Centre, Bhopal____ South Eastern Railway (SER)
  1. Who has won the 2017 Aircel Chenni Open men’s doubles tournament____ Rohan Bopanna and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan.
  1. Who has won the Best FIFA Men’s player award at the 2016 Best FIFA Football Awards in Zurich____ Cristiano Ronaldo. 
  1. The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Council has decided to expand the FIFA World Cup to a 48- team competition as of _____2026 edition. 
  1. Who has won the Under-19 British Junior Open Squash 2017 tournament ___ Velavan Senthilkumar.
  1. Who has won the 2017 Scottish Junior Open Squash championship by defeating Colombia’s Juan Jose Torres Lara in the final at Edinburgh, Scotland_____ Shreyas Mehta.
  1. Indian hockey player has become a member of International Hockey Federation (FIH) Athletes’ Committee____ P.R Sreejesh 
  1. Who has won the 2017 Chennai Open Men’s Singles title _____Roberto Bautista Agut.
  1. Who has won the 3rd edition of Kolkata Open National Invitation Snooker Championship 2017 ___ Pankaj Advani.
  1. Who has won the Ranji Trophy tournament 2016-17 ____ Gujarat. 
  1. Who has won the 2017 Qatar Open Men’s Singles title ______ Novak Djokovic.
  1. Who has been appointed as the new Director of West Indies Cricket Board (WICB)___ Jimmy Adams. 
  1. The cricket team has won their first-ever Ranji Trophy title in the 2016–17 season ___ Gujarat. 
  1. The National Level Competitions for various sports for Under-14 and Under-17 children “Khelo India” has inaugurated in the city _____ New Delhi. 
  1. Who has won the 2017 Vodafone Premier Badminton League (PBL) tournament ___ Chennai Smashers. 
  1. Who has won the 2017 Delhi International Open chess tournament_____ Farrukh Amonatov 
  1. Who has won the 2017 Pro Wrestling League (PWL) _____ Punjab Royals. 
  1. Who has won the Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy 2016-17 season _____ Bengal.
  2.  The first Indian stadium to have stands named after war heroes _____ Eden Gardens stadium(Kolkata).
  1. Who has become the fastest captain to score 1000 runs___Virat Kohli.
  1. All-rounder of Australia has been adjusted Cricket Australia’s T20 International Player of the Year _____Shane Watson. 
  1. Who has won the seventh national billiards championship __Pankaj Advani. 
  1. Who has won the 2017 Australian Open Women’s Singles title ____ Serena Jameka Williams. 
  1. Who has won the 2017 Men’s singles Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament____ Sameer Verma.
  1. Who has won the Gold at Malaysia Masters Grand Prix -2017 title___ Saina Nehwal. 
  2. Who has won the 2017 Men’s singles Australian Open tennis tournament______ Roger Federer.