1The veteran Bollywood actor and screenwriter who passed away on 31st December 2018?
Ans : Kader Khan
2Name the Hindi writer, a recipient of 2017 Jnanpith Award and author of novels such as Zindaginama, Mitro Marjani, etc. who passed away on 25th January 2019?
Ans : Krishna Sobti
3What was the theme of National Girl Child Day observed by the Women and Child Development Ministry on 24th January 2019?
Ans : Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow
4Name the former Defence Minister of India who passed away on January 29, 2019? He served under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government?
Ans : George Fernandes
5Which ministry signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Council of Applied Economic Research for improving the official statistical system in the country?
Ans : Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
6As per the revised Goods and Services Tax (GST) norms, the GST on Haj and Kailash Mansarovar Yatra has been reduced from 18 per cent to how much per cent?
Ans : 5 per cent
7Who were conferred the 2019 Bharat Ratna Award on 25th January 2019, India's highest civilian honour, by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind ?
Ans : Pranab Mukherjee, Nanaji Deshmukh and Bhupen Hazarika
8Gautam Gambhir, Prabhu Deva, and Late Kader Khan were conferred with which civilian awards?
Ans : Padma Shri
9On which day India celebrated the 9th National Voters Day for enhanced participation of citizens in the electoral process?
Ans : 25th January 2019
10What was the theme of 9th National Voters Day?
Ans : No voter to be left behind
11Name the nanosatellite (measuring 10 x 10 x 10 cm) which was developed by Indian students and Chennai-based Space Kidz India for HAM radio services and launched by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on PSLV C44 rocket?
Ans : Kalamsat
12Which word was declared as the 'Hindi Word of the Year 2018' by the Oxford Dictionary?
Ans : Nari Shakti
13What is the name of India's first made-in-India engineless train which was recently named as the 'Vande Bharat Express' by the Railways Ministry?
Ans : Train 18
14Which is the only Indian port to be listed amongst the world's top 30 container ports as per the latest Lloyds Report?
Ans : Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT)
15Who was named the captain of the ICC's Test and ODI teams of the year 2018?
The 30-year-old, with 1,322 runs, five centuries in 13 Tests and 1,202 runs at an astounding average of 133.55 with six hundreds in 14 ODIs in 2018, was selected to both sides.
16Which cricketer was named ICC Test, ODI Player and Cricketer of the year 2018?
Ans : Virat Kohli
17Who is the only cricketer besides Kohli to be named in both ICC Test and ODI teams of the year 2018?
Ans : Jasprit Bumrah
18On which day National Girl Child Day is celebrated every year as a national observance day for the girl child?
Ans : 24th January 2019
19Which company launched a new e-commerce platform 're-weave.in' for handloom weavers under the Project ReWeave, as part of its philanthropic initiatives?
Ans : Microsoft (India)
20India will surpass which country to become the second largest oil demand growth centre globally in 2019 on back of buoyant auto fuel and LPG consumption?
Ans : China
21Ten years after 26/11, the Indian Navy coordinated the largest-ever coastal defence exercise off the Indian coast on 22-23 January 2019. What is the name of this exercise?
Ans : Sea Vigil
22Name the historical monument in Delhi in which four museum relating to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, the Yaad-e-Jallian Museum based on the Jallianwala Bagh and World War I, museum on 1857- India's first war of Independence and Drishyakala museum- exhibition of Indian art was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi?
Ans : Red Fort
23Which cricketer won ICC Men's Emerging Cricketer of the Year award for the year 2018?
Ans : Rishabh Pant
24To visit which countries, Indians over 65 and under 15 years can now use Aadhaar Card as a valid travel document?
Ans : Nepal and Bhutan
25The 15th edition of the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) was held in which city on 21st January 2019?
Ans : Varanasi
26Which Indian athlete has become the first to be nominated for the Laureus World Comeback of Year Award?
Ans : Vinesh Phogat
27To enhance the operational capability of which command, Naval Air Station (NAS) Shibpur will be commissioned as INS Kohassa?
Ans : Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC)
28Pradhan Mantri Rozgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY), the flagship scheme of the Central Government for employment generation has crossed the milestone of ____ crore beneficiaries as on January 14, 2019.