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- The Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) starting 7 Jan 2017 - 20.5 per cent
- The present Union Foreign Secretary who got a one-year extension recently – S. Jaishankar
- The new Ambassador of India to the Republic of Burkina Faso – Birender Singh Yadav
- The first state govt to opt for an initiative involving electronic transmission of postal ballot - Goa
- The new ambassador of India to the Republic of Congo – Ashok Warrier
- Winner of the Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the transportation sector – Delhi International Airport
- The state where the new Universal Rail Mill of SAIL at Bhilai was inaugurated recently – Chhattisgarh
- The renowned Urdu poet who died recently – Naqsh Lyallpuri
- The host of the National Games to be held in Nov 2017 - Goa
- The new director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) – Alok Verma
- The govt’s ambitious scheme under which air fares have been capped at  2,500 for a one-hour flight - UDAN
- The chief guest at the 2017 Republic Day celebrations – Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
- Winner of the women’s singles of the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold – Saina Nehwal
- The state where the ISKCON’s Govardhan eco village is situated which has won the UN award for taking innovative measures of ‘sustainable tourism’ in the country - Maharashtra
- The town declared as the second capital city of Himachal Pradesh - Dharamsala
- The venue of the recent Combined Commanders Conference (CCC) of the three military chiefs - Dehradun
- The iron-reach asteroid to which a mission has been approved by the NASA – 16 Psyche
- The state govt which has launched ‘Aanandam’ programme to help poor – Madhya Pradesh
- The city where the World Economic Forum (WEF) holds its annual meeting at the end of Jan - Davos
- The India city which has been ranked as the most dynamic city in the World - Bengaluru
- The newly elected president of the European Parliament – Antonio Tajani
- Winner of the 15th edition of the Delhi International chess tournament – Farrukh Amonatov
- The estimated global growth for 2016 as per the IMF – 3.1 per cent
- The person who won The Hindu Prize 2016 – Kiran Doshi
- The city where the Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Pvt Ltd is located - Mysuru
- The winner of the coveted Bharat award given to brave children – Late Kumari Tarh Peju
- India’s economic growth rate forecast for 2016-17 as per the IMF – 6.6 per cent
- The US footballer named Best FIFA Women’s Player of 2016 – Carli Lloyd
- The venue of the first edition of the Asia – Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) International Television Dance Festival - Hyderabad
- The state where the Border Security Force (BSF) launched operation ‘Sard Hawa’ recently - Rajasthan
- The year which was India’s warmest year ever since the documenting of meteorological records began in 1901 – 2016.
- India’s ranking on the global index of talent competitiveness – 92nd
- The person honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 62nd Filmfare Awards 2017 – Shatrughan Sinha
- The new CEO of the public broadcaster Prasar Bharti – Rajeev Singh
- The state where the scheme Digital Dakiya was launched recently – Madhya Pradesh
- Winner of the Ranji Trophy 2016-17 played in Indore - Gujarat
- The country from which the US announced to end a 20-year economic embargo recently - Sudan
- The former Chief Minister of Punjab who passed away recently – Surjit Singh Barnala
- The year in which the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) came into existence - 1969
- The initial investment with which Airtel Payments bank started operations recently -  3,000 cr
- The country which has taken over as chair of the Group of 77 - Ecuador
- The city where India’s first Madame Tussauds wax museum will open in Jun 2017 – New Delhi
- The state where the harvest festival of Magh Bihu was celebrated recently - Assam
- The indigenously designed, developed and manufactured artillery gun - Dhanush
- India’s GDP growth rate for 2016-17 as projected by NITI Aayog – 8%
- The new CEO TCS – Rajesh Gopinathan
- The venue of the world’s first ‘Gender Literature Festival’ scheduled to be held in Apr 2017 - Patna
- The country’s industrial production growth in Nov 2016 – 5.7%
- The headquarters of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) - Geneva
- The new chairman of Tata Group – N Chandrasekaran
- The state where the harvest festival Thai Pongal is celebrated – Tamil Nadu
- The interest rate on savings accounts being offered by Airtel Payments Bank – 7.25%
- The global growth rate for 2017 as projected by the World Bank – 2.7%
- The Line of Credit offered by India to Kenya for agricultural mechanization – USD 100 mn
- The new chairman of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) – Alka Panda
- The city where PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the “The Nobel Prize” exhibition recently - Gandhinagar


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