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BSC MATCH POINT JANUARY 2019

Match Point
- The state which has introduced a new open online learning programme ‘KOOL’ to train teachers, students and the general public - Kerala
- Winner of the ‘Sumitra Charat Ram Award for Lifetime Achievement’ – Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
- The UIDAI chief executive officer who has been appointed as the new Revenue Secretary – Ajay Bhushan Pandey
- The new chairman of the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) – Jalaj Srivastava
- The joint military exercise conducted in Jhansi, UP, recently between India and the US – INDRA 2018
- The new President of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) – Kim Jong Yang
- The state which has launched the ‘Cow Samridhi Plus Scheme’ to provide insurance coverage to dairy farmers - Kerala
- Asia’s first woman neurosurgeon who passed away recently – TS Kanaka
- The chairman of Nissan Motor who was arrested in Tokyo recently for alleged financial misconduct – Carlos Ghosn
- The person sworn in as the new President of the Maldives recently – Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
-The person appointed by the Bank for International Settlements as the Chief Representative for Asia and the Pacific – Siddharth Tiwari
- The venue of the 27th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change held recently – New Delhi
- The person honoured with the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) Award – Nandita Das
- The singer of Assam who has been appointed as the first ‘Youth Advocate’ of the northeastern region by the UNICEF to fight for Child rights – Nahid Afrin
- The bank which has been brought under the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, the Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) guidelines and the State Legislature – Jammu and Kashmir Bank
- The country which President Ram Nath Kovind visited recently becoming the first-ever India head of state to visit there - Australia
- The capital of Dadra and Nagar Haveli where the govt has approved the setting up of medical college - Silvassa
- The state where the Sangai Festival, a platform to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the state, was held recently - Manipur
- The Indian academic who has been awarded the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle, the highest civilian honour given to foreigner by Mexico – SP Ganguly
- The country which launched its second earth observatory satellite Mohammed VI-B recently - Morocco
- The country in which Fuego volcano erupted recently - Guatemala
- The hero of the battle of Longewala in the Indo-Pak war of 1971 who passed away recently – Kuldip Singh Chandpuri
- The cyclone which wreaked havoc in TamilNadu recently - Gaja
- The Chairman of Yes Bank who resigned recently – Ashok Chawla
- The venue of the World Tolerance Summit held recently – Dubai, UAE
- The head of the ‘Himalayan State Regional Council’ set up by the NITI Aayog – Dr VK Saraswat
- The state where police has launched e-learning portal ‘NIPUN’ to impart in-service training to its personnel - Delhi
- The venue of the 13th East Asia Summit held recently - Singapore
- The country from which the UN Security Council recently lifted sanctions after nine years - Eritrea
- The host city for the 2018 Women’s World Boxing Championships - Delhi
- The person who has joined the Bank for International Settlements as the Chief Representative for Asia and the Pacific – Siddharth Tiwari
- The new full-time Director of Enforcement Directorate (ED) – Sanjay Mishra
- The person honoured with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the 6th Indian Social Work Congress – Late Dr Martha Farrell
- The first ever youth ambassador appointed by Unicef-India recently – Him Das
- The venue of the 17th ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Council Meeting held recently - Singapore
- The Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister who passed away recently – Ananth Kumar
- The military exercise held recently between India and Indonesia – Samudra Shakti
- The CEO of the Flipkart Group who resigned recently – Binny Bansal
- Winner of the Brazilian Grand Prix F1 championship – Lewis Hamilton
- The wrestler who achieved the number one rank in the world recently in his category – Bajrang Punia
- The distinguished economist who passed away recently – TN Srinivasan
- Winner of the men’s singles title of the 2018 Fuzhou China open badminton tournament – Kento Momota
- The combat drills between the special forces of India and the US held in Rajasthan recently – Vajra Prahar
-  The satellite launched by the ISRO recently which is specifically meant for northeastern region and Jammu & Kashmir – GSAT - 29
- The country where Vice President Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the Indian War Memorial at Villers Guislain recently - France
- The PSU in which the Union Cabinet has approved the strategic sale of govt stake (73.44 percent) to a consortium – Dredging Corporation of India
- The state which has announced 378 cr investment in the second phase of its flagship aquaculture mission, Aqua Mission 2.0 - Meghalaya
- The country with which PM Narendra Modi inked a deal for a bilateral currency swap arrangement valued at $75bn during his recent visit - Japan
- The person chosen for the prestigious Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award, presented by the Press Council of India – N Ram
- The institute recently notified as an Institution of Eminence Deemed to be University – Indian Institute of Science
- The new chairperson of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) – Ashok Kumar Gupta
- Winner of the men’s singles title of the 2018 Paris Masters tennis tournament – Karen Khachanov
- The ultra lightweight howitzer (ULH) guns inducted by the Indian Army recently – M777
- The new self-propelled artillery gun manufactured by L&T with Hanwha Techwin of South Korea – K9 Vajra
- The host city for the 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup - Bhubaneswar
- The Uzbekistani businessman who has been elected president of Aiba, the amateur boxing federation – Gafur Rakhimov
- Winner of the SaarLorLux Open badminton tournament in Germany – Subhankar Dey
- The city where the newly-built Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Stadium is situated - Lucknow
- India’s first indigenously developed nuclear submarine which recently successfully completed its first deterrence patrol – INS Arihant
- Winner of the 2018 SAFF Under-15 Championship in Lalitpur, Nepal - Bangladesh
- The bank which recently executed India’s first trade finance transaction for RIL using blockchain technology - HSBC
- The state where Soura Jalanidhi scheme was launched recently - Odisha
- The former Indian Navy aircraft carrier which will be reincarnated as a floating museum – INS Viraat
- The firm which has been named official partner of FIH men’s hockey World Cup 2018 – Tata Steel
- The institute which has designed and booted up India’s first microprocessor, Shakti – IIT-Madras
- The World Health Organisation’s headquarters where the first Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health was held recently - Geneva
- The person who assumed charge as Managing Director and CEO of UCO Bank recently – Atul Kumar Goel
- The bank whose board recently restored powers of RP Marathe as Managing Director – Bank of Maharashtra
- The country which has topped the World Bank’s ‘Doing Business’ 2019 report – New Zealand
- India’s ranking in the report – 77th
- The person who resigned as the Chairman of Film and Television Institute of  India (FTII) recently – Anupam Kher
- The programme launched by the govt under which loans in the range of  1 – 10 mn will be sanctioned within 59 minutes – MSME Support and Outreach
- The person being honoured by Harvard University with ‘2018 Gleitsman Award’ – Malala Yousafzai
- The new Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) - SS Deswal
- The bank to which the reappointment of Aditya Puri as CEO and Managing Director for another two years was approved by the RBI recently – HDFC Bank
- The Malayalam film which was the opening one at the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) held in Goa - Olu
- The space observatory of NASA which retired recently after it ran out of fuel needed for further science operations - Kepler
- The state  which celebrated its 63rd Foundation Day on 1 Nov – Madhya Pradesh
- The Indonesian airline whose airplane with 189 people on board crashed in Java Sea recently – Lion Air
- The IT firm which is going to acquire US software company Red Hat Inc for $34bn - IBM
- Winner of the 2018 Mexico Grand Prix Formula One championship – Max Verstappen
- The first female President of Ethiopia appointed recently – Sahle-Work Zewde
- Winner of the 2018 World Billiards Championship title at Leeds in UK – Sourav Kothari

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