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- The best state for startups in India as per the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) - Gujarat
- India’s new ambassador to the US – Harsh Vardhan Shringla
- India’s new high commissioner to Bangladesh – Riva Ganguly Das
- Winner of the Blue Cross, shooting’s highest award – Abhinav Bindra
- Winner of the 2018 Ballon d’Or Feminin – Ada Hegerberg
- The head of the panel set up to look at selling as many as 149 small and marginal oil and gas fields of state-owned ONGC and OIL to private and foreign companies – Rajiv Kumar
- The South African President who will be the chief guest at India’s 70th Republic Day celebrations – Cyril Ramaphosa
- The amount the govt will infuse in public sector banks in the next few months of FY19 –
83,000 cr
- India’s present ranking in terms of the world’s biggest stock market with a market cap of $2.1tn - Seventh
- The country where a volcano-triggered tsunami killed at least 222 people recently - Indonesia
- Skoch Chief Minister of the Year 2018 – Mamata Banerjee
- Sprinter of the Year – N Chandrababu Naidu
- Steady Reformer – Suresh Prabhu
- The state which has announce 10,000 cr Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme for farmers - Odisha
- The US Defence Secretary who resigned recently – James Mattis
- The new President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) for the year 2018-19 – Sandip Somany
- The city where India’s fist railway university, National Rail and Transportation Institution (NRTI), is situated - Vadodara
- The new chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) – Arvind Saxena
- The state which released the second instalment of the Chah Bagicha Dhan Puraskar Mela recently - Assam
- India’s ranking on Global Gender Gap Index released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) for 2018 – 108th
- The country which has topped the Index - Iceland
- Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year for 2018 - Justice
- Oxford dictionary’s Word of the Year for 2018 - Toxic
- The country where Mount Soputan volcano erupted recently - Indonesia
- The city where the National Cancer Institute (NCI) was opened recently – Jhajjar, Haryana
- The person sentenced by the Delhi High Court to imprisonment for life in anti-Sikh riots case – Sajjan Kumar
- The first state in the country to have a law banning sexual exploitation of women by those in positions of authority – Jammu & Kashmir
- The new political capital of Burundi - Gitega
- The city where the Information Fusion Centre – Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) was launched recently - Gurugram
- Winner of men’s singles title of the BWF World Tour 2018 badminton tournament – Shi Yuqi
- Winner of women’s singles – PV Sindhu
- The country to which India announced a $1.4 bn financial assistance package during its president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s recent visit to India - Maldives
- The person honoured by France with the ‘Knight of the National Order of Merit’ recently – Ashok Amritraj
- The indigenously designed nuclear power unit which has run non-stop for over 940 days, creating a new world record – Kaiga-I (Karnataka)
- The 68th Miss World crowned in Sanya, China recently – Vanessa Ponce de Leon
- Winner of the men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 title in Bhubaneswar - Belgium
- The cyclonic storms which hit Andhra Pradesh coast recently - Phethai
- The new Chief Ministers – Chhattisgarh – Bhupesh Baghel
– Madhya Pradesh – Kamal Nath
– Rajasthan – Ashok Gehlot
– Telangana – K Chandrasekhar Rao
– Mizoram - Zoramthanga
- The person re-appointed as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka recently – Ranil Wickremesinghe
- The French firm to which India has awarded a 4,500 cr contract to build 70 supercomputers under the National Supercomputing Mission - Atos
- The Philippine crowned as Miss Universe 2018 recently – Catriona Gray
- The state which has been selected for “Krishi Karman” award in the rice category - Jharkhand
- The wholesale price index (WPI) – based inflation in Nov 2018 – 4.64 per cent
- Consumer price index (CPI) – based inflation – 2.33 per cent
- The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) in Oct 2018 – 8.1 per cent
- The manufacturing  purchasing managers’ index in Oct 2018-54
- The growth rate of the eight core sectors in Oct 2018 – 4.8 per cent
- Winner of the Jnanpith Award 2018 – Amitav Ghosh
- The country which launched the world’s first floating nuclear power plant ‘Akademik Lomonosov’ recently - Russia
- The person nominated as the new president of the Film and Television Institution of India (FTII) society and chairman of the Governing Council – Brijendra Pal Singh
- The spacecraft of NASA which discovered evidence of water on asteroid Bennu recently – OSIRIS REx
- The state which recently honoured AIBA World Women Boxing Gold medallist MC Mary Kom with the title “Meethoileima” (queen par excellence) - Manipur
- The Minister of State for HRD who resigned recently – Upendra Kushwaha
- The second human-made object in history to reach the edge of the solar system – Voyager 2
- The new Governor of the Reserve Bank of India – Shaktikanta Das
- The seventh edition of the joint military exercise between India and China held in Chengdu, China recently – Hand-In-Hand
- The country with which India held the 10th edition of the INDRA NAVY military exercise in Visakhapatnam recently - Russia
- The 23rd district of Arunachal Pradesh – Shi Yomi
- The CAG of India who has become the Vice-Chair of the UN Panel of Auditors – Rajiv Mehrishi
- The venue of the second ‘Khelo India Youth Games, 2019’ to be organized in Jan 2019 - Pune
- The state where the implementation of Shahpurkandi Dam Project on the river Ravi has been approved by the Central Govt - Punjab
- The country which will retain its position as the world’s top recipient of remittances in 2018 with receiving $80 bn back home as per the World Bank - India
- The first state in India to have four international airports with the inauguration of the Kannur airport - Kerala
- The Chief Financial Officer of Huawei who was arrested in Vancouver, Canada recently – Meng Wanzhou
- The person who has been bestowed with ‘Doctor Honoris Causa’ by ESCP Europe Business School – Sunil Bharti Mittal
- The year which the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has decided to observe as the International Year of Millets - 2023
- The IT firm which has announced to acquire select IBM software products for $1.8 bn – HCL Technologies
- The person appointed by the govt as the new chief economic advisor (CEA) – Krishnamurthy Subramanian
- The person who has been elected to an Asia Pacific seat on the UN’s Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) – Preeti Saran
- India’s GDP growth forecast for the current fiscal (FY19) as per Fitch Ratings – 7.2 per cent
- The city which will be the fastest growing city in the world through 2035 as per a report by Oxford Economics - Surat
- The noted agriculturalist who passed away recently - Jayaraman
- The former (41st) President of the US who passed away recently – George HW Bush
- The GDP forecast for the current fiscal by the RBI as per its fifth monetary policy review – 7.4 per cent
- The richest Indian celebrity according to Forbes India Celebrity 100 list – Salman Khan
- The new global creative head of Ogilvy advertising company – Piyush Pandey
- India’s rank as the highest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world, accounting for 7 per cent of global emissions in 2017 - Fourth
- The naval exercise held recently off Goa between India and the UK - Konkan
- The British national who was extradited to India from the UAE recently in the  3,600 – cr Augusta Westland chopper scam – Christian Michel
- India’s heaviest satellite, aimed at boosting broadband services. Which was launched recently – GSAT-11
- The Arab nation which has announced to withdraw from the OPEC grouping - Qatar
- The state which has launched SMART initiative to transform rural areas of the state - Maharashtra
- The film which won ICFT Unesco Gandhi medal at the 2018 International Film Festival of India – Walking with the Wind
- Best Director award – Lijo Jose Pellissery (Ee. Maa. Yau)
- Golden Peacock award for the best film - Donbass
- The country where the “yellow vests movement” erupted recently - France
- The first Indian to be elected as one of seven members of the Judges Committee of the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) – Pawan Singh
- Winner of the 2018 Ballon d’Oraward – Luka Modric


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