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CDS 2018 Important Current Affair Questions

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Feb 13, 2018

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CDS is a national level entrance exam conducted by UPSC (Union Public Services Commission). It is conducted twice a year for recruitment of Permanent Commissioned Officers for Indian Armed Forces.

In this article, we will be focusing on latest Current Affair aspects, which give a hands-on experience of the actual questions as asked in the various Competitive Examinations similar to CDS exam.

Current Affairs latest edition combines important information from various fields – Award Ceremonies, Science and Technology, Politics, Business Mergers, Entertainment, Education, Economy, Sports to name a few. Each piece of information is further enhanced with a detailed discussion of the topic in question in order to give extensive information to the seeker.

Here, we are sharing list of selected questions for readers to allow them to assess their general knowledge and current affair preparation.

Question: Which city is hosting the 2018 International Conference on Unani Medicine?

Answer: New Delhi


Question: Which Indian personality has been conferred the ‘Grand Collar of the State of Palestine’?

Answer: Narendra Modi


Question: Which union minister has launched ASH TRACK Mobile App to monitor fly ash from thermal plants?

Answer: R. K. Singh


Question: Which railway zone has become the first Rail Zone in India with 100% LED Lighting at railway stations?

Answer: South Central Railway


Question: The 2018 National Unani Day (NUD) is celebrated on which date in India?

Answer: February 11


Question: The Almatti Dam is built on which river in Karnataka?

Answer: Krishna River


Question: Who has been sworn-in as the new Chief Justice of Kerala?

Answer: Antony Dominic


Question: Which state has topped the overall medal tally at the first-ever Khelo India School Games (KISG-2018)?

Answer: Haryana


Question: Which state has topped the Health Index progressive report, which is recently released by NITI Aayog?

Answer: Kerela


Question: Who has been appointed as the first independent female director of International Cricket Council (ICC)?

Answer: Indra Nooyi

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Question: Which committee has been constituted by Union Government to expedite capital acquisition for Armed Forces modernisation?

Answer: Vinay Sheel Oberoi committee


Question: Which city is hosting the National Meet on Grassroot Informatics- VIVID 2018?

Answer: New Delhi


Question: NCERT has collaborated with which internet company to teach students digital safety?

Answer: Google


Question: Who has become the world’s first female cricketer to take 200 wickets in One-Day Internationals (ODI)?

Answer: Jhulan Goswami


Question: According to Prime Minister’s Research Fellows scheme, how many meritorious students of B. Tech and M. Tech to get fellowship every year?

Answer: 1000


Question: Which city to host the 6th World Government Summit (WGS-2018)?

Answer: Dubai


Question: Zhang Beiwen has won the 4th edition of India Open Badminton tournament 2018. She hails from which country?

Answer: USA


Question: Which state government has launched the ‘Gobardhan Yojana’ to support farmers?

Answer: Haryana


Question: Michael N Hall has been chosen for the 2018 Genome Valley Excellence Award of Telangana. He hails from which country?

Answer: Switzerland


Question: Which country has successfully launched the world’s smallest rocket to carry tiny satellite into orbit?

Answer: Japan


Question: The Ghodazari Wildlife Sanctuary (GWS) will come up in which state?

Answer: Maharashtra


Question: Who has won the ‘Times Power Women of the Year 2017’– Pune for Global PR award?

Answer: Shabnam Asthana


Question: Who has been sworn-in as the new Chairman of the Federal Reserve?

Answer: Jerome H Powell


Question: What is the India’s GDP growth forecast for FY 18, according to the Economic Survey of India (ESI) 2017?

Answer:6.75 % to 7.5%


Question: Who has been appointed as the new chief of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)?

Answer: Vinod Rai


Question: India’s largest start-up incubator will be set up in which state?

Answer: Karnataka


Question: Which state tourism department has tied up with an online travel company “MakeMyTrip” to promote its home-stay scheme?

Answer: Madhya Pradesh


Question: Which operation has been launched by the Income Tax Department (ITD) to track deposits post demonetization?

Answer: Operation Clean Money


Question: What is India's ranks on a list of countries with the highest Non-performing Assets (NPA) levels, according to latest report by CARE Ratings?

Answer: 5th and is on top spot among the BRICS nations.


Question: Who has been appointed as the Air India MD on 28th Nov 2017?

Answer: Pradeep Singh Kharola.


Question: Who has been appointed as the acting chairperson of National Green Tribunal ?

Answer: UD Salvi


 Question: Who won the Men's singles title of French Open 2017?

Answer: Rafael Nadal.


Question: Who has been elected as the new President of Indian Olympic Association?

Answer: Narinder Batra


Question: Who has been appointed as the 15th Finance Commission chairman?

Answer: NK Singh


 Question: Which country won the Hockey World League (HWL-2017) tournament?

Answer: Australia ( defeated Argentina ).


Question: India has been declared free from trachoma, which is a contagious bacterial infection of which part of human body?

Answer: Eye


Question: Who has been re-elected as Judge from India at International Court of Justice?

Answer: Dalveer Bhandari


Question: Who has been chosen for the 27th edition of Vyas Samman-2017?

Answer: Mamta Kalia, the renowned Hindi scholar and writer.


Question: Which nation is first to leave the international criminal court?

Answer: Burundi


Question: What was the theme of the 2017 International Day of Persons with Disabilities?

Answer: Transformation towards Sustainable And Resilient Society For All


Question: Name the actress who became UNICEF celebrity advocate for child rights?

Answer: Trisha Krishnan


Question: What was the theme of 2017 World AIDS day (1st December ) ?

Answer: Right to health


Question: Who was appointed as New Election Commissioner of India?

Answer: Sunil Arora


Question: Name the winner of the 2017 World Weightlifting Championship in the 48 kg event held in Anaheim, USA?

Answer: Mirabai Chanu. She created a new world record


Question: Who is appointed as the first woman president of NASSCOM?

Answer: Debjani Ghosh


Question: The Global Centre for Security and Counter-Terrorism is to be set up at ?

Answer: Jaipur, Rajasthan


Question: Which country won the FIFA Under 17 World Cup 2017?

Answer: England. England defeated Spain by 5-2.


Question: Which renowned Hindi writer was chosen for the Jnanpith Award 2017?

Answer: Krishna Sobti


Question: What is the name of the Solicitor-General of India who resigned from his post on 20 October 2017?

Answer: Ranjit Kumar


Question: Konsam Urmila Devi is associated with which sports?

Answer: Weightlifting. She bagged a gold medal in 44 kg weight category on the opening day of the Commonwealth Youth Weightlifting Championships.


Question: Jemson Ningthoujam is associated with which sports?

Answer: Archery. The mixed pair of Jemson Ningthoujam and Ankita Bhakat clinched gold at the 2017 World Archery Youth Championship in Rosario, Argentina.


Question: Who became the first Indian Journalist to win Anna Politkovskaya Award?

Answer: Gauri Lankesh


Question: What was the theme of International Literacy Day 2017?

Answer: Literacy in a digital world


Question: Who won the Chemistry Nobel Prize 2017?

Answer: Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, and Richard Henderson.


Question: Who won the US Open women's singles title 2017?

Answer: Sloane Stephens


Question: Who won the US Open 2017 Men’s Singles title?

Answer: Rafael Nadal


Question: Which Indian-American was awarded with 2017 Balzan Prize recently?

Answer: Bina Agarwal


Question: What was India’s rank in the 2017 Global Human Capital Index (GHCI)?

Answer: 103rd


Question: Who won the Korean Open 2017 ?

Answer: PV Sindhu


Question: What was the theme of the World Ozone Day 2017?

Answer: Caring For All Life Under The Sun.


Question: Who is appointed as New CMD of ONGC ( India's biggest oil and gas producer ) ?

Answer: Shashi Shankar. He will replace Dinesh K Sarraf.


Question: Who was sworn in as CAG of India on 25th September 2017?

Answer: Rajiv Mehrishi.

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Question: Who is the Chief Economic Advisor?

Answer: Arvind Subramanian


Question: Which is the second capital of Himachal Pradesh which has been recently announced?

Answer: Dharamshala


Question: Which country becomes the first to ban FM radio broadcasting?

Answer: Norway


Question: Where was the 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas held in 2017?

Answer: Bangalore


Question: The first state in the country where the first desktop ATM service for rural service was started?

Answer: Jharkhand


Question: In which country is the world’s largest automated container terminal is opened?

Answer: Shanghai, China


Question: Which of the following statements about Bhuddhist Stupas in India is not correct?

A) Ashoka played an important role in popularizing Stupa cult.

B) They were repositories of relics of Buddha and other monks.

C) They were located in rural areas.

D) They were located close to trade routes.

Answer: They were repositories of relics of Buddha and other monks.


Question: How many satellites were launched by ISRO on 15th Feb 2017?

Answer: 104


Question: Which of the following is not an International Human Rights Treaty?

A) International Covenant on civil and political rights

B) Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women

C) Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities

D) Declaration on the right to development

Answer: Declaration on the right to development


Question: Which one of the following is used as a time keeper in atomic clocks?

A) Potassium

B) Cesium

C) Calcium

D) Magnesium

Answer: Cesium


Question: Which one of the following elements is essential for the formation of chlorophyll in green plants?

A) Calcium

B) Iron

C) Magnesium

D) Potassium

Answer: Magnesium


Question: Which is India’s first warship to have an ATM onboard?

Answer: INS Vikramaditya


Question: Agni IV is a two-stage solid-propelled, surface-to-surface ballistic missile which is designed to carry a payload of 1-tonne up to a distance of 4,000 km. From which Indian state’s coast was this missile test fired?

Answer: Odhissa


Question: Which high court recognizes river Ganga and river Yamuna as living entities?

Answer: Uttrakhand High Court


Question: Which two major telecom companies agreed to merge in 2017?

Answer: Vodafone and Idea


Question: Who won the Oscar for best actor in 2017?

Answer: Casey Affleck


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