Current Affairs – January 2019

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1Transgenders can file sexual harassment case under which section of IPC?Section 354A
2As 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?5 per cent
3Gautam Gambhir, Prabhu Deva, and Late Kader Khan were conferred with which civilian awards?Padma Shri
4Government of which Indian state was fined Rs 100 crore by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) for its failure to curb illegal coal mining in the state?Meghalaya
5India improved its ranking on the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) by three points and moved to 78th position with a score of 41.Denmark
6ISRO has launched which initiative with students to engage them on space science activities?Samwad
7Jim Yong Kim is going to step down on February 1, 2019 as the President of which international organisation much before the end of his term in 2022?World Bank
8Name 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?Krishna Sobti
9Name the Indian badminton player (female) who won the Indonesia Masters Women’s Singles title defeating Carolina Marin of Spain in the finals?Saina Nehwal
10Name the Indian cricketer (female) who was named Best Player of the Year, ODI Player of the Year and included in ICC Women’s Team of the Year 2018?Smriti Mandhana
11Name the Indian mountaineer who has become the first woman amputee to climb Mt Vinson, the highest peak in Antarctica?Arunima Sinha
12Name 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?Kalamsat
13Name the organisation which has been awarded the Exhibitor of the Year Award at the 106th Indian Science Congress held at Lovely Professional University?DRDO
14Name the place in Tamil Nadu where foundation stone for setting up All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was laid by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi?Madurai
15On which day India celebrated the 9th National Voters Day for enhanced participation of citizens in the electoral process?25th January 2019
16The veteran Bollywood actor and screenwriter who passed away on 31st December 2018?Kader Khan
17What 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?Train 18
18What was the theme of 9th National Voters Day?No voter to be left behind
19Which city hosted the 106th Indian Science Congress?Jalandhar (Punjab)
20Which city is the venue of the 2019 Indian Panorama Film Festival (IPFF)?New Delhi]
21Which country has recently signed Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA) Into Law?United States
22Which film won the 2019 Golden Globe Award (76th Edition) for Best Motion Picture: Drama?Bohemian Rhapsody
23Which Indian cricketer has been suspended from bowling in international cricket by the International Cricket Council (ICC) terming his bowling action as illegal?Ambati Rayudu
24Which international organization has recently released the World Economic Outlook (WEO)?IMF
25Which of the countries have officially quit UNESCO?United States and Israel
26Which state government has announced Shaurya Award for Students?Haryana
27Which state government has launched Krishak Bandhu scheme to address farmers distress?West Bengal
28Which state government has recently decided to start bird hospitals?Delhi
29Which word was declared as the ‘Hindi Word of the Year 2018’ by the Oxford Dictionary?Nari Shakti
30Who became the first Hindu woman to be appointed as a civil judge in Pakistan?Suman Kumari
31Who has become first Indian to head Global Solar Council (GSC)?Pranav R Mehta
32Who has been named as India’s Chef de Mission for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?Birendra Prasad Baishya
33Who has won the ‘Laureus Sportsman of the Year award’ the maximum number of times?Roger Federer (6 times)
34Who was appointed as the Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)?Gita Gopinath
35Who was appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of India?Sudhir Bhargava
36Who won the 2019 Australian Open Men’s Singles title by defeating Rafael Nadal in the final?Novak Djokovic
37Who won the 2019 Australian Open Women’s Singles title by defeating Petra Kvitová in the final?Naomi Osaka
38Who won the Best Actor in Motion Picture-Drama award at the 76th Golden Globe Awards?Rami Malek
39Who won the Best Actress in Motion Picture-Drama award at the 76th Golden Globe Awards?Glenn Close
40World Economic Forum (WEF) 2019 annual meet was held in which city?Davos (Switzerland)