The third edition of the geo-political conference – Raisina Dialogue was held in which city?
[B] New Delhi
The conference was held in New Delhi.
It was inaugurated by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
This year the theme of the Dialogue was “Managing Disruptive Transitions: Ideas, Institutions and Idioms”.
 Which state would get India’s second Film and Television Institute?
[B] Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh would get its first Film and Television Institute.
This would be the second such one in the country.
The first Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) was set up in Pune.
 What is Parker Solar Probe?
Parker Solar Probe is a planned NASA robotic spacecraft to probe the outer corona of the Sun.
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will be the first-ever mission to “touch” the sun.
The spacecraft, about the size of a small car, will travel directly into the sun’s atmosphere about 4 million miles from our star’s surface.
It will be launched in 2018.
 Who has been appointed the President of Indian Council of Cultural Relations?
[A] T.K. Vishwanathan
[B] Vinay Sahasrabuddhe
[C] Anil Dhasmana
[D] Narendra Kumar
National vice-president of the BJP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe has been appointed the President of Indian Council of Cultural Relations.
He will replace Lokesh Chandra, who was appointed by the NDA in October 2014.
Vinay Sahasrabuddhe is also a member of Rajya Sabha.
He is the vice-president of Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini, South Asia’s only training and research academy for elected representatives and voluntary social workers.
 Pioneer of India’s Green Revolution Dr. Gurcharan Singh Kalkat passed away. He hailed from which state?
[D] Himachal Pradesh
Gurcharan Singh Kalkat was an Indian agricultural scientist and the founder chairman of the Punjab State Farmers Commission (PSFC).
He is known for his contributions in bringing the green revolution to Punjab.
The Government of India awarded him Padma Shri in 1981and Padma Bhushan in 2007.
 Which railway station has entered the Limca Book of Records as first all-women station in India?
[A] Matunga railway station
[B] Borivali railway station
[C] Goregaon railway station
[D] Santacruz railway station
[Matunga railway station]
The Matunga suburban station on the Central Railway (CR) has found its way into the Limca Book of Records for having an all-woman staff.
The station has total staff of 41 women.
The unique initiative to employ all woman staff was undertaken by CR General Manager DK Sharma in July 2017 with aim of empowering women.
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the first Khelo India School Games. Where?
[A] Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
[B] DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai
[C] Kaloor International Stadium, Kochi
[D] Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi
[Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi]
Ministry of Youth Affairs is going to conduct First Khelo India School Games 2018 under Khelo India Programme (for Athletes) from 31 January 2018 to 8 February 2018.
School going children between 10 to 18 years of age can participate in these games through registration at their respective schools.
 Which state has launched ‘Shakti’ app for women’s safety?
[B] Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur has launched ‘Shakti App’ to ensure safety and protection of women.
This is a mobile app linked to police control rooms for ensuring the safety of women in the state.
Any women at the time of any trouble can press the red button of the app to seek help and even if the mobile phone is shaken hard or dropped, then too an emergency SMS will go immediately to the nearest police control room within 20 seconds.
 In which state the first International Dam Safety Conference-2018 was held?
[A] Andhra Pradesh
[D] Tamil Nadu
The first International Dam Safety Conference-2018 was held in Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) from January 23-24, 2018.
It was inaugurated by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and was presided over by Union Minister of State for Water Resources Arjun Ram Meghwal.
 Who has been appointed as New DG of National Security Guard?
[A] Sudeep Lakhtakia
[B] O.P Singh
[C] Rajendra Singh
Senior IPS officer Sudeep Lakhtakia has been appointed the new Director-General (DG) of the ‘black cats’ commando force NSG.
He is hthe 1984-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the Telangana cadre.
He will succeed S P Singh.