Which state has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Clean Authority of Tokyo in connection with municipal solid waste incineration?
[C] Uttar Pradesh
[D] Madhya Pradesh
The Telangana government signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Clean Authority of Tokyo in connection with municipal solid waste incineration.
They will exchange knowledge in municipal solid waste incineration facilities.
 Well known cartoonist Chandi Lahiri passed away. He hailed from which state?
[C] West Bengal
Chandi Lahiri passed away on January 18, 2018.
He began his career in ‘Dainik Loksevak’ newspaper as a journalist in 1951.
He started drawing cartoons officially in 1961 and joined Anandabazar Patrika in 1962 as a cartoonist where he worked for almost 50 years.
He is also called the creator of ‘pocket cartoons’ in Bengal.
 On which day the 70th Army Day was celebrated?
[A] 15 January
[B] 16 January
[C] 18 January
[D] 20 January
Army Day is celebrated on 15 January every year.
The day is celebrated to commemorate the day when General K.M Carriappa took over the command of Army from General Sir F.R.R Bucher, the last British Commander-in-Chief in 1949 and became the first Commander-in-Chief of Indian Army post Independence.
 Which state has bagged the first prize for smooth implementation of e-tender process?
[B] West Bengal
[C] Tamil Nadu
[D] Uttar Pradesh
 In which state State-owned gas utility GAIL India Ltd has commissioned India’s second largest rooftop solar power plant?
[B] Andhra Pradesh
[C] Uttar Pradesh
[D] Tamil Nadu
GAIL (India) Limited commissioned India’s second largest rooftop solar PV power plant at its Petrochemical Complex at Pata, Uttar Pradesh.
The 5.76 MWp Solar plant is spread over the roofs of Warehouses covering a total roof area of 65, 000 square meters.
 Who has become the India’s highest-ranked player in latest International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) rankings?
[A] Sharath Kamal Achanta
[B] Subhajit Saha
[C] G Sathiyan
[D] Chetan Baboor
Sathiyan is from Chennai.
He is currently being supported by the GoSports Foundation through the Rahul Dravid Athlete Mentorship Programme.
 Which state has launched Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Vikas Yojna (MGSVY) scheme to the welfare of the downtrodden citizen across the state?
[D] West Bengal
Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Vikas Yojna is aimed at the inclusive growth of the distressed sections of the society.
It will be on the line of Antyodaya principles and will be implemented in the state’s rural areas.
 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2018 was held in which country?
The Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2018 was held during 6–7 January 2018 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
This year’s Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrated ASEAN-Indian partnership and was themed Ancient Route, New Journey: Diaspora in the Dynamic ASEAN INDIA Partnership.
 Which is the cheapest country to live or retire, according to a recent survey of 112 countries by GoBankingRates?
[B] South Africa
The survey ranked nations on the bases of four key affordability metrics.
The metrics are Local purchasing power index, rent index, Groceries index, and Consumer price index.
India is ranked second only to South Africa as the cheapest country to live or retire.
 In which city India’s first floating market has been opened?
Floating market has been opened in Kolkata.
The lake at Patuli in South Kolkata has been transformed into the floating market.
The market has shopkeepers on boats selling vegetables, fruits, flowers, fish and meat.