Which Bollywood actor has been honored with the 24th Crystal Award?
[A] Amitabh Bachchan
[B] Shah Rukh Khan
[C] Aamir Khan
[D] Hrithik Roshan
[Shah Rukh Khan]
Shah Rukh Khan has been honored with the 24th Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
He received the award for his leadership in championing children’s and women’s rights in India.
 Who has been appointed as governor of Madhya Pradesh?
[A] Nirbhay Sharma
[B] Lalitha Kumarmangalam
[C] Anandiben Patel
[D] R K Chaturvedi
Former Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel has been appointed as the new governor of Madhya Pradesh.
She will replace Gujarat governor Om Prakash Kohli, who currently holds additional charge of the office of Governor of Madhya Pradesh.
 The 10th edition of Global Forum for Food & Agriculture was held in which country?
[B] United States
The 10th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) was held in Berlin from 18th to 20th January 2018.
This years’ Theme: “Shaping the Future of Livestock – sustainably, responsibly, efficiently”.
The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is an international conference that focuses on central questions concerning the future of the global agri-food industry.
 Which Bollywood Actress has become an advocacy ambassador for a Swachh Aadat Swachh Bharat initiative?
[A] Aishwarya Rai
[B] Shilpa Shetty
[D] Anushka Sharma
 Who has been appointed as India’s foreign secretary?
[A] Syed Nasim Zaidi
[B] Dr. Soumya Swaminathan
[C] Vishwas Tripathi
[D] Vijay Gokhale
Vijay Gokhale is an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer of the 1981 batch.
He will succeed S. Jaishankar.
He will have a two-year term.
At present, he is secretary for economic relations in the ministry of external affairs (MEA).
He was India’s ambassador to China from January 2016 to October 2017.
 Which state will host the 39th National Games in 2022?
[B] Andhra Pradesh
Meghalaya will host the games when the state would celebrate 50 years of statehood in 2022.
Meghalaya will be the 3rd northeastern state after Manipur and Assam hosted the National Games in 1999 and 2007, respectively.
 Which day was celebrated as 8th National Voter’s Day?
[A] 25 January
[B] 26 January
[C] 27 January
[D] 28 January
8th National Voter’s Day was celebrated on January 25, 2018.
National Voters’ Day was initiated in 2011 to commemorate the foundation day of the Election Commission of India (ECI) which came into existence on 25th January 2018.
2018 theme: ‘Accessible Elections’.
 India’s fastest and first multi-petaflops (PF) supercomputer was unveiled at Pune-based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM). What is the name of that supercomputer?
Pratyush can deliver a peak power of 6.8 petaflops.
One petaflop is a million billion floating point operations per second and is a reflection of the computing capacity of a system.
According to a statement by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pratyush is the fourth fastest supercomputer in the world dedicated for weather and climate research, and follows machines in Japan, USA and the United Kingdom.
 India’s first ever ‘Khadi Haat’ has launched in which city?
[D] New Delhi
To mark the 69th Republic Day celebrations, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) have launched the first ever Khadi Haat in New Delhi.
 Who has been elected the first woman chairman of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA)?
[A] Naina Lal Kidwai
[B] Chanda Kochhar
[C] Arundhati Bhattacharya
[D] Usha Ananthasubramanian
Usha Ananthasubramanian, managing director at Allahabad Bank has become the first woman chairman of the Indian Banks’ Association.
She has been elected for the year 2017-18.
She succeeded Jatinder Bir Singh.
Rajnish Kumar, Chairman of State Bank of India, was elected Deputy Chairman of IBA for the year 2017-18.