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Who became the first Indian to win an international medal in skiing? Ans: Aanchal Thakur

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  • Name the Nobel Peace Laureate and former UN Secretary General who passed away on August 18, 2018? Ans: Kofi Annan
  • According to Interim Budget 2019-20, income up to which amount is exempted from Income Tax? Ans: Rs 5 lakh
  • Which Indian financial institution has sold its entire stake in the National Housing Bank (NHB) and the National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD) to the Union Government for Rs 1,450 crore and Rs 20 crore, respectively. Ans: Reserve Bank of India
  • Which scheme was approved by the ESI Corporation for Insured Persons (IP) covered under the Employees' State Insurance Act, 1948? Ans: Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna
  • Asia Cup 2018 was held at which place? Ans: Dubai and Abu Dhabi
  • Who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 'for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics'? Ans: Arthur Ashkin, Gerard Mourou and Donna Strickland
  • Which country was elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for a period of three years beginning January 1, 2019? Ans: India
  • Who won the Women's Singles title at the Australian Open 2018? Ans: Caroline Wozniacki
  • Which country has launched its first state-of-the-art domestic fighter jet Kowsar? Ans: Iran
  • Name the Chief Minister of Goa (also former Defence Minister of India) who passed away recently? Ans: Manohar Parriker
  • The Department of Telecom in July 2018 approved merger of which two telecom companies? Ans: Vodafone India and Idea Cellular
  • Who became the first Indian to win an international medal in skiing? Ans: Aanchal Thakur
  • As per the latest data of the Law Ministry, what is the current ratio of judges in comparison to the number people of the country? Ans: 19 judges per 10 lakh people
  • Name the Australian female umpire who has become the first woman to be an umpire in men's one-day international cricket? Ans: Claire Polosak
  • Which company has launched a free app called “Bolo” that parents can download to help primary grade children to improve their Hindi and English reading skills? Ans: Google
  • The 26th General Conference on Weights & Measures was held in which city? Ans: Versailles, France
  • Which Indian wrestler has become world number one in the men's 65kg freestyle category? Ans: Bajrang Punia
  • In which city the International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels (ICSB-2018) was organized? Ans: New Delhi
  • The High Court of which state lifted the ban on mobile application TikTok, three weeks after it had asked the government to prohibit further downloads of this popular Chinese short-video application? Ans: Madras High Court
  • Which country will host the 15th Asia Media Summit (AMS-2018) on 10th to 12th May 2018? Ans: India
  • Name the district in Bihar which has set a record by constructing more than 10,000 toilets in only 100 hours? Ans: Gopalganj
  • Named the world renowned football player who has quit his national team citing racism as a reason? Ans: Mesut Ozil
  • Who won the Young Player Award in the FIFA Football World Cup 2018? Ans: Kylian Mbappe (France)
  • Who has been appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner succeeding O P Rawat who retired on November 24? Ans: Sunil Arora
  • Which company launched a new e-commerce platform 're-weave.in' for handloom weavers under the Project ReWeave, as part of its philanthropic initiatives? Ans: Microsoft (India)
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