SSC CGL Exam: Important Facts of January 2018

Aspirants are advised to memorize the given facts as they were prepared by taking the previous year papers into consideration. The material is also helpful for the upcoming Civil Services, NDA, CDS, and Banking exams.

Created On: Feb 16, 2018 15:23 IST
Modified On: Mar 5, 2018 19:33 IST
SSC CGL Exam: Important Facts of January 2018
SSC CGL Exam: Important Facts of January 2018

For the benefit of SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL) aspirants, Jagran Josh is providing the important current affairs events that happened in January 2018. They are divided into five parts – National & States, India & World, International Affairs, Persons in News and Sports.

Aspirants are advised to memorize the below given facts as they were prepared by taking the previous year papers into consideration. The study material is also helpful for the upcoming Civil Services, NDA, CDS and Banking exams.

National & States

• The National Girl Child Day was observed on this day - January 24

• The Supreme Court has asked the centre to set up a panel to resolve the dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh over the sharing of water from this river - Mahanadi

• This supercomputer, the nation’s first and fastest was inaugurated by Union Minister of Earth Sciences Harsh Vardhan on 8 January - Pratyush

• The output of this crop is expected to touch an all time high of 100 million tonnes in 2017-18 – Wheat

• This state has topped the logistics index chart released by the Union Ministry of Commerce & Industry – Gujarat

• This state government is going to use robots to clean sewers - Kerala

• With the launch of PSLV-C40, India has in total launched these many of its own satellites till date - 100

• This city has become the first Indian metro to get floating market - Kolkata

• This State has launched Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Vikas Yojana for the welfare of the downtrodden citizens - Punjab

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India & World

• World Hindi Day (WHD) is observed every year on - 10 January

• The World Economic Forum has ranked India at this position on the Inclusive Development Index 2018 – 62

• India has been ranked at this position on INSEAD's global index of talent competitiveness 2018 - 81

• This historical war memorial in India has been renamed after the Israeli city of Haifa - Teen Murti

• India is going to conduct a joint military exercise called ‘Vajra Prahar’ with this nation – The USA

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International Affairs

• The 48th World Economic Forum annual meeting was held in this city - Davos in Switzerland

• Archaeologists discovered the World's Biggest Flooded Cave in this nation – Mexico

• This company has topped Thomson Reuters’ debut list of ‘Top 100 Global Technology Leaders’ - Microsoft

• This nation has launched a new guided-missile frigate called 'Wuhai' - China

• This country has built the world’s largest air purifier to fight pollution - China

• Researchers have discovered a new population of walking fish in this Australian state - Tasmania

• This country became the first to enforce equal pay for women and men - Iceland

• This country has granted citizenship to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange - Ecuador

• World Leprosy Day was observed on  - 28 January 2018

Persons in News

• He was appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner on January 21, 2018 by President Ram Nath Kovind - Om Prakash Rawat

• He was sworn-in as President of Liberia - George Weah

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• This country’s team has won the 5th edition of Blind Cricket World Cup 2018 - India

• This country will host the 6th edition of ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2018 - West Indies

• This cricketer was named ICC Cricketer of the Year 2017 - Virat Kohli

• He was named as the captain of both ICC Test and ODI teams of the year 2017 - Virat Kohli

• He won the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year 2017 - Steve Smith

• The First Indian to win an international medal in skiing at Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup is - Aanchal Thakur

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