General Awareness- Important Points
1-OBOR– One Belt One Road, it is a development strategy proposed by China.
2-Bharathi Sharma has been conferred with France’s highest civilian award of the National Order of the Legion of Honor in June 2017.
3-In GCC Groups/organizations all current member states are monarchies.
4-Ulaanbaatar Cup is related to Boxing.
5-Naina Lal Kidwai is the author of the book ” 30 women in power: Their voices, Their stories”?
6-England won the FIFA U-20 World Cup Football championship played in South Korea in June 2017.
7-Sorin Grindeanu was ousted as the Prime Minister of Romania after a vote of no confidence in June 2017.
8-The Vedanta group will set up a steel plant at Manoharpur in West Singhbhum district in Jharkhand.
9-Womtelo Reverend Baldwin Lonsdale passed away on June 2017. He was the President of Vanuatu.
10- Largan Precision, the World’s leading maker of lenses for smartphone cameras, topped the Nikkei Asian Review’s Asia 300 companies list. It is based in Taiwan.
11-Subhas Garg took charge as Economic Affairs Secretary in the Finance Ministry on JULY 12, 2017. He succeeded Shaktikanta Das.
12-Ana Brnabic became the first woman Prime Minister of Serbia on June 29, 2017.
13-Christopher A Wray assumed office as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI) of the United States on August 2, 2017.
14-Alexander Lukashenko visited India in September 2017. He is the President of Belarus, an Eastern European country.
15-Punjab announced free education for girls from nursery to the doctorate level in government institutions in June 2017.
16-Rafael Nadal won the US Open tennis men’s singles title on September 10, 2017.
17-India and Mauritius signed a pact to institutionalize cooperation between Parliaments of the two countries in June 2017.
18-Margaret Atwood author was selected for the PEN Center USA’s Life Time Achievement Award.
19-Haraprasad Das was conferred with the covetous Kalinga Literary Award at the Kalinga Literary Festival(KLF) in Bhubaneswar in June 2017.
20-‘Project Jal Sanchay’, a model of water conservation, has been selected for the national award for excellence in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Program( MGNREGP). It is adopted successfully in the Nalanda district of Bihar.
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