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Preparing for Current Affairs is a continuous process. It's not something for which one can prepare by reading a book for a few days before the exam. Olympiad Success has tried to capture highlights of 2017 for students preparing for G.K. Olympiad exams organized by Science Olympiad Foundation (IGKO), Silver Zone (SKGKO), Eduheal (IGO) and Humming Bird (HGO). If you have any comments, please use 'Contact Us' form to send your feedback.

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Chief of Army Staff - General Bipin Rawat
World's best playmaker for 2016 – Lionel Messi
Tennis player who announced his retirement – Somdev Devvarman
UPSC chairman - David R Syiemlieh
Government launches Swachh Bharat Survekshan (Survey) 2017 in 500 cities
Braille Day observed on 4th January across the world
Injeti Srinivas Committee constituted to frame National Sports Code
MIT researchers develop super strong, lightweight - 3D Graphene
China sets up world’s highest altitude gravitational wave telescopes in Tibet
Indian Army conducts test of indigenous heavy artillery gun - Dhanush
Pakistan test-fires first nuclear-capable submarine cruise missile - Babur-3
Cristiano Ronaldo was named as the world’s best player for 2016
India’s first Student Startup and Innovation Policy launched by Gujarat Government
Norway becomes first country to ban FM radio broadcasting
India’s first solar power boat launched in Kerala
Silicon identified as ‘missing element’ in Earth’s core
2016 T S Eliot Prize for Poetry is won by Jacob Polley
Antonio Tajani is new President of European Parliament
‘Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored’ - Rishi Kapoor’s autobiography authored by Rishi Kapoor & Meena Iyer
Priyanka Chopra won People’s Choice Awards for Favourite Dramatic TV Actress
CBI Director – Alok Kumar Verma
Union Government clears Tamil Nadu’s Ordinance on Jallikattu
Record 103 satellites on a single rocket launched by ISRO
Nikki Haley confirmed as US envoy to the United Nations
Kirameki-2 is the name of first ever Military Communications Satellite launched by Japan
Miss Universe 2016 title won by Miss France Iris Mittenaere
2017 Australian Open Women's Singles title – Serena Williams
2017 Australian Open Men's Single title - Roger Federer (18th Grand Slam title)
Vinod Rai is head of Committee of Administrators to run BCCI
RBI gave Payments Bank licence to India Post
Union Budget 2017 presented in Loksabha by - Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
UAE aims to Launch Its First Ever Mars Mission in 2020
Abdul Basit has been appointed as Pakistan's new Foreign Secretary
Safer Internet Day celebrated on 7th Feb 2017
Arunanchal Pradesh becomes first North-East state to implement e-Cabinet Solution
Gujarat is the First State for establishing cashless system for distribution of food grains.
Brexit Bill is passed by UK’s House of Commons in Feb 2017
Which association tied up with Welspun India Ltd. to promote cotton products across the world - Egypt Association
Andhra Pradesh has started with its first National Women's Parliament
Name of Indian Sand Artist who created Guinness World Record by sand castle - Sudarsan Pattnaik
Paris to erect wall of bulletproof glass around - Eiffel Tower
Peugeot SA, a French automaker bought Ambassador Car from Hindustan Motors
Indian tabla player Sandeep Das won 2017 Grammy Award for Best Music
Jean-Pierre Lacroix has been appointed as a new peacekeeping chief of UN
Usain Bolt and Simone Biles have been awarded Laureus Sportsman of the Year award
Merger of 5 associate banks with SBI is approved by Union Cabinet
Hindi Scholar and writer Surendra Verma selected for Vyas Samman 2016
Palaniswami appointed as a new Tamil Nadu Chief Minister
UAE announced its plan to build the first city on Mars by March 2117
Barren Island volcano Of India is active again
Abraham Lincoln is ranked as best President in Presidential Historians Survey conducted in 2017
Scientists discovered drowned Pacific Ocean continent - Zealandia
In which tiger reserve shoot-at-sight order was issued to curb poaching – Corbett Tiger Reserve
Oscar Awards
  • Best Picture: Moonlight
  • Best Actor: Casey Affleck
  • Best Actress: Emma Stone
Best Animated Film: Zootopia
World’s first robot table tennis tutor sets Guinness World record
National Science Day observed on 28th February
Virat Kohli awarded the captain of the year at ESPN cricinfo awards
Chairman of SEBI - Ajay Tyagi
Jitu Rai wins gold in 50 m pistol at - ISSF World Cup
Camping activities are banned within 100 m of Ganga in Uttarakhand by The National Green Tribunal (NGT )
World’s oldest serving aircraft carrier INS Viraat retired on 6th March
First smart tribal village Habbi inaugurated in Jammu and Kashmir
2017 Assembly Elections of Uttarakhand won by - BJP
2017 Assembly Elections of Punjab won by - Congress
2017 Assembly Elections of Goa won by - Congress
2017 Assembly Elections of Uttar Pradesh won by - BJP
Name of Konkani writer who was honoured with Saraswati Samman 2016 - Mahabaleshwar Sail
All England Badminton Open Men's Singles title won by Lee Chong Wei
Manohar Parrikar sworn in as Goa Chief Minister
World Consumer Rights Day observed on 15th March 2017
Captain Amarinder Singh sworn in as Chief Minister of Punjab
Sachin Tendulkar appointed as UNICEF Ambassador for ICC Women’s World Cup 2017
Trivendra Singh Rawat sworn-in as Uttarakhand Chief Minister
Top spot in ICC Test bowler rankings grabbed by Ravindra Jadeja in March 2017
French Mathematician Yves Meyer won Abel Prize 2017
In the list given by Barron's, World's Best CEO title bagged by HDFC Bank MD Aditya Puri
2016-17 Santosh Trophy won by West Bengal
Garfield Sobers Trophy awarded to Ravichandran Ashwin
India became net exporter of electricity for the first time
First Tiger Reserve in India to get official mascot - Kanha
India’s longest Chenani-Nashri road tunnel inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi
Geetha Johri appointed as first woman head of Gujarat’s police force
Malala is the youngest person to address Canadian Parliament
Raman Roy appointed as Chairman of NASSCOM for 2017-18
Bitcoin as currency is officially recognized by Japan
Virat Kohli named Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World for 2016
PV Sindhu reaches best World No.2 ranking in Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings
Youngest United Nations Messenger of Peace - Malala
Colson Whitehead's “Underground Railroad” wins Pulitzer Prize
Sai Praneeth won Singapore Open Super Series
Name of hijacked Indian Ship which was released - Al-Kausar
Sebastian Vettel won Bahrain Grand Prix 2017
Pankaj Advani won Asian Billiards Championship
Vastu Shastra subject will be introduced in IIT Kharagpur
First Made in India industrial robot - BRABO unveiled
Which type of sports will be played as a medal event in 2022 Asian Games - E-Sports
When was International Mother Earth Day 2017 observed - 22nd April 2017
Gwadar port of Pakistan leased for 40 years to China Overseas Port Holding Company
Dinanath Mangeshkar Award 2017 received by Aamir Khan
Legendary filmmaker Kasinathuni Viswanath wins Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2016
Poet Sankha Ghosh awarded with Jnanpith Award by president
First country to ban metals mining - El Salvador
THAAD missile defense system operational in South Korea
First city in world to get its own Microsoft Font - Dubai
First north-eastern club to win 2016-17 I-League - Aizawl FC
Express Wi-Fi service was launched in India by Facebook
Justice Karnan is the first High Court judge to be sentenced to jail by Supreme Court
Highest wicket taker in Womens One Day Internationals - Jhulan Goswami
2017 Spanish Grand Prix won by Lewis Hamilton
Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant to win 2017 IPL
India is the second largest steel producer in the world
NASA names bacterium found on ISS after - APJ Abdul Kalam
High speed Tejas Express launched by - Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu
UK Humanitarian Award won by - Jacqueline Fernandez
English Premier League's Player of the Year - N'Golo Kante
Bengaluru FC beat Mohun Bagan to Lift Federation Cup
International Cricketer of the Year award won by Ashwin
UP Chief Minister: Yogi Adityanath
China’s ambitious road project - One Belt, One Road (OBOR) Initiative
Construction begins on world's largest telescope in Chile
Global Icon Priyanka to be honoured with - Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award
Satyabrata Rout honoured with - Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar
India’s first Electric Mass Transport Project launched in Nagpur
2017 Monaco Grand Prix won by Sebastian Vettel
Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win 13th FA Cup
South Korea beat China to win 2017 Sudirman Cup
CEO of Prasar Bharati - Shashi Shekar Vempati
Ties to Qatar cut by Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain
India's heaviest satellite using launch vehicle GSLV Mark III D1 launched by ISRO
First team to win back-to-back Champions League titles - Real Madrid
India’s first private railway station going to be - Habibganj Railway Station
Bopanna-Dabrowski win mixed doubles title in French Open
Sole Indian in Forbes list of highest paid athletes - Virat Kohli
10th French Open Men’s Singles title won by Rafael Nadal
French Open 2017 Women's Final: Jelena Ostapenko stuns Simona Halep to win first ever Slam
Canadian Grand Prix for sixth time won by Lewis Hamilton
‘A Horse Walks Into a Bar’ by David Grossman wins Man Booker International Prize 2017
Kidambi Srikanth beats Kazumasa Sakai to win - Indonesia Open Super Series Premier title
Pakistan beats India to win 2017 ICC Champions Trophy
Ram Nath Kovind: India’s President
World’s First train that runs on Virtual Tracks unveiled by China
Kidambi Srikanth beats Chen Long to win 2017 Australian Open
Femina Miss India World 2017 won by Manushi Chhillar
Chief Election Commissioner - Achal Kumar Jyoti
Attorney General of India? - KK Venugopal
World’s longest submarine cable system launched by Reliance Jio
Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas wins 2017 Austrian Grand Prix
Ahmedabad becomes first Indian city to get UNESCO Heritage tag
UNESCO World Heritage tag gained by - Okinoshima, Japan’s men-only island
Ravi Shastri is coach of Indian Cricket Team
Mithali Raj becomes first player to score 6000 runs in - women’s ODI cricket
8th Wimbledon title record beating Marin Cilic in Men's singles by Roger Federer
Wimbledon Women’s Singles title clinched by - Garbine Muguruza
Venkaiah Naidu is Vice-president of India
Lewis Hamilton wins 2017 British Grand Prix
14th President of India - Ram Nath Kovind
England beats India by 9 runs to lift ICC Women's World Cup 2017
Captain of ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 team - Mithali Raj
Supreme Court declares right to privacy as Fundamental right under constitution
2017 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award; Devendra (Para Athletics), Sardar Singh (Hockey)
Melbourne tops in 2017 EIU Liveability index
Delhi Metro declared as world’s first green metro on 28th July 2017
World's longest pedestrian suspension bridge launched by Switzerland
Sanjaya Baru has been appointed as Secretary General of FICCI
Hassan Rouhani sworn in as Iran's President for second term on 3rd August 2017
Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail project sanctioned on 2nd August 2017
India’s first ever Heli-taxi service launched by Bangalore
Rajiv Kumar is New Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog
Venkaiah Naidu is elected as next Vice-President of India
Coconut regains tree status in Goa as Assembly passes bill on 7th August 2017
Justice Dipak Misra appointed as 45th Chief Justice of India on 8th August 2017
India celebrates 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement on 9th August 2017
YouTube competitor called 'Watch' launched by Facebook
Real Madrid beats Manchester United to win 2017 UEFA Super Cup
Prasoon Joshi has been appointed Chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification
Warmest year recorded on Earth - 2016
Legendary sprinter Usain Bolt retired on 13th August 2017
Milkha Singh appointed as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Physical Activity
India’s first Partition Museum opens in Amritsar
Vishal Sikka resigns as Infosys CEO on 18th August 2017
Rahul Doshi crowned as ‘Child Genius’ in UK
Arabian cap-shaped World Cup stadium to be built for FIFA 2022 in Qatar
K Chandrashekhar Rao has been selected for 2017 Global Agriculture Leadership Award
World’s smallest surgical robot named Versius created by British scientists
Ashwani Lohani appointed as Chairman of Railway Board
Amazon national reserve for mining opened by Brazil
Nandan Nilekani has been appointed as Chairman of Infosys Board
Project Brainwave for real-time artificial intelligence launched by Microsoft
Nitasha Biswas has been crowned first Miss TransQueen India
World Badminton Championship, 2017 won by Nozomi Okuhara
Dara Khosrowshahi has been appointed as CEO of Uber Technologies Inc.
IAS officer Rajiv Gauba takes charge as Union Home Secretary on 31st August 2017
Anita Karwal replaces RK Chaturvedi as CBSE chairperson on 31st August 2017
Konkani writer Mahabaleshwar Sail receives 2016 Saraswati Samman
Ahmedabad gets India’s first 'World Heritage City’ tag
India’s first full-time woman Defence Minister - Nirmala Sitharaman
North Korea claims successful test of hydrogen bomb on - 3rdSeptember 2017
Mahendra Singh Dhoni becomes the first wicketkeeper to have 100 stumpings in ODI
Teacher’s Day celebrated across India on the birth anniversary of Dr S Radhakrishnan on 5th September 2017
Mother Teresa declared as co-patron of Archdiocese of Calcutta
International Literacy Day observed globally on 8th September 2017
MoU signed for Hyperloop between Vijaywada and Amravati by - Andhra Pradesh
Sloane Stephens beats Madison Keys to win US Open Women’s Singles for 2017
Rafael Nadal won US Open Men’s Singles for 2017
Indian Railways permits m-Aadhaar as ID proof for travellers
Goa hosted 36th National Games
'Maharashtra Mission 1 Million' initiative launched by - Devendra Fadnavis
Name of the first Indian shuttler to win BWF Korean Open Super Series - PV Sindhu
Which animal was moved out of list from endangered species by IUCN - Snow Leopards
Name of digital payment App launched by Google - Tez
Commemorative Coin on MS Subbulakshmi released by - Vice President
Revamped Khelo India Program approved by Union Cabinet
First state to launch electric bus service - Himachal Pradesh
'Saubhagya' scheme launched by PM Narendra Modi
C N R Rao chosen for 2017 Von Hippel Award in - September 2017
Who has been appointed Chairman and Managing Director of ONGC? - Shashi Shanker
Saudi King issues decree allowing women to drive on 16th September 2017
Which country expels incoming North Korea ambassador to leave over missile launches - Italy
World Habitat Day observed globally on - 2nd October 2017
Which state topped among all states by building 3.2 lakh toilets in 17 days? Uttar Pradesh Government
Who has been appointed new SBI chairman? - Rajnish Kumar
Who won Japanese Grand Prix - Lewis Hamilton
Economics Nobel for Behavioral Economics awarded to - Richard Thaler
1st state to incorporate skill development program in higher education - Rajasthan
Actor Anupam Kher appointed as Chief of FTII (Film Training Institute)
Kazuo Ishiguro awarded with 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature
First Indian Woman to sign with World Wrestling Entertainment – Kavita Devi
Who has been appointed as CEO of Vistara ? - Leslie Thng
UK's Youngest Millionaire - Indian-origin teenager Akshay Ruparelia
George Saunders wins 2017 Man Booker Prize on 17th October 2017
Denmark Open Superseries trophy clinched by - K Srikanth
India beat Malaysia in Asia Cup Hockey
United Nations Day 2017 observed globally on 24th October 2017
No need to stand in movie Halls to prove patriotism stated by - Supreme Court
'Dadagiri','Surya Namaskar' 'Jugaad', among 70 Indian words added to Oxford English Dictionary
Kidambi Srikanth won Men's Singles Title in French Open on 29th October 2017
Saudi Arabia to allow women into sports stadiums from 2018
Virat Kohli becomes fastest batsman to break 9000-run mark on 29th October 2017
Virat Kohli and Mithali Raj top the ICC ODI Rankings on 30th October 2017
Girish Karnad to be honoured with Tata Literature Lifetime Achievement Award 2017
World's highest motorable road in Ladakh built by BRO
Kidambi Srikanth achieves career-best World ranking of No. 2
Fake news' named Word of the Year 2017 by Collins Dictionary
India sets Guinness World Record by cooking 918 kg khichdi on 4th November 2017
Indian women's hockey team lifts Hockey Asia Cup after 13 years
Hasmukh Adhia appointed as new Finance Secretary on 6th November 2017
2017 set to be among top three hottest years with record breaking extreme weather
DRDO conducts successful flight trial of 'NIRBHAY' Cruise Missile on 7th November 2017
MC Mary Kom wins Gold in 48 kg category on 8th November 2017
HS Prannoy, Saina Nehwal beat title favourites to become new National Champions in 2017
Audrey Azoulay appointed as Director General of UNESCO on 10th November 2017
World Diabetes Day 2017 observed on 14th November 2017
India’s first-ever ‘Air Dispensary’ to be set up in Northeast
Union Government prepones introduction of BS-VI grade auto fuels to 2018
RBI governor is Urjit Patel
Miss World beauty contest won by Manushi Chhillar
Which missile was successfully flight-tested from Sukhoi fighter aircraft - Brahmos
For how many cities Union government initiated 'safe-city' plan for women - 8 Cities
Who has been inducted as first woman pilot in Indian Navy - Shubhangi Swaroop
Infosys announced the appointment of Salil S Parekh as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director (CEO & MD)
Rahul Gandhi has been elected unopposed as Congress president.
Justice Umesh Dattatraya Salvi has been appointed acting Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT)
Vijay Rupani is Chief Minister of Gujarat and Nitin Patel as his deputy Chief Minister.
South Korea banned its financial institutions from dealing in virtual currencies such as Bitcoin
100-per cent electric metro rail project in Bangalore.
The word “populism” has been announced as the Cambridge Dictionary 2017 Word of the Year
Bharatiya Janata Party president, Amit Shah named Yahoo Personality of the Year 2017
India's first Madame Tussauds wax museum opened at the iconic Regal building in central Delhi
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has announced the creation of a new virtual currency "Petro".
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan launched a book based on Indian cinema in Mumbai, book titled 'Bollywood: The Films! The Songs! The Stars!'
The crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman has been voted the Time magazine readers’ Person of the Year 2017
Russia has been banned from 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang by the International Olympic Committee
Aamir Khan-starrer 'Dangal' was named the Best Asian Film at the 7th Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards
The Kumbh Mela has been recognized by UNESCO as an “intangible cultural heritage of humanity”
President Donald Trump has announced that the US now recognises Jerusalem as Israel's Capital
Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon D’Or for the fifth time to equal his great rival Lionel Messi’s haul
Eminent Hindi writer Mamta Kalia honoured with the literary award 'Vyas Samman' for year 2017 for her novel "Dukkham Sukkham"
Rafael Nadal and Garbine Muguruza have won the International Tennis Federation's player of the year awards
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar launched country’s first-ever mobile food testing laboratory which will enable on-the-spot food safety tests to be conducted in Goa
Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu has conferred 'Yeraringan Award' to Prof. M.S. Swaminathan, in Chennai.
Time magazine has named “the silence breakers” its person of the year for 2017
India is all set to host the 2023 World Cup and Champions Trophy in 2021
Australia beat Argentina 2-1 in the final of the Hockey World League Final (HWLF) to win gold at Kalinga Stadium, Odisha
Saudi Arabia is to have its first public cinemas in more than 35 years, after the government announced that it was lifting its ban on movie theatres
Khelo India, a programme strives to promote “Sports for All” as well as “Sports for Excellence"
Veteran actress Rekha received the first Smita Patil Memorial Award in Mumbai
Actress Priyanka Chopra has received Mother Teresa Memorial award for Social Justice
'Feminism' has been named word of the year by the American dictionary Merriam Webster
Basketball legend Michael Jordan has been named as the highest-paid athlete of all time, according to Forbes.
Norway has become the first country in the world to shut down national broadcasts of its FM network.
Switzerland’s Roger Federer has been voted the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year for a record fourth time
Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar and Sakshi Malik have won the gold medal at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in Johannesburg, South Africa
World 10,000m champion Sir Mo Farah has been voted BBC Sports Personality of 2017
The world's steepest funicular railway has opened to the public in Switzerland
According to the World Migration Report 2018 published by the International Organisation for Migration, Indian diaspora is the largest in the world
The Beijing 2022 Organising Committee (BOCOG) unveiled the Official emblems of the Olympic & Paralympic winter games Beijing 2022, named 'winter dream' and 'Flying High' respectively
Vikas Khanna launched his coffee table book "Poeatry" at the Times Litfest in Mumbai
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has received La Liga’s top scorer and best player awards for the 2016-2017 football season
Britain has been crowned the best country in the world for business in 2018 for the first time ever
Birmingham has been confirmed as the host city of the 2022 Commonwealth Games
India's first and only design university, World University of Design opened it campus at Sonipat, Haryana
Mamang Dai has won the Sahitya Akademi Award for her novel "The Black Hill" in English, and Ramesh Kuntal Megh got the award in the Hindi for his critique "Vishwa Mithak Sarit Sagar"
India captain Mithali Raj was named in the ICC Women's ODI Team of the Year, Left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht was the lone cricketer to find a place in both the ODI and T20I teams of the year. Harmanpreet Kaur has found out a place in the ICC Women’s T20I Team of the Year
Salman Khan has topped Forbes India Celebrity 100 list for second consecutive year
Patanjali has been ranked as India's most trusted Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Brand by the Brand Trust Report India Study 2017
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has emerged as the most valuable celebrity brand in the country with a brand value of $144 million
Shooting has been excluded from the Commonwealth Games 2022 edition
The country’s first air-conditioned (AC) suburban train commenced its services in Mumbai
The world’s longest glass bridge was opened to the public at Shijiazhuang, China
Bengaluru become the first Indian city to have its own logo
IndiGo become the first Indian carrier to operate over 1,000 flights in a day across the country
China has conducted the maiden flight of its domestically developed AG600, the world’s largest amphibious aircraft
Belgium will become the first nation to send a female ambassador to Saudi Arabia
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be first Prime Minister to attend World Economic Forum in 20 Years. The meeting will be held in Davos, Switzerland in January
Actress Anushka Sharma has been named the PETA 2017 Person of the Year by animal rights organisation People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Mann Ki Baat” radio programme has emerged as the most trending hashtag on Twitter in 2017, followed by #jallikattu and #GST
India’s Viswanathan Anand has won the World Rapid Chess Championship in Riyadh. He defeated Magnus Carlsen
India is set to overtake the United Kingdom and France to become the world's fifth largest economy next year
Viswanathan Anand has won the Bronze medal in the World Blitz Chess Championship
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was named Globe Soccer's Best Player for the second year in a row
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said it would launch 31 satellites, including India’s Cartosat-2 series earth observation space craft, in a single mission on 10th January
Music composer A R Rahman became the brand ambassador of Sikkim
Vidarbha has won the Ranji Trophy for the first time by defeating Delhi at Holkar Stadium in Indore
Bahrain has unveiled plans to host the first ever Baby Olympics in April 2018, to promote the Olympic principles and exercise at a young age
Hyderabad Hunters won the third edition of the Premier Badminton League championship in Hyderabad
Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year – Virat Kohli (India)
ICC Men’s T20I Performance of the Year – Yuzvendra Chahal (6-25 v England for India)
ICC Fans Moment of the Year – Pakistan stun India to win the ICC Champions Trophy 2017
India’s Virat Kohli has been named as captain of the ICC Test and ODI Teams of the Year 2017
India beat Pakistan to win the Blind Cricket World Cup 2018 for the second time
Australia Open 2018: Men's Singles Winner: Roger Federer (Runner: Marin Cilic), Women's Singles: Carolian Woziacki (Runner: Simona Halep)
Sandeep Lamichhane became the first cricketer from Nepal to land a deal an IPL contract (bought by Delhi Daredevils)
Taiwan’s Tai Tzu Ying has defeated Saina Nehwal (India) in the finals of the Indonesia Masters in Jakarta
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) introduced Value-Added Tax (VAT) for the first time
The world's biggest cleanliness survey 'Swachh Sarvekshan Survey 2018', the survey will be conducted between January 4 to March 10, 2018
Sterling K. Brown becomes the first African-American actor to win the Best Actor in a drama television series at the Golden Globes Awards
Iceland has become the first country in the world to legalise equal pay between men and women
Uttar Pradesh would be the theme state for 32nd Surajkund International Crafts Fair at Surajkund, Faridabad
The Matunga suburban station on the Central Railway (CR) has found its way into the Limca Book of Records for having an all-woman staff
Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon has become the richest man in the history, overtaking the wealth Bill Gates, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire’s Index
Actress Kajol has become an advocacy ambassador for a Swachh Aadat Swachh Bharat initiative
Bollywood Actor Shah Rukh Khan will get the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos, along with Hollywood star Cate Blanchett and legendary musician Sir Elton John
Thomson Reuters Corp published its debut "Top 100 Global Technology Leaders" list with Microsoft Corp in the no. 1 spot, followed by chipmaker Intel Corp and network gear maker Cisco Systems
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched 'Bharat Ke Veer' anthem.The anthem, sung and composed by singer Kailash Kher
Filmfare Awards 2018:
  • Best Film: 'Hindi Medium'
  • Critics' Award for Best Film: 'Newton'
  • Best Actor In A Leading Role (Female): Vidya Balan for 'Tumhari Sulu'
  • Best Actor In A Leading Role (Male) : Irrfan Khan for 'Hindi Medium'
  • Critics' Award for Best Actor (Male): Rajkummar Rao for 'Trapped'
  • Best Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari for 'Bareilly Ki Barfi'
Reliance Industries (RIL) become the first Indian company to cross the Rs.6 lakh crore mark in market capitalisation
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has received a Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum in Davos
Oxford Dictionaries has chosen 'Aadhaar' as the Hindi word of 2017
Bollywood playback doyenne Asha Bhosle will be given the 'Yash Chopra Memorial Award'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the first Khelo India School Games at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi
Google has introduced a new app named "Bulletin" that allows anybody to submit stories for and about their communities
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu conferred Badminton Association of India (BAI) Lifetime Achievement Award to 1983 World Championship medallist Prakash Padukone


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