Last Minute Tips – Current Affairs for SNAP General Knowledge Preparation

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Current Affairs for SNAP General Knowledge Preparation

SNAP exam is scheduled for tomorrow and General Knowledge forms a very important part of it. Not only it is a high scoring section but you can wrap it up very quickly as well. The problem, however, with the GK section in SNAP is that there is no pre-defined syllabus. Although the official notification says that it will be based on current affairs but what that it is such a vast field – it is virtually impossible to cover everything. Given below are some of the key highlights from ‘Current Affairs of 2018’ that might help.

Important Posts / Appointments in 2018


Chief Economic Advisor Krishnamurthy Subramanian
Governor, RBI Shaktikanta Das
Chief Economist, IMF Gita Gopinath (Jan 2019)
Chairman, ISRO Kailasavadivoo Sivan
President, Sahitya Akademi Chandrashekhar Kambar
Chairman, Competition Commission of India Ashok Kumar Gupta
Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta
Sports Brand Ambassador of Assam Hima Das
Chairman, National Green Tribunal Adarsh Kumar Goel

Corporate World

CEO, Pepsico Ramon Laguarta
CEO, Axis Bank Amitabh Chaudhary (Jan 2019)
CEO, ICICI Sandeep Bakshi
CEO, WPP Mark Read
CEO, Vodafone Idea Balesh Sharma
Chairman, SBI Rajnish Kumar
CEO, Intel Robert Swan
CEO, Fiat Chrysler Micahel Manley
CEO, Goldman Sachs David Solomon
CEO, American Express Stephen Squeri

Politics – World

Prime Minister, Egypt Moustafa Madbouly
President, Liberia George Weah (Footballer)
President, South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa
Prime Minister, Bhutan Lotay Tshering
Prime Minister, Iraq Adel Abdul Mahdi
Prime Minister, Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad
Prime Minister, Nepal Khadga Prasad Oli
Prime Minister, Pakistan Imran Khan (Cricketer)
Prime Minister, Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa
Prime Minister, Italy Giuseppe Conte
President, Spain Pedro Sánchez
Prime Minister, Australia Scott Morrison
President, Brazil Jair Bolsonaro (Jan 2019)

Politics – India

Karnakata H. D. Kumaraswamy
Megalaya Conrad Sangma
Nagaland Neiphiu Rio
Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb
Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath
Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot
Mizoram Zoramthanga
Telangana K. Chandrashekar Rao
Chattisgarh TS Singh Deo or Bhupesh Baghel

Sports in 2018

Wimbledon 2018

Category Winner Runner Up
Men’s Singles Novak Djokovic (Serbia) Kevin Anderson (South Africa)
Women’s Singles Angelique Kerber (Germany) Serena Williams (USA)
Men’s Doubles Mike Bryan (USA) and Jack Sock (USA) Michael Venus (New Zealand) and Raven Klaasen (South Africa)
Women’s Doubles Barbora Krejcikova (Czech Republic) and Katerina Siniakova (Czech Republic) Nicole Melichar (USA) and Kveta Peschke (Czech Republic)

US Open 2018

Category Winner Runner Up
Men’s Singles Novak Djokovic (Serbia) Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina)
Women’s Singles Naomi Osaka (Japan) Serena Williams (USA)
Men’s Doubles Mike Bryan (USA) and Jack Sock (USA) ŁukaszKubot (Poland) and Marcelo Melo (Brazil)
Women’s Doubles Ashleigh Barty (Australia) and CoCoVandeweghe (USA) Timea Babos (Hungary) and Kristina Mladenovic (France)

French Open 2018

Category Winner Runner Up
Men’s Singles Rafael Nadal (Spain) Dominic Thiem (Austria)
Women’s Singles Simona Halep (Rome) Sloane Stephens (USA)
Men’s Doubles Nicolas Mahut (France) and Pierre-Hugues Herbert (France) Oliver Marach (Austria) and Mate Pavic (Croatia)
Women’s Doubles Barbara Krejcikova (Czech Re- public) and Katerina Siniakova (Czech Republic) EriHozumi (Japan) and Makoto Ninomiya (Japan)

Australian Open 2018

Category Winner Runner Up
Men’s Singles Roger Federer (Switzerland) Marin Cilic (Croatia)
Women’s Singles Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) Simona Halep (Romania)
Men’s Doubles Oliver Marach (Austria) & Mate Pavic(Croatia) Robert Farah (Colombia) & J. Cabal (Colombia)
Women’s Doubles Kristina Mladenovic (France) &Tímea Babos (Hungary) Elena Vesnina (Russia) & Ekaterina Makarova (Russia)

National Sports Awards Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2018

  • Virat Kohli (Cricket)
  • Mirabai Chanu (Weightlifting)

2018 Formula World Championship

  • 2018 World Drivers’ Championship title was won by Lewis Hamilton
  • 2018 World Constructors’ Championship title was won by Mercedes

2018 Commonwealth Games

  • Held in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
  • India’s Rank – 3rd
  • No of Gold Medals – 26
  • No of Total Medals – 66

The 21st FIFA World Cup 2018

  • Host Country – Russia
  • Winners – France
  • Runners- Up – Croatia

Awards in 2018

Nobel Prizes – 2018

Physiology or Medicine James P Allison (USA) and TasakuHonjo (Japan)
Physics Arthur Ashkin (USA), Gerard Mourou (France) and Donna Strickland (Canada)
Chemistry (a) one half to Frances H. Arnold (USA) (b) other half jointly to George P. Smith (USA) and Sir Gregory P. Winter (UK)
Peace Denis Mukwege (Congo) and Nadia Murad (Iraq)
Economic Sciences William D. Nordhaus (USA) and Paul M. Romer (USA)

Literary Awards – 2018

Jnanpith Award – Amitav Ghosh (First English Writer)

Man Booker Prize – Anna Burns (Milkman)

Golden Man Booker – Michael Ondaatje (The English Patient)

Man Booker International Prize – Olga Tokarczuk (Author), Jennifer Croft (Translator) for the book ‘Flights’

Pulitzer Prize – Kendrick Lamar (for Damn. First rapper)

I sincerely hope that you get at least 1 question from the data given above. If you do, please remember to come back and comment on this post so that we know about it as well.


Ravi Handa

Founder, Handa Ka Funda

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2 responses to “Last Minute Tips – Current Affairs for SNAP General Knowledge Preparation”

  1. Neha says:

    WE got a question from this post in snap exams. Thanks a lot

  2. Abhishek Ganvir says:

    Got 3 questions from this post.Handa sir you are great.

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