- Question 1: Name new RBI Governor?
Explanation:A day after Urjit Patel resigned from his post as the Governor of Reserve Bank of India with immediate effect citing personal reasons, Former Finance Secretary Shaktikanta Das has been appointed as the new Governor of the apex bank on Tuesday.
Mr. Das will have a tenure of three years.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved his name.
Mr Das is currently the Member of the Finance Commission.
- Question 2: Surjit S Bhalla is a well known..
Explanation: Economist Surjit S Bhalla has resigned from his position as the part-time Member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister. Our correspondent quoting government sources reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accepted Bhalla’s resignation.
The Council is headed by NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy. Other part-time members on the Council include economists Rathin Roy, Ashima Goyal and former bureaucrat Ratan Watal.
- Question 3: Subramania Bharatiyar was a famous __ poet?
Explanation: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has said that Mahakavi Subramania Bharatiyar ignited a resurgence in Tamil literature and he drew inspiration from ancient sources of Indian culture.
He was addressing the gathering at an event to pay tributes to the great Tamil Poet, Subramania Bharatiyar on his Birth Anniversary in New Delhi today.
- Question 4: __ has granted bail for Huawei executive?
Explanation: A Canadian judge has granted bail to a top Huawei executive after her arrest on a US warrant, in a case that has frayed relations between the North American allies and China.
Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer, is wanted by US authorities for violating Iran sanctions, however, Beijing has expressed outrage over her detention and is holding a former Canadian diplomat in China, intensifying the row.
- Question 5: India successfully test-fired Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile Agni-5, when was the first test conducted at ITR Chandipur in Balasore district?
Explanation:The indigenously built Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile Agni-5 has been test-fired successfully from Abdul Kalam island under Chandipur Interim Test Range.
This is the fourth successful test of this missile. Previously the test of Agni 4 was unsuccessful. Having 17 meters length and 2 meters diameter the missile can hit the target from a distance of 5 thousand kilometres.
- Question 6: Govt contribution to NPS raised to __ per cent?
Explanation:Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said Cabinet had decided to make some changes in National Pension Scheme, NPS on 6th of this month.
Speaking to media in New Delhi on Monday, Mr Jaitley said Central Government contribution will be raised to 14 per cent from existing 10 per cent in NPS.
He said the tax exemption limit for lump sum withdrawal on exit has been enhanced to 60 per cent.
With this, the entire withdrawal will now be exempted from income tax.
- Question 7: Centre and ADB have signed a loan agreement of 31 million dollar to develop Tourism and boost jobs in ...?
Explanation:The Centre and the Asian Development Bank on Tuesday signed a loan agreement of 31 million dollar in New Delhi to develop Tourism and boost Jobs in Tamil Nadu.
After signing the agreement, Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs Sameer Kumar Khare said, the project is expected to improve the tourism infrastructure in Tamil Nadu and also help the State in preserving its natural and cultural heritage.
- Question 8: ___ has been appointed as Finance Secretary?
Explanation: 1982-batch IAS officer AN Jha has been appointed as Finance Secretary.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet cleared Mr Jha's appointment after Hasmukh Adhia retired on the 30th of last month.
- Question 9: __ honoured with Meethoileima title?
Explanation:Manipur Government yesterday honoured AIBA World Women Boxing Gold medalist MC Mary Kom with the title "Meethoileima" (par excellent queen) at a function in Imphal.
On the occasion, State Chief Minister N. Biren Singh handed over a cheque of ten lakh rupees to her. The Chief Minister also declared that the Imphal West DC Road towards Game Village will be named as MC Mary Kom Road.
- Question 10: Khelo India Youth Games will start from ....?
Explanation: Khelo India Youth Games-2019 will be held in Pune of Maharashtra from the 9th to 20th of January.
Addressing a press conference in New Delhi today, Sports Minister Col Rajyavardhan Rathore said, nine thousand youth will participate in this edition of the game.
Last year around 3500 school children had participated in the event. He said, in this edition of Khelo India Youth Games university players will also take part.