- Question 1: India Plans to be AIDS-free by ...?
Explanation:Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day. The day provides an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.
In a function on World AIDS Day in New Delhi today, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Anupriya Patel said, the government is leaving no stone unturned to achieve the target of making India AIDS-free by 2030.
Ms Patel also said that the health ministry is focusing more on eliminating mother to child transmission of HIV by 2020. She said, centre is ready to provide any kind of support to the AIDS-affected.
More than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.
- Question 2: Armed Forces Week being celebrated from ...?
- Question 3: Border Security Force was founded in...?
Explanation: Border Security Force celebrating its 54th Raising Day on December 1.
The Border Security Force, BSF, the sentinels of Indian borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh is celebrating its 54rd Raising Day today. Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju attended the main ceremony at Chhawla Camp in New Delhi.
He inspected the parade and took the salute. In his address, Mr Rijiju lauded the efforts of BSF in border management, disaster relief operations, peacekeeping, organ donation and environment protection.
He said, BSF has taken many initiatives for better
- Question 4: ___ is hosting 19th Hornbill Festival?
Explanation: A magnificent air display by the Indian Air Force, weapons handling by Nagaland Police and drill display by the Indian Reserve Mahila Platoon marks the 55th Nagaland Statehood Day celebration at the Secretariat Plaza in Kohima today.
On this day, in 1963, Nagaland attains its statehood and was declared as the 16th state of the Indian Union, by Dr. Sarvapelli Radhakrishnana, the then President of India.
Adressing the occasion, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio called upon the people of Nagaland to join hands with the government so that the state can march toward all-round development.
- Question 5: Iran has signed oil-for-goods deal with...?
Explanation: The head of the Iran-South Korea chamber of commerce, Hossein Tanhayi said in Tehran that a mechanism has been devised for returning oil export revenues from South Korea.
As per the mechanism, Iran's oil export revenue will be bartered with imported goods. Tanhayi did not give details of the mechanism, but said a joint fund could be opened between their respective central banks.
- Question 6: Asia Pacific Summit 2018 begins in ...?
Explanation: The Asia Pacific Summit-2018 began in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal today. The theme of two-day Summit is - Addressing the Critical Challenges of Our Time: Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity, and Universal Values.
In his inaugural address, Nepal's Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli said the world continues to reel under adverse impact of climate change, natural and man-made disasters, and terrorism.
- Question 7: Former US Prez George H .W. Bush was --- president of USA?
Explanation: George Herbert Walker Bush (June 12, 1924 – November 30, 2018) was an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993.
- Question 8: India, Japan and __ agree on rules-based order to maintain peace and prosperity in Indo-Pacific region?
Explanation: India, Japan and the US have agreed that a free, open, inclusive and rules based order is essential for the Indo-Pacific's peace and prosperity as the leaders from the three countries held a first ever trilateral meeting last night.
Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had a very good and friendly meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit.
- Question 9: __ will implement Seventh Pay Commission from January 1?
Explanation: Maharashtra government will implement the Seventh Pay Commission from January 1, 2019. The state treasury will have to bear an additional burden of 40,000 crore rupees for implementing the 7th pay commission.
The decision will benefit close to 20 lakh state government employees.
Minister of State for Finance Deepak Kesarkar made this announcement in the Legislative Council yesterday. He was replying a question by MLC Kapil Patil during Question Hour.
- Question 10: Digital payment transactions have crossed __ crore in Aug 2018?
Explanation: The number of digital payment transactions in India touched 244.81 crore in August 2018, more than three-fold rise from October 2016, underlining the massive adoption of digital payment modes over the last two years.
The statement by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said in New Delhi that New payment modes, BHIM-UPI, AePS and NETC have transformed digital payment ecosystem by increasing Person to Person (P2P) as well as Person to Merchant (P2M) payments.