- Question 1: First Good Governance Day was celebrated in...?
Explanation: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's birthday is being celebrated as Good Governance Day across the country today. The day was established in 2014 to honor the Bharat Ratna by fostering awareness among the people on accountability in Governance and Government.
Several programmes have been organised to mark the day. The Samadhi of Mr Vajpayee - Sadaiv Atal was dedicated to the nation today. President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tributes at the Samadhi this morning.
- Question 2: India's longest rail-cum-road bridge is in ...??
Explanation:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated India's longest rail-cum-road bridge over the Brahmaputra at Bogibeel in Assam.
Modi also travelled from Dibrugarh to Dhemaji through the new bridge.
He also flagged off the first passenger train Tinsukia-Naharlagun Intercity Express over the bridge. It will run five days a week and use the bridge to cut down the train-travel time between Tinsukia in Assam to Naharlagun town of Arunachal Pradesh by more than 10 hours.
- Question 3: __ has decides to constitute board to discuss issues related to GST?
Explanation: In Uttar Pradesh, State government has decided to constitute a board comprising members from the business community and government officials to discuss issues related to GST. The decision was taken in a state cabinet meeting in Lucknow headed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Speaking about the decision, spokesperson of the government Sidharth Nath Singh told media persons that the board will be named as Uttar Pradesh Vyapari Kalyan Board and Chief Minister will be its president.
- Question 4: Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojana ensures medical treatment of up to __lakh rupees annually?
Explanation:'Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojana' has been launched in the hill state. Under the scheme, each household in the state will be able to avail medical treatment of up to 5 lakh rupees annually.
The scheme will benefit 23 lakh households and cover 1,350 critical diseases. Launching the Yojna in Dehradun yesterday, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat distributed scheme-related golden cards to beneficiaries.
- Question 5: ___ has become the first country in Southeast Asia to approve the medical use of marijuana?
Explanation:Thailand has approved the licensed use of marijuana for medical use and research.
The changes will legalize the production, import, export, possession and use of marijuana products for medical purposes.
Recreational use of the drugs remains illegal and subject to prison terms and fines commensurate with the quantities involved.
With this, Thailand has become the first country in Southeast Asia to take such action.
- Question 6: __ has been found guilty of profiteering ₹383 crore releated with GST?
Explanation:The GST anti-profiteering authority has found Hindustan Unilever Limited, HUL guilty of not passing on rate cut benefits of 383 crore rupees to consumers.
The complaint before the National Anti-Profiteering Authority stated that although the Goods and Services Tax rate on a large number of products was cut from 28 per cent to 18 per cent, the Hindustan Unilever had not reduced the maximum retail price of its products.
- Question 7: Farmer's Day is celebrated every year on 23 December on the birthday of the Prime Minister of India...?
Explanation:Farmers' Day or National Farmer's Day is a public holiday. It is observed on December 23 in India and October 12 in the United States of America.
- Question 8: __ police station has acquired the top slot in the list of Top 10 Police Stations in India for Year 2018 ?
Explanation:The Kalu Police Station (Rajasthan) grabbed the top spot on the list and was followed by Campbell Bay (Andaman & Nicobar Islands), Farakka (West Bengal).
- Question 9: _ have emerged as top performing states in NITI Aayog's SDG India index 2018?
Explanation: The NITI Aayog has recently released the report titled “SDG India Index: Baseline Report 2018”, which evaluates progress in social, economic and envir