- Question 1: India to host G-20 Summit in..?
Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India will host the G20 Summit in 2022, when the country celebrates its 75 years of Independence.
In a tweet, Mr Modi said, in 2022 India completes 75 years since Independence and he looks forward to welcoming the world to the G-20 Summit in that special year.
Mr Modi invited leaders from across the world to come to India, the world's fastest growing large economy, and know its rich history and diversity and experience the warm Indian hospitality.
- Question 2: Where is Kalaikunda Air Force Station?
Explanation: Joint Exercise between Indian Air Force and US Air Force to begin on Dec 3.
NSD LogoThe joint exercise between Indian Air Force and United States Air Force . The 12 day exercise-Ex Cope India-2018 has been planned at Kalaikunda and Panagarh Air Force Base in the country.
- Question 3: Who will be the chief guest at Republic Day celebrations 2019?
Explanation: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will be the Chief Guest at the 2019 Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi.
In a series of tweets, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, at a time when India is celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, it is our honour to welcome President Ramaphosa as the Chief Guest for 2019 Republic day celebrations.
- Question 4: The 24th meeting of Conference of Parties (COP-24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be in..?
Explanation: The Conference will continue till 14th of this month. COP-24 is very significant as it is expected to finalise guidelines for implementation of the Paris Agreement adopted in 2016.
Environment Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan who is leading a delegation, outlined India's expectations from the conference. He said, India expects that COP-24 should be able to frame guidelines, which are pragmatic and gives due consideration to challenges and priorities of developing countries.
The minister said, the outcome of COP-24 should be balanced, inclusive, and consistent with the principles and provisions of Convention and its Paris Agreement.
- Question 5: India's economy grows at ___ per cent for 2nd part of 2018-19?
Explanation: PicIndia's economy grew at 7.1 per cent for the second quarter of 2018-19 according to data released by Central Statistics Office today.
These estimates represent a sizable jump from last year’s second quarter growth rate estimates, indicating sustained acceleration in country's economic growth. The Gross Domestic Product, GDP at constant prices had grown at 6.3 per cent in July-September quarter of the last fiscal.
The CSO estimates state that GDP at constant prices was 33.98 lakh crore rupees for second quarter this fiscal, which is a marked increase from 31.72 lakh crore rupees for the same period in 2017-18.
- Question 6: The Ministry of Civil Aviation has started the registration process for drone operators in the country, through a portal called __ ?
Explanation: The Ministry of Civil Aviation has started the registration process for drone operators in the country.
An official release said, it is being done through a portal called Digital Sky platform. In August this year, the government had announced Civil Aviation Regulations to enable safe flying of Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems popularly referred to as drones.
Minister for Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu, said that drones are an industry of the future and it is a matter of great pride for the country that we are now at the cutting edge of rule making in this industry.
- Question 7: Home Minister Rajnath Singh has launched apan-India single-number __ under an emergency mobile app?
Explanation:With women's safety in mind, Home Minister Rajnath Singh has launched apan-India single-number '112' under an emergency mobile app.
He said it will have a special safety feature to get immediate assistance from police and volunteers.
Launching the Emergency Response Support System, ERSS, in Nagaland,Mr Singh said a 'SHOUT' feature has been made available exclusively for womenin the mobile app. It is connected to ERSS.
- Question 8: Second meeting of NITI Forum for North East to be held in...?
Explanation: LogoThe second meeting of the newly constituted NITI Forum for North East will be held in Guwahati on Dec. 4.
It will mainly focus on issues pertaining to five critical sectors, namely tourism, bamboo, dairy, fisheries and tea. Besides, the members of the Forum, a number of experts from Government, Industry and Academia have also been invited to make the discussions more meaningful.
- Question 9: On. Dec. 2 Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana launched in ...?
Explanation: LogoAyushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana was launched in Jammu and Kashmir today.
Governor Satyal Pal Malik handed over Golden Cards to some of the beneficiaries while launching the scheme at a function in Jammu.
- Question 10: NASA's __ spacecraft successfully lands on Mars after six-month journey?
Explanation:NASA's robotic InSight lander on Tuesday successfully landed on Mars after the six-month journey.
The spacecraft has been designed to dig deep into the rocky surface of the Red Planet to reveal its secrets.
The US space agency's InSight mission team in a statement said, the lander sent signals indicating that its solar panels are open and collecting sunlight on the Martian surface. NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter relayed the signals of the landing, which were received on Earth this morning.