- Question 1: ___ branches of the India Post payments bank are likely to be operational across the country by May 2018?
Explanation: Union Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha has said, as many as 650 branches of the India Post payments bank are likely to be operational across the country by next month.
Speaking at a press conference in Bhopal today, Mr Sinha said, the work of system integration of the payments bank had been completed and processes mandated by the Reserve Bank of India will be completed within one week.
- Question 2: Recently, Shirui Lily Festival held in...?
Explanation: Manipur's Shirui Lily Festival 2018 was concluded at Ukhrul district. The festival was sponsored by the department of tourism, Manipur to spread awareness about conservation of the endangered Shirui Lily.
- Question 3: Prajnesh Gunneswaran is related with..?
Explanation: Prajnesh Gunneswaran has clinched his first ever singles tennis title on the ATP Challenger circuit.
In the final of the Kunming Open at Anning, China, today, he defeated Egypt's Mohammed Safwat in three sets 5-7, 6-3, 6-1.
- Question 4: C A Bhavani Devi is related with...?
Explanation: India's C A Bhavani Devi won a silver medal in the sabre event of the Tournoi World Cup Satellite Fencing Championship in Reykjavik, Iceland.
The Tamil Nadu fencer went down 10-15 to USA's Alexis Browne in the final.
- Question 5: Where is Gandikota Fort?
Explanation:Dalmia Bharat Limited has signed an MoU with the Tourism Ministry to take up Red Fort (in Delhi) and Gandikota Fort (Andhra Pradesh) under the - Adopt a Heritage - project.
- Question 6: Where is Badrinath shrine?
Explanation: The Portals of Badrinath shrine in Uttarakhand was thrown open to devotees early this morning. The Shrine was closed for winters on 20th of November last year.
The hallowed Portals of Badree Nath Dham situated in the foothills of Central Himalayas has been opened early morning today.
- Question 7: Name the British Home Secretary who has resigned over immigration scandal?
Explanation: Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd has resigned amid a scandal over the authorities' mistreatment of long-term UK residents wrongly labelled as illegal immigrants.
Rudd, who was due to make a House of Commons statement, had been under increasing pressure to quit over the scandal involving Caribbean immigrants who were brought to the UK from the so-called
- Question 8: ___ government has extended the ban on the Communist Party of India (Maoist)
Explanation: The Chhattisgarh government has extended the ban on the Communist Party of India (Maoist) and six of its front organisations for one more year. An official today said that the ban has come into effect from 12th of this month.
- Question 9: Name the Former AIFF President who died recently?
Explanation: Former President of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and ex-member of the Appeals committee of FIFA, P P Lakshmanan passed away at Kannur in Kerala early today after a brief illness. He was 83.