- Question 1: __ will be new Chief Election Commissioner of India?
Explanation: Sunil Arora will be the new Chief Election Commissioner of India.
He succeeds Om Prakash Rawat who retired on Saturday. Sources said the formal notification will be issued soon.
A former bureaucrat, Arora was appointed as Election Commissioner in August, last year.
A 1980-batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre, Arora has worked in ministries such as finance, textiles and the Planning Commission.
- Question 2: Who is Indian Navy chief ?
Explanation: Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff(CNS) Indian Navy is visiting Russia from today to 29 November 2018. The visit aims to consolidate bilateral defence relations with Russia, as also to explore new avenues for defence cooperation.
The CNS will be commencing his official visit from St. Petersburg tomorrow, where he is scheduled to hold bilateral discussions with his counterpart, Admiral Vladimir Korolev, Commander-in-Chief, Russian Federation Navy .
- Question 3: Centre, and ADB have signed 200 million dollar loan pact to upgrade state highways in ....?
Explanation: The Centre and Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Monday signed a 200 million dollar loan agreement to finance widening and upgrading of about 230 Kilometers State Highways in Bihar to all-weather standards with road safety features.
According to an official release, the agreement was signed by Additional Secretary in the Finance Ministry Sameer Kumar Khare and Officer-in-Charge of ADB's India Resident Mission, Rajeev P. Singh in New Delhi.
Mr. Khare said that this loan will help the State government to upgrade all State Highways to meet the minimum two-lane standard with better surfaces and improved road safety.
- Question 4: Centre and and ADB signed 110 million dollar loan agreement for upgradation of 2,800 kilometers all-weather rural roads in ...?
Explanation: The loan is a part of 500 million dollar Second Rural Connectivity Investment Program, Tranche 2, approved by the ADB Board December last year, under the Prime Minister's Rural Roads Program.
ln view of increased rainfall and storm surges in Madhya Pradesh, the road designs take into account these climate risks with measures such as greater elevation of road embankments and slope protection.
- Question 5: India and )) have signed a protocol to amend the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) for the avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income?
Explanation: Ministry of Finance in a statement said, besides other changes, the protocol has d the existing provisions for exchange of information to the latest international standards.
The protocol also incorporates changes required to implement treaty related minimum standards under the Action reports of Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project in which India had participated on an equal footing.
- Question 6: First Constitution Day in India was celebrated in ...?
Explanation: The Government of India declared 26 November as Constitution Day on 19 November 2015 by a gazette notification.
The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi made the declaration on 11 October 2015 while laying the foundation stone of the B. R. Ambedkar memorial in Mumbai.
The year of 2015 was the 125th birth anniversary of Ambedkar, who had chaired the drafting committee of the Constituent Assembly and played a pivotal role in the drafting of the constitution.
- Question 7: __ Portal launched for Affordable Credit and Interest Subvention Access?
Explanation:The government on Monday launched - PAiSA -Portal for Affordable Credit and Interest Subvention Access.
This portal is a centralized electronic platform for processing interest subvention on bank loans to beneficiaries under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana.
Launching the portal in New Delhi, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Durga Shankar Mishra said, PAiSA is yet another effort by the government to connect directly with the beneficiaries, ensuring that there is greater transparency and efficiency in the delivery of services.
- Question 8: Who is the chairman of Fifteenth Finance Commission?
Explanation: The Fifteenth Finance Commission will be on a three-day visit to Nagaland.
The 11-member team, visiting the state for deliberation of distribution of tax proceeds, will be headed by the Commission's Chairman NK Singh.
- Question 9: Recently an exhibition on - Our Vote- Our Future - held in?
Explanation:Telangana Chief Electoral Officer Dr Rajat Kumar today inaugurated a five-day exhibition on - Our Vote- Our Future" - organized by the Regional Outreach Bureau of Information and Broadcasting Ministry in Hyderabad.
- Question 10: __ Govt will conduct survey of Nargis Dutt Nagar slum?
Explanation: Maharashtra Government will conduct a survey of the Nargis Dutt Nagar slum in suburban Bandra to determine the exact number of slum-dwellers eligible for rehabilitation.
Minister of State for Urban Development Ranjit Patil informed the state legislative council today that the survey will be conducted by Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority in the 1600 slum dwellings of Nargis Dutt Nagar slums.