- Question 1: Pawan Singh is related with..?
Explanation: Pawan Singh has become the first Indian to be elected one of seven member's of the Judges Committee of the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF).
Mr Singh also holds the post of the Joint Secretary General of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI).
Mr Singh got elected onto the seven members' Judges Committee for which 22 candidates from all over the world were in the fray. Members of the administrative council of ISSF voted to select the committee during the elections held at Munich yesterday. The ISSF elections take place every four years.
- Question 2: Navy Day is celebrated on...?
Explanation: Navy Day is being celebrated today. The day is celebrated in honour of the maritime force's role during the war with Pakistan in 1971 when Indian warships attacked Karachi port and successfully hurt Pakistani operations in the western coast.
The Day is also celebrated to highlight the role the Navy plays in securing the country's marine borders during peacetime and carrying out humanitarian missions.
Addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy day in New Delhi yesterday, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lamba said the Indian Navy is the net security provider in the Indian Ocean region and is fully capable to meet the traditional and non-traditional threats.
- Question 3: ADB and Centre have signed __ million dollar loan to support Odisha skill development project?
Explanation:The Centre and Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed an 85 million dollar loan to improve skill development eco-system in Odisha. An advanced skill training centre, the World Skill Center (WSC) will also be established in Bhubaneswar with the help of a loan.
The Odisha Skill Development Project agreement was signed by Additional Secretary in the Finance Ministry Sameer Kumar Khare and Country Director of ADB’s India Resident Mission Kenichi Yokoyama in New Delhi yesterday.
- Question 4: Name Navy Chief of.. ?
Explanation:Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lamba said the Indian Navy is the net security provider in the Indian Ocean region and is fully capable to meet the traditional and non-traditional threats.
- Question 5: International conference on bears held in ...?
Explanation:In Uttar Pradesh, more than 80 delegates from 11 countries are participating in an international conference on bears in Agra.
The four-day conference is aimed at sharing knowledge on principles of the welfare of bears and other wild animals in zoos, sanctuaries and rescue centres. The conference has been Hosted by Wildlife SOS in collaboration with Bear Care Group from the US and Canada.
- Question 6: What is the height of __ Statue of Unity dedicated to Sardar Patel in Gujarat's Narmada district?
Explanation: The statue is now attracting about 30,000 people every day. Both Gujarat Chief Secretary J N Singh and the state's Principal Secretary, tourism S J Haider put the figure of daily visitors at the site over the past few days at 30,000.
The statue, the world's tallest, located on Sadhu Bet islet on the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Kevadiya, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31st. The United States Consul-General Edgard Kagan also visited the memorial today.
The statue is a tribute to Sardar Patel's role in getting 562 princely states to accede to the Indian Union after Independence.
- Question 7: Indian school has celebrated its 45th Annual Day in ...?
Explanation:Kendriya Vidyalaya, Embassy of India Kathmandu celebrated its 45th Annual Day on Monday.
Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The Ambassador said Kendriya Vidyalaya Kathmandu has reached unprecedented heights as a centre of quality education.
- Question 8: ___ will leave OPEC from January 2019?
Explanation:Qatar has announced its decision to leave the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) from January next year and focus more on the production of natural gas.
Addressing a press conference in Doha, Qatar's new energy minister, Saad al-Kaabi announced the decision on Monday.
He said, Qatar has plans to increase its annual exports of liquified natural gas, LPG from 77 million tons of gas per year to 110 million tons.
- Question 9: International Day of Persons with Disabilities was first celebrated in...?
Explanation: Dec. 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The annual observance of the Day was proclaimed in 1992, by a United Nations General Assembly resolution.
International Day of Persons with Disabilities aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
- Question 10: World Bank has unveiled $ __ billion in climate action investment for 2021-25?
Explanation:The World Bank has unveiled 200 billion US Dollars in climate action investment for 2021 to 2025, adding that this amounts to a doubling of its current five-year funding.
The move coincides with a UN climate summit in Katowice.
In a statement, the World Bank said, the move represents a significantly ramped up ambition to tackle climate change and sends an important signal to the wider global community to do the same.