- Question 1: India and __ have signed two agreements, including one on currency swap?
Explanation: India and the United Arab Emirates have signed two agreements, including one on currency swap, during visit of the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to Abu Dhabi.
Currency Swap is such a pact between two countries that allows trading in their own currency and payments to import and export trade at pre-determined exchange rate without bringing in a third benchmark currency like the US dollars.
- Question 2: India's heaviest satellite GSAT-11 has been successfully launched by Ariane-5 rocket to provide better broadband services. The satellite is expected to have a lifespan of __ years?
Explanation:The ISRO launched GSAT-11 satellite and put it successfully in earth orbit from Kourou Launch Zone, French Guiana in South America today. ISRO used the Ariane-5 VA246 heavyweight rocket of Arianespace for this mission.
The GSAT-11 advanced communications satellite, produced by ISRO, will deliver multi-spot beam coverage over the Indian mainland and nearby islands bringing significant advantages to the user community.
- Question 3: Recently, a direct flight between Vijayawada and __ has started?
Explanation: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu flagged off the direct flight service between Vijayawada and Singapore at the Vijayawada International Airport on Tuesday evening.
Mr. Naidu said that inauguration of the new international flight from Vijayawada City to Singapore would further enhance its connectivity as also its business and tourism potential.
- Question 4: Rupee ___ crore will be spent on MGNREGA this year?
Explanation: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said about 60 thousand crore rupees would be spent on Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, MGNREGA this year.
He said that the NDA Government has pumped in resources into the rural areas which has improved the infrastructure and the quality of life of people.
In a Facebook Post, Mr Jaitley said, if this level of investment with its annual increase is continued for at least the next two decades, India will be close to providing a quality of life and infrastructure which is more like urban areas.
- Question 5: The Sea of Azov linked by the narrow Strait of __ to the Black Sea?
Explanation: Russia has begun allowing some ships to enter Ukrainian ports on the Sea of Azov, signalling an easing of tensions in the flashpoint area.
Ukraine's infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan said, ships have begun heading through the Kerch Strait again towards key Ukrainian ports.
- Question 6: Delhi Daredevils has been renamed as ___
Explanation: Delhi Daredevils was renamed as Delhi Capitals on Tuesday with a hope that it would bring a change in fortunes of the franchise after a poor track record over the past 11 IPL seasons.
Co-owners Parth Jindal, representing JSW Sport, and Kiran Kumar Grandhi of GMR, unveiled the new name of the team.
Shreyas Iyer will continue to lead the team despite the presence of Shikhar Dhawan. Dhawan returns to Delhi for the 2019 season after being traded by Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Australian great Ricky Ponting will continue to coach the team.
- Question 7: Gautam Gambhir had played ___ and __ ODIs?
Explanation:Former India opening batsman Gautam Gambhir has announced his retirement from all forms of Cricket, saying his time to continue with the game is over.
The 37-year-old Delhi batsman announced his decision in a video post on his Twitter handle.
- Question 8: What is the name of India’s first locomotive-less train?
Explanation: On December 2, India's first locomotive-less train, known as Train 18, has breached the 180 kmph speed limit during a test run at Kota-Sawai Madhopur,
- Question 9: India Water Impact Summit 2018 held in...?
Explanation: Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated India Water Impact Summit 2018 in New Delhi.
The three days summit is jointly organized by the National Mission for Clean Ganga and the Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies.