- Question 1: First-ever meeting of India-China High-Level Mechanism on Cultural and People-to-People Exchanges in...?
Explanation:External Affair Minister Sushma and her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi will co-chair the first-ever meeting of India-China High-Level Mechanism on Cultural and People-to-People Exchanges in New Delhi today.
India and China had decided to set up people to people mechanism during the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit in China.
- Question 2: Rs 150 cr relief to onion growers in ___ ?
Explanation:The Maharashtra cabinet on Thursday approved an ex-gratia payment of Rs 200 per quintal rate for onions sold between November 1 to December 15.
Rs 150 crore compensation comes as a big relief to the onion producing farmers who had to sell their produce at low prices.
The compensation will cover a total of 75 lakh metric tons of onions.
Lately, onion producing farmers have been registering protests in various parts of the state to press for their demands.
- Question 3: Chah Bagicha ( tea estate ) Dhan Puraskar Mela is related with..?
Explanation:The Assam government has approved the release of second instalment of the Chah Bagicha ( tea estate ) Dhan Puraskar Mela. Assam Finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that all the beneficiaries will get 2,500 rs in their bank accounts by 15th of the next month.
He said that government will bear 200 crore rupees towards this. Our Correspondent reports that previously 2,500 rupees was transferred to the each of over 7 lakh account holders in tea garden areas at 26 districts.
- Question 4: __ cyclone recently hit Andhra Pradesh?
Explanation:The depression over north coastal Andhra Pradesh moved in the north-north-east direction and weakened into a well-marked low-pressure area and lay over north-west and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal and Coastal Odisha by Tuesday afternoon.
The severe cyclonic storm Phethai, which kept the government and public panicky in the last couple of days, crossed the coast between Kakinada and Yanam yesterday afternoon in East Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh.
- Question 5: __ has been appointed the new coach of the Indian women's cricket team.?
Explanation:Former India opener, W. V. Raman has been appointed the new coach of the Indian women's cricket team.
The BCCI said in a statement in Mumbai yesterday that the selection of 53-year-old Raman was based on recommendations of the ad-hoc committee comprising Mr Kapil Dev, Mr Anshuman Gaekwad and Ms Shantha Rangaswamy.
- Question 6: Anup Kumar is related with...?
Explanation:Renowned Kabaddi Player, Anup Kumar announced his retirement from Kabaddi on Wednesday, ending a 15-year iconic career.
The 35-year-old had led India to a memorable Kabaddi World Cup title triumph in 2016. A sports veteran, Arjuna awardee Anup began his international career in 2006 at the South Asian Games in Sri Lanka.
- Question 7: Hockey World Cup 2018 final was played between
Explanation: In Hockey, Belgium has claimed their first ever World Cup title. They defeated Netherlands 3-2 in a dramatic shoot-out in the final of the Men's World Cup in Bhubaneswar yesterday. Both the teams, goalless at full time, were at level 2-2 after five penalties.
- Question 8: 37th Senior National Rowing Championship held __ ?
Explanation: The 37th SeniorNational Rowing Championship will start in the Army Rowing Node in Pune fromtoday. Around 500 rowers and coaches from various rowing associations acrossthe country will take part in the Championship which will run up to 22nd ofthis month.
The Rowers for the World Championships-2019 will be selected fromthis event. World Championship -2019 is the first qualifying Championship forthe 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
- Question 9: Govt and ADB signed $60 million loan pact to reduce floods, riverbank erosion in ...?
Explanation:The Centre and the Asian Development Bank, ADB today signed a 60 Million dollar Loan Agreement in New Delhi to continue financing riverbank protection works, renovation of flood embankments, and community-based flood risk management activities in critically flood-prone areas along the Brahmaputra River in Assam.
The Tranche 2 loan is part of the 120 million dollar multi-tranche financing facility for the Assam Integrated Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program approved by the ADB Board in October 2010.