24 Dec, 2018
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  • Question 1: India has successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable long-range Inter Continental Ballistic Missile Agni-IV, with a strike range of ___ km?
  • Explanation: The strategic surface-to-surface missile was flight tested from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Dr Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast at 8.30 am. Agni-IV missile is equipped with advanced Avionics, 5th generation On Board Computer and distributed architecture. It has the latest features to correct and guide itself for in-flight disturbances.
  • Question 2: Where is Lalitgiri Archaeological Museum?
  • Explanation:The Prime Minister will inaugurate the Lalitgiri Archaeological Museum which houses huge sculptures of the Buddha and various Buddhist deities. He will also release a commemorative coin and a postage stamp in the memory of Paika Rebellion at a function in IIT Bhubaneswar. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate projects worth around 15,000 crore rupees in Odisha today during his day-long visit to the state. The projects are related to health, road and highways, higher education and culture. They are part of Mr Modi's vision of Purbodaya - a prosperous East for building a new India. Among the projects, the Prime Minister will dedicate the new campus of IIT-Bhubaneswar at Aragul built at a cost of 1,660 crore rupees. He will also inaugurate ESIC hospital in Bhubaneshwar costing over 73 crores.
  • Question 3: GST on cinema tickets has been reduced as exceeding 100 rupees to __ per cent from 28 per cent and up to 100 to ___ per cent from 18 per cent?
  • Explanation:The Film industry has wholeheartedly welcomed the decision to reduce GST on cinema tickets, exceeding 100 rupees to 18 per cent from 28 per cent and up to 100 to 12 per cent from 18 per cent.
  • Question 4: Projects worth around 15,000 crore rupees have been announced for...?
  • Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate projects worth around 15,000 crore rupees in Odisha today during his day-long visit to the state. The projects are related to health, road and highways, higher education and culture. They are part of Mr Modi's vision of Purbodaya - a prosperous East for building a new India. Among the projects, the Prime Minister will dedicate the new campus of IIT-Bhubaneswar at Aragul built at a cost of 1,660 crore rupees. He will also inaugurate ESIC hospital in Bhubaneshwar costing over 73 crores.
  • Question 5: Keylong is a place in...?
  • Explanation: In Himachal Pradesh, Tribal district Lahaul and Spiti's administrative centre Keylong continued to be the coldest place in the state with a minimum temperature of minus 6.1 degrees Celsius.
  • Question 6: __ will reach 100 pc electrification by Dec 31 ?
  • Explanation: In Uttar Pradesh, the government has announced that state is all set to achieve 100 per cent electrification by the month-end i.e. 31 December. Speaking to the media persons in the state capital yesterday, power minister Shrikant Sharma said that state government will give new year gift to poor consumers by illuminating their homes by 31st December and his department would celebrate a symbolic Diwali on January 26 next year to mark the 100 per cent electrification of the state.
  • Question 7: India’s first music museum to be set up in ...?
  • Explanation: The country’s first music museum will be set up with assistance from the Central government in Thiruvaiyaru, Tamilnadu, the birth place of Saint Tyagaraja, one of the Trinities of Carnatic music. This was announced by the State Minister for Culture and Tamil Development Shri K Pandiarajan in Madurai on Sunday.
  • Question 8: GST has been reduced on __ tems and services; revised rates effective from 1st of next month?
  • Explanation:The GST Council has reduced tax rates on 23 goods and services, including movie tickets, TV and monitor screens and power banks. With this, only 28 goods are left in the highest 28 per cent tax bracket. Monitors and TV screens up to 32-inches and power banks will attract 18 per cent GST, as against 28 per cent earlier.
  • Question 9: Vedangi Kulkarni is related with...?
  • Explanation: Indian woman Vedangi Kulkarni has become the fastest Asian to cycle the globe. Hailing from a suburb of Pune, 20-year old Vedangi cycled into Kolkata in the wee hours today, completing the 29,000 kilometers' distance required to qualify as bicycling across the globe.
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