- Question 1: Second ___ Ranking of the Aspirational Districts Programme has been released?
Explanation:NITI Aayog will release the Second Delta Ranking of the Aspirational Districts Programme. CEO, Amitabh Kant will release the ranking which will measure the incremental progress made by districts between 1st June and 31st October this year.
The districts have been ranked in a transparent basis on parameters across various performance indicators like Health and Nutrition, Education, Skill Development and Basic Infrastructure among others.
- Question 2: ___ has constituted the Himalayan State Regional Council to ensure sustainable development of the Himalayan region?
Explanation:NITI Aayog has constituted the ‘Himalayan State Regional Council' to ensure sustainable development of the Himalayan region.
A NITI Ayog statement said in New Delhi that the Council has been constituted to review and implement the identified action points based on the Reports of five Working Groups, which were established along thematic areas to prepare a roadmap for action.
- Question 3: Sulagitti Narasamma, who died recently was a famous...?
Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the demise of renowned social worker and Padma Shri Sulagitti Narasamma.
In a tweet, Mr Modi said, Sulagitti Narasamma's efforts of providing midwifery services in Karnataka will always be remembered.
The Prime Minister said, the social worker's kindness endeared her to the poorer sections of society.
- Question 4: Bogibeel bridge is__ kilometre long?
Explanation:Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, the Bogibeel rail-cum-road bridge over the Brahmaputra in Assam will strengthen the country's defence prowess with movement of vehicles. Mr Modi was addressing a rally at Kareng Chapori in Dhemaji district yesterday after dedicating the bridge to the nation at Bogibeel.
The 4.9 kilometre long double-decker bridge is India's longest and Asia's second longest rail-cum-road bridge.
- Question 5: RBI launches survey to capture retail payment habits in __ cities?
Explanation:RBI launches survey to capture retail payment habits in 6 cities
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will capture payment habits of individuals in six cities, including four metropolitan towns. For the purpose, the central bank has launched a 'Survey on Retail Payment Habits of Individuals (SRPHi)'.
According to RBI release, the survey will cover a sample of 6,000 individuals from various socio-economic backgrounds across six cities including Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru and Guwahati. The survey seeks qualitative responses from individuals on their payment habits. The findings may provide some idea about awareness and usage habits of digital payment products.
- Question 6: Which country has recently decided to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission?
Explanation: The IWC, established in 1946 to conserve and manage the world's whale and cetacean population, introduced a moratorium on commercial whaling in 1986.
- Question 7: __ has launched the ‘Bharat Ratna Atal Bihar Vajpayee International Schools’ for students in rural areas?
Explanation:The Maharashtra government has launched Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Schools in Mumbai on the occasion of 94th birth anniversary of Vajpayee on Dec. 25.
- Question 8: ___ has organized the 7th National Photography Awards 2019?
Explanation:The photo division of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (I&B) is organizing the 7th National Photography Awards in February 2019. Entries for all
- Question 9: 3rd Dwijing Festival is held in...?
Explanation: In Assam, the third Dwijing Festival has begun today on the bank of Aye river at Chirang district. Around 15 lakh tourists are expected to participate in the festival. Assam PHE minister Rihon Daimary inaugurated the festival in presence of several dignitaries.
- Question 10: Baduga is a tribal community from...?
Explanation: The tribal Baduga community in the Nilgiris district of Tamil nadu is celebrating their annual Heddaiyamman festival.
In this connection, thousands of devotees clad in the traditional white dress of the community flocked to places like Kannerimukku and Kerbetta near Kotagiri and Hallu Kerai near Coonoor to pay obeisance to their presiding deity.