Miscellaneous important current affairs

Miscellaneous important current affairs

Question 1 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Who has become the first Indian transgender to be honoured with Padma Shri?
A
Madurai Chinna Pillai
B
Bangaru Adigalar
C
R V Ramani
D
Narthaki Nataraj
Question 1 Explanation: 
Narthaki Nataraj, a renowned dancer from Tamil Nadu, has become the first Indian transgender to be honoured with Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India, She is a Bharatanatyam exponent and specialises in the Thanjavur-based Nayaki Bhava tradition. Born in the temple town of Madurai, Nataraj learned the art under Tanjore Shri K P Kittappa Pillai and gave her on advances to the Tanjore Quartet of Bharatanatyam (Nayaki Bhava tradition) through a dance school she established.






Question 2 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
World's first sovereign Blue Bond launched by which country?
A
USA
B
Singapore
C
Cape Verde
D
Republic of Seychelles
Question 2 Explanation: 
Republic of Seychelles launched the world's first sovereign blue bond worth US$15 million to finance sustainable marine and fisheries projects. The bond was announced at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali by the Vice-President of the Republic of Seychelles, Vincent Meriton. Seychelles is the first nation to pioneer such a financing instrument. The World Bank assisted in developing the blue bond and reaching out to the three investors: Calvert Impact Capital, Nuveen, and U.S. Headquartered Prudential Financial, Inc. Standard Chartered acted as placement agent for the bond.
Question 3 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated, Expo-cum Conference on Construction Technology India 2019 in which city?
A
Mumbai
B
New Delhi
C
Kolkata
D
Hyderabad
Question 3 Explanation: 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the two day Expo-cum Conference on Construction Technology India 2019 (CTI-2019) in New Delhi. It will identify proven, innovative and globally established technologies such as researchers, startups, developers, academia, etc. For use which will be in the Indian context.The event will provide a space for interaction among stakeholders that can open up new areas for collaboration and will facilitate. The conversion of ideas into market-ready products which is ready to be launched in the market place.The main beneficiary of the initiative is youth. Technologies which are proven during CTI-2019 will further invited to design and build lighthouse projects.The project of one thousand housing unit in 6 state that are Gujarat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh.






Question 4 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Anup Kumar Dubey and Sushil Kumar were appointed as the special directors of;
A
Enforcement Directorate
B
Central Bureau of Investigation
C
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
D
National Disaster Management Authority
Question 4 Explanation: 
Anup Kumar Dubey and Sushil Kumar have been appointed as the special directors in the Enforcement Directorate (ED), according to a Personnel Ministry order. Both of them are Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) officers.Mr. Dubey has been appointed as Special Director, ED in Delhi while Mr. Kumar in Chennai.
Question 5 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Which company receives India's first LC payment via blockchain?
A
Infosys
B
Reliance Industries
C
HDFC
D
State Bank of India
Question 5 Explanation: 
In a first for India, British bank HSBC Holdings Plc has executed a trade finance transaction using blockchain for a deal involving an export by Reliance Industries to an American client, Tricon Energy. Blockchain massively reduced the time taken for processing the documents.






Question 6 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Who has been conferred the first Atal Behari Vajpayee LTA by the Tripura Government?
A
Khagesh Dev Burman
B
Thanga Darlong
C
Gokulanada Gitiswami
D
Chandrakanta Murasingh
Question 6 Explanation: 
Thanga Darlong, the 99-year old tribal musician and music guru, has been conferred the first Atal Behari Vajpayee Life Time Award for preserving the musical form during the 37th Agartala Book Fair in Tripura. Darlong is the last tribal musician to play Rosem - a bamboo made a flute-like musical instrument. Earlier, in January 2019, he was conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri award for his contribution to the field of music. Born on 20th July 1920 at Muruai village of Tripura, Thanga Darlong was initially trained in folk music from his father Hakvunga Darlong. He was later taught and groomed in the nuances of playing Rosem - a traditional musical instrument of the Darlong community by traditional music maestro Darthuama Darlong. In 2016, he was also showcased in 'Tree of Tongues in Tripura', directed by the National Awards winner Joshy Joseph Josy Joseph.
Question 7 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Which country tops in the Global Competitiveness Report 2018?
A
US
B
Singapore
C
Germany
D
Switzerland
Question 7 Explanation: 
World Economic Forum released the Global Competitiveness Report 2018. According to the report, India has jumped five spots to become the 58th most competitive economy on the Global Competitiveness Index 2018 (GCI 4.0). India witnessed the largest gain among the G20 nations. The index covers 140 nations and it measures national competitiveness. The United States ranked number one again with a score of 85.6. Federation, India, South Africa and Brazil respectively. The Top 5 countries on the Index are: 1. US, 2. Singapore, 3. Germany, 4. Switzerland, and 5. Japan.






Question 8 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Which bank will pay Rs 28, 000 Crore as Interim Dividend to the Government?
A
SBI
B
RBI
C
HDFC
D
Axis
Question 8 Explanation: 
The Reserve Bank has announced that it will transfer an interim surplus of 28, 000 crore rupees to the central government for the half-year ended 31st December 2018. The central bank follows a July-June financial year and usually distributes the dividend in August after annual accounts are finalised. With this interim transfer, the government will get a total of Rs 68, 000 crore from the central bank in the current fiscal. The RBI had transferred Rs 40, 000 crore to the government in August 2018. This will be the highest receipt from RBI in a single financial year for the government, exceeding the Rs 65, 896 crore it received in FY16 and Rs 40, 659 crore in FY18. A committee headed by former Reserve Bank of India governor Bimal Jalan has been set up to review RBI's economic capital framework.
Question 9 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Government of Goa and this ministry hosted the annual Startup India Venture Capital Summit in Goa.
A
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
B
Ministry of External Affairs
C
Ministry of Environment and Forests
D
Ministry of Rural Development
Question 9 Explanation: 
The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Government of Goa, hosted the annual Startup India Venture Capital Summit in Goa. The theme of the Summit was 'Mobilizing Global Capital for Innovation in India.' The event showcased the Indian startup opportunity for funds from around the world. The key objectives of the Summit were to showcase the India opportunity, increase capital flow for Indian startups and further promote ease of doing business.






Question 10 ->Click on any option to know the correct answers (सही उत्तर जानने के लिए किसी भी Choice पर क्लिक करें)
Which state government renamed Child Care Institutes as Jagannath Ashrams recently?
A
Haryana
B
Tamil Nadu
C
Odisha
D
Uttar Pradesh
Question 10 Explanation: 
The Haryana government has recently decided to renamed Child Care Institutes as Jagannath Ashrams. This was announced by the Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar while addressing the people during a dance competition organised by women wing of All India Vaish Federation (AIVF) in Karnal on December 25, 2018.
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