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Q1. Who among the following has become the fastest Asian to cycle the globe?
(a) Shivani Mehta
(b) Shikha Sahai
(c) Sakshi Chawla
(d) Kalpana Kulkarni
(e) Vedangi Kulkarni
Q2. The strategic surface-to-surface Agni-IV missile was flight tested from launch complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Dr Abdul Kalam Island, which was earlier known as __________.
(a) Hanging Island
(b) Wheeler Island
(c) Belle Island
(d) Pocock Island
(e) Stewart Island
Q3. In which of the following state Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the Lalitgiri Archaeological Museum?
(c) Andhra Pradesh
Q4. Who among the following has been appointed as the Acting Secretary of Defense by US President Donald Trump?
(a) Patrick Shanahan
(b) Keith Donohue
(c) Vincent Bedford
(d) Ollie Lee Hudson
(e) Rochelle Hudson
Q5. PM Narendra Modi announced the institution of a new Award for National Integration, which would be given for “outstanding efforts to further national integration”. Name the award.
(a) Mahatma Gandhi Award for National Integration
(b) Atal Bihari Vajpayee Award for National Integration
(c) Deendayal Upadhyay Award for National Integration
(d) APJ Abdul Kalam Award for National Integration
(e) Sardar Patel Award for National Integration
Q6. In which of the following city defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the Indian Navy’s Information Fusion Centre (IFC)?
(c) New Delhi
Q7. National Farmers’ Day (Kisan Diwas) is celebrated all over India in the honour of _________.
(a) Rajendra Prasad
(b) Chaudhary Charan Singh
(c) Lal Bahadur Shastri
(e) Jawahar Lal Nehru
Q8. Which of the following club has won the Club World Cup for a third consecutive year, and record fourth in total?
(a) Real Madrid
(c) Al Ain
(e) Mohan Bagan
Q9. Under ‘transport‘ category, Indian Railways obtained 10 awards for the subsector railway station at the ‘National Energy Conservation Awards (NECA) 2018’. Which of the following station won the first prize under this category?
(a) Prayagraj railway station
(b) Deendayal Upadhyay railway station
(c) New Delhi railway station
(d) Dehradun railway station
(e) Vidisha railway station
Q10. Which of the following bank was conferred with SKOCH Award in ‘Banking and Finance (B&F) Silver Category’?
(a) J&K Bank
(b) UCO Bank
(c) State Bank of India
(d) IndusInd Bank
(e) HDFC Bank
Exp. The 20-year old Indian woman Vedangi Kulkarni becomes the fastest Asian to cycle the globe. She had completed 29,000 kilometres’ distance required to qualify as bicycling across the globe. Vedangi spent 159 days peddling up to 300 kilometers a day in 14 countries.
Exp.India successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable long-range ballistic missile Agni-IV, with a strike range of 4,000 km, as part of a user trial by the Army. The strategic surface-to-surface Agni-IV missile was flight tested from launch complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Dr Abdul Kalam Island, earlier known as Wheeler Island.
Exp. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated several projects worth over Rs 14,500 cr during a day-long visit to Odisha. Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the Lalitgiri Archaeological Museum and released a commemorative coin and a postage stamp in memory of Paika Rebellion at a function in IIT Bhubaneswar.
Exp. US President Donald Trump announced that he would replace Defence Secretary Jim Mattis with his deputy Patrick Shanahan as acting Pentagon chief. Shanahan will assume charge of Acting Secretary of Defense from 1 January, 2019.
Exp.PM Narendra Modi announced the institution of ‘Sardar Patel Award for National Integration’, which would be given for “outstanding efforts to further national integration”.
Exp. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the Indian Navy’s Information Fusion Centre (IFC) in Gurugram that aims to collaborate with partner countries and multi-national agencies to develop maritime awareness and share information on vessels.
Exp. National Farmers’ Day (Kisan Diwas) 2018 was celebrated all over India on 23rd of December. It is celebrated in the honour of the former Prime Minister of India Chaudhary Charan Singh with the focus on the upliftment of the status of farmers.
Exp. Spain’s Real Madrid won the Club World Cup for a third consecutive year, and record fourth in total, by beating Abu Dhabi side Al Ain in the final. Real now hold the record for most victories in the competition, which was first held in 2000, moving one clear of Spanish rivals Barcelona.
Sol. Under ‘transport‘ category, Indian Railways obtained 10 awards for the subsector railway station. Vidisha railway station in Madhya Pradesh won the first prize.
Exp. Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu has conferred the Skoch Golden Jubilee Challenger Award at the 55th Skoch Summit in New Delhi. J&K Bank was conferred with SKOCH Award in ‘Banking and Finance (B&F) Silver Category’.
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