Babu Ka Current A/c – December 30, 2018

Daily news updates with possible questions from the same.

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Current Affairs 2018
  1. PM Modi announces renaming of 3 Andaman & Nicobar islands
  • Which islands will be renamed? (Ross Island will now be Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Dweep, Neil Island will now be Shaheed Dweep and Havelock Island will now be Swaraj Dweep)
  1. Government to infuse Rs 10,086 crore in Bank of India
  • How much amount will be infused into state-run banks by March 2019? (Rs 83,000 crore)
  • Including above, total how much amount will be infused this fiscal? (Rs 1.06 lakh crore)
  1. Veteran Bengali filmmaker passed away
  • Name him? (Mrinal Sen)
  1. Government to bring untaxed sectors in the tax net: Revenue Secretary
  • Who is the Revenue Secretary? (Ajay Bhushan Pandey)
  • This move will raise ______ ratio. (tax-to-GDP)
  1. Rishabh Pant became 1st ever Indian keeper to take 20 catches in a Test series
  • Who holds the record for taking most catches in a Test series? (Brad Haddin, 29 catches)
  • Who became the top wicket-taker in international cricket in 2018? (Jasprit Bumrah, 78 wickets)

 

  1. Sports Ministry allocates Rs 100 crore for funding athletes under TOPS
  • What is TOPS? (Target Olympic Podium Scheme)
  • What is the venue of Olympics 2020? (Tokyo)
  1. Railways to build country’s 1st vertical lift bridge to connect Rameswaram to mainland
  • It will replace which 104-year old bridge? (Pamban Bridge)
  1. Four new information commissioners appointed by government
  • Name the persons (Yashwardhan Kumar Sinha, Vanaja N Sarna, Neeraj Kumar Gupta, Suresh Chandra)
  • What is CIC? (Central Information Commission)
  1. Capital Infusion in United Bank of India by government
  • What is the amount infused? (Rs 2159 crores)
  1. IRRI SARC inaugurated by PM Modi
  • What is IRRI SARC? (International Rice Research Institute South Asia Regional Centre)
  • Where is it inaugurated? (Varanasi)
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