- Which country will chair the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) from 2019?RussiaIndiaBotswanaChinaJapanOption B
Further, EU handed over the Chairmanship of KPCS to India to take charge from 1, January, 2019. Botswana and the Russian Federation will serve as Vice-Chair during the period of 2019-2020.
- Exercise Cope India is between Air Force of India and Air force of which country?JapanNepalFranceRussiaUnited StatesOption E
The Indian Air Force and the Air forces of the United States will participate in a 12-day joint exercise ‘Cope India 2018’ from December 3 to 14 in West Bengal. This is the 4th edition.
- Name the bidding platform launched by BSE for Retail Investor in G-secs .BSE-GsecBSE-OnineBSE-DirectG-OnlineGSec-OnlineOption C
Leading exchange BSE has announced to launch an online bidding platform ‘BSE-Direct’ for retail investors in non-competitive bidding of government securities (G-secs) and Treasury bills (T-bills) from December 03, 2018. BSE-Direct platform will offer easy access to participants and act as an efficient mechanism for delivering government securities to retail client.
- European Central Bank (ECB) has launched a pan-eurozone instant payment service called TIPS system. What does T stands for in TIPS?TECHNICALTERMTIMETARGETTRENDOption D
TARGET instant payment settlement (TIPS) service will allow consumers and businesses across the 19-nation euro area to send and receive money in mere seconds, without the usual lags associated with online and real-world transactions.The service is a direct challenge to the “digital wallets” provided by the likes of Google, Apple, Amazon or China’s Alibaba and Tencent, which offer contactless, super-fast online payments and have exploded in popularity.
- The 2nd ‘RIC’ Trilateral Summit was held after a gap of how many years?5 years7 years10 years12 years14 yearsOption D
India, Russia, China held a trilateral meeting, the second among the three countries after a gap of 12 years, on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. “2nd Russia-India-China ‘RIC’ Trilateral Summit took place in Buenos Aires and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese premier Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin were the part of it.
- Who will head the committee to oversee rejuvenation work of the Ganga river?U C DhyaniArun TandonAbhinav GhoshAbhijeet BhatacharyaV K MishraOption A
The National Green Tribunal has appointed former Uttarakhand High Court judge, Justice U C Dhyani, as head of the three-member committee to oversee rejuvenation work of the Ganga river. Earlier Justice Arun Tandon was appointed as the head of the panel which was set up on August 6. However as he would be busy with the upcoming Kumbh event at Allahabad, he has been replaced by Justice UC Dhyani.
- Which Indian has been conferred with ISSF’s Blue Cross award?Raninder SinghAbhinav BindraJitu RaiApurvi ChandelaVijay KumarOption B
- When is World AIDS Day observed?December 01December 02December 03December 04December 05Option A
- Who is the author of the book “There’s a Monster Under My Bed! And Other Terrible Terrors”?Ritu BhagatTwinkle KhannaManeka GandhiAnita NairKamala dasOption C
- Asia Pacific Summit-2018 was held in which country?ChinaNepalIndiaSri LankaJapanOption B
The Asia Pacific Summit-2018 began in Kathmandu, Nepal on December 1, 2018. The theme of two-day Summit is “Addressing the Critical Challenges of Our Time: Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity, and Universal Values”. The Asia Pacific Summit 2018-Nepal, has been organised by the controversial South Korea-based Universal Peace Federation and supported by the Government of Nepal.