11th December 2018 Current Affairs

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Upendra Kushwaha resigns from Union Council of ministers

  • Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha (Minister of State for HRD in Government of India) resigned from the Union council of ministers.
  • He has sent his resignation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he is quitting the BJP-led NDA alliance.
  • He is a Member of Parliament from Karakat Loksabha in Rohtas district, Bihar.

Govt contribution to NPS raised to 14 per cent

  • According to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, The Central Government contribution will be raised to 14 per cent in NPS (existing 10%).
  • The tax exemption limit for lump sum withdrawal on exit has been enhanced to 60%.
  • Now, the entire withdrawal will be exempted from income tax.
  • Freedom of choice will be provided for selection of Pension Funds and pattern of investment to central government employees.
  • Government employee contribution under Tier-II of NPS will be covered under Section 80 C for deduction up to 1.50 lakh rupees for the purpose of income tax.

RBI imposes ₹1 cr fine on Indian Bank

  • The Reserve Bank of India imposed a fine of Rs 1 crore on Indian Bank for violating cybersecurity norms on 11 December 2018.
  • This penalty has been imposed in the exercise of powers vested in RBI under the provisions of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.
  • RBI said that this action is based on deficiencies in regulatory compliance.

Ranji Trophy: Ajay Rohera creates a world record for highest first-class debut score

  • Madhya Pradesh opener Ajay Rohera (21-year) etched his name in the record books by slamming the highest first-class score on debut.
  • He remained unbeaten on 267 against Hyderabad in their Ranji Trophy Elite Group-B Cricket in Indore.
  • Earlier, the record was held by former Mumbai stalwart Amol Mazumdar, who had hit 260 versus Haryana at Faridabad in 1994.

SAIL Hockey Academy won ‘Aga Khan Gold Cup’

  • Steel Authority of India’s Hockey Academy won the 115th All India ‘Aga Khan Gold Cup’ hockey tournament 2018 in Delhi on 10 December 2018.
  • They defeated the Army XI Danapur in the final match.
  • SAIL’s Hockey Academy is run SAIL’s Rourkela Steel Plant.
  • Aga Khan Gold Cup is one of the oldest hockey tournaments in the country.

India’s Prathamesh Maulingkar wins Mister Supranational 2018

  • Goa’s Prathamesh Maulingkar (27-years) has become the first Asian/Indian to win Mister Supranational title at Krynica-Zdroj, Poland.
  • He defeated 37 contestants from all over the world in the final round to win the coveted title.
  • Mister Supranational (Poland) was adjudged first runner-up, Mister Supranational (Brazil) was adjudged second runner-up.

Best Woman Parliamentarian Award for Kanimozhi

  • DMK MP Kanimozhi has been selected for the ‘Best Woman Parliamentarian Award’ (Rajya Sabha) set up by Lokmat newspaper for 2018.
  • A jury of eminent personalities headed by Murali Manohar Joshi selected her for the award.
  • The award will be presented to her by Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu on 13 December 2018.

Ex-SBI chief is ‘SWIFT India’ chairman

  • SWIFT India appointed ex-SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya as the new chairman of its board on 10 December 2018.
  • SWIFT India is a joint venture of top Indian public and private sector banks and SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication).
  • SWIFT India was created to deliver high quality domestic financial messaging services to the Indian financial community.

11th December: International Mountain Day

  • The International Mountain Day is being observed every year on 11th December.
  • The theme for 2018 IMD is ‘Mountains Matter’.
  • International Mountain Day was established by the UN General Assembly in 2003 to encourage sustainable development in mountains.

India successfully test-fires Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile Agni-5

  • The indigenously built Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile Agni-5 has been test-fired successfully from Abdul Kalam island under Chandipur Interim Test Range.
  • Previously the test of Agni 4 was unsuccessful.
  • The length of Agni-5 is 17 meters length and 2 meters diameter, the missile can hit the target from of 5 thousand kilometres distance.
  • The first test was conducted in 2012 from ITR Chandipur in Balasore district.

Lepa Rada becomes 24th district of Arunachal

  • Lepa Rada has become 24th district of Arunachal Pradesh on 10 December 2018.
  • Shi Yomi became 23rd district of Arunachal Pradesh on 9 December 2018
  • Lepa Rada is carved out of the Lower Siang district, comprising four administrative circles.
  • The state assembly had on 29 August 2018 passed a bill for creation of three new districts – Pakke-Kesang, Lepa Rada and Shi Yomi.

Try out the quiz ?

Q.1 Upendra Kushwaha who recently resigns from Union Council of ministers is a MP of which district of Bihar?

Correct! Wrong!

Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha (Minister of State for HRD in Government of India) resigned from the Union council of ministers. He is a Member of Parliament from Karakat Loksabha in Rohtas district, Bihar.

Q.2 How Much contribution raised by central government in NPS?

Correct! Wrong!

Govt contribution to NPS raised to 14 per cent

Q.3 On which bank RBI Imposed fine of 1 cr for violating cybersecurity norms on 11 December 2018?

Correct! Wrong!

The Reserve Bank of India imposed a fine of Rs 1 crore on Indian Bank for violating cybersecurity norms on 11 December 2018.

Q.4 Who has created a world record by slamming the highest first-class score on debut in Ranji Tropy?

Correct! Wrong!

Madhya Pradesh opener Ajay Rohera (21-year) etched his name in the record books by slamming the highest first-class score on debut.

Q.5 Who has won 115th All India ‘Aga Khan Gold Cup’ hockey tournament 2018 in Delhi?

Correct! Wrong!

Steel Authority of India’s Hockey Academy won the 115th All India ‘Aga Khan Gold Cup’ hockey tournament 2018 in Delhi on 10 December 2018.

Q.6 Who has became the first Asian/Indian to win Mister Supranational title at Krynica-Zdroj, Poland?

Correct! Wrong!

Goa’s Prathamesh Maulingkar (27-years) has become the first Asian/Indian to win Mister Supranational title at Krynica-Zdroj, Poland.

Q.7 Read the Sentences carefully
1. DMK MP Kanimozhi has been selected for the ‘Best Woman Parliamentarian Award’ (Rajya Sabha) set up by Lokmat newspaper for 2018.
2. A jury of eminent personalities headed by Murali Manohar Joshi selected her for the award.
3. The award will be presented to her by President Ramnath Kovind on 13 December 2018. Which of the above sentences is /are incorrect?

Correct! Wrong!

DMK MP Kanimozhi has been selected for the ‘Best Woman Parliamentarian Award’ (Rajya Sabha) set up by Lokmat newspaper for 2018. A jury of eminent personalities headed by Murali Manohar Joshi selected her for the award. The award will be presented to her by Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu on 13 December 2018.

Q.8 Who is appointed as ‘SWIFT India’ Chairman?

Correct! Wrong!

SWIFT India appointed ex-SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya as the new chairman of its board on 10 December 2018.

Q.9 What is the theme of International mountain day this year?

Correct! Wrong!

The International Mountain Day is being observed every year on 11th December. The theme for 2018 IMD is ‘Mountains Matter’.

Q.10 Which of the following Missile has been successfully test-fired from Abdul Kalam island under Chandipur Interim Test Range?

Correct! Wrong!

The indigenously built Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile Agni-5 has been test-fired successfully from Abdul Kalam island under Chandipur Interim Test Range.

Q.11 What is the name of 24th district of Arunachal Pradesh?

Correct! Wrong!

Lepa Rada has become 24th district of Arunachal Pradesh on 10 December 2018.

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