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1. Minister of State for the Women and Child Development Ministry Virendra Kumar stated PMMVY is a centrally-sponsored scheme under which, what is the cost-sharing ratio between the Centre and states?

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Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh were the top three performing states under the maternity benefit programme Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY). Minister of State for the Women and Child Development Ministry Virendra Kumar stated PMMVY is a centrally-sponsored scheme under which the cost-sharing ratio between the Centre, states and the Union Territories with the legislation is 60:40.

2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India's longest rail-cum-road bridge - Bogibeel Bridge on the rive Brahmaputra in Assam. What is the length of this bridge?

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India's longest rail-cum-road bridge - Bogibeel Bridge on the Brahmaputra in Assam on 25 December. The 4.9-kilometre-long bridge has a two-line railway track on the lower deck and a three-lane road on the top deck.

3. Who has been elected as the president of the Archery Association of India?

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BVP Rao has been elected as the president of the Archery Association of India in the polls held under a High Court-appointed administrator.

4.Who has been appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation Bank?

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P V Bharathi has been appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation Bank on 24 December 2018.

5. Singer Dipali Borthakur has passed away, she belongs to which state?

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Legendary Assamese singer Dipali Borthakur popularly referred to as the “Nightingale of Assam” passed away. She was 77.

6. Former Union Minister Captain Jai Narayan Prasad Nishad passed away, He had represented Which parliamentary constituency in Lok Sabha?

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Former Union Minister Captain Jai Narayan Prasad Nishad passed away on 24 December 2018. He had represented the Bihar’s Muzaffarpur parliamentary constituency in Lok Sabha.

7. Which state Assembly has passed ‘Anti Mob Violence Bill 2018’?

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Manipur Assembly Passes Anti-Mob Violence Bill

8. The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet gave its approval for setting up of development boards for Bundelkhand and Purvanchal, the board will be chaired by………..

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The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet gave its approval for setting up of development boards for Bundelkhand and Purvanchal. It will be chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

9. Name the first state in the country that will appoint trade representatives out-of-state trade?

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Maharashtra has become the first state in the country to appoint out-of-state trade representatives. The Maharashtra State Agriculture Marketing Board (MSAMB) appointed six trade representatives to promote trade in semi-perishable commodities.

10. Good Governance Day was established by the government of India in which year?

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Good Governance Day is observed annually on 25th December, the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Good Governance Day was established by the government of India in 2014.

11. Researchers have discovered a new exotic planet outside the solar system, this planet situated how many light years away from earth?

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Researchers have discovered a new exotic planet outside the solar system in the constellation ‘Cassiopeia’. The planet has been named ‘HD219134 b’. It is located 21 light years away from earth.

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