India’s first multi-modal terminal was inaugurated on which river?
Ganga- Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s first multi-modal terminal on the Ganga river in Varanasi and received the country’s first container cargo transported on inland waterways from Kolkata. This is the first of the four multi-modal terminals being constructed on the National Waterway-1 (River Ganga) as part of the World Bank-aided ‘Jal Marg Vikas Project’.
The Government has announced that it will be refunding the employers the pay for how many weeks of maternity leave given to employees?
7 weeks – The Union Women and Child Development Ministry has announced that the government will refund the employers the salaries for the first seven of the 26 weeks of maternity leave for women earning more than Rs 15,000 a month.
India and UK signed the MOU on India-UK Cancer Research Initiative on 15th November 2018, for a 5-year collaborative research at the Inaugural Researchers’ Summit held in _____?
New Delhi- On November 15, 2018, India and UK signed the MOU on India-UK Cancer Research Initiative in New Delhi. The India-UK Cancer Research Initiative was launched today at the Inaugural Researchers’ Summit, which is being held in New Delhi from November 14th to November 16th, 2018.
Name the initiative launched by Twitter India to encourage the youth to contribute in public debates and participate in civic engagement for the 2019 general elections?
#PowerOf18- On 12th November 2018, Twitter India launched a new initiative titled #PowerOf18, aimed at encouraging the youth to contribute in public debates and participate in civic engagement for the 2019 general elections.
The Horn of African Nation Eritrea signed a peace deal after decades of stand-off in July 2018 with which neighbouring nation?
Ethiopia – The 15-member UNSC adopted a UK-drafted Resolution 2444, calling for an end to the nine-year-old embargo on the impoverished country as it rebuilds relations with its neighbouring nation Ethiopia following almost decades of animosity, conflict and standoff. Eritrea and Ethiopia had both agreed to sign a peace deal in July 2018, ending a long stalemate resulting from the war between the two from 1998 to 2000 that had led to the killing of an estimated 100,000 people.
Reserve Bank of India pumped in ____ rupees into the system, through Open Market Operations, on 15thNovember 2018?
Rs 12,000 crore
Rs 50,000 crore
Rs 65,000 crore
Rs 15,000 crore
Rs 12,000 crore- On November 15, 2018, Reserve Bank of India pumped in Rs 12,000 crore into the system through purchase of government securities. This was done via conduction of an Open Market Operations for an aggregate amount of Rs 120 billion through multi-security auction using the multiple price method.
Which energy source is expected to overtake coal as the world’s second largest energy source after oil by 2030, according to report by International Energy Agency (IEA) titled World Energy Outlook 2018?
Natural gas- On November 13, 2018, according to report by International Energy Agency (IEA) titled World Energy Outlook 2018, natural gas is expected to overtake coal as the world’s second largest energy source after oil by 2030. This change is expected due to a drive to cut air pollution and the rise in liquefied natural gas (LNG) use. Energy demand would grow by more than a quarter between 2017 and 2040.
Which city hosted the World Tolerance Summit 2018?
Dubai- The two-day summit to mark the World Tolerance Day was inaugurated on November 16, 2018 in Dubai. Held for the first time in UAE, the theme of the Summit was ‘Prospering from Pluralism: Embracing Diversity through Innovation and Collaboration’.
The South Asian Regional Conference on Urban Infrastructure was held in which city?
New Delhi- The South Asian Regional Conference on “Urban Infrastructure: New Approaches to Public & Private Partnerships and Municipal Finance Innovations” began on November in New Delhi. The main objective of the conference is to discuss the key issues, perspectives and the way forward in the Urban Infrastructure.
Which of the following was the Partner Country at the 38th India International Trade Fair?
Afghanistan- The 38th India International Trade Fair started at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi with theme ‘Rural Enterprises in India’. Afghanistan is the Partner Country, while Nepal will be the Focus Country. Jharkhand is participating as a Partner State in the event.
Where is the 3rd India International Cherry Blossom Festival celebrated from 14th to 17th November 2018?
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Shillong, Meghalaya- On November 14, 2018, the 4-day 3rd India International Cherry Blossom Festival was celebrated at Polo 5th Ground, Shillong, Meghalaya. The festival celebrates the unique autumn flowering of the Himalayan Cherry Blossoms. The 2018 edition was inaugurated by Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma in the presence of Japanese Ambassador to India, Kenji Hiramatsu.
Where was the 4th International Congress on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine inaugurated on 15th November 2018?
New Delhi- On November 15, 2018, the Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh inaugurated 4th International Congress on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine.
Where was the 17th ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Council Meeting held?
Singapore- The 17th ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Council Meeting was held in Singapore as part of the 33rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summit Meetings. Apart from taking stock of regional economic integration efforts during the year, it also reiterated ASEAN’s commitment to free and open trade.
Australia’s John Hastings announced his retirement from which sport on 14th November 2018?
Cricket- On 14th November 2018, Australia all-rounder John Hastings announced his retirement from all forms of cricket due to a lung disease. John Hastings is 33 years old.