Today Current Affairs 24th December 2018- Daily GK Questions, Quiz
Sardar Patel Award for National Integration
- Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi announced the yearly Sardar Patel Award for National Integration at the DGP / IGP Conference in Kedia.
- This award will be given for extraordinary efforts towards furthering national integration.
Memorial coin in Vajpayee’s memory
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release a memorial coin of Rs 100 in memory of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on the eve of the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
- Mr. Vajpayee was born on December 25, 1924.
- This coin weighs 35 gm and radius 2.2 cms.
Successful test of ballistic missile fire-4
- India successfully tested the nuclear capable ballistic missile fire-4 that can kill from one continent to another continent.
- Its antioxidant capacity is four thousand kilometers. The trial of the ICB-4-4 from ground to ground was done in the morning at 8:30 AM on the Odisha coast, from the integrated test range in Doctor Abdul Kalam Island.
- The missile has the ability to fix itself in the order of reaching its target in the missile itself.
31st Meeting of the Object and Service Tax Council
- 31st meeting of the Object and Service Tax Council (GST Council) was held in New Delhi on December 22.
- The GST rate of many things has been changed in this meeting.
- At the meeting, the rate of GST on 17 items and six services has been reduced.
- After the GST reduction in the meeting, only 28 items have survived in the tax slab of 28 per cent.
India is the 7th largest stock exchange in the world
- Indian stock market overtook Germany for the first time in seven years to become the world’s seventh largest stock exchange.
- From this, in the next year, in March, after Britain was separated from the European Union, France was the country that led the Federation in the world’s top seven stock exchanges.
China launches first satellite launch to provide space-based broadband
- China launched its first communication satellite from the Long March 11 carrier rocket so that broadband Internet services could be provided to Google and other firms around the world.
- This is the first communication satellite in the Hong Kong project, planned by China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp.
- The Hong Kong project began in September 2016, aiming to create a space-based communication network for broadband internet connectivity to users across the world, especially in those areas where there are lack of Internet.
- China – Capital – Beijing, President – Shi Xing Ping, Currency – Yuan (1 CNY – 10 INR)
- Insight Lander placed his first tool (SEIS) on Mars
- NASA announced that its Insight Lander has deployed its first device seismometer on the surface of Mars.
- Sissomometer is the top priority tool on Insight and will analyze how seismic waves pass through the layers of the planet, scientists can reduce the depth and structure of these layers.
Deepali Borthakur, known as “Nightingale of Assam”
- Deepali Borthak, known as “Nightingale of Assam”, breathed her last in a private hospital, she was 77 years old.
- Deepali Borthakur, honored with Padma Shri, was called by many of his fans as “Asmiya Lata Mangeshkar”.
Vedangi Kulkarni is the fastest Asian woman to make the round of the world
- India’s 20-year-old Vedangi Kulkarni has become the fastest Asian woman to cross the world from cycles in 159 days.
- Vedangi fixed the standard distance of 29 thousand kilometers by running a bicycle in Kolkata.
- He started this journey from Perth in July. Vedangai traveled 14 countries.
Belgium reaches number 1 in FIFA global rankings
- FIFA issued the global football ranking on top ranking by Belgium, which has 1727 points as per FIFA count.
- France is second with 1726 points and Brazil is at number three with 1676 points.
- India ranked 97th in the latest FIFA rankings released on 20 December 2018
- Belgium – Capital – Brussels, Prime Minister – Charles Mitchell, Currency – Euro (1 EUR to 79 INR)
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