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Which is the longest railroad bridge in India?

Q: Which is the longest railroad bridge in India?
A: Bogibeel bridge, Assam

Trivia: Bogibeel bridge is a combined road and rail bridge (railroad bridge) over the Brahmaputra river in the northeastern Indian state of Assam between Dhemaji district and Dibrugarh district. The bridge got inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25th December 2018. It took around 21 years to complete since its launch.

Who became the first Indian to win the season-ending BWF World Tour Finals tournament?

Q: Who became the first Indian to win the season-ending BWF World Tour Finals tournament?
A: PV Sindhu

Trivia: PV Sindhu made history on 16th December 2018, becoming the first Indian to win the season-ending BWF World Tour Finals tournament. Sindhu came up against a familiar foe in Nozomi Okuhara in the title clash but unlike her previous meetings, the Indian superstar showed much more patience in her gameplay against the Japanese. This was critical to the Indian shuttler's cause as Okuhara was made to toil and given no breathing space as PV Sindhu claimed a 21-19, 21-17 win in the final for her first title of the year.

Amitav Ghosh Jnanpith awardee of 2018

Noted writer Amitav Ghosh has won the 54th Jnanpith award this year for his contributions to literature. He is famously known for his English fiction novels.

Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta on 11 July 1956 to a Bengali Hindu family, The Doon School Weekly. His contemporaries at Doon included author Vikram Seth and Ram Guha. After Doon, he received degrees from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University, and Delhi School of Economics. He then won the Inlaks Foundation scholarship to complete a D. Phil. in social anthropology at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, under the supervision of Peter Lienhardt. His first job was at the Indian Express newspaper in New Delhi.

Ghosh lives in New York with his wife, Deborah Baker, author of the Laura Riding biography In Extremis: The Life of Laura Riding (1993) and a senior editor at Little, Brown, and Company. They have two children, Lila and Nayan. He has been a fellow at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta and Centre for Development St…

How much did Modi Govt. has spent in Advertisements and Modi's Foreign Trips?

Q: How much did Modi Govt. has spent in Advertisements and Modi's Foreign Trips?
A: Approx 7,245 crores till 3rd December 2018.

Minister of State for External Affairs V.K Singh provided the details of Modi’s trips between June 15, 2014, and December 3, 2018, in the Rajya Sabha.
Modi's foreign trips cost 2000 crores of Tax Payers money.

Modi Govt has spent around 5245 crores in Advertisements. This amount is almost equal to the expenditure by the UPA government during ten years of it being in power.

who is the current chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh?

Q: who is the current chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh?
A: Kamal Nath

Trivia: After 2 days of manthan after the Assembly election results of MP, debacle between Congress leaders on choosing the next CM of MP between Jyotiraditya Scindia and Kamal Nath, party leadership decided to go with the experienced candidate Kamal Nath over New blood Jyotiraditya Scindia.

Which country is the top recipient of remittances this year 2018?

Q: Which country is the top recipient of remittances this year 2018?
A: India

Trivia: According to World Bank, India is the world’s top recipient of remittances this year with its diaspora sending $80 billion back home, India is followed by China ($67 billion), Mexico and the Philippines ($34 billion each) and Egypt ($26 billion)

Who won the Miss World 2018 title?

Q: Who won the Miss World 2018 title?
A: Mexico's Vanessa Ponce De Leon

Trivia: Mexico's Vanessa Ponce De Leon folded her hands in gratitude to gesture the traditional Indian 'Namaste' greeting when India's Manushi, Miss World pageant last year, placed the elaborate crown on her head. Having pursued a degree in International Business, Vanessa, is currently on the board of directors of a rehab centre for girls and volunteers for 'Migrantes en el Camino'. She is a speaker for the National Youth Institute as well as working as a model and a presenter. An adventurous soul, she has qualified as an open water scuba diver, and also enjoys playing volleyball, painting and ultimate Frisbee, according to the official Miss World website. Miss World 2018 was the 68th edition of the Miss World pageant which took place in Sanya, China on 8 December 2018.

Weddings List 2018, India

Husband & WifeLocationWedding DayKapil Sharma & Ginni ChatrathJalandhar, PunjabWednesday, 12 December 2018Anand Piramal & Isha AmbaniMumbaiWednesday, 12 December 2018Amrish Sharma & Shruti SharmaNoida, IndiaWednesday, 12 December 2018Nick Jonas & Priyanka ChopraUmaid Bhawan, Jodhpur, IndiaSaturday, 1 December 2018Ranveer Singh & Deepika PadukoneLake Como, ItalyWednesday, 14 November 2018Prince Narula & Yuvika ChaudharyThursday, 11 October 2018Sumit Vyas & Ekta KaulSaturday, 15 September 2018Mahaakshay Chakraborty & Madalsa SharmaTuesday, 10 July 2018Chaitanya Sharma & Shweta TripathiGoa, IndiaFriday, 29 June 2018Abhinav Shukla & Rubina DilaikShimla, Himachal Pradesh, IndiaThursday, 21 June 2018Himesh Reshammiya & Sonia KapoorSaturday, 12 May 2018Angad Bedi & Neha DhupiaNew Delhi, India

When is Armed Forces Flag Day or Flag Day of India observed?

Q: When is Armed Forces Flag day or Flag  Day of India observed?
A: 7th December

Trivia: The Armed Forces Flag Day or the Flag Day of India is a day dedicated to India towards the collection of funds from people of India for the welfare of the Indian Armed Forces personnel. It has been observed annually in India on December 7 since 1949.

Prathamashtami festival celebrated on the 8th day after Karthik Poornima

One of the many aspects of the Hindu culture is the emphasis it gives on the firstborn or the eldest child. Ram, the Maryada Purushottam, was the firstborn. Yudhishthira was the eldest of the Pandavas, though technically Karna was a firstborn. Raja Harishchandra too was a firstborn. As per our Hindu tradition, the firstborn or the eldest child takes all the responsibilities of the family after the death of the parents. It is him, who is looked upon as the guardian of the family who is the most responsible person to bind the family and carry out his duties.


In Odisha, the 8th day of the dark phase of the moon in the Margashirsha month is famous for the third-most-popular festival of the Odia culture- Prathamashtami (Pratham + Ashtami). It is celebrated on the eighth day after the Kartik Poornima.

The ceremony is a religious rite observed for the well being of the first child, be it a son or a daughter (anybody sensing women empowerment here?). The ritual involves the Aarti of the firs…

Facts about the most isolated tribe in the world - Sentinelese

North Sentinel Island is one of the Andaman Islands, an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal which also includes South Sentinel Island. It is home to the Sentinelese, a people who have rejected, often violently, any contact with the outside world.

Recently an American missionary John Allen Chau who also got killed by the Sentinelese tribe had left some notes on the social hierarchy of the tribe and tribe's population. According to him currently, the tribe's population is around 250. Tribe's leader wears a crown made of white flowers. The tribe used some local language which mostly sounded like high pitched 'b', 'p', 'l' & 's'.
Chau also observed that the tribe is quite young. Tribe's old people might be living in some other part of the island.

Former Anthropological Survey of India (ASI) researcher Madhumala Chattopadhyay successfully made friendly contact with the Sentinelese in 1991 after escaping an initial arrow attack. She research…

When is World Toilet Day observed?

Q: When is World Toilet Day observed?
A: 19th of November

Trivia: World Toilet Day is an official United Nations international observance day on 19 November to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. Worldwide, 4.5 billion people live without "safely managed sanitation" and around 892 million people practice open defecation.

current affairs of 1st week of october 2018

Q:Who has recently won the 25th Asian junior individual squash championship title?
A:Yuvraj Wadhwan
Trivia:Yuvraj Wadhwani has won the 25th Asian junior individual squash championship title. He defeated Anas Ali Shah of Pakistan.
Q: Which states has topped the chart for state with the maximum penetration and Assets Under Management (AUM)? A: Maharashtra Trivia: According to Association of Mutual Funds of India’s (AMFI) statistics, Maharashtra tops the chart for state with the maximum penetration and Assets Under Management (AUM). Also, as per August, average assets under management (AUM) of mutual funds rose to an all-time high of Rs 25.2 lakh crore across the country.
Q:  What is the theme for International Translation Day 2018? A:Translation: promoting cultural heritage in changing times  Trivia:The theme for International Translation Day 2018 is “Translation: promoting cultural heritage in changing times”. It is celebrated on 30 September.
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current affairs october 2018

Q: Who has become the first-ever Indian woman to win gold at Youth Olympics?
A: Manu bhaker

Trivia:Sixteen-year-old shooter Manu Bhaker has become the first-ever Indian woman to win gold at Youth Olympics. Bhaker achieved the feat after winning the women's 10m Air Pistol event.

What is Arecibo Message?

Q: What is Arecibo Message?
A: The Arecibo message is a 1974 interstellar radio message carrying basic information about humanity and Earth sent to globular star cluster M13

Trivia: The Arecibo message is a 1974 interstellar radio message carrying basic information about humanity and Earth sent to globular star cluster M13 in the hope that extraterrestrial intelligence might receive and decipher it. The message was broadcast into space a single time via frequency modulated radio waves at a ceremony to mark the remodeling of the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico on 16 November 1974. On the 16th of November, 2018, Google released a Doodle to commemorate the 44th anniversary of the transmission.

Who is the new chief communication officer of PepsiCo?

Q: Who has recently been appointed as the chief communication officer of PepsiCo?
A: Viraj Chouhan

Trivia: Viraj Chouhan has been appointed as Chief Communications Officer, effective November 1, 2018. He will be a part of the India Leadership Team. Till recently, Viraj was associated with Ola (ANI Tech Pvt Ltd) as Chief Communications Officer and was part of their Leadership team.

Which is the global navigation satellite system of European Union?

Q: Which is the global navigation satellite system of European Union?
A: Galileo

Trivia: Galileo is the global navigation satellite system (GNSS) that is being created by the European Union (EU) through the European GNSS Agency (GSA), headquartered in Prague in the Czech Republic, with two ground operations centres, Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich in Germany and Fucino in Italy.

Which are the Marvel's fictional characters created by former editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics?

Q: Which are the Marvel's fictional characters created by former editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics Stan Lee?

A: Stan Lee had co-created fictional characters including Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Black Panther, the X-Men and—with his brother, co-writer Larry Lieber—the characters Ant-Man, Iron Man, and Thor.

Q: Which is the only comic book co-created by Stan Lee in India?
A: Chakra: The Invincible, It was Created by Lee and Sharad Devarajan, CEO of the India-focused animation company Graphic India.

What was the old name of Gujarat?

Q; What was Gujarat previously known as?
A: Gurjaratra

Trivia: Name Gujarat is of Persian origin, Gujarat was previously known as Gurjaratra.

Q: What was the name of the 'city of Taj' Agra during Mughal era?
A: Akbarabad

Trivia: Before Agra, the city of Taj was known as Akbarabad.

Q; Which city is considered to be renamed to 'Karnavati'?
A: Ahmedabad, Gujarat

When is National Education Day celebrated in India?

Q: When is National Education Day celebrated in India?
A: 11th of November


Trivia: November 11 is the National Education Day. The day is observed every year on November 11 to commemorate the birth anniversary of union minister of Education Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.

In 2008, Union HRD Ministry has declared November 11 as National Education Day, since then it is being celebrated as National Education Day, without declaring it a holiday.

Who said Demonetisation, GST held back India's economic growth?

Q: Who said Demonetisation, GST held back India's economic growth?
A: Raghuram Rajan

Trivia: "The two successive shocks of demonetisation and the GST had a serious impact on growth in India. Growth has fallen off interestingly at a time when growth in the global economy has been peaking up," Rajan said while delivering the second Bhattacharya Lectureship on the Future of India.

When is national law day or constitution day celebrated in India?

Q: When is national law day or constitution day celebrated in India?
A: 26th November.

Trivia: Constitution Day (National Law Day), also known as Samvidhan Divas, is celebrated in India on 26 November every year to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India. On 26 November 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India, and it came into effect on 26 January 1950.

Which is India's first Microprocessor?

Q: Which is India's first Microprocessor?
A: Shakti

Trivia: 'Shakti’, designed, developed and booted by Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), and with a microchip fabricated in the Semi-Conductor Laboratory of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) at Chandigarh, will reduce dependency on imported microchips and the risk of cyber attacks making it ideal for communication and defence sectors.

Facts about Parker Solar Probe

Q: Which spacecraft reached closest to the sun?
A: Parker solar probe reached closest to the sun than any man-made object has ever been.

Trivia:
The spacecraft, launched on August 12, is on an unprecedented mission to explore the sun’s atmosphere.

A German-American spacecraft had reached within 26.55 million miles of the Sun’s surface in April 1976 to set the previous record. The Parker Solar Probe passed the record at about 10.34 pm Indian time on Monday, NASA said.

The spacecraft will move even closer and is expected to be within 3.83 million miles of the Sun’s surface in 2024.

The unmanned spacecraft is named after solar physicist Eugene Parker, who first described solar wind in 1958. It is the first NASA mission to be named after a living individual. Built at a cost of $1.5 billion (Rs 10,364 crore), it will fly into the sun’s outer orbit, known as the corona.

Facts about fully indigenous engine-less train of India - Train 18

Q: Which is India’s first fully indigenous engine-less train?
A: Train 18, India’s first engine-less train was developed by Chennai Integral Coach Factory.

Trivia: 1. Train 18 has the potential to travel up to the speed at 160kmph as against 130kmph for Shatabdis and will result in the travel time being reduced by around 15% once tracks are fitted to suit.

2. India’s first engine-less train was developed by Chennai Integral Coach Factory in 18 months, the full AC train is designed in such a way that passengers can have a look at the driver’s cabin.

3. PTI quoted ICF General Manager Sudhanshu Mani as saying that Train 18 will cost nearly Rs 100 crore to build the prototype and subsequent production will bring down the cost.

4. The self-propelled train, fitted with CCTV cameras, will have two executive compartments.

5. The two executive compartments will have 52 seats each, whereas trailer coaches will have 78 seats each.

6. The executive class will have rotating seats to match the dir…

Facts about The Statue of Unity

Q: What is the height of 'Statue of Unity'?
A: 182-metre (600 feet approx.) ‘Statue of Unity’ dedicated to India’s ‘Iron Man’ Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Q: When will the 'Statue of Unity' be unveiled?
A: 'Statue of Unity' will be unveiled on October 31 – Sardar Patel’s birthday. Dubbed an ‘engineering marvel’ by makers Larsen & Toubro, it was built in record time.

Q: Who laid the foundation stone for the tallest statue 'Statue of Unity'?
A: The foundation stone of the Sardar Patel statue was laid by PM Narendra Modi on 31 October 2013. Built near the Narmada Dam in Gujarat, it is not only the tallest statue in the world (twice the size of the Statue of Liberty in New York) but also built-in shortest time.

Trivia: The statue is built by infrastructure giant Larsen & Toubro at a cost of Rs 2,989 crore. It is made up of 18,500 tonnes of reinforced steel, 6,500 tonnes of structural steel, 1,700 tonnes of bronze, 1,850 tonnes of bronze cladding made u…

Current Affairs 4th week October 2018

Q: Who became the fastest batsman to reach 10,000 runs in ODI's after scoring a second consecutive century against Windies?
A: Virat Kohli

Trivia: Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly had achieved the feat in 263 innings. Kohli, who achieved the feat in his 205th innings, surpassed India legend Sachin Tendulkar, who did it in 259 innings in 2001.

Q: Which TV show got the Limca book of world records and Guinness book of world records for its record-breaking single shot episode?
A: CID
Trivia: 'CID' got into both the Limca Book of Records and the Guinness Book of World Records on 7 November 2004 for its record-breaking single shot episode of 111 minutes (1 hour and 51 minutes), entitled "The Inheritance", without a single cut.

What is the PPM unit?

Q: What is the PPM unit?
A: PPM is an abbreviation for "Parts Per Million".

Trivia: PPM is generally used for measuring the contamination of Air or Water with minute particles or chemicals in them. If the contaminate is solid in water solution then 1 PPM is like 1 mg/L.

Who is the CEO of Technology giant Oracle?

Q: Who is the CEO of Technology giant Oracle?
A: Mark Hurd and Safra Catz

Trivia: On September 18, 2014, Ellison appointed Mark Hurd to CEO of Oracle from his former position as President; Safra Catz was also made CEO, moving from her former role as CFO. Ellison assumed the positions of chief technology officer and executive chairman.

Where were the world's first Artificially conceived lion cubs born?

Q: Where were the world's first Artificially conceived lion cubs born?

A: Conservation centre of South Africa's capital Pretoria

Trivia: Conservation centre of South Africa's capital Pretoria by the University of Pretoria's mammal research institute. The two lion cubs, a male and female, born on August 25 were healthy and normal.

When did India launch its first interplanetary mission, Mangalyaan?

Q: When did India launch its first interplanetary mission, Mangalyaan?

A: 5th November 2013 by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

Trivia: The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), also called Mangalyaan, is a space probe orbiting Mars since 24 September 2014. It was launched on 5 November 2013 by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It is India's first interplanetary mission and ISRO has also become the fourth space agency to reach Mars, after the Soviet space program, NASA, and the European Space Agency. It is the first Asian nation to reach Mars orbit, and the first nation in the world to do so in its first attempt.

who was Dr. Govindappa Venkataswamy?

Q: who was Dr.  Govindappa Venkataswamy?

A: Govindappa Venkataswamy (1 October 1918 – 7 July 2006) was an Indian ophthalmologist who dedicated his life eliminating needless blindness. He was the founder and former chairman of Aravind Eye Hospitals.

Trivia: Govindappa Venkataswamy (1 October 1918 – 7 July 2006) was an Indian ophthalmologist who dedicated his life eliminating needless blindness. He was the founder and former chairman of Aravind Eye Hospitals, the largest provider of eye care in the world. He is best known for developing a high quality, high volume, low-cost service delivery model that has restored sight to millions of people. As a government servant, he helped develop and pioneer the concept of eye camps and received a Padma Shri from the Government of India in 1973.

What does IL&FS stand for?

Q: What does IL&FS stand for?

A: Infrastructure Leasing & Finance Services.

Trivia: IL&FS group has a debt burden of 90,000 crores, which is said to be bailed out by PM Modi using LIC and SBI.

Q: Who has been appointed as the MD & Vice-Chairman of IL&FS?

A: Vineet Nayyar

Who was the wife of legendary actor Raj Kapoor?

Q: Who was the wife of legendary actor Raj Kapoor?

A: Krishna Raj Kapoor. She died of cardiac arrest on 1st of October 2018.

Trivia: The senior most member of the Kapoor family, wife of the legendary actor Raj Kapoor, mother of Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Ritu Kapoor Nanda, Rima Kapoor Jain and Rajiv Kapoor and grandmother to Ranbir Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Aadar and Armaan Jain, Natasha and Nikhil Nanda and Riddhima Kapoor Sahni-  Krishna Raj Kapoor passed away at the age of 87.

Quiz on Gandhi Jayanti

Q: When is Gandhi Jayanti Celebrated?

A: 2nd October

Trivia: Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Q: Which year did Mahatma Gandhi born?

A: 1869

Q: In which city did Mahatma Gandhi born?

A: Porbandar

Q: 2nd October or Gandhi Jayanti is also celebrated worldwide as?

A: International Day of Non-Violence.

Q: Who wrote the famous article "My Sorrow, My Shame"?
A: Mahatma Gandhi

Q: What was the name of Mahatma Gandhi's wife?
A: Kasturba Gandhi

Q: In which year did Mahatma Gandhi first returned to India from South Africa?
A: 1915

Q: Who had introduced Martin Luther King Jr. to Mahatma Gandhi?
A: African-American civil rights activist Bayanard Rustin

Q: Who wrote the famous article "My trip to the land of Gandhi"?
A: Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in his account, ‘My trip to the land of Gandhi’ in July 1959. Describing what he saw as the impact of nonviolence in India, he wrote, “I left India more convinced than nonviolent resistance is the most potent…

Which cricket team won Asia Cup 2018?

Q: Which cricket team won Asia cup 2018?

A: India won by 3 wickets against Bangladesh.

Trivia: The 2018 Asia Cup (also known as Unimoni Asia Cup) was a One-Day International (ODI) cricket tournament that was held in the United Arab Emirates in September 2018. It was the 14th edition of the Asia Cup and the third time the tournament was played in the United Arab Emirates, after the 1984 and 1995 tournaments. India were the defending champions, and retained their title, after beating Bangladesh by three wickets in the final.

Who had constructed the famous Alai Darwaza in the Qutub Minar Complex?

Q: Who had constructed the famous Alai Darwaza in the Qutub Minar Complex?

A: Allaudin Khilji the Sultan of Delhi in 1311 AD.

Trivia: The Alai Darwaza is the main gate from the southern side of the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque in the Qutub Minar complex. Built by Allaudin Khilji the Sultan of Delhi in 1311 AD, the Alai Darwaza has a domed entrance which is constructed using red sandstone and is adorned with white marble.

Who was chosen as the official Player of the Tournament in FIFA World cup 2018?

Q: Who was chosen as the official Player of the Tournament in FIFA World cup 2018?

A: Croatia's Luka Modric was named the official Player of the Tournament.

Trivia: Belgium's Thibaut Courtois won the Golden Glove for the best goalkeeper in Russia, while Harry Kane lifted Golden Boot after scoring six goals for England.

Tryst with Destiny

Q: What was the speech delivered by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India, to the Indian Constituent Assembly in The Parliament, on the eve of India's Independence, towards midnight on 14 August 1947.

A: "Tryst with Destiny"

Rath Yatra - A festival celebrated in honour of Lord Jagannath

The Rath Yatra or chariot festival is celebrated in honor of Lord Jagannath who is one of the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu at Puri, Odisha. It celebrates the annual journey of Lord Jagannath with his brother Balabhadra and his sister Subhadra, as he travels from his sacred temple located in Puri to visit his aunt’s temple(Mausi Maa) located in Gundicha. The three deities are brought out of the temple in a formal and elaborate procession known as Pahandi. After the Pahandi is over, the holy chariots are swept with stately formality and ceremoniously by the Gajapati of Puri. The Rath Yatra festival is a nine-day period in which the devotees are engaged in the worship of their God and sing and dance for him.
Three separate chariots are created with unique structures and technical design specifications. Nandighosa is the chariot of Lord Jagannath. It is a towering mammoth creation almost like a skyscraper with eighteen wheels. Taladhvaja is the chariot of Balabhadra. It is a huge arti…