Who has been honoured with Jnanpith Award for 2018?
Noted English author Amitav Ghosh has been honoured with 54th Jnanpith Award for 2018 for his outstanding contribution towards literature. He is also recipient of the Padma Shri and Sahitya Akademi Award.
Who is the head of the newly constituted Group of Ministers (GoM) on stressed power assets?
M K Gandhi
The Union government has constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to examine the specific recommendations of High Level Empowered Committee (HLEC) constituted to address the issue of stressed power projects and forward their comments for consideration by the Union Cabinet.
Which city is the venue of the 39th Gulf Cooperation Council Summit (GCCS-2018)?
The 39th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit 2018 was held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The world's first Floating Nuclear Power Plant (FNPP) has become operational in which country?
On December 11, the world's first Floating Nuclear Power Plant (FNPP) - Akademik Lomonosov - has become operational at the Baltiysky Zavod shipyard in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
On which date, the 2018 National Energy Conservation Day (NECD) was recently observed in India?
The National Energy Conservation Day (NECD) is observed every year on 14th December by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), under Ministry of Power.
Which of the following union ministries has launched ECO Niwas Samhita 2018?
Ministry of AYUSH
Ministry of Rural Development
Ministry of Labour and Employment
Ministry of Power
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
On the occasion of 2018 National Energy Conservation Day (NECD), the Ministry of Power has launched the ECO Niwas Samhita 2018 - an Energy Conservation Building Code for Residential Buildings (ECBC-R) - to promote energy efficiency in home construction.
Who has been sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Mizoram?
Pu Zoramthanga, the President of Mizo National Front (MNF), has been sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Mizoram.
The Nigerian military has recently lifted ban on which UN agency operations in ravaged northeast?
The Nigerian military has lifted a ban on UNICEF operations in the ravaged northeast of the country.
Which Indian Armed Force (IAF) has launched Operation Oliva to safeguard turtles in Odisha?
Indian Coast Guard
Indian Air Force
Border Security Force
The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) recently launched an exercise 'Operation Oliva' along the serene sea waters of Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in Odisha to protect the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles during their mating season.
Which state government has recently passed resolution to seek 33% reservation for women in Parliament?
The Punjab Legislative assembly has unanimously passed a resolution to seek 33% reservation for women in both Parliament and state assemblies.