31st December Current Affairs Questions | December Current Affairs PDF at Smartkeeda

Join Testzone, Smartkeeda’s Test Series Platform for:

Directions: Study the following questions carefully and answer the questions given below.
1
India’s first music museum is going to be set up in ____________.
» Explain it
A
Hints to Remember

Who: India’s first music museum
What: is going to be set up in Thiruvaiyaru
When: published on 25th December 2018

The country’s first music museum will be set up with assistance from the Central Government in Thiruvaiyaru, Tamilnadu, the birth place of Saint Tyagaraja, one of the Trinity of Carnatic music.

The other two of the Trinity are Muthuswami Dikshitar and Syama Sastri.

This was announced by the State Minister for Culture and Tamil Development Shri K Pandiarajan in Madurai.

The decision was made to honour and bring back Carnatic music, which is sort of fading away in today’s age.

The Tyagaraja Aaradhana Music Festival which is held annually in January in Thiruvaiyaru attracts musical talents from all over the world.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/gk-current-affairs/story/india-s-first-music-museum-to-be-set-up-in-thiruvaiyaru-all-about-it-1416851-2018-12-25
2
Andhra Pradesh has recently got a New High Court in which of the following cities?
» Explain it
C
Hints to Remember

Who: Andhra Pradesh
What: gets its own High Court in Amravati
When: published on 27th December 2018

Andhra Pradesh’s very own High Court will begin functioning from January 1. The Ministry of Law and Justice on Wednesday notified the constitution of the High Court in Amaravati. President Ram Nath Kovind signed a notification in this regard. Andhra Pradesh High Court will be the 25th High Court in the country. The Hyderabad High Court has been functioning as common high court till now after the bifurcation of undivided Andhra Pradesh.

As per the notification issued by the Law Ministry, Justice Ramesh Ranganathan, who is currently the Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court, will head the new High Court. Also, it will have 15 other judges besides the chief justice. Meanwhile, there will be 10 judges for the Telangana High Court with effect from 1 January. Telangana was carved out of the state in 2014, with Hyderabad as its capital. The Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act 2014 provided for a separate high court for the state after division.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/andhra-pradesh-gets-its-own-high-court-in-amravati-to-start-functioning-from-jan-1/1426250/
3
Which of the following states has recently declared Kuno as National Park?
» Explain it
A
Hints to Remember

Who: Madhya Pradesh
What: declared Kuno as National Park
When: published on 24th December 2018

Madhya Pradesh forest department, it seems, was waiting for a change of government to notify Kuno as a ‘national park’ in compliance with the last condition imposed by a Supreme Court-appointed committee for the much awaited ‘translocation of Asiatic lions from Gir in Gujarat.’ The notification was published on December 14, minutes after Congress announced Kamal Nath as the new chief minister of the state. Nath met officials later and promised to take up the matter towards a logical conclusion. Shivraj never spoke on this issue publicly considering Modi’s possessiveness for Gir lions.

At the sixth meeting of the expert committee on translocation of Asiatic lions, the MP government was asked to notify the area by February 2017, but competent authorities kept it pending knowing the then government’s stand on this subject, said sources.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/madhya-pradesh-kuno-notified-as-national-park-path-clear-for-gir-lions/articleshow/67227362.cms
4
Dr. Lotay Tshering is on three days visit to India. He is prime minister of which of the following countries?
» Explain it
B
Hints to Remember

Who: Bhutan PM
What: arrives on 3-day India trip
When: published on 27th December 2018

Prime Minister of Bhutan Lotay Tshering reached New Delhi on a three-day official visit to India.

The visit takes place during the Golden Jubilee year of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the two countries. Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale called on the visiting dignitary this evening.

Dr Tshering will be accorded ceremonial reception at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan tomorrow. He will also pay homage to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Dr. Lotay Tshering will also call on President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://www.newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=357190
5
Dwijing Festival has recently begun in which of the following states?
» Explain it
C
Hints to Remember

Who: ‘Dwijing Festival’
What: kick starts at AIE River Park in Chirang District
When: published on 27th December 2018

The much awaited and anticipated Dwijing Festival has begun at the AIE River Park, Hagrama Bridge at Chirang under Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC).

The festival which is in its 3rd edition this year was inaugurated by Rihon Daimary, Minister of PHE, Government of Assam.

Addressing the occasion, Minister Rihon Daimaray said, “Today, on its 3rd year of inception, the festival has created benchmarks for itself. We have people coming from all parts of the country-both national and international. In the coming years, we aspire every individual to know about this festival and make Aie River a tourist hub for the nation.

Also, Gautam Talukdar, Deputy Commissioner of Chirang District and President of the Dwijing Festival 2018-19 hoisted the flag of the event.

The festival will continue till January 7, 2019.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.sentinelassam.com/news/dwijing-festival-kick-starts-at-aie-river-park-in-chirang-district/
You may also like to study



Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 31st December, 2018

1. Ricky Ponting formally inducted into ICC Hall of Fame.
(31st December 2018 Current Affairs in Short)

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting was formally inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

To mark the occasion, Ponting received his commemorative cap from compatriot ICC Cricket Hall of Famer Glenn McGrath during the tea break on the opening day of the third Test against India at the MCG.

Ponting was named in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame along with former India captain Rahul Dravid and England woman wicketkeeper-batter Claire Taylor during the ICC Annual Conference in Dublin in July, which Ponting could not attend.

Ponting, after receiving the cap, said: "It's an incredible feeling, I think for it to happen here at the MCG is what makes the whole thing a little bit more special. I found out today I am one of 25 Australians to be inducted.

2. Virudhunagar (Tamil Nadu), Naupada (Odisha) and Sidharthnagar (Uttar Pradesh) have emerged as the top three districts in the ranking of aspirational districts by Niti Aayog.
(Today’s Current Affairs Capsule of 31st December 2018)

Virudhunagar (Tamil Nadu), Naupada (Odisha) and Sidharthnagar (Uttar Pradesh) have emerged as the top three districts in the ranking of aspirational districts by Niti Aayog.

Pakur (Jharkhand), Hailakandi (Assam) and Chatra (Jharkhand) are three least improved aspirational districts, according to the second delta ranking released by the Aayog.

The delta rankings measures the incremental progress made by 111 aspirational districts between June 1, 2018, and October 31, 2018, across six developmental areas.

The development areas include health and nutrition, education, agriculture and water resources, financial inclusion, skill development, and basic infrastructure.

3. C A Kuttappa appointed India's chief boxing coach.

Dronacharya awardee CA Kuttappa has taken over as India's chief boxing coach at the ongoing national camp from which star pugilist Vikas Krishan (75kg) was left out following his professional plunge.

The 39-year-old Kuttappa, credited with shaping some of the country's most successful boxers such as Vijender Singh, M Suranjoy Singh and Shiva Thapa among others, took over from veteran coach SR Singh at the beginning of the camp which started December 10. Singh has now retired.

4. Manju Mehta has received 'Tansen Samman'.
(Daily Current Affairs Quiz of 31st December 2018)

Noted sitar player Manju Mehta has been conferred with the 'Tansen Samman' for 2018 by the Madhya Pradesh government for her contribution in the field of music.

Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar presented the award to Mehta, 74, at the inaugural ceremony of the Tansen Music Festival here.

She was given a cash award of Rs 2 lakh and a memento.

Mehta, a recipient of several honours, learnt music from legendary sitar maestro late Pandit Ravi Shankar, an official in Madhya Pradesh's culture department said.

5. Japan is to leave IWC, resume commercial whaling in July.
(Top 10 Current Affairs Quiz of 31st December 2018)

Japan will withdraw from the International Whaling Commission in 2019 to resume commercial whaling next July after a three-decade hiatus, the government said Wednesday, drawing immediate criticism from anti-whaling nations and groups.

Following the withdrawal, Japan will hunt whales in nearby waters and within its exclusive economic zone but not in the Antarctic Ocean, where the country has carried out so-called "scientific whaling" for what it says are research purposes.

An annual IWC meeting in September "unveiled the fact that it is not possible in the IWC even to seek the coexistence of states with different views. Consequently, Japan has been led to make its decision," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a press conference. Japan's proposal to resume commercial whaling was rejected then.

6. ‘Dwijing Festival’ kick starts at AIE River Park in Chirang District.
(Top 10 Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 31st December 2018)

The much awaited and anticipated Dwijing Festival has begun at the AIE River Park, Hagrama Bridge at Chirang under Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC).

The festival which is in its 3rd edition this year was inaugurated by Rihon Daimary, Minister of PHE, Government of Assam.

Addressing the occasion, Minister Rihon Daimaray said, “Today, on its 3rd year of inception, the festival has created benchmarks for itself. We have people coming from all parts of the country-both national and international. In the coming years, we aspire every individual to know about this festival and make Aie River a tourist hub for the nation.

Also, Gautam Talukdar, Deputy Commissioner of Chirang District and President of the Dwijing Festival 2018-19 hoisted the flag of the event.

The festival will continue till January 7, 2019.

7. Bhutan PM arrives on 3-day India trip.
(Top Current Affairs MCQs of 31st December 2018)

Prime Minister of Bhutan Lotay Tshering reached New Delhi on a three-day official visit to India.

The visit takes place during the Golden Jubilee year of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the two countries. Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale called on the visiting dignitary this evening.

Dr Tshering will be accorded ceremonial reception at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan tomorrow. He will also pay homage to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Dr. Lotay Tshering will also call on President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.

8. Madhya Pradesh declared Kuno as National Park.
(Most Important Current Affairs Quiz of 31st December 2018)

Madhya Pradesh forest department, it seems, was waiting for a change of government to notify Kuno as a ‘national park’ in compliance with the last condition imposed by a Supreme Court-appointed committee for the much awaited ‘translocation of Asiatic lions from Gir in Gujarat.’ The notification was published on December 14, minutes after Congress announced Kamal Nath as the new chief minister of the state. Nath met officials later and promised to take up the matter towards a logical conclusion. Shivraj never spoke on this issue publicly considering Modi’s possessiveness for Gir lions.

At the sixth meeting of the expert committee on translocation of Asiatic lions, the MP government was asked to notify the area by February 2017, but competent authorities kept it pending knowing the then government’s stand on this subject, said sources.

9. Andhra Pradesh gets its own High Court in Amravati.
(Today’s Current Affairs and GK Questions of 31st December 2018)

Andhra Pradesh’s very own High Court will begin functioning from January 1. The Ministry of Law and Justice on Wednesday notified the constitution of the High Court in Amaravati. President Ram Nath Kovind signed a notification in this regard. Andhra Pradesh High Court will be the 25th High Court in the country. The Hyderabad High Court has been functioning as common high court till now after the bifurcation of undivided Andhra Pradesh.

As per the notification issued by the Law Ministry, Justice Ramesh Ranganathan, who is currently the Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court, will head the new High Court. Also, it will have 15 other judges besides the chief justice. Meanwhile, there will be 10 judges for the Telangana High Court with effect from 1 January. Telangana was carved out of the state in 2014, with Hyderabad as its capital. The Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act 2014 provided for a separate high court for the state after division.

10. India’s first music museum is going to be set up in Thiruvaiyaru.
(Important Current Affairs Questions of 31st December 2018)

The country’s first music museum will be set up with assistance from the Central Government in Thiruvaiyaru, Tamilnadu, the birth place of Saint Tyagaraja, one of the Trinity of Carnatic music.

The other two of the Trinity are Muthuswami Dikshitar and Syama Sastri.

This was announced by the State Minister for Culture and Tamil Development Shri K Pandiarajan in Madurai.

The decision was made to honour and bring back Carnatic music, which is sort of fading away in today’s age.

The Tyagaraja Aaradhana Music Festival which is held annually in January in Thiruvaiyaru attracts musical talents from all over the world.
____________________

Current Affairs is an extremely important topic for almost all the competitive exams like IBPS Clerk 2018, SBI Clerk 2018, IBPS PO Mains 2018, CLAT 2019. Syndicate Bank PO 2018, Canara Bank PO 2018, SBI PO Mains, IBPS Clerk Mains 2018, SBI Clerk Mains, IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Mains, IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains, RBI Assistant Mains, RBI Grade B, LIC AAO, Syndicate Bank PO, Canara Bank PO, UPSC CDS, CLAT, NIFT, Railways RRB ALP 2018, Railways Group D 2018 exams, etc.

We at www.smartkeeda.com provide you with top 31st December. 2018, 31 December Current Affairs Questions and Answers of the day with their detailed explanation with hints to remember GA facts and figures.
 
Take Current Affairs quiz Online based on December 31 2018 Current Affairs events to sharpen your General Awareness knowledge. Get our specially designed Current Affairs Quiz 31st December 2018 for practice for all the major upcoming exams like SBI Clerk 2018, Syndicate Bank PO 2018, Canara Bank PO 2018, IBPS Exams 2018, CLAT 2019, MAT 2018, UPSC CDS 2018, etc. The Current Affairs Quiz 31 December 2018 covers questions from all important events across India as well as the World. Attempt top 10 Current Affairs Questions of 31 December 2018 taken from important events happened on 31st December Current Affairs Questions 2018 across the globe. Make the most of the Current Affairs questions December 31, 2018 and prepare well for upcoming competitive exams.

Practise 31st December Current Affairs Questions from all 31st December Current Affairs categories. Learn December 31st Current Affairs important questions of the day for free at Smartkeeda. The 31 December Current Affairs Quiz includes Current Affairs questions of the day from the most important National, International, Sports, Politics, Business, etc events and are presented to you in a Current Affairs Quiz form. Solve all 31 December Questions of Current Affairs and prepare better for upcoming competitive exams.

What is Testzone?

Testzone is India's leading Test Series for all major competitive exams like Railway Assistant Loco Pilot 2018, Railway Group D 2018, SBI Clerk Pre 2018, SBI Clerk Mains 2018, SBI PO Pre 2018, SBI PO Mains 2018, IBPS Clerk Pre 2018, IBPS Clerk Mains 2018, IBPS RRB Office Assistant Pre and Mains 2018, IBPS RRB Scale 1 Pre and Mains 2018, RBI Assistant Pre and Mains 2018, IBPS PO Pre 2018, IBPS PO Mains 2018, etc. Currently, Testzone is offering SBI Clerk 2018 Test Series, Syndicate Bank PO 2018 Test Series, Canara Bank PO 2018 Test Series, SSC CHSL 2018 Test Series, SSC CGL Tier 1 2018, RRB ALP 2018 Test series, RRB Group D 2018 Test Series and other upcoming Test Series for an unbelievable price of Rs 99 for a year.

Currently Testzone is providing Test Series for the below mentioned exams:

CLAT 2019 Test Series
IBPS Clerk Pre 2018 Test Series
IBPS Clerk Mains 2018 Test Series
IBPS SO Pre 2018 Test Series
IBPS SO Pre 2 2018 Test Series
IBPS SO Law Officer Mains Test Series
IBPS SO HR Mains Test Series
SBI Clerk Pre 2019 Test Series
SBI Clerk Mains 2019 Test Series
Syndicate Bank PO 2019 Test Series
Canara Bank PO 2018 Test Series
SSC CHSL Tier 1 2018 Test Series
IBPS PO Pre 2018 Test Series
IBPS PO Mains 2018 Test Series
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Pre 2018 Test Series
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Mains 2018 Test Series
IBPS RRB Office Assistant Pre Test Series
IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains Test Series
SSC CGL Tier 1 2018 Test Series
SSC CGL Tier 2 2018 Test Series
SBI PO Pre 2018 Test Series
SBI PO Mains 2018 Test Series
NIACL Assistant Pre 2018 Test Series
NIACL Assistant Mains 2018 Test Series
RBI Grade B P1 2018 Test Series
RBI Assistant Pre 2018 Test Series
RBI Assistant Mains 2018 Test Series
 
Link to the above mentioned Test Series:

CLAT 2019 Test Series
IBPS Clerk Pre 2018 Test Series
IBPS Clerk Mains 2018 Test Series
IBPS SO Pre 2018 Test Series
IBPS SO Pre 2 2018 Test Series
IBPS SO Law Officer Mains Test Series
IBPS SO HR Mains Test Series
SBI Clerk Pre 2019 Test Series
SBI Clerk Mains 2019 Test Series
Syndicate Bank PO 2019 Test Series
Canara Bank PO 2018 Test Series
SSC CHSL Tier 1 2018 Test Series
IBPS PO Pre 2018 Test Series
IBPS PO Mains 2018 Test Series
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Pre 2018 Test Series
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Mains 2018 Test Series
IBPS RRB Office Assistant Pre Test Series
IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains Test Series
SSC CGL Tier 1 2018 Test Series
SSC CGL Tier 2 2018 Test Series
SBI PO Pre 2018 Test Series
SBI PO Mains 2018 Test Series
NIACL Assistant Pre 2018 Test Series
NIACL Assistant Mains 2018 Test Series
RBI Grade B P1 2018 Test Series
RBI Assistant Pre 2018 Test Series
RBI Assistant Mains 2018 Test Series