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Who among the following has recently won Ballon d’Or 2018?
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Who: Luka Modric
What: won Ballon d’Or 2018
When: published on 4th December 2018

Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric won Ballon d’Or 2018 in Paris on Monday. In the process, he broke the decade-long duopoly over the award held by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.  The last player to win the award outside of Ronaldo and Messi was Brazilian great Kaka in 2007.

With Barcelona forward and five-time champion Messi not even in the top three, the Real Madrid midfielder Modric overtook former teammate Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann to win the award for the first time. Messi netted 49 goals for club and country, leading his side to win the La Liga title but a poor World Cup show with Argentina deprived him of the prestigious award this year.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://indianexpress.com/article/sports/football/luka-modric-wins-ballon-dor-2018-breaks-ronaldo-messi-decade-long-dominance-5475029/
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Who among the following is first Indian to be elected in ISSF’s judges committee?
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Who: Pawan Singh
What: is first Indian to be elected in ISSF’s judges committee
When: published on 3rd December 2018

Pawan Singh has become the first Indian to be elected one of seven member’s of the Judges Committee of the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF). Singh also holds the post of the Joint Secretary General of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) and was a former coach of the Indian shooting team.

Singh got elected onto the seven members’ Judges Committee for which 22 candidates from all over the world were in fray, a release said. Members of the administrative council of ISSF voted to select the committee during the elections held at Munich on Sunday. The ISSF elections take place every four years.

A few day back Raninder Singh, President of NRAI had become the first Indian to be elected vice president of ISSF. The Judges Committee consists of a Chairman and seven members. It is responsible for the uniform application of the shooting rules, provides guidelines for international judges, prepares and conducts courses for judges and jury members.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://indianexpress.com/article/sports/sport-others/pawan-singh-is-first-indian-to-be-elected-in-issfs-judges-committee-5476708/
3
Which of the following banks has recently appointed ex-Irdai chief Vijayan as additional director?
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Who; YES Bank
What: appointed ex-Irdai chief Vijayan as additional director
When: published on 4th December 2018

Yes Bank, which is in the middle of a leadership change, has appointed TS Vijayan, a former chairman of Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority to its board of directors after a series of resignations. The financial services veteran who also served Life Insurance Corporation of India would be an independent director, a statement from the bank said. At least three directors have resigned from Yes Bank in the past few weeks, including its chairman Ashok Chawla. Another director R. Chandrasekar resigned abruptly citing discomfort at the developments in the bank. Vijayan is also in the panel that is looking to hire successor to chief executive Rana Kapoor.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/banking/finance/banking/yes-bank-appoints-ex-irdai-chief-vijayan-as-additional-director/articleshow/66922441.cms
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Which of the following portal was recently launched under Day-NULM?
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Who: “Paisa – Portal for Affordable Credit & Interest Subvention Access”
What: was launched under Day-NULM
When: published on 26th November 2018

A centralized electronic platform for processing interest subvention on bank loans to beneficiaries under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) named “PAiSA – Portal for Affordable Credit and Interest Subvention Access”, was launched here today. The web platform has been designed and developed by Allahabad Bank which is the Nodal bank. Launching the portal, Sh Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs said , “PAiSA is yet another effort by the government to connect directly with the beneficiaries, ensuring that there is greater transparency and efficiency in delivery of services. DBT of subvention on monthly basis under DAY-NULM will give the necessary financial support to small entrepreneurs in a timely manner”.

The portal was launched during the course of a day long National Workshop on Municipal Finance and Urban Planning organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and provided a platform to identify key areas of concern regarding municipal finance and urban planning, and exploring the options available to resolve them by inviting senior officials / experts to shed light on best practices. More than 300 delegates comprising officers from the States, Urban Local Bodies, Town Planning Offices across the country and Banks participated in the workshop.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=185954
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Which of the following states has recently launched AB-PMJAY scheme?
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Who: Jammu and Kashmir
What: launched AB-PMJAY scheme
When: published on 1st December 2018

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Saturday launched the ambitious “Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)” scheme which would benefit over 31 lakh residents in the state. The governor distributed golden cards among 10 eligible beneficiaries for availing the annual health cover facility, marking the launch of the scheme in the state, an official spokesman said. Union minister Jitendra Singh, K Vijay Kumar and Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, both advisors to the governor, among others, were present on the occasion, he said.

Addressing the gathering, the governor said the scheme would provide medical facilities to the poor and vulnerable families in secondary and tertiary care hospitals of the country. “The AB-PMJAY is the world’s largest healthcare scheme which aims at providing portable coverage of Rs 5 lakh per entitled family annually, and a beneficiary covered under the scheme would be allowed to avail cashless benefits from public and private empanelled hospitals across the country,” he said.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.financialexpress.com/economy/jammu-and-kashmir-governor-satya-pal-malik-launches-ab-pmjay-scheme/1400616/
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Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 7th December, 2018
 
1. World Soil Day was observed on December 5.
(7th December 2018 Current Affairs Questions)

The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS), in 2002, adopted a resolution proposing the 5th of December as World Soil Day to celebrate the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system and as a vital contributor to human wellbeing.

Under the leadership of the Kingdom of Thailand and within the framework of the "Global Soil Partnership", FAO has supported the formal establishment of World Soil Day as a global awareness raising platform.

2. Gautam Gambhir announced retirement from all forms of cricket.
(Daily Current Affairs Quiz of 7th December 2018)

Former India opening batsman Gautam Gambhir, who won two World Cups and scored over 10,000 international runs, announced his retirement from the sport in a video message.

The feisty left-hander has not represented his country since 2016 and said he would play his last game for Delhi in the Ranji Trophy match against Andhra at his home ground Feroz Shah Kotla beginning on Thursday.

"After more than 15 years of cricket for my country I want to retire from playing this beautiful game," Gambhir said in the video on social media.

"Despite all the aches and pains; fears and failures I won't mind a repeat of this in my next life too. But obviously with a few more wins for India, a few more hundreds and in the next life may be a few five-wicket hauls as well."

3. India and UAE signed a 35 Billion Rupees Currency Swap Agreement.
(Current Affairs in Short of 7th December 2018)

India and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday signed a currency swap agreement to boost investment and enable direct trade without using dollars or other international currencies.

The swap is for 2 billion dirhams or 35 billion Indian rupees ($496 million), depending on which central bank requests the amount, an Indian embassy statement said.

4. Bahrain and Maharashtra government has signed an MoU on fintech.
(Top 10 Current Affairs Questions of 7th December 2018)

The Economic Development Board (EDB), the investment promotion arm of the Kingdom of Bahrain today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Maharashtra Government to provide a framework for Co-operation between the two authorities to promote FinTech in their respective markets.

A senior delegation led by Dr. Simon Galpin, Managing Director, Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) today met Shri S. V. R. Srinivas, IAS, Principal Secretary, Directorate of Information Technology, Government of Maharashtra. The MoU was signed by Dr. Simon Galpin, MD, EDB & Shri S.V.R. Srinivas, IAS Principal Secretary, DIT.

5. Nagaland has become first in North-East launch single emergency number ‘112’.
(Daily Current Affairs Quiz of 7th December 2018)

Nagaland became the first state in the Northeast and second in the country, after Himachal Pradesh, to launch a pan-India single-number emergency mobile application which will have a special women safety feature for immediate assistance from police and volunteers.

Announcing the launch here, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said a 'SHOUT' feature has been made available exclusively for women in the '112 India' mobile app which is connected to the Emergency Response Support System (ERSS).

Singh said women in distress will able to seek immediate assistance from nearby registered volunteers as well as from the Emergency Response Centre (ERC) by using the 'SHOUT' feature.

6. Jammu and Kashmir launched AB-PMJAY scheme.
(Latest Current Affairs Questions of 7th December 2018)

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Saturday launched the ambitious “Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)” scheme which would benefit over 31 lakh residents in the state. The governor distributed golden cards among 10 eligible beneficiaries for availing the annual health cover facility, marking the launch of the scheme in the state, an official spokesman said. Union minister Jitendra Singh, K Vijay Kumar and Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, both advisors to the governor, among others, were present on the occasion, he said.

Addressing the gathering, the governor said the scheme would provide medical facilities to the poor and vulnerable families in secondary and tertiary care hospitals of the country. “The AB-PMJAY is the world’s largest healthcare scheme which aims at providing portable coverage of Rs 5 lakh per entitled family annually, and a beneficiary covered under the scheme would be allowed to avail cashless benefits from public and private empanelled hospitals across the country,” he said.

7. “Paisa – Portal for Affordable Credit & Interest Subvention Access” was launched under Day-NULM.
(Top 10 MCQs on Current Affairs of 7th December 2018)

A centralized electronic platform for processing interest subvention on bank loans to beneficiaries under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) named “PAiSA – Portal for Affordable Credit and Interest Subvention Access”, was launched here today. The web platform has been designed and developed by Allahabad Bank which is the Nodal bank. Launching the portal, Sh Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs said , “PAiSA is yet another effort by the government to connect directly with the beneficiaries, ensuring that there is greater transparency and efficiency in delivery of services. DBT of subvention on monthly basis under DAY-NULM will give the necessary financial support to small entrepreneurs in a timely manner”.

The portal was launched during the course of a day long National Workshop on Municipal Finance and Urban Planning organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and provided a platform to identify key areas of concern regarding municipal finance and urban planning, and exploring the options available to resolve them by inviting senior officials / experts to shed light on best practices. More than 300 delegates comprising officers from the States, Urban Local Bodies, Town Planning Offices across the country and Banks participated in the workshop.

8. YES Bank appointed ex-Irdai chief Vijayan as additional director.
(Today’s Current Affairs and GK Questions of 7th December 2018)

Yes Bank, which is in the middle of a leadership change, has appointed TS Vijayan, a former chairman of Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority to its board of directors after a series of resignations. The financial services veteran who also served Life Insurance Corporation of India would be an independent director, a statement from the bank said. At least three directors have resigned from Yes Bank in the past few weeks, including its chairman Ashok Chawla. Another director R. Chandrasekar resigned abruptly citing discomfort at the developments in the bank. Vijayan is also in the panel that is looking to hire successor to chief executive Rana Kapoor.

9. Pawan Singh is first Indian to be elected in ISSF’s judges committee.
(Top 10 Objective Current Affairs of 7th December 2018)

Pawan Singh has become the first Indian to be elected one of seven member’s of the Judges Committee of the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF). Singh also holds the post of the Joint Secretary General of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) and was a former coach of the Indian shooting team.

Singh got elected onto the seven members’ Judges Committee for which 22 candidates from all over the world were in fray, a release said. Members of the administrative council of ISSF voted to select the committee during the elections held at Munich on Sunday. The ISSF elections take place every four years.

A few day back Raninder Singh, President of NRAI had become the first Indian to be elected vice president of ISSF. The Judges Committee consists of a Chairman and seven members. It is responsible for the uniform application of the shooting rules, provides guidelines for international judges, prepares and conducts courses for judges and jury members.

10. Luka Modric won Ballon d’Or 2018.
(Most Important Current Affairs of 7th December 2018)

Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric won Ballon d’Or 2018 in Paris on Monday. In the process, he broke the decade-long duopoly over the award held by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.  The last player to win the award outside of Ronaldo and Messi was Brazilian great Kaka in 2007.

With Barcelona forward and five-time champion Messi not even in the top three, the Real Madrid midfielder Modric overtook former teammate Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann to win the award for the first time. Messi netted 49 goals for club and country, leading his side to win the La Liga title but a poor World Cup show with Argentina deprived him of the prestigious award this year.
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