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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.

Which of the state has launched the 'Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana',Which offers the free travel packages for senior citizens to five religious circuits?

Q: Which of the state has launched the 'Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana',Which offers the free travel packages for senior citizens to five religious circuits?
A: Delhi

Trivia:Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the ‘Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana’ which offers free travel packages for senior citizens from Delhi to five religious circuits. 1,100 senior citizens from every constituency of Delhi will be able to avail this facility at one go.

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.

Who is the current Prime Minister of Sri Lanka?

Q: Who is the current Prime Minister of Sri Lanka?
A: Ranil Wickremesinghe

Trivia: United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka on 16th December 2018, ending a 51-day power tussle in Sri Lanka that had crippled the government. Wickremesinghe, 69, was administered the oath of office by President Maithripala Sirisena, who had sacked him on October 26 in a controversial move which plunged the nation into an unprecedented constitutional crisis.

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.