Correct Answer : Option (D) :   RBI

Explanation : The Reserve Bank of India has allowed tokenization of debit, credit and prepaid card transactions to enhance the safety of the digital payments ecosystem in the country. The central bank has allowed card schemes like Visa, Mastercard and others to start issuing tokens for third party payment applications as well. "Tokenisation and de-tokenisation" shall be performed only by the authorized card network and recovery of original Permanent Account Number (PAN) should be feasible for the authorized card network only. Tokenisation acts as an additional layer of security as it masks sensitive card data such as the 16-digit Account Number, expiration date and security code.

Correct Answer : Option (C) :   Mohamed Salah

Explanation : Liverpool's Mohamed Salah has been named as the 2018 Confederation of African Football Player of the Year. For the second consecutive year he has won the award. Egypt forward Salah, 26, beat Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane of Senegal and Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the title. He received the award at a ceremony in Senegal. Houston Dash and South Africa forward Thembi Kgatlana was named Women's Player of the Year. Salah scored 44 goals for Liverpool during the 2017-18 season, helping the Reds to the Champions League final before scoring twice for Egypt at the World Cup in Russia.

Correct Answer : Option (A) :   Shri Pema Khandu

Explanation : India's longest 300-meter single lane steel cable suspension bridge was inaugurated by Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu. The bridge across the Siang river at Yingkiong in Upper Siang district has been named Byorung Bridge. It is built at a cost of ₹48.43-crore provided by the DONER (Department for Development of North Eastern Region) Ministry. The Bridge will reduce the distance from Yinkiong to Tuting by almost 40 km.

Correct Answer : Option (C) :   Breakthrough India

Explanation : The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has launched an online campaign, '#www : Web- WonderWomen'. The purpose of the campaign is to discover and celebrate the exceptional achievements of women, who have been driving positive agenda of social change via social media. The Ministry in collaboration with Twitter India and Breakthrough India (a human rights organization) has started this campaign. It aims to recognize the fortitude of Indian women stalwarts from across the globe who have used the power of social media to run positive & niche campaigns to steer a change in society. This Campaign will recognize and acknowledge the efforts of these meritorious Women. The Campaign invites entries from across the world till 31st of January 2019.

Correct Answer : Option (B) :   Venezuela

Explanation : Nicolas Maduro was sworn in for a second term as Venezuela's President amid the economic and humanitarian crisis faced by the Latin American country. Maduro was re-elected last year. The US, EU and 13 other countries have stated that they would not recognise Maduro's Presidency.

Correct Answer : Option (B) :   Goods and Service Tax

Explanation : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley raised the annual turnover for availing composition scheme to Rs 1.5 crore from Rs 1 crore effective from April 1, 2019, to provide relief to small businesses under Goods and Services (GST) regime. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) exemption limit has been doubled to Rs. 40 lakh annual turnover and Rs 20 lakh for northeastern states.

Correct Answer : Option (D) :   Shri Kumar Rajesh Chandra

Explanation : Kumar Rajesh Chandra was appointed as the Director General of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). He has been appointed as SSB DG up to 31 December 2021. He is a 1985-batch IPS officer of Bihar cadre. He is at present the Director General of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS). The SSB, which has about 80,000 personnel, guards India's borders with Nepal and Bhutan.

Correct Answer : Option (A) :   NABARD

Explanation : NABARD announced that it will provide early-stage capital to agriculture and rural enterprises through its venture capital entity, 'NABVENTURES Ltd'. NABVENTURES Ltd has been incorporated by NABARD under the Companies Act. It will launch its maiden fund offer by the middle of February 2019. NABARD's headquarter is in Mumbai and its Chairman is Harsh Kumar Bhanwala.

Correct Answer : Option (C) :   8 January 2019

Explanation : The Lok Sabha passed the 'DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019' on 8 January 2019. It seeks to provide regulation for the use and application of DNA technology for the purpose of establishing the identity of a certain category of persons. The bill also seeks to establish a 'National DNA Data Bank' and 'Regional DNA Data Banks'.

Correct Answer : Option (A) :   Malala Yousafzai

Explanation : Nobel Peace Prize winner and Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai pens a new book, titled 'We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World,' charting her experiences traveling the world and visiting refugee camps.