Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 08.12.2014

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 08.12.2014

Indian Blind Cricket team: India won the Blind Cricket World Cup after defeating Pakistan by five wickets in the final in Cape Town, South Africa.

Amos Meindi: Amos Meindi of Kenya won 29th Pune International full Marathon in Men’s category.

Kotak Mahindra bank: Kotak Mahindra Bank has announced the launch of Grand, a saving bank account, exclusively for customers of 55 years and above.

Dev Shah: Seven year old Dev Shah of Mumbai has become the world champion in Under-7 category in World Schools Chess Championships that concluded recently at Juiz de Fora in Brazil.  

Yahoo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and industrialist Mukesh Ambani feature amongst the most searched personalities online this year, according to search engine Yahoo.

Kumar Sangakkara: Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara became the fourth batsman to complete 13000 runs in One-Day Internationals (ODI). Sangakkara achieved the feat of crossing 13000 run during the third match of ODI series with England.

India: India has set a new world record for the largest human flag, formed by over 50,000 volunteers by beating previous record held by Pakistan. The Guinness World Record for the largest human flag was previously held by the Sports Club of Lahore with 28,957 people forming the flag.

Nedanuri Krishnamurthy: Veteran Carnatic vocalist Nedanuri Krishnamurthy died in Visakhapatnam at the age of 87.

Jacques Kallis: The South African cricketer Jacques Kallis was appointed as the mentor and batting consultant for Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kolkata Knight Rider (KKR).

Warren Buffet: According to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Warren Buffet became the second richest person in the World. He replaced Carlos Slim, business man of Mexico. Bill Gates is the world richest person. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 08.12.2014 

Question: Which country won the Blind Cricket World Cup?
A) Bangladesh
B) India
C) Sri Lanka
D) Pakistan
Answer & Explanation: India won the Blind Cricket World Cup
 
Question: Who has become the world champion in Under-7 category in World Schools Chess Championships that concluded recently in Brazil?
A) Mayank Agrawal
B) Sumit Kumar
C) Dev Shah
D) Atul Rai
Answer & Explanation: Dev Shah has become the world champion in Under-7 category in World Schools Chess Championships that concluded recently in Brazil.
 
Question: Who became the fourth batsman to complete 13000 runs in One-Day Internationals (ODI)?
A) Hashim Amla
B) Kumar Sangakkara
C) Alastair Cook
D) Shane Watson
Answer & Explanation: Kumar Sangakkara became the fourth batsman to complete 13000 runs in One-Day Internationals (ODI).
 
Question: Who was Nedanuri Krishnamurthy?
A) vocalist
B) writer
C) scientist
D) artist
Answer & Explanation: Nedanuri Krishnamurthy was a vocalist.
 
Question: Who was appointed as the mentor and batting consultant for Indian IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)?
A) Kapil Dev
B) Ducan Fletcher
C) Jacques Kallis
D) Sachin Tendulkar
Answer & Explanation: Jacques Kallis was appointed as the mentor and batting consultant for Indian IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

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