Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 09.12.2014
PM Narendra Modi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won the TIME readers poll for ‘Person of the Year’. Narendra Modi has been named winner of this year’s reader’s poll for TIME ‘Person of the Year’, securing more than 16 per cent of the almost five million votes cast.
Pinaka Mark-II: An advanced version of the indigenously developed Pinaka Mark-II rocket was successfully test fired from a defence base in Balasore, Odisha with a strike range of 60 km.
Harsha Bhogle: Indian commentator Harsha Bhogle has been appointed as a Brand Ambassador by Australian Tourism for Cricket World Cup 2015.
Rory Mcllory: World No 1 Rory Mcllory has won the Golf Writers Trophy for the second time in three years.
BHEL: Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) would set up an integrated solar photo-voltaic manufacturing facility of around 500 MW per annum in Maharashtra.
Typhoon Hagupit: Thousands of people were evacuated and 27 people were reported killed after the typhoon Hagupit hit Philippines.
Grihanandan Singh: Former Indian hockey player Grihanandan Singh died in Delhi at the age of 88. Grihanandan Singh was an Indian filed hockey player who won Olympic gold medals.
Andhra Pradesh: Andhra Pradesh government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore for the development of its new capital that is set to become near Vijawayada region.
Hero Women’s Indian Golf Open 2014: Gwladys Nocera of France won the Hero Women’s Indian Golf Open 2014 at the Delhi Golf club. Vaishavi Sinha of India finished at fifth position.
Test your Knowledge – Quiz 09.12.2014
Question: Who has been named winner of this year’s reader’s poll for TIME ‘Person of the Year’?
A) Barack Obama
B) Angela Merkel
C) Narendra Modi
D) Vladimir Putin
Answer & Explanation: Narendra Modi has been named winner of this year’s reader’s poll for TIME ‘Person of the Year’.
Question: What is Pinaka Mark-II?
Answer & Explanation: Pinaka Mark-II is a rocket.
Question: Who has won the Golf Writers Trophy?
A) Jason Day
B) Tiger Woods
C) Rory Mcllory
D) Davis Smith
Answer & Explanation: Rory Mcllory has won the Golf Writers Trophy.
Question: Andhra Pradesh government has signed a MoU with which country, for the development of its new capital that is set to become near Vijawayada region?
Answer & Explanation: Andhra Pradesh government has signed a MoU with Singapore.
Question: Who was Grihanandan Singh?
A) sports person
Answer & Explanation: Grihanandan Singh was a sports person.
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