Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 15.12.2014
Arunima Sinha: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a book titled ‘Born Again on the Mountain’ by Arunima Sinha. The book is about her unforgettable story of hope, courage and resilience. She is the first Indian amputee and first female amputee to climb Mount Everest.
Rolene Strauss: Miss South Africa, Rolene Strauss was crowned Miss World 2014 at the final of the beauty pageant held in London, UK. Miss Hungary, Edina Kulcsar was the runner up. India’s Koyal Rana made it to the top 10 but failed to make it to the top five.
Big Cinema: Anil Ambani led Reliance Group has sold its multiplex business to South India-based Carnival Group in the largest ever deal in this space. The deal will make Carnival the third largest multiplex operator with nationwide presence and over 300 screens.
Germany: Olympic champions Germany clinched the Champion Trophy title by defeating Pakistan in the final by 2-0. It was Germany’s 10th Champions Trophy title.
Laurent Lamothe: Prime Minister of Haiti Laurent Lamothe has resigned because of anti-government protests over delayed elections and calls for elections.
World Diamond Conference: World Diamond Conference was held in New Delhi. The conference was organized by Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council in association with Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry and in association with the World Diamond Mark Foundation (WDMF).
Pawan Chamling: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling became the longest serving Chief Minister of India. He completed his 20 years in the office on 12 December 2014.
Table Tennis World championship: Japanese teens Mima Ito and Miu Hirano became youngest table tennis championships by defeating Natalia Partyka and Katarzyna Grzbowski of Poland in the women’s double finals.
Test your Knowledge – Quiz 15.12.2014
Question: Who is the author of book “Born Again on the Mountain”?
A) A S Jora
B) Arunima Sinha
C) D P Yadav
D) Amit Rai
Answer & Explanation: Arunima Sinha is the author of book “Born Again on the Mountain”.
Question: Who was crowned Miss World 2014?
A) Koyal Rana
B) Megan Young
C) Rolene Strauss
D) Edina Kulcsar
Answer & Explanation: Rolene Strauss was crowned Miss World 2014.
Question: Who clinched the Hockey Champion Trophy title by defeating Pakistan in the final by 2-0?
Answer & Explanation: Germany has clinched the Hockey Champion Trophy title by defeating Pakistan in the final by 2-0.
Question: Where World Diamond Conference was held in _____?
A) Cape Town
B) New York
C) New Delhi
Answer & Explanation: World Diamond Conference was held in New Delhi.
Question: Who became the longest serving Chief Minister of India?
A) Naveen Patnaik
B) Shivraj Singh Chauhan
C) Pawan Chamling
D) Mulaym Singh Yadav
Answer & Explanation: Pawan Chamling became the longest serving Chief Minister of India.
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