Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 18.12.2014

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 18.12.2014

Johann-Dietrich Woerner: Johann-Dietrich Woerner has been named as the next head of European Space Agency (ESA).

Tennis: Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been selected as the International Tennis Federation’s world champions for 2014.

Venu Srinivasan: TVS Company Chairman Venu Srinivasan has been conferred the title of honorary citizen of Busan, the second largest city in Korea, in appreciation of his efforts to enhance friendship and cooperation between the Republic of Korea and India.

Germany: Germany has inked a pact with India to provide 625 million loan to create infrastructure for renewable energy and its transmission through national grid.

Ghanta Chakraani: Academician and journalist Ghanta Chaktrapani has appointed as the first Chairman of the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC). He will hold the office for six years.

Paul McGinley: Paul McGinley won Sports Personality Coach of the Year 2014 at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award in Glasgow, Scotland.

GSLV Mark-III-X: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully launched India’s heaviest rocket Mark-III-X carrying crew module Atmospheric Reentry Experiment (CARE) from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

Kapus Kondyachi Goshta: The Marathi film Kapus Kondyachi Goshta (The Unending Story) has been nominated in the Best Picture Category of the 87th Academy Awards, known as Oscars.   

Hariom Singh: Hariom Singh won Gold medal in the Men’s 50-metre Rifle Prone event at the 58th National Shooting Championships held in Pune.

The Lunchbox: Indian film director Ritesh Batra’s ‘The Lunchbox’ has been named best first feature film at the 18th annual Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA) awards in Toronto, Canada.

Sarita Devi: Indian woman boxer L. Sarita Devi was on Wednesday handed a one-year ban by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) for refusing to accept her bronze medal at the Asian Games.

Tashi Malik and Nungshi Malik: By scaling Mount Vinson, Antarctica’s highest mountain at 4,892 meters, Tashi Malik and Nungshi Malik have become the world’s first twins and sibling to climb the highest peaks on the seven continents. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 18.12.2014 

Question: Who has been named as the next head of European Space Agency (ESA)?
A) Sim Roka
B) Johann-Dietrich Woerner
C) Manuel Valls
D) Jens Stoltenberg
Answer & Explanation: Johann-Dietrich Woerner has been named as the next head of European Space Agency (ESA).
 
Question: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully launched India’s heaviest rocket Mark-III-X carrying crew module Atmospheric Reentry Experiment (CARE) from ______?
A) Sriharikota
B) kundalam
C) Vikram Sarabhai
D) Trombay
Answer & Explanation: ISRO has successfully launched India’s heaviest rocket Mark-III-X carrying crew module Atmospheric Reentry Experiment (CARE) from Sriharikota.
 
Question: India has inked a pact with which country to provide 625 million loan to create infrastructure for renewable energy and its transmission through national grid?
A) US
B) China
C) Japan
D) Germany
Answer & Explanation: India has inked a pact with Germany to provide 625 million loan to create infrastructure for renewable energy and its transmission through national grid.
 
Question: L. Sarita Devi recently in news. She belongs to which sports?
A) swimming
B) boxing
C) wrestling
D) shooting
Answer & Explanation: L. Sarita Devi belongs to boxing.
 
Question: Which Indian movie has been named best first feature film at the 18th annual Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA) awards in Toronto?
A) Happy New Year
B) The Lunchbox
C) Paan Singh Tomar
D) Taare Zameen Par
Answer & Explanation: ‘The Lunchbox’ has been named best first feature film at the 18th annual Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA) awards in Toronto.

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