Current Affairs And GK Of 8 December 2015

Current Affairs And GK Of 8 December 2015

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Who has been named as the 2015 Time Magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’?

The German Chancellor Ms. Angela Merkel (61) has been named as the 2015 Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’. The magazine cited her role in Europe’s crises over migration and Greek debt. Ms. Merkel is followed by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (head of the Islamic State militant group), Mr. Donald Trump (nominated US Presidential candidate), Black Lives Matter ( activist group campaigning against violence towards black people, notably in the US), Mr. Hassan Rouhani (President of Iran), etc.


Who has won the 2015 The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) award in the engineering category?

The professor of the Indian Institute of Science (IISC) Bengaluru, Mr. U Ramamurty has won the 2015 The Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) award in the engineering category. The other Indians who got the award this year are Mr. Jagdish Ladha (International Rice Research Institute, New Delhi) in the agricultural sciences category and Mr. Sandip Trivedi (Tata Institute for Fundamental Research, Mumbai) in the physics category.


Who of the following will be conferred with the inaugural Uttar Pradesh Ratna Award?

Indian-American entrepreneur and philanthropist, Mr. Frank Islam (63) has been chosen for the inaugural Uttar Pradesh Ratna Award for his achievements and outstanding contributions in a foreign country. He was born in Uttar Pradesh’s (UP) Azamgarh district and studied at Aligarh Muslim University.


Which of the following countries will host the 2nd World Internet Conference (WIC)?

The 2nd World Internet Conference (WIC) (or Wuzhen Summit) will be held in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province of China from December 16-18, 2015. The theme of the 2015 WIC is “An Interconnected World Shared and Governed by All—Building a Cyberspace Community of Shared Destiny”.


What is the name of the first official stock exchange launched by Myanmar?

Recently, Myanmar has launched its first stock exchange – ” Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX)”. Initially, it will be open only to Myanmar companies and investors, and future law changes will eventually allow foreigners to invest in Myanmar shares.


Currently, which of the following countries is the largest oil supplier to India?

India imports 80% of its oil demand. Presently Saudi Arabia is the largest supplier of oil to India. Saudi Arabia is followed by Iraq, Nigeria, Venezuela and Iran. Iran was India’s second biggest supplier of crude oil after Saudi Arabia till 2010-11.


Which of the following countries has successfully launched the Ghadr-110 ballistic missile?

Recently, Iran has successfully test fired medium range Ghadr-110 ballistic missile near the Chabahar, a port city in southeast of country along the Gulf of Oman. It is an improved and advance version of Shahab 3 missile. It has a range of 1,800 –2000 km and is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead as well as conventional warheads.


On which date, the International Anti-Corruption Day is observed?

The International Anti-Corruption Day has been observed annually on December 9. The theme of this year is “ Break the corruption chain”. This year’s joint international campaign focuses on how corruption undermines democracy and the rule of law, leads to human rights violations, distorts markets, erodes quality of life and allows organized crime, terrorism and other threats to human security to flourish.


Which of the following organisations has released the report titled – ‘Asian Economic Integration Report 2015’?

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has released a report titled – ‘Asian Economic Integration Report 2015: How Can Special Economic Zones Catalyze Economic Development?’.


Shweta Singh is related to which of the following sports?

ONGC’s Shweta Singh has clinched the gold medal in the women’s 10m air pistol at the 59th National Shooting Championship. It was the sixth national women’s air pistol gold for Shweta. She was followed by Yashaswini


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