Daily GK Dec. 8 2018

08 Dec, 2018
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  • Question 1: Indian Navy celebrates Submarine Day on..?
  • Explanation: The Indian Navy is celebrating Submarine Day today. The day commemorates the induction of the first submarine, the erstwhile INS Kalvari, into the Navy on this day in 1967. The Foxtrot class submarine was decommissioned on the 31st May, 1996, after 29 years of service.
  • Question 2: Winner of Miss World 2018 is..?
  • Explanation: Mexico's Vanessa Ponce de Leon won the coveted Miss World 2018 crown at a grand event held in the Chinese city, Sanya. Thailand's Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan was declared the runner-up. Former Miss World Manushi Chillar presented the crown to the new winner during the pageant in which 118 contestants participated. India's Anukreethy Vas failed to make a mark at the pageant as she could not even make it to the top 30.
  • Question 3: By the end of 2018 ___ per cent of people around the world will be using the Internet?
  • Explanation:For the first time, more than half of the global population is online. The United Nations said around 3.9 billion people are now using the Internet. The UN agency for Information and Communication Technologies, ITU, said that by the end of this year, 51.2 per cent of people around the world will be using the Internet.
  • Question 4: You will Christian Democratic Union (CDU) with ..?
  • Explanation: PTIIn Germany, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has been elected leader of Christian Democratic Union (CDU) during party congress in Hamburg succeeding Angela Merkel. 56 years old Kramp-Karrenbauer is Merkel’s protege and was the continuity candidate favoured by the party elite . She won the leadership with 517 votes out of 999 votes cast by delegates. Her rival, Friedrich Merz, won 482 votes in a run-off.
  • Question 5: __ will enact new law to accept foreign workers?
  • Explanation:Japanese government has enacted a new law to bring more blue-collar foreign workers into the country to address chronic labour shortages. Under the new law, Japan plans to bring in 3 lakh 45 thousand foreign workers in construction, food services, nursing and other sectors for five years. The law allows foreign nationals with skills in sectors facing severe shortages to obtain five-year visas, which will not allow them to bring their families. Foreign workers in those fields who hold stronger qualifications and pass a more difficult Japanese language test will be able to obtain a visa that can be extended indefinitely, eventually leading to residency, and will be able to bring over family. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Parliament that the government plans to start the new scheme from April next year.
  • Question 6: SAARC comprises of __ Members?
  • Explanation: Prime Minister of Nepal K.P.Sharma Oli has greeted member states of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and people of South Asia on the occasion of 34th SAARC Charter Day. In a tweet, Mr. Oli said, it is pleasing to note that SAARC has made progress in various sectors of regional cooperation since its inception. SAARC was established with the signing of the SAARC Charter in Dhaka on 8 December 1985. SAARC comprises of eight Member States- Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
  • Question 7: ___ is the only state in the country with four international airports?
  • Explanation:The Kannur international Airport- KIAL in Kerala will start operation from today. Kerala Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Union minister for civil aviation Suresh Prabhu would jointly light the lamp inside the terminal building, marking the inauguration of the airport. Later they would flag off the inaugural flight, Air India Express to Abu Dhabi at 9.55 am. Later the Chief Minister will deliver the inaugural speech and Union Minister Suresh Prabhu will deliver the keynote address. With the Kannur airport becoming a reality, Kerala is the only state in the country with four international airports.
  • Question 8: There is __ GST on sale of complexes, buildings and ready to move-in flats where sale takes place after issue of completion certificate?
  • Explanation:Centre PicCenter today clarified that there is no GST on sale of complexes, buildings and ready to move-in flats where sale takes place after issue of completion certificate. Ministry of Finance said in a release that GST is applicable on sale of under construction property or ready to move-in flats where completion certificate has not been issued at the time of sale. The Ministry has also issued a detailed table on effective rate of tax and credit available to the builders for payment of tax for pre-GST and GST regime.
  • Question 9: Ajay Rohera is related with..?
  • Explanation:Rookie Madhya Pradesh opener Ajay Rohera today etched his name in the record books by slamming the highest first-class score on debut. He remained unbeaten on 267 against Hyderabad in their Ranji Trophy Elite Group-B Cricket in Indore. 21-year-old Rohera's 267 not out is a world record. The record was earlier held by former Mumbai stalwart Amol Mazumdar, who had hit 260 versus Haryana at Faridabad in 1994. Mazumdar took to Twitter to congratulate the young batsman. Madhya Pradesh declared their first-innings at a mammoth 562 for four in response to Hyderabad's first innings score of 124.
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