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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 16 DEC. 2014

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS-16 DECEMBER 2014
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1)         OPERATION SYDNEY SIEGE ENDS
Ø  An Iranian-origin man HaronMonis held 17 people hostage at Lindt Café in Sydney for around 17 hours.
Ø  Two Indian nationals, VishwakantAnkit Reddy and PushpenduGhosh were among the hostage. However both escape unhurt in this hostage drama
Ø  Monis arrived in Australia as a refugee in 1996.
Ø  He was self-styled Muslim cleric and was described as isolated figure, who was acting alone.

        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     What was the name of the man of Iranian Origin who held 17 people hostage at the café in Sydney:
a.   Man HaronMonis                                       
b. Man Taylor Ryan             
c. Man HaronKhyami                                   
d. Mauri-Al-Halaq

2.     What was the name of the Café where 17 people were hostage in Sydney
a.       Beatles Café                       
b. Lindt Café               
c. Sunrise Café                       
d. Mint Cafe

2)         ARIHANT NUCLEAR POWERED BALLISTIC MISSILEGOES FOR SEA TRIALS.
Ø  Arihant is the first Nuclear powered ballistic missile sub-marine built outside circle of five permanent member countries of the powerful UNSC.(U.S., U.K. , Russia, France, China)
Ø  The Submarine is 111 km long, 11 m wide and 15 m tall.
Ø  It can carry 12 nuclear tipped missile and a crew of 95
Ø  It has underwater speed of 24 knots (44 kmph)
Ø  It can remain submerged for weeks to strike silently.
Ø  Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) have collaborated for the reactor.

        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     What is the name of indigenously built nuclear powered sub-marine which has been sailed out for sea-trails for the first time:
a.   INS Virat                  
b. INS Vikrant            
c. INS Arihant             
d. INS Vikrmaditya

3)         RELIANCE CAPITAL SELLS MULTIPLEX TO CARNIVEL IN Rs.700 CR.
Ø  Anil Ambani led Reliance Group had sold its multiplex business to South India based Carnival Group at 700 crore.
Ø  This deal will make carnival the third largest multiplex operation with national wide presence and over 300 screens.
Ø  Other major player in the sector includes PVR and INOX.
Ø  Reliance Capital is the parent firm of Reliance Media works, which operates cinema chains, under the brand ‘Big Cinemas’
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     What is name of Cinema Chains owned by Reliance Group which would be sold to Carnival:
a.      PVR                        
b. Big Cinemas                       
c. INOX                        
d. DT Cinema

4)         ANAND WON LONDON CLASIC CHESS TITLE
Ø  VishwanathanAnand defeated British Grandmaster Micheal Adams to win London Classic Title
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Who has won London Classic Chess Title:
a.    MagnueCarlron        
b. VishwanathanAnand        
c. Micheal Adam        
d. AnishGiri



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