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DECEMBER 7, 2018
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Authorities drain lake after
HIV-positive woman drowns in it
The residents of Morab, in Karnataka
state, have refused to drink water from
their village lake after an HIV-positive
woman committed suicide by jumping
into it a week ago.
Unable to convince them, authorities
are now draining the water from the
36-acre lake which they hope to refill
with water from the Malaprabha canal.
The lake is a key source of drinking wa-
ter for more than 1,000 people who live
in the drought-affected region and earn
their livelihoods by farming.
YouTube granny chef dies at 107
One of the world’s oldest YouTubers,
107-year-old Mastanamma from the
state of Andhra Pradesh, died on
She shot to fame on the Internet for
her cooking, which consisted of local and
unusual dishes made from scratch.
Her YouTube channel Country Foods,
launched in 2016, has more than a mil-
lion subscribers with hundreds of cook-
ing videos, including one on her iconic
India sweeps list of world’s
When it comes to the top 10 cities for eco-
nomic growth, India is set to dominate
over the next two decades, according to
Surat, a diamond processing and trad-
ing centre in the state of Gujarat, will see
the fastest expansion through 2035, aver-
aging more than 9 per cent.
All the 10 fastest over that period will
be in India: The others being Agra, Ben-
galuru, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Tiruppur,
Rajkot, Tiruchirappalli, Chennai and Vi-
South Indian movies hog most spots
in top 10 Twitter hashtags in India
Six south Indian movies are in the list of
the top 10 Twitter hashtags in India this
year, with Vijay’s recent release #Sarkar
grabbing the top spot.
Ajith’s new Tamil film #Viswaasam is at
No. 2, followed by Mahesh Babu’s April re-
lease #Bharat Anne Nenu at No. 5.
Jr NTR’s #Aravinda Sametha, which
saw a massive box-office collection of over
Rs 100 crore in three days worldwide, is at
No. 8 and Ram Charan Teja’s #Rangastha-
lam, a period drama set in rural Andhra, at
Rajinikanth’s Kaala is at No. 10.
Bollywood’s most celebrated couple
#Deepveer bagged the seventh position,
while #Karnataka elections, #Kerala
floods and #Justice for Asifa were third,
fourth and sixth respectively.
December 7, 2018
Who is referred to as ‘Shakyamuni’, meaning “the
sage of the Shakya clan”?
a) Guru Nanak b) Gautam Buddha c) Mahavira
November 12 is observed as Public Service
Broadcasting Day across India to commemorate whose
first and last visit to the All India Radio studio in Delhi?
a) Mahatma Gandhi b) Subhas Chandra Bose
c) Jawaharlal Nehru
Who was awarded the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize
a) Barack Obama b) Malala Yousafzai c) Narendra Modi
In October 2018 who became the fastest cricketer to
score 10,000 ODI runs?
a) Tillakaratne Dilshan b) Virat Kohli c) Ross Taylor
Which of these features lies on the delta of the
Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers on the Bay
a) Majuli Island b) Nohkalikai Falls c) The Sundarbans
Which monument located in Denmark,
world-renowned as Elsinore, was the setting for
a) Kronborg Castle b) Edinburgh Castle c) Dover Castle
In which country is the Iguazú National Park located?
a) Venezuela b) Uruguay c) Argentina
In technology, what does ‘L’ in HTML stand for?
a) Language b) Logo c) Linus
Which city served as the first capital of Ancient
a) Cairo b) Memphis c) Thebes
In November 2018, which famous actress married
a) Deepika Padukone b) Sonam Kapoor c) Alia Bhatt
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front will be challenging. You will be
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during the week. You should think of
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challenges. Spiritual inclination will be
helpful for personal growth and
Exercise proper care while driving
vehicles to avoid accidents. Worship your
favorite deity through rituals or chanting
of mantras and this will give you the
strength to face any challenge.
SG Hawker Culture Travelling Exhibi-
tion – showcases Singapore’s hawker
culture and encourages
Singaporeans to pledge their support
to nominate hawker culture for the
Unesco Representative List of
Intangible Cultural Heritage of
Humanity. Free admission.
Till Dec 7, 10am to 7pm
Concourse, Level 1
National Museum of Singapore,
93 Stamford Road
Log on to
Weave A Dream – learn the basic
concepts of upcycling old T-shirts
into a yarn with Adeline Loo, an artist
and designer who works with yarn.
Dec 15 & 16, 3pm
Log on to
Telok Ayer Heritage Trail –
experience the oldest part of
Chinatown, which is traditionally
associated with the Hokkien and
South Indian Muslim community who
settled along the original waterfront
that ran along today’s Telok Ayer
Street. Free Admission.
Dec 22, 10am to noon
The URA Centre Atrium,
45 Maxwell Road
Log on to
Yoga & Ayurveda Lifestyle Course –
conducted by Dr Mukund Sabnis to
improve physical and mental health.
Dec 5-16 & 21-23, 9am to 5pm
(except Dec 21, 7.30pm to 9.30pm)
3rd floor, 31B Kreta Ayer Road
Log on to
Screening of the award-winning
documentary Racing Extinction by
Animal Concerns Research and
Education Society to raise funds for
the Indian star tortoises’ return to
Dec 20, 8pm to 10pm
The Projector and
Intermission Bar, Green Room
6001 Beach Road, Golden Mile Tower,
log on to
In conversation with Gurcharan Das,
Indian author, commentator, public
intellectual and former corporate
executive – organised by Pan IIM
Dec 11, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
12 Ann Siang Road, Studio
New Years Eve Party – organised by
Kinara Group of Restaurants.
$75 per adult with a free
Dec 31, 8.30pm to 2am on
The Grand Patros, Chinese
Swimming Club, 34 Amber Road
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