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Top Ten Questions:

  1. When was Parker Solar Probe lunched?

  2. Who wrote The Mystic Masseur?

  3. Who is Michelle Bachelet?

  4. In the context of Kho Kho what is KKFE?

  5. In which country did Senate recently reject a bill to legalize abortion?

  6. Where did India and Myanmar recently open first two international checkpoints to boost cooperation?

  7. Who was recently elected Dy Chairperson of Rajya Sabha?

  8. Which High Court recently ruled that “begging will no more be treated as an offence”?

  9. Who is prime minister of Malaysia?

  10. Who lifted 2018 Rogers Cup?






  1. On August 12, 2018 Parker Solar Probe of NASA, mankinds first mission to “touch” the Sun, was successfully launched on an unprecedented, seven-year long journey to unlock the mysteries of the star fiery outer atmosphere. Liftoff of the $1.5 billion mission took place from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in the US. The launch of the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying the spacecraft.

  2. The Mystic Masseur was the first book of VS Naipaul. On August 12, 2018 Nobel Prize-winning author Naipaul, 85, known for his critical commentary on colonialism, idealism, religion and politics, died .. He wrote more than 30 books. His first book was The Mystic Masseur. His most celebrated novel, A House for Mr Biswas, was published in 1961

  3. On August 9, 2018 Michelle Bachelet, first woman President of Chile and prominent rights advocate, was nominated by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to be the global body next human rights chief.

  4. Kho Kho Federation of England. … The ancient Indian game of kho kho became international. In first ever tournament outside the Subcontinent, the Kho Kho Federation of England (KKFE) is hosting a four-nation contest in London from September 1 to 4. Dubbed as the 1st International Kho Kho Cup, India, Scotland, Wales and hosts England will slug it out for the top honours.

  5. On August 8, 2018 Argentine Senate narrowly rejected a bill to legalize abortion, dashing hopes of pro-abortion rights advocates in the predominantly Catholic country and the homeland of Pope Francis.The legislation, which had been approved by the Chamber of Deputies on June 14, would have allowed abortions during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy

  6. On August 8, 2018 in a significant step forward to boost cooperation, India and Myanmar opened first two international checkpoints at Tamu/Moreh bordering Manipur and Rihkhawdar/Zokhawthar bordering Mizoram. India shares a nearly 1,600-km land border with Myanmar running though four north-eastern states of Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram. Border trade via Moreh and Zawkhatar reached nearly $88 million as of August last year. Estimates suggest more than 2 million Indian origin people live and work in various parts of Myanmar

  7. On August 9, 2018 NDA nominee and JD (U) leader Harivansh Singh was elected Dy Chairperson of Rajya Sabha by defeating Opposition nominee and Congress leader BK Hariprasad by 20 votes. Singh got 125 votes .. two abstained, 15 members did not vote. The present effective strength of the House is 244 on account of one vacancy.

  8. On August 8, 2018 Delhi High Court quashing the legal provisions, ruled that begging in the national capital will no more be treated as an offence. … holding that people beg on streets not because of their wish but a s a “last resort”. A Bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said the state cannot fail to do its duty to provide a decent life to its citizens and add insult to injury by arresting, detaining and imprisoning those who beg in search for essentials of bare survival, which is even below sustenance.

  9. Mahathir Mohamad is the PM of Malaysia.

  10. In August, Spanish top seed Rafael Nadal defeated Greek upstart Stefanos Tsitsipas with a ruthless 6-2 7-6(4) to win his fourth Rogers Cup. Tsitsipas was contesting the Masters 1000 final on his 20th birthday after four consecutive wins over top-10 players in Toronto




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