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DAILY GK UPDATES 17 JANUARY 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS-17 JANUARY 2015
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1)      HARYANA GOVERNMENT APPOINTED RAMDEV ITS BRAND AMBASSADOR
Ø  Haryana Government has announced Yoga Guru Ramdev as its Brand Ambassador
Ø  It aims to promote Yoga and Ayurveda in the state
Ø  State government also plan to open ‘Vyayamshalas’ and ‘Yogshalas’ in 6500 villages and cities of Haryana
               EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Who has been appointed as Brand Ambassador of Haryana Government
a.       Ramdev
b.      Amir Khan
c.       Amitabh Bachchan
d.      Madhuri Dixit

2)      J & K WON NATIONAL E-GOVENANCE AWARD
Ø  J&K has won National e-Governance award 2014-15 for its e-Panchayat project
Ø  This award was instituted in 1997 by Department of Administrative Reforms
Ø  J &K state has bagged this award for first time
     
3)      GOVERNMENT OF INDIA LAUNCHED VENTURE CAPITAL FUND FOR SCHEDULED CASTE SCHEME
Ø  Central Government has launched Venture capital fund for Scheduled Caste Scheme to encourage entrepreneurship amongst SCs.
Ø  It is launched by Union Social Justice Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot
Ø  Initial capital for this scheme is 200 crore
Ø  Industrial finance corporation of India will be the sponsor of this scheme
Ø  Settler and Asset Management Company will operate the scheme
               EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Which of the following section of society is targeted by venture Capital fund
a.       STs
b.      OBCs
c.       SCs
d.      Christians

4)      TRIBAL FOOD FESTIVAL INAUGRATED IN NEW DELHI
Ø  Union Tribal Affairs Minister JualOram inaugurated Tribal Food Festival, 2015 in New Delhi
Ø  Main objective is to introduce and create awareness on the varieties of Tribal Foods
Ø  It is organized by Tribal Co-operative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) on behalf of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs
               EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Where is Tribal Food Festival 2015 be held:
a.       New Delhi
b.      Mumbai
c.       Gujarat
d.      Chandigarh

5)      SANIA MIRZA, BETHANIE SANDS WON SYDNEY DOBLE TITLE
Ø  India’s SaniaMirza and American BethanieMattek Sands has won double title at the Sydney international tennis tournament, 2015
Ø  They defeated American Abigail Spears and Raquel Kops-Jones in the final
Ø  Sydney International Tennis Tournament was started in 1885 and is one of the oldest tennis tournament in the world
               EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Which among the following tournament has been clinched by SaniaMirza and BethanieMattek Sands:
a.       ATP Abu Dhabi
b.      Sydney International Tennis Tournament
c.       US Open
d.      China Open


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