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DAILY GK UPDATES 25, 26 & 27 JANUARY 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS-25, 26, 27 JANUARY 2015
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1)         NATIONAL GIRL CHILD DAY IS OBSERVED ON 24TH JAUNARY
Ø  National Girl child day was started by the Women and Child development Minister since, 2008
Ø  It is celebrated to promote the girl position in the society
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.        Which day is celebrated as National Girl Child Day
a.          23rd January
b.         24th January
c.          26th January
d.         28th January

2)         PAULINA VEGA CROWNED MISS UNIVERSE 2015
Ø  Columbia’s Paulina Vega was crowned as 63rd Miss Universe
Ø  Miss USA Nia Sanchez from Las Vegas was runner –up while Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha was second runner-up
Ø  Miss Universe was founded in 1952 by the California clothing company Pacific Mills
Ø  This is one of the three largest beauty pageants in the world and one of the most anticipated beauty reagent worldwide
          EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.        Who has been crowned as Miss Universe 2015
a.          Daina Harkusha
b.         Nia Sanshez
c.          Paulina Vega
d.         Megan Young

3)         NATIONAL VOTER DAY OBSERVED ON 25TH JANUARY
Ø  25th January, 2015 is observed as fifth National Voters Day
Ø  Theme of this year is ‘easy registration, easy correction’
Ø  It was started in 2011 to commemorate the foundation of day of the Election commission of India
Ø  Present Chief Election Commissioner – H.S Brahma
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.        Which day has been observed as National Voters Day
a.          21st January
b.         25th January
c.          28th January
d.         27th January

4)         INDIAN SOCIALIST SARASWATHI MENON IN UN PEACE BUILDING PANEL
Ø  U.N Secretary General Ban-ki-Moon has appointed Saraswati Menon in peace building panel that will review peace building activities
Ø  Ms. Menon has been the director of the Policy Division of U.N women, equality and the Empowerment of women and the director of the UNDP’s evaluation officer
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.        Who has been appointed as the nominee in peace-building panel by Ban-ki-Moon:
a.          Saraswati Menon
b.         V.K.Sinha
c.          Arvind Mayaram
d.         Bibek Oran

5)         RBI LIFTED BAN ON CARRYING RS 1,000 , Rs. 500 BANK NOTE TO NEPAL AND BHUTAN.
Ø  RBI lifted ban on carrying Indian bank note of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 denominations to and from Nepal and Bhutan
Ø  However, one person can carry Rs. 25000 of such notes only
Ø  It will provide great relief to workers and tourists from both nations
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.        To which two countries, RBI lifted ban on Rs 1000 and Rs. 500
a.          Nepal and Bhutan
b.         Bangladesh and Bhutan
c.          Pakistan and Nepal
d.         Nepal and Bangladesh

6)         US PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA ON THREE DAY VISIT TO INDIA
Ø  US President along with first lady Micheal Obama and a delegation had arrived in India
Ø  He will be the chief guest on 26th January, 2015 (Republic Day)
Ø  He is the first American President to be Chief Guest on Republic Day
Ø  He is the first US President to be in India twice while in Office.
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.        Who become first US President to be chief guest on Republic Day
a.          Barack Obama
b.         Hillary Clinton
c.          George Washington
d.         Jimmy Carter

7)         FIRST KHUSWANT SINGH MEMORIAL PRIZE FOR POETRY TO ARUNDHATHI SUBRAMANIAM
Ø  Poetess Arundhathi Subramaniam has won the inaugural Khushwant Singh Memorial Prize for Poetry
Ø  She has been conferred for her work ‘When God Is A Traveller’
Ø  This prize was established in 2014 by Suhel Seth in memory of the late Khushwant Singh
Ø  It is conferred to Indian Poets in English or Indian Language translation
Ø  This award is carrying a cash prize of RS 2 lakh
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.        Who has been conferred with Kushwant Singh Memorial Prize for Poetry
a.          Arundhathi Subramaniam
b.         Nirupama Rao
c.          Arundhathi Roy
d.         Usha Sangwan

8)         QUEEN ELIZABETH II IS OLDEST LIVING MONARCH IN WORLD
Ø  Queen Elizabeth II of Britain is now the world’s oldest living monarch.
Ø  She is the daughter of king George VI
Ø  Earlier, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz was oldest living monarch but he died recently
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.        Who among the following is oldest surviving Monarch in the world
a.          Queen Elizabeth II
b.         Jigmey Wangchuk
c.          Salman Aziz
d.         Rambaran Yadav

9)         ANTI-AUSTERITY SYRIZA PARTY WON GREECE’S GENERAL ELECTION
Ø  Anti-Austerity Syriza Party has won the general elections in Greece
Ø  It has won about half the seats in Parliament
Ø  It is led by Alxis Tsipras
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.        Which party has won the Greece General Election
a.          Anti-Austerity Syriza
b.         National Congress
c.          New Democracy Party
d.         People Party of Greece

10)     MAJOR MUKUND VARADARAJAN AND NAIK NEERAJ SINGH AWARDED ASHOK CHAKRA POSTHUMOUSLY
Ø  Major Varadarajan and Naik Kumar Singh were awarded the highest peacetime military award, Ashok Chakra posthumously by President Pranab Mukherjee
Ø  They have been awarded for laying down their lives while battling groups of militants in separate operations in Shopian and Kupwara district of Kashmir
Ø  Ashok Chakra is highest peacetime military award
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.        Who is the highest peace time military award
a.          Ashok Chakra
b.         Kirti Chakra
c.          Param Vir Chakra
d.         Shaurya Chakra

11)     EDGAR LUNGU SWORN IN AS NEW PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA
Ø  Edger Lungu has sworn in as sixth President of Zambia
Ø  He succeeds Micheal Sata who died in office in Oct, 2014
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.        Who among the following has sworn in as president of Zambia
a.          Micheal Sata
b.         Edgar Lungu
c.          Md. Morsi
d.         Modibo Keita

12)     POOJA THAKUR, FIRST WOMEN TO LEAD GUARD OF HONOUR AT RASHTRAPATHI BHAVAN
Ø  Wing commander Pooja Thakur has become the first women officer to lead the Guard of honour which was inspected by the US President Barack Obama at Rashtripathi Bhavan
Ø  Pooja Thakur belongs to Administrative branch of the Indian Air Force
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.        Who become the first women to lead Guard of honour at Rashtrapathi Bhavan
a.          Nisha Thakur
b.         Namrata Thakur
c.          Pooja Thakur
d.         Shina Gupta

13)     SAINA NEHWAL WON SYED MODI GRAN PRIX GOLD TITLE,2015
Ø  Saina Nehwal has clinched the Syed Modi International India Grand Prix Gold Badminton title in 2015 in the women’s single category at Lucknow
Ø  She defeated world champion Carolina Marin of Spain
Ø  Syed Modi championship is named after a famous Indian Badminton player Syed Modi, an eight time National Badminton Champion
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.        Who has won Syed Modi Badminton title 2015 in women single category
a.          Saina Nehwal
b.         Sania Mirza
c.          P.V. Sindhu
d.         Serena Williams

14)     P.KASHYAP WON SYED MODI GRAND PRIX GOLD TITLE 2015
Ø  Parupalli Kashyap has won Syed Modi India Grand Prix Gold Badminton title 2015
Ø  In the final, he defeated Kidambi Srikanth
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.        Who has won Syed Modi Badminton title in Men Single Category
a.          Kidambi Srikanth
b.         Parupalli Kashyap
c.          Vijay Kumar
d.         Virender Singh

15)     R.K.LAXMAN PASSED AWAY
Ø  Prominent cartoonist and humorist Rasipuram Laxman passed away
Ø  He was 94
Ø  He is best known for iconic character ‘the common man’ for his daily cartoon strip, ‘you said it’ in The Times of India (TOI).
Ø  His Autobiography ‘The tunnel of Time: An Autobiography’
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.        Who was R.K.Laxman
a.          Writer
b.         Actor
c.          Director
d.         Cartoonist

16)     FOR FIRST TIME ALL WOMEN PARADE ON 66TH REPUBLIC DAY
Ø  For the first time in the history of Indian Republic day, all-women contingent from the three forces Army, Navy and Air Force marched down in parade.
Ø  Army Contingent was led by Capt Divya Ajith
Ø  Navy Contingent was led by Lt. Commander Sandhya Chauhan
Ø  Air Force Contingent was led by Squadron Leader Sneha Shekhawat
Ø  Each contingent had 148 women personnel
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.        India celebrated __________ Republic day
a.          64th
b.         65th
c.          66th
d.         67th


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