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DAILY GK UPDATES 8, 9 FEB. 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS-8-9 FEBRUARY 2015
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1) GHULAM NABI AZAD RETAINS HIS RAJYA SABHA SEAT.
Ø  GhulamNabi Azad retains his RajyaSabha seat on Saturday.
Ø  GhulamNabi Azad is Vice-President of the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee.
Ø  GhulamNabi Azad is the ‘leader of Opposition’ in Upper House.
Note: There is no leader of opposition in the lower house.
Upper house – RajyaSabha
Lower house – LokSabha
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
1.        Who is the leader of opposition in Lower House?
a.          NarendraModi
b.         Sonia Gandhi
c.          Rahul Gandhi
d.         No one at present
2.        Who is the leader of opposition in Upper House?
a.          NarendraModi
b.         GhulamNabi Azad
c.          Rahul Gandhi
d.         Sonia Gandhi
e.          No one at present

2) GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES CAPITAL INFUSION TO PSB’S VIA NEW CRITERIA
Ø  Government has announced a capital infusion of Rs. 6990 crore in 9 public sectorbanks.
Ø  Government took the decision or selected these 9 banks on new efficiency Parameters such as ROA and ROE.
Ø  Among the 9 selected banks, SBI is to get Rs. 2,970 crore which is maximum followed by Bank of Baroda’s Rs. 1260 crore , PNB- 870 crore and Canara Bank- Rs. 570 crore.
Ø  ROA – Return on Assets
Ø  ROE – Return on Equity
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
1.        Approximately how much capital is infused in the PSB’s by the Government?
a.          5000 crore
b.         7000 crore
c.          6000 crore
d.         8000 crore

3) 57TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS
Ø  57th Annual Grammy Awards held at Staples Centre in Los Angeles, California.
Ø  Record of the Year Award – Sam Smith – ‘Stay with me’.
Ø  Song of the year – ‘Stay with me’ (Dark Child Version).
Ø  Album of the year – Morning Phase.
About Grammy Award- These awards are accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) of the USA to recognize outstanding achievement in the Music Industry.
Ø  First ever Grammy Awards show was held on 4 May, 1959.

4)   BAFTA AWARDS 2015:
Ø  68th BAFTA Awards held at the Royal Opera house in London.
Ø  Best Film Award – Boyhood.
Ø  Best Director – Richard Linklater (Boyhood).
Ø  Best Actor – EddlieRedmayne (The theory of Everything).
Ø  Best Actress – Julianne Moore (Still Alice).
Ø  Best Foreign Film – Ida (Poland).
About BAFTA Awards:
Ø  BAFTA – British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
Ø  It was founded in 1947 as the British Film Academy.

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