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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

DAILY GK UPDATES 21 JANUARY 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS-21 JANUARY 2015
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1)      EU LIFT BAN ON IMPORT OF MANGOES FRM INDIA
Ø  European Union has decided to lift seven month long ban on the import of mangoes from India.
Ø  The ban was lifted after an audit carried out by the European Commisisons food and veterinary office in india.
Ø  It showed that producer of mangoes have made improvement in the phytosoanitary export cettification system of mangoes
                  EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     E.U has decided to lift ban On which of the following Indian fruit:
a.       Banana
b.      Mango
c.       Grape
d.      Orange

2)      E-STAMPING PROJECT LAUNCHED BY PUNJAB GOVERNMENT
Ø  Punjab government has launched e-stamping project to computerise revenue department of the state to remove malpractices and to end leakage of government revenue.
Ø  Initially, it has been launched as pilot project in five districts of state (Mohali, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Bathinda)
Ø  All district will be covered by 31 march, 2015
                  EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Which state government has launched e-stamping project recently
a.       Punjab
b.      Haryana
c.       Sikkim
d.      Assam

3)      INDIA RANKED 78TH IN GLOBAL TALENT COMPETITIVENESS INDEX- 2014
Ø  India ranked 78th globally in Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) 2014 list of 93 countries
Ø  GTCI Index is compiled by INSEAD business school in partneship with Adecco and Human Capital leadership Institute of Singapore.
Ø  It measures nation’s competitiveness based on the quality of talent it can produce , attract and retain.
Ø  Switzerland top the list, followed by Singapore (2), Luzembourg (3), US (4) and canda at 5th rank
                  EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Where does India stands Globally on GTCI Index 2014:
a.       74th
b.      70th
c.       78th
d.      80th
4)      UNION MINISTRY FOR WATER RESOURCES DECLARES 2015-16 AS JAL KRANTI VARSH
Ø  Union Ministry for Water Resources decided to celebrate 2015-16 as year of Jal Kranti Varsh
Ø  It aimed to spread the message of water conservation
Ø  It was announced by Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenction, Uma Bharti
                  EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Union Ministry of Water Resources declars 2015-16 as year of :
a.       Jal Kranti
b.      Women Empoerment
c.       Soil Conservation
d.      Climate Change

5)      TOYOTA TOPS IN GLOBAL VEHICLE SALE
Ø  Japanes automaker Toyota Motor Corp has topped in Global Vehicle sale in 2014 follwed by Vollswagen and General Motor
Ø  It sells 10.23 million Vehicles in 2014
                  EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Which of the following Company topped the sale of vehicle in 2014
a.       Toyota
b.      Honda
c.       Volwawagan
d.      Tata

6)      TWITTER BUYS INDIAN START-UP ZIPDIAL
Ø  Social networking site Twitter has bought Indian Mobile marketing start-up ZipDial
Ø  It has become first Indian Technology product startup to be bought by Twitter
Ø  It is expected to cost around $ 34-35 million
Ø  ZipDial is  Bangluru based startup, founded by Valerie Wagoner in 2011
                  EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Which of the following India mobile marketing startup is bought by Twitter
a.       ZipDial
b.      Reliance
c.       Tata Docomo
d.      Angel


DAILY GK UPDATES 20 JANUARY 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS-20 JANUARY 2015
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1) PAHLAJ NIHALANI APPOINTED NEW CENSOR BOARD CHAIRPERSON
Ø  Union Government has appointed Filmmaker PahlajNihalani as Chairperson of Central board of film Certification
Ø  He will be in office for three years
Ø  CBFC- It is a statutory body under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
EXPECTED QUESTIONS
1.     Who among the following has been appointed as chairperson of CBFC
a.       PahlajNihalani
b.      Leela Samson
c.       Chandra Parkash
d.      Jeevitha

2) POLITICAL SCIENTIST RAJNI KOTHARI

Ø  Eminent Political Scientist, scholar and former Planning Commission member Rajni Kothari passed away
Ø  His famous works are:
Ø  Caste in Indian Politics (1970)
Ø  Politics in India
Ø  Rethinking Democracy (1973)
EXPECTED QUESTIONS
1.     Who was Rajni Kothari
a.       Economist
b.      Sportsperson
c.       Singer
d.      Political Scientist

3) 8TH EDITION OF WORLD FUTURE ENERGY SUMMIT, 2015 AT ABU DHABI
Ø  The World Future Energy Summit, 2015 has begun in Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Ø  It will provide platform for commercial solution to clean and green energy
EXPECTED QUESTIONS
1.      where is 8th edition of World Future Energy Summit,2015 to be held:
a.       Sanna City
b.      Jordan
c.       Abu Dhabi
d.      Yamen

4) FIRST SUCCESSFUL ORGAN DONATION FROM NEWBORN TAKES PLACE IN UK

Ø  The donor was six day who had died due to poor health
Ø  Doctors from UK carried out the first successful organ donation from a new born body
Ø  It is considered as milestone in neonatal care after donor’s kidney and liver were used to save the lives of two.
EXPECTED QUESTIONS
1.     In which country successful organ donation from new born is done
a.       USA
b.      UK
c.       India

5) WORLD CONGRESS ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 2018 WILL BE HOSTED BY HYDRABAD

Ø  National Association of Software and services (NASSCOM) and Telangana C.M K.ChandershakharRao decided to hold the event World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) in 2018.
Ø  Theme- ‘Future of Enterprises’
Ø  This will be the first WCIT to be held in India
EXPECTED QUESTIONS
1.     Where will be WCIT , 2018 held:
a.       India
b.      US
c.       UK
d.      Russia

6) INDIAN-AMERICAN FRANK ISLAM CONFERRED WITH MARTIN LUTHER KING AWARD

Ø  Martin Luther King Award is presented to Indian-American entrepreneur and philanthropist Frank Islam
Ø  He was given this award for his for his efforts in international service and civil engagement.
Ø  Martin Luther King Award is on annual award which was started in 1991.
EXPECTED QUESTIONS
1.     Who among the following is presented with Martin Lither King Award
a.       Aziz Qureshi
b.      Frank Islam
c.       SulemanArif
d.      Peter Islam

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