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DAILY GK UPDATES 2 FEBRUARY 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS-2-FEBRUARY 2015
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1) 18TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON E-GOVERNANCE HELD IN GUJARAT
Ø 18th National Conference on e-Governance was held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
Ø The main Theme of the Conference was Digital Governance – New Frontiers.
Ø Chief Minister of Gujarat Anandiben Patel distributed National e-Governance Awards for the year 2014-15 in 12 different categories concerning various aspects of e-Governance.

2) GOVERNMENT RELEASED COMMEMORATIVE POSTAGE STAMPS ON SWACHH BHARAT MISSION AS THEME
Ø The Commemorative Postage stamps on the theme of Swachh Bharat Mission were released on 30 January 2015 to mark the Martyrdom Day of Mahatma Gandhi.
Ø The design of the stamps was selected through a competition among the children on the theme of Swachh Bharat Mission.
Ø The Swachh Bharat Mission was launched by the Prime Minister NarendraModi on 2 October 2014.
EXPECTED QUESTION
1.  Who among the following has launched the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’
a.    PranabMukharjee
b.   NarendraModi
c.    Raj Nath Singh
d.   ArunJaitley

3) FILMFARE AWARDS ANNOUNCED
Ø VikasBahl'sDirected movie ‘Queen’ won in key categories including best film, best director and best actress for its lead star KanganaRanautat the 60th Filmfare awards.
Ø Vishal Bhardwaj's Shakespearean tale 'Haider' bagged five wins which includes ShahidKapoor in the best actor category and best supporting honours for Tabu and Kay KayMenon.
Ø Alia Bhatt bagged the best actress (Critics) trophy for Highway and Sanjay Mishra won the best actor (Critics) for his outstanding performance in AnkhonDekhi.
Ø AnkitTiwari won best male playback singer for Galiyaan from Ek Villain.
Ø KanikaKapoor was named best female playback singer for Baby Doll from Ragini MMS 2.
EXPECTED QUESTION
1.  Who among the following got Filmfare Award for Best Actress
a.    Amrita Arora
b.   KareenaKapoor
c.    SonamKapoor
d.   KanganaRanaut

   4) DJOKOVIC WINS AUSTRALIAN OPEN
Ø Djokovicwon his fifth Australian Open crown, beating Andy Murray 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-0.
Ø The only man to win more Australian titles than Djokovic is Roy Emerson, who chalked up six in the 1960s.
EXPECTED QUESTION
1.  Who among the following has won the Men’s Singles title of Australian Open Tennis Tournament
a.    Novak Djokovic
b.   Andy Murray
c.    Roger Federer
d.   Carlos Moya

5) MARTINA HINGIS, PAES WIN AUSTRALIAN OPEN MIXED DOUBLE TITLE
Ø They beat France’s Kristina Mladenovic and Canadian Daniel Nester, 6-4, 6-3 in Final.
Ø Paes, 41, has won eight men’s doubles and seven mixed doubles Grand .
Ø Paes also reclaimed the title of the oldest man to win a grand slam title in the open era, supplanting his opponent Daniel Nestor
EXPECTED QUESTION
1.  Leander Paes paired with _________________ won Australian Open Mixed Double Title
a.    R.Kalaasen
b.   Maria Sharapova
c.    Martina Hingis
d.   Maria Maladova

           

DAILY GK UPDATES 1 FEBRUARY 2015

DAILY GK UPDATES 1, 2 -FEBRUARY 2015
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1) SERENA WILLIAMS WON AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015
Ø  Serena Williams won the women’s single title of Australian Open of Tennis.
Ø  In final the world number one American defeated Maria Sharapova, the world number two from Russia 6-3, 7-6(5) in Melbourne, Australia.
Ø  With this win, 33- years and 127 days old Williams became the oldest winner of the Australian Women’s title in the Open era.
Ø  This was the 19th Grand Slam title and the sixth Australian Open title for Williams.
EXPECTED QUESTION:
1.     Who among the following has won the Women’s Singles title of Australian Open Tennis Tournament
a.       Maria Sharapova                      
b.      Serena Williams
c.       Martina Hingis
d.      Venus Williams

2) INDIA SUCCESSFULLY TEST-FIRED AGNI-5 MISSILE
Ø  India successfully test-fired indigenously developed canister-based Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile(ICBM)Agni-5 from Wheeler's Island off Odisha coast.
Ø  Agni-5 is a Surface-To-Surface nuclear capable missile.
Ø  Agni-5 missile is a three stage solid propellant missile
Ø  It has  strike range of over 5000 kilometer
Ø  It is capable of carrying nuclear warhead of over one tonne.
Ø  It is about 17 meters long, 2 meters wide and has a launch weight of around 50 tonnes.
Ø  At present, India in its armoury of Agni series have Agni-1 with 700 km range, Agni-2 with 2000 km range, Agni-3 and Agni-4 with 2500 km to more than 3500 range.
EXPECTED QUESTION
1.   India has successfully test fired      ‘Agni-5’ missile have the striking range of _______ km
      a. 4000 km
      b. 6000 km
      c. 5000 km
      d. 7000 km

3) KRISHNA CHAUDHARY IS APPOINTED DIRECTOR GENERAL OF ITBP
Ø  Krishna Chaudhary is appointed as the Director General (DG) of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
Ø  Chaudhary succeeded SubhasGoswami who retired on 31 December 2014.
EXPECTED QUESTION
1.     Who among the following is recently appointed as Director General of ITBP
a.       Rajiv Khurana
b.      RamanGoswami
c.       Ramesh Verma
d.       Krishna Chaudhary

4) DWAYNE BRAVO QUITS TEST CRICKET
Ø  West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has announced his retirement from Test cricket.
Ø  Hesaid he had made clear his desire to continue playing ODIs and Twenty20s.
Ø  He bagged 86 wickets at an average of nearly 40.
EXPECTED QUESTION
1.     ‘Dwayne Bravo’ who recently quits Test Cricket belongs to which country
a.       England
b.      West Indies
c.       Bangladesh
d.      New Zealand

5) AUSTRALIA WON ASIAN CUP FOOTBALL
Ø  Australia claimed the biggest prize in the history of Australian football with a 2-1 extra-time victory over South Koreain the Asian Cup final at ANZ Stadium in Sydney .
Ø  Australians secured their first AFC Asian Cup since joining the Asian Football Confederation in 2006
EXPECTED QUESTION
1.      Which country won Asian Cup Football
a.       Australia
b.      Scotland
c.       Netherland
d.      New Zealand

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