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Monday, March 9, 2015

DAILY FREE GK UPDATES 8 & 9 MARCH 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 8 & 9 MARCH 2015
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1.      INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY :
Ø  8th March is celebrated as International Women’s Day throughout the globe.
Ø  International Women’s Day was first celebrated on 19th March in the year 1911 but since 1914, it is celebrated on 8th March.
Ø  Make it Happen” was the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS:
Q.1 When is International Women’s Day celebrated?
A.       8th March
B.      14th March
C.      19th March
D.     25th April
Q.2 What was the theme of International women’s day in the year 2015?
A.      Save women
B.      Make it happen
C.      Educated women
D.     Make women wealthy

2.     6 WOMEN HONOURED WITH STREE SHAKTI PURASKAR :
Ø  India celebrated International Women’s Day by honouring 6 Women with Stree Shakti Puraskar Award.
Ø  President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented the Award to 6 Women for their distinguished services for the upliftment of Women.
Ø  6 Women who are recipients of 6 different Awards are:-
·         Rani Gaidinliu Zealing Award : Sister Mariola (Rajasthan)
·         Rani Laxmibai Award : Seema Prakash (Madhya Pardesh)
·         Rani Rudramma Devi Award : Astha Sansthan NGO (Rajasthan)
·         Mata Jijabai Award : chandraprabha Bokey (Maharashtra)
·         Kannagi Award : P. Bhanumati (Kerela)
·         Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Award : Anay Rahit Zindagi – NGO (Goa)
Note: - Stree Shakti Award was instituted in 1991 by the Government of India and is given in 6 different Categories to individual women for their exceptional achievement. The Award is organized by the Ministry of Woman and Child Development and conferred by the President of India. The Award carries a Cash prize of Rs. 3 lacs and a citation.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS:
Q.3 When was Stree Shakti Award Instituted?
A.      2012
B.      1950
C.      1991
D.     2000

3.     SANGAKKARA ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM TEST CRICKET :
Ø  Sri Lankan Cricketer Kumar Sangakkara  announced his retirement from Test Cricket.
Ø  Kumar Sangakkara will take retirement from Test Cricket after playing 3-Test Match Series against India in August 2015.
Ø  Kumar Sangakkara had already taken retirement from T-20 Cricket and announced his retirement from ODI, after the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
NOTE: Kumar Sangakkara made a new record by hitting consecutive 6 FOURS against Australia in the ongoing cricket world cup 2015.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS:
Q.4 Which Sri Lankan Cricketer has recently announced his retirement from Test  Cricket ?
A.      Tilakratne Dilshan
B.      Kumar Sangakkara
C.      Mahela Jayawardhene
D.     Lasith Malinga

4.     CAROLINA MARIN WINS ALL ENGLAND OPEN BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIP 2015:
Ø   Carolina Marin of Spain Wins Women’s Single Title in All England Open Badminton Championship 2015.
Ø  Carolina Marin defeated India’s Saina Nehwal in the final to become the first Spanish Player to win the title.
Ø  Saina Nehwal is the first Indian player to reach the final of All England Open Badminton Championship.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS:
Q.5 Who won the Women’s Single Title in All England Open Badminton Championship 2015?
A.      Sania Nehwal
B.      Corolina Marin
C.      Sun Yu

D.     Priya Padukone

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 6 & 7 MARCH 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 6 & 7 MARCH 2015
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1.      ASHWIN MITTAL BECOMES NEW CFO OF WALMART INDIA:
Ø  Ashwin Mittal becomes the new CFO of walmart India and Javier Rojo becomes real estate and business development head.
Ø  Ashwin Mittal replaced Jill Anderson to become the new CFO of Walmart India.
Ø  Walmart is the world’s largest supermarket chain.
Ø  CFO-> chief financial officer
Headquater of Walmart-> Bentoncille, Arkansas, U.S.
CEO-> Doug Mcmillon.
Chairman-> S.Robson Walton.
2.      PM NARENDRA MODI IN 30 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE ON INTERNET: TIME MAGAZINE.
Ø  According to TIME magazine Indian PM Narendra Modi is among the 30 most Influential people on internet.
Ø  Time magazine states that Indian PM has roughly 38 million followers on social Networking sites twitter and facebook.
Ø  Time is an American weekly news magazine published in NEW YORK CITY AND FOUNDED IN 1923.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS:
Q.1 Which Indian leader is named among 30 most influential people on internet by times magazine?
A.      Narendra modi
B.      anna hazare
C.      arvind kejriwal
D.     Sonia Gandhi

3.      ALMOST 15 CRORE AADHAR CARD LINKED TO BANK ACCOUNTS:
Ø  NPCI has recently announced the linking of 15 crore aadhar cards to bank accounts.
Ø  NPCI has set a target of linking the bank accounts of 17crore DBTL beneficiaries of aadhar card holders by 30th June, which now seems to be achievable.
Ø  NPCI- NATIONAL PAYMENT CORPORATION OF INDIA.
Ø  DBTL- DIRECT BENEFIT TRANSFER FOR LPG.
NOTE: - A.P.HOTA is M.D. and C.E.O. of NPCI.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS:
Q.1 Who is the CEO of NPCI?
A.      J.P.Joshi
B.      A.P.Hota
C.      Anand Mishra
D.     Sneha Puri

4.      INDIA LOWEST IN ECONOMIC PARITY FOR WOMEN:
Ø  India is ranked lowest among 16 Asia-pacific countries in economic parity for women, according to MASTERCARD’S latest index of women’s advancement.
Ø  New Zealand is at the top with the index score of 77, followed by Australia’s 76.
Ø  India with an index score of 44.2 is even below Bangladesh(44.6) and Sri Lanka(46.2).
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS:
Q.1 Which country has highest index of women’s advancement according to mastercard?
A.      Australia
B.      U.S.A.
C.      Germany
D.     New Zealand

5.      NORMS FOR HOME LOANS EASED FOR UPTO RS.10 LAKH:-
Ø  RBI eased norms for home loans upto RS.10 Lakh.
Ø  RBI eased the norms by allowing banks to include STAMP DUTY and REGISTRATION charges to the cost of a unit.

Ø  Earlier banks do not include stamp duty, registration and other documentation charges in the cost of housing property, which forms around 15% of the cost of house.

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