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DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 15, 16 MARCH 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 15-16 2015
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1) FORMER MALDIVES PRESIDENT JAILED FOR 13 YEARS:
Ø  Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed is sentenced to 13 yrs in prison.
Ø  Mohamed Nasheed has been put behind the bars for allegedly ordering a senior judge arrested while in office in 2012.
Ø  Mohammed Nasheed was the country’s first democratically elected President.
NOTE:
·         Yameen Abdul Gayoom is the current president of Maldives.
·         Next presidential election in the Island nation is due in 2018.
·         Capital of Maldives – Male
·         Currency of Maldives – Maldivian Rufiyaa
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS Free CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
Q.1 Who is the president of Maldives?
A.      Andulla Naseen Mohamed
B.      Yameen Abdul Gayoom
C.      Mohammed Nasheed
D.     Mohamed Jameel Ahmed

2)   NASA LAUNCHED 4 IDENTICAL SPACECRAFTS:
Ø  In a billion dollar mission to study the explosive give and take of the earth and sun’s magnetic fields, NASA has recently launched 4 identical spacecrafts.
Ø  Headquarter of NASA – Washington D.C.
Ø  NASA is the US’s Government Agency.
Ø  NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Ø  President of NASA – Dwight D.Eisenhower.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
Q.1 Where is the headquarter of NASA?
A.      New York
B.      Beijing
C.      Tokyo
D.     Washington DC

3)   PAKISTAN LAUNCHED BARQ MISSILE:
Ø  Pakistan Successfully test fired its first indigenous all-weather armed drone and a laser guided missile named Burraq.
Ø  After successfully test of Burraq, Pakistan became the 9th country around the globe to develop an unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) domestically.
Ø  Burraq has the ability to fly in all weather conditions and strike its target with pinpoint accuracy.
Note: General Raheel Shariff is the Chief of Army Staff in Pakistan.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
Q.1 Which country became the 9th country in the world to launch all weather armed drone?
a.       India
b.      North Korea
c.       Pakistan
d.      South Korea

4)   FACEBOOK ACQUIRED E-COMMERCE GIANT THE FIND:
Ø  Social Networking giant Facebook acquired the shopping search engine, ‘The Find’.
Ø  Facebook has moved into the e-commerce for the first time after acquiring ‘The Find’
Ø  The find was a discovery shopping search engine founded in 2006.
Note: CEO of ‘The  Find’: Siva Kumar
Ø  Facebook was founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg.
Ø  Headquarter of Facebook is at Menlo Park, California, US.

5)   KIDAMBI SRIKANTH WON GOLD TITLE IN SWISS OPEN GRAND PRIX:
Ø  Indian Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth won the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold Title of Badminton.
Ø  Srikanth Defeated Denmark’s Viktor Alexson in the final at Basel in Switzerland.
Ø  Capital of Denmar : Copenhagen.
Ø  Currency of DenmarK: Danish Krone.
Ø  Prime Minister of Denmark : Helle Thoming-Schmidt.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
Q.1 Who won the gold title in Swiss Open Grand Prix?
a.       Viktor Alexson
b.      Pulela Gopichand
c.       Lee Chong Wei
d.      Kidambi Srikanth

6)   BRITISH WRITER LAUNCHED A BOOK ON MODI:
Ø  The Modi Effect: a book on Narendra Modi’s Victory in General Elections last year, is launched by a British Writer ,Lance Price.
Ø  The Modi Effect, reveals the inside story of the Campaign.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS
Q.1 Who is the author of the book, The Modi Effect?
a.       J.K. Rowling
b.      Jane Austen
c.       Lance Price
d.      George Orwell


DAILY FREE GK UPDATES 14 MARCH 2015

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 14 MARCH 2015
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1.      MODI’s VISIT TO SRI LANKA:      
Ø  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Sri Lanka on Friday.
Ø  India signed 4 bilateral pacts-agreements on visa, custom, youth development and building Rabindranath Tagore memorial.
Ø  India to provide $318 million line of credit to upgrade Sri Lanka’s Railway.
Ø  Before Narendra Modi, Rajiv Gandhi was the last Prime Minister to visit Sri Lanka in 1987.
NOTE-> President of Sri Lanka -> Maithripala Sirisena
                 Prime Minister of Sri Lanka-> Ranil Wickreme Singhe
         Capital of Sri Lanka-> Colombo
Narendra Modi is on a 3 nation tour of Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS:
Q.1 How much amount is provided by India to Sri lanka for its railways?
A.      $298 million
B.      $318 million
C.      $350 million
D.     $400 million

2.      RBI SIGNS CURRENCY SWAP DEAL WITH SRI LANKAN CENTRAL BANK:
Ø  Reserve Bank of India has agreed for a $1.5 billion currency swap agreement with Sri Lankan Central Bank.
Ø  The Deal was signed to keep the Sri Lankan currency stable.
NOTE-> At current value, 1 Indain Rupee is equal to 2.12 Sri Lankan Rupee.
         Currency of Sri Lanka-> Sri Lankan Rupee
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS:
Q.1 With which country RBI signed the currency swap deal?
A.      Sri Lanka
B.      Australia
C.      New Zealand
D.    China

3.        KARNATAKA CLINCHED RANJI TROPHY:
Ø  Defending champions Karnataka clinched their 8th title of Ranji Trophy.
Ø  Karnataka defected Tamil Nadu in the final of Ranji trophy at wankhede stadium in Mumbai.
NOTE: Ranji Trophy is a domestic first class cricket championship played in India.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS: 
Q.1 Who won the Ranji Trophy 2015?
A.      Rajasthan
B.      Maharashtra
C.      Tamil Nadu
D.     Karnataka

4.      TIMES RELEASED THE WORLD REPUTATION RANKING 2015:
Ø  The Times Higher education released the World Reputation Ranking 2015.
Ø  Harvard University ranks at the Top followed by Cambridge University and Oxford University.
Ø  United States claims the most University with 43 out of 100.
EXPECTED QUESTION FROM THIS CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS:
Q.1 Which University tops the list of World Reputation Ranking 2015 Released by Times?
A. Cambridge University
B. Yale University
C. Harvard University
D. Oxford University

NOTE-> No Indian University is added in the World reputation ranking released by Times.

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