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Thursday, January 15, 2015

DAILY GK UPDATE 14 JANUARY 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS-14 JANUARY 2015
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1)         ALUR SEELIN KIRAN KUMAR IS NEW CHAIRMAN OF ISRO
Ø  Union Government has appointed AlurSeelinKiran Kumar as new Chairman of Indian Space Research Organization.
Ø  He will be succeeding K.Radhakrishnan.
Ø  He will have tenure of 3 years.
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.        Who among the following has been appointed as new chairman of ISRO
a.          K.Radhakrishnan
b.         AlurSeelinKiran Kumar
c.          K.Madhavan
d.         ShaileshNayak

2)         UNION GOVERNMENT SACKED DRDO CHIEF
Ø  Union Government has sacked chief of Defense Research and Development Organization ,Avinash Chander, 16 months before his contract ends.
Ø  He was appointed as DRDO chief in June 2013
Ø  He is the chief architect of Agni series of ballistic missile system and considered as Agni man of India
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.        Who is known as Agni man of India
a.          K.Radhakrishnan
b.         DalbirShingh
c.          Avinash Chander
d.         Suresh Rana

3)         INDIA’S FIRST CNG TRAIN IN HARYANA
Ø  Railway Minster Suresh Prabhu has flagged off India’s first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered train in Haryana
Ø  It will run from Rewari to Rohtak
Ø  It is powered by Diesel Electric Multiple unit
Ø  It is based on dual fuel system – diesel and CNG
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.        India’s first CNG train has been flagged from Rewari to :
a.          Rohtak
b.         Gurgaon
c.          Kaithal
d.         Ambala

4)         RAGHURAM RAJAN WON GOVERNOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Ø  RBI governor RaghuramRajan has won governor of the year in the central banking awards for 2015
Ø  It is given by a British Magazine
Ø  He was chosen for his focused approach in leading the RBI
Ø  He was chief economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 2003-07 and was chief economic advisor to Indian Government in 2013
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.        Who has won Governor of the year award
a.          RaghuramRajan
b.         D. Subbarao
c.          Y V Reddy
d.         C.D. Deshmukh

5)         MOM TEAM WON SPACE PIONEER AWARD 2015
Ø  The team of ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission has won space Pioneer Award, 2015,by National Space Society
Ø  They will receive this award during National Space Society’s 34th International Space Development Conference in May 2015.
Ø  This award is given by NSS, an American educational and scientific organization
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.        Who has won Space Pioneer Award, 2015:
a.          MOM team
b.         AGN team
c.          Chandrayan Team
d.         IRNDs team

6)         K.K.GOYANKA SELECTED FOR VYAS SAMMAN, 2014
Ø  Hindi, writer Dr. Kamal Kishore Goyanka has been selected for VyasSamman, 2014.
Ø  He has been selected for his work ‘PremchandKeeKahaniyoKaaKaalkramanusarAdhyayan’
Ø  VyasSamman is instituted by K.K.Birla foundation in recognition of Hindi Literature, with 2.5 lakh monetary award.
        EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.        Who among the following instituted VyasSamman
a.          K.K.Birla Foundation
b.         Reliance Capital
c.          Adani Foundation

d.         Sahara Foundation
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