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Friday, January 16, 2015

DAILY GK UPDATES 15,16 JANUARY 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS-15-16 JANUARY 2015
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1)      H.S. BRAHMA IS NEW CHIEF ELECTION COMMISSIONER
Ø  The President of India has appointed Hari Shankar Brahma as the new Chief  Election Commissioner.
Ø  He will be 19th CEC of India.
Ø  He will succeed V.S.Sampath.
Ø  H.S.Brahma will be 2nd CEC from the northeast after J.M.Lynghod.
               EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Who among the following has been appointed as the 19th CEC of India.
a.       S.N.Khullar
b.      H.S.Brahma
c.       V.S.Sampath
d.      P.L.Punia

2)      CENSOR BOARD CHIEF LEELA SAMSON RESIGNS
Ø  Chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification Leela Samson has resigned.
Ø  She resigned after Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) cleared the Controversial film ‘Messenger of God’ featuring DeraSacha Soudha Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in lead role.
Ø  FCAT is statutory body which comes under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
               EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Who has resigned over controversial film ‘Messenger of God’
a.       Leela Samson
b.      LalitaKumarmanglam
c.       Mamta Sharma
d.      Sutirthabhatacharya

3)      KIRAN BEDI JOINS BJP
Ø  Former IPS officer KiranBediJoined the BJP in the presence of Party Chief Amit Shah, union Minister ArunJaitley and Harsh Vardhan
Ø  She will contest the Delhi Assembly Elections in February
Ø  She is the first women IPS officer
               EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Who was the first women IPS officer
a.       BinnyMahajan
b.      KiranBedi
c.       Bachanderi Pal
d.      ArunimaSinha

4)      RBI CUTS REPO RATE BY 25 BASIC POINTS
Ø  RBI has cut down repo rate by 25 basis point to 7.75 percent from 8 percent
Ø  It was announced ahead of the scheduled date of monetary policy announcement on 3rd Feb, 2015 as part of RBI’s 6th bi-monthly Monetary Policy statement
Ø  Repo Rate – 7.75%
Ø  Reverse Repo Rate – 6.75%
Ø  Cash Reserve Ratio – 4%
Ø  Marginal Standing Facility – 8.75%
Ø  Banking Rate- 8.75%
               EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Match the following
1. Repo Rate                                    a. 8.75%
2. Reverse Repo Rate          b. 7.75%
3. Cash Reserve Ratio          c. 4%
4. Banking Rate                   d. 6.75%
5)      67th ARMY DAY IS BEING OBSERVED ON 15TH JANUARY
Ø  India has observed 67th Army Day on 15th January, 2015
Ø  This day is observed annually to commemorate when Lt. General K.M. Cariappa o 15th January, 1949. Become the first Indian commander-in-chief of the Indian Army post independence by succeeding British Army General Roy Butcher
               EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     67th Army Day is observed on:
a.       10th January
b.      12th January
c.       15th January
d.      16th January

6)      ANUPAM SHRIVASTVA IS NEW CMD OF BSNL
Ø  AnupamShrivastva is appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of BSNL
Ø  Currently, A.N.Rai is heading additional charge of CMD.
               EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Who has been appointed as CMD of BSNL
a.       AnupamShrivastva
b.      P.N.Bhagwat
c.       H.S.Brahma
d.      J.N.Dixit

7)      PRABHU NATH DWIVEDI BAGGED SAHITYA AKADEMI AWARD FOR SANSKRIT
Ø  Noted Sanskrit scholar PrabhuNathDwivedi was named as winner of the Sahitya Akademi award, 2014
Ø  He has been hounded for his work ‘Kanakalochanaha’ , a collection of 16 short stories based on various social issues
Ø  Sahitya Akademi award is conferred every year on writers who have shown outstanding works in one of the twenty four major India languages
               EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Who has won Sahitya Akademi Award,2014:
a.       PrabhuNathDwivedi
b.      Gurbaksh Singh
c.       K.K.Goyanka
d.      S.S.Pangeriya

8)      BHAKTI SHARMA SETS WORLD RECORD IN ANTARCTIC OCEAN BY SWIMMING 1.4 MILES IN 52 MINUTES
Ø  Indian open water swimmer Bhakti Sharma  set a record in swimming.
Ø  She made this record by swimming 1.4 miles in 52 minutes in one degree temperature in the Antarctic Ocean.
Ø  She became the first Asian and youngest women in the world to achieve this
               EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Who is Bhakti Sharma
a.       Swimmer
b.      Wrestler
c.       Boxer
d.       Tennis Player


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