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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

DAILY GK UPDATES 21 JANUARY 2015

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS-21 JANUARY 2015
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1)      EU LIFT BAN ON IMPORT OF MANGOES FRM INDIA
Ø  European Union has decided to lift seven month long ban on the import of mangoes from India.
Ø  The ban was lifted after an audit carried out by the European Commisisons food and veterinary office in india.
Ø  It showed that producer of mangoes have made improvement in the phytosoanitary export cettification system of mangoes
                  EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     E.U has decided to lift ban On which of the following Indian fruit:
a.       Banana
b.      Mango
c.       Grape
d.      Orange

2)      E-STAMPING PROJECT LAUNCHED BY PUNJAB GOVERNMENT
Ø  Punjab government has launched e-stamping project to computerise revenue department of the state to remove malpractices and to end leakage of government revenue.
Ø  Initially, it has been launched as pilot project in five districts of state (Mohali, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Bathinda)
Ø  All district will be covered by 31 march, 2015
                  EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Which state government has launched e-stamping project recently
a.       Punjab
b.      Haryana
c.       Sikkim
d.      Assam

3)      INDIA RANKED 78TH IN GLOBAL TALENT COMPETITIVENESS INDEX- 2014
Ø  India ranked 78th globally in Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) 2014 list of 93 countries
Ø  GTCI Index is compiled by INSEAD business school in partneship with Adecco and Human Capital leadership Institute of Singapore.
Ø  It measures nation’s competitiveness based on the quality of talent it can produce , attract and retain.
Ø  Switzerland top the list, followed by Singapore (2), Luzembourg (3), US (4) and canda at 5th rank
                  EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Where does India stands Globally on GTCI Index 2014:
a.       74th
b.      70th
c.       78th
d.      80th
4)      UNION MINISTRY FOR WATER RESOURCES DECLARES 2015-16 AS JAL KRANTI VARSH
Ø  Union Ministry for Water Resources decided to celebrate 2015-16 as year of Jal Kranti Varsh
Ø  It aimed to spread the message of water conservation
Ø  It was announced by Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenction, Uma Bharti
                  EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Union Ministry of Water Resources declars 2015-16 as year of :
a.       Jal Kranti
b.      Women Empoerment
c.       Soil Conservation
d.      Climate Change

5)      TOYOTA TOPS IN GLOBAL VEHICLE SALE
Ø  Japanes automaker Toyota Motor Corp has topped in Global Vehicle sale in 2014 follwed by Vollswagen and General Motor
Ø  It sells 10.23 million Vehicles in 2014
                  EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Which of the following Company topped the sale of vehicle in 2014
a.       Toyota
b.      Honda
c.       Volwawagan
d.      Tata

6)      TWITTER BUYS INDIAN START-UP ZIPDIAL
Ø  Social networking site Twitter has bought Indian Mobile marketing start-up ZipDial
Ø  It has become first Indian Technology product startup to be bought by Twitter
Ø  It is expected to cost around $ 34-35 million
Ø  ZipDial is  Bangluru based startup, founded by Valerie Wagoner in 2011
                  EXPECTED QUESTIONS:
1.     Which of the following India mobile marketing startup is bought by Twitter
a.       ZipDial
b.      Reliance
c.       Tata Docomo
d.      Angel


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