Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 01.01.2015

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 01.01.2015 

L.M. Desai: Renowned UK-based economist and politician of Gujarat origin, Lord Meghnad Desai has been selected by the Vishwa Gujarat Samaj (VGS) for being conferred with the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Vishwa Pratibha Award, for his contribution to society as a Gujarat.

Omar Karami: Former Prime Minister of Lebanon Omar Karami died after suffering from an undisclosed illness at the age of 80.

Himmat: A mobile application of Delhi Police called ‘Himmat’, which will allow women to send a distress call to police control room and their relatives in case of any emergency, was launched by the Union Home minister Rajnath Singh.  

LIC International: India’s LIC International and Abu Dhabi based First Gulf Bank are planning to introduce a unique co-branded credit card in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to address concerns of insurance policy. It is the first kind of payment solution. This is the first time that an insurance firm has entered into a strategic alliance with a bank in the gulf country.

Ashok Prasad: Ashok Prasad has been appointed as the new Special Secretary of Home Ministry’s crucial Internal Security division.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Portuguese football player Cristiano Ronaldo was voted by European sports reporters Europe’s best football player for the second year in a row.

Gmail: Google Inc’s Gmail was blocked in China after months of disruptions to the world’s biggest e-mail service, with an anti-censorship advocate suggesting the Great Firewall was to blame.

RIL and Mitsui OSK Linges agreement: Reliance Industries (RIL) and Mitsui OSK Lines of Japan have signed a long-term agreement for transportation of liquefied ethane from North America to India. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 01.01.2015 

Question: Who has been selected for the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Vishwa Pratibha Award, for his contribution to society as a Gujarat?
A) Pratap Rathi
B) L.M. Desai
C) Manish Ranjan
D) Anurag Thakur
Answer & Explanation: L.M. Desai has been selected for the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Vishwa Pratibha Award, for his contribution to society as a Gujarat.
 
Question: With which company Reliance Industries has signed a long-term agreement for transportation of liquefied ethane from North America to India?
A) A.T. Shome
B) Zerox
C) Super Ethane
D) Mitsui OSK Lines
Answer & Explanation: Reliance Industries and Mitsui OSK Lines have signed a long-term agreement.
 
Question: Google Inc’s Gmail was blocked recently in which country?
A) Russia
B) China
C) Pakistan
D) India
Answer & Explanation: Google Inc’s Gmail was blocked in China.
 
Question: Who has been appointed as the new Special Secretary of Home Ministry’s crucial Internal Security division?
A) Amit Mathew
B) Suresh Rana
C) Ashok Prasad
D) D.P. Pathak
Answer & Explanation: Ashok Prasad has been appointed as the new Special Secretary of Home Ministry’s crucial Internal Security division
 
Question: Which state police launched a mobile application called ‘Himmat’, which will allow women to send a distress call to police control room and their relatives in case of any emergency?
A) Assam
B) Delhi
C) Punjab
D) Karnataka
Answer & Explanation: A mobile application of Delhi Police called ‘Himmat’, which will allow women to send a distress call to police control room and their relatives in case of any emergency.

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