Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 02.01.2015

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 02.01.2015 

Kiran B Vadodaria: Kiran B Vadodaria of Gujarat newspaper Sambhaav Metro has been elected President of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS) for 2014-15. He succeeded Ravindra Kumar.

Bharat Forge: Auto component maker Bharat Forge has acquired France-based Mecanique Generale Langroise of 11.8 million euros (around 90 crore).

Beji Caid Essebsi: Beji Caid Essebsi was sworn in as the President of Tunisia.

NITI Aayog: Union Government has set up the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog. NITI Aayog that replaced the 65 year old Planning Commission will be headed by Prime Minister. NITI Aayog will also have a Vice-Chairperson and a Chief Executive Officer (fixed tenure, in the rank of Secretary to the Government of India), who will be appointed by the Prime Minister.

M Sathiyavathy: Union Government of India has appointed M Sathiyavathy as Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). She became the first women DGCA and will hold post till 28 January 2017.

K. Radhakrishnan: Koppilll Radhakrishnan has been retired as the Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). He was appointed as the Chairman of the organization in October 2009 as successor of G. Madhavan Nair.  

A.K. Mittal: A.K. Mittal has been appointed as the Chairman of Railway Board of India. He succeeded Arunendra Kumar.

IRDA: Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) was re-named as Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India. The change in name came in to effect after the promulgation of Insurance Laws (Amendment) Ordinance 2014, by the President. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 02.01.2015

Question: Who has been appointed as the Chairman of Railway Board of India?

A) Suresh Prabhu
B) Mamata Sharma
C) A.K. Mittal
D) Arunendra Kumar
Answer & Explanation: A.K. Mittal has been appointed as the Chairman of Railway Board of India.
 
Question: Who has been elected President of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS) for 2014-15?
A) Sumit Arora
B) Vijay Laxmi
C) Kiran B Vadodaria
D) Nagendra Raj
Answer & Explanation: Kiran B Vadodaria has been elected President of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS) for 2014-15.
 
Question: Union Government of India has replaced 65 year old Planning Commission by _____?
A) Aatal Aayog
B) NITI Aayog
C) Sanrakshan Aayog
D) Pragati Aayog
Answer & Explanation: Union Government of India has replaced 65 year old Planning Commission by NITI Aayog.
 
Question: Who was sworn in as the President of Tunisia? 
A) Vladimir Putin
B) Beji Caid Essebsi
C) Soeti Raja
D) Skri Sarkar
Answer & Explanation: Beji Caid Essebsi was sworn in as the President of Tunisia.
 
Question: Who has retired as the Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)?
A) D.P. Pathak
B) Suresh Prabhu
C) K. Radhakrishnan
D) Arun Rajawat
Answer & Explanation: K. Radhakrishnan has retired as the Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

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