Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 02.12.2014
Tiger Woods: India’s two-wheeler manufacturing company, Hero MotoCrop has signed a deal with American golfer Tiger Woods as its brand ambassador for four-year tenure in Rs. 200 crore, making it the most expensive celebrity endorsement yet for an Indian company.
Deven Verman: Veteran Bollywood actor-comedian, director and producer Deven Verman has died in Pune after a severe cardiac attack and kidney failure at the age of 78.
RBI 5th Monetary Policy: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced fifth Bi-Monthly monetary Policy Statement. RBI in its fifth bi-monthly monetary policy statement kept the policy rates unchanged. Repo Rate: 8 per cent, Reserve Repo Rate: 7 per cent, Marginal Standing Facility (MSF): 9 per cent, Bank Rate: 9 per cent and Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR): 4 per cent.
S.V. Krishnamurthy: The veteran music critic of the The Hindu S.V. Krishnamurthy has died after a brief illness at the age of 89.
GLONASS-K: Russia has launched the new generation navigational satellite GLONASS-K from the Plesetsk space centre in Russia. The satellite was launched on a Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket.
Niryat Shree and Niryat Bandhu Awards: The President of India Pranab Mukherjee has presented the Niryat Shree and Niryat Bandhu Awards for outstanding performance in exports for the year 2010-11 and 2011-12 in New Delhi. Forty-four companies received Niryat Shree Awards while six were honored with Niryat Bandhu for their outstanding performance in the field of exports.
Rajdeep Sardesai: The book titled “2014: The Election That Changed India” authored by Rajdeep Sardesai has been released.
Radwa Ashour: Acclaimed Egyptian novelist and educator Radwa Ashour died in Cairo after a long battle with cancer at the age of 86.
Test your Knowledge – Quiz 02.12.2014
Question: Who has been appointed as a brand ambassador of Hero MotoCorp?
A) Sachin Tendulkar
B) Tiger Woods
C) Roger Federer
D) Virat Kohli
Answer & Explanation: Tiger Woods has been appointed as a brand ambassador of Hero MotoCorp.
Question: Who was Deven Verman?
C) bollywood actor
Answer & Explanation: Deven Verman was a bollywood actor.
Question: The book titled “2014: The Election That Changed India” authored by ____?
A) Amit Mathew
B) K.P. Thomas
C) Raghuram Rajan
D) Rajdeep Sardesai
Answer & Explanation: The book titled “2014: The Election That Changed India” authored by Rajdeep Sardesai.
Question: What was the Bank Rate as per the RBI 5th Monetary Policy 2014?
Answer & Explanation: Bank Rate was 9% as per the RBI 5th Monetary Policy 2014.
Question: GLONASS-K is recently in news, what is GLONASS-K?
A) mobile company
C) biggest telescope
Answer & Explanation: GLONASS-K is a satellite.
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