Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 03.02.2015

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 03.02.2015

Sergio Mattarella: Sergio Mattarella was sworn-in as the President of Italy on 3 February 2015. He is the 12th President of Italy since the country became a Republic after World War II. He has succeeded Giorgio Napolitano.

Madhya Pradesh: Madhya Pradesh has been awarded the 10th national award for excellent work in Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act-MGNREGA. 74 percent construction of permanent assets has been done through MGNREGA in the state. 

France: France has become the first team in handball history to win five World Championships. In the finals, they defeated hosts and surprised finalists Qatar.

Peter Gomes: Former Delhi state footballer Peter Gomes has died due to heart-attack in a hospital at New Delhi at the age of 60.

RBI: The Reserve Bank of India has doubled the eligibility limit for foreign exchange remittances under the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) to $250,000 per person per year. RBI had reduced the eligibility limit for foreign exchange remittances under the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) to USD 75,000 in 2013 as a macro-prudential measure. 

Nandita Chatterjee: Nandita Chatterjee has appointed as the Secretary in the Union Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA). Nandita Chatterjee has succeeded Anita Agnihotri.

Krishna Murari: Renowned Photo journalist Krishna Murari Kishan has passed away due to multi-organ failure at a private hospital in New Delhi at the age of 65.

Pakistan: Pakistan has successfully test-fired indigenously developed Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) Ra’ad. The missile, also called Thunder in Arabic, has been developed by Pakistan’s Air Weapons Complex and NESCOM. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 03.02.2015 

Question: Which state has been awarded the 10th national award for excellent work in Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act-MGNREGA?
A) Odisha
B) Madhya Pradesh
C) Gujarat
D) Harayana
Answer & Explanation: Madhya Pradesh has been awarded the 10th national award for excellent work in Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act-MGNREGA

Question: Who has become the first team in handball history to win five World Championships?
A) Germany
B) India
C) France
D) Canada
Answer & Explanation: France has become the first team in handball history to win five World Championships.

Question: Who was sworn-in as the President of Italy?
A) Neora Puscia                      
B) Sergio Mattarella
C) Nadera Kmari
D) K.R. Mrita
Answer & Explanation: Sergio Mattarella was sworn-in as the President of Italy.

Question: Who has been appointed as the Secretary in the Union Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA)?
A) P.S. Rai
B) Nandita Chatterjee
C) Surendra Kumar
D) Amit Mathew
Answer & Explanation: Nandita Chatterjee has been appointed as the Secretary in the Union Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA).

Question: Which has successfully test-fired indigenously developed Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) Ra’ad?
A) Israel
B) Iran
C) Iraq
D) Pakistan
Answer & Explanation: Pakistan has successfully test-fired indigenously developed Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) Ra’ad.

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