Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 03.10.2014

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 03.10.2014

Pollachi Mahalingam: Noted industrialist, educationist and Philanthropist Pollachi Mahalingam passed away at the age of 91.

Asian Games 2014: Indian completed a golden double on the Kabaddi, for the second successive edition of the Asian Games after the man and women’s teams defeated Iran to win gold in South Korea.

Indian Railway, Tatkal Scheme: Railway has decided to sell half of the Tatkal quota tickets in popular trains by dynamic fare pricing system. After booking of the first 50% of the Tatkal quota under the present scheme, railways would offer the remaining 50% seats as ‘premium Tatkal ticket scheme’ based on dynamics pricing.

Martin Perl: A Noble Prize winning physicist Martin Perl has died at the age of 87.

General Motors, US: US auto giant General Motors will invest a $14 billion in China over the next five years and open five new plants. General Motors CEO is Mary T. Barra.    

Times Higher Education World Rankings, 2014: The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and Punjab University are the only two Indian institutes which have made it to the top 300 institute of the world as Times World rankings

Origin of AIDS found: An international team of scientists, led by University of Leuven in Belgium and Oxford University, has reconstructed the genetic history of the HIV-1 group M pandemic, study reveals that HIV pandemic first started in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1920.

Justin Gatlin, US: American sprinter Justin Gatlin, unbeaten this season, is a candidate for International association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) world athlete of the year award.

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 03.10.2014 

Question: Justin Gatlin belongs to which country?
A) Canada
B) US
C) Germany
D) Jamaica
Answer & Explanation: Justin Gatlin belongs to US. 
 
Question: How many Indian institutes are in Times Higher Education World Rankings, 2014?
A) 5
B) 10
C) 2
D) 6
Answer & Explanation: Only 2 Indian institutes are in Times Higher Education World Rankings, 2014.
 
Question: Who is the CEO of US auto giant General Motors?
A) Mary T. Barra
B) Martha Stewart
C) Ginni Rometty
D) Angela Braly
Answer & Explanation: Mary T. Barra is the CEO of US auto giant General Motors.
 
Question: What was the name of a Noble Prize winning physicist died at the age of 87?
A) Robert Drew
B) Robin Williams
C) Lauren Bacall
D) Martin Perl
Answer & Explanation: Martin Perl has died at the age of 87.
 
Question: India’s men’s Kabaddi team won the gold medal in Asian Games 2014 by beating which country in the final?
A) Pakistan
B) Sout Korea
C) Iran
D) Vietnam
Answer & Explanation: India’s men’s Kabaddi team won the gold medal by beating Iran in the final. 

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