Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 04.01.2015

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 04.01.2015

M.M. Cuomo: Mario Matthew Cuomo, former New York Governor died due to heart failure in New York at the age of 82.

Arvind Panagariya: Renowned pre-growth economist Arvind Panagariya will be the first vice-chairman of the newly announced NITI Aayog.

Digital Village project: Joining Digital India programme, top lender ICICI Bank has launched its own ‘digital village’ project while adopting an entire village in Gujarat to provide services ranging from cashless banking to digitized school teaching. Digital village has three themes — cashless, comprehensive and connected. 

Maharashtra: Maharashtra government has launched online Right to Information (RTI) application filing facility. The e-filing facility is available in both English and Marathi.

Virendra Prabhakar: Noted photo journalist Virendra Prabhakar has passed away due to cardiac arrest at the age of 84.

Kiran Bhai Vadodaria: Kiran Bhai Vadodaria has been elected as the President of the Indian News Paper Society (INS) for 2014-15. He succeeded Ravindra Kumar.

V.R. Gowarikar: Former ISRO scientist V.R. Gowarikar died in Pune at the age of 81.

Edward Brooke: Edward Brooke, the Massachusetts Republican who was first African-American to be popularly elected to the US Senate, died at the age of 95.

O.T. Anil Kumar: Kerala’s O T Anilkumar has clinched the seventh Chennai Open FIDE Rating Tournament (Category B) after scoring 8.5 points. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 04.01.2015 

Question: Which bank has launched its own ‘digital village’ project while adopting an entire village in Gujarat to provide services ranging from cashless banking to digitize school teaching?
A) HDFC
B) ICICI
C) SBI
D) UBI
Answer & Explanation: ICICI bank has launched its own ‘digital village’ project while adopting an entire village in Gujarat to provide services ranging from cashless banking to digitize school teaching.
 
Question: Who has been elected as the President of the Indian News Paper Society (INS) for 2014-15?
A) Kiran Bhai Vadodaria
B) Mamta Sharma
C) Trima Rao
D) Somesh Singh
Answer & Explanation: Kiran Bhai Vadodaria has been elected as the President of the Indian News Paper Society (INS) for 2014-15.
 
Question: Who was V.R. Gowarikar?
A) sports person
B) educationist
C) former journalist
D) ISRO scientist
Answer & Explanation: V.R. Gowarikar was an ISRO scientist.
 
Question: Who has clinched the seventh Chennai Open FIDE Rating Tournament (Category B) after scoring 8.5 points?
A) Swamy Rao
B) Vishal Sekhar
C) D.P. Anand
D) O T Anilkumar
Answer & Explanation: O T Anilkumar has clinched the seventh Chennai Open FIDE Rating Tournament (Category B) after scoring 8.5 points.
 
Question: Which state has recently launched online Right to Information (RTI) application filing facility?
A) Madhya Pradesh
B) Karnataka
C) Maharashtra
D) Gujarat
Answer & Explanation: Maharashtra has recently launched online Right to Information (RTI) application filing facility.

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