Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 05.01.2015

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 05.01.2015

Saina Nehwal: The sports ministry has decided to recommend ace shuttler Saina Nehwal for the Padma Bhushan award

Ram Prasad: Former state PWD minister Ram Prasad Kamal passed away at the age of 84.

Andy Murray: Andy Murray won the ATP World Tennis Championship at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi. He won the title after the world number one Novak Djokovic withdrew from the final match citing illness.

Sutirtha Bhattacharya: Sutirtha Bhattacharya today took charge as Coal India’s full-time chairman and managing director, a post which had been laying vacant for over six months, amid the miner facing pressure to ramp up production. Sutirtha Bhattacharya was the CMD of state-owned Singareni Collieries Company.

International Hindi Conference: The International Hindi Conference will be hosted by New Jersey in April 2015. The theme of International Hindi Conference 2015 is ‘Expanding World of Hindi: Possibilities and Challenges’.

He Zhenliang: The former International Olympic Committee (IOC) member and Vice President He Zhenliang died in Beijing at the age of 85.

SRF Limited: Special chemicals firm SRF Limited has acquired the pharmaceutical propellant business brand Dymel of American chemical firm DuPont for 20 million US dollars.

Madhu Kinnar: Independent candidate and transgender Madhu Kinnar has won the Mayoral election in Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh Municipal Corporation. Madhu Kinnar won the election by 4537 votes against Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Mahaveer Guruji.

Upendra Jethalal: Veteran Gujarati actor Upendra Jethalal Trivedi has passed away in Mumbai at the age of 79.

LED based Programme: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched National Programme for LED-based Home and Street Lighting in New Delhi to reduce energy consumption. The Prime Minister also launched a web-based system to enable consumers in Delhi to register requests for procuring LED bulbs under Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP). 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 05.01.2015 

Question: Who won the ATP World Tennis Championship at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi?
A) Roger Federer
B) Andy Murray
C) Rafael Nadal
D) Novak Djokovic
Answer & Explanation: Andy Murray won the ATP World Tennis Championship at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi.
 
Question: Who took charge as Coal India’s full-time chairman and managing direction?
A) Rajan Rao
B) Narendra Tomar
C) S.K. Dubey
D) Sutirtha Bhattacharya
Answer & Explanation: Sutirtha Bhattacharya took charge as Coal India’s full-time chairman and managing direction.
 
Question: The International Hindi Conference will be hosted by _______ in April 2015?
A) Gold Coast
B) New Jersey
C) Brisbane
D) Colombo
Answer & Explanation: The International Hindi Conference will be hosted by New Jersey in April 2015.
 
Question: Who has launched National Programme for LED based Home and Street Lighting in New Delhi to reduce energy consumption?
A) Rahul Gandhi
B) Arun Jaitely
C) Sushma Swaraj
D) Narendra Modi
Answer & Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched National Programme for LED-based Home and Street Lighting in New Delhi to reduce energy consumption.
 
Question: Who was Ram Prasad Kamal?
A) politician
B) economist
C) scientist
D) educationist
Answer & Explanation: Ram Prasad Kamal was a politician.

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