Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 06.10.2014

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 06.10.2014

Novak Djokovic: A professional tennis player of Serbia Novak Djokovic has won the 2014 China Open by defeating Tomas Berdych in the final.

Sachin Tendulkar: Ceicket icon Sachin Tendulkar has accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s nomination as one of the ‘ambassadors’ of ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign by sweeping a road in Mumbai.

Abhijit Chakraborty: Jadavpur University temporary Vice-Chancellor Abhijit Chakraborty, who recently faced student unrest in JU demanding his resignation, has been appointed as full time Vice-Chancellor.

World’s biggest telescope: India along with Japan, US, China and Canada will work on the world’s biggest telescope on Hawaii Island that will enable to identify an object as small coin from a distance of 500 kms. The construction expected to be completed by March2022. 

Dry days in Kerala: Kerala government has decided that all Sunday will be dry days. Apart from Sunday, the first day of each month will be dry day and holidays like Gandhi Jayanti and Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti are also termed as dry days. Dry day means no liquor sells on that day.

Noble Prize 2014, Medicine: American-British scientist John O’Keefe and Norwegians May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser have won the 2014 Noble Prize in medicine for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain.

Telangana: Telangana State Power Generation Corporation (TS GENCO) and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) signed MoU to establish thermal power plants to generate 6000 MW of electricity in Telangana in the next three years.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni: Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the fourth Indian cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli to formally associate himself with the upcoming India Super League (ISL). He was announced a co-owner of Chennaiyin FC. Indian Super League is the Indian professional league for association football franchises. 

Golf, Reignwood Classic title: South Korea’s Mirim Lee won the LPGA Reignwood Classic title.         

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 06.10.2014 

Question: Who has won the men’s singles title of China Open, 2014?
A) Tomas Berdych
B) Rafael Nadal
C) Novak Djokovic
D) Roger Federer
Answer & Explanation: Novak Djokovic has won the men’s singles title of China Open, 2014.
 
Question: Name the celebrity who has accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s nomination as one of the ‘ambassadors’ of ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign?
A) Chetan Bhagat
B) Sachin Tendulkar
C) Saina Nehwal
D) Azim Premji
Answer & Explanation: Sachin Tendulkar has accepted the ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign.
 
Question: Who have won the 2014 Noble Prize in medicine for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain?
A) John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser
B) Alvin E Roth, Lloyd S Shapely and Severiges Riksbank
C) David Wineland and Robert J Lefkowitz
D) John Gurdon, Shinya Yamanaka and Serge Haroche
Answer & Explanation: John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser have won the Noble Prize, 2014 for medicine.
 
Question: Which state government has signed MoU with BHEL to establish thermal power plants to generate 6000 MW of electricity in the next three years?
A) Madhya Pradesh
B) Gujarat
C) Tamil Nadu
D) Telangana
Answer & Explanation: Telangana government has signed MoU with BHEL to establish thermal power plants to generate 6000 MW.
 
Question: Which state government has decided all Sunday will be dry days, no more liquor sell on Sunday?
A) Tamil Nadu
B) Maharashtra
C) Kerala
D) Assam
Answer & Explanation: Kerala government has decided all Sunday will be dry days.

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