Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 08.01.2015

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 08.01.2015 

Industrial Policy 2015: The Gujarat government has announced its new industrial policy for 2015 aimed at making the state a global manufacturing hub, ahead of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit set to begin from 11th January 2015.

Atul Khare: Atul Khare has been appointed as the United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary-General, Department of Field Support (DFS). He has succeeded Ameerah Haq of Bangladesh.

Railways: Indian Railways has earned Rs 1, 14, 656.13 crore during April-December 2014, registering an increase of 12.57 per cent. The total earnings from goods during April-December, 2014 were Rs 77,161.55 crore as compared to Rs 68,776.35 crore in the corresponding period in 2013, showing an increase of 12.19 per cent, according to the Railway Ministry data. 

ICICI Bank: ICICI Bank has launched contactless credit cards and debits cards called Coral Contactless Credit Card and Expressions Wave Debit Card respectively. These cards will enable customers to make electronic payments by waving the cards near a merchant terminal instead of dipping or swiping the cards. These cards are powered by MasterCard contactless and Visa payWave technologies. 

13th Pravasi Bharaitya Divas: Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally inaugurated the 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

Citizenship Act, 1955: President Pranab Mukherjee signed the Ordinance that amends’ Citizenship Act, 1955. The ordinance provides life-long Indian visa facility to Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and exempts them from appearing before the local police station on every visit. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 08.01.2015 

Question: Which state has announced recently its new industrial policy for 2015 aimed at making the state a global manufacturing hub?
A) Madhya Pradesh
B) Gujarat
C) Maharashtra
D) Karnataka
Answer & Explanation: Gujarat has announced recently its new industrial policy 2015.
 
Question: Who has been appointed as the United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Department of Field Support (DFS)?
A) Narain Rathore
B) Pratipal Singh
C) Rajendra Verma
D) Atul Khare
Answer & Explanation: Atul Khare has been appointed as the United Nations, Under-Secretary-General.
 
Question: Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally inaugurated the 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas at _______?
A) Pune
B) Gandhinagar
C) Jaipur
D) Kolkata
Answer & Explanation: PM Narendra Modi formally inaugurated the 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas at Gandhinagar.
 
Question: Who has signed the Ordinance that amends Citizenship Act, 1955?
A) Narendra Modi
B) Sushma Swaraj
C) Pranab Mukherjee
D) Rajnath Singh
Answer & Explanation: Pranab Mukherjee has signed the Ordinance Act, 1955?
 
Question: Which bank has recently launched contactless credit cards and debit cards called Coral Contactless Credit Card and Expressions Wave Debit Cards?
A) ICICI
B) HDFC
C) SBI
D) UBI
Answer & Explanation: ICICI bank has launched contactless credit cards and debit cards.

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