Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 08.09.2014
US Open Women’s Final 2014: American tennis star Serena Williams won the women’s singles title of US Open 2014 after defeating Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in the final. Serena Williams booked 18 Grand Slams to his name.
PetroFed Oil & Gas Industry Awards: Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) bagged the ‘Leading Oil & Gas Corporate of the Year’. Reliance Industries won the ‘Refinery of the Year’ award. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) bagged the ‘Exploration & Production Company of the Year’.
Aaron Finch: Australian Cricket Board appointed ‘Aaron finch’ as the captain of Australian T-20 team captain in place of George Bailey.
Italy F-1 Grand Prix 2014: Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain won the Italian Grand Prix 2014. Lewis Hamilton is a Mercedes Formula One driver.
US Open men’s doubles 2014: American Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan became the first doubles pair to win 100 titles together after they beat Spain’s Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez in the final US Open final.
WTI and TCL singed MoU: Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up India’s first of its kind Coral Garden in Gujarat. As per the plan, the coral garden will be helpful in conserving several coral species at one place and will also increase tourism in the State.
Daya Reddy: Indian born South African mathematician Daya Reddy has been elected as the new president of the International Council for Science (ICSU).
World Economic Forum: According to the World Economic Forum (WEF) India’s rank is 62nd in the terms of the effective regulation of the stock exchanges. India slipped to 62nd position as compare to the last year 27th position.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier: German Foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited India and met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. German Foreign minister agenda are trade, investment, high tech cooperation and renewal energy collaboration.
Test your Knowledge – Quiz 08.09.2014
Question: What is the name of Foreign Minister of Germany, who visited India?
A) Laurent Fabius
B) John Kerry
C) Radoslaw Sikorski
D) Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Answer & Explanation: Frank-Walter Steinmeier is the Foreign Minister of Germany.
Question: Who has been elected as the new president of the International Council for Science (ICSU)?
A) Praveen Sarthi
B) Daya Reddy
C) Prakash Singh
D) Sanjeev Kumar
Answer & Explanation: Daya Reddy has been elected as the new president of the International Council for Science (ICSU).
Question: According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), what is the rank of India in the terms of the effective regulation of the stock exchanges?
Answer & Explanation: 62nd is the India rank of India.
Question: Who won the women’s singles of US Open 2014?
A) Caroline Wozniacki
B) Li Na
C) Serena Williams
D) Petra Kvitova
Answer & Explanation: Serena Williams won the women’s singles of US Open 2014.
Question: Who won the Italian Grand Prix 2014?
A) Lewis Hamilton
B) Fernando Alonso
C) Daniel Ricciardo
D) Nico Rosberg
Answer & Explanation: Lewis Hamilton won the Italian Grand Prix 2014.
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