Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 09.01.2015

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 09.01.2015 

Dandi Kutir museum: PM Narendra Modi has inaugurated a state-of-the-art museum Dandi Kutir in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on the occasion of the 13th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas.

Rajkumar Manisana: Former Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Rajkumar Manisana passed away at the age of 82.

The Indian Parliament – A Critical Appraisal book: Book titled The Indian Parliament – A Critical Appraisal has been released by Vice President Hamid Ansari. The book is authored by Sudha Pai and Avinash Kumar.

Nepal: Indian Government has decided to provide 69 million rupees to Nepal as assistance to launch the Iodine Deficiency Disorder Control Programme (IDDCP) for goitre control across the country.

Commemorative Postage Stamps: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has released Commemorative Postage Stamps to mark 100 Years of Mahatama Gandhi’s return from South Africa to India. The coins are of denomination of 100 rupees and 10 rupees, while the stamps are of value of 25 rupees and 5 rupees.

Modibo Keita: Modibo Keita has been appointed as the Prime Minister of West African nation Mali. Modibo Keita has succeeded Moussa Mara.

Yash Pal Singhal: Haryana Government has been appointed Yash Pal Singhal as Director General of Police (DGP). He has succeeded S N Vashisht.

Guyana: Union Government of India will provide 60 million US dollars Line of Credit (LoC) to Guyana for its road infrastructure projects and passenger ferry service. Guyana President is the chief guest of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas.

Romesh Chandra: Freedom fighter Perin Romesh Chandra has died at the age of 96.

Kepler 438b and Kepler 442b: The Scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics have discovered two Earth-like planets Kepler 438b and Kepler 442b. The planets were spotted by Nasa’s Kepler space telescope.

Indian Science Congress (INC): The 102nd Indian Science Congress (ISC) was held in Mumbai. The theme of the ISC was Science and Technology for Human Development.

Synechron: IT services firm Synechron has acquired Paris-based Team Trade. Synechron specializes in software integration and business consulting. Team Trade was founded in 2000.

Qantas: Australia’s national airline Qantas has been named as the world’s safest airline by AirlineRatings.com. The airline was lauded for amassing an extraordinary record of firsts in safety history and operations over its 94-year history.

Popov Ivan: Popov Ivan of Russia has won the 7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess title against Dzhumaev Marat of Uzbek GM. 

Hike Messenger: Chat application Hike messenger has acquired US-based free voice-calling company Zip Phone o launch free voice calling. Zip Phone was founded in 2014 by Anuj Jain in the United States. The company has developed a voice calling app which works globally. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 09.01.2015 

Question: PM Narendra Modi has inaugurated a state-of-the-art museum Dandi Kutir in _______?
A) Bhopal
B) Gandhinagar
C) Pune
D) Bangalore
Answer & Explanation: PM Narendra Modi has inaugurated a state-of-the-art museum Dandi Kutir in Gandhinagar.
 
Question: Indian Government has decided to provide 69 million rupees to which country as assistance to launch the Iodine Deficiency Disorder Control Programme (IDDCP) for goitre control across the country.
A) Bangladesh
B) Bhutan
C) Nepal
D) Afghanistan
Answer & Explanation: Indian Government has decided to provide 69 million rupees to “Nepal” as assistance to launch the Iodine Deficiency Disorder Control Programme (IDDCP) for goitre control across the country.
 
Question: Who has won the 7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess title?
A) Popov Ivan
B) Sunil Kumar
C) Dzhumaev Marat
D) Arun Rajawat
Answer & Explanation: Popov Ivan has won the 7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess title.
 
Question: Who has been appointed as Director General of Police (DGP) of Haryana?
A) Himanshu Thakur
B) Manish Goda
C) Shiv Pratap Singh
D) Yash Pal Singhal
Answer & Explanation: Yash Pal Singhal has been appointed as Director General of Police (DGP) of Haryana.
 
Question: Who has been appointed as the Prime Minister of West African nation Mali?
A) S N Vashisht
B) Modibo Keita
C) Donald R. Ramotar
D) Ewa Kopacz
Answer & Explanation: Modibo Keita has been appointed as the Prime Minister of West African nation Mali.

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