Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 09.10.2014
Noble Prize 2014, Literature: Patrick Modiano of France has been selected for the Noble Prize 2014 for Literature. Canadian writer Alice Munro won the literature prize last year.
Sardar Patel Urban Housing Mission: The centre will soon start the ‘Sardar Patel Urban Housing Mission’ scheme, which will ensure 30 million houses by 2022, mostly for the economically weaker sections and low income groups.
M.V. Kamath: Veteran journalist M.V. Kamath has died at the age of 93 at Kasturba hospital in Manipal. He was a Padma Bhushan awardee.
Waislitz Global Citizen Award, 2014: Anoop Jain won 2014 Waislitz Global Citizen Award. He was awarded for his exemplified values of a Global Citizen through his work in founding Humanure Power (HP) in Bihar in 2011 that builds community sanitation facilities in rural India.
Alexander Bard: A book titled ‘Syntheism – Creating God in The Internet Age’ authored by Alexander Bard was released. Alexander Bard is an activist, musician and a religious leader.
Yuri Lyubimov: Russian actor Yuri Lyubimov has died at the age of 97. He had directed and acted in more than a hundred productions.
Pratima Dharm: Pratima Dharm was appointed as the first Hindu priest at George University. Dharm has been appointed to serve the religious needs of its Hindu students.
Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace: A book titled ‘Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace’ authored by Leon Panetta and Jim Newton has released.
First ever Offshore Wind Power Project, India: Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has signed a MoU for setting up a Joint Venture Company to undertake the first-ever Offshore Wind Power Project in India along the Gujarat Coast.
Test your Knowledge – Quiz 09.10.2014
Question: Who has been selected for the Noble Prize 2014 for Literature?
A) Eleanor Catton
B) Patrick Modiano
C) Jhumpa Lahiri
D) Alice Munro
Answer & Explanation: Patrick Modiano has been selected for the Noble Prize 2014 for Literature.
Question: Union government scheme ‘Sardar Patel Urban Housing Mission’ will ensure 30 million houses by _____?
Answer & Explanation: ‘Sardar Patel Urban Housing Mission’ will ensure 30 million houses by 2022.
Question: What was the name of veteran journalist, who died at the age of 93 in Manipal?
A) P. Bhattacharya
B) Adil Zainulbhai
C) Suresh Prabhu
D) M.V. Kamath
Answer & Explanation: M.V. Kamath was the veteran journalist, who died at the age of 93.
Question: Who won 2014 Waislitz Global Citizen Award?
A) H. Devaraj
B) Deepak Mohanty
C) Anoop Jain
D) A.K. Ganju
Answer & Explanation: Anoop Jain won 2014 Waislitz Global Citizen Award.
Question: Who is Mark Zuckerberg?
A) Founder of Facebook
B) F-1 driver
C) Alibaba Founder
D) NASA scientist
Answer & Explanation: Mark Zuckerberg is the founder of Facebook (social networking site).
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