Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 10.01.2015

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 10.01.2015

Maithiripala Sirisena: Pallewatte Gamaralaage Maithipala Yapa Sirisena (Maithiripala Sirisena) was sworn-in as the 7th President of Sri Lanka. Maithripala defeated incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa from United People’s Freedom Alliance by 51.28 percent of votes and Opposition candidate Maithripala Samisen from United National Party got 51.3 percent of the votes.

Sindhushree Khullar: Senior bureaucrat Sindhushree Khullar has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog. She will serve the position for one year.

R S Taylor: Australian actor Rodney Sturt Taylor died at the age of 84.

Vistara Airline: Vistara airline, a joint venture of Tata-SIA, started its flight operation in India on 9 January 2015. Vistara flight took off with its first flight from Delhi to Mumbai.

K K Paul: Krishan Kant Paul was sworn in as the sixth Governor of Uttarakhand. He succeeded Governor Aziz Qureshi who was appointed as the Governor of Mizoram on 30 December 2014.

President rule imposed in J&K: Presidential rule was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) on 9 January 2015. President Pranab Mukherjee has approved the recommendation of the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir N N Vohra.

Yu Min: Chinese nuclear physicist Yu Min was presented with the State Preeminent Science and Technology Award 2014 by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Andrae Crouch: Veteran gospel per former and songwriter Andrae Crouch has died due to heart attack at the age of 72 in Log Angeles.

KKR partners with GIC: KKR (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co), American multinational private equity firm, has set up non-banking financial company in the country for lending to the real estate sector, with an investment from Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 10.01.2015 

Question: Who was sworn-in as the 7th President of Sri Lanka?
A) Rangana Hearth
B) Marvana Pakshe
C) Arvind Disilva
D) Maithiripala Sirisena
Answer & Explanation: Maithiripala Sirisena was sworn-in as the 7th President of Sri Lanka.
 
Question: Who has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog.
A) Priya Garg
B) Sindhushree Khullar
C) Sajid Khan
D) Amit Mathew
Answer & Explanation: Sindhushree Khullar has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog.
 
Question: Who was sworn in as the sixth Governor of Uttarakhand?
A) K K Paul
B) N N Vohra
C) Ramnaresh Yadav
D) N Srinivasan
Answer & Explanation: K K Paul was sworn in as the sixth Governor of Uttarakhand
 
Question: Who was presented with the State Preeminent Science and Technology Award 2014 by Chinese President Xi Jinping?
A) Tim Cook
B) Yu Min
C) K C Jheng
D) Chawng Lee
Answer & Explanation: Yu Min was presented with the State Preeminent Science and Technology Award 2014 by Chinese President Xi Jinping
 
Question: Who was Andrae Crouch?
A) artist
B) actor
C) politician
D) scientist
Answer & Explanation: Andrae Crouch was an actor.

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