Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 10.10.2014
Noble Prize 2014, Peace: Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi have won the Noble Peace Prize 2014.
Actor Amir Khan: Bollywood actor Amir Khan has been appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador of United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in South Asia.
Marks & Spencer (M&S): UK’s top retailer Mark & Spencer is keeping on expanding its presence in the fast-growing Indian market by launching around 40 new stores by the end of 2016. M & S has launched its second store in Hyderabad on Thursday.
Rajeev Shukla: Former Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Planning Rajeev Shukla will continue as a member of the advisory board in the third and fourth editions of the Hero Hockey India League (HIL).
Infosys Q2 Reoprt: IT major company of India Infosys has posted 28.6 per cent jump in consolidated net profit to Rs. 3,096 for the quarter ended September 30, 2014.
ICC ODI ranking: Indian cricket team has faced a defeat against West Indies in first ODI at Kochi, this has thrown India from the top ranking in the ODI format of the ICC at 2nd position.
NABARD, India: The Union Finance Ministry has allocated 520 crore rupees to NABARD to create warehousing infrastructure for agriculture commodities in West Bengal.
Ocean Health Index, 2014: Ocean Health Index (OHI) 2014 was released by the National Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at UC Santa Barbara, California, US. As per the Ocean Health Index 2014, the overall health score of the Oceans of the world stands at 67 out of 100.
ISRO’s PSLV-C26: The launch of ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C26, is now scheduled for October 16 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. PSLV-C26 will carry the 1,425 kg Indian Navigation Satellite IRNSS-1C
Test your Knowledge – Quiz 10.10.2014
Question: Who have won the Noble Peace Prize 2014?
A) Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi
B) Pope Francis and Kailash Satyarthi
C) Malala Yousafzai and Edward Snowden
D) Edward Snowden and Pope Francis
Answer & Explanation: Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi have won the Noble Peace Prize 2014.
Question: Who has been appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF in South Asia?
A) Emma Watson
B) Leonardo De Caprio
C) Amir Khan
D) Jackie Chan
Answer & Explanation: Amir Khan has been appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF in South Asia.
Question: Mark & Spencer is a top retailer firm of which country?
Answer & Explanation: Mark & Spencer is a top retailer firm of UK.
Question: What is the present ranking of India in latest ICC ODI ranking?
Answer & Explanation: India is at 2nd position in ICC ODI ranking.
Question: IRNSS-1C is a ____?
A) Navigation Satellite
B) Ebola virus
C) Nuclear missile
D) Largest telescope
Answer & Explanation: IRNSS-1C is a ‘Navigation Satellite’.
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