Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 12.01.2015

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 12.01.2015

Brisbane International Tennis title: 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer of Switzerland has won the Brisbane International Tennis title. He defeated third seeded Milos Raonic of Canada in the final clash.

Vikram Sarabhai Memorial Award 2015: The director of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota Range, MYS Prasad has been selected for the Vikram Sarabhai Memorial Award 2015. The award will be presented to MYS Prasad by the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA).

International Anti-Terror summit: The United States on 11 January 2015 announced that it will host an international Anti-terror Summit in Washington. The summit will be held on 18 February 2015 and will aim on preventing violent extremism that was seen in attack on Charlie Hebdo’s Paris office.    

Tech Mahindra: IT firm Tech Mahindra has signed definitive agreement to acquire the Swiss firm SOFGEN Holdings Limited Company. The deal is aimed at boosting the financial services.

Stanislas Wawrinka: Stanislas Wawrinka has won the Chennai Open title of tennis .In the summit clash at Nungambakkam tennis stadium in Chennai, the Swiss world number four defeated the Slovenian qualifier Aljaz Bedene.

Border-Gavaskar Test series: Australia has won the 4-match Border-Gavaskar Test series played against India by 2-0. Steven Smith has won the Player of the series award.

R. Koteeswaran: R. Koteewaran took over charge as new Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of public sector Indian Overseas Bank (IOB). He has succeeded M Narendra. Earlier, Koteeswaran was serving as Executive Director of Bank of India

72nd Golden Globe Awards: 72nd Golden Globe Awards were presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in Beverly Hills, in California. Boyhood proved the biggest winner at 72nd Golden Globe Awards of Hollywood that won Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director for Richard Linklater, and Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 12.01.2015 

Question: Who has won the Brisbane International Tennis title 2015?
A) Stanislas Wawrinka
B) Roger Federer
C) Rafael Nadal
D) Milos Raonic
Answer & Explanation: Roger Federer has won the Brisbane International Tennis title 2015.
 
Question: Who has been selected for the Vikram Sarabhai Memorial Award 2015?
A) M.Y.S. Prasad
B) Sumit Arora
C) K. Radhakrishnan
D) Narayan Murthy
Answer & Explanation: M.Y.S. Prasad has been selected for the Vikram Sarabhai Memorial Award 2015.
 
Question: Which country will host an international Anti-terror Summit on 18 February 2015?
A) India
B) China
C) United States
D) France
Answer & Explanation: The United States will host an international Anti-terror Summit on 18 February 2015.
 
Question: Who has won the Chennai Open title of tennis at Nungambakkam tennis stadium in Chennai?
A) Aljaz Bedene
B) Rafael Nadal
C) Stanislas Wawrinka
D) Andy Murray
Answer & Explanation: Stanislas Wawrinka has won the Chennai Open title of tennis at Nungambakkam tennis stadium in Chennai.
 
Question: Who took over charge as new Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of public sector Indian Overseas Bank (IOB)?
A) Arundhati Bhattacharya
B) Sadhu Ram Bansal
C) R. Koteewaran
D) Sushil Muhnot
Answer & Explanation: R. Koteewaran took over charge as new Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of public sector Indian Overseas Bank (IOB).

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