Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 12.12.2014

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 12.12.2014

Dipa Karmakar: Election Commission of India (ECI) has nominated the eminent gymnast of Tripura, Dipa Karmakar as ‘Icon of Tripura’. She would help the commission to create awareness among the voters about the participation in election.

International Yoga Day: United Nations has accepted June 21 as ‘International Yoga Day’ an initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “This is the first time that a proposal in the UN received the support of 177 countries with not even a single country opposing it.”

Akhil Sharma: Indian-American novelist Akhil Sharma’s second book “Family Life” is among the New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of 2014.

Manohar Lal Khattar: Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar has released a book titled ‘Haryana Travel Guide’ with an aim to boost tourism in the state and for providing an ease to travelers visiting Haryana.

Anurag Jain: IAS Officer Anurag Jain was appointed as the Joint Secretary in Prime Minister’s Officer (PMO). Anuraj Jain will serve the PMO till 28 June 2016.

Tata Power: Tata Power has acquired 540-megawatt (MW) thermal power plant in Maharashtra for 3000 crore rupees.

Essar Group and Rosneft has signed MoU: Essar Group of India and Rosneft, crude oil producer of Russia have signed a 10 billion US dollar contract to import crude oil over ten years from Russia. The agreement was signed during the visit of President Vladimir Putin to India.

F.A. Castro Ruz: Former Cuban Leader Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was awarded with Confucius Peace Prize 2014 for his important contributions in eliminating nuclear war after his retirement. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 12.12.2014 

Question: Who has nominated the eminent gymnast of Tripura, Dipa Karmakar as ‘Icon of Tripura’?
A) Tripura government
B) Election Commission of India (ECI)
C) Defence Ministry
D) RBI
Answer & Explanation: Election Commission of India (ECI) has nominated the eminent gymnast of Tripura, Dipa Karmakar as ‘Icon of Tripura’.
 
Question: When “International Yoga Day” observed across the world?
A) October 21
B) July 21
C) June 21
D) May 21
Answer & Explanation: “International Yoga Day” observed on June 21 across the world.
 
Question: Who was awarded with Confucius Peace Prize 2014 for his important contributions in eliminating nuclear war after his retirement?
A) Morgan Tsvangirai
B) F.A. Castro Ruz
C) Francois Hollande
D) Manuel Valls
Answer & Explanation: F.A. Castro Ruz was awarded with Confucius Peace Prize 2014.
 
Question: Who was appointed as the Joint Secretary in Prime Minister’s Officer (PMO)?
A) Narendra Nath
B) Anurag Jain
C) Himashu Mishra
D) Amit Prajapati
Answer & Explanation: Anurag Jain was appointed as the Joint Secretary in Prime Minister’s Officer (PMO).
 
Question: Who is the author of the book “Family Life”?
A) Devendra Kumar
B) Akhil Sharma
C) Vinod Mehta
D) Neel Mukhrjee
Answer & Explanation: Akhil Sharma is the author of the book “Family Life”.

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