Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 13.01.2015

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 13.01.2015

2015 Space Pioneer Award: The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) Team of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has won the 2015 Space Pioneer Award in the Science and Engineering category.

Raghuram Rajan: RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has received the Governor of the Year Award for 2015. The Central Banking Awards for 2015 were announced by the Central Banking Publications on 12 January 2015.

Deepak Parekh: Deepak Parekh has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of BAE Systems India (Services) Private Limited. Presently, Deepak Parekh is the Chairman of Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC).

RBI and ECB has signed MoU: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the European Central Bank (ECB) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the field of central banking. The MoU was signed by RBI Governor Dr. Raghuram Rajan and ECB President Dr. Mario Draghi.

Zomato Inc: Zomato has acquired the US based food portal Urbanspoon for an undisclosed amount in an all-cash deal.

Australia: Australia has launched Online Visa Pilot Programme to make it easier for Indian business and tourism visitors to apply online visa for travelling Australia.

Anirban Lahiri: Anirban Lahiri, an Indian professional golfer has been voted as the 2014 Players’ Player of the year in Asian Tour. He was voted for his successful exploits on the Asian Tour, wherein he won two titles and finished second on the Asian Tour Order of Merit.

Alur Seelin: Alur Seelin Kiran Kumar has been appointed as Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Kiran Kumar became eighth Chairman of ISRO after succeeding K Radhakrishnan who retired on 31 December 2014.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won the 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or award for the best footballer of the year in the world.

Dima Hasao District: Dima Hasao District of Assam got its first broad gauge railway track on 12 January 2015.

Microsoft: Handset maker Microsoft Devices has partnered with Idea Cellular to help subscribers of the telecom services firm pay for apps as part of monthly bills. Idea users will be able to purchase premium apps and games from the Windows Store on Microsoft Lumia as well as other Windows-based smartphones and pay for them through integrated billing. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 13.01.2015 

Question: Who has received the Governor of the Year Award for 2015?
A) Raghuram Rajan
B) Mary T. Barra
C) Christine Lagarde
D) Janet Yellen
Answer & Explanation: Raghuram Rajan has received the Governor of the Year Award for 2015.
 
Question: Who has been voted as the 2014 Players’ Player of the year in Asian Tour?
A) Tiger Woods
B) Anirban Lahiri
C) Jason Day
D) Asif Khan
Answer & Explanation: Anirban Lahiri has been voted as the 2014 Players’ Player of the year in Asian Tour.
 
Question: Who has been appointed as Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)?
A) Amit Mathew
B) Alur Seelin Kiran Kumar
C) Sushma Singh
D) Arun Kumar
Answer & Explanation: Alur Seelin Kiran Kumar has been appointed as Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
 
Question: Who has won the 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or award for the best footballer of the year in the world?
A) Cristiano Ronaldo
B) John Nayar
C) Lionel Messi
D) Manuel Neuer
Answer & Explanation: Cristiano Ronaldo has won the 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or award for the best footballer of the year in the world 
 
Question: Handset maker Microsoft Devices has partnered with which Cellular firm to help subscribers of the telecom services firm pay for apps as part of monthly bills?
A) Airtel
B) Vodafone
C) Idea
D) Aircel
Answer & Explanation: Handset maker Microsoft Devices has partnered with “Idea” Cellular to help subscribers of the telecom services firm pay for apps as part of monthly bills.

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