Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 13.10.2014

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 13.10.2014 

Noble Prize 2014, Economics: French economist Jean Tirole won the 2014 economics Noble Prize for his analysis of market power and regulation.

Future Group, Amazon agreement: Kishore Biyani led Future Group has signed a deal with retail firm Amazon to enter into an e-commerce market to sell product online.

Kotak Mahindra Bank: Kotak Mahindra Bank has launched ‘KayPak’, a bank payment product for Facebook users to send money to each other. KayPay uses Facebook user id & password and a One Time Password (OTP) to authenticate a transaction. KayPak is built on top of the mobile based Immediate Payment System launched by the National Payment Corporation of India.

Bharat Forge and Safran long term agreement: High tech components manufacturer Bharat Forge and global aerospace, defence and security firm Safran have announced a long-term partnership under which Bharat Forge will supply critical high integrity forged and machined components.

MC Marry Kom: Olympic bronze medalist M.C. Mary Kom was chosen as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of India’s at Incheon Asian Games 2014. Mary Kom became the first Indian woman boxer to win a gold medal in Asian Games.  

Global Hunger Index, 2014: The number of Indian hunger people has declined in India with its score on the Global Hunger Index improving to 55th position in 2014. India was at 63rd position in 2013.

Rajeev Kumar Mathur: Rajeev Kumar Mathur has been appointed as the Managing Director of Mahanagar Gas Limited.

Anita Rajan: Anita Rajan has been appointed as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Tata Sustainability Group. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 13.10.2014

Question: Who won the 2014 economics Noble Prize?
A) Jean Tirole
B) Alice Munro
C) Elara Catton
D) Malala Yousafzai
Answer & Explanation: Jean Tirole won the 2014 economics Noble Prize.
 
Question: Which bank has launched ‘KayPak’, a bank payment product for Facebook users to send money to each other?
A) SBI
B) Axis
C) Kotak Mahindra
D) HDFC
Answer & Explanation: Kotak Mahindra bank has launched ‘KayPak’, a bank payment product for Facebook users to send money to each other.
 
Question: What was the rank of India in Global Hunger Index, 2014?
A) 49th
B) 55th
C) 70th
D) 64th
Answer & Explanation: Indian rank was 55th in Global Hunger Index, 2014.
 
Question: Which India Company has signed a deal with Amazon to enter into an e-commerce market to sell product online?
A) Reliance
B) Tata
C) Technofab Engg
D) Future Group
Answer & Explanation: Future Group has signed a deal with Amazon to enter into an e-commerce market to sell product online.
 
Question: Who has been appointed as the Managing Director of Mahanagar Gas Limited?
A) Arvind Gupta
B) Rajeev Kumar Mathur
C) Pradeep Jain
D) Shankar Agrawal
Answer & Explanation: Rajeev Kumar Mathur has been appointed as the Managing Director of Mahanagar Gas Limited.

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