Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 13.11.2014
Shaheen-II: Pakistan successfully test-fired a ballistic missile Shaheen-II, also called Halt-IV, capable of carrying nuclear and normal warheads with the strike range of 1,500 km was launched from an disclosed location.
Hand-in-Hand 2014: A military joint exercise between Indian and China the exercise ‘Hand-in-Hand 2014’ is all set to begin at Pune’s Aundh Camp on 16 November, 2014. This will be the fourth joint training exercise by the Indian Army with China.
ICC: International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced appointment of its ambassadors for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The ambassadors for ICC 2015 includes: Virat Kohli (India), Mitchell Johnson (Australia), Brendon McCullum (New Zealand), Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) and Shane Watson (Australia).
Ravi Chopra: Ravi Chopra, director of famous television show Mahabharat and an Amitabh Bachchan starrer movie Baghban died in Mumbai at the age of 68.
President Pranab Mukhrjee: President of Indian Pranab Mukhrjee visited Bhutan on 7-8 November 2014 to strengthen ties between the two countries. This was the first bilateral visit by a President of India to Bhutan in 26 years.
Rohit Sharma: Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma has scored the highest ODI score ever of 264 runs against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata, India. He became the only cricketer to score two Double ODI tons and also broke the record of highest ODI score of 219 runs made by Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag.
PM Narendra Modi visit: Prime Minister Narendra Modi went for 10-day official trip to Myanmar, Australia and Fiji.
India Economic Summit: The World Economic Forum (WEF) in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) hosted the India Economic Summit in New Delhi from 4 November 2014 to 6 November 2014.
Test your Knowledge – Quiz 13.11.2014
Question: India and which country will start ‘Hand-in-Hand 2014’ a military joint exercise at Pune’s Aundh Camp?
Answer & Explanation: Indian and China will start ‘Hand-in-Hand 2014’ a military joint exercise at Pune’s Aundh Camp.
Question: Which country successfully test-fired a ballistic missile Shaheen-II with the strike range of 1,500 km?
Answer & Explanation: Pakistan successfully test-fired a ballistic missile Shaheen-II with the strike range of 1,500 km.
Question: Who among the following has been included as the ambassador for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015?
A) Virat Kohli
B) Jack Kallis
C) AB de Villiers
D) Sachin Tendulkar
Answer & Explanation: Virat Kohli has been included as the ambassador for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
Question: Who became the only cricketer to score two Double ODI centuries?
A) Virendra Sehwag
B) Sachin Tendulkar
C) Rohit Sharma
D) Shane Watson
Answer & Explanation: Rohit Sharma became the only cricketer to score two Double ODI centuries.
Question: Who was Ravi Chopra?
Answer & Explanation: Ravi Chopra was a director.
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