Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 15.09.2014

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 15.09.2014

India, Vietnam deal: India and Vietnam have inked seven pacts, including one to enhance cooperation in the oil sector. The agreements were signed during the second day of the four-day state visit of President Pranab Mukhrjee.

HDFC Bank: In a novel green initiative, HDFC Bank has launched a system of sending the personal identification number (PIN) for debit card holders through SMS instead of the usual dispatch by post.

China President Xi Ping: China’s President Xi Jinping began his three-nation South Asia tour last night when he arrived in Maldives for a first ever visit to the country by the Chinese head of state.

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger arrived at the Chennai airport to attend the audio launch of Vikram-starrer ‘I’.

Kirit Joshi: Kirit Joshi, former education advisor to senior academics and central government, died on Sunday. He was 83 years old.

Bilbao Final Master: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand of India, started his campaign at the Bilbao Final Masters chess tournament by defeating former FIDE world champion Ruslan Ponomariov of Ukraine.

Sabine Lisicki: A German professional player Sabine Lisicki won the WTA Hong Kong Open title by defeating Karolina Pliskova in the final.

Kerala: Kerala government will host a Global Agro meet and an exhibition on hi-tech agriculture and food processing at Kochi.

KK Paul: Meghalaya Governor KK Paul was sworn-in as acting governor of Manipur. KK Paul will act as a governor of Manipur till the new appointed will make.  

“Swachh Bharat” national sanitation campaign: Scientist Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, former director general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, has been appointed the head of an expert panel to recommend best technologies for Prime Minister Narendra Modi “Swachh Bharat” national sanitation campaign.   

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 15.09.2014 

Question: Who was sworn in as acting governor of Manipur?
A) M.K. Narayan
B) Ram Das
C) KK Paul
D) P.B. Acharya
Answer & Explanation: KK Paul was sworn-in as acting governor of Manipur.
 
Question: Which bank has launched a system of sending the personal identification number (PIN) for debit card holders through SMS instead of the usual dispatch by post?
A) Axis
B) HDFC
C) SBI
D) ICICI
Answer & Explanation: HDFC bank has launched this system.
 
Question: Who won the WTA Hong Kong Open title by defeating Karolina Pliskova in the final?
A) Li Na
B) Serena Williams
C) Marion Bartoli
D) Sabine Lisicki
Answer & Explanation: Sabine Lisicki won the WTA Hong Kong Open title.
 
Question: With which country India has inked seven pacts, including one to enhance cooperation in the oil sector?
A) China
B) Japan
C) Vietnam
D) Nepal
Answer & Explanation: India has inked seven pacts, including one to enhance cooperation in the oil sector with Vietnam.
 
Question: Who has been appointed the head of an expert panel to recommend best technologies for Prime Minister Narendra Modi “Swachh Bharat” national sanitation campaign?
A) M. Bezbaruah
B) R.A. Mashelkar
C) Arvind Mayaram
D) S.S. Bhullar
Answer & Explanation: R.A. Mashelkar has been appointed head of the panel.

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