Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 16.09.2015

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 16.09.2015 

Spice Digital: Spice Digital, a subsidiary of Spice Connect, has launched mobile wallet ‘SpiceMundra’ which will focus on domestic remittances. The launch of wallet comes after the company received licence from the Reserve Bank of India to operate semi-closed pre-paid payment instruments.

HCL Technologies: Country’s fourth-largest software services firm HCL Technologies will partner with IBM to jointly develop solutions for Internet of Things (IoT).

Union government: Union government will set up 300 rural clusters by 2019-20 across the country, as the cabinet approved Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission with an outlay of Rs 5142.08 crore.

Ola: Taxi aggregator firm Ola has inked a pact with Andhra Pradesh government to invest Rs 150 crore and add 40,000 vehicles to its platform over the next three years.    

Hangzhou: Hangzhou, China will host 2022 Asian Games

PM Sheikh Hasina: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been honoured with the United Nations Champions of the Earth award for climate change.

Swetha Prabakaran: A 15 year-old Indian American girl Swetha Prabakaran has been selected by the White House for the prestigious Champions of Change award in US

QS World University Rankings: Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi are two India institutes to figure in the top 200 in QS World University Rankings of 2015-16.

Andhra Pradesh: The major river of Andhra Pradesh Godavari and Krishna formally linked together. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 16.09.2015 

Question: Which country will host 2022 Asian Games?
A) China
B) South Korea
C) India
D) Vietnam
Answer & Explanation: China will host 2022 Asian Games.

Question: Taxi aggregator firm Ola has inked a pact with Andhra Pradesh government to invest _________?
A) Rs 150 cr
B) Rs 137 cr
C) Rs 229 cr
D) Rs 250 cr
Answer & Explanation: Taxi aggregator firm Ola has inked a pact with Andhra Pradesh government to invest Rs 150 crore. 

Question: Who has been honoured with the United Nations Champions of the Earth award for climate change?
A) PM Sheikh Hasina
B) D.S. Edwin
C) Edward Snowden
D) M.S. Swaminathan
Answer & Explanation: PM Sheikh Hasina has been honoured with the United Nations Champions of the Earth award for climate change.

Question: Who has been selected by the White House for the prestigious Champions of Change award in US?
A) Ashok Rai
B) Priyanka Chopra
C) Swetha Prabakaran
D) Suresh Anjali
Answer & Explanation: Swetha Prabakaran has been selected by the White House for the prestigious Champions of Change award in US

Question: How many India institutes to figure in the top 200 in QS World University Rankings of 2015-16?
A) Two
B) Six
C) Nine
D) Four
Answer & Explanation: Two India institutes to figure in the top 200 in QS World University Rankings of 2015-16.

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