Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 17.01.2015

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 17.01.2015

Petra Kvitova: Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic has won the women’s single title of Sydney International Tennis tournament. She won the title defeating Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic 7-6, 7-6 in the final.

FIH Player of the Year: Australian captain Mark Knowles and midfielder of the Netherland Ellen Hoog on 15 January 2015 were named as the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Player of the Year 2014 in men and women category, respectively.

Deep Kumar Upadhyay: Nepali Congress leader Deep Kumar Upadhyay has been appointed as Nepal’s ambassador to India. The post was lying vacant since 2011.

Japan: Japan committed to provide an Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) loan of 2620 crore rupees (50 billion Yen) to India. The loan amount will support infrastructure projects that will be implemented in public-private partnership mode.

Sydney International Tennis tournament: Sania Mirza of India and her partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the US have won the women’s doubles title of the Sydney International Tennis Tournament. The unseeded Indo-American pair defeated top-seeded Americans Abigail Spears and Raquel Kops-Jones in the summit clash played in Sydney.

R K Tyagi: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Chairman R.K. Tyagi has been conferred with the JGBS-Top Rankers’ Excellence Award for CEO of the year 2014.

Book The Red Sari: The Red Sari, an unauthorized biography of Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi, was released by Roli Books in India on 16 January 2015. The book has been written by Spanish author Javier Moro.

Stehen Constantine: Stephen Constantine has been appointed as the head coach of Indian men’s football team on 16 January 2015. Stephen Constantine of England replaced Wim Koevermans of Netherlands,

Andrey Baryshpolets: Ukrainian Grandmaster Andrey Baryshpolets won the 13th Parsvanth International Grandmasters Chess Tournament on 16 January 2015. He defeated Deepan Chakkravarthy of India in the 10th and final round of the Tournament that was held in New Delhi. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 17.01.2015 

Question: Who has won the women’s single title of Sydney International Tennis tournament?
A) Y. Shvedova
B) Petra Kvitova
C) Serena Williams
D) Maria Sharapova
Answer & Explanation: Petra Kvitova has won the women’s single title of Sydney International Tennis tournament.
 
Question: Who has been appointed as Nepal’s ambassador to India?
A) Prakash Ojha
B) Sushil Kumar
C) Deep Kumar Upadhyay
D) Suresh Tiwari
Answer & Explanation: Deep Kumar Upadhyay has been appointed as Nepal’s ambassador to India.
 
Question: Who has been conferred with the JGBS-Top Rankers’ Excellence Award for CEO of the year 2014?
A) Narayan Murthy
B) R.K. Tyagi
C) Nandan Nilekani
D) S.D. Shibulal
Answer & Explanation: R.K. Tyagi has been conferred with the JGBS-Top Rankers’ Excellence Award for CEO of the year 2014.
 
Question: Who is the author of the book The Red Sari, which is an unauthorized biography of Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi?
A) A.D. Sover
B) Amit Rao
C) O.R. Sapie
D) Javier Moro
Answer & Explanation: Javier Moro is the author of the book The Red Sari.
 
Question: Who has been appointed as the head coach of Indian men’s football team?
A) Duncan Fletcher
B) Joe Dawes
C) Stephen Constantine
D) Allan Kumar
Answer & Explanation: Stephen Constantine has been appointed as the head coach of Indian men’s football team.

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