Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 17.09.2014

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 17.09.2014 

Manoj Kumar: Indian boxer Manoj kumar get Arjun award 2014 after winning a legal battle. Sports Ministry finally accepted his nomination.

Real Madrid: Real Madrid becomes the first football club to score 1000 European goals. Real Madrid is a professional football club based in Madrid, Spain.

Asian Development Bank (ADB): Government has signed an agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for $63.3 million loan to improve urban municipal services in 14 towns in north Karnataka.

Binita Thakur: Binita Thakur has been appointed as Private Secretary to Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani.

Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2014: According to the Wealth-X and USB Billionaire Census 2014, India has been placed at 6th position in the top 10 league. United States maintained its top position as the world’s top billionaire country, followed by China and UK in the second and third position.

Xi Jinping: Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Xi Ping was welcomed by Gujarat governor O.P. Kohli and CM Anandiben Patel. He is on a three day visit.

Andhra Pradesh: Andhra Pradesh government has announced signing of 10 Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with public and private entities including NTPC, Hero MotoCrop, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Defence Research & Development Organization involving investment of around Rs. 80, 000 crore. NTPC has agreed to set up a 4,000 MW thermal power project and a 1,000 MW solar project.

Leonardo DiCaprio: Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio has been named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. He will use to raise awareness about climate change.

Microsoft: Microsoft Corporation has acquired the Swedish video game company Mojang for 2.5 billion US dollars.

L.K. Advani: BJP senior leader L.K. Advani is the new chairman of the prestigious Ethics Committee of Lok Sabha. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 17.09.2014 

Question: NTPC has agreed to set up a 4,000 MW thermal power project and a 1,000 MW solar project in which state of India?
A) Maharashtra
B) Andhra Pradesh
C) Rajasthan
D) Madhya Pradesh
Answer & Explanation: NTPC has agreed to set up a 4,000 MW thermal power project and a 1,000 MW solar project in “Andhra Pradesh”. 
 
Question: Who has been appointed as Private Secretary to Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani?
A) Nirpendra Mishra
B) Sushma Singh
C) Rajiv Topno
D) Binita Thakur
Answer & Explanation: “Binita Thakur” has been appointed as Private Secretary to Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani.
 
Question: According to the Wealth-X and USB Billionaire Census 2014, India has been placed at which position in the top 10 league?
A) 2nd
B) 7th
C) 6th
D) 4th
Answer & Explanation: India has been placed at 6th position.
 
Question: Who has been named a United Nations Messenger of Peace?
A) Leonardo DiCaprio
B) Sachin Tendulkar
C) Shahrukh Khan
D) Emma Watson
Answer & Explanation: Leonardo DiCaprio has been named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.
 
Question: Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced $63.3 million loan to improve urban municipal services in which state of India?
A) Uttar Pradesh
B) Bihar
C) Karnataka
D) Maharashtra
Answer & Explanation: ADB has announced $63.3 million loan to improve urban municipal services in “Karnataka”. 

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