Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 17.10.2014

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 17.10.2014

Arvind Subramanian: Arvind Subramanian has been appointed as the new Chief Economic Advisor to the Indian government.

Indian successfully test fires cruise missile Nirbhay: India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable sub-sonic missile Nirbhay from a test range at Chandipur near Balasore in Odisha. It has a range of 700 to 1,000 kms.

5 new non-permanent members of UNSC elected: The United Nations General Assembly has elected Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela as the new non-permanent members of the Security Council for a two year term.

Turga Janaki Rani: Telugu writer and former radio artiste Turga Janaki Rani died in Hyderabad at the age of 80.

KTM Iqbal: Indian-origin Singaporean poet and writer KTM Iqbal was named for the 2014 Cultural Medallion, the highest cultural award of Singapore.

Government to import potatoes for 1st time: The Union Government has decided to import potatoes to check rising prices. This is the first time that the potatoes will be imported. Potato will be imported from Pakistan and European countries.

RBI inks MoU with Kenya: The Reserve Bank of India has signed a pact with Central Bank of Kenya for exchange of information and supervisory cooperation.

Suzlon Group: Suzlon Group has bagged contracts for wind power projects having total capacity of 150 MW, estimated to be worth about Rs. 1,200 crore.   

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 17.10.2014

Question: Who has been appointed as the new Chief Economic Advisor to the Indian government?
A) S.K. Singh
B) M. Nagendra
C) Arvind Subramanian
D) Yadu Sethi
Answer & Explanation: Arvind Subramanian has been appointed as the new Chief Economic Advisor to the Indian government.
 
Question: India successfully test-fired it’s indigenously developed nuclear capable sub-sonic missile Nirbhay from _____?
A) Tomboy
B) Sriharikota
C) Bangalore
D) Chandipur
Answer & Explanation: India successfully test-fired it’s indigenously developed nuclear capable sub-sonic missile Nirbhay from Chandipur.
 
Question: The Reserve Bank of India has signed a pact with Central Bank of which country for exchange of information and supervisory cooperation?
A) Venezuela
B) Kenya
C) San Marino
D) China
Answer & Explanation: The Reserve Bank of India has signed a pact with Central Bank of Kenya.
 
Question: Who was named for the 2014 Cultural Medallion, the highest cultural award of Singapore?
A) KTM Iqbal
B) G.K. Goyal
C) TM Bhasin
D) Sanjaya Rajaram
Answer & Explanation: KTM Iqbal was named for the 2014 Cultural Medallion, the highest cultural award of Singapore.
 
Question: Who was Turga Janaki Rani?
A) Dancer
B) Telugu writer
C) Singer
D) Journalist
Answer & Explanation: Turga Janaki Rani was a Telugu writer.

Question: Who was Turga Janaki Rani?
A) Dancer
B) Telugu writer
C) Singer
D) Journalist
Answer & Explanation: Turga Janaki Rani was a Telugu writer.

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