Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 18.10.2014
ARSAT-1: Argentina successfully launched first telecom satellite ARSAR-1, that was built at home with local technology, a first for Latin America.
‘Swachh Bharat’ Campaign: Taking forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiative ‘Swachh Bharat’ Campaign, Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani has cleaned the Badrinath and Kedarnath temple premises. Anil Ambani was among the nine celebrities named by Modi to carry the Swachh Bharat campaign forward.
P.S.N Rao: The Union Development Ministry has appointed PSN Rao as the new Chairman of the Delhi Urban Art Commission (DUAC). He replaced Raj Rewal.
IAF’s Sukhoi-30 fighter jet: A Sukhoi-30 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force crashed at a village near Pune, Maharashtra.
NTPC: Power major NTPC has committed to build 8,152 toilets in government schools under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cleanliness drive ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign.
Pakistan accounts for 80% of polio cases globally: World Health Organization has said Pakistan, with 206 new polio cases this year, accounts for nearly 80 per cent polio cases globally. Pakistan, along with Afghanistan and Nigeria, are the only three countries in the world where polio remains endemic.
Sanjaya Rajaram: Indian scientist Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram has received the World Food Prize 2014 for his scientific research that led to a prodigious increase in world wheat production by more than 200 million tons building upon the success of Green Revolution.
NABARD sets up Rs. 2,000 crore funds for mega food parks: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) will commence direct lending to food processing industries in mega food parks and designated food parks by end of October. The Bank has set up a fund with a corpus of Rs 2,000 crore for this purpose, a top bank official said.
Test your Knowledge – Quiz 18.10.2014
Question: Which country successfully launched first telecom satellite ARSAR-1?
Answer & Explanation: Argentina successfully launched first telecom satellite ARSAR-1.
Question: Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Delhi Urban Art Commission (DUAC) by the Union Development Ministry?
A) Ranjit Barot
B) Anand Mahindra
C) R.P. Singh
D) PSN Rao
Answer & Explanation: PSN Rao has appointed as the new Chairman of the Delhi Urban Art Commission (DUAC).
Question: Which country accounted for 80% of polio cases globally according to World Health Organization (WHO)?
Answer & Explanation: Pakistan accounted for 80% of polio cases globally according to WHO.
Question: Who has received the World Food Prize 2014?
A) MS Swaminathan
B) Somesh Agarwal
C) G. Prakash
D) Sanjaya Rajaram
Answer & Explanation: Sanjaya Rajaram has received the World Food Prize 2014.
Question: A Sukhoi-30 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force crashed at a village near _____?
Answer & Explanation: A Sukhoi-30 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force crashed at a village near Pune.
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