Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 19.01.2015

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 19.01.2015

Viktor Troicki: Viktor Troicki has won the Men’s Single title of Sydney International Tennis Tournament.  He won the title by defeating Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 6-2, 6-3 in the final.

P.V. Rao: Paladugu Venkata Rao died at the age of 75. He was a former Minister of Andhra Pradesh and a senior Congress leader.

Tejas: The first of the indigenously-built Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas Series Production-1 (SP1) was handed over to the Indian Air Force (IAF). Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar handed over Tejas to IAF in the presence of Air Chief Marshal Anup Raha at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in Bengaluru.  

Majul Bhargava: Fields medalist Manjul Bhargava will be the face and facilitator of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet education project to rope in eminent scholars and scientists abroad to teach students at IITs and central universities.

Martin Luther Award: An eminent Indian-American entrepreneur and philanthropist Frank Islam has been presented with the prestigious Martin Luther King Jr. Award.

Women’s Sydney International tennis tournament: Czech Petra Kvitova beats compatriot Karolina Pliskova to win the Women’s Sydney International. 

Taranjeet Singh: Taranjeet Singh has been appointed the India Business Head of Twitter as the micro blogging site looks to enhance revenues from one of the world’s biggest Internet markets.

ICICI bank: Customers of ICICI Bank can use their Twitter account for real-time fund transfers, prepaid mobile recharges and to check bank balance. Private sector lender ICICI Bank on Monday launched a facility which allows account-holders to transfer funds through Twitter. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 19.01.2015 

Question: Who has won the Men’s Single title of Sydney International Tennis Tournament?
A) Viktor Troicki
B) Rafael Nadal
C) Roger Federer
D) Andy Murray
Answer & Explanation: Viktor Troicki has won the Men’s Single title of Sydney International Tennis Tournament.
 
Question: Who has been presented with the prestigious Martin Luther King Jr. Award?
A) Satish Devdutt
B) Andy
C) Frank Islam
D) Jason Day
Answer & Explanation: Frank Islam has been presented with the prestigious Martin Luther King Jr. Award.
 
Question: Who has been appointed the India Business Head of Twitter as the micro blogging site looks to enhance revenues from one of the world’s biggest Internet markets?
A) Sumit Arora
B) Kavir Rar
C) Pawan Kalanjar
D) Taranjeet Singh
Answer & Explanation: Taranjeet Singh has been appointed the India Business Head of Twitter.
 
Question: Which bank has recently launched a facility which allows account holders to transfer funds through Twitter?
A) Axis bank
B) Canara bank
C) ICICI bank
D) HDFC bank
Answer & Explanation: ICICI bank has launched a facility which allows account-holders to transfer funds through Twitter.
 
Question: Who was Paladugu Venkata Rao?
A) singer
B) politician
C) anchor
D) scientist
Answer & Explanation: Paladugu Venkata Rao was a politician.

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