Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 19.09.2014
Uppalapu Srinivas: Renowned Mandolin maestro Uppalapu Srinivas passed away at a private hospital in Chennai at the age of 45. He was popularly known as ‘Mandolin Srinivas’. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1998 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2010.
Richard Verma: Richard Rahul Verma has been nominated by United States President Barack Obama to be new US ambassador to India.
Nalanda University: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj formally inaugurated Nalanda University in Bihar. Academics session of the Nalanda University started after a gap of over 800 years.
Jan Dhan Yojna: The finance minister Arun Jaitley said 40 million bank accounts have been opened under the Pradhan Mantri Dhan Yojna. The main features of the scheme include Rs 5,000 overdraft facility for Aadhar-linked accounts, RuPay Debit Card with in-built Rs 1 lakh accident insurance cover.
South Korea, Incheon: 17th edition of Asian Games has been started today in Incheon, South Korea. It is scheduled to take place from September 19 to October 2014, with 439 events in 36 sports.
International Film Festival of India (IFFI): Goa became the permanent venue for the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). To make Goa a permanent venue for IFFI, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Information and Broadcasting Secretary Bimal Julka and Chief Secretary of Goa State B. Vijayan.
Vadodara, Gujarat: The first Industrial Park under the Memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between Indian and China will be set up in Vadodara, Gujarat.
Li Na: Chinese professional tennis player “Li Na” has announced retirement from international events. She won the two grand slams in women’s singles category including 2011 French Open and Australian Open 2014.
Test your Knowledge – Quiz 19.09.2014
Question: What was the name of renowned Mandolin maestro who died at the age of 45 in Chennai?
A) Ravi Shankar Prasad
B) Uppalapu Srinivas
C) Janssen palak
D) Bhimsen Joshi
Answer & Explanation: Renowned Mandolin maestro “Uppalapu Srinivas” died at the age of 45 in Chennai.
Question: 17th edition of Asian Games has started at ____?
Answer & Explanation: 17th edition of Asian Games has started at “Incheon”.
Question: Who has been nominated by United States President Barack Obama to be new US ambassador to India?
A) Medha Roopam
B) Richard Rahul Verma
C) Sameer Gahlot
D) John Kerry
Answer & Explanation: Richard Rahul Verma has been nominated, US ambassador to India.
Question: Which University recently started an academic session after a gap of 800 years?
A) Nalanda University
B) Montpelier University
C) Bologna University
D) Al-Karaouine University
Answer & Explanation: Nalanda University recently started an academic session after a gap of 800 years.
Question: Name the place which become the permanent venue for the International Film Festival of India (IFFI)?
Answer & Explanation: Goa became the permanent venue for the International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
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