Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 19.10.2014
Ganpatrao Deshmukh: Ganpatrao Deshmukh has created history by winning his 11th assembly election. Deshmukh, 88, who represented Sangola seat in Solapur district, had in 2009 become the second legislator in India after Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Chief M Karunanidhi to have won 10 elections.
Sachin Tendulkar: Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has adopted Puttamraju Kandrika village located in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh for developing it as a smart village according to Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana.
Sunil Gavaskar: Indian former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has been selected for the Sree Chithira Thirunal Trust national award for his contribution in the field of sports.
Harshit Saumitra: A five year old Indian boy Harshit Saumitra claimed to have set a new world record by successfully climbing Kalapatthar peak, some 200 metre above the base camp of Mount Everest in Nepal.
Maggie Smith: Veteran actress Maggie Smith was made a member of the Order of the Compainons of Royal Honour by Queen Elizabeth.
Dadabhai Naoroji Award: The UK government has announced the inaugural Dadabhai Naroji Awards to honour individual who have worked to strengthen the UK-India relationship over the years. The Award has won by Patricia Hewitt, Dame Asha Khemka and Madhav Sharma.
Karur Vysya Bank: Karur Vysya Bank has bagged IDBRT award, the Best Bank Award for Business Intelligence Initiatives among small banks.
Test your Knowledge – Quiz 19.10.2014
Question: Who has been selected for the Sree Chithira Thirunal Trust national award?
A) Sunil Gavaskar
B) Navjot Sidhu
C) Arvind Kejriwal
D) Narendra Modi
Answer & Explanation: Sunil Gavaskar has been selected for the Sree Chithira Thirunal Trust national award.
Question: Which bank has bagged IDBRT award?
B) ICICI Bank
C) Laxmi Vilas Bank
D) Karur Vysya Bank
Answer & Explanation: Karur Vysya Bank has bagged IDBRT award.
Question: Which country government has announced the inagural Dadabhai Naroji Awards?
Answer & Explanation: UK government has announced the inagural Dadabhai Naroji Awards.
Question: Who has set a new world record by successfully climbing Kalapatthar peak?
A) Harshit Saumitra
B) Navneet kaur
C) Piyush dharaskar
D) Pinki Jangra
Answer & Explanation: Harshit Saumitra has set a new world record by successfully climbing Kalapatthar peak.
Question: Sachin Tendulkar has adopted which village for developing it as a smart village according to Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana?
B) Puttamraju Kandrika
Answer & Explanation: Sachin Tendulkar has adopted Puttamraju Kandrika village.
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