Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 20.01.2015

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 20.01.2015

Pahlaj Nihalani: Pahlaj Nihalani has been appointed as the chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

Singapore: Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC is investing 10.2 billion rupees ($165.5 million) in India’s Bandhan Financial Services, which is setting up one of the country’s two newest banks.

Pachim Bekeli Gaon: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh adopted Pachim Bekeli Gaon Panchyat under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna (SAGY). Pachim Bekeli Gaon Panchyat is located in Kamrup district of Assam.

Twitter: Twitter Inc said it will buy Indian mobile phone marketing start-up ZipDial, reportedly for $30 million to $40 million, as the U.S. microblogging service looks to expand in the world’s second-biggest mobile market.

Hyderabad: Hyderabad will host the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) in 2018. This will be the first WCIT to be held in India and the theme of the 2018 WCIT will be Future of enterprises.

Jaipur: The eighth edition of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival is all set to open on 21st January 2015. The event, which is now the world’s largest free literary festival, will see a galaxy of literary and musical stars come together for a vibrant celebration of creative expression.

UN WESP report: According to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2015 report, India’s growth in terms of GDP is expected to reach 5.9 per cent in 2015 and 6.3 per cent in 2016. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 20.01.2015 

Question: Who has been appointed as the chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)?
A) Sumit Arora
B) Pahlaj Nihalani
C) Ajay Kumar Garg
D) Priya Sarans
Answer & Explanation: Pahlaj Nihalani has been appointed as the chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)
 
Question: Who has been adopted Pachim Bekeli Gaon Panchyat under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna (SAGY)?
A) Rahul Gandhi
B) Narendra Modi
C) Manmohan Singh
D) Sonia Gandhi
Answer & Explanation: Manmohan Singh has been adopted Pachim Bekeli Gaon Panchyat under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna (SAGY).
 
Question: Who will host the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) in 2018?
A) Hyderabad
B) Jaipur
C) Bangalore
D) Delhi
Answer & Explanation: Hyderabad will host the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) in 2018.
 
Question: Which company will buy Indian mobile phone marketing start-up ZipDial?
A) Google
B) Twitter Inc said
C) Microsoft
D) Facebook
Answer & Explanation: Twitter Inc said will buy Indian mobile phone marketing start-up ZipDial
 
Question: According to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2015 report, India’s growth in terms of GDP is expected to reach _______ in 2015?
A) 5.7 per cent
B) 5.9 per cent
C) 6.0 per cent
D) 5.4 per cent
Answer & Explanation: According to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2015 report, India’s growth in terms of GDP is expected to reach 5.9 per cent in 2015.

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