Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 20.11.2014

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 20.11.2014

Tech Mahindra: India’s software company Tech Mahindra Ltd has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire US-based Lightbridge Communication Corporation (LCC) for $240 million. 

Standard Charted bank: Country’s oldest and largest foreign lender, Standard Charted bank has opened its 100th branch at Bareilly (UP) in India, becoming the first foreign bank to reach this figure.

Sebastian Vettel: German formula F-1 driver Sebastian Vettel will replace Fernando Alonso at Ferrari next season after a three-year deal. Sebastian Vettel currently playing for Red Bull.

Jawaharlal Nehru Centenary Award: Numaligarh Refinery Limited has been conferred with the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Centenary Award for Energy Performance of Refineries for 2013-14.

Apollo Hospitals: India’s top hospital Apollo Hospitals has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Fiji National University for healthcare collaboration.

ICGS AMEYA: Cochin Shipyard Ltd has delivered the ninth of the series of 20 Fast Patrol Vessels, named ‘ICGS AMEYA’, being built for Indian Coast Guard.

Costa Book Awards: Kolkata based writer Neel Mukhrjee was in news because his book Lives of Others was shortlisted for Costa Book Awards.

Kotak Mahindra Bank: Private sector bank Kotak Mahindra has announced its decision to acquire ING Vysya Bank in an all-share deal.

45th International Film Festival: 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has begun at Panaji in Goa. Mega Star of Indian Cinema Amitabh Bachchan is the chief guest of opening function. 

Kottarapattu Chattu Kuttan: Indian-origin hotel doorman Kattarapattu Chattu died in Colombo, Sri Lanka at the age of 94.

China and Australia has signed a deal: China and Australia has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on bilateral Antarctic cooperation.

Mahindra Gipps airplane: Union Ministry of Civil Aviation has approved the proposal of Indian conglomerate Mahindra Group’s proposal to sell its Australia-made airplanes named Mahindra Gipps in India. Mahindra Gipps airplanes are utility planes having seating capacities ranging from 5 to 10 seats. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 20.11.2014 

Question: Which Indian Software Company has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire US-based Lightbridge Communication Corporation (LCC) for $240 million?
A) Wipro
B) Tech Mahindra Ltd
C) IGate
D) Infosys
Answer & Explanation: Tech Mahindra Ltd has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire US-based Lightbridge Communication Corporation (LCC) for $240 million.
 
Question: Which foreign bank has opened its 100th branch at Bareilly (UP) in India, becoming the first foreign bank to reach this figure?
A) BNP Paribas
B) Citibank
C) Standard Charted
D) HSBC
Answer & Explanation: Standard Charted has opened its 100th branch at Bareilly (UP) in India.
 
Question: Who has been conferred with the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Centenary Award for Energy Performance of Refineries for 2013-14?
A) Numaligarh Refinery Limited
B) Building Chemical Research Limited
C) CONCOR
D) BHEL
Answer & Explanation: Numaligarh Refinery Limited has been conferred with the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Centenary Award.
 
Question: Which private sector bank has announced its decision to acquire ING Vysya Bank in an all-share deal?
A) Yes bank
B) ICICI bank
C) Kotak Mahindra bank
D) Induslnd bank
Answer & Explanation: Kotak Mahindra bank has announced its decision to acquire ING Vysya Bank in an all-share deal.
 
Question: 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has begun at _____?
A) Panaji
B) Bangalore
C) Chennai
D) Bhopal
Answer & Explanation: 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has begun at Panaji.

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