Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 20.12.2014

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 20.12.2014

ADB: Asian Development Bank (ADB) has granted a whopping Rs. 6,000 crore soft loan for strengthening and building road network in Madhya Pradesh.

Bajaj Auto: Automobile firm Bajaj Auto has bagged an order for 1.25 lakh units of Discover-125M motorcycles from Sri Lankan government.

EPFO: The finance ministry has ratified the Employee Provident Fund Organization’s (EFPO) decision to retain interest rate on PF deposits at 8.75% for 2014-15, benefiting over five crore people.

CGS Barracuda: India has exported its first offshore patrol vessel “CGS Barracuda” to Mauritius. CGS Barracuda built by defence PSU Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE) in Kolkata.

Saina Nehwal: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal has lost in the semi-final of the Badminton World Federation (BFW) Superseries Finals against Tai Tzu Ying at the Hamdan Sports Complex stadium.

S. Balasubramanian: Chief of Vikatan Group S. Balasubramanian has died at the age of 78.

Zomato: Restaurant search service of Italy was acquired by online restaurant search firm Zomato.

DRDO: India’s Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has successfully tested an indigenously built 1000 kg glide bomb. The bomb had successfully hit a target 100 km away in the Bay of Bengal off the Odisha coast. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 20.12.2014 

Question: Asian Development Bank (ADB) has granted a whopping Rs. 6,000 crore soft loan for strengthening and building road network in _______?
A) Bihar
B) Madhya Pradesh
C) Karnataka
D) Uttar Pradesh
Answer & Explanation: Asian Development Bank (ADB) has granted a whopping Rs. 6,000 crore soft loan for strengthening and building road network in Madhya Pradesh.
 
Question: Who has lost in the semi-final of the Badminton World Federation (BFW) Superseries Finals against Tai Tzu Ying at the Hamdan Sports Complex stadium?
A) P V Sindhu
B) Jawala Gutta
C) Dipika Pallikal
D) Saina Nehwal
Answer & Explanation: Saina Nehwal has lost in the semi-final of the Badminton World Federation (BFW) Superseries Finals against Tai Tzu Ying at the Hamdan Sports Complex stadium.
 
Question: India has exported its first offshore patrol vessel “CGS Barracuda” to which country?
A) Sri Lanka
B) Mauritius
C) Vietnam
D) South Korea
Answer & Explanation: India has exported its first offshore patrol vessel “CGS Barracuda” to Mauritius.
 
Question: Which Indian automobile firm has bagged an order for 1.25 lakh units of motorcycles from Sri Lankan government?
A) LML
B) Bajaj Auto
C) TVS
D) Hero MotoCorp
Answer & Explanation: Bajaj Auto has bagged an order for 1.25 lakh units of motorcycles from Sri Lankan government.
 
Question: The finance ministry has fixed the Employee Provident Fund Organization’s (EFPO) interest rate on PF deposits at _____ for 2014-15?
A) 8.75%
B) 6.5%
C) 7.9%
D) 9.0%
Answer & Explanation: The finance ministry has fixed the Employee Provident Fund Organization’s (EFPO) interest rate on PF deposits at ‘8.75%’ for 2014-15.

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