Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 21.02.2015

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 21.02.2015

Govind Pansare: Veteran Communist leader Govind Pansare died in Kolhapur at the age of 84.

Tapan Misra: Eminent scientist Tapan Misra has been appointed as the Chief of ISRO’s Space Applications Centre (SAC) at Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Nirad Mahapatra: Eminent Odia filmmaker Nirad Mahapatra died in Mumbai at the age of 67.

SBI: State Bank of India (SBI) will provide finance of Rs. 100 crore benefiting 3,000 small tea growers in the North East.

India: India has signed loan agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) got 50 million dollars to boost power generation capacity in Assam. This programme is expected to be completely by 31 December 2018.  

Yutaka Katayama: Yutaka Katayama, a former president of Nissan Motor Co’s US unit died at the age of 105.

J&K Assembly Election 2015: BJP and PDP have agreed on forming the government in Jammu & Kashmir. PDP will have chief minister’s post for full term and BJP deputy chief minister’s post which is expected to be given to state BJP leader Nirmal Singh. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 21.02.2015 

Question: Which bank will provide finance of Rs. 100 crore benefiting 3,000 small tea growers in the North East?
A) HDFC
B) SBI
C) BOI
D) ICICI
Answer & Explanation: SBI will provide finance of Rs. 100 crore benefiting 3,000 small tea growers in the North East.

Question: Who was Govind Pansare?
A) socialist
B) politician
C) economist
D) scientist
Answer & Explanation: Govind Pansare was a politician. 

Question: Who has been appointed as the Chief of ISRO’s Space Applications Centre (SAC) at Ahmedabad, Gujarat?
A) Tapan Misra
B) Kapil Narain
C) S. Kumar
D) Praveen Rai
Answer & Explanation: Tapan Misra has been appointed as the Chief of ISRO’s Space Applications Centre (SAC) at Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Question: India has signed loan agreement with which bank to got 50 million dollars to boost power generation capacity in Assam?
A) UNIDO
B) ADB
C) WF
D) IMF
Answer & Explanation: India has signed loan agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) got 50 million dollars to boost power generation capacity in Assam.

Question: Who was Nirad Mahapatra?
A) sports person
B) scientist
C) filmmaker
D) politician
Answer & Explanation: Nirad Mahapatra was a filmmaker.

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