Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 21.08.2015

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 21.08.2015

Ashwani Lohani: Ashwani Lohani has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (MD) of Air India Ltd.

Bangladesh: Bangladesh became the first country to receive funds from the United Nation (UN) for Solar Home Systems.

Zia Haider Rahman: Bangladesh novelist Zia Haider Rahman has won the James Tait Black award 2015 for his debut novel In the Light of What We Know.

Funnybones: A book titled ‘Mrs Funnybones’ authored by Twinkle Khanna has been released.

Babasaheb Purandare: Historian Babasaheb Purandare has been awarded with Maharashtra Bhushan Award 2015.

Making India Awesome: A book titled ‘Making India Awesome’ authored by Chetan Bhagat has released by Rupa Publications.

Ranil Wickremesinghe: Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn-in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.  

Alexis Tsipras: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has resigned from the post.

India & Australia deal: The Union government has signed MoU between India and Australia on education and research.

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 21.08.2015 

Question: Who has been awarded with Maharashtra Bhushan Award 2015?
A) R.P. Rahul Singh
B) Ashok Dev
C) Babasaheb Purandare
D) Aarti Verman
Answer & Explanation: Babasaheb Purandare has been awarded with Maharashtra Bhushan Award 2015.

Question: Who is the author of the book ‘Making India Awesome’?
A) Ashok Rai
B) Aneeta Desai
C) Sushma Sinh
D) Chetan Bhagat
Answer & Explanation: Chetan Bhagat is the author of the book ‘Making India Awesome’.

Question: Who was sworn-in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka?
A) Sarath Fonseka
B) Mahinda Rajapaksa
C) Ranil Wickremesinghe
D) Maithripala Sirisena
Answer & Explanation: Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn-in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.

Question: Who has won the James Tait Black award 2015?
A) Salmeen Shukla
B) Ankit Rana
C) Zia Haider Rahman
D) Jason Day
Answer & Explanation: Zia Haider Rahman has won the James Tait Black award 2015.

Question: Who has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (MD) of Air India Ltd?
A) Pradeep Chawla
B) Suresh Kumar
C) Ashwani Lohani
D) Narain Rao
Answer & Explanation: Ashwani Lohani has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (MD) of Air India Ltd.

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