Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 22.11.2014

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 22.11.2014

Barack Obama: The US President Barack Obama will be Chief Guest at 66th India’s Republic Day celebration 2015. Obama will participate in the Republic Day celebrations of India, which will be held in New Delhi on 26 January 2015. He will be the first US President to attend the Republic Day Parade of India.

Giriraj Singh: Giriraj Singh has assumed charge as the Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME). He is the BJP MP from the Nawada constituency in the 2014 Indian general election.

PM Narendra Modi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Fiji on 19 November 2014. He is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the Pacific countries after Indira Gandhi who visited in 1981. 

South Asian football Federation (SAFF): India won the 2014 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Women’s championship at the Jinnah stadium in Islamabad, Pakistan. Indian team won 6-0 over Nepal in the final.

Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana: Union government of India has approved new Rs. 43,033 crore rural electrification scheme Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana. This scheme will replace the existing Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY).

Future Group: Future Group has acquired the century-old Nilgiris grocery chain for about Rs. 300 crore in an all cash deal that will give Future Group much-needed access to markets in the southern states.

Yash Chopra Award 2014: Bolloywood legend actor Amitabh Bachchan will receive 2nd Yash Chopra memorial award. The award is presented by the T Subbarami Reddy foundation.

INS Vikrant: India’s first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, work has begun to removing from the Indian Navy. It was acquired by India in 1957 and saw action during the India-Pakistan war in 1971. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 22.11.2014 

Question: Who will be Chief Guest at 66th India’s Republic Day celebration 2015?
A) Barack Obama
B) Vladimir Putin
C) Angela Merkel
D) Shinzo Abe
Answer & Explanation: Barack Obama will be Chief Guest at 66th India’s Republic Day celebration 2015.
 
Question: Who has assumed charge as the Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME)?
A) Rajiv Pratap Rudy
B) Mahesh Sharma
C) Bandaru Dattatreya
D) Giriraj Singh
Answer & Explanation: Giriraj Singh has assumed charge as the Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).
 
Question: Who won the 2014 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Women’s championship at the Jinnah stadium in Islamabad, Pakistan?
A) Pakistan
B) Nepal
C) India
D) Sri Lanka
Answer & Explanation: India won the 2014 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Women’s championship at the Jinnah stadium in Islamabad, Pakistan.
 
Question: Who will receive 2nd Yash Chopra memorial award?
A) Asha Parekh
B) Dilip Kumar
C) Nashir Khan
D) Amitabh Bachchan
Answer & Explanation: Amitabh Bachchan will receive 2nd Yash Chopra memorial award.
 
Question: Which firm has acquired the century-old Nilgiris grocery chain for about Rs. 300 crore in an all cash deal?
A) Datamatich
B) Dell
C) Future Group
D) Wipro
Answer & Explanation: Future Group has acquired the century-old Nilgiris grocery chain for about Rs. 300 crore in an all cash deal.

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