Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 23.01.2015
Lee Wan Koo: South Korean President Park Geun-hye has nominated ruling party lawmaker Lee Wan Koo to replace Prime Minister Chung Hong-won.
Saddal Panjar village: Flood-hit Saddal Panjar to be first smart village in Jammu & Kashmir.
Sukanya Samridhi Yojana: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a small deposit scheme Sukanya Samridhi Yojana for girl child under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) campaign. Sukanya Samridhi Yojana will enable parents to open bank accounts of girls who are under 10 years of age with a minimum deposit of 1000 rupees.
Ara, Bihar: At least two persons, including a woman, were killed and several others injured in a bomb blast inside the premises of the civil court at Ara in Bihar.
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz: Saudi Arabia King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has passed away at the age of 90. After the death of Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, his brother and Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was named as the new king.
HRIDAY Yojana: The Union Ministry of Urban Development has launched the National Heritage Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) that seeks to preserve and rejuvenate the rich cultural heritage of the country. HRIDAY seeks to promote an integrated, inclusive and sustainable development of heritage sites, focusing on maintenance of monuments and on advancement of the entire ecosystem.
Kerala: Kerala Culture Minister K C Joseph has announced setting up of the International Institute of Music in Kerala. It will be the first international institute in India that is dedicated to music. A Trust headed by Sarod Maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan has been entrusted with the responsibility to set up the Institute.
M.P. Narayana: Tollywood Actor and comedian Mailavarapu Surya Narayana passed away due to multi-organ failure at the age of 63.
Test your Knowledge – Quiz 23.01.2015
Question: Who has been nominated as the new Prime Minister of South Korea?
A) Park Geun-hye
B) Joko Widodo
C) Lee Wan Koo
D) Shaky Lee
Answer & Explanation: Lee Wan Koo has been nominated as the new Prime Minister of South Korea.
Question: Who was Mailavarapu Surya Narayana?
Answer & Explanation: Mailavarapu Surya Narayana was an actor.
Question: Which state of India get the first International Institute of Music?
C) Madhya Pradesh
Answer & Explanation: Kerala to get the first International Institute of Music.
Question: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a small deposit scheme Sukanya Samridhi Yojana for _______?
A) girl child under 10 years of age
B) girl child under 16 years of age
C) girl child under 12 years of age
D) girl child under 15 years of age
Answer & Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a small deposit scheme Sukanya Samridhi Yojana for girl child under 10 years of age.
Question: What was the name of Saudi Arabia King, who has passed away at the age of 90?
A) Ruwat Sekh Allaha
B) Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz
C) Shekhu Raja Jajaia
D) Salman Shurwat Ali
Answer & Explanation: Saudi Arabia King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has passed away at the age of 90.
About the Author: