Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 23.04.2015

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 23.04.2015

Shah Rukh Khan: Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan has been honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award 2015 for his performance in the movie Happy New Year.

Thomas Bach: Thomas Bach, the president of International Olympic Committee (IOC), has been named as ambassador of HeForShe campaign by UN Women.

Vivek Murthy: Indian- American Vivek Murthy took oath as the 19th US Surgeon General.

Lynne Doughtie: Accounting giant KPMG has been elected company veteran Lynne Doughtie as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman. She is the first women to be elected to this position.

ICICI Bank: Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India (ICICI) Bank has launched Tap-n-Pay, a near-field communications-enabled payment service.

Union Government: Union Cabinet has approved lowering of age of juveniles from eighteen to sixteen years for heinous crimes. Decision in this regard was taken by Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 23.04.2015 

Question: Who has been honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award 2015?
A) Shah Rukh Khan
B) Kangana Ranaut
C) Amitabh Bachchan
D) Naseeruddin Shah
Answer & Explanation: Shah Rukh Khan has been honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award 2015.

Question: Who has been named as ambassador of HeForShe campaign by UN Women?
A) Aishwarya Rai
B) Melinda Gate
C) Thomas Bach
D) Priyanka Chopra
Answer & Explanation: Thomas Bach has been named as ambassador of HeForShe campaign by UN Women. 

Question: Who took oath as the 19th Surgeon General?
A) Vivek Murthy
B) Anand Kumar
C) Praksh Nadan
D) S.K. Dua
Answer & Explanation: Vivek Murthy took oath as the 19th Surgeon General.

Question: Which bank has launched Tap-n-Pay, a near-field communications-enabled payment service?
A) HDFC
B) SBI
C) ICICI
D) UBI
Answer & Explanation: ICICI bank has launched Tap-n-Pay, a near-field communications-enabled payment service.

Question: Union Cabinet has approved lowering of age of juveniles from 18 to ______ years for heinous crimes?
A) 14
B) 16
C) 15
D) 17
Answer & Explanation: Union Cabinet has approved lowering of age of juveniles from 18 to 16 years for heinous crimes.

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