Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 23.09.2014

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 23.09.2014 

V.G. Mathew: The Reserve Bank of India has approved the appointment of V.G. Mathew as Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kerala based South Indian Bank Ltd. He will replace V.A. Joseph.

Anandji Dossa: The veteran cricketer, historian and statistician Anandji Dossa died in New York at the age of 98. He authored famous books “Cricket Ties: India-Pakistan and Art of Scoring” and “Duleep: the Man and his Game”.

Amit Mathew: Amit Mathew has been elected as Chairman of Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) for the year 2014-15. The Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) of India is a non-profit circulation-auditing organization. 

Yahoo! Inc acquired BookPad Inc: Yahoo! Inc. acquired Bangalore-based start up firm BookPad Inc for over 8 million US dollars. BookPad Inc founded in 2013, the company has offices in California and Bangalore.

UP government: The Uttar Pradesh government decided to open Nirbhaya Centers in all districts of state. These Nirbhaya Centers will provide prompt help to the victims of crime against women.

Movie Liar’s Dice: Hindi film ‘Liar’s Dice’, has been selected as India’s official entry to the upcoming Oscars (2015) awards in the best foreign film category. Liar’s Dice has directed by Geetu Mohandas and starring Geetanjali Thapa and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles.              

Google India: Google India has decided to partner with PM Narendra Modi led NDA government for the ‘Digital India’ Programme. The programme aims at providing digital infrastructure as a utility to every citizen as well as high-speed internet as a core utility in all gram panchayats. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 23.09.2014 

Question: Which state government has announced to open Nirbhaya Centers in all districts of state?
A) Haryana
B) Uttar Pradesh
C) Bihar
D) Madhya Pradesh
Answer & Explanation: Uttar Pradesh government has announced to open Nirbhaya Centers in all districts of state.
 
Question: Which movie has been selected as India’s official entry to the upcoming Oscars (2015) awards in the best foreign film category?
A) Chidiya Udd
B) Rangbhoomi
C) Road of God
D) Liar’s Dice
Answer & Explanation: “Liar’s Dice” has been selected as India’s official entry to the upcoming Oscars (2015) awards in the best foreign film category.
 
Question: Which company acquired Bangalore-based start up firm BookPad Inc for over 8 million US dollars?
A) JP Morgan
B) Yahoo! Inc
C) Infosys
D) TCS
Answer & Explanation: Yahoo! Inc acquired Bangalore-based start up firm BookPad Inc for over 8 million US dollars.
 
Question: Who will be the next Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of South Indian Bank Ltd?
A) S.S. Mundra
B) Arun Kaul
C) V.G. Mathew
D) Arun Tiwari
Answer & Explanation: V.G. Mathew will be the next Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of South Indian Bank Ltd.
 
Question: Who is the director of movie “Liar’s Dice”?
A) Kamal Swaroop
B) Bharati Achrekar
C) Debina Bonnerjee
D) Geetu Mohandas
Answer & Explanation: Geetu Mohandas is the director of movie “Liar’s Dice”.

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