Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 23.12.2014

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 23.12.2014

Cipla: Drug major Cipla’s subsidiary has bagged an order worth 2 billion rand (around Rs 1,100 crore) for HIV drugs from the South African government.

NTPC: State-owned NTPC has announced signing of a term loan facility of Rs 2,000 crore with Bank of Baroda.

Pakistan and Russia agreement: For the first time, Pakistan and Russia have signed an energy deal worth $1.7 billion to lay a gas pipeline from Karachi to Lahore.

Yes Bank: Private sector lender Yes Bank has raised $200 million in an unsecured loan from Asian Development Bank (ADB) for on lending to small farm households and rural women’s self help group (SHG).

Jharkhand Assembly Elections 2014: BJP has emerged as single largest party in Jharkhand Assembly Election 2014. BJP won 41 seats out of 81 seats for clear mandate.

Joe Cocker: Legendary soul and rock singer Joe Cocker died in the US state of Colorado at the age of 70 due to lung cancer.

Section 309 of IPC: Section 309 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) was in news recently as Union Home Ministry has decided to remove this Section. Section 309 of IPC was related to attempt to suicide.  

Tunisia Presidential election 2014: The results of 2014 Presidential elections of Tunisia were declared on 22 December 2014. Beji Caid Essebsi of Nidaa Tounes party won the elections with 55.68 percent of the run-off vote.

G. Venkataswamy: Former Union Minister G. Venkataswamy died in Hyderabad at the age of 85.

Jammu & Kashmir Assembly Elections 2014: PDP has emerged as the largest party in the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. PDP got 28 seats. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 23.12.2014 

Question: Drug major Cipla’s subsidiary has bagged an order worth 2 billion rand (around Rs 1,100 crore) for HIV drugs from the ________ government?
A) Russian
B) Sri Lanka
C) South African
D) Bangladesh
Answer & Explanation: Drug major Cipla’s subsidiary has bagged an order worth 2 billion rand (around Rs 1,100 crore) for HIV drugs from the South African government?
 
Question: State-owned NTPC has announced signing of a term loan facility of Rs 2,000 crore with which bank?
A) Bank of Baroda.
B) Punjab National Bank
C) SBI
D) HDFC
Answer & Explanation: State-owned NTPC has announced signing of a term loan facility of Rs 2,000 crore with Bank of Baroda.
 
Question: Which party has emerged as single largest party in Jharkhand Assembly Election 2014?
A) BJP
B) JMM
C) JVV
D) Congress
Answer & Explanation: BJP has emerged as single largest party in Jharkhand Assembly Election 2014.
 
Question: Who was Joe Cocker?
A) artist
B) scientist
C) writer
D) singer
Answer & Explanation: Joe Cocker was a singer.
 
Question: Which bank has raised $200 million in an unsecured loan from Asian Development Bank (ADB) for on lending to small farm households and rural women’s self help group (SHG)?
A) SBI
B) Yes Bank
C) HDFC
D) ICICI
Answer & Explanation: Yes bank has raised $200 million in an unsecured loan from Asian Development Bank (ADB) for on lending to small farm households and rural women’s self help group (SHG).

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