Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 24.01.2015

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 24.01.2015

Japan: Japan will host World Economic Forum’s special meeting scheduled to be held in October 2016.

Harman Inc: Audio and infotainment systems maker Harman International Industries will buy Indian-born serial entrepreneur Romesh Wadhwani’s Symphony Teleca for $780 million (about Rs. 4,800 crore).

SBI: State Bank of India (SBI) has signed a loan agreement for 100 million Euro with the European Investment Bank (EIB). EIB is a long-term lending institution of the European Union.

Indo-Russian Musical Festival ZimaFest: Goa will host Indo-Russian Musical Festival ZimaFest from 24 January 2015 to 25 January 2015 at Candolim beach. The musical festival will witness a confluence of Russian and Indian music.

Yingluck Shinawatra: Former Thailand Premier Yingluck Shinawatra was impeached on 23 January 2015 by an army-backed parliament. The impeachment was followed by the ban of the Yingluck Shinawatra from politics for five years. Yingluck is the first Prime Minister to be impeached by parliament in Thailand’s history.

Atacama Desert: The newly finished PV Salvador solar plant near El Salvador, in the Atacama desert, northern Chile is one of the world’s biggest solar plant.

Kerala: The Kerala commercial taxes department has slapped a fine of Rs 53.63 crore (Rs 536.3 million) on four online trading companies including Flipkart and Jabong for allegedly doing illegal business in the state.

 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 24.01.2015 

Question: Which country will host World Economic Forum’s special meeting scheduled to be held in October 2016?
A) Russia
B) Japan
C) India
D) US
Answer & Explanation: Japan will host World Economic Forum’s special meeting scheduled to be held in October 2016.

Question: will buy Indian-born serial entrepreneur Romesh Wadhwani’s Symphony Teleca for $780 million (about Rs. 4,800 crore)?
A) Microsoft
B) Digital America
C) Harman International
D) Segram’s
Answer & Explanation: Harman International Industries will buy Indian-born serial entrepreneur Romesh Wadhwani’s Symphony Teleca for $780 million (about Rs. 4,800 crore).

Question: Which bank has signed a loan agreement for 100 million Euro with the European Investment Bank (EIB)?
A) State Bank of India
B) HDFC
C) Bank of India
D) ICICI
Answer & Explanation: State Bank of India has signed a loan agreement for 100 million Euro with the European Investment Bank (EIB).

Question: Who will host Indo-Russian Musical Festival ZimaFest from 24 January 2015 to 25 January 2015?
A) Bangalore
B) Mumbai
C) Goa
D) Shimla
Answer & Explanation: Goa will host Indo-Russian Musical Festival ZimaFest from 24 January 2015 to 25 January 2015.

Question: Which state commercial taxes department has slapped a fine of Rs 53.63 crore (Rs 536.3 million) on four online trading companies including Flipkart and Jabong for allegedly doing illegal business in the state?
A) Kerala
B) West Bengal
C) Gujarat
D) Maharashtra
Answer & Explanation: Kerala commercial taxes department has slapped a fine of Rs 53.63 crore (Rs 536.3 million) on four online trading companies including Flipkart and Jabong for allegedly doing illegal business in the state.

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