Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 24.03.2015

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 24.03.2015

New Zealand: New Zealand cricket team has created history by entering Cricket World Cup final first time by defeating South Africa in Semi finals.

62nd National Film Awards announced: 62nd National film Awards 2014-15 announced. Best actor award has won by Sanchari Vijay (Nanu Avanalla Avalu) and Best actress has won by Kangana Ranaut (Queen).

ADB: The Asian Development Bank has projected India’s growth rate 7.8 per cent in 2015-16.

Stockhlom Water Prize: The Waterman of India Rajendra Singh was named as the 2015 Stockhlom Water Prize Laureate.

Indian Railways: Indian Railways has launched its own RuPay pre-paid card. The card will enable passengers to book their Rail tickets and do shopping using RuPay pre-paid debit cards.   

Saheed Bhagat Singh PG Institute: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the setting up of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh PG Institute for Horticulture Research and Education at Amritsar, Punjab.

Tyler Prize 2015: Indian ecologist Madhav Gadgil and US Scientist Dr. Jane Lubchenco have been named for the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement 2015.

Renu Khator: Indian-American Renu Khator has been elected as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education (ACE). 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 24.03.2015 

Question: Who was named as the 2015 Stockhlom Water Prize Laureate?
A) Sabil Kumar
B) Rajendra Singh
C) Anand Bharti
D) Aarti Sinha
Answer & Explanation: Rajendra Singh was named as the 2015 Stockhlom Water Prize Laureate.

Question: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the setting up of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh PG Institute for Horticulture Research and Education at ______?
A) Ludhiana
B) Amritsar
C) Jalandhar
D) Patiala
Answer & Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the setting up of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh PG Institute for Horticulture Research and Education at Amritsar.

Question: Who has been elected as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education (ACE).
A) Amit Guatam
B) Deepti Kapoor
C) Renu Khator
D) Anand Rai
Answer & Explanation: Renu Khator has been elected as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education (ACE).

Question: The Asian Development Bank has projected India’s growth rate _______ in 2015-16?
A) 7.0 per cent
B) 7.8 per cent
C) 6.7 per cent
D) 6.0 per cent
Answer & Explanation: The Asian Development Bank has projected India’s growth rate 7.8 per cent in 2015-16. 

Question: New Zealand cricket team has created history by entering Cricket World Cup final first time by defeating _________ in Semi finals?
A) India
B) Pakistan
C) South Africa
D) Sri Lanka
Answer & Explanation: New Zealand cricket team has created history by entering Cricket World Cup final first time by defeating South Africa in Semi finals.

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