Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 24.09.2014
ICICI Bank: India’s private sector bank ICICI bank launched a savings account for minors above 10 years. The account, which will be opened in the name of the minor, will offer a personalized cheque book and a debit card.
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: The next Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, the world’s largest annual gathering of the Indian diaspora, will be held in Gujarat capital Gandhinagar.
Hardeep Singh Puri: Hardeep Singh Puri was appointed as Secretary General of Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM).
ICC: International Cricket Council has announced that ICC World Cricket League, WCL Division 3 will be held in Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur from 23rd to 30th October.
IKEA: Ikea India, a subsidiary of Swedish furniture retailer Ikea AB has signed a MoU with Telangana government for establishing its store in the state. IKEA is one of the world’s largest retailers in furniture, household goods and textiles. It was one of the first companies in India to be allowed 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail under the government’s liberalized policy. IKEA’s first India store to be opened in Hyderabad.
ISRO’s Mars Orbit Mission: India created a history by becomes first Asian country to reach the red planet (Mars). India now joins a club including United States, Russia and Europe Agency. Scientist described the final stage of the Mars Orbit Mission, nicknamed MOM.
Madhya Pradesh: The Madhya Pradesh government plans to develop 27 new industrial parks for sector like textiles, InfoTech, tourism and food processing among others, at an investment of Rs. 3,000 crore in a phased manner over the next five years.
Jammu & Kashmir flood panel: The Supreme Court has appointed a five-member committee headed by Senior Registrar of Jammu and Kashmir High court to check the ground situation of the flood-affected state.
UN Climate Change Summit 2014: UN Climate Change Summit 2014 was held at UN headquarters in New York to put the planet on course towards reversing global warming.
Saraswati Samman 2013: The renowned Hindi author, Govind Mishra was given the Saraswati Samman in New Delhi on 23 September, 2014. He was given the Saraswati Samman by Union Minister Rajnath Singh for his novel Dhool Paudhon Par.
Test your Knowledge – Quiz 24.09.2014
Question: IKEA will open its first retail store in which city of India?
Answer & Explanation: IKEA will open its first retail store in Hyderabad.
Question: Which private bank has launched a savings account for minors above 10 years?
Answer & Explanation: ICICI has launched a savings account for minors above 10 years.
Question: UN Climate Change Summit 2014 was held in _____?
C) New Delhi
D) New York
Answer & Explanation: UN Climate Change Summit 2014 was held in New York.
Question: Who was appointed as Secretary General of Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM)?
A) B. Ashok
B) Hardeep Singh Puri
C) Sanjeev Kumar Singla
D) Shankar Aggarwal
Answer & Explanation: Hardeep Singh Puri was appointed as Secretary General of Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM).
Question: World Cricket League, WCL Division 3 will be held in ______?
D) Saudi Arabia
Answer & Explanation: World Cricket League, WCL Division 3 will be held in Malaysia.
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