Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 24.11.2014
Tata Value Homes: Tata Value Homes, a subsidiary of Tata Housing, has tied up with realty portal Housing.com to sell homes online.
India’s Textile Industry: India’s textile industry, which is currently estimated at $108 billion, has potential to cross $500 billion marks by 2025 if the sector gets adequate support from the government as per the report released by consulting firm Wazir Advisors and PCI Xylenes & Polyesters.
Deepak Gupta: Deepak Gupta was appointed as the chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). He has replaced Rajni Razdan, who completed her term on 22 November 2014.
Chuck Hagel: US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned from the post. A successor will be named soon, but Secretary Hagel will remain as Defence Secretary until his replacement is confirmed by the US Senate.
Marion Shepilov: Ex-Washington DC mayor Marion Shepilov died in Washington DC at the age of 78.
Rio Olympic Games 2016: Rio Olympic Games committee has chosen yellow feline animal as mascot to Rio (Brazil) Olympic Games.
18th SAARC summit: The eighteen SAARC summit to begin from 26th November, 2014 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has eight members: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
World Women Boxing championships: Indian Women Boxers Sarjubala Devi in 48kg category and Saweety in 81kg category have won the Silver medals at the 8th World Women’s Boxing Championships in Jeju, South Korea.
Murli Deora: Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Murli Deora died in at the age of 77.
List of 25 Best Inventions 2014: Time Magazine has released list of 25 Best inventions 2014. India’s Mangalyaan mars mission, has been named among the best inventions 2014.
Raghuvir Nevrekar: Senior Marathi actor-director Raghuvir Nevrekar has died in Mumbai at the age of 85.
Test your Knowledge – Quiz 24.11.2014
Question: Who was appointed as the chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)?
A) Amit Mathew
B) D P Agrawal
C) Deepak Gupta
D) Sumit Jha
Answer & Explanation: Deepak Gupta was appointed as the chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
Question: What was the name of US Defence Secretary, who has resigned from his post recently?
A) Jan Olszewski
B) Chuck Hagel
C) Frank Walter
D) Laurent Fabius
Answer & Explanation: Chuck Hagel has resigned from post recently.
Question: The eighteen SAARC summit to begin from 26th November, 2014 in ____?
C) New Delhi
Answer & Explanation: The eighteen SAARC summit to begin from 26th November, 2014 in Kathmandu.
Question: Sarjubala Devi is associated with which game?
Answer & Explanation: Sarjubala Devi is associated with boxing.
Question: Who was Murli Deora?
Answer & Explanation: Murli Deora was a politician.
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