Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 24.12.2014
Bharat Ratna: The President’s Office has announced the Bharat Ratna award to Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya (posthumously) and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Mr. Vajpayee will be the seventh Prime Minister to receive the award, while Pandit Malviya will be the 12th person to be honoured posthumously.
Pre-2005 notes: The deadline for exchanging pre-2005 currency notes of various denominations, including Rs 500 and Rs 1,000, has been extended by another six month till June, 30, 2015.
Kailasam Balachander: South Indian filmmaker Kailasam Balachander died at the age of 85. He was honoured with the Padma Shri in 1987and is a recipient of the ANR National Award and Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India’s highest award in cinema in 2010.
Snapdeal: E-retailing firm Snapdeal.com has lunched the online Agri store offering agriculture products to the famers. The Agri Store aims to offer wide variety of farm items from seeds to fertilizers, farming tools and irrigation tools. This online store is also accessible through mobile phones, making it convenient for farmers to shop.
Booth Colman: Television, film and stage actor Booth Colman has died in Los Angeles after a brief illness at the age of 91.
Taiwan: Taiwan has launched its largest ever missile warship named Tuo Chiang. The 500-tonne corvette missile is the first of its kind ever developed by Taiwan.
Radhakrishna Vikhe: Congressman Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil has been appointed as Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, the lower house.
Mathur Committee: Union Ministry of Home Affairs has set up Mathur committee to examine the possibility of constitution of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) for reinvestigation of the 1984 anti-sikh riot cases.
Joseph Sarget: American film director Sarget died in California at the age of 89.
S Bhattacharya: S Bhattacharya was appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Coal India Ltd (CIL).
Test your Knowledge – Quiz 24.12.2014
Question: The deadline for exchanging pre-2005 currency notes has been extended till _______?
A) July 30, 2015
B) June 30, 2015
C) March 30, 2015
D) May 30, 2015
Answer & Explanation: The deadline for exchanging pre-2005 currency notes has been extended till June, 30, 2015.
Question: Who was Kailasam Balachander?
Answer & Explanation: Kailasam Balachander was a filmmaker.
Question: Who have been elected for Bharat Ratna award recently?
A) Pandit Malviya
B) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
C) both A and B
Answer & Explanation: Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Pandit Malviya have been elected for Bharat Ratna award recently.
Question: Which e-commerce company has lunched the online Agri store offering agriculture products to the famers?
Answer & Explanation: Snapdeal has lunched the online Agri store offering agriculture products to the famers.
Question: Who was appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Coal India Ltd (CIL)?
A) Sita Devi
B) S Bhattacharya
C) R. Raghvan
D) Amit Mathew
Answer & Explanation: S Bhattacharya was appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Coal India Ltd (CIL).
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