Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 25.03.2015

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 25.03.2015

MUDRA Bank: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch on April 8 the Rs 20,000 crore MUDRA (Micro Unites Development and Refinance Agency) Bank, an agency to refinance micro-finance institutions which will also act as regulator for the sector.

Nirupama Rao: Former foreign secretary Nirupama Rao has been appointed as an independent director of the board of Network 18, the Mukesh Ambani-led firm that owns television channels CNN-IBN and CNBC.

PRAGATI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched his ambitious multi-purpose and multi-modal platform, PRAGATI, which is aimed at addressing the common man’s grievances and monitoring programmes and projects.

Saurabh Kochhar: Online food ordering platform Foodpanda has appointed Saurabh Kochhar has its India CEO and chief business officer for the company global operations.

Amit Ghosh: Indian author Amitav Ghosh was shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker International Prize. He is the only Indian among the 10 finalists shortlisted for the prize. 

Ruth Porat: Google Inc has appointed Ruth Porat as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). She will take the charge on 26 May 2015.

KM Mani Committee: Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani has been appointed as the Chairman of the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers on Goods and Services Tax (GST) by the Union Finance Ministry. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 25.03.2015 

Question: Who has been appointed as an independent director of the board of Network 18, the Mukesh Ambani-led firm that owns television channels CNN-IBN and CNBC?
A) Nariman Singh
B) Nirupama Rao
C) Kapil Sahani
D) Pradeep Sethi
Answer & Explanation: Nirupama Rao has been appointed as an independent director of the board of Network 18, the Mukesh Ambani-led firm that owns television channels CNN-IBN and CNBC.

Question: Which Indian author has been shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker International Prize?
A) Narain Dutt
B) Amitav Ghosh
C) S.P. Singh
D) Saurabh Tiwari
Answer & Explanation: Indian author Amitav Ghosh has been shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker International Prize.

Question:  Who has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Google Inc?
A) X. Xiong
B) Ruth Porat
C) S.K. Demmoria
D) P. Anderson
Answer & Explanation: Ruth Porat has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Google Inc.

Question: Who has been appointed as the Chairman of the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers on Goods and Services Tax (GST) by the Union Finance Ministry?
A) Devendra Sinha
B) KM Mani
C) Pradeep Chaudhary
D) S.K. Ghandhi
Answer & Explanation: KM Mani has been appointed as the Chairman of the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers on Goods and Services Tax (GST) by the Union Finance Ministry.

Question: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched his ambitious multi-purpose and multi-modal platform, _________, which is aimed at addressing the common man’s grievances and monitoring programmes and projects?
A) SAMVIDHAN
B) SAMKACH
C) PRAGATI
D) SAHARA
Answer & Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched his ambitious multi-purpose and multi-modal platform, PRAGATI, which is aimed at addressing the common man’s grievances and monitoring programmes and projects.

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