Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 25.12.2014

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 25.12.2014

Virasat Award 2015: Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan has been chosen for the ‘Alva Virasat 2015’ award. The award instituted by Alva’s Educational Foundation.

Sushaasan Express: Union Minister Narendra Modi has flagged off ‘Sushaasan Express’ from the birth place of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The Sushaasan Express would run between Gwalior and Gonda via Hazrat Nizamuddin and Lucknow.

K. Radhakrishnan: K. Radhakrishnan, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is one of the 2014 top ten scientists chosen by the prestigious journal Nature.

Reliance Group: Anil Ambani group firm Reliance Capital has roped in Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank (SMTB) as strategic partner to collaborate on various businesses, including in its proposed banking venture. Reliance Capital intends to establish a new bank in India, with support of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank as strategic partner, as and when RBI’s policies permit formation of the same.

Kidambi Srikanth: Young Kidambi Srikanth continued his meteoric rise in World badminton rankings; Srikanth is World No. 4 in BWF ranking.

Bokaro: Replacing Bhilai, the Bokaro unit will become the largest steel plant of SAIL as the state-run firm completes its next phase of expansion programme with Rs 1.5 lakh crore investment by 2025.

Oil India Ltd: Oil India Ltd, India’s second-largest government-owned exploration firm, has commissioned its first 5 MW solar plant in Rajasthan.

Good Governance Day: The Government of India has declared that 25 December, the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, will be celebrated as ‘Good Governance Day’. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 25.12.2014 

Question: Who has been chosen for the ‘Alva Virasat 2015’ award?
A) Amjad Ali Khan
B) Lata Mangeshkar
C) Zakir Hussain
D) Amitabh Bachchan
Answer & Explanation: Amjad Ali Khan has been chosen for the ‘Alva Virasat 2015’ award.
 
Question: Which firm has roped in Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank (SMTB) as strategic partner to collaborate on various businesses, including in its proposed banking venture?
A) Reliance Capital
B) Airtel Money
C) Idea Group
D) Tata Capital
Answer & Explanation: Reliance Capital has roped in Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank (SMTB) as strategic partner to collaborate on various businesses, including in its proposed banking venture.
 
Question: Kidambi Srikanth is related to which sports?
A) cricket
B) tennis
C) hockey
D) badminton
Answer & Explanation: Kidambi Srikanth is related to badminton.
 
Question: Oil India Ltd, India’s second-largest government-owned exploration firm, has commissioned its first 5 MW solar plant in ______?
A) Gujarat
B) Rajasthan
C) Madhya Pradesh
D) Maharashtra
Answer & Explanation: Oil India Ltd, India’s second-largest government-owned exploration firm, has commissioned its first 5 MW solar plant in Rajasthan.
 
Question: When ‘Good Governance Day’ observed across India?
A) November 25
B) October 25
C) September 25
D) December 25
Answer & Explanation: ‘Good Governance Day’ observed on December 25 across India.

 

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