Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 26.01.2015

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 26.01.2015

Mithali Raj: Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj has been selected for the Padma Shri Award.

Aaple Sarkar: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has launched “Aaple Sarkar”, a technology based platform for direct and close communication between citizens and the government.      

Pooja Thakur: Wing Commander Pooja Thakur has made a history, to be the first woman to lead an Inter an Inter Services Guard of Honour for United States President Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Parupalli Kashyap: India’s third seed Parupalli Kashyap has defeated top seed and compatriot Kidambi Srikanth to win the men’s singles title of the Side Modi International Tournament Badminton championships.

2020 Tokyo Olympics: Tokyo Olympic organizers have signed up Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) as the first domestic sponsor of the 2020 Olympics games.

R K Laxman: Eminent cartoonist R K Laxman died at a Pune hospital at the age of 94. Laxman was admitted to the Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital last week after he suffered a multi-organ failure.

Mukund Varadarajan and Naik Neeraj Kumar: Two army personnel Major Mukund Varadarajan and Naik Neeraj Kumar, who laid down their lives combating militants in Kashmir, have been selected posthumously for the Ashok Chakra – the highest peacetime military honour of the country. 

Wipro Ltd: Indian IT company Wipro Ltd. has won a multi-year strategic infrastructure management contract from Allied Irish Banks plc (AIB), a leading bank in Ireland.

Libby Lane: The Church of England on Monday has ended centuries of male domination by appointed Libby Lane England’s first female Bishop of Stockport at York Minister, one of the largest cathedrals in northern Europe, amid opposition from traditionalists.

Kasutubh Gosavi: Commander Kasutubh Gosavi, a Mumbai-based Navy pilot, has been awarded the Shaurya Chakra for saving 15 lives during various helicopter search and rescue missions.

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 26.01.2015 

Question: Who has made a history to be the first woman to lead an Inter an Inter Services Guard of Honour for United States President Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhavan?
A) Prerna Severan
B) Pooja Thakur
C) Suchita Rai
D) Sunita Nair
Answer & Explanation: Pooja Thakur has made a history to be the first woman to lead an Inter an Inter Services Guard of Honour for United States President Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhavan?

Question: Eminent cartoonist  R K Laxman has died at a Pune hospital at the age of _____?
A) 90
B) 88
C) 94
D) 96
Answer & Explanation: Eminent cartoonist  R K Laxman has died at a Pune hospital at the age of 94.

Question: Who has won the men’s singles title of the Side Mode International Tournament Badminton championships?
A) Parupalli Kashyap
B) Ajay Jairam
C) Kidambi Srikanth
D) Sunil Rai
Answer & Explanation: Parupalli Kashyap has won the men’s singles title of the Side Modi International Tournament Badminton championships?

Question: Which firm has won a multi-year strategic infrastructure management contract from Allied Irish Banks plc (AIB), a leading bank in Ireland?
A) Infosys Ltd
B) Reliance Ltd
C) TCS
D) Wipro Ltd
Answer & Explanation: Wipro Ltd has won a multi-year strategic infrastructure management contract from Allied Irish Banks plc (AIB), a leading bank in Ireland.

Question: Indian women’s cricket team captain _______ has been selected for the Padma Shri Award?
A) Sashi Kala Teever
B) Mithali Raj
C) Saina Nehwal
D) Usha Rani
Answer & Explanation: Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj has been selected for the Padma Shri Award

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