Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 26.08.2015

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 26.08.2015 

India & Australia deal: India and Australia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the fields of education, research and training. It was signed after the 3rd meeting of the Australia-India Education Council (AIEC) which was held in New Delhi.

UK: The United Kingdom will fund a capacity building programme for making Kolkata a low carbon city. UK will fund in Kolkata climate action programme.

MCX, Gift inked deal: Multi Commodity Exchange has signed a memorandum of understanding with Gift Special Economic Zone, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gujarat International Finance Tec-City, for setting up an electronic platform to facilitate trading in different asset classes for international investors.

Rajasthan: Rajasthan government has approved the launch of Arogya Rajasthan campaign; this will help in collection and compilation of health data of the rural population in the state.

Rani Gaidinliu: PM Narendra Modi has inaugurated birth centenary celebrations of freedom fighter Rani Gaidinliu. On this occasion he launched commemorative coin of 100 rupees and circulation coin of 5 rupee of Rani Gaidinliu to mark her birth centenary celebrations.

Girish Sahni: Girish Sahni has been appointed as the Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

PayU India: PayU India has tied-up with online bus ticketing platform redBus to offer cash-back discounts to customers who use its wallet PayU Money to buy tickets.

Rajasthan: Rajasthan State Food and Civil Supplies Corporation (RSFCSC) and Kishore Biyani-led Future Consumer Enterprise Ltd (FCEL) have inked an agreement to launch the Annapurna Bhandar Yojana, which is a Public Private Distribution Scheme, the first-of-its kind in India. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 26.08.2015 

Question: With which country India has signed a MoU on cooperation in the fields of education, research and training?
A) US
B) Australia
C) Sri Lanka
D) Bangladesh
Answer & Explanation: India and Australia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the fields of education, research and training.

Question: Who has been appointed as the Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)?
A) Prakash Singh
B) Anand Verma
C) Pyush Goyel
D) Girish Sahni
Answer & Explanation: Girish Sahni has been appointed as the Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Question: PayU India has tied-up with online bus ticketing platform __________ to offer cash-back discounts to customers who use its wallet PayU Money to buy tickets?
A) irctc
B) MakeMyTrip
C) redBus
D) Yatra
Answer & Explanation: PayU India has tied-up with online bus ticketing platform redBus to offer cash-back discounts to customers who use its wallet PayU Money to buy tickets.

Question: Who was Rani Gaidinliu?
A) scientist
B) sports person
C) freedom fighter
D) engineer
Answer & Explanation: Rani Gaidinliu was a freedom fighter.

Question: Which country will fund in Kolkata climate action programme?
A) Vietnam
B) UK
C) Nigeria
D) France
Answer & Explanation: UK will fund in Kolkata climate action programme.

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