Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 27.01.2015

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 27.01.2015

Rafael Nadal: The third-seed tennis player Rafael Nadal, a 14-time Grand Slam singles champion, has bowed out of the Australia Open 2015 after being beaten 6-2, 6-0, 7-6(5) in the quarterfinals by seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych.

Yes Bank: Private sector lender Yes Bank has signed a pact with OPIC, an arm of the US government’s development finance institution, for $220 million (about Rs 1,350 crore) loan for on-lending to micro, small and medium enterprises.

Paulina Vega: Miss Colombia Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe 2014. She was crowned at the 63 rd edition of Miss Universe held in Miami, US. The first runner-up was Miss USA Nia Sanchez and the second runner-up was Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha.

Jagannathan Chakravarthi: Jagannathan Chakravarthi has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of Mindtree Limited with effect from 1 April 2015. Jagannathan Chakravarthi succeeded Rostow Ravanan

Demis Rousos: Famous Greek singer Demis Roussos has died in Athens, Greek following a brief illness at the age of 68.

Narayana Murthy: Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy has donated 200,000 pounds towards the statue of Mahatama Gandhi planned for Parliament Square in London, helping in meeting the budget target of 750,000 pounds for the project.

Syriza party, Greece: In Greece, anti-austerity Syriza party has won general election. In this election Syriza party has won about half the seats in Parliament.

Juan Roman Riquelme: Argentine playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme has retired from football. 36-year-old legendary Argentine represented his country in 2006 World Cup in Germany.

Divya Prakash Sinha: Divya Prakash Sinha has appointed as Secretary (Security) in the Union Cabinet Secretariat. His appointment was approved by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 27.01.2015 

Question: Which bank has signed a pact with OPIC, an arm of the US government’s development finance institution, for $220 million loan for on-lending to micro, small and medium enterprises?
A) SBI
B) Yes Bank
C) HDFC Bank
D) ICICI Bank
Answer & Explanation: Yes Bank has signed a pact with OPIC, an arm of development finance institution, for $220 million loan.

Question: Who was crowned Miss Universe 2014?
A) Nia Sanchez
B) Koyal Rana
C) Paulina Vega
D) Diana Harkusha
Answer & Explanation: Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe 2014

Question: Who has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of Mindtree Limited with effect from 1 April 2015?
A) Jagannathan Chakravarthi
B) Pankaj Garg
C) Jagnathan Reddy
D) Ravindra Tiwari
Answer & Explanation: Jagannathan Chakravarthi has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of Mindtree Limited with effect from 1 April 2015

Question: Who was Demis Roussos?
A) writer
B) philanthropist
C) singer
D) engineer
Answer & Explanation: Demis Roussos was a singer.

Question: Who has appointed as Secretary (Security) in the Union Cabinet Secretariat?
A) Mamta Singh
B) Arvind Rai
C) Kevenra Gupta
D) Divya Prakash Sinha
Answer & Explanation: Divya Prakash Sinha has appointed as Secretary (Security) in the Union Cabinet Secretariat.

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  1. mahinder says:

    thnx sir

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