Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 27.09.2014
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award 2014: Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) has announced the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award 2014 for ten scientists in recognition of their work. The selected awardees are Roop Mallik, Kavirayani Ramkrishna Prasad, Souvik Maiti, Sachchida Nand Tripathi, Venkata Mohan, Soumen Chakrabarti, Kaushal Kumar Verma, Anurag Agrawal, Pratap Raychaudhuri and Sadiqali Abbas Rangwala.
State Bank of India (SBI): State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest lender on 26 September 2014 announced that it has signed a Line of Credit (LoC) of 500 million dollar with Export-Import Bank of Korea.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan resigned: Prithviraj Chavan has resigned as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra after his government was reduced to a minority. Chavan submitted his resignation to governor of the state C Vidyasagar Rao.
Asian Development Bank (ADB): The Asian Development Bank will fund $120 million to Bhutan’s 118 MW Nikachu hydropower project.
Madhya Pradesh Government signs MoUs with agriculture companies: Madhya Pradesh government has inked three MoUs with Maschio-Gaspardo of Italy, Kubuta of Japan and Fiat (India) Pvt Ltd. of New Holland at the Haldhar Krishi Expo.
Baudoin Prot: The chairman of BNP Paribas has resigned from the post, some three months after the French bank was hit by a record $8.9 billion fine for violating US sanctions.
Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE): India’s stock exchange BSE has signed a MoU with Bank of New York Mellon to provide collateral management solution enabling foreign investors to give top-rated sovereign securities as collaterals.
UN Climate Change Summit 2014: UN Climate Change Summit 2014 was held in UN headquarters in New York.
Rajat Sharma: India TV chairman and editor in chief Rajat Sharma was appointed as the new president of the News Broadcasting Association (NBA) for the year 2014-15.
Asian Games 2014: The men’s compound archery team Abhishek Verma, Rajat Chauhan and Sandeep Kumar clinched a historic gold in 17th Asian Games.
Test your Knowledge – Quiz 27.09.2014
Question: UN Climate Change Summit 2014 was held in ____?
A) New York
Answer & Explanation: UN Climate Change Summit 2014 was held in New York.
Question: Who was appointed as the new president of the News Broadcasting Association (NBA) for the year 2014-15?
A) Shashi Tharoor
B) Ajit Singh
C) Rajat Sharma
D) Devendra Nath
Answer & Explanation: Rajat Sharma has been appointed as the new president of the News Broadcasting Association (NBA) for the year 2014-15.
Question: What was the name of Chief Minister of Maharashtra, who has resigned from the post of Chief Minister?
A) Shankar Aggrawal
B) Prithviraj Chavan
C) Margret Alva
D) Shivraj Singh Chauhan
Answer & Explanation: Prithviraj Chavan has resigned from the post of Chief Minister
Question: Abhishek Verma associated with which sports?
Answer & Explanation: Abhishek Verma associated with Archery.
Question: The Asian Development Bank will fund how much money to Bhutan’s 118 MW Nikachu hydropower project?
A) $200 million
B) $100 million
C) $50 million
D) $120 million
Answer & Explanation: The Asian Development Bank will fund $120 million to Bhutan’s 118 MW Nikachu hydropower project.
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