Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 27.12.2014

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 27.12.2014

Ankita: India’s professional tennis player Ankita Raina has won the maiden ITF womens singles title by defeating British teenager Katy Dunne in straight sets in a one-sided final in Pune.

Trevor Bull: Trevor Bull was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) of Aviva India Life Insurance Ltd. He has succeeded TR Ramachandran .

Nand Chaturvedi: Noted Hindi poet and a litterateur Nand Chaturvedi died at the age of 91.

Yaogan-26: China has launched a remote sensing satellite Yaogan-26 into the present orbit from a launch pad in northern part of the country. Yaogan-26 was launched from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in north China’s Shanxi Province.

Panchi: Panchi, the wheeled version of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Nishant capable of taking off from and landing on small airstrips, had its maiden flight from an airfield at Kolar in Karnataka. Panchi was designed and developed by the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) facility at Bengaluru.

N.L. Balakrishnan: Malayalam film actor Narayanan Lakshmi Balakrishnan has died after a following a prolonged illness at the age of 72.

Angara-A5: Russia successfully test-launched Angara-A5 rocket from Plesetsk in northern Russia. The rocket was designed to succeed Proton and other Soviet-era launchers. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 27.12.2014 

Question: Who has won the maiden ITF women singles title by defeating British teenager Katy Dunne in straight sets in a one-sided final in Pune?
A) Sania Mirza
B) Ankita
C) Eugenie Bouchard
D) Caroline Wozniacki
Answer & Explanation: Ankita has won the maiden ITF women singles title by defeating British teenager Katy Dunne in straight sets in a one-sided final in Pune.
 
Question: Who was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) of Aviva India Life Insurance Ltd.?
A) Anand Sinha
B) Jason Day
C) Ritu Raj
D) Trevor Bull
Answer & Explanation: Trevor Bull was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) of Aviva India Life Insurance Ltd.
 
Question: Which country has launched a remote sensing satellite Yaogan-26?
A) South Korea
B) China
C) US
D) India
Answer & Explanation: China has launched a remote sensing satellite Yaogan-26.
 
Question: Who was N.L. Balakrishnan?
A) poet
B) actor
C) scientist
D) writer
Answer & Explanation: N.L. Balakrishnan was an actor.
 
Question: Which country has successfully test-launched Angara-A5 rocket?
A) Russia
B) China
C) Japan
D) India
Answer & Explanation: Russia has successfully test-launched Angara-A5 rocket.

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