Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 28.10.2014

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 28.10.2014 

Leah Kalanguka: A former mushroom and poultry farmer Leah Kalanguka was crowned as Miss Uganda 2014.

mPassBook facility: The nation’s largest lender State Bank of India has launched a facility called ‘mPassBook’, on its ‘State Bank Anywhere’ mobile application, for its retail banking users. ‘mPassBook’ is an electronic application of a physical passbook for savings bank and current accounts.

Pankaj Advani: India’s professional billiards player Pankaj Advani won the World Billiards Point Format Championship. 

S.S. Rajendran: Tamil cinema’s actor SS Rajendran died at the age of 85.

Sahil Doshi: Indian American actor Sahil Doshi won the 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge.

World Bank: According to World Bank India is expected to grow at 5.6 per cent in current fiscal for 2014-15.

SoftBank: Japanese telecom and media group SoftBank Corp has agreed to buy a $627 million stake in Indian online retailer Snapdeal.

Sandeep Saxena: Sandeep Saxena has been appointed as new Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Tamil Nadu.

Anagarika Dharmapala: President Pranab Mukherjee has released a commemorative postage stamp on Sri Lankan Buddhist monk Angarika Dharmapala.

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana website: The Union Finance Ministry has launched www.pmjdy.gov.in  a website for Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY). The website was launched by Secretary, Department of Financial Services GS Sandhu. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 28.10.2014

Question: Who won the 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge?
A) Anand Manjhi
B) Sahil Doshi
C) Aniket Kumar
D) Rajendra Raja
Answer & Explanation: Sahil Doshi won the 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge.
 
Question: Who is appointed as new Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Tamil Nadu?
A) Sanjeev Tiwari
B) Ramesh Agrawal
C) Sandeep Saxena
D) Pyush Goyal
Answer & Explanation: Sandeep Saxena has been appointed as new Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Tamil Nadu.
 
Question: According to World Bank, India is expected to grow at ______ in current fiscal year.
A) 5.4 per cent
B) 5.5 per cent
C) 5.9 per cent
D) 5.6 per cent
Answer & Explanation: According to World Bank India is expected to grow at 5.6 per cent in current fiscal year.
 
Question: Who has released a commemorative postage stamp on Sri Lankan Buddhist monk Angarika Dharmapala?
A) Pranab Mukherjee
B) Hamid Kapoor
C) Rajnath Singh
D) Narendra Modi
Answer & Explanation: Pranab Mukherjee has released a commemorative postage stamp on Sri Lankan Buddhist monk Angarika Dharmapala.
 
Question: Who won the World Billiards Point Format Championship?
A) Sardar Singh
B) Pankaj Advani
C) Pyush Chawla
D) Sania Mirza
Answer & Explanation: Pankaj Advani won the World Billiards Point Format Championship.

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