Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 29.01.2015

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 29.01.2015

S Jaishankar: S Jaishankar has been appointed as the Foreign Secretary of India. He has succeeded Sujatha Singh. He will have tenure of two years from the date he assumes charge.

Steve Easterbrook: Steve Easterbrook has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of McDonald’s Corporation with effect from 1 March 2015.

Mala Aravindan: Malayalam actor and comedian Mala Aravindan has died due to cardiac arrest in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu at the age of 76.

Sean Abbott: Fast bowler Sean Abbott of Australia has been named as the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year 2015 at the Allan Border Medal ceremony held in Sydney.

Kunal Jeswani: Kunal Jeswani has appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ogilvy & Mather India with effect from 1 March 2015.

India MoU with Oman: Union Cabinet on 28 January 2015 approved Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tourism between India and Oman. The MoU will strengthen cooperation in the field of tourism between tourism ministries of both the countries.

HDFC Bank: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 28 January 2015 approved a proposal of HDFC Bank to raise the foreign holding limit to 74 per cent. The decision will enable inflow of around 10000 crore rupees into the country from overseas investors.

K.D. George Nagle: Australia’s former golfer Kelvin David George Nagle has died in Sydney’s at the age of 94.

India: International Cricket Council (ICC) in its board meeting in Dubai on 29 January 2015 announced that India will host the Twenty20 World Cup in 2016. The Twenty20 World Cup will be held in India from 11 March 2016 to 3 April 2016.

Shirani Bandaranayake: Shirani Bandaranayake, the former Chief Justice of Sri Lanka, was reinstated on 28 January 2015 by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on a special cabinet approval. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 29.01.2015 

Question: Who has been appointed as the Foreign Secretary of India?
A) S Jaishankar
B) Arvind Panagariya
C) Arjun Nair
D) Mamta Sharma
Answer & Explanation: S Jaishankar has been appointed as the Foreign Secretary of India.

Question: Who has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of McDonald’s Corporation with effect from 1 March 2015?
A) James Smith
B) Pit May
C) Steve Easterbrook
D) Jason Day
Answer & Explanation: Steve Easterbrook has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of McDonald’s Corporation with effect from 1 March 2015

Question: Which country will host the Twenty20 World Cup in 2016?
A) Pakistan
B) India
C) Sri Lanka
D) Bangladesh
Answer & Explanation: India will host the Twenty20 World Cup in 2016.

Question: With which country India has signed cooperation in the field of tourism?
A) South Korea
B) Japan
C) Bhutan
D) Oman
Answer & Explanation: India and Oman have signed cooperation in the field of tourism.

Question: Who has been named as the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year 2015 at the Allan Border Medal ceremony held in Sydney?
A) David Warner
B) Sean Abbott
C) Mitchell Johnson
D) Virat Kohli
Answer & Explanation: Sean Abbott has been named as the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year 2015 at the Allan Border Medal ceremony held in Sydney.

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