Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 29.10.2014

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 29.10.2014 

Shailendra Bhandri: Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ING Vysya Bank Shailendra Bhandri has resigned from his post.

Surya Prakash: Surya Prakash was appointed as the Chairman of Prasar Bharti Board for a term of three years. He has succeeded Mrinal Pande.

Devendra Fadnavis: Maharashtra BJP President Devendra Fadnavis will be the state’s new Chief Minister. Devendra Fadnavis will be sworn on 31 October 2014 in Mumbai.

India ranks in WEF gender gap index: India has performed poorly in removing gander-based disparities, ranking 114 out of 142 countries in World Economic Forum’s 2014 gender gap index.

Emaar MGF Land Limited tied up with PayU India: Reality firm Emaar MGF Land Limited has tied up with payment gateway firm PayU India for providing payment facility to its customers. 

Bank of India (BOI): Bank of India gets license to set up bank in Vietnam.

India ranked 15 on political empowerment sub index: India is among the top 20 best performing countries on the political empowerment sub index. Iceland has taken the top rank in the index.

Michael Sata: Zambian President Michael Sata died in London at the age of 77.

Indian ranks 142 in latest ‘Ease of Doing Business’ report: According to World Bank, India ranked 142 among the 189 countries in latest ‘Ease of Doing Business’ report. Singapore is at the top position in the ease of doing business followed by New Zealand, Hong Kong, Denmark and South Korea respectively. 

Amitabh Bachchan summoned by US court for instigating violence during 1984 riots: Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan was recently in news as he was summoned by a US Federal Court in Los Angeles on 28 October 2014 for allegedly instigating violence against the Sikh community during the November 1984 riots. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 29.10.2014 

Question: Who is appointed as the Chairman of Prasar Bharti Board for a term of three years?
A) Jairam Ramesh
B) Surya Prakash
C) Ashutosh Mishra
D) Supriya Ghosh
Answer & Explanation: Surya Prakash is appointed as the Chairman of Prasar Bharti Board for a term of three years.
 
Question: Who will be the new Chief Minister of Maharashtra?
A) Devendra Fadnavis
B) Sachin Pathak
C) Nitin Gadkari
D) Uddhav Thackeray
Answer & Explanation: Devendra Fadnavis will be the new Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
 
Question: Which bank has got a license to set up bank in Vietnam?
A) State Bank of India
B) Canara Bank
C) Bank of India
D) Union Bank of India
Answer & Explanation: Bank of India has got a license to set up bank in Vietnam.
 
Question: What was the name of Zambian President, who died in London at the age of 77?
A) Erna Solberg
B) Bronislaw Komorowski
C) Francois Hollande
D) Michael Sata
Answer & Explanation: Michael Sata died in London at the age of 77.
 
Question: According to World Bank, India ranked _______ among the 189 countries in latest ‘Ease of Doing Business’ report.
A) 140
B) 139
C) 142
D) 162
Answer & Explanation: According to World Bank, India ranked ‘142’ among the 189 countries in latest ‘Ease of Doing Business’ report.

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