Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 29.12.2014

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 29.12.2014

NABARD: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned a loan of Rs 50.99 crore to Harayana under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund scheme. The fresh tranche is proposed to be utilized for the construction of 603 Anganwadi Centres in 19 districts.

Agra: The Agra Muncipal Corporation will launch a campaign to ban the use of polythene bags in the city, especially at World Heritage sites, from the New Year.

Virnda Saroup: Senior IAS Officer, Virnda Sarup has been appointed as secretary, department of school education and literacy.

AirAsia Flight QZ8501: AirAsia flight number QZ8501 went missing with 162 people on board en route from the Indonesia city of Surabaya to Singapore on 28 December 2014.

Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission: Union Government has launched Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the mission at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.

Operation All Out: Union Government in the fourth week of December 2014 decided to launch Operation All Out against Bodo militants. The decision was taken during the meeting of Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag and Union Homre Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi.

David John Ryall: Veteran British actor David John Ryall died after a following illness at the age of 79.

Pragyan Ojha: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has banned left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha from bowling in competitive matches. He was banned after his bowling action was found illegal.

Sanjiv Sarin: The board of directors of Tata Coffee Ltd. has informed Bombay Stock Exchange that is has approved the appointment of Sanjiv Sarin as the CEO designate. Sanjiv Sarin will assume charge as Managing Director and CEO of Tata Coffee Ltd. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 29.12.2014 

Question: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned a loan of Rs 50.99 crore to which state of India?
A) Uttar Pradesh
B) Karnataka
C) Haryana
D) Madhya Pradesh
Answer & Explanation: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned a loan of Rs 50.99 crore to Haryana.
 
Question: Who has been appointed as secretary department of school education and literacy?
A) Amith Mathew
B) Virnda Sarup
C) Vishnu Rai
D) Anand Sinha
Answer & Explanation: Virnda Sarup has been appointed as secretary department of school education and literacy
 
Question: What was the name of AirAsia flight, went missing with 162 people on board enroute from the Indonesia city of Surabaya to Singapore on 28 December 2014?
A) QZ8501
B) MH70
C) Digboie
D) MH17
Answer & Explanation: AirAsia flight number “QZ8501” went missing with 162 people on board enroute from the Indonesia city of Surabaya to Singapore on 28 December 2014
 
Question: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the mission Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching at _______?
A) Pune University
B) BHU
C) IIT Kanpur
D) JNU
Answer & Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the mission Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching at Banaras Hindu University.
 
Question: Which city will launch a campaign to ban the use of polythene bags in the city, especially at World Heritage sites, from the New Year?
A) Pune
B) Agra
C) Bangalore
D) Bhopal
Answer & Explanation: Agra will launch a campaign to ban the use of polythene bags in the city, especially at World Heritage sites, from the New Year.

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