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Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 30.01.2015 

Shekhar Sen: Renowned music composer and actor Shekhar Sen was on 29 January 2015 appointed as the Chairman of the Sangeet Natak Akademi (SNA). He was appointed for a term of 5 years with immediate effect.

HDFC Bank: HDFC Bank, India’s second-largest private bank, is set to introduce a new app, Chillr, which will allow users to send money to any contact in their phone books, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Jaipal Singh: Jaipal Singh has been appointed Private Secretary to Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary.

India: India overtook China as the world’s biggest gold consumer in 2014 as global physical demand fell.

Charles Townes: Noble Prize winner scientist Charles Townes has died at the age of 99. He won the Noble Prize of Physics in 1964.

Mohammad Amir: International Cricket Council (ICC) has lifted the five-year ban imposed on Pakistan’s fast bowler Mohammed Amir. Mohammad Amir was jailed and banned for a spot fixing scam that he committed during Pakistan’s tour of England in 2010.

Hanumanthu Purushotham: Eminent scientist Hanumanthu Purushotham took charge as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of National Research Development Corporation (NRDC).

Subhash Ghising: Subhash Ghising, the President and Founder of Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF), has died in Delhi at the age of 79.

Zomato Media Pvt. Ltd: Online restaurant search service provider Zomato Media Pvt Ltd has acquired Turkish company Mekanist for an undisclosed sum. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 30.01.2015 

Question: Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Sangeet Natak Akademi (SNA)?
A) Narayan Sethi
B) Shekhar Sen
C) Bibek Debroy
D) Sarita Devi
Answer & Explanation: Shekhar Sen has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Sangeet Natak Akademi (SNA)

Question: Which is set to introduce a new app, Chillr, which will allow users to send money to any contact in their phone books, 24 hours a day, seven days a week?
A) ICICI bank
B) Axis bank
C) SBI bank
D) HDFC bank
Answer & Explanation: HDFC bank is set to introduce a new app, Chillr, which will allow users to send money to any contact in their phone books, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Question: Which country overtook China as the world’s biggest gold consumer in 2014?
A) India
B) Saudi Arabia
C) US
D) Pakistan
Answer & Explanation: India overtook China as the world’s biggest gold consumer in 2014.

Question: Who was Charles Townes?
A) economist
B) astronomer
C) scientist
D) reporter
Answer & Explanation: Charles Townes was a scientist.

Question: Who took charge as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of National Research Development Corporation (NRDC)?
A) Hanumanthu Purushotham
B) Vishnu Gupta
C) Ashish Mishra
D) Amit Rai
Answer & Explanation: Hanumanthu Purushotham took charge as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of National Research Development Corporation (NRDC).

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