Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 30.09.2014
Golf’s Ryder cup 2014: Europe won the 2014 Ryder Cup by defeating USA. The team captains were Paul McGinley for Europe and Tom Watson for the USA. Ryder Cup 2014 was held in Scotland.
Yudh Abhyas 2014: A fourteen day-long Indo-US military exercise Yudh Abhyas 2014 has begun at Ranikhet, Uttarakhand.
KV Kamath Committee: The Finance Ministry has appointed a 15-member committee under the Chairmanship of ICICI Bank Chairman KV Kamath to examine the financial architecture for the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector.
Alibaba, China: China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba has won the approval from china authorities to establish a private bank.
Mohammad Ghouse: Former International cricket umpire Mohammad Ghouse died after brief illness at the age of 83.
RBI announced fourth Bi-monthly Monetary Policy 2014-15: RBI in its fourth bi-monthly monetary policy statement has kept the policy rates unchanged. The short-term lending rate (repo) rate now stands at 8 per cent, and the cash reserve ratio of banks at 4 per cent. The statutory liquidity ratio (SLR) has also been retained at 22 per cent.
Special Economic Zones: The government has approved the proposals of Wipro Ltd and Mumbai Futuristic Economic Zone to set up special economic zones in Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. The board also approved the change of name of the developer from Mumbai Futuristic Economic Zone Pvt Ltd to Attivo Economic Zone (Mumbai) Pvt Ltd.
Harish Manwani: Global FMGC giant Unilever’s India-born Chief Operating Officer Harish Manwani will retire on December 31, 2014 after 38 years of service in the company.
Platts CEO of the Year Award: GAIL India Ltd Chairman Bhuwan Chandra Tripathi and HPCL Ltd. head Nishi Vasudeva are among a dozen chief executives of global energy majors shortlisted for this year’s Platts CEO of the year. Praj Industries Ltd head Pramod Chaudhari is among the shortlist for Lifetime Achievement Award.
Li Na, China: Li Na, Asia’s only Grand Slam singles winner, has been appointed as an ambassador for next month’s season ending BNP Paribas WTA Tour Finals in Singapore.
Test your Knowledge – Quiz 30.09.2014
Question: Who has been appointed as an ambassador of BNP Paribas WTA Tour Finals in Singapore?
A) Sara Errani
B) Li Na
C) Sania Mirza
D) Lender Paes
Answer & Explanation: Li Na has appointed as an ambassador of BNP Paribas WTA Tour Finals in Singapore.
Question: Which China’s e-commerce giant has won the approval from Chinese authorities to establish a private bank?
A) Bain & Company
Answer & Explanation: Alibaba has won the approval from china authorities to establish a private bank.
Question: Who won the 2014 Ryder Cup by defeating USA?
Answer & Explanation: Europe won the 2014 Ryder Cup by defeating USA.
Question: A fourteen day-long Indo-US military exercise Yudh Abhyas 2014 has begun in _______?
C) Uttar Pradesh
Answer & Explanation: A fourteen day-long Indo-US military exercise Yudh Abhyas 2014 has begun in Uttarakhand.
Question: According to RBI fourth bi-monthly monetary policy statement 2014-15, what is the Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR)?
Answer & Explanation: According to RBI fourth bi-monthly monetary policy statement 2014-15, Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) is 22%.
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