Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 30.12.2014
M.S. Dhoni: Indian cricketer captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has retired from Test cricket with immediate effect after his team lost the Border – Gavaskar Trophy in Australia. Virat Kohli will be the captain of the Indian Team for the Fourth and Final Test against Australia to be played in Sydney from the 6th January 2015.
Virat Kohli: Virat Kohli is named as the new captain of the Indian Cricket Team. Kohli will be the 32th Indian Test captain and will take reign in the full time manner from the Sydney Test.
IFCI: Union cabinet has approved hike of government stake in IFCI to 51 per cent. As a result, India’s oldest financial institution IFCI will now become a government owned company. IFCI was set up in 1948 and it is statutory corporation under the Industrial Finance Corporation Act, 1948.
Geoff Pullar: Former England batsman Geoff Pullar died at the age of 79.
Super 30 batch: A Japanese media group has selected mathematician Anand Kumar’s Super 30 among three pioneering initiatives in the field of education.
Saiyid Hamid: Noted educationist and former Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University Saiyid Hamid died.
Test your Knowledge – Quiz 30.12.2014
Question: What was the name of Indian cricketer, who has announced retirement from Test Cricket?
A) Suresh Raina
B) Pradeep Kumar
C) M.S. Dhoni
D) Pragyan Ojha
Answer & Explanation: M.S. Dhoni has announced retirement from Test Cricket.
Question: Who was Saiyid Hamid?
Answer & Explanation: Saiyid Hamid was an educationist.
Question: IFCI was set up in _______?
Answer & Explanation: IFCI was set up 1948.
Question: Who was Goeff Pullar?
Answer & Explanation: Goeff Pullar was a cricketer.
Question: Who has been named as the new captain Indian test cricket team?
A) Suresh Raina
B) Rohit Sharma
C) Virat Kohli
D) Sachin Tendulkar
Answer & Explanation: Virat Kohli has been named as the new captain of Indian test cricket team?
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