Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 31.08.2015

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 31.08.2015 

S.A.V. Satya Murty: Noted scientist S.A.V. Satya Murty has been appointed as Director of Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam. He has re-placed P.R. Vasudeva Rao.

Chhattisgarh: Azure Power has commissioned 30 MW solar power plant in Durg, Chhattisgarh.

Raghav Chandra: Raghav Chandra has taken over as the Chairman of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

Thailand: Indian Embassy has launched a yoga application in Thailand.

Ashwani Lohani: Ashwani Lohani took over as the new chairman and managing director of National carrier Air India.

A.K. Jha: A.K. Jha has been appointed as the interim chairman and managing director of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).

Frank Islam: The American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (AFMI) has honored India-born entrepreneur and philanthropist, Frank Islam with the “Pride of India” award.

TCIL: State-owned Telecommunications Consultants of India Ltd (TCIL) has tied up with Chinese telecom gear maker ZTE Corporation to work jointly on Smart Cities and Railway projects.

FICCI-KPMG: India’s healthcare sector is expected to be $280 billion in size by 2020 according to FICCI-KPMG report.

SAHAJ Scheme: Union Government has launched SAHAJ scheme for online release of new LPG connections for the consumers as parts of its consumer friendly.

Jot Singh: Mountaineer Jot Singh of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has been honoured with the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2014-15.

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 31.08.2015

Question: Who has been appointed as Director of Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam?
A) Piyush Gupta
B) A.V. Satya Murty
C) Ashok Nagar
D) Vivek Murthy
Answer & Explanation: A.V. Satya Murty has been appointed as Director of Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam.

Question: Who has been appointed as the interim chairman and managing director of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)?
A) A.K. Jha
B) Narain Das
C) Kapil Sadhana
D) Arun Kumar
Answer & Explanation: A.K. Jha has been appointed as the interim chairman and managing director of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).

Question: Who took over as the new chairman and managing director of National carrier Air India?
A) R.C. Tyapal
B) Kumud Anand
C) Ashwani Lohani
D) Pratap Nath
Answer & Explanation: Ashwani Lohani took over as the new chairman and managing director of National carrier Air India.

Question: Who has taken over as the Chairman of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)?
A) Raghav Chandra
B) S.K. Rai
C) Suresh Kumar
D) Anand Mast
Answer & Explanation: Raghav Chandra has taken over as the Chairman of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

Question: Who has clinched gold medal in Cadet Wrestling World Championships in the 50 kg freestyle competition?
A) Devendra
B) Anil
C) Preet
D) Arun
Answer & Explanation: Anil has clinched gold medal in Cadet Wrestling World Championships in the 50 kg freestyle competition.

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