Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 31.12.2014

Daily GK Updates – Current Affairs 31.12.2014

Fengyun-II 08: China has successfully launched a meteorological satellite from a launch pad in southwest China’s Sichuan province. The satellite named Fengyun-II  08 launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre.

Asian Development Bank: Union Government has signed a loan agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) for 75 million dollar and 1.8 million dollar grant for Karnataka Integrated Urban Water Management Investment Program (KIUWMIP).

Boobli George Verghese: Eminent journalist Boobli George Verghese died at the age of 87 after following brief illness.

Jangmi: Jangmi, a tropical storm made landfall in north-eastern Mindanao Island of Philippines. The storm claimed at least 30 people.

Governer of Mizoram, Uttarakhand and Meghalaya: The President of Indian Pranab Mukherjee has appointed the Governors of Mizoram, Uttarakhand and Meghalaya. Governor of Uttarakhand Aziz Qureshi was transferred and appointed as Governor of Mizoram for the remainder of his term. Meghalaya Governor K K Paul was transferred and appointed as Governor of Uttarakhand for the remainder of his term.

Luise Rainer: Hollywood actress, Luise Rainer died in London at the age of 104 due to pneumonia. Luise Rainer, a star of cinema’s golden era was the first actor to win consecutive Oscars. She won the Oscars for The Great Ziegfeld (1936) and The Good Earth (1937).

8th India-South Korea meet: The 8th India-Republic of Korea Joint Commission meeting was held in Seoul. The meeting was co-chaired by the Union External Minister of India Sushma Swaraj and Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Korea Yun Byung-se.

K P Bakshi: The Maharashtra government has been appointed senior bureaucrat K P Bakshi as additional chief secretary. 

Test your Knowledge – Quiz 31.12.2014 

Question: Which country has successfully launched a meteorological satellite Fengyun-II  08?
A) South Korea
B) China
C) Singapore
D) Japan
Answer & Explanation: China has successfully launched a meteorological satellite Fengyun-II  08.
 
Question: Union Government has signed a loan agreement with which bank for 75 million dollar and 1.8 million dollar grant for Karnataka Integrated Urban Water Management Investment Program (KIUWMIP)?
A) World Bank (WB)
B) IMF
C) Asian Development Bank (ADB)
D) Development Bank
Answer & Explanation: Union Government has signed a loan agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) for 75 million dollar and 1.8 million dollar grant for Karnataka Integrated Urban Water Management Investment Program (KIUWMIP)?
 
Question: Who was Luise Rainer?
A) Scientist
B) American politician
C) Crime reporter
D) Hollywood actress
Answer & Explanation: Luise Rainer was a hollywood actress.
 
Question: Who has been appointed as the new governor of Uttarakhand?
A) M K Narayan
B) Sushant Desai
C) K K Paul
D) R N Ravi
Answer & Explanation: K K Paul has been appointed as the new governor of Uttarakhand?
 
Question: Who has been appointed as new governor of Mizoram?
A) Aziz Qureshi
B) Ram Narayan
C) T V Paul
D) Ram Naresh Yadav
Answer & Explanation: Aziz Qureshi has been appointed as the new governor of Mizoram.

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