GK Edu Wrap – 10th March 2015

International

Fact: Kumar P. Barve, the first Indian- American to be elected to a US state legislature, has decided to run for the US Congress in the 2016 elections.

Fact: Pakistan successfully test-fires nuclear capable Shaheen-III ballistic missile.

Fact: Infosys opens new 250-seater BPO in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

National

Ques. What is the aim of Indo-Nepal Friendship Motor Rally?
Ans. The first Indo-Nepal Friendship Motor Rally concluded on 8 March 2015 at India Gate in New Delhi. It’s aim is to strengthen bilateral relations between India and Nepal and spreading the message of road safety.

Fact: Eighth India-Nepal combined exercise named Surya Kiran VIII concluded on 7 March 2015.

Fact: PM Narendra Modi to leave for five days trip to Sri Lanka, Mauritius and Seychelles.

Fact: Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit meets Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani in Delhi

Science & Technology

Ques. Which web based tool was launched by MoHRD for advancing girls education?
Ans. Digital Gender Atlas for Advancing Girls Education.

Ques. What is the name of India’s first indigenously developed and manufactured Rotavirus vaccine?
Ans. Rotavac.

Awards & Recognition

Ques. Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader M. Veerappa Moily has selected for which award?
Ans. Saraswati Samman for 2014 for his Kannada poem Ramayana Mahanveshanam”.

Ques. Which state’s tourism won the silver prize of Golden Gate award?
Ans. Kerala Tourism for promoting the backwaters of Kerala.

Sports

Ques. Who become the 2nd cricketer in world to cross 14,000 ODI runs, after Sachin Tendulkar?
Ans. Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka.

Mergers & Acquisition

Ques. Which company tied up with Snapdeal to sell flats online?
Ans. DLF ties up with Snapdeal to sell flats online.

Appointment

Ques. Who is appointed as the Global Executive Advisor of Blackstone Group?
Ans. Harish Manwani.

Quick Wrap

Question Answer
Indo-Nepal Friendship Motor Rally The first Indo-Nepal Friendship Motor Rally concluded on 8 March 2015 at India Gate in New Delhi. It’s aim is to strengthen bilateral relations between India and Nepal and spreading the message of road safety.
Digital Gender Atlas for Advancing Girls Education Web based tool was launched by MoHRD
India’s first indigenously developed and manufactured Rotavirus vaccine Rotavac
Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader M. Veerappa Moily Selected for Saraswati Samman for 2014 for his Kannada poem Ramayana Mahanveshanam”.
Kerala Tourism Won the silver prize of Golden Gate award
Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka The 2nd cricketer in world to cross 14,000 ODI runs, after Sachin Tendulkar
DLF ties up with Snapdeal To sell flats online.
Harish Manwani Appointed as the Global Executive Advisor of Blackstone Group
Kumar P. Barve The first Indian- American to be elected to a US state legislature, has decided to run for the US Congress in the 2016 elections
Shaheen-III ballistic missile Pakistan successfully test-fires nuclear missile
PM Narendra Modi to leave for five days trip To Sri Lanka, Mauritius and Seychelles
Infosys Opens new 250-seater BPO in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit Meets Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani in Delhi

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