GK Edu Wrap – 3rd March 2015

Appointments

Ques. Who is appointed as the DGP of Rajasthan?
Ans. Manoj Bhatt.

Ques. Who is appointed as Delhi Chief Secretary?
Ans. Kewal K Sharma

Ques. Who has been appointed as chairman of National Book Trust?
Ans. Baldev Sharma, he replaced A. Sethumadhavan.

Ques. Who is elected as the new President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)?
Ans. Jagmohan Dalmiya.

Ques. Who is appointed as the secretary of BCCI?
Ans. Anurag Thakur.

Economics

Facts: Union Government and RBI sign agreement:
Union Government and RBI sign agreement to keep inflation below 6%. 4 per cent for financial year and all subsequent years with band of +/- 2 percent.

International

Ques. China recently launched which project to facilitate trade and tourism between China and Central Asian Countries?
Ans. 79.8 billion US dollars Silk Road Infrastructure Project.

Ques. Why did china launched Silk Road Infrastructure Project?
Ans. To enhance exchange of trade and tourism between China and Central Asian Countries.

Ques. Who is titled as the World’s Richest Person in 2015?
Ans. Bill Gates.

Ques. Who are the World’s Top 5 Billionaires?
Ans. 1. Bill Gates ($79 billion)
2. Mr. Carlos Slim Helu ($77.1 billion)
3. Mr. Warren Buffett ($72.7 billion)
4. Mr. Amancio Ortega ($64.5 billion)
5. Mr. Larry Ellison ($54.3 billion).

Ques. Who is the highest ranked woman in Forbes 2015 Billionaire’s List?
Ans. Cristy Walton ($41.7)

Ques. What is the name of World’s Youngest Billionaire?
Ans. Evan Spiegel.

Ques. What did India do for Nepalese Students to boost Human Resource Development?
Ans. Indian announced scholarships for 200 Nepalese students.

Ques. Who won Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership 2014?
Ans. Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba.

Science

Ques. Which day is observed on 28th February 2015?
Ans. National Science Day. On this day, Indian physicist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman discovered the Raman Effect (phenomenon of scattering of photons). In 1930, he was awarded with the Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery and this was the first Nobel Prize for India in the field of Science.

Sports

Ques. Who won the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 2015?
Ans. Roger Federer. He defeated Novak Djokovic of Serbia by 6-3, 7-5.

Ques. Who won Argentina Open 2015?
Ans. Rafael Nadal. He defeated Juan Monaco of Argentina by 6-4, 6-1.

Technology

Ques. Which scheme is issued by Indian Railways to ease out the ticketing Mechanism?
Ans. ‘Go-India’ Smart Card.

Quick Wrap

Question Answer
DGP of Rajasthan Manoj Bhatt
Delhi Chief Secretary Kewal K Sharma
Chairman of National Book Trust Baldev Sharma
President of BCCI Jagmohan Dalmiya
Secretary of BCCI Anurag Thakur
China’s project to facilitate trade and tourism with Central Asian Countries Silk Road Infrastructure Project
World’s Richest Person in 2015 Bill Gates
World’s Top 5 Billionaires As per Forbes Bill Gates ($79 billion), Mr. Carlos Slim Helu ($77.1 billion), Mr. Warren Buffett ($72.7 billion), Mr. Amancio Ortega ($64.5 billion), Mr. Larry Ellison ($54.3 billion).
Highest ranked woman in Forbes 2015 Billionaire’s List Cristy Walton ($41.7)
World’s Youngest Billionaire Evan Spiegel
Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership 2014 winner Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba
28th February 2015 is observed as National Science Day
Winner of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 2015 Roger Federer
Winner of Argentina Open 2015 Rafael Nadal
Indian Railways Scheme to ease out the ticketing mechanism ‘Go-India’ Smart Card

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