GK Edu Wrap – 4th March 2015

Mergers and Acquisition

Ques. Which two companies tied up for evolving 4G and 5G technologies?
Ans. Airtel and China Mobile.

National

Ques. World’s largest and tallest Indian National Flag has unfurled at?
Ans. Faridabad, Haryana.

Ques. World’s tallest Indian National Flag has dimensions of?
Ans. 96 feet by 64 feet, weighs 48 kilograms and 250 feet (75 meters) Height.

Ques. Which bills have been passed by Lok Sabha in 2015?
Ans. Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill 2015 and Motor Vehicles Bill 2015.

Ques. When is World’s Wildlife Day observed?
Ans. 3rd March, 2015.

Fact: President Pranab Mukherjee gives assent to Maharashtra Animal Preservation Amendment Bill, 1995.

Key Points of Maharashtra Animal Preservation Amendment Bill 2015-

This bill amends Maharashtra Animal Preservation Act 1976 and bans slaughter of bulls and bullocks in the state.

As per the provisions of new Act, anyone found to be selling beef or in possession of it can be jailed for 5 years and fined Rs. 10,000.

However, this Act allows slaughter of water buffaloes, which provides carabeef that is generally considered as an inferior quality meat.

Awards & Recognition

Ques. Which Bollywood actress is awarded by National Institute of Gender Justice?
Ans. Rani Mukherjee.

Economics

Ques. Which company from India recently acquired GlaxoSmithKline’s opiates business in Australia?
Ans. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Ques. By how many basics points RBI cuts repo rate?
Ans. RBI cuts repo rate by 25 basis points from 7.75% to 7.5%.

Sports

Ques. Which will be the last sporting event after which Mary Com will retire?
Ans.  Rio Olympics Games 2016.

Ques. Which team holds the record of highest runs in an innings in World Cup?
Ans. Australia recently broke India’s highest run record against Afghanistan in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2015.

Technology

Ques. The election commission of India recently launched a program for error free and authenticated electoral roll?
Ans. National Electoral Roll Purification and Authentication Program (NERPAP).

Quick Wrap

Question Answer
Companies Tie-up for 4G and 5G Technologies Airtel and China Mobile
Tallest Indian National Flag unfurled at Faridabad, Haryana
bills passed by Lok Sabha in 2015 Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill 2015 and Motor Vehicles Bill 2015
World Wildlife Day 3rd March, 2015
Bollywood actress awarded by National Institute of Gender Justice Rani Mukherjee
Company from India recently acquired GlaxoSmithKline’s opiates business in Australia Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
From how many basics points RBI cuts repo rate 25 basis points from 7.75% to 7.5%
Mary Kom will retire after Rio Olympics Games 2016
Program launched for error free and authenticated electoral roll by Election Commission of India National Electoral Roll Purification and Authentication Program (NERPAP).
Highest runs scored in an innings in Cricket World Cup Australia

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