Daily Dose – 6: GK updates for SBI PO

Gromo Referal
  1. The International Buddhist Conference 2014 was held from 15 November to 18 November 2014 in Lumbini, Nepal.
  2. Veteran classical vocalist Pt Jasraj has been conferred with the Sumitra Charat Ram Award for Lifetime Achievement.
  3. Bollywood ‘Queen’ Kangana Ranaut has been named as the new brand ambassador of a leading online fashion store, Myntra.com.
  4. SAIL Chairman CS Verma received IIM- JRD Tata Award for Excellence in Corporate leadership.
  5. Kotak Mahindra Bank will acquire ING Vysya Bank in an all-stock deal.
  6. India clinched the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Women’s Championship, outclassing Nepal 6-0 at the Jinnah Stadium.
  7. Year 2015-16 to be observed as water conservation year.
  8. Deepak Gupta appointed as new chairman of UPSC.
  9. The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has given in-principle approval for creation of Guru Ghasidas-Tamor Pingla tiger reserve in Chhattisgarh.
  10. VAPE is named Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2014.
  11. India’s chief hockey coach Terry Walsh quit from his position after his contractual talks with Hockey India.
  12. IBM has launched its new e-mail application ‘Verse’ for businesses.
  13. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) conferred with the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2014.
  14. The Deutsche Bank has won Custodian of the Year 2014 award.
  15. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has withdrawn the recognition granted to Delhi Stock Exchange (DSE) upon finding ‘serious’ irregularities at the functioning of the exchange.
  16. Kathak queen Sitara Devi died at age of 94.
  17. Switzerland led by Roger Federer has defeated France to win their first-ever Davis Cup of Tennis.
  18. Two Kerala-born Indian Catholics Father Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia have been canonised by Pope Francis at St Peter’s Square in Vatican.
  19. India and the UNSECO signed a letter of intent for better cooperation in the field of reducing disaster risks and capacity-building In Earth Sciences.
  20. The first ever bus service from India to Nepal has been flagged off by Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari.
  21. Indian Women Boxer, Sarjubala Devi has won Silver medal in the World Women’s Boxing Championships held in Jeju City, Korea.
  22. Kotak Mahindra Bank has become the first bank to get the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) permission to set up a wholly-owned non-life insurance company
  23. Michael Phelps awarded ‘Male Athlete of the Year’ for a fifth time at the 2014 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards.
  24. Sania Mirza announced as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia.
  25. Pakistani author Bilal Tanweer has won the 2014 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize for his novel The Scatter Here Is Too Great.
  26. Shah Rukh Khan appointed as the brand ambassador of DHFL.
  27. Justice Chandramauli Kumar (CK) Prasad chosen as the next chairperson of the Press Council of India.

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