Daily Dose – 9: GK updates for SBI PO

Gromo Referal
  1. Azim Premji gets Swiss Ambassador’s Award for inspirational & socially responsible leadership.
  2. Gwlady Nocera of France won Hero Women’s Indian Golf Open 2014 at the Delhi Golf Club.
  3. Andhra Pradesh Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Singapore for development of its new capital that is set to come up near Vijawayada region.
  4. Amos Meindi of Kenya won 29th Pune International full Marathon in Men’s category.
  5. Kumar Sangakkara became the fourth batsman to score ODI 13000 runs.
  6. Mohammad Hafeez, the Pakistani cricket all-rounder who bowls offspin suspended from bowling by ICC due to illegal bowling action.
  7. Indian Blind Cricket team defeated Pakistan to win the fourth edition of the Blind Cricket World Cup (BCWC) in Cape Town, South Africa.
  8. A Boeing 787 aircraft has completed the world’s first flight using green diesel as Aviation Biofuel.
  9. The Union Government has divested its 5 percent stake in Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL).
  10. Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss was crowned Miss World 2014 in London.
  11. Germany won men’s Hockey Champions Trophy for the year 2014.
  12. The Maharashtra government declared Dahi Handi as adventurous sport to make it a safe sport.
  13. Playback singer Asha Bhosle was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 11th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF).
  14. ICICI Bank launched India’s first credit card with a transparent design in association with American Express.
  15. The ‘Ebola Fighters’ has been named as TIME’s Person of the Year 2014 for ‘their exceptional courage, kindness and bravery’.
  16. Anurag Jain appointed as the Joint Secretary in Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) of India.
  17. Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz awarded the Confucius Peace Prize 2014.
  18. Sir Anerood Jugnauth was elected as new Prime Minister (PM) of Mauritius.
  19. Dineshwar Sharma was appointed as director of Intelligence Bureau.
  20. Rajasthan Government has started distribution of the ‘Bhamashah’ cards among women belonging to Below Poverty Line (BPL) category in Ajmer.
  21. Government of India has banned terror group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
  22. Indian-American physician Dr. Vivek Murthy has been appointed as U.S. Surgeon General.
  23. Chinese pro-democracy activist Xu Youyu has been awarded Sweden’s Olof Palme Human Rights prize.
  24. Indian boxer L.Sarita Devi has been provisionally suspended by the AIBA (International Boxing Association) for refusing to accept the bronze medal in ASIAN games.
  25. Reverend Libby Lane was appointed as new Bishop of Stockport, England. Thus, she has become the first female bishop in the 500-year history of Church of England.

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