Daily GK Potion – 10th October 2014

  1. Hindustan lever appointed Kalpana Morparia as board of director.
  2. Ericsson signs deal with Bharti Airtel for 4G network.
  3. SEBI imposed penalty on Bajaj finance for violating ‘Prohibition of Insider Trading (PIT)’ regulations.
  4. Ramesh Ramanathan elected as chairman of All India Resort Development Association
    • All India Resort Development Association (AIRDA) is an independent and non-profit advisory body set up by the vacation ownership industry.
    • Ramesh Ramanathan is the managing director of Sterling Holiday Resorts. He is the founder member of AIRDA.
  5. Centre government notified rules for plying of e-rickshaw
    • The government notified the Central Motor Vehicles (Sixteenth Amendment) Rules, 2014, which paves the way for plying of “special purpose battery operated vehicles”.
    • The e-rickshaw will be allowed to carry four passengers excluding drive and 40 kg luggage.
    • The net power of its motor is not more than 2000 W and the maximum speed of the vehicle is not more than 25 kilometer per hour.
    • Every driving license issued or renewed by a licensing authority to drive an e-rickshaw or e-cart shall be valid for a period of not more than three years from the date of issue, as the case may be, or till the validity of the driving licence, whichever is earlier.
  6. Nobel Peace prize awared jointly to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai
    Noble peace prize winners

    • Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai is the youngest to be awarded the globally prestigious annual prize.
    • Satyarthi is an Indian child rights activist born in Vidisha, MP.
    • He studied engineering at the Govt Engineering College, Vidisha. He gave up his career to start Bachpan Bachao Andolan, or Save the Childhood Movement.
  7. India’s first mental policy launched
    • Health minister Harsh Vardhan  launched India’s first-ever National Mental Health Policy to provide universal psychiatric care to the population 20 per cent of which are likely to be suffering some form of mental illness by 2020.
    • He also announced ‘Mental Health Action Plan 365’.
  8. Actress Angelina Jolie has been made an honorary dame by the Queen Elizabeth.