Daily GK Potion – 10th September 2014

  1. Union cabinet approves sales of shares in ONGC, Coal India and NHPC
    • Cabinet Committee on Economic affairs has cleared 10% stake dilution in CIL, 5% in ONGC and 11.36% in NHPC.
  2. ICICI bank introduces cardless cash withdrawal facility
    • Customer can transfer money from their account to anyone with a mobile number in India.
    • The withdrawal facility can be initiated by sender using internet banking.
    • The sender first need to register the recipient’s name, mobile number and address. The sender will get four-digit verification code and recipient a six digit reference over SMS.
    • The recipient can withdraw cash from almost all ICICI Bank ATMs by entering the mobile number, cash amount along with the verification and reference code, within two days of the transaction.
  3. Honda introduces self-driving car namely Acure RLX sedan. The car is prototype and would start appearing in 2020.
  4. Apple launched Iphone6.
  5. No-frill airports will come up soon
    • These airports would have basic facilities and security.
    • These airports will be built in following cities: Tezu in Arunachal Pradesh; Kishangarh in Rajasthan; Jharsuguda in Odisha; and Hubli and Belgaum in Karnataka.
  6. Nazrul Sangeet legend Firoza Begum died at 84 in Dhaka.
  7. Bajaj Fiserv to float a Housing Finance Company.