Daily GK Potion – 11th December 2014

Dear readers, here is daily current affairs update for 11th December, 2014.

  1. India’s economic growth is expected to improve to 6.3 per cent in 2016 with the country leading economic recovery in South Asia, according to a United Nations report.
  2. Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi received  joint Nobel award
    • Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi have received the Nobel Peace Prize awards.
    • The Nobel committee described both laureates as “champions of peace”.
    • Both the recipients received medals and prize money 1.4 million US dollars from the Norwegian Nobel Committee at Oslo
  3. India likely to grow 5-6% in 2015: Moody’s
  4. Randhir Singh made honorary member of IOC
    • Former Indian Olympic Association secretary General Randhir Singh has been made the honorary member of the International Olympic Committee.
  5. Apps on urban birds, trees launched for bio-diversity info
    • With a view to enthuse students with biodiversity and make them interested in environment, three mobile apps on urban birds, butterflies and trees were launched.
    • The three apps were launched as part of the project ‘Mobile Apps for Climate Change: A Citizen Science Programme for Schools in Metros’ by World Wide Fund for Nature-India.
  6. Samsung appoints HyunChil Hong as President of Southwest Asia
    • Samsung Electronics Co today announced the appointment of HyunChil Hong as President of Southwest Asia, based in India, with immediate effect.
    • Hong replaces outgoing President BD Park, who will now head sales and marketing for digital appliances business in HQ, Korea,
    • Based out of Gurgaon, Hong will lead all of Samsung Electronics’ business in Southwest Asia that includes India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.
  7. The Ebola fighters named as TIME magazine’s Person of the Year 2014

    • The Ebola fighters have been named as TIME magazine’s Person of the Year 2014.
    • The Ebola Fighters beat the Ferguson protesters to the prestigious title, which honors the ‘person’ who most influenced the news, for better or for worse throughout the year.
    • In third place came Russian President Vladimir Putin, followed by Masoud Barzani, the acting president of the Iraqi Kurdish Region, and English teacher-turned-Alibaba founder Jack Ma.
  8. Russia agrees with India to construct 12 nuclear reactors
    • Russia’s state-owned Rosatom said it would supply 12 nuclear energy reactors for India over 20 years, under an agreement aimed at boosting nuclear energy cooperation signed by the two countries during a summit in New Delhi
    • A 1,000-megawatt reactor is operating at the Russian-built Kudankulam power station in Tamil Nadu, with a second due to come onstream in 2015.