Daily GK Potion – 13th and 14th November 2014

  1. Nation pays tribute to Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru on his 125th anniversary.
  2. Kerala and Goa becomes first state to achieve financial inclusion
    • Kerala and Goa have become first states in the country with every household having at least one bank account.
    • Goa, Chandigarh, Puducherry and Lakshadweep and three districts of Gujarat — Porbandar, Mehasana, Gandhi Nagar, have also covered all households under PMJDY with at least one bank account.
    • As on November 10, 7.24 crore accounts have been opened under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) of which 4.29 crore in rural and 2.95 crore are in urban areas. RuPay Cards have been issued in case of 3.97 crore accounts.
  3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Australia
  4. Prithvi-II test fired successfully
    • India successfully test-fired it’s indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missile.
    • The missile has a strike range of 350 km. It is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1000 kg of warheads.
  5. India reached agreement with US; clears way for WTO deal
    • India has reached an agreement with the United States on public stockpiling of food.
    • It paving the way for the implementation of a global trade facilitation deal that has been stalled for months.
  6. AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa is disqualified from contesting elections for ten years, the Tamil Nadu government has said in a gazette notification.
  7. Ravi Chopra, who co-directed Mahabharata (1988) died at the age of 68.
  8. Chandigarh to host CII Agro tech 2014 from November 22-25
    • The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will host the 11th CII Agro Tech 2014 from November 22-25, 2014 at Parade Ground, Sector 17, Chandigarh.