Daily GK Potion – 14th-15th September 2014

  1. West Bengal government will sell its stake in Haldia PetrolChemical Ltd (HPL).
  2. The Centre government has constituted a commission to deal with Meghalaya ban on Coal mining.
  3. Eminent educationist and former education advisor of government of India, Kireet Jishi passed away at the age of 83.
  4. Aga Khan Museum opens in Toronto.
  5. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Uri-II hydroelectric project in J&K. Uri-II is 240 Megawatt Hydro Electric Project located near the Line of Control (LoC) in Baramulla district of Kashmir.
  6. Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address UN general assembly in Hindi.
  7. SBI has emerged as market leader in mobile banking; it has 50% share in mobile banking.
  8. According to FICCI survey, the Indian economy will grow at 5.6% in FY 2014-15.
  9. China to invest $100 billion in India over 5 years.
  10. August WPI inflation declined to five year low of 3.74%.
  11. IT giant Cognizant will acquire US based TriZetto Corporation for $2.7 billion
    • TriZetto Corporation is a provider of healthcare IT software and solutions. It was founded in 1997. It has 13 offices in US and two in India.
    • It will all cash deal. TriZetto’s 3700 employees will becomes of Cognizant existing healthcare business.
  12. As a part of ‘go-green’ initiative, HDFC bank will send debit card pins via SMS
    • It is called Green PIN. This facility is available for all states except Jammu & Kashmir where bulk SMS facility is restricted.
    • Green PIN is One Time Password (OTP) sent to the customer’s mobile number registered with bank. Using the OTP, customer can set debit card PIN at the bank’s ATM, HDFC Bank Senior Vice President and Business Had (Cards Payment Products) Parag Rao said.
  13. TCS opens Saudia Arabia’s first all women BPO center
    • India’s largest software exporter Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has opened Saudi Arabia’s first all-female business process centre, which will provide employment to up to 3,000 women in three years.
    • Saudi Aramco and GE are the centre’s first customers.
  14. India Vietnam signed seven agreements