Daily GK Potion – 16th September 2014

  1. Metis Learning partners Intel to launch kids tablet for Rs. 9999
    • The educational tablet named ‘Eddy’ will be aimed at children aged between 2 to 10 years.
    • The tablet will be exclusively available on Amazon India website.
    • It features a seven-inch screen, 16 GB memory (expandable upto 32GB), 1GB RAM, 2MP front and rear cameras, 2800 mAH battery and 3G connectivity via dongles.
  2. State Bank of India will revise interest rates on retail terms deposit below Rs 1 crore
    • Effective from September 18, the new interest rate will be 8.75%.
  3. Shahid Afridi named Pakistan’s T20 captain.
  4. Former ace French striker Nicolas Anelka has joined Mumbai City FC for the inaugural season of Indian Super League (ISL).
  5. Global hunger figures decline by more than 200 million
    • The number of people in the world without enough to eat fell to 805 million in 2012-14, down from over a billion in 1990-92
  6. Ukraine grants self-rule to Donetsk, Luhansk
  7. Chinese President Xi Jinping lo launch port city in Sri Lanka.