Daily GK Potion – 19th – 20th October 2014

  1. BJP wins majority in Haryana; becomes single largest party in Maharashtra
    1. BJP has won the clear majority in Haryana winning 47 seats out of 90.
    2. In Maharashtra, BJP became the single largest party with 122 seats out of 288. This is the first time that BJP has crossed 100 mark in Maharashtra.
  2. UN declared Nigeria Ebola free
    1. After six weeks with no new case, Nigeria has been declared Ebola free.
    2. WHO Representative Rui Gama Vaz, speaking in the capital Abuja, said it was a “spectacular success story”.
    3. The outbreak has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa, mostly in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.
  3. Joko Widodo sworn in as President of Indonesia
    1. Mr. Joko, 53 years old, is the first Indonesian president not to have emerged from the country’s political elite or to have been an army general.
    2. He succeeded Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who stepped down after serving two five-year terms.
    3. Indonesia is the fourth most populous country.
  4. Five year old becomes youngest to reach Mt. Everest
    • Five year old Harshit Saumitra became the youngest to reach the base camp of Mount Everest.
    • Harshit, a class I student in a school in the national capital, broke the previous record held by seven-year-old Aaryan Balaji, also an Indian, who had reached the base camp in 2012.