Daily GK Potion – 19th September 2014

  1. India and China signed 13 agreements here on 18 september 2014 for speeding up the boundary resolution process.
  2. Plan to declare Kappatagudda ,a wildlife sanctuary dropped
    • After nearly a year of vacillating over the protection status of Kappatagudda hills in Gadag, the Karnataka State government has dropped the Forest Department’s proposal to declare the bio-diversity rich area as a wildlife sanctuary.
  3. CPI(M) State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan has called upon the people to boycott the additional taxes announced by the State government as part of its resource mobilization initiatives.
  4. Mahabubnagar turns investment hub
    • The inflow of huge investments by multi-national companies likes Procter and Gamble, Johnson and Johnson and Cogent in the backward Mahabubnagar district has prompted the Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao to reiterate his resolve to make the newly formed State “a paradise for investors and industries”.
  5. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said August 2014 was the hottest on record for global average temperatures over land and ocean surfaces.
  6. The 17th Asian Games opens in Incheon (South Korea).
    • Indian Hocket team captain Sardar Singh will be India’s flag-bearer in the Asian Games opening ceremony.
  7. Infosys announced on Thursday a global partnership with Huawei to offer enterprise customers big data and communication solutions
  8. The Export-Import Bank of China (China Exim Bank) and the China Development Bank Corporation (CDB), on 18 Sep 2014 signed various agreements with SBI, ICICI Bank and Axis Bank.
    • SBI signed an agreement with China Exim Bank for a Line of Credit of $1.8 billion for imports of raw material, energy, equipment, mechanical and electronic products, among others from China.
    • ICICI Bank signed an agreement with China Exim Bank for $1 billion to facilitate short-term and long-term credit lines to ICICI Bank for financing purchase and import of Chinese products and services by its clients.
    • Axis Bank signed a MoU with CDB to cater to requirements of Chinese companies operating in India.