Daily GK Potion – 20th September 2014

  1. Indian ranked 27th on Knight Frank Global House Price Index out of 54 countries
    • India showed a growth of 3.8% over last 12 months.
    • Dubai is on the top in this list with 24% growth over last 12 months.
  2. Andhra Pradesh government slashed tax on aviation turbine fuel (ATF) to 1% from 16%. The step will give boost to aviation industry.
  3. Center government approved Wipro’s plan of setting up SEZ in Vishakhapatnam.
  4. India’s food grain production is projected to drop by 7% owing to poor monsoon rains. It is projected to produce 120 million tons.
  5. China fines British pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline Plc 3 billion yuan ($490 million) for paying out bribes.
  6. SAP to buy U.S expense software maker Concur for $7.3 billion in cash.
  7. On the opening day of ASIAD, India’s new shooting sensation Jitu Rai won the first gold medal for the country while Shweta Chaudhry got bronze in 10m Air Pistol.
  8. Sania Mirza and Cara Black from Zimbabwe win Pan Pacific double title.
  9. Government soon launch ‘cleanliness index’ to rank cities to augment the ‘Clean India’ mission.
  10. Government joins hands with Bill & Nalanda Foundation to promote user friendly toilets to ensure universal sanitation in country.
  11. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has won a third term in New Zealand elections.