Daily GK Potion – 22nd and 23rd October 2014

  1. The joint CEOs of L&T Infotech, Vivek Chopra and Mukesh Aghi, quit the company.
  2. Mayank Ashar appointed as the managing director and chief executive officer (CEO) of Cairn India.
  3. Devendra Fadnavis is front runner to be the next CM of Maharashtra
  4. PM Modi announces Rs. 745 crore package for J&K
    • Rs. 570 crore would be provided by the Centre for renovation of houses
    • Rs. 175 crore will be given for start of immediate renovation work of six major hospitals across the State
  5. India wins re-election to UNHRC
    • India was today re-elected to the UN’s main human rights body for the period of 2015-17, receiving the highest number of votes in the Asia-Pacific group.
    • UNHRC has 47 members.
    • India has received 162 votes, the highest number in the Asia-Pacific group.
    • Apart from India, the other 14 member states elected to the Human Rights Council for a three-year term of office beginning January 1, 2015, are Albania, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, the Congo, El Salvador, Ghana, Indonesia, Latvia, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Paraguay, Portugal and Qatar.
  6. Walsh to stay as coach of Indian National Hockey team.