Daily GK Potion – 24th November 2014

  1. India can build $10 billion economy by 2034, said PricewaterhouseCoopers
    1. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) said India has an opportunity to build a $10 trillion economy by 2034 with a growth rate of 9 per cent per annum.
    2. PwC released report titled “Future of India: The Winning Leap”.
    3. The report says that up to 40 per cent of India’s $10 trillion economy of 2034 could be derived from new solutions.
  2. Former Union Minister Murli Deora dies

    • Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Murli Deora passed away at age of 77 after prolonged illness.
    • He was an economics graduate and was Mayor of Mumbai from 1977 to 1978 and was later elected to the Lok Sabha four times from Mumbai South.
    • He held the portfolio of Petroleum and Natural Gas during the UPA—1 regime.
  3. National Security Advisor (NSA) Doval appointed Special Representative for talks with China
    • National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval has been appointed Special Representative for talks with China on the boundary issue.
    • The post of Special Representative has been vacant since the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government demitted office and the last Special Representative was former NSA Shivshankar Menon.
  4. Canada offers Uranium
    • Brad Wall, Premier of the Saskatchewan province in Canada, who was on an official visit to India from November 16-23said: “We are looking for uranium exports to India and have held preliminary discussions with officials of the Atomic Energy Commission and hope to conclude an early agreement.”
  5. West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi will hold the additional charge of Bihar.
  6. Chuck Hagel resigned from U.S. Defence Secretary post.
  7. Kohli remains at second position in ICC ODI ranking
    • Virat Kohli has maintained his second position in the latest ICC batsmen rankings.
    • Bhuvneshwar Kumar has moved up a place to be seventh in the bowlers’ standings.
    • AB De Villiers has strengthened his grip on the number-one batting ranking by extending his advantage of Kohli to 25 ratings points,
  8. Roger Federer won his first Davis Cup for Switzerland. He defeated crush Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2.
  9. Amul will set up milk procurement network in Punjab
    1. Country’s leading milk brand Amul today announced the launch of its operations in Punjab by starting milk procurement from state farmers