Daily GK Potion – 6th September 2014

  1. Justice HL Dattu appointed next Chief Justice of India
    Handyala Lakshminarayanaswamy Dattu

    • Justice Handyala Lakshminarayanaswamy Dattu on Friday appointed next Chief Justice of India.
    • HL Dattu will replace incumbent Justice R M Lodha for tenure of 14 months.
    • Justice R M Lodha will retire on September 27.
    • HL Dattu will be 42nd Chief Justice of India.
  2. The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Australia’s Department of Industry, signed a MoU and commitment to strengthen their bilateral relationship in area of technical vocational education and training (TVET).
  3. Andhra Pradesh assembly adopts resolution on 33 per cent reservation for Backward Classes (BC)
  4. Sierra Leone will impose 4 day nationwide ‘lockdown’ starting September 18 in an escalation effort to halt the spread of Ebola across the West African country.
  5. ICRA said gross NPAs for PSU banks to be about 4.4% in FY’15.
  6. Sania-Soares win US open mixed double tennis title
    • It is Sania’s third mixed double Grand Slam crown.
    • India’s tennis star Sania Mirza along with Brazilian partner Bruno Soares beaten USA’s Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico with 6-1, 2-6, 11-9 points.
  7. India lost fifth ODI by 41 runs;  win series 3-1
    • India lost 5th Match as England scored 294 runs with the help of Root’s 113 runs of 108 balls. India in reply scored 253 runs.
    • Joe Root was adjudged Man of the Match.
    • India wins five match ODI series by 3-1.