Daily GK Potion – 7th September 2014

  1. Flood in Jammu & Kashmir declared National disaster
    • Around 15000 people are evacuated by Army alone.
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Rs 1000 crore assistance in addition to Rs 1100 crore already made available to state government through State Disaster Relief Fund.
  2. Kerala celebrates Onam today on 7th September; Prime Minister wishes people.
  3. Former Congress leader K. Natwar Singh on Friday launched his autobiography ‘One life is not enough’ in Kolkata.
  4. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday becomes the first Japanese Prime Minister to visit in Srilanka in last 24 years.
  5. Daya Reddy, an Indian-origin South African mathematician has been elected as the new president of the International Council for Science (ICSU).
  6. Rajiv Rattan, one of the three promoters of Indiabulls takes over it with 360 crore buy out.
  7. FIIs pump in Rs. 9000 crore in first week of September.
  8. British F1 racer Lewis Hamilton wins Italian Grand Prix.
  9. Makarova, Vesnina win US Open doubles title in tennis
    • Both Russian Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina beaten Hingis and Flavia Pennetta 2-6, 6-3, 6-2.
    • It is their second grand slam women’s doubles title.
  10. Indian cricket team finishes England tour with T20 defeat
    • England batting first scored 180 runs with skipper Eion Morgan’s heroic 71 off 31.
    • India in reply fell short of three runs to score 177. For the first time in the tour, Virat Kohli crossed 50 mark. He scored brilliant 66 off 41 balls.