Daily GK Potion – 8th September 2014

  1. Singapore’s former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong is on five day visit to India.
  2. Semi high-speed train runs on eight more routes too run by year-end
  3. Chennai hosts Serbia film festival. Festival is jointly organized by Indo-Cine appreciation forum and honorary counsel of Republic of Serbia.
  4. Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharam on Monday said India will disallow FDI in Multi-brand retail. She also said that India will frame Intellectual Property rights policy by 2015.
  5. Madhya Pradesh is now fastest growing state
    • It recorded 11 per cent growth in 2013-14.
    • Uttarakhand is at second spot with Bihar at third.
  6. India signs free trade agreement in services, investment with ASEAN
    • It will open opportunities of movement of manpower and investment from both sides.
  7. State bank of India and MasterCard launched ‘Multi Currency Foreign Travel Card’
    • This card will allow consumers to pay conveniently in multiple currencies.
  8. Serena Williams won single US open championship
    • She has beaten Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3.
    • This is her third consecutive trophy at US open making it 18th major title overall.

Serena Williams