13, 14 January 2016 Daily GK Update Hindi & English

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13, 14 January 2016 Daily General Knowledge Update

Iran’s leading banks will soon open branches in India

ईरान अपने अग्रणी बैंकों की शाखाओं को भारत मे खोलेगा

Iran’s leading banks will open branches in India to energise commercial ties between New Delhi and Tehran. The decision was amongst a slew of commercial measures taken by the India-Iran Joint Commission that met for the first time.

After the meeting led by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Iranian Finance Minister Ali Tayebnia, India decided to allow the Pasargan Bank and Parsian Bank of Iran to set up branches in New Delhi and Mumbai.

Prayagraj power project was commissioned by BHEL in – UP

भेल द्वारा प्रयागराज बिजली परियोजना को कहाँ चालू किया गया – उत्तर प्रदेश

Prayagraj power project was commissioned by BHEL in UP. It is 660 MW unit in Bara town which is located in Allahabad district of Uttar Pradesh. This has been commissioned in UP to get more power capacity to attain full load of power.

It is owned by Prayagraj Power Generation Company Limited (PPGCL), a subsidiary company of Jaiprakash Power Ventures Limited.

Pakistan’s Singer Adnan Sami gets Indian Citizenship

पाकिस्तान के गायक अदनान सामी को भारतीय नागरिकता मिली

The Union Home Ministry cleared the proposal to grant Adnan Sami the citizenship of India. Mr Sami, who has been staying in India since 2011, will now have to fill a citizenship form at the Home Ministry’s office in Delhi and pay Rs 13,700.

He will be given citizenship under Section 6 (I) of the Indian Citizenship Act, 1955 under the category “citizenship by naturalisation.”

Magnus Carlsen won the Qatar Masters Open chess tournament

World champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway won the Qatar Masters Open chess tournament, billed as the strongest Open in history. The top seed had finished with seven points, the same as Yu Yangyi of China, seeded 11th. He drew his 10th and final round encounter with former World champion Vladimir Kramnik of Russia, while Yu defeated Wesley so of the United States.

Who has been conferred with 2015 Sangita Kalanidhi award – Vocalist Sanjay Subrahmanyam 

संगीता कलानिधि पुरस्कार 2015 से किसको सम्मानित किया गया है -गायक संजय सुब्रमण्यम –

Foremost south Indian classical vocalists Sanjay Subrahmanyam has conferred with prestigious 2015 Sangita Kalanidhi award. The prestigious award was bestowed upon him by renowned mathematician Manjul Bhargava at 89th annual conference of the Madras Music Academy in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

With this, he became seventh artistes to be conferred with this award before completing 50 years of age. Others are Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar, Musiri Subramania Iyer, Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer, Semmangudi R. Srinivasa Iyer, G.N. Balasubramaniam, M.L. Vasanthakumari and M. Balamuralikrishna

Who has been appointed as Director General of Police of UP – Javed Ahmed

उत्तर प्रदेश के पुलिस महानिदेशक किसको नियुक्त किया गया है – जावेद अहमद

Javed Ahmed was appointed as Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh. He has replaced Jagmohan Yadav from the post.

About Javed Ahmed

He is a Indian Police Service officer of 1984 batch.

Earlier to this, he was serving as the Director General of Railways.

India’s Rank in Different Index:


  • Global Competitiveness Index 2015 – 55
  • Environmental Democracy Index 2015 – 24
  • World Hunger List 2015 – India tops in World Hunger List.
  • FM Global Resilience Index 2015 – 119
  • World Press freedom Index 2015 – 136
  • World Human Development Index – 130
  • World Happiness index 2015 – 117
  • Global Hunger Index – 55

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13, 14 January 2016 Daily GK Update Hindi & English

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