Daily GK Update - 17 December 2013
- RBI likely to raise repo rate by 0.25 per cent to tame inflation.
- German Chancellor Angela Merkel was voted in for the third time as the country’s head of government on Tuesday, following a vote by parliamentarians officially returning her to the position.
- Mumbai University, on Monday launched a book titled ‘Nirbhaya: Ek Atmachintan’ to mark a year since the brutal gangrape of a Delhi paramedic student.
- Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh today released a postage stamp of former Chief Minister of Punjab ,Sardar Beant Singh.
- Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Oscar Fernandes has been given additional charge of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, following the passing away of Sis Ram Ola, a release from the President’s Secretariat said.
- The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday approved implementation of various schemes related to agriculture, including continuation of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY), in the 12th Plan with a combined outlay of over Rs 80,000 crore.
- A nine-metre gigantic bronze statue of Nelson Mandela was unveiled in Pretoria on Monday, a day after the anti-apartheid icon was laid to rest in his childhood village of Qunu.
- The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Monday approved American retail giant Walmart Stores Inc's proposal to acquire Bharti Group's nearly 50 per cent stake in their Indian wholesale stores joint venture.
- Renault signs deal for $1.3 bn plant in central China
- Over 2,200 J&K youth getting trained under ‘Project Udaan’
- Australia have the Ashes for the first time in seven years after sealing a deserved 150-run win in Perth to take an impregnable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.
- Teen sensation Mahesh Mangaonkar became the first Indian squash player to win the IMET Open, in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava.
- The first high altitude cricket stadium in South India, will be inaugurated at Krishnagiri in Wynad district of Kerala this evening. The picturesque stadium, owned by the Kerala Cricket Association, is situated about 2800 feet above sea-level.
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