Daily GK Update 20 Dec 2013

  • President Pranab Mukherjee appointed Sushma Singh as the new Chief Information Commissioner of India.
  • The Petroleum Ministry has been awarded the National E-governance Award by Computer Society of India for implementing project ‘Lakshya’ which is aimed at improving LPG distribution.
  • Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has cleared the appointment of career diplomat Aizaz Chaudhry, one of the key officials who handled the fallout of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, as Pakistan’s new Foreign Secretary.
  • The government has started the process of finding replacement for Anand Sinha, deputy governor of Reserve Bank of India who retires on 18 January, 2014.
  • Infosys today announced the resignation of Director V. Balakrishnan, who was widely tipped to be in the race for becoming the company's next chief executive officer when the incumbent S.D. Shibulal retires in 2015.
  • Bollywood lyricist-scriptwriter Javed Akhtar, Hindi novelist Mridula Garg and renowned Bengali poet Subodh Sarkar are among those selected for this year's Sahitya Akademi Award.
  • Having spent 10 years in jail, Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky walked free out of jail on Friday after President Vladimir Putin signed a decree pardoning him, reports said.
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