Monday, December 30, 2013

General Awareness for Bank Exams

Arvind Kejriwal: Arvind Kejriwal, the convener of the newly launched Aam Aadmi Party is in news as he sworn
in as the seventh Chief Minister of Delhi on 28 December 2013 at a function in Ramlila Maidan. Lieutenant
Governor Najeeb Jung administered the oath of office and secrecy to Kejriwal. He has sworn in as the
youngest Chief Minister of Delhi. He is of 45 years in age.
Farooq Sheikh: Veteran Bollywood actor Farooq Sheikh died on 28 December 2013 due to heart attack in
Dubai. He died at the age of 65. He is survived by wife Rupa and daughters Shaista and Sanaa.
He was best known for roles in films like Garam Hawa (1973), Shatranj Ke Khiladi (1977), Noorie (1979),
Chashme Baddoor (1981), Umrao Jaan (1981), Bazaar (1982) and Kissi Se Na Kehna (1983). He won 2010
National Film Award for best supporting actor in Lahore (a sports film).
Dr. Karunesh Ganguly and Dr. Hardeep Singh: These two Indian Americans are among 102 scientists who
received the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.
The awards were given by President Barack Obama on 23 December 2013.
Sidharth Birla: Sidharth Birla, Chairman of Xpro India Limited is in news as he took the charge as the
President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) on 21 December 2013.
Sidharth Birla succeeded the HSBC India Country Head Naina Lal Kidwai.
About FICCI: FICCI is the largest and oldest apex business organization in India and established in 1927.
Mikhail Kalashnikov: Mikhail Kalashnikov, who invented the AK47 weapon died at the age of 94 due to ill-
health recently, in Izhevsk, Udmurtia province of Russian Republic.
Kalashnikov worked as weapon designer for the Soviet Union’s Red Army during World War II. He designed the
AK47 (Avtomat Kalashnikov), which was officially accepted by the Soviet in 1947.

South Sudan: The place is in news recently as India evacuated all its employees from the strife torn South
Sudan. It has also shut down all its oilfields amid escalating violence in the country. The 11 employees
deputed by ONGC Videsh Ltd. at the Greater Nile Oil Project and Block 5A in Sudan working on 40000 barrels
per day have been airlifted.
Tyler Armstrong: Tyler Armstrong is in news as on 27 December 2013 he became the youngest person to
reach the summit of Aconcagua, the highest mountain of America. The nine year old boy of United States
climbed the mountain in the Argentine Andes with his father and Tibetan Sherpa, Lhawang Dhondup.