Daily News Updates for 12th August, 2016

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Important questions for competitive exams from Daily News Updates

Q) Who is appointed as new managing director of Microsoft India’s lab?

Sriram Rajaswami

M.Vishwanathan

Chandu Thekkhat

S.Rangaswamy

Q)The name of Gau Rakshak has changed to-

Gau Sansthapak

Gau Samajsevak

Gau Vikasak

Gau Uddharak

Q) E-commerce company reported its revenue growth of worth-

$6.85bn

$4.85bn

$8.5bn

$2bn

Q)The chief executive officer of Google Ventures , who left the company-

Bill Maris

Sunder Pichai

John Maris

Richard Paul

 

Q)For how many days the Rajyasabha passed maternity bill for working women ?

20 weeks

22 weeks

27 weeks

19 weeks

 

Q) Name of the two Indian businessmen who were named  in Forbes Magazine?

Azim Prem ji & Shiv Nadar

Sunder Pichai & Shiv Nadar

Anand Mahindra & Natrajan Chandrashekhran

Vishal Sikka & Sunder Pichai

 

Q)Shahrukh Khan was detained from which airport?

Las vegas

Los Angeles

London

San Francisco

 

NATIONAL NEWS

Actor Shahrukh Khan was detained at Los Angeles Airport  of USA.

GOI has approved a plan for constructing 1000 km expressways under (NHDP) national highway development project of worth 16,680cr.

The Rajya Sabha passed the Amendment under 1961, to maternity benefit leave of 26 weeks for working women

The name of Gau Rakshak now changed to Gau Vikasak on the advisory of Mamta Banerjee.

Neel Kranti(Blue Revolution ) planned to triple country’s earning of worth 17,199 cr. and GOI concerned with World Bank about this.

 

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

In Forbes magazine, only two billionaires from India were ranked named as Wipro’s chairman Azim Premji who ranked 13th and HCL’s co-founder  Shiv Nadar ranked 17th.

 

SPORTS NEWS

India men’s hockey team was defeated by Netherland by 1-2  in Rio Olympics on 11 August, 2016.

Rio Olympics committee have threatened to cancel Indian sports minister Vijay Goel’s accreditation.

 

BUSINESS NEWS

China’s E-commerce company Alibaba recorded a revenue growth 59% of worth $4.85bn in  first fiscal quarter ending on June.

The chief executive officer of GV(Google Ventures)  Bill Maris has left the company on 11 August, 2016.

Microsoft appointed Sriram Rajaswami as new managing director of Microsoft India’s  lab in Bengaluru.

 

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY NEWS

The Mahindra & Mahindra chairman Anand Mahindra is planning for a self driving Tractor for farmers to support agriculture sector.

NASA scientist found canyons on Saturn’s moon titan.

FAA(Federal Aviation Administration) approved first Indian-American’s first private mission to moon named as “ Moon Express.”

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