Daily GK Update 9 March 2015
1. Indian ace shuttler Saina Nehwal becomes the first Indian woman player to reach the finals of All England Badminton Championships.She defeated Wang Yihan of China.
2. Snooker has been short-listed among three sports to be included in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo
3. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has created history by becoming the first mission to achieve orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres with an aim of providing new insights and capturing images from the distant world.The spacecraft was approximately 61,000 kilometres from Ceres when it was captured by the dwarf planet’s gravity.
4. Kerala Assembly Speaker G Karthikeyan (66) passes away.
5. Walmart India today announced two executive appointments with Ashwin Mittal as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Javier Rojo as head of Real Estate and Business Development.
6. December 2015 UNFCCC Paris Conference
7. India lowest among 16 Asia-Pacific countries in economic parity for women
8. Artificial glacier in Phyang village of LadakhArtificial glacier in the form of Ice stupa was inaugurated at Phyang village in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.
9. New Kailash Mansarovar Yatra route by June
10. Tendulkar, Dhoni for ‘greatest ODI cricketer’Sachin Tendulkar and M.S. Dhoni are among five leading contenders vying for the crown of the greatest ODI cricketer of all time.