Daily General Knowledge Updates : 21st July 2015


Mumbai blasts convict yakub_660_032113093148 to be hanged as SC rejects his curative petition
The Supreme Court  rejected the curative petition of Yakub Memon, the lone death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case.

BRICS bank opens for business in China
The New Development Bank (NDB) floated by the BRICS nations, including India, to step up infrastructure funding in the emerging economies formally started its operations.

SC dismisses Jats’ plea for bank jobs under OBC quota
A Bench comprising Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Rohinton Nariman said it had already ruled that Jats were not backward either politically, economically or socially and as such should not be given OBC quota.

Toshiba chief Hisao Tanaka resigns
Toshiba’s chief executive resigned today to take responsibility for doctored books that inflated profits at the Japanese technology manufacturer by 152 billion yen ($ 1.2 billion) over several years.

BCCI announces ICC World T20 2016 venues, Eden Gardens to host final
The BCCI named eight venues for the biennial event : Bengaluru, Chennai, Dharamshala, Mohali, Mumbai, Nagpur and New Delhi