Daily GK Update : 19 June 2015

1. Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt resigns after losing election
A centre-right bloc, led by Mr Loekke Rasmussen, a former prime minister, secured the 90 seats necessary for a majority in parliament.

2. SC asks Sahara chief Subrata Roy to pay Rs 10,000 crore to secure release from jail 
The court directs Sahara group to pay the entire liability it owes to Sebi within 18 months from the time Roy is released

3. HDFC Bank cuts lending rate by 0.15%
The base rate of the bank is 9.70 percent with effect from June 15, 

4. Thailand confirms first MERS case
Thailand confirms its first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), the deadly virus that has killed 24 people in South Korea.

5. Bangladesh defeats India by 79 runs
Chasing 308 for win, the Indians made a steady start before losing wickets at heap to be bundled out for 228 with four overs to spare.