Daily GK Update – April 20th, 2015

LIC buys Rs.300 Crore Infosys shares

LIC bought shares worth Rs. 300 Crore in Infosys during Q4, increasing its stake to 4.81%. This marked the 4th consecutive quarter when the firm has purchased shares in Infosys.

Alto is the best selling car for the 10th year in a row

According to data by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers(SIAM), Maruti’s Alto sold 2,64,492 units in 2014-15 and continues to remain the best selling car in India for the 10th year in a row.

Sitaram Yechury elected as General Secretary of CPI(M)

Sitaram Yechury has been elected as the new General Secretary of Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)]. He becomes the 5th General Secretary, and takes over from Prakash Karat who served 3rd terms as the party head.

“Sholay” released in Pakistan

40 years after the movie was released in India, iconic Hindi movie “Sholay” starring Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra, hit theaters in Pakistan for the first time.