General Knowledge March 20th 2015 (2015-03-20)

“Quality 30” Index launched on NSE

NSE has launched “Quality 30” index to capture performance stocks based on selected list of quality parameters. The quality components include high return on equity, low debt-to-equity ratio and year-on-year growth in profit after tax over the last three years.

2 new ports to handle import of High-End Vehicles

The central government has authorised 2 more ports to handle imports of high end vehicles. APM Terminals, Pipavav Port in Gujarat and L&T Kattupalli Port near Chennai are the 2 new ports.

Ratan Tata to head Railway’s Kaya Kalp council

The Union minister of Railways, Suresh Prabhu, has appointed Ratan Tata as the head of Kaya Kalp council, a council that will recommend ways for innovation and improvements of Railways.

GoDaddy IPO valuation at $2.87 billion

Domain Seller and Web hosting company GoDaddy Inc’s Intial Public offering is expected to be launched with a valuation of close to $2.87 billion

More European countries willing to join AIIB

Germany, France and Italy have expressed interest to join China led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a few days after Great Britain had shown similar interest.

“Astra” Successfully test fired

India has successfully test fired its Air-to-Air “Astra” missile from Sukhoi fighter aircraft near the coast of Odisha.

Special breed of Cows to get UIDAI like numbers in Haryana

Unique Identification Authority of India(UIDAI) type ‘Special Identification Tags’ will be introduced to special breed of Cows in the state of Haryana.