Wednesday, April 22, 2009


  • Ramanujan was the first Indian to be elcted fellow of Trinity College, Cambidge
  • Sir J.C.Bose was the first from the Indian subcontinent to get a US patent back in 1904
  • Churchil won Nobel Prize in literature in 1953.
  • Lewis Hamilton(UK) recently became world's youngest F 1 Racing Champion.
  • Igiby Bank(Babylon, 605 BC) was the earliest bank of the world
  • Anoushesh Ansari(Iran) was the first woman space tourist
  • John Adams was the first US president to reside in the White House
  • Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya was led by the Kikuyu tribe against British rule
  • Monroe Doctrine(1823)- European countries no longer vto colonize in America or interfere with existing colonies.Propounded by US President James Monroe.
  • Camp Delta, Camp Echo and Camp X-Ray are all parts of Guantanamo Bay prison
  • Battle of Dien Bien Phu ended French participation in the affairs of Vietnam
  • US-Vietnam war was also known as Second Indo-China War
  • Ralph Bunche was the first Black to win a Nobel(1950)
  • The Jazz Singer was the first talkie in the world
  • Y.V.Chnadrachud had the longest tenure as the Chief Justice of India(1978-1985)
  • The 17th Parallel separates North and South Vietnam
  • Domino Theory-If a country succumbs to communist regime, the neighbouring countries will follow.It was developed during Eisenhower administration
  • 055 Brigade-Organisation of Al Qaida terrorists
  • Santa Catarina flood affected Brazil in 2008
  • David Cameron is the Leader of Opposition in UK
  • Operation Cyclone-Anti communist operation in Afghanistan by USA in late 70s and early 80s
  • 40th Army- Soviet Army which invaded Afghanistan
  • Mohd Zahir Shah ruled Afghanistan from 1933 to 1973
  • Space X Falcon was the world's first privately developed space launch vehicle to successfully make orbit
  • Albania and Croatia joined NATO in 2008
  • Operation Mongoose-Operation by Kennedy Administration to overthrow Fidel Castroin late 1961
  • Three Gorges Dam, China is the largest Hydroelectric project in the world

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