Saturday, May 2, 2009

Daily Dose-Current Affairs

  • Chriyanad in Kerala became India's first legally literate and litigation controlled Gram Panchayat
  • Bernard Feliden, who recently died was a UNESCO official with important works in the conservation of momuments
  • HP first Indian state to start E-Gazette
  • Jadoo is the name of India's 3G Mobile service
  • Spain won Davis Cup by beating Argentina 3-1 in the final
  • Pushep, a small village in Tamil Nadu is now the location of India's neutrino observatory
  • Ranjit Baxi a London based NRI and owner of J & H sales won the Asian of the Year Award, 2009
  • Anil Aggarwal, the Executive Chairman of Vedanta Group won the Earnst & Young Entrepreneur 2008 Award
  • Dr lakshmi Nnadan Bora of Assam receieved Saraswati Samman 2008
  • Recently India and Japan signed Currency swap deal
  • The lowest calorie intake rat in India is in Tamil Nadu
  • Kerala has set up a coastal police stationIndia and Syria has recently signed Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement(DTAA)
  • JS Verman, Former Chief Justice of India will head Indian News Broadcasters' Association
  • India is the 6th country to launch a Moon probe
  • The 15th Ministerial summit of NAM was held in Tehran
  • Anna Ivanovic of Serbia won French Open defeating Dinara Safina
  • Recently Andhra Pradesh has started "Home" a single window portal for all government departments
  • Recently Asian Development Bank developed Social Protection Index
  • Manipal Academy of higher Education in Bangalore became the first NRI/PIO University in India
  • Mumbai will soon have India's first floating heliport
  • In Kerala a Fishermens' debt commission has been set up
  • Sushma Swaraj receievd best Parliamentarian Award in 2008
  • RS Mathoda is the new CBDT Chairman
  • Holcium a Swiss company is the largest producer of Cement
  • J P Morgan has taken over the operations of Washington Mutual Inc
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) on Sunday, May 11, 2008 set up India’s first Helium Extraction pilot plant at Kuthalam near Mayiladuturai, Nagapattinam district.
  • Typhoon Phengshen hit Philippines
  • Albert Howard is known as Father of Organic Farming
  • Asia Security summit 2009-Singapore
  • Kalka Shimla Railway Line is included in UNESCO heritage list
  • Oprah Winfrey is the Chairman of Harpo
  • E-6 is the superfast electric car of China

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