Sunday, May 3, 2009

Weekend Dose-Current Affairs and GK











  • Ram Mynampati is the new CEO of Satyam
  • Richard Holbrook is the US Adviser on Pakistan and Afghanistan
  • Himachal Pradesh became India's first carbon free state
  • India's first baby from frozen egg born in Chennai
  • Chandrayaan 2 will be a joint project of India and Russia
  • Shipping Corporation of India Ltd is the 17th Navratna company
  • Aurora borealis occurs in Ionosphere
  • New 4 tiger reserves in the country are in Pilbhit(UP),Sunabeda(Orissa),Sahyadri(Maharashtra) and Ratapani(MP)
  • Navanetham Pillai is UN's Human Rights Commissioner
  • SB Mathur is new LIC Chairman
  • Internet Governance Forum took place in Hyderabad
  • dVirendra Pralbhakar is an eminentr photographer joournalist
  • Recently World Bank developed Investment Climate Index
  • Rod Laver was popular by the nickname Rocket.He is from Australia
  • Chakib Khelil is OPEC President
  • 1 barrel equals to 158 ltr (approx)
  • Recently Claudia Castillo of Spain came in news because of the first tracheal transplant
    in the world
  • Jmnagar , world's biggest greenfield refineary,cowned by Relieance is in controversy because of its close proximity to Pakistan border
  • India is the 11th largest energy producer and 6th largest energy consumer
  • Headquarter of OIC-Jeddah, GCC-Riyadh,Arab League-Cairo
  • Operation Desert Storm-US Invasion of Iraq in 1990
  • Operation Orchard-Israeli invasion of Syrian airbase
  • Steve Balmer is the CEO of Microsoft
  • Raju Josefa Olilo- President of Fiji
  • Kishan Chaupal is a Rural Development scheme in Haryana
  • FBI Chief-Robert Mueller
  • Operation Chammar Sar- By indian Army in Bandipore district in North Kashmir in Harmukh range
  • Nagpur will have India's largest social thermal power plant
  • April 22- World Water Day
  • BND- Spy Agency Of Germany
  • Mossad- Spy Agency of Israel
  • Savitri Jindal is India's richest woman
  • Contries not part of UNFCC-Somalia, Iraq,Vatican City and Andorra
  • International AIDS Conference was recently held in Mexico City
  • World Water Convention-Stockholm
  • NATO HQ-Brussels
  • Tauvex-Indo Israel joint mission on UV imaging satellite
  • LM Singhvi Committee on Indian Diaspora
  • Leila Seth, Chief Justice of Delhi High Court is the first woman Chief Justice of any high court in India
  • World Water Forum was recently held at Istanbul
  • Leander Paes and Cara Black(Zimbabwe) won US Mixed Doubles 2008
  • Now CRAR is 12%
  • In the Global Competitiveness Report by World Economic Forum India ranks 50th
  • India purchased Barak Anti Missile from USA
  • Megan Mylan directed Oscar Winning docufil Smile Pinky
  • Sri BN Srikrishna will head the committee on Mumbai Terror Attack
  • JJ Irani Committee-Company Law
  • Chaturvedi Committee- Oil Pricing
  • The shape of the beast-Arundhati Roy
  • Bio Diesel Mission is monitored and implemented by Ministry of R&D
  • Recently Currency Swap Deal took place bet'n India and Japan
  • Chennai started Online birth registration
  • RS Sharma is the new Chairman NTPC
  • OP Bhat-Chairman SBI
  • At Kuthalam, India's first Helium extraction plant
  • R Venkatraman, Former Indian President was a member of the Drafting Committee of the Constitution
  • India and France plan to develop Maitri in the Brahmos line

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