Knowledge Diary – 10th October 2012, Wednesday

  1. Serge Haroche and David Wineland of France and US respectively, won the Nobel Prize for Physics  this year.
  2.  Australian all-Rounder Shane Watson was named player of the tournament, at the closing of the T-20 World Cup in Premadasa Stadium .
  3. The FIPB is headed by Arvind Mayaram, the Secretary of Department of Economic Affairs (DEA).
  4. Vivek Rae took over as Secretary in Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).
  5. Ohn Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka, the British and Japanese researchers respectively won the Nobel Prize-2012 in Medicine.
  6. On 9 October 2012, Huge Chavez re-elected as President of Venezuela.
  7. The Delhi Cabinet agreed for an agreement with INTACH for conservation and refurbishment work of 16 monuments in New Delhi.
  8. The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) is an autonomous non-governmental Indian NGO which was founded in 1984 by Rajiv Gandhi, It seeks to preserve Indian Art and Cultural heritage
  9. INTACH is the only non-governmental Indian non-profit society working for the awareness and conservation of Indian culture and heritage.
  10. The Australian Women Cricket team defeated England by four runs to retain the Women T-20 world cup title.
  11. On 5 October 2012, Bihar observed “Dolphin Day“. This day was observed to spread awareness for conservation of the Gangetic Dolphins, the rare and endangered species t found only in the Gangetic River System and its Tributaries
  12. The Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary located in the Bhagalpur district of Bihar is the one and only sanctuary for preservation of this endangered species.
    Dolphin - Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary
  13. Dolphins are scientifically named as Platanista Gangetica.
  14. As Dolphins enjoy the position in Ganga that is equivalent to that of the tiger in the forest, the Ganga Dolphins are also called as the Tigers of Ganga.
  15. Khardung La at 18,380 feet, the highest motorable pass of the world.
  16. BrahMos is a stealth supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land.
  17. Sebastin Vettel won the Formula One title race of the Japanese Grand Prix.
  18. Pakistani Sufi legend Abida Parveen was honoured with a lifetime achievement award by Kaladharmi Begum Akhtar Academy of Ghazal in New Delhi.
  19. Abida Parveen  was also awarded with the ‘Pride of Performance’ and the ‘Sitara-e-Imtiaz’ by the Government of Pakistan.
  20. Former Governor of UP and Odisha and a renowned freedom fighter B Satyanarayan Reddy died  , following age-related illness in a private Hospital in Hyderabad.




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