Knowledge Diary – 1st September 2012, Saturday

  1. Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi (DK Joshi) took over as the new Indian Navy chief on 31 August 2012.
  2. The Bhilai Steel Plant, on 24 August 2012 won the prestigious Prime Minister’s Trophy for the 10th time.
  3. The book No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden written by a former Navy SEAL.
  4. Mexican archaeologists in the first week of August 2012 discovered a 2000-year-old sculpture of a jaguar in Izapa.
  5. Barclays, the British banking giant, appointed Antony Jenkins as its new Group Chief Executive on 30 August 2012.
  6. Raghuram Rajan, former chief economist of International Monetary Fund (IMF) took over as the Chief Economic Advisor in the Finance Ministry on 29 August 2012.
  7. England’s test team captain Andrew Strauss announced his retirement from international cricket on 29 August 2012.
  8. Aditi Mukherjee, a Delhi based scientist, won the prestigious Norman Borlaug Award in Field Research and Application.
  9. Rear Admiral G Ashok Kumar assumed the charge as the Southern Naval Command Chief, Kochi on 28 August 2012.
  10. Hashim Amla, the star South African Batsman, became the fastest player to score 3000 runs in one-day international on 29 August 2012.
  11. Jammu and Kashmir Bank on 20 August 2012 won four national awards-The Sunday Standard FINWIZ-2012 Best Bankers’ Awards.
  12. Jammu and Kashmir Bank was also awarded Best Banker in Financial Inclusion and Customer Friendliness and declared runner up for Best Banker in Priority Sector Growth and Agricultural Credit.
  13. Full Form of CEC is Central Empowered Committee .
  14. State-owned gas utility GAIL India on 26 August 2012 signed a contract with French energy giant GDF Suez to import 0.8 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from 2013 to 2014.
  15. The Ministry of Home Affairs on 27 August 2012 appointed P M Nair as the Director General, National Disaster Response Force & Civil Defence (NDRF & CD).
  16. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) held the eleventh Energy Efficient Summit in HICC, Novotel Hyderabad.
  17. Celebrated Sarod exponent Amjad Ali Khan, vocalist Girija Devi and famous writer Ruskin Bond were conferred the Delhi government’s Lifetime Achievement Awards on 24 August 2012.
  18. Full Form of NRO is National Reconciliation Ordinance.
  19. Full Form of REC is Rural Electrification Corporation.
  20. India, Iran and Afghanistan agreed to work for expanding trade and transit co-operation through Chabahar port in Iran.
  21. The Senkaku Islands are located in the East China Sea between Japan, and the Republic of China.
  22. The Air Force version of micro-light pilot-less target aircraft Lakshya-1 was successfully test-flown from the launch complex-2 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, Orissa on 23 August 2012.
  23. Ankur Mittal won the bronze medal in double trap in the fourth International junior shotgun Cup in Orimattila, Finland.
  24. Full Form of DTA is Domestic Tariff Area.
  25. Indian-American entrepreneur Karl Mehta was selected among the 18 Presidential Innovation Fellows who would work on five high-impact projects in the US capital Washington DC.
  26. Curiosity was launched from Cape Canaveral on 26 November 2011 aboard the MSL spacecraft.
  27.  Curiosity successfully landed on Aeolis Palus in Gale Crater on Mars on 6 August 2012.
  28. The Castle Naggar, Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation’s prime hotel in the picturesque Kullu valley, was notified under the heritage status by the Union Tourism ministry on 23 August 2012.
  29. Footwear maker Relaxo Footwear on 22 August 2012 signed Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif as brand ambassador for its Flite brand.
  30. Full Form of DEIT is Department of Electronics and Information Technology.

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