Knowledge Diary – 21 August 2012, Tuesday

  1. 2012 G-20 Mexio Summit was the seventh meeting of the G-20 heads of government . It was held inLos Cabos, Baja California. 
  2. The five BRIC nations represent 43 percent of world population and 18 percent of  Global Economic Output.
  3. The next G-20 summit will be held in 2013, with Russiaas new Chair. 
  4.  Full form of CDR is Common but Differentiated Responsibilities. 
  5. Full form of SDGs is Sustainable Development Goal
  6. Chiang-Mai-Initiative: First step taken by china in the “currency swap diplomacy” Chiang-Mai-Initiative is a multilateral currency swap arrangement among the ten members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the People’s Republic of China (including Hong Kong), Japan and South Korea.
  7. The 13th Defence Secretary-level Siachen round of talks between Indian and Pakistan were held in Rawalpindi.
  8. The 12th round of talks on the maritime boundary dispute over Sir Creek was held in New Delhi. 
  9. Siachen glacier is located in Karakoram range. 
  10. Siachen is a source of Nubra river.
  11. Full form of WGEEP: Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel. 
  12. Roger Federer defeated Djokovic for his fifth title at Cincinnati.
  13. Mysore Modern book was written by Janaki Nair.
  14. Gandhi’s Religion book was written by J.T.F. Jordens.
  15. Subaltern Lives book was written by Clare Anderson.
  16. President of MAIT is Alok Bharadwaj.
  17. Full form of MAIT: Manufacturers Association for Information Technology.
  18. Full form of PCC: Pollution Control Committee.
  19. Bilcare is pharmaceutical packaging solution provider.
  20. Full form of MNP: Mobile Number Portabiltiy.
  21. Full form of FIPB: Foreign Investment Promotion Board. 
  22. President of Egypt isMohamed Morsy. 
  23. President of Indiais Pranab Mukharjee. 
  24. Prime Minister of Bhutan: Jigmi Y, Thinley. 
  25. Doklam, Charithang, Sinchulimpa and Dramana pasture land ofBhutan. 
  26. Chumbi valley Is located between India (Sikkim) and Bhutan.
  27. The Siliguri Corridor, is a vital tri-junction between Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal. It is a narrow hub of rail, road and air arteries known as Chicken Neck.
  28. Full form of (IMTRAT) isIndian Military Training Team. 
  29. Full form of RGGVY is Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojana.



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