Knowledge Diary – 22nd August 2012, Wednesday

  1. 9th World Hindi Conference, WHC will be held in South African city Johannesburg from 22 to 24 of September 2012.


  2. Gordon Brown former Prime Minister has taken up a role with United Nations as its special envoy for global education.
  3. Jeannine Compton- Antoine from St.Lucia elected as the Chairperson in the annual meeting of International Whaling Commission.
  4. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma became the first head of African Union after defeating Jean Ping of Gabon.
  5. Jagdish Shivappa Shettar sworn in as the 27th Chief Minister of Karnataka.
  6. Ashoka Chawala, Chairperson,Competition Commission of India has been elected unanimously the chair of 12th session of Intergovernmental group of expert (IGE) on competition Law and Policy.
  7. Vandana Shiva from India has been awarded Fukuoka Prize. A prestigious award being bestowed by Fukuoka city government in Japan on people who contribute to academia, arts and culture in Asia.
  8. Congressional Gold Medal, highest civilian honour by United States Congress was given to Aung San Suu Kyi.
  9. Indian and artist Sudarshan Pattnaik won the ‘People Choice’ Gold Medal at the second World Sand Sculpture Championship in Moscow.
  10. The theme of this year World Sand Sculpture championship was ‘World Cinema’.
  11. Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy is to be awarded the 2012 Pen Printer Prize.
  12. Kavil Prizes recognize scientists for their seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience.
  13. Kokrajhar place in Assam were violence spurted between Muslims and Bodos.
  14. Full Form of ( HAGGA) : Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies.
  15. HACGA meeting will held in Delhi and for first time to be  in South Asian Region .
  16. Deepak Parekh eminent banker has been appointed as the new Chairman of  the High Level Committee on Financing Infrastructure.
  17. Full Form of OROP is one-rank-one-pension.
  18. OROP is a long standing demand of defence ex-servicemen.
  19. Full Form of GAAR: General Anti-Avoidance Rules.
  20. “The Tiller of Waters” book return by Hoda Barakat.
  21. “Escape to Nowhere” a book written by Aman Bhusan.
  22. “Dreamining of Baghdad” book written by Haifa Zangana.
  23. “The Song of Achilles” book written by Madeline Miller.
  24. “The Edge of Desire” book written by Tuhin A. Sinha.
  25. “Ships That Pass” book written by Shashi Deshpande.
  26. World Population Day was observed  across the globe on 11th July.
  27. The theme for this year World Population Day was ‘Universal Access to Reproductive Health Services’.
  28. The theme of world Energy Forum 2012 is ‘World Energy Forum 2012-A forum for World Leaders’.
  29. Army chief General Bikram Singh during his visit to Nepal received the title of Honorary General of Nepal Army.
  30. The theme of World Hindi Conference 2012 is Bhasha Ki Asmita Aur Hindi Ka Vaishvik Sandarbh.

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