Knowledge Diary – 27th August 2012, Monday

  1. Prime minister of Japan is Yoshihiko Noda.
  2. Egypt’s President is Mohammed Morsy.
  3. Facebook recently launched an updated application for Apple mobile phone platform iOS : Facebook 5.0, which is twice as fast as the previous version.
  4. Mark Zuckerberg is CEC and Co-founder of Facebook
  5. Full Form of NAM is Non Aligned Movement.
  6. Full form of DICCI is Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Indusrties.
  7. K. M. Viswaraj won the Kerala Government ‘Karshaka mitra’ award.
  8. Founder of DICCI is Milind Kamble.
  9. Full Form of KKNPP is Kudankulam nuclear power plant.
  10. Niel Armstrong the first human to set foot on the moon, died on Sunday 26th August 2012.
  11. Neil Armstrong was born on August 5, 1930, in the small town of Wapakoneta, Ohio.
  12. Full form of AERB is Atomic Energy Regulatory Board.
  13. The ceremonial launch of the newly built ‘Pulloopram’ Palliyodam (snakeboat) into river Pampa was held at the Sree Krishna Swamy Temple ghats at Pulloopram near Ranni in Kerala.
  14. Full of NFIW is National Federation of Indian Women.
  15. President of NFIW is Aruna Roy.
  16.  Full form of DEIT is Department of Electronics and Information Technology.
  17. German car maker Volkswagen appointed Arvind Saxena as the Managing Director of Volkswagen passengers car in India.
  18. Full form of IRDA is Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority.
  19. Boxing Coach BI Fernandez, who is a Cuban national, became the first foreign coach to be recommended for the Dronacharya Award.
  20. The Dronacharya Award was instituted by the government of India in 1985
  21. Philippe Divry has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Volvo India.
  22. Russia formally became a member of the World Trade Organisation(WTO) on 22 August 2012 after 18 years of negotiations.
  23. Russia will be the 156th member of the WTO.
  24. The Uttarakhand Cabinet on 21 August 2012 increased the maximum age limit from 35 to 40 years for government jobs in the state for general category candidates
  25. Charles L Bennett, a professor of physics and astronomy at Johns Hopkins University, US, was awarded with the Gruber Cosmology Prize 2012 in Beijing at the opening ceremony of the 28th Conference of the International Astronomical Union on 22 August 2012.
  26. Full Form of FSSAI is Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
  27. The Union Finanace Ministry appointed Poonam Kishore Saxena, as Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on 21 August 2012.
  28. Vayalar Ravi assumed charge as the Union Minister for Science and Technology on 21 August 2012.
  29. Full Form of MPEDA is Marine Products Export Development Authority .
  30. Silver medalist Vijay Kumar and Bronze medalist Yogeshwar Dutt will be conferred with the country’s highest sporting honour Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for the year 2012.

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