Knowledge Diary – 28th August 2012, Tuesday

  1. Maharashtra recorded the maximum number of 268 deaths due to SAEs (Serious Adverse Events) during drug trials (January 2008- January 2012).
  2. Full Form of AIF is Alternative Investment Funds.
  3. Full Form of CSO is Central Statistical Organization.
  4. Congress leader P J Kurien was elected the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha.
  5. Meles Zenavi, the Ethiopian Prime Minister, passed away on 20th August 2012 following prolonged illness.
  6. Samsung on 16 August 2012 launched the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet in the United States, Britain and South Korea.
  7. Japanese FMCG Firm Unicharm on 23 July 2012 signed Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma as brand ambassador for Sofy.
  8. Government of Punjab approved plan for Milk Production Scheme worth Rs 93 Crore on 22 July 2012.
  9. China’s Yu Wenxia won the Miss World 2012 beauty pageant at the Ordos Stadium Arena in inner Mongolia.
  10. India’s Vanya Mishra, bagged the titles of Miss Social Media and Miss Beauty with a Purpose.
  11. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore appointed as the head of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards Committee.
  12. Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi was appointed the new UN-Arab League envoy for Syria on 17 August 2012
  13. V.V.S. Laxman, on 18 August 2012 announced his retirement from international cricket, ending a glorious career spanning 16 years.
  14. Gujarat state government on 15 August 2012 announced a comprehensive ban on gutka, which will come into effect from 11 September 2012.
  15. Hoppr is a brand of Y2CF Digital Media, which is funded by Bharti SoftBank.
  16. Y2CF has tied up with six mobile service providers – Airtel, Aircel, Idea, Reliance, Tata Docomo and Vodafone – to provide the Hoppr service.
  17. Veteran Cinematographer Ashok Mehta passed away in Mumbai on 15 August 2012.
  18. Shram Awards were set up by the Government of India in 1985 to recognize the outstanding contributions of workers in different fields.
  19. Full Form of PCMA is Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA).
  20. PCMA 2006 replaced Child Marriage Restraint Act (CMRA) of 1929.
  21. Pakistan government on 14 August 2012 honoured Urdu author, Gopi Chand Narang with Sitara-i-Imtiaz, the third highest civilian honour given by the nation.
  22. The House Sparrow was on 14 August 2012 declared as state bird of Delhi by the state government.
  23. Scientists in the second week of August 2012 found a stem cell therapy to prevent osteoarthritis which generally happens after a joint injury.
  24. Acclaimed Pakistani writer Saadat Hasan Manto on 14 August 2012 was honoured with the Nisan-i-Imtiaz, Pakistan’s highest civilian award.
  25. India had sent 83-member team to the London Olympics 2012.
  26. Shooter Vijay Kumar bagged the silver medal in the 25 m Rapid Fire event in London Olympics 2012.
  27. MC Mary Kom, five-time world women’s boxing champion, from India won bronze medal in London Olympics 2012.
  28.   Michael Phelps bagged 6 medals(4 Gold+2 Silver) in swimming in London Olympics 2012, becoming the most decorated Olympian ever with 22 medals.
  29. The mascots of London Games were Wenlock and Mandeville.
  30. Wenlock is a mascot of Olympics, Mandeville is mascot for Paralympics.

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