Knowledge Diary – 4th September 2012, Tuesday

 

  1. The Italian Soccer team is also called Azzuri.
  2. The Euro Cup 2016 will take place in France.
  3. Full Form UEFA is Union of European Football Associations.
  4. Full Form CII is  The Confederation of Indian Industry.
  5. Full Form UNESCO is United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.
  6. (UNESCO), the science and cultural body of UN, inscribed India’s 1600-km long Western Ghats mountain chain on the list of its world heritage sites on 1 June 2012.
  7. The Western Ghats are also considered to be one of the world’s eight hottest hotspots of biological diversity.
  8. Disney on 2 July 2012 launched its new wall e-robot robotic toys.
  9. Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) bank on 1 July 2012 launched two credits cards Superia and Platinum for doctors
  10. B. Surender Mohan was appointed as the new Chairman and Managing Director of Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) on 1 July 2012.
  11. The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) leader Enrique Peña Nieto was elected the new President of Mexico on 2 July 2012.
  12. Full Form of BASF is Baden Aniline and Soda Factory.
  13. European aerospace Airbus on 2 July 2012 announced to build its first US assembly Plant in Alabama to compete with Boeing.
  14. Iran on 3 July 2012, test-fired a medium range ballistic missile Shahab-3. The Shahab-3 has a range of up to 2000 kilometres.
  15. State Bank of Patiala (SBOP) on 2 July 2012 launched gold loan (Swarn Shakti) for farmers against the security of gold ornaments to provide free loans to the farmers without taking loan on land.
  16. The Supreme Court of India on 3 July 2012 declared the area within a five-kilometre radius around the Jarawa Tribal Reserve in Andaman and Nicobar Islands no go zone.
  17. Jarawas are one of the oldest living indigenous people in the world.Jarawa Tribes
  18. Jawahar Thakur, a 1979-batch Indian Civil Accounts Service officer took over as the new Controller General of Accounts (CGA) of India.
  19. Renowned Assamese Poet Hiren Bhattacharyya, who was fondly called Hiru-da by his admirers, passed away on 4 July 2012.
  20. The term God particle was first used by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Leon Lederman.
  21. Emomali Rahmon, President of the Republic of Tajikistan .
  22. Infosys CEO and Managing Director S. D. Shibulal.
  23. Anil Ambani-led Reliance Power has commenced production of coal at mines allocated to it in Sasan, Madhya Pradesh.
  24. Full form of STT is Securities Transaction Tax.
  25. Tata Motors, launched the Xenon pick-up.
  26. Rolf Heuer, director general of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN).
  27. Scientists have found that vitamin D supplementation in tuberculosis patients who are on medication can clear the Mycobacterium tuberculosis the bacterium that causes TB.
  28. Full form of PNAS is Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)..
  29. A 2012 WHO study ranks India third — behind Myanmar and Bangladesh — among countries that fail to provide health cover to people.
  30. Gutka and pan masala will be banned in Gujarat from September 11.

 

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