Knowledge Diary – 7th September 2012, Friday

 

  1. Narcondam or Narcondum is a small volcanic island located in the Andaman Sea, which is part of the Indian Union territory.
  2. Union External Affairs minister is S.M. Krishnan.
  3. Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister is Nabam Tuki.
  4. President of Palestine is Mahmoud Abbas.
  5. Full Form of ASSU is All Assam Students’ Union.
  6. Fulll Form of TEL is Terrorist Exclusion List.
  7. CRR is the proportion of deposit banks must keep aside with the Reserve Bank of India.
  8. Full Form of ECB is European Central Bank.
  9. Full Form is OMT is Outright Monetary Transactions.
  10. Microsoft unveil Windows Server 2012, a first of its kind version of operating system that can be controlled remotely.
  11. Tamae Watanabe 73-year-old bettered her own record of being the world’s oldest women to climb the Mount Everest the world’s highest mountain peak.
  12. Tomislav Nikolic , The Serbian Progressive Party leader  won the Serbia’s presidential election on 20 May 2012.
  13. Gajanan Verma, Rajasthani -Hindi lyricist, musician and poet died on 17 May 2012 during his visit to his native town Rattangarh in Churu district of Rajasthan.
  14. H. E. Toke Talagi is the Prime Minister of Niue.
  15. Niue is a Pacific island country.World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report 2011-2012
  16. Niue is also known as the ‘Rock of Polynesia’.
  17. In the Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013 released on 5 September 2012 by the World Economic Forum India slipped down with 3 ranks to 59th position from its previous year ranking .
  18.  Two glaciers  Diran and Rakaposhi  are located in the Karakoram Range of northern Pakistan.
  19.  The 16th NAM (Non-Aligned Movement) summit was held at Tehran, Iran on 30-31 August 2012. The theme of the summit was “Lasting Peace through Joint Global Governance”.
  20. 17th NAM Summit in 2015  will be  hosted by Venezuela and two  nations, namely Azerbaijan Republic and Fiji, were accepted as the new members of the organization.

 

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