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Knowledge Diary – 22nd August 2012, Wednesday
- 9th World Hindi Conference, WHC will be held in South African city Johannesburg from 22 to 24 of September 2012.
- Gordon Brown former Prime Minister has taken up a role with United Nations as its special envoy for global education.
- Jeannine Compton- Antoine from St.Lucia elected as the Chairperson in the annual meeting of International Whaling Commission.
- Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma became the first head of African Union after defeating Jean Ping of Gabon.
- Jagdish Shivappa Shettar sworn in as the 27th Chief Minister of Karnataka.
- 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.
- 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.
- Congressional Gold Medal, highest civilian honour by United States Congress was given to Aung San Suu Kyi.
- Indian and artist Sudarshan Pattnaik won the ‘People Choice’ Gold Medal at the second World Sand Sculpture Championship in Moscow.
- The theme of this year World Sand Sculpture championship was ‘World Cinema’.
- Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy is to be awarded the 2012 Pen Printer Prize.
- Kavil Prizes recognize scientists for their seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience.
- Kokrajhar place in Assam were violence spurted between Muslims and Bodos.
- Full Form of ( HAGGA) : Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies.
- HACGA meeting will held in Delhi and for first time to be in South Asian Region .
- Deepak Parekh eminent banker has been appointed as the new Chairman of the High Level Committee on Financing Infrastructure.
- Full Form of OROP is one-rank-one-pension.
- OROP is a long standing demand of defence ex-servicemen.
- Full Form of GAAR: General Anti-Avoidance Rules.
- “The Tiller of Waters” book return by Hoda Barakat.
- “Escape to Nowhere” a book written by Aman Bhusan.
- “Dreamining of Baghdad” book written by Haifa Zangana.
- “The Song of Achilles” book written by Madeline Miller.
- “The Edge of Desire” book written by Tuhin A. Sinha.
- “Ships That Pass” book written by Shashi Deshpande.
- World Population Day was observed across the globe on 11th July.
- The theme for this year World Population Day was ‘Universal Access to Reproductive Health Services’.
- The theme of world Energy Forum 2012 is ‘World Energy Forum 2012-A forum for World Leaders’.
- Army chief General Bikram Singh during his visit to Nepal received the title of Honorary General of Nepal Army.
- The theme of World Hindi Conference 2012 is Bhasha Ki Asmita Aur Hindi Ka Vaishvik Sandarbh.