Knowledge Diary – 10th August 2013, Saturday

P V Sindhu becomes the first indian women singles player to win a medal at the World Badminton Championship on August 9 LIC Housing launches Public Deposit Scheme called “SANCHAY“ IPAB stands for Intellectual Property Appellate Board MERS is a virus related to Camel, according to the study published in Lancet Infectious Disease The currency of Norway is “KRONE” An Indian origin doctor Bhawana Patel has taken over as the first woman CEO of the hospital which carried out the world’s first heart transplant. It is the globally renowned Groote Schuur Hospital. Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award in … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 10th August 2013, Saturday

Knowledge Diary – 1st August 2013, Thursday

Zee Group Chairman and editors charge sheeted due to extortion bid Zee Group chairman Subhash Chandra and Zee editors Sudhir Chaudhary and Samir Ahluwalia were named as accused and alleged Rs 100 crore extortion bid from Congress MP Naveen Jindal’s firm, Jindal Steel and Power Limited. Himachal Pradesh gives green signal to cancel hydro projects The Himachal Pradesh cabinet gave its approval to cancel nine small hydro electric projects in the state. Government working to process online permissions for filmmakers:  Instead of doing endless waits and a surplus of permissions, foreign filmmakers can look forward to online approval and payment gateway for shooting in India. Civilian … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 1st August 2013, Thursday

Knowledge Diary – 11th July 2013, Thursday

Government, activists set for face-off: Only Five days left for Central Information System (CIS) imposed deadline for political parties to appoint public information officers required under the RTI Act, government and civil society are heading towards an ugly face-off. Reconsideration regarding fuel withdrawal:  Sonam Tobgye (interim government chief of Bhutan) delivered a letter to foreign minister Salman Khurshid asking New Delhi for a re-look at the decision to withdraw subsidy on cooking gas and kerosene provided by India. Gold coin on hold for 6 months: On the basis of improper move, top jewellery retailers and bullion traders across the country have … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 11th July 2013, Thursday

Knowledge Diary – 10th July 2013, Wednesday

MP and MLA’s will be disqualified: The Supreme Court struck down as ultra vires a provision of the Representation of the People Act. This act protects convicted lawmakers against disqualification on the ground of pendency of appeal against their conviction in the higher courts.  Mulayam Singh Yadav challenges Narendra Modi in context with election: Samajwadi Party (SP) Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav dared Gujarat chief minister and Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) chairperson Narendra Modi to contest next Lok Sabha elections from Uttar Pradesh.  Donald Trumph introduces first real-estate project in India: Business tycoon and celebrity Donald Trumph has announced “Trump Organisation’s first project in India, Trump Towers Pune, which is a 22-storied … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 10th July 2013, Wednesday

Knowledge Diary – 2nd July 2013, Tuesday

US surveillance: External affairs minister Salman Khurshid defended vast US surveillance of phone logs and internet data and this information regarding survelliance was revealed by intelligence leaker Edward Snowden. Government formation in Jharkhand: Congress and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) have reached a consensus on formation of Government which is likely to be led by JMM including 18 MLA’s with support of Congress, Rashtriya JantaDal (RJD) and independent legislations. With the successful launch of IRNSS-IA, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stated that India’s Space Programme is playing a pivotal role in socio-economic development of country. Sujata Singh will be India’s next foreign … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 2nd July 2013, Tuesday

Knowledge Diary – 4th July 2013, Thursday

Congress and JMM move closer to government formation:  In Jharkhand, Congress and JMM move closer to government formation with Hemant Soren holding a long meeting with AICC general secretary BK Hari Prashad. Political gimmick in a hurry: Critical of the hurried clearance of the Food Security ordinance, BJP president Rajnath Singh said the UPA government was just doing a “political gimmick in a hurry” before the 2014 general elections. RBI governor D Subbarao declared that central bank is also “very conscious” of the need to be supportive of economic growth and for that finance minister P Chidambaram’s call to banks to … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 4th July 2013, Thursday

Knowledge Diary – 26th January 2013, Saturday

The  Ghat ki guni tunnel that associates the Jaipur with the National Highway No. 11 to Agra was inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chairperson of United Progressive Alliance Sonia Gandhi on January 20.  Jaipur the city was built in 1727 by Sawai Jai Singh-II, and was the first planned city of its time. The automobile company, Volkswagon unveiled its new promotion campaign called Fast Start to regurgitate the potency, safety standards and new quality in its cars, Polo and Vento. Digital marketing company GETIT Infoservices rolled out DigiGains, a name given to platform for digital marketing, for the … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 26th January 2013, Saturday

Knowledge Diary – 10th October 2012, Wednesday

Serge Haroche and David Wineland of France and US respectively, won the Nobel Prize for Physics  this year.  Australian all-Rounder Shane Watson was named player of the tournament, at the closing of the T-20 World Cup in Premadasa Stadium . The FIPB is headed by Arvind Mayaram, the Secretary of Department of Economic Affairs (DEA). Vivek Rae took over as Secretary in Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME). Ohn Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka, the British and Japanese researchers respectively won the Nobel Prize-2012 in Medicine. On 9 October 2012, Huge Chavez re-elected as President of Venezuela. The Delhi Cabinet … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 10th October 2012, Wednesday

Knowledge Diary – 4th October 2012, Thursday

Full Form of HLNRA is High Level Natural Radiation Areas. Kollam and Azappuzha  are districts located in Kerela. Full Form of NLNRA is Normal Level Natural Radiation Area. Scientists found bacteria Cupriavidus Metallidurans that can grow on gold chloride found in nature, and used a combination of biotechnology, art and alchemy to turn it into 24-carat gold. Shubhalakshmi Panse takes over as CMD of Allahabad Bank. Adobe launched its latest version of its PDF reader, the Acobat XI suite. Ooty Farms and Orchards, now known as Green Earth Fresh Produce. A malaria drug made by Cipla  has been pre-qualified by … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 4th October 2012, Thursday

Knowledge Diary – 29th September 2012, Saturday

  Nirmal Bharat Yatra will start from October 3, 2012. Jairam Ramesh is the Union Minister of Rural Development. Vidya Balan is the brand ambassador of the ministry’s campaign for improving sanitation. The Nirmal Bharat Yatra will be of 2,000 km. The Nirmal Bharat Yatra will begin from the Gandhi Ashram located in Sevagram in Wardha (Maharashtra) and will end in Bettiah (Bihar). Union environment Minister is Jayanthi Nataranjan. TVS Motor Company launched its second 125-cc motorcycle named Phoenix. Brajesh Mishra, who was India’s first National Security Advisor passed away. Ecuador announced its decision to grant political asylum to Wikileaks … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 29th September 2012, Saturday

Knowledge Diary – 28th September 2012, Friday

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister is Omar Abudullah. Full Form of CBD is Convention on Biological Diversity. Samsung unveiled the upgraded version of its tablet, Galaxy Note II which is powered by Android version 4.1. Samsung India Vice President is Asim Warsi. Iran unveils long range drone named Shahed 129. India is going to expand bilateral trade with Malaysia to $15 billion by 2013 from $13 billion in 2011-12 as per the discussion in India-Malaysia CEO Forum. Samir Brahmachari  is the Director-General of CSIR. On 26 September 2012, Justice Darmar Murugesan, the former judge of the Madras High Court, was … Continue reading Knowledge Diary – 28th September 2012, Friday