Sunday, August 17, 2008

Current Affairs---August Second week.

You should keep track of all current events if you want to score high in PSC , Bank PO or any other competitive tests.Good for Quiz competitions also.Here is list of current events for ths week

1. Abhinav Bindra wins first individual gold for India in Olympic history

Key facts:Bindra comes from Chandigarh.India has only won gold medal in hockey till now. India has won a total of 6 individual medals in Olympic history.Norman prichard won two silver medals in 1900.K.D Jadhav won a bronze in wrestling in 1952.Leander paes won bronze in Tennis in 1996. Malleshwari won bronze in 2000 in weightlifting. Rajyawardhan singh Rathore in shooting in 2004.

2.Amarnath row turns violent in Kashmir, 23 killed

Key facts:The protests had turned an ugly turn after Hurriyat leader Sheikh Abdul Aziz was killed in police firing.Earlier the protestors were trying to march towards POK capital Muzaffarabad with their fruit trucks.Jammu returns to normalcy after protets for a month.

3.India celebrated it's 61st independence day

Key facts:Pramod Satpati from Orissa and R P Diengdo from Meghalaya wins Ashok Chakra.

4. Pakistan president Musharaff to be impeached

Key facts:Pakistan two main parties PPP and PML(N) have moved the resolution.Pakistan Prime minister Yousuf Razza Gilani supports it.Pakistan army remains neutral.

5.Russia agrees on a cease fire with Georgia after one week of fighting

Key facts:Russia started the fight last week after Georgia attacked the disputed territory of North Ossetia. Russia captured the Georgian city of Gori -Stalin's birth place.Georgian presidentMichel Sakhashvili.Russian President -Dimitri Medvedev,Prime minister -Vladimir Putin.Georgia won independence after the breakdown of Soviet Union in 1990. Other countries that gained independence from Soviet rule in 1990 are

6.Inflation touches a high of 12.44% during last week. International crude prices touched a 3- month low of $111 .

Key facts:Infaltion is the highest since March 1995 when it touched 16%.It was at 5% level in the beginning of 2008.Crude prices had touched an all time high of $147 in July.

7.Prime ministers Economic adviser C. Rangarajan predicted India's economic growth to slow down to 7.7% this year.

Key facts:India had been growing at a pace of 9% for the last four years . This will be the slowest in last 5 years.

8. Sixth pay commission repot approved by Cabinet.

Key facts:21% pay hike for 50 lakh Central government employees.Pay commission chairman Justice B N Srikrishna.Minimum basic pay fixe at Rs. 7000.

9.Michael Phelps wins eight golds in Beijing Olympics

Key facts:He is a swimmer from U.S. he broke the record of Mark spitz who had won 7 golds in 1972.

10.Nehru Trophy boat race won by Karichal chundan.India wins AFC cup football beating Tajikistan.

Key facts:Nehru Trophy boat race is held every year in Aleppey, Kerala. This boat race holds a world record for having the highest no. members in a single team-110 members.

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