Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Current affairs updated- September first week

Here comes another week, and updation of current affairs for the first week of September. This wiil be useful for coming Bank and PSC exams. A lot of Quiz, Trivia questions can also be expected from this.

1.Two month long agitation in Jammu comes to an end after the Shri Amarnath Yatra Sangharsh Samiti (SAYSS) and the Jammu and Kashmir governor’s panel arrived at an accord conceding the main demands of the agitationists

Key facts:As per the agreement, 800 kanals of land in Baltal and Domail will be transferred to the SASB for the duration of the Amarnath yatra. On the other hand, protests continued in Kashmir valey over the issue.

2.Hurricane Gustav and Hurricane Hanna struck US coast.

Key facts:Thousands of people in New Orleans and across the US Gulf Coast fled their homes fearing another Katrina like disaster. But Gustav turned out to be a less powerful one. Mean while , more than 500 people perished in Haiti in Hurricane Hanna before hitting U S eastt coast.

3.Duvvuri Subbarao is the new RBI governor.

Key facts:A 1972 batch IAS officer,presently Subbarao is the finance secretary of the country.He is appointed for a term of three years. He becomes the 22nd governor of RBI replacing Y V Reddy.

4.Japanese prime minister Yasuo Fukuda resigned.

5. Bihar got a respite from the worst floods in 50 years after the water levels of the river Kosi declined.

6.Nagpur will soon have a 10-mw solar thermal power plant, the largest in the country.

7. A commission led by Justice Mahapatra of the Orissa high court to probe into the communal unrest in Orissa.

8.Pankaj Advani from India is the New World Billiards Champion.

Key facts: He defeated the reigning World Champion Geeth Sethi to win the title. He was awarded with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna two years back.

9.Infaltion comes down narrowly for the second straight week at 12.34 percent. International crude oil prices declined to a 3-month low of 104 dollars.

10.India's external debt touches a record level of $ 221.2 billion for theyear 2007-08.

11. India's nuclear isolation for 34 years comes to an end after the NSG cleared the 123 in Vienna.

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