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  • On May 24, 2009, President Obama announced the nomination of Charles Bolden as NASA administrator, and Lori Garver as deputy administrator.
  • Jamaica’s Usain Bolt defends 100m title with new Olympic record of 9.63 sec. in 2012 London Olympics.
  • Hiroshima marks 67th anniversary (06th August 2012) of world’s first atomic bomb attack.
  • DEET is an insect repellant, used to destroy mosquitoes in houses.
  • Polygraph – popularly referred to as a lie detector.
  • McAfee – Antivirus.
  • MC Mary Kom, (born 1 March 1983) is a boxer from Manipur, India.
  • Dextrocardia is a condition in which the heart is pointed toward the right side of the chest instead of normally pointing to the left. It is present at birth (congenital).
  • Hamid Ansari re-elected as country’s 14th Vice President. The oath taking ceremony was conducted at Rashtrapati Bhavan on August 11, 2012.
  • Neil Armstrong – first man to walk on the moon.
  • August 09, 2012: 70 years of Quit India Movement.
  • Maharashtra bans Bt cotton seeds by Mahyco-Monsanto (USA).
  • Usain Bolt (Jamaica) defends 200m Olympic gold as well (200 meters in 19.32 seconds) in 2012 London Olympics.
  • Football: India 168th in FIFA rankings, lowest ever.
  • India’s highest ranking was in February 1996 when they were placed 94th.
  • World and European champions Spain continue to lead the 206-nation chart followed by Germany, England, Uruguay, Portugal, Italy, Argentina, Netherlands, Croatia and Denmark in the top 10.
  • Some Books by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam: Turning Points, Ignited Minds, Target 3 Billion, India 2020, Songs of Life, Wings of Fire, The Life Tree.
  • The Jaz drive was a removable disk storage system, introduced by the Iomega Company in 1995, originally released with a 1 GB capacity.
  • Non-Banking Financial Institutions (NBFIs) facilitate bank-related financial services, such as investment, risk pooling, contractual savings, and market brokering.
  • Excise duties on the product of commodities, sales tax, service tax, customs duty, tax on rail or bus fare are some examples of indirect taxes.
  • Mihir Sen was the first Indian man to swim the English Channel. He achieved this feat on September 27, 1958, when he crossed the Channel in 14 hours and 45 minutes.
  • PSLV-C15 is the seventeenth flight of ISRO’s versatile Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV. In this flight, PSLV placed the 694 kg CARTOSAT-2B in a 630 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO) in the year July 2010. PSLV was initially designed for launching 900 kg Indian Remote Sensing Satellites into a 900 km polar SSO.
  • The science of photonics includes the generation, emission, transmission, modulation, signal processing, switching, amplification, and detection/sensing of light.
  • The Kyoto Protocol is a protocol to the United Nations (UNs) Framework Convention on Climate Change, Signed on 11 Dec 1997. Effective from: 16 Feb 2005.
  • The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was adopted in 1987.
  • The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), was passed on September 11, 1958, by the Parliament of India.
  • Direct Action Day – 16 August 1946.


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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by kumar on August 21, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Dear TNPSC Aspirants, i would like to know anybody studying NR IAS ACADEMY AT TRICHY. because last night i was seen their answers Key regarding cancelled CSSE-I 2012. actually they are defined most of the answers from their materials with reference so that i would like to buy and Prepare for coming CSSE-I 2012. that is why anybody who was studied or current year student please let me know as soon as possible kindly to that need full help for me. Thank you i wish you all the best for Tnpsc Aspirants.

    with regards

    E. Kumar-



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