Thursday, December 25, 2008

Current Affairs 2008

1.We all know that Hydes Act is also called 123 deal. Why is that named "123"?

2.Who is the only person to get
Bharata Ratna for the year 2008?

3.What was so special about the Bhutanese General Elections held on March 24th?

4.Which famous personality quoted "
All I can report is that it is of the size 10"?

5.Identify the connection(Company under Discussion)

6.Which terrible management decision has triggered the sharp decline in the Satyam stock prices by almost 40% in a week?

7.Who received the Nobel Economics Prize for the year 2008?

8.Who is the author of the book "
Between the Assassinations" ?

9.Who succeded Fidel Castro as the president of Cuba?

10.What are Stolen Generations?

Answers For The Quiz Are:

1.Because the law required amendment of Section 123 of the U.S. Atomic Energy Act to permit nuclear cooperation with India.

2.Pandit Bhimsen Joshi

3.This is the first-ever General Election in Bhutan.

4.President George Bush after the Bushgate Issue, continued the press meet. It is his firsdt reaction to the incident.

5.These people are Lehman Brothers, Herbert H. Lehman and Emanuel and Mayer Lehman. The founders of Lehman Brothers.

6.Satyam tried to takeover Maytas Infra Private Limited (MIPL), which triggered outcry from its share holders and Institutional Investors.

7.Paul Krugman.

8.Aravind Adiga. He was in news earlier this year, as he won the prestigious Man Booker Prize.

9.Raul Castro, one of the known faces of Cuban Revolution and Half Brother of Fidel, became president from February 24th.

10.This term is used to describe the removal of the aboriginal childeeren from their families, by the church missions, with the help of Government of Australia between 1869-1969.

On February 13, 2008, Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia, presented the apology to Indigenous Australians, for this gruesome act.

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