Sunday, December 28, 2008

Current Affairs 2008 : January By Neo Quiz Spot

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January 1 - Cyprus, Malta, and Akrotiri and Dhekelia adopt the Euro
January 1 - Slovenia takes over the presidency of the European Union as the first of new member states.
January 2 - The price of petroleum hits $100 per barrel for the first time.
January 7: Auto racing - McLaren unveils their 2008 Formula 1 car.
January 8 - An attempted assassination of Maldivian president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom is thwarted after a Boy Scout grabbed the attacker's knife. The Boy Scout was injured, but after a scuffle ensued police arrested the attacker.
January 14 - At 19:04:39 UTC, the MESSENGER space probe is at its closest approach during its first flyby of the planet Mercury.
January 15 - Whale Fishing Controversy-Federal Court of Australia orders a Japanese whaling company to stop research whaling within their Exclusive Economic Zone.
January 17 - Bobby Fischer, American-Icelandic chess grandmaster, Died. He is icon of American Chess in 1970s.
January 19: Tennis - 2008 Australian Open, Australia's Lleyton Hewitt beats Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus in the 3rd round qualifier in a marathon 5-set match which took almost 5 hours. The match ended at 4:33am local time after the match was delayed until just before midnight, making it the latest ever finish for an Australian Open match.
January 21 - Stock markets around the world plunge amid growing fears of a U.S. recession, fueled by the 2007 subprime mortgage crisis.
January 22 - Russia stages the largest naval exercise since the fall of the Soviet Union in the Bay of Biscay. The Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, along with 11 support vessels and 47 long-range bomber aircraft, practiced strike tactics off the coast of France and Spain, and test-launched nuclear-capable missiles on foreign waters.
January 22 - Heath Ledger, Australian actor, died. He is remembered eternally for his roles in Batman, The dark Knight and Broke Back Mountain
January 23 - Thousands of Palestinians cross into Egypt, as the border wall with Gaza in Rafah is blown up by militants.
January 24 - A peace deal ends the Kivu war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
January 24 - Iraqi Parliament adopts a new national flag, removing three stars associated with the Baath Party; a permanent design is expected within the next year.
January 25 - China's worst snowstorm since 1954 kills 133, delays traffic, and causes massive power outages in central and southern parts of the country.
January 26: Tennis - Maria Sharapova beat Serbian Ana Ivanović in the Australian Open to capture her third major
January 29 - Iran's judiciary sentences to prison 54 Bahá'í religion followers for charity work.

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