Current Affairs : August 8, 2011

Lobsang Sangay: Tibet’s PM-in-exile

  • Mr. Lobsang Sangay took oath as Kalon Tripa, the prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, at a ceremony held in Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh
  • Ceremony presided over by the spiritual leader Dalai Lama
  • Dalai Lama also announced to hand over all political responsibilities to THE democratically-elected leadership of Lobsang Sangay
  • Mr. Lobsang Sangay (44) is a senior fellow of Harvard Law School. He took over the reigns of the government from 73-year-old monk-scholar Samdhong Rinpoche, who held the post for the past 10 years in two 5-year terms

Singapore celebrates ASEAN’s 44th anniversary

  • Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) marked its 44th anniversary on August 8, 2011 with a flag-raising ceremony at the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore
  • Indonesia is the current Chairman of ASEAN
  • For the first time ASEAN flag will be flown at all member states’ diplomatic and consular missions in ASEAN countries
  • ASEAN day is celebrated every year to promote greater awareness, and understanding of ASEAN countries among its peoples and communities

India, Pakistan to contend for vacancy at WTO’s highest court


  • India and Pakistan going to battle it hard for a vacancy for judge     at the WTO’s highest court for trade disputes
    the Appellate Body
  • India nominated former trade envoy Mr. Ujal Singh Bhatia as its candidate
  • India and Pakistan have nominated their recent trade envoys
  • Mr. Bhatia was India’s ambassador to the WTO during 2004 and 2010
  • Pakistan nominated its former trade envoy Manzoor Ahmad, who has worked closely with Islamabad’s trade ministry

N.S. Prabhakar Naidu: Aeronautical Engineer who flight-tested the first Indian Sail Plane Naidu died

  • Aeronautical engineer N.S. Prabhakar Naidu (83)
  • A doyen among the first batch of aeronautical engineers to graduate from the Madras Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1952, passed away in Seattle, United States
  • An eminent technocrat whose innovative concepts contributed to advanced aircraft design, performance, safety and reliability
  • He flight-tested the well known Folland Gnat jet fighters

‘Sausage Skin’ To Cure Diabetes

  • Researchers have created a sleeve implant, which resembles a “giant sausage skin” to treat diabetes
  • The two feet long device, built up as an incision-less option to a kind of weight-loss surgical procedure called a duodenal switch, can reverse the illness in a few weeks
  • The duodenum is the name for the first 10 to 12in of the small intestine, which connects to the stomach
  • The device named as the EndoBarrier is devised to have the similar effects as surgical treatment but is far securer
  • It is a plastic sleeve, which lines the duodenum, meaning food can only be absorbed lower down the intestine
  • The process is carried out under anesthetic within one hour
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1 Comment

  1. hemasantu

    August 13, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    it’s give a good knowledge

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