Page-2 of Current Affairs - August, 2011

Current Affairs : August 25, 2011

Supreme Court: Compensation for land acquisitions to be based on market value The Supreme Court held that compensation given by the Govt to farmers when acquiring their land should be decided on the basis of its market value The court passed the order while hearing a bunch of petitions filed by the land owners seeking ..

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Current Affairs: August 24, 2011

60 Crore Aadhaar cards to be issued by 2014 Target set by the Government to issue 60 Crore UID Cards, Aadhaar by the year 2014 The Chairman of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Nandan Nilekani stated that nearly 2.87 Aadhaar cards have been issued to people in 9 states till now Steve Jobs of ..

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Current Affairs : August 23, 2011

World’s longest periscope A 10 m long indigenously developed periscope for a nuclear reactor at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Researc (IGCAR) at Kalpakkam near Chennai was dedicated to the nation The periscope is the longest in the world Costing around Rs 3.9 crore , the periscope was handed over to Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut ..

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Current Affairs : August 22, 2011

India slips to No: 3 Position in Test Rankings England under the captaincy of Andrew Strauss defeated India 4-0 in the test series that concluded in Oval England bowler Stuart Broad was named man of the series for his side India’s man of the series was named as Rahul Dravid With this victory, England crowned ..

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Current Affairs : August 21, 2011

Diamond Jubilee celebrations at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics Dr. Manmohan Singh will attend the closing ceremony of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics in Kolkata Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project for coastal states Centre sanctioned Rs 1,500 Crore for Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project for coastal states Objective: To have improved ..

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