Current Affairs - August, 2012

Neil Armstrong, the first man to land on Moon passes away

Neil Armstrong, the first human being to walk on the moon passed away. He was the commander of the NASA’s Apollo 11 space flight on July 20, 1969. Armstrong’s second and last spaceflight was as mission commander of the Apollo 11 moon landing mission on July 20, 1969. On this mission, Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended to the lunar surface ..

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Accounts similar in appearance to PMO Account forbidden by Twitter

Twitter shunned 6 accounts similar in appearance to the Prime Minister’s Office account. The action by twitter came after the Department of Information Technology sent an ultimatum to the social media site for failing to block the morphed and inflammatory web pages. These web pages carried inflammatory contents uploaded to instigate disturbance in the country. ..

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Sonia Gandhi ranked 6th in the list of World’s Most Powerful Woman

Forbes magazine’s has ranked Sonia Gandhi at number 6 in the list of the world’s 100 most powerful women. The other four Indian women in the list with their respective ranks are: Indira Nooyi (12th ), Padmashree Warrior (58th ), Chanda Kochar (59th ) Kiran Mazzomdar Shaw (80th ). Top Rankers: German Chancellor Angella Markel ..

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Rodent species that doesn’t chew discovered in Indonesia

A species of rat that doesn’t chew was discovered in Indonesia. Out of 2200 known species of rodents, this is the only one which lacks molars and instead has bicuspid upper incisors. These Rats species were found in the mountainous rainforest of southern Sulawesi Island on Mount Latimojong and 100 km northwest on Mount Gandangdewata ..

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South Africa becomes World’s No.1 Cricket Team

South Africa after defeating England 2-0 in the Test-match series grabbed the spot of the World’s Number One Test Cricket team. South Africa thus replaced England to take the top position. The current rankings: 1.      South Africa 2.      England 3.      Australia 4.      Pakistan 5.      India 6.      Sri Lanka 7.      West Indies 8.      New Zealand 9.       Bangladesh

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