Current Affairs - August, 2012
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 ..
Topics: American people of German descent • Apollo 11 • Apollo program • Buzz Aldrin • Civil awards and decorations of the United States • In spaceflight • Little West • Moon landing • Neil Armstrong • Spaceflight • Tranquility Base
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. ..
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 ..
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 ..
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