Page-6 of Current Affairs - December, 2011

Seventeenth SAARC Summit & Addu Declaration

Recently, the Seventeenth SAARC Summit was concluded in Maldives with the release of the Addu Declaration. Here is a brief discussion: What is SAARC? South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was founded in December 1985 by Ziaur Rahman and dedicated to economic, technological, social, and cultural development emphasising collective self-reliance. The 7 founding members ..

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Human Development Report 2011

The Human Development Report (HDR) is an annual publication of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The report was first launched in 1990 by the Pakistani Economist Mahbub ul Haq and Indian Nobel laureate Amartya Sen. Its goal was to place people at the centre of the development process in terms of economic debate, policy ..

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Cricket: First cricketers ever to be convicted by Court

Recently, Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and pace bowler Mohammad Asif became the first cricketers ever to be convicted for fixing a part of a match. The 12-member jury at London’s Southwark Crown Court found the duo guilty of conspiracy to cheat and to accept corrupt payments during a Pakistan-England Test match at Lord’s last ..

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Dipika: First Indian Squash Player to reach World Open quarterfinals

20 year old Dipika Pallikal is a squash player from Chennai. Recently, Dipika became the first Indian to make the last eight of the World Open Squash. She won 11-6, 11-7, 11-7 against Kanzy El Defrawy, the Egyptian qualifier who had upset her compatriot Omneya Abdel Kawy, last year’s World Open runnerup at Rotterdam (Netherlands). ..

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Current Affairs November 2011 Tit-Bits

ROSAT plunges to earth: ROSAT or Röntgensatellit was a bus-sized defunct German satellite plunged to Earth recently after languishing in a dead orbit for more than a decade. It is not sure if any of its debris has hit the planet Government approves Majithia Wage Board Recommendations: The Union Cabinet has recently approved the recommendations ..

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