Page-6 of Current Affairs - December, 2011
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 ..
Category: Summits and Conferences
Topics: 17th SAARC summit • Countries • Declaration of 18th SAARC Summit • Economy • Foreign relations • South Asia • South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation • South Asian Free Trade Area • South Asian University
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 ..
Topics: Academic disciplines • Development economics • Economics • Economy • Gender Inequality Index • Human Development Index • Human Development Report • Human Poverty Index • Multidimensional Poverty Index • Poverty in the Philippines • United Nations Development Programme
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 ..
Topics: Bookmakers • Bowling • Bribery • Cricket • Mazhar Majeed • Mohammad Asif • Pakistan cricket spot-fixing scandal • Pakistan national cricket team • Punjabi people • Salman Butt • Sports • Spot-fixing
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). ..
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 ..