Current Affairs - January, 2009

Quick Current Affairs for Exams : 2008 Award List

Awards & Prizes 20081. IIFA best film Award: Chak de India 2. IIFA Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema : Shyam Benegal 3. IIFA Outstanding contribution to International Cinema : AR Rahman 4. IIFA Best Actor : Shahrukh Khan 5. IIFA Best Actress : Kareena Kapoor (Jab we Met) 6. United Nations Public Service Award : ..

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1. APEC is Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation . Its HQ are at Singapore. 2. Carla Bruni has been made the first ambassador to the Geneva based Globa Funds to Fight AIDS TB and Malaria. 3. Dr. Mohammed Al Berdei was given Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development. 4. UN recently banned Jamat-ud-Dawa. 5. ..

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1. World Bank has agreed to provide $ 3 billion loan to Indian Infrastructure Finance Company, SIDBI, Power Grid Corporation limited. 2. Government is proposed to establish National Science and Engineering Research Board on the line of Ntional Science Foundation of US. 3. Jalandhar is one among five cities of the selected by World Bank ..

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1. Harold Pinter , a Nobel Prize-winning eminent British Playwright died on Dec24,2008 2. Eartha Kitt died on dec.26, 2008 was an American singer. 3. Somali Prime Minister Hassan Hussein Nur was sacked from his post on December 14, 2008. 4. Natinal Minority Rights Award 2008 was given to Shabnam Hashmi & Dr. Inderjeet Kaur ..

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Quick Current Affairs: National

1. Rating agency CARE has assigned AAA rating to Axis Bank’s lower tier II bonds worth Rs. 2000 crore 2. Sate Run National Aluminum Co. (NALCO) has signed a pact with Canada based RioTinto Alcan to increase its Global Presence. 3. Sunil Mathur has become the Chief Financial Officer of Siemens 4. Infosys has partnered ..

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