September 2012: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Persons in News: A.A.Manavalan

Saraswati Samman to A A Manavalan for his comparative study on Ramayana The esteemed Saraswati Samman was conferred on AA Manavalan for his work, Irama Kathaiyum Iramayakalyum. “Irama Kathaiyum Iramayakalyum” A comparative study of epic Ramayana in 48 different languages. The characters, plot and individual insertions of the book deals with the alterations that occurred ..

India and Burundi ink major pacts

During the visit President of the Republic of Burundi, India and Burundi signed 3 major agreements, which are as follows: (i) Exchange Programme for Cooperation in the field of Education (ii) MoU on Cooperation in the field of Rural Development (iii) MoU on Cooperation in the field of Health and Medicine.  In addition to this ..

‘Endeavour’ retires

NASA’s Space shuttle Endeavour retired from the service and was sent to a museum.  About Endeavour: Endeavour was introduced as a replacement to Challenger, which exploded during launch in 1986. It made its first flight on May 7, 1992 on STS-49 mission. Its last mission was STS-134 in May 2011. Its last mission was on ..

Persons in News: Deepika Kumari

Deepika Kumari won silver in recurve event at World Archery Indian archer Deepika Kumari clinched silver medal in recurve event at World Archery in Tokyo. The gold was won by World No.1 Ki Bo-Bae of Korea.

What is Youth Unite for Voter Awareness (YUVA) ?

The Election Commission of India unveiled an initiative to identify the missing and non-voters to encourage them for voting. The Commission has designed a YUVA strategy which abbreviates “Youth Unite for Voter Awareness” (YUVA) to encourage increased participation of young women and men in the electoral process. The Commission is making efforts to include homeless ..