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Air Force Version of Pilot-less Target Aircraft Lakshya-1 was successfully Test-flown

Aug 24, 2012
India Current Affairs August 2012. Micro-light pilot-less target aircraft Lakshya-1 was successfully test-flown from the launch complex-2 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur on 23 August 2012

A New Strain of Rice developed by the Scientists that could boost Crop Yields

Aug 24, 2012
Science and Technology Current Affairs August 2012. Scientists developed a new strain of rice that could increase crop yields by a fifth for small farmers. It grows well in soils lacking the nutrient phosphorus

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) transferred a Surplus of Rs 16010 crore to the Union Government

Aug 24, 2012
Economy Current Affairs August 2012. Reserve Bank of India in its annual report released on 23 August 2012 mentioned that it transferred a surplus of Rs 16010 crore to the union government during 2011-12

Species of Rat that doesn’t Chew discovered in Indonesia

Aug 24, 2012
Environment and Ecology Current Affairs August 2012. A unique species of rat that doesn’t chew was discovered in Indonesia

Ankur Mittal won the Bronze Medal in the Fourth International Junior Shotgun Cup

Aug 24, 2012
Sports Current Affairs August 2012. Ankur Mittal won the bronze medal in double trap in the fourth International junior shotgun Cup in Orimattila, Finland

Public Accounts Committee (PAC) called for Deterrent Penal Provisions against Units in SEZs

Aug 24, 2012
Economy Current Affairs August 2012. PAC in its meeting on 23 August 2012 called for deterrent penal provisions against units in Special Economic Zones which default duty payments

Twitter banned Six Accounts Similar in Appearance to PMO Account

Aug 24, 2012
India Current Affairs August 2012. Social media site Twitter banned six accounts similar in appearance to the Prime Minister's Office account

Finance Ministry agreed to Lateral Hiring of Bank Chairmen

Aug 23, 2012
Economy Current Affairs August 2012. Union Finance Ministry on 22 August 2012 decided to favour precedence rather than merit in case of appointment of the top-level job in state run small banks

SpiceJet announced launch of Two Daily Flights to Jabalpur from Delhi and Mumbai

Aug 23, 2012
Corporate Current Affairs August 2012. SpiceJet on 22 August 2012 announced launch of two daily flights to Jabalpur from Delhi and Mumbai from 7 September 2012

NASA’s Curiosity Rover took its First Drive on the Surface of Mars

Aug 23, 2012
Science and Technology Cuirrent Affairs August 2012. NASA’s Curiosity rover took its first drive on the surface of Mars on 23 August 2012

Punjab Government set up an anti-ragging Cell to Curb the Menace of Ragging

Aug 23, 2012
India Current Affairs August 2012. The Punjab government set up an anti-ragging cell to curb the menace of ragging in technical educational institutes in the state

Bharti Group sold its Stake in Centum Learning to Everonn Education

Aug 23, 2012
Corporate Current Affairs August 2012. The Bharti group sold its entire stake in group company Centum Learning to Everonn Education

The Castle Naggar in Himachal Pradesh was given Heritage Status

Aug 23, 2012
India Current Affairs August 2012. The Castle Naggar, Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation's prime hotel in the picturesque Kullu valley, was notified under the heritage status

Relaxo Footwear signed Bollywood Actor Katrina Kaif as its Brand Ambassador

Aug 23, 2012
Corporate Current Affairs August 2012. Footwear maker Relaxo Footwear on 22 August 2012 signed Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif as brand ambassador for its Flite brand

Sonia Gandhi ranked Sixth in the Forbes’ List of 100 Most Powerful Women in the World

Aug 23, 2012
International Current Affairs August 2012. Sonia Gandhi ranked number six in the Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most powerful women
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