Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Weekly Gk Updates(8-14 June)

Current Affairs
  • Winner of French Open Mixed Doubles: Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza(Beating: Santiago Gonzalez and Klaudia Jans-Ignacik) 
  • Winner of French Open Singles : Rafael Nadal (defeated Serbian Novak Djokovic 
  • EURO Cup 2012 held in Poland
  • New Syria’s Prime Minister: Riad Farid Hijab
  • First ever India Food Banking Network in Delhi
  • Winner of Thailand Open Grand Prix :Saina Nehwal
  • West Bengal Government started a project ‘Nijo Griho, Nijo Bhumi’ to ensure house for all in ruralareas of the state by next 4 years.
  • Green ‘Ring’ Project started in Gurgaon by Huda city centre.
  • National Technology Day of India was observed yesterday on 11th June.
  • Saina Nehwal clinched Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold Title as she defeated Thailand’s Ratchanok Inathon
New Books:-
  • The International Ambitions of Mao and Nehru-Andrew Bingham Kennedy 
  • Tamarind City- Bishwanath Ghosh
  • The Sweetest Mango- Malavika Shetty
  • Women of Honour- Gender and Agency among Dalit Women in the Central Himalayas-Karin M. Polit
  • Public Grievances and the Lokpal- R.K. Dhawan
  • Poverty Amid Plenty in the New India- Atul Kohli
  • Dongri to Dubai- Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia- S. Hussain Zaidi.

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