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  1. 1. Current Affairs
  2. 2. Key Prep Areas <ul><li>Awards </li></ul><ul><li>Summits </li></ul><ul><li>Reps of World Bodies </li></ul><ul><li>India – Who’s who </li></ul>
  3. 3. Summits 2007 <ul><li>17 th International AIDS Conference - Mexico City in August 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>International Disaster Reduction Conference-2007 in Harbin (China) from August 24, ‘07. </li></ul><ul><li>G-8 summit of Jun 6-8, 2007 held in Heiligendamm </li></ul><ul><li>The 2 nd IBSA Summit – 14 th – 18 th Oct 2007 in Tshwane, South Africa with leaders of India, Brazil and South Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>40 th Ministerial Conference of ASEAN countries were held at Manila, Phillipines </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit 2006 held at Havana </li></ul><ul><li>About Commonwealth Nations- Number of Members State-53, Headquarter is in London Head of Commonwealth- Queen Elizabeth II and Secretary General is Don Mc Kinnon. </li></ul><ul><li>The 7 th EU-India summit was held in Helsinki, Finland in 13 October 2006. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The 8 th would be at New Delhi </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Annual Meetings (2007) of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group, Washington D.C </li></ul>
  4. 4. NOBEL PRIZES ‘07 PHYSICS Albert Fert and Peter Grünberg &quot;for the discovery of Giant Magnetoresistance ECONOMICS Leonid Hurwicz , Eric S. Maskin and Roger B. Myerson &quot;for having laid the foundations of mechanism design theory&quot; PEACE Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. &quot;for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change&quot; LITERATURE Doris Lessing &quot;that epicist of the female experience, who with scepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilisation to scrutiny&quot; PHYSIOLOGY OR MEDICINE Mario R. Capecchi , Sir Martin J. Evans and Oliver Smithies &quot;for their discoveries of principles for introducing specific gene modifications in mice by the use of embryonic stem cells CHEMISTRY Gerhard Ertl &quot;for his studies of chemical processes on solid surfaces&quot;
  5. 5. Best picture The Departed Best actor Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland Best actress Helen Mirren, The Queen Best supporting actor Alan Arkin, Little Miss Sunshine Best supporting actress Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls Best directing Martin Scorsese, The Departed Best foreign language film The Lives of Others, Germany Best original screenplay Michael Arndt, Little Miss Sunshine Best animated feature film Happy Feet Best art direction Pan's Labyrinth Best cinematography Pan's Labyrinth Best documentary feature An Inconvenient Truth Best visual effects Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest The 79 th Academy Awards – Oscars ‘07
  6. 6. <ul><li>The Pulitzer Prize </li></ul><ul><li>Important Categories </li></ul><ul><li>Journalism (Public Service) the wall street journal </li></ul><ul><li>Fiction The Road by Cormac McCarthy </li></ul><ul><li>Drama Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire </li></ul><ul><li>Non Fiction The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright </li></ul>Magsaysay Awards 2007 - Former Senator Jovito Salonga (Philippines) for Government Service; - Rev. Kim Sun-tae (Korea) for Public Service; - Mahabir Pun (Nepal) for Community Leadership; - Tang Xiyang (China) for Peace and International Understanding; - Palagummi Sainath (India), Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts; - Chen Guangcheng (China) and Chung To (China) for Emergent Leadership. The Man Booker Prize 2007 : Anne Enright for ‘The Gathering’ (2006 : Kiran Desai for ‘The inheritance of loss’)
  7. 7. Best feature film - kalpurush, dir.- budhdeo dasgupta First film of a director - parineeta, dir- pradeep sarkar Popular film - rang de basanti, dir - rakesh mehra Children film - blue umbrella. dir - vishal bhardwaj Direction - rahul dholakia for parzania Best actor - amitabh bachchan-black Best actress - sarika-parzania Best cinematography -madhu ambat-sringaram Best screenplay -apharan-prakash jha,sridhar raghvan,manoj tyagi Music direction -lalgudi jayraman-sringaram Special jury award -anupam kher-maine gandhi ko nahi mara Best chorography -saroj khan-sringaram 53rd National Film Awards,2005,india (awarded in 2007)
  8. 8. REPRESENTATIVES OF WORLD BODIES ORGANISATION Commonwealth European Commission ICC United Nations World Bank IMF World Trade Organization International Olympic Committee. DESIGNATION Secretary General President President Secretary General President Managing director Director general President NAME Don McKinnon Jose Manuel Barrosso Percy Sohn Ban Ki Moon Robert B. Zoellick Rodrigo Rato Pascal Lamy Jacques Rogge
  9. 9. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2006: Manavjeet Singh Sandhu (trap shooting) Arjuna Awards 2006: Jayanta Talukdar (archery), K.M. Binu (athletics), Chetan Anand (badminton), Vijender (boxing), P. Harikrishna (chess), Anjum Chopra (cricket), Jyoti Sunita Kullu (women's hockey), Vijay Kumar (shooting), Sourav Ghosal (squash), Subhajit Saha (table tennis), Geeta Rani (weightlifting), Geetika Jakhar (wrestling), Naveen Gautam (kabaddi) and Rohit Bhakar (badminton-disabled category) Dhyan Chand Awards 2007: Varinder Singh (hockey), Shamsher Singh (kabaddi), Rajendra Singh (wrestling) Dronacharya Awards 2006: R.D. Singh (athletics/Paralympic Games), Damodaran Chandralal (boxing) and Koneru Ashok (chess) India Top Sports Awards
  10. 10. <ul><li>43. </li></ul><ul><li>Hanumantha Rao replaced Verghese J. Kurien as the chairman of the National Dairy Development Board. </li></ul><ul><li>b. Dabur is the best known institution of Unani medicine worldwide which ploughs back nearly 90% of its 1200 odd unani products into social welfare. </li></ul><ul><li>c. Pascal Lamy is current the Director General of the World Trade Organization. </li></ul><ul><li>d. Jawahar Lal Nehru had said that it was his ultimate aim to wipe every tear from every eye. </li></ul>IIFT ‘06
  11. 11. INDIA – Who’s Who Securities & Exchange Board of India. Chairman M Damodran Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. Chairman Nripendra Mishra Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority Chairman CS Rao Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) President Habil Khorakiwala Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) President Sunil Bharti Mittal National Knowledge Commission Chairman Sam Pitroda National Commission of Minorities Chairman Shri Mohamed Shafi Qureshi National Human Rights Commission Chairperson S. Rajendra Babu Election Commission Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami Organisation Designation Name
  12. 12. Super Bowl XLI Feb. 4 | Miami NBA All-Star Game Feb. 18 | Las Vegas Cricket World Cup Final April 28 | Bridgetown, Barbados 16 teams compete. UEFA Cup Final (Soccer) May 16 | Glasgow, Scotland UEFA Champions League Final (Soccer) May 23 | Athens British Open July 19-22 | Carnoustie, Scotland PGA Championship Aug. 9-12 | Tulsa, Okla. IAAF World Championships in Athletics Aug. 24 to Sept. 2 | Osaka, Japan World Gymnastics Championships Sept. 1-9, Stuttgart, Germany Rugby World Cup Final Oct. 20 | Saint-Denis, France Sports Events
  13. 13. Things to do <ul><li>Sep / Oct issue of magazine like management compass/ Calendar of events </li></ul><ul><li>Quizzes </li></ul>