Current Affairs: AUGUST-2008


1. Who won the Miss World-2008 Title ?

Diana Mendosa(Venuseula)

2.Who were the champions of Junior Asia Cup Hockey Tournament ?

India

3.Which freedom fighter's birthday is decided to be treated as "National Education Day "

Maulana Abdul Kalam Asad, November-11

4.Who won the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for 2006 ?

Tapan Sinha

5.By how much margin, UPA government won the No confidence motion in Parliament ?

19 votes

6.Who is elected as the first president of Nepal in the recently held elections ?

Rambaran Yadav.

7. Who got 8 gold medals in swimming which includes 7 world records in the recent Beijing Olympics ?

Michael Phelps

8.Which country got maximum gold medals in the Beijing Olympics-2008 ?

China-51 Gold Medals-First Place

U.S.A-36 Gold Medals-Second Place

Russia-23 Gold Medals-Third Place

9.Which Indian got Olympics bronze medal for Wrestling in the recent Beijing Olympics ?

Ans: Sushil Kumar

Sushil thus became the second Indian wrestler after K D Jadhav who won a bronze in the 1952 Helsinki Games to win an Olympic medal.

10.Name the part formed by the Telgu Superstar "chiranjeevi" ?

Prajarajyam

11.Who is the newly elected Chief Minister of Jharkhand ?

Sibu Soren

12.Who is the newly elected Prime Minister of Nepal ?

Pushpa Kamal Dahal( Prachanda)

13.Which Indian got Olympics bronze medal for Boxing in the recent Beijing Olympics ?

Vijender Kumar

14. Who is the new director of Indian Space Research Organisation, Sri Harikokotta ?

M. Chandradathan

15.Who is the first Vice chancellor of Ambedkar University ?

Syam B. Menon.

16.The first Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympic Games ?


Ans:Abhinab Bindra, an Indian shooter from Zirakpur, Mohali, Punjab and is the current World and Olympic champion in the 10 m Air Rifle event. India's first gold medal since 1980, when the Men's Field Hockey Team won the gold

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