The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded by a committee of five persons who are chosen by the Norwegian Storting.
2010 – Liu Xiaobo
2009 – Barack H. Obama
2008 – Martti Ahtisaari
2007 – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
2007 – Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr.
2006 – Muhammad Yunus
2006 – Grameen Bank
2005 – International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
2005 – Mohamed ElBaradei
2004 – Wangari Muta Maathai
2003 – Shirin Ebadi
2002 – Jimmy Carter
2001 – United Nations (U.N.)
2001 – Kofi Annan
2000 – Kim Dae-jung
1. Which player has maximum number of one day ducks?
a. Wasim Akram
b. Romesh Kaluwitharana
d. Sanath Jayasuriya
2. Which player has scored the fastest century?
a. Shahid Afridi
b. Mark Boucher
c. Brian Lara
d. Mohammad Azharuddin
3. Who is having the best one day bowling figures?
a. Muttiah Muralitharan
b. Anil Kumble
c. Chaminda Vaas
d. Glenn McGrath
The Group of Twenty (G20) is the premier forum for its members’ international economic cooperation and decision-making. Its membership comprises 19 countries plus the European Union. Each G20 president invites several guest countries each year.
The G20 started in 1999 as a meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis. In 2008, the first G20 Leaders’ Summit was held, and the group played a key role in responding to the global financial crisis. Its decisive and coordinated actions boosted consumer and business confidence and supported the first stages of economic recovery.
Aurophobia – Fear of gold
Auroraphobia – Fear of Northern lights
Autodysomophobia – Fear of one that has a vile odor
Automatonophobia – Fear of ventriloquist’s dummies, animatronic creatures, wax statues – anything that falsly represents a sentient being
Automysophobia – Fear of being dirty
Autophobia – Fear of being alone or of oneself
Aviophobia or Aviatophobia – Fear of flying
State Capital Accession
Austria Vienna 01-Jan-95
Belgium Brussels Founder
Bulgaria Sofia 01-Jan-07
Croatia Zagreb 01-Jul-13
Cyprus Nicosia 01-May-04
Czech Republic Prague 01-May-04
Denmark Copenhagen 01-Jan-73
Estonia Tallinn 01-May-04
Finland Helsinki 01-Jan-95
The Arab League was founded in Cairo in 1945 by Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Transjordan (Jordan from 1946), and Yemen. The Arab League has 22 member states. Member countries of the Arab League Algeria Bahrain Comoros Djibouti Egypt Iraq Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Libya Mauritania Morocco Oman Palestine Qatar Saudi Arabia Somalia Sudan Syria…
“Avatar” James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers
“The Blind Side” Gil Netter, Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson, Producers
“District 9” Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham, Producers
“An Education” Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, Producers
“The Hurt Locker” Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier and Greg Shapiro, Producers
“Inglourious Basterds” Lawrence Bender, Producer
“Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness, Producers
“A Serious Man” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Producers
“Up” Jonas Rivera, Producer
“Up in the Air” Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman and Jason Reitman, Producers
40 women have been awarded the Nobel Prize between 1901 and 2009. Marie Curie has been honoured twice, with the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics and the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. So, the Nobel Prize and Prize in Economic Sciences have been awarded to women 41 times between 1901 and 2009.
The Nobel Prize in Physics
1963 – Maria Goeppert-Mayer
1903 – Marie Curie