The year 2008 has a special significance of its own in India and world history. Let us know some such important events of the year 2008 such as: born famous people, death of famous people, war treaty, independence of a country, invention of new technology, change of power, important national and international day etc., knowing which your general Knowledge will increase.
|Myanmar Burma killed about 1,38,000 people and left millions homeless due to the severe cyclone "Nargis".
|The death of New Zealand scientist Colin Mardoch, the inventor of the disposal syringes.
|Former Russian President Vladimir Putin was sworn in as the country's 10th President.
|Scientists at Cornell University in New York designed the world's first genetically modified human embryo.
|The earthquake in Sichuan, China, killed more than 69000 people.
|The Finnish rover sent by the US Space Agency landed on the surface of Mars.
|The 240-year-long monarchy in Nepal came to an end.
|Usain Bolt, the world's fastest runner, completed the world record by completing 100 meters in 9.72 seconds.
|The Union Territory Administration declared Chandigarh as tobacco free.
|The 54th National Film Awards were announced, 'Lage Raho Munnabhai' being voted the best popular film.
|The South Asian Football Federation has hosted the sixth SAIF Football Championship for the year 2009.
|In California, a gay couple was given a license to marry.
|Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft Corporation, resigned from his post.
|Thomas, the world's first pregnant man, gave birth to a daughter.
|The 5000-year-old imperial necropolis was discovered in southern Egypt.
|Apple launched iPhone 3G.
|The US tested a missile capable of hitting long distances by setting targets in the Pacific Ocean.
|About 100 people were affected by the leak at the Trichastine nuclear plant in France.
|European scientists discovered another new planet outside the solar system.
|Four bomb blasts occurred one after another at three places in Delhi, killing 30 people and injuring more than 130.
|All 88 people on board the plane were killed when the Aeroflot aircraft 821 crashed at Perm Airport in Perm Krai, Russia.
|Lehman Brothers, one of the largest banks in America, declared itself bankrupt.
|China launched the spacecraft 'Shenzhou 7'.
|A Belgian blind driver set a new world record for driving at the fastest speed on earth.
|Barack Obama became the first black president of America.
|Five months after landing on Mars, NASA terminated the Phoenix mission when communications with the lander ceased.
|The original impact probe landed on the surface of the moon.
|Eminent Hindi poet Kunwar Narayan was selected for the 2005 Jnanpith Award.
|Terrorists attacked many places in Mumbai including Taj Hotel. 164 people died in this attack.
|In the morning Kiyushu, the southern island of Jaffna, came under a terrible storm that caused widespread devastation by Ugasi.
|Anti-AIDS vaccine was successfully tested in a lab in Chennai.
|America's greatest swimmer became the first player to win eight gold medals during an Olympic sport.
|Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf resigned under heavy pressure from the opposition.
|Barack Obama became the first African American to be named as a presidential candidate by a large American party.
|For the fifth phase of Jammu and Kashmir, 57% polling was held in 11 assembly constituencies.
|Noted storyteller Govind Mishra was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award 2008 in Hindi for the incarceration of his novel Fog.
|Renowned painter Manjit Baba died.
|Saman Hasnain, who lives in San Francisco, was elected Mrs. Pakistan World of the year 2002.
|The storms in the western coastal region of America caused heavy destruction.
|Sir Edmund Hillary, the first mountaineer and philanthropist of Mount Everest, died.
|George Cloone was made the peacekeeper of the United Nations.
|Abdul Karim Telgi, the main accused in the famous stamp paper scam case, was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.
|For the first time in the history of neighboring country Pakistan, the Sikh Marriage Act Ordinance came into force.
|The storms in the western coastal region of America caused heavy destruction.
|A 2500-year-old city was found during excavations at Shishupalgarh in Odisha.
|Astronomers discovered another solar system similar to the solar system.
|HDFC And the share ratio was approved for the merger of Centurion Bank of Punjab. The film 'Nine Country for Old Man ' was voted Best Film of the Year at the 80th Oscar Academy.
|Famous litterateur Dr. Bachchan Singh was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for translation for the year 2008.
|ICICI Bank Ltd., the country's largest commercial bank in the private sector, opened its branch in New York.
|Congress leader DD Lapang was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Meghalaya.
|26 people were killed in two suicide blasts in Lahore, Pakistan.
|The US Air Force removed the world's first stealth fighter aircraft F-117 from its fleet.
|The world's longest-believed woman, Warva Semenikova, died in Russia at the age of 117.
|NASA's spacecraft Endeavor safely arrives at the International Space Station.
|The Victory Group acquired the UK's famous switchgear manufacturer 'Craig & Dericar'.
|Kiran Bedi, the country's first female IPS officer, was selected for the German honor 'Animary Medicine' for her outstanding contribution to prison reform and human rights defense.
|The President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, stopped the execution of Sabarjit till April 30, 2008.
|Scientists have found new evidence of Saturn being the ocean on the moon Titan.
|Pakistan People's Party leader Yusuf Raza Gilani was elected the new Prime Minister of Pakistan.
|The spacecraft Endeavor successfully returned to Earth safely.
|370 cities of the world started celebrating Earth Hour to save energy for the first time.
|It was announced to give 'Vyas Samman' to KK Birla Foundation 2007 for Krishna Sobti.
|The Supreme Court declared constitutional 27% reservation for students of other backward classes (OBCs) in central educational institutions and educational institutions aided by the central government.
|Scientists in Sweden discovered an eight thousand year old tree.
|The statue of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled in London.
|After spending nine days at the International Space Station, the first South Korean astronaut Yisoyeon returned safely to Earth.
|Russian President Vladimir Putin was awarded the Ludwig Nobel Prize.
|55 people died in a fire in a Moroccan mattress factory.
|96 Women's Australian Open: Maria Sharapova defeated Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 6-3).
|Kosovo declared independence from Serbia.
|Duffy debuted his debut album "Rockeroy".
|Surgeons at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London corrected two blind patients using the first bionic eye.
|Dmitry Medvedev was sworn in as the third President of Russia.
|Thomas Beatty gave birth to a daughter, the world's first pregnant man.
|115th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams defeated Serena Williams 7-5 6-4).
|Entry 31 TV ceased broadcasting in Perth, Western Australia.
|25th MTV Video Music Awards: Britney Spears and Chris Brown won.
|The $ 700 trillion bill for the American financial system was signed by President George W. Bush.
|Barack Obama was elected the first African, American President of the United States.
|Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wangswat resigned after the 2008 political crisis.
|The newly formed state Cyprus replaced it's currency with the Euro.
|For the first time, the price of oil reached 100 dollar per barrel.
|Mikheil Saakashvili was decisively re-elected as President of Georgia in 'the first genuinely competitive presidential election' inthe history of the country.
|Five days after proposing lyrics for the wordless Marcha Real, the Spanish national anthem, the Spanish Olympic Committee withdrew the proposal due to widespread criticism.
|The Eyak language in Alaska became extinct after Marie Smith Jones, the language's last native speaker, died, an event that became a symbol in the fight against language extinction.
|The London low emission zone , governing what types of vehicles may enter Greater London, came into being.
|Eighty-seven tornadoes occurred over the course of the SuperTuesday tornado outbreak across multiple U.S. states, causing 56 deathsand over $1 billion in damage.
|Space Shuttle Atlantis launches STS 122 to deliver laboratory to the ISS.
|An arson fire severely damaged the Namdaemun gate in Seoul, the first of South Korea's National Treasures.
|Rebel East Timorese soldiers invaded the homes of PresidentJosé Ramos-Horta and Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão, seriously wounded the former.
|The Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd issue a formal apology for the Aboriginal people of Australia.
|Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apology to Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations.
|Kosovo declares independence from Serbia.
|US navy destroys a US spy satellite with missile on February 20, 2008.
|Fidel Castro resigns as President of Cuba, his brother Raul Castro is unanimously elected.
|In the first significant cultural visit from the United States to North Korea since the Korean War, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra performed in East Pyongyang Grand Theatre.
|A Palestinian gunman shot and killed eight students andcritically injured eleven in the library of the Mercaz HaRav Kookyeshiva in Jerusalem.
|A series of riots, protests, and demonstrations erupted inLhasa and elsewhere in Tibet.
|Gamma-ray burst GRB 080319B, the most distant object that could be seen with the naked eye, was observed.
|This is the first general election in Bhutan.
|The Bhutan Peace and Prosperity Party, led by Jigme Thinley, won 45 out of 47 seats in the first general election to the National Assembly of Bhutan.
|Egyptian workers staged an illegal general strike, major municipal elections for two days.
|On Soyuz TMA -12, Yi So -Yone became the first Korean woman to go into space and the second Asian woman.
|Pawan Turbine at Bahrain World Trade Center, the first building to include turbines in its design started.
|Fernando Lugo became the first Non-Cholorado party candidate in 61 years.
|Cyclone Nargis is the most harmful cyclone in Myanmar's history, which took place on 2 May 2008. It caused a large destructive destruction and more than 130,000 people died except 55,000 people. It began to be built on 27 April and made a landfall at a speed of 165 kmph at its extreme power at the Ayarwadi Division in Myanmar.
|The current ongoing volcanic explosion in Chile, in 9,500 years, was thirsty.
|The Chatan Jwalamukhi first entered a new explosion phase in May 2008 and exploded with significant force on 6 May 2008, which produced pyrocklastic flow and lava explosion. The explosion column was raised up to a height of about 30,000 meters.
|The Great Sichuan earthquake occurred on May 12, 2008 with a magnitude of 8.0 in Sichuan province, China. Ms. This was the deadliest earthquake to kill China since 1976 and an earthquake for the 21st time, killing 69, 197 people and 18, 22 survived.
|Postcillas, Iowa, American Immigration and Customs Enforcement organized the largest raids of the workplace and arrested about 400 migrants for identity theft and document fraud.
|The International Court of Justice honored Malaysia and Pedra Branka with Tingingpur to resolve the 29 -year -old regional dispute.
|NASA's Phoenix landers landed in the Green Valley region of Mars to discover the suitable environment for water and micro -life. The Phoenix was a robot spacecraft on a space exploration mission on Mars under the Phoenix Mars Scout program. The total cost of the mission was around $ 386 million, including the launch cost.
|Severe floods began in eastern and southern China and 148 people died and 1.3 million people were forced to evacuate.
|China signs an agreement to produce oil in the National Petroleum Corporation Niger. China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) is a Chinese state -owned oil and gas corporation and China's largest integrated energy company. It is headquartered in Dongcheng District, Beijing. CNPC is the father of Petro China, which is the fourth largest company in the world in terms of revenue till July 2014.
|A cooling leak at the Cracko nuclear power plant in Slovenia triggers the Ecurie nuclear emergency warning system of the European Union. Slovenian officials said that the situation is under control, there is no radiation leakage in the environment.
|A Japanese man fired a truck in a crowd of pedestrians in Akihbara district of Tokyo, then stumbled at least 12 people before being caught.
|War in Afghanistan - As a result of an air strike by the United States, eight paramilitary forces of the Pakistan Army Core and eight fighters of the Taliban died in the tribal areas of Pakistan.
|Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper apologized to the First Nation for the policies of forcibly assimilating previous governments.
|The Consumer Price Index in the United States increases .8 percent in July 2008, the annual inflation rate is 5.6 percent, the highest in 17 years.
|Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe was re -elected by his rival Morgan Tvangirai with an overwhelming majority after being withdrawn a week ago, citing violence against his party's supporters.
|Under the belief that Israel and the United States were ready to attack their nuclear program, Iran performed the Greatypropet III missile tests and war games.
|In Afghanistan, war-taliban guerrillas attacked the village of Vanat in Yagal district in Afghan, Afghanistan, NATO.
|Vikkadney stones were diagnosed due to stained milk powder to sixteen infants from Gansu province of China; Overall 300,000 infants died.
|Radowan Kardazik was arrested in war crimes after 12 years of warfare.
|The President of Brazil, Luis Inecio Lula de Silva launched a fund targeted for the protection of Amazon Rainavan. This was done to come up with options to cut the forests and fight climate change. The fund depends on international donations.
|The International Olympic Committee has removed the United States' 2000 Summer Olympic 4 × 400 meter relay team from their gold medal after Antonio Petigrav, one of the team members confessed to doping.
|North Korea has announced that it will drive away the 'unnecessary' South Korean employees from the Kumgangson Resort and warns of military action as tension increases on the shooting of a South Korean tourist.
|According to reports, 11 mountaineers of an international tour were found dead due to snowfall, which damaged their definite ropes.
|Mauritanian President Sidi Mohammad Aulad Sheikh Abdallahi was dropped out of power by a group of high-ranks of high-ranks, which he separated from the office several hours ago.
|The National Olympic Committee officially declares Durban, South Africa as the host city of the 123rd IOC season.
|Georgia began a large-scale military invasion against these Paratist region of South Oseshia, with the six-day Russo-Jorgian war began.
|Beijing celebrated the 2008 Summer Olympic Games with a four -hour large inauguration ceremony, including a light show and fireworks.
|Eight people died and more than 64 were injured when an Eurocity Apex train left for Prague, the Czech Republic hit a part of the Amortwe Bridge which fell on the track near the Czech Republic and derailed .
|The war between Russia and Georgia in South Oseshia and Georgia continues. Russian Jet attacked military bases in Gori city, outside South Oseshia.
|The Treasury Department of the United States bans five Iranian companies to assist the development of Iran's nuclear program.
|The Consumer Price Index in the United States increases .8 percent in July 2008, the annual inflation rate is 5.6 percent, the highest in 17 years.
|Prachanda, a former Maoist rebel, has been elected as the first Prime Minister of Nepal.
|The Abkhazian Army takes control of 13 Georgian villages with the support of the Armed Forces of the Russian Union, claims the Georgian army.
|Iran sends a rocket into the classroom that is capable of successfully delivering a satellite. The launch harassed the international community as Iran was thought to work on the nuclear program for arms purposes, and the success of the launch could be a sign of Iran's ability to launch nuclear weapons.
|North Korea declared Sweden as the enemy and the United States as a war puppet.
|The Spner Flight 5022 crashed after flying from the barrage airport in Madrid, killing 154 people.
|Food and Drug Administration of the United States E. Clings and spinach radiation to kill coli and other unsafe germs.
|Russia identifies the freedom of Abkazia and South Oseshia.
|More than a week after the ceasefire in the Southeosetia war, Russia unilaterally recognized the freedom of South Asia.
|Illinois senator Barack Obama, welcomes the nomination of the Democratic Party at the Invesco Field at Mile High in Danver, Colorado, hence will become the first African American candidate to be nominated for the election as the President of the United States.
|Georgia cut the diplomatic ties with Russia after Russian recognition of South Oseshia and Abakhzia.
|A report released by the Government of Orissa revealed that 558 houses and 17 puja sites in Orissa of 2008 were saved from violence.
|Peliantologists in France discover a well -protected skull of a stapy mammath. They believe that rare discovery can disclose more about the development of that species.
|The Republican Party has officially declared Arizona Senator John McCain as its candidate in the 2008 United States presidential election.
|Due to the frequent opposition from the TMC party, Tata Motors works temporarily at its Nano plant in Singur, West Bengal.
|Xinhua reports that 20 people have been trapped in a coal mine in Henan province of China after the flood.
|Asif Ali Zardari became the President of Pakistan today after the resignation of former President Pervez Musharraf.
|Large Hadron Colider of CERN, which is the world's largest and highest energy particle, was first operated below the Franco-Swiss range near Geneva.
|Turnet in Indonesia led to an earthquake of 6.6 magnitude, followed by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake near Hokyido, Japan.
|The collapse of the United Kingdom, the third largest tour operator in the United Kingdom, is stranded abroad, more than 85,000 British Holidekar.
|There were five explosions at various places in Delhi, killing at least 30 people.
|All 88 people aboard the aeroflot flight 821 died when the aircraft reached Perm Airport in Perm Cry, Russia.
|The International Astronomical Union classifies Humia as the fifth dwarf planet in the solar system. It is named after the Hawaii Devi of the child's birth and reproduction.
|The pirates kidnap a Greek bulk carrier with 25 crew along the coast of Somalia.
|China misses a large amount of milk and milk products, such as baby formula. This rigid measure comes after detection of melamine in liquid milk by inspectors that stain the baby's formula. This sutra was the reason that four children were killed and more than six thousand children were ill.
|A truck filled with explosives exploded in front of Marriotthal in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing 54 people and injured 26 others.
|The number of infants in China has increased to 12,892 due to adulterated milk products and baby formula.
|Ten students were shot dead by a gunman at Sinazoki Universityoff Applied Sciences in Kahazoki, Western Finland before committing suicide.
|The third spacecraft of the Chinese Space Program Shanejhu 7, for the first time to include a spacewalk, was launched from the Jiuquanssetary Launch Center.
|Swiss pilots and inventors Yavas became the first person of the wing run by Jet-Enginee of Rossi English Channel.
|SpaceX Falcon makes 1 class, the first privately developed liquid-fuel space launch vehicle to do so.
|SpaceX's Falcon 1 rocket achieved the class in its fourth attempt, which is liquid-propelized orbal launch vehicle with private funding.
|The Brazilian government has been nominated as the worst illegal woodcutter of Amazon Varsha forest.
|Chinese milk scam: The huge unilever of Dutch meals began to recall Lipton-brand tea powder in Hong Kong and Macau cities, as a small percentage was found to be melted in them.
|An American $ 700,000,000 bailout bill was signed by US President George W. Bush after being passed by the White House.
|The US trusted Russia for manned space flights between 2010 and 2015.
|For the discovery and development of green fluorescent protein (GFP), Osamu Shimomura, Martin Choli, and Roger Y. Tsian received the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
|North Korea has banned ships from sailing in an area of the yellow ocean as it prepares to launch 10 shorter distance missiles.
|According to Oxfam, the requirement of food aid in Ethiopia has increased by 6.4 million, which is about two million more in June.
|A nun Alphonsa Muttathupadathu, a nun from Kerala, sets an example by becoming the first female saint of the Catholic Church.
|The ban on Belarusian President Alexander Luakshhenko and 6 other administrators has been temporarily lifted by the European Union in an attempt to encourage democratic development in that country.
|The United States Consumer Price Index is similar to falling costs for gasoline during September, and new cars helped balance growing food and medical expenses.
|According to the new rules and regulations imposed by China for the Olympic Games, foreign journalists are allowed to conduct an interview without applying for permission.
|NASA's intersteller boundary explorer satellite has been launched. This will examine the shore of the solar system.
|A bridge in East Delhi, which was under construction for the Delhi Mass Rapid Transit System, was killed and at least 9 injured.
|Sri Lankan military reports stated that they have violated an important defensive line near Tamil Tiger Headquarters located in Northern Sri Lanka.
|Human Rights Watch said that about 40 civilians had been killed when the government was attacked by pro -government Arab militia on rebel villages in Darfur.
|Two Nazi-Nazi white dominations have been arrested on charges of conspiracy to end the Kenai-based US Presidential candidate Barack Obama.
|At least 100 people die after an earthquake of 6.4 magnitude on the Richter scale, who fall in the city of Ziarat in Pakistan.
|State media in China has reported that toxic chemical melamine is probably being mixed with Chinese animal feed, now melamine has been found in contaminated milk and eggs. Melamine is used to reduce production costs while maintaining protein calculations for quality inspections,
|A new study conducted by the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia suggests that the heating of the Earth's polar regions is caused by humans.
|Lewis Hamilton won the 2008 Formula One Drivers Championship, defeating Felip Massa by one point. This makes him the youngest and first black driver of African heritage in history to win the title of Formula One World Champion.
|The Democratic Party, along with his nominated man, won by defeating Republican John McCain in the 2008 United States presidential election, and made him the first African President.
|Barack Obama became the first African American to be elected America.
|Gagan Narang won the gold medal in the men's 10m air rifle event in the ISSF World Cup final. He broke the world record.
|According to officials, at least 11 people are killed in an explosion who were riding on a minibus in the northern Caucasus Russia.
|The Malaysian Blogger was released from custody under the Internal Security Act, when the court clarified that his custody was illegal.
|United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki Moon, Congo arranges a meeting with leaders of Africa to discuss and discuss the proposals of the current Kivu struggle in the democratic Republic.
|In one of the largest seizures in the history of the country, a 750 million € cocaine has been seized from the coast of Ireland.
|The surface of the report that was lost in the ice after January 21, 1968, a united state nuclear weapon was lost somewhere after the B -52 straight or trace crashed outside Greenland.
|The discovery of the 4300 -year -old pyramid, which was by Queen Seshet, has been announced by Zahi Hawas, who is the ancient head of Egypt.
|France, the European Union and Russia together agree to avoid deploying missiles or missile defense systems by mid -2009 at a summit. A pan-european security structure is discussed between Russia, the United States and the European Union.
|Indonesia has a 7.3 magnitude earthquake, killing two people.
|The crimes of war are destroyed in the Congo Democratic Republic of Congo, when at least 100 citizens are killed after a sabotage and recommendations fight.
|Toyota cuts its Japanese temporary employees from 50 percent to 6,000 to 3,000.
|According to the Government of Columbia, at least 10 people have died and about 12,000 people have been forced to evacuate due to the explosion of Nevado del Huila in Southern Columbia.
|According to human rights activists and opposition politicians, Russia's Southern Republic of Ingushetia now has a situation of civil war.
|United Kingdom Prime Minister Gordon Brown plans to raise income tax rate for the first time since 1975.
|Three people were killed in a car bombing near Udanya metro station in St. Petersburg, Russia.
|A coordinated group of shooting and bombing attacks began across Mumbai, in the end a total of 173 people were killed and 300 others were injured.
|People's Alliance for Democracy has prepared the third set of its leaders if its first and second set has been arrested or murdered, but the names of the leaders have not been announced yet.
|Hundreds of people were reported to have been killed in Central Nigeria city of Jose after a clash of Christians and Muslims on the result of a local election.
|In Zimbabwe, 425 people have died and 10,000 people have been affected since August 2008.
|A protest march against the outbreak of cholera by doctors and nurses in Zimbabwe was to be suppressed by the intervention of the Republic of Zimbabwe.
|Russia's Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin said that Russia can be forced to reduce the supply of gas in Ukraine if it does not complete the agreement on the payment for gas "which is first consumed. Is.
|The launch of Mars Science Laboratory has been postponed by NASA for two years due to extinction and frequent technical problems.
|The Republic of Ireland after identifying adulterated food recalls all its Irish pork products.
|After the death of a teenager by the Greek Law Enforcement Officer, protesters rioted through central athens.
|Peace talks have started between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the National Congress to protect people to be intermediated by the United Nations.
|Illinois Governor Rod Bloggevich was arrested for a number off corruption crime, in which the then U.S. President-election Barack Obama.
|After monitoring the stellar classes around Sagittarius A * (Super Vishal Black Hole at the center of Milky Way) for 16 years, scientists estimate the mass of the object at 4.31 million solar mass.
|The Free Software Foundation filed a lawsuit against Cisco for the use of GPL-licenses obtained on its linkPL, but failed to meet the needs of a general public license.
|American stock broker Bernard Madoff was arrested in a $ 50 billion Ponzi scheme for securities fraud, the largest such inheristor.
|Switzerland has joined the Schengen Agreement, it has become the 25th European country to do so through which passport check crosses will be abolished.
|A meeting between the leaders of China, Japan and South Korea took place on the island of Kyoso to withdraw the financial crisis.
|Al-Bagdadia TV journalist Muntadhar Al Zaidi has been stopped after throwing both his shoes at the United States President George W. Bush during his farewell speech in Iraq.
|Lords Resistance Army, the rebel group of Uganda, started attacks on several villages in Hut-Ule District, Democratic Republic the Congo, resulting in at least 400 deaths and several atrocities.
|In response to the rocket attacks of Palestinian armed groups, Israel launched a surprising attack against the Gaza Strip, which opened a three -week Gaza war.