Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Why is 2008 considered to be an eventful year compared to earlier years ??


Can we forget Bjindra's gold, Chandraayan or 123 agreement ?? Here is a compilation of some of the major events in the political, economic and sports arena in India and the world which I felt have motivated or have had lasting impact on the world as of now or on future events to come .

Political

1. Al-QaedaLashkar-e-Taiba - gets more violent, the Mumbai blasts and terrorists killing and holding hostages at major points in Mumbai like CST, Hotel Taj, Hotel Trident, Chabad House, Cama Hospital etc.. has been shocking.
2. The 123 Nuclear agreement with US was a land mark deal.
3. Obama becomes the first non-white man to be elected as the President of US

Science and Technology :

1. ISRO's Chandraayan reaches moon ..

Economic -

1. The sub-prime crisis in US rattles economies and share markets all over the world.
2. Madoff dupes investors of $ 50 billions
3. The rise and fall of oil prices - from $157 to $ 45


Sports :

1. China holds one of the most extravagant and exciting Olympics of all time in Beijing....
2. Phelps breaks Mark Spitzs' record of seve golds by getting 8 golds in an Olympics.
3. Husain Bolt of Jamaica becomes the fastest man on earth running 100 m in 9.69 sec.
4. Vish Anand becomes the World Champion in Chess for the third time, getting i the league of Garry Kasporov, Bobby Fisher ...
5. Abhinav Bhindra gets the first gold in Rifle shooting for India at the Olympics.

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