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Indian Current Affairs 2010

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Indian Current Affairs 2010
Current affairs
, is the mainstay of the civil service examination, what with one portion of theexam dedicated to general studies. The current affairs of india and international current eventaffairs, are an important part of the general studies paper, both in the mains and the prelims. Atthe interview current affairs news rules and decides the rank of the candidate and even whether s/he will get through or not. In such a scenario the coverage of current affairs in india as well ascurrent world affairs, becomes an important part of your preprations.
 For the very purpose of getting you ready for the challenge that is Current Affairs In India, we arecovering the 2010 current affairs including politics current affair, current affair news, sciencecurrent affairs, general knowledge current affair, current government affair and internationalcurrent affairs. Only studying India's current affairs or political current affairs is not sufficient asyou have to cover international events and current affairs along with the Indian current affairs, aswell as those in the field of science and sports.
Gilgit Baltistan region elected its first Chief Minister Mehdi Shah on the basis of GilgitBaltistan Empowerment & Self Governance Order 2009. The new appointed CM declarethe Gilgit Baltistan region as 5th province of Pakistan. The Indian Govt has, however, of the view that the region was part of J & K, and thus objected to the remarks of CM.
Venezuela devalued it currency ‘Bolivar’.
A massive earthquake strike Haiti, the Carribbean nation. Capital of Haiti is Port-au-Prince.
Mahinda Rajapaksa won a second term as Sri Lanka’s President. He belongs to SriLanka Freedom Party.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visit India in Jan 2010. She belongs to AwamiLeague Party. The two countries signed five agreements – on mutual legal assistance incriminal matters, on transfer of sentenced persons and on combating internationalterrorism, organized crime & illicit drug trafficking besides MOU on cooperation in thepower sector and on cultural exchanges. India give Bangladesh a $ 1 billion line of credit,the biggest it has given to any country so far.
South Korea President Lee Myung Bak visit India in Jan 2010. The two countries decidedto double the bilateral trade to $ 30 billion by 2014. Four facts were signed between twocountries – cooperation in peaceful use of outer space, IT, science & technology for theyear 2010-12 and transfer of sentenced persons. South Korean President was also thechief guest at 2010 Republic Day Parade.
Gujarat Local Authorities Law (amendment) Bill 2009- The Bill makes it the duty of aqualified voter to vote during elections to local bodies. Voting is compulsory, but the Billallows voters to cast their vote in favour of none of the candidates. Election officers willdeclare those who fail to vote defaulter, and serve them a notice.
India and China has decided to start joint military exercise from 2011.
Najib Razak, Malaysia Prime Minister visit India in Jan 2010.
Govt launched Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission. Key highlights of the missionare :
To create an enabling policy framework for the deployment of 20,000 MW of solar power by 2020.
To create favourable conditions for solar manufacturing capability for indigenousproduction and market leadership.
To promote programmes for off grid applications, reaching 1000 MW by 2017and 2000 MW by 2022.
To achieve 15 million sq. meters solar thermal collector area by 2017 and 20million by 2022.
To deploy 20 million solar lighting systems for rural areas by 2022.
New Governors appointed : a) M K Narayanan – West Bengal, b)Shivraj Patil – Punjab,c) Mohsina Kidwai – Jharkhand, d) Shekhar Dutt – Chhattisgarh, e) E S L Narasimhan –Andhra Pradesh.
Govt plans to create a National Gas Highway Development Authority. The present GasPipeline Density in India is 3.29 Km per 1000 Sq.Km.
Govt plans to set up a National Green Tribunal to control Carbon Emissions andpollution. It will be responsible for implementing the low carbon roadmap to be set forth inthe 12th Five Year Plan.
U-19 World Cup 2010 held in New Zealand from 15 – 30 Jan 2010. Javagal Srinath fromIndia appointed as one of the match referee for the tournament.
Australia won the U-19 World Cup for the third time defeating Pakistan. India is placed at6th rank. Australia won the cup for the third time.
Rafael Nadal won the Capitala World Tennis Championsip, held at Abu Dhabi defeatingRobin Soderling.
Magnus Carlsen becomes the youngest World No.1 chess player at the age of 19 yearsbreaking the Garry Kasparov’s record when he became the world’s top ranked chessplayer at the age of 22 years in 1985. Magnus Carlsen is the 5th player after Kasparov,Kramnik, Topalov and V.Anand (India) to cross the 2800 ELO rating. In the Jan 2010FIDE ranking, Carlsen stood at 1st place, Topalov at 2nd place and V Anand at 3rdplace.
Marin Cilic defeated Staniglas Wawrinka to won Men’s singles title of Aircel ChennaiOpen.
Pakistan’s cricketer Shahid Afridi was banned for two T20 internationals after he wasfound guilty of ball tempering in a ODI against Australia.
Corus Chess Grandmaster Tournament won by Magnus Carlsen. V.Anand of Indiaranked at 4th place. Hopman Cup 2010- Spain defeated Great Britain.
Australian Open 2010 :
Women’s Single- Serena William defeated Justin Henin. It isSerena’s 5th Australian Open title. It is also Serena’s 12th Grand Slam title equaling therecord of Billie Jean King.
Men’s Single- Roger Federer(Swiss) defeated Andy Murray(Britain). It is Federer’s 4thAustralian Open title. It is Federer’s 16th Grand Slam title.
Men’s Double- Mike Bryan & Bob Bryan defeated Daniel Nestor & Nenad Zimonjic.
Women’s Double – Serena Williams & Venus Williams defeated Cara Black & L Huber.
Mixed Double – Laender Paes (India) & Cara Black (Zimbabwe) defeated EkterinaMakasova & Jaroslav Levinsky. It is Paes’s 11th Grand Slam title.
97th Indian Science Congress held at Tiruvananthapuram in Jan 2010. The theme of thisyear congress was ‘ Science & Technology of 21st Century- National Perspective’.
The longest annular solar eclipse on the third millennium occur on 15 Jan 2010. The nextannular solar eclipse will be visible in year 3043. Annular eclipse is occurred when thesun is visible like a ring of fire, with the moon darkening its centre. The last annular solar eclipse visible from India was occurred in 1976. In July 2010 also, a total solar eclipse willbe occurred.
There are three strains of wild Polio virus namely P1, P2 & P3. Type 2 wild Polio virus(P2) was eliminated from the world in 1999.
First public hearing on the introduction of Bt Brinjal (First Genetically Modified Food Cropin India) was held in Kolkatta. Seven such public hearing are being organized by Centrefor Environment Education, for opinion of public in respect of introduction of Bt Brinjal.2nd hearing was held at Hyderabad.
50th anniversary of creation of LASER is being celebrated in 2010. Theodore Maimanconstructed the first LASER in May 1960. LASER stands for Light Amplification for Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Charles H Townes was father of MASER.
‘All that you can’t leave behind’ written by Soumya Bhattacharya.
‘We Must Have No Price’ written by Arun Sourie.

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