International Current Affairs 2010
Sri Lanka abandons Tamil version of its national anthem (13 Dec 2010) The Sri lankan government has decided to scrap the tamil version of the national anthem in its official and state functions. This move may possibly further alienate the tamil minorities in the country. A directive to use only the Sinhalese version as been sent by the ministry as president Rajapakse pointed out that no country uses two versions of the anthem. China reveals world¶s fastest train (8 Dec 2010) China unveiled its new high speed train CRH380 that can clock a maximum speed of 486.1 kmph. It is said to be much faster than even the bullet trains of Japan. At a cruising speed of 380 this is certainly a major accomplishment. China on its part has gone ahead and is now working on a model that is expected to clock 600kmph. Pakistan¶s Initiative against Terrorism (23th Nov 2010) Pakistan has been the victim of international terrorism in the past few months. As a result of this, a top US official recently said that Islamabad should begin to crack down on terrorists and terrorist groups operational within the country immediately. Barrack Obama, President of the United States of America has also agreed to this statement and feels that Pakistan has been one of the major victims of international terrorism lately. President Obama also said that Pakistan needs to take strong and immediate steps against all terrorist groups operating on Pakistani soil. Furthermore, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert Blake said that a number of terrorist groups are operating in a syndicate and working together against American interests, not just in the US but in other nations such as Afghanistan and India as well. Mr. Blake also stated that the US has welcomed every step take by Pakistan so far and that it is in full support of Pakistan as always. Mark Zuckerberg, Times Person Of The Year (16th Nov 2010) Times magazine has named Mark Zuckerberg as the person of the year . Mr Zuckerberg is the founder of thesmash hit social networking site Facebook and is also the world youngest billionaire currently. Although, Julian Assange the editor in chief of wikileaks was the pick of the time readers, but Zuckerberg won because of the scope and reach his website and how it has touched and remodeled our thoughts on social networking bringing the world that much more closer. Facebook has reached 500 million users this year all around the globe and the numbers are still counting. UN¶s terrorism sanctions list (16th Nov 2010) In a recent and sudden move, a US committee took down several names of al-Qaida and Taliban terrorists off its terrorism sanction lists. The committee said that the reason for such an action was that several of the names on the sanctions list were probably dead. The committee Chairman Thomas Mayr Harting said that following this step, the committee had started investigations into how many terrorists put on the list were actually dead. This committee was set up in 1999. Friendly neighbor China (15th November 2010) Rising concerns over China¶s assertive and aggressive attitude in the Asian continent has prompted China¶s President Hu Jintao to assure all nations that China is committed to being a friendly and helpful neighbor. China has been in the news recently over its spats with neighboring nations over international borders and territories. The reason for this has been said to be China¶s interests in a group of potentially resource rich islands in the Asian Pacific. Speaking to leaders at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Japan, President Hu said that China was committed to the regional policy of building good neighborliness and friendship. New Government in Iraq (11th Nov 2010)
Prolonged warring and quarrels between rival political factions in Iraq had caused over an eight month deadlock over the issue of forming the next government. Recently, the Iraqi Prime Minister appealed to these political factions to work together and unite following his acceptance of the President¶s request to form the next government. Senior officials admitted that a Herculean task now lay before them, that of forming a government comprising of members of all possible political factions. The task has been made harder by the month long deadline to form the government which will preside over the country¶s affair as US troops move out and power is handed back to the Iraqi people. The new government is expected to have members from all the political factions such as the Kurds, Shiites and Sunnis. Prime Minister Designate al-Maliki called upon al Iraqi citizens and politicians to help him in this difficult task. Myanmar polls called fake (10th November 2010) The first democratic polls in Myanmar after several years of military rule were held among complaints of threats, intimidation and accusations of the polls being a charade. In most constituencies, the poll was a competition between the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) and the National Unity Party (NUS). Several accusations were made by opposition parties against the USDP, claiming that they illegally collected advanced ballots. USA and UK officials also voiced their concerns about the transparency and fairness of these polls. Rolls Royce sued by Qantas (8th November 2010) Australian flight safety officials have recently warned that manufacturing defects have been found in the Rolls Royce Trent 900 engines. Officials further urged airlines using these engines to carry extensive checks before using them because defects present in them could lead to catastrophic failures. In the meanwhile, Qantas began court proceedings against Rolls Royce and was granted an injunction by the federal court of Australia which ensured that the airline could pursue legal action against the engine manufacturing giants. China¶s slowest growth (5 November 2010) China had its slowest rate of economic growth in a year during the September quarter. In addition to this, a World Bank report hinted at a further decrease in its economic growth. One of the reasons for this has been the long term inflation that China has faced for almost two years. China¶s industrial growth has also fallen considerably in recent times. This slow growth in China¶s economy has gotten many people to believe that India might be the next economic superpower to rise because of its high levels of industrial and economic growth in recent times. Though not immediately, but experts predicted India¶s rate of growth to exceed that of China¶s by a considerable margin in the next five years. India gets UNSC non -permanent seat (12 October 2010) The biggest news on the international front for India has been its inclusion into the UNSC as a nonpermanent member after a gap of 19 years. Even as India¶s acclamation for a non-permanent bench on the body that includes fifteen members in total was an inevitable cessation afterwards Kazakhstan back out of the chase for the Asian bench beforehand in early January. India got an unbelievable 187 of the 191 votes in the UN General Assembly ballot on October 14th 2010. India's previous spell in the Security Council was way back in 1992. Almost immediately afterwards India's appointment, Indian agent to the United Nations Hardeep Singh Puri put it straight that New Delhi would make use of this couple of year valid span to build assurance and accord a feeling of aplomb to the five non changing associates (famously known as the P-5) - the United States of America, Russia, Britain, France and China. Considering that Brazil, a running affiliate of the United Nation Security Council, and South Africa and Germany, which got appointed with India, on October 14th were as well in contention for a permanent membership, he stated: 'Of course everybody of us will attempt to bring into play the two years we need to render our allies a feeling of aplomb and formulate trust and faith so that they are at ease with our role playing in the United Nation Security Council on a continued period of time'.
Dongre and Commonwealth Chess Federation President was revealed in the name of Mr. Following these global statistics. After Vishwanathan Anand. deepening of defense and aegis collaboration. Boxing and also Chess. Sundar has been elected has the President of the world body for the sport of chess. the United States of America will continue to be the most dominating nation. agronomics and power during a convention that featured President of Mozambique Armando Guebuza and Prime Minister of India Dr. D. cumulatively for about 22 percent of the worldwide supremacy. By 2025. Guebuza and Singh. It is in our alternate absorption to ensure the assurance and aegis of sea lanes of communication in the Indian Ocean. afore getting picked by the accused people who were apparently looking for workers in an industrial unit in Johor. but it will be possessing just a bit above 18 percent of the global authority. deepening of bread-and-butter collaboration. the Prime Minister alleged. Make way for the new breed: ( September 2010) The new world power calendar for 2010 has once again predicted that New Delhi¶s dominance in the world will see acceleration by 2025. the US leads the lot of able countries/regions. Chahuhan. If the reports of the media are to be trusted. China and the European Union. India and Brazil will boost but this surge will see the positions unchanged. "Inquiries into the matter exposed that those people. age-old amid 20 and 30. Indians freed from Malay traffickers: (3 September 2010) Not less than 24 Indian men who were discovered bound up in a residence in a Malaysian boondocks were successfully freed from the arrest and two Pakistani men supposedly engaged in a human trafficking guild were detained with immediate effect. Guebuza promised India it will accommodate all practical aid to safeguard them. Indians to lead FIDE: (September 2010) Indians have already proved their metal in various sports at the international level. European Union with 14 percent and India with 10 percent looking to overleap. India will back the enactment in preparation and setting up organizations in Mozambique to back capacity building in the coal business and will as well back the ability formation for the defense and patrolling personnel of that nation state. the country has been placed at the fourth position afterwards the US. Apart from that. Russia and Brazil with beneath than 5 percent apiece. another lot of Indians are about to triumph on the World Chess Podium. In the current year. a press statement by the All India Chess Federation revealed. the victims landed on to the capital¶s intl. B. resolved to actualize an affiliation following the lines of superior political meeting. Shooting. Manmohan Singh said in a collective journalist statement. Japan and Russia will cut down although that of China. It is once again proved that Malaysia is a magnet for wide spread drug peddling and human trafficking. who captivated entrustment level converses. cooperation in competence building and human resource (or workforce) development. Mission Accomplished (19 August 2010)
.V. Conveying worry over the assurance and aegis of sea lanes in Indian Ocean. by 2025 the ability of the US. were from Uttar Pradesh. EU. airport four months back. distinctively to get hold of sea lanes in opposition to piracy and. Unemployed workforce looking out for jobs is brought for added transfers to other Southeast Asian countries and to Australia. the president for the Asian Continent was Mr.S. µThe Global Governance 2025¶ was together brought out by the National Intelligence Council (NIC) of the US and the European Union¶s Institutes for Security Studies (EUISS). Cricket. Among the able coalition. Tennis.´ Dr. Manmohan Singh. ³Both of us together accord to the aforementioned Indian Ocean association and we carve up familiar issues. European Union at 16 percent and India at eight percent. He further stated that the two men promised the Indian workers appealing wages as the bait. The US is chased by China at 12 percent. India comes next to Japan. The US will be carefully trailed by China with 16 percent." he said.India and Mozambique sign 3 agreementss (5 October 2010) India and Mozambique came together and signed three agreements and a credit band o 500 million f United States dollars has been advanced to that nation state for works regarding the infrastructure. FIDE at Russia.
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. schools. Pakistan Floods (2 August 2010) In the worst flooding disaster in 80 years the floodwaters have affected about one-fifth of the country washing away millions of hectares of crops. The news came as a bolt for the flood-stricken and violence-plagued country where cricket is the national sport. supported the right of having a mosque by asserting that Muslims have the same right to freedom of religion as everyone else in America. The word reference Bible is likely to loose its existence to its online version.5ton Tiangong 1 module into a set orbit. The British Police recovered cash from hotel rooms of Pakistani players involved in spot fixing.The United States have finally started pulling its troops out of Iraq. The impact of this hike will be substantial on Indian IT companies that account for approximately 50. President Barack Obama has confirmed that the US plans to withdraw significant number of combat troops from Iraq stating that the war was nearing an end.S. The Anti-Corruption Unit of the ICC will probe all 82 international matches played by Pakistan during this time. It is estimated that the floods in Pakistan have displaced people thrice the number displaced during partition.000 soldiers will train Iraqi security forces and provide security for ongoing US Diplomatic efforts. Hike in Visa fee (11 August 2010) The Obama Regime has raised H-1B and L1 visa fees to protect its borders from illegal Mexican immigrants. Australia with a hung parliament (23 August 2010) Australians failed to elect a new government in the polls held in August and were left with a hung parliament. Disease is fast spreading in these flood affected areas and there have been warnings that dams in the south may burst. China to launch space station (17 August 2010) Having finished the first module of a planned space station and testing its electronics and other systems China is all set to launch it into orbit next year. This additional fee would be used to build operating bases and deploy unmanned aerial surveillance to beef up U. Salman Butt. Online route(30 August 2010) Oxford English Dictionary that has been in print for over a century may never appear in print for the future generations. The remaining force of 50.000 H1 and L1 visas per year. Mohammad Amir and Mohammed Asif were interviewed and their mobiles confiscated after Majeed¶s confession. The official Xinhua news agency said that The Shenzhou 8 spacecraft and Shenzhou 9 and 10 spacecraft would dock with it in the second half of 2011 and 2012 respectively. bridges. The non-result elections between Julia Gillard¶s Labor and Abbott¶s Liberal party led to the first hung parliament in Australia since World War II. President Barack Obama. electricity and communication setting back the infrastructure by many years. submerging villages and destroying roads. however. No finishing or manning dates have been given for the space station. Pakistani cricketers tainted (30 August 2010) The Game of cricket gets murkier with alleged match-fixer Mazhar Majeed¶s claim of having rigged games played by Pakistan for three years. Mosque near ground Zero (28 August 2010) A New York city panel has cleared the way for the construction of a mosque near ground zero that has been causing a political uproar over religious freedom. The proposed construction of the mosque near ground zero has sparked debate all around the country.
Bangladesh handed over Ranjan Daimary of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland to India. No more time for sorrow¶ written by Robert Beeman. Genocide(12 July 2010) Omar-al-Bashir. Tuvalu become 187th member of IMF (International Monetary Fund).
Current Affairs [May 2010] y y G-15 summit was held at Tehran on 16-17 May. Lews second stint with the federal budget. This is Mr. Jacob Lew the new Budget Director(13 July 2010) President Barack Obama has chosen Mr. Islamabad(15 July 2010) Failed talks between Indian Foreign Minister SM Krishna and the Pakistani counterpart Mr.300 barrels of mud was forced down into the well¶s opening overnight pushing the crude back down to its source. currently being worked upon. After breaking the 55 year period of dominance of the Liberal Democratic Party and naming Naoto Kan the new prime minister just a month back the results have baffled the DJP. Jacob Lew as his new budget director. It is for the first time that a court has accused anyone of genocide. July 15th Summit. the format that the 3rd edition. The Pak leaders and officials took deliberate steps to derail the process conveying a clear message to India that the talks can continue only on its terms. DPJ will now have to look for new coalition partners to restore its majority in the upper house and enable it to easily pass laws through the Diet legislature.
. will take is anybody¶s guess. Shah Mehmood Qureshi's have once again proved that whenever efforts were initiated by India to improve the relations between the two countries. Gulf of Spill (15 August 2010) More than three months after the April 20 explosion aboard the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon oil platform. G-20 summit held at Toronto. Kyrgyzstan voted for a new constitution in a referendum.the digital books becoming popular. The author predict that terrorist will set off an atom bomb in the USA by 2013. President of Sudan has been charged with three counts of genocide over the Darfur Conflict. A cap over the wellhead has shut in leaking oil since July 15 and the static kill ² also known as bull heading ² probably would not have worked without the cap in place. The group was responsible for serial bombing in Assam in 2008. In an operation called ³static kill´ 2. It is Central Asia¶s first parliament democracy. Canada. the most severe US environmental disaster ever is close to coming to an end. which killed 11 workers and sank the rig gushing oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Current Affairs [June 2010] y y y y y Julia Gillard become Australia¶s first women Prime Minister replacing Kevin Rudd following a sudden revolt against him. he was convicted by the International Criminal Court at The Hague. Japan Elections(10 July 2010) Democratic Party of Japan suffered a heavy blow in the elections for the upper house of Japan¶s Diet (parliament) when it won ten seats fewer than expected thus loosing its majority. The island is located in the Pacific Ocean.
of the view that the region was part of J & K.7 billion (Rs 49000 crore). The summit recommended to declare 2010-2020 as the ³Decade of Intra-regional Connectivity in SAARC´. about 30% lower than a limit set in 2002. It carried a mouse. dismiss a elected government and appoint the three services Chiefs. Pakistan¶s parliament passes 18th amendment which was later signed by Presient cutting President¶s powers. a two nation tour.
Current Affairs [January 2010] y Gilgit Baltistan region elected its first Chief Minister Mehdi Shah on the basis of Gilgit Baltistan Empowerment & Self Governance Order 2009. Nuclear Security Summit held at Washington.
Current Affairs [March 2010] y y y China will launch in 2011 unmammed space mode µ Tiangong I¶ for its future space laboratory. The treaty was signed in the Progue Castle. USA and Russia signed Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty(START) that allowed a maximum of 1550 deployed overheads. Russia abolished two of its eleven time Zones. It is the silver jubilee summit as SAARC has completed 25 years. Iran launched µKavoshger -3 rocket¶ capable of carrying a satellite.Brazil-S. EU-IMF provide a $ 1 trillion rescue package to the Greece to resolve its debt crises. 16th SAARC Summit held in Bhutan in 28-29 April. however. Pakistan¶s National assembly passed a bill that takes away the President¶s power to dissolve parliament. India¶s largest telecom service provider Bharti Airtel buy Zain¶s Africa operations for an enterprise value of $ 10. EU President is Herman Van Rompuy. worms & two turtles.
Current Affairs [April 2010] y y Belgium became the Europe¶s first country to ban burqa. The 17th SAARC summit will be held in Maldives in 2011. Shaheen I( range 650 Km) and Ghazani (range 290 Km) capable of carrying nuclear war heads and striking Indian cities. proliferation resistant & sustainable. announced setting up of a global nuclear energy centre for conducting research & development of design systems that are secure.
. Currently Bharti¶s non-India operations include Sri Lanka & Bangladesh. Emergency was imposed in Thailand. EU & IMF decided to giving support to Greece in its struggle to bring its ballooning budget deficit under control.Africa(IBSA) and Brazil-Russia-India-China(BRIC) summit in Brasilia (Brazil).y y y
National League for Democracy (NLD) party of Myannmar¶s democracy leader Aung San Sui Kyi was abolished after deadline to re-register as a political party was over. He attended Nuclear Security Summit in USA & India. US internet giant Google close its business in China.It was a 47 nation summit wherein P. The summit was held in Bhutan for the first time. The new appointed CM declare the Gilgit Baltistan region as 5th province of Pakistan. PM visit USA & Brazil. Pakistan successfully test fired two short range ballistic missiles. and thus objected to the remarks of CM. Iran¶s President Mahmood Ahmedinejad declared that Iran had produced first batch of 20 % enriched uranium and now Iran became a nuclear state. The summit central theme was µClimate Change¶. Venezuela devalued it currency µBolivar¶.
Current Affairs [February 2010] y y NATO forces carried out Marjah operation (dubbed Moshtarak) against Taliban forces in Afghanistan. The Indian Govt has.M. European Union summit was held in Brussels.
Prices of onions hit through the roof (13 Dec 2010) The prices of onions have undergone a steep rise with a kg costing close to Rs 80 in the national capital and its surrounding areas. The visiting leaders promised Mr Naidu that they would bring the issue to the notice of the Prime Minister Mr Manmohan Singh by taking an all party delegation to New Delhi. finally surrendered to the police after almost 48 hrs since the incident came to light.
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CBI seeking closure in Arushi Talwar case (13 Dec 2010) CBI has sought closure after being unable to comprehensively solve the Arushi Talwar murder case which has hogged the limelight for over two years now. Arunkumar. Mr Puri who works as a relationship manager has been accused of siphoning of money to the tune of 400 crores from atleast 20 clients to other fictitious accounts. Om Prakash Choutala. Murali Manohar Joshi. Congress blames Sanjay Gandhi for the emergency excesses (13 Dec 2010) The congress party which is celebrating its 125th birthday this month has accused Sanjay Gandhi for many of the excesses committed during the emergency of 1975-77. Amba Durai. Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967. Bardan. The report claims that they have hit a road block and lack of evidence as main reasons for not being able to solve the case. Mahinda Rajapaksa won a second term as Sri Lanka¶s President. gets life term (13th Dec 2010) The session¶s court of Raipur has convicted Dr Binayak Sen and three others on grounds of sedition and conspiracy thereby sentencing them for life due to their links with the Maoists. Human rights activist Dr Binayak Sen convicted. The opposition still feels the JPC would be the best option that would help to bring this case to its logical conclusion. Maitreya. of being a conduit between Naxals and of meeting Narayan Sanyal in jail. The
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. Dr Sen has been held guilty under Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act 2005. Opposition unrelenting on its demand in JPC probe (13th Dec 2010) The opposition has been steadfast in its demand for the JPC with regard to the 2G scam. Chandra Babu Naidu ends fast (13th Dec 2010) Telugu Desam Party president finally ended his hunger strike of eight days on the insistence of visiting leaders like Thambi Durai. the Carribbean nation. Capital of Haiti is Port-au-Prince. The PM Dr Manmohan Singh had earlier offered to appear himself before the PAC headed by BJP stalwart Mr. Sharad Yadav and Ajit Singh.y y
A massive earthquake strike Haiti. Other parts of India too have started feeling the pressure and the prices are continuously shooting up. He belongs to Sri Lanka Freedom Party. The congress has always had to walk a tight rope when it comes to defending Indira Gandhis decision to enforce emergency which led to one of the most turbulent times in Indian history since independence. The trio has also been convicted under provisions of section 124 IPC (sedition) and 120 B IPC (conspiracy). The 58 year old doctor has provided over 28 years of selfless service to the poorer sections of Chattisgarh. Dr Sen is a pediatrician and alumni of Christian medical college. CBI seeking closure in Arushi Talwar case (13 Dec 2010) Citibank employee Shivraj Puri accused of fraud surrenders Citibank employee Shivraj Puri who is said to be involved in a massive fraud. Prakash Karat. Mr Naidu undertook the fast citing that the Andhra Govt should revise its compensation package for the rain hit farmers of the state. However the report as named the victims father Dr Rajesh Talwar as a possible suspect. Sanjay Gandhi received notoriety for many ruthless measures like slum clearance and mass sterilization programs.
The DIG of police who operates under the department of CBI said that the agency requested permission to set up LCD projectors and screens in the court so that both parties could observe and take notes on all the documents that would be brought up in court. Just last month. Gujarat and Southern states which has lead to a poor yield. Recently Chief Minister Ashok Chauhan¶s name had come in the Adarsh Housing Society scam. The bail of the owner of company and the other 5 individuals associa ted has been rejected. Major loses were mainly suffered by PSUs. Ashok Chauhan immediately offered to resign from his post. Around 5 million devotees are said to visit the temple every year. India and China set $100bn trade target by 2015 (16 Dec 2010) India and China have agreed upon a new $100billion trade target by 2015 which is more than the $6 billion agreed upon in 2010. (13 Dec 2010) ISRO suffered a serious setback when its Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F06) failed on its course. CBI officials submitted a list of six witnesses to the courts who were officials of a number of different banks. realty. CBI officials discovered a bribe for loan scandal that involved several officials from financial firms and a few state run banks. The 10. District Collector G S Kushwaha received this letter by normal post. Baba Ramdev Temple under threat (2 November 2010) An anonymous letter was received at the Ramdev Baba temple in Jaisalmer that contained threats to blow up the temple on November 9th. The GSAT-5P satellite which the launch vehicle was supposed to send into orbit was one of the heaviest and cost ISRO 125 crores. after November 8th said the Congress party. The reasons for the underperformance of the Indian Equity market have been said to be the series of scams that were unearthed from mid November. Sensex drops 458 points (November 2010) The Bombay Stock Exchange recently fell by a total of 458 points. It would have eventually replaced the INSAT-2E satellite that was sent up in 1999. Indias GSLV vehicle fails during launch. According to traders.Government on it part has suspended the export of onions until January in an attempt to bring down the prices. No mention of either the Adarsh Housing Society scam or
. The vehicles on board computer lost control of the actuation system raising serious questions about ISROS other ambitious projects that includes a mission to the moon. CBI officials submitted close to a thousand documents to the court to speed up the prosecution.8% rise in industrial growth since last month could not help and several indices ended with huge losses.wind energy . Mr. Had it been successful.e. Ashok Chavan¶s fate (5 November 2010) Disgraced Chief Minister of Maharashtra Ashok Chauhan¶s would be decided after the Diwali holiday season. forcing the team at SriHarikota to abort the mission and self destruct the launch vehicle. i. Following this letter security around the temple and the surrounding complex was tightened by posting additional number of policeman around the temple complex.With the arrival of Chinese PM Wen Jiabao accompanied by 400 Chinese business leaders in India. food and marine products and telecommunications worth $16 billion. Since cases in the Supreme Court need to be resolved at the earliest. consumer durables and healthcare. All ten accused including company founder B Ramalinga Raju were present in court during the hearing of the case. This overtakes the $10bn of agreements signed between Indian and American businesspeople during the recent visit of US President Barack Obama. the two countries signed around 50 deals in power. they are attributing the supply crunch due to torrential downpours in Maharashtra. the satellite would have served the needs of the telecommunication sector and the weather department.steel . Satyam Trial Case (2 November 2010) The examination of the first witness in the infamous multi crore Satyam Computer accounting scam would begin from the first of November Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court. Following this allegation.
Voters were carried by boats in the littoral areas of Raghopur Assembly electorate in Vaishali commune where the popular figure of Rabri Devi was in the tussle. Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee¶s concern (29 November 2010) The finance minister of the country Pranab Mukherjee recently raised his fears over the rising of inflation in the country. food prices had the highest amount of inflation which in Mid October was estimated to be over 13%. Balmikinagar and Patepur (Maoist followers) account about 45%-52% voting. Five different voluntary organizations working for the gas tragedy victims recently held a press conference where they stated that they would be requesting to President Obama to use his Presidential powers to bring the Union Carbide Corporation to Indian Courts and be answerable to them. As said by Finance Minister Mukherjee. The sit in protest organized by the voluntary organizations is said to be comprised of over 5000 gas tragedy victims. which witnessed an approximated 53% voter responsive. Protest during Obama visit by Bhopal Gas tragedy victims (6 November 2010) Victims of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy are said to be planning to stage a protest at Jantar Mantar on the 8th of November. Recently.the commonwealth Games fiasco was made by the Congress in its AICC session. Over one hundred and thirty witnesses have been cited by the prosecution of the case. the Reserve Bank of India has hiked its key short term lending and borrowing times several times this year. Several tonnes of the poisonous gas methyl iso-cyanide. Electorates like Amnour. Heavy Industries Minister and former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and Maharashtra PCC President Manikrao Thakre. Ramnagar. estimating in the third appearance of Bihar Assembly elections. Adding to these has been the sudden drop in industrial growth from 15. Taraya. Also present at the meeting were Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit. He further added that rising food prices were solely the reason for this sudden inflation. The voluntary organizations further added that hundreds of people regularly fall sick and die every month due to the long term poisonous effects of the leaked gas on the soil and water. which was worsened by the total collapse of financial firm Lehman Brothers. More than 185 people were held during the balloting.2% to 5. Common Wealth Games Organizing Committee Chaiperson Suresh Kalmadi. The better half of RJD spearhead Lalu Prasad Yadav is as well battling from Sonepur bench in Saran constituency. many people till date question the justice imparted in the case. Over an 800 page charge sheet was produced before the court of the Additional Chief Judge Magistrate on the 22nd of October by the Rajasthan ATS. attempt to murder and murder. during the time of US President Barrack Obama¶s visit to the capital. Minister Mukherjee said that the Reserve Bank of India would take steps at its next monetary policy review to check rising prices because of increased inflation. which saw miniature incidents of affray and fracas. Unlike on a
. Inflation for the month of September was estimated to be close to 8. The five accused in the case have alleged links with the radical Hindu group Abhinav Bharat. Third stage of Bihar polling completed (28 Oct 2010) Polling was carried out affably in 48 electorates on 28th Oct 2010. Adjournment of Ajmer Dargah blast case (27 November 2010) The hearing of the Ajmer Gargah blast case was recently adjourned to November 8 by a sessions court due to leave taken by the presiding judge. The global financial crisis. is being said to be the reason behind the RBI¶s recent reversal of its soft monetary policy that it started back in September 2008. Only one accused was brought to the court while the other two are being questioned about the Hyderabad Mecca blast case. leaked from the Union Carbide Plant in Bhopal in 1984. They further plan to ask President Obama for his help as the US government has been largely unhelpful these last few years. The accused have been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code like conspiracy to murder. The verdict of this case many years back had found seven top officials of this corporation to be guilty but as these guilty persons were bailed out within minutes of the verdict. Minister Pranab Mukherjee was in talks with the Reserve Bank of India Governor over the the possible rate hike action by the Central Bank.6% much above the acceptable rate of 5%.6%. To combat the aforementioned rise in inflation. killing over 3000 people the same night and causing the deaths of over 25000 people over the subsequent years.
we charge to break an extremely tough difficulty in dispersed schemes once we have copies of the bench (for dependability) and ought to accordingly respond/keep informed the table as questions are asked. by rendering them the aboriginal collection of twelve digit figures to ten clannish. booth capturing and other forms of unrest and violence that hampers the true and the honest spirit of competition.87 accent aloft the crisis mark of 204. Haryana barricades polythene bags entry (Aug 2010) In another attempt to safeguard the environmental and not add insult to the already injured state of the planet.70 accent recently. stated that the 16 digit long UID numbers will be released in the next year and half or so. causes menace: (28 Sep 2010) The baptize akin in the river rose to 206. An easy remedy to the obstacles posed by the allotment of different IDs is to have a bench where every formerly sanctioned UID are kept and a fresh one is given only afterwards verifying that is actually a unique code. The resolution was taken as it was empiric that fractional forbid on use of polythene bags of a clearly defined array bracket did not crop the needed consequences. that is due to be issued to all Indians to accommodate them within a lucrative nationally accurate and absolute individual antecedent of character affidavit through an authenticity vault and that will help to accomplish supply processes transparent. Taking the point in consideration. "Apart from this. storage and usage (in any form) within the state. Yamuna raises its bar. UID experiences technical hiccups (Oct 2010) In order to overcome the challenge posed by the huge figure of people (approximately 1. there is no scrutiny if a prime number selected is the similar chosen by somebody else before. it was nonviolent and silky. A suggestion to this aftereffect has been supported by Bhupinder Singh Hooda (the honorable Chief Minister of the state). we will be having better standards of health and hygiene. The following round i. the arch man of the ministry is acclimated to accommodate Unique Identification Numbers for India's citizens (cumulatively well in billions). 1. There was consistent ambiguity over the array of poly bags in exercise and it had as well been discovered that nibbling of a great number of polythene bogs had resulted in deaths of cows on a regular basis. stage 4 will be carried out on Nov.83 accent and is acceptable to go up added as neighboring Haryana would absolution added water in the river. of Delhi. UID which was anticipated to be a huge success and particularly curb this issue is yet to combat the problem itself to even get kick started. provided the millions of accretion objects affiliated to the web. In excess of one crore voters will adjudge the future of six ministers (of the state) in the third stage. this time Bihar polling did not see what it usually it experiences in terms of riots. has also decided to prohibit polythene bags in the state. the possibly is. acutely undersized. it is an aegis aperture of the aboriginal order for web. an authorized agent said in the capital on Saturday.number of occasions before. a chief official of the flood ascendancy administration said. Approximately sixty cars were as well detained.03 billions) in the country. Biometric following abstracts include fingerprints and an iris browse getting acclimated for the aboriginal time wherever in the planet. nevertheless. The ban includes a complete no-no of recycling. 4 2010." stated by Neelmani (DG of Police). This ID Card is assumed to be nation¶s biggest ever tech adeptness action alleged 'Aadhaar'(base). This type of thinking and resolutions are the only way through which we can combat and better the ailing state of the plant Earth. Waters from the flood reached into
.e. Haryana govt. If all other cities and states like previously Delhi and now Haryana think about the hazards the polythene bags can cost. he said. He added that the epicenter of its working will be in the city of Bangalore. If this is to happen. Population on another instance has proven to be a major obstacle in the development and progress course of India. PM and Sonia Gandhi inaugurate UID: (28 Sep 2010) The Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh and UPA Arch Sonia Gandhi shaped a record by accordingly ablution the world's aboriginal ID activity on September 29th 2010 forth with Nilekani. the chief of the dept. Fundamentally. The PM as well as the UPA Chief were collectively congratulated in the presence of former Infosys headman. like the govt.
A large number of localities that reside in the areas forth the banks of the river were apparent lined up on the footpaths on the ITO arch with whatsoever they had of their possessions.A. Motion Picture: Malayalam flick ± KuttySrank I. c. the remaining of acreage to be disconnected amid Hindus & Muslims.G. l. Ayodha Verdict finally out. Over 100 cadre fro National m Disaster Response Force. In what is conceivably the most of eagerly anticipated judgment in contempt times. Shalimar. Bandhopadhyay. Camera and Applause: (Sep 2010) The 57th Edition of the National Film Award ceremony was concluded for the year 2009 in the month of September.A. A total of 18 amendments were introduced in this bill by Lok Sabha before processing it further. Non Feature Motion Picture Group led by Chairpersonship of Mr. d. A. 1992. i.N. g.Well Done Abba Motion Picture for Kids: Tied between Keshu (Malayalam) and Putaani Party (Kannada) Direction: Rituparno Ghosh for Abohoman Actor: Amitabh Bachcha for Auro¶s role Actress: Ananya Chatterjee Child¶s Performance: Tollywood¶s Pasanga Male Singer: Rupam Islam in Bengali Female Singer: Neelanjana Sarkar in Bengali
Nuclear liability bill passed (Aug 2010) Nuclear liability bill which was adopted by Rajya Sabha has now been approved by the process of Voice vote. Mr. The 90 trains that have to be detoured included the most heavily commuted ones and this has disrupted the life of the general public paralyzing their usual movements. Usmanpur. etc). The awards were given away in three groups namely. The session of the Parliament lasted 48 hours extra than the scheduled time so that the legislation can be easily passed and approved. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit had on Friday requested the inhibiters not to get into agitation and said all basic measures are getting put into abode to accommodated any possible occurrence. Lights. k. Jaitpur are a few). for the Best motion picture on Patriotic Spirit: Hindi ± Delhi 6 Best motion picture on Society¶s Matters: Bollywood . Pandey. Sharma and Mr. Sippy. h. j. asserts and counter-claims.vicinities like of the local areas as well (Yamuna and Sonia Vihar.A. for the Best first appearance movie : Hindi movie ± Lahore for the Direction Box office blockbuster (widespread entertainment): Hindi ± 3 Idiots N. Agarwal settled with the long-held affirmation of the Sangh Parivar and an area of archaeologists that the acknowledged anatomy cannot be advised as an Islamic place of worship as it came into actuality adjoins the credo of Islam. The cancelled train were prominent ones (Kalka and Brahamaputra Mail. and G.D. a Northern Railway spokesmen stated. The cardinal provided acknowledged permit to the temporary Ram temple that came up afterwards the annihilation of the acknowledged anatomy in Ayodhya on December 6. This liability has now become 3 times then what it was in the past and now holds a value of rupees 1500 crore¶s in total. b. y The following were the recipients of a few awards in various nominations: a. a breach adjudication dispensed out by a threemember bank of Allahabad High Court were in full abounding of the claims of the Hindu petitioners while acclimation a three-way analysis of the acknowledged land. Allahabad Bench applauded: (Sep 2010) Culminating 60 years of anfractuous proceedings. T entire panel of adjudicators ± the he prominent faces of the country (Justice Agarwal. f. By virtue of progression of this bill and significant increase in the
. S. Express. optimism and desolation. were soon deployed to abetment the bounded authorities. Soon the bill was selected for a considerable hike in the liability of operator. finest Feature Motion Picture Class led by Chairpersonship of Mr. and Script on Movies beneath the Chairpersonship of Mr. Allahabad HC conventions in favor of improvised Ram temple on quarreled site. Khan and Sharma) ± was very much in favor of the acceptance that captivated the acknowledged land was the native land of the Hindu deity. e. The ascent Yamuna has affected the Northern Railways to abolish 25 trains and absent 36 others.
Rahul creates controversy (Aug 2010) Wherein one place Mamta Banerjee is speaking in the favour of naxals and now Rahul Gandhi is sharing a dias with a suspected Maoist .Manmohan Singh took over the reigns of the forthcoming games in the wake of scandals and unfinished work surrounding the event.000 which was around 10.000 amount. The civil services main exam and the interview will remain the same as of now. Committee of Secretaries. Indian Prime Minister Dr. Bhopal Case reopened (Aug 2010) The Supreme court of India has reopened the Bhopal Gas leak case in response to Government¶s petition for harsher punishment to the guilty for the worst tragedy of its kind in which at least 7. Retired members will now get a monthly pension of around rupees 20.liability many overseas companies have shown their interests in setting up reactors in India.00. this is the approach of the government in the fight against naxals.000 in the past times. Because daily allowance has an important role to play hence parliament has also decided to exactly double the allowances issued daily to each Member of Parliament. The decision and the passing of the bill had been strongly opposed by the BJP leaders as they found it insignificant. headed by a Cabinet Secretary. Swiss Bank Access (Aug 2010) Swiss Authorities will provide information to India on cases of tax fraud and tax evasion from January 1. The tragedy left countless others with lifelong damage to their health.000 died later from exposure to the gas. This daily allowance will be issued only when the parliament session is in progress. Government Intervention for CWG (28 Aug 2010) PM and his select team of ministers takeover as CWG supervisors.000 people perished within days of the release of the toxic methyl isocyanate gas at the Union Carbide pesticide plant on 3 December 1984. That is not all the travel and conveyance charge issued will now become 4 times which were earlier around rupees 1.000 or so. Member Parliament salaries hiked (Aug 2010) Parliament recently in Delhi has made a decision to increase the salaries of MPs. and a further 15. There will now be two common papers with equal weightage in place of one common paper (general awareness) and one optional paper (any particular subject of choice). CSAT to replace the civil services prelims (Aug 2010) The new Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) will replace the existing civil services (preliminary) examination from 2011. A hike of about rupees 35000 will be introduced in the salary of each MPs thus taking it from figures like 20. The Indian Authorities can now seek information about the account holders in Swiss banks who have a case filed against them for tax evasion.000 to 55. The new scheme will test the candidates for their aptitude for civil services as well as their ethical and moral dimension of decision-making. Hence daily allowance of rupees 1000 will now become 2000. will now supervise the mega event to be held in October overtaking Organizing Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi. Other than the daily allowances the official expenses for every office per month have now been considerably raised and touch a 50. Commonwealth with less green (Aug 2010)
. Special accidental care will now be provided for the employees operating in the various sections of the nuclear plants.000.2011under the reworked double tax agreement (DTA) signed by India and Switzerland.
that despite the economic slowdown of the last three years. Because of heavy rainfall in the country water is collected in almost every venue and mosquitoes have converted these venues into their favorite breeding places and are increasing the fear of dengue disease. Senior citizens.. That is not all also the households with low income sources have fallen by around 3. Direct tax code (Aug 2010) The Government deferred the direct tax code(DTC) by yet another year to April 2012 causing yet another disappointment to the taxpayers.000 trees have been either felled or transplanted for Delhi¶s preparation of Commonwealth Games 2010. mature tree. The security agencies already had access to voice data. During the launch of this theme song honorable Chief Minister Shiela Dixit. The worst hit Chuglamsar has just turned into debris all over.2% and gone down to a mark of 18%. the maker of Blackberry has finally surrendered to Indian security agencies¶ demand for access to their server. Apart from the financial burden of creating world class infrastructure and transport facilities Delhites have to bear the loss of its green cover as the compensatory plantation cannot in any way compensate for the loss of a fully grown. the musician has launched the theme song for the Commonwealth Games 2010 that has the best lyrics covering khelo oh yaaro. The company has proposed for lawful access to its services including the messenger as well as the enterprise with immediate effect and the company would have to set up a server in India if it does not work to the satisfaction of Indian agencies.6 lakh currently to Rs. the number of high-income households in India has exceeded the number of low-income households. The sincere attention is being drawn by the mosquitoes breeding in various dumps.Approximately 40. "How India Earns. besides causing widespread damage to public and private property.7% in total and now touch the mark of around 21%. Leh hit by flood (Aug 2010) A cloudburst on the intervening night of August 5 and 6 has led to flash floods and mudslides in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir. CWG Anthem (Aug 2010) When everything is being prepared for the common wealth coming up in October then how could Music maestro A R Rahman stay away from it. Women taxpayers suffered a bolt as the preferential treatment meted out to them earlier is now proposed to be withdrawn. Blackberry controversy (Aug 2010) Research in Motion (RIM). Bhupinder Singh Hooda and OC Chairman Suresh Kalmadi were present in the ceremony. Households with high income or earnings have grown by over 3. CWG breeding mosquitoes (Aug 2010) The fingers are already crossed and people fear further delay in the common wealth problems. Yes. With this understanding in place the government has decided to serve notices to Google and Skype also to fall in line. SMS and general emails sent through Blackberry devices but Blackberry email and messaging services that are highly encrypted were major concerns for the security agencies.2lakh. More rich than poor Indians (Aug 2010) National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) has estimated in its report. The cloudburst and the following floods have claimed over 175 lives and injured about 400 people. When the earlier hurdles are not getting removed and new problems are coming into view. The bill that replaces the Income Tax Act 1961 seeks an increase in exemption threshold of individuals from Rs. enjoy a higher exemption limit.jeeto oh yaaro. Spends and Saves".1.
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2010 India celebrated the 63rd anniversary of its independence.e. The company has more than one lakh people on its rolls. There is speculation that these moves are in line with the group¶s succession plan for top job i. in the quality of materials and workmanship poses a serious threat to the sports personnel from countries all over the world lending a shameful picture of India and hence jeopardizing our ability to host such events in the future. IBM Number two employer (Aug 2010) IBM is the second largest private sector employer in India after TCS . India¶s Independence (Aug 2010) August 15th.for anti-Naxal operations. Orissa.P.West Bengal.Pande. violence was triggered in the valley due to a spate of civilian killings by security personnel leading to an indefinite curfew being clamped in Srinagar. P Chidambaram informed that in a meeting of chief ministers of seven Naxal-affected states on July 14.Mathur and Geeta Johri for their suspected involvement in scuttling the probe at the behest of former Gujarat Minister of State for home Amit Shah. Chidambaram confident of overcoming maoist problem in three years (July 2010) Addressing a meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee for the ministry of home affairs. All these certificates were issued without ground verification or technical examination. The agency is investigating the police-politico nexus behind the killings. Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand -. herein. the Chairmanship of Tata Sons in 2012 when Ratan Tata steps down. Noose tightening for Politicos in Sohrab case (July 2010) Sohrab case getting murkier with CBI stepping up pressure on top Gujarat IPS Officers P. Valley stir (July 2010) Following the imposition of curfew in wake of the protest by Syed Ali Geelani demanding the release of dozens of arrested separatist leaders. Applaud or embarrassment? (July 2010) According to top sources from Central Vigilance Commission. The collision tilted MSC Chitra vessel causing 300 containers carrying oil to tumble into the Mumbai waters creating a thick oil slick two to three kms around the vessel Chitra causing a serious threat to the marine life. fake certificates were being routinely issued to pass substandard work and material to the vendors of Commonwealth Games 2010 leading to huge gains for the contractors and vendors. Educational
. Sohrabuddin Sheikh was killed in a fake encounter and his wife who was a witness to her husband¶s abduction was also later eliminated. chairman Ratan Tata¶s brother has been installed as the chairman and CEO of Tata Investment Corp and the MD in Tata International while relinquishing his executive position in Trent Ltd within the last two months. O.C. The compromise. A two-pronged strategy of initiating development and police action in the affected areas was designed to overcome Maoist problem after consultations with the Naxal-affected states Grooming for a succession? (July 2010) Noel Tata.200 containers with over 266 tonnes of fuel about 10 km off Mumbai harbour has spilled oil into the Mumbai seas.Yet another marine disaster (Aug 2010) A foreign cargo ship MV Khalijia-111 which collided with MSC Chitra which was carrying about 1. a decision of unified command was agreed to namely in-. Two Rajasthan BJP leaders Gulabchand Kataria and Om Mathur are also facing the CBI heat.
Bangladesh Govt has requested to rename the train linking West Bengal to Tripura via Banglades as µ Sonar Tori¶. It will allow firms to offer high speed Net. Sudan & Chad. 2010 Failed State Index. India will assist in building 50000 houses in the northen & eastern provinces of Sri Lanka.Somalia top the list followed by Zimbabwe.543 crore. Canada is the 8th nation to enter into such an agreement with India. Norway in ranked at the bottom of the list. India signed Civil Nuclear agreement with Canada. Rammohan. Mumbai had the highest bid of Rs. Supreme Court in a recent judgement upheld a rule that allows the adjustment of reserved category candidate SC/ST/OBC against their quota seats even if they manage to qualify an examination for govt services on merit.Broadband Wireless Access. BWA.N. public transport and other business establishments were closed as a precautionary measure. The protests are part of the separatists' 'Quit Kashmir' programme. National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) is the monitoring authority for the Right to Education Act which became effective from April 1. Amar Singh launches a new party µAkhil Bhartiya Lok Manch¶. Web telephony & TV Services.Chhattisgarh. Uninque Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) now known as Aadhaar. India¶s nuclear power programme is based on the CANDU ( Canada Deuterium Uranium) reactor. South African president Jacob Zuma visited India. Agni II has a range of 2000Km. It will assign 16 digit identification number to all residents in India.
Current Affairs [April 2010] y y Naxals killed about 75 CRPF personal at Chintalnar-Tarmetla village in Dantewada distt . The auction was held for 117 rounds and in 16 days. a 34 member inter governmental body that devises policies at both national & international levels to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.
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Current Affairs [May 2010] y y Naxalites killed 47 people in a landmine blast between Dantewada and Sukma in Chattisgarh. banks. India become its 34th member. Rs. to probe the incident.12848 crore was the pan India BWA license price which was won by Infotel Broadband services ( in all 22 circles). President Rule imposed in Jharkhand. Canada served nuclear ties with India in 1974 when India conducted its first nuclear test at Pokhran in 1974. India is ranked at 87 place out of 177 countries. Test fire of nuclear capable Agni-II missile was successfully carried out from Wheeler Island off the coast of Orissa on 17th May. Earlier the name of the train as envisaged in the Railway Budget 2010 is µEpar Bangla Opar Bangla¶. Maharastra will become first state in the country to have a real estate regulatory authority. post offices. The Govt auctioned the BWA license for a total of Rs.2293 crore followed by Delhi with Rs. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited India.institutions. whose 150th birth anniversary is being celebrated in 2010. The BWA spectrum was auctioned by the Govt. 2010.38. India ranked at 128.2241 crore respectively. India become a full fledged member of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Turkmenistan President Gurbaguly Bardimuhamedov visited India. Sonar Tori is a collection of poems written by Rabindranath Tagore. The agreement was signed by Manmohan Singh and Canada¶s PM Stephen Harper. India signed 7 pacts with Sri Lanka. shops. The govt fixed Rs. FATF membership will enable Indian authorities to access information on suspect accounts in nations such as Switzerland & UK.1750 crore as base rate for BWA license. BWA Spectrum is essential for rolling out WiMAX services enabling hand held devices and laptops to access Intranet. It is 20m long two stage solid propelled ballistic missile. It was developed by Advanced System Laboratories alongwith DRDO & Bharat Dynamics Ltd. Government appoint E. It¶s Chairman is Nandan Nilekani.
reduce the subsidy on LPG. In the present Lok Sabha. which became the 8th country to enter into such a pact. Right To Education Act is notified and will become a legally enforceable from 1 April 2010. There must be 25 % reservation for poor children even in private & minority schools.expelled or required to pass a board examination till Class VIII. It provides foreign universities to set up campuses in India. Yamunanagar (Haryana) and Vishakhapatnam (AP) are choosen for a pilot project on saving household energy by replacing incandescent lamps with CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Lamps).
Current Affairs [March 2010] y y Govt launched National Mission for Empowerment of Women aimed at inter-sectoral convergence of all pro. There must be one teacher for every 30 students. The organization came to limelight after allegation of phone tapping of politicians. ¶Bold Kurushetra¶ a joint armour exercise between India and Singapore was held at Jhansi(UP). India signed a Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement with the UK. an independent MP is the only MP which cast vote against the bill.
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Current Affairs [February 2010] y Kirit Parikh committee . Govt amends Anti Hijacking Act 1982. The other stealth warship to be built are named as µINS Sahyadri¶ and INS Satpura¶. The bill seeks to reserve a third of the seats on the Lok Sabha and state assemblies for 15 years on a rotational basis. Govt start Census 2011. Delhi. It is the 15th Census. The Registrar General of India is C Chandramouli. It provided for 3 year imprisonment and a fine of upto Rs 50 lakh for higher education providers guilty of misleading students.2 billion people and total cost of the project will be Rs. medical educational institutions & universities Bill is passed by Govt. Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu visit India in March 2010. Mumbai and Bengaluru are official Earth Hour Cities among 15 Indian cities. The first phase is called ± House listing & Housing Census and the second phase is called decadal headcount which will be held in Feb 2011. It is in two phase.women programmes. India became 1st country in the world to have a µmanoeuvrable¶ supersonic cruise missile.y y y
NTRO. Govt approved Foreign Educational Institution (Regulation of Entry & Operation) Bill 2010. Govt set up a panel under the Chairmanship of former Justice B N Srikrishna which would consider the demand for splitting Andhra Pradesh. The matter is further referred to Constitutional bench of Supreme Court. Supreme Court allowed religion based 4 % reservations in Govt jobs & educational institutes in Andhra Pradesh. It extended the benefit to 14 OBC in muslims in the state. Key features of RTE Act are : All children in 6-14 age group must get free and compulsory eduction. India. Vladimir Putin. It now provides for death sentence to the hijackers. since the lifting of atomic trade embargo in 2008. 3539. there are 59 women MPs out of 543 MPs. No child shall be held back. Indian navy commissioned India¶s first indigenously built stealth warship µ INS Shivalik¶. Total MLAs in 29 state assemblies in India are 4093. Prohibition of unfair practices in technical. Govt starts the scheme for creation of the National Population Register (NPR) of Indian residents. A child rights commission will look into violations of the RTE law. when it successfully test fired 290 km range Brahmos missile. Sharad Joshi.24 crore. Prime Minister of Russia visit India in March 2010. Earth Hour 2010 has been celebrated on 27 March organized by World Wide Fund for Nature. Constitution 108th Amendment Bill 2008 commonly known as women¶s reservation bill was passed by Rajya Sabha by 186 in favour 1 against 39 abstained (Current strength of Rajya Sabha is 233). Its major recommendation are to deregulate the prices of petrol & diesel as per market prices. set up to review petro pricing regime. The project will cover an estimated 1.National Technical Research Organisation. It was first introduced in 1996.
e) E S L Narasimhan ± Andhra Pradesh. It will be responsible for implementing the low carbon roadmap to be set forth in the 12th Five Year Plan. Election officers will declare those who fail to vote defaulter.000 MW of solar power by 2020. Saudi Arabia is India¶s largest supplier of crude oil ( 23 %) followed by Iran ( 17 %) and Nigeria ( 11 %). India is offering upto 10 % equity to Saudi petroleum firm Saudi Aramco in a refinery being built in Orissa. The two countries signed five agreements ± on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters. Najib Razak. science & technology for the year 2010-12 and transfer of sentenced persons. the biggest it has given to any country so far. PM addressed the Shoura council of Saudi Arabia. o To achieve 15 million sq. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visits Saudi Arabia in Feb 2010. New Governors appointed : a) M K Narayanan ± West Bengal. Govt plans to create a National Gas Highway Development Authority. South Korean President was also the chief guest at 2010 Republic Day Parade. Voting is compulsory. b)Shivraj Patil ± Punjab. meters solar thermal collector area by 2017 and 20 million by 2022.Km. c) Mohsina Kidwai ± Jharkhand. but the Bill allows voters to cast their vote in favour of none of the candidates. India has entered into civil nuclear cooperation agreement with eight countries so far. autonomous functioning of cooperative societies. The draft bill aims at limiting the liability of a nuclear plant operator to Rs. Malaysia Prime Minister visit India in Jan 2010. India and China has decided to start joint military exercise from 2011. Constitution 111th Amendment ± Proposes to incorporate a new Part ( Part IX B) in the Constitution so as to provide for legal framework to regulate the functioning of cooperative societies. and serve them a notice. A new Article ( Article 43 B) is also proposed to be inserted in Part IV of the Constitution (Directive Principles of State Policy) for the States to promote voluntary formation. The two countries decided to double the bilateral trade to $ 30 billion by 2014. Four facts were signed between two countries ± cooperation in peaceful use of outer space. South Korea President Lee Myung Bak visit India in Jan 2010. reaching 1000 MW by 2017 and 2000 MW by 2022. 300 crore in the eventuality of an accident. The present Gas Pipeline Density in India is 3. IT. o To create favourable conditions for solar manufacturing capability for indigenous production and market leadership. Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill 2009 commonly known as Nuclear Liability Bill will be introduced by Govt in Parliament in Winter session 2010. on transfer of sentenced persons and on combating international terrorism.
Current Affairs [January 2010] y Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visit India in Jan 2010. organized crime & illicit drug trafficking besides MOU on cooperation in the power sector and on cultural exchanges.The Bill makes it the duty of a qualified voter to vote during elections to local bodies.
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India and Denmark signed a social security pact which will relieve their workers from double taxation and provide for cooperation in areas of labour market expansion and orderly migration.29 Km per 1000 Sq. o To deploy 20 million solar lighting systems for rural areas by 2022. Govt launched Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission. Key highlights of the mission are : o To create an enabling policy framework for the deployment of 20. o To promote programmes for off grid applications. d) Shekhar Dutt ± Chhattisgarh.
(12th Dec 2010) Indias star sportswoman Saina Nehwal rallied around from a one game deficit to win 15-21. Newcastle lost 5-1 to Bolton while West Ham lost 3-0 to Liverpool alongside Blackpool and Stoke who claimed their respective victories. This win helped Manchester United to move up in the English Premier League rankings.The star of the match was V.VS Laxman whose 96 helped India seal victory. However. The second test they came back with a much more inspired performance with both bat and bowl leading to their first ever win in Durban which had always troubled them in the past. 21-17 over Wang Shixian of China. The game was at a score of 2-0 till half time with Chelsea winning but a combination of lack of concentration in players and simple bad luck cost Chelsea the match. Current Affairs Chelsea lose third match out of fourth (16th Nov 2010) Birmingham City defeated Chelsea by a score of 1-0 at Birmingham City making this the third defeat to be suffered by Chelsea in the four matches that it has played so far. Even thought India lost the first test Sachin¶s century helped about bringing some respectability to the proceedings. On the other hand Kim Clijsters fell to the third position in the WTA rankings released recently followed by Serena Williams on the fourth position. Saina finished of her year on a wonderful note and has an unmatched record compared to any Indian player with regard to winning the super series title. South Korean organizers are said to not be in support of this decision. Birmingham gained three points in the rankings thanks to the one and only winning goal scored by its player Lee Bowyer. (16th Dec 2010) The Indian team had a poor game at the centurion where they were bundled out by an innings and twenty five runs by their South African counterparts. However. The master blasted scored his century in196 balls with 12 fours and one six. Incidentally he has also been named the ICC player of the year.Sports Current Affairs 2010
Sachin Tendulkar scores fifty centuries in test cricket (19th Dec 2010) Sachin Tendulkar scored his fiftieth test century in the second innings of the first test against South Africa at the Centurion. Indian cricket teams wins its second test at Durban. India had scored 205 and 228 in their two innings while the South Africans could score only 131 and 215 respectively. In their game against Tottenham Hotspur. 21-16. to finally lose the game at a score of 3-2. Nadal and Clijsters (Nov 2010) Rafael Nadal continues to hold the top spot in the ATP rankings with his score being close to 11900 points while Roger Federer holds the spot of number two. For the time being cricket and karate have been confirmed as two out of the seven non Olympic events in these games while the other five are still to be decided. Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Nov 2010)
. Chelsea let slip past their initial lead of 2-0. these fears proved out to be false as the OCA recently confirmed the inclusion of cricket in the list of sporting events for the Asian games 2014. Saina Nehwal wins Honk Kong Open Super Series. The reason for these rumors has been said to be the decision of the Olympic Committee of Asia to limit the number of sporting events in the Asian games to a maximum of 35. Cricket in 2014 Asian Games (15th Nov 2010) Rumors recently originated that cricket had been removed from the list of proposed sports and events of the 2014 Asian games.
S. India also won the ODI series without losing single game (1-0). India had tallied 38 gold. Sehwag¶s Delhi team mate as well as opening partner. with 1. The partnership between the two batsmen helped India to chase down a total just under 300. third position in Brazil and third position in the qualifiers of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Master Blaster turned out to be the second Indian to win the accolade following the success of Rahul Dravid in the same award six years before. Two of the three matches were abandoned due to bad weather conditions while the sole game played. The culminating day (Oct 14th) saw the quest of an unimaginable 2nd place finish thanks to Jwala and Ashwini. Current Affairs A century of Medals in CWG 2010: (15th Oct 2010) Thanks to the final in the woman badminton category that India was able to taste the sweet gland of a century tally of medals for the very first time in any CWG edition. de Villiers. Bedi was introduced into the Hall of Fame (for ICC) forth along with the legendary West Indies¶ fast bowlers Garner and Walsh and Rachael Heyhoe Flint (ex-England women cricketer) The LOI (also known as ODI) Player of the Year was bagged by the South African cricketer A. Gautam Gambhir was given this privilege. 27 silver and 36 bronze medals which cumulatively read 101 medals. The abstracts accessible on the Commonwealth Games website reveals that the amount of refurbishing the JNU stadium was USD 215 million.282 runs in the game¶s longer adaptation.000 runs in Test match cricket this calendar year more to the point becoming the aboriginal cricketer to score a double century in LOI cricket playing against South Africa on Feb 24th 2010 in Gwalior. India had slipped its rank down a bit from No. the Hockey stadium (named after Dhyan
. an award given to the greatest cricketer for the year that is named after Sir Garfield Sobers. Thanks to the great heroics of Sachin along with the rest of his teammates India were not only able to beat the Aussies but finish it as a clean sweep which the team Down Under hadn¶t experienced for quite some time. Hayden. the Aussies brought them to ground by outplaying them with power play. much to his surprise and landed into the hands of Vettel making him the youngest Formula One champion in the history of F1 racing aged just 23 years. Apart from the Test Series. India finished ahead of England (142) and behind Australia (177). ICC admits: Sachin Tendulkar (quite unsurprisingly) was shortlisted for the most decorated cricketing accolade in contempt period. The hosts scalped addition one inclusive of a bronze medal when our table tennis masters Poulomi Ghatak and Mouma Das won in the doubles for women bronze medal final round alongside the Australian pair. The Men in Blue had a lot extra to applaud about as their striking opener. the former proved to be good for the Aussies.B. Sachin completed a double of awards at the even by also winning the famous ± LG People¶s Choice Award. The Australian team over a period of time has seen its main workforce in Gilchrist. Going into this match with some resilient attitude as shown in the semis. Fernando Alonso of Ferrari looked like the possible winner.S. B. India convincingly beat the Australians thanks to a solid partnership between Suresh Raina and Mohit Tiwary. was chosen as the Test Cricketer of the Year and M. y Kangaroos see BLUE in India: In a highly anticipated and evenly fought cricket competition between two giants of the beautiful game of cricket between India and Australia. Even though India were shattered to an 8-0 defeat by the Aussies the woman shutters¶ heroics steered them to a total of medals that read 101. In the previous. pocket Common man¶s Wealth: The contempt letters of forgery and fraud in Commonwealth Games resulted in an abnormally affliction of our nation¶s picture. The bulk of finances used up on modernizing the venues for Commonwealth Games accommodate a prima facie affirmation of ample calibration enticement in the alignment of Commonwealth Games.Following his win in the Korean Grand Prix. Virender Sehwag. the IGI Stadium USD 150 million. That¶s what actually transpired. But the finals for the hockey men were a match to forget as they were thumped by the Kangaroos scoring 8 past their goal. Afterwards accumulating 1. y Master Blaster¶s the Best. Dhoni was selected as the captain of a World Test XI. However the title slipped out of his hands. They defeated Singapore¶s Sari Shanti Mulia and Yao Lei with some ease and become the lone pair so far to win gold in women badminton (doubles). Sachin¶s double ton was the highlight of the series and imperative in order to retain the coveted Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Current Affairs [September 2010] y Kalmadi and Co. Tan Zed Vivian and Peri Campbell-Innes. But the cherry on the cake was put by Indian badminton pioneer ± Saina Nehwal. Decorated Indian off-spinner. McGrath and others retiring had to rely majorly on the young breed of players lacking experience of play in the Indian subcontinent. 1 and was in a quest to get it back.
100. The Urban Development Minister. the mishap is a concern to the CWG organizers. The Public Works Department (PWD) has urged for an acoount of the structure from the builders. The Opening brace fabricated 103 runs which fabricated their way of triumph easier than it ever seemed. Jaipal Reddy has dismissed the pressures by quoting it is a negligible incident. and architecture of a contemporary and technology studded stadium in the city of oranges amounted USD 19 million. Previously. Only Davy Jacobs¶s denticulate 34 runs were the notable contribution and was also the best from the entire batting lineup of the Warriors. who shot a score of 597/600 (100. He said the venues will be all set in the days to come and there would be added sprucing to accommodate top notch standards. remarked on the condition of hygiene at the Games Village as ³dirty. Bridge Collapses. He was facilitated with the Man of the Match Award. Chennai Super Kings defeated their fellow finalists in some fashion by 8 wickets in the final of the Champions League T20 2010. equaling the world record in the process. Germany. but only capable to set a minimal total of mere 128 runs for 7 wickets. Casualties cross double figures: Reportedly not less than 27 people were afflicted afterwards an under-construction foot over bridge burst within the close proximity of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
Current Affairs [August 2010] y Sehwag denied century A deliberate no ball by the Srilankan off-spinner Suraj Randiv to prevent Virendar Sehwag from completing his century in the tri-series has left a bad taste in the mouth for all cricket lovers. Later the aforementioned day. With such great triumph on the world stage. The 29-year-old. As per the declaration of the match referee it was been found out that it was an intentional attempt. However. The costs incurred in the advance of the lone cricket stadium in Delhi were USD 20 million. Indians were just short of 5 runs from destination called victory and the opening batsman VEERU was just a run away from his ton. 100. Michael Hussey fabricated 42 handy runs to the total. won the 50m rifle prone event
. It is abominable that such all-embracing abusage of communal resources has taken abode in the name of the Commonwealth Games. and the Shooting Alleys USD 35 million. On the third bowl of his spell Virender Sehwag sent the bowl out of the fence with a huge six but the turning point was that it was a no ball which defended Virender Sehwag from completing his century. Randiv to come in and bowl. 99). For the LBS stadium i n Hyderabad was USD 18 million.Warriors had won the toss earlier and decided to bat first but bootless to account an appropriate target. the main controller of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF). With this Murali Vijay became the highest run getter of the second edition of the Champions League Twenty20. Shooting Gold Tejaswini Sawant created history by becoming India¶s first female shooter to clinch gold at the World Shooting Championship held in Munich. the Indian and CSK captain has silenced his critics and is still in contention to be the best ever captain in the world today. bidding the Organizing Committee (OC) to awning up by giving a statement or in other words a false sense of complacency and assurance that everything is being taken care of. It is acute that the Central Government anon adjustment a top akin analysis into this arrangement and the dealings embarked on. who are already nabbed amidst accuse of laziness and fraud for the XIX Edition. the capital area of the Commonwealth Games. Chennai Super Kings started off in some style by baking batting by Murali Vijay who denticulate a 58 run total. Muttiah Muralidaran was the most booming bowler scalping 3 wickets for only 16 runs. Ashwin got a couple of wickets for 16 runs as well. 99. Mike Hooper. Organizing Committee Secretary General Lalit Bhanot addressed reporters: "We will put up a great show. The accusations of inducement ambit from favoritism in accolade of affairs to big-ticket appoint of accessories for training and abrupt accretion in the costs of architecture treaties. 99.y
Chand) USD 60 million. An absolute sum of USD 10150 million was spent on renovations. At the same time Lankan skipper chose spinner S.´ Chennai are the Super Kings of Twenty20 Cricket: The Mahendra Singh Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings are the champions of the second edition of the AirTel Champions League Twenty20 hosted by South Africa from September 10th to September 26th. The arch was to hotlink the amphitheater to parking for delegates and athletes.
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Sri Lanka wins the tri series The host Sri Lanka¶ eight wicket victory over India in Dambulla represents its 25th win in a tournament final. India won the title after 15 years i. Saina Nehwal defeated Choo Wong Mew to win women¶s single title in Yonex-Sunrise Indian Open badminton championship. Italy. The Wor ld No.Francesca Schiavone (Italy) defeated Samantha Stosur (Australia). PGA Tour. 21-11 in the badminton finals. 1. He is the second person after Bjorn Borg to win 5th French Open titles. who started playing at the age of fourteen. With this it became the second team to win a tournament final on 25 occasions. Atwal. 3000th ODI( One day international) cricket match was played between England & Australia. o Mixed Doubles ± Katarina Srebotnik & Nenad Zimonjic defeated Yavoslava Shvedova & Julian Knowle.
Current Affairs [July 2010] y Saina Nehwal: A smash hit The Indian Open Grand Prix Gold. o Men¶s Doubles.Daniel Nestor & Nenad Zimonjic defeated Lukas Dlouhy & Leander Paes.
Current Affairs [June 2010] y French Open 2010 : o Men¶s singles ± Rafael Nadal defeated Robin Soderling. While Jhulan Goswami skipper of womens cricket team. o Women¶s singles.3 defeated a fighting Sayaka Sato of Japan 21-19. Saina Nehwal won the Women¶s singles title in Singapore Super Series badminton championship 2010 defeating China¶s Tzu Ying Tai. 13-21. In the Men¶s singles Yunus Alamsyah won the title.
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.e. It was her 2nd consecutive title. it won the cup in 1995. Indian Ronjan Sodhi won the double trap gold medal at ISSF World Cup in Lonato. Saina Nehwal defeated Japan¶s Sayaka Sato to win women¶s singles title in Indonesian Open Super Series 2010. He is the the first native East Indian golfer to become a member of.Serena Williams & Venus Williams defeated Kveta Peschke & Katarina Srebotnik. Footballer Sunil Chhetri and Deepak Mondal have also been nominated for the award that will be given away in Rashtrapati Bhawan on 29th Aug by President Pratibha Patil.S. Andres Iniesta secured the only goal of an enthralling final against the Netherlands four minutes from the end of extra-time on Sunday leading his team to victory. and later win the U. Saina is now indisputably India's top female athlete. She became first Italian women to won the French open. The Sri Lankans won the match by 74 runs in this game. Khel awards Saina Nehwal to be conferred the country¶s top sporting honour-the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara'who won the toss decided to bat against India in the tri-series final. boxer Dinesh Kumar and Sandeep Singh are tipped to receive the Arjuna Awards in recognition of their outstanding achievements during the last one year. became one of the leading players on the Asian Tour and the European tour. Just two notches away from the badminton World No. World cup for Spain In a historic football victory Spain lifted their first -ever World Cup after defeating Netherlands 1-0 in Johannesburg. the Singapore Open Super Series and then the Indonesian Open Super Series at Jakarta have given enough reasons to Saina to celebrate. India defeated Sri Lanka to won Asia Cup(Cricket) 2010. o Women¶s Doubles. First Indian US PGA Tour winner Arjun Atwal has become the first Indian Golfer to win the US PGA tour.
The tournament was held at Ipoh (Malaysia). This was the third time that the Dhaka hosted the Games. held at Baku. Bangladesh. Youth Olympics Games 2010 to be held in Singapore in Aug 2010.
Current Affairs [March 2010] y y y y Tamil Nadu defeated West Bengal to won Vijay Harare Cricket Trophy. 1991. The 8 countries included are Afghanistan. which was introduced for the first time in SAG. India had won the tournament earlier in 1985. India. China won Thomas Cup ( Men¶s Badminton) defeating Indonesia. Kevin Pieterson of England has been declared as Player of the Tournament. Nepal. including T20 cricket. 8 countries participated in the games in 23 different sports. Bangladesh. World Youth Championship was held at Baku. 1995 & 2009. India won six gold medal in the Commonwealth Boxing Championship held at Delhi. The tournament was held at West Indies.1st place with 90 G 55 S 29 B Total 174. India ranked at 8th place. which was holding the torch to begin the games. Azerbaijan. 1The logo of the games was µKutumb¶.
. India¶s Gaganjeet Bhullar won the Asian Tour International Trophy 2010. a flying doel . thus becoming the first city to hold the games three times.India defeated Pakistan to won World Cup Kabbadi 2010 held at Ludhiana. which is the national bird of Bangladesh. West Zone won Duleep Trophy ( 2009-10) defeating South Zone. World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand retained his title after defeating Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria in the World Chess Championship 2010. The mascot of the games featured a magpie robin. Gold medal was won by Vikas Krishan and Silver medal was won by Shiva Thapa. 11th South Asian Games 2010 : Held at Dhaka. It is his 2nd consecutive title. Pakistan & Sri Lanka. The final medal tally include : India . Delhi : o Men¶s singles ± Lin Dan defeated Wang Zhenguing o Women¶s singles-Li Xiurei defeated Liu Xin. the games were held in 2010. Pakistan. India won bronze medal in the 2nd Asian Paragliding Championship held at Nishiewa. Japan. Pune was auctioned to Sahara Adventure Sports Ltd.y
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Current Affairs [February 2010] y y Sachin Tendulkar became first player in the world to score a double century in ODI (One day International).
Current Affairs [April 2010] y y y y y y y y IPL3 season won by Chennai Super Kings defeating Mumbai Indians. Originally scheduled to take place in 2009. Kochi was auctioned for Rs 1533 crore and Pune was auctioned for Rs 1702 crore. but due to general elections in Bangladesh. Australia won World Hockey Cup 2010 defeating Germany. Pankaj Advani won the Asian Billiards Championship defeating Singapore¶s Peter Gilchrist for the consecutive third time. Lawn tennis legend Martina Navratilova diagnosed with Breast Cancer.India¶s Sardar Singh has been declared as Best Player of the Tournament. Bangladesh from 29 Jan to 8 Feb. Maldives. Bhutan. Australia won 2010 Women¶s World Twenty20 Cricket tournament defeating New Zealand. In the World Youth Boxing Championship. He scored 200 (Not out) against South Africa. India won 1 Gold & 1 Silver. Kochi was auctioned to Rendezvous Adventure Sports Ltd.2nd place with 19 G 25 S 36 B Total 80. Azerbaijan. after suspension of the final match due to heavy rains. World Kabbadi Cup 2010. India and South Korea were declared joint winner of 2010 Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Cup. µJumbo¶ chosen as 2011 World Cricket Cup Mascot.
held at Abu Dhabi defeating Robin Soderling. Germany two times. India. Javagal Srinath from India appointed as one of the match referee for the tournament. Carlsen stood at 1st place. The logo of the games was Ilnaaq meaning Friend in Inuktut. It is Paes¶s 11th Grand Slam title. 11th World Hockey Cup 2010. Men¶s Double. First WHC was held at Barcelona in 1971. 12 countries participated in the tournament. 2010 Winter Olympic Games were held at Vancouver. WHC is held in the years between two summer Olympics. Pakistan¶s cricketer Shahid Afridi was banned for two T20 internationals after he was found guilty of ball tempering in a ODI against Australia. Corus Chess Grandmaster Tournament won by Magnus Carlsen. Final medal tally. It is Serena¶s 5th Australian Open title. Magnus Carlsen is the 5th player after Kasparov. Canada.To be held in Delhi. Mixed Double ± Laender Paes (India) & Cara Black (Zimbabwe) defeated Ekterina Makasova & Jaroslav Levinsky. England stood at 2nd place with 4 gold and Wales stood at 3rd place.Roger Federer(Swiss) defeated Andy Murray(Britain). India also hosted the WHC in 1982 at Mumbai. Kramnik. Australian Open 2010 : Women¶s Single.Anand (India) to cross the 2800 ELO rating.
Current Affairs [January 2010] y y y y U-19 World Cup 2010 held in New Zealand from 15 ± 30 Jan 2010. Mascot of the game was MIGA (a sea bear). Commonwealth Shooting Championship was held in New Delhi in Feb 2010. Pakistan has won the cup four times. USA. Canada. In the Jan 2010 FIDE ranking. Australia won the cup for the third time. Men¶s Single. QUATCHI( a sasquatch) and SUMI (animal guardian spirit). Women¶s Double ± Serena Williams & Venus Williams defeated Cara Black & L Huber. Hopman Cup 2010. IOC (International Olympic Committee ) has approved ICC (International Cricket Council) bid to join the Olympic games 2020.y y
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. India stood at first place with 35 Gold 25 Silver and 14 Bronze. It is Federer¶s 4th Australian Open title. The first time cricket was included in the Olympic games was in Paris Olympic 1900. Australia won the U-19 World Cup for the third time defeating Pakistan.Mike Bryan & Bob Bryan defeated Daniel Nestor & Nenad Zimonjic. Netherland three times. India won the WHC in 1975. Topalov and V.Anand of India ranked at 4th place. It is also Serena¶s 12th Grand Slam title equaling the record of Billie Jean King. This is 2nd WHC which India is hosting. The games were held from 12 Feb to 28 Feb.Serena William defeated Justin Henin. Rafael Nadal won the Capitala World Tennis Championsip. It is Federer¶s 16th Grand Slam title.14 G 7 S 5 B. Topalov at 2nd place and V Anand at 3rd place. India & Australia once each. Germany10 G 13 S 7 B.1 chess player at the age of 19 years breaking the Garry Kasparov¶s record when he became the world¶s top ranked chess player at the age of 22 years in 1985. Magnus Carlsen becomes the youngest World No.Spain defeated Great Britain.9 G 15 S 13 B. Marin Cilic defeated Staniglas Wawrinka to won Men¶s singles title of Aircel Chennai Open. There were 86 events in 7 sports. India is placed at 6th rank.