Current Affairs January 2011

Awards
Which bank has been presented with Skoch Financial Inclusion Award 2011 for "SHG Initiatives - Urban Financial Inclusion"? Indian Bank

Business
In which Social Networking site did Goldman, Digital Sky Technologies invest USD 500 million? Facebook How many more banks has RBI allowed to import gold and silver? 7 (State Bank of Mysore, Karur Vysya Bank, Punjab and Sind Bank, South Indian Bank, State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Hyderabad and State Bank of Travancore) What system did BSE launch recently? Index-based circuit breaker system Which Public sector bank is planning to setup 600 financial inclusion centres, 300 by March-end 2011 and another 300 by March-end 2012? SBI Where the world's first Art Exchange was launched to offer opportunity for individuals and institutions to buy and sell shares of famous artworks? In Paris, A&F Markets

People
At which class has Utkarsh Tripathi, student of the Brij Bihari Sahai (BBS) Inter College in Allahabad is Jagriti newspaper turns editor, reporter and publisher? Class 8 Who has been appointed as CIO of Allianz Investment Management? Nikhil Srinivasan What has been setup in Haryana in the memory of astronaut Kalpana Chawla in her home town Karnal? Medical College

Who has been appointed as part-time Chairman and Managing Director of HMT Machine Tools Ltd.? G.K.Pillai

Event
Where a 4-day World Sanskrit Book Fair(sanskritbookfair.org) has been organised from January 7th 2011? National College Basavanagudi, Bangalore, India Which 5-day event was inaugurated by Prime Minster Manmohan Singh and held at the SRM University in Kattankulathur near Chennai? 98th Indian Science Congress (ISC)

Science
What has been commissioned to the country by Prime Minister, Dr.Manmohan Singh at Tarapur, around 100km north of Mumbai? 2nd Power Reactor Reprocessing Plant

Sports
Who won the 5-match series 3-1, to retain Ashes? England Who retired from all form of cricket including IPL, becomes Sports administrator of Karnataka State Cricket Association and an entrepreneur to launch sports edu outfit Tenvic? Anil Kumble Which England all-rounder retired from Test cricket in 2011? Paul Collingwood Which company sponsored Formula 1 rider Narain Karthikeyan on his re-entry? Tata's Hispania Racing Team

Technology
What are the unique features of Intel's 2nd generation intel core processors? Built-in visual capabilities to deliver superior audio-visual experience, faster downloading

ability and improved battery life What is the USB version of Transcend's JetFlash 700? USB 3.0
international Current Affairs [January 2010] • Gilgit Baltistan region elected its first Chief Minister Mehdi Shah on the basis of Gilgit Baltistan Empowerment & Self Governance Order 2009. The new appointed CM declare the 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 Sri Lanka Freedom Party.

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National Current Affairs [January 2010] • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visit India in Jan 2010. She belongs to Awami League Party. The two countries signed five agreements – on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, on transfer of sentenced persons and on combating international terrorism, organized crime & illicit drug trafficking besides MOU on cooperation in the power 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 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, IT, science & technology for the year 2010-12 and transfer of sentenced persons. South Korean President was also the chief guest at 2010 Republic Day Parade. Gujarat Local Authorities Law (amendment) Bill 2009- The Bill makes it the duty of a qualified voter to vote during elections to local bodies. Voting is compulsory, but the Bill allows voters to cast their vote in favour of none of the candidates. Election officers will declare 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 mission are : o To create an enabling policy framework for the deployment of 20,000 MW of solar power by 2020. o To create favourable conditions for solar manufacturing capability for indigenous production and market leadership. o To promote programmes for off grid applications, reaching 1000 MW by 2017 and 2000 MW by 2022. o To achieve 15 million sq. meters solar thermal collector area by 2017 and 20 million by 2022. o 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 Gas Pipeline Density in India is 3.29 Km per 1000 Sq.Km. Govt plans to set up a National Green Tribunal to control Carbon Emissions and pollution. It will be responsible for implementing the low carbon roadmap to be set forth in the 12th Five Year Plan.

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Sports Current Affairs [January 2010] • • • • U-19 World Cup 2010 held in New Zealand from 15 – 30 Jan 2010. Javagal Srinath from India 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 at 6th rank. Australia won the cup for the third time. Rafael Nadal won the Capitala World Tennis Championsip, held at Abu Dhabi defeating Robin Soderling. Magnus Carlsen becomes the youngest World No.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 is the 5th player after Kasparov, Kramnik, Topalov and V.Anand (India) to cross the 2800 ELO rating. In the Jan 2010 FIDE ranking, Carlsen stood at 1st place, Topalov at 2nd place and V Anand at 3rd place. Marin Cilic defeated Staniglas Wawrinka to won Men’s singles title of Aircel Chennai Open. 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. V.Anand of India ranked at 4th place. Hopman Cup 2010- Spain defeated Great Britain. Australian Open 2010 : Women’s Single- Serena William defeated Justin Henin. It is Serena’s 5th Australian Open title. It is also Serena’s 12th Grand Slam title equaling the record of Billie Jean King. Men’s Single- Roger Federer(Swiss) defeated Andy Murray(Britain). It is Federer’s 4th Australian 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 Ekterina Makasova & Jaroslav Levinsky. It is Paes’s 11th Grand Slam title.

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Science and Technology Current Affairs [January 2010] • • 97th Indian Science Congress held at Tiruvananthapuram in Jan 2010. The theme of this year congress was ‘ Science & Technology of 21st Century- National Perspective’. The longest annular solar eclipse on the third millennium occur on 15 Jan 2010. The next annular solar eclipse will be visible in year 3043. Annular eclipse is occurred when the sun 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 will be 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 Crop in India) was held in Kolkatta. Seven such public hearing are being organized by Centre for 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 Maiman constructed the first LASER in May 1960. LASER stands for Light Amplification for Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Charles H Townes was father of MASER.

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Persons in News [January 2010] • • Billy Arjan Singh, wildlife conservationist and Padma Shri awardee died. P D Dinakaran, Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court faces impeachement motion. The process was initiated in the Parliament. He is the first High Court Chief Justice against whom impeachment motion have been initiated. Justice V Ramaswami is the only judge to have faced impeachment proceedings in parliament.

European Union summit was held in Brussels. International Current Affairs [February 2010] • • • • NATO forces carried out Marjah operation (dubbed Moshtarak) against Taliban forces in Afghanistan. He was the first Indian PM in 28 years to visit the gulf country. appointed as Chairman. Ranjit Kumar Bhatia appointed as Director General of ITBP (Indo Tibetan Border Police). Mrinal Pande. National Current Affairs [February 2010] • • • • • Kirit Parikh committee . EU President is Herman Van Rompuy. Saudi Arabia is India’s largest supplier of crude oil ( 23 %) followed by Iran ( 17 %) and Nigeria ( 11 %). submit its recommendation. Iran’s President Mahmood Ahmedinejad declared that Iran had produced first batch of 20 % enriched uranium and now Iran became a nuclear state. worms & two turtles. South Korea President was the Chief Guest at 2010 Republic Day Parade. Jyoti Basu. ‘Thoughts on Linguistic States’ written by B R Ambedkar. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visits Saudi Arabia in Feb 2010. India signed a Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement with the UK.• • • • • • • • • Justice V S Sirpurkar appointed to head a three member panel to look into allegation of land grab and misconduct against Chief Justice P D Dinakaran in the wake of impeachment motion initiated against him in Parliament. India is offering upto 10 % equity to Saudi petroleum firm Saudi Aramco in a refinery being built in Orissa. ‘Train to India. died. PM addressed the Shoura council of Saudi Arabia. ‘Not by Reason alone : The Politics of Change’ written by N K Singh. ‘Five Point Someone’ written by Chetan Bhagat. It carried a mouse. EU & IMF decided to giving support to Greece in its struggle to bring its ballooning budget deficit under control. Iran launched ‘Kavoshger -3 rocket’ capable of carrying a satellite. set up to review petro pricing regime. has been named as ESPN Cricinfo Player of the Decade for 2000. Books & their Authors [January 2010] • • • • • • • • ‘All that you can’t leave behind’ written by Soumya Bhattacharya. Fahmida Mirza is the first woman Speaker of Pakistan National Assembly. ‘The Museum of Innocence’ written by Orhan Panuk. 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. Govt set up a panel under the Chairmanship of former Justice B N Srikrishna which would consider the demand for splitting Andhra Pradesh. Shiv Shankar Menon is appointed as National Security Advisor. reduce the subsidy on LPG. Lee Myung Bak. . since the lifting of atomic trade embargo in 2008. Ricky Ponting. Prasar Bharti Board. Vikram Srivastava appointed as Director General of CRPF(Central Reserve Police Force). ‘Nehru : The invention of India’ written by Shashi Tharoor. Its major recommendation are to deregulate the prices of petrol & diesel as per market prices. Australian cricket team captain. which became the 8th country to enter into such a pact. former West Bengal Chief Minister.Memories of another Bengal’ written by Maloy kumar Dhar. ‘We Must Have No Price’ written by Arun Sourie.

Bangladesh. Sachin Tendulkar became first player in the world to score a double century in ODI (One day International). 300 crore in the eventuality of an accident. .To be held in Delhi.3rd place with 18 G 23 S 56 B Total 97. India stood at first place with 35 Gold 25 Silver and 14 Bronze. Canada. The logo of the games was Ilnaaq meaning Friend in Inuktut. which is the national bird of Bangladesh. He scored 200 (Not out) against South Africa.10 G 13 S 7 B. Bangladesh.14 G 7 S 5 B. Nepal. Sports Current Affairs [February 2010] • 11th South Asian Games 2010 : Held at Dhaka. Germany two times. Canada. Pakistan. The first time cricket was included in the Olympic games was in Paris Olympic 1900. Maldives. Germany. Bangladesh from 29 Jan to 8 Feb.1st place with 90 G 55 S 29 B Total 174. • • • • • • • • Science and Technology Current Affairs [February 2010] • • USA Space agency NASA launched Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) to discover the causes of extreme solar activity such as sun spots and solar winds & flares. Bhutan. Commonwealth Shooting Championship was held in New Delhi in Feb 2010. 8 countries participated in the games in 23 different sports. India won the WHC in 1975. West Zone won Duleep Trophy ( 2009-10) defeating South Zone. 11th World Hockey Cup 2010. The final medal tally include : India . Originally scheduled to take place in 2009. 12 countries participated in the tournament.Global Advisory Network Group on environmental sciences. a flying doel . It is his 2nd consecutive title. 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 games were held from 12 Feb to 28 Feb. Final medal tally.2nd place with 19 G 25 S 36 B Total 80. ‘GANGES’. Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill 2009 commonly known as Nuclear Liability Bill will be introduced by Govt in Parliament in Winter session 2010. India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar won the Asian Tour International Trophy 2010. Euro 2012 to be co-hosted by Poland and Ukraine. which was introduced for the first time in SAG. It was created by Govt for environment research work. 2010 Winter Olympic Games were held at Vancouver. including T20 cricket. WHC is held in the years between two summer Olympics. The mascot of the games featured a magpie robin. QUATCHI( a sasquatch) and SUMI (animal guardian spirit). but due to general elections in Bangladesh. the games were held in 2010. England stood at 2nd place with 4 gold and Wales stood at 3rd place. There were 86 events in 7 sports. India. The 8 countries included are Afghanistan. India & Australia once each. First WHC was held at Barcelona in 1971. The draft bill aims at limiting the liability of a nuclear plant operator to Rs. India also hosted the WHC in 1982 at Mumbai. Pakistan has won the cup four times. Netherland three times. 1The logo of the games was ‘Kutumb’. Pakistan & Sri Lanka. The bill provides for the penalty to be paid by the operator and not the supplier companies which would mainly be American in this case. This is 2nd WHC which India is hosting. autonomous functioning of cooperative societies. This was the third time that the Dhaka hosted the Games.• • 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. India. IOC (International Olympic Committee ) has approved ICC (International Cricket Council) bid to join the Olympic games 2020. thus becoming the first city to hold the games three times. which was holding the torch to begin the games. India has entered into civil nuclear cooperation agreement with eight countries so far. Mascot of the game was MIGA (a sea bear). USA9 G 15 S 13 B.

The capital inflows include foreign borrowings by Indian corporate and businesses. Govt allows foreign portfolio investments. Mahmoud Abbas. Rajiv Satav appointed President. Muhammad Shahrul Ikram Yaakob of Malaysia appointed Chairman. Law Commission of India. Scientist deciphered the genetic blueprint of South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Titu. Katrina Kaif awarded with 2009 Excellence in Performing Arts Award established by ASSOCHAM. Amitabh Bachan became the brand ambassador of Gujarat state. Japan has 2nd highest average speed. He will be the first Indian to head the organization.• • • • • Agni-III ballistic missile with a range of 3500 Km was successfully launched from Wheeler Island.449 crore and the fiscal deficit for the corresponding period will be 6. In 1994.4 %. Nepal President visit India in Feb 2010. Cervical cancer is caused by HPV. Economist Kokkadan Nandanath Raj. after it amended its constitution to allow black and Asian to be its member. Indian Youth Congress. Capital Control – Foreign capital inflows in the form of loans and equity that are allowed in a restricted form are said to be controlled. Govt revises base year for the calculation of National Income from 1999-2000 to 2004-2005. Abdullah Gul. In 1991. Economics [February 2010] • • • Planning Commission grant special category status to the Bundelkhand region comprising 9 distt of Uttar Pradesh and 15 distt of Madhya Pradesh for the irrigation projects.Human Papilloma Virus.6 Mbpd in Internet links.74. South Korea has world’s highest average connection speed at 14. India had control on both capital account transactions as well as on current account with the local currency fixed by the Central Bank. Turkey President visit India in Feb 2010. Sharad Chandra Sinha is appointed as Director General of National Investigation Agency(NIA). 55. Germany President visit India in Feb 2010. Shah Rukh Khan & Kajol become the first Indian bollywood actors to ring the opening bell of the world’s biggest stock exchange’ NASDAQ’. the global human right organization has appointed Salid Shetty as its next Secy General from June 2010. Amnesty International. Ht Cotton – Herbicide Tolerant Cotton. The variety of Ht Cotton in MON 1445. state govt can seek 90 % grant assistance from the centre and 10 % as loan. NRI deposits and portfolio flow from institutional investors into the stock market. famous painter accepted citizenship of Qatar. Yadav is the first President of Nepal since monarchy ended in 2008. . Former Justice P V Reddy will be appointed as Chairman. rupee was first made convertible on the current account. Ram Baran Yadav. Govt appointed R S Pandey as its mediator for talk with NSCN(IM) in Nagaland to carry forward the peace process. Loans to Govt and short term trade credit are also included. International Atomic Energy Agency. who made a significant contribution in the preparation of first Five Year Plan(1951-56) died. Persons in News [February 2010] • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Horst Kochler . Under special category status. India extended $ 250 million soft line of credit to Nepal. Orissa. The variety can withstand herbicides (weed killers) for better productivity and is under trail. It was the first visit by Yadav to any foreign country after taking over as Nepal’s President. The GDP for 2009-10 will be Rs. Rajinder Singh became first non-white and also first Asian member of the right wing British National Party. Palestinian President visit India in Feb 2010. M H Hussain.

Uttarakhand became first state in the country to ban the cultivation of Bt Brinjal ( Country’s first Genetically Modified food crop). GM foods are derived from organisms whose DNA has been modified through genetic engineering. The annual mean temperature for 2009 was 25. The five top nations in the order of wind power capacity are China. Singapore. K R Sridhar. Basic Capabilities Index 2009. Its last speaker died. Bt Brijnal is a genetically modified crop which has a special gene. Hong Kong and Beijing. 70548 km of national highways. ‘Vayu-Shakti’ name given to IAF exercise conducted at Pokhran range in the Thar desert in Feb 2010. inserted to make it poisonous to pests. GM Crops resists pests and give better yields as well as nutrition. Germany & India. The Golden Quadrilateral joining four metro cities of Delhi. Ireland. It is a biennial exercise of Asia Pacific maritime navies.4 yrs. 131899 km of state highways.3 yrs for England. Other four airports are Seol.55 degree celcius for the country s as a whole. As per Indian Meteorological deptt. IAF is the 4th largest air force in the world after USA. Chennai.5 lakh km of rural & other roads. 2009 was the warmest year since 1990. Spain. Mumbai and Kolkatta.India received 68 points. The highest BCI points was given to Iran having 97 points and lowest points 44 was given to Chad. 467763 km of major district roads and 26.which convert air and virtually any other fuel source into clean electricity. World Cancer Day – 04 Feb • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • . It is the 7th edition of Milan exercises. West Bengal govt reserved 10 % of govt jobs in the state for poor muslims. The highest expectancy of life is in Australia of 81.4 yrs. 12 countries of Asia Pacific Region participated in it. an US based Indian scientist invented Bloom Box. 17 army jawans killed in a avalanche at High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS) at Khilanmarg. ‘Bo’ language of Andaman become extinct. PIIGS countries include Portugal. J&K. ’1000 faces for 1000 tigers’ campaign was launched in Kuala Lumpur. First Milan exercise was held in 1995.• Govt will replace Benchmark Prime Lending System (BPLR) with Base rate system from 1 April 2010 to make bank lending more transparent. Malaysia. hosted by the Indian Navy. Sachin Tendulkar features in BMC’s ‘Save Water Campaign’. It included 200 km of expressway. The box uses solid oxide fuel cells and can generate 100 KW of power. Eurozone is a economic and monetary union of 16 EU member states which have adopted the euro currency as their sole legal tender. Vancouver city. 16th Conference of Parties (COP) will be held in Dec 2010 at Mexico. Indian Navy inducted Russian built MiG 29 K fighters planes. Hyderabad International Airport has been named amongst the world’s five top airports. Bt Brinjal is developed in India by Mahyco company. Russia and China. 81 yrs for France and 79. Italy. China ranked 1st in the wind power capacity in the world. a biennial meeting of navies of Asia Pacific countries held at Port Blair in Feb 2010. India is at 5th place with 10925 MW capacity. China will celebrate 2010 as Year of Tiger. Present life expectancy of life at birth in India is 63. US.Cry1AC. Misc Issues [February 2010] • Milan 2010. Delhi is ranked at 113th place and Mumbai at 117th place. has a length of 5846 km. Canada named as the World’s most livable city as per survey conducted by Economics Intelligence Unit. The index was published by Social Watch’s. India has a road network of 33 lakh km and is second largest in the world. The campaign aims to help double the number of wild tigers in Malaysia by 2022. It provided for minimum rate for all types of loans for banks. The 15th COP was held in Copenhagen in Dec 2009. Greece & Spain. Taj Mahotsav organized by UP govt in Feb 2010 with the theme ‘Ek Utsav Prem Ka’.

Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu visit India in March 2010.women programmes. Prime Minister of Russia visit India in March 2010. ’Bold Kurushetra’ a joint armour exercise between India and Singapore was held at Jhansi(UP). Sharad Joshi. Govt approved Foreign Educational Institution (Regulation of Entry & Operation) Bill 2010. medical educational institutions & universities Bill is passed by Govt. It now provides for death sentence to the hijackers. It was first introduced in 1996. Govt starts the scheme for creation of the National Population Register (NPR) of Indian residents.7 billion (Rs 49000 crore). Total MLAs in 29 state assemblies in India are 4093. It provided for 3 year imprisonment and a fine of upto Rs 50 lakh for higher education providers guilty of misleading students. Govt amends Anti Hijacking Act 1982. Pune was auctioned to Sahara Adventure Sports Ltd. • • • • • • • • • • • Sports Current Affairs [March 2010] • • • • Tamil Nadu defeated West Bengal to won Vijay Harare Cricket Trophy. The project will cover an estimated 1. It extended the benefit to 14 OBC in muslims in the state. India won six gold medal in the Commonwealth Boxing Championship held at Delhi. The matter is further referred to Constitutional bench of Supreme Court. The bill seeks to reserve a third of the seats on the Lok Sabha and state assemblies for 15 years on a rotational basis. Supreme Court allowed religion based 4 % reservations in Govt jobs & educational institutes in Andhra Pradesh. Two new IPL teams. Prohibition of unfair practices in technical. Persons in News [March 2010] . Currently Bharti’s non-India operations include Sri Lanka & Bangladesh. when it successfully test fired 290 km range Brahmos missile. Yamunanagar (Haryana) and Vishakhapatnam (AP) are choosen for a pilot project on saving household energy by replacing incandescent lamps with CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Lamps). India ranked at 8th place. India’s largest telecom service provider Bharti Airtel buy Zain’s Africa operations for an enterprise value of $ 10. National Current Affairs [March 2010] • • Govt launched National Mission for Empowerment of Women aimed at inter-sectoral convergence of all pro. Mumbai and Bengaluru are official Earth Hour Cities among 15 Indian cities. Kochi was auctioned for Rs 1533 crore and Pune was auctioned for Rs 1702 crore. It provides foreign universities to set up campuses in India. Russia abolished two of its eleven time Zones. Kochi was auctioned to Rendezvous Adventure Sports Ltd. US internet giant Google close its business in China. an independent MP is the only MP which cast vote against the bill. In the present Lok Sabha. Earth Hour 2010 has been celebrated on 27 March organized by World Wide Fund for Nature. 3539. India.2 billion people and total cost of the project will be Rs. Delhi. Vladimir Putin. 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). there are 59 women MPs out of 543 MPs. India became 1st country in the world to have a ‘manoeuvrable’ supersonic cruise missile.• International Condom Day – 14 Feb International Current Affairs [March 2010] • • • • China will launch in 2011 unmammed space mode ‘ Tiangong I’ for its future space laboratory.24 crore. Australia won World Hockey Cup 2010 defeating Germany.

192 year old Presidency College of Kolkatta (India’s oldest college) converted into Presidency University. o Best Supporting Actress –Mo’Nique for Precious. Law Commission of India. He become the first man to break the speed of sound hitting a top speed of about 11000km/hr. . Varanasi. NAC advice the govt on policy matters.The Heart Locker.• • • • • • • • • • • Rajan Bharti Mittal appointed President FICCI. b) In clause (3) the word ‘one third’ . It became 18th state university in West Bengal. Constitution 112th Amendment Bill 2009 seeks to amend following clauses of Article 243T of the Constitution that provides for reservation of seats for SC & ST and also for women in Urban Local bodies : a) In clause (2) for the word ‘one third’. o Best Actress. She became first women to win the Oscar for best director. Amitabh Bachchhan honoured with lifetime achievement award at 34th Hong Kong International Film Festival. Vyas Samman 2009 was awarded to Amar Kant for his work ‘Inhin Hathiyaron Se’. o Best foreign language film. Lt Gen V K Singh appointed as new Army Chief. Railways started ‘Maharajas Express’ from Kolkatta to Delhi. The book ‘Way to go’ written by Upamanyu Chatterjee. Sonia Gandhi appointed head of National Advisory Council. Mani Shankar Aiyar. Lyricist Javed Akhtar. It is a tourist train having stoppage at Gaya. o Best Film.Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side. Katie Spotz became the youngest person to complete a solo journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Dr Ram Dayal Munda. Austrian base jumper Felix Baumgartnar will became the first person to leaps from the edge of space at a height of 37 km above earth’s surface. World TB Day celebrated on 24 March. o Best Supporting Actor –Christoph Waltz for Inglorious Basterds. is on the life of Sonia Gandhi. the word ‘one half’ shall be substituted. • • • • Misc Issues [March 2010] • • • • • • • • Brahan Natyanjali 2010 festival was organized to celebrate 1000 years of Tanjavur temple in Tamil Nadu which was built by Chola emperor Rajaraja Chola in 1010 AD.Kathryn Bigelow for The Heart Locker. Nepal Ex Prime Minister died. Gwalior. Awards Current Affairs 2010 [March 2010] • Oscar Awards 2010 o Best Director. Moortidevi Award was given to the Law Minister M Veerappa Moily for his work Shri Ramayan Mahanveshanam. Bandhavgarh. The book ‘Wide Angle’ written by cricketer Anil Kumble. Dr Balchandra Mungekar and Kannada Actress B Jayashree are among other persons nominated to Rajya Sabha. Former Supreme Court judge P V Reddy appointed as Chairman. Khajuraho and Agra. The book ‘El Sari Rojo’ written by Javier Moro. the word ‘one half shall be substituted.Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart.The Secret in their Eyes. Surjit Pater has been awarded with 19th Saraswati Samman 2009 for ‘Lafzan Di Dargah’. He was 5th time Nepal PM. Bhubneshwar Kalita has been choosen as the Chef de Mission of the Indian contingent at Commonwealth Games 2010. monitor flagship programmes and prepare the ground for other pro-poor legislatures. o Best Actor. He will jump on 11 April 2010. Cricketer Kapil Dev has been inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame. from Argentina. Major Dimple Singla became first women army officer in the country who has been sentenced to imprisonment for corruption. Girija Prasad Koirala.

Key features of RTE Act are : All children in 6-14 age group must get free and compulsory eduction. Uninque Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) now known as Aadhaar. NTRO. Indian navy commissioned India’s first indigenously built stealth warship ‘ INS Shivalik’. a two nation tour. USA and Russia signed Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty(START) that allowed a maximum of 1550 deployed overheads. • • • • • National Current Affairs [April 2010] • • • • • Naxals killed about 75 CRPF personal at Chintalnar-Tarmetla village in Dantewada distt . PM visit USA & Brazil. Youth Olympics Games 2010 to be held in Singapore in Aug 2010. 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 was a 47 nation summit wherein P. The other stealth warship to be built are named as ‘INS Sahyadri’ and INS Satpura’. The organization came to limelight after allegation of phone tapping of politicians. The treaty was signed in the Progue Castle. announced setting up of a global nuclear energy centre for conducting research & development of design systems that are secure. It will assign 16 digit identification number to all residents in India. The summit was held in Bhutan for the first time. A child rights commission will look into violations of the RTE law. Badminton Asia Championship. Lawn tennis legend Martina Navratilova diagnosed with Breast Cancer.National Technical Research Organisation. dismiss a elected government and appoint the three services Chiefs. Azerbaijan. There must be one teacher for every 30 students. Pakistan’s National assembly passed a bill that takes away the President’s power to dissolve parliament.M.India defeated Pakistan to won World Cup Kabbadi 2010 held at Ludhiana.Africa(IBSA) and Brazil-Russia-India-China(BRIC) summit in Brasilia (Brazil). He attended Nuclear Security Summit in USA & IndiaBrazil-S. ‘Jumbo’ chosen as 2011 World Cricket Cup Mascot. Emergency was imposed in Thailand. No child shall be held back. Pankaj Advani won the Asian Billiards Championship defeating Singapore’s Peter Gilchrist for the consecutive third time. Right To Education Act is notified and will become a legally enforceable from 1 April 2010. It is in two phase.Chhattisgarh. about 30% lower than a limit set in 2002. Delhi : o Men’s singles – Lin Dan defeated Wang Zhenguing . to probe the incident.expelled or required to pass a board examination till Class VIII. World Kabbadi Cup 2010. • Sports Current Affairs [April 2010] • • • • • • • • IPL3 season won by Chennai Super Kings defeating Mumbai Indians. The 17th SAARC summit will be held in Maldives in 2011. The summit central theme was ‘Climate Change’. There must be 25 % reservation for poor children even in private & minority schools. Govt start Census 2011. The Registrar General of India is C Chandramouli. World Youth Championship was held at Baku.International Current Affairs [April 2010] • • Belgium became the Europe’s first country to ban burqa. proliferation resistant & sustainable. Pakistan’s parliament passes 18th amendment which was later signed by Presient cutting President’s powers. The summit recommended to declare 2010-2020 as the “Decade of Intraregional Connectivity in SAARC”. Rammohan. Nuclear Security Summit held at Washington. It is the silver jubilee summit as SAARC has completed 25 years. It’s Chairman is Nandan Nilekani. Government appoint E.N. It is the 15th Census. 16th SAARC Summit held in Bhutan in 28-29 April.

In 2012 India will host the Rio+20 conference on biological diversity. India’s total external debt as on December 2009 is 251 billion. 1963 Delhi. The congress has been held once every four years since 1897except the breaks during two world wars. Rana Dasgupta won Commonwealth Writers Prize for best Book 2010 for book ‘Solo’.5 % to 3. Scientist create element 117 from calcium & Berkelium. Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park. The CRR has been raised from 5. India’s Gems & Jewellery export grow by 16% to $28. He is also the Vice President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) since 2005 and Vice President of the Punjab Cricket Association. Persons in News [April 2010] • Shashi Tharoor (born 9 March 1956) is a member of the Indian Parliament from the Thiruvananthapuram constituency in Kerala.75 %.75 % to 6 %. A prolific author. journalist and human rights advocate. He is best known for his stint as the Chairman and Commissioner of the Indian Premier League and the Chairman of the Champions League from 2008 to 2010.84 % and Germany with 4 %.85 % followed by Japan with 6. • Economics & Commerce [April 2010] • • • • • • India became the 7th largest shareholder in World Bank. Derjeeling become first zoo in the country to install infrared night vision cameras in the enclosures housing endangered snow leopard. Misc Issues [April 2010] • • • • • • • ‘Decision Points’ memoir of former US President George W Bush. RBI announced the credit policy. he has previously served as the United Nations Under-Secretary General for Communications and Public Information and the Indian Minister of State for External Affairs. Sex & Adventure’ written by Mark Tully. Awards Current Affairs 2010 [April 2010] • • • • 19Th Bihari Puraskar 2009 has been awarded to Hemant Shesh for his collection of poetry ‘Jagah Jaisi Jagah’. The Repo rate has been raised from 5 % to 5.41 billion in 2009-2010. columnist.o Women’s singles-Li Xiurei defeated Liu Xin. Govt proposed that concept of GGDP – Green Gross Domestic Product to be introduced in the country by 2015. 2010 Commonwealth Writers Prize for the best first Book was awarded to Glenda Guest for the novel ‘Siddon Rock’. The USA has highest voting rights of 15. Government approved disinvestment of 20% of share in SAIL in this financial year. . Jammu and Aizawl. India) is an Indian cricket administrator and businessman. A variety of mango has been named after Sachin Tendulkar. Government will opened four new campuses for the IIMC(Indian Institute of Mass Communication) at Nagpur. Kochi. Lalit Modi (born 29 November. The reverse repo rate has been raised from 3. Amitav Ghosh won the Dan David Prize alongwith Margaret Atwood for ‘Rendition of the 2oth century’. Carl Zeiss wildlife conservation award was won by Joydip Kundu.91 %.25 %. India’s voting rights has gone up to 2. International congress of Mathematicians will be hosted by India for the first time in August 2010 at Hyderabad. ‘Hindutva.

International Current Affairs [May 2010] • • • • • G-15 summit was held at Tehran on 16-17 May. The group was responsible for serial bombing in Assam in 2008. Japan & China that have strategic reserves. The total flight of the vehicle was planned to be 1022 seconds. Jalpaigudi has been declared the best among the 235 national parks & sanctuaries in the country by the MOEF. . Test fire of nuclear capable Agni-II missile was successfully carried out from Wheeler Island off the coast of Orissa on 17th May. The launch was important as GSLV-D3 was the third developmental mission of India’s GSLV during which ISRO’s indigenously developed cryogenic upper stage (CUS) was to be flight tested. but the first one to test Indian made cryogenic upper stage. India likely to complete building its first strategic crude oil storage by Oct 2011. India is building underground storage at Visakhapatnam in AP and Padur in Karnataka to store about 5. Pakistan successfully test fired two short range ballistic missiles. Juan Antonia Samaranch.• • • • • Gorumara National Park. • • Sports Current Affairs [May 2010] • England won 2010 ICC World Twenty20 Cricket tournament defeating Australia. India ranks 5th in the World’s cybercrime ranking for 2009 after US. Bangladesh handed over Ranjan Daimary of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland to India. It was developed by Advanced System Laboratories alongwith DRDO & Bharat Dynamics Ltd.33 million tones of crude oil which is enough to meet nation’s oil requirement for 13-14 days. Mukul Sangma shown in as Meghalaya Chief Minister. China. Justice S H Kapadia will be next Chief Justice of India. Agni II has a range of 2000Km. National Current Affairs [May 2010] • • Naxalites killed 47 people in a landmine blast between Dantewada and Sukma in Chattisgarh. EU-IMF provide a $ 1 trillion rescue package to the Greece to resolve its debt crises. Persons in News [2010] • • • • • Justice Gyan Sudha Mishra was sworn in as Judge of Supreme Court of India. Kevin Pieterson of England has been declared as Player of the Tournament. It is 20m long two stage solid propelled ballistic missile. Poland’s President Lech Kaczynski died in a air crash at Moscow. 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. 2010. National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) is the monitoring authority for the Right to Education Act which became effective from April 1. Former President of International Olympic Committee (IOC) died. However the launch was failed in the third stage. Shaheen I( range 650 Km) and Ghazani (range 290 Km) capable of carrying nuclear war heads and striking Indian cities. 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. GSLV-D3 was to launch the GSAT-4 satellite into an elliptical Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit. ‘Gandhi-Naked Ambition’ written by Jad Adams. The tournament was held at South Africa. She became the 4th women judge to be elevated to the Supreme Court of India. This is the 6th flight of GSLV. Brazil & Germany. India will join nations like the US. India lauched GSLV from Sriharikota on 15 April 2010.

In the World Youth Boxing Championship. Tuvalu become 187th member of IMF (International Monetary Fund). Year One’ written by Jonathan Alter. David Cameron elected Prime Minister of Britain. Persons in News [May 2010] • • • • • • • • • Gita Gopinath an Indian origin associate professor at Harvard Univ has been appointed a full professor. She is of Lebanese muslim descent. Misc Issues [May 2010] • • • • • • International Mosaics Festival was held in Tunisia. The island is located in the Pacific Ocean. Japan. Rima Fakih was crowned Miss USA 2010. It is between Conservative and Liberal Democrats. International Museum Day. Britain gets first coalition govt since World War-II. the first Indian woman in the Institution’s history to ge given this appointment. held at Baku. Aman ki Asha. . ’Yours Sincerely’ written by Natwar Singh. Rushanara Ali became first person of Bangladesh origin to be elected to the British Parliament. India won bronze medal in the 2nd Asian Paragliding Championship held at Nishiewa. Australia won the Bronze medal.India’s Sardar Singh has been declared as Best Player of the Tournament. Awards Current Affairs 2010 [May 2010] • Vandana Shiva has been awarded Sydney Peace Prize 2010 for her work in the field of social justice. Bhairon Singh Shekhawat died. Gold medal was won by Vikas Krishan and Silver medal was won by Shiva Thapa. Singer Christina Aguilera was named Ambassador against hunger by the United Nations World Food Programme. She became the first ever muslim American Miss USA. after suspension of the final match due to heavy rains. Justice S H Kapadia sworn as new Chief Justice of India. No more time for sorrow’ written by Robert Beeman. The author predict that terrorist will set off an atom bomb in the USA by 2013. India had won the tournament earlier in 1985. World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand retained his title after defeating Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria in the World Chess Championship 2010. Nick Clegg became the Dy Prime Minister. International Current Affairs [June 2010] • • • Julia Gillard become Australia’s first women Prime Minister replacing Kevin Rudd following a sudden revolt against him. India won 1 Gold & 1 Silver. 1995 & 2009. 1991. Hari S Bhartia elected as President of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) for 2010-11. China won Thomas Cup ( Men’s Badminton) defeating Indonesia. Azerbaijan. ’The Promise :President Obama.• • • • • • Australia won 2010 Women’s World Twenty20 Cricket tournament defeating New Zealand.the name of the Indo Pak Business Meet held at New delhi. Jessica Watson became the youngest person to sail unassisted around the world in a yatch.18 May. The tournament was held at Ipoh (Malaysia). ’The Duel’ written by Tariq Ali. Former Vice President of India. India and South Korea were declared joint winner of 2010 Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Cup.

BWA Spectrum is essential for rolling out WiMAX services enabling hand held devices and laptops to access Intranet. The Govt auctioned the BWA license for a total of Rs. Maharastra will become first state in the country to have a real estate regulatory authority. The agreement was signed by Manmohan Singh and Canada’s PM Stephen Harper.Daniel Nestor & Nenad Zimonjic defeated Lukas Dlouhy & Leander Paes. . FATF membership will enable Indian authorities to access information on suspect accounts in nations such as Switzerland & UK. India ranked at 128. o Mixed Doubles – Katarina Srebotnik & Nenad Zimonjic defeated Yavoslava Shvedova & Julian Knowle. The BWA spectrum was auctioned by the Govt. 2010 Failed State Index. India will assist in building 50000 houses in the northen & eastern provinces of Sri Lanka. BWA. o Men’s Doubles. G-20 summit held at Toronto.• • Kyrgyzstan voted for a new constitution in a referendum. Amar Singh launches a new party ‘Akhil Bhartiya Lok Manch’. a 34 member inter governmental body that devises policies at both national & international levels to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. It will allow firms to offer high speed Net. • • • • Sports Current Affairs [June 2010] • French Open 2010 : o Men’s singles – Rafael Nadal defeated Robin Soderling. Web telephony & TV Services.12848 crore was the pan India BWA license price which was won by Infotel Broadband services ( in all 22 circles). whose 150th birth anniversary is being celebrated in 2010. National Current Affairs [June 2010] • • • • • • • • In the Global Peace Index 2010. India become a full fledged member of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). India’s nuclear power programme is based on the CANDU ( Canada Deuterium Uranium) reactor. South African president Jacob Zuma visited India. Sudan & Chad. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited India. He is the second person after Bjorn Borg to win 5th French Open titles. Canada is the 8th nation to enter into such an agreement with India. Earlier the name of the train as envisaged in the Railway Budget 2010 is ‘Epar Bangla Opar Bangla’.Broadband Wireless Access. The auction was held for 117 rounds and in 16 days. Mumbai had the highest bid of Rs.Serena Williams & Venus Williams defeated Kveta Peschke & Katarina Srebotnik. She became first Italian women to won the French open. India become its 34th member. Canada served nuclear ties with India in 1974 when India conducted its first nuclear test at Pokhran in 1974.Somalia top the list followed by Zimbabwe. Sonar Tori is a collection of poems written by Rabindranath Tagore. India is ranked at 87 place out of 177 countries. Turkmenistan President Gurbaguly Bardimuhamedov visited India. Rs. o Women’s singles. o Women’s Doubles.1750 crore as base rate for BWA license.543 crore. The govt fixed Rs. It is Central Asia’s first parliament democracy. Norway in ranked at the bottom of the list. Canada. President Rule imposed in Jharkhand. India signed 7 pacts with Sri Lanka.Francesca Schiavone (Italy) defeated Samantha Stosur (Australia). Bangladesh Govt has requested to rename the train linking West Bengal to Tripura via Banglades as ‘ Sonar Tori’. India signed Civil Nuclear agreement with Canada.38.2241 crore respectively.2293 crore followed by Delhi with Rs.

Italy. Theme of 2010 is ‘Celebrating your gift of blood’. Tendulkar is the first sportsperson to be conferred with this honour. It was her 2nd consecutive title. Hongkong topped the global growth in HNWI followed by India. World Environment Day – 5 June. Wrestler and 1970’s Asian Games Gold medalist. Theme of 2010 is ‘Biodiversity : Connecting with Nature’. Celebrated in honour of Prof P C Mahalanobis. Mars-500 : An experiment to study the effect of long isolation to better understand how a real space crew should cope with stress and fatigue. 48. Sharad Pawar will be 7th President of ICC. Indian Banker’s Association for the year 2010-11. Govt made it mandatory for companies listed on the stock exchange to raise public shareholding to 25 %.e. India defeated Sri Lanka to won Asia Cup(Cricket) 2010.• • • • • • Saina Nehwal defeated Choo Wong Mew to win women’s single title in Yonex-Sunrise Indian Open badminton championship. Saina Nehwal won the Women’s singles title in Singapore Super Series badminton championship 2010 defeating China’s Tzu Ying Tai. Indigenous developed vaccine ‘Vaxiflu-S’ against swine flu (H1N1) is launched. The tower leans at 18 degrees. Bharti now become 5th largest telecom company in the world. Statistics Day. Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace & Sustainable Development is being set up in New Delhi. Capital Gate Tower in Abu Dhabi has been certified at world’s furthest leaning manmade tower. Indian Ronjan Sodhi won the double trap gold medal at ISSF World Cup in Lonato. India has 1. O P Bhatt has been elected as Chairman . • • • • • • • • • • • International Current Affairs [July 2010] .150 crore. China and The European Space Agency at Moscow. It included 14 women. it won the cup in 1995. Bharti Airtel acquire Kuwait based Zain Telecom’s African business for $ 10. Misc Issues [June 2010] • • • • India and France held a joint air combat exercise in France called ‘Garuda IV’.Raja Yaswant Rao in 1994. He succeeded David Morgan. Cyclone Phet hit Gujarat coast . Sachin Tendulkar conferred with Indian Air Force’s honorary rank of Group Captain. over four times angle of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Broadband users in India as on March 2010 was 8. Craig Venter created first living cell created synthetically by human being. a rise of 50. India won the title after 15 years i. Persons in News [June 2010] • • • • • • • Former CJI K G Balakrishnan is appointed as Chairman of National Human Rights Commission. World Blood Donor Day. In the Men’s singles Yunus Alamsyah won the title. A total of 520 days are required to travelled to and back form Mars planet.29 June.75 million. Forbes list 1011 billionaires in the world. Till now 21 persons have been granted honorary ranks by the IAF. HNWI (high net worth individual) are defined as those having investible assets of $ 1 million or more. Saina Nehwal defeated Japan’s Sayaka Sato to win women’s singles title in Indonesian Open Super Series 2010.14 June. Tenzin Norzon. Chandagi Ram Kaliram died.27 lakh millionaires in 2009. 7 of whom are from China. J G Farrell won the Lost Man Booker Prize for his novel ‘Troubles’. He become 2nd Indian after Jagmohan Dalmia to occupy the position.9 %. The first person was Raja of Jawhar. The experiment is conducted by Russia. 3000th ODI( One day international) cricket match was played between England & Australia.7 billion or Rs. a resident of Varanasi crowned as Miss Tibet 2010.

e. O. the Chairmanship of Tata Sons in 2012 when Ratan Tata steps down. Chidambaram confident of overcoming maoist problem in three years Addressing a meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee for the ministry of home affairs. 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. There is speculation that these moves are in line with the group’s succession plan for top job i.Pande. In an operation called “static kill” 2. Two Rajasthan BJP leaders Gulabchand Kataria and Om Mathur are also facing the CBI heat. Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand -.West Bengal.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. Sohrabuddin Sheikh was killed in a fake encounter and his wife who was a witness to her husband’s abduction was also later eliminated. Applaud or embarrassment? According to top sources from Central Vigilance Commission. Lews second stint with the federal budget. P Chidambaram informed that in a meeting of chief ministers of seven Naxal-affected states on July 14. the most severe US environmental disaster ever is close to coming to an end. Islamabad Failed talks between Indian Foreign Minister SM Krishna and the Pakistani counterpart Mr. Jacob Lew as his new budget director. July 15th Summit. Jacob Lew the new Budget Director President Barack Obama has chosen Mr. 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. 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? Noel Tata. Orissa. Genocide Omar-al-Bashir. a decision of unified command was agreed to namely in-. National Current Affairs [July 2010] • Noose tightening for Politicos in Sohrab case Sohrab case getting murkier with CBI stepping up pressure on top Gujarat IPS Officers P.for anti-Naxal operations. he was convicted by the International Criminal Court at The Hague.P. Gulf of Spill More than three months after the April 20 explosion aboard the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon oil platform.• • • • • Japan Elections 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. It is for the first time that a court has accused anyone of genocide. 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. A cap over the wellhead has shut in leaking oil since July 15 and the static kill — also known as bull heading — probably would not have worked without the cap in place. President of Sudan has been charged with three counts of genocide over the Darfur Conflict. This is Mr. fake certificates were being routinely issued to pass substandard work and material to the vendors of Commonwealth Games • • • .300 barrels of mud was forced down into the well’s opening overnight pushing the crude back down to its source.C. 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. Shah Mehmood Qureshi's have once again proved that whenever efforts were initiated by India to improve the relations between the two countries. The agency is investigating the police-politico nexus behind the killings. which killed 11 workers and sank the rig gushing oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Valley stir Following the imposition of curfew in wake of the protest by Syed Ali Geelani demanding the release of dozens of arrested separatist leaders. World cup for Spain In a historic football victory Spain lifted their first-ever World Cup after defeating Netherlands 1-0 in Johannesburg. who went into seclusion four years back after falling ill looked healthy said the reports. Polanski. Saina is now indisputably India's top female athlete. 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. 13-21. • International Current Affairs [August 2010] • Mission Accomplished The United States have finally started pulling its troops out of Iraq. Roman Polanski The Swiss government rejected US government’s request to extradite Roman Polanski where he is charged with unlawful sex with a minor on the ground that the US authorities failed to provide confidential testimony about Polanski's sentencing procedure in 1977-1978. 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. 1. it was his first public appearance. The World No. Educational institutions. Just two notches away from the badminton World No. 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.3 defeated a fighting Sayaka Sato of Japan 21-19. public transport and other business establishments were closed as a precautionary measure. who has been held under house arrest in Switzerland since December. boxer Dinesh Kumar and Sandeep Singh are tipped to receive the Arjuna Awards in recognition of their outstanding achievements during the last one year. 21-11 in the badminton finals. shops. The compromise. the American prosecutors vowed to continue their pursuit of the film director. the Singapore Open Super Series and then the Indonesian Open Super Series at Jakarta have given enough reasons to Saina to celebrate. herein. 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. post offices. However. banks. has been declared a free man by the Swiss authorities. All these certificates were issued without ground verification or technical examination. President Barack Obama has confirmed that the US plans to withdraw significant number of combat troops from Iraq stating . The former Cuban President. • • Persons in News [July 2010] • Fidel Castro Fidel Castro a Cuban revolutionary visited Havana scientific facility. The protests are part of the separatists' 'Quit Kashmir' programme. While Jhulan Goswami skipper of womens cricket team. now 83.• 2010 leading to huge gains for the contractors and vendors. Sports Current Affairs [July 2010] • Saina Nehwal: A smash hit The Indian Open Grand Prix Gold. Khel awards Saina Nehwal to be conferred the country’s top sporting honour-the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.

The impact of this hike will be substantial on Indian IT companies that account for approximately 50. Disease is fast spreading in these flood affected areas and there have been warnings that dams in the south may burst. 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. Mosque near ground Zero 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. A total of 18 amendments were introduced in this bill by Lok Sabha before processing it further. Changes were being made to the rocket that will carry the 8. currently being worked upon. President Barack Obama. Three key Independents are now in the process of deciding which party to support to form a government. China to launch space station 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. supported the right of having a mosque by asserting that Muslims have the same right to freedom of religion as everyone else in America. Hike in Visa fee The Obama Regime has raised H-1B and L1 visa fees to protect its borders from illegal Mexican immigrants. submerging villages and destroying roads. bridges. Salman Butt. Online route Oxford English Dictionary that has been in print for over a century may never appear in print for the future generations. With the digital books becoming popular. will take is anybody’s guess. Australia with a hung parliament Australians failed to elect a new government in the polls held in August and were left with a hung parliament. No finishing or manning dates have been given for the space station. 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.S. The word reference Bible is likely to loose its existence to its online version. The British Police recovered cash from hotel rooms of Pakistani players involved in spot fixing. Pakistani cricketers tainted The Game of cricket gets murkier with alleged match-fixer Mazhar Majeed’s claim of having rigged games played by Pakistan for three years.• • • • • • • that the war was nearing an end. schools. Mohammad Amir and Mohammed Asif were interviewed and their mobiles confiscated after Majeed’s confession. The remaining force of 50. 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 proposed construction of the mosque near ground zero has sparked debate all around the country.-Mexico border security. The news came as a bolt for the flood-stricken and violence-plagued country where cricket is the national sport. Pakistan Floods Annual monsoons rains have led to flooding in Pakistan leading to the death of 1500 people and rendering thousands homeless. The AntiCorruption Unit of the ICC will probe all 82 international matches played by Pakistan during this time. National Current Affairs [August 2010] • Nuclear liability bill passed Nuclear liability bill which was adopted by Rajya Sabha has now been approved by the process of Voice vote. electricity and communication setting back the infrastructure by many years. however. It is estimated that the floods in Pakistan have displaced people thrice the number displaced during partition. The session of the Parliament lasted 48 hours extra than the scheduled time so that the legislation can be easily passed and approved.5ton Tiangong 1 module into a set orbit.000 soldiers will train Iraqi security forces and provide security for ongoing US Diplomatic efforts. Soon the bill was selected for a considerable .000 H1 and L1 visas per year. This additional fee would be used to build operating bases and deploy unmanned aerial surveillance to beef up U. the format that the 3rd edition.

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. this is the approach of the government in the fight against naxals. mature tree. Blackberry controversy Research in Motion (RIM). the maker of Blackberry has finally surrendered to Indian security agencies’ demand for access to their server. Rahul creates controversy Wherein one place Mamta Banerjee is speaking in the favour of naxals and now Rahul Gandhi is sharing a dias with a suspected Maoist . Bhopal Case reopened 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. Member Parliament salaries hiked Parliament recently in Delhi has made a decision to increase the salaries of MPs. Retired members will now get a monthly pension of around rupees 20. 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). Indian Prime Minister Dr. The civil services main exam and the interview will remain the same as of now.2011under the reworked double tax agreement (DTA) signed by India and Switzerland. Special accidental care will now be provided for the employees operating in the various sections of the nuclear plants.000 in the past times. Committee of Secretaries.000. A hike of about rupees 35000 will be introduced in the salary of each MPs thus taking it from figures like 20.Manmohan Singh took over the reigns of the forthcoming games in the wake of scandals and unfinished work surrounding the event. will now supervise the mega event to be held in October overtaking Organizing Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi. and a further 15. 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. Other than the daily allowances the official expenses for every office per month have now been considerably raised and touch a 50. CSAT to replace the civil services prelims The new Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) will replace the existing civil services (preliminary) examination from 2011. 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.000 trees have been either felled or transplanted for Delhi’s preparation of Commonwealth Games 2010.00.000 to 55.000 people perished within days of the release of the toxic methyl isocyanate gas at the Union Carbide pesticide plant on 3 December 1984. The decision and the passing of the bill had been strongly opposed by the BJP leaders as they found it insignificant.000 amount. By virtue of progression of this bill and significant increase in the liability many overseas companies have shown their interests in setting up reactors in India. Hence daily allowance of rupees 1000 will now become 2000. That is not all the travel and conveyance charge issued will now become 4 times which were earlier around rupees 1. The new scheme will test the candidates for their aptitude for civil services as well as their ethical and moral dimension of decision-making.• • • • • • • • hike in the liability of operator. The tragedy left countless others with lifelong damage to their health. Government Intervention for CWG PM and his select team of ministers takeover as CWG supervisors. 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 . headed by a Cabinet Secretary.000 died later from exposure to the gas. Commonwealth with less green Approximately 40. Swiss Bank Access Swiss Authorities will provide information to India on cases of tax fraud and tax evasion from January 1.000 or so. This daily allowance will be issued only when the parliament session is in progress. 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 which was around 10.

Indians were just short of 5 runs from destination called victory and the opening batsman VEERU was just a run away from his ton.200 containers with over 266 tonnes of fuel about 10 km off Mumbai harbour has spilled oil into the Mumbai seas. IBM Number two employer IBM is the second largest private sector employer in India after TCS . With this understanding in place the government has decided to serve notices to Google and Skype also to fall in line.jeeto oh yaaro. Leh hit by flood 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. The corporate taxes will be reduced to a flat 30%. CWG breeding mosquitoes The fingers are already crossed and people fear further delay in the common wealth problems. The security agencies already had access to voice data. 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. India’s Independence August 15th. Yet another marine disaster A foreign cargo ship MV Khalijia-111 which collided with MSC Chitra which was carrying about 1. the number of high-income households in India has exceeded the number of low-income households. At the same time Lankan skipper chose spinner S. The worst hit Chuglamsar has just turned into debris all over. That is not all also the households with low income sources have fallen by around 3. Yes. During the launch of this theme song honorable Chief Minister Shiela Dixit. CWG Anthem 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. 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. More rich than poor Indians National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) has estimated in its report. Spends and Saves". The bill that replaces the Income Tax Act 1961 seeks an increase in exemption threshold of individuals from Rs.. besides causing widespread damage to public and private property.2lakh. Bhupinder Singh Hooda and OC Chairman Suresh Kalmadi were present in the ceremony. Direct tax code The Government deferred the direct tax code(DTC) by yet another year to April 2012 causing yet another disappointment to the taxpayers. Senior citizens.• • • • • • • • agencies. The cloudburst and the following floods have claimed over 175 lives and injured about 400 people. The company has more than one lakh people on its rolls. however. 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. When the earlier hurdles are not getting removed and new problems are coming into view. Sports Current Affairs [August 2010] • 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. Households with high income or earnings have grown by over 3. Randiv to come in and bowl. Women taxpayers suffered a bolt as the preferential treatment meted out to them earlier is now proposed to be withdrawn. that despite the economic slowdown of the last three years. enjoy a higher exemption limit. The sincere attention is being drawn by the mosquitoes breeding in various dumps.1.6 lakh currently to Rs. On the third bowl of his spell Virender Sehwag sent the bowl out of the fence . "How India Earns. 2010 India celebrated the 63rd anniversary of its independence.7% in total and now touch the mark of around 21%. the musician has launched the theme song for the Commonwealth Games 2010 that has the best lyrics covering khelo oh yaaro.2% and gone down to a mark of 18%.

who started playing at the age of fourteen. 100. PGA Tour. Shooting Gold Tejaswini Sawant created history by becoming India’s first female shooter to clinch gold at the World Shooting Championship held in Munich. With this it became the second team to win a tournament final on 25 occasions. 99). and later win the U. He received the AFI (American Film Institute) Life Achievement Award in 2009. Pallav won this award for his articles on the impact of change in climate on the Himalayan glaciers. First Indian US PGA Tour winner Arjun Atwal has become the first Indian Golfer to win the US PGA tour. As per the declaration of the match referee it was been found out that it was an intentional attempt. Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara'who won the toss decided to bat against India in the tri-series final. equaling the world record in the process. Mars and beyond". If the reports of the media . "Inquiries into the matter exposed that those people. 99.• • • with a huge six but the turning point was that it was a no ball which defended Virender Sehwag from completing his century. 99. a UK based corporation and all by the virtue of it that he has been designated as the non-resident Indian billionaire. Germany. Anil Aggarwal to overtake Mukesh Ambani It was Anil Aggarwal who laid the foundation of Vedanta Resources Corporation. His latest book is "Destination Moon: India's Quest for Moon. was informed of his condition labeled as Stage 4 cancer after his doctor's appointment for an extremely sore throat. The 29-year-old. 100. age-old amid 20 and 30. Douglas who is to undergo chemotherapy and radiation is optimistic about his chances for recovery Archie Panjabi Recently 62nd Emmy awards were held and the best part was to hear about actress Archie Panjabi from the Indian-origin who has won the award for best supporting actress in the movie “The Good Wife”. who shot a score of 597/600 (100. The 65-year-old actor. He is the the first native East Indian golfer to become a member of. The Sri Lankans won the match by 74 runs in this game. became one of the leading players on the Asian Tour and the European tour. Australia has won 52 tournament finals. Atwal. Persons in News [July 2010] • Michael Kirk Douglas diagnosed with throat cancer Michael Kirk Douglas. By this effort he has become the largest promoter of a corporate house thus overtaking Mukesh Ambani. was diagnosed with throat cancer in August this year. Pallava Bagla Pallava Bagla from India has won the David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism by American Geophysical Union (AGU). won the 50m rifle prone event 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. winner of three Golden Globes and two Academy Awards. • • • International Current Affairs [September 2010] • Indians freed from Malay traffickers: 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.S. were from Uttar Pradesh. Her performance has been rated to be the best in the international release recognized as “Bend it like Beckham”. Many others were nominated for the same designation but because the best performance deserves to be on the top hence the results proved it and Archie Panjabi took the award. Bagla is an author and freelancer for BBC and the likes. a heavy smoker.

The US is chased by China at 12 percent.83 accent and is acceptable to go up added as neighboring Haryana would absolution added water in the river. Waters from the flood reached into vicinities like of the local areas as well (Yamuna and Sonia Vihar. etc). were soon deployed to abetment the bounded authorities. a press statement by the All India Chess Federation revealed. China and the European Union." he said. Over 100 cadre from National Disaster Response Force. FIDE at Russia. 1. 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. Among the able coalition.S. a chief official of the flood ascendancy administration said. Apart from that. Dongre and Commonwealth Chess Federation President was revealed in the name of Mr. Jaitpur are a few). European Union at 16 percent and India at eight percent. Express. Boxing and also Chess. National Current Affairs [September 2010] • PM and Sonia Gandhi inaugurate UID: 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 country has been placed at the fourth position afterwards the US.A. Sundar has been elected has the President of the world body for the sport of chess. 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. Chahuhan. the US leads the lot of able countries/regions. but it will be possessing just a bit above 18 percent of the global authority. causes menace: The baptize akin in the river rose to 206.• • are to be trusted. by 2025 the ability of the US. Indian to lead FIDE: Indians have already proved their metal in various sports at the international level. India comes next to Japan. the United States of America will continue to be the most dominating nation. afore getting picked by the accused people who were apparently looking for workers in an industrial unit in Johor. another lot of Indians are about to triumph on the World Chess Podium. European Union with 14 percent and India with 10 percent looking to overleap.N. the victims landed on to the capital’s intl. The 90 trains that have to be • . This ID Card is assumed to be nation’s biggest ever tech adeptness action alleged 'Aadhaar'(base). D. the president for the Asian Continent was Mr.70 accent recently. Tennis. Japan and Russia will cut down although that of China. B. Cricket. The PM as well as the UPA Chief were collectively congratulated in the presence of former Infosys headman. and G. Russia and Brazil with beneath than 5 percent apiece. airport four months back. Following these global statistics. Shooting.87 accent aloft the crisis mark of 204. After Vishwanathan Anand. It is once again proved that Malaysia is a magnet for wide spread drug peddling and human trafficking. The cancelled train were prominent ones (Kalka and Brahamaputra Mail. cumulatively for about 22 percent of the worldwide supremacy. Make way for the new breed: The new world power calendar for 2010 has once again predicted that New Delhi’s dominance in the world will see acceleration by 2025. 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. by rendering them the aboriginal collection of twelve digit figures to ten clannish. Usmanpur. A. By 2025. In the current year. Biometric following abstracts include fingerprints and an iris browse getting acclimated for the aboriginal time wherever in the planet. The ascent Yamuna has affected the Northern Railways to abolish 25 trains and absent 36 others. Unemployed workforce looking out for jobs is brought for added transfers to other Southeast Asian countries and to Australia. the arch man of the ministry is acclimated to accommodate Unique Identification Numbers for India's citizens (cumulatively well in billions). India and Brazil will boost but this surge will see the positions unchanged. EU. The US will be carefully trailed by China with 16 percent. Yamuna raises its bar. He further stated that the two men promised the Indian workers appealing wages as the bait.V. ‘The 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). Shalimar.

A. Mr.D. and the Shooting Alleys USD 35 million. Direction: Rituparno Ghosh for Abohoman h. The awards were given away in three groups namely. Khan and Sharma) – was very much in favor of the acceptance that captivated the acknowledged land was the native land of the Hindu deity. The costs incurred in the advance of the lone cricket stadium in Delhi were USD 20 million. a breach adjudication dispensed out by a three-member 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. Child’s Performance: Tollywood’s Pasanga k. Motion Picture: Malayalam flick – KuttySrank b.Well Done Abba f.• • • detoured included the most heavily commuted ones and this has disrupted the life of the general public paralyzing their usual movements. the Hockey stadium (named after Dhyan Chand) USD 60 million. optimism and desolation. An absolute sum of USD 10150 million was spent on renovations. for the Best first appearance movie : Hindi movie – Lahore for the Direction c. I. and Script on Movies beneath the Chairpersonship of Mr. Allahabad HC conventions in favor of improvised Ram temple on quarreled site. for the Best motion picture on Patriotic Spirit: Hindi – Delhi 6 e. For the LBS stadium in Hyderabad was USD 18 million. 1992. Box office blockbuster (widespread entertainment): Hindi – 3 Idiots d.A. S. and architecture of a contemporary and technology studded stadium in the city of oranges amounted USD 19 million. The entire panel of adjudicators – the prominent faces of the country (Justice Agarwal. the remaining of acreage to be disconnected amid Hindus & Muslims. Ayodha Verdict finally out. 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. a Northern Railway spokesmen stated. N. It is abominable that such all-embracing abusage of communal resources has taken abode in the name of the Commonwealth Games. 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. asserts and counter-claims. The following were the recipients of a few awards in various nominations: a. the IGI Stadium USD 150 million. It is acute that the Central Government anon adjustment a top akin analysis into this arrangement and the dealings embarked on. Bandhopadhyay. Male Singer: Rupam Islam in Bengali l. Female Singer: Neelanjana Sarkar in Bengali Sports Current Affairs [September 2010] • Kalmadi and Co. finest Feature Motion Picture Class led by Chairpersonship of Mr. 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. . Sharma and Mr. Actress: Ananya Chatterjee j. 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.G. Non Feature Motion Picture Group led by Chairpersonship of Mr. Camera and Applause: The 57th Edition of the National Film Award ceremony was concluded for the year 2009 in the month of September. Lights. Actor: Amitabh Bachcha for Auro’s role i. Pandey. In what is conceivably the most of eagerly anticipated judgment in contempt times. Best motion picture on Society’s Matters: Bollywood . Allahabad Bench applauded: Culminating 60 years of anfractuous proceedings. Motion Picture for Kids: Tied between Keshu (Malayalam) and Putaani Party (Kannada) g. The abstracts accessible on the Commonwealth Games website reveals that the amount of refurbishing the JNU stadium was USD 215 million. 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. Sippy.

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.” 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.• • Bridge Collapses. said the Secretary General of the body. While • . the main controller of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF). Michael Hussey fabricated 42 handy runs to the total. Previously. Rawat. Later the aforementioned day. including various European countries in which sprawl in demand and consumption behaviors are getting carefully followed. Ashwin got a couple of wickets for 16 runs as well. The arch was to hotlink the amphitheater to parking for delegates and athletes.e. affect of which will be significantly seen on India’s consign gain in the ongoing fiscal. ASSOCHAM. Top Investment Magnets: Gujarat has come into view as a baton of the part of 5 apex parts of India i. are those that are already going in for budgetary alliance as their economies initiated fractional cycle aback of relief packages. Muttiah Muralidaran was the most booming bowler scalping 3 wickets for only 16 runs. As an aftereffect of budgetary consolidation. which slithered at dreadfully lower akin of 13. cumulatively astringent dip down of exports’ returns reaching at a point $US 180 billion by March 31st. but only capable to set a minimal total of mere 128 runs for 7 wickets.42 % of cumulative investment of tons of Indian rupees for 20 States. This is for the reason that developing countries. South (AP and Karnataka). who are already nabbed amidst accuse of laziness and fraud for the XIX Edition. Jaipal Reddy has dismissed the pressures by quoting it is a negligible incident. Business And Economy 2010 • A 10 % dip in exports. it cut down to 35. Mike Hooper.2 per cent in July this year and change about trend will abide with a few enhancements round about in the remainder of the months of this fiscal. Organizing Committee Secretary General Lalit Bhanot addressed reporters: "We will put up a great show. remarked on the condition of hygiene at the Games Village as “dirty.1 per cent in the afterward months afore advancing along to a point of 30. The Urban Development Minister. The Opening brace fabricated 103 runs which fabricated their way of triumph easier than it ever seemed. the mishap is a concern to the CWG organizers. With such great triumph on the world stage. Only Davy Jacobs’s denticulate 34 runs were the notable contribution and was also the best from the entire batting lineup of the Warriors. like India.Warriors had won the toss earlier and decided to bat first but bootless to account an appropriate target.4 per cent in June. 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. Five Indian States.S.6 per cent in April 2010. Approximations acknowledge that abutting to $US 20 billion of exports’ gain are captivated in countries. Chennai Super Kings started off in some style by baking batting by Murali Vijay who denticulate a 58 run total. Mr. The Public Works Department (PWD) has urged for an acoount of the structure from the builders. said Secretary General. 2011. the Indian and CSK captain has silenced his critics and is still in contention to be the best ever captain in the world today. However. West (Maharashtra). He said the venues will be all set in the days to come and there would be added sprucing to accommodate top notch standards. With this Murali Vijay became the highest run getter of the second edition of the Champions League Twenty20. in molding to be the top preferred investment pit stops and in alluring 52. D. according to a generalization undertaken by ASSOCHAM. 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. the capital area of the Commonwealth Games. India’s export transaction that nurtured at the amount of 32. South-East (Orissa). targets seems unlikely: The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) predicted arrears of abutting to 10 per cent in exports ambition for accepted budgetary due to arrest in exports advance rate.

“Both of us together accord to the aforementioned Indian Ocean association and we carve up familiar issues. 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) . Manmohan Singh. Almost immediately afterwards India's appointment. he further stated. Guebuza and Singh. Meena added that for the time span up to August 2010. AP a mountaineering USD 180794 million. who captivated entrustment level converses. Russia. quoted by the Secretary for Ministry of Heavy Industry.3). It is in our alternate absorption to ensure the assurance and aegis of sea lanes of communication in the Indian Ocean. France and China. India's previous spell in the Security Council was way back in 1992. India and Mozambique sign 3 agreements: India and Mozambique came together and signed three agreements and a credit band of 500 million United States dollars has been advanced to that nation state for works regarding the infrastructure. a running affiliate of the United Nation Security Council. Light motor vehicles’ construction in India is probable to accustom the superlative rate of progress. Mr. India got an unbelievable 187 of the 191 votes in the UN General Assembly ballot on October 14th 2010. cooperation in competence building and human resource (or workforce) development. Even as India’s acclamation for a nonpermanent 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. which got appointed with India. Britain.9). manufacturing industry (22. Maharashtra’s also close to a staggering USD 231378 million. the service sector (22. Chamber Secretary General. business cars and bike segments have all embarked on the absorbing advance ante of 32%. B S Meena who highlighted this while speaking in New Delhi at the Roundtable Conference. The heaviest bulk of investment has gone into ( in terms of percentages) electricity sector (40.the United States of America. The Secretary also brought to light that it is anticipated that the measurement of the Indian commuter cars articulation in 2020 will be abutting to nine million units and twowheelers approx. distinctively to get hold of sea lanes in opposition to piracy and. D S Rawat reported that Mahatma Gandhi’s home state has alone drawn investment proposals of USD 268375 million. deepening of defense and aegis collaboration. Manmohan Singh said in a collective journalist statement. India tipped to become vehicle giants: “India has already accomplished this great landmark well around 6 years advanced of the decided missions”. International Current Affairs [October 2010] • India gets UNSC non-permanent seat: The biggest news on the international front for India has been its inclusion into the UNSC as a non-permanent member after a gap of 19 years.1 ). agronomics and power during a convention that featured President of Mozambique Armando Guebuza and Prime Minister of India Dr.4% over the same epoch the previous year. deepening of bread-and-butter collaboration. 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'. and South Africa and Germany. resolved to actualize an affiliation following the lines of superior political meeting.4) and irrigation (2. Orissa a gigantic USD 220171 million. The achievement of such a degree would place India as one of the top 5 car creating nations all across the globe by the year 2020 with the local utilization growing by 4-folds to US 120 billion dollars. Mr. Considering that Brazil.” Dr. 49% and 31% appropriately during this interlude. The commuter vehicles.3). realty and property division (9. thirty million pieces. on October 14th were as well in contention for a permanent membership. Karnataka a whopping USD 163791 million and the rest 15 states short listed equal to USD 1377299 million amounting for only proposals.• making the study public. the achievement of the automobile segment has been acutely commendable with the assorted manufacturing of cars growing at 32. mining (2.6 ). 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 • .

If all other cities and states like previously Delhi and now Haryana think about the hazards the polythene bags can cost. there is no scrutiny if a prime number selected is the similar chosen by somebody else before. 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. "Apart from this.personnel of that nation state. it is an aegis aperture of the aboriginal order for web. A suggestion to this aftereffect has been supported by Bhupinder Singh Hooda (the honorable Chief Minister of the state). In excess of one crore voters will adjudge the future of six ministers (of the state) in the third stage. National Current Affairs [October 2010] • Third stage of Bihar polling completed: Polling was carried out affably in 48 electorates on 28th Oct 2010." stated by Neelmani (DG of Police). of Delhi. stage 4 will be carried out on Nov. the Prime Minister alleged. Unlike on a number of occasions before. nevertheless. If this is to happen. Fundamentally. 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. this time Bihar polling did not see what it usually it experiences in terms of riots. acutely undersized. The ban includes a complete no-no of recycling. we will be having better standards of health and hygiene. The following round i. Haryana barricades polythene bags entry: In another attempt to safeguard the environmental and not add insult to the already injured state of the planet. which witnessed an approximated 53% voter responsive. Conveying worry over the assurance and aegis of sea lanes in Indian Ocean. he said. Haryana govt. 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. Approximately sixty cars were as well detained. Taraya. Electorates like Amnour. which saw miniature incidents of affray and fracas. stated that the 16 digit long UID numbers will be released in the next year and half or so. provided the millions of accretion objects affiliated to the web. an authorized agent said in the capital on Saturday.e. has also decided to prohibit polythene bags in the state. This type of thinking and resolutions are the only way through which we can combat and better the ailing state of the plant Earth. 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. estimating in the third appearance of Bihar Assembly elections.03 billions) in the country. 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. the chief of the dept. Balmikinagar and Patepur (Maoist followers) account about 45%-52% voting. Population on another instance has proven to be a major obstacle in the development and progress course of India. storage and usage (in any form) within the state. booth capturing and other forms of unrest and violence that hampers the true and the honest spirit of competition. like the govt. • • Sports Current Affairs [October 2010] . More than 185 people were held during the balloting. The better half of RJD spearhead Lalu Prasad Yadav is as well battling from Sonepur bench in Saran constituency. it was nonviolent and silky. He added that the epicenter of its working will be in the city of Bangalore. the possibly is. Taking the point in consideration. 4 2010. UID experiences technical hiccups: In order to overcome the challenge posed by the huge figure of people (approximately 1. Ramnagar. 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. Guebuza promised India it will accommodate all practical aid to safeguard them.

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. Sachin’s double ton was the highlight of the series and imperative in order to retain the coveted Border-Gavaskar Trophy. with 1. McGrath and others retiring had to rely majorly on the young breed of players lacking experience of play in the Indian subcontinent. 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. Hayden. B. 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. Dhoni was selected as the captain of a World Test XI. Business And Economy 2010 • Inflation hits essential commodities: Prices of seven of the most essential commodities for example that make up the most of our meals for the day have steeped upwards by a percentage of 18 on an boilerplate for over one year long period (Aug ’09 – Aug ’10) while per capita earnings of an boilerplate Indian citizen has seen a surge by 10. India finished ahead of England (142) and behind Australia (177). The partnership between the two batsmen helped India to chase down a total just under 300. India also won the ODI series without losing single game (1-0). But the finals for the hockey men were a match to forget as they were thumped by the Kangaroos scoring 8 past their goal. 27 silver and 36 bronze medals which cumulatively read 101 medals. Virender Sehwag. Two of the three matches were abandoned due to bad weather conditions while the sole game played.282 runs in the game’s longer adaptation. an award given to the greatest cricketer for the year that is named after Sir Garfield Sobers. India had tallied 38 gold.• • • A century of Medals in CWG 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. Afterwards accumulating 1. Going into this match with some resilient attitude as shown in the semis. In the previous. de Villiers.S. 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. ICC admits: Sachin Tendulkar (quite unsurprisingly) was shortlisted for the most decorated cricketing accolade in contempt period. But the cherry on the cake was put by Indian badminton pioneer – Saina Nehwal. the former proved to be good for the Aussies. Apart from the Test Series.B. 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. Sachin completed a double of awards at the even by also winning the famous – LG People’s Choice Award.4% (these facts have been obtained by a research from ASSOCHAM). 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. The Australian team over a period of time has seen its main workforce in Gilchrist. Tan Zed Vivian and Peri Campbell-Innes. Decorated Indian off-spinner. the Aussies brought them to ground by outplaying them with power play. The Men in Blue had a lot extra to applaud about as their striking opener. was chosen as the Test Cricketer of the Year and M. 1 and was in a quest to get it back. Gautam Gambhir was given this privilege. At the . Sehwag’s Delhi team mate as well as opening partner. Master Blaster’s the Best. India had slipped its rank down a bit from No. That’s what actually transpired. 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). 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. India convincingly beat the Australians thanks to a solid partnership between Suresh Raina and Mohit Tiwary.S. The culminating day (Oct 14th) saw the quest of an unimaginable 2nd place finish thanks to Jwala and Ashwini.

404/. 40. The per capita earnings of a boilerplate Indian was seen about Rs. Despite the fact that India has coped to be the seventh largest manufacturer of automobiles all across the globe but it continues to be a miniature contributor in the all-around market. and 26%. Indian vehicle business is assured of accomplishing its consign ambition of USD 12 billion within the next three to four years. 4. run) abettor BSNL further had an enormous 2. Brazil (North and Latin America) and Turkey (from Europe).in the current year. which has new 2.42 crores in the first quarter than ended for FY 2010. The values of condiments and spices and condiments belted quite higher from the phase in 2009 August and have seen significantly greater animation in their prices which shot up to the bar of over 40% amid the year long period specified earlier. empiric FICCI Abstraction on Indian Auto Exports.25 million.79 percent. 18. India stands 22nd in auto exports. which took its consumer abject to 141. 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. PSU (govt. The advancement in the wireless class was led by Vodafone. Mexico. added necessities for daily meals saw a rising instant in the ambit of 11%. The cumulative number of phone subscribers (both wireless and fixed line) in India amplified to 706. Barrack Obama. The organization includes that the acceleration in mandatory commodity prices and per capita income was absolutely uneven. Regardless of this.03 crore new users. in that order. Just behind chasing Vodafone. Argentina.25 crore users in early 2nd quarter of FY 2010.37 crores by the last weeks of late August from 688. At present. . According to facts disclosed by the telecom controller in the second week of October. which resulted in its entire subscriber abject to 76. With this.30 crore new users to yield its subscriber abject to 113.98 crore new users and 1.each year. President Obama also said that Pakistan needs to take strong and immediate steps against all terrorist groups operating on Pakistani soil. Mr.60 crores by the first month of the second quarter of FY 2010 that took shape of a shape of 2. using the final figure of mobile users in India to 670.141/. the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) alleged. As a result of this. totaling to Rs.per annum in the previous financial year amplified by about Rs. Indian auto industry strives to accomplish consigns ambition of USD 12 billion in the next four years: FICCI strives 3% allotment in all-around exports in the next six years.5 billion of vehicles which cover tractors.77 crore subscribers. the mobile phone subscriber abject shot up from 652. which will be great considering the fact it will be two years prior to the planned year of 2016 outlined in Automotive Mission Plan 2006-16. The share of the country in all-around automobile exports is a bare 1% in the previous year and our country ranks 22nd in car exports declining abaft countries like Thailand and China (in Asia). commuter cars.• • same time as prices of all kinds of staple commodities experienced an aciculate boost. India exports USD 4. the all-embracing telephones per 100 people or telephone density in India went nearly up to 59. a top US official recently said that Islamabad should begin to crack down on terrorists and terrorist groups operational within the country immediately. 10%. 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.18 people went Mobile: The telecom companies in India had new 18.18 million user as per records of the quarter just ended.38 crores in July. 9% and 7% in that order. Furthermore.03 million.345/. at the same time as Aditya Birla Group’s Idea Cellular and Aircel had 1. International Current Affairs [November 2010] • Pakistan’s Initiative against Terrorism Pakistan has been the victim of international terrorism in the past few months. Telecom market baton Bharti Airtel saw 2.60 million. acclaimed FICCI Study.61 cores subscribers. it further stated. to 670.63 percent. not just in the US but in other nations such as Afghanistan and India as well. India gets 1% of World’s Auto: According to a study carried out by FICCI. business cars and others like scooters and motor-bikes. 27%. in that order. 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. 44. alignment amid 40%.

The reason for this has been said to be China’s interests in a group of potentially resource rich islands in the Asian Pacific. Just last month. Officials further urged airlines using these engines to carry extensive checks before using them because defects present in them could lead to catastrophic failures. intimidation and accusations of the polls being a charade. 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. The committee Chairman Thomas Mayr Harting said that following this step. claiming that they illegally collected advanced ballots. Shiites and Sunnis. Senior officials admitted that a Herculean task now lay before them. 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. the poll was a competition between the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) and the National Unity Party (NUS). 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. 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. Prime Minister Designate al-Maliki called upon al Iraqi citizens and politicians to help him in this difficult task. China’s industrial growth has also fallen considerably in recent times. In most constituencies. Speaking to leaders at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Japan. Recently. China has been in the news recently over its spats with neighboring nations over international borders and territories. In addition to this. Rolls Royce sued by Qantas Australian flight safety officials have recently warned that manufacturing defects have been found in the Rolls Royce Trent 900 engines. 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. CBI officials discovered a bribe for loan scandal . China’s slowest growth China had its slowest rate of economic growth in a year during the September quarter. 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.• • • • • • UN’s terrorism sanctions list In a recent and sudden move. USA and UK officials also voiced their concerns about the transparency and fairness of these polls. that of forming a government comprising of members of all possible political factions. Myanmar polls called fake The first democratic polls in Myanmar after several years of military rule were held among complaints of threats. The committee said that the reason for such an action was that several of the names on the sanctions list were probably dead. National Current Affairs [November 2010] • Sensex drops 458 points The Bombay Stock Exchange recently fell by a total of 458 points. Several accusations were made by opposition parties against the USDP. Friendly neighbor China 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. New Government in Iraq 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. President Hu said that China was committed to the regional policy of building good neighborliness and friendship. a US committee took down several names of al-Qaida and Taliban terrorists off its terrorism sanction lists. but experts predicted India’s rate of growth to exceed that of China’s by a considerable margin in the next five years. the committee had started investigations into how many terrorists put on the list were actually dead. In the meanwhile. Though not immediately. This committee was set up in 1999. The new government is expected to have members from all the political factions such as the Kurds.

The global financial crisis.e. 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. Following this letter security around the temple and the surrounding complex was tightened by posting additional number of policeman around the temple complex. Around 5 million devotees are said to visit the temple every year. The five accused in the case have alleged links with the radical Hindu group Abhinav Bharat. which was worsened by the total collapse of financial firm Lehman Brothers. Adding to these has been the sudden drop in industrial growth from 15. i. Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee’s concern The finance minister of the country Pranab Mukherjee recently raised his fears over the rising of inflation in the country. Ashok Chavan’s fate Disgraced Chief Minister of Maharashtra Ashok Chauhan’s would be decided after the Diwali holiday season. No mention of either the Adarsh Housing Society scam or the commonwealth Games fiasco was made by the Congress in its AICC session. Major loses were mainly suffered by PSUs.• • • • • that involved several officials from financial firms and a few state run banks. CBI officials submitted close to a thousand documents to the court to speed up the prosecution. As said by Finance Minister Mukherjee. Ashok Chauhan immediately offered to resign from his post. food prices had the highest amount of inflation which in Mid October was estimated to be over 13%. Mr. the Reserve Bank of India has hiked its key short term lending and borrowing times several times this year. Adjournment of Ajmer Dargah blast case 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. Common Wealth Games Organizing Committee Chaiperson Suresh Kalmadi. 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. Heavy Industries Minister and former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and Maharashtra PCC President Manikrao Thakre. CBI officials submitted a list of six witnesses to the courts who were officials of a number of different banks. 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. . Baba Ramdev Temple under threat An anonymous letter was received at the Ramdev Baba temple in Jaisalmer that contained threats to blow up the temple on November 9th. Minister Pranab Mukherjee was in talks with the Reserve Bank of India Governor over the the possible rate hike action by the Central Bank. Satyam Trial Case 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. realty. Since cases in the Supreme Court need to be resolved at the earliest.2% to 5. All ten accused including company founder B Ramalinga Raju were present in court during the hearing of the case. Also present at the meeting were Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit. The 10. The bail of the owner of company and the other 5 individuals associated has been rejected. The accused have been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code like conspiracy to murder. Following this allegation. 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. Only one accused was brought to the court while the other two are being questioned about the Hyderabad Mecca blast case. Recently Chief Minister Ashok Chauhan’s name had come in the Adarsh Housing Society scam. District Collector G S Kushwaha received this letter by normal post.6% much above the acceptable rate of 5%. consumer durables and healthcare. He further added that rising food prices were solely the reason for this sudden inflation.8% rise in industrial growth since last month could not help and several indices ended with huge losses.6%. Over one hundred and thirty witnesses have been cited by the prosecution of the case. Recently. To combat the aforementioned rise in inflation. after November 8th said the Congress party. Inflation for the month of September was estimated to be close to 8. attempt to murder and murder.

many people till date question the justice imparted in the case. 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. Cricket in 2014 Asian Games Rumors recently originated that cricket had been removed from the list of proposed sports and events of the 2014 Asian games. South Korean organizers are said to not be in support of this decision. In their game against Tottenham Hotspur. during the time of US President Barrack Obama’s visit to the capital. Sports Current Affairs [November 2010] • Chelsea lose third match out of fourth 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. 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. • • • Persons in News November 2010 • Leslie Nielson passes away Beloved actor Leslie Nielson best remember as bumbling police detective Lt. 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. 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. 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. leaked from the Union Carbide Plant in Bhopal in 1984. 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. killing over 3000 people the same night and causing the deaths of over 25000 people over the subsequent years. Several tonnes of the poisonous gas methyl iso-cyanide. Birmingham gained three points in the rankings thanks to the one and only winning goal scored by its player Lee Bowyer. They further plan to ask President Obama for his help as the US government has been largely unhelpful these last few years. However.• Protest during Obama visit by Bhopal Gas tragedy victims Victims of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy are said to be planning to stage a protest at Jantar Mantar on the 8th of November. Newcastle lost 5-1 to Bolton while West Ham lost 3-0 to Liverpool alongside Blackpool and Stoke who claimed their respective victories. to finally lose the game at a score of 3-2. 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 Following his win in the Korean Grand Prix. third position in Brazil and third position in the qualifiers of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. However. 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. Fernando Alonso of Ferrari looked like the possible winner. Nadal and Clijsters 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. The sit in protest organized by the voluntary organizations is said to be comprised of over 5000 gas tragedy victims. However the title slipped out of his hands. Frank Drebin of the . 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. This win helped Manchester United to move up in the English Premier League rankings.

The operating system called Android was further praised by Mr. Mark Zuckerberg. Bardan. Maitreya. Although. Om Prakash Choutala. It is said to be much faster than even the bullet trains of Japan. Some of these were repossessed. recently praised the operating system on Google’s smart phones. China reveals world’s fastest train China unveiled its new high speed train CRH380 that can clock a maximum speed of 486. co-founder of Apple Inc.1 kmph. Sharad Yadav and Ajit Singh. 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. friends and long time agent. International Current Affairs 2010 • Sri Lanka abandons Tamil version of its national anthem The Sri lankan government has decided to scrap the tamil version of the national anthem in its official and state functions. all of which were big hits. 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. At a cruising speed of 380 this is certainly a major accomplishment. 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. The movie was a huge hit and Nielson’s popularity as a comedy actor soared. • • National Current Affairs 2010 • CBI seeking closure in Arushi Talwar case. Wozniak who said that these phones had more features to offer as compared to the I-phone. He was initially cast as a leading man in serious movies such as The Forbidden Planet and Poseidon Adventure. Facebook has reached 500 million users this year all around the globe and the numbers are still counting.dead and loving it and Spy hard. However the report as named the victims father Dr Rajesh Talwar as a possible suspect. He was surrounded on his death bed y his loving wife. further added that while Google’s smart phones offer people more number of choices. Leslie was married thrice in his lifetime and has two daughters with his second wife. Mr Naidu undertook the fast citing that the Andhra Govt should revise its compensation package for the rain hit farmers of the state. Arunkumar. 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. Dracula. Amba Durai. He however.• Naked Gun series of movies. Mr Zuckerberg is the founder of thesmash hit social networking site Facebook and is also the world youngest billionaire currently. Leslie Nielson had over a 60 year long career in motion pictures which started back in the 1950s. Chandra Babu Naidu ends fast Telugu Desam Party president finally ended his hunger strike of eight days on the insistence of visiting leaders like Thambi Durai. China on its part has gone ahead and is now working on a model that is expected to clock 600kmph. He then appeared in a number of comedy movies. I-phone versus Google Android Steve Wozniak. passed away recently aged 84 from complications arising as a result of Pneumonia. Prakash Karat. However. Apple I-phones on the other hand were much better in terms of quality. The former flopped while the latter was a big success in its time. Nielson soon found his forte in comedy movies when he first acted in the 1980 comedy motion picture. This move may possibly further alienate the tamil minorities in the country. Airplane. 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. Julian Assange the editor in chief of wikileaks was the pick of the time readers. the most famous of them being the Naked Gun series. Times Person Of The Year Times magazine has named Mark Zuckerberg as the person of the year . • .

According to traders. the two countries signed around 50 deals in power. Murali Manohar Joshi.wind energy . Sanjay Gandhi received notoriety for many ruthless measures like slum clearance and mass sterilization programs. India and China set $100bn trade target by 2015 India and China have agreed upon a new $100billion trade target by 2015 which is more than the $6 billion agreed upon in 2010. of being a conduit between Naxals and of meeting Narayan Sanyal in jail. food and marine products and telecommunications worth $16 billion. The trio has also been convicted under provisions of section 124 IPC (sedition) and 120 B IPC (conspiracy). Dr Sen has been held guilty under Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act 2005.With the arrival of Chinese PM Wen Jiabao accompanied by 400 Chinese business leaders in India. Indias GSLV vehicle fails during launch. Citibank employee Shivraj Puri accused of fraud surrenders Citibank employee Shivraj Puri who is said to be involved in a massive fraud. The PM Dr Manmohan Singh had earlier offered to appear himself before the PAC headed by BJP stalwart Mr. 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. Sports Current Affairs 2010 • Saina Nehwal wins Honk Kong Open Super Series. The 58 year old doctor has provided over 28 years of selfless service to the poorer sections of Chattisgarh. 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. Indias star sportswoman Saina Nehwal rallied around from a one game deficit to win 15-21. Had it been successful. The GSAT-5P satellite which the launch vehicle was supposed to send into orbit was one of the heaviest and cost ISRO 125 crores. It would have eventually replaced the INSAT-2E satellite that was sent up in 1999.steel . finally surrendered to the police after almost 48 hrs since the incident came to light. 21- .• • • • • • • Congress blames Sanjay Gandhi for the emergency excesses 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. The opposition still feels the JPC would be the best option that would help to bring this case to its logical conclusion. Opposition unrelenting on its demand in JPC probe The opposition has been steadfast in its demand for the JPC with regard to the 2G scam. Human rights activist Dr Binayak Sen convicted. This overtakes the $10bn of agreements signed between Indian and American businesspeople during the recent visit of US President Barack Obama. Dr Sen is a pediatrician and alumni of Christian medical college. the satellite would have served the needs of the telecommunication sector and the weather department. ISRO suffered a serious setback when its Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F06) failed on its course. gets life term 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. they are attributing the supply crunch due to torrential downpours in Maharashtra. Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967. 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. forcing the team at SriHarikota to abort the mission and self destruct the launch vehicle. Other parts of India too have started feeling the pressure and the prices are continuously shooting up. Prices of onions hit through the roof 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. Gujarat and Southern states which has lead to a poor yield. The Government on it part has suspended the export of onions until January in an attempt to bring down the prices.

This will add a lot of muscle to the Aziz Premji Foundation which was set up few years back in its quest to improve the standard of education. He was a four time CM of Kerala and is affectionately called ‘Leader’ by his admirers.76 lakh crores. • Current Affairs For February 2011 National 2G scam: Former Telecom Minister A. 1. Raja has been accused of issuing 2G licenses at throw away prices creating massive losses for the exchequer. ULFA. Sachin Tendulkar scores fifty centuries in test cricket Sachin Tendulkar scored his fiftieth test century in the second innings of the first test against South Africa at the Centurion. Chidambaram on Feb 10 to signify the start of the much long-awaited peace talks aimed at ending 30 long years of insurgency in Assam.• • 16. He was also earlier arrested by the CBI on 2nd Feb and was held in their custody in view of the evidence they had collected against him regarding his involvement in the 2G scam. Indian cricket teams wins its second test at Durban. A. He was known to be a master tactician and often played the role of troubleshooter for his party. The master blaster scored his century in196 balls with 12 fours and one six. 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. Premji Donates 8. He was 92 and is survived by his daughter Padmaja Venugopal and son K Muraleedharan. 21-17 over Wang Shixian of China.VS Laxman whose 96 helped India seal victory.Raja sent to Tihar Jail • Former Telecom Minister A Raja was sent to Tihar Jail in Jail in Delhi on Feb 17th in relation to the 2G scam. He will be in judicial custody for fourteen days until March 3rd.846 crores to improve education in India Aziz Premji . government begin Assam peace talks • Leaders of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) met Home Minister P. Incidentally he has also been named the ICC player of the year. According to the national auditor CAG.The star of the match was V. Even thought India lost the first test Sachin’s century helped about bringing some respectability to the proceedings. India had scored 205 and 228 in their two innings while the South Africans could score only 131 and 215 respectively. 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. The 2 G scam has created major uproar in Parliament and has sent shock waves across the country. the 2G spectrum phone licenses were sold in 2008 for a fraction of their value and this has resulted in a notional loss of Rs. 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. The foundation will focus on providing quality education in rural India and the the government has also pitched in to open the Aziz Premji foundation where higher education will be provided. Chairman of WIPRO will transfer 213 million equity shares valued at 8846 crores to an irrevocable trust for charity. History was created when the eight member ULFA . Persons in News December 2010 • Congress Veteran Karunakaran passes away Veteran congress leader Karunakaran finally breathed his last after a prolonged bout of illness.

on the first day of the budget session the PM said “On account of the controversy relating to allocation of 2G spectrum. Kasab. 150 in denomination. The court accepted the prosecution’s contention that there was a conspiracy behind the incident. With the opposition being absolutely unrelenting in their demands for the introduction of the probe. The Rs 150 coin is prepared from an alloy of copper. While ULFA has not put up any demands or finalised any agenda for talks. PM announces JPC on 2G spectrum scam • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced that his government would set up the Joint Pariamentry Committee (JPC) to investigate the 2G spectrum scam. This is a highly significant development considering ULFA has been trying since 1979 to carve out an independent homeland of Assam. we all do disservice to those who have elected us. the winter session of Parliament was lost. In the Lok Sabha. an LeT operative was captured alive at Girgaum Chowpatty in Mumbai on November 26. The previous years winter session in parliament ended with only ten working hours on record. acquits 63 • A special court in Ahmedabad on February 22nd convicted 31 people and acquitted 63 including main accused Maulvi Umarji.team headed by Arabinda Rajkhowa met Chidambaram at his North Block office for a first round of peace talks.. HC upholds Death Penalty for Kasab • The Bombay High Court on Feb 21 confirmed the death penalty to 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab and termed the case being the rarest of rare and held that there was "no scope of reform" of the convict. Our country can ill-afford this. Justice Ranjana Desai told Kasab through video conferencing "Aapko saza-e-maut yeh adalat barkarar karti hai. The court was the first one to pronounce a judgment. This triggered the 2002 Gujarat communal riots which left over 1200 people dead mostly Muslims. the beginning of talks itself is being seen as a very positive step to restoring peace in the state. several meetings with the different political parties were set up and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee tried to bring about a compromise. This is a special occasion with the IT department having completed 150 years of taxation from 1860 to 2010..we are a functioning democracy and must try to resolve our difference is the spirit of collaboration not competition.. This comes nine months after the lone 26/11 terrorist who was captured alive was ordered to be sent to the gallows by the trial court on May 6. silver and zinc. The special coins which also includes Rs 5 denomination would be released by the Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee ahead of his budget speech. You can appeal before the Supreme Court. 2008 while none other operatives who has come with him were gunned down by the security forces at the terror sites. The government finally agreeing to introduce the JPC does not come about as unexpected. The Rs 5 coins will also be minted in a similar fashion.." Godhra verdict: Ahmedabad court convicts 31. nickel. In order to ensure that the budget session does not get similarly affected. among the nine trying the 2002 Gujarat riots cases. . 150 coin soon • With the Income Tax Department celebrating 150 years of taxation in the country the government will issue coins of Rs. which in the end proved to be futile.in paralyzing Parliament. the Congress had to finally give in. 2010.” Govt to release Rs.” Later on he also announced the introduction of the probe when he went on to add “It is in these special circumstances that our government agrees to a JPC. ‘Sathyameva Jayathe’ and ‘India’ would be engraved on the front side of the coin while the back side will feature a portrait of portrait of 'Chanakya and lotus with honeybee'. in the 2002 Godhra train burning incident that left 59 people dead mostly Kar Sevaks who were returning from Ayodhya on the Sabarmati Express. Aap Supreme Court mein appeal zari kar sakte hain (Your death sentence is upheld.

Someswar Rao were chosen as mediators and had discussions with the Maoists. National Games Held in Jharkand • The 34th National Games. These included halting anti-Maoist operations by security forces. 148 (rioting with deadly weapons). junior engineer released • Malkangiri District Collector RV Krishna and Junior Engineer Pabitra Majhi were finally released by the Maoists after being kept for a week in captivity. Bangaldesh. However after another round of discussion. After intense round of negotiations the government finally relented and made arrangements to secure bails for the jailed Maoists. another top Maoist. the accused were convicted under IPC sections 147. release of all political prisoners. and compensation for the families of Maoist sympathizers killed in police custody. and Sriramulu Srinivas. was finally held in Jharkand and the event turned to be very successful. common sense prevailed and the Maoists released the collector a day later. The Indian team was expected to be under pressure to perform well against Bangladesh as their . The games were held from 12th February 2011 to 26th February 2011. India started with a bang scoring 375 with both Virender Sehwag and Virat Kohli hitting sensational hundreds to take the match away from the hosts. Padma (wife of top Maoist Ram Krishna). was officially launched on 17th Feb with a grand opening ceremony being held in Dhaka. Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act and Bombay Police Act. 323. Dandapani Mohanty and academicians G.Apart from the charges of murder. Haragopal and R. The long-postponed 34th National Games was originally scheduled for 2007. Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared the event open amid thundering cheers while the fourteen participating Captains were revealed to the public being carried in tricycles. Shankar Ehsaan Loy and other popular artists performed at the venue with the show stopper being Bryan Adams. 324. Sehwag particularly looked murderous. 326 (causing hurt). attempt to murder and criminal conspiracy. The negotiators had made the government agree to 14 key demands including the release of Ganti Prsadam. songs and dance routines to mark the start of the eagerly awaited event. listed 14 demands for the safe release of the two hostages. scrapping of accords with MNCs for land transfer and projects.Many athletes all over the country took part in various disciplines and quite a few records were broken in the process. 325. Kidnapped Malkangiri Collector. The Games have been deferred six times – four times due to delay in developing infrastructure and then postponed again due to the coming of Assemble Elections. Sports News Cricket World Cup 2011 Officially Opened • The 10th edition of the ICC cricket World Cup. 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on religious grounds). India start their Word cup campaign on a bright note • India played Bangladesh at Mirpur in the first WC match of the tournament on Feb 19. various sections of the Indian Railways Act. A further twist in the tale occurred when the Maoists released only Majhi and held back the Collector making a fresh list of demands. The two were abducted by the Maoists on Feb 16th and the Maoists in a letter to the government. The stadium was filled with spectators and evening proved to be visual spectacle with colourful fireworks.

One of the key reasons for such public outrage has been widespread poverty.1 Ranking Again • World Champion Viswanathan Anand played against Magnus Carlsen of Norway to end the match in hard fought draw and finished second in the Bilbao Final Masters chess tournament. The US economy is currently almost three times the size of the Chinese economy in dollar terms. This has been a hard fought struggle for the people of Egypt after many episodes of violence having been reported between the public and Mubaraks forces. For eighteen days thousands of people had taken to the streets all over Egypt demanding the ouster of their autocratic President who had been in power for the past thirty years. China has been enjoying a manufacturing boom for quite a few years now and it is expected that at its current rate of growth. The city's historic cathedral . Viswanathan Anand regains No. Ronaldo further added that frequent injury problems were one of the main reasons in him deciding to announce his retirement. killing at least 148 people • A massive earthquake on 22nd Feb has caused massive destruction in the city of Christchurch. New Zealand. The 34-year-old three-time world player had a year end contract with Corinthians. But the icing on the cake was when the Indian ace dethroned Carlsen from the number one ranking in Live rating list for the first time since January this year and ended up as the top player in ratings too. Japan's economy was worth $5.414 trillion) at the end of 2010. which left two people seriously injured but no fatalities. inflation and rampant corruption in the government for many years. International News Mubarak resigns.1-magnitude quake on 4 September. figures from Tokyo have shown while that of China's economy is closer to $5. New Zealand earthquake strikes Christchurch. Brazilian striker Ronaldo announces retirement • Former Brazil striker Ronaldo announced his retirement from soccer on Feb 14. the epicentre of the anti-government protests burst with joy when the announcement was made.3-magnitude earthquake was the second in five months for the city and the death toll continues to increase with the police having confirmed 148 deaths with 200 still missing. China overtakes Japan as world's second-biggest economy • China has now overtaken Japan as the world's second-biggest economy. analysts see China replacing the US as the world's top economy in about a decade. The damage caused has been said to be much worse than the 7.previous campaign in 2007 resulted in an early exit and left many disappointed fans back at home. But a shock loss led to an early elimination from the Libertadores Cup and violent protests from fans. Egypt celebrates • The people of Egypt went wild with celebrations after President Hosni Mubarak resigned and handed power to the military on 11th February. Tahrir Square. The 6.474 trillion (£3. Thus ends a brilliant career in which he scored more than 400 goals including a record 15 at World Cups.8 trillion for the same period.

Dazed. The Kings Speech Wins Best Picture at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards • ‘The Kings Speech’ had a great outing at this years Oscars winning four awards. The court had accepted the prosecution's contention that there was a conspiracy behind the incident and convicted 31 under various sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) like 302 (murder). Tripoli. Fifty nine Kar Sevaks traveling in the S6 coach of Sabarmati Express were burnt alive near the Godhra railway station on February 2002. various sections of the Indian Railways Act. The film won in the best picture category and its director Tom Hooper received Best Director. 148 (rioting with deadly weapons). With each passing day the leader seems to be losing support from people working in his own government and is also under increasing pressure from International powers to step down.325. 324. Indian musician AR Rahman missed out on his two nominations for his score in ‘127 hours. 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on religious grounds). ‘The Fighter’. ‘The Best Supporting Actor’ and The Best Supporting Actress’ awards were bagged by Christian Bale and Melissa Leo for their performances in film. bleeding residents could be seen wandering through streets strewn with debris and piles of concrete.was one of the many buildings that got significantly damaged. 307 (attempt to murder) and 120B(criminal conspiracy). amid escalating protests against Muammar Gaddafi's 40-year rule across the North African nation. The court had acquitted 63 others out the total 94 for lack of evidence including the alleged mastermind Maulavi Hussain Umarji. Thousands of people have joined the struggle and there have been continuous reports of frequent clashes with the Muammars loyalists and the protesting public. 323. The sentence was pronounced by Additional Sessions Judge PR Patel who had earlier convicted them of criminal conspiracy in the Sabarmati Express train burning case on Feb 22nd. They were convicted under IPC section 147.’ Current Affairs For March 2011 National Godhra verdict: 11 get death. Prevention of Damages to Public Property Act and Bombay Police Act. while cars lay in a mangled heap under a pile of rubble and roads cracked open with fissures as a result of the tremors. Scores of people have been reported killed in continuing violence in the Libyan capital. Libyan people take to the streets in their demand for freedom • Inspired by the outcomes of Tunisia and Egypt over the past few weeks the people of Libya have also taken out to the streets in their cries for freedom against their autocratic leader Muammar Gaddafi. This incident caused . Colin Firth received the award for best actor for his central role in Kings Speech while best female actor went to Natalie Portman for Black Swan.326 (causing hurt). 20 get life term • A Sessions Court in Ahmedabad awarded death sentence to 11 people and life term to twenty others on 1/3/2011.

wide spread communal riots in the State of Gujarat that resulted in the deaths of over 100 people. He served as food secretary in Kerala in the early 90’s during which time he had aggressively campaigned for the import of 1500 tonnes of palm oil from Malaysia. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav observed: "At this moment we have to end the case therefore I allow the CBI plea to close the case. Radhika a second year BA student who lives with her family in Naraina locality of West Delhi was shot point blank by the assailant who fled the scene after shooting her in the stomach. therefore there is no need of wasting public money in continuing the investigation.palmolein was unjustifiable high. most of them Muslims. said he would challenge the order in the Delhi High Court. while the case is still pending in court. who objected to CBI’s application in the court. The opposition BJP had been highly critical all along and following his resignation demanded even the PM to step down. who is allegedly one of the recipients of kickbacks in the controversial Bofors gun deal of 1986 which ended up resulting in the fall of the Rajiv Gandhi government in 1989. Delhi University student Radhika Tanwar shot outside college • Radhika Tanwar (21) a student of Ram Lal Anand College (Delhi University) was shot dead by an unidentified man on the Dhaula Kuan foot-over bridge near South Campus at around 10. This has come about as big blow to the UPA government which is already facing several allegations of corruption. even though a tax tribunal had ruled in Dec 2010 that illegal commissions were indeed paid in the deal. SC strikes down CVC PJ Thomas' appointment • The Supreme Court on 3/3/2011 struck down on the appointment of Chief Vigilance Commisioner PJ Thomas after a three-judge bench headed by the Chief Justice of India SH Kapadia delivered its verdict on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that sought his removal." Advocate Ajay Aggarwal.30 AM on 8/3/2011. I think the CBI has moved this application to close this case after applying their minds. Reports later emerged that price paid for the oil. CVC PJ Thomas soon thereafter submitted his resignation. Passersby took the girl in an autorickshaw to Safdurjung Hospital where she was declared brought dead. Justice Patel termed the case as “rarest of rare” and the court has given the accused 90 days to appeal in the High court. He used to follow women. Furthermore Thomas is the country's 14th CVC and was selected by a three member panel that included the PM and the Home Minister. The agency had said that its plea to withdraw the case has been filed with bonafide intention as it has spent a huge amount of money on the investigation but has not been able to arrest the Italian businessman. The PM took responsibility for the incident and cited the reason as error in judgement. He was caught a few days later and Delhi Police Commissioner B K Gupta said “Vijay suffers from psychopathic obsession. The assailant has been identified as 25 yr old Ram Singh alias Vijay who hails from Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh. The apex court has observed Thomas is a person who is tainted as he was an accused in the palmoline export scam. PJ Thomas is the eighth accused in the palmolien case. The police also went on to add Vijay “nurtured deep grudge” against the . He followed Radhika regularly. The agency has been seeking withdrawal of the case against him as he has never appeared before any Indian court to face trial due to lack of evidence. The immediate trigger was the snubbing of Radhika when he tried to speak to her”. while the world was celebrating International Womens Day. The incident has caused outrage in the Capital which has been witnessing increasing episodes of crimes against women. Delhi court accepts CBI's closure report against Quattrocchi • A Delhi court on 4/3/2011 accepted CBI’s closure report seeking to drop all charges against Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi in the two decade old Bofors case. Many influential figures were accused of receiving payoffs in the deal which involved the purchase of Bofors guns for the Indian army. The CBI was looking at closing all criminal cases against Italian businessman Quattrocchi. An IAS officer of 1973 batch of Kerala cadre. He has since been fighting allegations of corruption.

a knife sticking out of her back. This may come as blow to the CBI in their investigations into the 2G scam. The DMK has agreed to allocate 61 seats. A. Raja’s wife Parameshwari is said to have served as a director in the firm but quit during 2008. The Congress refused to blink this time and after quite a few rounds of discussions the DMK finally relented to the Congress demands. The DMK party announced on 8/3/20011 that it will contest for 121 seats while the Congress will contest for 63 under the seat sharing deal for the April 13 Assembly polls. Sadiq Batcha (37) who is the Managing Director of Greenhouse Promoters has been under the CBI scanner for his suspected involvement in the 2G spectrum case and was questioned by the agency on February 22nd. DMK chief Karunanidhi was initially ready to give 60 seats to the Congress but the Congress unrelenting demand on having 63 made him unhappy and he threatened to pull out his ministers from the government.According to the post mortem reports the cause of death has been ascertained as asphyxia while the forensic reports are still awaited. The bench in its 110-page judgement saw the nursing staff of KEM hospital who have been looking after Aruna for the past 38 years as the real next friend of Aruna and declared the patient didn’t have a single bed sore during the period. up 1 seat from what they previously agreed and another two seats would be allocated to the Congress from the other allied parties of the DMK.Raja committed suicide and was found hanging at his residence in Chennai on 16/3/2011.600 crore revenue company within a very short time frame. asking for water. They also added there is no law in the country presently in the country on euthanasia and clarified unless the Parliament drafts a law.100. . is said to have grown to over Rs. A Bench of Justices Markandey Katju and Gyan Sudha Misra rejected on 7/3/2011 the euthanasia plea filed by Aruna’s friend Pinky Virani declaring ‘the petition stands cancelled’.victim after he got beaten up for harassing her and often told his friends that he would avenge the humiliation whenever he got the opportunity. The Congress demand of 63 seats marks an increase of 15 seats in allocation of what they got during the 2006 Assembly elections.Raja’s close aide Sadiq Batcha found dead • Sadiq Batcha. Under the seat sharing formula. VCK 10. Aruna Shanabug was sexually assaulted on November 27 1973 by Sohanlal Walmiki who used a dog chain to subdue her which ended up cutting the oxygen supply to her brain damaging vital functions like sight. Congress 63. On 11/3/2011 another student Monica Kirnapure was stabbed by four people in Nagpur while she was on her way to class from her hostel. Congress. IUML 2 and MMK 1 for the 234member assembly.000 in 2004. PMK 30. its stand on active and passive euthanasia will stay enforced. Green House Promoters. Batcha hails from Raja’s constituency Perambalur in Tamil Nadu and initially worked as a sari seller until his friendship with the former telecom minister happened in the early 1990’s. KMK 7. a close aide of former telecom minister A. DMK will contest 121 seats. The apex court however allows passive euthanasia in appropriate cases which have been permitted by the concerned high courts. The twenty two year old girl lay in her pool of blood for ten minutes. They also added Pinky was not allowed to appeal for the mercy killing of Aruna as she was not the staff of KEM hospital. DMK seat-sharing deadlock ends • After lot of political drama the DMK and the Congress have come to a mutual seat sharing agreement ahead of the upcoming Tamil Nadu assembly elections. initially a nondescript company with an equity base of Rs. SC dismisses Aruna Shanbaug's euthanasia plea • Aruna Shanbaug a former nurse at Mumbai’s KEM hospital has been in a vegetative state for the last 38 years after she was assaulted by a ward boy. No help came about from the bystanders until Sumedh Wanjaari hired a rickshaw to take her to the hospital where she died en route. memory and normal movement.

It does make one wonder if the State Treasury would be left with any money if such populist measures are left unchecked.Government of the day is accountable to the 15th Lok Sabha and not to the 14th Lok Sabha. . TMC reach seat-sharing deal • The Congress and the Trinamool Congress reached a seat sharing agreement ahead of the West Bengal Assembly Polls. If it is price rise then (Agriculture Minister) Sharad Pawar is responsible. This does came as surprise since Jayalalitha was a staunch critic of populist measures when the DMK party which came in power in 2006.Congress spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed said “In West Bengal. women self help groups get Rs10Lakh with 25 % waiver. if it is 2G then (former Telecom Minister) A Raja is responsible and if it is Commonwealth Games then Suresh Kalmadi is to blame. The alliance will fight against CPM led Left Front which has been in power for almost 35 years now. While the DMK plans to give women free mixes. headed by Congress MP KCS Deo. fifth phase on May 7 and sixth phase is on May 10th. second phase on April 23. third phase on April 27. Whatever happened in the 14th Lok Sabha has come to an end with the end of the tenure”.. AIADMK has promised 20 kg of free rice for all ration-card holders. Congress will contest 65 seats and TMC will contest 229. On 17/3/2011 they were demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in view of the fresh charges that bribe was paid during the trust vote. The first phase voting is on April 18. The ruling DMK party has promised laptops to students in their first year of college while Jayalalitha’s ADMK party promises them one as early as eleventh standard. We will work in close cooperation to win the election to defeat the Left from the state. The partie’s efforts in trying to gain an upper hand over each other by making such steep electoral promises does raise a lot of concerns.000 as pregnancy allowance and a host of other promises were made. was set up to examine their allegations in which was found there was no evidence of the allegations made by the BJP MP’s. The government on its part was dismissive questioning the credibility of the leaks. a hike in scholarship upto Rs 5000 from class 10 onwards. While DMK in their manifesto have announced 35 kg of free rice every month for below-poverty line families.TN Polls: Parties promise freebies to woo voters • Ahead of upcoming assembly polls. grinders its rivals have promised additional fans along with mixies and grinders. Mamta Banerjee of Trinamool has agreed to offer 65 seats after her rounds of discussion with the Congress party. Some of the other freebies include four sets of uniform and footwear for students. fourth phase on May 3. WB polls: Cong. On 23/3/2011 Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj made a stinging attack on the Prime Minister and said “It is the habit of the Prime Minister to blame others.” The Wikileaks cable suggests that the Congress bought the support of MPs during a vote of confidence during the controversial nuclear deal in 2008. promised to offer free colour TV’s to the public and also kept up on its electoral promise. 20 litres of mineral water a day to Below Poverty Line families. Cash for votes scam creates uproar in Parliament • With the revelations by Wikileaks about the Congress buying MPs to win the vote-of-confidence over the crucial Indo-US nuclear deal in 2008 came back to haunt party when a united opposition created an uproar in Parliament. the political parties of Tamil Nadu have promised a host of freebies to woo the voting public. She had earlier agreed to give 64 seats against Congress demand of 98. Also FM Pranab Mukherjee said “Each Lok Sabha is sovereign in its time. What happened in the 14th Lok Sabha cannot be decided in the 15th Lok Sabha.”West Bengal will be voting in 6 phases. Furthermore Jayalalitha in her bid to woo female voters has promised 4gms of gold for 'Thali' (mangalsutra) free of cost to poor. Three BJP MP’s walked into the Lok Sabha with Rs 3 crores in cash and claimed that they had been offered that money to vote for the nuclear deal and that they had planned a sting operation to prove it.. Following that a Lok Sabha committee. besides offering cable TV connections at subsidised rates. Top warring parties DMK and ADMK have taken the war of freebies to a new high. six months' maternity leave for women and Rs 12.

Ali was arrested by the ED on 7/3/2011 under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). According to Hasan Ali’s statements he is scrap dealer with an annual income of Rs 30 Lakh which does not tally with kind of lifestyle Ali is known for. A day after. The couple had challenged the order of the Allahabad High Court which the Supreme Court stayed on 19/3/2011 but asked the Talwars to surrender their passports. the airline regulator stepped in and discovered she had submitted forged mark sheets to procure her license. He has been under the radar of the Income Tax (IT) department and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for a few years now while his premises were raided in 2007. It is speculated that the major portion of the money in offshore accounts belong to some politicians and industrialists and that Ali acts as a conduit for them and allegedly facilitates transfer of black money from India on a commission basis. 2002. But a Mumbai Court on 11/3/2011 rejected ED’s plea for custodial interrogation of Hasan Ali on the grounds that the agency had not gathered sufficient evidence and Ali was released on bail.000 crores. Satish Tamta. The Allahabad High Court on 18/3/2011 dismissed the couples plea seeking quashing of criminal proceedings initiated by the lower court which not only refused the closure report filed by the CBI but also summoned the couple as accused in the case. the counsel for Rajesh and Nupur Talwar. The HC declared that it could not prohibit the magistrate from taking cognizance of a case if prima facie it appears that there is sufficient evidence against a person. saying it . submitted the passports in the court of additional chief judicial magistrate Puspendra Kumar Singh. whose father worked as an excise officer. Hassan Ali has been declared the highest tax defaulter in the country with dues allegedly over Rs 70. The fake pilot scam began unraveling when female Captain Parminder Gulati landed her airliner on the nose instead of the rear wheels which set the alarms ringing across many quarters. Fourteen-year-old Aarushi was found murdered at her home in Noida on May 16. DGCA. Since then more pilots have been caught guilty of the same crime. directed custodial interrogation of Hasan Ali to ED and was also critical of Mumbai Court Judge M L Tahaliyani's order of granting bail to Ali. which is given out after a person completes 200 hours of flying during the training. A person is eligible to fly a commercial aircraft only when he or she secures a CPL. On 26/3/2011 a DGCA official Pradeep Kumar(48). Earlier the CBI had file a closure report pleading closure citing lack of incriminating evidence. The DGCA admits there was a lapse. He is known to throw lavish parties. parents of murdered teen Aarushi Talwar have surrendered their passports to a local court following a direction by the Supreme Court which also stayed their trial in the Noida double murder case. On 19/3/2011 the SC had stayed the CBI court order summoning the Talwars to appear before it on 22/3/2011. The Supreme Court on 17/3/2011 stayed the trial courts order. 2008. A little ironic for a man with humble beginnings. has a penchant for race horses and own quite a few of them and also own an expensive fleet of cars. and now says as much as 4000 pilot licences are now under fresh scrutiny. pilot Pradeep Tyagi(35) and two of his touts Lalit Jain (34) and Pankaj Jain (23) were arrested by the Delhi Police. however the CBI has pointed a needle of suspicion to the parents and as a result left the option of proceeding against the Talwars with the Trial Court. Hasan Ali Remanded In Judicial Custody • Hasan Ali is a Pune bases stud farm owner who has been accused of allegedly stashing away 8 billion dollars in Swiss banks.Aarushi murder case: Talwars surrender passports • Rajesh and Nupur Talwar. The discovery of frauds in the issuing of licenses is a worrying development to the safety of air travel for the passengers and the industry. India revokes licenses of 14 'fake pilots' • Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on 23/3/2011 revoked a total of 14 commercial pilot licenses (CPL) which means it brings an end to the flying careers of the those accused of having submitted fake training records from Rajasthan State Flying School to procure their licenses. Tyagi along with his touts used to forge mark sheets for the fake pilots for huge a fee and also bribed Pradeep Kumar of the DGCA for expediting those files. Hemraj's body was found in the same building.

he characterized this as an opportunistic issue. Congress on its part was quick to give it back to the BJP. On 21/3/2011 the apex court extended his custody with the ED for an additional three days and when that duration came to a close a session’s court remanded Hasan Ali in judicial custody till April 8. had said after a meeting with Jaitley on May 6. The clash between the two countries generated tremendous hype in the media of both countries. the use of the word "opportunistic” in reference to nationalism or Hindu nationalism is neither my view nor my language. 2005. "The cable reflects my views on cross-border terrorism. India on its part provided Pakistan information with regards to the Samjauta blast case and agreed that they would update them once the charge sheet was filed. illegal infiltration from Bangladesh and the unfair denial of US Visa to the Gujarat Chief Minister (Narendra Modi). says the Census report. Jaitley a senior leader of the BJP and also leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha . whom the cable described as "one of several aspirants to direct the next generation of BJP leadership". It could be the diplomat's own usage. PM Manmohan Singh and PM Gilani of Pakistan engage in cricket diplomacy • The relations between India and Pakistan had soured post Mumbai 26/11 blasts. "Pressed on the question of Hindutva. With the ongoing world cup when India defeated Australia in the quarters it became apparent that it was to face off against Pakistan in the semifinal. "Pressed on the question of Hindutva. Jaitley argued that Hindu nationalism 'will always be a talking point' for the BJP. he characterized this as an opportunistic issue. India’s population is now bigger than population of USA. Census 2011: Indian population increased by 181 million • India’s population has risen to 1. what goes out wrongly hits back like a boomerang. had said after a meeting with Jaitley on May 6. the Charge at the US Embassy. 2011. Jaitley argued that Hindu nationalism 'will always be a talking point' for the BJP. which is an increase of 181 million according to the new census released on 31/3/2011. As per the joint statement released in the capital on 29/3/2011 the Pakistani delegation updated India on the ongoing trial and investigation and agreed to allow an Indian Commission to come to Pakistan to investigate 26/11 attacks.” Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said. the Charge at the US Embassy. said in a statement that the word opportunistic in reference to Hindutva could be the "diplomat's own usage". Pakistan and Bangladesh.was "deeply disturbed" as to the manner in which the trial court judge rejected the ED's contention and had given a lengthy order for it. Brazil. The two countries have also agreed to hold home secretary-level talks bi-annually. The invite was accepted by the PM of Pakistan who then along with Dr Manmohan Singh reached the cricket venue on 30/3/2011 where they shook hands with players and also engaged in diplomatic talks which has now leased a fresh breath of air to the relations between the two countries. “Chickens are coming to roost. The Pak delegation assured that India's National Investigative Agency (NIA) and Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) will cooperate in the 26/11 investigation. People living in glass houses are taught in this manner that they were to throw stones at others. The match even took on political turns when PM Manmohan Singh invited his counterpart Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and President Asif Ali Zardari to the cricket match. to his government. to his government. However." a cable by Robert Blake." a cable by Robert Blake. 2005. Wikileaks: 'Hindutva an opportunistic issue for BJP' • After the Congress it was the BJP’s turn to be hit by the Wikileaks phenomenon when a US diplomat reported in the cable that senior leader of BJP declared to him that Hindu Nationalism was an ‘opportunistic issue’ for the party. the Pakistani delegation updated India on the ongoing trial and investigation and agrees in principle to allow an Indian commission to investigate 26/11 attacks in Pakistan. Indonesia. According to the joint statement released in New Delhi on Tuesday. However. On the .” he said.21 billion in the last ten years. “However. He said the cable by the diplomat in 2005 makes a reference to his conversation with him.

India.7 million males and 586. New Zealand. The fourteen teams have all played their group stages and 8 teams qualified to the knockout stages. This is the 15th Census conducted since 1872. For every 1000 male infants. At first place and second place are Shixian Wang (83506. there are 914 girls.5 million women. Among these only four teams made it to the Semis where Pakistan and India played each other at Mohali and Srilanka and New Zealand played against each other in Colombo.49 per cent share in the total population. England. Indian chess grandmaster and World Champion Vishwanath Anand came in at third position. Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Riding on her Swiss Open triumph Saina has regained her number three ranking with 69721.4) and Yihan Wang (73988.2637 points.9106) of China respectively. The semi final match between India and Pakistan created unprecedented hype as the two teams have not faced off against each other since Mumbai 26/11 attacks. Coming to the sex ration India has 623. The Armenian grandmaster tied his last round game against Sergey Karjakin and still maintained a one point lead over runner up Magnus Carlsen of Norway.15 per cent. A matter of concern is that child sex ratio has slipped to its lowest since India's independence.6 in 2011.05 per cent share in the total population. Sports News ICC WC 2011 off to spectacular start • The ICC cricket world cup is on in full swing. It was her second win against the Korean in as many meetings whom she earlier defeated in the Indonesia Open Super Series as well. 21-14 victory over South Korean Sung Ji Hyun in the Wilson Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold badminton at Basil on 20/3/2011. She reached the quarters of the All England Championship also held earlier this month where she lost to Eriko Hirose of Japan. Levon Aronian wins Amber Blindfold and Rapid Chess Championship • Levon Aronian has won the 20th and final edition of the Amber Blindfold and Rapid Chess Championship held at Monaco. The most populous state of Indian continues to be Uttar Pradesh with 16. while. the least populous state is Sikkim with 0. followed by Maharashtra with 9. He had earlier also won in 2008 and 2009 respectively. There was a never before seen rush to get the tickets for the match and people were selling their tickets in black market at astronomical amounts. South Africa. It was carried out in two phases. He now . The Serbian remains undefeated this year whose victories include Australian and Dubai open. With the 2011 edition the 20 year run of one the Worlds favourite chess events comes to an end and Aronian having won three of the last four editions does come across as a significant achievement.positive side the overall population growth rate is 17. The teams that played in quarterfinals were West Indies. significantly lower than 2001 when it was 21. Djokovic beats Nadal to win Indian Wells title • Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal 4-6. 2011. 6-2 to win the BNP Paribas Open title at Calirfonia on 20/3/2011. covering 640 districts and 5924 sub-districts. Australia. has struck a purple patch notching up an impressive 18-0 record in 2011.29 per cent. 6-3. India and Sri Lanka went on to win their semi finals respectively and face each other in the final on April 02 . Saina clinches Swiss Open Grand Prix • India’s badminton ace Saina Nehwal won her first title of 2011 with a 21-13.

I'm feeling the ball well on the court." Sebastian Vettel wins Australian GP • Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel drove a flawless race to win the season opening Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne on 27/3/2011. Ten metre waves struck the city deluging everything that was part of it-farmlands. Cars. ships and buildings were all swept away by the rampaging waters of the Tsunami which struck about 400km (250 miles) north-east of Tokyo. I have a big will to win each match. At third place was Renaults Vitaly Petrov who made his first ever podium finish. He promoted himself up the order ahead of the inform Yuvraj Singh took India home with an unbeaten 91. I am playing with a lot of confidence. As of March 30th 2011 according to official estimates the death toll now stands at 11. India crowned World Champions • The Indian team defeated Sri Lanka win the final of the ICC World Cup becoming the first team to lift the cup after 28 years on April 02. buildings. It was not a good start to the year for Mercedes with both their drivers Michael Shumacher and Nicco Roseberg being forced to retire.jumps to number two in the ATP rankings pushing Roger Federer to the third place while Rafael Nadal is still at number one with a 14-3 record. Fernando Alonso came in fourth with Australian Mark Webber finishing fifth at the race. This is the most powerful natural disaster to have struck Japan in its recorded history and is considered 8000 times more powerful than what struck Christchurch in New Zealand earlier this year. Indian batting started on patchy note when both the dangerous openers lost their wickets early to Lasith Malinga who came up with an inspired spell of fast bowling. cars. The nation erupted with joy and there wild celebrations all over India.257 while . The port city of Sendai in Miyagi prefecture was one of the worst affected. The Captain criticized throughout the tournament for his lack of form stepped up at the most crucial moment with a crucial innings and hit the last ball straight down the ground for a huge six. Srilanka won the toss and elected to bat and posted a daunting 274 on board following a superb century by Mahela Jayawardhene. Sachin Tendulkar was given a lap of honour when his team mates took him on their shoulders and a happy Sachin could be seen waving at the crowds. houses etc.9 magnitude struck Japan on its north eastern coast on 11/3/2011. Starting from pole position Sebastian drove superbly to open more than a two second gap over runner up Lewis Hamilton of Mclaren following the first lap. The Indian team had begun their bowling on a bright note with ace spear head Zaheer Khan bowling a superb initial spell but the end power over proved to be a costly affair and helped the Lankans post a very challenging total. The earthquake resulted in a massive tsunami that caused wide scale destruction and loss of thousands of lives. I'm very dedicated. Djokovic said "It definitely says good things. A cluster of two to three hundred bodies were found in one part of this city alone. They used three stops strategies which was one more than the podium finishers. International News Earthquake and Tsunami strike Japan • A powerful earthquake of 8. The stadium had gone quiet but the Indian innings was resurrected when Virat Kholi and Gautam Gambhir formed a respectable partnership but the star of the innings was Indian Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. This is the highest successful run chase made in a World cup final and what makes the victory sweeter is India is the first team to win a World Cup on home soil.2011. I want to keep on going and keep on playing good tennis. Fires broke out in the city following the deluge.

200 people are living in the 2000 evacuation centres in the 17 prefectures mostly in the northern side of the country.245 evacuation centres. Instead the operators are dumping seawater into the vessel and letting it cool the fuel by boiling. Elizabeth Taylor passes away • One of Hollywood’s greatest icons Dame Elizabeth Taylor breathed her last on 23/3/2011 due to congestive heart failure. The tsunami then struck and the back up power also failed. and feed in more water. Radioactive water found in and outside reactor buildings is delaying work to restore cooling functions of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The situation is far from peaceful and remains to be seen what would be the outcome of the situation in the days to come. The Cleopatra star's stunning looks. Among the worst affected prefectures which are Miyagi.344 people are still missing. the French Air Force and British Royal Air Force[ undertaking sorties across Libya and a naval blockade by the Royal Navy. pressure rises too high to pump in more water. with US and British forces firing over 110 Tomahawk cruise missiles. More than 173. Over the following days there have been many instance of radiation exposure traced in the vicinity. which was taken in response to the uprising in Libya. Hence after losing electric power. She won two Oscars for her performances in “Butterfield 8”(1960) and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966) and a third Oscar for her humanitarian work in 1993. Air strikes against Libyan Army tanks and vehicles by French jets have since been confirmed. On 19/3/2011 a multi-state coalition began a military intervention in Libya to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973. What actually began as a series of peaceful demonstrations took ugly turns when Gaddafi’s army tried to crush protests by using force eventually turning into an all out civil war in the days to come. . In a matter of days the uprising had spread to other parts of Libya and Gaddafi was having trouble retaining control over many parts of the country. The public are fighting to bring down Muammar Gaddafi's 41-year rule and are demanding new leadership and democratic elections. much to the chagrin of his own country men. Many of the survivors who have been displaced have lost all their property to the Tsunami. But as it boils. Fukushima and Iwate 146. Libyan Uprising • Having received inspiration from the revolutions of Egypt and Tunisia the next country to vehemently protest against government autocracy is the North African country of Libya. including her famed violet eyes. When the earthquake struck they switched off the reactor and where about to use the onsite diesel back up power. so they have to vent the vessel to the atmosphere. that system could not be used.628 displaced people have been housed in close to 1.another 16. Nuclear Crisis • The massive earthquake that struck the north east coast of Japan has resulted in a catastrophic situation at the Fukushima Nuclear power plant. In her later years she was a spokeswoman for several causes. The 79 year old actress has been in the public eye for six decades having won three academy awards and has acted in over 50 films. earned her fans around the globe and her stormy personal life that included eight marriages received as much press interest as some of her best works. a procedure known as "feed and bleed. most notably AIDS research." Thousands of people residing in areas close to the plant were evacuated. The actress has also battled many health ailments undergoing as much as 20 surgeries during the course of her life. Gaddafi a harder nut to crack than Mubarak has continued to be on the offensive and refuses to give up power in spite of all the diplomatic pressure. The military operations began.

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