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Amendment Sought in Road Safety Bill

Oct 23, 2010
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed


On 21 July 2010, Parliamentary standing committee in its report presented in Rajya Sabha sought amendment in Road Safety and Traffic Management and Board Bill. The committee recommended that the bill which aims only at national highways should be replaced with effective and comprehensive legislation which will cover entire Road network inside the country, not only the national highways.

MCC-Murugappa Hockey Tournament

Oct 10, 2010
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Winner: ONGC

General Than Shwe

Oct 10, 2010
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Myanmar’s military ruler General Than Shwe was on a five-day visit to India from 25 July to 29 July 2010. Shwe visited Jamshedpur in Jharkhand on 28 July 2010.

David Cameron

Oct 10, 2010
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British Prime Minister, David Cameron was a on a three-day visit in India from 27 July to 29 July 2010. Cameron’s visit was meant for discussion on security provisions for Common Wealth Games.

Kaing Guek Eav

Oct 10, 2010
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The Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on 26 July 2010 convicted Kaing Guek Eav who was a part of the Cambodia's Khmer Rouge that conducted genocide in 1970s.

B S Lalli

Oct 10, 2010
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The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) that investigated a series of accusations against CEO of Prasar Bharati, B S Lalli under the directive of the Delhi High Court recently submitted a 23 page report.

Ashwani Kumar

Oct 10, 2010
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

CBI director Ashwani Kumar, whose term as CBI director was supposed to end on 2 August 2010 got an extension for four months.

Andre Borschberg

Oct 10, 2010
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Andre Borschberg recently created a record by flying Solar Impulse HB-SIA, a manned aircraft using only solar power throughout the night.

Ravi Baswani

Oct 10, 2010
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Ravi Baswani, Bollywood actor comedian who became famous with his subtle and sophisticated commic act in Sai Paranjpe's "Chashme Buddoor" (1981) and Kundan Shah's "Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro" (1983) died on 27 July 2010.

K.M. Mathew

Oct 10, 2010
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

K.M. Mathew, Chief Editor of the mass-circulation Malayalam newspaper Malayala Manorama expired on 1 August 2010.

S Y Quraishi

Oct 10, 2010
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

S Y Quraishi took charge as the Chief Election Commissioner of India on 30 July 2010. He was prior to this the Election Commissioner and his appointment to the position of the CEC was notified on 27 July 2010 after the President approved the appointment.

Rashtrapati Bhavan Received ISO Certificate

Oct 10, 2010
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Rashtrapati Bhavan was presented with an International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 14001:2004 Certificate on 25 July 2010.

Practitioners in Siddha, Ayurveda etc to Practise Respective System

Oct 10, 2010
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Justice F M Ibrahim Kalifulla of Madras High Court on 29 July 2010 maintained that registered practitioners in siddha, ayurveda, homeopathy and unani are eligible to practise surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, anaesthesiology, ENT, ophthalmology, etc. The decision was taken when a court petition was filed by Tamil Nadu Siddha Medical Graduates. The circular of the government had already established that institutionally qualified practitioners of siddha, ayurveda, unani and homeopathy are eligible to practice the respective system with modern scientific medicine after citing section 17(3)B of the Indian Medicine Central Council Act 1970. The circular was referred to while passing the judgement.

International Treaty to Ban Cluster Munitions

Oct 10, 2010
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A landmark international treaty to ban cluster munitions took effect on 1 August 2010. The treaty requires those who signed it to stop the use, production and transfer of the deadly weapons.

Forbes List of 30 Inspiring Women

Oct 10, 2010
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In the recently released Forbes list of 30 most inspiring women, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi and social activist and writer Arundhati Roy have been featured.

Exhibition of Indian contemporary Art at AIFACS gallery

Oct 10, 2010
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

A daylong exhibition of Indian contemporary art was held at the All-India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS) gallery on 31 July & 1 August 2010.

Committee to Oversee implementation of Scheduled Tribes and Other Forest Dwellers Act

Oct 10, 2010
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed


The Indian Government constituted a four-member committee to ascertain the status of implementation of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 on 28 July 2010.

42nd Jnanpith Award for 2006

Oct 10, 2010
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The 42nd Jnanpith Award for 2006 was given to Konkani litterateur Ravindra Kelekar. He received the award from Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar in a ceremonyin Goa.

Brhan-Natya Yagna

Oct 10, 2010
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

To celebrate the 1000th year of building of the Rajarajesvaram temple at Thanjavur by Raja Raja Chola, the “Brhan-Natya Yagna” would be jointly organised by the Association of Bharatanatyam Artistes of India (ABHAI) and the Brhan Natyanjali Trust, Thanjavur in Sep 2010.

Repo & Reverse Repo Rates Hiked by RBI

Oct 10, 2010
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Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 27 July 2010 raised its short-term policy rates to control inflation. The apex bank hiked the repurchase rate by 25 basis points to 5.75 percent and the reverse repurchase rate by 50 basis points to 4.50 percent.

RBI Rejected IMG Proposal

Oct 9, 2010
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The Reserve Bank of India recently rejected a proposal from an Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) to relax the stipulation that business correspondents (BC) should be within 30 km distance of a branch.

PMEAC Released Economic Outlook for 2010-11

Oct 9, 2010
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The Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) on 23 July 2010 released the Council's ‘Economic Outlook for 2010-11' to the media.

PMEAC Predicted Slow Growth in the Mining Sector

Oct 9, 2010
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

According to the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC), India's mining sector is likely to see a slowdown in growth to 8 per cent in the 2010-11 fiscal.

Mid-quarter Review of the Monetary Policy

Oct 9, 2010
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Reserve Bank of India recently decided to undertake mid-quarter review of the monetary policy to keep pace with the global practices and the fast-changing changing monetary environment.

HPCL Declined Credit Line for Kingfisher Airlines

Oct 9, 2010
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Hindustan Petroleum Corp (HPCL) declined to reopen a credit line for the debt-stricken Kingfisher Airlines.

Robert Dudley

Oct 9, 2010
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Beleaguered British oil giant BP broke the tradition when it appointed New York born Robert Dudley as the Chief Executive Officer.

SpiceJet to Acquire 30 Boeing 737-800 Aircraft

Oct 9, 2010
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Delhi-based low cost airline SpiceJet decided to acquire 30 Boeing 737-800 aircraft valued at around $2.7 billion.

SBG Projects Became a Co-promoter of Maytas Infra

Oct 9, 2010
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Maytas Infra Ltd., in a recent notification to the stock exchanges informed that SBG Projects Investments Ltd which is based in Mauritius and part of the Saudi Binladin Group was allotted 15459133 shares.

SAIL Commenced Revival Process for Jagdishpur unit

Oct 9, 2010
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) on 26 July 2010commenced the revival process for its Jagdishpur unit. The foundation for a TMT Bar Mill of 1.5 lakh tonnes per annum (tpa) capacity was laid by the Steel Secretary, Atul Chaturvedi, and C S Verma, Chairman, SAIL.

Wrexham Challenger Finals

Oct 9, 2010
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Sania Mirza and Emma Laine of Finland entered the doubles final of the Wrexham Challenger tennis tournament in Wales on 23 July 2010 after defeating Lisa Whybourn

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