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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 recently created a record by flying Solar Impulse HB-SIA, a manned aircraft using only solar power throughout the night.
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, Chief Editor of the mass-circulation Malayalam newspaper Malayala Manorama expired on 1 August 2010.
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 was presented with an International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 14001:2004 Certificate on 25 July 2010.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) on 23 July 2010 released the Council's ‘Economic Outlook for 2010-11' to the media.
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.
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.
Hindustan Petroleum Corp (HPCL) declined to reopen a credit line for the debt-stricken Kingfisher Airlines.
Beleaguered British oil giant BP broke the tradition when it appointed New York born Robert Dudley as the Chief Executive Officer.
The Delhi-based low cost airline SpiceJet decided to acquire 30 Boeing 737-800 aircraft valued at around $2.7 billion.
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.
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.
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