The government of the Maldives held a cabinet meeting underwater to highlight the threat of global warming to the low-lying Indian Ocean nation.
The powerful typhoon Ketsana, formed in last month of September brought heavy floods in many countries of South-East Asia.
A submarine earthquake that took place in the Samoan Islands region on September 29 generated tsunami which caused substantial damage and loss of life in several islands.
The Trans-Asian Railway (TAR) is a project to create an integrated freight railway network across Europe and Asia. The Trans-Asian Railway Network Agreement came into force on June 11.
A total solar eclipse occurred on July 22. It was the longest solar eclipse during the 21sr century, not to be surpassed until 13 June 2132.
Chicago's landmark Sears Tower, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, will be renamed Willis Tower after insurance broker Willis Group Holdings Ltd. on July 16.
Around 155 people were killed following an explosion at a nightclub in the Perm, Russia.
A series of violent riots broke out in China in the month of July. The riots began in Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, northwestern China.
Honoring the global icon of non-violence, United Nations released a one dollar postage stamp of Mahatma Gandhi.
India successfully conducted the flight of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Nishant with totally indigenous engine on March 11 in Veerapura, Karnataka.
India and Russia signed an agreement to develop and induct a new hypersonic version of their joint venture 290-km-range BrahMos cruise missile by 2015.
The Nepal Cabinet held a historic meeting at the Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 17,192 feet.
The nuclear-capable BrahMos missile was successfully test-fired on January 20 in Pokhran, Rajasthan.
The Indian Air Force bid adieu to its MIG-23 ‘swing wing’ ground attack fighter aircraft on March 6.
Kosovo became the 186th member of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on June 30. The former Serbian province of Kosovo declared its independence in February 2008.
At least 40 workers were killed when a chimney at an under-construction thermal power plant of Bharat Aluminium Company (Balco) in Korba district of Chhattisgarh caved in.
European Union regulators levied a record 1.06 billion euro ($1.45 billion) fine against Intel Corp., the world’s biggest computer-chip maker.
The Indian Navy on commissioned warship INS Airavat into the naval fleet at the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) base in Visakhapatnam on May 19.
An Indonesian military transport plane crashed on the island of Java on May 20.
Marathi film ‘Harischandrachi Factory’ was selected as India’s official entry to 2010 Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category, making it the second film, after Shwaas to receive the honour.
The first detailed survey to establish the length of the Great Wall of China revealed that it is even greater than previously thought.
The government declared the Ganga dolphins as the national aquatic animal on October 5.
Every 4th person in the world is Muslim as per the research conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public life and Pew Research Centre. A comprehensive demographic study found that there are 1.57 billion Muslims of all ages living in the world today, representing 23% of an estimated 2009 world population of 6.8 billion.
An earthquake rated 6.3 on the Richter scale occurred on 6 April in L’Aquila, Italy.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully tested an indigenous interceptor missile to establish ballistic missile defence (BMD) shield. During the trial on March 6, the interceptor missile destroyed the enemy ballistic missile at an altitude of 80 km.
An under-construction overbridge of the Delhi Metro collapsed on July 12. Six people including a site engineer were killed in the accident.
The Border Security Force (BSF) deployed the first batch of women guards on Pakistan border in Punjab on September 11. These personnel were given training in weapon handling, intelligence gathering, border management, unarmed combat, frisking and guard duties.
Finland became the first country in the world to make high-speed Internet access a legal right.