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September 2010 Current Affairs

Deepak Kapoor Elected as the New Chairperson of PwC

Dec 14, 2010
Deepak Kapoor on 13 December 2010, was elected the new chairperson of consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers India (PwC).

India Elected Secretary of the Wildlife Crime Working Group

Nov 27, 2010
India was elected the Secretary in the Wildlife Crime Working Group of the Interpol for the first time. Rina Mitra will represent India as the secretary

India Mozambique Agreements

Nov 27, 2010
The President of Mozambique, Armando Guebuza visited India from 29 September 2010 to 4 October 2010. During this visit, On 30 September 2010, India and Mozambique signed the MoUs and Agreements

NACO Signed MoU with Global Trust Fund to Prevent HIV/ AIDS

Nov 26, 2010
NACO (National AIDS Control Organisation) of India and GFATM (Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria), on 8 September 2010 signed a three year grant agreement

India and Switzerland Signed the Revised Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement

Nov 26, 2010
India and Switzerland signed the protocol amending the existing Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement on 30th August 2010 at New Delhi.

India and South Korea Signed Defence Agreements

Nov 25, 2010
India and South Korea on 3rd September 2010 signed two defence MoUs during the 3-day visit of Indian Defnce Minister AK Antony to South Korea.

India Selected Secretary in Wildlife Crime Working Group

Nov 25, 2010
India was selected Secretary in Wildlife Crime Working Group in September 2010.

Prithvi-II Failed to Take Off

Oct 10, 2010
The Strategic Forces Command conducted an unsuccessful user trial of the nuclear weapons-capable, surface-to-surface Prithvi-II ballistic missile from Chandipur in

MI6 the History of the Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1949: Keith Jeffery

Oct 10, 2010
The book MI6 The History of the Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1949 by Keith Jeffery, a historian at Queen’s University Belfast was published on 21 Sept 2010. The

United Nation Millennium Development Goals Award

Oct 10, 2010
The head of Buddhist sect Drukpa Lineage, Gyalwang Drukpa, and his global charity ‘Live To Love' won the United Nation Millennium Development Goals Award on 24 Sept

BIMARU States Defeated Metropolises in PIT

Oct 10, 2010
According to latest Income Tax (I-T) data, economic powerhouses Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata have lost out to Patna, Lucknow, Meerut, Chandigarh, Kanpur and Kochi in net personal I-T (PIT) mop-up.

'Managing India' Award

Oct 10, 2010
India opener Gautam Gambhir was conferred 'Managing India' award by President Pratibha Patil at a felicitation programme organised by the All India Management

Abdul Qayum Jatoi Resigned

Oct 10, 2010
Pakistan's Minister for Defence Production Abdul Qayum Jatoi resigned on 25 Sept 2010 after criticising the Army and the higher judiciary, including the Chief Justice.

43rd Jnanpith Award

Oct 10, 2010
Veteran Malayalam poet and film lyricist O N V Kurup was declared the recipient of the Jnanpith award for 2007 on 24 Sept 2010. Winner of the 43rd Jnanpith award is

Arjun Kumar Sengupta Expired

Oct 10, 2010
Developmental economist and Member of the Rajya Sabha, Arjun Kumar Sengupta died on 26 Sept 2010. He had done his Ph.D from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A. Vellayan- New Chairman of FAI

Oct 10, 2010
A. Vellayan, Chairman, Murugappa Group in September 2010 took charge as Chairman of The Fertiliser Association of India (FAI).

Swavalamban Launched

Oct 10, 2010
Indian Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on 26 Sept 2010 launched a pension scheme, Swavalamban, for workers, in the unorganised sector who do not have access to the social security net.

Sensex Reached a Thirty-two Month High

Oct 10, 2010
The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark index, Sensex, on 21 Sept 2010 moved above the 20000-mark for the first time in 32 months. Sensex barometer closed 95.45 points

SEBI Rejected MCX-SX's Application

Oct 10, 2010
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) rejected MCX-SX's application to offer trading in equities, debt, and derivatives on 23 Sept 2010. SEBI also rejected the

27 September: World Tourism Day

Oct 10, 2010
On 27 Sept 2010, representatives from 160 countries came together in Guangzhou, China to celebrate the World Tourism Day (27 September) and discuss the future development of the industry.

Power Ministry Sought Cap Relaxation Under 'Project Visas' regime

Oct 10, 2010
The Steel and Power ministry in a recent meeting of the Monitoring Committee chaired by Ajit Seth, Secretary (Coordination), Cabinet Secretariat sought relaxation in the existing

Committee to Design Middle Office Modalities

Oct 10, 2010
A committee comprising senior officials from the finance ministry and central bank was set up in September 2010 to work out the modalities to make the middle office operational and decide on its responsibilities.

IATA Against Imposition of Service Tax

Oct 10, 2010
At a CII meeting organised on 23 Sept 2010, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) criticised the recent move of the Indian Aviation Ministry to impose 10.3% service

Government Approved 24 FDI Proposals

Oct 10, 2010
Based on the recommendations of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), the Indian Government on 23 Sept 2010 approved Forign Direct Investment (FDI) 24

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2010

Oct 10, 2010
On the foundation day of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, 26 Sept 2010 nine scientists chosen for the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2010.

Directive Issued Under Government Guarantee Policy

Oct 10, 2010
The Indian Finance Ministry as the part of the Government Guarantee Policy issued a directive on 24 Sept 2010, in which to which the government proposed to curtail norms

CERC Study on Tariff-based Competitive Regime Date

Oct 10, 2010
The power regulator, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), based on a study that made comparative analysis between 14 projects advised the Indian

Cap on Investment by FII Increased

Oct 10, 2010
The Indian Government on 23 Sept 2010 increased the cap on investment by foreign institutional investors (FIIs) in the country's debt and bond markets by $10 billion to $30

SEBI Directed FIIs to Comply with Deadline

Oct 10, 2010
Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) rejected the demand of foreign institutional investors (FIIs) for extending the 1 October 2010 deadline to comply with new rules that require funds to have a minimum of 20 investors.

IBM in an Agreement with Jet Airways

Oct 10, 2010
IBM announced on 21 Sept 2010 that it signed a 10-year business transformation and information technology (IT) services agreement with Jet Airways. The agreement valued

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