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Earthquake Struck Western China

Oct 21, 2010
A series of strong earthquakes that struck a mountainous Tibetan area of western China on 14 April 2010 killed at least 400 and injured more than 10000. According to China’s earthquake agency the quake, which struck Qinghai province recorded the maximum magnitude of 7.1.

Report on National Internet and Phone Systems

Oct 21, 2010
According to a report on network readiness by France’s Insead business school and the World Economic Forum released on 25 March 2010, US fell two notches to fifth in a ranking of national Internet and phone systems. The country has to boost network spending if it wants to equal Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark and Singapore.

Taslima in News for a Derogatory Article on Islam

Oct 21, 2010
The chairman of the National Minorities Commission, Mohamed Shafi Qureshi, asked the Indian government in March 2010 to review its decision on allowing Taslima Nasreen to stay in India sighting that the Bangladeshi author is in the habit of defaming Islam. There was a recent incident of violence in Karnataka over an article in a Kannada newspaper reportedly written by Taslima.

Justice Gyan Sudha Misra- New Supreme Court Judge

Oct 21, 2010
The Supreme Court collegiums in a meeting on 23 March 2010 headed by Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan recommended the elevation of Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court Gyan Sudha Misra as a Supreme Court judge. Justice Misra would be the fourth woman judge of the Supreme Court, after Fatima Beevi, Sujata Manohar, and Ruma Paul.

Timothy Geithner’s Visit to India

Oct 21, 2010
US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner visited India in the first week of April 2010. He met  Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on 6 April 2010  to address two of the five pillars of the India-U.S. strategic partnership — economics, and trade and agriculture.

Kanu Sanyal Died

Oct 21, 2010
Kanu Sanyal who co-founded the Naxalite movement with Charu mazumdar died on 23 March 2010. He had tried to prevent this degeneration of the organization into a terrorist group and attempted to maintain the organisations mass character thus precipitating the differences between him and Charu Majumdar.

Justice J.S. Khehar- New Chief Justice of Karnataka HC

Oct 21, 2010
Justice J.S. Khehar in April 2010 was declared the new Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court. He replaced Justice P.D. Dinakaran as the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court.

Amrik Singh Expired

Oct 21, 2010
Noted educationist Amrik Singh passed away on 24 March 2010. In his illustrious career that expanded over six decades he served as the vice-chancellor of Punjabi University in Patiala, held the position of the secretary general of Association of Indian Universities for over 17 years and had been a member of the National Integration Council. 

Sir Alec Bedser Died

Oct 21, 2010
Former Surrey and England cricketer, Sir Alec Bedser, died at the age of 91 on 4 April 2010. The fast bowler had received knighthood in 1997.

Gustav Baldauf- Appointec COO of Air India

Oct 21, 2010
The NACIL board appointed Austrian Airlines executive vice-president (flight operations) Gustav Baldauf as Air India’s new chief operating officer (COO) on 6 April 2010. Prior to working with Austrian Airlines, Baldauf worked with Jet Airways as vice-president for flight operations.

India Statistical Strengthening Project Approved

Oct 21, 2010
The Indian government on 22 March 2010 approved a new scheme India Statistical Strengthening Project (ISSP) as a centrally-sponsored scheme. The scheme was formulated by the ministry of statistics & programme implementation under Sriprakash Jaiswal.

Oriental Yeti Emerged in China

Oct 21, 2010
A creature dubbed the 'oriental yeti' emerged from ancient woodlands in remote central China. The hairless beast was trapped by hunters in Sichuan province on 5 Aril 2010.

Coca-Cola Accused of Causing Environmental Damage

Oct 21, 2010
A high-power committee headed by additional chief secretary K Jayakumar was appointed by Kerala government. The report submitted by the committee to the state water resources minister N K Premachandran on 22 March 2010 accused Coca-Cola of causing damages to the tune of Rs 216.26 crore through the operation of its bottling plant in Plachimada in Palakkad district.

NMR to be Revived

Oct 21, 2010
Indian Railways decided to revive The Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) in April 2010. NMR a UNESCO recognised heritage service was ravaged by floods in November 2009. The project estimated to cost the Railways about Rs 11 crore would bring back tourist who travel in the NMR train puffing through the deep forests to reach the Queen of Hill Stations, Udhagamandalam.

Abel Prize in Mathematics for 2010

Oct 21, 2010
American mathematician John Torrence Tate was awarded the prestigious Abel Prize in Mathematics for 2010 on 25 March 2010. He was awarded for his significant contribution to the theory of numbers.

e-Office Programme

Oct 21, 2010
The Finance Ministry Secretary Ashok Chawla on 5 April 2010 launched the e-Office programme developed by National Informatics Centre. The programme is directed towards attaining paperless office by enabling access to internal information for its employees through any computer.

Awards to Promote Haryanvi Culture

Oct 21, 2010
The Haryana government on 5 April 2010 announced three new awards – Haryanvi Puraskar, Hasya Puraskar and Mahila Rachnakar Puraskar to promote Haryanvi culture. The amount of Mahakavi Surdas Samman Award was hiked from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 1.50 lakh and the amount of Haryana Sahitya Rattan Samman Award from Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 2.50 lakh from this year.

Apa Sherpa- to Climb Everest for the 20th Time

Oct 21, 2010
Nepalese climber Apa Sherpa, who holds the world record for most successful climbs of Mount Everest with 19 ascents left Kathmandu on 6 April for his 20th accent. He is set to climb the 8848 m high Mount Everest that stands in front of Khumbu Glacier, one of the longest glaciers in the world.

New Airfield at Phalodi

Oct 21, 2010
The Indian Air Force (IAF) got a new airfield at Phalodi in Rajasthan with the base capable of taking all types of operations. The airfield was inaugurated by Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik, on 6 April 2010.

Kerela Film Awards for 2009

Oct 21, 2010
 Kerela Film Awards were announced on 6 April 2010. ‘Pazhassi Raja,' starring Mammootty, written by M.T. Vasudevan Nair and directed by Hariharan, won eight awards at the Kerela State film awards for 2009.
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