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    Current affairs NOVEMBER 2010

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    Current affairs NOVEMBER 2010

    Post  arjun_vij on Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:20 am

    GK UPDATE NOVEMBER 2010

    NATIONAL
     National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) starts the project ‘Baal Bandhu’ in Naxalite affected districts to prevent kids from taking up arms in these areas.
     Delhi High Court recommends upper age limit of 70 years for Heads of Sports Federation; maximum tenure 12 years with not more than three terms.
     Cherapally prison in Hyderabad becomes first to start a BPO office from the jail as 40% of its inmates are educated.
     Barack Obama, President of USA visits India from 6th to 8th November, signed deals worth $ 10 billion.
     Raja Sansi International Airport at Amritsar renamed as Shri Guru Ramdas Ji International Airport.
     As per WHO report, India has highest number of TB patients in world (around 2 million).
     The public interest disclosure and protection to person making the disclosure bill 2010 approved by Union Cabinet.
     Central Vigilance Commission starts a toll free phone help line – “Speak Out”. Number 1800-11-0180
     Department of Posts issues a s 5 stamp in the honour of veteran industrialist late Kamlapat Singhania, founder of JK Group of Industries.
     Oriental Bank of Commerce becomes first bank to start issuance of UID Cards to its staff and customers.
     Indian president visits UAE and Syria.
     41st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) starts in Panaji (Goa).
     National Democratic Alliance (NDA) sweeps Bihar polls led by Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister.
     Mobile Number Portability (MNP) makes a beginning from Rohtak (Haryana).
     Government sanctioned Rs. 3300 crores for Integrated Action Plan (IAP) for 60 Naxalite affected districts.
     Kaiga 4, India’s 20th Nuclear Power Plant becomes operative at district Uttar Kannada, Karnataka. India becomes sixth country to have 20 or more Nuclear Power Plants.
     Income Tax Department introduces Document Identification Number (DIN) for filing of tax returns.
     India signs dollar 4.1 billion deals with USA for purchase of C-17 Globemaster-III military cargo aircrafts.
     Cabinet approves bill on sexual harassment of women - Protection of Women against Sexual Harassment at the Workplace Bill, 2010.
     Indian Scientific Team Reaches South Pole for the first time on 22-11-2010.
     Army’s Strategic Forces Command Tests fires Agni – I, the surface to surface missile.
     Lok Sabha approves new name for Orissa as Odisha and its language Oria as Odia.
     Famous Indian Dance forms Mudiyetu of Kerala, Chhau of Odisa and Kalbelia of Rajasthan selected in heritage list of UNESCO.
     Construction of India’s biggest Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (Atomic Power Plants) starts at Kakrapar, near Surat, Gujarat.
     Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Adolescent Girls (Sabla) launched for improving nutritional and training aspects of girls aged 11 to 18 years.
     India placed at 119th rank out of 169 countries listed by human development index of UNDP.
     Rashtrawadi Muslim Manch – new organisation floated by RSS to attracts Muslims.
     Tejas - India’s first Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) completes its first flight in Bangalore.
    INTERNATIONAL
     Jammu & Kashmir dispute has been dropped from UN dispute list
     International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) makes it mandatory for all pilots to clear a test in English by March 2011.
     G-20 summit meet of Heads of Nations held at Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 11 to 12.
     The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10), also called Biodiversity Summit, held in Nagoya (Japan).
     US announces with drawal of troops of Afghanistan by next year.
     General Musharraf (Ex-President of Pakistan) launches new political party – All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) in London.
     Around 400 dead in Phnom Penh, Combodia in a festival stampede.
     India elected to UN women – a new body formed by merging all women focussed bodies of UNO.
     Fresh violent row sparks between North Korea and South Korea for violation of 1953 Armistice Agreement.
     16th UN Framework Convention on Climatic Change (FCCC) held at Cancun, Mexico.
    ECONOMY
     Maruti Suzuki becomes first company in India to cross sale target of one lac cars in a quarter.
     Punjab to export 15,000 tractors to Indonesia.
     Harley Davidson, the iconic motorcycle manufacturer of USA to open its assembly plant in Bawal, Haryana.
     Threshold limit for remitting funds through RTGS raised to Rs. 2 lacs.
     Power Grid Corporation of India Limited comes out with its Follow on Public Offer (FPO) for Rs. 8,000 crores.
     National Stock Exchange to start currency trading.
     Consortium led by L&T gets contract for construction of Airport at Muscot, Oman.
     Maha Ratna status granted to four PSUs – ONGC, SAIL, IOC and NTPC.
     Repo Rate and Reverse Rate again raised by RBI by 25 basis point each to 6.25% and 5.25% respectively.
     India’s GDP grows @ 8.9% in second quarter of 2010-11.
     India tops the Nielsen Global Confidence Index list reflecting high consumer confidence in India.
     HDFC Life and Air Tel adopt new logo.
     Government plans to raise Rs. 40,000 crore in the current year through disinvestment.
     Ministry of new and renewable energy declares 20% subsidy / incentives on Ex-factory prices of electrical vehicles.
     9900 MW Nuclear Power Plant Project at Jaitpur, Maharashtra gets clearance from Environment Ministry.
     Tata’s DoCoMo becomes first private operators introducing 3G service.
     Vodafone asked to deposit R 2500 crore as tax by Supreme Court, in connection with its deal with Hutchinson Essar.
     SBI raises 750 Million Euros in global capital market by selling bonds.
     SMS ‘SOLVE’ to 56161 is the new message service launched by SBI life for customer complaints.
     Indian forex reserves cross $ 300 billion.
    PERSONS IN NEWS
     Arya Ika: Seven years old boy from a business family of USA was the youngest delegate in Obama’s business delegation.
     Justice Soumitra Sen of Kolkatta High Court indicted for corruption charges and recommended for impeachment by parliament.
     Miss Alexandria Mills, 18 years old beauty of USA declared Miss World 2010 at Sanya, China.
     Hu Jintao, President of China, declared most powerful person in the world by Forbes Magazine; Obama slips to second position. Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh placed at 9th and 18th position respectively.
     Amarjeet Singh Chandok, Additional Solicitor General of India, declared ‘Sikh of the Year’ at London, UK for his work on environment protection, blood donation etc.
     Simran Preet Singh Lamba becomes first enlisted Sikh soldier in US Army.
     Aung San Suu Kyi – pro democracy leader of Myanmar released from house arrest after 15 years.
     Lord Swaraj Paul resigned as Deputy Speaker of upper house of Parliament of UK.
    BOOKS AND AUTHOR
     Leadership in Crisis --by Bobby Jindal, Governor Louisiana, USA.
     Decision Points-- by George Bush, Ex-president of USA.
     Global Crisis, Recession and Uneven Recovery – by Y.V. Reddy, former RBI Governor.
     Superpower: The Amazing Race between China’s Hare and India’s Tortoise – by Raghav Behl.
    APPOINTMENTS / ELECTED
     Prithivi Raj Chavan appointed Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
     Kiran Kumar Reddy appointed new Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
     Nitish Kumar: Elected Chief Minister of Bihar, for the second time.
     A.P. Singh new director for Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
     Dilma Rousseff – Elected first women president of Brazil.
     Nikky Randhawa elected as first Indian women governor of South Carolina, USA.
     Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as President of Sri Lanka for second time.
     Nehchal Sandhu – New chief of Intelligent Bureau.
    AWARDS / HONOURS
     Hari Prasad Chaurisya, flute maestro of India gets top Civil Award from the Govt. of France.
     Indira Gandhi Peace prize awarded to Luiz Inacio Lulla Da Silva, Ex-Prime Minister of Brazil.
     Roberto Baggio, Italian Footballer awarded Peace Summit Award 2010 by Nobel Peace Prize Laureates for his fund raising activities.
     Manu Joseph wins the Hindu Best Fiction Award 2010 for his Nobel ‘Serious Men’.
     Global Vision Award, instituted by Asia society for helping to promote understanding between Asian and American won by Mukesh Ambani, Chairman Reliance Industries.
    SPORTS
     Sahara India sports awards 2010 declared:
     Cricketer of the year – Sachin Tendulkar
     Sportsman of the year – Sushil Kumar (Wrestling )
     Sportswoman of the year – M.C. Mary Kom (Boxing)
     Gagan Narang leads the Indian Squad at Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.
     Mahindra & Mahindra becomes first Indian company to enter Moto – GP, world famous motor bike race.
     Makhaya Nitini announces his retirement from International Cricket. He is first black African to play in South Africa Team and is popularly known as Mdingi Xpress.
     Sebastian Vettel, 23 years old German becomes youngest F1 world champion.
     Harbhajan Singh (famous Indian cricketer) creates world record by scoring two successive centuries playing at eighth number.
     16th Asian Games – Asiad 2010 starts at Guangzhou, China, 12 to 27 November 2010.
     India placed at 6th position in Asian Games, winning 14 Gold, 17 Silver and 33 Bronze medals ( total 64 medals ).
     China tops medal tally by winning 416 medals at Asiad 2010.
     International Association of Athletics Federation (IAF) declares sports persons of 2010.
    o Athlete of the Year (men) David Rudisha of Kenya, world champion of 800 meter race.
    o Athlete of the Year (women) Blanka Vlasic of Croatia, world champion of high jump.
     Lin Dan, world champion of Badminton from China declared Most Valuable Player of XVI Asiad.
     Durand Cup of Football won by Kolkata’s Chirag United defeating JCT at New Delhi.
     Mike Russell of England won world professional Billiards title at Leeds, UK.
    ABBREVIATIONS
     CAG - Comptroller and Auditor General - of India
     PAC - Public Accounts Committee – of Parliament
     JPC - Joint Parliamentary Committee
     FSDC - Financial Stability and Development Council
     IMPS - Interbank Mobile Payment Service
     NDFB - National Democratic Front of Bodoland

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