Current Affairs: July 10, 2011

Highest Tourism Growth Rate recorded in North-East

  • North-Eastern region of the India recorded the highest growth in tourist arrivals in both foreign and domestic categories
  • Over 6% of the Foreign Tourists coming to India visited the North-East in 2010-2011.
  • In domestic sector, the figure was over 8% per cent compared to the all India rate of 7%


India decisively dedicated to principles of SAARC: PM

  • Inaugurating the 5th Conference of Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians in New Delhi, Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh said that:
  • India remains decisively dedicated to principles of SAARC
  • India to go an extra mile to make SAARC an effective organization that benefits all citizens of South Asia
  • New Delhi has already granted open access to its market for common regional economic growth
  • SAARC nations need to come closer and cooperate in various spheres for bilateral and multilateral inclusive growth, as no country can prosper in isolation
  • SAARC Nations need to share common knowledge and resources
  • There is a need to come together to fight the menace of terrorism


Solicitor General of India Resigns

  • Solicitor General of India Gopal Subramaniam resigned from his post. Mr Subramaniam was upset at telecom ministry’s move to hire a private lawyer to represent the ministry in the 2G case



  • The mortal remains of the Ms Sadhana Amte were laid to rest at the Anandvan premises in Warora taluka of Chandrapur district, Maharashtra
  • Ms Sadhana Amte:
  • A senior social worker
  • Wife of the Magsaysay Award winner late Shri Baba Amte
  • Popularly known as Sadhana-`tai’
  • ‘Samidha’: Her Autobiography
  • Sadhana Amte (86) passed away after prolonged illness
  • She is survived by sons Dr Vikas, and Magsaysay Award winner Dr Prakash Amte
  • She supported her husband in establishing a rehabilitation colony for leprosy patients, `Anandwan’, several decades ago
  • She also stood by her Husband all through the struggle and turbulent phases of life including the Narmada Bachao Andolan
  • ‘Samidha’: Her Autobiography, is a document of the dreams she and her Husband dreamt for humankind and their struggle to put life into them
  • For the recognition of her Service she was Conferred upon many awards including Chaturang Lifetime Achievement Award in the year 2007 for her notable contribution in the field of social work


India finishes eighth with 11 medals at the Asian Athletics Championship

  • 19th Asian Athletics Championships 2011 in Kobe, Japan
  • India finishes 8th with a total of 11 medals


Bill to protect Consumers’ Interests, probably to be introduced in the Monsoon Session

  • Bill to protect Consumers’ Interests against dubious operators in the real estate sector probably to be introduced in the Monsoon Session
  • The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill 2011, prepared by the Housing and Poverty Alleviation Ministry, intends to encourage planned development of real estate and protection of public interest among others
  • As per the draft:
  • Developers will need to make public disclosures related to land title, project completion date and other relevant scheme details on the website of the proposed regulatory authority
  • The promoters will also have to register themselves with the regulatory authority
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