Current Affairs - May, 2010

Current Affairs : May 5, 2010

National:Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill 2010Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill 2010 is passed in Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Thus, the parliament has approved the enhancing of gratuity limit for employees from Rs 3.5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh as also the exemption threshold from income tax on it. The bill also provides that ..

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Current Affairs : May 4, 2010

Election Commission recommends to the president that former minister P.C. Thomas be barred from contesting any election for the next three years as he had violated the model code of conduct during the 2004 Lok Sabha polls. India lifts the ban on grant of emigration clearance for Indians wishing to travel to Iraq. However, added ..

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Current Affairs : May 3, 2010

Events, Happenings & Observances:World Press Freedom Day 20103 May has been declared by the United Nations General Assembly as World Press Freedom Day. Read Here National Updates:New Education Bills moved in Lok SabhaTo regulate the education system and pave the way for foreign universities, 4 bills have been moved in the Lok Sabha. Foreign Education ..

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Current Affairs : May 2, 2010

Events / Happenings & Observances:World Laughter DayWorld Laughter Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in May all over the world since 1998 when the first celebration was held on January 11, 1998, in Mumbai. The event was launched by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement. Laughter Yoga movement has over ..

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Current Affairs May 1, 2010

Appointments:Yale World Fellow 2010: Subhashini ChandranSubhashini Chandran,CEO of the Woodbriar Group and the Managing Director of the Tea Estates India Ltd, has been named of one the 15 Yale World Fellows for 2010. UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations – Atul KhareAtul Khare a former IFS officer has been appointed by UN Secretary General Ban ..

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