Memorable Points Archive 10
K.M.Chandrasekhar is the Cabinet secretary, Nirupama Rao is Foreign Secretary, GS Pillai is Home secretary and GE Vahanvati is Attorney general of India
On Asbestos Use:
Since January 1, 2005, the European Union has banned all use of asbestos and extraction, manufacture and processing of asbestos products. The inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause serious illnesses, including malignant lung cancer, mesothelioma.
Years of Establishment of some Awards:
Dada Saheb Phalke Award- 1969, Bhartiya Jnanpeeth Award1962, Arjuna Award 1961,Dronacharya Award 1985, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 1991-92
Entry of Some Countries in World Cup Cricket:
Bermuda entered in 2007, Scotland in 1999, Bangladesh 1999, Namibia 2003, Netherlands 1996
Head of Indian Bankers Association,
M.V. Nair is the current head of Indian Bankers Association,
Theme of World Health Day 2010
The World Health Day theme this year focuses on Urbanization and Health addressing health issues of the rapidly increasing urban population
Launch of some Government programmes:
Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) was launched in March 2009. Aam Admi Bima Yojana (AABY) was launched on 2 October 2007, Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) was launched on 1 October 2007. NREGA is since 2005.
New IIM in 11th Plan
Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management (RGIIM), Shillong (Meghalaya), has been established in the 11th Plan. The remaining will be set up in Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Rajasthan.
National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) is the central nodal agency for the prevention and control of vector borne diseases i.e. Malaria, Dengue, Lymphatic Filariasis, Kala-azar, Japanese Encephalitis and Chikungunya in India.
Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
Also known as Convention concerning the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labor, it is convention number 182 and is most widely-ratified international labor convention, it has set a global target of eliminating the WFCL by 2016
British overseas territories
Anguilla,Bermuda,British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, the Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, St Helena and Dependencies (Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha), the Turks and Caicos Islands, Pitcairn Island, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, and the Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus
On Arundhati Roy
She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her novel, The God of Small Things
Census 2011 is special
Census will also provide figures on literacy, fertility, mortality, language, religion, migration, and Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. It will be for the first time when the Census officials record details of new age amenities — mobile phones, computers and internet connections — available to the people in their households.
Largest Surplus and Largest Deficit Countries:
China is the largest surplus country and US is the largest deficit country. China`s savings rate increased, exceeding investment by 11.5 percent of GDP in 2007. In the United States private savings almost disappeared, and investment exceeded savings by 4.6 percent of GDP.
Highest FDI in Telecom:
Vodafone accounts for the highest FDI at 70.9%, which includes Vodafone`s investments and some of Essar`s own foreign investments. The second largest FDI is in Aircel with its foreign investor Global Communication Services Holding (GCSH) owning 64.9%. Deccan Digital, which owns 34.9% is, in turn, also held 25% by GCSH. So in that sense, the exact foreign holding in Aircel is closer to 74% through direct and indirect routes. (Times of India, March 29, 2010)
on Setting up of expenditure monitoring division
The decision has been taken in the wake of Mayawati accepting donations in Cash garlands. The Expenditure Monitoring Division would be manned by I-T officials to maintain expenditure statements of parties and candidates and take follow-up action. S Y Quraishi- Election commissioner India