Archive Current Affairs : January 2010

January 28, 2010

PPP X Change – Mumbai

Punjabi Shiromani Sahit Awards – 2009

Indrajaala Prathibha Puraskaram Mani Antony


Container Handling Facility development Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT)

National Tobacco Control Programme

Red Ribbon Express Phase II

‘State of the Internet’ report

Asutralian Open Results

Money for Women Hockey Players

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January 26 & 27

Padma Awards 2010

Controversy over Sant Singh Chatwal’s Padma Bhushan Award

Turning Down of Padma Sri:

Official broadcaster for Commonwealth Games – Prasar Bharti

Elections in Sri Lanka:

NATO London Meet on Afghanistan:

India Nigeria Energy Cooperation

50 emerging market business leaders: Financial Times

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January 25, 2010

Member of International Nuclear Energy Academy – Baldev Raj

Making of Himachal Pradesh :

First Tagore Literature Awards 2009

Ashok Chakra: Havaldar Rajesh Kumar

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru National Award (2007) – Baldev Raj

National Communal Harmony Awards

Akkineni Award : Lata Mangeshkar

Some Other awards won by Lataji:

Kravis Leadership Award : Pratham USA

Jharkhand Online Payment Facility:

Nitish’s 20% Growth Vision:

Adjustments in the Income tax Intelligence wing

First Indian Refinery to Produce Euro IV compliant Diesel: Reliance

E-burglary in Income Tax department:

Kerala is really colorful, for Paint Companies too

What is sibutramine and what is wrong with it ?

17 Hundred Plus partnership: Sachin Dravid

First Commonwealth Games venue:

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January 24, 2010

Books: ‘The Creator’- Vedic Philosophy: From the eyes of a Scientist

January 24 – National girl child day of India

86th Birth Anniversary of Karpoori Thakur

Andhra Pradesh: Sahajeevan Rally:

Union Bank of India receives SEBI nod for Asset Mangement JV

Maruti’s Profit 3 Fold:

Chess : Chennai Open 2010 (Inaugurated)

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January 23, 2010

56th National Film Awards 2008

Ved-Vedang Award Winners

Prasar Bharti Chairperson: Mrinal Pandey

Netaji’s Birth Anniversary:

Orissa: Naveen Patnaik re-elected as BJD president

Karnataka: On Biotech Parks & Agriculture:

Assembly Bypoll Results:

Joe Biden’s visit to Iraq:

On IPCC Report Melting Glaciers:

Pakistan : Move to West says Robert Gates

Sports Australian Open:

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January 22, 2010

Maharashtra DGP- A N Roy

New Revenue Secretary : Sunial Mitra

Next Chief of the Army Staff(COAS) – Lt Gen V K Singh

New Governors Sworn in:

“Racing Brand Ambassador” of MRF : Narain Karthikeyan

India’s longest Elevated National Highway

India needs Independent Fisheries Ministry – Kalam

Money for India Hockey Teams:

Janeshwar Mishra

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January 21, 2010

Shiv Shankar Menon: National Security Advisor

Orissa: Biju Saharanchal Bidyut Yojana & Piyush Yojna

First BCBP compliant airport in India- Bangalore

Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary Critical Wildlife Habitat

4th World Gujarati Conference

Rajasthan: Panchayati Raj Elections:

Maharastra : Vidarbha Bandh


India US MOU’s

India tests Laser-guided Bombs

Honorary General of Nepal Army :

Stunning China Growth:

Life Bans on Athletes

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January 20, 2010

Manipur State Award:

E&Y; awards

On Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats

Red Herring: Global 100 Winners ( from India )

Google IPL Tie Up:

Bharti Walmart Agro Hub:

Sheikh Hasina’s Visit to India

False Swine Flu Pandemic Media Reports of WHO

Education For All Global Monitoring Report

on United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

On tentative list of World Heritage sites

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January 19, 2010
Dada Saheb Phalke Award: V K Murthy

500th anniversary of coronation of Krishnadevaraya

How much Milk India Produced in 2009?

Orissa: 14 elephant corridors

India – Finland MOU

Ranbaxy buys manufacturing facility of Biovel Lifesciences

Australian Open : Sania Mirza Crashes Out

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January 18, 2010

Orissa Science Awards:

Karshakasree award – Sunny George

Film Festival ” Fasle” Lucknow

14th Death Anniversary of NTR:

7th Death Anniversary: Harivansh Rai Bachchan

Chhattisgarh: Friends of AIDS Campaign:

On Sagar Parikrama

5 Regional Centers of NSD

On approval to buy 29 more MiG-29Ks

IPCC report Controversy in Himalayan Glaciers:

Namaskar Africa 2010

Commonwealth Judo Championship -Singapore (Indian Winners)

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January 17, 2010

Governor of Jharkhand: M O H Farook

A K Matoo Resigns from Hockey India President:

Songadh Tribal Festival

93rd Birth Anniversary of MGR:

Heimtextil fair – Frankfurt

Marxist Patriarch : Jyoti Basu

Our Overcrowded Jails:

First Legal E-book: ‘Code of Civil Procedures 1908’

World’s Largest University : IGNOU

Punjab: Who Was Sham Singh Attarwala?

North India’s first Doppler radar – Palam

India World:

SM Krishna’s Visit to Nepal:

On Tipaimukh Dam Controversy:

What is Beidou Navigation System?

Pakistan China Military Agreement:

Car of the Year : Nano

Mumbai Marathon Winners:

National Rural Games for boys and girls under-18 take off

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January 16, 2010
National Human Rights Commission New Secretary General : K S Money

President Aakhil Bhartiya Sahitya Sammelan – DB Kulkarni

Tamilnadu State Government Awards 2009

Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas 2010

Ladakh- Spituk Gustor festival

Karnataka: Niranthara Jyoti Scheme

Ministry approaches World Bank for Satellite Coastal Survey:

Business & Economy:

Indiagames & BG TV Agreement:

OVL Investment in Nigeria:

India Plans of Carlson Hotels Worldwide

What is reed warbler ? Read here

Islamabad Declaration

Second National Rural Games:

Why Abhinav is angry?

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January 15, 2010

Member Administrative Tribunal of ADB : Laxmi Swaminathan

Chairperson of the IOC Co-ordination Commission – Nawal El Moutawakel

Who is Nawal El Moutawakel ?

New Chairman & MD of MTNL : Kuldip Singh

62nd Army Day

2500th anniversary of Marathon

Why Marathon is called so?

Arthik Sahayog Diwas turns Jan-kalyankari Diwas:

Rockets and Eclipse:

Himachal Pradesh : Appointment of Rakhas under MNREGA

Breaking of Ganga:

Nimbus BCCI Agreement:

Domotex Fair

Australia-India Council Young Media Fellowships

Earth’s Ultra violet Fingerprint:

On Haiti Earthquake:

Inaugural Indian Post Cup

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January 14, 2010

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Award – Vilas Rao Tope

500 Diksha Anniversary of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Century’s first Mahakumbha:


National Noise Monitoring Network

Karnataka: Plan Bangalore 2020

Crocodile census in Bhitarkanika National Park

Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS)

India is Developing Anti Satellite Weapons

On Sethusamudram Channel:

On Solar Eclipse:

Word of the Decade: Google

10% Divestment in EIL

HP Microsoft Cloud computing Pact

On India-France Nuclear Energy Cooperation Agreement

Swiss Ban on Minarets

UN Report on world’s indigenous people

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January 13, 2010

Saraswati Puraskar 2010:

Loomba Trust Brand Ambassador: Priety Zinta

Jharkhand’s First Muslim police chief – Neyaz Ahmad

Bharti : Top Management Changes:

Animal Welfare Fortnight

Vice President’s Africa Visit

Maharashtra: Mumbai Monorail Project:

Rs. 200 Crore for Tiger Conservation:

How many tiger reserves are there in India at present?

UP Council Polls : BSP Sweeps

CBI Charge sheet against Sajjan Kumar

BJP’s Vision 2025


MV Aquamarine operators throw hands up over costs.

Sugar Import Sops:

World’s First Molecular transistor

Sports : Idea Tricup Series

Ranji Trophy: Mumbai Retains Title

46th National junior football championship. : Dr. B C Roy Trophy

Supremo Cup Kabaddi Tournament Results

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January 12, 2010

Roopdhar Lifetime Achievement award for 2010: Ram Sutar

New Directors in ISB Board:

MTNL’s chairman RSP Sinha Resigns:

MTNL’s chairman and managing director R S P Sinha who was on an ad-hoc extension has resigned from the post.


International Buddhist Seminar: Vadodara

What is Diamond triangle of Buddhism?

Bihar : Nawada and Purnia Women to learn economic farming.

On Sustainable Mining Framework in National Mineral Policy

Thomas Cook – India Post MOU:

Integrated Sugar complex

UNESCO ‘s Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Peace

India’s Bid to non-permanent seat in United Nations Security Council

On Food Mega parks:

On Euro-IV Grade Fuel

Cadbury rejects Kraft takeover offer

Oracle Application Integration Architecture (AIA) Process Integration Pack (PIP)

SBI : 27000 recruitments

2010 Quality of Life Index: India on 88

Airtel to Acquire Warid Telecom

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) annual study on TSR

Public sector banks throw hands up on Credit growth

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January 11, 2010

Nani Palkhivala Award -Maja Daruwala

Ajit Rangnekar: Dean Indian School of Business

Rajasthan: First State in India to launch Web enabled online answering system

Karnataka: Caravan Tourism after Golden Chariots

On Proposed Nuclear Parks

Successful testing of Astra

What is Raman Chair?

Sachin Endorses BMC’s ‘Save Water’ campaign

In which part of India, maximum people use Tobacco?

Jairam Ramesh : BtBrinjal Yatra

What is ‘ePost Corporate’ scheme of Department of Posts?

Can Skyline be a trademark?

UNESCO : International Year of Rapprochement of Cultures : Tagore in Interdisciplinary programme.

Who is Olafur Ragnar Grimsson ?

Director General of UNESCO Irina G Bokova in India

Who is Valentino Rossi ?

Ever Heard of Coca Colla?

74th Senior National Badminton Championship : Results

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January 10, 2010

Chennai Samagam – 2010

Best Jodi Big A & Big B

Why Chamarajanagara should be a tourist Hub?

Easy Kit Scheme of NAFED

What is Padma Sambhav Mahavihara?

UP is the first state in India to launch a power transmission sub stations and transmission lines project on PPP

China Devoured our Substantial Land

Who was Taharqa?

Highest Taxpaying Sportsperson : Sachin

Who is the highest individual taxpayer ?

Pepsi to bring $ 200 million more

World’s Largest Exporter is China

What is Multiprotocol Label Switching & which University is Testing for the first time?

New Aerobics Merathon Record : Dinaz Vertvawala

2010: Chennai Open Tournament: Results

Africa Cup of Nations: Togo Withdraws

2011 Cricket World Cup : Countdown begin

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January 9, 2010

2nd Global Marathi Literary Meet:

Sixth International Children’s Film Festival, Bangalore

International Bhojpuri Conference

Gujarat Kite Festival

Economic Times “Business Reformer of the Year ” award – Nitish Kumar

5th Apsara Awards: Life Time achievement Award: Amitabh Bachchan

Tamil Nadu’s first woman police chief – Letika Saran

Sanjay Dutt resigns as Samajwadi Party General Secretary

National Immunisation Day

What is SMAC?

State Farmers’ Commission (SFC) -Orissa

Ban on River Mining – Himachal Pradesh.

India’s first investment and manufacturing zone-Rajasthan

China Biggest Consumer of Gold?

World’s strongest Magnet:

What is Tesla?

17th Sahara Senior Indian round National archery championship

How many Grandmasters in India ?

2010 Hopman Cup :

ASB Classic (Auckland title)

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January 8, 2010

Indinox–Stainless Steel Fair

India’s Position in Stainless Steel production:

Vimal Kaushik : MD Maytas

Apparel Export Promotion Council Chairman: Premal Udani

What is APEC?

Jeevan Raksha Padak Awards 2009:

NYC Next Idea 2009-2010:

Paa is tax free :

Return of Charlie Chaplin:

World’s First quadriplegic to sail across Atlantic

World’s Largest Auto market is China

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January 7, 2010

First Sports Inventor of India

What is this Batting Simulator?

Pune Film festival


New IAF base in Chhattisgarh

Nivesh Mitra Scheme of Uttar Pradesh:

26 out of 45 and Guruji is Pass.

Second Training Centre of CoBRA:

Govt reconstitutes PIB’s Central Press Accreditation panel

Challenges in Space:

Google Nexus:


Return of INS Savitri:

New online US VISA form from January 19:

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January 6, 2010

New Speaker of Jharkhand Assembly.

Amar Singh resigns from SP

20th Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth (CSPOC) concludes:

Geluk Monlam Puja

Buddha Historic Park

200th Birth Anniversary of Luis Braille

First Pravasi Film Festival Awards:

Books: Anokha Safar

Maharastra: Controversy Over liquor-from-foodgrains policy

Web based Rubber Clinic:

Tele-Audiology Screening Programme of Sri Ramachandra University (SRU)

What are Vyomnauts?

Tamil Nadu Environment Protection Fund:

“It Can Be done”

Next ISC in Chennai

E-Dog of IIT Mumbai

Professional Education Development Project

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January 5, 2010

President of International Federation of Company Secretaries (IFCS) : Keyoor Bakshi

About International Federation of Company Secretaries (IFCS)

Angelina Jolie : Beauty of the decade

First Infosys prize:

344th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh

Think Thyroid Month

What is Thyroid?

Reena Kaushal Dharmshaktu

E-Dharini Project of Orissa Government

What is Delivery Monitoring Unit ?

Primary Producer Companies:

Jan Kranti Party of Kalyan Singh:

States Authorized more power for Panchayats

Second Yog Peeth of Baba Ram Dev:

Dog Breeding Center of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

Patanjali Food and Herbal Park

Problems of the Migrant Workers:

2 Million Mobile Internet Users and Growing:

Rio +20 CBD Conference

Total Number of Telephones:

Stamp on Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth

First Disable Friendly Website of a Ministry in India:

No. of ASI protected Monuments

Russia Belarus Energy Dispute

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January 4, 2010

ITC Music Festival:

National Road Safety Week

10th Auto Expo:: New Delhi

People’s Welfare Day and Mayawati

US Postal Service stamp on Mother Teresa:

INS Industrial Excellence Award 2008

Rajnath on Rangnath Mishra Commission Report:

Up gradation of Panna:

Green car of Renault


Burj Dubai is Open to Public and is now Burj Khalifa

Nagoya Meet

National Basketball Championship : Indian Railway retains men & women titles

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January 3, 2010

Tamilnadu State Public Services Commission Chairman: MR R Sellamuthu

Tripura’s efforts in boosting Fisheries

BIMARU go heathy

97th Indian Science Congress:

Legal Assistance to Senior Citizens

Non-operational Airports in India:

Diminishing Reefs:

Obituary – Moti Nandy

January 2, 2009

‘Chic Sikh’ 2009: Manmohan Singh

Where are Hanguls?

Reintroduction of Lions:Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary

Planned Breeding for Conservation:

Haryana : COEs for Fruits & vegetables

Himachal Pradesh : Anaemia Free Himachal Pradesh Scheme

1.5 lakh Points of Sale (POS) by State Bank of India

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan & World Bank

Indians in PSA Rankings – Saurav Ghosal No. 29

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January 1, 2010
Narasimhan sworn in as AP Governor

New Karnataka Speaker K G Bopaiah

Jharkhand chief minister : Guruji

Sir Peter Jackson and Helen Clark

Phurbu Rinpoche

Michelle Lang

Asheem Chakravarty

Report of 13th Finance Commission Submitted

Draft National Consumer Policy :

First Yuva Train:

Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) launches pilot project on Rail E-Ticketing :

Magh Mela : Allahabad

Breeding programme of Central Zoo Authority.

Bangladesh Daylight Saving Time

World Tamil Conference in June:

Tobacco could be bio fuel of vehicles of future

India Japan Agreement on Green Buildings

World’s Fastest Train is in China:

India Sri Lanka Power Link

India and Steel Production:

India’s External Debt:

Reliance’s Rosa Power Plant:

Pardi People’s Cooperative Bank & IBM Deal

Elm : The Green Mobile from Sony Erricson

Link to The Above Updates




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