Current Affairs of January 2010 for all types of Competitive Exams Read top news headlines and latest major events happened in India and World in the month of January 2010. The information given will help you to prepare for exams like: IAS, PCS, UPSC, Railways, SSC, Banking & all other competitive exams.
Current Affairs of 01 January 2010
- Siren Megan was recently named the worst actress of 2009 in a new poll but also adjudged the sexiest.
- India and Pakistan today exchanged the lists of their nuclear installations for the 19th consecutive time under an agreement.
- A 78-year-old British national died under mysterious circumstances in Bhadohi district of Uttar Pradesh.
- Aamir plays painter in Dhobighat.
- Director Avdhoot Gupte’s Zenda (Flag), to be released on January 8.
Current Affairs of 02 January 2010
- The Indian government decides to show gratitude for Bangladesh’s fight against north-east insurgent groups such as the Ulfa.
- Golmaal 3 will be co-produced by Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision and Ajay Devgn.
- Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led squad will begin its campaign in the tournament on January 5 against Sri Lanka.
- Twitter rejects certain words like 123456 and password to be used as passwords because it thinks they are too easy to guess and put users data at risk.
- One person was killed and five were injured following violence between two groups during a cricket match at Maksi town, about 25 kms from here.
Current Affairs of 03 January 2010
- The BJP decides to replace expelled leader Jaswant Singh with Gopinath Munde in the prestigious Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament.
- The world may beg to differ, but Amitabh Bachchan seems keen to prove that his latest release, Paa, is a big hit.
- Over 100-year-old business community of Dabbawalas grabbed attention when Prince Charles met them during his visit to the city.
- The highest rank goes to Lakshwadeep in a forest survey report.
Current Affairs of 04 January 2010
- India is working on a weapon system capable of neutralising enemy satellites operating in low-earth orbits.
- Air India is planning to hive off MRO divisions into different profit centres from the next financial year.
- Young Indians’ eagerness to splurge makes it an exciting market, says the managing director on LG India.
- Kangna to gift herself a new home in Manali.
- Shah Rukh Khan has joined Twitter and has amassed a following of 11,000 followers in his first day on the microblogging website popular with celebrities.
Current Affairs of 05 January 2010
- Yamuna Bank- Anand Vihar Metro line will be thrown open to the public on 7 January 2010.
- Amitabh Bachchan to enter the world of animation flick with filmmaker Priyadarshan.
- Filmmaker Karan Johar got his mentor Yash Chopra’s offer to shift his office to the Yash Raj premise.
- Mahindra & Mahindra launched Maxximo, the next-generation mini-truck with the world’s first 2-Cylinder C2 CRDe Engine at the Auto Expo 2010.
- Rituparno Ghosh’s Abohomaan to release Jan 22.
- US space agency NASA plans to send satellites to Mars and Venus to study chemical and geological parameters of the planets.
- Indian and Bangladesh agreed to soon launch a joint initiative for protection of the banks of the common rivers by next month.
Current Affairs of 06 January 2010
- Three members of Goa’s leading Goa football club Churchill Brothers were on Tuesday arrested on the charge of outraging the modesty of an airhostess.
- World no. 8 ranked Saina Nehwal has pulled out of the Senior National Badminton Championships in Guwahati with a knee injury.
- Olympic silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and world record holder Ranjan Sodhi have been barred from the Commonwealth Shooting Championship next month.
- Shah Rukh Khan who has begun promotions of his ambitious film My Name is Khan will perform live at a film awards function after a gap of two years.
- Actor Salman Khan has decided to auction his paintings done on the sets for his dream project Veer for charity.
- Internet search engine giant Google has unveiled its much-awaited phone, ‘Nexus One’.
Current Affairs of 07 January 2010
- VJ-turned-model and former Miss India Sarah Jane replac Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who has been signed for the film.
- Tata Nano, the world’s cheapest car, is coming to Detroit and will be on display for the US audience for the first time next week.
- The country’s largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki on Thursday launched a multi-purpose vehicle, Eeco.
- Avatar has become the most successful film in China in terms of opening day box office, grossing about 33.03 million yuan
- Sharmila Tagore and Soha Ali Khan starrer Life Goes On has been declared the Best Film at the Pravasi Film Festival.
Current Affairs of 08 January 2010
- Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren is likely to expand his three-member ministry today,
- Celebrated Hollywood actor-activist Richard Gere wants Bodh Gaya to turn into a vegetarian zone to spread the message of world peace.
- Thiruvekkadam Velupillai, the father of slain LTTE supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran, died on Wednesday.
- Karnataka CM invites Lakshmi Mittal to set up his Rs.30,000 crore six million ton steel plant in the state.
- Rajiv Shah, a food security expert, was toady sworn in as the head of USAID.
Current Affairs of 09 January 2010
- Rukhsana Kouser and Karambir Singh Kang are among 53 people selected for top President awards after death.
- The annual budget date is being advanced from the normal practice of being presented on February 28 because of government holiday.
- Amar Singh quit as SP General Secretary.
Current Affairs of 10 January 2010
- The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs allows the US-based soft drinks major Pepsico to invest $200 million (Rs.930 crore) in its Indian arm.
- Superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan have jumped in support of sportspersons.
- Delhi’s Sriram Jha becomes the latest Indian chess player to get a Grand Master title from the International Chess Federation.
- a Railways PSU, has now decided to expand its services and sell airline tickets too.
- India has moved up 35 places to become the 88th best country in the world to live, leaving behind nations like Russia and China.
Current Affairs of 11 January 2010
- Amitabh Bachchan bagged the Best Actor trophy for his role in Paa at the 16th annual Screen Awards.
- Akshay to play R K Laxman’s Common Man.
- Tamil matinee idol Rajinikanth’s second daughter Soundarya is getting engaged in February.
- Indigenously developed and beyond visual range (BVR) air-to-air missile ‘Astra’ was on Monday test-fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Orissa.
Current Affairs of 12 January 2010
- Software major Infosys Technologies on Tuesday reported a 3.6 per cent decline in consolidated net profit at Rs.1,582 crore for the third quarter ended December 31, 2009.
- Simons’ first assignment against SA.
- Aamir’s Taare Zameen Par releases in US.
- Sister Sebastina returns govt award.
Current Affairs of 13 January 2010
- The decision of the UK government to press ahead with new visa norms that would require ‘high risk’ visitors from India to furnish a £3,000 bond to obtain a six-month visitor visa has elicited sharp reactions.
- Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police R.R. Girish Kumar came under fire from leaders of Telangana for speaking his mind on the Maoist threat in the event of formation of a smaller state (Telangana).
- Concerned over corruption hampering the proper implementation of the flagship rural job guarantee programme, the Planning Commission on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to set up a national authority to oversee the programme.
- Chief Justice of India K. G. Balakrishnan on Wednesday said the full court of the Supreme Court will consider the implication of the Delhi High Court verdict holding that the office of the CJI came within the ambit of the Right to Information Act.
Current Affairs of 14 January 2010
- The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) does not bar people with religious belief from joining, but they should not let their faith intrude into the affairs of the state, party chief Prakash Karat said Thursday.
- The spat between Google and China is unlikely to have any impact on Washington’s ties with Beijing, the Obama Administration has said.
- The Indian Ambassador to Cuba is heading to Dominican Republic to assess firsthand the situation in Haiti which was rocked by a massive earthquake.
- It seemed clear that the death toll from Tuesday afternoon’s magnitude-7.0 quake in Haiti would run into the thousands. Among them was the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Port-au-Prince, and France’s Foreign Minister said the head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission also was apparently among the dead.
Current Affairs of 15 January 2010
- China’s population of Internet users, already the world’s largest, soared nearly 30 percent last year to 384 million as the number of people surfing the Web by mobile phone more than doubled, a research group reported on Friday.
- The world’s cheapest car, the Tata Group’s Nano that sells for $2,500 in India, may find its place in the U.S. garages at double the price when it is commercially launched here, but would still be lowest-priced car in America.
- As the shadow of the moon eclipsed the sun on Friday afternoon, leaving only a blazing ring of fire visible, scientists, eclipse chasers and spectators gathered in Rameshwaram cheered.
- The Railways will come up with its own commando unit for guarding important trains and major stations as part of its strategy to thwart any Naxal or terrorist attack.
Current Affairs of 16 January 2010
- Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan affirm that the three countries bear a shared and common responsibility for security and stability in the region, and reaffirm the commitment to playing their due role in the reconstruction of Afghanistan.
- The NATO military announced on Saturday the deaths of two soldiers in an explosion in southern Afghanistan.
- A controversial $8.6 billion plan to link Hong Kong to China’s national high-speed rail network won approval from local lawmakers on Saturday, leading to scuffles between police and protesters opposed to the project.
- Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here on Saturday that the government was looking into the aspect of giving functional autonomy to national institutions, while ensuring proper accountability.
- National Security Adviser M. K. Narayanan was on Saturday night appointed Governor of West Bengal and former Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil will head the Raj Bhawan in Punjab as President Pratibha Patil cleared a list of five new Governors in different States.
Current Affairs of 17 January 2010
- The asset under management (AUM) of the domestic mutual fund industry is likely to double at Rs. 17.6 lakh crore by 2015 on account of favourable economic climate.
- Consumer durables major Panasonic on Sunday said it is aiming for a billion-dollar revenue from its India operations by 2012 and is looking to foray into the automobile sector.
- Jyoti Basu was a great leader of the CPI(M), the Left movement and India. With his passing away, an era has passed.
- Paying tribute to former West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Sunday described him as the “first and last chapter of the Left Front government“.
Current Affairs of 18 January 2010
- In yet another ceasefire violation along the Line of Control, Pakistani troops on Monday evening fired small arms and rockets on Forward Defence Locations in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior army official said.
- Despite reservations expressed by some Congress leaders, the all-party Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) on Monday appealed to public representatives from the region to stick to their decision to quit their posts by January 28.
- India will push for greater market access for Indian pharmaceutical and Information Technology companies in China when trade talks resume this week in Beijing, against the backdrop of a fast-widening trade gap between the two countries.
- Nearly 90 per cent of world’s 7,000 oral languages will disappear within the next 100 years, according to a UN report.
Current Affairs of 19 January 2010
- Holy war’ threat fails to keep North, South Korea from meeting.
- U.N. seeks correction officers to capture prisoners in Haiti.
- Deputy Commissioners to oversee delivery of social schemes.
- Women defy gender and caste conventions, contest panchayat polls.
Current Affairs of 20 January 2010
- MAT Holdings eyes USD 150 mn from Indian auto components business.
- Rosaiah focuses on efficient crisis management in Andhra.
- US envoy says Lebanon will play key role in Middle-east peace.
Current Affairs of 21 January 2010
- Sensex falls on rising food prices, Nifty break 5,200 level.
- Mayawati slams opposition for disrupting House proceedings.
- Pak’s standing committee summons Butt, Bari, Illyas over IPL fiasco.
- Victoria appoints ‘respect minister’ to tackle racism, violence.
Current Affairs of 22 January 2010
- L&T-Malaysian venture to start work on ONGC’s MHN project in November.
- Google’s 4 Quarter profit soars on rising online ad sales.
- Supreme Court okays business spending bid on polls; Obama slams verdict.
- Karnataka Sangeeta Nritya Academy awards announced.
Current Affairs of 23 January 2010
- Google co-founders to sell $5.5 Bn combined in stock.
- BJP to launch nation-wide agitation against price rise: Sushma.
- Indian Bank’s third quarter net profit up 26 % at Rs. 441 crore.
- Saudi Arabia: Bodies of 20 soldiers found on Yemen border.
- Sri Lanka poll campaign winds up; both contenders confident.
Current Affairs of 24 January 2010
- BJP seeks bill supporting separate Telangana in Parliament.
- Jayalalithaa leaves for Delhi to take part in EC’s jubilee celebration.
- J&K’s Republic Day tableau to showcase handicraft industry.
Current Affairs of 25 January 2010
- Bicycle makers ask PM to create Technology Upgradation Fund for sector.
- Indian origin woman wins Trinidad and Tobago party poll.
- President to confer Ashok Chakra to three awardees.
- Nobel laureate Venky, Ilayaraja, Rahman, Aamir to receive Padma awards.
Current Affairs of 26 January 2010
- Indian diaspora celebrate Republic Day with fervour.
- Afghan meet: India expected to disfavour exit of international forces.
- Military might, cultural heritage on display at Republic Day parade.
Current Affairs of 27 January 2010
- Military contingents, cultural show mark R-Day Parade.
- Israeli defence minister, Mubarak meet in Egypt.
- Peres says Germany must bring Nazi criminals to justice.
- U.S. chimp attack victim seeking face, hand transplants.
Current Affairs of 28 January 2010
- India-focused M&A deals value touches USD 3 bn since 2010.
- Oriental Bank of Commerce Q3 net rises 15 p.c.
- India, China sales help Hyundai post 104.5 p.c. jump in profit.
Current Affairs of 29 January 2010
- Pepsi’s USD 200 mn investment in India for manufacturing, agriculture.
- Games training for 10,000 school guides, another 50,000 needed.
- Audit says US aid programme failing in North West Pakistan.
- Gujarat SEC mulls over voting through SMS, internet.
- Vigilance Dept to file supplementary chargesheet against Koda.
Current Affairs of 30 January 2010
- Oil India posts 23.5 p.c. jump in Q3 net at Rs. 717.28 crore.
- China suspends military exchanges with the U.S. over Taiwan arms sale.
- Afghanistan condemns killing of its soldiers in NATO strike.
Current Affairs of 31 January 2010
- Afghan president appeals to Taliban to lay down arms.
- ‘Incriminating’ evidence against Lakhvi, says Pak counsel.
- Supreme Court upholds mother’s life sentence for killing 4-year-old.