July 2009 Current Affairs and Top Latest Major Events of India and World


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Current Affairs of 01 July 2009

  • Ludhiana, Hyderabad and Bhubaneswar figure at the top of the World Bank list among Indian cities where it is easiest to start and operate a business.
  • The Budget for 2009-10 is a few days away and the aam aadmi has lot of expectations from the finance minister.
  • The hype around tennis ace Sania Mirza may be bigger but ace shuttler Saina Nehwal clearly has the edge in terms of performance, feels badminton legend Prakash Padukone.
  • The Centre on Wednesday increased the price of petrol by Rs 4 and diesel by Rs 2, but spared kerosene and LPG. The hike comes into effect from midnight and follows the international oil rates crossing 70 US dollars per barrel.
  • Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday resigned as Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab after he failed to get elected to the Assembly within the stipulated time of six months from the day of appointment.

Current Affairs of 02 July 2009

  • In the notoriously dark world of Indian defence deals, the one thing that has rarely emerged is the defence ministry violating its own diktats. Singapore Technologies is on India’s list of seven blacklisted foreign weapons companies, which was barred on June 5 from dealing for suspected corrupt practices.
  • A shortfall of about Rs 1,000 crore in meeting the annual fiscal target is giving Union railway minister Mamata Banerjee a tough time as she prepares to present the new UPA government”s first railway budget on Friday.
  • It was an eight-year-long legal tussle that concluded in the historic judgement of Delhi High Court decriminalising homosexuality.
  • Muslim community leaders have come out in opposition of the DHC judgement. “It is wrong to legalise homosexuality. We will not accept any such law,” reacted Jama Masjid Imam Ahmed Bukhari. He was critical of the government”s role in this. “If the government makes such attempt to scrap Section 377, we will oppose it strongly.”
  • The CPI(M) and the NCP on Thursday welcomed the Delhi High Court”s ruling legalising gay sex among consenting adults, but the BJP chose not to officially comment on the order.

Current Affairs of 03 July 2009

  • Jolted by the humiliating defeat in the last match, a jittery India go into the crucial third cricket onedayer against the West Indies in Gros Islet on Friday with the form of their top order batsmen being a worrying factor.
  • She has already got a Yashraj film to her credit and has even managed to share screen space with Khiladi No 1. Deepika Padukone certainly has it all going for her, big stars and big banners. But she regrets one thing ” going public about her relationship with Ranbir Kapoor.
  • He went too soon. I don’t know how people are going to take this, but I wish it was me,” says Jermaine Jackson cherishing old times with brother Michael. They had performed together on several occasions since childhood. His only wish. they should’ve been able to do it one final time.
  • The first Budget to be unveiled by the new UPA government on July 6 will be “popular”, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said.

Current Affairs of 04 July 2009

  • Painted thermocol mangoes lining the entrance of Pitampura’s Dilli Haat gave way to real mangoes of a mind-boggling 400 varieties at Delhi tourism department’s 21st mango festival.
  • The Delhi High Court’s decision to decriminalise homosexuality and lesbianism has got the goat of religious leaders and organisations across the board. They have started putting pressure on the Centre to go for an appeal in the Supreme Court against the high court ruling.
  • Michael Jackson had attributed his changing skin colour to the rare disease of vitiligo but his close friend and ‘Thriller’ producer Quincy Jones has come out saying that the singer altered his appearance because he did not like being black.
  • She is inching closer to being among the world’s top five and is tipped to be number one in the next couple of years but ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal says being numero uno is still a very distant dream.
  • As Michael Jackson’s toxicology report is yet to come, the experts say Diprivan is a dangerous drug, which should not have been taken by him.

Current Affairs of 05 July 2009

  • US President Barack Obama visits Russia tomorrow in the hope of finding agreements on military transit and weapons reductions to revive a relationship that last year plunged to a post-Cold War low.
  • Sachin Tendulkar failed to get a single vote as Cricket Australia’s contracted players chose Englishman Kevin Pietersen as the best batsman in the world outside their country.
  • BJP leader L K Advani today found support from rivals CPI(M), JD(S) and LJP for his suggestion for re-introduction of ballot papers in place of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).
  • India sealed its fifth ODI series win on the trot after persistent rain ruined the fourth and final one-dayer against the West Indies at Beausejour Stadium on Sunday.
  • Five girls studying at the nursing college run by Kovvur MLA T.V. Rama Rao accuse him of harassing them for sexual favours.

Current Affairs of 06 July 2009

  • Narendra Modi’s move to set up a commission to inquire into the shifts in the demographic profile of the state since Independence has been greeted with immense scepticism.
  • Come 2012 and the redemption of cumulative outstanding foreign currency convertible bonds (FCCBs) of CNX 500 and BSE 500 companies, is expected to touch a whopping $ 6.4 billion (about Rs 32,000 crore at current exchange rates).
  • Having learnt a lesson from the electoral backlash, the CPM has decided to finally address the decade-old issue of factionalism in its Kerala unit.
  • India Inc on Monday welcomed the focus on reviving economic growth to 9 per cent as also the indications for bold tax reforms, but expressed regret that the Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) was raised and Security Transaction Tax (SAT) was let to continue.
  • The BJP and the Left parties on Monday criticised the Union Budget while the UPA’s former ally RJD said Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee had ignored the needs of Bihar.

Current Affairs of 07 July 2009

  • The Centre is yet to wake up to the increasing job cuts due to the ongoing economic recession. Though Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee claimed in his budget that at least 12 million additional job opportunities will be created in a year, he presented no proposals to substantiate his tall claim.
  • If by 2010 you see a marked improvement in Delhi”s traffic and police communication network, you might as well thank Union finance minister Pranab Mukherjee.
  • The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear Mukesh Ambani-run Reliance Industries Limited’s (RIL) and Anil Ambani-led Relaince Natural Resources Limited’s (RNRL) petitions on the gas dispute between the two firms.
  • The ripples of the shocking killing of an MBA student from Ghaziabad – Ranbir Singh – in an alleged fake encounter in Dehradun are still being felt.
  • At least 16 major television networks are planning live coverage of Michael Jackson’s memorial service, making it one of the biggest televised event of the year after the January 20 inauguration of President Barack Obama.

Current Affairs of 08 July 2009

  • Michael Jackson’s death has been termed as one of the biggest news items of the century. And it seems that the pop legend’s last journey may become the biggest televised event of recent times.
  • Hockey India on Tuesday named a 23-member squad for a 25-day European tour, starting later this month, where Spaniard Jose Brasa will make his debut as the national team coach.
  • India on Wednesday indicated that it would take up with Pakistan the issue of spoofing of terrorists’ satellite phones which hampers efforts to track them.
  • Environment minister Jairam Ramesh has taken note of the fact that no action is being taken against rampant poachers in Panna Tiger Reserve.
  • Former skipper Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday welcomed Rahul Dravid’s return to India’s ODI scheme of things and said the experienced right-hander’s inclusion will be a bonus for the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side at the Champions Trophy in South Africa later this year.

Current Affairs of 09 July 2009

  • The new US ambassador to India, Timothy Roemer, is expected to arrive in New Delhi sometime next week, at least a few days ahead of the visit of the secretary of state, Hillary Clinton.
  • Backroom bickering in the BJP is now loud enough to resound in Parliament. Opposition leader L.K. Advani has sidelined chief dissenters Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie and Jaswant Singh even at the cost of watering down the party’s response to major policy pronouncements.
  • Government websites in US and South Korea took a hit following widespread cyber attacks said to have originated from North Korea this week.
  • China had recently objected to ADB funding an irrigation project in Arunachal Pradesh, which is a “clear violation” of the charter of the multilateral lending agency, the government informed the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
  • The Railway Budget was on Thursday passed by the Lok Sabha, with Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee announcing a slew of measures to tone up the functioning of the railways in terms of amenities and safety, and deciding to set up an expert committee to prepare a blueprint for future.
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Current Affairs of 10 July 2009

  • Infosys Technologies on Friday reported a 17.28 per cent growth in consolidated net profit at Rs 1,527 crore in the first quarter ended June 30, 2009.
  • The hooch tragedy continues to unfold in Ahmedabad with the death toll climbing to 111 in four days while over 200 people were still undergoing treatment at various hospitals.
  • A special court on Friday acquitted six persons, accused of killing actor Manisha Koirala’s secretary Ajit Dewani in 2001, observing that the prosecution has failed to prove its case against them.
  • US President Barack Obama has accepted an invitation from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to visit India, dates for which will be finalised through diplomatic channels.
  • Tennis ace Sania Mirza and Mohammed Sohrab Mirza exchanged rings at a simple and elegant ceremony attended by 300 odd guests in Hyderabad’s Taj Krishna hotel on Friday night.

Current Affairs of 11 July 2009

  • Does sporting dark glasses while raising questions in Parliament amount to disrespect of the chair? Though it is not among the banned items in Parliament, Lok Sabha secretariat officials feel that wearing dark goggles inside the House is “avoidable unless it is medically necessary”. With as many as 300 first-time MPs in the 15th Lok Sabha, the secretariat on Friday released a list of “parliamentary customs, conventions and etiquette” as a guideline for the debutants.
  • India’s economy appears to be on the recovery path with industrial production clocking a 2.7 per cent growth in May this year over the same month of 2008 on the back of the stimulus packages announced by the government.
  • Responding to criticism over the party’s poor performance in Lok Sabha elections, BJP president Rajnath Singh on Friday said the saffron party won’t change its character as suggested by ‘political analysts.’
  • The group of eight developed countries have vowed to curb transfer enrichment and reprocessing (ENR) technology and equipment, surprising India as it goes against the spirit of Nuclear Suppliers Group’s “clean” waiver to it.
  • The death toll in Gujarat’s worst moonshine tragedy has risen to 136 with 26 more people dying in city hospitals after consuming illicit liquor, officials said on Saturday.

Current Affairs of 12 July 2009

  • The Comptroller and Auditor General has uncovered a major fraud at the Ordnance Equipment Factory in Kanpur.
  • Jilted lovers, abused wives and irate sons and daughters do not write sad songs or sulk in the corner any more – they pick up a knife and stab your heart! Mail Today takes a closer look at crimes committed ‘in cold blood’ To oversee that key infrastructure projects are not left to linger on for years before they turn into white elephants, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has formed a committee to monitor and fast track their implementation.
  • Seven months after the terrorist strikes on Mumbai, Pakistan has admitted that Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a former close aide of Lashkar-e-Toiba Hafiz Saeed has links with the attack.
  • In what could have been an impact of economic slowdown, the payments made through credit card declined by about 15 per cent in the first two months of the current fiscal compared to the same period last year.

Current Affairs of 13 July 2009

  • Pradeep Khosla, an Indian-American internationally recognised as an authority on robotics, has been selected to join a prestigious council, committed to US competitiveness in the global economy.
  • Five people were injured when another accident occurred at the Delhi Metro site on Monday. The accident occurred when three cranes at the site collapsed.
  • Stressing that there will be no compromise on safety issues during Delhi Metro construction, the government on Monday said “all precautions” would be taken to prevent accidents.
  • The 2011 World Cup, to be held in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, will be officially launched in Mumbai on Tuesday with the bigwigs of the International Cricket Council in attendance.
  • Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan on Monday inspected the site where an under-construction bridge collapsed leaving six persons dead even as clearing operations in the area were going on.

Current Affairs of 14 July 2009

  • The Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi has drawn flak not only from opposition Congress but from his own party as well, for his “mishandling” of the incident which has claimed nearly 120 lives.
  • Preparing the ground for the meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani in Egypt, Islamabad has handed over a fresh dossier on its probe into the Mumbai terror attacks to New Delhi which is figuring out what it amounts to.
  • Mahmudullah completed a memorable debut Test, when he cruelly exposed West Indies’ frailty to spin, and bowled Bangladesh to a historic 95-run victory in the opening Test in Kingstown on Monday.
  • TV serial Balika Vadhu took centrestage in national politics on Tuesday with Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav raising serious objections to the show”s content and demanding that it be taken off air.
  • Beverages major Pepsico’s India-origin Chief Executive Officer Indra Nooyi has been named as 2009 CEO of the Year by Global Supply Chain Leaders Group (GSCLG) for promoting socially responsible business practices.

Current Affairs of 15 July 2009

  • Indicating some movement, Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan had “good detailed discussions” on terrorism here on Tuesday and will be meeting again on Wednesday to prepare the basis for the talks between Prime  Ministers of the two countries.
  • A study of constraints in implementing the Right to Information Act has criticised the government for treating the Central Information Commission and its state counterparts as a dumping ground for retired bureaucrats.
  • The Indian rupee appreciated by 22 paise at 48.74 in early trade on Wednesday, extending gains on increased dollar sales by exporters amid expectations of fresh capital inflows by funds as market may open higher in tandem with firming trends on the other Asian equity markets.
  • Ayman al-Zawahiri, the Al-Qaeda number two, has asked Pakistanis to support insurgents in their battle against a US-led “crusade” which he said threatened the country’s existence.

Current Affairs of 16 July 2009

  • In the biggest single case of a possible swine flu attack in the country, all classmates of a 14-year-old girl at a top Delhi school have been asked to stay home after she tested positive for the H1N1 virus.
  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s wife Gursharan Kaur is to crack the auspicious coconut marking the historic launch of India”s first nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine at the naval dockyard, Visakhapatnam on July 26.
  • The arrest of Rita Bahuguna Joshi causes chaos in Parliament on Thursday.
  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani met here on Thursday amid India’s hope of getting a categoric commitment from him that Islamabad would act against those behind the Mumbai attacks and dismantle terror infrastructure.
  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani met on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Egypt on Thursday.

Current Affairs of 17 July 2009

  • Industrial production in the current fiscal would fall from 5.1 per cent to 4.8 per cent due to a dip in agricultural production, according to an economic think-tank.
  • Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who was advised complete rest last week after recurrence of abdominal pain, has recovered and is undergoing physiotherapy for backache.
  • The Rajasthan High Court has removed additional chief judicial magistrate, Barmer, Hari Kishan Goswami for issuing bailable warrant against Raghu Sharma, Congress MLA for his remarks against former chief minister and Leader of Opposition Vasundhra Raje made on the floor of the House.

Current Affairs of 18 July 2009

  • The United States on Saturday said the joint statement issued by India and Pakistan, following the meeting between the Prime Ministers of the two nations on sidelines of NAM Summit at Sharm-el-Sheikh, is “an important step towards the stability in the region”.
  • BSP on Saturday lashed out at Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi for blaming the Uttar Pradesh government for power and water shortage in the state.
  • UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has marked the 91st birth anniversary of South African statesman Nelson Mandela and called him “a living embodiment of the highest values of the United Nations.”
  • Ahead of her talks with the Indian leadership, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said the disputes between India and Pakistan should be looked at with “fresh eyes” and that Kashmir should “certainly” be on the agenda of discussions between the two countries.
  • Singapore’s health ministry has confirmed the country’s first swine flu-related death, a 49-year-old pneumonia patient who suffered a heart attack.

Current Affairs of 19 July 2009

  • As Congress leadership asked its workers to keep filling the jail till its demand for a CBI probe into torching of party president Rita Bahuguna Joshi’s house was conceded, the government rejected it outright and announced handing over the investigation to the Crime Branch on Sunday. However, the govt did not give any time-frame to CB-CID to complete the probe.
  • India today said it was not in a position to accept any “legally binding” reductions in green house gas (GHG) emissions amid concerns by developed countries over the increasing carbon emissions by developing nations.
  • After her release on an interim bail, the UPCC president claims the attack on her house was masterminded by the state govt.

Current Affairs of 20 July 2009

  • He was born blind and with an extra-large head. The doctors gave him a one-in-a-million chance of survival.
  • An overbearing Maoist cloud hangs over the Bihar village that is touted to be the best place to watch the longest solar eclipse of the century at the break of dawn on Wednesday.
  • Stargazing scientists from Bangalore will study Wednesday”s solar eclipse in Patna and Varanasi and across the clear skies in eastern China.
  • Union Sports Minister MS Gill visited Indian hockey goalkeeper Baljit Singh at the Rajendra Prasad Medical Centre on Monday. On Saturday, Baljit underwent an surgery on his right eye after being hit by a ball during a training session in Pune.
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Current Affairs of 21 July 2009

  • He was born blind and with an extra-large head. The doctors gave him a one-in-a-million chance of survival.
  • An overbearing Maoist cloud hangs over the Bihar village that is touted to be the best place to watch the longest solar eclipse of the century at the break of dawn on Wednesday.
  • Stargazing scientists from Bangalore will study Wednesday”s solar eclipse in Patna and Varanasi and across the clear skies in eastern China.
  • Union Sports Minister MS Gill visited Indian hockey goalkeeper Baljit Singh at the Rajendra Prasad Medical Centre on Monday. On Saturday, Baljit underwent an surgery on his right eye after being hit by a ball during a training session in Pune.

Current Affairs of 22 July 2009

  • The goalkeeper of Indian hockey team, Baljit Singh, continued to be in a critical condition even as the doctors were trying hard to save his eyesight after he was hit by a golf ball during a training session in Pune recently.
  • Bollywood is set to experiment with a new genre of music ” Tamil Bhangra. The world of Punjabi Bhangra and South Indian Tamil beats would amalgamate to give us a new, funky sound, especially created for Quickgun Murugan.
  • Despite being aware that President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was frisked before boarding a Continental Airlines flight to the US, the government had kept the shocking incident buried for nearly three months.
  • Software major Wipro on Wednesday reported 11.86% increase in consolidated net profit at Rs 1,015.50 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, 2009.
  • The health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad informed the lower House on Wednesday that the government will invite bids this month for setting up at least five AIIMS-like medical institutions and colleges by 2012 in the country.

Current Affairs of 23 July 2009

  • Barely two months after he led his party to a scintillating victory in the general elections, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh faces a new problem – his own partymen.
  • Chitrashi Rawat reportedly portrays a cocky and blunt character in the film Luck. Since it is an action-adventure film, some death-defying stunts have been carried out.
  • Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Airtel on Thursday reported 22.21 per cent rise in net profit at Rs 2,647.95 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, 2009.
  • The I&B Ministry on Thursday intervened in the row over TV reality show Sach Ka Saamna, taking up the matter at a meeting with TV producers.

Current Affairs of 24 July 2009

  • After vegetables, the common man now has to bear sky-rocketing prices of pulses in the national capital. Even the simple dal-roti is now beyond the common man’s reach as the prices of pulses have risen to their highest levels in the last couple of weeks.
  • Mumbai on Friday safely scraped past its second consecutive high tide in two days without much damage. The city was struck by a 5.05-metre high tide at three minutes past 2 pm. It was higher than Thursday’s tide of 5.01 metres.
  • The molestation of a woman in the Bihar capital on Thursday has snowballed into a major row with the opposition parties taking potshots at each other.
  • The public thrashing and stripping of a woman by a group of men on a busy Patna street on Thursday has left MPs outraged and shocked the nation.

Current Affairs of 25 July 2009

  • It was here that I learnt to be scared of death. Kargil, for me, meant misery and pain, until I revisited the spot where a splinter of a Pakistani artillery shell pierced the left part of the body and miraculously travelled down to be lodged somewhere between the pancreas and the kidney.
  • 10 years ago the gaps were sometimes as wide as 20 kilometres between posts along the Line of Control.
  • A city-bound Air India flight from Bhubaneshwar with 91 passengers on-board today made an emergency landing at the International airport here due to hydraulic failure, an airport official said.
  • Noted artist M.F. Husain, whose works are being excluded for the second consecutive year at the upcoming India Art Summit, has played it down, saying it is all part of a 15-year-long struggle.

Current Affairs of 26 July 2009

  • The Indian Navy joins the global elite club on Sunday as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh formally launches the indigenously-built nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant at the naval dockyard of the Eastern Naval
    Command in Visakhapatnam.
  • As it confronts the ghost of a steadily increasing number of Influenza A H1N1 (‘ swine flu’) cases, the government appears to have accepted that it will be difficult to take preventive action to protect people from the virus.
  • Opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir today accused the National Conference-Congress coalition government of not being ready to discuss important issues in the state assembly.
  • For Bengalis living abroad, this could be very good news. And news which should make the local film industry in Bengal happy too. For, a huge US-based information technology company, Databazaar, has decided to
    produce Bengali films and show them abroad, a first for the industry.
  • India’s first indigenously built nuclear-powered submarine launched on Sunday will take much longer than the projected two years to become operational, according to naval experts, who say the real big test now is to ensure that the on-board reactor attains criticality.

Current Affairs of 27 July 2009

  • It wouldn’t be hyperbole to suggest that not since Jacqueline Kennedy inhabited the White House has the world been so swept up in the maelstrom of glamour in politics.
  • The Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) president, Rajnath Singh, is certainly not averse to the idea of following his rivals” footsteps.
  • The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has found cracks in two pillars on its line connecting the city to Gurgaon. This comes on the back of news that cracks have been noticed on the under-construction Noida line as well.
  • Despite government invoking ESMA against the striking resident doctors of government hospital across the state, they are not ready to bow down and call off their agitation.

Current Affairs of 28 July 2009

  • Following an unusual silence for almost two weeks, the Congress party now has a tough message for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on his controversial joint statement with Pakistan counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani in Egypt: Spin your way out of the Pakistan web in Parliament on Wednesday.
  • NDA to submit memorandum to President over Indo-Pak joint statement.
  • The University of Cambridge has instituted three visiting fellowships for outstanding Indian graduates in memory of its alumnus and former Karnatak University vice-chancellor Dr. D. C. Pavate.
  • Ram Gopal Varma”s film Agyaat has been extensively shot in the deep rain forests and jungles of Sigeria in Sri Lanka. The shoot took place around the time the Lankan forces” war with the LTTE cadres was at its peak.

Current Affairs of 29 July 2009

  • The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)’ s report on the Zamrudpur mishap may not be considered as evidence in an independent investigation being carried out by the Delhi Police, a senior officer said.
  • The BJP on Thursday attacked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the Indo-Pak joint statement, saying it will create difficulties for New Delhi in the future.
  • While recession kept most foreign multinationals away from the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) this year, it was Indian companies that came to their rescue.
  • Half-centuries from Shakib Al Hasan and Mohammad Ashraful trumped a maiden One-day International hundred from Travis Dowlin, and inspired Bangladesh to a three-wicket win over West Indies in the second ODI to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the series.
  • For the first time in recent years, no Indian writer figures in the long-list for the 2009 Man Booker prize, with noted writer J.M. Coetzee, who won the prestigious prize in 1983 and 1999, in the running again for his book, Summertime.

Current Affairs of 30 July 2009

  • The Congress has named four-time MLA Parvez Hashmi as its candidate for a Rajya Sabha seat from Delhi.
  • PM says Gilani told him many Pakistanis believed India was meddling in Balochistan. He says it was included because India “is not afraid of discussing any issue of concern”.
  • Even as the Opposition has been attacking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the Indo-Pak joint statement, he has got tremendous support from across the border.
  • A schoolteacher in Vidisha district of Madhya Pradesh, allegedly tried to disrobe girls of a primary school on the pretext of taking measurements for their school uniforms recently.
  • Local favourite Dipika Pallikal registered an easy second round victory but over all India had a mixed day in the 13th World Junior Men and Women individual Squash Championship here on Wednesday.

Current Affairs of 31 July 2009

  • An ICC lawyer will be in Mumbai on Saturday to discuss a contentious new anti-doping code with BCCI officials as the Indian players have refused to sign it complaining that one of its clauses invaded on their privacy.
  • Senior Congress leader Buta Singh’s son Sarobjit was arrested on Friday by CBI after several hours of grilling.

July 2009 Current Affairs and Top Latest Major Events of India and World
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