Current Affairs of July 2010 for all types of Competitive Exams Read top news headlines and latest major events happened in India and World in the month of July 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 July 2010
- State-of-the-art mobile police control rooms in major cities, including three in commissionerate cities of Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar,.
- Afghan and international troops captured a Taliban district chief in a four-hour gun-battle in the southern province of Helmand.
- Almost all people who took shelter in neighbouring Uzbekistan in the wake of ethnic violence in south Kyrgyzstan have returned to their homeland, according to Uzbek authorities.
- The Mumbai police on Wednesday confirmed that they have sent notices to film director Rohit Jugraj and businessman Kartik Jobanputra.
Current Affairs of 02 July 2010
- Internet titan Google plunged into the online travel market, buying ITA Software, a flight information software company, for USD 700 million in cash.
- Even though Twitter seems to be the flavour of the season for Bollywood denizens, actress Kareena Kapoor has launched her own website.
- Terror struck Pakistan’s cultural hub of Lahore as a pair of suicide bombers attacked a famous Sufi shrine packed with thousands of worshippers, killing at least 43 people, including women and children, and injuring 180 others in the latest in a slew of attacks across the country.
Current Affairs of 03 July 2010
- Delhi on Saturday got a spanking new world-class Rs 9,000 crore airport that will integrate domestic and international operations and is expected to handle 34 million passengers annually.
- A bandh called by Shri Amarnath Sangrash Samiti (SAYSS), which spearheaded the land agitation here last year, to protest the alleged attempts to disrupt the Amarnath pilgrimage has evoked little response today.
- TRS MP and film actress Vijayasanthi and Congress MLA T Jayaprakash were on Saturday arrested on charges of making inflammatory remarks.
- Pakistani law enforcement agencies have arrested 12 suspects in connection with the twin suicide bombings at a famous Sufi shrine here and recovered sophisticated weapons and explosives from them, an official said on Saturday.
Current Affairs of 04 July 2010
- Actress Bipasha Basu is the latest Bollywood face to have joined Twitterdom and has gained almost 15000 followers within seven hours of her entry.
- After years of search by top monks, a 4-year-old Tibetan boy was chosen on Sunday, as the sixth ‘Living Buddha’ in the Tibetan capital Lhasa, through a lot-drawing system of two candidates conducted by the 11th Panchen Lama who is being projected by China as the Dalai Lama’s successor.
- Soon after assuring Lokayukta Justice N Santosh Hegde that his corruption concerns would be heeded, Karnataka CM B S Yeddyurappa on Saturday wrote a letter to PM Manmohan Singh seeking a ban on export of iron ore.
Current Affairs of 05 July 2010
- The 6th batch of 3,094 pilgrims on Monday left Jammu for their onward journey to the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir.
- With all-rounder Ryan Harris ruled out due to a knee injury, Australia brought in pacer Peter George as his replacement in the Test squad for a two-match series against Pakistan in England later this month.
- Pakistani authorities have formed special task forces to crack down on 17 radical groups, including the Jamaat-ud-Dawah and Lashker-e-Taiba, in the wake of the suicide attack on the Data Darbar shrine.
Current Affairs of 06 July 2010
- The Dalai Lama celebrated his 75th birthday Tuesday with hundreds of cheering followers in this northern Indian town where he has been living in exile since he fled Chinese rule in Tibet in 1959.
- After men’s Olympic Champion Usain Bolt, women’s Olympic gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser has also decided to give a miss to this year’s Commonwealth Games.
- After a virtual war of words, Cricket Australia have agreed to recognise the power that Afro-Asian cricketing countries wield.
Current Affairs of 07 July 2010
- Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd will shortly seek expressions of interest for franchisees for its third-generation (3G) wireless services.
- Public sector banks may soon be allowed to link the salary of its employees with performance and introduce the CTC (cost to the company) concept.
- US President Barack Obama urged Israel and the Palestinians on Tuesday to resume direct peace talks by September and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised “concrete steps” to clear the way.
- In a bid to honour the achievement of India’s first individual Olympic medallist, sports minister M S Gill on Tuesday re-christened the newly-built wrestling venue in the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex here as K D Jadhav Stadium.
Current Affairs of 08 July 2010
- The International Monetary Fund on Thursday raised India’s growth forecast for 2010 to 9.5 per cent, stating that favourable financing conditions and robust corporate profits will accelerate economic expansion.
- Even as JD(U) and BJP have patched up after their recent tiff, LJP feels the whole episode was “stage-managed” to confuse people of Bihar ahead of the Assembly polls and contends that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is “playing the RSS game”.
- Hare Krishna movement has been stopped from seeking donations at the Los Angeles International Airport by a US court.
- Russia and the United States appeared to be considering a spy swap on Wednesday to send home a ring of suspected Russian agents whose arrest cast an unwelcome Cold War chill over warming diplomatic ties.
Current Affairs of 09 July 2010
- With the first phase of UIDAI aiming to enrol 600 million residents of the country into its database in next four years and its possible use in improving the Public Distribution System, the Authority Chairman Nandan Nilekani today said the journey will be “long” and “tough”.
- Senior Congress MLA Ajay Singh on Friday said that the BJP President Nitin Gadkari is suffering from foot-in-mouth disease following his remarks on Afzal Guru.
- India with 67,800 students accounts for largest number of foreign students in science and engineering in the United States and is followed by China with 53,740 pupils, the National Science Foundation has said.
- English language schools in UK on Friday won a High Court battle over new visa curbs, that were alleged to be damaging to their commercial success, a measure to check immigration from India and other non-EU countries.
Current Affairs of 10 July 2010
- Union Minister Farooq Abdullah met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister P Chidambaram and discussed with them the prevailing situation in the Kashmir Valley.
- Country’s largest public sector lender State Bank of India (SBI) said it will recruit close to 1,000 executives, open 70 new branches, and install an additional 300 ATMs in the state this fiscal.
- Get ready to laugh out loud with one of the most-beloved animated characters of all time – Pink Panther.
- The UN Security Council presidential statement condemning the sinking of a South Korean warship by North Korea reflects the latter’s increasing international isolation.
Current Affairs of 11 July 2010
- Border Security Force (BSF) on Sunday lodged a strong protest with its Pakistani counterpart over cross-border firing and ceasefire violations at a forward post along Indo-Pak border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir.
- An encounter broke out between security forces and militants, including a top Lashker-e-Toiba commander, in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.
- Opposition PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday rejected Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s appeal to attend an all-party meeting convened by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday to discuss the situation in Kashmir and sought his intervention to defuse tension in the valley.
- Japanese began voting on Sunday in an upper house election that could deliver Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s government a major blow, stalling efforts to curb a huge public debt and putting the premier’s job at risk.
Current Affairs of 12 July 2010
- In its 16th successive, successful mission, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle placed five satellites into the predestined orbit after a precision launch on Monday, a feat that elated the space community as it came after the failure of last launch.
- Lord Jagannath’s rathyatra, the 133rd edition of which is scheduled to be held in the city on Tuesday, has over the years become a symbol of communal harmony with people of all communities participating with equal enthusiasm.
- HBO received 101 Primetime Emmy nominations, the most for any network for the tenth year in a row, for the upcoming 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards, which were announced in Los Angeles.
- Andres Iniesta took his penchant for scoring dramatic goals to new heights on Sunday when the midfielder smashed home the winner deep into extra time to give Spain their first World Cup triumph.
- Afghan President Hamid Karzai is seeking removal of up to 50 Taliban commanders from a UN terror blacklist in a gesture intended to advance a political reconciliation in his country.
Current Affairs of 13 July 2010
- Infosys Technologies Ltd reported a surprise 2.6 percent drop in quarterly profit but raised its full-year revenue forecast on hopes of strong outsourcing demand from overseas clients.
- Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will address a specially convened meeting of chief ministers of Naxal-affected states here tomorrow to chalk out a fresh strategy to curb Left-wing extremism.
- Three thalassaemia patients tested HIV positive and another 16 tested positive for Hepatitis C — all after free blood transfusions at the government-run Umaid Hospital in Jodhpur.
Current Affairs of 14 July 2010
- Attributing the double-digit inflation to the petro hike, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said that prices would moderate by the end of the kharif season, and inflation would come down to 5-6 per cent by the year-end.
- The JD(U) on Wednesday took exception to a host of Central ministers visiting Bihar ahead of the assembly polls just to make “baseless allegations” against the NDA government and described them as akin to the “Siberian birds” which migrate from one place to other in search of food.
Current Affairs of 15 July 2010
- SAP customers, partners and representatives are coming together at the SAP World Tour 2010 in New Delhi to share insights with peers on how business solutions from SAP are helping companies run better.
- Monsoon rains were 24 percent below normal in the week to July 14, sources in the Indian Meteorological Department said, reviving fears of crop loss if rainfall remains weak.
- Asian stock markets dropped on Thursday after U.S. Federal Reserve issued a weaker economic forecast for the world’s largest economy, cooling investor sentiment.
- Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is back for the fourth season of popular quiz reality show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’, is all set to start rehearsing for it.
Current Affairs of 16 July 2010
- The BJP on Friday regretted that Home Secretary G K Pillai was not “defended” by External Affairs Minister S M Krishna when he was “openly castigated” by Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
- Jammu and Kashmir Police has filed a chargesheet against an Army colonel, a major and seven others in a case of alleged fake encounter in which three youths were killed in the frontier district of Kupwara in April this year.
- On Friday, Lalit Modi was supposed to face the BCCI’s disciplinary committee for the first time since his suspension as IPL commissioner.
- Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is likely to call an election on Saturday.
Current Affairs of 17 July 2010
- Mayawati-led BSP has emerged as the third largest party in the Rajya Sabha, relegating the CPI(M) to fourth position in yet another bad news for Marxists ahead of the Assembly polls in West Bengal and Kerala.
- Students bored with the regular Science, Arts and Commerce subjects finally have a wider choice of courses to choose from.
- President Barack Obama and the first family played tennis and took in the sights around a Maine resort even as he contemplated a new struggle over jobless benefits with his Republican foes.
- Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said he will not go to India for talks only for “a leisure trip” and backtracked on his earlier claim that his counterpart S M Krishna received repeated calls from New Delhi taking instructions during their July 15 parleys.
Current Affairs of 18 July 2010
- The Bombay High Court on Monday ordered that Sadhvi Pragya Thakur and other 10 accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blasts case will face trial under Maharashtra’s tough MCOCA, a year after charges on them under this anti -terror law were dropped.
- Senior RSS leader M G Vaidya on Sunday questioned BJP’s decision of re-admitting Jaswant Singh into the party fold and not leaders like Uma Bharti, Govindacharya and Sanjay Joshi.
- At least 132 persons had so far been convicted in different cases related to 2008 communal violence in Orissa’s Kandhamal district.
- The central excise department, Chandigarh region, will soon issue notices to four cricket players, including Yuvraj Singh, for payment of Rs 1.17 crore as service tax on the income from the first and the second IPL seasons.
- A British author promoting his book on alleged double standards in Singapore’s use of the death penalty has been arrested here on charges of criminal defamation and contempt of court.
Current Affairs of 19 July 2010
- After Apple iPhone 4 received flak for throwing calls and CEO Steve Jobs said it was also happening in other companies manufacturing smartphones, the reactions have been quick and quite contrary to that.
- Railways on Monday cancelled three trains from Howrah and diverted as many in view of the train accident in Sainthia, which has claimed 60 lives.
- Veteran off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has invited Indian orthopaedic surgeon and former medical consultant to the Sri Lankan team Mandeep Singh Dhillon to witness his swansong Test against India here.
- US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today said she believed that al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was still in Pakistan.
Current Affairs of 20 July 2010
- The rupee on Tuesday lost 4 paise to trade at a six-week low against the US currency in early trade on increased demand by importers.
- A CRPF jawan and a Havildar were injured in an accidental fire when the former was cleaning his gun here on Tuesday, police said.
- The powerful Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) might have opposed the idea but Australian captain Ricky Ponting wants the ICC to ensure implementation of the Decision Review System (DRS) in every Test match.
- Four US Senators have expressed their disappointment over the refusal of British Prime Minister David Cameron to meet them on the issues related to the release of Lockerbie bomber last year.
Current Affairs of 21 July 2010
- As the economy gathers steam, the domestic financial services sector is on a hiring spree and IIT Bombay has seen 40 per cent jump in campus placements, a senior university official said today.
- BJP today said it will take on the UPA government on issues like price rise, “escape” of Warren Anderson, delay in Commonwealth Games projects, Railway accidents and Indo-Pak talks in the forthcoming Parliament session.
- The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has requested the Finance Ministry to depute a contingent of meritorious revenue service officials to monitor India’s aid projects to various countries worth thousands of crores of rupees.
- A former Sydney restaurant manager allegedly demanded cash payments of up to 3500 dollars from people, all of Indian origin, hoping to get a job.
Current Affairs of 22 July 2010
- Call it an Indian CEOs’ growing UN tribe. With the United Nations gradually viewing businesses as part of the solution rather than the problem to address issues like climate change and social development.
- A huge ball of brightly burning gas drifting through a neighbouring galaxy may be the heaviest star ever discovered hundreds of times bigger than the sun, scientists said on Wednesday after working out its weight for the first time.
- Asking Islamabad to take “additional steps” to combat terrorism, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned that any terror attack on the US if traced back to Pakistan would have a “devastating impact” on bilateral ties.
Current Affairs of 23 July 2010
- Info Edge (India) Ltd, the owner of job portal Naukri.com, posted a net profit of 172.7 million rupees on net sales of 658.8 million rupees for the quarter ended June 30.
- India may have flopped in the opening cricket Test against Sri Lanka but opener Virender Sehwag held on to the number one spot, while Sachin Tendulkar gained a place to be seventh in the latest ICC rankings for batsmen issued today.
- A portrait of Ban Ki-moon as a secrecy-obsessed UN chief seeking to wrest control of internal investigations emerges from a blistering 50-page confidential memo by his former oversight chief.
Current Affairs of 24 July 2010
- Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday demanded setting up of a Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe allegations of corruption in implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme.
- The third day of Pearls Infrastructure Delhi Couture Week was all about Bollywood glamour.
- Substantive and regular high-level talks between India and Pakistan should continue as it is in the interest of the United States, a Obama Administration official has said.
- Seven Indian citizens have been prevented from sneaking into the country after British officers found them in France hiding aboard a lorry-load of steel bound for Llanelli in Wales.
Current Affairs of 25 July 2010
- The wives of senior officers the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) are stepping forward to look after the welfare of the widows of the CRPF men who have been killed in action, mainly in Naxal infested areas.
- India will generate 1,000 MW of solar power by the year 2013, with financial assistance from Power Finance Corp and Rural Electrification Corp, under the government’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission.
- With the individual brilliance of just-retired Muttiah Muralitharan and Lasith Malinga missing,.
- The United States has said it wants Pakistan to implement UN curbs against three key financers who raised money for the Taliban and Haqqani network, a day after slapping sanctions on the leaders of these outfits.
Current Affairs of 26 July 2010
- Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today rejected the BJP charge of government misusing the CBI in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case and said the Centre had not tried to influence the investigation process in any way.
- Former Goa Tourism Minister Micky Pacheco was today granted bail by a local court in connection with the Nadia Torrado death case.
- The BCCI’s disciplinary committee meets in New Delhi on Tuesday to continue its probe into alleged financial irregularities by suspended IPL chief Lalit Modi, who would once again skip the proceedings.
Current Affairs of 27 July 2010
- Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi today hit back at former Sports Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar for his scathing criticism of the upcoming event, saying the senior Congress leader’s comments are “irresponsible” and “anti-national”.
- The US has welcomed actions by the European Union and Canada to adopt new sanctions against Iran in line with the UN Security Council resolution, saying this gives a clear message to its leaders that they either meet responsibilities or face isolation.
- The United States gave heads up to India, besides Afghanistan and Pakistan, on the leak of more than 90,000 classified documents pertaining to the war against terrorism.
Current Affairs of 28 July 2010
- Seoul shares edged higher on Wednesday as losses in LG Electronics following its weaker than expected second quarter earnings were offset by gains in banks such as KB Financial Group.
- Arrested former Gujarat minister of state for Home Amit Shah had entrusted the job of eliminating Sohrabuddin Sheikh to three senior IPS officers, the chargesheet filed by CBI in a court said.
- Sachin Tendulkar cracked his 48th Test century to lead a spirited fightback as India recovered from three quick jolts to keep themselves afloat in the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka here today.
Current Affairs of 29 July 2010
- The Dahod District Development Office has launched an inquiry into a complaint filed by 157 unemployed people that they have not been paid unemployment allowance under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS).
- The CBI today grilled former Gujarat minister Amit Shah inside the Sabarmati Central Jail for the second day in connection with the fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh.
- Buoyed by a robust 40.30 per cent jump in its net profit for the last quarter, auto major Mahindra & Mahindra on Wednesday said it will invest about Rs 8,600 crore in the next five years for various purposes.
Current Affairs of 30 July 2010
- China plans to launch its first high resolution, stereoscopic mapping satellite during the second half of 2011.
- Australia’s former prime minister Kevin Rudd was on Friday admitted to hospital for a surgery to treat severe stomach pain.
- State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation’s net profit for the June quarter fell 24.5% to Rs 3,661 crore from a year ago as the company gave heavy discounts to refinery-cum-retailers to enable them to sell diesel and cooking fuelbelow cost.
- State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) tanked nearly 2 percent to a month’s low before making a marginal recovery in the early trade, a day after it reported a 24.5 per cent decline in its net profit for the quarter ended June 30.
Current Affairs of 31 July 2010
- The state government has issued a directive to put on hold the construction of flats under the “Kanshiram Shahri Gareeb Awas Yojna” a scheme aimed at providing free houses to the urban poor.
- America was abuzz on Saturday with what is being billed as the ‘wedding of the century’ with former first daughter Chelsea Clinton tying the knot with investment banker Marc Mezvinsky, after an intensively secret build-up.
- A day after Rs 78,000 was looted from an employee of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vittaran Nigam Limited, the police released the sketches of suspects on Friday.
- State-owned oil firms raised jet fuel, or ATF, prices by 2.7 percent after lowering the rates at the last fortnightly revision on July 16.