November 2010 Current Affairs and Top Latest Major Events of India and World


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Current Affairs of 01 November 2010

  • New Zealand Cricket’s General Manager Geoff Allot today said he would step down from his post at the end of this month in the aftermath of the Black Caps’ humiliating 0-4 ODI series loss to Bangladesh recently.
  • Brazilians on Monday celebrated the election of their first-ever woman President, Dilma Rousseff, who pledged to extend policies implemented by popular outgoing leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, her mentor.
  • Indonesia’s deadly volcano has unleashed another powerful eruption, spewing out towering clouds of hot ash. There were no immediate reports of new casualties or damage.
  • In a bid to give local communities a key role in managing forest resources, the Forest Department’s smallest unit at the grassroots-level will now report to panchayati-raj institutions instead.

Current Affairs of 02 November 2010

  • Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday admitted the RBI’s move to hike short-term lending and borrowing rates will hurt growth in the near-term, but exuded confidence that economic expansion will gather pace later as a consequence..
  • N. Sundaradevan, Principal Secretary and Commissioner of Revenue Administration (CRA), has instructed the Collectors to issue identity cards to the beneficiaries of the Kalaignar Kaapeetu Thittam before November 15.
  • The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has asked the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) Chairman to submit the video film prepared by the Board of the public hearing held at Vadaseri village in Thanjavur district for Greenfield molasses/grains based distillery unit by Kings India Chemicals Corporation Limited.
  • Indian-American Rao Anumolu, president and CEO of a technology services company, has been felicitated with the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of honour, highest civilian award in the U.S. for the immigrants.

Current Affairs of 03 November 2010

  • Three agents were arrested late Tuesday in connection with an alleged attempt to transport Sri Lankan Tamil refugees to Australia via Velankanni. However, the arrests were revealed here on Wednesday.
  • The Tamil Nadu Pumps and Spares Manufacturers’ Association has appealed to the State Government to relax the tender norms for supply of energy efficient pumpsets free of cost to farmers in the State.
  • British firm Macalloy, which had supplied the steel frame of the collapsed foot over-bridge outside the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, has been asked by Delhi Government to provide details about deficiencies in design of the structure which the company claimed it was aware about.
  • A Dhaka court has questioned the “Delhi Treaty” under which Bangladesh agreed to return 195 Pakistani soldiers who had surrendered in the 1971 war.

Current Affairs of 04 November 2010

  • Eight Indian States are home to 421 million multidimensionally poor people, more than the figure of 410 million in 26 poorest African countries.
  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is working on India’s future main battle tank (FMBT) with a 1,500-horsepower (HP) indigenous engine.
  • Rajasthan Anti-Terrorist Squad came in for praise on Thursday from the State Home Minister Shanti Dhariwal, who said the arrest of Harshad Solanki, a suspect in 2007 Ajmer dargah blast case, was a major achievement for the agency.
  • China is pressuring European governments to avoid the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony for imprisoned democracy activist Liu Xiaobo and not make any statements in support of him, several diplomats said on Thursday.
  • India is among the 40 most-improved economies since 2005 which made significant changes in improving business regulations at a steady pace, the International Finance Corporation, a wing of the World Bank.

Current Affairs of 05 November 2010

  • The US Consulate in Mumbai on Friday apologised for having asked invitees to President Barack Obama’s functions to submit personal details like PAN numbers after it drew angry reaction from senior Maharashtra ministers and officials and blamed “clerical error” for the queries.
  • Toyota’s second quarter profit more than quadrupled despite lingering worries about the safety of its cars after massive recalls that are still dogging its sales in the U.S.
  • Asniper team was part of the operation launched by the Chennai Police to rescue 13-year-old R. Keerthivasan who was kidnapped by two youths early this week.
  • Questioning the shifting stand of AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa on the Cauvery Tribunal, Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi asked on Thursday as to who had called the Tribunal a toothless body.

Current Affairs of 06 November 2010

  • The US Consulate in Mumbai on Friday apologised for having asked invitees to President Barack Obama’s functions to submit personal details like PAN numbers after it drew angry reaction from senior Maharashtra ministers and officials and blamed “clerical error” for the queries.
  • A Qantas Boeing 747 returned to Singapore with an engine problem shortly after takeoff on Friday, local TV stations reported.

Current Affairs of 07 November 2010

  • In a dramatic collapse, India lost their top three batsmen with only two runs on the board at tea after dismissing New Zealand for 459 on the fourth day of the first cricket Test here today.
  • While demanding stringent measures to put an end to illegal sand quarrying in the State, AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa on Sunday urged the State government to grant Rs. 10 lakh compensation to the family members of a woman who was killed when a sand-laden lorry hit her two-wheeler in Karur district.
  • In an attempt to rein in the media, the draft Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Bill, 2010 prevents reporting on any child involved in an offence without “complete and authentic” information and without the consent of the child or his or her guardian.

Current Affairs of 08 November 2010

  • The White House on Saturday released the highlights of India-U.S. trade deals that exceed USD 14.9 billion in total value.
  • The National Export Initiative: U.S. – India Transactions As part of the National Export Initiative, President Obama noted that India — with its tremendous economic growth and its large and growing middle class — is a key market for U.S. exports.
  • Five Church of England bishops announced on Monday they are converting to Catholicism following an invitation to disaffected Anglicans from Pope Benedict XVI, the highest—profile defectors among conservatives opposed to gay bishops and female clergy.
  • A top Republican senator has urged US President Barack Obama to reject the “mockery” of Myanmar’s first election in 20 years and renew his backing for democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi.

Current Affairs of 09 November 2010

  • A BJP member today demanded in the Lok Sabha that the disputed land in Ayodhya be handed over for construction of Ram temple in the wake of Allahabad High Court verdict of September 30.
  • Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday invited U.S. investments for developing infrastructure as the lack of quality facilities stood in the way of high growth.
  • Zulqarnain Haider on Tuesday announced his retirement from international cricket within three months of his Test debut after sensationally deserting his team due to death threats for refusing to fix matches.
  • Following Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan’s submission of resignation to the Governor on Tuesday in the wake of the Adarsh Housing Society scam, speculation is rife over his successor, with names of a few central and state party leaders doing the rounds.

Current Affairs of 10 November 2010

  • The demand for a joint parliamentary committee to go into corruption scandals made inside the two Houses of Parliament here on Wednesday was given a more formal shape later in the day when Leaders of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley gave notices under substantive motions on the same subject in their Houses.
  • American sprinter Allyson Felix has made a five-woman shortlist for the Athlete of the Year award, the ruling athletics body IAAF said on Wednesday.
  • Peeved over the strong backing of the U.S. for India’s quest for a permanent UNSC berth, the Pakistan government on slammed Washington over the move, claiming it would have “implications” for peace and stability in South Asia.

Current Affairs of 11 November 2010

  • A Moscow-bound chartered flight, with 250 passengers on board, suffered a bird hit while taxiing for take-off from the airport here today, airport officials said.
  • If you remember the opening ceremony of the Doha Asian Games for the rider galloping on horse-back to light the torch on top of the stadium, the current edition, all set to unveil the opening ceremony on November 12, has promised to ignite imagination with a drop of water from the Pearl river.
  • With less than 100 days to go for the ICC World Cup, top cricketers are urging their supporters to send in good luck messages through twitter and other online media to inspire and cheer their favourite teams.
  • Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar will be the event ambassador for the ICC World Cup 2011.
  • First Lady Michelle Obama surprised a group of U.S. servicemen and women based in Germany on Thursday, jumping in to serve them steaks at a special Veteran’s Day meal.
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Current Affairs of 12 November 2010

  • Billionaire businessman and Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has been selected for the global leadership award by the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) next week.
  • Four decades after Mao Zedong sent a whole generation of students to work in farms and factories, a Chinese city has launched another “students to the countryside” programme that, for some, uncomfortably invokes the days of the Cultural Revolution.
  • Europe will run out of capacity for new internet addresses by early next year, potentially cutting the U.K. off from the rest of the world online, one of the founding fathers of the communications network warned today.
  • Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday instructed the security forces to apprehend the leaders of the anti-talks faction of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) and the perpetrators of the brutal killing of 22 civilians in Assam from November 8 to 11 and bring them to justice.
  • NTPC Regional Executive Director (South) Ambarish Nath Dave on Thursday expressed satisfaction over the track record of Simhadri Super Thermal Power Station and exuded confidence that it would achieve 100 per cent plant load factor (PLF).

Current Affairs of 13 November 2010

  • The share of Tamil Nadu in the Indian Army is hardly six per cent and ought to go up considerably, said Brigadier Pankaj Sinha, Deputy Director General, Recruiting (States), here on Saturday.
  • The former Telecom Secretary, D.S. Mathur, on Saturday claimed that Telecom Minister A. Raja had ignored his advice for auctioning 2G spectrum, but the Ministry hit back saying the official had cleared the files for issuing licenses as per the existing policy.
  • Sonia Gandhi has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging “suitable directions” on paying statutory minimum wages to workers employed under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS).
  • Hong Kong’s chief executive confronted Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on Saturday over the mishandling of a Manila bus hostage crisis in which eight Hong Kongers died, seeking punishment for the officials responsible.

Current Affairs of 14 November 2010

  • As part of the second University Day celebrations, the Indian Maritime University (IMU) organised a maiden marathon on Sunday to create awareness about climatic changes, energy conservation and the efforts taken to reduce greenhouse gases effect.
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday briefed his Cabinet about U.S. incentives for a fresh 90-day construction ban as a Peace Now report showed settlers have been building at a furious pace.
  • Confidence building measures like releasing political prisoners in Jammu and Kashmir could help in improving the ground situation there, Centre’s interlocutor for the State Radha Kumar said on Sunday, noting that Pakistan should be involved in resolving the Kashmir issue.

Current Affairs of 15 November 2010

  • President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has accepted A. Raja’s resignation as Communications and Information Technology Minister on the recommendation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with immediate effect.
  • A new study has found that the incredible biodiversity of the Amazon region is over 20 million years older than thought.
  • The Communist Party of India (Marxist), which allied with the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in the 2009 Lok Sabha election.
  • By 2015, the Indian automotive aftermarket business will increase to $9.4 billion from its present estimated share of $3.7 billion, said R. Dinesh, Chairman, Auto Serve 2010, on Monday.
  • The Karnataka High Court on Monday allowed the applications filed by five independent MLAs, seeking to implead Speaker K.G. Bopaiah and Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, in the case challenging their disqualification from the Assembly membership.

Current Affairs of 16 November 2010

  • The PDF version of the report by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on the Issue of Licences and Allocation of 2G Spectrum, which was tabled in both Houses of the Indian Parliament on November 16, 2010, can be accessed here.
  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on Tuesday wondered whether it was fair to write a final judgement against former Telecom Minister A. Raja in the 2G spectrum issue only on the basis of presumption that the exchequer had a loss of Rs 1,76,645 crore.
  • Two elephants were in the room when Russia, India and China held their tenth trilateral ministerial meeting here this week — the United States and Pakistan — and a consensus on driving them out proved elusive as Indian and Chinese officials rejected language on blocs and terrorism that would have upset their American and Pakistani friends.
  • The settled legal position is that the High Court’s jurisdiction to interfere with the quantum of punishment on an individual is very limited and restricted to exceptional cases.

Current Affairs of 17 November 2010

  • Top leaders of the CPI(M) will hold a crucial meeting here from Friday to discuss the prevailing political situation which has been dominated by major corruption cases like the spectrum scam.
  • Germany is boosting security measures at airports and train stations, after the government received indications that a terrorist attack on the country may be planned for the end of November, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said on Wednesday.
  • The United States says it does not see its support for India becoming a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council at odds with New Delhi’s refusal to sign two nuclear treaties.
  • The report of the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India (CAG) on 2G spectrum allocation refutes the claims made by the former Communications and Information Technology Minister.

Current Affairs of 18 November 2010

  • For the nearly 25 families living in Lokkere on the eastern fringes of the Bandipur tiger reserve in Karnataka life is difficult.
  • The Parliament failed to function for the fifth consecutive day on Thursday, with the Opposition insisting on a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the 2G spectrum allocation and Congress and JD(S) hitting back alleging land scam involving BJP-led government in Karnataka.
  • The Chinese government on Thursday mounted a defence of its dams on the Brahmaputra and Mekong rivers, assuring its seven neighbours, including India, who have voiced concerns about the projects that downstream flows will remain unaffected.
  • As diplomatic efforts gathered steam, Israel on Thursday awaited a crucial U.S. document meant to persuade government hard—liners to renew limits on settlement construction and give stalled Mideast peacemaking a boost.

Current Affairs of 19 November 2010

  • Textile production on Friday came to a halt in several parts of this region, covering Coimbatore, Erode, Tirupur, Namakkal and Salem districts, with garment and weaving units going on a one-day strike demanding ban on cotton yarn exports.
  • The U.S. on Friday announced a more convenient visa application process for Indians. Its embassy in New Delhi and consulates-general in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad will now accept applications from across the country at all visa facilities, regardless of the applicant’s home address or city of residence, says an embassy release.
  • India on Friday summoned the Acting Iranian Ambassador to protest Tehran’s observations on Kashmir even as it abstained from voting on a U.N. resolution alleging human rights violations in Iran for the first time.
  • Inexperienced Shane Shillingford and Kemar Roach shared seven wickets to help the West Indies gain a big lead in the opening Test against Sri Lanka on Thursday.
  • The U.S. dollar ended dearer against the rupee at Rs. 45.29/30 per dollar and the Pound Sterling also finished higher at Rs. 72.69/71 per pound at the close of the Interbank Foreign Exchange Market (Forex) in Mumbai on Friday.

Current Affairs of 20 November 2010

  • All District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) and Urban Cooperative Banks (UCBs) will be computerised and run using the same common application software within the next few weeks.
  • Chief Justice of Kerala Jasti Chelameswar has urged members of the legal fraternity to be socially responsible to uphold justice.
  • A Bihar Military Police constable and a homeguard were killed and nine others, including three journalists, injured when a landmine went off as it was being defused in Bihar’s Gaya district on Saturday.
  • The Supreme Court on Friday directed that all day-to-day functions of Indian broadcaster Prasar Bharati would be managed jointly by a three-member team consisting of its Chief Executive Officer, Member (Finance) and Member (Personnel) as per the Delhi High Court order.

Current Affairs of 21 November 2010

  • The Taliban on Sunday vowed to keep fighting the U.S.-led coalition and force them to abandon Afghanistan ahead of a 2014 date set by the alliance for the transition of security to Afghan control.
  • The London-based Amnesty International called on Egyptian authorities to refrain from harassing election candidates as hundreds of opposition members have been arrested and their marches dispersed.
  • President Pratibha Patil said on Sunday evening that she would “highlight the tremendous scope for investing in India’s infrastructure,” while emphasising the possibilities for further expanding trade between India and the United Arab Emirates.
  • The Communist Party of India on Saturday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to make public the whereabouts of the chairman of the United National Liberation Front (UNLF) of Manipur, R.K. Meghan.
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Current Affairs of 22 November 2010

  • The food import bill of the global community could surpass the $1 trillion mark in 2010, with prices of most commodities going up sharply compared to the previous year, the Food and Agriculture Organisation has said.
  • The Centre for Policy Analysis (CPA), which believes in working for a just and inclusive political and social order, has decided to send a delegation of parliamentarians and civil society members to Kashmir Valley from December 3 to 5 to help build confidence among people in the State.
  • The much-talked about surrender policy for youths who had exfiltrated from Jammu and Kashmir between 1989 and 2009 for arms training and have a change of heart now was cleared on Monday by the State Cabinet.
  • A Delhi court on Monday remanded former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee officials T.S. Darbari, Sanjay Mahendroo and M. Jayachandran to three days CBI custody in connection with the alleged bungling in the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) in London last year.
  • With the logjam continuing in Parliament over the opposition demand for a JPC probe into the 2G spectrum controversy, Government has convened an all-party meeting this afternoon to end the deadlock.

Current Affairs of 23 November 2010

  • Admitting challenges in taming inflation which remains above the comfort level of 4-5 per cent, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said it is making serious efforts to contain price rise.
  • The countdown to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, who announced their engagement last week, began on Tuesday with the news that it would take place on Friday April 29 next year at Westminster Abbey, which was also the venue of the Prince’s late mother Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997.
  • The White House on Tuesday condemned North Korea’s artillery attack against the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong, the latest in a series of provocations that have reawakened concerns about the threat posed by the communist country and its reclusive leadership.
  • Slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party for its “double standards” on corruption issues, the Congress and Communist Party of India (Marxist) today said the party was silent on the issue of continuance of B.S. Yeddyurappa as Karnataka Chief Minister.
  • Ahead of Premier Wen Jiabao’s visit to New Delhi next month, India and China will hold the 14th round of boundary talks in Beijing on November 29-30, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday.

Current Affairs of 24 November 2010

  • 9 arrest warrants were issued in the wake of two separate police operations targeting suspected Islamist terrorist cells in Belgium, local media reported on Wednesday.
  • A U.S. court has issued summons to senior Inter-Services Intelligence officials including its powerful chief Maj. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha, along with Mumbai attack masterminds and Lashkar-e-Taiba leaders Hafiz Saeed and Zakiur Rahman Lakhvi in response to a lawsuit filed by relatives of two American victims accusing them of providing material support for the 26/11 attacks.
  • The BJP on Wednesday described the election results in Bihar as a victory of meritorious leadership over dynastic politics with a message for the future of Indian politics that membership of a family or dynasty does not count.

Current Affairs of 25 November 2010

  • Huang Hua, a veteran Chinese statesman and former Vice-Premier who played a key role in helping normalise relations between China and India in the 1980s, passed away in Beijing on Wednesday. He was 98.
  • Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday directed public sector lenders and insurers to look into their exposures to various companies mentioned in the CBI application filed in court in connection with housing finance racket busted by the investing agency on Wednesday.
  • A Delhi court on Thursday allowed custodial interrogation of former CWG Organising Committee official M. Jayachandran for two more days by the CBI to unravel alleged financial bungling in conduct of the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) in London last year.
  • Social networking site Twitter has come up with a new tool that will allow users to see who is following them and who isn’t.

Current Affairs of 26 November 2010

  • Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy is leaving for New Delhi on Saturday morning to get a sense of the Congress high command’s expectations from his government and on the composition of his Council of Ministers.
  • India, which is assisting Sri Lanka in reconstruction of its war-ravaged northern region, on Friday extended more than $416 million as Line of Credit for building three railway projects in this country.
  • Prashant Bhushan, counsel for the Centre for Public Interest Litigation, submitted in the Supreme Court on Thursday that 13 applicants for 2G spectrum licence had evidently got information about the issue of the notification by the Department of Telecommunications.
  • Go green together, President Pratibha Patil told Indian and Emirati businessmen, urging them to turn their attention to agricultural cooperation as well, while inaugurating the Indian Trade and Exhibition Centre in Sharjah.

Current Affairs of 27 November 2010

  • South Korea’s marine commander vowed severe revenge at a funeral on Saturday for two marines killed in a North Korean bombardment, as the country prepared military manoeuvres with the U.S. that have enraged the North and concerned China.
  • Even as global recovery continues to be fragile, foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into India stood at just $15.97 billion during the January-September period, down 26 per cent as compared to the same period last year.
  • A top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant has revealed that the training camps for militants still operate in Pakistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and after 26/11, the camps were only shifted and not closed down.
  • An advanced communication satellite HYLAS (Highly Adaptable Satellite), built by ISRO on a commercial basis in partnership with EADS-Astrium of Europe, was successfully launched today (November 27, 2010) at 00.09 hours Indian Standard Time (IST) by the European Ariane-5 V198 launch vehicle.

Current Affairs of 28 November 2010

  • China on Sunday proposed “emergency consultations” among representatives of the Six Party Talks – which involve the North and South Korea, Japan, China, Russia and the United States – to help resolve the escalating crisis on the Korean Peninsula. The Chinese proposal follows Tuesday’s exchange of artillery fire.
  • Flush with the successful flight of surface-to-surface missile Agni-1 on Thursday , the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is preparing to launch Agni-II +, “a totally new missile,” before December 10.
  • A photographic exhibition on miniature paintings organised by the National Museum, Delhi, will be one of the highlights of the first Indian Biodiversity Congress (IBC) 2010 beginning in Thiruvananthapuram on December 27.

Current Affairs of 29 November 2010

  • India was deliberately kept out of the Turkey-sponsored meeting on Afghanistan earlier this year to address the “sensitivities” of Pakistan, according to the documents released by WikiLeaks.
  • Cutting across party lines, U.S. lawmakers expressed their outrage at what they called “illegal” publication of classified American documents by WikiLeaks, and asked the Obama Administration to use all legal means to shut down this whistleblower website.
  • For Syria, India’s upcoming non-permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council presents an opportunity. And the Syrian leadership lost no opportunity to underscore this.
  • The State-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has joined hands with the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) to come to the rescue of the endangered sub-species of the eastern swamp deer.

Current Affairs of 30 November 2010

  • With the Supreme Court questioning the tenability of P J Thomas as Chief Vigilance Commissioner, the BJP today hit out at the government over his appointment and his continuance at the top post.
  • Defending U.S. diplomats after WikiLeaks’ revelations that they were spying on U.N. officials from several nations including India, a top American official today said the country’s representatives were involved in building relationships like their foreign counterparts.
  • India on Tuesday advocated Afghanistan’s closer integration with South Asia within the framework of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).
  • Tamil Nadu government today announced that Rs. 100 crore has been set aside for disaster relief and management during the ongoing North east monsoon which has claimed as many as 116 lives.

November 2010 Current Affairs and Top Latest Major Events of India and World
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