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


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Current Affairs of 01 September 2010

  • Barring Anantnag town in south Kashmir, curfew was on Wednesday lifted from the entire Kashmir Valley with people flocking markets to buy essentials.
  • The Madras High Court Bench here has said that it cannot compel a lower court to pass orders on an interlocutory (interim) application filed before the latter especially when it had thought it fit to decide the issue only after ordering notices to the respondents in the particular case.
  • The Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the Government Pleader to inform the court regarding the stage of investigation relating to a complaint of production and supply of fake malaria detection test kit by a Chennai-based firm.
  • New York Governor David Paterson on Tuesday signed into law the first extensive domestic workers’ rights measure in the nation, which he said will correct historic injustices.

Current Affairs of 02 September 2010

  • The new chiefs of four public sector banks took charge on Wednesday, including Canara Bank Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) S. Raman and UCO Bank chief Arun Kaul.
  • Advanced economies must pursue long-term policy reforms to reduce public debt levels over the coming decades and ensure future fiscal sustainability, the International Monetary Fund has said.
  • The chances of the U.S. economy slipping into another recession are close to 25-30 per cent, a noted American economist said.
  • The parliament in Australia’s most populous state Thursday voted to allow same-sex couples the same rights to adopt as heterosexuals.

Current Affairs of 03 September 2010

  • India’s public debt increased by 4.1 per cent to Rs 26,97,940 crore during the first quarter of the fiscal, according to the latest data.
  • British energy major BP said it has spent nearly USD 8 billion as expenses related to the devastating Mexican Gulf oil spill, much higher than last month’s estimate of USD 6 billion.
  • The quest to procure basic trainer aircraft for new pilots will acquire momentum with the Indian Air Force (IAF) scheduled to begin trials for six competitors at Jamnagar, Gujarat, this month.
  • In a turn of events that would appear baffling to most non-lawyers Vijay Kumar, the Indian filmmaker arrested at an airport in Houston for carrying brass knuckles, had his visa revoked by the immigration authorities and then was deposited in jail for not having a valid U.S. visa.

Current Affairs of 04 September 2010

  • The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has launched its flagship operation in the United States with the opening of the NCP North America Inc.
  • Miffed with the ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit’s handling of the ‘spot-fixing’ scandal involving Salman Butt Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir, the Pakistan Cricket Board might sue the ACSU if the players are found innocent.
  • The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Government of India, will announce the target for perform, achieve and trade (PAT) scheme for energy efficiency in December this year, said Ajay Mathur, Director General of BEE, here on Friday.
  • The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Government of India, will announce the target for perform, achieve and trade (PAT) scheme for energy efficiency in December this year, said Ajay Mathur, Director General of BEE, here on Friday.

Current Affairs of 05 September 2010

  • The Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, which has been receiving flak for tardy preparations, is seeking a hefty insurance cover of Rs 750 crore in the event of cancellation of the sporting extravaganza.
  • At a time the Sri Lankan government is involved in the resettlement and rehabilitation of Tamils affected by the decades-old but now concluded civil war, Arjuna Ranatunga.
  • Japanese public schools are reintroducing whale meat in their lunch menus at low prices to expand consumption, according to a survey released today.

Current Affairs of 06 September 2010

  • Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday promised a job for anyone tipping about sabotage attempts. She also warned of strong action against those indulging in subversive acts.
  • Air India Express’ decision to curtail a number of flights on several routes, including the Gulf, was based on operational reasons and the frequency drop would be only 8 to 10 per cent, a senior AI official here said.
  • A dovish U.S. Jewish group says more than 150 film and theatre artists have signed a letter of support for Israeli actors who refused to perform in a West Bank settlement.
  • A British judge sentenced a Church of England minister to four years in jail on Monday for his part in a sham—marriage scam which saw hundreds of African men marry European women so they could stay in Britain.

Current Affairs of 07 September 2010

  • Public transport services were hit while banking services were partially affected in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh in the wake of the nationwide strike call given by major trade unions to protest price rise and labour laws among other issues.
  • The Comptroller and Auditor General has sent to the Oil Ministry part of its audit finding of the expenditure that Reliance Industries incurred in developing Krishna Godavari basin D6 gas field, which was at the centre of an inflated billing controversy.
  • Pakistani prosecutors filed a petition on Tuesday in a Rawalpindi—based anti—terrorism court seeking the formation of a commission to visit India to record the testimony of 24 key witnesses in the Mumbai attacks case, including lone surviving attacker Ajmal Kasab.
  • Jharkhand Governor M. O. H. Farook on Tuesday night sent a report to the Centre recommending revocation of President’s Rule in the State, hours after BJP leader Arjun Munda staked claim to form a new government.

Current Affairs of 08 September 2010

  • Six months after a failed test, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully conducted the second static testing of its liquid core stage (L110) of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk -III), according to a press release.
  • Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, a leading domestic pharmaceutical company, announced that the Supreme Court of Israel has dismissed the appeal by Israel-based Taro Pharmaceutical Industries of the previous ruling by the Tel-Aviv District Court holding that the Israeli special tender offer (STO) rules do not apply to the tender offer by Sun’s subsidiary, Alkaloida Chemical Company Exclusive Group Ltd.
  • Highlighting the significant potential for defence cooperation between India and the United States, the U.S.-India Business Council has launched a Homeland Security Executive Mission at INDESEC Expo 2010, a major defence industry exhibition in New Delhi.

Current Affairs of 09 September 2010

  • The Supreme Court on Thursday held that the Competition Commission of India has authority to direct investigation pertaining to fair trade practices and its directions cannot be challenged before the Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT).
  • India and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) have signed a three-year grant agreement for $128.4 million or Rs.609.9 crore to support the continuation of flagship programmes of the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO).
  • In an attempt to explore newer markets, a delegation of textile manufacturers belonging to Knit Cloth Manufacturers Association (KNITMA) here is all set to embark upon a week-long trade mission to leading textile clusters in Russia later this month.
  • U.S. best—selling novelist John Grisham condemned on Thursday the plan by an evangelical preacher to burn the Quran, saying it was the crazy act of a religious fanatic.

Current Affairs of 10 September 2010

  • Unsure of the political fallout of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case verdict, expected on September 24, the Bharatiya Janata Party is unusually quiet and has officially refused to say anything except that it will await the judgment.
  • India has positioned itself as a potential centre for infrastructure technology outsourcing (ITO) services and remote infrastructure management (RIM) will bring in the next wave of growth, according to Ludger Rohlmann, Vice President, Best Shore ITO Delivery Operations, HP (Hewlett-Packard).
  • Three mothers who have pleaded with Iran for more than a year to free their American children have gotten a piece of the news they have wanted.
  • Finance Minister T.M.Thomas Isaac has said that the government is not considering the Kerala State lottery as a means to earn revenue to the State. The lottery is supporting the livelihood of about two lakh workers, among whom many are disabled.
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Current Affairs of 11 September 2010

  • The U.S. hopes to work with India to address its concerns about the recent hike in H-1B and L1 visa fee in order to find an “acceptable alternative solution” to the critical issue that threatens to hurt the bilateral economic ties, a top Obama Administration official has said.
  • The government has cancelled motor vehicle permits of 2,027 vehicles and driving licences of 1,013 persons involved in smuggling of commodities meant for the public distribution system (PDS) in the State, according to Food Minister A.V. Velu.
  • In an attempt to improve conservation measures and provide better protection for forest and wildlife in the State, the Forest Department has started recruitment of youths for the posts of Guard and Forester.

Current Affairs of 12 September 2010

  • Central probe agency NIA has questioned a senior Kerala IPS officer for his alleged association with certain people having terror links whom he had met during his Qatar visit earlier this year.
  • Twenty nine cricketers, including two Australians, are suspected to be involved in spot-fixing at last year’s Indian Premier League in South Africa, a leading London newspaper claimed on Sunday.
  • Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is engaging in a little window-shopping of China’s new high-speed train lines while peddling Californian exports and tourism in the world’s second-largest economy.
  • Thirty-six countries from across Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe are sending their middle and senior-level auditors to learn about performance audits from India’s apex government auditor, the CAG.

Current Affairs of 13 September 2010

  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday underscored the gradual shift of economic and political power to Asia and asserted that greater attention would have to be paid to the entire Asia-Pacific region.
  • U.S. envoy on Monday urged North Korea to demonstrate its commitment to denuclearisation by taking concrete steps to show progress could be made in any talks.
  • Spain’s National Court has sentenced a member of the militant Basque separatist group ETA to 83 years in prison in its first such ruling since ETA declared a ceasefire eight days ago, judicial sources announced Monday.
  • The Tata Consultancy Services will be set up a state-of-art training facility near Technopark in Thiruvananthapuram for training of Information Technology professionals.

Current Affairs of 14 September 2010

  • Law and Justice Minister M. Veerappa Moily suggested that more discussions could be held on holding simultaneous polls to the Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies.
  • Myanmar’s main opposition party, led by democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, has been dissolved after failing to register to contest the November polls, state television reported on Tuesday.
  • The Madras High Court has refused to interfere with the decision of the State government to acquire 16.5 acres in Naranamangalam village of Perambalur district for an expansion project of Madras Rubber Factory (MRF).
  • GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare on Monday said it was looking at investing over Rs.300 crore on a major brand building exercise to position ‘Horlicks’ as an umbrella brand of the company.

Current Affairs of 15 September 2010

  • Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) has withdrawn the permission given to Delhi University to use any radioactive source in its labs as it failed to submit its final reply on the radiation exposure incident at Mayapuri scrap yard in Delhi within stipulated period, the Board said.
  • Sikkim has dislodged the usual top ranker Kerala as the State with the highest suicide rate in the country, according to Lakshmi Vijayakumar, regional representative of the World Health Organisation on suicide prevention and founder of SNEHA, a non-governmental organisation.
  • The Indian job market is bound to grow with the growth of information technology, says Ben Noteboom, Chairman, Randstad Group.
  • India has been identified as the most important country for tigers with 18 source sites dedicated solely to their conservation, according to a recent study.

Current Affairs of 16 September 2010

  • U.S. special envoy Richard Holbrooke and Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd on Thursday announced more assistance for millions of people affected by recent floods in Pakistan.
  • AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa has filed a petition in the Madras High Court seeking a direction to discharge her from a case related to filing wealth tax returns.
  • In protest against the violent attack on a private school in Pochampalli in Krishnagiri district on Monday after a Plus-One student S. Suresh was run over by a school bus, over 11,000 matriculation schools in the State will remain shut on Friday, said K.R. Nandha Kumaar, State General Secretary, Tamil Nadu Nursery, Primary, Matriculation & Higher Secondary Schools’ Association, here on Wednesday.
  • Protesting the recent school burning incident in Pochampally in Krishnagiri District, over 10,000 private schools under the umbrella Federation of Associations of Private Schools will remained closed in the State tomorrow.

Current Affairs of 17 September 2010

  • The Scotland Yard is expected to complete its investigations into the spot-fixing allegations against three Pakistani players by next week.
  • The Special Bench of the Allahabad High Court on Friday rejected a plea for deferment of the verdict in the Babri Masjid title suit and imposed a heavy fine on applicant Ramesh Chandra Tripathi.
  • Upset at the Jharkhand developments where the Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari installed a BJP government led by Arjun Munda, senior leader Yashwant Sinha is reported to have resigned as ‘prabhari’ (who is in charge of party affairs) in Punjab.
  • People of Duswakalan village in Maharajganj district of Uttar Pradesh have set an example by amicably agreeing to the construction of a temple next to a mazar, after idols of Lord Shiva and Nandi were recovered during renovation of the mazar.

Current Affairs of 18 September 2010

  • The International Cricket Council has launched an investigation into Friday’s England-Pakistan one-day international after information indicated a scoring pattern was prearranged.
  • Union Telecommunications Minister A Raja launched the Centre-sponsored ‘free mobile phones to BPL households’ scheme on a pilot basis at Avinashi block in the district on Saturday.
  • Thirty-two students belonging to the SC/ST communities on Friday received appointment letters from a private bank after completing a six-month training programme in Banking, Finance, Insurance and Mutual Funds at the Institute of Finance, Banking and Insurance (IFBI).
  • India and Canada will soon sign a bilateral social security agreement (SSA) under which their workers in either country need not contribute to social security schemes of the host nation on short term work visits.

Current Affairs of 19 September 2010

  • A total of 244 cadets, including 63 women, were inducted into the Indian Army on Saturday on completion of their training at the Officers Training Academy (OTA) in St. Thomas Mount here.
  • The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Sunday held the Maoists, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Congress as responsible for the killing of over 280 Left supporters in West Bengal in the past year.
  • Binod Sinha, a co-accused in the Rs. 4,000 crore money laundering scam and illegal investment cases with the former Jharkhand Chief Minister, Madhu Koda, appeared in the CBI special court in Ranchi on Saturday.

Current Affairs of 20 September 2010

  • Scientists have found a novel way to make three dimensional computer simulations of supernovae explosions that may help in understanding these explosions better.
  • Noted Indian-American academician Dipak Jain has been named as Dean of INSEAD, a leading international business school which aims to expand operations in developing countries like India and China.
  • The State president of Bharatiya Mahila Morcha Shobha Surendran said here on Monday that the code of conduct prescribed by the Muslim League for its women candidates in the elections to the local self governments infringed the freedoms and democratic rights of women. .
  • India put up an improved performance to crush Pakistan in straight sets, 25-17, 25-15, 25-22, in the final league match of the third Asian volleyball championship (central zone) at the Netaji Indoor Stadium to set up a revenge match in the final against Iran on Monday.

Current Affairs of 21 September 2010

  • Set to study the ground situation in Jammu and Kashmir, the all-party delegation led by Home Minister P. Chidambaram arrived in Jammu on Tuesday, even as the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Samajwadi Party and the Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) decided to boycott the team.
  • India is prepared to “discuss all outstanding issues” with Pakistan including Jammu and Kashmir, but it has to take “ameliorative action” to eradicate terrorism against the country.
  • Making its foray into formal education services, Finnish handset maker Nokia today entered into a strategic partnership with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) to provide certificate programmes in English language through its devices.
  • Australia’s world champion discus thrower Dani Samuels today pulled out of the controversy—marred Delhi Commonwealth Games citing health and security concerns.
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Current Affairs of 22 September 2010

  • The Centre on Wednesday banned all bulk SMS and MMS across India for next 72 hours with immediate effect in view of the impending verdict on Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid title suits by the Special Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court, scheduled for Friday.
  • The Left parties on Wednesday asked the government to take urgent steps to restore peace and normalcy in the Kashmir Valley by putting a stop to police firing on protesters and selectively withdrawing the Armed Forces Special Powers Act from Srinagar.
  • Insurgents attacked a NATO and Afghan army outpost in eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistan border and at least 25 of the militants were killed in the resulting skirmish, officials said on Wednesday.
  • Al—Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has claimed responsibility for the abduction in Niger of seven foreign workers, five of them French.

Current Affairs of 23 September 2010

  • The Supreme Court’s order deferring Friday’s verdict on Ayodhya title suit by Allahabad High Court to September 28 has evoked mixed reaction from the litigants of the 60—year—old dispute.
  • Fifteen special squads spread out all over Mumbai on Wednesday, combing important areas to ensure safe Ganpati processions.
  • A Catholic bishop from north—eastern Mexico was on Thursday named winner of the 2010 Rafto Prize by a Norwegian human rights foundation for his efforts to protect human rights and achieve social justice.
  • The recent spell of rainfall in south Bengal has brought relief to farmers in West Bengal’s 11 drought-hit districts and is also improving crop prospects in the kharif season.

Current Affairs of 24 September 2010

  • Brazilian oil major Petrobras has mopped-up about $ 70 billion in the world’s largest share offering.
  • Improving awareness among patients on their condition, earlier and better diagnosis and improving the quality of health care form a package of solutions that will help persons with dementia, Sube Banerjee.
  • Richard Falk, the United Nations Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Israeli-Occupied Territories of Palestine, is sceptical whether the negotiations between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, guided by the U.S.
  • A second Afghan journalist detained by NATO coalition forces for allegedly spreading Taliban propaganda has been freed after an outcry from media workers and a call from President Hamid Karzai for their quick release.
  • The Council of Indian Muslims (U.K.) on Thursday protested British government’s decision to allow Hindutva activist Sadhvi Rithambara to visit Britain, arguing that her presence would affect community relations because of her role in the demolition of Babri Masjid.

Current Affairs of 25 September 2010

  • The veteran BJP leader and the former Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, wished the Supreme Court vacated the interim stay and allowed the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court to deliver its judgment on the Ayodhya land dispute before the end of this month.
  • Delhi government has requested the Army to construct a bailey bridge in place of the foot overbridge that had collapsed on Tuesday outside the main Commonwealth Games venue of Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
  • President Barack Obama has said that the Republicans’ plan to slash taxes and cut spending if the Republican party retakes the House of Representatives in the November mid-term elections is no more than “an echo of a disastrous decade we can’t afford to relive.
  • Kerala Cabinet has deferred the notification of about 17,000 acres of forests near Munnar as reserve despite pressure from the Centre and strong recommendation by the high level committee set up by the State government.

Current Affairs of 26 September 2010

  • The urban food security situation has deteriorated in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnakata and Madhya Pradesh, while Punjab showed a marginal worsening till 2006.
  • Dozens of Australian climate change activists stopped operations at the world’s largest coal terminal on Sunday.
  • Commuters in several areas in the city had a harrowing time today as over 1,600 Blueline buses were shunted out by Delhi Government to improve the image of the city ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

Current Affairs of 27 September 2010

  • Even as more than 10 Maoists and three policemen were killed in an anti-Naxal operation in the Saranda forest in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum district since Saturday, Naxalites blasted the Panchayat Bhawan, Anandpur, and a hostel here on Monday morning.
  • Ahead of his talks with top U.S. officials here, Defence Minister A.K. Antony has said he would convey New Delhi’s concerns about supply of American arms to Pakistan as a portion of them is being diverted against India and seek an “early solution” to export control restrictions.
  • The State unit of the CPI(M) on Sunday invited the AIADMK to join hands with the party in highlighting people’s issues.
  • The employment exchange here took special efforts on Monday to enable the B.Ed graduates of Tiruchi district to register their names in the exchange without any difficulty.

Current Affairs of 28 September 2010

  • Mobile phone sales in the country has touched an all—time high at 38.63 million units in April—June 2010, growing 6.3 per cent quarter—on—quarter, according to advisory firm IDC.
  • The State government on Tuesday decided to transfer to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), five cases concerning threat letters to All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary Jayalalithaa. The move follows the demand by the AIADMK that the cases be entrusted with the CBI.
  • West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee criticised the Trinamool Congress here on Tuesday for destroying the panchayat and rationing system in the State, claiming that the rural bodies controlled by the party in two districts in the State fared the worst when it comes to ensuring development.
  • The C.P. Adithanar Senior Tamil Scholar Award was presented to V.C. Kulandaisamy, former Vice-Chancellor, Anna University, and the C.P. Adithanar Literary Award to M. Metha, poet, here on Monday.

Current Affairs of 29 September 2010

  • Two amendments moved by a US Senator on restricted hiring of foreign workers and another aimed at preventing fraud and abuse of H1-B and L1 visa could not pass the Senate floor as it was blocked by the Democratic Party.
  • While Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Tuesday the country was close to achieving 3.5 per cent growth rate in the farm sector “but could, and should, do more.
  • In a major overhaul of the Indian Premier League, the BCCI on Wednesday dropped Sunil Gavaskar from the Twenty20 league’s Governing Council, which was reduced to a seven-member panel with a tenure of just one year instead of five.
  • In a major overhaul of the Indian Premier League, the BCCI on Wednesday dropped Sunil Gavaskar from the Twenty20 league’s Governing Council, which was reduced to a seven-member panel with a tenure of just one year instead of five.

Current Affairs of 30 September 2010

  • Sixty years after the matter first went into litigation, a Special Full Bench of the High Court of Allahabad has ruled that the disputed land in Ayodhya where the Babri Masjid stood for 500 years until it was demolished in 1992 shall be divided into three parts.
  • The ruling JD(U) on Thursday released a second list of 73 candidates for the Assembly elections in Bihar retaining most of its sitting MLAs, including State Assembly Speaker Udai Narain Choudhary.
  • Information Commissioner A. N. Tiwari will take over as the new Chief Information Commissioner on Thursday, succeeding Wajahat Habibullah.
  • The preliminary results of the Phase I prime-boost AIDS vaccine trial started in February 2009 and conducted at the Tuberculosis Research Centre (TRC), Chennai and the National AIDS Research Institute (NARI), Pune, has shown that the vaccine used is safe and its ability to elicit immune response is modest.
  • Special meetings are underway in all the 14 District Collectorates in Kerala to review the internal security situation in the State ahead of the Allahabad High Courts verdict in the Ayodhya case scheduled to be pronounced on Thursday afternoon.

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