December 2010 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs December 2010: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of December 2010 related to India (National) and World (International) for SSC, Banking PO, IBPS, Indian Railways, UPSC, RPSC, State PSC and other upcoming competitive Examinations. It covered all latest current affairs topics like Politics, Appointments, Sports and Players, Awards and Honours, Important Days, Obituaries, Reports, Business, Government Schemes, Education, Books and Authors, Economy, Science and Technology, Geography, Agreements, Conference and Entertainment.

Top Appointment Current Affairs
  • Deepak Kapoo was elected the new chairperson of consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers India (PwC). He is chosen for a three year term starting form 1st January 2011. He is to take over from Gautam Banerjee.
  • Amitabh Mattoo’s appointment as first Vice Chancellor of the Central University at Jammu was approved. President Pratibha Patil in her capacity as Visitor of all central universities on Monday approved the appointment.
  • The Chairman and Editorial Director of Business Standard, T.N. Ninan was elected president of the Editors Guild of India at the Guild meeting.
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • Nitish Kumar, who returned to office for his third term as the chief minister of Bihar in November 2010 was named Forbes Person of the Year 2010.
Top Books Current Affairs
  • On the occasion of the birth centenary Hari Singh, the DG Forest and Special Secretary of India, Dr. P.J. Dilip Kumar released the book titled, Hari Singh: A Life Sketch at Siri Fort Auditorium.
Top Business Current Affairs
  • The Union Cabinet of India approved the additional capital infusion of 6000 crore rupees in 10 public sector banks.
  • Leading Indian software exporter Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced that it has set up its first facility in Manila, Philippines.
  • Mahindra and Mahindra announced a tie-up with Maschio-Gaspardo SpA, which is a farm-equipment Company from Italy. 
  • The Hinduja Group signed agreements with leading French firms for road infrastructure projects as well as development of solar energy in India.
  • The Indian Union Cabinet approved the setting up of 20 new Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) with a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.
  • The eBay Inc released its third of its census report, eBay India Census 2010. The census is a compilation of interesting facts and trends about the online buying and selling patterns across India.
  • Global steel giant ArcelorMittal declared that it has received regulatory approvals for acquiring Canada's Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation in a deal worth 433 million Canadian dollars.
  • Madhukar Kamath, CEO of Mudra Group, and chairman of AdAsia 2011 launched the theme for AdAsia 2011- The New Certainty.
  • National Projects Construction Corporation Limited (NPCC) and WAPCOS Limited, a Mini Ratna PSU signed an MOU with WAPCOS.
  • President of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev visited India on 21-22 December 2010, to participate in the 10th Annual Summit meeting under the India Russia Strategic Partnership. 
  • German auto maker BMW launched its entry-level SUV, the X1 in the Indian market. The entry-level SUV from the BMW stable is priced a competitive Rs 22 lakh onwards. X1, the cheapest model from the auto maker will be available with 2-litre petrol and diesel engines.
  • National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd announced that it commissioned the Unit 7 of 500 MW of Korba Super Thermal Power Station. With the commissioning of Unit 7 of Korba Super Thermal Power Station, the total capacity of NTPC group exceeded to 33000 MW.

Top Collaboration Current Affairs
  • India and Sri Lanka agreed to hold joint naval exercise inside the latter’s naval boundary in 2011, during the visit of Indian defence secretary Pradeep Kumar, to Sri Lanka.
Top Economics Current Affairs
  • The market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in December 2010 amended the Equity Listing Agreement, an agreement between the SEBI and companies listed on bourses.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed further restrictions on transactions with Iran. RBI mentioned that all current account transactions including trade deals with the west Asian country had to be settled outside the Asian Clearing Union (ACU).
Top Geography Current Affairs
  • Making a final decision on dividing the surplus water of River Krishna, the Krishna Water Dispute Tribunal allocated the maximum share of water to Andhra Pradesh while also enhancing the share of Karnataka and Maharashtra.
Top Miscellaneous Current Affairs
  • India will support UN Secretary General Ban-ki Moon if he decides to seek second term in 2012, according to a senior diplomat attached to the Indian Mission in the United Nations.
  • Colonel Kirori Singh Bainsla, who has been heading the Gujjar agitation in Rajasthan for the last few years, has agreed to hold talks with the state government over his community's demand for five per cent reservations in government jobs and educational institutions.
Top Person Current Affairs
  • The Ministry of Telecommunications (DoT) of the Indian government formed a one-member committee comprising retired Supreme Court Judge, Shivraj V. Patil.
Top Science Current Affairs
  • Scientists discovered a gene known as HTR2B causing impulsive and violent behaviour in human beings. HTR2B affects the production and detection of serotonin in the human brain.
Top Sports Current Affairs
  • Serbia won its first Davis cup title on 5 December 2010, by defeating France 3-2 at Belgrade. In reverse singles Novak Djokovic of Serbia defeated Gael Monfils of France by 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 while Victor Troicki of Serbia defeated Michael Llodra of France by 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 to give his nation the Davis cup victory over France.
  • Saina Nehwal, the Indian badminton player, won Hong Kong Open in Wanchai by defeating Shixian Wang of China.
  • World Champion Indian Viswanathan Anand drew against Russian Vladimir Kramnik and finished joint second with Luke Mcshane of England at the 2010 London Chess Classic at Olympia.
  • Noh Seung-Yul, the South Korean teenage golfer became the youngest player to win the Asian Tour Order of Merit crown.
  • The National Swimming Association (NSA) which is the predecessor to the Swimming Federation of India (SFI) in December 2010 won back its permanent membership in the current National body on a Supreme Court order.
Top Technology Current Affairs
  • The launch of the GSLV-F06 (Geo-Synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle), carrying communication satellite GSAT-5P 2010 from Sriharikota, ended in a failure. GSLV-F06 was launched by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation).
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