July 2010 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs July 2010: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of July 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
  • US President Barack Obama has nominated yet another Indian American, Nisha Desai Biswal, a long-time Congressional staffer, to a senior level position in his administration.
  • Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams has been selected to be on the crew for one of the four new International Space Station teams.NASA and its international partners, the Russia Federal Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, have assigned these crews.
  • Renowned academician Gita Gopinath of Indian origin was recently appointed professor of economics at prestigious Harvard University. She became the first woman professor of Indian-origin in the history of the institution. Since 2005, Gopinath had been a member of the Harvard faculty and was made the associate professor in 2009.
  • S Y Quraishi took charge as the Chief Election Commissioner of India on 30 July 2010. He was prior to this the Election Commissioner and his appointment to the position of the CEC was notified on 27 July 2010 after the President approved the appointment. He became India’s first Muslim CEC and would remain in office till June 2012.
Top Business Current Affairs
  • With the Navy trying to speed up a new production line for the next generation diesel-electric submarines, the Defence Ministry has given its 'in principle' nod to a Rs 50,000-crore project for building six vessels,
  • India’s largest stainless steel producer JSL Ltd on 23 July 2010 declared that the company's name was changed to JSL Stainless Ltd from JSL Limited.  The name JSL Stainless Ltd would reflect more prominently the company’s core stainless steel operation.
Top Economics Current Affairs
  • People from India account for the maximum number of the resident non-immigrant population in the United States, latest governmental figures have revealed. Of the total number of 1.83 million resident non-immigrants in the US in the year 2008, as many as 400,000 were from India, followed by 150,000 from Canada and 140,000 from South Korea.
Top India Current Affairs
  • A daylong exhibition of Indian contemporary art was held at the All-India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS) gallery on 31 July & 1 August 2010. At the exhibition Works by 30 Indian artists were displayed.
  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on 24 July 2010 announced the setting up of a sub-committee of the National Development Council (NDC) to go into the complex challenges of urbanisation.
  • A daylong exhibition of Indian contemporary art was held at the All-India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS) gallery on 31 July & 1 August 2010. At the exhibition Works by 30 Indian artists were displayed.

Top Miscellaneous Current Affairs
  • In yet another case of 'honour killing' in the capital, a class IV government employee and his lover were murdered allegedly by the woman's husband and cousins, her brother and one of her paramours.
  • India and China plan to resume the next round of talks to resolve differences over demarcation of borders and conduct joint military exercises so as to boost bilateral ties, National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon said.
  • Pakistan has invited India for a meeting to discuss the appointment of neutral experts for the controversial Kishanganga hydel power project. The meeting is scheduled to take place on July 13 in Islamabad.
  • In the first preparatory meeting for the November visit of President Barack Obama, India and the US discussed ways to push their ties to match the potential and expectations of the two countries.
  • British Prime Minister, David Cameron was a on a three-day visit in India from 27 July to 29 July 2010. Cameron’s visit was meant for discussion on security provisions for Common Wealth Games.
  • Justice F M Ibrahim Kalifulla of Madras High Court on 29 July 2010 maintained that registered practitioners in siddha, ayurveda, homeopathy and unani are eligible to practise surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, anaesthesiology, ENT, ophthalmology, etc.
Top Person Current Affairs
  • Al Qaeda is promoting the upcoming online release of its first English magazine called Inspire, promising Anwar Al Alwaki, the America-born cleric linked to several terror attacks on the United States, as one of its first guest writers.
  • The Left Front is still struggling to fill the ideological vacuum created by the death of Jyoti Basu, veteran Marxist and the longest serving chief minister in India, on May 17 this year. On the occasion of his 96th birth anniversary today, we present an excerpt from an autobiography by former Bengal finance minister Ashok Mitra.
  • On 16 July 2010, the US Government declared Anwar al-Awlaki, a US-born Muslim cleric as a leader of al-Qaeda in Yemen. According to the US Government, Awlaki helped to direct the failed attempt to blow up a passenger jet over Detroit on Christmas Day, 25 Dec 2009.
  • Ravi Baswani, Bollywood actor comedian who became famous with his subtle and sophisticated commic act in Sai Paranjpe's 'Chashme Buddoor' (1981) and Kundan Shah's 'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro' (1983) died on 27 July 2010. 
Top Politics Current Affairs
  • On 21 July 2010, Parliamentary standing committee in its report presented in Rajya Sabha sought amendment in Road Safety and Traffic Management and Board Bill.
Top Report Current Affairs
  • Taranis, a prototype unmanned combat aircraft, was unveiled by Britain's defence ministry.
Top Resignation Current Affairs
  • Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde has decided to withdraw his resignation.The top anti-corruption official had resigned to protest the Bharatiya Janata Party-led state government's inaction about several of his reports, specially the one about the illegal mining lobby operating in Karnataka.
Top Sports Current Affairs
  • Argentina won the Samsung Hockey Champions Trophy for Women thereby claiming its third successive title after defeating Netherlands 4-2 on 18 July 2010. Noel Barrionuevo scored a hat-trick.
  • ONGC won the Gold Cup in the MCC-Murugappa hockey tournament on 25 July 2010 by defeating IOC. ONGC picked a prize money of Rs. 250000 while IOC took home Rs. 150000.
Top Technology Current Affairs
  • In a textbook launch, India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully placed into orbit remote sensing satellite Cartosat-2B and four other satellites after a perfect lift off from the spaceport in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
  • On the eve of the Farnborough Air Show that started on 19 July 2010, near London, a British defence contractor called BAE Systems unveiled Taranis. The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Taranis is named after Celtic god of thunder.
Top World Current Affairs
  • The Taliban will soon launch their own 'media regulatory authority' to monitor press and TV reports to prevent 'false' statements about Islam, a militant spokesman said warning that a second-time violator of its media guidelines will 'be executed'.
  • United States' President Barack Obama said that fighting HIV/AIDS in America and around the world will require more than just fighting the virus as he unveiled a new strategy to combat this dreaded disease.
  • International Conference on Afghanistan was organised on 20 July 2010. It was the largest conference of foreign leaders organised in Afghanistan since 1970s.
  • The Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on 26 July 2010 convicted Kaing Guek Eav who was a part of the Cambodia's Khmer Rouge that conducted genocide in 1970s.
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