November 2010 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs November 2010: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of November 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
  • Justice M. Karpaga Vinayagam was reappointed chairperson of the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, Petroleum and Natural Gas on the recommendations of Chief Justice of India S.H. Kapadia.
  • Nitish Kumar of Janata Dal-United was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Bihar. The oath was administered by Bihar Governor Devanand Konwar at Gandhi Maidan.
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • Reliance Industries Chairman and billionaire businessman Mukesh Ambani received the Global Vision Award in New York. Global Vision Award has been instituted by the Asia Society to promote understanding between Asians and Americans.
  • Union Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge presented  the Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar and National Safety awards for the performance year 2009 at a function  in New Delhi. 
  • The Delhi Cabinet approved conferring of lifetime achievement awards for 2011-12 on sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, renowned Hindustani vocalist Girija Devi and noted author Ruskin Bond.
Top Books Current Affairs
  • South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs' tell-all autobiography, To the Point was released . The book promptly landed in controversy as it revealed drinking, drugs and sexual antics of touring cricket teams.
Top Business Current Affairs
  • The MoU between Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) and Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) signed  the MoU for setting up Nuclear Power Plants in India for generation of electricity and any other area as mutually agreed.
  • Reaffirming their nations' shared values and increasing convergence of interests, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Barack Obama resolved today in New Delhi to expand and strengthen the India-US global strategic partnership.
  • China started damming Brahmaputra river, the Tibetan bit of which is known as Yarlung Tsangpo in early November 2010 for the construction of 510 MW Zangmu hydropower project. Yarlung Zangbo river was closed to begin construction
  • NRI steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal topped the GG2/Eastern Eye Power 101, list comprising powerful Asians in UK. The list was unveiled by Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at the GG2 (Garavi Gujarat) Leadership Awards 2011.
  • Japanese auto major Honda Motor Co unveiled Brio at the Thailand International Motor Expo. The small car primarily produced for Indian and Thai market.

Top Collaboration Current Affairs
  • Russia and Iran agreed to increase Civil Nuclear Cooperation during the meet which took place on the sidelines of a Caspian summit in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan.
Top Economics Current Affairs
  • Food inflation fell to single digit for the first time since May 2009 for the week ending 20 November 2010. Food prices for the week ended November 20 rose 8.6% falling sharply from 10.15% of the previous week.
  • According to government data released, Indian refiners processed 2.8 percent less oil in October 2011 from a year ago, the first decline since November 2010.
Top India Current Affairs
  • World Migration Report 2010 was released by International Organization for Migration. According to the World Migration Report, India topped the list of countries of origin of migrant doctors in OECD countries with over 56,000 Indian doctors in countries like UK, the US, Canada, and Australia
Top Miscellaneous Current Affairs
  • Himachal Pradesh launched Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Scheme.
  • The first Eld’s deer was born via in vitro fertilization in Thailand. The researchers at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) collected eggs, inseminated in vitro with thawed semen to produce embryos and transferred the embryos to a surrogate mother.
  • The 2011 United Nations Climate Change Conference was held in the South African city Durban, from 28 November to 11 December 2011.The conference which was officially referred to as the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Top Person Current Affairs
  • Irom Sharmila has been on an indefinite fast since November 2000 to protest the killing of innocent people by security forces in Manipur. She has been arrested innumerable times and nasal fed forcefully, but the young woman has continued her protest to demand the repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, a controversial law promulgated to curb insurgency in the state.
  • United States President Barack Obama has a packed schedule in Mumbai and his visit to New Delhi, which will kick off from the evening of November 7, will be no different. Receiving Obama and US First Lady Michelle at the Indira Gandhi International Airport will be none other than Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur.   
  • United States President Barack Obama made it clear that the US 'cannot impose' itself on India-Pakistan relations and called for a 'military response' in a 'significant ongoing way' against those who perpetrated terror attacks in Mumbai and New York
  • Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf said India and Pakistan were 'moving forward towards drafting an agreement' on Kashmir during his tenure and that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was genuinely committed to peace in the region.
Top Politics Current Affairs
  • Indian-American Kamala Harris won the election for Attorney General of California, soon after Indian origin Nikki Haley of Republican Party scripted history by winning the governorship of South Carolina.Kamala will be the first woman to hold the office of Attorney General in California, elections for which were held on Tuesday.
  • On the first day of Parliament's winter session, the Lok Sabha passed the Orissa Bill and approved the name of Orissa state to 'Odisha', and its language to 'Odia' from Oriya.
  • America’s 43rd president, George W. Bush's book Decision Point was launched. The political autobiography provides details of the American Presidential election of 2000 and the World trade Centre attack.
Top Science Current Affairs
  • Scientists discovered a cold water coral reef off the coast of Mauritania in Northern Africa in the middle of a huge rock formation in an undersea canyon.
Top Special Day Current Affairs
  • India celebrates national Education Day. On the occasion of the national Education Day 2010, National Council for Teacher Education organized its 2nd Maulana Azad Memorial Lecture on Teachers as Professionals: Reclaiming the lost ground.
Top Technology Current Affairs
  • Social networking company Facebook Inc. unveiled a messaging service to compete for the millions of Internet users on 15 November 2010. The service will offer email address apart from providing several other tools.
Top World Current Affairs
  • As an aftermath of the recent mail bomb plot, Britain has tightened screening of air cargo passing through the country and ordered re-screening of parcels originating from some cities in India, Pakistan, Iran and some other countries.
  • Yemen's embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh finally agreed to step down amidst massive public protests. Saleh signed a Gulf co-operation council (GCC) brokered peace Initiative in Riyadh to transfer his power within 30 days to his Vice President, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.
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