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Naval Aircraft Crashed in Hyderabad

Oct 19, 2010
Naval aircraft crashed in Hyderabad on 3 March 2010 marking the fourth fatal incident involving aerial display teams in the last four years. The incident involving SPAT killed two pilots and injured seven others.

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Committee Report on BARC Fire Submitted

Oct 19, 2010
Investigation Committee set up by BARC to study the cause of the fire broke out on 29 Dec 2009 in a chemistry lab at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in Mumbai, told the Lok Sabha on 3 March 2010 that the fire was caused by a low intensity explosive energy being released from accidental mixing of small quantities of reactive chemicals stored in the Chemical laboratory. The report submitted by the Committee includes several recommendations to prevent recurrence of similar incidents.

The Tryst Betrayed: Jagat S. Mehta

Oct 19, 2010
The book ‘The Tryst Betrayed’ by former Foreign Secretary, Jagat S. Mehta was launched in March 2010. In the book he recorded path-breaking times of newly-independent India when it was trying to make a mark in international diplomacy during the 1960s and 1970s.

Lanslide in Uganda

Oct 19, 2010
A landslide in eastern Uganda that engulfed a village in the eastern Bududa district on the foothills of Mt Elgon occurred on 1 March 2010. The landslide was preceded by after a seven-hour downpour killed at least 45 people.

Ministerial Meeting of the U.N. Economic and Social Council

Oct 13, 2010
In a recent held ministerial meeting of the U.N. Economic and Social Council the impact of the persisting gender divide were discussed in details. It was observed in this meeting that the divide effects women specially poor and deprived women living in slums.

Meeting of Board of Approval of SEZs

Oct 13, 2010
The Board of Approval of the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) met on 13 July 2010 to consider proposals for setting up of Special Economic Zones and also to approve other miscellaneous requests pertaining to SEZs. The Chairman of the Board of Approval informed the members that 575 formal approvals have been granted for setting up of SEZs out of which 358 were notified.

Educational Summit in South Africa

Oct 13, 2010
Zacob Zuma, South African president held an educational summit on 11 July 2010. In the summit were invited leaders from Burkina Faso, Kenya, Togo, Mozambique, The Netherlands and neighbouring Zimbabwe.

All India Editors Conference

Oct 13, 2010
A two-day All India Editors Conference on Social and Infrastructure Issues was organised by Press Information Bureau, Guwahati in Guwahati on 13 & 14 July 2010. Horticulture Commissioner of the Union Ministry of Agriculture while addressing the conference mentioned about the National Missions including a Horticulture Mission, Bamboo Mission etc which were launched by Union Ministry of Agriculture and are crucial for the agricultural development in India particularly in the North-Eastern region.

16th Session of the Joint Commission between India and Iran

Oct 13, 2010
The 16th Session of the Joint Commission between India and Iran was held in New Delhi on 8-9 July 2010. The Commission was co-chaired by Dr. Seyed Shamseddin Hosseini, Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance, Islamic Republic of Iran and Indian External Affairs Minister, S.M. Krishna.

Maharashtra-Karnataka Belgaum Border Dispute

Oct 13, 2010
In the Maharashtra Assembly's monsoon session in July 2010 the recent incidences resulting from the Maharashtra-Karnataka Belgaum border dispute issue were extensively discussed. Belgaum which is currently a part of Karnataka is claimed by the state of Maharashtra on linguistic grounds.

Sunita Williams to Travel to Space

Oct 13, 2010
NASA on 10 July 2010 announced its decision to send Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams to space for the second time in June 2012. Williams would be accompanied by flight engineers Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko.

Dr. Tathagat Avtar Tulsi- Youngest IIT Professor

Oct 13, 2010
Doctor Tathagat Avtar Tulsi, who is set to join IIT Bombay on 19 July 2010 as an assistant professor is the youngest assistant professor at IIT. He completed a PhD in Quantum Computing from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore at the age of 21.

Sentence Changed for Khairlanji killings Convicts

Oct 13, 2010
The Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court converted the death sentence of six accused to life imprisonment in the Khairlanji killings case of 2006 to life imprisonment. The court retained the life imprisonment sentence given by the Bhandara Sessions Court in September 2009 to the remaining two accused persons.

Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle Launched

Oct 13, 2010
The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle -PSLV-C15 was launched from the spaceport at Sriharikota scheduled on 12 July 2010. The PSLV will place the 694-kg Cartosat 2B and four other satellites in a 630-km Polar Sun Synchronous Orbit.

NFDC to Organize Co-production Market

Oct 13, 2010
The National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) decided to organise a co-production market as part of “Film Bazaar India' 10,” alongside the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) scheduled to be held in Goa from 22 November to 2 December 2010. “Film Bazaar India' 10,” is a film market specially designed for film-makers.

NCPCR Sent Notice to NVS for Violating RTE

Oct 13, 2010
The National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) in early July sent a notice to the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), a Central government body that runs a chain of schools to given quality education to talented children in rural or remote areas. NVS violated the Right to Education Act which mandates that for admission to schools no screening or entrance exam would be conducted.

IPCC Chose Indian Scientists for the Assessment Report

Oct 13, 2010
Thirty-two scientists from India were recently selected by the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to contribute to the fifth edition of its assessment report slated to come out in 2013-14. The report is known to be the most exhaustive analysis of existing knowledge in climate science.

AWAAS Soft- Web Enabled Software for Indira Awaas Yojana Launched

Oct 13, 2010
On 16 July 2010, Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Dr. C.P. Joshi launched a web enabled software for Indira Awaas Yojana named as AWAAS Soft. The software was launched at the inaugural session of a two day long Performance Review Committee meeting organised to assess the progress under the flagship programs of the Ministry Of Rural Development.

IITM 2010

Oct 13, 2010
The 47th India International Travel Mart (IITM) 2010 was held in Bangalore from 10 to 12 July 2010. Over 250 domestic and international tourism players, 20 State government promotion bodies and 15 countries participated with an objective to promote their respective destinations at the event.

11 July: World Population Day

Oct 13, 2010
The World Population Day is observed on 11 July every year. The theme for 2010 World Population Day was “Everyone counts”. On this occasion the Delhi Government and Jansankhya Sthirtha Kosh jointly organised a run for population stabilization in New Delhi.