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  • Defense Technology commission Set Up

    The Indian government on 13 May 2010 decided to set up a new defense technology commission with the Defence Minister, A.K. Antony as its Chairman to boost the defense research in the country. This is an initiative to ensure effective participation of the private sector in Defense technology.

    Oct 12, 2010
  • Committee Formed to Review TRP System.

    A Committee headed by Dr. Amit Mitra, Secretary General FICCI was constituted on 12 May 2010 by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. The committee is expected to review existing Television Rating Point (TRP) system in India and suggest measures to bring in place an effective mechanism for a transparent TRP system. TRPs in India impact the programming content of TV channels.

    Oct 12, 2010
  • Commission to Develop Indigenous medicines

    The Indian government decided to set up a Pharmacopoeia Commission at a cost of Rs. 14.08 crore on 13 May 2010. The objective is to develop indigenous medicines for raising the country's share in the $62-billion global herbal drug market.

    Oct 12, 2010
  • Semi-annual Report of U.N. Assistance Mission

    The U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan in its semi-annual report released on 10 August 2010 mentioned that number of civilians killed in Afghan conflict increased to 31% in the first six months of 2010. The deaths were the result of insurgents fighting the government and the U.S.-led coalition.

    Oct 12, 2010
  • Stephen P. Duggan Award

    Indian Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Kapil Sibal on 13 may 2010 was chosen for the Stephen P. Duggan Award for Mutual Understanding by the New York based Institute of International Education (IIE).

    Oct 12, 2010
  • Vinay Deolalikar

    Vinay Deolalikar, an Indian scientist working at HP Labs in California, recently proposed a solution to the problem which is being referred by mathematicians as ‘Is P=NP?,'. He provided the solution in a paper published online.

    Oct 12, 2010
  • National Florence Nightingale Award, 2010

    Shanti Teresa Lakra was given the National Florence Nightingale Award, 2010 by the Vice president of India on 12 May 2010 for her service to India’s tribal community. In 2001 Lakra was posted to a sub-centre in Dugong Creek which is an island in Little Andaman.

    Oct 12, 2010
  • Priyanka Chopra

    Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra on 10 August 2010 was appointed as UNICEF National Ambassador for promoting child rights and adolescence. Before her actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Sharmila Tagore had supported UNICEF's work in India and abroad.

    Oct 12, 2010
  • Major Mitali Madhumita

    Major Mitali Madhumita of the Indian Army's Education Corps became the first woman officer to be awarded the gallantry medal for her brave action overseas. Madhumita was leading the army’s English Language Training Team in Kabul when the suicide bombers struck guest house Noor.

    Oct 12, 2010
  • Jairam Ramesh

    Union Environment Minister of India Jairam Ramesh was selected on 9 August 2010 as one of the 21 members of the high-level panel on global sustainability set up by United Nations Secretary General Ban ki-Moon. The panel was set up with the objective to formulating a new vision for sustainable growth and prosperity, along with the mechanisms for achieving it.

    Oct 12, 2010
  • J S Khehar

    J S Khehar took charge as the new Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court on 9 August 2010. Prior to this Khehar, who was chief justice of the Uttarakhand High Court.

    Oct 12, 2010
  • Superbug Traced to India

    In a study published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases Journal on 11 August 2010, a team of researchers reported a new gene or superbug called New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase, or NDM-1. According to the researchers the superbug makes bacteria resistant to all antibiotics including the most powerful carbapenms.

    Oct 12, 2010
  • State-of-the-art Video-conferencing Introduced

    The Assam Forest Department on 11 August 2010 introduced a state-of-the-art video-conferencing facility to help cut down travel cost, improve use of executive time and speed up decision making. The facility was launched by Assam Environment and Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain.

    Oct 12, 2010
  • Scheme of National Film Awards Restructured

    The entire scheme of National Film Awards was re-structured on 12 August 2010 by the Indian Government. The following are the salient features of the re-vamped National Film Awards:

    Oct 12, 2010
  • 52nd State Conference of the AKGCT

    The 52nd State conference of the Association of Kerala Government College Teachers (AKGCT) was organized in Kollam on 3 May 2010. Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan inaugurated the conference.

    Oct 12, 2010

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