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  • Row over Telengana

    On 9 December, 2009, Home Minister P Chidambaram announced that the process of forming Telangana state would begin soon. TRS chief Chandrasekhar Rao was on fast unto death for last 11-days.

    Dec 13, 2010
  • Renewed National Literacy Mission

    The National Mission for Female Literacy, was launched on September 8, 2009 to mark the international Literacy day. This is renewed effort on the part of government of India to make 7 crore people- 6 crore of them women- functionally literate by 2012.

    Dec 13, 2010
  • Naxalism poses threat to the country

    For last few years Naxalite violence has been considered as grave threat to the internal security of the country. The might of “Lal Salaam” has gripped the backward and economically impoverished parts of the country with all its brutality.

    Dec 13, 2010
  • National Investigation Agency constituted

    National Investigation Agency(NIA) has been constituted to combat terror in India. The agency will be empowered to deal with terror related crimes across Indian states without special permission from the states. NIA was created after the Nov. 2008

    Dec 13, 2010
  • India launches nuclear submarine

    India launched its first nuclear-powered submarine on 26 July, in a ceremony in southern port city of Vishakhapatnam, becoming one of just six nations in the world to have successfully built one. Apart from India, US, Russia, China, France and Britain also have nuclear submarines.

    Dec 13, 2010
  • India acquires AWACS

    India took a major step towards establishing strategic dominance in the South Asian region on May 25 when the first of the three Israeli Phalcon Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems aircraft was transported to India.

    Dec 13, 2010
  • General Election 2009

    India held general elections to the 15th Lok Sabha in five phases between 16 April to 13 May 2009. With an electorate of 71.4 crore, it was the largest democratic election in the world to date.

    Dec 13, 2010
  • Congress Raj in states

    Congress Raj in states

    Dec 13, 2010
  • 50% quota for women in Panchayats

    Though UPA government is unable to table Women reservation bill in parliament, but in a bid to empower them at the grassroot level the government on August 27 approved a proposal to increase reservation for them in panchayats to 50 percent.

    Dec 13, 2010
  • Extra-Solar carbon dioxide found

    For the first time carbon dioxide has been detected on a planet outside our solar system.

    Dec 11, 2010
  • Data transmission may be made more energy efficient

    Sending information through WiFi and the cellular networks always means losing energy for every bit of information that is transmitted.

    Dec 11, 2010
  • Chemical robots for medicine

    In a pair of small laboratories in Prague, a swarm of tens of millions of robots is being prepared to be set loose en masse. But these won’t be typical robots with gears and motors.

    Dec 11, 2010
  • Charge Mobile Without Charger

    Now you need not to worry about your mobile being discharged right in the middle when you needed an urgent phone call. Now rejuvenate your battery simply by pressing the mobile keypad or dialling the number.

    Dec 11, 2010