Monday, December 14, 2009

Latest Current Affairs - 2009(PTR)

Judges of Supreme Court:
Government has decided to elevate five Chief justices of five states as Supreme Court judges.
The Five Chief Justices are
i)A K Patnaik(Madhya Pradesh)
ii)T S Thakur(Punjab & Haryana)
iii)K S Radhakrishnan(Gujarat)
iv)Surinder Singh Nijjar(Calcutta)
v)P D Dinakaran(Karnataka)
But Karnataka Chief Justice has been put on hold because Dinakaran's name has figured in the disproportionate assets case and he has been accused of amassing wealth and grabbing land.
So the remaining four Judges had taken oath on Nov 17th 2009. This takes the judges tally to 26(1+25) against the formal strength of 31 judges.
World’s Largest Economies:
1) US   2) Japan   3) China   4) Germany   5) France   6) UK 7) Italy   8) Brazil   9) Russia 10) Spain 11) Canada 12) India.
Recently China has surpassed Germany to become the third largest economy in the world.
India is the Second fastest growing Economy in the World.
India will be the third largest economy in the world after China and United States by 2050, a US-based internationally recognized foreign-policy think tank.
Asia’s Largest Economies:
1. Japan   2. China   3. India   4. South Korea
INS Arihant:
India’s first indigenously built Nuclear-capable Submarine launched on July 26th 2009 in Vishakhapatnam (AP) with a cost of $2.9 billions.
India is the sixth country in the world to possess N-submarine capability after US, Russia, France, UK and China.
India has two more indigenous nuclear submarines under construction and they are slated to be inducted in 2015.
India is acquiring another N-capable submarine, the Akula class “Nerpa” from Russia.

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