Sunday, August 15, 2010

Current Events in July 2010

Symbol of Indian Rupee:
The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the design, which includes both the Devnagiri 'Ra' and the Roman capital 'R' and has two parallel lines running at the top. The parallel lines symbolize the equal to sign. With this India will join an elite group of countries (like the US dollar, euro, British pound and Japanese yen) which have a distinct currency symbol. The symbol selected has been designed by an Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay postgraduate D Udaya Kumar
 and was selected from among five short listed symbols. Kumar, who will join the Department of Design at IIT Guwahati on Friday, explained that the design is based on the Indian Tricolour. His entry was chosen from 3,000 designs competing for the currency symbol. He will get an award of Rs 2.5 lakh. All new notes will now bear the symbol.
Events in the month of July 2010
1.      First Country in Latin America to legalize same sex marriage – Argentina.
2.      With which country India held the first ever “2+2 dialogue” to intensify counter terrorism and anti-piracy cooperation – Japan.
3.      Which country has agreed to supply Hawk pilot-trainer aircraft to India valued a about 700 million pounds($1.1 billion) – Britain.
4.      The most popular Asian Destination – Taj Mahal.
5.      According to the new International Multi Dimensional poverty Index (MPI), about _______ of India’s population are poor – 645 million people.
6.      Which state has banned the use of plastic carry bags all over the state – Rajasthan.
7.      Who is the only cricketer to take 800 wickets in the history Test matches – Muttiah Muralitharan.
8.      The fourth Pakistani to be inducted formally into the ICC Cricket hall of fame – Imran Khan.
9.      Which team has regained the 63rd Rangaswamy Cup Senior National Men’s Hockey Championship – Mumbai.
10. In the Q1 Review of Monetary Policy 2010-11, RBI has revised the GDP growth for 2010-11 from 8% to ____ - 8.5%.
11. With which Organization India signed the loan and credit agreement worth of $268.15 million – World Bank.
12. The Best Public Sector Bank Award – Punjab National Bank.
13. To Whom the Lokmanya Tilak Award 2010  has been given for the contribution of Politics – Sheila Dikshit.
14. Who is the new President of Poland – Bronislaw Komorowski.
15. Who has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Slovakia - Iveta Radicova.
16. Roza Otunbayeva has became the first ever woman head of which country in Central Asia – Kyrgyzstan.
17. Who has been sworn in as Germany’s youngest and the tenth President – Christian Wulff.
18. Who is the the New Chief Election Commissioner – Qureshi S Y.
19. Which country has became the World Number One in Latest FIFA Rankings – Spain.
20. Who is the new President of International Cricket Council – Sharad Pawar.


aniket said...

which wich mnths ga i hav 2 do 4 syndicate po (28th aug).......pls reply varun

Anonymous said...

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