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Wo orldExpo20 010washeld dinShangha ai,Chinafrom mMay1,20 010toOctob ber31,2010 0.Itis the most expe e ensive expo held in the history wit over 73 m e th million visito It broke the ors. e recordof64millionvisitors sin1970OsakaWorldE Expo.

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The eworldslarg gestproduce erofhydroe electricpow werisChina.

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2010MensHockeyWorldCupwasheldinDhyanChandNationalStadium,NewDelhi. AustraliawontheCupbeatingGermany.


The Union Cabinet on August 20, 2010 approved a 300 percent salary hike from Rs.16,000toRs.50,000forMembersofParliament. Aftersalaryhike,besidessalary,anMPgetsanallowanceofRs.2000for each day the Parliament is in session or for taking part in House committeemeeting.FormerlyitwasRs.1000.


Australia on Aug 8, 2010 defeated England to clinch the Champions Trophy Hockey TournamentinMonchengladbach,Germany.




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Badm minton play Saina N yer Nehwal has been named the brand ambassa ador for An ndhra Prad desh.

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Shra Ratnais the count am s trys highes award g st given by th Ministry of Labour and he Emp ploymentfor routstandingworkersin nPSUs.

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IRDAstandsforInsuranceRegulatoryandDevelopmentAuthority.Itistheregulatorof insurancesectorinIndia.

SEBI stands for Securities and Exchange Board of India. It is the regulator of stock exchangesinIndia.

Both among developing countries and the worlds poorest nations, India is the largest recipientofWorldBankLoansin200910.

Anil Ambanis ReliancePowers Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) is in Madhya Pradesh.




Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa are a part of the group of states for which recently a unitedcommandtotacklenaxalmenacehasbeenformed.



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UNWomen:UNOhasconstitutedanewcellforGenderEqualityandEmpowermentof WomenwiththenameofUNWomen.RecentlyIndiahasbeenelectedto41members UNWomenExecutiveBoard. MichelleBachelet:UNWomenExecutiveDirector

FinlandhasdeclaredBroadbandserviceasafundamentalright. CapitalofFinland:Helsinki

August2010reportshowsthatthereare706.37Milliontelephones(landlineandmobile) subscribersand670.60millionmobileconnectionsasofAugust2010.

July24hasbeendecidedtobecelebratedasIncomeTaxDaytomarkthe150thyearof theexistenceofIncomeTax.



Indiaistheleadingproducerofmilkintheworld.200809productionwas108.5million tones. 200910production:112milliontonnes.



ICPSIntegratedChildProtectionScheme. Indiaishometoalmost19%theworldschildren.Morethanonethirdofthe countryspopulationisbelow18years.

TheIndianwhorecentlywondoubletrapgoldinWorldShootingChampionshipisAsher Noria.





Bt.Brinjal Safe: Six Premier Indian Science Institutions, given the task of evaluating Bt. BrinjalbyEnvironmentMinisterJairamRamesh,onSeptember23,2010declareditsafe. Bt.Brinjalis Indias first Genetically Modified (GM) food crop. Launch of Bt. Brinjal was abortedinIndiainFebruary2010afterasafetydebatebrokeout.



Inte erlocutors for Peace in J & K, Centre Govern f n nment has a appointed a group of t a three inte erlocutorsin nOctober20 010.Theywi illinitiatedialoguewithvarioussect tionofsocie etyto pav vewayforpe ermanentpe eaceinthes state. The team will be lead by Dileep Padg e gaonkar an eminent jou urnalist. Oth member are her rs MM MAnsari,Inf formationCo ommissioner randProfes ssorRadhaK Kumar.

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Nuclearsecuritysummit2010 TwodaysNuclearSecuritySummitheldatWashington,USAcametoanendon April14,2010.Thesummitattendedbyleadersof47countriesconductedwith a plan to lock down loose nuclear materials world wide within a period of 4 years. India was represented in the meeting by Dr. Manmohan Singh. He announced that India would set up a Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership.

Russian Gas Pipeline to Europe: Russia launched the construction of a new pipeline to Europe. The $12billion Nord Stream Pipeline would carry upto 55 billion cubic meter (bcm)ofgasayearfromSiberiangasfield900Kmoverlandand1200KmunderBalticSea fromVyborg in Russia to Greifswald in Germany. It will be completed in 2012. Russia suppliesabout150bcmofgastoEurope,meetingaquarterofitsneeds. Gazprom:Russiasmonopolyoilcompany. DmitryMedvedev:RussianPresident VladimirPutin:RussianPM


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D.M M.JayaratnePrimeMinis sterofSrilan nka. D.M M.Jayaratna, a founder member of Sri La ankan Free edom Party (SLFP) wa appointe as the P y as ed Prime MinisterofSrila ankaonApril21,2010. Mah hinda Rajap pakshehas also been relected as the s Pres sidentofSriLanka. Gen.Sarath Fon nseka who c contested election was later deta ainedandse entencedtoimprisonme entforhisalleged antimilitaryrole e.

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Se ebastianVettelisthew winnerofEur ropeanGrandPrix2010. .

In ndiasfirstin ntegratedwa astemanage ementplanttobesetup pinKanpuri inUttarPrad desh.

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