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National Events 2010 – August Current Affairs

Aug. 1: Eight persons, including a woman are killed in two separate incidents in the Kashmir valley.

Aug. 2: Seven civilians are killed in continuing violence in the Kashmir valley.
The CBI files a curative petition in the Supreme Court in the ‘ Bhopal gas tragedy case’.
Parliament resumes business. Lok Sabha nod for the SBI (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

Aug. 4: A civilian is killed in firing by CRPF personnel on protestors at the Bemina Cowk in Srinagar.

Aug. 5: The Commonwealth Games Organising Committee suspends three officials and the treasurer resigns.

Aug. 6: At least 165 persons are killed and over 500 injured as flash floods triggered by torrential rain hits Leh in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.
Amanjot Singh and Sahil Wadhwa, students of Ryan International in Rohini, New Delhi discover the main belt asteroid named 2010 P024.

Aug. 7: Two merchant vessels, MSC Chitra (laden with 26,000 tonnes of oil) and MV Khalijia III collide in the Arabian Sea off the Mumbai coast resulting in a massive oil spill.

Aug. 9: A legislation to protect whistle-blowers gets the Centre’s nod.
Justice P.D. Dinakaran is sworn in Sikkim Chief Justice.

Aug. 13: Four civilians are killed in firing by the police and the CRPF in Kashmir. The toll in clashes since June 11 rises to 56.
The oil spill from MSC Chitra inflicts massive damage on the 25 km stretch of mangroves in and around Mumbai.

Aug. 14: Major Lishram Jyotin Singh who laid down his life in the February 26 terror attack in Kabul is awarded the Ashok Chakra.

Aug. 15: Dialogue is the only option, be it with Pakistan, Kashmiri separatists or naxalites, says the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in his address to the nation on the 64th Independence Day.

Aug. 16: The theme song for the Commonwealth Games is released in New Delhi.
Commander Dilip Dhonde of Maharashtra is awarded Shaurya Chakra for becoming the first Indian to undertake a solo circumnavigation of the globe.

Aug. 18: B. Ramalinga Raju, main accused in the accounting fraud in the erstwhile Satyam Computers gets conditional bail.

Aug. 19: Sensex gains nearly 200 points to close at 18454.94, a 30 month high, on strong global cues.

Aug. 20: MPs stall Lok Sabha proceedings dissatisfied with the Union Cabinet clearing a 300 per cent hike in salary. Mock session held.

Aug. 21: Rajya Sabha passes the Nalanda University Bill.

Aug. 24: The Union Government says ‘no’ to Vedanta Alumina’s $1.7 billion plan to mine bauxite in the Niyamgiri Hills of Orissa.
Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Gegong Apang is arrested in the Rs.1,000 crore PDS scam in the State.

Aug. 25: The Lok Sabha passes the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010.
Harishankar Brahma assumes office as Election Commissioner.

Aug. 26: Mother Teresa’s birth centenary celebrations begin in Kolkata.

Aug. 27: Parliament nod for Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Bill, 2010.

Aug. 28: Music composer A.R. Rahman unveils the theme song for the Commonwealth Games at the Kingdom of Dreams in Gurgaon.

Aug. 29: Seven police personnel are killed in an encounter with naxalites in Bihar’s Lakhisarai district. Four policemen are taken hostage.

Aug. 30: The Supreme Court confirms death sentence for three AIADMK men in the February 20, 2000 Dharmapuri bus burning case in which three TNAU girl students died.
Parliament adopts the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, with the Rajya Sabha approving it.

Aug. 31: S. Malathi assumes office as the 39th Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu.


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