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National Events 2010 – December Current Affairs

Dec.1: The Union Cabinet gives nod for India-Sri Lanka ferry service.
The Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill is tabled in the Lok Sabha.

Dec. 2: Bengali filmmaker Gautam Ghose’s “Moner Manush” (The Quest) bags the Golden Peacock Award for Best Film at the 41st IFFI 2010, in Panaji, Goa.

Dec. 6: India, France sign seven pacts, including five in the area of nuclear energy, presided over by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Nicolas Sarkozy in New Delhi.
Actor Saroja Devi is selected for the NTR National Award for 2009. Media baron Ch. Ramoji Rao gets the Nagi Reddy and Chakrapani National Award.

Dec. 7: A child is killed and 21 injured as a powerful blast rocks Varanasi’s Shiela Ghat during ‘Ganga aarti’.
The Protection of Women against Sexual Harassment at Workplace Bill, 2010 is introduced in Lok Sabha.
The Madras High Court orders suspension of Chairman of Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry R.K. Chandramohan.

Dec. 8: The CBI conducts searches at former Telecom Minister, A. Raja’s residences in Delhi and Chennai.

Dec. 9: The Union Government forms a one-member committee to examine spectrum allotment between 2001 and 2009.

Dec. 13: Parliament session plagued by the 2G Spectrum logjam ends.
Satyanand Mishra is chosen the next Chief Information Commissioner.

Dec. 15: India and China sign 50 deals worth $16 billion in the presence of the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in New Delhi. China-India Friendship Award for nine persons.
The Supreme Court stays the suspension of R.K. Chandramohan as Chairman of the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry.

Dec. 16: The Supreme Court takes charge of the 2G Spectrum probe.

Dec. 17: Lifer for killers of marathoner Budhia Singh’s coach Biranchi Das.

Dec. 19: Sachin Tendulkar creates history by becoming the first batsman to score 50 Test centuries during his unbeaten knock at Centurion in South Africa.

Dec. 20: The former Union Minister M.P. Veerendra Kumar and Tamil writer Nanjil Nadan among this year’s Sahitya Akademi winners.
Amitabh Mattoo is named first Vice-Chancellor of the Central University in Jammu.
Mullaperiyar panel begins work.

Dec. 21: India and Russia sign the contract for the preliminary design of the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft after talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Dmitry Medvedev, in New Delhi. Twentynine other pacts inked.
The Prasar Bharati CEO B.S. Lalli is suspended on charges of irregularities.

Dec. 22: The Rajasthan High Court suspends for a year legislation on quota for Gujjars, even as the community continues for the third day siege of the Delhi-Mumbai rail track in Bharatpur.

Dec. 23: The former Kerala Chief Minister K. Karunakaran (93), passes away at a hospital in Thiruvananthapuram.
Irengbam Hemochandra is elected Manipur Assembly Speaker.

Dec. 24: The CBI questions the former Communications Minister, A. Raja, for over eight hours.
A Chhattisgarh court hands down lifer for human rights activist Dr. Binayak Sen for plotting to commit sedition.
Sanjeev Tripathi is appointed as the new chief of RAW.

Dec. 25: The launch of the GSLVF06 from Sriharikota ends in a failure.
Gujjars step up stir demanding 5 per cent quota in government employment.

Dec. 26: A Kuchipudi dance performance by 2,800 dancers in Hyderabad enters the Guinness Book of World Records.

Dec. 27: ‘Jal Hans,’ the nation’s first seaplane service is launched at the Juhu aerodrome in Mumbai.

Dec. 29: The CBI files closure report in the Aarushi murder case.
Kolkata Metro gets railway zone status.
Shaukat Hussain Guru, a convict in the 2001 Parliament attack case, is freed from the Tihar jail in New Delhi.

Dec. 30: The Srikrishna Committee on the Telangana issue submits report.
The Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal II grants highest share to Andhra Pradesh.
The ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa is granted conditional bail by the designated TADA court in Guwahati.


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