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National Events 2010 – January Current Affairs

Jan. 1: The Gujarat Assembly holds special session heralding beginning of Swarnim Gujarat celebrations.

Jan 3: C.R. Rao, statistician gets the Indian Science Award declared in connection with the 97th Indian Science Congress being held in Thiruvananthapuram.

Jan 4: A bandh for the continuance of a united Andhra Pradesh hits life in 13 coastal and Rayalaseema districts.
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit inaugurates Twizy Z.E. Concept, a new electric car from Renault.
The Lokmanya Tilak national journalism award is conferred on the Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu N. Ram in Pune.
Sensex ends day at a 20-month high of 17558.73, gaining 94 points.

Jan 5: Sensex gains 128 points to close at a 23-month high of 17686.24.

Jan 6: At least 600 people are evacuated after militants strike at Lal Chowk in Srinagar leaving a policeman dead and nine others injured.
Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh quits all party posts.
Ashok Leyland unveils ‘Hybus’ the nation’s first plug-in CNG hybrid bus at the 10th Auto Expo in New Delhi.

Jan 7: The 22-hour gunbattle in Lal Chowk, Srinagar ends with the security personnel killing two militants holed up in a hotel.
The Supreme Court stays the death sentence awarded to Surinder Koli, key accused in the Nithari serial killings.

Jan 8: The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh calls upon Non-Resident Indians to return home to join politics and public life inaugurating the eighth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in New Delhi.
BJP’s Gopinath Munde is appointed Chairman, Public Accounts Committee.
Letika Saran is Tamil Nadu’s new DGP.

Jan 9: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt quits as Samajwadi Party general secretary.

Jan. 11: India and Bangladesh sign five pacts to add thrust to ties following talks between Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and Sheikh Hasina Wajed in New Delhi.

Jan 12: President Pratibha Patil presents the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Develop-ment for 2009 to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in New Delhi.

Jan. 13: Prominent Right to Information activist Satish Shetty dies in an attack in Talegaon, near Pune.
Letika Saran takes charge as Tamil Nadu’s first woman DGP.

Jan. 15: The millennium’s longest annular solar eclipse covers a swathe of 1,000 km and the 11-minute spectacle enthrals millions.
The Car of the Year award for Tata Nano is presented to Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata in Mumbai.

Jan. 16: National Security Advisor M.K. Narayanan is appointed West Bengal Governor; Shivraj Patil is named Punjab Governor. M.O.H. Farook to be Jharkhand Governor.
Urmila Patel gets Himachal Pradesh and Shekhar Dutta Chhattisgarh.
E.S.L. Narasimhan is shifted to the Andhra Pradesh Raj Bhavan, Prabha Rau is to be Rajasthan Governor and K. Sankaranarayanan is made Maharashtra Governor.

Jan. 17: Jyoti Basu (95), veteran Marxist leader and Chief Minister of West Bengal for 23 years (June 1977 November 2000) dies of septicaemia due to pneumonia resulting in multi-organ failure at a private hospital in Kolkata after battling for life over the last 17 days.
Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav accepts Amar Singh’s resignation.

Jan. 19: CPI(M) patriarch Jyoti Basu is given a state funeral with military honours in Kolkata.
Cinematographer V.K. Murthy is chosen for the 2008 Dada Saheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jan. 20: The Osmania University campus in Hyderabad witnesses seesaw battles even as all the 10 districts in the Telangana region observe a bandh against the delay in bifurcating the State.
India and Malaysia sign an extradition treaty, an MoU on higher education after talks between Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and Mohammad Najib Tun Abdul Razak, in New Delhi.
Pilot error led to the crash of the then Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy’s helicopter on September 2, 2009, says the R.K. Tyagi probe panel report.

Jan. 21: Former Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon is appointed National Security Adviser.

Jan. 22: Lieutenant General V.K. Singh is named the next Chief of Army Chief.
Sensex loses 353 points to end below the 17000-mark at 16859.68.

Jan. 23: Mrinal Pande, veteran journalist and writer is appointed Prasar Bharati chairperson.
Bengali film Antaheen is chosen best feature film at the 56th National Film Awards for 2008 in New Delhi.
The former Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon takes over as the National Security Adviser at South Block in New Delhi.

Jan. 24: The former National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan is sworn in West Bengal Governor.

Jan. 25: Padma Vibhushan for former RBI Governor, Y.V. Reddy, Prathap C. Reddy, Nobel laureate Venkataraman Ramakrishnan, Umayalpuram Sivaraman, Ebrahim Alkazi and Zohra Segal. Padma Bhushan for Ilaiyaraja, A.R. Rahman, Aamir Khan, Bipan Chandra and 39 others. Resul Pookutty, Virender Sehwag, Venu Srinivasan, Saina Nehwal among 81 Padma Shri awardees. Eight litterateurs are presented the first Tagore Literature Awards 2009 instituted by Sahitya Akademi and Samsung Electronics, in New Delhi.
Fight Lacunae in electoral process to make democracy stronger, says the President Pratibha Patil inaugurating the diamond jubilee fete of the Election Commission of India.
The Supreme Court orders status quo on deemed universities.
India, South Korea sign four pacts, including one on peaceful uses of outer space after talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Lee Myung-bak, in New Delhi.

Jan. 26: The trial run of the first Monorail in Mumbai is carried out.

Jan. 27: Sensex crashes by 491 points to end day at 16289.82. Nifty closes at 4853.10.

Jan. 29: Court martial proceedings are ordered against Military Secretary Lieutenant General Avadesh Prakash for his alleged role in a land scam in Darjeeling, West Bengal.


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