August 2010 Current Affairs: In this chapter, information has been given about the latest current affairs based on India and the world in the month of August 2010 from the point of view of upcoming competitive examinations. Here you can find various fields of India and the world like: Appointments, Resignations, Sports and Sportsmen, Politics, Awards and Honors, Important Days, Deaths, Reports, Business, Planning, Politics, Education, Books and Authors, Economy, Accidents, Science, Technology You can get general knowledge about important current affairs related to geography, records, settlement, convention and entertainment etc.
|31 August 2010 | Appointments Current Affairs
K Arvind Rao, a 1977 batch Indian Police Services officer, is the new director general of Andhra Pradesh police. He succeeded R R Girish Kumar, who retired on Tuesday. The Andhra Pradesh government issued the orders appointing Rao as the new DGP on Tuesday.
|30 August 2010 | Collaboration Current Affairs
India and Switzerland signed the protocol amending the existing Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement at New Delhi. Therevised Double Taxation Agreement will help the Indian government to get information on illegal money stored by Indians in Swiss banks.
|29 August 2010 | Accidents Current Affairs
At least 15 people were killed and 25 others injured when a minibus in which they were travelling overturned and fell into a pond at Dewanhat in Coochbehar district on Sunday.
|28 August 2010 | Resignations Current Affairs
Myanmar's reclusive and ailing dictator Than Shwe has resigned from his military post, paving the way for him to become the president after this year's general elections. Shwe, the despot who has brutally ruled Southeast Asia's poorest country as commander-in-chief of the armed forces since 1992, on Friday handed control of the army to his adjutant general.
|27 August 2010 | Collaboration Current Affairs
Kenya adopted a new constitution when its President Mwai Kibaki signed the new constitution of Kenya in Nairobi, Kenya.
|26 August 2010 | Indian Current Affairs
India is now the largest exporter of petroleum products in Asia, overtaking South Korea. According to the data collected by oil and metal information provider Platts and released on 26 August 2010, India exports at present 1 million barrels of petroleum products a day, getting ahead of South Korea which exports 0.9 million barrels a day.
|25 August 2010 | Politics Current Affairs
Supreme Court ruled that a divorce granted by the Panchayat according to the local customs of a particular community would not be recognised by any court of law. A Supreme Court division bench of justices P Sathasivam and BS Chauhan ruled that a divorce mandatorily needs a judicial decree from a court of law, in order to be legalised.
|24 August 2010 | Politics Current Affairs
The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests rejected the Vedanta’s proposal to mine bauxite in Niyamgiri hills of Orissa.
|23 August 2010 | Miscellaneous Current Affairs
Cresp is the first generic darbepoetin alfa drug in the world used for the treatment of anaemia cuased by chronic kidney disease and anaemia caused by chemotherapy.
|22 August 2010 | Business Current Affairs
National Aluminium Company Ltd (Nalco) decided to commission its second 120 MW power unit in Angul in August 2010. The Angul project is part of Nalco's phase-II expansion in Orissa. The first unit (of 120 MW capacity) had become operational in October 2009. Nalco had achieved the highest-ever metal production of 4.31 lakh tonnes in 2009-10 against the previous best of 3.61 lakh tonnes in 2008-09.
|21 August 2010 | Economy Current Affairs
The constitutional amendments bill for the proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) was redrafted by the Indian government who suggested that the states would also be given a veto power along with the Centre in the proposed GST.
|20 August 2010 | Miscellaneous Current Affairs
India welcomed Pakistan's decision to accept its $5 million aid offer for flood relief in the country and said it was willing to provide more assistance. Pakistan's decision to accept the aid came nearly a week after the offer was made by External Affairs Minister S M Krishna to his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi last Friday.
|19 August 2010 | World Current Affairs
Concerned over the situation in Pakistan and Afghanistan, United States President Barack Obama has ordered establishment of a new office in the State Department to help the troubled countries 'resist' extremists and contribute to efforts to 'enhance civilian control and stable government' in Islamabad.
|18 August 2010 | World Current Affairs
Four nations, Russia, Tajikistan, Pakistan and Afghanistan agreed on a pact against terrorism and narcotics at the second one-day quadripartite (Four-nation) summit which took place at Sochi in Russia.
|17 August 2010 | Indian Current Affairs
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced a Rs 125 crore relief packaged for the Leh cloudburst victims and said all the houses destroyed by the natural calamity will be reconstructed within the next two-and-a-half months.
|16 August 2010 | World Current Affairs
China exceeded Japan to become the second largest economy in the world. The Japanese Cabinet Office on 16 August 2010 released the data which estimated Japans’ nominal GDP (Gross Domestic Product) for the second quarter at 1.288 trillion US dollars less than China’s 1.337 trillion US dollars.
|15 August 2010 | Indian Current Affairs
Patriotic fervour gripped Indians across the world as they enthusiastically celebrated the country's 64th Independence Day by unfurling the tricolour and organising a series of cultural events and festivities.
|14 August 2010 | Appointments Current Affairs
Naina Lal Kidwai was appointed by the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd to its board of directors. Kidwai has been the Country Head of HSBC in India.
|13 August 2010 | World Current Affairs
US President Barack Obama signed into law a border security Bill on 13 August 2010. The objective of the border security bill(law) is to strengthen the security along with the US- Mexico border. It will help US restraining the illegal immigrants entering into US from Mexico and also at the same time controlling criminal gangs operating near the US- Mexico border area.
|12 August 2010 | Resignations Current Affairs
Atul Sobti declared his decision to resign from the post of CEO and Managing Director of Ranbaxy Laboratories on 12 August 2010.
|11 August 2010 | Miscellaneous Current Affairs
The death toll from the worst landslides in decades in a Tibetan-majority region in China's northwest rose sharply to 1,117 while 627 people were still missing, as rescuers scrambled hard to sift through thick layers of mud and rocks to find possible survivors.
|10 August 2010 | Appointments Current Affairs
Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra on 10 August 2010 was appointed as UNICEF National Ambassador for promoting child rights and adolescence. Before her actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Sharmila Tagore had supported UNICEF's work in India and abroad.
|9 August 2010 | Appointments Current Affairs
Union Environment Minister of India Jairam Ramesh was selected on 9 August 2010 as one of the 21 members of the high-level panel on global sustainability set up by United Nations Secretary General Ban ki-Moon. The panel was set up with the objective to formulating a new vision for sustainable growth and prosperity, along with the mechanisms for achieving it.
|8 August 2010 | Sports Current Affairs
West Bengal defeated Punjab to win the 64th National football championship for the Santosh Trophy at the Salt Lake Stadium on 8 August 2010. Bengal defeated Punjab 2-1 and Denson Devadas scored both the goals for Bengal while Punjab's goal was scored by Balwant Singh.
|7 August 2010 | Business Current Affairs
MSC Chitra collided with another vessel MV Khalijia III in the Arabian sea off the coast of Mumbai and spilled oil into the sea on 7 August 2010. 400 tonnes of oil is expected to have leaked into the water and spread over a radius of 5 km.
|6 August 2010 | Miscellaneous Current Affairs
The Supreme Court has directed Central Bureau of Investigation and Bihar police to forthwith arrest former Rashtriya Janata Dal Member of Parliament Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav who is undergoing life imprisonment for the murder of a Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Ajit Sarkar 12 years back.
|5 August 2010 | Sports Current Affairs
50th edition of National athletics championships started in Patiala on 5 August 2010. Patiala hosted the inter-state championship for the first time in the 44 years history. An entry list of 708 athletes was announced by the organising committee chairman Ajaib Singh Kaleka.
|4 August 2010 | Inauguration Current Affairs
TUV Rheinland a provider of technical, safety and certification services, inaugurated its first photovoltaic laboratory in Bangalore. The lab was established with an investment of euro 2 million (Rs.12.20 crore).
|3 August 2010 | Awards Current Affairs
The Bharatiya Jnanpith removed the V-C of Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Wardha, Vibhuti Narain Rai from the selection panel of Jnanpith awardees for making derogatory remarks against women writers.
|2 August 2010 | World Current Affairs
A landmark international treaty to ban cluster munitions took effect. The treaty requires those who signed it to stop the use, production and transfer of the deadly weapons. The Convention on Cluster Munitions entered into force after more than 30 countries ratified the 2008 treaty signed by 107 nations.
|1 August 2010 | Obituaries Current Affairs
K.M. Mathew, Chief Editor of the mass-circulation Malayalam newspaper Malayala Manorama expired.