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CLAT GYANS GK COMPENDIUM OCTOBER THE 14 , 2010

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MINERS IN CHILE Miners rescued in chile after two months of being stuck inside. Chilean president Sebastian Pinera was there along with world media to greet the rescued miners. The 33 miners were caught in a collapse on August 5 and spent 17 days in isolation. PRACHANDA ON NEPAL CONSTITUTION PANEL Amidst political deadlocks Maoist leader Prachanda was appointed as co-ordinator of a panel entrusted with task of sorting out contentious issues hindering the drafting of the constitution. Prachanda earlier pulled out of the Prime Ministers race after failing to get elected to the top post. KARNATAKA NATAKA A second trust vote was won by the bjp government in Karnataka.but is validity depends on the high court verdict which is awaited. As of now the BJP enjoys a majority of 105 in a house consisting of 209 members with 16 members disqualified. The independents earlier in the day failed to secure an interim order which would have allowed them to vote in the trust vote. The bjp sought recall of governor hr bharadwaj as he was deemed to be biased. INTERLOCUTORS FOR KASHMIR TALKS Three interlocutors, Dilip Padgaonkar, a journalist, Information Commissioner MM Ansari and Academic Radha Kumar were appointed by the Union Government. They are expected to hold talks with all sections in J&K. Home minister P Chidambaram called the interlocutors very credible people. Special task forces were constituted on Jammu and Ladakh. Planning Commission members Abhijit Sen and Narendra Jadhav will head STFs on Jammu and Ladakh respectively

AWARD FOR MATH The 2010 SASTRA Ramanujan prize was awarded to Wei Zhang of Harvard University

INDIA WINS BORDER-GAVASKAR MS Dhoni was all smiles at second press conference as his team won the border-gavaskar trophy against austrailia after beating them 2-0 in the series. GOLDS GALORE Sharath kamal and Subhajit Saha won the doubles gold in table tennis for India.india also bagged golds in boxing with Suranjoy,Manoj and Samota winning their final bouts. AIYAR GIVEN FELLOWSHIP Mani Shankar aiyar, congressman, was awarded the honorary fellowship of the Cambridge trinity hall. MANBOOKER GOES TO Howard Jacobsons novel The Finkler Question trumped the bookies favorites to win the Man Booker Prize 2010. His other novels include Kalooki Nights and Whos Sorry Now?. BHARAT RATNA FOR MS SWAMINATHAN Kerala recommended eminent agriculture scientist MS Swaminathan for the bharat ratna next year.

OCTOBER THE 15TH, 2010 [International White Cane Day :O]


CWG ENDS CWG ended with great pomp and show. India bagged the second position in the medals tally. Saina Nehwal snatched a three game victory over the Malaysian player to push India to second place,one medal ahead of England. India had 101 medlas including 38 golds. The country had finished fourth in 2002 and 2006. Austrailia was far ahead with a total of 177 medals and 74 golds. LALIT MODI CHARGED Central crime branch registered a case against former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi and others on charges of criminal conspiracy and theft. RBI DIVESTS STAKE The reserve bank of India divested its stake in National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARAD).with this the RBIs stake has come down to one percent. And the central government owns 99% this move is in line with the Narasimham Committee II report on banking reforms

NADAL OUT Tennis world number one Rafael Nadal was dumped out of Shanghai Masters in third round by austrailian third seed Jurgen Melzer. It was the ninth defeat of the season for the Spaniard who had previously won the Japan open.Andy Murray qualified for the seasons final event. ANAND DRAWS Chess world champion Vishwanathan Anand missed out on his chances and had to settle for a draw with Alexei Shirov of Spain in the Fourth round of bilbao final masters chess tournament. HOCKEY Austrailia continued its domination in hockey by defeating India in the CWG finals. This was their fourth medal in a row.New Zealand defeated England to win the bronze.

OCTOBER THE 16 , 2010


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MANMOHAN AND MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA MEET Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa discussed the issue of rehabilitation of Tamils in Sri Lanka and other bilateral issues. Mr. Rajapaksa detailed the steps being taken for rehabilitation, India wanted Sri Lanka to act decisively on arriving at a political settlement to bridge the ethnic divide. COMMON WEALTH GAMES PROBE The Centre appointed a high-level committee headed by the former Comptroller and AuditorGeneral, V.K. Shungloo, to look into all aspects of organising and conducting the Commonwealth Games, YUDHYONO TO BE R DAY CHIEF GUEST Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will be the chief guest at next year's Republic Day parade in Delhi, official sources said . Both countries will seek to build on the joint declaration on a new strategic partnership signed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Mr. Yudhoyono during his previous visit here in 2005. The two sides will also attempt to expand economic relations bilaterally and under the aegis of the Association of South East Nations (ASEAN) of which Indonesia is a founder-member. DONT ASK DONT TELL The Obama administration has said it would appeal a decision by federal judge in California that struck down the infamous don't ask, don't tell law, banning gays from serving in the military if they revealed their sexual orientation. Under the law the military cannot, however, ask its recruits about their sexual orientation. BERLUSCONI FACES TAX EVASION INQUIRY

Italian prosecutors have launched an investigation against Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for tax evasion linked to his Mediaset media empire, INFLATION INCHES UP Overall inflation inched up a tad to 8.62 per cent in September from 8.51 per cent in August owing to higher prices of essentials, especially vegetables and milk. [Inflation is essentially that economic phenomenon wherein there is too much money, but scarcity of goods, resulting in an increase of the prices of goods] MURRAY IN SEMI FINALS Tennis British World No. 4 Andy Murray hammered 12th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2, 6-2 on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Shanghai Masters. ANAND DRAWS..AGAIN. World champion Viswanathan Anand split the point with leader Vladimir Kramnik of Russia to remain second after the end of the fifth and penultimate round of the Bilbao Final Masters chess tournament

OCTOBER THE 17 , 2010


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BANGALORE

BLASTS PROBE

The Rajasthan police and Karnataka anti-terrorist squad (ATS) on Friday arrested two alleged LeT members from Kasargod (Kerala) and Ajmer for their role in the 2008 blasts in Bangalore in which one person was killed and over a dozen people were injured.The suspects were identified as Umar Farooq and Ibrahim Moulvi. HIGH COURT CRACKS WHIP ON CAR
IMPORTS

In a landmark order that would prevent illegal imports of all-terrain vehicles, MUVs and superbikes into India, the Bombay high court has said that "if the importer is a person who has lived abroad continuously for two years, then he or she must necessarily be the owner of the vehicle". AYODHYA-STAGE SET FOR ACT 2 IN SC Efforts to get an out of court settlement of the Ayodhya dispute took a severe knock on Saturday with the Nirmohi Akhara, a key party in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title suit, announcing it would challenge the Allahabad High Court's verdict in the Supreme Court. Akhara chief Mahant Bhaskar Das' change of heart came around the same time that the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) decided to appeal against the ruling to divide the disputed site into three parts -- between the Akhara, Ram Lalla and the Sunni Waqf board. INDIA RUSSIA TO BEGIN JOINT COMBAT Crack infantry troops from India and Russia kicked off their joint `Indra' counter-terrorism exercise on Saturday, which will involve combat drills in a semi-urban and mountainous environment.

The 10-day "battalion-level'' exercise, being held at Chaubattia near Ranikhet in Uttarakhand, involves a large Russian contingent of 257 personnel from its Southern Command, as also IL76 transport aircraft. This exercise is the third in the Indra series. While the first was held at the Mahajan ranges in Rajasthan in 2005, the second was conducted at Pskov in Russia in 2007.Though India has had long-standing defence ties with Russia, strangely enough, the armed forces of the two countries have hardly exercised together. In contrast, Indian and US forces have held over 50 combat exercises in the last seven years. Indias Defence minister A K Antony and his Russian counterpart Anatoly Serdyukov.

OCTOBER THE 18 , 2010


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WAR OF WORDS OVER CWG Suresh Kalmadi [Who is he?] and Sheila Dixit seemed to be engaged in a war of words with the latter saying that most of the corruption came from the organizing committee and the former replying that there was corruption in the government that Ms Dixit ran. The central vigilance commission is looking into 22 more cases of CWG related corruption issues. [And the CVC Chief is?] FATHER OF FRACTAL GEOMETRY DEAD Benoit Mandelbrot father of fractal geometry who wrote the book the fractal geometry of nature in 1982, aged died 85 in Cambridge Massachusetts. SOUNDARA KAILASAM
PASSES AWAY

Eminent tamil poet and writer, mother of union home minister P Chidambaram Soundara Kailasam passes away at her home in Chennai.she was 83. MURRAY BEATS FEREDERER TO WIN SHANGHAI MASTERS Murray beat roger federer 6-3 6-2 to win shanghai masters,this is his second victory over the swiss world number three in two months. First India austrailia one dayer in the series was abandoned dude to rain ANAND FINISHED SECOND Anand came a close second to magnus carlsen of Norway to finish second in the bilbao final masters.he was able to keep his world number one ranking. RUSTOM 1 TEST FLOWN Rustom 1 , a medium altitude and long endurance unmanned aerial vehicle by the Bangalore based aeronautical development establishment was successfully test flown.

MUMBAI GETS WORLDS LARGEST DIAMOND BOURSE The worlds largest diamond bourse the Bharat Diamond Bourse was inaugurated by union minister for commerce and industry Anand Sharma.

OCTOBER THE 19TH, 2010


KARNATAKA..HIGH COURT BENCH SPLIT. GOES TO THE THIRD JUDGE. The uncertainity over the fate of 11 disqualified members of Karnataka legislative assembly continued when a two judge bench of the high court was split on the matter. The case is slated to come up before a third judge on November 2 MOST WANTED SEPARATIST HELD The J & K police achieved a major success by arresting massarat alam bhat the most wanted separatist in Kashmir. AMENDMENT TO CHILD LABOUR ACT In a major step toward meeting the guidelines set by ILO,the union government proposes to amend the child labour (prohibition and regulation) act 1986,and introduce changes in the national policy in child labour 1987 by nringing all children below 18 years of age under the purview of the act. SPECIES FACING MASS EXTINCTION:U.N 193 members of the united nations convention on biological diversity met in central city of Nagoya ,japan to work out strategies to head off a manmade mass extinction.the convention held that immediate action was necessary to stop the rapid loss of animal and plant species in the habitat they live.executive secretary of the CBD is ahmed djoghlaf.jim leape chief of world wide fund for nature (wwf) was also present. NEXT CHINESE PRESIDENT Vice president Xi Jinping [Zee Kingpin :P] was appointed the vice chairman of the countriys central military commission which is seen as a move of confirmation that he is on track to succeed Hu Jintao [Who Jintao? :D] in 2012 when his term expires. Neutrino project approved at bodi west hills in theni An India based neutrino observatory will be set up in theni district of tamil nadu .subatomic particles will be studied at the observatory ENVIRO PANEL SPLIT ON POSCO A 3:1 split opinion came out of the environment panel on whether to scrap all environment and forest clearances given to the Korean giant poscos fiftyonethousand crore integrated steel project in Orissa.

FOOD WASTAGE Supreme court hauled up the central government and asked for an assaurance saying that there would be no further wastage of food grains and there would be proper distribution to targeted beneficiaries PROPERTY A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT? The supreme court dismissed a PIL seeking a direction to make right to property a fundamental right under the constitution.the 44th amendment to constitution had deleted this right from article 19(1) (f) of the constitution.

OCTOBER THE 20TH, 2010


NATIONAL GREEN TRIBUNAL OPENED India launched the national green tribunal becoming the third nation to have a special court for environmental issues.former judge of the supreme court lokeshwar singh will be its chair person.this tribunal will have four regional benches. INDIAN IN OBAMA ADMINISTRATION Subra suresh ,school of dean of engineering, MIT , and an alumni of IIT madras has been confirmed directorate of national science foundation under the obama administration. JK ROWLING WINS DANISH AWARD. Harry potter author j k rowling won the hans chirstian Anderson literature prize she is the first reciepient of the award.

OCTOBER THE 21 , 2010


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ENEMY PROPERTY BILL Union cabinet approved the controversial version of the enemy property bill to replace the ordinance that lapsed on September 6th.this bill will be introduced in the winter session of the parliament. BIHAR GOES TO POLLS First phase of the bihar assembly polls .one crore voters in the region. PAKISTANS EX PREZ DIES Farooq ahmed khan leghari pakistans eighth president died in Rawalpindi. He was 70.he was president from 1993 to 1997. SEEDS BILL GETS CABINET NOD

Union cabinet approved the amendments to the seeds bill 2004. This amendment seeks to regulate the quality of seeds and planting material, to curb sale of spurious and poor quality seeds and to increase private participation in seed productionand distribution and liberalise import of seeds and planting materials. DHEERAJ HINDUJA TO HEAD ASHOK LEYLAND Dheeraj g hinduja has become the chairman of ashok Leyland.he takes over from r j shahney who was the chairman since 1977. NIMHANS TO BE DECLARED INSTITUTE OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE. The union cabinet approved the proposal to declare National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, as an institute of national importance.

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