▪The 8th ASEAN-India Summit was held at
on October 30, 2010. Hanoi, Vietnam
▪Malaysia is the second largest trading partner for
India within ASEAN, and India is the largest trading partner for Malaysia in South Asia, excluding . Bilateral trade between the two countries is now estimated at $ 10.5 billion, and this has doubled in the past five years. China
▪India and its old military partner
will soon ink a deal to jointly develop an advance stealth fighter. Russia
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has appointed a high-level committee headed by a former Comptroller and Auditor General, V.K. Shunglu, to go into allegations of corruption related to the Commonwealth Games held in
in October 2010. New Delhi
Liberhan Commission submitted report to the Prime Minister : The Justice Liberhan Commission, which probed the sequence of events that led to the Babri Masjid demolition in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992, submitted its report to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Inflation turns negative for first time since 1977-78 : The annual rate of inflation (wholesale price index) turned negative and stood at -1.61 % for the week ended 6 June 2009.
The first commercial landing of the Airbus A380, the largest aircraft of the world, took place at the newly inaugurated Terminal 3 of the
Indira Gandhi International Airport in . New Delhi
Former Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan has been appointed as the Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission.He was the first Dalit Chief Justice of
and will be the first Dalit heading NHRC.NHRC was headless for over a year. India
The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) at Shamshabad,
Hyderabad was declared the World’s under the 5 to 15 million passengers category by Airports Council International (ACI). This is the first time that an Indian airport will be featured among the top airports of the world. Best Airport
International Conference on Biodiversity in relation to food and human security was held in Chennai.
Anti-government protests broke out in
and its President Kurmanbek Bakiyev has reportedly left the country and Prime Minister Usenov resigned, clearing the way for the Opposition to form its own government. A “Cabinet of people’s trust” has been headed by Opposition leader Roza Otunbayeva. Kyrgyzstan
The Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) was held in
The President of Poland Lech Kaczynski and a high-level delegation were killed when the president’s Tu-154 passenger jet carrying 97 people crashed as it was approaching a Russian airport in the city of
The annual ministerial meeting of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) was held in
with Economy and Trade Ministers from 40 countries, representing 80 per cent of the world economy attended. Paris India, Russia, Brazil , China, Indonesia and have been invited to participate as observers. South Africa
The Conservative leader David Cameron took over as Prime Minister and his Liberal Democrat counterpart Nick Clegg as Deputy Prime Minister in the
’s first post-war coalition government. Britain
The two-day G-20 summit or the meeting of the heads of the world’s major industrialised powers was held in
. Toronto, Canada
Julia Gillard was sworn in as
’s first woman Prime Minister after Kevin Rudd was toppled as the leader of the ruling Labour party. Australia
The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), developed and applied by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative with UNDP support reveals that there are more ‘MPI poor’ people in eight Indian states (421 million in Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal) than in the 26 poorest African countries combined (410 million).
Ms. Rosa Otunbayeva (59), the first woman President in Central Asia was sworn in
During the sidelines of a summit of the Eurasian Economic Community (Eurasec) in
Astana, Kazakhstan, the three countries Russia, Kazakhstan and signed a declaration to launch a customs union as a first step towards forming a broader EU-type economic alliance of former Soviet states. Belarus