Current Affairs 8

General Knowledge – Current Affairs

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1. According to latest government data released in December 2009, industrial production grew by an impressive – per cent in October, 2009, against 0.1 per cent in 2008.


2. Sriram Jha, on December 9, 2009, became India’s – Grandmaster by completing his final Grandmaster-norm in the 47th National premier chess championship at Mumbai.


3. Reliance Exploration and Production DMCC and Ecopetrol, on December 4, 2009, signed the Farm-out Agreements, for Borojo North Block 42 and South Block 43 in-


4. On which date in 2009 did the Central Board of Direct Taxes notify the Income-tax (13th Amendment) Rules, 2009?


5. —, in December 2009, became the first Indian boxer to clinch a gold medal in the inter-continental President’s Cup, winning the flyweight (51 kg) final in Baku.


6. The – Finance Commission headed by Vijay Kelkar, on December 30, 2009, submitted its five-year roadmap for fiscal consolidation to the Union Government.


7. Reliance Industries Ltd., on December 22, 2009, announced a third successive gas discovery in the – deep-sea block in the Krishna-Godavari basin, off the east coast.


8. The government of -, on December 8, 2009, unveiled $81 billion of new stimulus spending to keep the world’s second-biggest economy from lurching back into recession.


9. Boris Gelfand of Israel, on December 15, 2009 won the Chess World Cup, defeating former World champion Ruslan Ponomariov of – in Khanty Mansiysk in Russia.


10. —, on December 27, 2009, won the 38th senior National men’s handball championship, dethroning Services in the final in Kolkata.


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