Current Affairs 8

General Knowledge – Current Affairs

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


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


3. 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.


4. —, 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.


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


6. 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.


7. 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.


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. 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-


10. 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.


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