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2010 December National Issues

Supreme Court authorised Medical Council of India (MCI) to
conduct single Common Entrance Test (CET)
at all India level for
MBBS and post-graduation seats in all government and private colleges
from 2011-12. 

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh inaugurated the 'India Corporate
Week 2010'
in New Delhi. 

The Rajasthan High Court ruled that Gujjars cannot be given
special reservation
and an act of 2008 has no “substratum of
quantifiable data” that could justify the reservation.

The West Bengal government decides to reserve 17 per cent seats
in all government -aided colleges for students belonging to the other
backward classes (OBCs).
However the implementation of reservation
in Medical and Engineering Colleges will depend on the permission given
by the concerned authority.

Indian Pharmacological Society's 43rd annual conference held
at National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) in Hyderabad. Former President
APJ Abdul Kalam delivered the valedictory speech at the conference.

The Protection of Women Against Sexual Harassment at Workplace
Bill 2010
was introduced by Minister of State for Women and Child
Development Krishna Tirath which makes the employer mandatory to probe
into the complaint and can be fined upto Rs.50000.

Al Jazeera English TV channel started its broadcasting in
India after a wait of 4 years for permission from Indian Government. Al
Jazeera started its Arabic broadcast in 1996 with its headquarters in
Doha, Qatar. 

The Union Government constituted one-member committee to examine
the process and procedure following by Department of Telecommunication
in allocation of spectrum licenses.
Retired Supreme Court Judge
Shivaraj V Patil will examine the procedures adopted by DoT. 

The 2 day seminar on Media and Entertainment Conclave organised by
the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) was
held in Hyderabad. 

Indo-Global Education Summit organised by the Indus Foundation was
held in Hyderabad. A total of 150 universities across the globe and 500
Indian institutions attended summit. 

The National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP)
organised international conference on 'Economic Policies for Inclusive
Development' in New Delhi. Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee
attended the inaugural address. 

Film actor Aamir Khan sought the support of Members of Parliament
(MPs) during his visit to Parliament for promoting his awareness
campaign on 'Malnutrition Among Infants'



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