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2010 July National Issues

For the first time in over four decades women constables of the Border Security Force took part in the ‘Beating Retreat Ceremony' at the India-Pakistan Attari-Wagah border near Amritsar.  

    Pune has become the first municipal corporation in India to have a Right to Information (RTI) library named after Prakash Kardaley, a journalist from the city, who had a major role in the drafting of the Right to Information Act. 

      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. 

        As part of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Rabindranath
        Tagore a book was published on the Nehru-Gandhi family's connection with
         Santiniketan Titled “Three Chancellors” compiled by Nilanjan Bandopadhyay. 

          During the meeting of the Chief Ministers of the Naxal-affected States in New Delhi, the Union government asked Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Jharkhand and West Bengal, worst affected by Maoist violence, to set up a Unified Command headed by the four States' Chief Secretaries. 

            The prestigious Mahatama Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP), a
             UNESCO institute, will be unveiled on the birth annniversary of
            Gandhiji on October 2 in New Delhi. It will be the maiden category I
            institute of UNESCO to be located in Asia. Out of 11 such institutes,
            nine are situated in the developed world and two is in Ethiopia and

              The Union government has set up an oversight committee chaired by Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh to coordinate and monitor the clean-up of the Bhopal gas leak disaster site. 

                The Union Health Ministry approved the revised draft that proposes a National Committee for Accreditation and a National Medical Education and Training Board that will register and accredit medical colleges and prepare curricula for all streams of education in the health sector. 

                  The Union Cabinet cleared the Nalanda University Bill 2010, paving
                   the way for the establishment of Nalanda University in Rajgir, Bihar
                  near the original Nalanda University site at an estimated cost of Rs.
                  1,005 crore. 



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