CURRENT AFFAIRS DECEMBER 2010 - 2

1).India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves declined by $971 million to $295.42 billion for the week ended Dec 10 due to a slump in the value of foreign currency assets.

2).The multi-billion dollar deal to acquire 126 fighter jets to be inked by 2011: IAF chief

3).Multiplex chain operator, Cinemax India Ltd plans to invest Rs 100 crore and double its screens to 200 by 2013,

4).According to WikiLeaks, Rahul Gandhi told Timothy Roemer that the 'growth of radicalised Hindu groups' is a bigger threat than Lashkar-e-Taiba.

5).An Indian receives German human rights award:
Lenin Raghuvanshi, an Indian human-rights activist, is in Germany to receive an award in the city of Weimar for his long fight on behalf of the dalits, or untouchables.

6).An Indian company has signed a pact with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) to invest $250 million for a knowledge hub and an integrated food park in this East African country, once associated with its fratricidal conflict that claimed nearly a million lives.

7).The Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) and the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) have signed an MoU to create the regions first Institute of Islamic Economics and Ethics.

8).UEIL to invest $250 mn in East Africa projects

9).Record car sales mark 2010 for Indian auto sector

10).Tata Motors developing double-trailer truck for global market.

11).Social network Facebook took itself offline after an engineer accidentally leaked internal product prototypes.

12).Wipro signs 5-year IT outsourcing contract with Vasan Eye Care

13).Bajaj allianz launches instant tax-calculator for mobile phone users

14).UAE to implement new work permit rules from 2011
The United Arab Emirates has eased its tough rules for foreign workers who want to change employer, loosening the controversial "sponsor" system in force in the Arab states of the Gulf.

15).The Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) and the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) have signed an MoU to create the regions first Institute of Islamic Economics and Ethics.

16).Google opens store for Chrome users:
Google has started up a portal for downloading extensions and web applications to its Chrome internet browser.
The Chrome Web Store splits apps into nine themed categories, including games, education, news and services, reports the company.

17).Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been named Time magazine's 'Person of the Year' for 2010

18).WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fears US may indict him for espionage.

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