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  • 1. as Times Square car-bomb suspect Faisal Shahzad
    President BarackObama meets police officers in the New York City Police Real Time Crime Center. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly stands to Mr. Obama's right as Times Square car-bomb suspect Faisal Shahzad is shown on screen
  • 2. Cyclone Laila hits Andhra Pradesh
    Date: 20 May, 2010 Nearly 40,000 people were on Thursday evacuated from low-lying areas of coastal Andhra Pradesh as cyclone 'Laila' is expected the cross the State's coast this evening with a wind speed of 120 kilometers per hour.
  • 3. NandanNilekani
    UIDAI Chairman NandanNilekani
     Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)
    AADHAR project is the new name .
    Chelur is the first village in Karnataka where UIDAI has begun the enumeration of citizens. Biometric data (eyes and fingers) of adults will be recorded to study the efficiency of the equipment used for the project.
  • 4. 2012 Olympic mascots
    : Wenlock and Mandeville, the new London 2012 Olympic mascots
  • 5. Zakumi, the official mascot
    Zakumi, the official mascot of the South Africa FIFA 2010 World Cup
  • 6. Vandana Shiva
    Award for Vandana Shiva : Physicist and environmentalist Vandana Shiva has been awarded the prestigious Sydney Peace Prize this year in recognition of her works in social justice.
  • 7. ShantaSinha
    ShantaSinha gets another term as NCPCR chief
    ShantaSinha has been appointed chairperson of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) for a second consecutive term.
  • 8. Ketan Desai
    THE arrest of Ketan Desai, President of the Medical Council of India (MCI), on graft charges has not come too soon. On April 22, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested him for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs.2 crore for granting recognition to a medical college in Punjab.
  • 9. YouTube, age 5
    YouTube, age 5, is just getting started
    Video—sharing internet site YouTube celebrated its fifth birthday on Monday, all the signs were that it’s just getting started.
    The site, which uploaded its first video in May 2005, now boasts 2 billion video views per day, and according to industry experts could soon dominate the future of television.
  • 10. 3G windfall Rs 67,720 crore
    : Vodafone and BhartiAirtel bought high speed wireless permits in an auction that raised Rs 67,720 crore for the government stoking concern carriers won't recoup fees from users paying the world's cheapest phone rates.