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Some Updates : The Indian master blaster Sachin tendulkar is the highest run getter(More than 12,000)in the tests. He surpassed the world record held by West Indies player Brain Lara. He achieved this fete in Mohali on 17th October,2008. Aravind adiga is the 4th Indian to receive the Booker prize in literacy for his book, THE WHITE TIGER. Another Indian, Arundhati roy too recieved this award in 1997. Both have received for their debut novels. India leads the madals tally at Pune(Maharashtra,India) in the Youth commonwealth games. Viswanathan Anand (Chess Champion) has moved to the top place of the live world rankings. India signed 123 agreement(Civil nuclear agreement) with USA to tide over its energy crisis, despite criticism by some political parties. Threats to national integration, such as Communal violence and MNS's (Maharashtra Navnirman Sena) attacks on some north Indian students who went to Mumbai to appear for a railway recruitment exam. MNS has also been encouraging violence, promoting enemity base don region, religion etc. There are also demands for separate states such as for Telangana, Vidharbha, Bodoland, Gorkhaland etc. Chandrayaan-1 was launched successfully on 22nd October 2008 with the collaboration of european space agency. Chandrayaan will send information about the geological and geographical features of the moon. This is India's first unmanned mission to the moon. India joins the elite club of U.S., Russia, European space agency, China and japan. Thus India is only the 6th nation to explore the moon. Chandrayaan-2 will be launched shortly. India is also planning to send a manned mission to moon by 2015. Rahul Gandhi said that even after 17 years he did not get justice, while referring to the delay in executing the death sentence given to some of those convicted in the case. Justice delayed is justice denied. Even the ex PM's son could not get justice in time!. Nearly 13 people killed in Imphal blast on 21st October 2008. A girl was killed in a grenade blast in Kupwara district in J&K on 21st october'08, the terror strikes continues, what about POTA and TADA and other laws to contain terrorism?. Infrastructure in some metro cities is not upto the mark eg : during monsoon season we read headlines in the media stating that Mumbai is under water, Chennai marroned, Kolkatta in undated and so on... We can imagine the state of affairs in non-metro regions. The darker side of globalisation : Jet airways retrenched nearly 1900 employees but later reversed the decision. Due to pressures from Maharashtra Nav Nirman Sena. This organisation threatened that it would not allow jet and kingfisher flights to fly over Maharashtra state. The Index of industrial production(IIP) has declined in the recent months. The SENSEX has come down to below 10,000 mark. It reached even above 20,000 points in the recent past. This decline is due to the apprehensions of global slowdown, financial crisis, slowdown in the U.S.economy etc. The inflation rate has started declining due to the measures taken by the government and decrease in the international oil prices. At present(october 2008) inflation rate in India is 11.44%. The Forex reserves fell by $9,937 billion to $274.004 billion as on 10th 2008. Many of India's grievances were unresolved at the WTO's (World Trade Organisation earlier it was known as General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs GATT) summits. Hence this treaty has got another name as Unequal treaty as it favours only the developed in general and the USA in particular.

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