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Current Affairs for UPSC exams, 10th January 2012

Which country's Prime Minister is to be chief guest at Indian Republic Day parade?
Thailand Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra

How many banks are now allowed to import bullion or precious metals?

Name the recently added banks to import precious metals.
Yes Bank, Bank of Maharashtra, City Union Bank and ING Vysya Bank

Which bollywood actor is campaigning for clean voting?
Aamir Khan

Who took over as Director General Military Operations succeeding Lt Gen Anand Mohan Verma?
Lt Gen Ashok Kumar Chaudhary

Which cricketer turns 39 as he becomes the oldest to play in Test cricket?
Rahul Dravid

Name the Chinese dancer who took Bharatanatyam and Kathak to Mao's China died recently.
Zhang Jun

Name the world's thinnest smartphone unveiled by Huawei recently.
Ascend P1