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Flashback 2009

  • Flashback 2009

    Flashback 2009

  • A R Rahman bags two Oscars (the best song and score) for Slumdog Millionaire.

    A R Rahman bags two Oscars (the best song and score) for Slumdog Millionaire.

  • United Progresssive Alliance (UPA) wins the Lok Sabha elections, cornering as many as 262 seats to claim a simple majority. The victory marks the UPA's second consecutive term in office.

    United Progresssive Alliance (UPA) wins the Lok Sabha elections, cornering as many as 262 seats to claim a simple majority. The victory marks the UPA's second consecutive term in office.

  • Tata Motors launches the much-awaited Rs 1 lakh car, the Nano, on March 23, 2009. The vehicle is the brainchild of Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata, who describes it as an eco-friendly people's car.

    Tata Motors launches the much-awaited Rs 1 lakh car, the Nano, on March 23, 2009. The vehicle is the brainchild of Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata, who describes it as an eco-friendly people's car.

  • Crisis-ridden Satyam Computer Services is acquired by Tech Mahindra 
and is later renamed Mahindra Satyam. Tech Mahindra bid for Rs 59 a share for a 31 per cent stake in the ailing company, beating Larsen & Toubro.

    Crisis-ridden Satyam Computer Services is acquired by Tech Mahindra and is later renamed Mahindra Satyam. Tech Mahindra bid for Rs 59 a share for a 31 per cent stake in the ailing company, beating Larsen & Toubro.

  • The king of pop, Michael Jackson, 50, dies in a rented mansion in the Holmby Hills district of Los Angeles, on June 25, 2009.

    The king of pop, Michael Jackson, 50, dies in a rented mansion in the Holmby Hills district of Los Angeles, on June 25, 2009.

  • Swine flu takes a severe toll in several Indian cities, including Pune, which is among the worst affected.

    Swine flu takes a severe toll in several Indian cities, including Pune, which is among the worst affected.

  • The government justifies the introduction of separate inflation numbers for primary products and manufacturing items, stating that the wholesale price index does not present a true picture of food prices. It says the new mechanism will reflect price movements better.

    The government justifies the introduction of separate inflation numbers for primary products and manufacturing items, stating that the wholesale price index does not present a true picture of food prices. It says the new mechanism will reflect price movements better.

  • Gold hits an all-time high at Rs 18,220 on December 2, 2009. The precious metal 
has appreciated as much as 24% over a period of a year.

    Gold hits an all-time high at Rs 18,220 on December 2, 2009. The precious metal has appreciated as much as 24% over a period of a year.

  • Servers crash at the first online common admission test of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM), CAT 2009.

    Servers crash at the first online common admission test of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM), CAT 2009.

  • Dubai World, in which the Royal family of Dubai has a large stake, encounters serious financial difficulties. the inivestment firm is forced to seek a reschedulement of its debts amounting to $59 billion, as much as three quarters of the total debt of the emirates.
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<b>(Courtesy: Palm Jumeirah website)</b>
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    Dubai World, in which the Royal family of Dubai has a large stake, encounters serious financial difficulties. the inivestment firm is forced to seek a reschedulement of its debts amounting to $59 billion, as much as three quarters of the total debt of the emirates.

    (Courtesy: Palm Jumeirah website)

  • India tops the ICC Test Cricket ranking
 for the first time ever.

    India tops the ICC Test Cricket ranking for the first time ever.

  • Copenhagen becomes Flopenhagen. The 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference fails to produce a legally binding treaty. The breakdown in talks between participating nations paves the way for further discussions to occur at the 2010 UN climate change conference in Mexico.

    Copenhagen becomes Flopenhagen. The 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference fails to produce a legally binding treaty. The breakdown in talks between participating nations paves the way for further discussions to occur at the 2010 UN climate change conference in Mexico.

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