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Current Affairs July 2010 - 3

People

P.T.Usha(to head panel for Khel Ratna and Arjuna awards) has been named chairperson of the selection committee for 2010's National Sports award

Hockey icon Ashok Kumar to head the panel to pick the Dronacharya Awards

Samta Kumari, a 28 year old of Uttar pradesh becomes 5th woman train engine driver in India

Rudi Koertzen (108 Tests, 209 ODI's and 14 T20I's) to officiate in final Test match where Pakistan take on Australia in the MCC Spirit of Cricket Test match at Headingley, Leeds

Apoorva singh has been appointed as Senior Vice President and Global Head - Infrastructure Management Services for Patni Computer Systems

Former captain Pragat Singh of Indian hockey team files nomination for Hockey India President post


Event/Business

Airbus has selected India's private aerospace engineering firm Quest as its preferred supplier of aircrafts parts

2nd Edition Hyderabad Auto show, four-day event to be held from July 22nd to July 25th 2010 got underway at the Hyderabad International Convention centre(HICC)


Sports

India thrashes France 6-0 in the second hockey Test and takes a lead of 2-0 in the three-match series in Paris

Pune to host 2010 World Billiards Chamionship

Jason Gillespie to coach Kwekwe-based MidWest Rhinos in Zimbabwe

Mir Ranjan Negi former goal keeping coach of India's Women's Hocket team to Coach Indian Women Hockey Team

Ponting becomes 2nd batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to score 12,000 Test runs against Pakistan


South African Cricketer of the Year Award

Hashim Amla named Test Cricketer and South African Cricketer of the year

AB de Villiers was named 'ODI Cricketer of the Year'

Charl Langeveldt received 'International Pro20 Cricketer of the Year' award

Ryan McLaren received Newcomer of the Year Award


Technology

Nick lee a 15-year-old created an iPhone application which connects to the Internet for free but the very app is no longer available or suspended.

Microsoft to launch its own hands-free Kinect console in November, to be priced at $150

Facebook account, limits to 5000 pals

Second Six Core i7-970 processor priced at $885 which uses 32 nanometer manufacturing process to run at 3.2Ghz comprising of 12MB of L3 cache has been launched by Intel

Zen mobiles brings Z82, India's first QWERTY handset with Analog TV and Dual sim(GSM+GSM) priced at Rs.4,799

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