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Current Affairs August 2010 - 2

Record

Yasmin Fudakowska-Gow, a Canadian yoga teacher at the age of 28 have claimed to have completed 32-hour yoga marathon at her Om West yoga studio in Pointe Claire Village on the Island of Montreal


People

Sharath Kamal became 1st Indian to breach the top-50 of the World ranking to be placed at 45th, after winning US Open and Egypt Open Table Tennis Tournament

Vidya Stokes has been elected Hockey India President defeating former national captian Pargat Singh

Mr.Charles Hunting has been appointed as CEO of Genpact Ltd. for Asia operations

AK Mattoo has been named the treasurer of the Common Wealth Games organising committee

Dhiman Mukherji has been appointed as Director Advertising Sales and Sunny Saurabh as Head Advertising Soutions by Professional networking website LinkedIn


Business

Nokia adpots 5 villages(Pure Rajaram, Pure Tilak Ram, Bhalbhara Khera, Baletha and Poore Chamaar) in the Raebareli area of Uttar Pradesh to distribute free mobile handsets and to give Rs.200 worth pre-paid top-up every month. Nokia has partnered with Idea Cellular and Datamation Foundation, an NGO for implemention

'Mineral Water on Your Tap', an advanced technology water treatment plant working based on reverse osmosis(PO) has been launched in Kerala by Shivsu Canadian Clear International Ltd., internationally acclaimed water technology solution provider of Chennai

Mahindra and Mahindra to enter into motor-cycle business by year end(2010)

Cisco has been ranked number 1 vendor in the Wireless LAN equipment market in revenues for the year 2009

Aston Martin is set to enter India, price tag up to Rs.3 crore


Education


Narayana Murthy and Mrs.Murthy inagurates PageTurners, an exclusive Penguin bookstore in Bangalore


Science

'Solar tsunami' may hit Earth anytime, Scientists


Technology

Aircel launches Wireless Internet Phone(WIP)
(WIP: An instrument with QWERTY keyboard, modem, browser and 3.5inch colour touch-screen, priced at Rs.3,300)

Mangalore Commissionerate of Central Excise has launched its website, cexmangalore.gov.in

Quick Heal Technologies Pvt. Ltd. has launched 'PC2Mobile Scan', mobile virus-scan which could support 581 models of mobile phones and priced at Rs.2,000 per year

Google to introduce multi-account(maximum of 3 accounts) sign-in in same browser session

An e-reader named Wink, a product of EC media would be available with a 6-inch screen for Rs.8,000

Bharti Airtel and 15 other global telecom companies together launched a 10,000km submarine cable system to connect east Africa with the rest of the world

Mobile phone now can be used as credit card, global credit card giant Visa has collaborated with Turkey's Akbank to bring out the technology called 'payWave', developed by DeviceFidelity.
(payWave: Technology to be used to store bank information in memory cards placed in mobile phone)

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