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Current Affairs August 2010 - 4

Business

'FinePix', world's first 3D camera and printing service (could be printed on special 3D paper and ready to stick in family album) has been launched by Fujifilm

United Stock Exchange to launch currency futures operations in all four currency pairs - dollar-rupee, euro-rupee, yen-rupee and pound-rupee on 31st August 2010

Siemens has bagged a 10-million euro order from Steel Authority of India(SAIL) to supply an RH vacuum degassing plant to the Rourkela Steel plant

Facebook acquires Chai Labs for about $10 million

Ybrant Digital(end-to-end provider of digital marketing solutions) acquires a U.S based subsidiary Lycos(search based internet properties)


China tops Japan as 2nd biggest economy in Q2

Coca Cola enters dairy business, launches 'Mazza Milky Delite' a blend of mangoes and milk priced at Rs.15



Entertainment

Lata Mangeshkar and Pandit Jasraj have teamed up for the first time to record a song("Om namoh sukhadayni") for a Marathi movie, 'Aai Tujha Ashirward'


People

Mr.N.Rangachary has been appointed as Chairman of Central Depository Services Ltd.

Debarpita Banerjee has been appointed as the Vice President-Marketing, India by FOX International Channel

Woman wrestler Pooja Dhanda becomes the first Indian medalist(Silver) at the Youth Olympic Games


Record

About 250 fashion models took part in world's longest catwalk of 1,609-metre at the Copenhangen fashion week in Denmark

Whirlpool India to make world's largest Pookalam or floral carpet at Lulu Convention Centre on August 17th 2010 along with under priviledged children to attempt an entry into 'Limca Book of Records'


Science

China establishes observation station named 'Snow Dragon' on ice area in North pole


Sports

AR Rahman launches Commonwealth Games(CWG) 2010 theme song

Andy Murray beats Roger Federer to win Rogers Cup

Brazil beat China 3-0 at the FIVB World Grand Prix women's volleyball tournament

Bangalore to host ICC awards ceremony on October 6th 2010


Technology

TVS Gold Bharat Keyboard, with the new Indian Rupee symbol on it has been launched by TVS Electronics and becomes the first and only Indian company to incorporate the very symbol

Lava B5 is the first mobile hanset which has a dedicted key to type the new Indian currency symbol and has been launched by Lava International

Tata Teleservices launches call and tweet service
(Dail 50007 and send a voice tweet at a cost of 80 paise per tweet)

'Mahashramm', a labour management system launched by Maharashtra Government to bring labour(Public and Private) under the banking arena

Asus launches NX90 notebook in Indian market

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