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Current Affairs August 2010 - 6

Business

Indian economy grows by 8.8% in April-June

SEBI allows trading through wireless technology including mobile phone and laptops

RBI to examine S&P 500 and Dow trading on NSE

Franchise India to tie up with banks(SBI,HDFC,Punjab Naiotnal Bank, ICICI Bank and HDFC) for small ticket loan
Small ticket loans: To help provide easy finance to investors keen on setting-up small businesses

Google acquires social games website SocialDeck

RIL notifies 4th gas strike in D3 block of KG Basin

RCom sets up 3G innovation lab in Mumbai

Ericsson India acquires stakes in Novatium Solutions

Suzuki launches 125cc motorcycle-SlingShot-priced at around Rs.47,000


Honour

Coins of denominations Rs.100 and Rs.5 has been released to mark the birth centenary of Mother Teresa

Indrani Medhi, a Bangalore-based Microsoft researcher has developed graphics and multimedia-based user interfaces for computers to make them more accessible to people who cannot read or write via, which the 32 year old joins TR35 list of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Review's 2010

Law

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen sues major tech companies including Google Inc and Apple Inc at US District Court in Seattle


Member Elect

Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries, Ben J Verwaayen CEO of Alcatel-Lucent and Zhu Min Special Adviser, IMF and a former Deputy Governor, People's Bank of China has been elected to World Economic Forum Foundation Board


People

Bharat Ratna Sir M Visvesvaraya, his 150th birthday on September 15

Madhusudan Kela to be Chief Investment Strategist from Septemeber 21st 2010 at Reliance Capital

Herbert Sutcliffe an England batting great has been inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

7 year old maths prodigy Oscar Selby, who became the youngest Briton to gain the top grade in GCSE maths, now advises the Government of Britian

Amit Chatterjee has been appointed as Microsoft's new India Development Center MD

Indian origin actress Archie Panjabi, has bagged the best supporting actress in a drama series for her role in "The Good Wife" at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2010

S.Malathi has been appointed as Tamil Nadu's Chief Secretary

Film producer and distributor S.Pavami dead


Sports


Commonwealth Games(October 3rd to 14th 2010) theme song 'Jiyo Utho Badho Jeeto' has been unvieled by Oscar-winning composer A.R.Rahman


Technology

Nokia launches two handsets C1 and C2, its frst dual-sim phones priced at Rs.1,999

Lephone offers triple SIM mobile at Rs.4,900

Samsung Guru dual SIM mobiles launched in India

Diamond could replace silicon in computers

Wynncom introduces Hindi QWERTY keypad phone Y-45

Google launches site for real-time search

'Priority Inbox', new Gmail feature to sort incoming mails into three sections, important and unread,starred and everything else

Transcend launches 4GB aXeRam DDR3-2400

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