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August 2, 2010

Current Affairs August 2010

Award

Sastra University of Thanjavur has bagged the 1st prize or the 'Degree C Award' of Rs.1 lakh at the TechTop-2010 competition held at Thiruvananthapuram Technopark


People

The Central Provincial Council in Kandy, Colombo has decided to name the 2010 World Cup venue as the Muttaih Muralitharan International Cricket Stadium

Bharti Infratel, a unit of Bharti Aritel has appointed Devender Singh Rawat as its Cheif Executive Officer

Sanjay Dhawan has been appointed as CEO of Symphony Service Corporation

V.Vaidyanathan quits as MD and CEO of ICICI Prudetial Life Insurance, to join Kishore Biyani's Future Group. Sandeep Bakshi, the Deputy Managing Director of ICICI Bank is likely to head ICICI Prudential Life Insurance

K.M.Mathew, Chief Editor of Malayala Manorama daily, passed away at his residence in Kottayam

Prashanth Venkataraman (a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering), is currently a Design Engineer with Saint-Gobain Glass India has received the first 'Pemanda Monappa Scholarship' award to pursue an M.Phil course at the University of Cambridge in Britain

Somdev Devvarman becomes 2nd Indian after Leander paes to break into the top-100 of ATP rankings, reaching a career-high 96th with total points of 540 as on 2nd August 2010

Eric Tindill was the oldest surviving New Zealand International Rugby and Test cricketer died at the age of 99 and 226 days. The only New Zealander to be capped in both Rugby and Cricket


Business


Maruti to launch CNG cars. Factory-fitted option would be made available with models of Alto, Estilo, WagonR, Eeco and SX4 models

SEBI allows currency options on US dollars pairing with rupee, trading options will be from 9am to 5pmIST

A total of 1,400 youths under the age of 25 from 147 countries gather for the 2 week long World Youth Congress at Istanbul to discuss how youths can be most effective in addressing the problems facing the world and to develop sustainable youth strategies

Coimbatore Tidel Park a 56-acre SEZ(Special Economic Zone) campus housing 3 IT companies - Wipro, TCS and HCL developed jointly by the Tamilnadu Industrial Development Corporation, Electronics Corporation of India, Software Technology Parks of India and Tidel Park, Chennai has been inaugurated

Fairfest Media Ltd. along with West Bengal Tourism Department completes a 3-day Travel and Tourism Fair(TTF). TTF to move be held in Ahemadabad(August 20-22) and Surat(August 27-29)


Innovation

Stephane Rousson designs World's 1st (pedal-boat) Scubster submarine, unveiled in France


Lost and Found

Natt, a vessel beleived to be have sunk in World War II has been found and recovered by Myanmar divers in the western Rakhine state of the country
(Note on Natt: 28.5 meter-long iron vessel,abandoned by the British forces when retreating to India has been recovered with its original face without damage from a depth of 4.5meters in a stream in Buthidaung)


Science

China successfully launched a 5th orbiter into space as a part of its indigenous satellite navigation and global positioning network

1 billion tonnes of coal has been found in Cahora Bassa district of the northwestern province of Tete in Mozambique

Fyodor Yurchikhin and Mikhail Kornienko, 2 Russian astronauts have successfully completed a space walk that lasted for 6 and half hours and returned to the International Space Station

Indian Immunoligacals Ltd. has launched Folyson, a hormone to increase the reproduction rates in dairy cattle


Sports

Singapore Youth Olympic Games to he held between 14th to 26th August 2010

3rd Edition of the Chennai Marathon, organised in the aid of Givelife charity to be held on 29th August 2010. The theme of the very event to be 'My city, My pride'

Viktor Rothlin has won men's marathon for Switzerland's first gold at the European Championships

50 year old Merlene Ottey becomes the oldest athlete to compete at the European Championships

Yohann Diniz of France won the men's European Champions 50-kilometre walk crown to finish in 3 hours, 40 mins and 37 sec

G.K.Rathinavel clinches bronze(Shot put and Discus) in the 24th Sri Lanka Masters Athletics Annual Open Championship held at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo


India finishes 2-1 to clinch the bronze medal in the inaugural Asian Women Champions Trophy hockey tournament at Busan, South Korea


Webber of Red Bull wins at action-packed Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix


Technology

India's 7th fastest supercomputer at a computation(HPC) cluster 1.5 Tera Byte memory and 30TB storage space cluster capacity 'Annapurna' was unveiled at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences(IMSc) in Chennai

Panasonic launches world's first 3-D camcorder

American Museum of Natural History in New York launches mobile navigation app to provide visitors with a new-generation museum experience

Urogulf Direct Infosolutions Pvt. Ltd. a Kochi-based firm has launched information service called 'Mooble' that could act as a search engine in mobile phones to access information through SMS

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