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Current Affairs October 2010 - 3

Award/Prize

Indian Women journalists (Rumni Ghosh with Best Reporting in Hindi award,Preethi Nagaraj with Best Reporting in English award and Bornali Boruah for Best Reporting in Other regional Languages,Assamese) to receive the 10th annual Sarojini Naidu Prize for Best Reporting on women and Panchayat Raj in an event held by The Hunger Project, a New-York based nonprofit organisation

Hari Prasad Vemuru, a jailed Indian e-voting researcher wins 2010 Pioneer Awards of Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) at San Francisco. Vemuru has been released on bail after being imprisoned for his security work in India, is a researcher who recently revealed security flaws in India's paperless electronic voting machines


Business

Indian jet deal to could create 27,000 jobs in US

Insurance products could now be distributed with IRDA at post offices across India

Intel invests $8 billion, to create jobs up to 8,000

Dheeraj Hinduja(3rd generation Hinduja) replaces RJ Shahaney at Ashok Leyland as $25 billion Hinduja group is to take over the expansion of the commercial vehicle business in a joint venture with Nissan

3 policies on Information and Communication Technology, Hardware and Animation for Karnataka state to be released at the 13th Edition of India's most premier ICT event, IT.Biz. Event to be held between 28th and 30th of October 2010

ICICI Bank has launched I-Express, an instant cross-border money transfer option for non-resident Indians(NRIs) in Gulf countries

Eurocopter launches a wholly-owned subsidiary in India to start operations and to capture half of the country's growing civilian helicopter market by 2015. It is also scheduled to setup an engineering centre in Bangalore to support its global design and development activities

IBM has bagged 5-year contract from wind turbines major Suzlon to provide business consulting services to manage its application development and maintenance requirements

LIC Pension Fund has approached interim regulator Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) seeking permission to invest in IPOs which would help it to take part in the Government's divestment programme

Indian innerwear company, Maxwell Industries announced the launch of its latest offering "Eminence" in Bangalore. Maxwell is the maker of 'VIP' range of mens innerwear and vests

Nokia to slash 1,800 jobs worldwide to streamline its smartphones business

Eli Lilly and Co. has launched 'Efficient', its cardiovascular product used to prevent blood clots

Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) has selected 49 volunteers to function as 'Business Correspondents' in villages in Cuddalore, Villupuram and Tiruvannamalai districts of Tamilnadu to impart training to operate smart cards


Entertainment

India gets 5 nominations, including 3 for Marathi cinema, in 4th Asia Pacific Screen Awards to be held in Australia on December 2nd 2010


People

Oana Lungescu has been hired for top press job(as spokeswoman) for the first time in NATO's 61-year history

Sumant Pal has been appointed as Head of Global Services for India by EMC

Priya Ranjan is set to join Axa group's headquarters in France to head global force of over 1 lakh people

Ravi Uppal has been appointed by Larsen and Tourbo as whole-time director for a period of 5 years

P.V.K.Mohan has been appointed as Senior Fund Manager at Principal Mutual Fund

Sudhir Vasudeva has been selected by the Public Enterprise Selection Board(PSEB) to succeed RS Sharma as the chairman of ONGC

Legendary actor Shammi Kapoor turns 79

Pierre Nanterme named CEO of Accenture with effect from 1st January 2011, replaces William D Green


Sports

Delhi's Ashok Kumar wins 2nd successive PGTI title, bagging the Global Green Bangalore Open

Breet Lee signs up with NZ T20 side


Technology

Adobe Systems launches Adobe Acrobat X software family comprising of Acrobat X, Reader X, the Acrobat X Suite and new document exchange services at Acrobat website

Microsoft to launch beta version of Wikibhasha, a multilingual content creation tool for Wikipedia

Sony Ericssion has launched a bluetooth touch display named Live View which allows to control mobile phone while it is pocket

Microsoft has launched Office 365, the online version office suite. Office suite to include Web-based versions of Microsoft Office, SharePoint Online, Lync Online and Exchange Online

HP introduces Palm Pre 2 with webOS2.0

Infosys Technologies Ltd. has announced the launch of Finacle mobile banking 2.0 to facilitate retail and corporate consumers to access banking services through mobile SMS, GPRS, 3G and USSD-enabled handsets

Apple unveiled a series of new products at its 'Back to Mac' event, including MAC OS X Lion, MacBook Air and iLife 11 application suite

Micromax to launch moduT, a 3.5G touch phone with 2.2inch screen and expandable memory up to 32GB priced at Rs.12,500

PC Tools launches 5 new products to its existing suite for 2011



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