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Current Affairs October 2010 - 4

Award

India-based documentary directed by Kim Longinotto's 'Pink Saris' wins at Abu Dhabi Film Festival, the director says the prize money will be used to help the girls who featured in the film

Ratan Tata conferred the prestigious 'Legend in Leadership Award' at the 64th Yale CEO Leadership Summit by Yale University President Richard C Levin

Tendulkar has been honoured 'Lebara People's Choice' award by Ratheesan Yoganathan, CEO Lebara at the inaugural Asian Awards in UK


Books

Manju Kapur's 'The Immigrant', Neel Mukherjee's 'A Life Apart' and Amit Chaudhuri's 'The Immortals' have been shortlisted for $50,000 literary prize


Business

GM India to come out with eletric car next year

R-Power awards Rs.10,000 crore order to GE

Maruti plans to add 1,500 service outlets by 2015

B.M.Munjal family, owners of the Indian promoters stake in Hore Honda, will be officially known as the Hero Group with a division of $4.2 billion

China becomes Volvo's 3rd largest market

AIA raises $17.9 billion, becomes 3rd biggest IPO

ICICI Bank and American Express launch prepaid travel card, a smart alternative to cash while travelling

Bharti Airtel plans call center jobs in Africa, hires IBM and Tech Mahindra and Spanco to render services

SEBI doubles retail investor limit in IPO to Rs.2,00,000

160by2.com tie up with AhaApps.com to launch iPhone application enabling free SMS from all iPhones

Bharti Airtel to launch 3G by end of 2010

RBI insists 2nd password for online shopping

India's Exports jump 23% or $18 billion in September at its fastest pace in 2 years

Maruti Suzuki to manufacture its first fully 'Made in India' car

Warren E. Buffett hires manager for portfolio management for Berkshire Hathaway

DGCX,Indian Rupee futures contract traded a record 6,043 contracts worth $270.61 million as on October 19th 2010

Cable and Wireless Worldwide announces 2nd Network Operating Centre in India

Intel's 1st Asia unit in China begins production

Advaith Hyundai has launched 'Free Care Care Clinic'


Education

Volkswagen India signs a MoU with a Punjab-based education group Rayat Bahra to impart technical training to engineering students


People

Indian archery coach Cherukuri Lenin has been killed and 2 Delhi Commonwealth Games silver medalists, Ritul Chatterjee and Chittibomma Jignesh were injured in a road accident near Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh

Ted Turner, the chairman of United Nation's Foundation and the founder of Cable New Network(CNN) has donated $1 billion towards the eradication of polio in Nigeria

Chaitanya Kamat has been appointed as Oracle Financial Service Software (OFSS) Managing Director and CEO

India's most loved cartoonist R.K.Laxman turns 86

Baldev Raj has been elected president of the International Institute of Welding(IIW). Baldev becomes the 1st Indian and 2nd Asian to be elected to Head IIW. Welding societies from 55 countries are its members. Baldev to hold office for 3 years from 2011-2014

2 Engineering students, Vaibhav Tidke a final year student of Master's in Chemical Technology at the Institute of Chemical Technology from Mumbai and Chandrashekaran a student of Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Tamil Nadu have been selected for prestigious Bayer Young Environmentalist Envoy (BYEE) honour who will also attend an international conference in Germany in November

Vinod J Nathan has been appointed as National Sales Head for Kannada channel Suvarna TV


Science

Moon's surface contains a rich mix of elements including silver and carbon dioxide along with water

Russia marks 50th anniversary of worst space accident, in which 126 designers and servicemen were killed during a launch pad accident but families and the public was kept in dark till the Soviet collapse in 1991

Scientist have discovered a huge alien planet in a system with 2 suns, orbits the primary star identified as HR 7162 which is a part of a binary star system 49 light-years away in the constellation Lyra

United States has approved world's biggest solar energy project in the world, 4 plants at the cost on 1 billion dollars each. To be built in Mojave desert Southern California, the project is expected to create more than 1,000 jobs


Sports

Emirates to offer packages for the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2011. The tournament is scheduled to take place in Doha from January 7-29, 2011, 16 of Asia's top national teams to compete for the AFC Asian Cup 2011

Former Indian seamer Venkatesh Prasad has emerged as a candidate to replace Troy Cooley as Australia's pace bolwing coach after the 2011 World Cup

India bags 2 golds, 1 silver medal at the 15th International Astronomy Olympiad held in Ukraine

Garcia,31,lost consciousness and collapsed on field at the 60th minute of the second division match in the El Helmantico Stadium in Salamanca

Swiss master Roger Federer beat Germany's Florian Mayer 6-4 6-3 to win the Stockholm Open to equal Pete Sampras's haul of 64 ATP titles

Tendulkar in ESPNcricinfo's all-time Test World XI

India moves up to 2nd place in ICC's Championship table after 1-0 win over Australia

Somdev Devvarman achieves career high rank of 94 with 568 points


Technology

View D, Handset maker Spice has launched the country's first 3D display mobile phone priced at Rs.4,299

China's iPad users get 24-hour free TV broadcast from state-owned television network China Xinhua News Network Corporation(CNC)

E-mage, a new tool to secure personal information online

Wi-Fi Direct, a technology to allow the use of WiFi device to device communication without any Wi-Fi network or access point
(Similar to bluetooth with a distance of 200 yards at speed of upto 250 megabyte)

Reliance launches SMS based mobile conferencing service, as an extension of its Group Talk facility

Shanghai-Hangzhou rail link covers the 200-km distance in only 45 minutes, reducing the travelling time from 78 minutes

Motorola launches Android based tablet at Rs.12,990



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