November 19, 2010

Current Affairs November 2010 - 3

Awards

Paradip Port Trust Chairman Biplav Kumar received the trophy, as the Trust has been adjudged 'Major Port of the Year' for 2009-10 at the Annual Indian Maritime Gateway Awards 2010

Ela Bhatt has been honoured with Global Fairness Initiative Award for helping over a million women in India gain access to opportunities for themselves and their families via., Self-Employed Women's Association

M.G.Venkatesh Mannar, who fabricated the idea to fortify salt with iron, won a $50,000 cash prize at the 10th annual Tech Awards in California

Oberoi Group chairman P.R.S.Oberoi has been awarded the '2010 Corporate Hotelier of the World' award by HOTELS magazine in New York

Asia Society New York has presented its Global Vision Award to Mukesh Ambani at an event honouring global leaders who help promote understanding between Asians and Americans


Business

SBI to acquire the 2nd Indonesian Bank

Deloitte to invest $100 million in Indian market

Jindal Power likely to launch Rs.7,000 crore IPO in 6 months

TCS plans to recruit 50,000 employees in 2011

L&T led consortium bags $764 million order to develop Oman airport

USD 41 million worth Facebook, surpasses eBay

Dabur acquires Namaste Group for $100 million

Skoda launches SUV Yeti

EMC acquires Indian founded Isilon Systems, a storage solution provider for $2.25 billion

Brila Sun Life Mutual Fund launches 'Mobile Investment Manager' in association with MCHEK India Payment Systems(mChek) which enables existing investors of BSLMF to manage their investments through mobile

DHL Global Forwarding to set up facilities in 5 free trade warehousing zones(FTWZ) in India by 2013

Honda to invest Rs.1,000 crore for new facility, likely to be in Andra Pradesh

NEC to launch 3G Femtocell solution in India

Kharif output rise 10% to 114 million tonne in the 2010 Kharif season

Gujarat Times, a New-York based weekly newspaper joined the Indian Languages Newspaper Association(ILNA), to promote journalism in regional languages

3rd Prosche Center in India, opens at Hyderabad


Event

Coimbatore to host 2-day International textile fair on December 4th and 5th 2010


People

K.G.Subramanian has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Nexus Venture Partners

Kalanithi Maran takes over as Spicejet chief

Fillon reappointed as Prime Minister in France cabinet reshuffle

P.Rameshan, from IIM Kozhikode took over as director of the newly established IIM-Rohtak in Haryana

1998 French Open champ Carlos Moya retires from tennis


Science

Astronomers have identified a young black hole formed from an exploding star witnessed in 1979 (30 years ago)


Sports

Kumar Sarna, an Indian origin batsman representing Wonga Park in Australia sets a new record of scoring the highest ever score in Twenty20 cricket. Kumar scored 228 runs(not out) off 65 balls with 22 sixes and 17 fours in a district level match in Melbourne


Technology

'anti-Iphone', a mobile phone that just makes calls and does nothing else has been developed by Dutch advertising agency John Doe. Costing about 59 to 67 pounds(approx.4,300 to 4,500INR) No MP3, no apps and not even texts can be operated on it

Tata Communications has launched its next generation Ethernet network in 24 locations around the world by moving towards PBB(Packet Burst Broadband)

Google unveils Hotpot, a recommendation engine for Google Maps on Android

Buffalo, a storage solutions provider, has launched the MediaStation 6x Portable Blu-Ray Writer priced at Rs.18,000 and comes with a warranty of 2 years

Samsung India has launched the world's smallest laser printer, the SCX 3201. With a warranty of 1-year, it is priced at Rs.8,999

Asus EeePad to be launched as the ASUS Eee Note or Digital Note at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in early 2011

Optinno Mobitech, a Pune-based company has launched an application 'smsBlocker' to block spam SMSes

Amazon.com sets up next-generation movie studio

Google launches online boutique, boutiques.com

Sony launches world's first tilting tv

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