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Current Affairs December 2010 - 5

Aviation

'Jal Hans', India's first seaplane service launched at Juhu aerodrome


Awards

South Indian Bank bags India's Best bank-2010 award of the 'Businessworld-PricewaterhouseCoopers Best Banks Survey'


Business

Japanese government approves nation's largest ever budget draft at 92.4 trillion yen ($1.11 trillion) for next fiscal year aimed to boost economic growth and increase jobs

Bridgestone invests Rs.170 crore to make truck, bus tyres in India

IGate, Apax set to buy 63% stake Patni Computer

Fujitsu Ltd. to release smartphones in India and China in 2011 and 2012 respectively

Direct-To-Home (DTH) service provider Dish TV to increase SD channel capacity to 320 and HD channel capacity to over 30 and also to increase total transmission banwidth capacity to 684 megahertz from the exisiting 432 megahertz

Sun Pharma's subsidiary, Surya Pharmaceutical(Singapore) has acquired US-based ActivOn for $22 million

BHEL bags 2 orders from Indian Railways for the development, manufacture and supply of 3-Phase IGBT-based propulsion systems for Electric Locomotives and AC Electric Multiple Units(EMUs)

Sahara acquires the iconic Grosvernor House hotel having 420 rooms, 74 suites and 27 meeting rooms in London for 470 million pounds (apprx.3,250 crore) from Royal Bank of Scotland

Etisalat DB opens 2nd contact centre in India


People

Walter D'Souza, Managing Partner, Fernandes Brothers, Mangalore has been elected as Chairman of FIEO(Federation of Indian Export Organisations) Southern Region

Soundara Kumar has been appointed as Chief General Manager of State Bank of India, Bangalore Circle

S.K.Tripathi has been appointed as the chief of Research and Analysis Wing(RAW)

Sachin Tendulkar is Deccan Hearld Sportsperson of the Year 2010


Record

Vishwanathan Anand, the chess champion anchored Ahmedabad to a Guinness record as 20,480 chess players gathered to play the game off which 140 were blind players

Over 3,000 people gathered on 26th December 2010 in Istanbul's historic GrandBazaar to celebrate its 550th anniversary


Sports

Dravid becomes first player to take 200 Test catches

England beat Australia in Australia to retain Ashes

India beat South Africa in 2nd Test at Durban, 3 match series level 1-1


Technology

iTwin has launched the USB data sharing dongles in US at a cost of $99 with $10 shaipping charges

Skype launches Wi-Fi, 3G video calling to iPhone app

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