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December 3, 2010

Current Affairs December 2010

Award

Bopanna-Qureshi, with their message 'Stop War Start Tennis'. fetches the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year award during the ATP World Tour Finals at London

Lata Mangeshkar has been presented lifetime achievement award at the Global Indian Music Awards(GIMA) 2010

Kumar Raman from Syntel has won QAI's software testing award at the 10th Annual Software Testing Conference 2010 for his paper titled 'Healthcare Testing for the Compliance Era'


Book

At 96, Khushwant Singh pens a book 'The Sunset Club', that will be released on November 30th 2010 by Gurcharan Kaur


Business

Motorola to split into 2 companies on January 4th 2011. The split will result in Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions and businesses to focus on cellphones and Internet and other equipments

Tata Motors has launched its mini-truck 'Ace Super City' in Thailand, to enter the Thai car market soon

Qualcomm India to launch Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) services in 2nd half of 2011

HCL signs a multi-year IT infrastructure management deal with Prudue Pharma

Google to launch e-book store venture in Jan-Mar 2011

TCS opens BPO center in Phillippines

Lubrizol opens Applications and Business Center in Mumbai

Mastek acquires assets of American firm SEG Software

Hughes Communications India to provide broadband satellite and managed network services, has bagged two contracts from public sector banks worth about $12 million


Event

The Society of Indian American Engineers and Architects (SIAEA) held an annual gala at the Grand Hyatt in New York Ciy. The theme for 2010 was "Helping Rebuild America" keeping in the view the slowdown of the economy

Indian Trade Fair to be held in Poland on December 4th 2010, to focus on B2B meets and showcase a range of products

9th Agro Tech 2010 to be held in Chandigarh between December 3rd to December 6th


People

Jaigopal Tiwari aged 64, ex-IAF serviceman goes back to college to spread awareness of basic laws among poor people. Tiwari has enrolled at Deena Ram Public Law College, Robertsganj, in Sonbhadra district

Kiran Kumar Reddy is the 16th Chief minister of Andhra Pradesh

LIC has appointed VK Sharma as the chief executive officer of LIC Housing Finance with effect from November 25

Vishal Bali appointed CEO of Fortis Global Healthcare

Kamalkar Kaul has been appointed as Chief Strategy Officer for EMC's government business

Sabrina Bachai aged 23 of Long Island has been crowned Mazza Miss India New York 2010

Jace Johnson, former Chief of staff of Sen. Orrin G.Hatch(R-Utah) has been appointed as the Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy with Adobe Systems

Dr.Arogyaswami Paulraj, co-founder of Beceem Communications Inc. has been named the recipient of the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal


Rank

Gulmarg rated Asia's 7th best ski resort


Sports

Peter Siddle becomes the 10th Australian and 38th player to get a hat-trick in test match cricket on 25th Nov 2010

Zaheer Khan ranked 3rd in the ICC Test Rankings

ICC ODI league to commence after World Cup 2011

Russia and Qatar to host FIFA World Cup 2018 and 2022 respectively


Technology

Acer is set to launch 5, 7 and 10 inch tablets in April 2011

Google Earth has launched the newer version, 6

Hewlett-Packard unveils its latest range of large-format printers priced at Rs.5,50,000(T2300), Rs.6,50,000(T7100) and Rs.9,00,000(Z6200)

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