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Current Affairs May 2010 - 6

People

Indian-origin Kamla Persad-Bissessar has been elected the first woman Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

Rajiv Dube, President of Tata Motors passenger car business unit quits as Girish Wagh(man behind the Nano) and Mr.S.Krishnan, Senior Vice-President(Commercial) to share responsibilities

Dr.Mark Gasson, a cybernetics expert at the University of Reading becomes the first human to be infected with a computer virus.

Aashu Calapa would continue via new role as President HR and Country Manager, India at Firstsource Solutions


Acquisitions

Mahindra and Mahindra acquires electric car maker REVA

McAfee to acquire Trust Digital


Business

Chicago Mercantile Exchange to launch Nifty futures from July 19th 2010

Punjab National Bank ties up with Oriental Insurance Company Limited to offer a floater Health Insurance Policy


Innovation

Cow dung to be used as a source of energy to power on computers by HP for Data centers

Income Tax returns processing unit named, Centralised Processing Centre (CPC to process electronic tax returns of the entire country) to start functioning in Bangalore


Technology

Dell's Streak a tablet computer, to be introduced in Britain

Current Affairs May 2010 - 5

People

Somdev Devvarman becomes first Indian in 13years to qualify for the men's singles event of French Open 2010

Indian born Scot John Shepjerd-Barron ATM's inventor is dead

US Intel chief Dennis Blair quits


Business

Hindujas to buy European Private bank KBL epb for 1.35bn euros(Approx. Rs.8,770crore)

BSNL selects (4 firms) Teracom,Take Solutions,Adishwar India and Ampoules to roll out WiMax based broadband service as a franchisee

Syndicate bank to issue e-stamps in collabration with Stock Holding Corporation of India Ltd.(A central agency appointed by the Government of India, for the e-stamp project)

Abbott to buy Piramal's drug business for $3.72 billion


Sports

Mark Webber wins Monaco Grand Prix

Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer to win the Madrid title

England wins first-ever world title - World Twenty20 Cup

India, South Korea declared joint winners in Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament as the match was called off due to rain

Current Affairs May 2010 - 4

Business

World's first gold-dispensing ATM, now at Dubai's Emirates Palace

Shriram Transport to enter into construction equipment finance


People

Bharti Retail has appointed Mr.Andrew Levermore as Chief Operating Officer who will lead operations starting July 2010 for Easyday and Easyday market stores across India

Former Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat suffering from lung infection, died of cardiac arrest

Ratan Tata honoured with the 2010 CIF Chanchlani Global Indian Award for his outstanding leadership, vision and professional excellence


Science

Plastic lens to replace laser eye surgery

ONGC Mittal Energy has found hydrocarbons in Nigerian deepwater block

Pune-based Serum Institute of India has developed H1N1 vaccine - a harmless nasal spray which could be used by people aged above 3 except pregnant women

Current Affairs May 2010 - 3

Business

Carrefour to setup its wholesale cash-and-carry business in India

FlyDubai to launch India operations


People

Bill Gates to adopt Gularia village in Khagaria from the state of Bihar

David Cameron has been elected as British Prime Minster


Technology

Nokia launches 3G slider phones, Nokia 6700 and Nokia 7230 in India

Microsoft launches Office 2010

Sony introduces Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX with 30MB per second write speed

Rajasthan launches e-Speech Application(data migration,text-to-speech conversion in local languages and voice message transmission) to the under-privileged using mobile phones

IBM launches Aquasar, liquid cooled supercomputer

HP to replace glass displays with plastic


Sports

World champion Viswanathan Anand retained his crown winning the World Chess Championship title against Veselin Topalov of Russia

Current Affairs May 2010 - 2

People

Bharti Airtel appoints Drew Kelton as President - Enterprise Services(India and South Asia)

Abhay Singavi has been appointed as CEO of Narayana Hrudayalaya

Mr.Rajiv Bakshi to be Vice President - Marketing Asia-Pacific, for Discovery Networks


Technology

Compellent to launch 2.5inch hard drives with capacity of 900GB at 10,000rpm and 300GB at 15,000rpm

ViewSonic launches 27inch HD monitor

Microsoft and Nokia tie up to launch Communicator

HP launches OfficeJet4500 All-in-One in India


Aquisitions

State Bank of India to tie up with Elavon and Visa for merchant acquiring business(facilitation of payment through debit or credit card at retail outlets)

Ramco Systems ties-up with Tradeline L.L.C

Reliance BIG Entertainment has acquired a controlling stake in Los Angeles-based IM Global

Bharti Airtel inks deal with Novatium to provide Unique Active desktop powered by Airtel Net PC Plus

Current Affairs May 2010

People

Jennifer Lopez named style icon of the decade

S.K.Natraj will be the Mayor and N. Dayanand as Deputy of Bengaluru starting April 2010

Atul Khare, former Indian Foreign Service Officer, as Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations

Biswadip Mitra takes charge as ISA Chairman for 2010-11


Technology

Reliance launches India's first Mobile Jockey Portal

Google to introduce software for TV

AMD launches Phenom II X6 processor

Nokia unveils N8, its flagship smartphone

BenQ introduces world's slimmest LED monitors(BenQ V2220, V2420 and V920) spanning HD to full HD, 18.5" to 24"


Science

World's smallest and lightest telemedicine microscope, of the size of a large egg has been developed to improve healthcare


Acquisitions


HP acquires Palm for $1.2 Billion

Mattel to ink $20 million deal with Wipro


Business

RBI approves Nokia mobile money transfer in India

Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2010

Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2010 Manasvi Mamgai


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