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CEO's - Who's Who

Bob Diamond : Barclays :: Kenneth Lewis : Bank of America

Norbert Reithofer : BMW :: Stephen A. Schwarzman : Blackstone Group

W. James McNerney, Jr : Boeing :: Willie Was : British Airways

Sunil Bharti Mittal : Bharti Telecom :: F. Duane Ackerman : Bellsouth

John A. Allison IV : BB&T :: Tod Nielsen : Borland

John Chidsey : Burger King :: Brad Anderson : Best Buy

DMX : Bloodline Records :: Rupert Murdoch : British Sky Broadcasting

Warren Edward Buffett : Berkshire Hathway :: Hans-Paul Burkner : Boston Consulting Group

Current Affairs June 2010 - 4

People

Sachin Tendulkar to become Indian Air Force's honorary rank of Group Captain

Australia gets Julia Gillard as first female Prime Minister

Former union minister Digvijay Singh dies in London


Business

Rupee all set to join elite currency club

HDFC Mutual Fund launches Gold Exchange Traded Fund

MCX gets unconditional approval from Forward Market Commission regulator to launch an IPO


Discovery

Austrian archaeologists discover 3500 year old city Hyksos in the Nile delta region


Record

World's largest gold coin sold for $4.02 million


Sports

Saina Nehwal beat Taiwan's Tzu Ying Tai to win the Singapore Super Series Title and moves upto World No.3

Longest match record smashed at Wimbledon 2010:
Nicolas Mahut and John Isner 59-59 at 5th set yet unfinished, play was suspended as they ran out of daylight. John Isner won the match at 70-68 on the following day.

India wins Asia Cup 2010


Technology


SleepServer, a software developed by Indian American scientists to save energy in Computers at work place

Samsung's Galaxy Beam to be World's first Android projector phone

India's first 'unpaid' mobile service under the brand name T24 is launched by Future Group, service provider being Tata Teleservices Ltd.

Toshiba launches first dual touch screen notebook, Libertto W100

FIFA World Cup 2010: Round of 16 Results

29th June 2010

Spain
1:0
Portugal
Paraguay
0(5):0(3)
Japan
Brazil
3:0
Chile
Netherlands
2:1
Slovakia


28th June 2010

Brazil
3:0
Chile
Netherlands
2:1
Slovakia


27th June 2010

Argentina
3:1
Mexico
Germany
4:1
England
United States
1:2
Ghana
Uruguay
2:1
South Korea


26th June 2010

United States
1:2
Ghana
Uruguay
2:1
South Korea

Transport - Indian Railway

What rank does Indian Railway System posses globally?



About what percentage of the railway routes have been electrified?



Which is the oldest running engine?



When was the first Indian railway train rolled on its 34km track from Bombay(Mumbai) to Thane?



What is the length of world's longest railway platform located at Kharagpur, India?



When was the Indian Railway Board established?



The longest railway journey from Jammu Tawi to Kanyakumari is 3,751km, concedes how many hours?



In railways there are A.C., First class and Second class. In which year was Third class removed?

Types of World Agriculture

Apiculture: Maintenance of Honey bees on a commercial scale for the sale of honey

Floriculture: The cultivation of flowers or flowering plants

Horticulture: Growing of flowers and vegetables on small plots

Mariculture: Sea farming or cultivation of marine plants and animals for commercial

Olericulture: Cultivation of vegetables and kitchen herbs

Pisciculture: Breeding, rearing and transplantation of fish by artificially

Sericulture: Raising of silk worms for the production of raw silk

Viticulture: Cultivation of the vine for production of grapes and wine

Chief Executive Officer's - Who's Who

William D.Green : Accenture :: Dr.Dre : Aftermath Entertainment

Shantanu Narayen : Adobe Systems :: Dirk Meyer : AMD

Montie Brewer : Air Canada :: Gerard Arpey : American Airlines

Steve Jobs : Apple :: Jeff Bezos : Amazon.com

Kenneth Chenault : American Express :: Shikha Sharma : Axis Bank

Jerald G. Fishman : Analog Devices :: Randall L. Stephenson : AT&T

Alain Belda : Alcoa :: Lakshmi Niwas Mittal : Arcelor Mittal

Evan G. Greenberg : ACE Limited :: Louis C. Camilleri : Altria Group

Julia Stewart : Applebee's International Inc. :: Garo H. Armen : Antigenics Inc.

Kumar Mangalam Birla : Aditya Birla Group :: Anil Ambani : ADAG

Company Initials


Initials
Country
Meaning
AB
Sweden
Incorporated
AG
Germany
Incorporated
A/S
Norway
Incorporated
Bhd
Malaysia
Incorporated
Cia
Spain
Company
Cie.
France
Company
GmbH
Germany
Limited Liability Company
KK
Japan
Joint Stock Corporation
Ltd.
India
Public Limited Company
Ltda.
Latin
Limited Liability Company
PLC or Ltd.
Britain
Public Limited Company
P.T.
Indonesia
Limited Company
Pte
Singapore
Private Limited Company
Pty
Australia
Proprietary
Pvt. Ltd.
India
Private Limited Company
SA
France,
Spain, etc.
Incorporated

Signals/Signs and their Meaning


Signal/Sign
Meaning
Red Triangle
Family Planning
Red Cross
Medical Help
Red Light
Danger, 'Stop' for the movement of vehicles
Green Light
Go
Olive Branch
Peace
White Pigeon
or
Dove
Peace
Black Strip on Arm
Opposition
Sorrow
Black Flag
Red Flag
Opposition
Danger
Revolution
White Flag
Treaty or Surrender
Yellow Flag
Vehicles with patients of
contagious diseases
Two Bones across
with Skull
National mourning
Lotus
Sign of civilization and culture
Wheel (Chakra)
Sign of Progress
A blind folded woman
with scale in hand
Sign of Justice
Reversed flown
National calamity flag

Current Affairs June 2010 - 3

Business

Facebook to open first centre in Hyderabad

FatPipe Networks withdraws IPO after less response

DQ Entertainment, an animation and gaming content company has entered into broadcasting agreement with Sun TV Network Ltd. for the provision of animation content

Saibaba Telefilms, Mumbai based television production company to enter Southern region via a music reality show Sangeetha Mahayudhdham to be telecasted on Sun TV


Innovation


Country's first 3-MW solar photo volatic plant opens at Kolar in Bangarpet taluk, Karnataka

Prithvi-II successfully test-fired off Orissa coast


People


Vijay Malya wins Rajya Sabha polls from Karnataka

Paswan,Pratap Rudy have won Rajya Sabha seats from Bihar


Technology


C2C Management services launches online video resume service

Nokia introduces push-mail service in S40 series phone priced at around Rs.2,700

Current Affairs June 2010 - 2

Acquisitions

Orchid Pharma acquires US company Karalex


Business

Reliance Industries acquires ISP Infotel for Rs.4,800crore

Bharti Airtel completes $10.7 billion Zain Africa deal

IDBI opened its first overseas branch in Dubai, at the Dubai International Finance Centre

Karnataka to create Land Bank in all districts to facilitate investors to allocate land

Apple iAd set to compete with Google in ad market

Inter-connected Stock Exchange of India(ISE) has selected TCS to install and manage its integrated trading, clearing and surveillance platform

Indian Depository Receipts(IDR) of UK based bank Standard Chartered lists in BSE and NSE


Sports

FIFA World Cup 2010 kicks off in South Africa on June 10th 2010


Technology

Apple unveils iPhone 4 at the Apple World wide Developers Conference in San Francisco

Direct to Home(DTH) operator Dish TV to launch Conditional Access Module(CAM) which will allow its subscribers to switch over to a new operator using the same set-top box

Samsung adds Facebook and Google Maps to its HDTV-based Samsung Apps Library


Record - Guinness Book


Cactus plant(Cereus peruvianus), grown near SDM College of Dental Sciences near Sattur,Dharwad,India enters Guinness Book of world Records as the tallest Plant measuring a height of 78.8 feet

FIFA World Cup 2010

25th June 2010

Chile
1:2
Spain
Switzerland
0:0
Honduras
Portugal
0:0
Brazil
North Korea
0:3
Cote d'Ivoire


24th June 2010

Denmark
1:3
Japan
Cameroon
1:2
Netherlands
Slovakia
3:2
Italy
Paraguay
0:0
New Zealand


23rd June 2010

Ghana
0:1
Germany
Australia
2:1
Serbia
United States
1:0
Algeria
Slovenia
0:1
England


22nd June 2010

Nigeria
2:2
South Korea
Greece
0:2
Argentina
Mexico
0:1
Uruguay
France
1:2
South Africa



21st June 2010

Spain
2:0
Honduras
Chile
1:0
Switzerland
Portugal
7:0
North Korea


20th June 2010

Brazil
3:1
Cote d'Ivoire
Italy
1:1
New Zealand
Slovakia
0:2
Paraguay


19th June 2010

Cameroon
1:2
Denmark
Ghana
1:1
Australia
Netherlands
1:0
Japan


18th June 2010

England
0:0
Algeria
Slovenia
2:2
United States
Germany
0:1
Serbia



17th June 2010

France
0:2
Mexico
Greece
2:1
Nigeria
Argentina
4:1
South Korea



16th June 2010


Spain
0:1
Switzerland
Honduras
0:1
Chile
South Africa
0:3
Uruguay


15th June 2010

Brazil
2:0
North Korea
Cote d'Ivoire
0:0
Portugal
New Zealand
1:1
Slovakia


14th June 2010

Japan
1:0
Cameroon
Netherlands
2:0
Denmark
Italy
1:1
Paraguay



13th June 2010


Germany
4:0
Australia
Serbia
0:1
Ghana
Algeria
0:1
Slovenia


12th June 2010

South Korea
2:0
Greece
Argentina
1:0
Nigeria
England
1:1
United States


11th June 2010

South Africa
1:1
Mexico
Uruguay
0:0
France


French Open 2010 Results

Men's Singles
Rafael Nadal
Women's Singles
Francesca Schiavone
Men's Double
Daniel Hestor and Henad Zimonjic
Women's Double
Serena Williams and Venus Williams
Mixed Doubles
Katarina Srebotnik and Henad Zimonjic

Numerical Ability - 9

8888+888-88=?
i) 9678 ii) 9608 iii) 8088 iv) None of these



5 3/5 * 2 1/7 + 5 1/2 = ?
i) 20 1/2 ii) 17 1/2 iii) 17 3/4 iv) 9 1/2



40% of 2400+ ?% of 600 = 50% of 3840
i) 80 ii) 50 iii) 40 iv) None of these



8 16/25 is 48% of?
i) 18.5 ii) 38 iii) 20 iv) 28



If Rs.91/- is divided among A,B,C in the ratio 1 1/2 : 3 1/2 : 2 3/4, B will get
i) Rs.48 ii) Rs.36 iii) Rs.40 iv) Rs.45



[1/3 + 1/2] * 3/4[2/3]
i) 7/12 ii) 3/10 iii) 1/12 iv) 5/12



Simple interest on Rs.600 at 18% per annum for 9 months is
i) Rs.180 ii) Rs.91 iii) Rs.81 iv) Rs.108



8008 - 8000 / 10.00 = ?
1) 7208 ii) 8000 iii) 80 iv) 0.8



40 grams can be written in kilograms as
i) 0.41 ii) 40 iii) 0.04 iv) 0.004



If A : B = 5 : 4, B : C = 8 : 35, then A : C will be
i) 3 : 7 ii) 2 : 7 iii) 1 : 7 iv) 7 : 2

IIFA(International Indian Film Academy) Awards 2010

Technical Award Winners

Best Screenplay
Abhijat Joshi,Rajkumar Hirani,
Vidhu Vinod Chopra - 3 Idiots
Best Cinematography
C.K.Muraleedharan - 3 Idiots
Best Dialogue
Rajkumar Hirani, Abhijat joshi - 3Idiots
Best Background Score
Sanjay Wandrekar,Atul Raninga,
Shantanu Moitra - 3 Idiots
Best Editing
Rajkumar Hirani - 3 Idiots
Best Sound Recording
Bishwadeep Chatterjee, Nihal Ranjan Samel- 3 Idiots
Best Song Recording
Bishwadeep Chatterjee, Sachi K Sanghvi - 3 Idiots
Best Sound Re-recording
Anup Dev - 3 Idiots
Best Choreography
Bosco Martis, Caesar Gonsalves - Love Aaj Kal
Best Costume Designing
Anhahita Shroff Adajania,
Dolly Ahluwalia - Love Aaj Kal
Best Art Direction
Sabu Cyril - Aladin
Best Special Effects(Visual)
Charles Darby - Eyecube labs(Aladin)
Best Action
Shyam Kaushal - Kaminey
Best Makeup Artist
Christien Tinsley, Domini Till - Paa

IIFA(International Indian Film Academy) Awards 2010

Best Film
3 Idiots - Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Best Performance Leading Role(Male)
Amitabh Bachchan - Paa
Best Performance Leading Role(Female)
Kareena Kapoor - 3 Idiots
Vidya Balan - Paa
Best Direction
Rajkumar Hirani - 3 Idiots
Best Performance Comic Role
Sanjay Dutt - All the Best
Best Performance Negative Role
Boman Irani - 3 Idiots
Best Performance Supporting Role(Male)
Sharman Joshi - 3 Idiots
Best Performance Supporting Role(Female)
Divya Dutta - Delhi 6
Debut of the Year(Male)
Omi Vaidya - Jackie Bhagnani
Debut of the Year(Female)
Jazqueline Fernandez - Mahie Gill
Best Story
Abhijat Joshi, Raj Kumar Hirani,Vidhu Vinod Chopra - 3 Idiots
Best Lyrics
Swanand Kirkire - 3 Idiots
Playback Singer(Male)
Shaan - Behti Hawa Sa Tha (3 Idiots)
Playback Singer(Female)
Kavitha Seth - Ek Tara (Wake up Sid)
Music Direction
Pritam - Love Aaj Kal
Outstanding Achievement
by an Indian Internationally
Ani Kapoor
IIFA Green Global Award
Vivek Oberoi

Current Affairs June 2010

Awards

ITC's Y.C.Deveshwar has been presented Global Leadership award by U.S.-India Business Council for his efforts towards empowering India's rural agricultural community and conserving the environment

Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation(KSRTC) bags Golden Peacock Eco-Innovation Award 2010 for implementing ethanol blended diesel in over 1000 buses

Mr.M.R.Bhat General Manager of Corporation Bank has been awarded Dun and Bardstreet's CTO(Chief Technology Officer) Award 2009


Acquisitions

Cafe Coffee Day has acquired a Czeh Republic-based cafe Emporio for Rs.15crore


Business

Tata Motors inaugurated the world's cheapest car the Nano's manufacturing facility at Sanand, Gujarat


Entertainment

Homer Simpson has been named the greatest character created for television and film in the past 20 years


People

Mr.Soiles Bhattacharya Director(Finance), will take charge as the Interim Chairman of SAIL as Mr.S.K.Roongta completed his term on May 31st 2010

Mr. Michael Perschke to head India operations for Audi from July 1st 2010, replaces Mr.Benoit Tiers

Mr.Hiroshi Takashina has been appointed as Managing Director for Nikon India, takes over from Mr.Hidehiko Tanaka


Innovation


Equifone Solutions offering Bluetooth services on buses in Mumbai, now all set to offer Wi-Fi Connectivity in days to come

Applications submitted to various departments of RBI could be now tracked on Application Tracking System(ATS), online

Intel introduces convertible(180 degree rotatable screen) Classmate PC

Kerala State Electricity Board is set to launch a free and open source accounting software, Structured and Real-time Accounting System(SARAS) designed and developed by the employees of the board