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Current Affairs January for bank exams, civil service exams (3)

Award

Which Indian- American has been presented with the 'Excellence in Global Friendship Award', in recognition of his outstanding contribution in promoting Indian culture in the US and strengthening India-US relationship?
Ashok Mago


Business

Which company did VMware acquire to enhance the next generation of IT era of cloud computing?
NeoAccel

Which subsidiary of HCL Infosystems is to be sold to internet service provider Tikona Digital Networks?
HCL Infinet

Which technology product has Mediaone Global Entertainment and Avon Global Solutions have planned to invest at about Rs.110 crore?
'SecureDuct' which would help in reducing the cost of acquiring a film print and also curb piracy


People

Who will take over from Eric Schmidt as Google CEO on April 4th 2011?
Co-founder, 'Larry Page'

Who has been appointed as Managing Director and co-chairman for India's operations by Accenture?
Avinash Vashistha

Who has been appointed as CEO of Wipro for its global IT business?
T.K.Kurien

Who has been promoted as executive vice-chairman(starting April 1st 2011) of Commercial vehical maker Ashok Leyland?
R.Seshasayee


Sports

Which insurance company is to provide Rs.600 crore terror and weather insurance cover for the Cricket World Cup to international sports broadcaster ESPN?
General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC Re)


Technology

What is the name of a free Web development tool that allows to create, customize and publish websites to the Internet launched by Microsoft?
WebMatrix

What version of Mozilla Firefox is to arrive while Internet Explorer 9 is scheduled to launch later January 2011?
Mozilla Firefox 4 Beta 9

Which company launched Opera Mini enabled handsets in India?
Sharp Corporation

Which company did Facebook tie-up to introduce low-tech mobile site?
Snaptu

What is the new feature launched by IMImobile on its Ring Tone(RBT) platform?
Make My Tunes
Make My Tunes: The service enable users to listen to a full sing and choose any part of the song as their RBT


SNIPPETS

ICT policy 2011 to give importance to tier II and III cities of Karnataka

Coal India to start operation of a underground mine having reserve of 20 million tonnes at Muraidih near Dhanbad in Jharkand which is likely to begin production within 3 years

Dell launches Latitude 2120 netbook at CES in Las Vegas, priced at $474

Fujitsu showcased world's first glasses free 3D desktop computer
Configuration: 23 inch FullHD monitor is powered by Intel's Sandy Bridge processor(i7-2630QM), Intel motherboard, 2TB HDD and 4GB DDR3 RAM, Gigabit ethernet, USB 3.0 and 3D Blu-ray support with a Blu-ray drive

European Union to launch 'Blue Card' on the pattern of American's Green Card to allow professionals from one country to another within the EU

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