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Current Affairs February 2011 - 2

People

U K Sinha takes over as Sebi chairman on feb 18 2011 replacing C B Bhave

Sunil Kakar has been appointed as CFO for Infrastructure finance firm IDFC

Joseph Ho has been appointed as MD and Head of Exchange Traded Funds

Vasant Krishnan has been appointed as CFO of Mahindra Satyam


Education

Computer education firm Aptech and IT firm Microsoft to launch embedded courses and certification to its students


Entertainment

First ever 3-day(18th to 20th February 2011) Film Festival kicks-off at Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Dhobi Ghat to be commercially released in Germany


Business

Anand Mahindra-led Mahindra Satyam is looking to re-list on the NYSE in 2011-12

Hinduja Gobal Solutions to set up 2 centres - 1 each in China and Latin America in next fiscal(FY 12)

Facebook Inc, now in Hong Kong

Aircel to launch 3G services in all 13 telecom cirlces as Cricket World Cup kicks of on 19th February 2011

Networking and Storage solutions provider Buffalo opens its first retail shop, Brand Store in India

HAL hints at possible IPO plans

Vodafone to stream cricket World Cup matches via ESPN Mobile TV


SBI to launch Rs.2000 crore retail bond issue on Feb 21 2011


Technology


Intel tests 'Sandy Bridge' for laptops

Lost your TV remote, now a Samsung app on your Galaxy phone or Tab

Oracle to offer File Management Package for Cloud

Opera to roll out iPad browser

Microsoft sends first service pack for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to original equipment manufacturers. Consumers would be updated later part of February

Bangalore base Myriad, a mobile technology company, announced new software Alien Dalvik that will allow Android Application to run on other phones

NVIDIA announces 1st quad-core mobile processor, (Kal-El) Tegra 3

Sony to launch 9.4 inch tablet named S1, to run on Android 3.0 Honeycomb

Now, Robot chefs at the Wishdoing restaurant on Shanghai's Nanjing road which could cook delicious Chinese cuisine within 3 minutes

Marvell launches 'Mobile MIMO', the Avastar 88W8797, an 802.11n 2*2 dual-band WiFi system on Chip (SoC)
MIMO: Multiple Inputs Multiple Output

Now a website to act as answer engine, trueknowledge.com

Ozonetel Systems has launched free 'Voice Buzz' application on Facebook through which users can update their Facebook status in their own voice from their landline or mobile number


SNIPPETS

India's Drug Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) has decided to ban 2 controversial drugs — Gatifloxacine and Tegaserod — because of their side-effects.
Gatifloxacine is used as an antibiotic and its side effect is it shoot up and also dip blood sugar levels.
Tegaserod is used in India for irritable bowel syndrome and chronic constipation and its side effect is showed a 10-fold increased risk of heart attacks and stroke.

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