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Current Affairs February 2011

Award

Who has been named as the best CFO in the financial sector for 2010 by ICAI?
V.S.Rangan

Which prize did Karnataka win at National Level for its tableau featuring Bidari Carvings, an intrinsic art of engraving pictures on metals at the 62nd Republic Day Parade at New Delhi?
2nd prize


Business

Which Kochi-based company signed a deal with Los Angeles Potmax LLC to facilitate joint production and marketing activities?
Vines Visual and Media Pvt. Ltd.

Which electronic major is to open product support centre at the KINFRA Hi-Tech Park at Kalamassery in Kochi, Kerala?
BEL - Bharat Electronics Limited

Which firm has Nestle acquired through its subsidiary Nestle Health Science?
CM&D Pharma

Which bank has decided to open subsidiary for financial services, to enter into investment banking, wealth and asset management?
IOB - Indian Overseas Bank


People

Who has been appointed as acting Chairman of ONGC and S.V.Narasimhan as interim head of IOC?
A.K.Hazarika

Who has been elected as Prime Minister of Nepal?
Jhalanath Khanal

Who has been appointed 8th chairman of SEBI?
U.K.Sinha

After whose name is Pune cricket stadium named?
Subrata Roy Sahara


Technology

Ericsson launches mobile money services to offer mobile financial services

Facebook and Twitter to be used to make people aware of the importance of Census 2011

'The Daily', a newspaper for iPad launched

Olive Telecom to launch India's first HSPA (High Speed Packet Access and technically 4G) phone powered by Android OS

Hearsay, San Francisco based company announces a cloud-hosted social media management application called 'Hearsay Social' to monitor company's presence on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

Reliance Communication launches 'job search on voice' service that would enable its customers to connect to the recruiters directly on phone line at a subscription of Rs.30 per month. To avail the service dail 58010


Sports

Monisha Kaltenborn becomes the 1st female CEO of a Formula One Team Sauber Motorsport

German driver Adrian Sutil to continue with Force India Team for 2011 season

Pakistan won the ODI series against New Zealand, 3-2

Australia won the ODI series against England, 6-1



SNIPPETS

Singapore's Olam to acquire Britannia Food

ADB to provide $7.4billion to develop India's infrastructure

HCL has bagged Rs.250 crore order from BSNL

IBM to offer $1000 stock to Indian staff

Maruti launches luxury model 'Kizashi'

Bangalore Water Supply and Sewage Board has bagged the 2nd prize for 'best practices-initiatives under urban sector', has been recognized for computerization of its billing process

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