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Current Affairs April 2011 - 2

Automobile

2011 Jaguar XJ has been named as the International Luxury Car of the Year

South Korean 2-wheeler manufacturer S and T Motors Corporation, in collaboration with Pune-based Garware Motors, launched its Hyosung brands of 650-700 cc superbikes in India priced between Rs.4,75,000 and Rs.5,69,000


Awards

Two Class 7 students from Tamil Nadu have jointly won the 2nd prize with a Romanian team in a competition conducted by NASA. M Srivatsan and Vasundhara Gautham of Bhavan's Rajaji Vidyashram are the only participants from Tamil Nadu to win the competition. Under 'Project IRIS' (International Research and Integration Station), they developed and designed an alternate habitat for human space settlement. The design won recognition for its detailed and in-depth representation of life and its necessities integrated in a space city.

Indian American doctor Siddhartha Mukherjee's book on cancer 'The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography on Cancer' bags 2011 Pulitzer Prize

Mangalore City Corporation has bagged the Green Leaf Award 2011 for its adopting best practices in managing sanitary landfills


People

Diwakar Gupta has been appointed as CFO of SBI

Board Director, Mohandas Pai and Co-founder K. Dinesh resigns from Infosys

New Jersey-based allergist and immunologist Dr.Sunita Kanumury has been elected President of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) for 2011-12

Indian coach, Beerbul Wadera to be appointed as (PTF) Pak Tennis Federation coach

Former Brazil Vice President Jose Alencar dies at 79

Pop star Michel Martelly declared Haiti president

Actress Lindsay Lohan has been sentenced to 120 days in jail

Spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba passes away

Sachin Tendulkar turns 38

Cipla's former Chief Executive Amar Lulla passes away

Andy Goss of head US operations of Jaguar Land Rover

California-based NComputing hires former Citrix VP, Raj Dhingra as its CEO


Business

Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd. to increase the output to 20 million tonnes, eyes production facilities at Kudremukh

'Illumine Play System', a play range has been launched by Arihant Industrial Corporation

Biocon to invest Rs.450 crore on insulin programmes

For the first time ever Apple suprpass Nokia as the world's largest phone vendor by revenue

Royal Emirates Group buys Spanish first division soccer club Getafe, renames 'Getafe Team Dubai'

Reliance Industries finds gas in first well it drilled on a deepsea block in Cauvery basin

Tata Steel to sell 51 percent stake in group company Tata Refractories to Nippon Steel's associate Krosaki Harima Corporation for Rs.576.3 crore


Event

First Bejing international film festival begins in China


Science

Brazil runs world's longest, 28-metre bus on biofuel


Technology

Mobile handset make, Intex Technologies has launched a dual SIM handset, designed for the visually impaired priced at Rs.2,600

Intel launches Intel Xeon processor E7 family

iPad 2 to be launched in India by end of April 2011

VMWare's mobile virtualization now on Android

Blackberry's Playbook hits US market

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