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Current Affairs April 2011

Automobile

Ford Motor India launches cheaper sedan version, 'Fiesta Classic'

Volskwagen to launch Jetta variant in India sometime in mid-2011


Business

VMware takes over Mozy which has been serving as the cloud-based storage and back up service of EMC for the last 4 years

MindTree co-founder Ashok Soota to set up a new business venture - Happiest Minds Technologies Limited to provide IT services to global firms

HCL bags broadband connectivity project for Indian Railways

IBM to provide finance and administration shared services to PepsiCo India

FedEx acquires Boeing 777F aircraft to provide better international connectivity to Indian cargo business

Canara Bank launches Debit Card-Platinum and Canara Campus Card

BSE signed an MoU with Osaka Securities Exchange to develop opportunities including cross-licencing of indices


Education

Symbiosis International University plans to start a school of liberal arts at its model colony campus from June 2011

'Pengala', a learning software for students to create interactive multimedia courses


Event

Dr.Gangubai Hanagal Music Foundation and Hubli Art circle to jointly organize a 2-day Indian classical music, dance and folk festival to mark 98th birth anniversary of Hindustani stalwart Gangubai Hanagal

4-day Auto Expo 2011 to be held in Surat, Gujarat

2-day North Zone conference of International College of Surgeons to be held at KN Udupa auditorium, Banaras Hindu University


People

Ex-IAS officer Sanjay Gupta has been appointed as Metro Express between Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) chief

Chris Capossela has been appointed as Chief Marketing Officer at Microsoft

Partip Chaudhuri has been appointed as SBI's chief

Atifete Jahjaga, Kosovo's highest ranking policewoman becomes country's President

Shiv Nadar, founder of HCL has been appointed as the chairman of the board of governors of the IIT Kharagpur


Science

Scientists have created the world's 1st artificial leaf that can turn sunlight and water into energy which could pave the way for a cheaper source of power in developing countries


Technology

Mozilla releases Firefox 4 for Android

Yahoo to launch new search engine in India by 2011 H2

Dr.Abdul Kalam launches launches language translation software developed by 17 institutions including the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) at the 20th International World Wide Web conference

IT firm LinguaNext launched solutions Indify SAP and Indify Oracle to translate SAP ERP and Oracle E-Business Suite into 22 official Indian languages.

HTC launches demo of HTC Flyer tablet

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