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Current Affairs November 2010


Instituted by Malaysia Futuregov Asia Pacific, an independent trade journal. Karnataka Government has bagged the "Best Practices in Public Sector Future e-Gov", an award event held at Malasiya

Classical flute exponent Hariprasad Chaurasia will be conferred the Chevailer dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lattres, the highest civilian award in France, by the French government for his contribution to music on November 9th 2010 at the French Embassy in New Delhi by French ambassador Jerme K.Bonnafont

Rao S.Anumolu, President and CEO of ASR International Corporation has been felicitated on winning 2010's prestigious Ellis Island Medal of honour, the highest civilian award in the USA for the immigrants

Indian American researcher Amit Goyal has been named the '2010 Innovator of the Year'. Goyal will receive the award at the 48th Annual R&D Awards on November 11th 2010 in Florida

Mallika Dutt, President and CEO of Breakthrough: Bring Human Rights Home, will receive the Caring for Children Award by the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families(CACF) at the 2010 Caring for Children Awards Benefit Reception at The Prince George Ballroom, New York


Raghuram G Rajan, an Indian-origin Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago has won the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award for 2010 for his book, 'Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy'. The prize money being 30,000 pounds


UAE airline to launch all-economy class air craft

Oracle to acquire Art Technology in $1 billion deal

Tata DoCoMo launches 3G services in 9 circles across India

Field Fresh Foods Pvt. Ltd. a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and Del Monte Pacific Limited (DMPL), opens its production and R&D centre at Hosur in Tamil Nadu

2nd busiest airport in Asia and 4th busiest in the world, Haneda Airport in Tokyo has adopted Kerala-based IBS Software's cargo management solution to meet its business and customs operations. IBS's iCargo is the winner of the IT Systems Provider of the Year at Air Cargo India 2010 acquires India-U.S based web conferencing company Dimdim

Videocon group enters into joint venture with Liberty Mutual Group, Liberty to hold 26 percent and Videocon 74 percent stake. The venture to focus on insurance for households inculding cars, homes, health and personal accident

Microsoft's Ballmer sells 12% stake in company

NTPC to build 4,000mw thermal plant in Karnataka

BSNL launches Pyari Jodi(close pair) plan, combining landline and mobile services where customers can take free SIM card and make unlimited free local calls to his/her landline/WLL number

Budget airliner IndiGo is all set to launch non-stop flight services between Chennai and Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Kolkata

Cable and Wireless Worldwide opens Chennai centre, to serve as the 2nd network operating centre (NOC) after Bangalore

Ingersoll Rand to setup a greenfield manufacturing facility in South India


IIM debuts overseas. IIMBangalore to launch long-duration executive education programme in Muscat (Oman)

PEarson Test of English(PTE) English test enters Indian market, joins IELTS and TOEFL


Viktor Chernomyrdin, who served as Russia's Prime Minsiter during 1990s is dead

Clijisters in 3rd place in WTA rankings

Sergio Batisa to continue to lead as Argentina's national team coach

Indian-American Nikki Haley of Republican party scripts history in US politics by winning the governorship of South Carolina, becoming 2nd person of Indian-origin to be a Governor of an American state

Endorsed by US President Barack Obama, Indian-American Kamala Harris wins the election for Attorney General of California


Indian defence scientists develop an integrated life support system (ILSS) for fighter aircraft pilots, to enable them to venture to the limits of the aircraft capability in terms of flight altitudes and G-forces

India's indigenous aircraft engine, Kaveri has been successfully flight testes at Gromov Flight Research Institute in Moscow

Beetroot juice helps prevent dementia


India ranked World No.11 after the women's team finished 9th in the recent hockey World Cup at Rosario. India's total points stands at 1305.

Saina Nehwal has been nominated for the prestigious Commonwealth Sports Awards in the Outstanding Female category

Sri Lanka achieves 1st series victory in Australia


China builds world's fastest supercomputer named Tianhe-1A which amounts to 1.4 times the horsepower of the current top computer

Intel, Samsung and Toshiba teams up to develop 10 nm(nanometers) chip by 2016

Logitech introduces solar-powered keyboard, K750 that allows users to enjoy computing for longer durations whenever there is sun light, even indoors

Motorola launches Andriod handset Flipout at Rs.15,990

HP launches 'Instant - On Enterprise' in India

Facebook unveils 'social commerce' strategy

Hopcoms launches weighing machines with online service for about 100 outlets


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