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Award

Bopanna-Qureshi, with their message 'Stop War Start Tennis'. fetches the Arthur Ashe
Humanitarian of the Year award during the ATP World Tour Finals at London

Lata Mangeshkar has been presented lifetime achievement award at the Global Indian Music
Awards (GIMA) 2010

Kumar Raman from Syntel has won QAI's software testing award at the 10th Annual
Software Testing Conference 2010 for his paper titled 'Healthcare Testing for the Compliance
Era'

Book

At 96, Khushwant Singh pens a book 'The Sunset Club’, and has been released on November
30th 2010 by Gurcharan Kaur

Business

Motorola to split into two, Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions and businesses to
focus on cellphones and Internet and other equipment’s

Tata Motors has launched its mini-truck 'Ace Super City' in Thailand, to enter the Thai car
market soon

Qualcomm India to launch Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) services in 2nd half of 2011

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HCL signs a multi-year IT infrastructure management deal with Prudue Pharma

Google to launch e-book store venture in Jan-Mar 2011

TCS opens BPO center in Philippines

Lubrizol opens Applications and Business Center in Mumbai

Mastek acquires assets of American firm SEG Software

Hughes Communications India to provide broadband satellite and managed network services,
has bagged two contracts from public sector banks worth about $12 million

Event

The Society of Indian American Engineers and Architects (SIAEA) held an annual gala at
the Grand Hyatt in New York City. The theme for 2010 was "Helping Rebuild America"
keeping in the view the slowdown of the economy

Indian Trade Fair was held in Poland on December 4th 2010 which focused on B2B meets and
showcased a range of products

9th Agro Tech 2010 was held in Chandigarh, December 3rd to December 6th

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People

Jaigopal Tiwari aged 64, ex-IAF serviceman goes back to college to spread awareness of basic
laws among poor people. Tiwari has enrolled at Deena Ram Public Law College, Robertsganj, in
Sonbhadra district

Kiran Kumar Reddy has been appointed as 16th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh

LIC has appointed VK Sharma as the chief executive officer of LIC Housing Finance with
effect from November 25

Vishal Bali appointed CEO of Fortis Global Healthcare

Kamalkar Kaul has been appointed as Chief Strategy Officer for EMC's government business

Sabrina Bachai aged 23 of Long Island has been crowned Mazza Miss India New York 2010

Jace Johnson, former Chief of staff of Sen. Orrin G.Hatch(R-Utah) has been appointed as the
Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy with Adobe Systems

Dr.Arogyaswami Paulraj, co-founder of Beceem Communications Inc. has been named the
recipient of the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal

Rank

Gulmarg rated Asia's 7th best ski resort


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Sports

Peter Siddle becomes the 10th Australian and 38th player to get a hat-trick in test match cricket
on 25th Nov 2010

Zaheer Khan ranked 3rd in the ICC Test Rankings

ICC ODI league to commence after World Cup 2011

Russia and Qatar to host FIFA World Cup 2018 and 2022 respectively

Technology

Acer is set to launch 5, 7 and 10 inch tablets in April 2011

Google Earth has launched the newer version, 6

Hewlett-Packard unveils its latest range of large-format printers priced at Rs.5,50,000(T2300),


Rs.6,50,000(T7100) and Rs.9,00,000(Z6200)

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Consultancy firm KPMG bags the financial advisor award from Asia Venture Capital Journal

Krishna Poonia, India's first woman to win gold medal at Commonwealth Games was conferred
the Dayawati Modi Stree Shakti Award

Scientist Carusita Chakravarty was presented with the Stree Shakti Science Award

Sudha Rani Pandey, the first woman vice-chancellor of the Uttarakhand Sanskrit University
was honoured with the Vidushi Vidyottama Stree Shakti Samman

Indian origin, Akash Krishnan and Matthew Fernandez of Portland, Oregon have developed
a computer algorithm that can detect a speaker's emotions better than current technology which
has won them a $100,000 grand prize

Business

Sterlite Industries buys zinc mine in Namibia

The Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) has signed as agreement with London School of Economics
(LSE) to help policy makers conduct research in formulating strategies to ensure long-term
sustainable growth

Blackberry maker RIM is buying Sweden's The Astonishing Tribe (TAT) which specializes in
developing software that lets smart phone users customize as per the need

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Honda to exit Hero Honda, to sell 26% stake

Infosys to spend Rs.75 crore to setup base in Kolkata

Toyota Etios launched at Rs.4.96 lakh

SBI launches 3 new products

Saral Life, Child ULIP - Smart Scholar and HNI (High Networth Individual) - Smart Elite

Volvo, Swedish based bus maker has bagged its single largest order of 100 multiaxle buses from
hubli-based VRL Logistics

Google to acquire anti-piracy firm Widevine

Wipro bags $50 million, 3-year order from Vodafone Essar

Spice acquires Thailand's NewTel for $22 Million

Walmart to set up its Information Systems Division in India

Master Card Worldwide, a global payments company has developed a payment solution for
'Aadhaar' the Unique Identification Number

World Bank chief to launch carbon market fund

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Shreyas inks pact with Tata Motors to acquire GPS trailers

ZTE bags USD 85 million contract from Aircel to deploy 3G network

Wipro to set up a 2nd campus in West Bengal at a cost of Rs.1000 crore, to provide 20,000 jobs

Mercedes Benz to invest Rs.200 crore to set up paint shop

TRAI releases "National Broadband Plan 2010" costing Rs.60,000 crore. 100% central public
sector units - National Optical Fiber Agency (NOFA) will be setup which will hold 51% equity
and remaining 49% will be held by the state government. Optical fiber agencies will also be set
up in every state

Micromax, a domestic mobile handset major, plans to set up a manufacturing unit in Hyderabad
and also plans solar-cell manufacturing unit

Future Group plans fruits, vegetables store 'farm fresh'

Tata launches 7-seater Winger platinum

Russia's largest steel maker NMDC plans to setup 5 million tonne steel plant in Karnataka, to
invest Rs.25,000 crore

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Cartoon

'Black Ducks', by Bangalore-based artist Panduranga Rao was showcased at the 12th Porto
International Cartoon Contest and World Festival held recently at Portugal

Education

IIM-Bangalore has been ranked 24th and IIM-Ahmedabad ranked 55th in a worldwide survey
of 'Universal Business Schools with major international influence

HP in partnership with International Institute of Informational Technology, Bangalore (IIT-


B) has launched the HP Network University which would allow IT Professionals to advance
their IT knowledge

Event

Mentor Graphics hosted 6th Annual User2User 2010 India conference in Bangalore on 10th
December 2010 at Taj Vivanta, M.G.Road, Trinity Circle

BICSI in association with Manufacturers Association of Information Technology hosted an


International Technology Conference and Exhibition on 7th December 2010 in Bangalore

People

Hemant Contractor has been promoted as CFO of SBI, replaces SS Rajana who is set to retire
in 2012

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2 Indian Americans, Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon, a Sanskrit chant vocalist and Vijay
Iyer, jazz pianist-cum-composer have been nominated for awards at the 53rd Annual Grammy
Awards ceremony, to be held in February in Los Angeles

R.K.Singh has been appointed as BPCL chairman

Soon H Kwon replaces Moon B Shin as MD of LG Electronics India

Record

"Birds of America", the world's most expensive illustrated book, has been sold for a record
price of 7.3 million pounds ($11.5 million) at an auction in London

Science

Kundankulam N-reactor to be operational by early next year

Indian American Nikku Madhusudhan have discovered a giant planet with an atmosphere and
core dominated by carbon, diamond-studded stars foreseen. The planet named WASP-12b,
orbits a star about 1200 light-years from earth, and appears to have temperatures of nearly 2300
degree Celsius - hot enough to melt stainless steel

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Sports

Serbia wins maiden Davis Cup title

India wins the 5-match series, 5-0 against New Zealand

Technology

Google launches mapping tool to monitor climate

Adobe's Flash player 10.2 beta promises HD video playback

Huawei to plant cyber security evaluation centre in India

Google unveils new smart phone Nexus S

Airtel to launch IPTV in Bangalore

Advanced Micro Devices has released 3 new processors in its Phenom II and Athlon II line-
ups

Google's Chrome OS to be free software

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Award

Lenin Raghuvanshi, an Indian human-rights activist to receive an award in the city of Weimar,
Germany for aid to untouchables, prize money worth 2,500 euros ($3,300) was awarded on
International Human Rights Day

Rajveer Singh and Hukum Chand, two forest guards in Rathambore risked their own lives to
save the life of their senior from a tiger an their brave act has made them award winners in the
NDTV-Aircel's "Save our Tigers" Campaign

Infosys has been recognised as a winner of the Global, Asian and Indian Most Admired
Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) Awards for 2010, by Teleos in association with KNOW
Network

Automobile

Yamaha launches superbike FZ1

Ducati to launch Diavel model in India by April 2011

Mahindra Reva Electric vehicles launch its Revai priced at around Rs.3.10 lakh

Nissan launches diesel-powered Micra

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Business

India to set up 19 training institutes in Africa including foreign trade institute in Uganda and a
diamond centre in Botswana

Civil Aviation Security Council to be set up to deliberate and recommend measures to step up
aviation security

Banks told to cap cash deposit charges at Rs.5

Airtel launches its IMEWE (India-Middle East-Western Europe) ultra high capacity submarine
cable system to deliver better connectivity requirements of Middle East and European countries
to Asia transiting through India

Wipro signs 5-year IT outsourcing deal with Vasan Eye Care

Reckitt to acquire Paras Pharma for Rs.3,260 crore

Ashok Leyland bags Rs.125 crore orders from VRL

Munjals to buy Honda stake in JV for $1 billion

Wipro Technologies opens development centre in Budapest, Hungary

PNB bought 63.64% stake in Kazakhstan's JSC Dana Bank

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Punjab plans to setup a permanent convention centre in Amritsar on the lines of Delhi's Pragati
Maidan

Juniper networks, California based network solution vendor to hire 750 people for its India
Excellence Center (IEC)

France to introduced so-called 'Google tax' on online advertisements on January 1st 2011

Google Tax: The tax on companies based in France would be amount to one% of the net amount
spent on online advertising

Kingston appoints DIGICARE to manage the after-sales support and service programs for all
consumers in India

Kerala government's 'e-District' project, which would make various government services
available online to be launched at Kannur and Palakkad

Jordan has sealed $10 million agreement with Google allowing it to use the world's largest
Internet search engine advertising

Harley-Davidson bikes from India plant at Bawal, Haryana in 2011 to be priced Rs.6.5 lakh

TCS signs deal with Deutsche Bank worth $100 million

Amkette launches ATOM - Laptop Mouse under the "Colors-on-the-go" range

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Emerson launches Liebert CRV cooling unit in India

Ashok Leyland to open assembly plant in UAE's Ras al Khaimah investment Authority
(RAKIA)

FIAT to invest $1.7 billion to build a second car factory in Brazil

ING Life launches ULIP

Lanco Infratech buys Australia's coal mine Griffin

Siemens sells IT unit to France's Atos Origin for 850 million pounds ($1.14 billion)

Nocartis seals $41 billion Alcon deal

Nokia, IBM collaborate to deliver (e-mail) mobile solution

YouTube in talks to buy Next New Networks, Web Video production company

Siemens to sell its Solutions in Services (SIS) to Atos Origin

ArcelorMittal to buy Canadian iron ore company Baffinland for $433 Million

DIAL partners with IBM India to create smarter air terminal

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Bajaj allianz launches instant tax-calculator for mobile phone users

India inks USD 123 million loan with ADB

KFC opens 100th store in Bangalore

Bangalore to get piped gas supply to domestic consumers starting 2012

TCS bags Rs.85 crore 3 year deal for implementing smart card-based Financial Inclusion
Solution (FIS) for Indian Bank

Education

On the occasion of Emperor Akihito's birthday on December 14th 2010, Mayayuki


Tsuchikawa, consul and head of the consulate have revealed that Japanese scholarships are to be
offered in 3 courses - undergraduate, diploma and professional training via. Tokyo University,
office to be setup in Bangalore in 2011

Event

Canonical, which provides engineering, online and professional services to Ubuntu partners
and customers has announced Ubuntu Developer Day on January 27th 2011

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People

Unilever's John Cooper, head of corporate occupational health, set to retire in December 2010,
the organisation has chosen Thirumala Rajgopal to head and operate from India staring 1st
January 2011. It is the first time for a FMCG industry to have global functional head posted in
India

Deepak Kapoor has been appointed as chairman of PricewaterCoopers India

Sheik Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum has been named Dubai World chairman

Nitin Seth has been appointed as the executive director of Ashok Leyland's LCV's division

US diplomat Richard Holbrooke, 69, the US special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan passes
away

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been named Time magazine's 'Person of
the Year' for 2010

Rank

India ranks 4th in Asia and 10th in world in plant diversity

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Science

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted an ice volcano on Saturn's moon Titan

Sports

Saina Nehwal wins Hong Kong Super Series

Caroline Wozniacki became the first Danish player to win the International Tennis Federation's
World Champion award. Rafael Nadal won the men's award for the 2nd time after winning 3 of
the 4 Grand slams

Rahul Dravid becomes 3rd highest run-getter in the history of Test cricket with 11,943 runs

Technology

Lenovo to launch LePad tablet PC

Intel Atom processor E600 series has been launched in India

Panasonic unveils world's largest (152-inch) 3D full high definition plasma TV in India,
priced at around Rs.3.5 crore

Sony unveils NEX-5 and NEX-3 cameras in India

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Automobile

Mahindra launches 4*4 of-roader the 'Thar'

BMW launches 'X1' SUV priced at around Rs.29.9 lakh

Business

IISc to setup synchrotron and R&D centre at Chitradurga, Karnataka

Solar energy major Mosear Bear to invest $500 to 600 million over next 3-4 years to expand
its manufacturing capacity of crystalline cells and crystalline silicon modules in India

Accenture bags 42-month contract from Nagaland government for implementing the state's
public service portal

Gazprombank agrees to lend USD 200 million loan to Sistema Shyam Teleservices

Johnson and Johnson Ltd. launches nicotine gum brand Nicorette in India

Tata Chemicals arm, Bruner Mond, to acquire 100 per cent stake in British Salt for GBP 93
million (Rs.650 crore)

Central Bank celebrates 100 years, to open branches overseas


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AT&T to acquire Qualcomm spectrum for $1.93 billion

Ebay buys Germany's largest online shopping club, brands4friends for $200 million (150
million pound)

Confederation of Indian Industry to set up an entertainment task force to bring commerce and
creativity on a single platform for the growth of Bengali film industry

Nokia bags 3G services order from Idea for UP (east), UP (west), Kerala and Haryana

Reliance MediaWorks ties up with Russian firm, Russian World Studios (RWS) to outsource
film restoration

ING Vysya Bank ties up with Angel Broking to offer online trading

Suzuki to supply small cars for Mitsubishi Motors in Japan

Universal Power Transformers Private Limited signed a MoU with China's Shandong
Power Equipment Works (Speco) for manufacture of high voltage 220 kV transformers used in
power generation and distribution

Education

Rajnikanth's 'Robot' to be part of IIM-A course

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People

Natasha Arora from Texas has been declared Miss India USA 2010 at a function at Royal
Albert's Palace in Fords in New Jersey who also bagged Miss Beautiful Skin and Best Talent
titles

Congress leader, freedom fighter and 4-time chief minister of Kerala K Karunakaran dies at 92

Nicole Faria wins Miss Earth 2010 at Vietnam

Rank

Infosys Technologies Ltd. has been ranked number one among retail IT services provider
worldwide, for 2010 in a global evaluation

Science

A total lunar eclipse on December 21st 2010 will be the last eclipse of 2010. It was visible in
the region covering Europe, West Africa, America, the Pacific Ocean, Eastern Australia, the
Philippines and Eastern and Northern Asia

Scientists identify proteins that can check 130 illnesses

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Sports

John Wright named New Zealand cricket coach

Sachin Tendulkar becomes first batsman in Test cricket's history to score 50 centuries,
dedicates to his father

RK Shetty has been appointed as the president of the Indian Hockey Federation, replaces KPS
Gill

Singapore-based business firm Podar Holdings International Pte Ltd. and Top Bloom
Corporation Ltd. has inked a deal jointly with the USACA, NZC and Australian Sports
marketing firm Insite to start a franchise-based Twenty20 League in the US in 2012 with the
backing of International Cricket Council

Technology

Google introduces digital book database, a huge database of words and short phrases collected
from nearly 5.2 million digitized books

Apple is all set to launch its Mac App Store, an online store on January 6th 2011

Nimbuzz after announcing HD voice calls on Google Andriod phones now, extends it for
iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

Motorola has unveiled Android-powered QUENCH XT5 smartphone in India, priced at


Rs.15,990

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BenQ unveils 23.6-inch 3D LED Gaming Monitor XL2410T. First 3D LED backlit Full HD
monitor to be launched in India

RIM to introduce Blackberry Messenger Services in India

EPSON launches all-in-one photo printer at Rs.13,999

Samsung Wave II S8530 is available in India priced at Rs.19,000

LG has announced world's first dual-core chip smart phone, Optimus 2X

HP to launch PalmPad to take on Apple iPad

Logitech launches rechargeable, wireless illuminated keyboard, K800

Bose launches AE2 headphones priced at Rs.8,000

Symbolein Technologies - a product design and development company has designed a palm
sized printer that allows printing pictures on any surface with ease. The printer weighs
about 350gms and is compatible with smartphones, laptops and personal computers

Microsoft has launched HTML5 labs

AnimGraphix has launched an integrated electronic device 3D Edumagic aimed at instructing


pre-school students through interactive classroom videos

Designed by Nitin Mane as part of the LG Cube Competition 2010, Mouse for Men has touch
controls, flexible touchscreen with OLED display and pressure sensitive controls to boot and also
has separable tail to ease usability

Panda Security launches 'Global Protection 2011' for India, to be available in 23 Indian
languages

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Aviation

'Jal Hans', India's first seaplane service launched at Juhu aerodrome

Awards

South Indian Bank bags India's Best bank-2010 award of the 'Businessworld-
PricewaterhouseCoopers Best Banks Survey'

Business

Japanese government approves nation's largest ever budget draft at 92.4 trillion yen ($1.11
trillion) for next fiscal year aimed to boost economic growth and increase jobs

Bridgestone invests Rs.170 crore to make truck, bus tyres in India

IGate, Apax set to buy 63% stake Patni Computer

Fujitsu Ltd. to release smartphones in India and China in 2011 and 2012 respectively

Direct-To-Home (DTH) service provider Dish TV to increase SD channel capacity to 320 and
HD channel capacity to over 30 and also to increase total transmission bandwidth capacity to
684 megahertz from the existing 432 megahertz

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Sun Pharma's subsidiary, Surya Pharmaceutical (Singapore) has acquired US-based ActivOn
for $22 million

BHEL bags 2 orders from Indian Railways for the development, manufacture and supply of 3-
Phase IGBT-based propulsion systems for Electric Locomotives and AC Electric Multiple Units
(EMUs)

Sahara acquires the iconic Grosvernor House hotel having 420 rooms, 74 suites and 27
meeting rooms in London for 470 million pounds (apprx.3,250 crore) from Royal Bank of
Scotland

Etisalat DB opens 2nd contact centre in India

People

Walter D'Souza, Managing Partner, Fernandes Brothers, Mangalore has been elected as
Chairman of FIEO (Federation of Indian Export Organisations) Southern Region

Soundara Kumar has been appointed as Chief General Manager of State Bank of India,
Bangalore Circle

S.K.Tripathi has been appointed as the chief of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)

Sachin Tendulkar is Deccan Herald Sportsperson of the Year 2010

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Record

Vishwanathan Anand, the chess champion anchored Ahmedabad to a Guinness record as


20,480 chess players gathered to play the game off which 140 were blind players

Over 3,000 people gathered on 26th December 2010 in Istanbul's historic GrandBazaar to
celebrate its 550th anniversary

Sports

Dravid becomes first player to take 200 Test catches

England beat Australia in Australia to retain Ashes

India beat South Africa in 2nd Test at Durban, 3 match series level 1-1

Technology

iTwin has launched the USB data sharing dongles in US at a cost of $99 with $10 shipping
charges

Skype launches Wi-Fi, 3G video calling to iPhone app

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