Event Diary – 30th August 2013, Friday

Hewlett-Packard expands its portfolio in India

Computer manufacturer giant Hewlett-Packard expanded its commercial PC portfolio with latest touch-enabled hybrid laptop and a business notebook in India.
After a long time delay Lok Sabha passes the Landmark land Bill

A long-pending Landmark Bill which includes Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement was passed by the LokSabha. The Bill passed when Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh assured that there was enough room for State governments to implement it as per their specific requirements.
Falling in Rupee value poses challenges and opportunity-IMF

According to the International Monetary Fund Deptt, Record breaking fall in Indian Rupee value poses both challenges and opportunity for India. From the current situation, it presents a challenge to Govt. of India but also an opportunity to continue in its policy efforts on a variety of fronts.
Twitter brings a new ‘report’ button

This is extremely pretty news for those who sometimes become the target of threatening and abusive messages as Twitter introduces a ‘report tweet’ option for that.
A sperm bank to recreate endangered animals on other planets

A team of Japanese scientists have launched a sperm bank for endangered animals that uses freeze-drying technology so that they could one day help human to recreate animals on other planet.
Rumors about Microsoft to buy stake in start-up Foursquare

As per the Bloomberg report, Microsoft Corporation is in talks with social networking company Foursquare about a possible investment.
Airtel and Softbank collaborate to offer low-cost 3G for Africa

In order to provide cost-efficient 3G services in difficult terrain of Africa, Bharti Airtel and Softbank Mobile Corporation commence a communication satellite as a transmitter following a field trail.
Wipro grabs $100 million deal from US Company

Software service provider Wipro won the opportunity of $100 million (Rs. 680 crore) technology outsourcing contract from a US based healthcare company.
Australian Finch build the record in T20 international score

The opening batsman of Australia Aaron Finch smashed the highest score in T-20 international as he made stunning 156 against England at Southampton.




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