Knowledge Diary – 21st August 2013, Wednesday

  • Yahoo halts Email services in ChinaYahoo’s email service in China has been shut down due to the worlds biggest internet market is seen as part of the company’s efforts to support its Chinese partner and online shopping giant, Alibaba
Yahoo Email
Yahoo Email

  • US Dollar skids against the euro, yen and rupee penny: The dollar has slipped against the euro and yen while India’s rupee rebounded from a record low as traders anticipate the release of minutes from the US Federal Reserve’s July meeting.
  • Congress to go social: A cell was created beneath the MP Deepender Hooda to broaden the Congress coverage on social media like Facebook and Twitter so that political parties directly communicate with common people.
  • PM Manmohan Singh to visit White House in September: To have discussion about trade, investment and regional security President Barack Obama will welcome Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the White House on September 27.
  • Karnataka Lok Sabha polling: The polling for bypolls to the Lok Sabha from Mandya and Bangalore rural constituencies has begun
  • Two foreign arms manufacturing companies are facing allegations of bribing officials to secure deals.
  • Lenovo and Samsung are insistently pushing into the enterprise turf, for long a stronghold of Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry. Blackberry is now striving for down share and shrinking client base.
  • Get real world feel of mall with eBay and Amazon: The biggest players in e-commerce, like Amazon and eBay, have introduced their own social features to obtain better experience of online shopping.
  • With the help of volunteers of Tamil Nadu Free Software Foundation (FSF), thousands of Mozilla users may now experience a fully localized Tamil browsing experience.
  • NSEL defaults on dues: The National Spot Exchange (NSEL) payment crisis deepened with the exchange defaulting on payments to investors, while its entire top management, including CEO Anjani Sinha was sacked.



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