Current affairs 19th September 2013 | Tata Group Ranked 4th Among Asia’s 10 Best Companies

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Current affairs 19th September 2013 | Tata Group Ranked 4th  Among Asia’s 10 Best Companies

Hiroshi Yamauchi, Nintendo Video Game Pioneer Passes Away

19.09.2013: Hiroshi Yamauchi, Nintendo Video Game Pioneer Passes Away at the age of 85. He was third generation head of the family run business. Business founded in 1889 in Kyoto as Playing cards maker. Hiroshi Yamauchi acted as President from 1949 to 2002. Current he is acting as executive adviser of the company. He died of Pneumonia.

Jaywant Lele, Former BCCI Secretary, died at 75

19.09.2013:   Former BCCI Secretary, Jaywant Lee, passes away at the age of 75. He died after he suffered with heart attack in Vadodara. Lele had become BCCI Secretary in 1996 and continued till 2001.

New Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court is Justice Prafulla Chandra Pant

19.09.2013: New Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court is Justice Prafulla Chandra Pant. Current he is working as Judge of High Court of Uttarakhand. President Pranad Mukharjee appointed him. Current Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court since March 2013 is Justice N.Nandakumar Singh.

Ken Norton, Boxing legend, passes Away

19.08.2013: Former US heavyweight Boxing Champion Ken Norton died at the age of 70. In his first bout in San Diego, California he broke Ali’s jaw in 1973. In 1977 he was named as heavyweight champion after defeating Leon Spinks.

An Agreement Between Singapore Airlines and Tata Sons to set up New Airline

19.09.2013: With the intension to set up new airline in India, an agreement between Singapore Airlines and Tata Sons has happened. Major stake belongs to Tata Sons i.e. 51 %.  Remaining stake belongs to Singapore Airlines. Tata Sons will control the new airlines. Airline will be based in Delhi subject to FIPB and other regulatory approvals.

New CEO of Ascendas India Operations is Lee Fu Nyap

19.09.2013: New CEO of Ascendas India Operations is Lee Fu Nyap.  This will be effected from 1st October 2013 onwards. He is currently acting as Assistance CEO of Ascendas India Operations. Current CEO is Thomas Teo. He is relocating to Ascendas headquarters which is in Singapore to take the charges as Chief Real Estate Development Officer.

Roadside Assistance Cover Launched by ICICI Lombard

19.09.2013:  For the private car insurance policy holders ICICI Lombard General Insurance Launched Roadside Assistance Cover. In case of emergency such as vehicle breakdown or accident, add on cover will provide complete assistance. Premium will start from Rs.99 and can avail maximum benefits, as stated by Sanjay Datta who is Chief Underwriting and Claims ICICI Lombard.

Tata Group Ranked 4th Among Asia’s 10 Best Companies

19.09.2013:  Survey of Global Consultancy firm Hay Group stated that Tata Group ranked 4th among Asia’s 10 best companies. It is the only Indian companies which have managed to find the place in the list of 10 best companies for leadership in Asia. First place attained by Samsung Group. Second and third place attained by Toyota Motors and Unilever respectively. Others in top 10 lists are Petronas, General Electric, IBM, Sony, Coca Cola and DHL International.

Anurag Batra Purchased Business World from ABP

19.09.2013:  Business Magazine Business world belongs to ABP Pvt Ltd. Now this magazine was sold to Anurag Batra who is the owner of Exchange4media. Amount is not disclosed.

Bank of Beijing Launched First Direct Bank

19.09.2013:  China’s first direct Bank launched by Bank of Beijing. With the corporation of Netherland based ING group, Bank of Beijing launched these services. Services are initially started in Jinan, Xi’an and Beijing as stated by Shi Zhan who is the senior manager at Bank of Beijing.

Goldman Sachs Purchased 20.26 lakh Shares of Yes Bank

19.09.2013:  20.26 lakh Shares of Yes Bank was purchased by Goldman Sachs Singapore.  Value of these shares is about Rs.77 crores. Due to this purchase Price of the share increased by 25% and reached to Rs.386.80.

New Managing Director Designate in Tata Steels is TV Narendran

19.09.2013:  New Managing Director Designate India and South East Asia in Tata Steels is TV Narendran. He is appointed in the place of HM Nerurkar. Nerurkar will hold the post till 31st Oct 2013. Afterwards TV Narendran will take the charge.

Top Seeded Agnieszka Entered into Quarter Finals

19.09.2013: Agnieszka Radwanska who belongs to Top seeded entered into quarterfinals of Korea Open. She defeated Estrella Cabeza Candela with 6-2, 6-1.

Mohammedan Sporting Won Durand Cup after 73 years

19.09.2013:  Mohammedan Sporting Belongs to Kolkata won Durand Cup after 73 years by defeating ONGC. Last time Mohammedan Sporting team won this cup in 1940 by defeating Warwickshire Regiment.

Basal Insulin Tresiba Introduced by Novo Nordisk

19.09.2013: Basal Insulin Tresiba Introduced by Novo Nordisk India for treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. It consists of doses up to 80 units in a single injection.  Raman Shetty, Clinical regulator and medical director, stated that it allows patients the flexibility to alter timings of insulin administration without compromising diabetes control.

Genetic Variation leads to Increase the Risk Leprosy

19.09.2013: Indo German Research study stated that risk of leprosy increases with generic variation. The reason for the increase is a simple change or mutation in a few genes.  This makes them Vulnerable to the bacteria that lead to Leprosy. Bacteria that caused leprosy is Mycobacteriaum Leprae.

 

Thomas, Saunders are in Final Listed of US National Book Awards

19.09.2013:  Among the finalists on the fiction long list for the US National Book Awards Thomas Pynchon, Jhumpa Lahiri, and George Saunders are there. This year, a long list of 10 was introduced for each of the 4 competitive Categories. Winners will be announced on 20th November 2013.

Durgapur Airport is named as Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport

19.09.2013: Upcoming airport at Durgapur in Bardhman is named as Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport. It was named after a Bengali Poet Nazrul Islam. He is popularly known as Bidrohi Kobi means Rebel Poet. He was born in Churulia in Bardhaman district. This name was given by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.