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Huawei launched first Android Wear Smartwatch Huawei Watch

Published on: 03-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Huawei Watch was launched in classic, business and sporty versions powered by Google’s Android Wear operating system.

Online Taxi-service aggregator Olacabs acquired TaxiForSure

Published on: 03-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

As per the acquisition deal, the leadership and all 1700 employees of TaxiForSure will continue to work with the company.

Bharat Puri appointed as Managing Director of Pidilite Industries Limited

Published on: 28-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Puri will succeed MB Parekh who will step down from position of Managing Director on 10 April 2015.

Ericsson sued Apple for telecom patent infringement

Published on: 28-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The patents include standard essential patents related to the 2G and 4G/LTE standards as well as other patents that are critical to features and functionality of Apple devices.

IBM Corporation tied-up with Tech Mahindra Ltd to accelerate Global Hybrid Cloud adoption

Published on: 27-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

International Business Machines Corporation on 23 February 2015 tied-up with Tech Mahindra Limited to build a platform for the development of cloud-based apps for its clients to increase hybrid services adoption.

Lenovo slapped with lawsuit over Superfish adware

Published on: 27-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The class-action suit was filed against Lenovo and Superfish after Lenovo admitted to pre-loading Superfish on some consumer PCs.

NSE signed MoU with GIFT to establish an international exchange in Gujarat

Published on: 27-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The GIFT Special Economic Zone is being developed as India’s first International Financial Services Centre (IFSC). It is spread over 886 acres.

US District Court ordered Apple to pay 533 million US dollar to Smartflash in iTunes patent case

Published on: 26-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The jury decided that Apple’s iTunes software infringed three patents belonging to licensing firm Smartflash.

Zoomcar tied-up with Tata Motors Limited to expand its fleet

Published on: 26-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Self-drive car rental service Zoomcar on 25 February 2015 tied-up with automaker Tata Motors Limited to add 50 more new Nano cars to its fleet.

Google acquired Facebook mobile marketing startup Toro

Published on: 25-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

The acquisition will shift Toro’s focus away from Facebook. The company will continue to optimize campaigns and update dashboards for existing marketing customers

Hitachi announced to acquire Finmeccanica Rail Businesses for 2 billion US dollar

Published on: 24-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

An Italy based company Finmeccanica has agreed to sold its rail car unit AnsaldoBreda and Ansaldo STS to the vast Japanese conglomerate.

Takahiro Hachigo appointed as President and CEO of Honda Motor Co Limited

Published on: 24-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Prior to this appointment, Hachigo was Managing Officer of Honda Motor Co. Limited.

Maheshwar Sahu appointed as Independent Director on board of RIL

Published on: 21-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

With this appointment, Sahu joins RIL as one of the eight independent directors on its 14-member board.

Samsung acquired US-based mobile wallet startup LoopPay

Published on: 20-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Samsung had also invested in LoopPay, along with Visa Inc and Synchrony Financial, before its acquisition.

Snapdeal.com acquired luxury fashion portal Exclusively.com

Published on: 19-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

With this acquisition, Snapdeal.com aims to further strengthen its fashion business and reach 2 billion US dollars in gross merchandise value in the fashion category in 2015.

Bharti Airtel Ltd tied-up with UNICEF to provide education content in 17 African countries

Published on: 19-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Their partnership is aimed at improving African population’s access to health and education-related information from various innovative projects supported by UNICEF.

Lupin signed an agreement with Celon Pharma for developing generic version of asthma drug

Published on: 18-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The collaboration is an important milestone in Lupin’s efforts to evolve its global inhalation pipeline.

RUAG Aerostructures, Tata Group signed a pact to supply components for Airbus 320

Published on: 18-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

As part of the contract, TAL will manufacture and supply over 550 sheet metal components, machined parts and sub-assemblies to RUAG for Airbus A320 programme.

Reliance Communications and Twitter partnered for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Published on: 18-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Under the partnership, Reliance customers will get a platform on twitter to follow the global commentary of the 2015 Cricket World Cup without any data charges.

Faisal Siddiqui appointed as South Asia President of HTC

Published on: 17-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Siddiqui will lead the company in the region which includes India, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and other emerging markets in Asia.

Punit Renjen appointed as CEO of Deloitte’s Global Operations

Published on: 17-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Renjen has rich and wide experience of 27 years with Deloitte and has held a number of leadership positions, including chairman and CEO of Deloitte Consulting LLP.

Balasubramaniam Venkataramani appointed as MD & CEO of Multi Commodity Exchange

Published on: 16-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Balasubramaniam Venkataramani succeeded Manoj Vaish as Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX). Prior to this appointment, Venkataramani was Chief Business Officer of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

Infosys announced to acquire automation technology firm Panaya Inc for 1200 crore rupees

Published on: 16-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The deal is a part of Infosys Renew and New strategy to enhance the competitiveness and productivity of current service lines by leveraging automation, innovation and artificial intelligence.

Parle Products launched nationwide Litter Free Campaign

Published on: 14-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

The campaign aimed at setting the course for community and raise awareness with its positive messaging, across the country through a series of Television Commercials.

Pfizer announced to acquire Hospira for 17 billion US dollar

Published on: 13-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The acquisition of the British drug maker Hospira would be the largest ever so-called inversion. The deal is the land of opportunity as the deal would push emerging market for biosimilars.

BT acquired U.K. Wireless Carrier EE for 19 Billion US dollar

Published on: 13-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The combination will generate cost savings valued at about 3 billion US dollar. The deal is projected to be completed by March 2016.

ICICI Bank Limited tied-up with UAE Exchange to offer instant bank transfer service

Published on: 13-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Using FLASHremit service, the customers of the bank residing in UAE can send money instantly to any ICICI Bank account in India in rupee denominations.

Aditya Birla Chemicals to merge with Grasim Industries

Published on: 12-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The approval of merger of ABCIL with Grasim was given by the Board of Directors of Grasim Industries Limited.

Digital Magazine App Flipboard launched Web Browser Version

Published on: 12-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Users can log in to the new web version to access the same curated content as on their mobile platforms.

Microsoft acquired Sunrise for 100 million US dollars

Published on: 12-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The Sunrise app will remain in market and free after the acquisition. It will continue to support a wide range of third-party apps and calendar services.

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