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India grants Pfizer patent for pneumonia vaccine

22 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine is used for the prevention of pneumococcal pneumonia and invasive diseases caused by 13 Streptococcis pneumoniae strains.

Odisha government launches Facebook programme ‘SheMeansBusiness’

Aug 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik has launched Facebook's programme 'She Means Business' to assist in the growth of women entrepreneurs in the state.

Facebook launches YouTube competitor called 'Watch'

Aug 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Watch is a platform for all creators and publishers to find an audience, build a community of passionate fans, and earn money for their work.

L&T bags Rs 3375-crore Mauritius metro order

Aug 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Apart from stations, the scope of the project will include the construction of viaducts & bridges, track works, DC electric traction systems, ticketing & passenger information systems among others.

Google introduces recruiting app 'Hire' for businesses

Jul 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Hire makes it easy to identify talent, build strong candidate relationships and efficiently manage the interview process end-to-end.

Google Maps now tells you best time of day to travel

Jul 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Presently available in the United States and Britain, the new travel time graph has bars for half an hour before and a few hours after the current time.

Volkswagen returns to Iranian market after 17-year absence

Jul 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

European firms have been eyeing opportunities in Iran since a nuclear deal with world powers came into force in January 2016, lifting many sanctions in exchange for tight controls on the country's atomic programme.

India's antitrust watchdog imposes $13.6 mn fine on Hyundai Motor's local unit

Jun 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

India's antitrust watchdog has imposed a fine of $13.6 million on South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co's local unit, accusing the company of anti-competitive behaviour.

Toyota to develop a new system that could predict heart attack

Jun 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Scientists in collaboration with Toyota are developing a new system that would be able to predict if a car driver is about to have a heart attack.

IRDAI takes over management of Sahara India Life Insurance Company

Jun 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

In a notification, IRDAI said, the IRDAI has reasons to believe that M/s Sahara India Life Insurance Co. Ltd. with Registration No. 127 dated 6th February 2004 is acting in a manner likely to be prejudicial to the interests of holders of life insurance policies.

RCom-Aircel merged wireless company to be called Aircom

Jun 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

R-Com will demerge its wireless business and transfer it to the new entity Aircom.

Tata Group is India’s most valuable brand: Brand Finance

May 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

IT firm Infosys ranked fourth in the list with an estimated value of $6.2 billion, up one rank from 2016, while State Bank of India slipped to the fifth rank in 2017, from third in 2016.

India imposes anti-dumping duty on glasses and Chinese radiators

May 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

India has imposed anti-dumping duty on certain glasses imported from Iran and Chinese aluminium radiators to protect the country’s domestic industry.

India and UK to sign MoU to increase efficiency of urban transport system

May 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Transport For London (TFL) is going to soon sign a MoU with Indian Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

PepsiCo India forays into Dairy Products with Oats-Based Milk Beverage

May 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Besides Quaker Oats, PepsiCo is considering launching dairy-based beverages under other brands, including Tropicana.

Real Estate Act comes into effect, 13 states notify rules

May 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Real Estate act finally came into effect on 1 May 2016, ending a nine-year-long wait. The act will usher in more transparency and accountability in the real estate sector.

Paytm launches Digital Gold; Consumers now buy gold on Paytm

Apr 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Using Paytm mobile wallets, consumers can purchase 24K 999.9 purity gold online and store it in MMTC—PAMP’s secure vaults free of charge.

Google to introduce 'Copyless Paste' feature

Apr 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Copyless Paste feature will take data from Chrome usage and use that to improve the experience in other apps.

SBI becomes India's most-valued Public Sector Company

Apr 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

On the other hand, in Private Sector, IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) became the most-valued Indian company with a market cap of Rs 454902.85 crore.

Indian billionaire Anil Agarwal buys 11.4% of miner Anglo American

Apr 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Volcan Holdings investment company owned by Agarwal’s family is now the second largest shareholder behind South Africa’s Public Investment Corp, which owns more than 13 per cent.

Cairn India merged with Vedanta Ltd

Apr 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The merged company will have a larger market cap of USD 15.6 billion.

Supreme Court rejects Compensatory Power Tariff for Adani Power, Tata Power

Apr 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Following this ruling, both the companies witnessed a dip in their share prices by up to 18 per cent on BSE.

Nokia partners with Airtel and BSNL to bring 5G Services in India

Apr 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The MoU will help BSNL to draw a framework for transition from the current network to a futuristic 5G network.

Flipkart acquires eBay India business to fight Amazon

Apr 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

This new funding round valued Flipkart at  USD 11.6 billion now. This is about 24 per cent lower than the USD 15.2 billion valuation it got in 2015.

BHEL commissioned 800 MW Supercritical Thermal Power Plant in Karnataka

Mar 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

It is the second unit of the 2x800 MW Yeramarus Thermal Power Station, which is located in Raichur District of Karnataka.

Facebook adds new camera and Snapchat-like features

Mar 29, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Its new camera will give users more options to share and enhance photos and videos.

HDFC Bank MD Aditya Puri features in World's Best CEOs list by Barron's

Mar 27, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The top three positions in the list were secured by Mary Barra of General Motors, Gary Dickerson of Applied Materials and Stephen Hemsley respectively.

Ram Vilas Paswan: Strict punishment for misleading advertisements

Mar 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Consumer Affairs minister Ram Vilas Paswan announced that the centre would be taking strict action against the entities who put out misleading advertisements.

IDFC Bank launches Aadhaar Payment App

Mar 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

To get the app, the merchants are required to visit the nearest branch of IDFC bank.

BBC banned for five years from filming in Tiger reserves

Mar 1, 2017
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Justin Rowlatt’s documentary, ‘One World: Killing for Conservation’ shot in Kaziranga led to banning of BBC from filming in Tiger reserves.

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