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2011 April 6 to 9 Current Affairs

World Health Day observed on April 7th

Scheme to promote project exports launched

Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma launched a long-term concessional credit scheme to help build export infrastructure in developing nations including Africa, the Gulf and neighbouring countries like Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

The ‘Buyer's Credit Under the NEIA', a new product that will enable Indian companies to be in a competitive position vis-a-vis peers from other nations in project bids.

Indian Small Wind Association formed

To promote the small wind and solar compliant systems and to represent wind and wind-solar hybrid manufacturers, system integrators and service providers, Indian Small Wind Association (INSWA) was officially formed

NABARD projects Rs. 41,085-crore credit potential for Karnataka

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has projected a credit potential of Rs. 41,085 crore for the farm and non-farm activities in the State in 2011-12.
Focus on projects to be sanctioned under (RIDF) Rural Infrastructure Development Fund.
76 new villages in the State included under (VDP) Village Development Programme

Dhoni to join Territorial Army

Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni would soon become the latest high profile celebrity to get an honorary commission in the Territorial Army.

Global trade to grow by 6.5 % in 2011

Global trade is projected to grow by a modest 6.5 per cent this year as uncertainties continue to persist in major economies like Japan.

New BAI chairman

R.J. Srinivas, President, BBMP Contractors Association, has been elected Chairman, Builders' Association of India, Karnataka (Bangalore) Centre, for the year 2011-12.

Aryabhata International Award

Karnataka Bank MD P. Jayarama Bhat was conferred with the Aryabhata International Award instituted by Aryabhata Cultural Association, Bangalore by Dr. V.S. Acharya, Karnataka's Minister for Higher Education.

Bajaj Allianz bags award

Bajaj Allianz has bagged awards in multiple categories of recently announced Bloomberg UTV Financial Leadership Awards 2011. 

Bajaj Allianz General Insurance has been awarded ‘General insurer of the year-private sector', while Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance, along with Bajaj Allianz General Insurance, was recognised for ‘Best contribution in investor education and category enhancement of the year' in insurance.

Saraswati Samman for Kannada writer, S. L. Bhyrappa

Kannada writer S. L. Bhyrappa chosen for the prestigious Saraswati Samman for his novel Mandra.

The award, constituted by the K. K. Birla Foundation, consists of Rs.7.50 lakh, a citation and a plaque. The jury which selected Bhyrappa was headed by former Chief Justice of India G. B. Patnaik.

Award for BMTC

Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has won the “best large public transport fleet operator Apollo-commercial vehicle magazine organisation award 2011”.

The award was presented to BMTC for its passenger-friendly services and financial stability.

WikiLeaks coverage wins Guardian “Newspaper of the Year'' award

The Guardian's coverage of the secret U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks has won it recognition as Britain's “Newspaper of the Year'' at the prestigious 2011 Press Awards

World's first ‘ Dual Core' processor smartphone, Optimus 2X

LG said it plans to launch a range of phones in this particular segment this year. The company also announced the introduction of world's first ‘ Dual Core' processor smartphone, Optimus 2X, in India. 

Optimus 2X is the first phone to run on Nvidia's new Tegra 2 chipset, which promises excellent mobile experience.



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