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2011 May 1 to 3 Current Affairs

Abu Dhabi becomes the first capital city to have complete fibre optic network

Abu Dhabi is now the first capital city in the world to be entirely covered with a fibre optic network, UAE telecom giant Etisalat has announced.

The completion of this project has contributed to the UAE being ranked amongst the top five countries in the Arab world in the Network Readiness Index (NRI) and ranked 24th in the world according to the Global Information Technology Report 2011 issued by the World Economic Forum, outperforming many countries.

U.s. forces kill Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Laden, leader of terror outfit al-Qaeda and alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks in New York City, was killed in Pakistan in a Special Forces operation by the United States, U.S.

Chaturvedi is new Petroleum Secretary

G. C. Chaturvedi, a 1977 batch IAS officer from the U.P. cadre is new Petroleum Secretary.

Lanba, new ENC Chief of Staff

Vice-Admiral Sunil Lanba took over as the Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command, from Rear Admiral Karambir Singh.

Henry Cooper passes away

Former British and European heavyweight boxing champion Henry Cooper has died two days short of his 77th birthday.

Chetal takes charge as IGCAR Director

S.C. Chetal took over as Director of the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) at Kalpakkam. 

The IGCAR is the architect of Fast Breeder Reactor programme and it has designed and developed the 500 MWe Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) under construction at Kalpakkam.

Madheshiya wins 2011 Sony World Photography Awards

Indian photographer Amit Madheshiya has been named 'Arts and Culture Photographer of the Year' at the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards 2011.

Mumbai-based Madheshiya was one of 13 professional category winners presented with an award held at the ceremony at the Odeon in Leicester Square, London.

Best Five Star Hotel' for 2009-10

The Gateway Hotel here has been chosen by the Union Ministry of Tourism as the ‘Best Five Star Hotel' for 2009-10. 

The award was presented to Sanjeev Sharma, General Manager, at the National Tourism Awards ceremony held in New Delhi.

RBI raises policy rates by 50 basis points

In a bid to check inflation, Reserve Bank raised its short term lending (repo) rate by 50 basis points to 7.25 per cent, while lowering the economic growth projection to 8 per cent for the current fiscal. 

Kamath to take over as Chairman of Infosys

The board of directors of Infosys, decided to appoint K. V. Kamath as the Chairman of Infosys after its founder N. R. Narayana Murthy steps down from his position as Chairman on August 20 when he turns 65. 

New MD for Adobe's South Asian operations

Adobe Systems has appointed Umang Bedi as Managing Director, Sales and Marketing, for South Asia. 

According to a release, Mr. Umang will lead Adobe's sales and marketing operations for India and SAARC. He managed leadership roles at Symantec, Sun Microsystems and Wipro.

New Managing Director for adidas group

Subhinder Singh Prem, currently Managing Director of Reebok India, has been appointed Managing Director of adidas group India and will take over the responsibility for overall business in India with effect from May 1.

R K Upadhyay appointed the new BSNL chief

The government appointed Rakesh Kumar Upadhyay as the Chairman and Managing Director of telecom giant BSNL.



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