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May Sports News

Novak Djokovic wins the Madrid Masters Tennis Championship defeating Rafael Nadal

Petra Kvitovawins the ATP-WTA Madrid Masters by defeating Victoria Azarenka

Sabastian Vettel wins the Turkish Grand Prix

Mary Komwins her first gold medal in the Asian Cup Women's Boxing Tournament in Haikou,China

AC Milan wins the 18th Serie A Title Football championship at Roma

Saina Nehwal loses to World number 3 Xin Wang in the Final of Malaysian Open Grandprix Gold Badminton tournament

Shane Warnewill retire from Indian Premier League as a player after the IPL 2011 Season

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Automobile

2011 Jaguar XJ has been named as the International Luxury Car of the Year

South Korean 2-wheeler manufacturer S and T Motors Corporation, in collaboration with Pune-based Garware Motors, launched its Hyosung brands of 650-700 cc superbikes in India priced between Rs.4,75,000 and Rs.5,69,000

Awards

Two Class 7 students from Tamil Nadu have jointly won the 2nd prize with a Romanian team in a competition conducted b y NASA. M Srivatsan and Vasundhara Gautham of Bhavan's Rajaji Vidyashram are the only participants from Tamil Nadu to win the competition. Under 'Project IRIS' (International Research and Integration Station), they developed and designed an alternate habitat for human space settlement. The design won recognition for its detailed and in-depth representation of life and its necessities integrated in a space city.

Indian American doctor Siddhartha Mukherjee's book on cancer ' The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography on Cancer' bags 2011 Pulitzer Prize

Mangalore City Corporation has bagged the Green Leaf Award 2011 for its adopting best practices in managing sanitary landfills

People
Diwakar Gupta has been appointed as CFO of SBI

Board Director, Mohandas Pai and Co-founder K. Dinesh resigns f rom Infosys

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New Jersey-based allergist and immunologist Dr.Sunita Kanumury has been elected President of American Association of Ph ysicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) for 2011-12

Indian coach, Beerbul Wadera to be appointed as (PTF) Pak Tennis Federation coach

Former Brazil Vice President Jose Alencar dies at 79

Pop star Michel Martelly declared Haiti president

Actress Lindsay Lohan has been sentenced to 120 days in jail

Sachin Tendulkar turns 38

Cipla's former Chief Executive Amar Lulla passes away

Andy Gossof head US operations of Jaguar Land Rover

California-based NComputing hires former Citrix VP, Raj Dhingra as its CEO

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Business

Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd. to increase the output to 20 million tonnes, eyes production facilities at Kudremukh

'Illumine Play System ', a play range has been launched by Arihant Industrial Corporation

Biocon to invest Rs.450 crore on insulin programmes

For the first time ever Apple suprpass Nokia as the world's largest phone vendor by revenue

Royal Emirates Group buys Spanish first division soccer club Getafe , renames 'Getafe Team Dubai '

Reliance Industries finds gas in first well it drilled on a deepsea block in Cauvery basin

Tata Steel to sell 51 percent stake in group company Tata R efractories to Nippon Steel's associate Krosaki Harima Corporation for Rs.576.3 crore

Event

First Bejing international film festival begins in China

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Science

Brazilruns world's longest, 28-metre bus on biofuel

Technology

Mobile handset make, Intex Technologies has laun ched a dual SIM handset , designed for the visually impaired priced at Rs.2,600

Intel launches Intel Xeon processor E7 family

iPad 2to be launched in India b y end of April 2011

VMWare's mobile virtualization now on Android

Blackberry's Playbook hits US market

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Automobile

Ford Motor India launches cheaper sedan version, ' Fiesta Classic ' Volskwagen to launch Jetta variantin India sometime in mid-2011

Business

VMware takes over Mozywhich has been serving as the cloud-based storage and back up service of EMC for the last 4 years

MindTree co-founder Ashok Soota to set up a new business venture - Happiest Minds Technologies Limited to provide IT services to global firms

HCL bags broadband connectivity project for Indian R ailways

IBM to provide finance and administration shared services to PepsiCo India

FedEx acquires Boeing 777F aircraft to provide better international connectivity to Indian cargo business

Canara Bank launches Debit Card-Platinum and Canara Campus Card

BSE signed an MoU with Osaka Securities Exchange to develop opportunities including cross-licencing of indices

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Education

Symbiosis International University plans to start a school of liberal arts at its model colony campus from June 2011

'Pengala', a learning software for students to create interactive multimedia courses

Event

Dr.Gangubai Hanagal Music Foundation and Hubli Art circle to jointly organize a 2 -day Indian classical music, dance and folk festival to mark 98th birth anniversary of Hindustani stalwart Gangubai Hanagal

4-day Auto Expo 2011 to be held in Surat, Gujarat

2-day North Zone conference of International College of Surgeons to be held at KN Udupa auditorium, Banar as Hindu University

People

Ex-IAS off icer Sanjay Guptahas been appointed as Metro Express between Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) chief

Chris Capossela has been appointed as Chief Marketing Officer at Microsoft

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Partip Chaudhuri has been appointed as SBI's chief

Atif ete Jahjaga, Kosovo's highest r anking policewoman becomes countr y's President

Shiv Nadar, founder of HCL has been appointed as the chairman of the bo ard of governors of the IIT Kharagpur

Science

Scientists have created the world's 1st artificial leaf that can turn sunlight and water into energy which could pave the way for a cheaper source of power in developing countries

Technology

Mozilla releases Firefox 4 for Android Yahoo to launch new search engine in India by 2 011 H2

Dr.Abdul Kalam launches launches language translation software developed by 17 institutions including the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) at the 20th International World Wide Web conference IT firm LinguaNext launched solutions Indify SAP and Indify Oracle to translate SAP ERP and Oracle E-Business Suite into 22 official Indian languages.

HTC launches demo of HTC Flyer tablet

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