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World Last Week: 22 Sept’14 – 28 Sept’14


PM Narendra Modi on 25th September, 2014 promised easy and effective governance to help achieve high growth and creation of jobs while launching his government’s most ambitious project to make India, a manufacturing hub.

  • Mars Mission: India creates history as Mangalyaan successfully enters Mars orbit in first attempt

India has become the first nation in the world to have entered the Mars orbit in the first attempt. ISRO’s MOM is also cheapest such mission till now.

  • Apple plays defense on iPhone 6 bending, software concerns

Apple offered a “workaround” to the software glitch after numerous users complained that the iOS 8.0.1 update left their phones largely inoperable.

  • Blackberry’s tablet ‘Passport’ hits Indian markets

Black Berry launched its latest phone ‘Passport’ in India on Monday. As the name suggests, it has been designed to match the size of a passport and is priced at Rs. 49,990.

  • Sonia, Rahul Gandhi to visit flood-hit Jammu & Kashmir today

Sonia and Rahul are visiting J&K on a two days visit from Monday to meet the flood victims and assess damages caused to public property and infrastructure in worst-ever floods in the state, which has taken a toll on nearly 300 lives.

  • AirAsia, Jet Airways in another fare war with Rs 690, Rs 908 fares respectively

Customers must book till Oct 5 for travel before Jan 15, according to details on its website. Jet didn’t announce how many tickets would be for sale.

  • Sensex ends day 431 points down: 5 Reasons why markets cracked

Major losers were ONGC, RIL, SBI, Sun Pharma, L&T, Cipla, Infosys, ICICI Bank, GAIL, Tata Motors, Tata Power, Tata Steel and TCS.

  • M&M launches new Scorpio starting at Rs 7.98 lakh; to take on Duster & Safari Storme

Gearing to meet an increasing competition in SUV segment, M&M launched the new Scorpio priced between Rs 7.98-11.46 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai).

  • Yahoo buys Bangalore-based tech startup Bookpad for Rs 50 crore

Unlike a typical startup in India which has to face issues such as mentoring and funding, Bookpad’s received nurturing from the beginning.


Source: Economic times

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