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Brief News

Asian Banker Achievement Award 2015 given to Bharatiya Mahila Bank
Akraman-11 Defense Exercise by Indian Army in Rajasthan
Magnus Carlsen Wins Shamkir Chess Tournament 2015
Presidents Cup Open International Boxing Tournament – India Crowned Champions

Indian Affairs 

Maharashtra collaborates with Israel on Smart Cities

  • In a key stride in collaboration between the State and Israel, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai agreed to cooperate in building smart cities.
  • The two parties-Maharashtra government and Municipality of Tel Aviv-agreed to discuss common challenges faced by modern cities and possible solutions.

 Awards

BCCI to nominate Rohit Sharma for Arjuna award

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has nominated Rohit Sharma for the Arjuna award for 2015.
  • Rohit has had an excellent last year for India in international cricket.
  • The decision to nominate Rohit was taken in the BCCI working committee meeting in Kolkata.
  • Since January 1, 2014, he has averaged 55.05 from 21 innings with 3 centuries and 5 fifties, with the epic 264 his highest score.

 International Affairs 

South Korean President Accepts Resignation of PM

  • South Korea’s president accepted the resignation of her prime minister on Monday over a bribery scandal.
  • Prime Minster Lee Wan Koo offered to resign last week, just two months after taking the country’s No. 2 post.
  • He has been at the heart of a corruption scandal involving a dead businessman and other high-profile figures, mostly close associates of President Park Geun-hye.

Omar al-Bashir wins Sudan elections

  • Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir was re-elected on Monday with 94.5% of a vote boycotted by major opposition parties and denounced by western governments as lacking credibility.
  • Al-Bashir, who took power in a bloodless Islamist coup in 1989, is the only sitting head of state facing genocide charges at the International Criminal Court.

Business & Finance

Capgemini acquires iGATE for $4 billion

  • Capgemini and iGATE have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Capgemini will acquire iGATE for a cash consideration of $48 per share.
  • The transaction will amount to $4 billion and is expected to be immediately accretive to Capgemini’s normalized Earnings Per Share (EPS)1.
  • iGATE is US-listed IT services company headquartered in New Jersey.

Obituary

Telugu film choreographer K Vijay dies in Nepal

  • An upcoming Telugu actor and choreographer, Vijay Singh Kavadia, 22, died in Nepal Monday morning in a car accident caused by a powerful aftershock.
  • Part of a crew shooting in Nepal, Vijay was travelling with three others from Kathmandu towards the Indian border when the car hit a crack and overturned.