ENTERPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2008
Anil Agarwal, Executive Chairman, Vedanta Resources, has been named the Ernst & Young
Entrepreneur of the Year 2008.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was conferred upon P.R.S. Oberoi, Chairman and CEO, The Oberoi Group.
The Entrepreneur of the Year Infrastructure and Construction Award was presented to Jaiprakash Gaur, Founder Chairman, Jaypee Group.
Gautam Thapar, Chairman and CEO, Avantha Group, was announced as the winner in the Manufacturing Category.
The Award for the Start-Up Entrepreneur of the Year was given to Arvind Rao, CEO and Co-Founder, OnMobile Global.
The Services Category Award was given to Rohinton Screwvala, CEO of UTV Software
IT training company NIIT together with Adobe has announced the launch of its e-GURU Web and
multimedia curriculum for school students.
The e-GURU curriculum would cover the Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection– Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Premiere, Encore, Soundbooth, AfterEffects, Fireworks and Dreamweaver.
The Whale Shark Day, a joint initiative of Tata Chemicals, Gujarat Forest Department and Wildlife Trust of India — International Fund for Animal Welfare (WTI-IFAW), was organise in the presence of spiritual
guru Morari Bapu at Porbandar recently.
The whale shark was placed under Schedule One of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. This
development was triggered by the award-winning documentary film, "Shores of Silence" by Mike Pandey.
State Bank of India has launched 'Grameen Shakti' – a micro insurance scheme for its Self Help Group (SHG) members.
VE Commercial Vehicles, the joint venture between Eicher Motors and Swedish group AB Volvo, is planning to cater to a complete range of mining application products.
Carborandum Universal (CUMI), part of Rs 9,582-crore Murugappa Group, entered in to an agreement with Volgograd region administration in Russia to set up 100,000-tonne silicon carbide fusion plant.
Ashley Design and Engineering Services (ADES), part of the Hinduja Group's flagship company Ashok Leyland, has been renamed as Defiance Technologies.
Ramanujam Sridhar has authored the book 'One Land, One Billion Minds' that was released recently.
American Express (AmEx), world's fourth-largest credit card issuer, has received a go ahead from the US Federal Reserve to convert itself into a commercial bank.
Antrix Corporation Ltd (part of ISRO), which globally markets Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) Satellite data has been conferred the 'Mini-ratna' status by the Union government.
Asarco will collect a $50 million break-up fee following the decision by Sterlite Industries (India) to cancel a $2.6 billion purchase of the bankrupt US copper producer.
SBI Life Insurance Co has launched its first group health insurance plan 'Criti9' for State Bank Group customers.
Hewlett-Packard (HP) has unveiled three laptops-Intersect, Renewal and Intensity designed by famous
designer Vivienne Tam.
The UB Group will sell South African wines from Jonty Rhodes promoted 10 Chapter Pty in India.
The World Gold Council (WGC) has engaged HDFC Bank, to provide personal loans to gold buyers and GC has also organised "Lucky Laxmi"–retail sales of gold jewellery items across the country.
US based Wyndham Group has tied up with Bangalore-based Royal Orchid Hotels to open 10 Ramada hotels across the country.
Following its early success in Maharashtra, Thomson Reuters launched Reuters Market Light (RML) in Punjab.
Trent Ltd, the flagship retail arm of the Tata group, has launched of its value format store 'Fashion Yatra' in Mumbai.
Worsted suiting manufacturer Digjam has tied up with Scottish premium fabric manufacturer Holland and Sherry (H&S) to retail its products in India. The top offering in the H&S range is the Vicuna Aymara fabric
that costs Rs 7.5 lakh a metre.
Bharatiya Janata Party member Babubhai K. Katara was expelled from the Lok Sabha after an inquiry committee of the House held him guilty of "grave misconduct" for trying to illegally take two persons abroad on passports belonging to his wife and son.
Microsoft unveiled a family of mouse devices in India. The Arc Mouse combines the functionality of a desktop as well as a portable mouse. The Sidewinder X5 is a mouse for game consoles. The Explorer Mini
Mouse has allows the user to roll it over any kind of surface: a marble floor, a carpet, or a wooden table top.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Dominique Straus-Kahn (59) is under investigation for nepotism and possible abuse of power. Kahn, who had an extramarital relationship with senior IMF economist Piroska Nagy of Hungary, is accused of having helped her get a generous severance package on her departure from the IMF.