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Ericsson has appointed Paolo Colella as New Head in India.

Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson has appointed Paolo Colella as the new head of its India operations, replacing Chris Houghton, who will assume the role of North East Asia region head. Colella, who will also become a member of Ericsson's global leadership team, will take charge from 1st September. At present, Colella is responsible for Ericsson's consulting and systems integration business globally.

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Bangladesh Cricketer ranked the best All-Rounder in O.D.I's

Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hassan has been ranked the best all-rounder in One-Day Internationals (O.D.I) once again. In the latest ICC rankings, Shakib has topped the list of all-rounders in all three formats of cricket -Test, O.D.I's and Twenty20 Internationals. In the rankings released after the Bangladesh-India series, (won by Bangladesh) Shakib now has 408 points followed by SriLanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan 404, Angelo Mathew with 308 points acquired third place in the list.

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Viswanathan Anand finish second in Norway Chess tournament.

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand played out a quick draw with Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria to finish second in Norway chess tournament. The game ended in a draw vide repetition in just 18 moves. With 6.5 points, Topalov became Grand Chess tour's first season's winner. While Anand came at second position with 6 points. The next two tournaments of the tour will be held in San Luis, USA, in August and in London in December.

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'Zero Defect, Zero Effect' programme

Industry body FIICI in association with Quality Council of India has started a programme to create awareness about 'Zero Defect, Zero Effect' products. This initiative is intended to give a major fillip to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision to manufacture products with 'zero defect' in terms of quality and with 'zero effect' in terms of environmental impact under the 'Make in India' umbrella.
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Sachin Tendulkar the 'Best Test player' of the 21st century

India's legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar has been voted the 'Best Test player' of the 21st century in an online poll conducted by Cricket Australia's website. The former India skipper got the highest number of votes to emerge on top of the list of the 100 best Test players since 2000, in a poll conducted by cricket.com.au.Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara received the second highest votes, followed by Adam Gilchrist of Australia in the third position.
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Yevgeny Primakov passed away.

Russia's former prime minister Yevgeny Primakov passed away. He was 85. A veteran of Soviet and Russian politics, Primakov served as premier under president Boris Yeltsin in 1998-1999, as foreign minister between 1996 and 1998 and headed the country's external intelligence agency SVR between 1991 to 1996.

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Sachin Tendulkar voted 'Best Test Player' award.

India's legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar has been voted the 'Best Test Player' of the 21st century in an online poll conducted by Cricket Australia's website. The former India skipper got the highest number of votes to emerge on top of the list of the 100 best Test players since 2000, in a poll conducted by cricket.com.au. SriLanka's Kumar Sangakkara received the second highest votes, followed by Adam Gilchrist of Australia in the third position.

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'Secure+' debit card from Axis bank.

Private sector lender Axis Bank has launched an E.M.V-chip-based debit card called ‘Secure+’ that offers multiple security features, including fraud protection and wallet protection. The Secure+ debit card has a feature called ‘Total Control’ through which customers can switch off/on their cards through various channels like mobile application, internet banking, S.M.S or phone banking. Customer can switch off the debit card for a fixed time period when it is not in use.

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Ravi Shankar received Colombia's Civilian award.

Spiritual leader Sri Ravi Shankar has been conferred with Colombia's highest civilian award for his contribution to peace issues around the world, particularly in the Latin American country. Dr. Fabio Raul Amin Saleme, President of the House of Representatives, Congress of Colombia presented 'Orden de la Democracia Simon Bolivar' award to Sri while highlighting his achievements in peace matters through his foundation, The Art of Living.

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