General Knowledge February 10th 2015 (2015-02-10)

General Affairs for February 10th from India and Around the World.

HSBC admits Swiss bank failings over client taxes

HSBC Holdings Plc admitted failings by its Swiss subsidiary, in response to media reports that it helped wealthy customers dodge taxes and conceal millions of dollars of assets. 

Google acquires iOS, Android app Odysee

Google has announced its acquisition of Odysee, an iOS and Android app that helps automatic back up of photos and videos taken on cameras or tablets to their home computers.

Vodafone India appoints Naveen Chopra as Chief Operating Officer

Naveen Chopra has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Vodafone India with effect from April 1, 2015.

Ratan Tata invests in car website CarDekho.com

This is Mr. Ratan Tata’s 4th investment in online e-commerce following Snapdeal, Urban Ladder and BlueStone. CarDekho.com is an online auto classified services provider.

Adani to develop 10,000 MW solar parks in Rajasthan

Adani signed a pact with the Rajasthan government to develop the country’s largest solar park in the state with 10,000 MW capacity over the next 10 years at an estimated investment of about Rs 40,000 crore.


MRPL raises stake in OMPL

Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL) has increased its stake in ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Ltd. (OMPL) to 46 per cent from 3 per cent.

Sukanya Samridhi Yojna started  in Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign.



The scheme launched by the PM in Jan 2015 is being started in UP.

Patrolling ship “Amogh” commissioned in Coast Guard
Indian Coast Guard today commissioned a high-speed patrolling ship ‘Amogh’ into its fleet which will be stationed off Paradip coast.

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