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India first Mars mission successful, Mangalyaan enters orbit

Only the fourth country in the world to do so, India sends first Mars satellite Mangalyaan into orbit. India has successfully sent a Mars satellite into orbit today, on September 24, 2014. The Indian Mars mission named ‘Mangalyaan’...
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Yahoo buys over Indian startup firm Bookpad

1-year-old Indian startup firm Bookpad gets bought over by Yahoo. Continuing the spate of acquisitions in the technology industry, US-based search engine giant Yahoo has bought over a Banglore-based Indian startup called Bookpad.  The firm...
China fines GSK for bribery

China fines GSK $490 million for bribery

Found guilty of bribing doctors and hospitals, China fines GSK for $490 million. China has fined GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) $490 million, a record penalty, for bribing doctors and hospitals to promote its products. Found guilty by a court in Changsha...
Jaguar XJ 2.0L launched by JLR

JLR unveils Jaguar XJ 2.0 at Rs 93.24 lakh in India

Jaguar Land Rover introduces locally produced Jaguar XJ 2.0 in India. Tata Motors’ Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) launched its locally manufactured Jaguar XJ 2.0L (petrol powered) at a price of Rs 93.24 lakh on September 16, 2014. Earlier this...
China $4.3 billion airport near Dalian

China to build a $4.3 billion airport near Dalian

The $4.3 billion airport will be built on an artificial island. A major Chinese city by the name of Dalian will build a $4.3 billion airport on an 8.07 square mile artificial island, it was reported on September 16, 2014. Comprising four runways,...
Dr Ong Kong Wee map breast cancer operation

Surgical ‘map’ that makes breast cancer surgery faster and less riskier

Singaporean doctor develops a surgical ‘map’ to reduce risk to breast cancer surgery. Apart from increasing the efficiency of an early stage breast cancer surgery, a surgical map developed by Dr Ong Kong Wee, head of SingHealth Duke-NUS...
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Two automakers fined for price fixing in China

Chrysler Group and Volkswagon JV fined heavily for price fixing in China. Chinese regulators have heavily fined two more multinational carmakers for price fixing in China on September 11, 2014. While Volkswagen JV was fined $40.5 million by...
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Microsoft China loses top exec to Baidu

Chinese search engine Baidu hires Microsoft China’s top executive. Microsoft China lost its top executive Zhang Yaqin, the company’s corporate vice president, to the Chinese search giant Baidu, in the face of current setbacks in...
Indonesia airfare price ceiling

Indonesia to raise airfare price ceiling

The Indonesian government will increase the airfare price ceiling for scheduled flights. The Indonesian transport ministry will be increasing airfare price ceiling for scheduled flights by October 2014 to lift the weight of losses. The airlines...
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Singapore goes underground for commercial oil storage

The Jurong Caverns, Singapore’s large-scale oil storage project, is an engineering feat. In a latest accomplishment, Singapore has found an ‘underground’ solution to its commercial oil storage issues and land constraints. An...