Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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ICICI bank launches voice password facility for users  
India’s largest private sector lender Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India (ICICI) Bank has launched voice password facility for users. This service will facilitate its customers to make transactions using their voice rather than using traditional means of authentication like entering id and password. The voice recognition service authenticates customers based on their speech patterns and allows them to execute banking transactions through the bank’s call centre. Thus in this case of transaction customers voice will act as the password through the call centre. The technology solution behind ICICI bank’s voice password facility works on unique voice prints which comprise over 100 characteristics. It also includes voice modulation, accent speed and pronunciation which are impossible to imitate. This voice print will be stored and matched whenever the customer calls from the registered mobile. Thus it will provide highest security potential to its customers. Over 33 million savings bank and credit card customers of ICICI bank will be able to use the service.

Mumbai Indians defeat Chennai Super Kings to win IPL 2015 for second time
Mumbai Indians (MI) won the eight edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 by defeating Chennai Super Kings (CSK). In the final match played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata they defeated CSK by 41 runs. CSK had won the toss in final summit had chosen bowl first. MI by batting first had set the target of 202 to their opponent team. However the CSK failed to reach the target score. This is the second IPL title triumph for MI after their maiden win in the season six in 2013. It should be noted that Chennai has now lost four finals of 2008, 2012, 2013, 2015 in six appearances and had won in 2011 and 2012 IPL seasons.
Brief score: MI 202-5 in 20.0 Overs (Lendl Simmons 68, Rohit Sharma 50, Dwayne Bravo 2-36) beat CSK 161-8 in 20.0 Overs (Dwayne Smith 57, Mitchell McClenaghan 3-25).
Man of the Match:  Rohit Sharma.
Captains of the two teams
Mumbai Indains: Rohit Sharma.
Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Other highlights of IPL 2015
Player of the Tournament: Andre Russell (KKR).
Orange Cap awarded to: David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad).
Purple Cap awarded to: Dwayne Bravo (CSK).
Emerging Player of the Season: Shreyas Iyer (Delhi Daredevils).
Most Valuable Player: Andre Russell (KKR).
About Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians (MI) is owned by India’s biggest conglomerate, Reliance Industries led by Mukesh Ambani through its 100% subsidiary IndiaWin Sports.
Ownership of MI: IndiaWin Sports Pvt Ltd (Stake: 98.3%), Teesta Retail Pvt Ltd. (Stake: 1.7%).

Union Government approves 21 FDI proposals worth Rs 281 crore
Union Government has approved twenty one proposals of Foreign Direct Investment (DI) amounting to over 280 crore rupees. The approved FDI proposals were based on recommendations of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) taken in its meeting held on 30 April, 2015.
Some of approved FDI proposals are
·         La Renon Healthcare’s proposal to invest Rs 100 crore in a brownfield project.
·         Blue Dart Express’s proposal to acquire shares in Blue Dart Aviation Ltd and hike shareholding from 49 per cent to 74 per cent. It will infuse investment between 52.8 crore to Rs 69 crore rupees.
·         Quickjet Cargo Airlines proposal to increase foreign shareholding in the company to 74 per cent from 62.34 per cent. The deal will entail FDI worth 14.40 crore rupees.
·         Forever Living Imports (India) Pvt Ltd’s 18.30-crore rupees proposal to undertake single brand retailing of ‘Forever’ brand products in India.

Renowned American mathematician and Nobel Laureate John Nash
passes away
John Forbes Nash Jr., the Princeton University mathematician, died along with his wife in a car crash. He was 86. His taxi crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike in Monroe Township when the driver lost control. Oscar-winning film, A Beautiful Mind was inspired by his life. Nash born on 13 June 1928 was an American mathematician who became famous for his game theory, differential geometry, and partial differential equations, which provided an insight into the factors that, govern chance and events inside complex systems in daily life.

French film Dheepan honoured with Palme d’Or Award at 68th Cannes Film Festival
French film Dheepan has been awarded Palme d’Or Award at 68th Cannes Film Festival. The film is directed by Jacques Audiard. Dheepan story revolves around the trio of Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka’s who pretend to be a family in order to flee their war-torn country to France.
Other awards at 68th Cannes Film Festival
The Grand Prix: Son of Saul, directed by László Nemes.
Best director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien for The Assassin.
Screenplay: Michel Franco for Chronic.
Best actress:  Emmanuelle Bercot in Mon Roi and Rooney Mara in Carol.
Best Actor: Vincent Lindon in The Measure of a Man.
Camera d’OrLa Tierra Y La Sombra, directed by César Augusto Acevedo.
Short Films Palme d OrWaves ’98, directed by Ely Dagher.

The Jury Prize: The Lobster, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.