Current Affairs – July 2015

Indian-American woman Sunita Viswanath honoured with Champion of Change

Sunita Viswanath, an Indian-American woman has been with Champion of Change award by the White House of United States.

She is among the 12 other recipients who have been honoured with this award for their continuous efforts towards climate change.

Sunita was honoured for her work with Sadhana, US based organisation’s s Project Prithvi which encourages Hindus to take care of the environment. She is co-founder and board member of Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus.

She is also co-founder and active board member of Women for Afghan Women (WAW), US based women`s human rights organisation. In 2011, she was awarded with the Feminist Majority Foundation`s Global Women`s Rights Award for her work with WAW.

Sunita was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and has worked in women`s and human rights organisations for almost three decades.

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Mindtree acquires 2 Companies from UK and US

Mid-tier IT services company Mindtree has acquired two companied from United States and United Kingdom. Acquired companies are in BlueFin Solutions Ltd of UK and Relational Solutions Inc of US.

In this regard Mindtree has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% equity interest in BlueFin Solutions Ltd with cash transaction of 419 crore rupees. Bluefin acquisition is part of its latest strategy to strengthen presence in the European market.

While, it has acquired Relational Solutions Inc, in an all cash transaction for 63.5 crore rupees in which is specialised in technology services.

Mindtree is a multinational IT and outsourcing company founded in 1999. It is headquartered in Bengaluru and New Jersey. Presently, it has more than 200 clients and offices in 14 countries and has major markets are US and Europe.

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