\ue000India\u2019s largest commercial bank, the State Bank of India, which has assets of over Rs 7 lakh crore, was ranked
57th in the list of the world\u2019s Top 1,000 banks this year, by the UK based banking publication The Banker.
\ue000India\u2019s direct tax collections increased to Rs 1,47,197 crore in first half of the current financial year, compared
to Rs 1,11,055 crore in the corresponding period last year. Within the direct tax basket, collections from
corporate tax went up by 35.65 per cent.
\ue000\u2018iPiaceri Del Caffe\u2019 the Italian range of coffee, which means 'the pleasures of coffee', has been introduced
acrossBar i s t a's 150 outlets throughout the country. Barista, owned byL av azza, Italy's largest coffee company,
unveiled the international range of coffees through an interactive brewing session by Lavazza's Master Brewer
\u2018Francesco Viarizzo\u2019 in Mumbai.
\ue000Linc Pen and Plastics has roped in Shah Rukh as its brand ambassador.
\ue000Home decor and lifestyle products company, Rosebys Interiors India, has roped in Soha Ali Khan as the
company's brand ambassador.
\ue000TheCo n g r es s has decided to hand over its election campaign strategy to Crayons Advertising, which beat
JWT to bag the account estimated at over Rs 150 crore.
\ue000Lee Cooper has launched its \u2018Make History\u2019 campaign in which contestants have to click a photo, give it a
caption and upload it onw ww. mak eh istory - a p. com. The winning entry will be awarded $40,000.
\ue000Bharat Forge, the flagship company of the $2.4-billion Kalyani Group and supplier to the automotive and capital
goods industry, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) for
creation of an M.Tech Programme for its employees.
\ue000The West Bengal Government has granted the Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMC)l i c en c e
to the German wholesale major Metro Cash & Carry India.
\ue000Luxury car makerB en t l ey has introduced its Continental Flying Spur which the company claims to be the
world\u2019s fastest car, in India recently. The Flying Spur is a four door luxury saloon which can run 322 km/hour and
will be sold at an approximate price of Rs 2.5 crore
\ue000Splash, the high street fashion brand of Dubai-based Landmark group, has launched its first store in India
recently. Headquartered in Dubai, Splash retail\u2019s footprint spans seven countries with 78 Splash stores and 66
\ue000Nokia India has announced its association with Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra in the company\u2019s new ad
campaign with the tagline, \u201cIt\u2019s not just a phone; it\u2019s who we are\u201d.
\ue000Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) has short-listed four reactor vendors - Areva NP of France,
GE-Hitachiand Westinghouse Electric and Russian firm Atomstroyexport for new Light Water Reactor
(LWR) capacities NPCIL is looking to set up \u201cNuclear Parks\u201d or reactor clusters, each with a capacity to house
up to eight reactors of 1,000 MWe (mega watt electrical) or six reactors of 1600 MWe at a single location.
\ue000DTH service provider Tata Sky has announced the launch of its PVR service. Branded Tata Sky + (Tata Sky
Plus), the personal video recorder (PVR) service implies that users need no longer worry about missing the
programme of their choice or give up watching it if a family member wants to watch another one.