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CURRENT AFFAIRS FOR 19 MAY 2016
May 23, 2016
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APPLE TO SET UP APP CENTRE IN BENGALURU

Tim Cook is in India and he is mixing business with pleasure, and spirituality. The CEO of the $233 billion Apple Inc., on his maiden India trip, started his day early on Wednesday with a visit to the Shree Siddhivinayak temple,.

the company announced an iOS mobile app design centre in Bengaluru, intended to support and accelerate the growth of Apple’s developer community.

In addition, Mr. Cook met mobile app developers in Mumbai.

Mr. Cook’s first visit assumes significance as Apple reported its first quarterly drop in global iPhone sales last month, while its India revenues grew by 56 per cent.

INDIA SUCCESSFULLY TEST-FIRES N-CAPABLE PRITHVI II MISSILE

India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile on Thursday, which has a strike range of 350 km, as part of a user trial by the army.

The missile test was carried out from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near here at 1210 hrs. “The trial data of the missile conducted by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) shows positive results,” said a defence source. The surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of warheads and is thrusted by liquid propulsion twine engines. It uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory to hit its target

INDIA MAY SUPPLY TWO WARSHIPS TO PHILIPPINES

In a boost to India’s defence exports in a region of strategic importance, Kolkata-based public sector yard Garden Reach Ship Builders (GRSE) has emerged as the lowest bidder to supply two warships to the Philippines Navy.

Diplomatic sources while confirming the development said that the final decision was expected in a couple of weeks.