5 June 2014 Current Affairs

Eimear McBride Won Baileys Women’s Prize For Fiction

Irish author Eimear McBride won the 2014 Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction for her first novel A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing. The book is a dark story of a young woman’s relationship with her brother, set in an Ireland of religious oppression and sexual abuse. Her protagonist goes on a journey of spectacular self-destruction in an attempt to flee her demons. The award was launched in 1996 and it was originally called Orange Prize for fiction. The prize carried a 30000-pound cash award.

Sanjay Kapoor Appointed As Chairman of Micromax

Sanjay Kapoor, former CEO of Bharati Airtel, was on 5 June appointed as Micromax Chairman. Sanjay was the chief executive officer for India and South Asia of Airtel from March 2010 till May 2013. Micromax is an Indian consumer electronics company headquartered in Gurgaon, Haryana, India. It is in the business of manufacturing of Mobile Telephones, Tablet Computers, 3G Datacards and LED Televisions.


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