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News in Short - 01-May-2019

MakeMyTrip acquires corporate travel firm Quest2Travel

Date: 01 May 2019 Tags: Acquisitions and Merger
  • Online travel firm MakeMyTrip has acquired majority stake in Mumbai-based corporate travel management firm Quest2Travel.com for an undisclosed amount.
  • Quest2Travel.com serves some of India's well-known and large corporates, including Tata Motors, Aditya Birla Group, Times Group, HDFC Ergo and Thermax.
  • This acquisition will help MakeMyTrip to extend its service offerings to large corporates for their travel requirements.
  • Besides, it will reciprocally help Quest2Travel from travel expertise and depth of supplier relationships that MakeMyTrip has forged over the years.

Wynk Tube: Bharti Airtel launches music streaming app

Date: 01 May 2019 Tags: Acquisitions and Merger
  • Telecom giant Bharti Airtel has launched its new music streaming app Wynk Tube, which has a collection of 40-lakh songs and related videos.
  • The app is extension of Wynk Music. It has been built for India by Airtel’s in-house teams.
  • It aims to simplify digital entertainment experience for hundreds of millions of smartphone users, particularly in Tier-II and III towns and villages.
  • It allows users to stream audio and video of popular tracks within same interface with a single touch.

Book: Politics of Jugaad- The Coalition Handbook

Date: 01 May 2019 Tags: Books & Authors
  • The “Politics of Jugaad: The Coalition Handbook” is authored by journalist Saba Naqvi. In it, she has examined possibility of coalition government after 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
  • The book also traces history of political alliances in the country taking into account their performance on economic and social policies, among others.
  • It also makes study of Congress' "tryst with dynasty" with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra taking  plunge into active politics for party helmed by her brother Rahul Gandhi.

Raheem Sterling named 2019 footballer of the year

Date: 01 May 2019 Tags: Sports
  • Football Writers' Association (FWA) has voted Manchester City and England forwardas  2019 Footballer of the Year.
  • He topped the poll of 400-strong FWA membership with 62%of the votes. He is Manchester City FC and England forward.
  • Besides hi, Manchester City and England’s forward Nikita Parris was voted as FWA Women’s Footballer of the Year award.

Barcelona FC wins Spanish La Liga title 2019

Date: 01 May 2019 Tags: Sports
  • Barcelona FC has won Spanish La Liga title 2019 by defeating Levante FC by 1-0 goals on the final match held at Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain.
  • The lone winning goal for Barcelona in this match was scored by club’s Argentine superstar and team captain Lionel Messi at 61st minute.
  • This was Barcelona’s overall 26th La Liga league title in club history and eight in last 11 years.
  • La Liga is one of world’s most popular men’s top professional football division of Spanish football league. It was founded in 1929.