Current Affairs Global - 31 July 2015

1. Microsoft has formally launched 'Windows 10' in India and the system will soon be available free 90-day trial edition. Windows 10 will be available on several devices like PCs, tablets, phones, Raspberry Pi, Xbox One, HoloLens and more and Microsoft looks to regain its presence with the launch of this new Windows operating system.


2. Japanese media giant Nikkei Media group has acquired European Financial News Company Financial Times from Britain-s Pearson in a USD 1.3 billion deal. This is also the biggest acquisition ever by any Japanese media organization.


3. Beijing won the bid to host 2022 Winter Olympic Games, as per the announcement made by the International Olympic Committee in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia today. With this, Beijing will be the first city to host both the summer and Winter Games. Beijing successfully hosted the Summer Olympics in 2008.