Current Affairs International - 4 April 2016

1. Global PE firm Blackstone Group has announced that it would acquire Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.-s majority stake in Indian outsourcing firm Mphasis Ltd which will be the biggest acquisition of Blackstone in India. Based on the open offer subscription, the purchase price consideration will vary between Rs 5,466 crore and Rs 7,071 crore (or approximately USD 825 million - USD 1.1 billion). As a part of the deal, HPE also signed a master services agreement (MSA) with Mphasis, committing business of USD 990 million over a period of five years.


2. Famous American actor, voice artist and comedian Larry Drake passed away due to cancer. He was 66. He was best known for his role Benny Stulwicz in L.A. Law and the voice of Pops in Johnny Bravo. He won Prime time Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.


3. Both West Indies Men and Women teams won the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup in their respective categories. In the Men-s, West Indies defeated England by 4 wickets after hitting 4 back to back sixes in the last over. With this, West Indies Men team won the ICC T20 world cup for the second time after winning the same in 2012. Samuels was adjudged Man of the Match while India's Virat Kohli was adjudged Man of the series.


In the Women-s category, team defeated 3 time champion Australia by 8 wickets to win their ICC T20 world cup for the first time. With this win, West Indies team won total 3 world title this year including U19 world cup title.