Economic Times Presentation
(15 Nov – 19 Nov)
Johnson & Johnson in trouble for 10,000
faulty hip replacements
Pharma giant Johnson & Johnson is facing a multi-million-
pound legal claim after more than 10,000 patients in Britain
were told their hip replacement operations needed to be
Many patients have been in excruciating pain, with some
unable to walk since the operation.
Now patients are preparing a class action suit against
Johnson & Johnson's orthopaedic branch in a case which
could cost the company 350 million pounds.
Over 10,000 patients have been recalled to hospital to have
their operations reviewed because components used to
cushion and fix the artificial joint were causing tumours and
depositing toxic metal in the blood.
M&M to hit MotoGP track for global bike
The country’s youngest motorcycle maker Mahindra
2Wheelers will participate in the 125cc category of the
world’s oldest motorcycle events started in 1949.
Association with MotoGP will provide an ideal platform
for Mahindra to showcase its two-wheeler technology.
Presently 2-wheeler market is dominated by Hero Honda
and Bajaj Auto.
M&M, a leader in SUVs and tractor segments.
Entered the 2-wheeler market with gearless scooters in
Sept last year after acquiring Pune-based Kinetic.
Entered into the motorcycle market this Sept with the
110cc Stallio and the 300cc Mojo.
MotoGP has three racing categories: 125cc; Moto2, the
600cc four-stroke engine category; and MotoGP, where
competing bikes must be prototypes with maximum
engine capacity of 800cc.
Leading teams of the 125cc are Derbi, Aprilia, Honda,
KTM, Lambretta and Yamaha.
Unemployment rate at 9.4% in 2009-10
Agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors
continued to employ the largest workforce in
Out of 1,000 employed, 455 were working in
Agriculture, forestry & fisheries, 89 in
manufacturing sector, 88 in wholesale and
retail trade, 84 in community services and 75
in construction sector.