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Major News and Events of 01 December 2015

What Happened on 01 December 2015


Global leaders praise Modi's solar alliance move

The stakeholders have praised the solar alliance announced jointly by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande. However, they felt that the issue of funding needs to be addressed too, so as to make this green initiative a success. The energy experts are of the view that the solar alliance has the potential to form business innovations in climate change.



Odisha assembly started on a stormy note

The winter session of the Odisha assembly began on a stormy note as the opposition parties created a ruckus while they were discussing about farmer suicides. The house was adjourned by the Speaker Niranjan Pujari till 3 p.m. The Speaker did not agree for a discussion over farmers’ suicide after the beginning of the Question Hour, which resulted in even more ruckus in the assembly.



Motorola launches New-Age Moto 360 smart watch in India

Lenovo-owned Motorola Mobility has launched Moto 360 2nd gen smart watch in India at a price of Rs. 19,999. The device will be available exclusively on online retail websites like Flipkart and Myntra. The new Moto 360 comes in two different sizes 42 mm and 46mm and support 20mm and 22mm watch bands.  



1,300 CCTV cameras placed to cover south Mumbai

Devendra Fadnavis, Maharashtra Chief Minister has launched a project to bring south Mumbai under the surveillance of over 1,300 CCTV cameras so as to prevent crimes and increase policing. The installation of these cameras was a part of the project to install 6,000 CCTV cameras in the whole city before the anniversary of the 26/11 terror attacks in 2016.



Central bank keeps interest rates unchanged

The Central Bank of India has kept the short-term lending and borrowing rates unchanged. There were many expectations that the RBI will make some changes in the rates for balancing the policy action to improve the economic growth to 7.4%. The reverse report rate has been made unchanged at 5.57%.



Agra: Three died in sewage tank gas leak

Three people have been killed in Agra after a leakage of the poisonous gas which took place at the time of cleaning of a sewage treatment plant. The leakage happened when the workers and labourers were sent inside a tank to be cleaned. Fire department did the rescue operation to bring out three people who fell unconscious in thetank due to some noxious gas. However, when they were taken to the hospital, they were declared brought dead.



OnePlus launches exchange and buyback offer for OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has launched a buyback and exchange offer for those who wish to upgrade to the One Plus 2 and OnePlus X smartphones. The company has tied up with ReGlobe, an expertise in the end-of-life product management, in this programme.