Major News and Events of 01 November 2013
What Happened on 01 November 2013
Patna blast: Suspect dies in hospital, witness flees
Sensex soars for the 3rd day in a row, reaches highest in intraday
ISRO comes with MOM Mission on Social Media
Android 4.4 Kitkat released
Krrish 3 a blend of Hollywood and Bollywood
BJP has blamed Akhilesh Yadav government for not being successful in bringing out normalcy in Muzaffarnagar. The party has stated it is due to the wrong policies of the government which has detached this part of UP. BJP has said that the innocent people in fact those who are tormented are being made the accused which is not good for the district as it will fan hatred. The party also said that the state government should look into the fact that equality is there in the rehabilitation process.
Muzaffarnagar is tense again as there were two clashes yesterday which led to loss of four lives. These clashes had communal undertones.The Director general of Police Deo Raj Nagar has admitted that it was police’s failure that these incidents have happened. The AGP has stated that things had not turned normal in riot affected areas in Muzaffarnagar. Arrest of 8 persons has been made and 15 booked for the recent violence.
Ainul alias Tarique, the Patna serial blasts suspect who got himself seriously injured while implanting the bomb at the Patna railway station, succumbed to his injuries late on Thursday. Ainul had splinter injuries in his brain. He was admitted to Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences. He fought for his life for 5 days before losing the battle. He was earlier thought to be a victim but later on it was found out that he may be one of the suspects.
The key witness Mehre Alam, who was to lead the NIA to the mastermind in the blast, Hyder Ali, escaped today much to the embarrassment of the NIA. As many as 6 men hailing from Ranchi planted the bombs in Patna hours before the rally of Narendra Modi in Patna. Hyder Ali, who is a senior Indian Mujahideen man is in the wanted list of NIA since 2012.
It has also been revealed that the modus operandi of the Gaya and the Patna blasts were the same and even the similar kind of clock timers were used.
It was the 3rd consecutive high for the Sensex when it closed at 21,196.81 points on Friday. In the intra-day Sensex reached the highest ever of 21,293.88 points surpassing 21,206.77 points achieved on Jan 10, 2008. The market ended 0.15% or 32.29 points higher. The stocks in green presented a pretty picture. The increase was spurred by bank index, metal, auto, capital goods and healthcare. NSE also closed at 0.13% or 8.05 points higher at 6,307.20 points (provisionally). BSE Bank index increased by 164.41 points, automobile index was up by 146.01 points and metal index was 116.44 points higher. Those who were down included FMCG index which was 64.22 points down, consumer durables index dipped by 52.38 points and IT sector 43.22 points lower.
Science and Technology
Now ISRO has also decided to promote awareness about its plans and programs using social media. It has launched its Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) Facebook page on October 22 and has got 12,072 likes and 10,939 persons talking about the page. In fact on this page only NASA wished ISRO luck with ‘lucky peanuts’. There is a Wikipedia page too and on Twitter the organization has more than 10,000 followers. The Facebook Page showcases a series “Crafting the Craft” where one can see images of various components of the MOM mission. There is also a countdown tab which will get active on Sunday.
Science and Technology
Google has unveiled the latest version of Android, that is, version 4.4, KitKat. This is compatible for low-cost devices which have low capacity RAMs. In this version the background features have been remarkably curtailed so that there is less consumption of memory. The same will be applicable for YouTube and Chrome. The devices, which have 512MB RAM can benefit from this. The budget smartphones are expected to operate more efficiently with this update. The features included are voice search which is hands free, dialer apps which enables checking location as well. The SMS app will come integrated in Google Hangout. Other features include Caller ID, Google now with Bluetooth Message Access Profile, Remote control for TV and Chromecast.
The hype around Krrish 3 has been silenced as the movie has released and people will now have the option to find out, did it live up to the expectations. The movie which has all the ingredients of a Hollywood flick as per reports fails in one major area which is too much infusion of Bollywood masala which ruins the flow of the movie. Some of the flashy dialogues, the songs don’t help the movie. The verdict goes though in favor of Hrithik Roshan who looks good as a superhero and has done well in the movie. Kangana Ranaut is said to have overshadowed Priyanka Chopra and the reports also predict that Vivek Oberoi’s role could have had more substance. Whatever the reviews may predict the fact remains Krrish 3 is on to a fantastic start with the morning and afternoon shows getting good responses at the multiplexes and single screens.