Major News and Events of 02 December 2013
What Happened on 02 December 2013
Cabinet to hold meeting tomorrow for final decision on Telangana
SC notice to center on Juvenile Justice Act
Dollar demand of the OMC met in the market now
PV Sindhu lifts her 2nd Grand Prix title
MOM now the farthest object sent by India in space
The Shiv Sena on Monday terminated the services of a veteran leader Mohan Rawale, who had served maximum or five terms as a Lok Sabha MP. He was sacked for dissidence. This happened after a press conference attended by Rawale where he openly criticized the party leadership and specified that the Shiv Sena was graduallt turning into "a party of touts". Few days back Uddhav Thackeray, Shiv Sena President had stated those who were not pleased with the leadership can think of going out of the party. Rawale also stated that the Shiv Sena was not the same party as it was in the leadership of late Bal Thackeray". Rawale won the elections as the party MP in 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2004 from Mumbai. He had to suffer loss in 2009 elections and was earnestly seeking a party ticket for the 2014 elections.
Union Cabinet will be having a special meeting on Tuesday summoned by the Centre for discussing the draft Telangana Bill. The cabinet will be taking the final decision on it. This is being done before the Winter Session of the Parliament starts from December 5 when the bill will be introduced in the legislature. In the meeting Hyderabad’s position will be discussed that is whether it will be joint capital for 10 years or a union territory will be decided. There has been strong opposition against this decision of allocating separate statehood to Telangana and even the Andhra Pradesh CM N Kiran Kumar Reddy as well as number of MPs of the state, have stated they will resign if Telangana state is formed. The Telangana Bill was passed by the Congress Core Committee that was drafted by the Group of Ministers (GoM). As per the sources two districts additionally from Rayalaseema region may get included in Telangana as there are plans to redesign the boundaries.
The Supreme Court Monday sent a notice to the centre on a petition which sought to remove the provisions of Juvenile Justice Act that restricts the criminal courts from holding trials for juvenile offenders. The Supreme Court bench of Justice B.S. Chauhan and Justice S.A. Bobde sent out notice after being informed by the counsel Aman Hingorani that when a juvenile accused is brought before a magistrate his age is ascertained whether he is above or below 18 years of age and is remanded to the Juvenile Justice Board or the trial court as the case may be and this is done under sections 82 and 83. Hingorani pledged that how grave the offence and depending on that what is the level of maturity of the individual and whether he/she is aware of the results of the criminal act is not looked into. Hingorani was representing the father of Delhi gang-rape victim. SC has also issued the notice to the women and child development ministry. On the other hand as per the reports a cabinet note is being prepared wherein the law will be amended so that the accused above 16 who are guilty of gruesome crimes will be tried at par with adults.
The demand for dollar by the oil marketing companies (OMC) is now being met in markets. On the other hand, the Reserve Bank of India plans to re-open a special swap window on days when there is heavy demand for dollar. The FX market has been fulfilling the demands of the OMC since last week. OMCs have also been asked to sort out their daily demand so that heavy demand is met in advance. The special forex swap window was started by the RBI in August. In which the dollars were given based on a forward swap agreement to lessen pressures on the rupee. $34 billion was received RBI’s two forex swap windows.
PV Sindhu won the women's singles title at the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold Tournament. Sindhu, top seeded defeated seventh seeded Li Michelle of Canada 21-15, 21-12 in flat 37 minutes on Sunday. The Arjuna award winner was dominating in the game from the beginning over the world No.30. Within two minutes Sindhu had a lead of 7-0 and in 16 minutes she won the first game 21-15. Sindhu got the prize money of $9,000 here. Sindhu had earlier won the Malaysia Open triumph in May, and was the country’s first women's singles medallist at the World Championship held in August where she clinched a bronze.
Science and Technology
MOM (Mars Orbiter Mission) or 'Mangalyaan', edged past the Moon's orbit on Monday morning and also become the farthest space object sent by India. The distance is determined by a coded ranging pulse delivered to the spacecraft which sends it back when it receives it on its downlink. The distance is measured by the time in between the delivery and receipt of the pulse. The Mars Orbiter spacecraft broke free of earth’s gravity and was positioned successfully in the Mars Transfer Trajectory on Sunday morning. This finished the Earth orbiting phase of MOM. Now it moves on a journey of 10 months to Mars.