Major News and Events of 02 December 2015
What Happened on 02 December 2015
Delhi government three education bills
SC: Tamil Nadu can't free Rajiv Gandhi's killers
Hike messenger records 30 billion message exchanges in a month
Five Dead during gram pradhan polling in UP
Thunderstorm hits UP, four dead
Tata Sons and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) have joined hands for a long term partnership. Under this, ICBC will become the strategic banking partner to the Tata Group, and will provide them financial products, consulting, international trade finance business, global cash management, investment banking and other financial services.
The AAP government has passed three bills in order to introduce reform in the education system of Delhi and regulate the private schools. The bills which have been passed are: the Delhi School (Verification of Accounts and Refund of Excess Fee Bill) 2015, The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Delhi Amendment) Bill and the Delhi School Education (Amendment) Bill 2015.
A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court said that the central government is the only “appropriate authority” to remit sentences of any convicts. The verdict was a result of the reference to remission of life imprisonment of seven convicts involved in the assassination of former PM Rajiv Gandhi. The court said the sattes have no power to remit sentences even if under any law the case has been investigated by a central investigation agency.
Science and Technology
Mobile messaging app hike messenger has announced that with a user base of over 70 million in India, the users are exchanging over one billion messages per day or 30 billion in a month. The company said in a statement that the number has increased by 50% after its last announcement of 20 billion message exchange in the month of August.
At least five people have been killed during the second phase of polling for gram pradhan in Uttar Pradesh. Reportedly, more than a dozen cases of violence disrupted the polling. In Gonda, an elderly man and a woman were killed. Incidents of violence took place in other parts of the state such as such as Meerut, Mainpuri, Firozabad, Pilibhit, Aligarh, Shahjanpur etc.
At least four people have been killed in Uttar Pradesh after a thunderstorm hit most parts of the state. Due to rains and gusty winds, the storm brought down the hoardings and banners. Trees were uprooted, communication network affected and power lines were disrupted due to the storm. Four people died as they got struck by lightning. Two farmers were killed in Bulandshahr and Mainpuri and two women died in Auraiyya.