Major News and Events of 02 May 2015
What Happened on 02 May 2015
Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan Royals
Airtel India launches My Airtel applicable for prepaid customers
FIR against Snapdeal for selling medicines online
NGT extends time on ban, gives more time to drive old vehicles in Delhi
Pakistan should stop interfering in India's internal matters, says Union Minister Rajnath Singh
Union Minister Jitendra Singh has condemned the incident of the waving of the Pakistani flag at Hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's rally. He also said that the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed government in the valley has to take a definitive action against this and must ensure that such incidents do not recur. He added that state government has to go with promises it made regarding disallowing of such activities.
Mumbai Indians won the IPL match against Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets. Ambati Rayudu batted exceptionally well. He helped the team to make a massive score of 187 runs. Mitchell McClenaghan's bowling did the same magic for Mumbai Indians. He took three wickets. Rayudu was awarded the man of the match.
Science and Technology
Airtel India will use the My Airtel application for launching new value-for-money promotions targeting prepaid customers. As per news reports, the application is available only for Android and iOS based devices. The app will deliver many deals including cashback offers, talk time benefits and also more internet data. Customer will now be able to manage all the services from one point. The tool fulfills all the security needs with PCIDSS certification.
The Maharashtra Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has filed a First Information Report (FIR) against Snapdeal.com's CEO, directors and distributors for selling prescription drugs online. An e-commerce major will also face raids and further investigations. FDA Commissioner Harshadeep Kamble said that in spite of a written assurance from the company, the drugs are being sold online. To check this, the FDA placed a dummy order on some of the banned drugs on Snapdeal and received the same on 24 April. The FDA is now trying to identify and control the menace of selling banned drugs online which can harm the patients.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT), on the request of the counsel for Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, has extended the ban on orders related to old vehicles in the capital till 18 May. The order is applicable to over 15-year-old petrol vehicles and over 10-year-old diesel vehicles. The previous date was to expire on this Saturday and all such vehicles would have been banned in New Delhi.
Union Minister Rajnath Singh said that Pakistan should not interfere in India's internal matters. The minister further added that Pakistan should worry about itself. The minister reacted after Pakistan foreign office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said that any effort to create a township in Jammu and Kashmir would violate the United Nation's resolution and residents of the state are also resisting this change.