Major News and Events of 03 December 2015
What Happened on 03 December 2015
Delhi to get LED street lights soon
Piyush Goyal: All villages to get electricity by 2018
Justice T.S. Thakur sworn in as new CJI
Cabinet approves India and Iran agreement on visa facilitation
Industrialist MAM Ramaswamy is no more
Badminton champoin Kidambi Srikanth’s ranking in men’s singles has been dropped to No. 9 in the recent Badminton World Federation (BWF) ranking released. Srikanth was earlier at World No. 3. Commonwealth champions Parupalli Kashyap and H.S. Prannoy are on the same ranking at No. 14 and No. 20 respectively. Mumbai’s Ajay Jayaram rose two position high to be at No. 23 now. Women players Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu managed to retain their positions of No. 2 and No. 12 respectively.
Power Minister Satyendra Jain said that Delhi will get LED street lights soon. He also said that the public works department will soon put these lights on the streets of Delhi and the old street lights will also be replaced by LED lights. Jain made this announcement at the inauguration ceremony of 13th edition of LED Expo at Pragati Maidan.
Power Minister Piyush Goyal said that the central government is committed to provide electricity to all the villages by 2018. He said 18,452 villages will be provided with electricity under the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gramin Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY). He also added that his ministry has introduced a mobile app which gives latest information on the on-going work on electrification of the villages.
Justice Tirath Singh Thakur was sworn in as 43rd Chief Justice of India by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee. The swearing ceremony was held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. 63-year-old Thakur was the senior most judge of the apex court and took over from incumbent Justice HL Dattu who retired on 2 December 2015.
The union cabinet has approved the signing of the agreement between India and Iran over visa facilitation for official, diplomatic and ordinary passport holders. The official statement said that during the presentation of an official note by the Ministry of External Affairs along with visa application, the diplomatic missions in the host country shall issue a gratis visa within 20 workings days. The visa should be valid for 90 days for the holders of valid diplomatic/official/service passports.
MAM Ramaswamy, veteran industrialist, former parliamentarian and the last King of Chettinad has passed away. He was hospitalised for a while since 7 November nad took his last breathes in Chennai’s Fortis Malar Hopsital. He was 84. He was also a pro-chancellor of Annamalai University.