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Major News and Events of 03 July 2014

What Happened on 03 July 2014


ReNew Power receives $140 mn funds from global investors

ReNew Power, Renewable energy firm based in Gurgaon, got $140 million funding from three global investors. The funds raised will be used for increasing the operations of the company, as per media reports. The three global investors are Goldman Sachs which invested $70 million, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) which invested $50 million and Global Environment Fund which invested $20 million in ReNew Power. This additional funding has taken the total equity investment of the company to $390 million (Rs 2,200 crore). The ReNew Power aims to double its clean energy range to 1,000 MW by 2015.

Students fall ill after consuming mid-day meal in Delhi

Twelve students, aged between five and 12 years, studying in Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in Patparganj area of east Delhi were taken to Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital for treatment following complaints of stomach ache after consuming 'Rajma Chawal' in their mid-day meal. This adds to the repeated nationwide incidents of ill-effects of unhealthy food served to children as part of the mid-day meal scheme.

S.K Uthappa, Jasjit and Mandeep Singh don't make it to the Hockey team for CW Games

Goalkeeper Harjot Singh, midfielders S.K Uthappa, Jasjit Singh and forward Mandeep Singh are not part of the 16-member team selected by Hockey India for the 2014 Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow. The team will be led by Sardar Singh. Midfielder Danish Mujtaba and forward Gurwinder Singh Chandi are the two new players in the team. The selection trials were conducted at the National Stadium. India’s first match will be against Wales on July 25. The team will then play against Scotland on July 26, Australia on July 29 and South Africa on July 31.

Akhilesh Yadav approves e-pension scheme in Uttar Pradesh

The 'UP e-pension system' is all set to be implemented as Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has given his nod to the e-governance initiative that will benefit lakhs of pensioners in the state. Under this system, filling up of pension forms, checking, verification and payment will be done online. The National Informatics Centre has provided assistance in developing the mechanism. As per media reports, there is no change in rules for the pension approval process, the move is limited to online filling up of forms and clearance of 'Pension Pradhikar Patra'.



AAP chief and legislators to meet President Pranab Mukherjee

The Aam Aadmi chief Arvind Kejriwal and his party legislators will meet President Pranab Mukherjee and demand fresh assembly elections in Delhi. They will also discuss the alleged “horse trading” by the BJP in the capital. In a tweet, Kejriwal said that BJP leaders are approaching AAP MLAs and threatening them with dire consequences if they don't join the BJP. AAP legislator Bandana Kumari has also complained to police regarding one such matter and submitted CCTV footage of the incident. Since February 17 this year, the capital has been under Presidential rule subsequent to Arvind Kejriwal's resignation as chief minister.

 

 

MSF team offers help to check malaria outbreak in Tripura

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), an independent international medical humanitarian organisation has offered help to restrain the outbreak of malaria in Tripura. Three-member team of MSF has arrived at the spot with medicines. They have given assurance to the state government for providing more medicines to assist the state authorities. More than 60 people have died and thousands fell ill in the last one month because of the outbreak of malaria in Tripura. The state health minister has also requested Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan to provide medicines and specialists for dealing with the post-malaria situation.