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Major News and Events of 04 April 2015

What Happened on 04 April 2015


Saina Nehwal loses World No. 1 ranking and Malaysia Open Semifinals

Badminton player Saina Nehwal will not retain her World No. 1 ranking as she lost a match to Olympic champion and World No.3 Li Xuerui in the semifinals at the Malaysia Open Super Series Premier badminton tournament at Putra Stadium. Saina Nehwal became No. 1 last week after winning the India Open Super Series.

SC Judge Kurian Joseph not to attend PM Modi's Dinner

Supreme Court Judge Kurian Joseph who was invited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend a judges conference has refused to be a part of the conference as it was scheduled between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. In a letter to PM Modi he wrote and asked PM to give equal importance to all religions. He added that it is customary for them to be with family on these religious days and ceremonies. As per media report many judges who are not in Delhi are expected to skip the PM's dinner.

Nitish Kumar in Delhi to merge the five parties into Samajwadi Janata Party or Dal

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar arrived in Delhi to take steps for the merger of the five parties of the Janata Parivar into a 'Samajwadi Janata Party or Dal'. As per media reports, the merger will be announced as early as April 10. Most likely the name of the new party will be the Samajwadi Janata Party, or Janata Dal with Mulayam Singh Yadav as president.

Bosch to suspend production at Bengaluru plant

Low customer demand has forced Bosch Ltd to reduce a few of its manufacturing activities. Bosch Ltd, a major supplier of components to the automotive sector, has decided to suspend some manufacturing activities at its Bengaluru plant on Saturday to reduce overhead and manufacturing costs. There will be no work at divisions of diesel products (excluding common rail pump), industrial equipment and power tools. The decision will help the company to prevent inventory buildup.

Union Minister Smriti Irani spots hidden camera in changing room of Fabindia

Union Minister Smriti Irani spotted a hidden camera in a trial room of a Fabindia showroom at Candolim village, Goa. As per media reports, the minister was on a two-day visit to Goa. The incident has started a debate over the privacy issues and facilities available at tourism destinations such as Goa. Four staff members have been arrested, and an FIR has been lodged.

Art structure to be installed at Connaught Place

An iconic art structure will be installed at Connaught Place, Delhi. The Delhi Urban Art Commission (DUAC) has given permission to NDMC for installing the art structure. However, the Commission has not approved any design so far. The NDMC will select the best design through a competition and send it to DUAC for approval. Proposal for the same was submitted on 17 September 2014 but underwent many changes and recommendations.