Major News and Events of 04 December 2015
What Happened on 04 December 2015
India hopes a steady performance against Belgium in HWL semifinal
Kejriwal government's new plan of action to curb pollution
UP water activists protest against dry Yamuna bed
Sensex tanks 217 points in early trade
PM announces railway engine factory in Bihar
Samajwadi Party MP Ram Gopal Yadav is demanding a ban on Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) over the latest statement by its chief Mohan Bhagwat on Ayodhya issue. Yadav said that Bhagwat’s statement to build a Ram temple in Ayodhya could result in riots and hence he demanded an action to be taken against RSS. Bhagwat has earlier said that people want a Ram temple in Ayodhya and called people to build one. Reacting sharply to his statement, Hashim Ansari has challenged him that such a move will divide India.
India is hopeful of a steady performance when they will take on Belgium in the semifinal of Hockey World League (HWL) Final to be held in Raipur on 5 December 2015. The team which had a poor start by 0-3 loss to Argentina produced a fine show against Germany with 1-1. Unpredictably, the team managed to clash Great Britain with 2-1 win and reached the last fourth stage.
In order to lower the increasing pollution in the city, the Delhi government made an important announcement today. The AAP government declared that private vehicles with odd and even registration numbers will be allowed on roads on alternate days only starting 1 January 2016. This will not be applicable for public vehicles. The government also said that with this measure it is hopeful to cut down vehicular pollution by half, although this move is quite controversial.
Several water activists, sitting in a boat, made attempts to sail on the dry Yamuna bed as a mark of protest against the government’s indifference about the river. Their act was an aim to draw people’s attention. Sources said that though Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had promised to make the Yamuna river navigable, nothing had been done till date.
Considered to be the benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), was trading 217.43 points, or 0.84 percent down during the morning session early on Friday. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 25,810.06 points, was trading at 25,669.19 points (at 9.20 a.m.) in the early session, down 217.43 points, or 0.84 percent from the previous day’s close at 25,886.62 points.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, announced the setting up of two railway engine factories inBihar. He added that development of the eastern part of the country was essential as it housed a lot of potential. Speaking on the sidelines of a media event, he said that eastIndiawould soon be linked with a gas grid and work on the project had already started.