Major News and Events of 04 November 2013
What Happened on 04 November 2013
Outflow of Rs 34000 crore in Mutual Funds in September
EC sends notice to Rahul Gandhi
Militants open fire in Assam, 6 killed, ten injured
Kohli number one in the ODI rankings
Google Doodle of Shakuntala Devi
Mumbai has been shocked with an incident where a 16 year old girl was gang-raped by 6 on November 1 in Goregaon. This happens only 2 months after the gang-rape of a photo journalist here in Shakti Mills Compound. The accused who knew the victim had invited her for the Diwali Puja on Friday night. Then when she was escorted to home she was taken to a secluded area and the crime was committed. As per the reports the girl was offered cold drinks laced with alcohol which turned her unconscious. She was then raped between 9 pm to 11 pm. Case has been filed at the Dindoshi Police Station, under Indian Penal Code section 376(G) against the 6 men who are believed to be in their twenties. The accused have criminal records as well.
Six persons were dead and ten were critically injured when terrorists believed to belong to Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) started firing on people who had assembled for gambling in Gendamari of Goalpara district in Assam. This village is situated on Assam and Meghalaya border. The persons who died were Amarendra Rabha, Bholanath Rabha, Puran Rabha, Jayanta Rabha, Lulu Rabha and Kalpanath Rabha. There were eight men who started firing at the gamblers. The injured are being treated at the Goalpara civil hospital and some have also been transferred to the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital from there. Reason of the attack is not known yet. The militants came armed with automatic weapons. The atmosphere in this part of the state was tense since election to Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council (RHAC) is scheduled in November on 13th, 16th and 25th. The Rabhas are pleased with this but this has angered the other communities who want the villages where there is dominance of non-Rabha community dominated villages to be excluded from RHAC that is 382 out of 779 villages.
A complaint was registered against the Gandhi scion, Rahul Gandhi, who is the Vice President of the Congress by the BJP with the Election Commissioner. The complaint says he attempted to provoke the communal hatred with his speech on October 24 at Indore. In his speech addressing the rally, Rahul Gandhi had said that agencies from Pakistan were trying to connect with the Muslim youth of Muzaffarnagar whose families got affected in the riots. The EC has sent him a notice which specifies why action will not be taken against him for violating the model code of conduct. To this his office has asked for a week’s time stating the reason that Rahul Gandhi was tied up with the festivities. It remains to be seen how this proceeds further as any action by the EC before the elections lined up at Delhi, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram will prove disastrous for the Congress.
Investors have taken out around Rs 34,000 crore in September from different mutual funds. A report by SEBI specifies that there was an outflow of Rs 33910 crores in September. There was an investmentof Rs 23,713 crore in August. Rs 8.67 crore was the total mobilization in September but Rs 9 lakh crore was redeemed as well. This led to the net outflow of Rs 33,910 crore. The total assets under MF on September 30 stood at Rs 7.46 lakh crore compared to Rs 7.66 lakh crore in August. Similarly in the period from April-September Rs 35,342 crore was generated whereas in the similar period in the last fiscal it was Rs 1,01,875 crore which was mobilized.
Science and Technology
Today is 84th birthday of mathematics genius Shakuntala Devi and this is being celebrated by Google in the form of a doodle. Devi is known as world's fastest 'human computer'. She loved numbers and showed her prowess at the age of three only. When she turned five she was solving complicated maths problems. Her problem solving skills have stunned the world and she had not only won accolades but had also featured in the Guiness Book of World Record. She had competed with a computer and had won against it, calculated mentally 23rd root of a number containing 201digits number. She breathed her last on April 21, 2013. The Google Doodle today provides a calculator screen with her digital sketch.
Virat Kohli's excellent form in ODIs has now put him in the top in the list of the batsmen while Saeed Ajmal of Pakistan holds the forte among the bowlers. Kohli has become numero uno for the 1st time in the ODI rankings. Apart from Kohli, openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma, who played very well against Australia have bettered their rankings considerably. Kohli usurped the position Hashim Amla, held since November 2010. Recent scores of Kohli were in Pune- 61 runs, in Jaipur 100 not out, in Mohali 68, in Nagpur 115 not out and in Bengaluru 0 run. He aggregated 344 runs with a 114.66 average. He accumulated 34 rewards points and thus bettered his by three slots. Kohli now holds the coveted position and is only third Indian to do so after Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni.