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Major News and Events of 05 April 2015

What Happened on 05 April 2015


Untimely rain to increase prices of vegetables by 20-25 percent

Untimely rain and hailstorm has damaged the crops and this will increase the prices of vegetables by 20-25 percent. The findings have been unveiled in the study named 'Monsoon 2015: Agri-business Risk or Opportunity'. It was jointly conducted by Assocham-Skymet Weather. Unseasonal rain has majorily impacted rabi crops like wheat and pulses, vegetables such as cauliflower, tomatoes and coriander.

Gionee working to expand its team size in India

Chinese handset maker Gionee is planning to increase its research and development team in India as the company is aiming to double its sales to 8 million unit this year. Gionee is working to customize its software for Indian customers but hardware will remain almost the same. As per media report Gionee has a team of 12 people and expected to increase team size to 30 highly skilled people.

BJP will work to change its image to pro-farmer and poor

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) promised that it will work hard to change party's image as 'pro-farmer' and 'pro-poor' and the party will work for the last man in queue. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his closing address at the two-day national executive meet added that his government is working on many model for creating more jobs. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley added that objective of land bill is to develop rural infrastructure and uplift economy.

BCCI's review committee's clean chit to Sunil Narine

Spinner Sunil Narine has been selected to play for Kolkata Knight Riders in Indian Premier League (IPL). BCCI's review committee has given a clean chit to the player. The review committee, comprising S Venkatraghavan, Javagal Srinath and AV Jayaprakash earlier investigated the bowling action of Narine. The player had also undergone a biomechanical assessment at SRMC centre in Chennai.

AAP re-launches anti-corruption helpline

To mark the completion of party's 50 days in power in Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) re-launched the anti-corruption helpline number – 1031. Anyone can lodge a complaint if harassed for bribes by government official. The AAP government had earlier launched this service during its 49-day rule in 2013.

UP police is searching for hidden cameras at shopping malls and showrooms

The police in Uttar Pradesh is searching for hidden cameras in the malls and showroom in the state after the incident where Union Minister Smriti Irani spotted a camera in Fabindia showroom in Goa. The UP police on the orders of CM Akhilesh Yadav is checking all the malls and showroom in the state. CM had also ordered for strict action against the station-in-charge concerned in case such incident came into picture