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Major News and Events of 05 February 2016

What Happened on 05 February 2016


InFocus launches new budget smartphone

InFocus has unveiled a new smartphone in India. The budget smartphone, named InFocus Bingo 21, is priced at Rs 5,499. The phone is available in colours of white, blue and orange and can be bought from online stores. InFocus Bingo 21 supports dual-SIM and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop. The phone is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Shark L (SC9830) SoC and has 2GB of RAM.

Mohammad Shami included in India squad for World T20

The Board of Control for Cricket in India said that pacer Mohammed Shami has been included in the Indian team for the World Cup T20 which will begin next month. As per media reports, Shami was suffering from a knee injury and has not played for India since 2015. Pawan Negi, uncapped left-arm slow bowler who represents Delhi in the domestic circuit, has also been included.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Assam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Assam. As per reports, Modi will inaugurate a petrochemical project and will then address a rally in the tea garden belt in Moran, located around 40km from Dibrugarh. Modi will also head to Sibsagar where he would deliver an address at the annual conference of Srimanta Sankardeva, a 15th century Vaishnavite saint.

Island Express derails in Tamil Nadu: More than 20 injured

More than 20 people were injured when six coaches of the Island Express, which was heading to Bengaluru, derailed near Natrampalli. As per reports, the incident occurred some 90km from Vellore in Tamil Nadu during the early hours of Friday. The accident happened when the train was crossing Vetapattu village in Natrampalli. The injured passengers have been admitted to the government hospital in Natrampalli and Tirupattur

Tanzanian envoy heads to Bengaluru

The High Commissioner of Tanzania to India John Kijazi will travel to Bengaluru along with officials of MEA to reach out to African students and ease their concerns regarding the attack on a Tanzanian student in the city. The envoy expressed outrage at the alleged stripping of the 21-year-old student and said she was attacked because she is black. The envoy also said that the attack had an element of racism.