Major News and Events of 05 January 2016
What Happened on 05 January 2016
AirAsia India slashes rates as New Year Sale
Lenovo Vibe K4 Note now in India
Jaitley eyes bids for modernisation of 400 Railways stations
Chennai schools shut, post a hoax bomb call
2 JeM militants enter Delhi, airport on high alert
Mumbaikar Pranav creates School Cricket World Record
Sensex hikes with increased metal, oil & gas stocks
Ritesh Agarwal, aged 22, CEO and founder of Oyo Rooms has made it to the Forbe’s annual list of achievers under the age of 30. Among 45 other Indians or Indian-origin people, Ritesh has been featured in the consumer technology segment. With Oyo Rooms having developed into a network of 2,200 small hotels in 100 cities across India, its founder Ritesh Agarwal seeks a steady supply of budget hotel chains in his home-country.
AirAsia India, a renowned budget carrier has slashed its rates and is offering fares as low as Rs 899 (all-inclusive). As part of the airlines’ ‘Massive New Year Sale’ promotional scheme, this offer is valid for bookings till January 10, 2016. The offer is applicable on travel between May 1, 2016 and February 5, 2017. The AirAsia New Year Sales offer has its lowest fare of Rs 899 (all-inclusive) for the Guwahati to Imphal route.
Science and Technology
Today, Lenovo launched the much-awaited successor to the popular K3 Note smartphone in India, the Vibe K4 Note. Available exclusively on Amazon India, the Lenovo Vibe K4 Note has been priced at Rs 11,999 and would have its first flash sale on January 19, 2016. With an in-built storage of 16GB, Lenovo Vibe K4 Note’s memory can be expanded up to 128GB via a MicroSD card.
The Finance Minister of India, Arun Jaitley has called for bids for modernisation of 400 railway stations in the country. Encouraging investments from the private sector, Jaitley, while addressing the audience at the foundation day of India Infrastructure Finance Company (IIFCL), informed the media that the government has set up the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) and was in touch with global sovereign and pension funds to become partners.
Schools in Chennai, that re-opened on Monday after a prolonged closure due to heavy floods, declared a holiday today after two schools received a bomb threat call. Confirmed as hoax calls, it appears they were being made using public phones. Chennai Police has promised to follow leads and get hold of the hoax callers.
Following a warning from the intelligence agencies that two JeM (Jaishe-Mohammad) militants having sneaked into Delhi, the Delhi airport has been put on high alert. Both the domestic as well as international flights have been asked to upgrade their scale of security by making the passengers undergo ‘secondary ladder checking’ without fail. The Delhi Police and CISF have been instructed to maintain extra vigil. The support staff at the Delhi Airport has also been scrutinized in order to identify any loopholes. Also, the sleuths have been instructed to prepare a list of all persons who are employed at the airport and study change in pattern in their habits or in taking leaves.
Pranav Dhanawade, hailing from KC Gandhi School, Kalyan, created a World Record in School Cricket after slamming an unbeaten 652 runs off 199 balls during the H.T. Bhandari Cup inter-school cricket tournament organised by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA). Dhanawade smashed Arya Gurukul School bowlers to surpass Arthur Collins’ score of 628 not out in the Junior House Match in June, 1899 in England.
Sensex rose by 50 points and offered gains to traders in the early hours. With a little selling pressure witnessed in the banking, IT and consumer durable stocks; the major Nifty gainers include GAIL India, Tata Motors, Tata Steel, Idea Cellular, NTPC and Cairn India which saw a rise from 1 per cent to 1.5 per cent. Additionally, the Rupee also opened higher at 66.51 per dollar against yesterday’s close of 66.61.