Major News and Events of 06 December 2015
What Happened on 06 December 2015
Commercial Flights resume Operations from Chennai Airport Today
India International Science Festival 2015 with 3000 Young Scientists start at IIT Delhi
GST Constitution Amendment Bill to be Discussed by Rajya Sabha
President and PM pay Tribute to Dr. Ambedkar on his 60th Death Anniversary
LeT Plot to attack PM Modi Foiled
Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth easily defeated World No. 39 Ginting Anthony of Indonesia in the semi final match of $120,000 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold, played at Gedung Graha Cakrawala of Malang. Top seed Kidambi Srikanth took just 37 minutes to defeat the Indonesian in straight sets 21-13, 21-19 to reach the final match of the tournament. This is the 4th final match of a tournament Kidambi Srikanth has entered this year. While he won both India Open Superseries and Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold tournaments, he became runners up at India Grand Prix Gold.
Inspite of continuing intermittent rain since Friday night, operations of commercial flight from Chennai Airport resumed today. Airports Authority of India has said that DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) will take the final call on round-the-clock operations. The first flight to take off from Chennai airport today is a chartered flight, followed by an Air India flight (having 150 passengers on board) to Port Blair. With national and state disaster response forces along with Army continuing their relief efforts, the city is slowly limping back to normalcy. Massive cleaning up operation has been launched by the municipal workers.
Science and Technology
The first ever India International Science Festival (IISF) was inaugurated by Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan at IIT Delhi. During his inaugural address, the minister asked the private sector for increasing support to the rural innovators who are innovating to solve everyday problems, especially in helping these innovators in their endeavour of promotion and marketing. He also vouched for the need of inclusive approach to entrepreneurship. Reports say that around 3,000 young scientists are going to participate in India International Science Festival 2015, which will feature National Level Exhibition & Project Competition (NLEPC), Science Film Festival, Techno-Industrial Expo, Young Scientists' Conference, Industry-Academia Conclave, and many more. Officiating director of IIT-Delhi, Kshitij Gupta, has said that tomorrow they will attempt to set a new Guinness world record by making 2,000 students perform single experiment in a single venue.
After lots of hullabaloo and Union Government agreeing to two out of the three GST demands of Congress, latest reports say that 4 hours have been allocated for discussion of GST (Goods and Services Tax) constitution amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha during the coming week, starting tomorrow, by Rajya Sabha Business Advisory Committee. The development comes at a time when government agreed to discuss about price rise in both the houses of the parliament. Reports say that the real action on GST will take place in the next week, starting from December 14, during which thorough discussion is expected on the issue. Real Estate Bill will also be discussed for 2 hours in the coming week.
During 60th death anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, the architect of India’s constitution, both President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid their respective tributes. At the parliament lawns, senior leaders from the entire political spectrum including BJP veteran LK Advani, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, and ex-Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh paid homage at Dr. Ambedkar’s statue. PM Modi in a tweet said that Ambedkar was the apostle of social harmony and equality. Modi also said that Babasaheb gave powerful voice to the oppressed as well as the marginalized and became their ray of hope. Prime Minister also remembered Dr. Ambedkar’s contribution in formulation of the constitution.
Intelligence Bureau along with special sleuth cell of the Delhi Police foiled an attempt of terror attack by Lashkar-e-Taiba on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and many other prominent leaders and dignitaries. A joint operation yesterday led to the arrest of at least 2 LeT militants who entered Jammu and Kashmir through the porous Line of Control (LoC). Reports also say that 4 LeT militants sneaked into India last month from PoK and were in constant touch with Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Abu Dujana regarding ground support and logistics. It is learnt that Jammu and Kashmir Police was also roped in for carrying out the operation against the LeT militants. Sources say that the militants were planning a 26/11 like massacre at a Modi rally, followed by a assassination bid on PM Modi through Fedayeen attack.