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Major News and Events of 06 July 2012

What Happened on 06 July 2012


Anurag Kashyap happy with Gangs of Wasseypur collection

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is happy that Gangs of Wasseypur has collected Rs.10 crore in the opening weekend. He specified that it was his first film to earn this much in the box office. 

Anurag Kashyap said there were many things which may have gone against the film like the star cast where people know only Manoj Bajpayee, the story being spilt in two parts with one part an incomplete one, the language used and adult certificate given to the film.

He also added that his film should not be compared to commercial blockbusters. 

Malware may make it an offline day on Monday

It may be an offline day on Monday, July 9 as thousands of computers can be hit by DNSChanger malware as the temporary fix to control the malicious software expires on that day. What is more challenging is the fact that many users won’t be able to know whether their systems have been affected until and unless they open their computers on Monday. 

More than 21000 Internet protocol (IP) addresses are infected in India which makes it the third largest affected country by this malware.The DNSChanger virus changes the names which makes the internet inaccessible as DNS and DNS servers cannot be operated by Internet service providers

Paes-Vesnina enter mixed doubles semi-final at Wimbledon

India's Leander Paes and his Russian partner Elena Vesnina have entered the mixed doubles semifinals of the Wimbledon tennis championships by beating unseeded Paul Hanley and Alla Kudryavtseva .

The fourth seed duo defeated Australian-Russian pair with 6-2, 6-2 in the quarter finals. They will now face the winners of the match between top seeds Bob Bryan-Liezel Huber of America and eighth seeds Daniel Nestor of Canada and Julia Goerges of Germany.

The match lasted only for 57 minutes where the Indian-Russian pair transformed four of the five breakpoints. The Australian-Russian pair could not convert even one in two attempts.

72 per cent plunge in M&A deals in the 2nd quarter: Ernst & Young
There has been a sharp dip in the value of merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in the country during Q2 of this year over Q1 as per Ernst & Young report.The plunge was of 72 per cent from $10.5 billion in first quarter of 2012 to $3 billion in the second quarter.
Domestic factors as well as global uncertainties have adversely affected the expansion plans of companies. In fact the number of M&As including domestic entities has also dropped from 230 deals in the January-March quarter to 168 deals in April-June quarter.
9% growth out of question, 8 % growth not 'God given right' : Montek
The global economic environment has started pinching country’s growth projection and there will be a dip, is now official. Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia admitted that it would require major efforts on part of the government to achieve a GDP expansion of 8 per cent and it should not be termed as “God given right”.
As mentioned in the in the XII Plan Approach Paper achieving an average of 9 per cent during 2012-17 was not feasible. It can be between 8-8.5 per cent and that too would require major effort. He also specified that there will be an internal discussion in the Planning Commission for scaling down of the growth target for the five year period. Ahluwalia also added there is only change in the numbers, the work on the plan is on track. 
Dalai Lama turns 77

The celebration of 77th birthday of the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso started early morning on Friday,July 6. Traditional Tibetan songs, prayers for his long life, sweet distribution and dances marked the occasion.The event was attended by monks, nuns, followers of Dalai Lama and Tibetan exiles who gathered in the courtyard of Tsuglakhang temple in McLeodgunj. This temple is near the official palace of Dalai Lama.

 The local MLA and industries minister Kishan Kapoor was the chief guest in the official programme held for the occasion. Also present there were the first political successor of the Dalai Lama, Kalon Tripa, Lobsang Sangay, 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje and officials of Central Tibetan Administration (CTA).

Dalai Lama addressed the gathering saying he would continue promoting religious harmony till the time he was alive. 

Sri Lankan Airmen shifted out of Tamil Nadu

The Union government had decided to send the Sri Lankan Air Force personnel from Tambaram station in Tamil Nadu after a series of protests initiated by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.As per the sources in the Ministry of External Affairs the Sri Lankan airmen were being sent to a training center outside Tamil Nadu to complete their course. The sources further stated that there was no plan to send them to Sri Lanka. There was no clarification where the personnel were being sent it was only specified that the center was outside the state.

Jayalalithaa in a statement requested to the Center to send the airmen back to Sri Lanka and not to train them in any part of the country.  The airmen have been shifted to the Yelahanka Air Force station near Bangalore