Major News and Events of 06 June 2013
What Happened on 06 June 2013
Seven countries including India and China get waiver on Iran sanction
No manufacture at Maruti's Manesar and Gurgaon plant tomorrow
Raj Kundra confessed to betting: Delhi police
Farhan Akhtar has tried to get into the character of Milkha Singh
BlackBerry Q10 for Rs 44900
Kerala will get a sanction of Rs.403 crore in this financial year for universal education under the purview of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) scheme.
65% of this amount will be given by the center that is Rs 263 crores while the rest of the amount will be borne by the state. The state got an allocation of Rs. 523 crore in the last year though it got Rs. 483.67 crore of which Rs. 429.70 crore was used. The states have got lesser amount of allotment this year for the education scheme. Kerala had asked for Rs. 938 crore.
Seven countries including India and China got six-month waivers from the US State Department. This was for agreeing to reduced buying of crude oil from Tehran. This is for continuing pressure on Iran till it did not resolve the issues regarding its nuclear plan.
The countries received waiver for considerable reduction in purchase of crude oil and, in some cases, it was even reduced to zero.
South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore were other countries who got the waiver. There are 20 countries in the list altogether.
Maruti will not be manufacturing any unit in its Gurgaon and Manesar plants. That will lead to 10,000 units not manufactured tomorrow. What is the cause of concern for the company is that its inventory has deteriorated to a range of 55 and 65 days in the last month, compared to that of 45 days, which is normal.
The sales from the company to the dealers have reduced and same is the case of sale to customers via dealers. There has been 14.4 % dip in the number of cars dispatched to the dealers in May. This has resulted in the buildup of the inventory. Demand for Swift has fallen considerably and at the same time the competition has increased specifically from Honda Amaze and Renault Duster. Maruti intends to phase out A Star and Estilo and will be introducing small cars next year. The company is now looking into the option of giving out discounts.
Raj Kundra, the co-owner of Rajasthan Royals, supposedly confessed to be involved in betting, as per the Delhi Police. He is said to have placed bets on Rajasthan Royals through his bookie friend Umesh Goenka.
He was interrogated by the police for 11 hours and his passport was also confiscated. Kundra was questioned when cricketer Sidharth Trivedi informed police that Umesh Goenka enquired about team formation and pitches.
If these charges are proved, then Kundra’s team Rajasthan Royals face suspension by the BCCI. This would be the second team after Chennai Super King to get into the scanner.
Kundra is a national of Britain and with business in Dubai, Ukraine and Botswana.
Farhan Akhtar stated that he had not tried to become Milkha Singh or do any mimicry in Bhag Milkha Bhag but had tried to get into character.
Farhan developed an athletic body and grew his hair and beard. He said he had few chances to meet Milkha Singh where he had talked about his life.
Farhan felt it was a nice chance for him to understand the athlete’s body language. Farhan is said to have followed the diet and exercise regime of a sportsperson for two years.
Science and Technology
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- 3.1-inch capacitive touch screen
- 720 x 720p resolution
- 1.5GHz dual core processor
- 2GB RAM
- 8MP primary camera
- 2MP front camera
- 16GB internal storage
- 2100 mAh battery
BlackBerry Hub which enables usage of eight apps at the same time
The price is more than that of BlackBerry Z10, which was unveiled at Rs 43,490.