Major News and Events of 06 March 2016
What Happened on 06 March 2016
Haryana to Introduce Reservation Bill for 5 communities including Jats
MoS Finance Jayant Sinha talks tough with PSU Bank Chiefs
IT Industry hails Indian Govt's decision to move WTO against US Visa Fees Hike
Indian teams script historic wins at World Table Tennis Team Championship
BJP Youth Leader announces Prize to Cut off JNUSU Prez's Tongue, Gets Expelled
Pakistan's NSA (National Security Adviser) Nasir Khan Janjua has informed his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval about the entering of 10 LeT-JeM terrorists in Gujarat for carrying out big terror strike(s). Security has been beefed up in the sensitive and strategic points (in all cities and districts) of the state. P C Thakur (Director General of Police, Gujarat) convened an emergency meeting and all security agencies of the state are placed in high alert. 2 NSG teams have been rushed to Gujarat on state’s request. Western Army Commander Lt Gen KJ Singh said that the “disturbing” intel inputs show that the time of strike has been selected during ongoing parliamentary session and Shivratri festival for creating “maximum media impact”.
Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar, told media yesterday that his government has decided to introduce a reservation bill in the coming session (commencing from March 14) to grant reservation to 5 communities (Jats, Bishnois, Tyagis, Jat Sikhs, and Rors). He said that for drafting the concerned bill, a 5-member committee has being constituted under chief secretary. Haryana CM made it clear that reservation of these 5 communities will be done within the existing 27 per cent OBC reservation limit.
Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha has criticised chiefs of PSU banks by saying they are sitting on "ivory towers" and not reassuring their employees at a time when the public sector lenders are going through one of the toughest times in a decade. The sternest message for Sinha came after a series of steps were undertaken (reworking of recapitalisation roadmap, process of appointments, etc.). Reports say Government is all set to pump in Rs 25,000 crore in 2016-17 fiscal to recapitalise PSU banks.
Science and Technology
Indian software companies have hailed Union Government’s decision of moving to the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the issues of US’s decision to curb total number of work visas and charging of higher fees on certain work visa categories. As Indian IT companies are the highest users of skilled workers’ temporary US permits (H-1B and L-1 visas), Nasscom’s (National Association for Software and Services Companies) Vice President Shivendra Singh has said that they oppose US’s discriminatory move and welcome Indian government’s step.
At World Table Tennis Team Championship’s second division, both Indian men’s and women’s teams created history by winning gold medals. While Indian men defeated Brazil 3-2, Indian women defeated Luxemburg 3-1 in their respective finals. Indian eves made a winning start with Mouma Das defeating Danielle Konsbruck 3-0. Manika Batra won her game against Tessy Gonderinger 3-1, giving India 2-0 lead. However, K Shamini lost to Sarah De Nutte 0-3. Manika comfortably won over Danielle 3-0 to defeat Luxemburg 3-1.
Badaun district chief of Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM) Kuldeep Varshney, by calling himself a “dutiful citizen”, announced prize money of Rs. 5 lakh for any person who cuts off JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar’s tongue for insulting RSS, BJP, and PM Modi. While distancing themselves from Varshney’s comments, BJP expelled him from BJP for 6 years. Meanwhile, MoS External Affairs General V K Singh (Retd) took pot shot at Kanhaiya and late Rohit Vemula for supporting Afzal Guru and Yakub Memon respectively.