Major News and Events of 06 September 2014
What Happened on 06 September 2014
Intex launches smartphone Aqua featuring Mary Kom
AFT gives clean chit to PK Rath in Sukna scam
Prime Minister addresses children on the Teacher's Day
Flood claims several lives in Jammu and Kashmir
Steady economic growth over the next three years – RBI governor
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and former Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal said that BJP is trying to form government in Delhi through 'horse trading' and to stop this his party would seek the intervention of the President. It would make sure that the BJP could not receive an invite from the Lt Governor (LG) to form the government "under any circumstances".
It is expected that BJP is likely to be invited to form the government being the single largest party.
Science and Technology
A new Aqua Style Mini smartphone has been launched by Indian handset manufacturer Intex. With Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system, the smartphone is priced at Rs 4,990. The user's experience has been enhanced by providing camera with different types of shots like HDR, continous shot and panorama shot, auto call record, FM recording, LED flash and wallpaper change and a four inch VVGA Samsung Amoled display. Not only this but the first 5000 editions of the phone also have Mary Kom's icon embossed at the back of the phone.
Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) gave Former Army commander PK Rath a clean chit in the Sukna land scam. On the other hand, ex-army chief VK Singh urged the government to appeal against the judgment given by the military panel. Rath who was the former Commander of 33 Corps was punished for his involvement in a land dealing case in West Bengal. As per media reports, Rath said that he suffered a lot because of all this but finally the verdict has justified his stand.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed millions of students and teachers on the Teacher's Day across the nation. He delivered a very powerful speech and showed his concern over the diminishing status of teachers over the years. After half an hour speech, Modi took questions from the students. The event was telecast live on Doordarshan and the human resource development ministry website. Modi replicated what he used to do in Gujarat on the Teachers' Day. He urged children to play and sweat a lot, save electricity and read biographies of great personalities.
Heavy rains in Jammu and Kashmir resulted in floods of the worst kind in the state claiming the lives of 44 eople in the past 24 hours in Rajouri district. Flood has disturbed the normal life, damaged roads, bridges, houses and many buildings. South Kashmir districts are the worst affected followed by Srinagar. Water is flowing seven feet above the danger mark in Jhelum River at Sangam in south Kashmir. Indian Army and IAF are carrying out rescue operations. Sensing the situation authorities have also temporarily suspended the journey to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine from Katra.
RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has forecast that political stability, more business and investment opportunities will provide a thrust to economic growth of the country. The economic growth will be steady and improve to 7 percent in the next three year. Rajan's forecast is based on the gross domestic product (GDP) that rose to 5.7 percent, the highest in the period of more than two years in the first quarter of this fiscal year.