Major News and Events of 06 September 2015
What Happened on 06 September 2015
Indian Boxer Vikas Krishan Yadav wins Silver in 75 Kg Category of Asian Championship
Facebook Empowers Telangana's Rural SHGs by Launching Training Programme for Digital Promotion of Products
Finance Minister vouches for Enhanced Skilled Labour Mobility during G20 Session
Ex-Servicemen withdraw Fast-unto-Death after PM Modi's Clarification on VRS but announce Continuing Stir till All Demands Met
Home Minister Rajnath Singh said ISIS not a Big Challenge for India
Ranil Wickremesinghe will make his first India visit, after getting re-elected as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister, from September 14 to 16. He will call on his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi during his 3-day visit. This news has been confirmed by former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga, at the sidelines of Hindu-Buddhism conclave (organized by Vivekananda International Foundation) in Bodh Gaya. India is expecting advancement and finalization of Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), which was supported by Wickremesinghe during a business forum in Colombo two months back. Reports say that current President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena, is all set to visit India in coming October.
Indian boxers finished their campaign at Asian Championships in Bangkok by bagging 3 bronze medals and 1 silver medal. In the 75 kg category, 23 year old Vikas Krishan Yadav fought his heart out but lost to Uzbekistan's Bektemir Melikuziev (also reigning Youth Olympic champion) 0-2 and settled for silver. The 3 bronze medals are won by Satish Kumar, Shiva Thapa, and L Devendro Singh in the 91+ kg, 56kg, and 49kg categories respectively. National coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu expressed his pleasure in the recent performance of the Indian boxers as six of them made it to the World Championships, to be held next month.
Science and Technology
Facebook has launched a new training programme in Telangana for empowering rural Self Help Groups (SHGs) in promoting their products online. In the first batch, training is given to 10 SHG representatives in Facebook’s Telangana office on the online platform’s basics, its various available features, and an overview on digital product promotion by using Facebook. Head of Economic Growth Initiatives for Facebook India, Ritesh Mehta, said that this new initiative will help rural entrepreneurs expand their business by reaching unexplored customers online. He also went on to add that this initiative will be rolled out throughout India.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, during his intervention at G20 Session framework for strong, sustainable and balanced growth, vouched for increasing skilled labour mobility to complement increasing global goods movement and capital liberalization. He reasoned that enhanced skilled labour mobility will help those nations that are witnessing “demographic challenges due to ageing populations”. Jaitley went on to add that developed countries will benefit from easier movement of skilled professionals as that will help them meet labour shortage and declining demand challenges. Jaitley’s views are important as India has the comparative demographic advantage (over 54 per cent of its population is below 25 years of age) over other developed nations.
Ex-servicemen today withdrew their fast-unto-death programme after Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured them that all armed forces personnel who retired prematurely will be able to avail One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme. While flagging off a new Delhi metro line in Faridabad, PM Modi said that 80 per cent of the armed forces have to retire after 15 or 20 years and they will get the OROP benefits. 13 retired defence veterans ended their indefinite hunger strike at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar, on the 22nd day, after PM Modi’s assurance. However, Major General (Retd) Satbir Singh, leading the 88 day long protest, thanked PM for assurance but went on to say that they will continue their protest till all their demands are fulfilled. He also announced organizing a Gaurav rally on September 12.
While speaking on internal security and development in Mumbai, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that dreaded global terrorist outfit ISIS is not a big challenge to the country and went on to say that India is well-equipped in tacking all kinds of eventualities posed by them. Rajnath Singh also went on to attack Pakistan for sponsoring and sending terrorists across border by referring to the nabbing of Laskhar-e-Taiba operative Ajmal Kasab and couple of terrorists (Mohammad Naveed alias Usman and Abu Ubaidullah alias Javed alias Sajad) recently. Home Minister also said that Pakistan is violating ceasefire norms along LoC repeatedly and they don’t want a cordial relationship with India.