Major News and Events of 07 August 2012
What Happened on 07 August 2012
India has asked US to ensure safety of Indians: Krishna
Lufthansa introduces new jet service with an eye to increase India market share
Uninor in discussion with competitors to absorb employees
India beats Sri Lanka by 39 runs in only T20
Rajesh Khanna's movies are popular online
Kinect for Windows and SDK now available in India
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has said the US should give assurance to the Indian community about their safety in the country. This statement came after six Sikhs were killed in a gurdwara shootout. Krishna also asked Washington to beef up security at all places of worship. He stated that in this matter the US government is "fully in line with the thinking of the Indian government". He also said that the US government has been asked to thoroughly investigate into the incident. Krishna met a delegation of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the apex body of Sikhs in Delhi on Tuesday, August 7.
Lufthansa with an aim to increase the market share in outbound travel segment in India has launched its services on a new Boeing 747-8 intercontinental jet from Frankfurt to Delhi. The national capital is the first Asian destination which will get services on Boeing 747-8. The new aircraft will replace the old B747-400 which runs the airlines' daily direct flight between Delhi-Frankfurt. There are 362 seats including eight first class, 92 business class and 262 economy class seats in the new aircraft.
In the lone T20 match India scripted a 39 runs win over Sri Lanka even though it scored the lowest total in this format against Sri Lanka. India by batting first made 155 runs for the loss of three wickets while Sri Lanka was bundled up for 116 in 18 overs. Indian bowlers Irfan Pathan with three for 27 and Ashok Dinda with four for 19 struck through the batting line up of Sri Lanka.
Science and Technology
Microsoft has made an announcement that Kinect for Windows along with the SDK is now available in India. With SDK new apps for the sensor can be developed. Kinect provides options for a number of features like improved skeletal tracking, face tracking, enhanced speech, seated mode tracking.The cost is on a higher side though due to customs and other charges and it is priced at Rs. 19,990. The Xbox 360 version is cheaper than this but it does not allow you to develop new apps for it using the official SDK.