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Major News and Events of 07 March 2015

What Happened on 07 March 2015


Gold and Silver Prices Touch Three-Month Low

Gold prices have hit three-month low and now stands at Rs 26,540 per ten grams. This fall is because of weakened demand of gold from jewellers and retailers along with weakened global trend. Silver prices have also gone down because of reduced demand by industrial units and coin makers. Price of gold in global markets fell to USD 1,168.70 an ounce and silver to USD 15.93 an ounce in New York.

Apple's iPhone 6s May Have 2GB RAM

Apple iPhones always make news and wished by all. Rumours are in the air that Apple is working on its next generation smartphone 'iPhone 6s' (the most likely model) and its Plus version. These models will have 2GB RAM as in iPAD Air 2. Though greater memory may impact the battery life but will allow better user experience. It is also expected that Apple will start producing new iPad in September. 12.9-inch iPad may support USB 3.0.

Sania Nehwal Entered Into All England Semifinals

By beating former world champion Yihan Wang of China, Olympic bronze medallist Sania Nehwal entered into the semifinals of the $500,000 All England Open Badminton Championships at the Barclaycard Arena. Leading Indian shuttler Saina defeated Wang in 21-19, 21-6 in a 39-minute match. The win has improved Saina's career records. Sania will now face World No.18 Sun Yu of China to make her position in finals.

Lynching of a Rape Accused in Dimapur, Assam Put On Alert

Assam has been put on high alert for any possible violence because of the horrific murder of a rape accused in Dimapur, Nagaland by a mob, a neighboring state of Assam. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi condemned the incident and called rape an inhumane and heinous crime. The opposition All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) also condemned the murder and asked for a CBI probe.

Mulayam Singh Yadav down with Swine flu

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has been admitted at Medanta Medicity hospital in Sector 38 Gurgaon for Swine flu. Dr Sushila Kataria is heading the team of doctors who are monitoring the condition of Mulayam Singh Yadav. Though he is out of danger but his discharged date has not been disclosed yet. Cardiologist Naresh Trehan is supervising all the tests that Mulayam Singh Yadav is undergoing. He has been advised to take three-days' rest.

Kerala Legislative Assembly Speaker G Karthikeyan passes away

66-old Congressman and Kerala Legislative Assembly Speaker G Karthikeyan passed away on 7 March 2015 in Bangalore, Karnataka. He was being treated for liver cancer and died because of prolonged illness. Karthikeyan was the member of the Indian National Congress party in Kerala and was elected as the Speaker of Kerala Legislative Assembly in 2011. Congress President Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi have expressed grief over the demise.