Major News and Events of 08 February 2015
What Happened on 08 February 2015
Nitish Kumar's self obsession for power resulted in JD(U) crisis - BJP
Uber Taxi Coming Up With Two Safety Features
Foodpanda Acquires Just Eat's India Operations
Ishant Sharma Could Not Clear Fitness Test
Exit Polls Project AAP's Win in Delhi Assembly Elections
According to exit polls the share of the Aam Aadami Party (AAP) in total number of votes has increased as compared to Delhi Assembly elections in 2013. In 2013 the AAP won 28 out of 70 seats by winning 29.64 percent of votes. Exit polls after voting predicted that the AAP will win 41-43 seats this time. As per exit polls, vote share of the Bharatiya Janata Party will drop to 34-37 percent.
The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said that JD(U)'s internal party crisis have been created by former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his vested interest for power. He also added that Nitish Kumar had a dream of becoming Prime Minister and so he walked away out of the JD(U)-BJP coalition government in Bihar. But JD (U) is blaming the BJP for a split in the party.
Science and Technology
After the recent Uber cab rape case in New Delhi, taxi service company Uber is all set to launch two main safety features including a “panic button” and a safety net feature. By pushing in-app panic (SOS) button during emergency, a passenger will send an alert to the local police station. With Safety net feature riders can easily share the details of their trip with up to five friends.
An online food delivery marketplace, Foodpanda has acquired Just Eat's India operations to strengthen its hold on Indian food market. Just Eat started under the name Hungry Bangalore in 2006 but renamed later. Foodpanda operates in 39 countries and in India it started its operations in 2012. Earlier Foodpanda had acquired Pune-based Tastykhana. The online food giant together with TastyKhana and Just Eat is now present in more than 200 cities in India and working with more than 12,000 restaurants.
India's fast bowler Ishant Sharma could not make it to the cricket World Cup as he failed to clear a fitness test. The pacer had received a knee injury during India's tour to Australia. Mohit Sharma is regarded as his most possible replacement. Recently he performed well in the recently concluded tri-series.
Most of the exit polls are projecting Arvind Kejriwal as the next CM of Delhi and stating that Aam Aadmi Party will win with full majority. This has changed the mood in the AAP's camp. They look more confident and positive. Group of photojournalist also mobbed Arvind Kejriwal when he came to cast his vote. People were taking selfies with the AAP chief. Arvind Kejriwal thanked the voters for voting for his party. Final results of the Delhi Assembly elections will be announced on Tuesday.