Major News and Events of 09 March 2016
What Happened on 09 March 2016
Congress to release TN Election Manifesto in 15 days
Sensex continues to gain for sixth consecutive day
Sensex falls by 188+ points, courtesy profit booking
Man attempts self oblation near Parliament
Airtel extends maternity leave by 10 weeks
Khadi to become Friday dressing in govt. offices
Govt. to check noise at weddings using sound-level meters
Sensex & Nifty face major downfalls
Today, the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sumit Dass summoned Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) leaders including Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha and Deepak Bajpai as accused in a criminal defamation complaint filed against them by the current Union Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley. All the six AAP leaders have been asked to appear before the court on 7 April 2016.
Today, INR(Indian National Congress) announced releasing its manifesto for the upcoming Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu in the next fifteen days after receiving an approval from the high command i.e. AICC. Congress has entered into a tie up with DMK with an aim to defeat the ruling AIADMK. While making the announcement, the TNCC president EVKS Elangovan also hinted allotment of seats to partymen who had already given a written consent to contest in the forthcoming elections.
Today, BSE Sensex entered the sixth day of gains by closing at 135 points to reach Rs. 24,794 with Nifty advancing by 46 points to close at Rs. 7,532. Though for a majority of day, the BSE Sensex and Nifty traded lower, the late buying in blue-chip stocks like Larsen & Toubro, HDFC Bank, Reliance Industries and HDFC Bank helped the two indices recover from these lows.
BSE Sensex has fallen by over 188 points during early trade today. Reason for the fall is believed to be the profit-booking by investors after the recent gains amid fading trade in Asia. Sensex closed at Rs. 24,470.93 with sectors including IT, capital goods, banking, oil and gas, metal and PSU witnessing heavy losses. While the index gained 1,657.23 points in the last five sessions, Nifty slipped by 49.85 points to close at Rs. 7,435.45.
Today, a man, now identified as Hari Singh, a resident of Haryana’s Sirsa attempted to immolate himself near Parliament. He claims his sister and niece were killed by a group of criminals and since no action had been taken by the local police, he had chosen to come down to Delhi. Singh was stopped by the Delhi Police near Vijay Chowk and has now been taken to the Parliament Street police station for further investigation.
As an attempt to promote gender diversity across all management levels, India’s leading telecom operator Bharti Airtel has increased the maternity leave for its women employees from 12 weeks to 22 weeks. The decision comes as an addition to the flexible working options available for working mothers. Offering all modern-day care facilities for children, Airtel’s Gurgaon office ensures a comfortable work environment for women with kids.
The government is considering a plea from the Khadi & Village Industries Commission to appeal the employees of government organisations to wear clothes made from the hand-spun fabric on every Friday. This step marks an initiative to boost Khadi production in addition to benefiting small weavers residing in different corners of India. Currently, the central government has around 35 lakh employees, which excludes railways and defence personnel.
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The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) is planning to install sound-level meters at all banquet halls to keep a tab on noise produced at the weddings where loud music is being played. All sub-divisional magistrates (SDMs) in Delhi would be meeting managers of wedding venues, band owners and DJs for creating awareness about the noise pollution rules. An individual can be booked under the law for breaching the standard noise level of 45 decibels during the night. The limit for commercial areas is 55 decibels.
Today, the BSE Sensex fell over 150 points with Nifty moving below its critical level of 7,450 in the opening deals. Reason for this decline is believed to be the broad-based selling pressure in addition to weak global cues. Sensex recorded a fall by 153 points to close at Rs. 24,506 while Nifty fell by 46 points to close at Rs. 7,439.