Major News and Events of 09 May 2015
What Happened on 09 May 2015
The HTC One M9+ smartphone now available for purchase in India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasises on development in Dantewada
Sahara chief Subrata Roy manages to raise funds for bail
AAP government names farmers' compensation scheme after Gajendra Singh
Andre Russell slammed five fours and four sixes in his 21-ball, scored the fastest fifty (51) and helped Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to win over Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). KKR won by one-wicket and now at the top of the IPL table.
Science and Technology
The HTC One M9+ smartphone is now available for purchase in India. The phone priced at Rs 52500 was launched last month. You can either go to local retail stores or visit an ecommerce website to buy it. The HTC One M9+ with Android 5.0 Lollipop, Sense 7 UX, has 5.2-inch 2560 x 1440 pixel IPS LCD touchscreen, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage which can be expanded by using external microSD. The smartphone also has 2840mAH battery, high quality UltraPixel front camera and 20MP main snapper with depth sensor.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised on development in Maoist-hit Dantewada region, Chhattisgarh on Saturday. He promised to fight for peace in the region. PM Narendra Modi was in the state to sign two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU), one for a mega steel plant the other for the second phase of the Rowghat-Jagdalpur railway line. As per media reports, it was said that Maoists were holding hostage over 500 villagers. Maoists earlier appealed to villagers not to take part and boycott PM's visit. PM Modi on the hand looked confident and showed hope by stating that Maoist are also humans and their mind will definitely change.
Sahara chief Subrata Roy may get bail next week as he had managed to raise Rs 10,000 crore in deposit, Rs 5,000 crore in cash and a bank guarantee with Sebi on the orders of the Supreme Court. As per media reports, the Court had laid down the monetary condition for bail on 26 March last year. The group has managed to deposit Rs 3,800 crore so far. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal did not reveal the bank's name and any transaction detail.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi has named the farmer compensation scheme 'Gajendra Singh Kisan Sahayta Yojana' after the name of a farmer Gajendra Singh who committed suicide by hanging himself at an AAP rally at Jantar Mantar in April. Gajendra's family is happy for this respect. While distributing the compensation, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made the announcement of making a memorial of Gajendra.