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Major News and Events of 10 August 2014

What Happened on 10 August 2014


Delhi mayors request Governor to allow e-rickshaws

Mayors of three municipal corporation met Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung in regard to the ply of e-rickshaws in Delhi till the formation of a policy. Yogendra Chandolia of north, Meenakshi of east and Khushi Ram of south Delhi and leader of the house of south requested Jung to request to the Delhi High Court in this regard. On 31 July, the High court ordered an immediate ban on e-rickshaw in Delhi because of its unregulated functioning. These e-rickshaws are unsafe for the citizens as well as for the other traffic on the road. The court on Friday stated that no e-rickshaw will be allowed to ply on road without registration and insurance. The driver must have a valid driver’s license to drive-rickshaw.

Prime Minister blames Congress for playing old vote bank politics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi without naming the party blamed Congress for playing ‘old vote bank politics’ and troubling the social fabric of the nation. In his speech at the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) first national council meet at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium he referred Congress by stating that the party which suffered a massive defeat is playing this game. Peace, unity and harmony are quintessential for the progress and development of India so can never be compromised. He made the statement in reaction to the statement made by Congress and other opposition party like the Samajwadi Party in which they blamed BJP for encouraging communal violence in UP.

Health ministry is taking strict measures against Ebola virus

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan stated that government is taking stringent measures to prevent the spread of deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) in India. At present there is neither confirmed nor suspected Ebola virus infected person in India. But still government has made helpline number operational ( 23063205, 23061469 and 23061302). The centre has received 30 calls so far in which callers wanted to know more about the disease.

Surat Dreams, a prominent textile exhibition concludes

Surat Dreams, India’s foremost textile exhibition in Hyderabad concluded on Saturday. ‘Fashion Thrills’ amalgamating the style and glamour was also organized on the concluding day. It was graced by celebrities like Samantha Prabhu, Taapsee Pannu and Pranitha Subhash. Many exhibitors across the world took part in the exhibition. Exhibition boosted the business relationships between buyers and manufacturers. The finale was visited by 1,000 visitors from all over India.

Veteran designer Rohit Bal walks on ramp for Azva

Rohit Bal, a renowned fashion designer became a showstopper for Azva, a jewelry brand at the India Bridal Fashion Week (IBFW) in Delhi. He wore a formal plain ivory sherwani and displayed a kind of brooch. As per media report, the veteran fashion designer felt extremely happy on his role reversal. The ramp was also adorned by socialite Priya Sachdev and actress Nargis Fakhri. Jewelry showcased includes 22 carat gold bangles, earrings, rani-haars and chokers.

Open and Women's chess team wins in chess Olympiad

India’s open and women’s chess teams won against Qatar and the Netherlands respectively. Teams won the seventh round of the World Chess Olympiad being held in Norway. The 19th seeded Indian open team saw the winning of two games and drawing of two games against Qatar. On the other hand, fifth seeded Indian women’s team won by 3.5-0.5 against the Netherlands. GM Sethuraman S.P is displaying an impressive show in the tournament without losing a single game. But on the same day world champion GM Magnus Carlsen was defeated by German GM Arkadij Naiditsch in 62 move.