Major News and Events of 10 February 2014
What Happened on 10 February 2014
Arvind Kejriwal threatens to resign again
New party chiefs for the Congress in West Bengal, Haryana and Kerala
Bank strike affects banking operations across nations
Meiyappan's charges in betting stands proved: IPL probe report
Desktop from Asus first to have NFC
The student from Arunachal Pradesh, Nido Tania succumbed to injuries on his head and face inflicted by a blunt object as per the postmortem report. The autopsy report will be produced before the Delhi high court. That means the people arrested for the incident may be tried for murder. The preliminary report had stated there was not much injury on his body. The student’s death had led to protests in Delhi and people hailing from the northeast have voiced about racial discrimination as well. As per the investigation status report of the police, Nido had two altercations with the shopkeeper and his friends. Once when he was asking for directions and shopkeeper passed comment about his hairstyle which angered Nido and he broke the glass pane of the shop. The shopkeeper and his friends then passed comments on his race, caste and his appearance. This was put to an end when neighbors came in between and Nido even paid Rs 7000 for the glass pane as compensation. When Nido returned from his friend’s house the group again pounced on him.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal again specified that he will resign if the Jan Lokpal and Swaraj bills were not cleared in the forthcoming assembly session. Kejriwal had specified that he would leave the chief minister’s post hundred and even thousand times over so that the people control Swaraj and governance. He mentioned this on Twitter and also stated that this was the second struggle for independence. On Sunday Kejriwal has warned he would step down if the Congress did not offer support to his government for the passage of the two bills. Tomorrow that is on February 13 the bills will be tabled in the assembly. Kejriwal has also specified his government wanted to get the Jan Lokpal bill passed on February 16 at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium.
Congress has named new state chiefs in West Bengal that is Union Minister Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, who is considered rival of Mamata Baneee, the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, in Haryana it is Dalit MP Ashok Tanwar and in Kerala the veteran VM Sudheeran would be handling affairs of the party. VD Satheeshan, AICC Secretary was elected as the Vice President of Congress party in Kerala. This is evident that the party is gearing up for the Lok Sabha elections and stresses more on young leaders. Earlier Sachin Pilot was made party chief in Rajasthan and Arun Yadav was selected to head in Madhya Pradesh. Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury would come in place of Pradip Bhattacharya, the acting chief in West Bengal. Tanwar will succeed Phulchand Mulana, who is also a Dalit. Sudheeran will replace Ramesh Chennithala who will now be the state Home Minister.
Public sector bank employees have gone on a two days strike starting today which has affected adversely the banking operations in the country. Cheque clearances, cash transactions have been hit badly due to this strike which has been called for the demand for wage revision. The employees have resorted to this after Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) did not provide better wage offer. IBA has given an offer of 10% hike in the wages which the employees did not agree to. There is the thought that bank management’s offer is not in sync with the rising prices. United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) is an organization with 9 unions of bank employee and officer. In some cities like Kolkata even private banks had to close shutter due to protests. 27 public sector banks, 18 private banks, 8 foreign banks and 48 regional rural banks are participating in the strike called by the United Forum of Bank Unions.
A committee which was investigating in the corruption in the IPL has furnished its report wherein it is mentioned that charges over Gurunath Meiyappan, the son-in-law of N. Srinivasan, the BCCI chief is proved. The report which is of 200 pages specifies that allegation of spot fixing on Raj Kundra, the owner of the franchise Rajasthan Royals as well as Meiyappan have to be further probed. The Supreme Court bench led by Justice A.K. Patnaik has stated further orders from it will come after the bench looks into the report. The report which has been based on the information furnished by Mumbai and Delhi police, FIRs, chargesheets, telephonic transcripts mentions that Meiyappan was involved in betting via Vindu Dara Singh who was directly in contact with the bookies. The report also mentions that the bets were not always in support of CSK but also went against it.
Science and Technology
Asus has come up with M70AD desktop PC which has the technology for Near Field Communication. This will help pairing with Android devices. With this data can be backed up with phones and tablets which are compatible with a single click. The NFC Express software will save media files in Android mobile devices on the desktop and will detect files added when the desktop was last synced. There is another unique feature which is the PC can be charged wirelessly and there is an internal UPS which supplies power supply to the PC in case of a power outage. The PC has a 4th generation Intel Core processor and the Sonic Master Technology provide an enhanced audio experience.