Major News and Events of 10 February 2016
What Happened on 10 February 2016
Condom scene in Mastizaade lands Sunny in trouble
IIT Madras circular bars political activities
Indian Overseas Bank shares fall by 12%
Vodafone 4G Services now in Mumbai
Haryana to adopt two-tier school system
Sensex slides down by 150+ points
Govinda offers Rs. 5 lakh as compensation to fan
Science and Technology
Today, Sony announced the launch of the Walkman NW-A25 high-resolution audio player in India. Priced at Rs. 13,990, the audio player is available at all Sony outlets. With five different color options (black, blue, pink, red and yellow), the Walkman NW-A25 comes equipped with an internal storage capacity of 16GB (expandable via microSD card-up to 128GB). The device has a 2.2-inch TFT-LED screen and supports an array of audio formats like mp3, wma, he-aac, aac, wav, flac and Apple Lossless.
Ex-porn star Sunny Leone has invited fresh trouble with an FIR being registered against her. The complaint mentions that in one of the scenes of Mastizaade, the bold actress and her co-actor Vir Das are allegedly seen promoting the use of condom inside a temple in a “vulgar” manner. The case has been registered at the Adarsh Nagar Police Station in Delhi.
After banning a movement by Dalit students, IIT Madras has issued a circular with an aim to bar different kinds of “political activity” as the same is considered against the apolitical nature of the educational institute. The circular also contains an innovative clause as per which all students, scholars, project associates etc. would promise not to indulge in any activity that will adversely affect the university’s image.
After suffering heavy losses amounting to Rs. 1,425 crore in the October-December quarter, the Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) shares fell by 11.8 percent. IOB had already made a provision of Rs. 1,896 crore for bad loans. With a 17 percent increase in non-performing loans at IOB, the bank stood at 12.64 percent against eleven percent in the September quarter.
Science and Technology
After launching its 4G Services in Delhi, India’s second largest telecom operator Vodafone India has rolled out 4G Services in the country’s financial capital Mumbai. Vodafone 4G SIM cards are now available at all the fifty six retail stores spread in different parts of the city. Consumers are expected to exchange their old SIM card to receive a new 4G ready SIM card. Vodafone 4G has been launched in 1800MHz band.
As part of the Swaran Jayanti of formation of Haryana state, a proposal to adopt the two-tier system of schools has been prepared. The initiative is believed to be an attempt to bring an end to the concept of government schools in the state. In accordance to the proposal, Haryana would have only middle and senior secondary schools. Currently, the state has a total of 1,382 government schools.
With selling pressure easily visible across multiple sectors, the BSE Sensex fell over 150 points and Nifty continued hovering around 7,250 levels tracking selloff in the global stock markets. While Ambuja Cements traded 2.6 percent lower at Rs. 192.30 ahead of its third quarter numbers, analysts expect the firm to report a net profit of Rs. 230 crore on sales of Rs. 2,359 crore.
After the Supreme Court insisted on Bollywood star Govinda to personally apologise to the person named Santosh Bateshwar whom he slapped seven years ago, the actor has made the move by offering unconditional apology and Rs. 5 lakh as compensation. The complainant had intentions to prosecute Govinda for criminal intimidation and assault that could land the actor in jail for two years.