Major News and Events of 10 July 2014
What Happened on 10 July 2014
Budget aims for 7-8 per cent growth over three-four years
Vijay, Dhoni place India in a comfortable position
Rahul Gandhi dozes off during price rise debate
More than 1.5 lakh pilgrims complete Amarnath Yatra
India launched 14 foreign satellites since 2011
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced the launch of a Kisan (farmers') TV in 2014 in the Union Budget for 2014-15. It will give real time information to the farmers related to agriculture, water conservation, new farming techniques, new technologies and organic training. The FM has allocated Rs 100 crore for this project.
While presenting the Narednra Modi government's first national budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley showed concerns over the declining economy. The budget envisages 7-8 per cent growth over the coming three-four years. Some of the budget provisions include -- 'Rs 100-crore Beti padhao, beti badhao' scheme for the welfare of the girl child, nine airports to have e-visa facilities within six months to attract more tourists; Rs 100 crore allocated to set up metro projects under the PPP (Public Private Partnership) mode in Ahmedabad and Lucknow; Rs 500 crore allocated for the National Rural Internet and Technology Mission and the plan to set up four new AIIMS, five new IITs and IIMs.
Opening batsman Murali Vijay made his first overseas Test century and helped India score 259 for four on the first day of the first Test against England at Trent Bridge.India decided to bat first after wining the toss and made 106 runs in the first session. In the second session, England took two wickets of Cheteshwar Pujara (38) and Virat Kohli (1). In the third session, India lost the wicket of Ajinkya Rahane (32) but this session was the comeback time for India in which Vijay was on 122 and skipper MS Dhoni on 50. At the end of the day,India can start with a positive note the next day.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was seen taking a nap in the Lok Sabha while debate on price rise was going on. As per media report, the Bharatiya Janata Party accused the Congress of not being serious as evident by Rahul Gandhi’s sense of boredom during the price rise discussion. In a tweet, the BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said that the Congress was doing the same in the last 10-year during its rule. Many news channels have aired the visuals showing Gandhi dozing off in the Lok Sabha. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi has denied all the allegations and blamed the BJP of playing vindictive politics.
More than 1.5 lakh pilgrims have paid their obeisance before the ice lingam at the holy Amarnath cave. Shri Amarnathji Yatra from Baltal route started from June 28 and from Pahalgam route it commenced from July 2. Because of clear weather, pilgrims camping at Baltal and Nunwan base camps were allowed to start for the shrine by the camp directors. As per an official statement, the process of on-the-spot registration is going on smoothly and the quota for the same is released by taking into account the number of pilgrims arriving daily at Baltal and Chandanwari, apart from the already registered pilgrims.
Science and Technology
During the period between 2011 till date, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched 15 foreign and 14 Indian satellites and earned 39.82 million euros. Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh who is also minister for Earth sciences (Independent charge), Prime Minister Office, Personnel-Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space, made a written reply to a question raised in Lok Sabha and added that the department of space is ready with the future space programme till 2020. The plan foresees the development of thematic earth observational satellites with improved resolution, high-power, high-throughput communication satellites, advanced launch vehicle systems, development of critical technologies for human spaceflight and satellites for space science and planetary exploration purposes.