Major News and Events of 10 June 2014
What Happened on 10 June 2014
Permanent hair dye may have carcinogenic chemicals: says Research
Food License issuing process to go online in West Bengal
Telangana state legislative assembly gets its first Speaker
Our victory is not because of negative sentiments towards Congress: BJP leaders
AAP leader protests at Harsh Vardhan's residence over Delhi’s power shortage
The UP unit of BJP condemns state government for power cuts
Sri Lanka to have a cultural centre of India
Five bodies of the missing students found in Mandi
Lower than expected monsoon this season
More than one lakh students have already purchased the online admission forms for Delhi University. As per media reports, the University is expecting that all the previous records would be broken this year. Till date the University has received 1,01,188 forms online and 79,293 offline, while it is expecting more than four lakh applications by the end of the last date. DU admissions have commenced from 2 June 2014 and will continue till 16 June 2014. For the four-year under graduate programme, the University had received a total of 2,49,661 applications in the last academic year.
Science and Technology
Hair salons may be using banned aromatic amines called toluidines for treatments like permanent hair dye and perming, which has chemicals with carcinogenic properties, as per a research from Sweden’s Lund University. The research proves that oxidative or permanent dies are absolutely unsafe. Level of o-toluidine (ortho-toluidine) has been determined in 32 normal hair dye users, 295 female hair dressers and 60 people who have never used these products, and it was found to have been causing cancer. It is recommended that hair dressers must wear gloves, while performing the task of hair dyeing.
Issuance of licenses for food and supply related matters will now be available online in West Bengal. The government has taken the decision to bring transparency in the system, and make it corruption free, as per media reports. Till now fair price shops, ration outlets, LPG dealers etc, are issued license by the department working under the state government. This online system will be started from November onwards. Any person in need of a license can complete the online application form and pay the fee by using a debit or a credit card.
TRS legislator Sirikonda Madhusudhanachary has been appointed as the first Speaker of Telangana state legislative assembly, as he was elected unanimously. His candidature has also been supported by the main opposition party Congress, BJP, Telugu Desam Party and Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM). He took the charge as soon as the Protem Speaker K. Jana Reddy announced his name. All the leaders promised to provide full cooperation for the proper functioning of the proceedings. Chary is 58 years old, a post-graduate in English literature and represents the Bhoopalapalli constituency in the Warangal district.
The tremendous victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Lok Sabha elections is not due to negative sentiments against the Congress-led UPA government, but purely because of confidence in effective governance, clarified BJP leaders. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi spoke in the Rajya Sabha, while starting a debate on motion of thanks. As per media reports, party leader J P Nadda added, that people voted for Narendra Modi because voters were confident of his effective leadership and administrative abilities.
Power crisis in Delhi has taken a new turn with a protest outside union Heath Minister and Delhi BJP chief Harsh Vardhan's residence. AAP leader Manish Sisodia, along with Somnath Bharti and other party members went to meet Vardhan at his residence, but he had left for the day by that time. As per media reports, Sisodia and his party members came to meet Vardhan but not to protest. Sisodia added that when Arvind Kejriwal was the Chief Minister of Delhi, there were no power cuts and electricity was available at subsidised rates. He questioned that why haven’t BJP been able to provide uninterrupted power supply.
The issue of 15-18 hours power cut in Uttar Pradesh even in the places like Lucknow has been raised by the UP unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The BJP attacked on the Samajwadi Party government for severe power cuts in the state. State Public Works Department Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav’s statement on people who voted for BJP has also been condemned. He said that people have to bear the consequences of what they did. As per media report state government’s claim that state is short of just 500 MW is not correct. In such a case there should not be power cuts of 15-18 hours.
Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka in near future will have an Indian cultural centre. India has signed a MoU with Sri Lanka for building a cultural centre on a plot next to the Jaffna Public Library. The project will be completed in 36 months with an estimated cost of SLR 1.2 billion. As per media report the Pullukulam, adjacent water body will also be included in the cultural centre for the performances on a floating stage. It will act as delivery center as well as a media to reconnect people of Jaffna with their cultural roots.
With the sudden increase in the water level of Baes River at least 24 students out of 60 of the V.N.R. Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology in Hyderabad washed away with string water current. They came to Manali for excursion. Five bodies of the missing students have been found out in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh and efforts to find other are still going on. As per media report there are very less chances of survival of the remaining students. Divisional Commissioner Onkar Sharma is investigating the case and resident engineer of the 126 MW Larji hydropower project has been suspended.
Minister of Earth Sciences Jitendra Singh said that monsoon in 2014 is expected to be lower than the normal level all across the country as well as various regions. Rainfall will be 93% of the average rainfall. Punjab and Haryana, the green belt of north India will also be impacted by the low rainfall. Already monsoons in Kerala are not on time and arrived on June 6 and above that their level will be low. Monsoons will cover the rest of India by July 15.