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Major News and Events of 10 March 2016

What Happened on 10 March 2016


Road mishap kills Samajwadi Party MLA & 2 others

Today, the sixty-four-year-old Bilari MLA, Haji Irfan along with SP leader KP Singh and driver Farzad Ali were killed after their vehicle fell into a ditch. The Samajwadi Party MLA was on his way to attend the wedding ceremony of Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Shivpal Singh Yadav’s son at Saifai in Etawah district. The MLA, Irfan is survived by his wife, four sons and two daughters.

JNU student, aged 26, commits suicide

A 26-year-old PhD scholar from JNU has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan of his room at the rented accommodation in south Delhi’s Ber Sarai area. Identified as Dushyant, a native of Bareily in U.P. the JNU student has left a suicide note wherein he has mentioned some personal issues related to family and relationship with a woman, to be the reason behind his act. 

Suzuki Access 125 to hit Indian stores on 15 March

Japanese two-wheeler giant Suzuki is all prepared to launch the 2016 version of its renowned scooter, Access 125 on 15 March 2016. Backed by a refreshed design and some great features, Suzuki Access 125 has already been showcased at the Auto Expo 2016. The new Suzuki scooter comes with a lighter frame, a restyled apron, larger turn indicators and an innovative headlamp.

Earthquake warning system to be installed in Chandigarh

Haryana government will be installing an early earthquake warning system at New Secretariat Building in Sector-17, Chandigarh on 14 March 2016. The system would be competent in detecting an earthquake a few seconds before the tremors reach the exact area where the facility has been installed. The residents would hence be alerted about the forthcoming earthquake. The system would be tested via utilization of artificial waves.

Raj Thackeray threatens burning autos driven by Non-Marathis

Claiming that around seventy per cent of auto drivers given new permits are non-Marathis, the MNS (Maharashtra Navnirman Seva) chief Raj Thackeray has threatened that his party workers would be setting ablaze the autos which are being driven by non-Marathis. Thackeray has demanded only sons of Maharashtra must be given licenses and non-Marathis should not be offered the permission to drive autos on Maharashtra roads.

ISRO set to launch Sixth Navigation Satellite at 4:00 p.m. today

ISRO is all geared up to launch its sixth navigation satellite IRNSS-1F on board trusted workhorse PSLV C32 at 4:00 p.m. today. With the 54-and-half hour countdown already initiated yesterday, the PSLV is progressing normally. Aimed at providing navigation on par with the US-based Global Positioning System, Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C32 would be launching the IRNSS-1F from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at the spaceport of Sriharikota, situated about 110 Km from Chennai.

Sensex & Nifty set to open lower today

The opening deals saw the BSE Sensex and Nifty edging lower, basis the selling pressure in FMCG and other technology stocks. Simultaneously, the metal, oil & gas, realty and auto stocks were also witnessing a consistent hike in terms of purchase. Among the top gainers were Vedanta, Tata Motors, Punjab National Bank, Yes Bank, Cairn India, Hindalco, Tech Mahindra and Hero MotoCorp. The losers comprised of Infosys, HUL, ITC, Bharti Airtel, BHEL and TCS.  

Procurement of special license to store liquor goes online

All the residents of the national capital can now avoid all the cumbersome paperwork associated with procurement of special license that is required for storing excess alcohol. The Delhi government has revamped the excise policy which has made the entire process of procuring a license to store alcohol in large quantities, an online activity. The L-30 license can hence be procured via the internet.

Dell Latitude 7275 & 7370 now available in India

Dell has officially launched two new Windows 10 productivity notebooks viz: the Latitude 7275 and Latitude 7370. As part of its flagship notebooks in the Latitude 7000 series, the Dell Latitude 7275 is priced at Rs. 87,990 and the Latitude 7370 can be purchased by paying a sum of Rs. 79,990. While the former one is a detachable 2-in-1, the latter is a traditional notebook.