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Major News and Events of 11 April 2015

What Happened on 11 April 2015


Banking sector to see changes in the coming years – RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan

While addressing the students of the National Institute of Bank Management on its 11th convocation Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan said that banking sector will see immense transformation with the entry of new players in the sector. India is likely to have postal bank, and there will be new institutions, small finance banks and payment banks in the country. This will give rise to numerous opportunities in this and related sectors.

Xiaomi's first global event in India on 23rd April

Xiaomi's first global Mi phone event has been scheduled in India on April 23. The event will be attended by Xiaomi CEO and founder Lei Jun. The new smartphone will be a mid-range phone and will have Android Lollipop operating system. Beijing-based Xiaomi has Bharti Airtel and the Mobile Store as offline sales partners. Last year Xiaomi sold 61.1 million smartphones in India.

CM Chandrababu Naidu wants to make Andhra Pradesh a medical hub of India

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu wants to promote the state as a medical hub of India. CM Naidu has requested Doctors and health professionals of the state to lend full cooperation in this regard. He said this while inaugurating the 16th annual conference of Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India (SGEI) in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. He even expressed his wish to make the state one of the best three states in India in terms on growth by 2020 and No. 1 by 2029.

Shiv Sena staged protest against Lakhvi's release by Pakistan

Shiv Sena staged a protest against Pakistan at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi for releasing Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi and demanded to declare Pakistan a terrorist state. Protestors burnt posters of Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif and shouted slogans against Pakistan. Lakhvi the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack had guided 10 LeT gunmen from control room in Pakistan during the attack.

India to buy 36 Rafale from France

Indo-French relationship touched a new high during PM Narendra Modi's visit to France. The Prime Minister conveyed to the French President Francois Hollande that India would like to buy 36 Rafale jets for the Indian Air Force from France as soon as possible. This time-bound delivery is based on IAF needs and configuration of all the systems, weapons and aircraft would be approved by the IAF. India and France have also signed close to 17 agreements including Jaitapur nuclear project. France will also assist India to build three smart cities including Nagpur and Puducherry.

Rajasthan Royals defeat Kings XI Punjab by 26 runs

Rajasthan Royals defeated Kings XI Punjab by 26 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The preliminary round match was played at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Friday. Kings XI Punjab was to chase 163 runs but managed to reach 136/8 in their allotted 20 overs. Australian cricketer James Faulkner was the star of Rajasthan Royals. He scored 46 runs. Punjab got off to a worst possible start with Virender Sehwag being dismissed on 0 and quick dismissal of Wriddhiman Saha on 7.