Major News and Events of 12 April 2015
What Happened on 12 April 2015
Shiv Sena's remarks on Muslim voting rights
CM Arvind Kejriwal announces Rs 20,000 compensation to Delhi farmers
PM Modi – India is a peace loving country but struggling to get seat in UN Security Council
France will assist India to upgrade Delhi-Chandigarh rail line
Two scientists from Gujarat built self-driven car
Sania Mirza and her partner Martina Hingis have reached to the final of the WTA Family Circle Cup. Sania is a win away from becoming No. 1 in doubles. Pair of Mirza and Hingis defeated Russian players Alla Kudryavtseva and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4 1-6 10-7 in the semifinal. In case they win doubles final then Sania Mirza will become the first Indian woman to reach No. 1 in tennis. The final match is against Casey Dellacqua and Darija Jurak.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut's comment on Muslim voting rights is creating controversies. An editorial published in Sena's mouthpiece 'Saamana' stated that if Muslims are acting just as a vote bank then their voting rights should be revoked. The leader also added that 15 years ago Balasaheb (founder Mr Bal Thackeray) had also said that taking away the voting rights of Muslims for few years will stop the lobbying of their votes. The Sena also compared All India Majlis-e-Ittihadul- Muslimeen (MIM) and Owaisi brothers with poisnous snake.
While addressing a gathering of residents of Mundka in outer Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that Rs20,000 will be given as compensation to the farmers of Delhi as they have lost their crop to untimely rains. He added that this is the highest ever compensation in the country and said that government's policy are not farmer friendly and that is why no one wants to become a farmer these days. Such a step was necessary to break that image.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the community reception in Paris said that though India has done so much for peace but still struggling to find a seat in the United Nations Security Council. He added that India sacrifices not for itself but also for others. Indian Army is the only army in the world that takes peacekeeping initiatives he added.
France will assist India in a study for upgrading the speed on the Delhi-Chandigarh rail line. The two countries will also work to re-develop Ambala and Ludhiana railway stations in Punjab. Indian Railways and French National Railways (SNCF) will jointly finance the study to be conducted by SNCF to upgrade the Delhi-Chandigarh railway line to 200 km. The Shatabdi Express that currently runs on this line is the fastest train running at the speed of 79.80 kmph.
Science and Technology
Two scientists Kaushal Jani and Nirav Desai, Assistant Professor at Amiraj College of Engineering from Gujarat have built a self-driven car in just 28 days. The car can accelerate, change gears, steer and apply break without anybody on driver's seat. This self-driven car is instructed through a devise which needs 3G networks to operate.