Major News and Events of 13 May 2014
What Happened on 13 May 2014
Manmohan Singh gets farewell from PMO staff
Kedarnath Yatra put on hold for the 4th day in a row
Sensex creates history
SIT to begin investigation of the Muzaffarnagar riots
Twitter to introduce the mute feature
With the polling over in the long drawn Lok Sabha Elections, and the counting to take place on 16 May, all the emphasis is on the exit polls now. Different surveys have come up, which predict that the Modi-led NDA will form the government. But, the interesting aspect is that there are a lot of variations in each survey. Media would also be looking for the tally to match with the poll results, and not prove to be an irrelevant exercise, as it happened in 2009 when the results swung drastically.
The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was given farewell with a standing ovation by the staff at the PMO, as per media reports. It was the farewell event of the Prime Minister, who had been at the helm of power for 10 long years. The last Cabinet meeting will be held by the PM on 17 May, before he submits the resignation of the government to the President.
The Kedarnath Yatra has been put on hold for the fourth day in a row, due to heavy rainfall and snowfall. According to media reports, pilgrims are stranded at Linchauli, which is at a distance of 5 km from Kedarnath, because of torrential downpour in Kedarnath, Badrinath and Yamunotri routes. The authorities have ruled out any danger to the pilgrims.
As per media reports, the market continued to soar up and created history again by touching 24,000 points. It edged past the 23,573 points, where it closed on Monday. The mood is upbeat with the exit polls, predicting a NDA win in the elections. All the sectors were in green. During the day, NSE was trading at 7,151 points. BSE ended at 23,871.23 points and NSE at 7,108 points.
The SIT investigation in the Muzaffarnagar riot case has started, as per media reports. This is related to the case of 10 missing persons, who were allegedly killed in the Lisadh village. 13 persons were reported missing, out of which 3 bodies were recovered from the village. SIT will look into the case on individual basis and will record the account of the eyewitnesses as well.
Science and Technology
Twitter will be initiating the mute feature, which will allow users to mute the tweets of other users, or tweets that appear on their timeline often. As per media reports, using this feature the user would not have to unfollow or block a user, but only to mute the tweets. And, the one whose tweet has been muted wouldn't even know about it, as they will still be able to read, reply and re-tweet the tweets as before.