Major News and Events of 14 April 2014
What Happened on 14 April 2014
Google Hangout with Arvind Kejriwal
Gun battle at Koraput district between Maoists and police, leads to death of one Maoist
Bihar's agriculture and food industry can touch Rs.1 lakh crore by 2015: Assocham
Advani loses to Williams after taking a lead of 7-3 in World Professional Snooker Championship
44% of Twitter users never woke up
Arun Jaitley, the senior BJP leader has stated that the Congress party was showing desperation and that the Gandhis have been seized and that the charm of the Gandhi family was waning away. This was in reference to the reports that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had expressed the desire to contest from Varanasi but the party did not opt for that and pinned hope on a local leader. Jaitley said it was a similar situation like that in 1977 when economic populism did not click for Indira and Sanjay Gandhi. He also offered solution of bring in more order in the party. Jaitley also remarked on the report wherein it has been specified that the Congress has asked the state ministers that if they did not win then they will be replaced. Jaitley stated that the problem was not with the chief ministers but with lack of a charismatic leader who can deliver. He further added when the issues are there within the family they should not be blaming others for it.
Arvind Kejriwal the AAP chief had a Google Hangout today where he replied to many questions. He also specified there that AAP did not decide to field his MLAs in the Lok Sabha polls as that would have entailed to the number of MLAs going down and that would have let BJP form the government at Delhi. He also mentioned in the hangout that Congress and BJP never criticize beyond one level about one another. Kejriwal talked about why he has chosen the seat of Varanasi as that would be difficult for him. He could have stayed at Delhi which would have been easier for him. He stated that if people defeat Modi or Rahul Gandhi then that would mean they would state their opinion regarding the two parties Congress and BJP. Arvind Kejriwal had to face a volley of questions right from him being an escapist as he resigned from office in 49 days to question as to why was he contesting the election if he was not willing to form coalitions. There were questions regarding reservation, AAP’s manifesto. He stated he will be contesting from Amethi and Varanasi. He also made a strong statement that this parliament will not be a stable one, as there will be lot of churning and the parliament which comes after this would be a stable one. The hangout was for an hour.
In Koraput district of Odisha a Maoist was killed in a gun battle which ensued between the Naxals and the police. The Maoist, Puno Uluka aka Khatru was killed in the firing which went on at Narayanpatna late night on Sunday. This was informed by Yaswant Jethwa , the Inspector General of Police (South Western Range). Uluka a member of the banned Communist Party of India-Maoist, was active in terror activities and had played a prominent role in a series of murders as well as other heinous crime in Bandhugaon and Narayanpatna areas. 30 districts of Odisha are infested with Maoists ]. Koraput district which is at a distance of 500 km from Bhubaneshwar is regarded as their prominent center for operation.
Assocham has stated in a study that in Bihar the agriculture and food industry has the potential to touch Rs.1 lakh crore by 2015. There are number of factors contributing to it right from abundance of cattle, prices being competitive, water resources being present there coupled with an active industrial policy. The cereals like rice, maize, wheat, fruits and vegetables, production of which touches 15 million tonnes attract global brands. If the logistics and infrastructure is developed it would boost this sector in Bihar. It would also enable the state to have an edge in both domestic and overseas market. 80% of the state’s workforce is deployed in this sector and it entails to 50% of the GSDP or gross state domestic product. What is needed is specialized training, skill development and employing rural workforce in this sector.
The snooker champion Pankaj Advani lost in the qualifier of World Professional Snooker Championship against Robbie Williams even though he had taken a 7-4 lead. He then lost the match 7-10 with Williams punching six frames consecutively. Another Indian player Aditya Mehta lost the match 5-10 against Jamie Jones. Advani was behind with 3-4 but then he posted a 7-4 advantage and the match seemed secure for him but then Williams snatched the win from him. Mehta was also matching his opponent but then the match slipped out of his control when Jones won 5 frames one after the other to take a lead of 7-3.
Science and Technology
As per a report by a firm specializing in analyzing usage of Twitter as many as 44% of the profiles there on Twitter have not tweeted. That is almost 50% of the 974 million active users never posted a single tweet. Some also believe in stalking that is reading only others tweet without stating their presence. Then 30% have only 1-10 tweets while only 13% have tweeted 100 times. 47% of the users do not have a DP or the profile picture. That is they never uploaded one. 1.5 billion users signed in for Twitter and of which 500 million were removed as they were spam profiles or violated any condition.