Major News and Events of 14 December 2014
What Happened on 14 December 2014
CBI is likely to expose everything related to Saradha scam – Anil Sinha, new CBI director
Right time to elevate Kohli to full-time Test captain – Former Australia cricket captain Ian Chappell
Prime Minister urges people to visit Northeast in 'Maan ki Baat' if they wish
Microsoft may offer buy-back option on Lumia
J&K and Jharkhand to go fourth phase poll today
Gold prices has gone up by Rs 40 to Rs 27,350 per ten grams at the bullion market in Delhi. More demand from jewellers because of ongoing wedding season has led to this price rise. On the other hand price of silver falls by Rs 275 to Rs 38,285 per kg. The gold price at international market has however declined. In New York fell by 0.3 per cent to USD 1,222.50 an ounce.
Anil Sinha, the new director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said that they are likely to reveal all those involved in the Saradha chit fund scam. The comment came after criticism from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who accused the CBI and said that it is working as a frontal organisation of the Bharatiya Janata Party like RSS and Bajrang Dal. The CBI has recently arrested a minister Madan Mitra, a close aide of Ms Banerjee in Saradha chit fund scam.
Former Australia cricket captain Ian Chappell in his column for ESPNcricinfo wrote that it is the right time to make Virat Kohli a full-time Test captain of the Indian Cricket Team. He mentioned that Kohli's remarkable performance in the past three and a half days must have stimulated the selectors to think about making him a full time Test captain. But Chappell also said that the only concern is Kohli's inability to keep his emotions under control that he showed during verbal altercation on the fourth day of the match.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his 'Maan Ki Baat' talk on radio compared northeast region to Dubai and Singapore and urged people to visit it if they want to see the true beauty of nature. He even compared the region to Taj Mahal and called his recent visit to northeast a very 'heart warming' experience. PM Modi added that the northeast region of India has a potential to grow.
Science and Technology
Microsoft is soon going to offer a buy-back option on its Lumia smartphone in India to increase the sales. As per media report India’s Managing director of mobile devices, Ajey Meht revealed the update. With the best resale rates user can easily upgrade to the latest Windows Phone device. Exchange rate will predominantly depend upon the condition of your present phone. Under this pay-back scheme Lumia owner can also get 65% discount if the purchase will be made within a period of three months. Microsoft is seeing immense potential in terms of growth in Rs 6000 to Rs 15000 price bracket.
The fourth phase of polling for 15 Assembly seats in Jharkhand and 18 in Jammu and Kashmir are all set to take place today. Most of the regions iin Jharkhand are Maoist-hit areas so adequate security arrangements have been made. Polling in Dhanbad and Bokaro will last till 5 PM whereas in rest of the constituencies the EVM will be sealed at 3 PM. More than 14.73 lakh voters are eligible to cast their votes at 1890 polling stations in J&K.