Major News and Events of 14 September 2014
What Happened on 14 September 2014
Apple iPhone 5C an 5S price cut ahead of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch in India
100 skill development centres in a year
Delhi Metro commuters happy with services but not with beggars - Survey
Polling in Medak and Nandigama lower than Lok Sabha
Yo Yo Tigers defeated Punjab Thunder in WKL
Approximately 1.5 lakh people are still trapped in different flooded parts of Kashmir Valley. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said this at an all-party meeting Saturday. 1.42 lakh people have been rescued he added. Floods have damaged and destroyed the properties and infrastructure worth Rs.6,000 crore. Till now 29 bodies have been recovered but the death toll may go high as many people were reported missing. In the restoration work 45 percent of electricity has been restored in the Valley. Many parts of Kashmir Valley are still receiving rain. It is expected that entire Jammu and Kashmir will receive light rainfall till Monday.
Science and Technology
Price of Apple iPhone 5S has been dropped ahead of the launch of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in India on October 17. Price of 32GB iPhone 5S that was originally Rs 62500 has now been dropped to Rs 49500, price of 16GB capacity has been dropped from Rs 53,500 to Rs 44,500. The price difference is of Rs 13000 and Rs 9000 respectively. 8GB iPhone 5C is now available at Rs 31500, Rs 6000 less than original price. Though the launch has been announced but price of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has yet to be announced in India.
For developing skill a 100 centres known as Knowledge Acquisition and Upgradation of Skilled Human Abilities and Livelihood (KAUSHAL) centres will be established in a year. The objective of the centres will be to impart specific skill. For this the centres will coordinate with higher educational institutions. The University Grants Commission (UGC) will give the required funds and frame the guidelines. The decision to set up centres has been taken at a two-day retreat of vice chancellors of central universities. It was held in Chandigarh on Sep 12-13 and was attended by HRD Minister Smriti Irani.
According to a survey, Delhi Metro commuters are satisfied with the services but not happy with the beggars and encroachment outside metro stations. The Metro conducted a week long customer satisfaction survey. Most of the commuters have rated Delhi Metro as very good. For survey 22 Metro stations were selected on the basis of the highest ridership/footfalls. Daily 2.3 million passengers use Delhi Metro. As per media report an action plan has been prepared to tackle the situation.
The bypolls in Telangana's Medak Lok Sabha constituency witnessed 67 percent voting whereas 69.49 percent cast their votes in Andhra Pradesh's Nandigama assembly constituency. The percentage of polling in these constituencies was lower than polling during Lok Sabha election in April. Medak at that time saw 77.35 percent voting and in Nandigama 84.9 percent voters cast their votes. As per official data the polling went peaceful except for one or two minor incidences.
Yo Yo Tigers wins a kabaddi match in World Kabaddi League (WKL) at the Rajindra College Hockey Stadium Bathinda, Punjab by defeating Punjab Thunder by 61-58. Stamping their fourth win, Yo Yo Tigers earned eight points from six matches. Whereas Punjab Thunder won two matches, one tie and lost three matches. They have earned five points so far in WKL. Raider Manminder Singh of Yo Yo Tigers played extremely well in the excited match and ended match with 20 successful raids.