Major News and Events of 15 February 2015
What Happened on 15 February 2015
Pak resumes small arm fires at RS Pura Sector in Ceasefire Violation
Samsung launches Galaxy A7 in India
Delhi's statehood may become an issue between AAP and BJP
Anil Ambani's Reliance Cement, GMR win first-ever coal mines auction
We need simple laws – says PM Narendrea Modi
India beat arch rival Pakistan by 76 runs in their first World Cup match at the Adelaide Oval in Australia on Sunday. India elected to bat first and made 300 for seven. Virat Kohli displayed a splendid game by scoring 107, the first century by an Indian in World Cup against arch rivals. He was declared Man of the Match. Kohli in partnership with Suresh Raina scored 110 runs. Raina made 74 runs off 56 deliveries. Pakistan were all out for 224.
Pakistan carried out three rounds of small arm fires at the RS Pura sector of the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir and again violated ceasefire. Yesterday night they had fired two to three mortar shells in the outpost area of Nowapind border. As per media report there is no report of any loss of life or property.
Science and Technology
Samsung has launched Galaxy A7, a premium mid range smartphone in India. The smartphone costs Rs 30,499 and can be bought online at Samsung's official India e-Store. Metal frame looks classy with 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920p) Super AMOLED display. Thickness of Galaxy A7 is just 6.3 mm. Phone's 16GB internal storage can be expanded up to 64GB by using microSD card. Galaxy A7 has a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 oct-core processor and 2GB RAM. The phone has a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front camera.
The demand for complete statehood for Delhi is likely become an issue between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Aam Aadami Party (AAP). Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal demanded a full statehood for Delhi after he sworn in as CM on Saturday. Kejriwal also said that he had talked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and told him that he has full majority at the Centre and the AAP has full majority in Delhi. If the parties decide then Delhi can get complete statehood. On the other hand BJP Delhi state president Satish Upadhayay considers it a clever move by Arvind Kejriwal.
In the first-ever auction of coal mines in the country Anil Ambani-led Reliance Cement won the Sial Ghogri mine at Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh and GMR Chattisgarh Energy Ltd won the Talabira-1 mine in Odisha's Sambalpur. Reliance Cement quoted a price of Rs 1,402 per tonne whereas GMR quoted a price of Rs 478 per tonne.
Prime Minister while addressing a group of lawyers and senior judges at the closing ceremony of the sesquicentennial celebrations of the Advocates Association of Western India at SVP stadium of National Sports Club of India said that India requires simple laws which should work without multiple interpretations. PM added that his government in the past 8 months had removed 1,700 archaic laws. He said that he is dedicated to get rid of act each day for the next five years.