Major News and Events of 15 June 2014
What Happened on 15 June 2014
First Roof Top Solar Power Plant for metro inaugurated at Delhi Metro Station
CII suggested a five-point agenda to revive non-banking finance sector
Defence Minister visited the Army posts at the LoC
Congress would cease to exist if not led by Gandhi-Nehru family – Anil Shastri
Congress leaders continued protests in Delhi, threaten to cut power to Sisodia and BJP leaders' house
The India-Bangladesh One-Day International (ODI) has been stopped due to heavy rains. The match was being played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium at Mirpur (Bangladesh). Bangladesh made a total of 272/9 runs and India was chasing the target. India scored 100/1 in 16.4 overs when rain stopped the match in between. At the time of halt, Ajinkya Rahana and Cheteshwar Pujara were playing the game and were at 46 not out and 0 not out, respectively. The India-Bangladesh One-Day International (ODI) is a three-match series and this was the first match of the series.
The first-ever Roof Top Solar Power Plant was inaugurated at the Dwarka Sector 21 Metro station, on Sunday. As per an official of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), the plant will generate 500 kWp of power to fulfill the needs of the DMRC at this station. The solar power plant is expected to start its operation from July this year. As per media reports, for installation a power purchase agreement (PPA) was signed between the DMRC and a multinational firm last Feb. With this plant, the Delhi Metro has become the first metro in the country to have such a plant.
To control a sharp rise in non-performing assets (NPA) and to check the reduction in loan growth of non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), a five-point agenda has been suggested by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). In its agenda to the Finance Ministry and the Reserve Bank of India, it asked the need to integrate NBFC to the core of the Indian financial system. There should be enough policies in place to fulfill the financial needs of the economy. As per media reports, main areas of concern stated in the agenda are – to fulfil the funding needs, keep the present NPA classification norms, to bring NBFCs under the SARFAESI Act (Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest), and all the issues related to tax to be resolved.
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley paid a visit to the Army Posts at the Line of Control (LoC) in the Haji Pir Area, Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. As per media reports, he praised Indian soldiers for doing a commendable job of protecting the borders of the country. He also said that the centre is ready for talk, but within the constitution and sovereignty of India. He visited the place to check the security situation and not for any political objective.
Congress Working Committee member and son of late Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, Anil Shastri said, that Congress will disintegrate if not led by the Nehru-Gandhi family. In such a scenario, the party would cease to exist, and hence party members must be behind them during this critical situation. He was a special invitee to Congress Working Committee. As per media reports, he made such comments after the party’s defeat in the Lok Sabha polls.
Congress leaders continued their protests in Delhi against power crisis, and as per media reports, they have threatened to cut the power supply to the houses of BJP leaders and former Delhi minister Manish Sisodia, in case the situation remains the same. Yesterday a group led by Congress leader Arvinder Singh Lovely tried to block trains in West Delhi, but he was detained along with the party workers. They even burnt the effigy of former Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Today Congress leaders protested in the Karol Bagh area in Central Delhi.