Major News and Events of 16 November 2014
What Happened on 16 November 2014
Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth win China Open Super Series
Samsung Gear S costs Rs 27900 lower than its initial price
RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan asks micro-lenders not to make fortune out of poor
AAP launches a five point programme ahead of Delhi polls
Sachin laid foundation of construction work in his adopted village in Nellore
Chandigarh is the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana. Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal said that it is the time to make Chandigarh the capital of Punjab. He said that Modi government must take the step and do justice to the state. He added that Chandigarh is an integral part of Punjab and will always remain so.
Olympic bronze-medallist and World No. 5 Saina Nehwal said that winning the China Open Super Series Premier was one of the toughest. Saina defeated Akane Yamaguchi of Japan to win the women's singles title of the USD 700,000 China Open. As per media report this is the third title won by Saina in the season. She is now focusing on Hong Kong Open to be held from Nov 18 till Nov 23 which she won in 2010. Apart from this she is also targeting the BWF World Super Series Final in Dubai. Kidambi Srikanth also defeated Lin Dan of China to win the prestigious China Open Series men's singles title.
Science and Technology
Samsung Gear S is now available at lower price not only on Amazon India but also on the official online store of the company. Current price of Gear S is Rs 27900 while the initial cost of the smartwatch was Rs 28900. Its rival Moto 360 costs Rs 17999 in India. But Tizen OS gives Samsung Gear S an edge over others. A SIM card slot in the smartwatch can be used to make or receive calls over 3G or 2G network.
RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan asked micor-lenders not to make huge profit while lending money to the poorest of poor. They must opt a reasonable profit just to sustain their business, he added. Rajan in a micro finance event condemned the idea of of the fortune at the bottom of the pyramid given by Prahalad and Stuart L Hart in business journal 'Strategy+Business' in 2004. As per Rajan, who is also a renowned economist, one should not make fortune at the bottom of the pyramid.
To attract Delhi's voters ahead of Delhi assembly polls the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) launched a five point programme for youth. It guaranteed setting up 20 new colleges for higher education and wi-fi connectivity across Delhi. To woo Delhi's youth the AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal also promised to generate 800,000 jobs. The party is likely to come up with 50-point programme covering different segments of society. Delhi elections are expected to be held early next year.
Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar urged people of Puttamrajuvari Kandrika village to give equal importance to boys and girls and asked men to leave alcohol and liquor consumption. It is the same village in Andhra Pradesh's Nellore district that Tendulkar adopted under the 'Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana' programme. He even said that he is trying to create a model village to set as an example for the rest of the country. Tendulkar also laid foundation for the construction in the village. This will include a community centre, 'Aanganwadi', school having a kitchen, playground, toilets and waiting halls. The construction work which is the first phase of development will cost Rs 2.70 crore.