Major News and Events of 19 November 2013
What Happened on 19 November 2013
IPL 7 may be held in Sri Lanka
Bharatiya Mahila Bank, India's first women banks starts its operation
Second and final phase of polling in Chattisgarh
Infosys to collaborate with Netherland's Commit for advanced health project
Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela grosses Rs 52 crore
The Supreme Court has fixed May 31, 2014 as the deadline for the residents of the illegal flats in Campa Cola society in Mumbai to vacate their premises. The Supreme Court bench led by Justice G.S. Singhvi passed the order when Attorney General G.E. Vahanvati apprised the court that no alternative solution can be provided at present. The court on November 13 had asked him to give suggestions of a proposal after consulting the flat owners of the Campa Cola society. The court had ordered suspension of the demolition of the flats till May next year. This was when the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) bulldozers was about to start the demolition process responding to another order passed by the apex court bench. The Supreme Court has also stated that the flat owners will furnish in writing within 6 weeks that they will vacate the flats by May 31, 2014 and BMC will have the right to take action against those who don’t do.
Members of the IPL Governing Council discussed whether an alternative country should host the 7th edition of the IPL next year. The general elections will be held next year and that puts a question mark on hosting the tournament during that time as dates may clash and would lead to security issues. It would be a tough task to provide security just after and before the matches. The council though has stated that India will be the 1st choice as other factors like the sponsors as well as the fans here also have to be considered. If the dates clash then there would be no choice but to shift the venues to another nation. The dates of the Lok Sabha Elections are yet to be announced and the IPL matches are usually held during April and May. As per the sources Sri Lanka is being considered as one of the options. IPL 4 will see eight teams vying for the trophy. Mumbai Indians won the last tournament.
Bharatiya Mahila Bank, which is the country’s first national bank for women, will have options for men too. The bank’s first branch is at Lucknow. Here men can also open their accounts and 1/3rd of the entry level officers in the bank will be men. 103 successful candidates have already been sorted out for 115 vacancies of probationary officer. The bank was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today. It emphasis on lending to women and businesses run by them. It will be mainly employing women. There will be seven branches as of now but the government intends to expand this to 25 branches by March 31, 2014. The senior level positions will be filled by officers from different public sector lenders.
In the 2nd and final phase of elections at Chattisgarh, 4 million voters exercise their voting rights by noon and 30% voting was recorded in the 72 Assembly Constituencies. On November 11 polling for 18 constituencies was done. This was in area which is Maoist infested. Today heavy polling was witnessed for some assembly seats like Marwahi constituency where Amit Jogi son of Ajit Jogi is contesting. There was 40% voting till noon. 13.9 million voters were to exercise their voting rights to determine the fate of 843 candidate of which there are 75 women candidates at 18,015 polling stations. There was good arrangement by the election commission for the security at the polling booths. One person died and another was injured when a CRPF trooper fired at a group of people at a polling booth in Saja after an argument. The polling was by and large peaceful barring a minor skirmish between ruling BJP cadres and the Congress workers in Bilaspur and Durg City constituencies.
Science and Technology
Infosys Ltd will collaborate with Commit, Netherland’s public-private research community for advanced health project. This will involve sensor-based engagement. Infosys gave the statement that it will be offering technology and invest in the health project by Commit which aims at providing healthy society world over through smartphone applications. The processes to be involved in this project includes processing, sensor networking, velocity data management in which the software specializes. It will be using its experience to facilitate enhanced use of smartphone applications. A user will be able to check in his exercise routine, medical history, diet plans and weather conditions. The partners in this project will also enable the smartphone application to consider aspects like knowing the mood of the user, analyzing speech and acquiring social content from the social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela has grossed Rs 52 crore in its first weekend. The analysts believe that it will keep on earning at regular pace and will be reaching closer to Rs 100 crore mark. The movie by and Eros International Media Ltd. hit 3500 screens on November 15. It earned Rs 16 crore on the first day. On the 2nd day it earned Rs 17.25 crore grossed Rs 19.50 crore on the 3rd day. This will be the 5th movie which has opened in a big way in 2013. The movie depicts the chemistry of between Ranveer and Deepika and also includes the popular item song by Priyanka Chopra. The movie portrays vibrant colours of Gujarat.