Major News and Events of 20 July 2014
What Happened on 20 July 2014
The first International Police Expo in Delhi
Toy exhibition displays a baby home monitoring system
Nasscom's proposal to set up incubation centre in WB receives warm welcome
No Congress-NC alliance in forthcoming J&K election
BJP is all set for fresh election in Capital
In an effort to help disabled students the Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta (IIM-C) will establish a special centre. The centre will provide necessary support to disable students. It will be managed by the IIM and Webel - a non-profit government organization. Initially it will help visually-challenged students. Later on the centre will support students facing other challenges too. In a press statement IIM-C stated that the library of the institute is equipped with a Job Access with Speech (JAWS) software that can convert all the books or study material to audio format. The centre is likely to be set up in a short span of time.
The India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) at the Pragati Maidan has organized the first International Police Expo. In the two days’ expo, police technologies used in India and other countries will be shown. The exhibition will also showcase the welfare facilities and fitness of police force apart from displaying the most up-to-date and modern equipment and technologies used by police for the protection and security of society.
Science and Technology
A baby home monitoring system to detect temperature, singing a lullaby and to keep a vigil on your baby has been launched at the Toy Boz exhibition. This electronic device has a range of 300 metres and is fitted with a screen for parents to see their babies, speak to them and even play a lullaby when not with them. The price of this very useful product is between Rs 5,000 – Rs 15,000.
Nasscom proposed to construct the first incubation centre for young and aspiring IT entrepreneurs in Kolkata which was welcomes by the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. She said that over the past week, there had been very positive developments in the IT, manufacturing and engineering sectors of the state. The government has offered 10,000 sq.ft. space for setting up of the centre. Keeping in mind the future needs provision for additional 10,000 sq.ft. space has also been made. Banerjee showed a hope that such developments in the state would create more jobs and opportunities in future for job seekers and entrepreneurs.
The ruling National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir and its ally the Congress by concluding their alliance will individually fight the coming state elections. Reacting on the Congress’s announcement in Jammu, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that he had already delivered his party’s decision to Congress president Sonia Gandhi. Many senior Congress leaders like Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ambika Soni and Saifuddin Soz said that the party will field candidates in all the 87 seats in the state assembly. As per media report Azad said that collation politics is a political compulsion and party has taken a decision not to form pre poll alliance in the approaching state elections.
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) new state president Satish Upadhyay announced Sunday that party is ready for fresh elections in Delhi after his half an hour meeting with Home Minister Rajnath Singh. He said that party is all set to go for elections in the Capital in case polls were announced. The decision to form government in Delhi, if invited by Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung, will be taken after analyzing the situation. He also said that Delhi needs a transparent government delivering in a time-bound manner. As per media report the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) was not interested on forming government by the BJP without election in Delhi.