Major News and Events of 21 March 2015
What Happened on 21 March 2015
Samsung to launch Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in India
A case registers against former Union Minister Renuka Chowdhury
Government rejects four blocks giving major blow to Jindal Steel and Balco
AAP leader blames Yogendra Yadav, Shanti and Prashant Bhushan
Militants attacked security forces in Samba, J&K
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that Bangladesh lost to India in World Cup quarterfinal is because of umpire's wrong decision. Prime Minister Hasina called Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hassan during a function organized in Melbourne for the team. PM greeted the team, praised them and said that Bangladesh would have won the match if umpire would have given right decision.
Science and Technology
The Korean tech giant Samsung is going to launch Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in India on March 23, but the models will be available to purchase only in the beginning of April. Few weeks ago, the company showcased Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge during the Mobile World Congress 2015. Unlike iPhone 6 the battery is fixed and cannot be taken out. Samsung Galaxy S6 has 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLOED display and 2560 X 1440 resolution. Galaxy S6 Edge has dual edge display.
A case under the SC/ST Atrocities Act has been registered against former Union Minister Renuka Chowdhury by Police in Khammam district of Telangana. As per the complaint Renuka Chowdhury took Rs.1.10 crore from Ramji and promised an Assembly ticket to contest from Wyra Assembly constituency in Khammam district before elections last year. In a complaint it is written that Chowdhury even abused Ramji's wife B Kalavati when she came for the money. Minister reacted and said that she had never met that woman in her life and this is a totally baseless case.
The government today has canceled bids for four coal blocks auctioned in recent coal block auction. This rejection gave a major blow to Jindal Steel & Power and Balco. Though the bid was the highest in their individual auction but it was low as compared to the winning bids for other blocks and this is the reason of this rejection. The ministry probed nine blocks and immediately gave the designation "outliers” to low bid blocks. Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal said that government will take the final decision on these rejected bids.
A senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader today accused and blamed three leaders Yogendra Yadav, Shanti and Prashant Bhushan for investing money in social media to start a war against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Vandana Singh, a member of the National Council also said that she has received more than 10 mails and three to four calls from AVAM, party's break-away faction. She added that it will be one of the worst social media campaign against Arvind Kejriwal.
Militants in Jammu and Kashmir again attacked security forces in Samba district. They targeted an Army camp located on the Jammu-Pathankot Highway. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said that two militants have been killed in the attack. Home Minister Rajnath Singh showed a concern and said that all the required actions will be taken. Congress condemned the attacks in Samba and Kathua district and even blamed the Centre for such incidence.