Major News and Events of 22 May 2014
What Happened on 22 May 2014
Anandiben Patel sworn in as the first woman CM of Gujarat
AAP to appeal in higher court
Modi may sign the Teesta agreement
Flipkart acquires Myntra, deal amount undisclosed
MOTO E to be back in stock on Flipkart from May 23
The Border Security Force (BSF) killed an intruder who tried to sneak into the Indian territory, as per media reports. The incident happened near a border outpost Naushera Dhalla in the Amritsar sector of the border with Pakistan. The person was asked to stop by the BSF but he continued walking. BSF then gunned him down.
Anandiben Patel was today sworn in as the first woman Chief Minister of Gujarat, after Narendra Modi resigned from the post to become the Prime Minister of India. She was the Revenue Minister in Modi's cabinet. Patel, along with 20 other members of the cabinet, was administered an oath by Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal, as per media reports.
AAP will file an appeal in the higher court against the decision of the magistrate by which Arvind Kejriwal was sent to judicial custody for 2 days. According to media reports, Sanjay Singh, one of the leaders of the party, stated that they would be approaching a higher court against the decision of the district court. Kejriwal, against whom a defamation case was filed by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari for calling him corrupt, was arrested yesterday after he refused to submit a bail bond of Rs 10000.
Narendra Modi may be signing the Teesta water sharing agreement with Bangladesh which could not be signed by his predecessor Manmohan Singh due to opposition from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, as per media reports, had already raised the Teesta issue while congratulating Modi on his emphatic victory in general elections last week. The Teesta water sharing treaty could be Modi's first step towards building cordial relations with the country's neighbours.
Flipkart, the leader in e-commerce business, has acquired Myntra, the biggest portal for fashion and lifestyle products. As per media reports, the amount of acquisition was not made public as both the firms are privately held, though the estimation of the deal is anywhere around $300 million or Rs 1,740 crore.
Science and Technology
Motorola's budget smartphone, MOTO E, will be back in stock with the online retailer Flipkart from May 23 at 11am, the time at which the e-commerce site will start taking orders for it. The phone was launched on May 14 but went out of stock within 48 hours. According to media reports, till now 80,000-1,00,000 units of the handset have been sold. A number of high-end features have made the phone quite popular among the consumers.