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Major News and Events of 22 October 2015

What Happened on 22 October 2015


Now, 'Daal Pe Charcha' in Madhya Pradesh

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) will hold a "Daal Pe Charcha" across Madhya Pradesh on October 26 in protest against soaring prices of pulses, a party official said on Thursday. Toor daal would be cooked on various roundabouts of cities across the state and people would discuss the promised "acche din" together, CPI(M) leader Badal Saroj said.  (Source: IANS)

Mercedes-Benz to provide 55 luxury sedans to ferry dignitaries

Mercedes-Benz India reported that it has bagged a contract to provide the union government with 55 top of the class E 250 CDI luxury sedans on - lease. These will be first used during the India Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) here October 26-29. Officially, the luxury sedans will be deployed in the fleet of the ministry of external affairs. After the IAFS summit, the sedans will be used to ferry other visiting foreign dignitaries and top diplomats. (Source: IANS)

27 more sub-divisions declared drought-hit in MP

As many as 27 more revenue sub-divisions across seven Madhya Pradesh districts have been declared drought-hit. According to a notification issued by the state's revenue department on Wednesday, the total number of drought-hit divisions now stands at 141, spread across 23 districts. Among the newly-hit divisions are Satna district's Kotar, Nagaud divisions and Morena's Porsa, Ambah divisions. (Source: IANS)

PM lays foundation stone for Andhra capital Amaravati

History was made in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi laying the foundation stone for new state capital Amaravati near here. Amid chanting of Vedic hymns by priests, Modi along with Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu performed 'puja' and the associated rituals to formally lay the foundation stone of what is being promised a 'world-class' and 'people's capital'. Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, Tamil Nadu Governor K. Rosaiah, Assam and Nagaland Governor Padmanabha Acharya, central ministers M. Venkaiah Naidu, Ashok Gajapathi Raju Nirmala Sitaraman, Y.S. Chowdary and Bandaru Dattatreya also participated in the rituals. (Source: IANS)

Saina loses World No.1 spot

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal lost her World No.1 spot to reigning World Champion Carolina Marin as the Badminton World Federation (BWF) updated its rankings on Thursday. Saina's performance in the last two tournaments -- Japan Open and Denmark Open -- where she lost to Japan's Minatsu Mitani in the second round of both the events, led her to drop to No.2 in women's singles. However, P.V. Sindhu remained stagnant at No.13 despite her appearance in the final of the Denmark Open on Sunday. (Source: IANS)

RSS praises Modi government, calls for unity

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said there is an atmosphere of hope and enthusiasm in the country after Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed office and that "unity in diversity in India's strength". "India's image in the world has improved. The situation in India has improved. There was an environment of disappointment two years ago, but now there is an atmosphere of hope and enthusiasm," Bhagwat said here. He praised Modi's initiatives such as "Jhan Dhan Yojana", and said that no one raised the topic of sustainable governance until two years ago. (Source: IANS)

Kejriwal rides bicycle on car-free day

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led a cycle rally here on the capital's first car-free day on Thursday and said safety while travelling on the city roads needs to be ensured. "Travelling on Delhi's roads needs to be made safe. A diabetic like me benefits from cycling but there is too much congestion and pollution," Kejriwal said at 17th century Red Fort, shortly before the launch of the rally. Kejriwal was joined by about 400 cyclists, including cabinet ministers. He sported a white T-shirt with a logo that read car-free day and was mobbed by photographers at the venue. Deputy Chief Minster Manish Sisodia and Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra followed him. (Source: IANS)