Major News and Events of 24 January 2015
What Happened on 24 January 2015
AAP chief wants to attend R-Day celebration but not invited
Sania, Paes and Bopanna lose in Australian Open doubles
India US should communicate more - CII
Obama and his wife's visit to Taj Mahal cancelled
Science and Technology
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AAP chief and former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wants to attend the Republic-Day celebration but he hasn't been invited. He said that he does not the reason for not inviting him on R-Day. BJP spokesperson G.V.L. Narsimha Rao gave clarification and said that as per the protocol former chief ministers are not invited, only current Chief Minister or acting Chief Minister get this invitation. He also added that a special invitation can be extended “on demand”.
Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza are no longer in the Australian Open as they have lost their respective doubles matches. With this India is now confined to win just the mixed doubles competition. Bhupathi will play doubles with Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia, Bopanna with Czech Republic partner B Zahlavova Strycova and Paes has paired up with Martina Hingis.
According to industry chamber, CII India and US need to talk more to clear off any misunderstanding and to find out new areas of development. Though present circumstances indicate strong relationship between India-US but some important transitions in geostrategic arena need this relationship to enter into another level of understanding. There are many areas like defence co-production, manufacturing, higher education, digital infrastructure, sanitation and hygiene, joint research and development etc where US and India should cooperate. As per media reports, there is a growth of $32.51 billion in 2011 from $10.06 billion in 2005 in US service trade with India.
As per media reports, US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle's visit to Taj Mahal during their three-day visit to India has been cancelled because of security reasons. The Secret Service was not interested in two hours long journey from New Delhi to Agra on Yamuna Expressway route in such a foggy weather. They were also not convinced with the general security in UP. Obama was to visit Agra with his wife on the last day, i.e. 27th January. He is the first US President to visit India twice during his tenure as US President.