Major News and Events of 25 April 2015
What Happened on 25 April 2015
Congress and its youth wings protest on net neutrality
TMC worker shot dead in West Bengal civic poll
Lava launches Lava Iris Alfa L at Rs 8,000
Infosys trying to regain its market share
Prime Minister Narendra Modi enjoys Metro ride to Dwarka
As a part of relief and rescue operations, C-130 J Super Hercules aircraft of Indian Air Force took off from the Hindon airbase with NDRF personnel and relief material for earthquake hit Nepal. The aircraft will drop the NDRF team and then carry out operations to check road communication to Pokhara. After this it will return to Hindon. To continue this operation, another IL76 transport aircraft will fly from Bhatinda for Nepal.
The Delhi Congress and its youth and student wings supported the stand of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on net neutrality and staged a protest at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi. They were supporting freedom to access the Internet and demanded to protect consumer rights. Congress party leader Ajay Maken said that only consumers should decide if they want to use Facebook, Twitter or WhatsApp and whether they want to buy from Flipkart or Amazon India.
Incidents of violence have been reported from several areas including Burdwan district in West Bengal just after the beginning of civic polls. One TMC worker has been shot dead in Burdwan. As per the State Election Commissioner, 35 companies of central forces in addition to state forces have been deployed to keep the situation under control during polling. In all 763 candidates are contesting civic polls and near about 74 lakh people are eligible to vote.
Science and Technology
Lava, an Indian handset maker, has launched the new Lava Iris Alfa L. The smartphone will be available at a price of Rs 8,000 and in two colour variants i.e. White and Black. Lava Iris Alfa L's 5.5-inch qHD IPS display will come with a 540 x 960 pixel resolution. 1GB RAM, a1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, dual SIM, 8 GB internal storage, an 8MP autofocus PureCel rear camera and LED flash are few of the product features.
Quarterly net profit posted by Bengaluru-based Infosys is far below the expectation of most of the analysts. Recent frequent changes in the top management are impacting the ability of Infosys, India's second largest software service exporter. As per media reports, Infosys is trying to regain its market share and is expecting a rise in revenue to $20 billion by 2020 from $8.7 at present.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a Metro ride from Dhaula Kuan to Dwarka along with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. He was going to Dwarka to inaugurate the new National Intelligence Academy and took the Metro to avoid any inconvenience to the public caused by security arrangements. PM Modi in a tweet praised E Sreedharan, the retired Indian Engineering Service officer and the man behind the success of the Metro.