Major News and Events of 26 April 2015
What Happened on 26 April 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemns manual scavenging and asks for cooperation to get rid of this
Rahul Gandhi's core team consists of young with corporate style working
Expelled AAP leaders to launch Swaraj Abhiyan
Diageo asks Vijay Mallya to step down
Google's Person Finder Tool for Nepal Earthquake
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) spinner Ravichandran Ashwin said that skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni goes blank and without preconceived notions to the field and works on solely his instincts. By winning a match against Kings XI Punjab on Saturday night, CSK is now at the top of the Indian Premier League (IPL) points table. Spinners Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja played exceptionally well and helped team to win match.
In “Mann ki Baat” Radio programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about manual scavenging and expressed regret that we still have manual scavengers in India. He appealed that everyone in the society should cooperate to get rid of this spot during the 125th birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar which is going to be celebrated this year. He added that what was not done 20 years, we have pledged to do that in 20 months.
Along with organizational revamping of the Congress, Rahul Gandhi's core team is also undergoing silent changes. Priyanka Vadra's office is now being managed by Gandhi's close friend Kanishka Singh and Rahul Gandhi's office is managed by Oxford University graduate Kaushal Vidyarthee. The office has a staff of 6-7 young people. The office has a corporate style of working. They give written appointments, give main talking points to Rahul Gandhi before his public meeting and his team also prepares notes for him.
To gain support, the supporters of expelled AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan will launch 'Swaraj Abhiyan' in Thane. Maruti Bhapkar who was also thrown out of the party will attend the event to decide further course of action. Manav Kamble main person behind the launch said that more than 300 supporters who will attend the launch.
New owner of United Spirits, Diageo has asked Vijay Mallya to step down as Chairman and Director of the Indian liquor firm for diverting funds. But it was straightway rejected by Vijay Mallya. Diageo said so after a probe that reports "various improprieties and legal violations" while giving loans by USL to various UB Group companies. Vijay Mallya called all these allegation false and unjustified.
Science and Technology
A Person Finder Web-based tool of Google has been officially opened in response to 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal. The simple tool can give information about a person if it exists in the database. The tool is also accessible via mobile devices. On said profile you can find a person by name, sex, age, home address, or any other related description. On the flip side you can enter information about a person if you have.