Major News and Events of 26 July 2012
What Happened on 26 July 2012
Congress ministers slam Modi's "hang me" remark
28 percent increase in Bata Q2 net profit
Tata Steel to bring European-made specialty steel to India
Huge cash awards for Olympic medalist: Haryana government
Ranbir pleads guilty of smoking publicly
Gtalk and Twitter down on the same day
A solemn ceremony took place at the Chinar Corps headquarters in Srinagar on Thursday, July 26 to commemorate the Kargil war heroes on the 13th anniversary of the conflict between India and Pakistan. Wreaths were placed at the War Memorial in the Badami Bagh Cantonment and rich tributes were paid to the gallant martyrs of "Operation Vijay" by Lt. Gen. Om Prakash, General Officer Commanding of Chinar Corps. On July 26 Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated to honour Kargil war heroes.
Tata Steel plans to bring specialty steel from its European subsidiary to India. This is part of the move to push products of the European subsidiary which the company wholly owns to new markets.As India imports specialty steel, the products has a market in the country, the company feels. Right now the company is engaged in sorting out the quality and grades of the product and prospective customers for the same. The entire process will be finalized in two months. The European subsidiary is now utilizing 85 percent of its production capacity.
The Haryana government has made an announcement of huge cash awards for its sportspersons if they get a medal in the 2012 London Games. As stated by Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda the gold medal winners will get a cash award of Rs.2.5 crore, silver medal winners Rs.1.5 crore and bronze medal winners Rs.1 crore as well as class-II jobs. Out of 81 sportsperson who have gone to the Games, 18 are from Haryana. The state government has already given the sportspersons Rs 11 lakh for qualifying for the Games
Ranbir Kapoor has pleaded guilty through his lawyers to the charges of smoking publicly during a movie shoot four months ago at Ghangaur Ghat in Rajasthan's Udaipur district. The actor has sought exemption from appearing personally in the case. He was represented by three lawyers. The application for pleading guilty was made under the Rajasthan Prevention of Smoking Act and exemption was sought for Ranbir's personal appearance before the court, as stated by advocate K.K. Purohit.
Science and Technology
It was a rough day as far as communication was concerned. The popular Gtalk messenger had a global outage for more than four hours and just when it came on track and people heaved a sigh of relief out went Twitter the popular social networking site. Twitter got down for almost an hour and experienced intermittent faults after that. What worried the users further was that Twitter was down when the excited fans were supposed to tweet about the Games one day before it started.