Major News and Events of 26 September 2014
What Happened on 26 September 2014
CJI Lodha feels Judges should not Accept Constitutional Position after Retirement
To Make Modi's 'Clean India' dream a Success, NDA Ministers take up Broom
India-China Standoff Resolved at Ladakh Border
Look East and Link West policy of Narendra Modi
Indian PM's Digital India Pitch Starts Yielding Result
BJP MP gifts his Son's Widow Rs. 100 crore worth Property as 'Kanyadaan'
New Alliance between SP and Congress in Maharashtra
China comes with its 'Made in China' Campaign after India's 'Make in India'
S&P Upgrades Outlook, Rating Remains BBB-
Young Scientific Minds Best Assets for India: Union Minister Jitendra Singh
Sandeep Sejwal wins bronze in swimming at Asian Games
The Union Government has set up a committee to give recommendations of technologies that will help in cutting down pollution of Ganga river, especially the ones happening from cremations happening on the ghats of river Ganga. The most renowned cremation ghats are present in Haridwar and Varanasi. Interestingly, Uma Bharti, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister, has said that the saints and sadhus have also supported the idea.
Chief Justice of India RM Lodha has said that judges of Supreme Court and High Court should not assume constitutional positions after retirement. Justice Lodha obliquely referred to the incident of P Sathasivam who became the Governor of Kerala after retiring from the position of CJI. He reiterated his personal stand that he will not adorn any constitutional position after retiring.
NDA Minsiters take up broom as a gesture to make ‘Clean India’ dream of Indian PM Narendra Modi a success. “Swachh Bharat” or “Clean India” movement will be flagged off by the PM on October 2, Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary. He wants this mission to be converted into a mass movement. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is among the first few ministers who joined staffs to clean Shastri Bhawan’s corridors.
Standoff between China and India has been resolved at the Ladakh Border, Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister, informed the press. Withdrawal of China’s PLA troop started from September 26 (Friday) and the process will be completed by September 30. She described this issue as a ‘big accomplishment’. The stand-off issue was resolved and the dates of Chinese troop removal decided in a discussion of Swaraj with Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi at UN in New York, USA.
While launching ‘Make in India’ campaign, Indian PM Narendra Modi has emphasised upon the need of implementing the policy of ‘Look East’ while linking to the West. He made this statement to emphasise why his government has engaged with leaders of Asia-Pacific region before visiting the US to mend Indo-US ties. India has met the leaders of China, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, Myanmar, and Australia in the last few months.
After Narendra Modi’s "i-ways for a Digital India" pitch and inviting top industry leaders to seize the initiative, Indian born Microsoft’s CEO Sathya Nadella has offered a partnership deal with industry as well as government for accelerating the growth of India. A week back, it was Google who announced partnership with the government for developing ‘Digital India’ initiative.
Vitthal Radadiya, BJP MP from Porbandar, has gifted his daughter-in-law a Rs 100 crore worth property to get remarried. Son of the farmers' leader Kalpesh Radadiya died of heart attack seven months back. From the time of his son’s death, the concerned MP wanted the widow of his son to get remarried so that she gets a new lease of life.
The October 15 Maharashtra Assembly election has become interesting as Congress has forged an alliance with Samajwadi Party. Analysts feel this move of INC has been done to win over the large chunks of Muslim votes in Maharashtra. The agreement was sealed during a meeting between Congress leaders (including Prithviraj Chavan, Naseem Khan, and Manikrao Thakeray) and SP leaders Abdul Qadir Chaudhary and Abu Asim.
The Chinese government is all set to retain its manufacturing prowess. After Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched ‘Make in India’ campaign before going to a US trip, China launched its ‘Made in China’ campaign by announcing a slew of tax concessions. The Chinese government has decided to upgrade ‘Made in China’ effort by encouraging R&D and high-tech imports.
At a time when Indian PM Narendra Modi is starting his US tour, India got a huge sentiment booster from S&P credit rating company. S&P upgraded India's credit outlook from ‘negative’ to ‘stable’. However, the rating remains BBB-. The outlook was revised on the basis of rating agency’s outlook on the new government’s ability to implement economic and fiscal reform. S&P expects that the new government can achieve the fiscal consolidation path.
Science and Technology
While addressing scientists on the occasion of 72nd Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Day, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said that young minds having scientific temper are the most trustworthy and viable assets of India. He went on to say that these young scientific minds can become the mascot of Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ campaign if they are tapped properly.
India has managed to win 17 medals (one gold, two silvers, and 14 bronzes) till now in Asian Games 2014. Sandeep Sejwal came third in the 50m breaststroke swimming finals, securing a bronze for India. India has improved its chances to win another gold medal as they beat Kuwait in the Men’s Squash competition. In Tennis, Indian Men’s Doubles team beat Saudi Arabia to reach Quarter Finals. Saina Nehwal lost to China’s Yihan Wang in Women's Singles Quarters in Badminton.