Major News and Events of 27 August 2013
What Happened on 27 August 2013
Rupee continues its downward journey takes Sensex along with it
Om Puri's wife files complaint against him, Puri goes missing
Awadhe Warriors take a 3-0 lead over Pune Pistons in IBL
Opposition comes down heavily on the government over economy
Maoist attack kills four BSF troopers
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The Indian rupee is again in record setting spree only for its downward slide. It touched another low when it fell to 66 against a dollar for the first time. It was trading at 65.71 regained a bit and traded at 65.63 against a dollar The story did not end here only as also set the record of touching low against the pound and was 102.45 against the British pound. The slide was spurred by as the stock market stopped short in its upward journey and dollar got stronger. Rupee had earlier crossed 100 against pound on August 20.
Sensex slumped to 600 points and traded below the 18000 mark at 17,948.43 point. There are fears that the fiscal deficit will be enormous as the Lok Sabha has approved the Food Bill which earmarks $20 billion to offer cheap grain to the poor.
Actor Om Puri’s wife Nandita has registered complaint against him at a Versova Police Station in Mumbai for domestic violence. The official complaint was done on August 23. Om Puri was not found at his residence when police reached there. He is being traced based on his mobile call records. That there are issues in their marital life had emerged earlier too when Nandita unveiled Om Puri’s biography on him, named 'Unlikely Hero: The Story Of Om Puri', that brought to fore some uncompromising details.
Awadhe Warriors has now posted an unbeatable 3-0 lead against Pune Pistons to grab the semifinal position in the IBL in Hyderabad. Its players PV Sindhu won in women’s singles,K Srikanth in men’s singles and Mathias Boe-Markis Kido in men’s doubles in straight games bring 16 points to Awadhe Warriors. PV Sindhu toppled Juliane Schenk, world No. 3 21-20 21-20 which helped Awadhe Warriors take a 2-0 lead in their last league tie against Pune Pistons. K Srikanth won against Sourabh Verma 21-18 21-16. While the men’s doubels pair of Marcis Kido and Mathias Boe secured a close 21—15 21—16 win against Arun Vishnu and Sanave Thomas.
The Opposition, came down heavily today on the government at the backdrop of rupee falling to 66 against dollar and Sensex tanking to 600 points. The Opposition also stated that the government was losing grip over the situation and if it was not able to handle it then it should exit and save the economy from the current crisis. Slow growth, tumbling rupee and slump in Sensex all were criticized. It was also pointed out that since there was a gap on the fiscal deficit it was having an adverse effect on trade deficit and weakening the rupee. The policies of the government like increasing import duty on gold were criticized as it was said that gold was not the only commodity adding to the deficit. BJP leader Yashwant Sinha and CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta were vocal in airing out their discontent against the government.
Maoists blew up BSF’s vehicle at Koraput District in Odisa killing four personnel of the paramilitary Border Security Force. The blast occurred 60 km from the district headquarters near Sunkhi village. The BSF personnel in three vehicles were going to Vijayanagaram in Andhra Pradesh.One vehicle was completely damaged in the explosion as was informed by Prakash Mishra, the state's Director General of Police. Two BSF troopers got injured. They were admitted to hospital in Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and are now doing fine.