Major News and Events of 27 December 2015
What Happened on 27 December 2015
CPIM to hold Mega Rally in Kolkata Today to mark beginning of Dec 27-31 Plenum
RBI says Loans of Indian Banks in Two Weeks till Dec 11 increased 11 Per Cent YOY
Reliance Employees to get Reliance Jio Today
Ashok Kumar picked up as Wrestling Referee for 2016 Rio Olympics
Sartaj Aziz says not to expect much from India-Pak Talks in January
BJP veteran LK Advani today supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘sudden’ stopover in Islamabad to extend birthday diplomacy to Pakistan PM Nawaj Sharif. While lauding PM Modi’s initiative, Advani said that the process of improving Indo-Pak relation, started by ex-PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, should be taken forward by Modi. While vouching for the need of friendship between the people of two countries, the BJP veteran called for getting relief of the terror outfits that have emerged in the recent past. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has also lauded PM Modi’s initiative by calling it “innovative diplomacy”. Singh went on to say that this kind of initiative has enhanced dignity of India before the world.
Communist Party of India (Marxist) is all set to organize a huge rally in Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata to mark beginning of their Organisational Plenum, to take place from December 27 to 31, 2015 in Kolkata. Reports say that the last party plenum of CPIM took place 37 years back in West Bengal’s Salkia (in Howrah district). With assembly polls in both West Bengal and Kerala to be held in 2016, significance of this plenum has increased manifolds. It is believed that left is trying to chart a path for reviving itself, which now holds power in only one state – Tripura.
Reports of RBI shows that when the disbursed loan of banks in the first two weeks, up to December 11 of 2015, is compared with that of last year, there has been an increase of 11 per cent this year. Weekly statistical supplement of RBI shows that banks’ deposit has also increased by 11.5 per cent (Rs. 602.00 billion to Rs. 91.85 trillion). While food credit increased from Rs. 4.60 billion to Rs. 1.09 trillion, non-food credit has increased from Rs. 977.20 billion to Rs. 68.57 trillion. The concerned supplement shows that outstanding loans has also swelled from Rs. 981.80 billion to Rs. 69.66 trillion.
Science and Technology
At a mega event in Navi Mumbai today, 4G services of Reliance – called Reliance Jio, will be rolled out for the employees of Reliance. Reports say that there will be a total attendance of 35,000 in the event directly along with a virtual attendance of tens of thousands. It is learnt that live streaming of the event will also take place in 1,000 locations across the world through the digital network of Jio. The grand function at Reliance Corporate Park will be hosted by Oscar winning musician AR Rahman and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Commercial launch of Reliance Jio is expected to take place during March-April 2016.
Ashok Kumar, an international level Wrestling referee from India, has been selected among the 9 Asian referees selected by United World Wrestling (UWW) to officiate during 2016 Rio Olympics. This is a historic moment for India as this is the first time ever that a wrestling referee from India will officiate at the Olympic Games. Kumar is among the 50 referees selected to officiate the wrestling games in Olympics. Ashok Kumar, who is serving as Indian Air Force’s warrant officer currently, has participated as referee in over 50 international tournaments. Reports say that the selection was done on the basis of the performance of referees from September to December 11-13.
Sartaj Aziz, Foreign Affairs advisor of Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, has asked not to expect much progress from the foreign secretary level discussions between India and Pakistan, to be held next month in Islamabad. Aziz made the comment while speaking on the possibilities of Indo-Pak peace at a Current Affairs programme on Radio Pakistan. Toning down the high level of expectations that have emerged after ‘sudden’ Pak stopover by Indian PM Narendra Modi, Aziz said that it will be unfair to expect all the issues to get resolved between India and Pakistan in one meeting. He added that the initial focus of discussion will revolve around reducing tension along LoC.