Major News and Events of 27 September 2014
What Happened on 27 September 2014
Jayalalithaa sentenced a 4-year jail and fine of Rs 100 crore
Rs 1,200 invested to revamp pump stations in Assam – Oil India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's UN speech
Ravi Shastri will not accompany Indian cricket team during series against West Indies
Samsung's new Alpha smartphone
Sandeep Sejwal won the bronze medal in the 50 m breaststroke at the Asian Games on Friday. He took 28.26secs to complete the swimming competition. It was way back in 1986 when Khajan Singh won a silver medal in the 200m butterfly at Seoul and Virdhawal Khade won a bronze medal four years ago. Sejwal's coach Nihar Ameen said that winning a bronze medal will give boost to swimming in India.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has been sentenced a 4-year jail term and fine of Rs 100 crore. Bangalore court found her guilty of collecting wealth worth Rs 66.65 crore during her first term in office. The wealth collected was not appropriate to her income. After the verdict she has been disqualified as a legislator. Jayalalithaa has to resign as Chief Minister. As per law, she cannot contest elections for the next 10 years. The verdict resulted in tense atmosphere and angry supporters forced the shops to close in some parts of the state. It was 18 years old case filed by Subramanian Swamy, a BJP leader. Then it was pursued by the DMK.
Oil India announced an investment of Rs 1,200 for revamping the pump stations of pipelines that carry crude oil to refineries in Assam. As per media report OIL Chairman and Managing Director S K Srivastava said this while addressing the shareholders during the 55th Annual General Body Meeting at the company's Fields' Headquarters in Duliajan. The pumping stations to undergo revamping have been working for more than five decades.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is currently on a 5-day visit to the US has delivered his maiden speech at the 69th UN General Assembly. In his speech he said that India is ready for bilateral talks with Pakistan but Pakistan has to create a conducive environment for the same. He added that his government is putting efforts to develop friendly relationship with the neighboring nations. PM Modi also talked about the importance of Yoga and urged to think about an International Yoga Day. He mentioned about terrorism and said that terrorism has acquired a new form and no nation is free from it. Modi concluded his speech at the UN Assembly with “Namaste”.
Though Ravi Shastri would continue working as a team director but he would not accompany the team in the upcoming home series against West Indies. BCCI officials announced this and further added that Shastri would be joining the team to its Australia tour later in the year. Shastri has been given time to complete his media commitments. But before final announcements, BCCI officials will hold discussions with the working committee. Ravi Shastri was appointed as the director of the team to infuse some freshness in the team after team's poor performance in the Test match series against England.
Science and Technology
Samsung launched its new Alpha smartphone worth Rs 39,990 in India on Saturday. The phone priced at Rs 39,990 looks very stylish and different from Galaxy design. User will get an octa-core processor (1.8GHz +1.3GHz) with 2GB RAM the Android Kitkat, a 4.7-inch HD super AMOLED screen, 12 MP rear camera and 2.1 MP front camera, a 1860 mAh battery and 32GB internal storage and a fingerprint scanner.