Major News and Events of 28 June 2014
What Happened on 28 June 2014
Himachal governor Urmila Singh met Modi
Drive to include ragpickers of capital in voter list
Maharashtra Tourism opened first office in Tokyo
Indian Rocket carrying five foreign satellites to launch on Monday
Modi addressed BJP's first time parliamentarians and urged them to work with a sense of responsibility
More than 200 civil services aspirants protesting near Prime Minister’s residence on the Race Course Road were detained by the police. They were asked to leave the high security zone area but the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) aspirants did not listen to the police. Police then took action at 4.30 a.m. and boarded all of them into the buses. They were taken to the Parliament Street police station. Women protestors accused police for being cruel while pushing them into the buses. The aspirants were protesting against the change in the pattern of UPSC examination, which is one of the toughest examinations in India.
Modi government is seeking the resignations of the governors appointed under Congress-led UPA government. Amidst of this, Himachal Pradesh Governor Urmila Singh was called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Urmila Singh is a senior Congress leader from MP. She is also a former chairperson of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes. As per official sources this was a courtesy call but speculations are going on that she has been told to quit.
It is the time to recognize all including ragpicker, sex workers, homeless and transgender in Delhi. As per media report efforts are going on to include these people in the voter list. For their enrollment camps in assistance with NGOs are being organized in Delhi from June 12 to July 11 across all the 70 assembly constituencies. Entire process becomes intense when the number of ragpickers increases in a particular area. Prakash Kumar, president of Sajag Society, an NGO said that eight districts have already been covered and 1,500 are part of the list.
The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation’s (MTDC) first international office in Tokyo has been inaugurated by Maharashtra Cultural Affairs Minister Sanjay Deotale. MTDC Managing Director Jagdish Patil and other senior officials were also present to attend the opening ceremony at the Wakayama Prefecture (state's) Wakayama Tourism Federation (WTF). Before this, delegations of MTDC and Wakayama Prefecture visited each other and then signed a MoU. It is likely that WTF will now open an office in Aurangabad. The MTDC office in Tokoyo is expected to improve the tourism and business opportunity for Japan in Maharashtra.
Science and Technology
The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) will be launched from ISRO's rocket port at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Monday 9.52 a.m. The 49-hour countdown for the launch has begun at 8.52 a.m. on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also observe the launch. This is an Indian rocket carrying five foreign satellite including the 714-kg French earth observation satellite SPOT-7, 14-kg AISAT of Germany, NLS7.1 (CAN-X4) and NLS7.2 (CAN-X5) from Canada and the 7-kg VELOX-1 of Singapore as per media report.
The first time parliamentarians of the BJP have been asked to work with a sense of mission by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Bharatiya Janata Party’s two-day orientation meet in Surajkund. He said that they must pick one subject for self-study in order to have a deeper understanding of the subject. He added that working as a parliamentarian is a tough job and must be taken seriously. The job is being observed by people both inside as well as outside the house added the PM as per media report.