Major News and Events of 29 March 2015
What Happened on 29 March 2015
Two Pakistani smugglers shot dead by BSF
Saina Nehwal is now world No. Badminton player
AAP volunteers shouted slogans as Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhusan expelled out
Congress President Sonia Gandhi visits Rae Bareli and Amethi
Honda to invest Rs965 cr to increase production capacity of its cars and bikes in India
Science and Technology
In order to expand its market in India, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has teamed up with Mobile Store. Earlier the company used to sell smartphones only through Flipkart. For buying a handset one has to register online and above that entire inventory used to be sold within few seconds. This was really frustrated for many buyers. As per media reports Xiaomi’s Mi 4 and Redmi Note 4G are likely to be available through the Mobile Store in Delhi NCR at Rs 19,999 and Rs 9,999, respectively.
Border Security Force or BSF has shot dead two suspected Pakistani smugglers at the border outpost Rattan Khurd. They were trying to enter into the Indian territory. 12 kg heroin worth Rs. 60 crores and an AK-47 assault rifle have also been recovered from the smugglers.
Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal has become world No. 1 Badminton player. She defeated Carolina Marin of Spain in India Open semifinal at the Siri Fort. While expressing her happiness she kept saying that she can't believe that she is No. 1. Former national champion Vimal Kumar said that Saina's work ethic are commendable and she has brought a revolution in Indian badminton.
Immense crowd could be seen on the highway of north west Delhi's Kapashera and at Callista Resorts, a venue for National Council meet of the Aam Aadami Party (AAP). Yogendra Yadav who along with Prashant Bhushan has been expelled from the National Executive sat on 15 min dharna. Volunteers were seen shouting slogans and fighting with each other and media. Chief minister and AAP party chief Arvind Kejriwal spoke for the first time on this matter. He was very emotional and expressed a grief that they are fighting with their own rather than corruption.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi visited Rae Bareli and Amethi to asses the damage caused by unseasonal rain and to condole the death of 15 people in Janata Express crash. She said that looking after Amethi and Rae Bareli is the combined responsibility of the Gandhi family. She added that she is emotionally connected with Amethi and has been visiting the place since the 1980s. Ina one day tour Sonia Gandhi visited four villages in these two constituencies. She talked about the issue of delayed and inadequate compensation and promised to raise the same with the NDA government.
To push production capacity, Japanese auto manufacturer Honda Motor Co. is likely to invest Rs.965 crore in its two-wheeler and car businesses in India. The company is planning to increase its manufacturing capacity of cars by 60,000 units and of two-wheelers by 600,000 units by 2016. To achieve this, investment of Rs.585 crore will be made in two-wheeler production plant in the Narsapura area near Bengaluru by Honda Motorcycles and Scooters in India (HMSI) and Rs.380 crore will be invested in Tapukara plant in Rajasthan by Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL).