Major News and Events of 30 June 2013
What Happened on 30 June 2013
No clarity over number of dead in Uttarakhand, it can be 10,000 or more
Rupee suffered a loss of 8.6%, steepest decline since 2003
Sonakshi Sinha may not be part of Dabangg 3
West Indies snatch match from India with Charles fury
On Monday first midnight satellite launch in India
Two AAP workers were injured in an accident near Kausambi Metro Station while they were headed for Delhi. What is strange is they were on bike and the car hit them from behind raising speculations that this was an attempt to murder.
Santosh Koli and Kuldeep are the names of the workers. It is to be remembered here Koli has been with Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia in Parivartan - an organization working for change at the grassroot level. Her house was also used when Kejriwal fasted and earlier in 2005 she was attacked once for her activities to bring in change.
A case under Section 307 of IPC has been filed at the Link Road police station and the police is scanning the CCTV footage of shops close by to get leads about the vehicle.
The casualty figure at Uttarakhand has been estimated as 10,000 but no one is clear how many lost their lives and said that the number may be higher or lower. The Uttarakhand CM has stated that as many as 3,000 are missing.
1,500 people are still stuck at Badrinath and 2,000 ponies remain missing. The authorities want to clear the debris which is 5-10-feet deep as bodies have been buried under it which threatens the outbreak of an epidemic. For this, earth-moving machines will be brought by air.
Also 100 tonnes of bleaching powder have been brought as carcasses of animals are also lying there. People have been asked to inform the authorities of the missing so that they can be compensated, if they are dead.
Sonakshi Sinha may not be part of Dabangg 3 as the third part intends to narrate the story before the protagonist Chulbul Pandey met Rajjo.
So this is going to be a prequel. Sonakshi stated she was not sure how she may be a part of it but she said she was perfectly fine with the idea of not featuring in the movie as she will always be known as the Dabangg girl and if the story had been something which moved forward she would have definitely been in it. The movie will go on floors in 2015.
It was a grim scenario for the rupee when it suffered a loss of 8.6% in the quarter with a staggering $7 billion sold by foreign investors in June in debt and equities. In fact, this makes it the worst decline for Asian currencies in a decade.
It ended at 60.72 against the dollar on June 26 that was an all-time low when there was huge demand for dollars from the importers. $8 billion has been taken out from the market after $15 billion was invested in it by the FIIs. Rupee’s decline of 8.6% was highest since 2003.
In BRICS currencies, the Indian rupee is just after the South African rand in terms of worst performance.
Science and Technology
On Monday midnight, an Indian navigation satellite will be launched and the countdown for the same continued without any hurdles with the fourth stage completion of liquid fuel filling.
Officials of ISRO also stated that the 2nd stage of filling will be done when the countdown is in process. The countdown which is of 64.5 hours started on Saturday at 7:11 a.m. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-XL is 44m tall and weighs 320 tonnes. It is a four-stage rocket and has solid and liquid propellants to power it on an alternate basis.
West Indies posted a thrilling win over India by one wicket in the in the second ODI of the Celkon Mobile Cup tri-series. Opener Johnson Charles etched a Windies victory with a 97 off 100 balls.
Earlier, India made 229 for 7 and Rohit Sharma was the top scorer with 60 off 89 balls. Suresh Raina also pitched in with 44 off 55 balls.
West Indies didn’t have a good start and lost the wickets of Chris Gayle (11) Devon Smith (0) and Marlon Samuels (1) as well as Kieron Pollard (4) and Dinesh Ramdin (4).