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Major News and Events of 01 August 2012

What Happened on 01 August 2012

Four low intensity blasts in Pune, one hurt
One person was injured when four low intensity blasts occurred at Pune. The blasts have been well planned according to Pune Police Commissioner Gulabrao Pol. The first blast occurred at Bal Gangadhar Chowk on the busy Junglee Maharaj Road, second one in a dustbin outside a McDonalds outlet closeby.A third explosion occurred near Dena Bank in the same locality and the fourth explosion went off on the same road on a bicycle at Garware Chowk. The blasts occurred between 7.27pm to 8.15 pm. The person who was hurt in the explosion is being treated as a suspect in the incident which may have a terror angle as per the Home Secretary R.K. Singh. 
Team Anna adamant,police want them hospitalized

Team Anna members are determined not to pay heed to an epistle from the Delhi Police asking them to be hospitalized as the doctors have advised they should be taken to hospital. Doctors have expressed concern over the conditions of Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and Gopal Rai who started their hunger strike from July 25. Digvijay Singh the Congress General Secretary has given indications that the government may force feed them.  Kejriwal has specified that he will not go to the hospital and denied the charges that he was trying to commit suicide.



Olympics: Kashyap creates history

Parupalli Kashyap made history by becoming the first Indian male shuttler to enter the singles quarterfinals at Olympics. He won a difficult match 21-14, 15-21, 21-9, against Sri Lankan Niluka Karunaratne at the Wembley Arena. He thus went ahead of Dipankar Bhattarcharjee's performance in the 1992 Barcelona Games who lost in the third round. Archer Deepika Kumari lost in the opening round while on the hockey front the team suffered a 1-3 defeat against New Zealand. In shooting, Rahi Sarnobat and Annu Raj Singh bowed out of the qualification stage finishing 19th and 30th respectively.  Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa were eliminated from Olympics women's doubles badminton competition after their appeal that the Group B match between Japan and Chinese Taipei was not played in the right spirit was rejected.


Haryana asks centre to investigate into grid failure

Haryana government has asked the Union government to investigate into the cause of the grid failure after it was named one of the states for overdrawing of excess power from the national grid. The state government has said the reason must be something different as at the time the grid failure happened the total load in the northern region was 31726 MW and only 1573 MW was overdrawn which was just 4.8 percent and the frequency profile was fine at that time. It was also stated that in the months of May,June and July only 8.09 percent power was withdrawn by the Haryana government. 


Global IIT meet for first time in Kolkata in December

PanIIT, the global association of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) alumni, will host its annual global meet in Kolkata for the first time in a three-day event starting Dec 7. As many as  3,000 delegates including policy makers, consultants and planners from both public and private sectors will be participating in the event. There will be personalities like Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal, Infosys founder N.R. Narayana Murthy, Tata Steel Managing Director H.M. Nerurkar who may address the conference. The chief ministers of Goa, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand will also grace the occasion. 

Ekta pleased with the response to "Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum"

Film producer Ekta Kapoor is very happy with the box office response to "Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum".which is a sequel to the 2005 film "Kya Kool Hai Hum". The film which opened on Friday has brought over Rs.29 crore in revenue. Ekta said that it had cost her Rs 13 crore to make the film and she had decided if it crossed Rs 20 crore she would consider it a hit and a super hit if it reached Rs 25 crore. So she was overwhelmed when it crossed Rs.29.5 crore on the fifth day. 

In six hours Microsoft's gets1 million users

There were one million sign ups for the email client just hours after Microsoft introduced it. The email client  will be replacing Hotmail and would have features like email with photos of friends,their status updates and tweets as well as facility to chat and do video call. There will be option to sort out the messages based on the sender, the email client will work well for PC, Mac, phone and tablet and would have free Office Web apps like Word, Excel and PowerPoint so you can do work  right from your inbox. Other email clients, users like Gmail and Yahoo, can also use to manage their emails. 


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