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Major News and Events of 02 August 2012

What Happened on 02 August 2012

Team Anna decides to form a political alternative, calls off fast
Anna Hazare and his team made an announcement on Thursday, August 2 that they would call off their indefinite fast against corruption on Friday, August 3 at 5 pm, They also made a proposal of forming a "political alternative" to tackle the "unresponsive" government. There were mixed responses from people on social networking sites, while some favored the move others were clueless how the movement turned political. Government on the other hand was quick to respond and Congress minister Ambika Soni said that it was good that the intentions of the group were clear now. 
Pune blasts: Police detain four, yet to identify the perpetrators

 The different security agencies are investigating into the four low-intensity serial blasts  in Pune on  Wednesday night but police were yet to point out the perpetrators. Four persons which includes the injured victim, Dayanand Patil have been detained. Other persons include Patil's wife Satyasheela as well as two brothers Balu and Chintu Deshmukh. The two brothers are the owners of Sony Cycle Trading Co from where the cycles used in the blast were purchased. They were detained when they confirmed that cycles were bought by an unidentified person.

Saina creates history, 1st Indian in the semi, Vijender, Sania and Paes in quarter

Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal scripted history by becoming the first Indian to get into the Olympics badminton semifinal.  The 22 year old fourth seed etched a  21-15, 22-20  victory over fifth-seed former World No.1 Dane Tine Baun in 39 minutes. Saina would now face reigning World Champion and top seed Yihan Wang to get into the finals.  The mixed double pair of Leander Paes and Sania Mirza moved into the quarterfinals of the Olympics tennis by posting a win over the Serbian pair of Nenad Zimonjic and Anna Ivanovic at Wimbledon. The match lasted 64 minutes with the score being 6-2, 6-4. Vijender Singh,India’s champion boxer moved into the quarterfinals of the men’s middle weight (75 kg) category after a thrilling one-point victory with a 16-15 verdict  over his American opponent  Terrell Gausha at the ExCel Arena in London. On the other hand shuttler Parupalli Kashyap lost to top seed Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in straight games. India again faced disappointment in shooter Ronjan Sodhi and boxer Jai Bhagwan  who bowed out of the London Games. 

Southern power grid safe from tripping

The  state-run Karnataka Power Corp Ltd (KPCL) has stated that the southern power grid was safe from tripping unlike India's northern, eastern and northeastern power grids. A check was done by KPCL to prevent repetition of what happened with the other grids. It has also been specified that strict adherence to the process of drawing only the allotted power from the grid by the states was being followed and it was ensured that the grid remained efficient at 50Mhz frequency. 

Power crisis in North India as Himachal hydropower projects shut

The two biggest hydropower plants in Himachal Pradesh were closed on Thursday, August 2 due to high silt level in the Sutlej river. This has led to a power crisis in northern states.The 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri power project, and Jaypee Karcham Hydro Corp Ltd's 1,000 MW Karcham Wangtoo Hydroelectric Project in Kinnaur district had to be closed as the silt level rose more than 6,000 ppm which could have damaged the plant. Only one turbine of 250 MW out of three were running. 

Kishore Da's unreleased song to be included in Jhumroo with added sounds

Kishore Kumar's last song which he sang three days before his demise will be featured in the musical Jhumroo which depicts the spirit of the singer. This musical already has songs like "Om shanti om", "Pag ghungroo", "Saamne ye kaun aaya", "Mere saamnewali khidki", "Ek ladki bheegi bhaagi si", "Hawa ke saath saath" and "Jahaan teri ye nazar hai". The song which is one and half minute track will have added sounds to it. 

83 million fake users on Facebook

Facebook, the social networking site has announced that there can be 83 million fake profiles on the site which can be 8.7 percent of its 955 million users. Duplicate profiles comprised 4.8 percent while 1.5 percent users have undesirable profiles which are solely created for sending spam messages and content. "User-misclassified" are those profiles which are created by brands, pets or non-human entities.


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