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Major News and Events of 04 August 2012

What Happened on 04 August 2012


Keshubhai Patel quits BJP, expected to announce a new party
Former Gujarat chief minister Keshubhai Patel  has tendered his resignation from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday, August 4. He is expected to make an announcement of a new party before the state assembly polls. He stated everyone is unhappy with the functioning of BJP in Gujarat. Along with him Kanshiram Rana also sent his resignation letter to the party high command. Recently Patel was very much critical of Narendra Modi.
Saina becomes India's maiden badminton medallist , Paes-Sania out

Saina became the first Indian to win a medal in badminton at the Olympics. She got a bronze for the country when her opponent China's Xin Wang retired hurt from the bronze play-off at the London Games. Saina was trailing 0-1 in the second game and had lost first game 18-21 when this incident happened. The mixed double players Paes and Sania lost the quarterfinals thus ending the country's hopes in tennis. Krishna Poornia finished 7th in the discuss throw and was outclassed. Boxer L.Devendro Singh got into the round of last eight while Indian walker Irfan Kolothum Thodi set a national record by finishing 10th in the men's 20 km race. Other highlights of the day were-Indian female trap shooter Shagun Chowdhury finished at the 20th place in the qualification round and would miss the finals. In rowing Sandeep Kumar and Manjeet Singh got the 19th position in the men's lightweight double sculls, They took seven minutes and 8.39 seconds to complete the race at the Eton Dorney lake. S.Sudha got a 13th place in heat 1 of the women's 3,000-metre steeplechase by clocking 9:48.86.

 

Jammu gets its first traffic light
 The Jammu city got its first traffic light after decades. The new traffic lights at 10 intersections were inaugurated by Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand. This project was handled by the Jammu Municipal Corporation at a cost of Rs.2.50 crore. Total of 30 lights have been installed out of which 10 were commissioned. Jammu has 350 km of roads for five lakh vehicles. This would streamline traffic movement as per Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Manmohan Singh.
India will change SME definition for IKEA investment
Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma has said the definition of small and medium enterprises (SME)  may be changed by the government to facilitate investments from Swedish furniture giant IKEA.The world's largest furniture maker, IKEA will be investing $1.9 billion (Rs.10,500 crore) for opening 25 retail stores in India. It would be required to source a certain amount of materials from the SMEs. Then the firms profit and size will grow fast once it starts sourcing and then those  may not fall under the category of an SME. That is why IKEA is demanding for the change of definition of the SMEs.
 
Kishore Kumar remembered on his birth anniversary
On the legendary singer Kishore Kumar's 83rd birth anniversary Bollywood remembered him and many  like Anupam Kher and Madhur Bhandarkar said his evergreen charm continues to linger in people's hearts. Many of them also shared their thoughts on Twitter like 
Anupam Kher: Kishore Kumar gave us every colour and every emotion of life through his songs. He decided our daily moods. Happy Birthday Kishore Da.
Farah Khan: Its Kishore Kumar's birthday! For 35 years Sajid and I lived three buildings away from his house in 'Kishore Kumar Lane'. He still lives in my heart. In my films.
Madhur Bhandarkar: Happy birthday to my all time favourite Kishoreda. Your songs make our zindagi ka safar suhana (make the journey of our life beautiful).
Vishal Dadlani: Kishore Kumar. There will never be another.
Sujoy Ghosh: Best way to celebrate today is by singing Kishore Kumar songs. Chillaake gao (Scream and sing). His son Amit Kumar said his father would have been very disappointed listening to some of the today's singers.
Pantel Technologies launches upgraded Penta T-Pad WS802C at Rs 14699
Pantel Technologies in collaboration with BSNL brought to the market the upgraded version of the Penta T-Pad WS802C which is priced at Rs 14,699. It has a 1.2 GHz processor and 512 MB DDRII RAM.  1080P HD videos via HDMI is also supported by the tablet.  The Penta T-Pad WS802C can now be upgraded to Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Users can browse the web, watch videos, check mail, download popular apps and games and also books. The tab has a  8.0" capacitive screen. 



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