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What Happened on 04 June 2014


Good Life milk to be exported to South Africa from Karnataka

Enough milk has been produced by the Cooperative societies in Karnataka. Additional 16,800 litres of 'Good Life' milk will now be exported to South Africa from Chennai port. As per media report this year the Karnataka Milk Federation is expected to export 35-40 lakh litres of skimmed milk to South Africa. In all there will be six-seven consignments carrying six-lakh litre of milk in each consignment. KMF is the largest cooperative dairy federation in south India and already exporting milk and other milk products to 17 countries in different parts of world.

Hyderabad airport is the first airport in India to get ACI Award

For the last five years Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) has been categorized among the top three airports in the world and because of this the Airport Council International (ACI) honored it with the "ACI Director General's Roll of Excellence". As per media report it is the only airport in India to receive this award. RGIA was also declared the best airport in 2009 and 2010, third best in 2011 and second best in 2012 and 2013.

Committee to work out policy on farmers' suicide cases in Punjab

Number of farmers’ suicide cases in Punjab is on rise. To keep a check on this, Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal gave his consent to form a committee which will plan a detailed policy on this matter in Punjab. The committee will be headed by Punjab State Farmers Commission chairman G.S. Kalkat. The team will comprise of six members from the state government and the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana according to media report. Three universities conducted the detailed survey and submitted a report to the state government. As per the survey close to 4,500 farmers and farm labourers committed suicide because of indebtedness.  

Crop loan up to Rs 1 lakh will be waived in Telangana

Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in its election manifesto had stated to waive crop loan of up to Rs 1 lakh. To discuss the procedure Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao called a meeting with top bank officials and asked them to submit details of crop loan taken up to Rs 1 lakh. But as per media report only crop loans availed during fiscal 2013-14 will be covered in the scheme. Banks must take all the required steps so that farmer get easy loan for the approaching kharif season said chief minister.

Wearing seat belt at back seat is equally important says health minister Harsh Vardhan

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that death of Union minister could have been averted had he worn his seat belt. He said that most of the people think that seat belts at the back seat are for decorative purpose but these can actually save life is used. He also added that cars in crash are not damaged much but impact was so forceful that Munde could not bear the impact. Because of force a joint in his neck got damaged leading to severe injury in spinal cord. Blood supply to brain stem got disrupted leading to immediate cardiac and respiratory arrest. Also there was a huge loss of blood from the ruptured liver. As per media report health minister is soon going to take initiatives to make people conscious of safety rules while driving.  

First sitting of Lok Sabha adjourned till 11 a.m. Thursday

Union minister Gopinath Munde killed in a road accident and because of this the first sitting of the 16th Lok Sabha had been adjourned. The lower house started for few minutes but was adjourned by pro tem speaker Kamal Nath till 11 a.m. June 5. As per media report two minutes silence was also observed by the house.




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