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Major News and Events of 05 August 2015

What Happened on 05 August 2015

Centre taking steps to check illegal immigration into Assam

The government has taken a number of steps to check illegal migration into Assam from Bangladesh, union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju informed the Rajya Sabha. "There are reports that some Bangladeshi nationals are able to manage to enter Assam and other parts of the country illegally despite several checks and control measures taken along the international border," Rijiju stated in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha. Source: IANS

CII summit to focus on scaling innovation, skills

With the government setting the agenda for a economic rebound through 'Make in India' and 'Digital India' programmes, India Inc. is bracing up to meet the twin challenges of scaling innovation and building capacity to develop skills."As innovation plays a key role in progress, economic growth and job creation, we are looking at scaling it and enhancing capacity for skill development," India Inc. executive member and Infosys co-founder S. Gopalakrishnan said, ahead of a two-day innovation summit. Source: IANS

Snapdeal launches visaul-algorithm based micro site

Domestic e-commerce platform Snapdeal has launched visual-algorithm based micro site with the aim of enriching shopping experience online. "The search methodology of is very detailed and customised to a consumer's preference to help them discover a product of choice with ease while saving time and effort," the company said. Source: IANS

Non-bailable warrant issued against Lalit Modi

A special court has issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against former IPL chairman Lalit Modi for his alleged involvement in a money-laundering case registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Last month, the ED has moved the Special court seeking issue of arrest warrant for investigating the case against the business tycoon and cricket manager. Despite repeated attempts, Modi's lawyers did not respond to calls and SMSes on his reaction in the matter. Source: IANS

Militant in Kashmir attack captured, hostages freed

A militant involved in an ambush on a BSF convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar highway has been captured, authorities said. Militants had attacked the Border Security Force convoy killing two troopers and injuring 11. The attackers then fled to a village where they took three people hostage. Security forces encircled the village and later freed the hostages. Source: IANS

Now, an app to interact with PM

The iPhone users will now be able to interact with Prime Minister Narendra Modi using a "Narendra Modi Mobile App". "Updates, interaction with me, volunteering & more exciting features on 'Narendra Modi Mobile App' for iPhone. Download," the prime minister tweeted. "It provides a unique opportunity to receive messages and e-mails directly from the prime minister," it adds. Source: IANS

Indian girls finish eighth in squash championship

India settled for the eighth place after a 1-2 loss to higher ranked Hong Kong in the play-off match on the final day of the girls' team event in the World junior squash championship. Adya Advani lost the first match to Choi Uen Shan despite showing a will to fight, but Nikita Joshi made it 1-1 by winning the second singles against Hiu Kam Hui. However, Ka Wing Ho defeated Harshit Jawanda in the deciding third singles to wrap up the tie for Hong Kong. Source: IANS

Two killed in militant attack on Jammu-Srinagar highway

A BSF trooper and a militant were killed when militants attacked a BSF (Border Security Force) convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Udhampur district, police said. "Militants fired at a BSF convoy at Narsu Nallah on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway," a senior police officer said. "Six BSF troopers were injured in this attack. They were shifted to hospital for treatment." The officer also said senior BSF troopers and police officers have rushed to the spot, which is 65 kilometres away from Udhampur district. Source: IANS

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