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What Happened on 06 March 2015


Mixed Day for Indian Shuttlers at All England Open Badminton Championships

Indian ace badminton player Saina Nehwal cruised into the quarter finals of women's singles badminton tournament of All England Open Badminton Championships by defeating Kim Hyo Min (World No. 48) in straight sets 21-15, 21-15. In the Quarter Final match Saina is all set to face off with Wang Yihan. Though Saina progressed, Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa duo lost to Tian Qing-Zhao Yunlei pair of China in straight sets 10-21 13-21. While H S Prannoy advanced to the second round by defeating Brice Leverdez of France by 16-21 21-8 21-18, Srikanth (World Number 5) lost to Japan’s Kento Momota by 18-21 21-12 15-21.

Mototola Moto E (2nd Gen) to be Available on Flipkart from March 10

Moto E (2nd Generation) smartphone is all set to be launched on March 10 in India. Indian consumers can buy the new generation Motorola Moto E from Flipkart. Reports say that 3G version of Motorola Moto E (2nd Generation) is priced at Rs. 6,999. It is learnt that there are two particular improvements in this new handset and they are front facing camera and auto-focus lens. Available reports say Moto E (2nd Generation) runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop and is powered by 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Though 4G connectivity model is also present, no information about its release in India is available yet.  

Nirbhaya Documentary Pulled Down by You-Tube after Government Request

Reports say that Communications and IT Ministry asked You-Tube to pull down ‘BBC Storyville - India's Daughter' Documentary, directed by British film-maker Leslee Udwin, as the issue is ‘very sensitive’. After this communication from Government of India the video is not visible on You-Tube from India. However, ban of the documentary has made it viral and available information shows that by yesterday evening more than 3 Lakh people watched it. Reports say that social activists such as Indira Jaisingh and Kavita Krishnan have also objected to showing the documentary film as the matter is still subjudice.  

Time Magazine puts Narendra Modi in Top 30 Most Influential Persons Online

List published by Time Magazine on most influential people online shows that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is one of the top 30 influential persons across the world. Available reports say that the list has been prepared on the basis of three key factors – total number of followings on social media, overall ability to drive news, and site traffic. The list contains other influencers such as US President Barack Obama, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, J K Rowling, and others. Time has said that Narendra Modi has most number of following in the world with 38 million followers on different social networks.      

Nagaland CM condemns Mob Justice of Accused Rapist

TR Zeliang, Chief Minister of Nagaland, has condemned the ghastly mob justice where an accused rapist was dragged out of Dimapur’s Central Jail and lynched by a mob. It is learnt that the 35 year old car trader allegedly raped a teenage student last month. The alleged rapist was first stripped naked and then beaten to death by a jeering mob that also took pictures of the dying man. Nagaland’s CM said that this is a serious security lapse and is not at all a communal issue. Pankaj Kumar, Chief Secretary of Nagaland, said that inquiry has been ordered and additional forces have been deployed.

Moody's calls India's Inflation Targeting Mechanism Credit Positive

Sovereign outlook of India got a major boost when global rating agency Moody’s called the newly implemented 'inflation targeting' mechanism “credit positive”. Moody’s in a statement observed that this move has made monetary policy tools of Reserve Bank of India more effective. Per the new mechanism of ‘inflation targeting’, agreed by RBI and Finance Ministry, the apex bank is required to bring down the rate of inflation to 6 per cent by January 2016 and to 4 per cent by March 2017. Shirin Mohammadi, associate analyst of Moody's Investors Service, called the mechanism “credit positive” for India.




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