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Major News and Events of 06 November 2015

What Happened on 06 November 2015


Modi must speak against growing intolerance: NCSC chief

Prime Minister Narendra Modi must react over "growing intolerance" in India since after the NDA government came to power, National Commission for the Scheduled Castes (NCSC) chairman P.L. Punia said. "After the BJP-led NDA government came in to power at the Centre, intolerance erupted in a large way. The prime minister remained silent on the grave issue," Punia told reporters. "In various parts of the country, many incidents of intolerance and violence against the weaker sections of people happened, but Modi remained silent," he added. Source: IANS

India reach 125/2, swell lead to 142 runs against South Africa

India reached 125/2 in their second innings at stumps to take a vital 142-run overall lead after bowling out South Africa for 184 runs in the first innings on the second day of the first Test. For the hosts, Cheteshwar Pujara (63 not out) and Virat Kohli (11 batting) were at the crease at the end of Day 2. Openers Murali Vijay (47) and Shikhar Dhawan (0) were the dismissed batsmen. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin earlier picked up five wickets to hand India the initiative. He (5-51) was assisted by fellow tweakers Ravindra Jadeja (3-55) and Amit Mishra (2-55). Source: IANS

Uday will help wipe out discoms' losses by 2019: Goyal

Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday that the Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojana (Uday) approved by the union cabinet will help wipe out the accumulated losses of state electricity distribution companies (discoms) by 2019. "A clear road map has been drawn to solve the present crisis of discoms," he said at the opening of the conference of state power ministers here, while referring to the discoms debt restructuring plan cleared by the cabinet in New Delhi on Thursday. Goyal assured the power ministers of states and union territories gathered in Kochi that apprehensions regarding the proposed amendments to the Electricity Act would be addressed. Source: IANS

Xiaomi sells over 1 mn devices in Q3

Chinese handset-maker Xiaomi announced it had sold over 1 million devices in India in the third quarter of 2015 and it was the best sales result for the company since it started operations in the country in July 2014. "Our sales continue to grow every quarter, and we have witnessed an average quarterly growth rate of 45 percent, which signifies huge momentum for our journey in India," Manu Jain, India head, Xiaomi said. Source: IANS

Railways plan to cut energy bills by Rs.5,000 crore

The government will formulate an efficient plan to reduce the railways' energy bill by Rs.5,000 crore in the next five years, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said. The minister said energy bill is the second biggest in the sector after salary and pension. "We need to make a road map for it so that railways could reduce the energy bill by Rs.5,000 crore in the next five years," he said, adding, "We need to work out a comprehensive energy efficiency plan." Source: IANS

Delhi Economics Conclave to be opened by Modi on Friday

The Delhi Economics Conclave (DEC), organised by the finance ministry, will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, an official statement said. "The theme of the DEC this year is 'Realising India's JAM (Jan-Dhan Aadhar Mobile) Vision," a finance ministry statement said. The conclave will also be attended by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, the chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Kerala, Niti Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya and former Unique ID authority chairman Nandan Nilekani, it added. Source: IANS

Nurse raped in moving bus near Bengaluru

A 19-year-old nurse was raped in a moving bus by its driver, while the bus cleaner was at the wheels, police said. The incident took place on Thursday night at Hoskote on the city’s eastern outskirts. Bengaluru Rural Additional Superintendent of Police S.R. Ramesh said that both the driver Ravi, 26, and the bus cleaner Manjunath, 23, has been arrested. The attack took place when the young woman boarded the bus at Sulibele to go to work at a nursing home in Hoskote. The bus, registered in Andhra Pradesh, has been seized. Source: IANS

Sensex provisionally closes in the red

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets provisionally closed marginally in the red on Friday. Similarly, the wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) ended the day’s trade flat. It was inched down by 1.15 points or 0.01 percent at 7,954.30 points. The barometer 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 26,824.01 points, provisionally closed at 26,265.24 points (at 3.30 p.m.), down 38.96 points or 0.15 percent from the previous day’s close at 26,304.20 points. The Sensex touched a high of 26,438.86 points and a low of 26,190.18 points in the intra-day trade. Source: IANS

Indian economy better placed today, reforms will be pursued: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said almost every key indicator of the Indian economy was better placed today than 17 months ago when his government took office, and that reforms will be pursued in the right earnest. Speaking at the Delhi Economics Conclave, he said that his government has ensured maximum value for every rupee spent, maximum empowerment for our poor, maximum technology to reach to the masses, among other things. Modi added that more than 19 crore people have been brought under the banking system in 19 months. Source: IANS

Brace for desecration incidents: Badal tells police

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has asked the state’s civil and police administrations to brace up for serialised incidents of desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib by ensuring confidence of the people and maintaining law and order at the same time. Addressing a high-level meeting comprising the top brass of the state civil and police administration, including all divisional commissioners, deputy commissioners, top police officers and others at Punjab Bhawan on Thursday evening, Badal asked civil and police officers to win over the confidence of the people in the wake of the current scenario resulting from recent incidents of sacrilege of the Guru Granth Sahib. Source: IANS

Prakrit system of Ayurveda validated scientifically

A team of Indian scientists has provided scientific evidence for the Ayurvedic classification of Prakriti or the unique nature or constitution of an individual, a statement said on Thursday. A genetics-based study led by CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB),Hyderabadhas revealed a genomic basis for ‘adosha Prakriti’ constitutional types of humans - a key concept of Ayurveda. M.S. Valiathan, one of the authors of the study, said that the demonstration of a genomic basis of the ancient concept of Prakriti provides a new tool to investigate questions such as the prevalence of diseases in communities and the personalization of medical therapy. Source: IANS

'Haraamkhor', 'Chauthi Koot' bag top honours at Mumbai film fest

The 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival came to a close on Thursday with films such as ‘Haraamkhor, ‘Chauthi Koot’ and ‘Thithi’ bagging the top awards. Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was the guest of honour at the closing ceremony which was followed by the award function. The jury gave the Silver Gateway of India trophy to Kyrgistan film ‘Heavenly Nomadic’, while the jury grand prize was awarded to Kannada film ‘Thithi’. In the India Gold category, the Golden Gateway of India trophy was won by ‘Chauthi Koot’, which was directed by Gurvinder Singh. Director Shlok Sharma’s ‘Haraamkhor’, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, was presented the Silver Gateway of India trophy. Source: IANS

Chhota Rajan brought to Delhi, kept in CBI custody

Long-absconding underworld don Rajendra Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan was brought to the national capital fromIndonesiaearly on Friday. Rajan, who was arrested by Indonesian police on October 26, reached here in a special aircraft around 5.30 a.m. at Palam airport from where he was taken to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) headquarters, escorted by special commandos and SWAT team, police said. Sources said Rajan has been kept in a lockup at the CBI headquarters and will be taken for medical examinations soon. Source: IANS




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