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Major News and Events of 06 October 2015

What Happened on 06 October 2015


BJP ally RLSP differs on cow slaughter ban in Bihar

The RLSP differed with its ally BJP over the ban on cow slaughter in Bihar if the NDA wins the assembly polls and forms the next government. "It is not proper to say such things without discussing with all allies," Rashtriya Lok Samta Party state president Arun Kumar told the media. The NDA's agenda was development, not ban on beef or cow slaughter, he said. Source: IANS

Show guts, attack Pakistan: Shiv Sena tells centre

The Shiv Sena has demanded the centre "show guts and attack Pakistan" in retaliation for the spate of terror attacks carried out from across the border in the recent times which killed many Indians. In a sharp edit in the party mouthpiece Saamana, the Sena - an important constituent of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the Centre - said that recently, four Indian soldiers were martyred for killing one terrorist in Kupwara area of Jammu and Kashmir. Source: IANS

E-commerce driving India's SME growth: Study

The surge of e-commerce in India is driving the growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which in turn is contributing to new job opportunities and GDP contribution, a recent study shows. The study, jointly conducted by domestic e-commerce player Snapdeal and market research firm KPMG, which also claimed that e-commerce sector in India is projected to cross $80 billion by 2020, examined the macro-impact of the sector on the growth of SMEs and identified remaining gaps in the ecosystem that needed to be plugged. Source: IANS

BSE to introduce smart beta indices by 2015-end

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in collaboration with S&P Dow Jones Indices will introduce three smart beta (factor-based) and a 1-2 thematic indices by 2015-end, an official said. "Work is under progress to introduce one-two thematic indices and at least three smart beta (factor-based) indices by December-end this year," Koel Ghosh, head of business development at Asia Index, told media persons here in an interactive session. Asia Index is a 50:50 joint venture between Asia's oldest bourse - the BSE - and S&P Dow Jones Indices. Source: IANS

Schools, colleges to remain closed after Varanasi violence

Schools, colleges and other institutions will remain closed in Varanasi on Tuesday following Monday's violence that erupted when saints and Hindu religious groups were protesting against a lathi charge and ban on immersion of idols in Ganga. The orders were issued by the district magistrate Rajmani Yadav after Monday's situation in the temple town, the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which witnessed violence during a 'Pratikar Yatra'. Source: IANS

Congress accuses BJP, SP of causing polarisation in UP

Accusing the BJP and Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party of seeking to cause polarisation in the state on communal lines, the Congress on Monday said it party will observe fast for harmony on October 10 following the incident in Dadri in which a man was lynched following rumours that he ate beef. "This BJP,SP polarisation of UP must end! All of us Congress workers will observe a Sadbhavna fast for harmony on the 10th of October," Congress spokesperson R.P. N Singh said in a tweet. Source: IANS

Mobile app on Badrinath Yatra launched

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has launched a mobile application for the annual Badrinath pilgrimage. Known as 'Shubh Badrinath Yatra', the application made by the district administration of Chamoli, provides information of the pilgrimage between Joshimath and Badrinath. Officials said when users are online, the application would automatically detect their location and give them information from that point of journey. Source: IANS

Bombardier, Tech Mahindra sign deal for aircraft ground system

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and Tech Mahindra on Monday announced that they have signed an agreement under which the latter will develop the Aircraft Ground Support System (AGSS) for Bombardier's Aircraft Health Management System (AHMS) for the C Series family of aircraft. The AGSS will facilitate real-time and post-flight recorded data management, fault notification and diagnostic reporting. Source: IANS

Thought I would never play for South Africa again: Albie Morkel

All-rounder Albie Morkel, who was awarded man-of-the-match for his excellent bowling figures which helped South Africa beat India by six wickets, said that a few months back he thought he would never get the opportunity to play for his country again. South Africa took an unassailable 2-0 lead by winning the second Twenty20 International of the three-match series at the Barabati Stadium, the last of which will be played at the Eden Gardens on October 8. Chasing India's total of 92, South Africa crossed the line with six wickets in hand. Source: IANS




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