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Major News and Events of 07 October 2015

What Happened on 07 October 2015

Cabinet okays MoU on sports with Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan

The union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its ex-post facto approval to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and agreement with Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan for cooperation in the field of sports. The MoU was signed in July, 2015.India's bilateral exchange programmes in sports with Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan will help in expanding knowledge in sports science, sports medicine and coaching techniques, the government said in a statement. Source: IANS

Jaganmohan Reddy begins indefinite fast for special status to Andhra

YSRC president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy began his indefinite fast at Guntur near here, demanding separate category status to Andhra Pradesh.The leader of opposition along with his supporters launched the "deeksha" in the afternoon after paying tributes to those who committed suicide over the delay in the state getting the special status. Speaking on the occasion, he lashed out at both the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government at the Centre and the Telugu Desam Party-led state government for going back on their promise. Source: IANS

Telenor India launches free insurance for subscribers

Telenor India announced free life insurance cover for its existing 47.55 million as well as potential new customers across its six operating circles. By spending on regular recharges with a small incremental value, Telenor consumers will get the benefit of a life insurance cover, which will be a hundred times of the monthly recharge value and up to a maximum of Rs.50,000, the company said in a statement. Source: IANS

Tata hands over first air-to-air refuelling structure

Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) on Wednesday handed over first air-to-air refuelling pod structure to Cobham Mission Systems (CMS) for use on Airbus A400M. The product has been developed at TASL facility here under a relationship between the two companies. CMS had selected TASL in May last year as a strategic partner for the manufacture and assembly of Air-to-Air Refuelling (AAR) pod and centreline structures. Source: IANS

10 killed in bus-truck collision in Telangana

At least 10 people were killed and 10 others were injured when a bus in which they were travelling collided with a truck in Telangana's Nalgonda district, official said. The incident occurred near Indirapalanagar in Ramannapet mandal of Nalgonda district, about 100 km from here, officials said. The bus belonging to state-owned Telangana Road Transport Corporation was on its way from Bhongir to Nalgonda when it overturned after head-on collision with the speeding truck coming from opposite direction. Source: IANS

Three AIIMS for Maharashtra, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh approved

The union cabinet has approved the setting up of three new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in as many states. The new AIIMS would be set up at Nagpur in Maharashtra, Manglagiri in Andhra Pradesh and Kalyani in West Bengal under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY), which involves financial implications of Rs.4,949 crore. The cabinet meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Source: IANS

Police officer injured in Kashmir militant attack

A police officer was critically injured in militant firing on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district. A squad of the Special Operations Group of the state police was fired upon by militants in Dachina village in Bandipora district Wedenesday afternoon, a senior police officer said. Police sources said the squad had gone to the village after receiving intelligence reports that Apu Qasim, the mastermind of the August 5 Udhampur terror attack, was hiding in the village.Source: IANS

Sale of loose cigarettes now invites prison term in UP

Sale of loose cigarettes across Uttar Pradesh has been banned and deemed a penal offence with immediate effect, officials said. Manufacturing and sale of loose cigarettes would invite a fine and a prison sentence, according to the orders issued by principal secretary (health) Arvind Kumar. The state cabinet approved the move last week and with Governor Ram Naik signing an ordinance, the health department issued orders to the effect late. Source: IANS

Delhi to get Athletics High Performance Academy

The Sports Authority of India (SAI), Athletic Federation of India (AFI) and International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish an IAAF High Performance Academy in athletics at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. An Expression of Intent (EOI) for this purpose was signed in the chamber of secretary, sports at Shastri Bhavan among SAI director general Injeti Srinivas, AFI president Adille J. Sumariwalle and IAAF president Sebastian Coe, it was announced at a press conference. Source: IANS

Navy's eastern fleet gets new chief

Rear Admiral S.V. Bhokare took over as the Indian Navy's Eastern Fleet commander, replacing Rear Admiral A.B. Singh, a defence statement said. A specialist in navigation and aircraft direction and a graduate of National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla and Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, Bhokare is a submariner and has commanded submarines Sindhughosh, Sindhudhwaj, and Sindhushastra as well as Indian Naval Ships Beas and Vajrabahu. Source: IANS

Beighton Cup: Central Railway hammer 10 goals past Canara Bank

Central Railway hammered 10 goals past Canara Bank enroute to a 10-2 victory in a Beighton Cup hockey encounter. Yuvraj Valmiki scored four times for the Railway team along with Affan Yosuf and Narad Bahadur who scored a brace each. Anup Valmiki and Nizam Mohd scored the other two. Rahil and Appanan got into the scoresheet for the losers. Source: IANS

Alapan Bandyopadhyay appointed interim Bengal poll panel chief

West Bengal transport secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay has been named interim state election commissioner after S R Upadhyay put in his papers allegedly succumbing under pressure from political parties following allegations of rampant violence and irregularities in the local body polls. Bandyopadhyay, a senior Indian Administrative Service officer, is slated to take over on 7 October 2015, according to sources.Bandyopadhyay was accompanying Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during her four-day trip to Bhutan when he asked to take over as SEC. Source: IANS

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