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Major News and Events of 09 August 2014

What Happened on 09 August 2014

Students from northeastern state carry out cleanliness drive in Delhi University

To encourage civic sense among students near about 200 students took part in cleanliness drive in Delhi University. Students were from the northeastern states studying in different colleges of Delhi University. They started drive under "I love Delhi University" banner and cleaned the dirty part of south campus. Students also vow to clean other parts of the university and for this they will organize more such campaigns in future. J.T. Tagam, representative of the Arunachal Pradesh Students Union in Delhi also took part in the drive and added that this drive will create positive understanding between students from northeastern states and Delhi.

PM Narendra Modi is confident to fulfill hopes of people

Prime Minister Narendra Modi completed 60 days in office and he is confident that he will fulfill the hopes of the people.  He said these words in the first national council meet of the BJP at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Modi also mentioned the Bharatiya Janata Party’s excellent performance in the Lok Sabha polls. Modi said that people at that time had performed their duty and now it is party’s turn. The strong government in Delhi has also change the attitude of the world towards India.

Online app to get police clearance certificate launched in Delhi

Applying and getting police clearance certificate (PCC) for Delhiites has become much easier with the launch of a Delhi Police web application by Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday. People who need PCC for emigration and employment will be benefitted because of this quick online process. Singh also added that application will benefit approximately 1,00,000 people in a year.  The application was launched at Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan, where Singh also urged the Policemen to maintain the honour of their uniform. He also congratulated the Police for implementing the latest technology in policing.

Operation suspended at Tata's ferro alloys plant in Odisha

Unavailability of raw material forced Tata Steel to shut down its 50,000 tonnes per annum ferro alloys plant in Odisha. Raw material crisis arose because work at Sukinda chromite mine came to halt on May 17. Reason behind this is the non-renewal of lease. As per media reports, livelihood of more than 6,000 people has been affected by the postponement of work at Sukinda and Bamnipal. The government will also suffer a loss of revenue with the suspension of work.  

Former BJP leader Jaswant Singh hospitalised

Former BJP leader Jaswant Singh fell at his residence and was left with a head injury. He was brought to Army Research and Referral hospital by his family members when they found him lying unconscious on the floor of the home. Jaswant Singh slipped in coma and is still in a very critical condition. A team of neurosurgeons is keeping a regular watch on his condition. But he is on life support systems and his condition is still critical. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had words with Jaswant Singh’s family. He also prayed for Singh’s quick recovery.

Sachin broke silence over not attending parliamentary session

Veteran cricket player Sachin Tendulkar’s absence from the Rajya Sabha is in news. On Friday he stated a family emergency as a reason for his absence from the Parliament session. As per media reports, Tendulkar said that in no way he wanted to disrespect any institution. Though he wanted to keep family affairs private, but broke his silence after an upheaval over the issue. He added that he had to stay by his elder brother’s side because he had to undergo bypass surgery. Though regular discussions on the absence of Tendulkar and legendary actress Rekha from attending parliamentary sessions keep going on, but Rajya Sabha deputy chairman P.J. Kurien made clear that none of them have violated the norms or rules of the Parliament.

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