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Major News and Events of 10 January 2015

What Happened on 10 January 2015

Jammu and Kashmir is now under Governor rule

Governor's rule was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday as no party staked a claim to form government in the state. The Governor House spokesperson has said that the resignation of the outgoing CM Omar Abdullah has been accepted with a request to continue his services till some alternate arrangements. The Governor had meeting with the BJP and the PDP leaders but no one had shared a claim to form government so far. As per rules January 19 is the date when J&K should have its next government.

Infosys gifted Apple iPhone 6 to 3000 employees

3,000 top performing employees of Infosys received Apple iPhone 6 as a gift from Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka. The gift was accompanied by an email from the CEO. This is a part of Infosys's strategy to decrease attrition rate that was one of the highest in India (September 2014). Things started to improve after Vishal Sikka's entry into the company. He personally contacted the employees who have resigned and requested them to stay back. To keep the attrition level low, the company is also making changes in promotions cycle, salary and planning to increase the involvement of employees in decision making process.

24/7 electricity and corruption-free system in Delhi – PM Modi in Abhinandan rally

BJP started its Delhi Assembly poll campaign with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Abhinandan" rally at the Ramlila Ground. While addressing a huge public, he indirectly attacked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and also criticised Congress. PM Modi said that Masters of lies will not come to power and will be defeated by public this time. He asked people not to listen and trust any lie. He even promised 24/7 electricity to Delhi and a corruption free system and thanked people of Jammu and Kashmir for showing faith in democracy.

October-January reserved for home cricket – No overseas cricket tours during this time

India gives no space for home cricket through out the year to its player. But from 2015 things will be different. Because of the BCCI's efforts, the international world cricket calendar will have major changes for India. Indian cricket players will now have a home season from October to January. The home calendar will revolve around major festivals in India that starts with Dusshera in October, followed by Diwali, Christmas, New Year, Pongal and Lohri. As per officials, it will also break the routine of international touring.

Ex-BJP leaders who joined AAP are given tickets for Delhi Assembly polls

7 BJP leaders who joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have been given tickets for the approaching Delhi Assembly polls, as per media reports. The list includes the names like former BJP MLA Ram Niwas Goel, Ved Prakash, Raghuvendra Shaukeen BJP councillor, Bharadwaj, Kartar Singh Tanwar, Naresh Balyan and Fateh Singh. The AAP is going to field Bharadwaj from Wazirpur. Amazingly his son Ashok is the district office bearer of BJP.

Government unblocks 32 websites containing 'jehadi' content as they promise to cooperate

Government has ordered to unblock 32 websites which were blocked for the 'jehadi' content. Terrorist using these sites have now promised to cooperate and remove the 'jehadi' content. The sites were blocked after a complaint from Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad stating that ISIS is spreading content through these websites.

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