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Major News and Events of 11 February 2016

What Happened on 11 February 2016


Moto Phones up for sale at heavy discounts on Flipkart

Motorola India and Flipkart are celebrating the two-year anniversary of their partnership by offering massive discounts on Moto devices. You can head to Flipkart website and/or the Flipkart mobile app to grab exciting offers. The renowned budget Moto E (Gen 2) 3G priced at Rs. 5,999 can be purchased as per an exchange offer which gives a discount of up to Rs. 2000. Similarly, the Moto E (Gen 2) 4G and Moto G (Gen 3) 16GB models are available with an exchange offer that offers up to Rs. 3,000 and Rs. 500 off respectively.  

Facebook shuts down Free Basics in India

Following the telecom regulator’s regulation barring the discriminatory pricing of data services, Facebook has taken off Free Basics from India. Reliance Communications’ decision to make Facebook’s Free Basics platform a paid one has been the backbone of the announcement made by Facebook. A huge disparity between Facebook and critics on the Free Basics matter has led to the pulling out of Free Basics from India.     

New WhatsApp emojis for Android users

WhatsApp has already started rolling out new emojis in its latest version 2.12.441, exclusively for the Android consumers. These emojis include a range of facial expressions like rolling eyes, upside down smiles and a lot more. Family emojis like two boys and two women, two women and two girls are also on the list of newly introduced emojis.

Sensex hits its lowest, falls 807 points

Today, the BSE Sensex fell 807 points, hitting the lowest levels since May 2014. A slowdown in the global economy is considered to be the reason behind this downfall. While the State Bank of India fell 2.6%, India’s broader Nifty encountered a downfall of 3.4% after an earlier dip of 3.5% to below 7,000 points.

Vodafone 4G Services now in Bengaluru

After introducing its 4G services in Kolkata, Delhi NCR, Mumbai and Kerala, Vodafone today launched its 4G mobile services in Bengaluru. Vodafone 4G network would be initially available in some of the most prominent business and residential corridors, including Electronic City, Jayanagar, J.P.Nagar, Basavangudi, Whitefield, Bangalore International Airport, Chamrajpet, B.T.M. Layout and Koramangala. With the Bengaluru launch, Vodafone has completed its first phase of rollout of its 4G services.

Siachen soldier Hanamanthappa passes away

The lone survivor of the 3rd February Siachen avalanche passed away at 11:45 a.m. at the Army Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi. In an earlier bulletin issued by the Army Hospital, Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad’s condition was deteriorating and he was not responding to medication. Kept on maximum life support with aggressive dialysis and ventilation, Koppad had also slipped into a deeper state of coma.

Jaipur student wins Google Code-in contest 2015

A class XII student of Jaipur, Yathannsh Kulshreshtha is among the few students who have been successful in winning the Google Code-in contest for the year 2015. Google Code-in is a global competition conducted for pre-university students with the sole objective of adding value to the open source software development arena. The participants are expected to perform tasks related to writing or refactoring code, training, documentation, research, user interface enhancement and quality assurance. Kulshreshtha completed forty nine tasks in forty days.

Kejriwal alleges intimidation of AAP officials

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has alleged that his officials are being threatened by the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation). He hinted that 77 AAP officials, both from IAS and DANICS, have received calls from CBI in an illegal manner. There is no case or any legal summon.

Sensex & Nifty to open with deep trade cuts

Both Sensex and Nifty are likely to open with deep cuts in trades, tracking the weak trading of Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange. With continuation in global equity markets, the SGX Nifty went down by 0.74 per cent or 53 points to close at 7,196. In the Indian trade market, foreign institutional investors sold shares worth Rs. 751.33 crore with the domestic investors purchasing shares worth Rs. 196.92 crore yesterday.




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