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Major News and Events of 11 October 2014

What Happened on 11 October 2014

Cyclone Hudhud likely to make landfall near Visakhapatnam by Sunday

Near about 1.1 lakh people in five coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh have been shifted to a safer place because of cyclone Hudhud that is likely to make landfall near Visakhapatnam by Sunday afternoon. Though government has taken mandatory steps to evacuate 5,14,725 people but asked the Army and the Navy personnel for rescue and relief task. Satellite images of the course of the Hudhud will be provided by Isro. Chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu is also discussing the situation with top officials.

Mark Zuckerberg visited Chandauli in Rajasthan, a remote but first cyber village in India

The Facebook chief executive officer and founder Mark Zuckerberg met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and many other dignitaries. Apart from his high profile meeting Mark also visited a place named Chandauli which is a remote hamlet in Rajasthan but the first minorities cyber village in India. Mark interacted with youth and kids at Chandauli. The training center has 20 laptops, a printer, a projector, a camera and a Xerox machine. Training center teach basic computers and Internet operation to the students and also educate them about google, YouTube and email.

Children's Right Activist Kailash Satyarthi wins Noble Peace Price 2014

Indian children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi has been awarded the Nobel Peace Price 2014. He dedicated his award to the nation and children in slavery. As per media reports, he said that this award is an honour not only to him but to the entire nation and children whose voices were always unheard. The award shows that a common person in India can also get popular, he added. Satyarthi till date has freed almost 83,000 children from more than 144 countries. He is the first Indian to have won the prize and share it with Pakistani child activist Malala Yousafzai.

Former CM of Haryana Om Prakash Chautala likely to surrender today

It is expected that Former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala will surrender to Tihar jail authorities today as his bail has been cancelled by the Delhi High Court. The Court has also put a ban on him to to be a part of any kind of campaign. Chautala was granted an interim bail on May 21, 2013 for illness. Since then he has been actively holding rallies and campaigning for Haryana assembly elections. The Court has asked the Tihar jail authorities to take Chautala to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) if required.

Infosys founder Murthy declines chairman emeritus post

Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy has turned down the position of the chairman emeritus of Infosys. Backing his decision he added that it is right not to accept the offer to avert any perceived conflicts and this is in tune with the high corporate governance standards of the company. In a letter to board, the company's founder has requested the board to declassify him as promoter and asked for an appropriate classification. Former Infosys board member V Balakrishnan called the promoter-classification unique in Indian history.

Ishant Sharma replaced injured Mohit Sharma in India-West Indies ODI series

Indian pacer Ishant Sharma has replaced the injured Mohit Sharma in India-West Indies ODI series when Mohit Sharma complained an increase in his bilateral shin pain. The All-India Senior Selection Committee suggested the name of Ishant Sharma. Ishant Sharma played his last ODI in January against New Zealand. He was not a part of matches played against Bangladesh, the Asia Cup and the ODI series in England.

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