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Major News and Events of 13 July 2012

What Happened on 13 July 2012


Lenovo launches world's smallest enterprise computers
Lenovo has launched the world’s smallest enterprise computers. This is part of its efforts to strengthen its product portfolio for this domain in India. The desktop PCs ThinkCentre M72e and ThinkCentre M92p come at a price of Rs 23,500 and above (excluding taxes and without operating system). They are the industry's first enterprise 1L PCs and will offer superior performance and will be reliable as well. 
The Chinese major specified that they understand the demands of the consumers to opt for computers which use less space, less energy and give optimum performance. 
Nation outraged with Guwahati incident
The nation was outraged with the treatment meted out to a 17 year old girl who was molested by a group of men on a busy road for 30 min In Guwahati before police intervened. This happened around 930 pm when the girl left Club Mint along with her friend. The group of men accosted her on the busy G.S. Road. She kept crying but no one paid attention to her cries for help till a senior journalist Mukul Kalita who passed by stopped the men and was able to save her with the help of the police who came by that time.
 
This was caught on the camera and the video clip uploaded on YouTube went viral. Police have been able to arrest 4 of the accused. The accused’s photographs have been put on hoardings across the city by the activists. Prominent leader Akhil Gogoi has said the police was trying to cover up the culprits and specified that a Guwahati journalist was the prime accused.  He also demanded for a CBI enquiry in the event of police shielding the culprits. Additional Superintendent of Police (City) Longnit Teron informed that the girl's statement was recorded and a case has been filed against all the accused. A single-member inquiry commission has been formulated by the Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to file a report within 15 days. 
200 SMSes cap for personal communication set aside by Court
The Delhi High Court working on a plea filed by NGO Telecom Watchdog against the TRAI restriction of a 200 SMSes cap per day per person set aside the order of the telecom sector regulator for capping the SMSes in case of personal communication. But it upheld the restriction on unsolicited commercial communication (UCC) SMSes as they tended to disturb the recipients. The court stated has asked TRAI to come out with suitable regulations for controlling unsolicited non-UCCs SMSs in accordance with the “test of reasonableness under the Constitution”. 
Balaji to be vice president, managing director of Nokia India
Nokai has announced that it has appointed P. Balaji as vice president and managing director for the India area. He will be responsible for growth of Nokia's mobile phones and smart devices business in India. He will be also focusing on partnerships, strategic alliances, looking after the development of the brand in India. Balaji was earlier the managing director of Sony Mobile Communications, India and he has two decades of rich experience in the IT and telecom industry
Exports drop by 5.45 percent, trade deficit lowest in 15 months
India's exports have dipped by 5.45 percent to $25.07 billion in June. This is for second consecutive month that there was a drop due to weak demands in North America and European countries as per government data. Imports have also shown a plunge by 13.46 percent $35.37 billion in June. This has narrowed down the trade deficit to the lowest in 15 months that of $10.3 billion compared to $16.26 billion in May. In May too exports and imports had declined. Commerce Secretary S.R. Rao has stated that the world trade was in difficult stage which is showing its effect in India's trade data.
Rahul will be missed at number three: Sachin
Sachin Tendulkar has said Dravid’s retirement has created a vacuum at number three position in the Indian Test team which would be difficult to fill up. Praising his teammate, Sachin said Rahul was an exceptional player and nobody can replace his position. The team had got used to Rahul coming at number three position. Dravid took retirement in March from all forms of the game. He ended his 16 years of glorious career after his team lost eight test matches in a row in England. 
Bol Bachchan all set to reach 100 crore mark
Bol Bachchan has netted a total collection of Rs 66.81 crore all over India and it seems that the charm of the duo of Ajay Devgn and director Rohit Shetty has worked again. The movie had a weekend collection of Rs.23.71 crore and it opened with Rs.12.10 crore on Friday and Rs.14 crore net on Saturday. But on Sunday the collections jumped massively at Rs.17 crore. Word to mouth publicity is said to have worked well in this. In the weekdays also the collections were good with figures standing as Monday on 7.03 crore, Tuesday 6.3 crore, Wednesday 5.43 crore and Thursday 4.95 crore.Ajay and Shetty have had two 100 crore films earlier as well but this will be a great motivating factor for Abhishek Bachchan who will have a super grosser for the first time. 



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