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Major News and Events of 15 November 2014

What Happened on 15 November 2014

Bhopal gas tragedy victims to get more compensation

The Central government will give more compensation to the victims of Bhopal gas tragedy. As per media reports, the government will also revise the number of deaths and injuries. Hunger strike by five women forced the government to revise its decision. They received support from another 200 survivours and activists. Amnesty International called this an historic movement and welcomed the decision.

Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth make to semi-finals

Saina Nehwal and male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth reached the semi-finals of the China Open Super Series Premier. London Olympic bronze medallist Nehwal defeated Chinese Suo Di in 60 minutes, whereas Srikanth defeated World No.12 Kento Momota in 45 minutes. On the other hand Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap lost against Germany's World No.25 Marc Zwiebler at the Haixia Olympic Sport Center. Sania's next match is with China's World No.17 Liu Xin and Srkanth will play against Zwiebler.

31 percent rise in SBI's net profit

The State Bank of India (SBI) reported 31 percent rise in its net profit in the September quarter. The profit is at Rs 3,100 crore against Rs 2,375 crore in the same period last year. The interest income of the SBI grew by 9.85 percent from Rs 33,922 crore to Rs Rs 37,263 crore in the same quarter. Whereas there is a rise of 8.36 percent in the net interest income that grew from Rs 12,251 crore to Rs 13,275 crore.

Vaidehi Reddy wins Google Doodle competition

Out of one million entries from all across India, fifteen-year-old Vaidehi Reddy won the ‘Doodle 4 Google’ design competition. Her doodle was also featured on the homepage of Google India to mark Children’s Day (November 14). With a title “Natural and Cultural Paradise — Assam” Vaidehi's doddle displayed the culture and bio diversity of Assam. She is class IX student of the Army Public School, Pune and was confident that her design would be shortlisted. She had shown a rhino, tiger, Bihu dancer, bamboo, traditional hat and legendary tea gardens of Assam.

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