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What Happened on 18 September 2015


18 September 2015 Current Events Let's fight dengue first: Kejriwal tells Centre

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has requested the Narendra Modi government to fight the dengue menace together instead of indulging in political rivalry. "My request to the central government - can't we fight on these issues after two months? Let us fight dengue for now," the chief minister tweeted. His comments came after Delhi Lt. Governor Najib Jung sent memorandum to government officials, asking them not to follow the Delhi government's orders. It declared the government's orders as "illegal and void". Source: IANS



Swipe to launch affordable 4G tablet soon

Pune-based tablet and smartphone-maker Swipe Technologies has said it will launch a new affordable 4G tablet, named Ace Strike, with 2GB RAM during the last week of September at a price range of Rs.8,000 to Rs.10,000. According to Swipe, it is going to offer the new device at a more aggressive price point in contrast with rivals who are offering increasingly sophisticated devices at continually higher price points. Swipe's current market share in the tablet category is approximately 10 percent.Source: IANS


US Fed rates hike will be gradual, says Panagariya

The US Federal Reserve decision not to raise interest rates was a "non-event", NITI Aayog vice chairman Arvind Panagariya said on Friday, adding that such hikes will be gradual whenever they begin. "It is basically a non-event. I have said this before, even if the Fed begins to raise, it will be a very gradual rise," Panagariya told reporters on the sidelines of an event here organised by FICCI's International Chamber of Commerce. Source: IANS



Indian equities open higher on US Fed's status quo

Relieved by the status quo in the US interest rates, Indian share markets opened higher on Friday in tune with most of the Asian peers. The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) opened on Friday at 26130.36 points against Wednesday's close at 25,963.97 points -- Thursday being a festive holiday. A few minutes into trading, the index was quoting at 26,196.34 points, with a gain of 232.37 points, or 0.89 percent. Source: IANS



Kerala to strengthen IT, electronics teaching in schools

Instruction in IT and electronics is going to be strengthened in all the schools in Kerala, a minister said. "Through this we wish to create a pool of skilled future IT professionals and electronics geeks," State IT and Industries Minister P.K.Kunhalikutty told reporters here, a day before the second phase of the Learn to Code project and a pioneering Electronics@School programme are launched by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy at a function. Source: IANS


BCCI president Dalmiya in hospital

BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya, who was admitted to hospital on 17 September night after he complained of chest pain, underwent angiography, hospital sources said. The 75-year-old has been admitted to the city's B.M. Birla Hospital. "He complained of severe chest pain and now has been put in the Intensive Care Unit, doctors are constantly monitoring his condition. He was brought in around 9 pm today (Thursday)," a hospital spokesperson said. Source: IANS


Let's fight dengue first: Kejriwal tells Centre

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has requested the Narendra Modi government to fight the dengue menace together instead of indulging in political rivalry. "My request to the central government - can't we fight on these issues after two months? Let us fight dengue for now," the chief minister tweeted. His comments came after Delhi Lt. Governor Najib Jung sent memorandum to government officials, asking them not to follow the Delhi government's orders. It declared the government's orders as "illegal and void". Source: IANS

Swipe to launch affordable 4G tablet soon

Pune-based tablet and smartphone-maker Swipe Technologies has said it will launch a new affordable 4G tablet, named Ace Strike, with 2GB RAM during the last week of September at a price range of Rs.8,000 to Rs.10,000. According to Swipe, it is going to offer the new device at a more aggressive price point in contrast with rivals who are offering increasingly sophisticated devices at continually higher price points. Swipe's current market share in the tablet category is approximately 10 percent.Source: IANS

US Fed rates hike will be gradual, says Panagariya

The US Federal Reserve decision not to raise interest rates was a "non-event", NITI Aayog vice chairman Arvind Panagariya said on Friday, adding that such hikes will be gradual whenever they begin. "It is basically a non-event. I have said this before, even if the Fed begins to raise, it will be a very gradual rise," Panagariya told reporters on the sidelines of an event here organised by FICCI's International Chamber of Commerce. Source: IANS

Indian equities open higher on US Fed's status quo

Relieved by the status quo in the US interest rates, Indian share markets opened higher on Friday in tune with most of the Asian peers. The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) opened on Friday at 26130.36 points against Wednesday's close at 25,963.97 points -- Thursday being a festive holiday. A few minutes into trading, the index was quoting at 26,196.34 points, with a gain of 232.37 points, or 0.89 percent. Source: IANS

Kerala to strengthen IT, electronics teaching in schools

Instruction in IT and electronics is going to be strengthened in all the schools in Kerala, a minister said. "Through this we wish to create a pool of skilled future IT professionals and electronics geeks," State IT and Industries Minister P.K.Kunhalikutty told reporters here, a day before the second phase of the Learn to Code project and a pioneering Electronics@School programme are launched by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy at a function. Source: IANS

BCCI president Dalmiya in hospital

BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya, who was admitted to hospital on 17 September night after he complained of chest pain, underwent angiography, hospital sources said. The 75-year-old has been admitted to the city's B.M. Birla Hospital. "He complained of severe chest pain and now has been put in the Intensive Care Unit, doctors are constantly monitoring his condition. He was brought in around 9 pm today (Thursday)," a hospital spokesperson said. Source: IANS




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