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Major News and Events of 19 May 2013

What Happened on 19 May 2013


Chinese premier comes to India

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang along with 80 member delegation reached on Sunday. He will be having discussions with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

He is on a visit to India for three days after the formal invite given by the PM to the Chinese President President Xi Jinping during a meeting at the BRICS summit.

Li will be meeting Singh and having a private dinner with him sans his delegation.

On Monday, there will be delegation level talks with the PM at the Hyderabad House.

He will move on to Mumbai on Tuesday and from there next day to Pakistan.

Among the talks the border issue may feature in the restricted level talks when he meets privately with the PM while the border defence cooperation agreement will figure in the talks.

India visit is Li’s first official overseas trip since he took office in March.

Nagpur records highest temperature in the country

Mercury at Nagpur soared to 47 degrees making it the hottest city in the country.

Heat waves prevail in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region. As a result temperature in Bhandara, Wardha, Konkan and other regions in north Maharashtra touched above 45 degrees.

For ten days, Nagpur recorded a temperature of 46.7 degrees.

In Chandrapur on April 2, the temperature reached 47.6 degrees, the highest this year.

The northern and central regions are reeling under severe heat wave so much so that 43 degrees were recorded in the Himachal Hills.

Delhi had five degrees above normal temperature at 44.6 degrees.

Amritsar recorded 45.4 degrees, Patiala 44.4 degrees, the highest temperature recorded at Ludhiana was 45.4 degrees.

Similarly, Chandigarh experienced 42.1 degrees. Shimla had 29.1 degrees that was 6.5 degrees higher than the average while Dharamsala experienced a high of 32.8 degrees, in Manali it was 29.2 degrees.

Greater measures needed to control demand for gold

SBI Chairman Pratip Chaudhuri feels that putting a restriction on the sale of gold coins by banks will not stop the people from buying gold as they can always do that from shops.

In fact, more specific measures are needed to control the demand of gold, he said.

Huge gold imports have impacted current account deficit and, as a result, RBI unleashed restrictions on gold imports and banks were directed to import based on consignments to meet the requirements of gold jewelry exporters.

Earlier hike in import duty was also undertaken to control the import of gold.

BCCI specifies some rules for handling game issues

The BCCI has set up some rules in the event of a spot-fixing scandal.

Now, the agents of the players will have to be accredited and an official belonging to a BCCI Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) will be there with each team.

Further, a panel has been set up to investigate the present spot-fixing scandal.

BCCI has also stated that it won’t shrug off from acting strictly when such issues come up. In the meeting, it was also felt that there was a need to educate and make the junior players aware of the rights and wrongs. This was done as there were limitations for the anti-corruption units of the BCCI and the ICC.

SRK has to be there in 'Baazigar' sequel: Ratan Jain

Film maker Ratan Jain stated that at present he does not have any plans to make a sequel of Baazigar but in the period of 3 to 4 years, something may come up.

His brother Ganesh Jain produced the 1993 hit Baazigar which launched the pair of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol and also introduced Shilpa Shetty.

He said that it will not happen without Shah Rukh Khan featuring in it.

He is currently involved in making a sequel of Dhadkan with a fresh cast.

Advanced detecting machine for breast cancer

'Amulet' by Fuji films is an advanced digital breast cancer detector which would be able to detect the lesions in the breast much clearly than it could be done earlier.

The mammography machine utilizes intelligence algorithms, a 50-micron resolution system to enable the radiologists to detect irregularities which cannot be seen with the naked eye.

The cost will be Rs. 3000, as it was previously. In the country, as per statistics, 20 to 30 women are detected with breast cancer per 1,00,000 people.




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