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Major News and Events of 24 December 2015

What Happened on 24 December 2015

Shivaji Park Memorial to be expanded

With each passing year, Shiv Sena looks forward to expand theShivajiParkmemorial. This time, on the birth anniversary of the party founder Bal Thackeray, the Shiv Sainiks are planning to expand the memorial to eight times its current size. Proposed as a gift to Bal Thackeray, the Sainiks want the encroachment in the park to be legitimised.

Idea 4G launched before Reliance Jio

After the much-hyped launch of 4G services by two of the most popular mobile operators, viz: Bharti Airtel and Vodafone India, Idea, too, has given its consumers the power to access the internet via a 4G network. To make the 4G launch more appealing, Idea would be offering 4G tariffs, 4G SIM upgrade and chunks of digital content subscription.

Orders aplenty for Kalpataru Power Transmission

In spite of marginal hike in shares, Kalpataru Power Transmission has received orders worth crores of rupees from multiple state governments across India. The company has been successful in grabbing an order worth Rs 497 crore from Transmission Corporation of Telangana along with a pipeline project worth Rs 188 crore from Reliance Gas Pipeline.

No Odd-Even Plan for women, CNG cars and Bikes

Delhi Government’s dream project to curb the rising air pollution in the state would exempt the women drivers, CNG cars and bike riders in attendance. While the trial of the Odd-Even scheme would start from January 1 and continue till January 15, the government has made arrangements to run 6,000 additional buses to accommodate the numerous passengers affected by the scheme. 

Tatkal Charges to shoot up from 25th December 2015

With an aim to enhance the passenger revenue collections, the Indian Railways has decided to hike the Tatkal ticket charges from December 25. This would mean for every Tatkal booking in the Sleeper class, you’ll have to spend Rs 200 instead of Rs 175. Also, a ticket for AC-3 would cost you Rs 400 instead of Rs 350. 

Double Salary for MPs, says Central Govt.

The Central Government is keen on doubling the salaries, allowances and even the pension of Parliamentarians. This would mean the salary of an MP would skyrocket from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh with the constituency allowance increased from Rs 45,000 to 90,000 and the secretarial assistance office allowance witnessing a hike from Rs 45,000 to Rs 90,000.

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