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Major News and Events of 24 January 2015

What Happened on 24 January 2015


Twitter joins hands with Bing to translate tweets

Twitter users can now see the translation for tweets as Twitter has partnered with Bing to introduce tweet translation feature. The translation is available for forty language pairs for browsers on Apple iOS system, Android and Twitter's personal TweetDeck platform. The feature can be switched off and on by login via desktop PC or laptop computer. Twitter has also announced that translation won't be of very good quality.

AAP chief wants to attend R-Day celebration but not invited

AAP chief and former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wants to attend the Republic-Day celebration but he hasn't been invited. He said that he does not the reason for not inviting him on R-Day. BJP spokesperson G.V.L. Narsimha Rao gave clarification and said that as per the protocol former chief ministers are not invited, only current Chief Minister or acting Chief Minister get this invitation. He also added that a special invitation can be extended “on demand”.

Sania, Paes and Bopanna lose in Australian Open doubles

Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza are no longer in the Australian Open as they have lost their respective doubles matches. With this India is now confined to win just the mixed doubles competition. Bhupathi will play doubles with Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia, Bopanna with Czech Republic partner B Zahlavova Strycova and Paes has paired up with Martina Hingis.

India US should communicate more - CII

According to industry chamber, CII India and US need to talk more to clear off any misunderstanding and to find out new areas of development. Though present circumstances indicate strong relationship between India-US but some important transitions in geostrategic arena need this relationship to enter into another level of understanding. There are many areas like defence co-production, manufacturing, higher education, digital infrastructure, sanitation and hygiene, joint research and development etc where US and India should cooperate. As per media reports, there is a growth of $32.51 billion in 2011 from $10.06 billion in 2005 in US service trade with India.

Obama and his wife's visit to Taj Mahal cancelled

As per media reports, US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle's visit to Taj Mahal during their three-day visit to India has been cancelled because of security reasons. The Secret Service was not interested in two hours long journey from New Delhi to Agra on Yamuna Expressway route in such a foggy weather. They were also not convinced with the general security in UP. Obama was to visit Agra with his wife on the last day, i.e. 27th January. He is the first US President to visit India twice during his tenure as US President.




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