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Major News and Events of 24 May 2014

What Happened on 24 May 2014

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif coming to attend Narendra Modi's oath-taking ceremony

After a wait of two days, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif confirmed that he will come to India to attend the oath-taking ceremony of Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi. The ceremony is going to be held on Monday evening at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. All the leaders of all the member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) have been invited by Narendra Modi for the ceremony. It is the first time that the delegates from the neighbouring countries have also been invited.

AAP leader Shazia Ilmi resigned

Senior AAP leader Shazia Ilmi resigned and cited the lack of democracy within the party as her reason for resignation. As per media reports, she was unhappy with the way party was taking decisions and marginalising her. Her resignation is in no way connected to party’s decision of giving her seat from Ghaziabad from where she lost. Ilimi is not in the favour of 'jail bharo' politics and asked the party to reinvent itself and its mission.  She added that the party must think beyond agitation.

Worms in a mid-day meal, court denies revival of contract

The mid-day food given to children must be prepared with utmost care and cleanliness, but on September 5, 2011 worms were found in the food served to children in Delhi, leading to sudden illness of those who consumed that food. The Delhi High Court reacted strictly and denied the revival of contract given to an NGO, a supplier of cooked food. As per media reports, the court took the decision after thoroughly analyzing the report submitted by Sri Ram Institute for Research on the sample food, which stated that though the food was fit for human consumption, it did not meet the set standards.

Delhi Lt. Governor pledged to donate his organs

Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung became a member of the Delhi Organ Retrieval and Sharing Organization (DORSO) and, as per media reports, he pledged to donate his organs after his death. He visited the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences and ensured to make it stronger with the help of Delhi government. He also added that everyone must be ready to sacrifice for his motherland and the same is needed by the best and great institutes.

India won Bronze medal in the Uber Cup

After losing the semifinal to Japan, India won bronze medal in the Uber Cup. The match was played at the Siri Fort Sports Complex, and India had a clear lead of 2-0. Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu started well and won the first two singles. Japan who is a five-time winner won two doubles and the third single to win the game. As per media reports, this is the first medal won by India in such a prestigious event.


Manjhi became the 23rd CM of Bihar

After winning the trust vote in the assembly, Jitan Ram Manjhi became the 23rd Chief Minister of Bihar. Nitish Kumar stepped down as a Chief Minister after his party’s defeat in Lok Sabha elections. 145 legislators out of the house of 243 members, with the present strength of 237, voted for the motion. 88 legislators of the opposition (BJP) walked out of the assembly. Manjhi, a 68-year-old Mahadalit leader, later blamed BJP for insulting Mahadalits, as per media reports.

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