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Major News and Events of 25 January 2016

What Happened on 25 January 2016

SpiceJet Republic Day Sale starts today

Today, the low cost carrier SpiceJet announced its Republic Day sale on air tickets on domestic and international routes. Under the sale, domestic sector one way base fare would start at Rs. 826(plus applicable taxes) and international sector one way base fare at Rs. 3026(plus applicable taxes). As a three-day sale, it will remain open for booking till midnight, 27 January 2016 for travel between 1 February and 12 April 2016.

Panasonic Eluga Turbo up for sale in India

Panasonic has launched its first Android-based smartphone Eluga Turbo at a price of Rs. 10,999. With an in-built storage of 32GB, Eluga Turbo is a dual-sim phone with a 5-inch HD IPS display and 64-bit octa-core processor. Available in a variety of colours, this Panasonic smartphone supports impressive features like Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct. Bluetooth 4.0 and many more.

4 Padma Awardees' names announced

Today, government announced the names of four out of 113 Padma awardees. The list includes actor Rajnikanth, tennis player Sania Mirza, former Comptroller and Audiot General of India Vinod Rai and spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar. The awards would be given across three categories viz: the Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Padma Awards are given on Republic Day to people who the government recognises as excellent performers in their respective fields.

Bose's grand nephew to join BJP today

With the declassification of files related to the great freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in New Delhi yesterday, Chandra Bose, the grand nephew of Netaji is set to join the BJP in the presence of party president Amit Shah during a public rally at Howrah, West Bengal. Deemed as a prominent face in BJP’s campaign in West Bengal, Bose is likely to become a candidate for the Lok Sabha polls from the state.

Modi & Hollande issue a Joint Statement

Chief Guest at this year’s Republic Day Celebrations, the President of France, Francois Hollande has signed 13 agreements with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Calling Mr. Hollande as a close friend of India and the fifth French leader to the chief guest at Republic Day Celebrations, Modi regarded France as the most trusted strategic partner. India and France have signed a strategic partnership after 18 long years.

Government seeks explanation on President's Rule in Arunachal Pradesh

Yesterday, as per an unscheduled meeting chaired by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the union cabinet recommended President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh. In response to this, the President has reportedly asked Home Minister Rajnath Singh to explain the need for central rule in the northeastern border state. The Indian National Congress seeks to challenge the Centre’s decision in court quoting the matter as an act to destabilize Arunachal Pradesh.   

Mulayam Singh regrets ordering firing on 'Karsewaks' in 1990

After a span of 25 years, Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has expressed grief for ordering firing on karsewaks in Ayodhya. Quoting the order as a necessary measure for saving the religious place called Babri Mosque, Mr. Yadav told he won’t have considered the decision if more lives would have gone to save the religious place. Nearly sixteen people were killed in the firing in 1990.  

40 Buddhist artifacts unearthed at Kolkata's Moghalmari

Yesterday, around forty bronze artifacts were unearthed at Moghalmari, located about two kilometres from Dantan in West Midnapore. All these artifacts date back to the fifth and sixth centuries and had their digging work coincided with a two-day Moghalmari Festival. A bronze Buddha statuette was found in the middle trench in addition to some others statuettes of Saraswati and Avalokiteshwara.

Sensex set to gain today

Both BSE Sensex and Nifty are likely to open on a positive note, basis the global cues and positive trading of Nifty futures on the Singapore stock exchange. While Nifty futures trades on the Singapore Exchange traded 0.2 per cent i.e. at 7.441; other Asian markets also traded higher. HDFC Bank- India’s leading private sector back would be in focus today, and is expected to record a profit of Rs. 3,345 crore along with the net interest of Rs. 6,870 crore.

FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
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