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Major News and Events of 26 November 2015

What Happened on 26 November 2015

Modi inaugurates exhibition on making of constitution

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated an exhibition "Making of the Constitution by the Constituent Assembly" to coincide with Constitution Day, commemorating the acceptance of the draft statute on this day in 1949. The exhibition organised in the Parliament Library building focuses on the process of drafting of the constitution by the Constituent Assembly with text and visual exhibits reflecting the theme. Source: IANS

Hyderabad Metro Rail showcases sample station retail stores

Each typical metro station of Hyderabad Metro Rail will have retail space ranging from 2,500 square feet to 9,000 square feet while interchange and special stations will have more space, said project developer L&T announced. Two stores of 180 and 200 sft have been created at Nagole station to showcase to retailers and others to give them a firsthand experience of the proposed space. Source: IANS

E-commerce import to grow 78 percent: Study

With the Indian e-commerce space experiencing "exciting times", the import from other countries is estimated to grow at 78.5 percent during 2015-16, a study said. According to the report on consumer research by PayPal and Ipsos, desktops account for the highest proportion of purchases at 53 percent. However, it said the future belongs to mobile as 41 percent of these purchases in the last one year were made using a smartphone or tablet. Source: IANS

Chemists to go on indefinite strike from mid-December

Members of the All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD) will go on an indefinite strike from mid-December as the government has failed to stop the online sale of drugs through various e-pharmacies, an AIOCD official said. The decision came after the association had given one month's time to the government to ban the online sale of drugs, which according to the association, is completely illegal and a violation of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. "This is enough and our strike is going to be indefinite this time, as the government has not paid heed to our one month time to ban the sale of medicine online," AIOCD's general secretary Suresh Gupta said. Source: IANS

Tanla's A2P messaging hub processes over 5 bn messages

Tanla Solutions has announced that its A2P (application to person) messaging hub, Fastrack, processed over 5 billion messages in the month of October. It also set a record of processing more than 200 million messages in a single day, making it the largest A2P messaging platform in the world by volume of messages processed. "We have achieved this through our constant endeavour to improve Quality of Service and set new benchmarks in the industry for platform reliability and delivery speed," said Uday Reddy, CEO Tanla Solutions. Source: IANS

Prithvi-II missile successfully test fired

India successfully test fired its indigenously developed surface-to-surface nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile. The missile was fired from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) Chandipur in Balasore district on the Odisha coast. Having a strike range of 350 km, the test was part of a user trial by the army. The missile, capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of warheads, was inducted in the Indian Army in 2003. Source: IANS

Nitish announces liquor ban in Bihar from April 1

Bihar will go dry from April 1, 2016, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced. The chief minister made the announcement -- a part of his election pledge -- at an official function to mark Prohibition Day. He said the poorest of the poor had been consuming liquor, badly hitting their families and their children's education. Increasing liquor consumption was also a major cause for domestic violence, particularly against women, and had contributed to a rise in crimes. Source: IANS

Google celebrates India's milkman's birth anniversary

Honouring 'Father of white revolution' Verghese Kurien, Google on Thursday made a doodle of him on his 94th birth anniversary. Also known as the "Milkman of India", Kurien made India the world's largest milk producer, an upliftment from being a milk-deficient country. Celebrating his 94th birth anniversary, Google showed Kurien on its homepage with a can of milk in his hand. Source: IANS

Voting begins for Himachal panchayat polls

Electorates in Himachal Pradesh braved the cold to cast their ballot in the first phase of the panchayat elections that began amid tight security. Polling, which began at 7.00 a.m., is taking place only in remote areas of Chamba and Lahaul-Spiti districts. "The polling for 32 panchayats and two zila parishads began peacefully. There is no report of any delay in starting the poll process," an election official said. He said 10 panchayats in Lahaul-Spiti elected representatives unopposed. Source: IANS

Speaker launches revamped Lok Sabha website

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan launched the house's refurbished website which has a number of new features including easy access to categories such as "today's debate", "bill search", "committee meetings" and "business (today and tomorrow)". According to a Lok Sabha press release, the new features include a colourful pie-chart indicating "party-wise representation of members". The Lok Sabha website was last redesigned in 2006. Source: IANS

Modi greets nation on first Constitution Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation on the Constitution Day being marked here for the first time. "Greetings to people of India on the historic occasion of 1st Constitution Day. May this day inspire you to know more about our Constitution," Modi said in a tweet. The Constitution of India was adopted on November 26, 1949 before it came into force on January 26, 1950. He said this day was in honour of all the great people who worked tirelessly towards making the Constitution. Source: IANS

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