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Major News and Events of 27 February 2016

What Happened on 27 February 2016

Economic Survey 2015-16 says Indian Economy to grow at 7 Per Cent this Fiscal

Calling for stable inflation and fiscal prudence, Economic Survey 2015-16 has been tabled in the parliament (just 3 days before union budget 2016). Chief Economic Advisor of India Arvind Subramanian has said that amid gloomy international economic landscape, India is not only an “outpost of opportunity” but also “haven of stability”. The survey expects the economy to grow at a rate between 7 to 7.75 percent in the 2016-17 fiscal and 8 percent in the next two fiscals. Retail inflation is expected to hover within 4.5 to 5 per cent in 2017 fiscal.

Court issues Arrest Warrant against Digvijay Singh on Madhya Pradesh Assembly Recruitment Scam, Gets Bail

After senior Congress leader and erstwhile Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Digvijay Singh failed to appear before a MP court in connection with Madhya Pradesh Assembly recruitment scam, an arrest warrant was issued yesterday. During his 10-year tenure (1993 to 2003) as MP CM, Digvijay Singh along with Sriniwas Tiwar (erstwhile state Assembly Speaker) and 22 others had allegedly appointed 17 persons fraudulently by misusing power. At around 11.30am today, Digvijay Singh appeared in the court and was consequently granted bail.

LED TVs launched by Infocus in India, Price starts from Rs. 9,999

InFocus has forayed into home entertainment category by announcing launch of their LED TV series in India. InFocus manufactured LED television sets will be available from February 29 exclusively on Snapdeal. Offerings of the company consists entry-level HD TV and full HD TV variants (including 60 inches, 50 inches, 32 inches, and 24 inches). Price range starts from Rs. 9,900 (24-inch model) and goes up to Rs. 69,999 (60-inch). Two intermediary LED TV sets cost Rs. 15,999 (32-inch) and Rs 34,999 (50 inches).

SanTina's 41-match Winning Streak comes to a halt

Sania Mirza and her woman’s doubles Swiss partner Martina Hingis’ 41 match winning streak has been stopped by the Russian tennis pair Daria Kasatkina and Elena Vesnina in the Qatar Open’s quarterfinal match. The Russian duo won over SanTina in a three set thriller 2-6, 6-4, 10-5. It was back in August 2015 that the Sania-Hingis pair lost their last match. After that the Indo-Swiss pair won 3 doubles Grand Slams and that’s too in a row.

Child Porn Sites banned in India by Supreme Court

Apex court of India has asked Union Government to ban as well as block all child pornography websites. Taking a strong stance, Supreme Court bench of Shiva Kirti Singh and Dipak Misra have said that they will not accept Union Government’s failure (by showing technical difficulties) in banning websites showing child pornography. The bench also observed that watching pornographic websites in public places will be treated as obscenity and will henceforth be liable to be booked under obscenity laws.

President Pranab Mukherjee stresses on thorough Revision of IPC and Archaic Police System

President Pranab Mukherjee, while delivering his speech at Kerala Directorate of Prosecution organised 155th anniversary of the Indian Penal Code, said that to meet the needs of the 21st century thorough revision of Indian Penal Code (IPC) is required. He said that IPC still has certain codes that were enacted by the British before Indian independence for their colonial needs. He added that new types of crimes have not been included to the initial list of crimes. President Mukherjee stressed on “transforming the archaic police system”.

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