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Major News and Events of 27 January 2016

What Happened on 27 January 2016

India Inc witnesses 4-fold jump

Having raised the capital both via external commercial borrowings (ECBs) and foreign currency convertible bonds(FCCBs), India Inc. has jumped to $3.03 billion. Recorded as an increase of more than four times from a year ago, this hike includes the domestic firms rising to $637.29 million. Out of total borrowings, a sum of $1.13 billion was raised via the approval route and $1.90 billion came from automatic route.

2 Kathmandu-bound flights grounded post bomb scare

A bomb scare led to grounding of two flights viz: Air India and Jet Airways just before their scheduled departure for Kathmandu from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. The decision to halt the two flights was taken after receiving an anonymous call which indicated a “bomb threat” to Air India flight AI-215 and Jet Airways flight 9W 260.

Heena to represent India at Rio Olympic Games 2016

Heena Sidhu, the pistol shooter, has won a ticket to Rio Olympics Games scheduled to start from 5 August 2016. She won gold and a quota in the 10m air pistol event at the Asian Olympic shooting qualifier at Dr. Karni Singh Range yesterday. Heena topped the qualification round with a score of 387 followed by shooting 199.4 to win a gold medal and one out of two quotas available.

Mumbai Police gets Twitter smart

Today, a tech-savvy Mumbai Police tweeted #Hoshmienaao or Come to your senses. This anti-drug campaign has already received eye-catchy tweets from both the Mumbai Police and the Commissioner’s official handles. The hashtag used by the Mumbai Police has been successful in drawing a lot of attention with the tweet getting re-tweeted amid word-play and appreciation from all.

President's Rule imposed in Arunachal Pradesh

The memorandum submitted to President Pranab Mukherjee on Arunachal Pradesh issue has reached its goal with the President’s rule being imposed in the Indian state. With this decision, the assembly would cease to function and Arunachal Pradesh would come under Centre’s control. Additionally, the executive power would also get shifted from the council of ministers to the governor. The President’s rule imposed on Arunachal Pradesh is yet to be approved by Parliament.

Hoisting tricolor lands Virat's Pak fan in jail

A Pakistani fan of cricket heartthrob Virat Kohli has been arrested for hoisting the Indian National flag atop his home in Okara district of Punjab Province. Umar Draz’s house was raided by Pakistan Police and the Indian flag was seized from his rooftop. A case has been registered under the Maintenance of Public Order, followed by presenting Draz in court and remanding him to police custody.

Delhi Police counts on Porn Detection Sticks

As an initiative to fight cybercrime, the Delhi Police is keen on using the ‘porn detection sticks’ which are special USB devices with software that can scan computers for porn images, videos and chats even if the same have been deleted. The software is extremely helpful in investigating cases which require secrecy, for example a honeytrap probe.  

AAP rebels open offices in 100 wards

Likely to contest next year’s civic polls, the splinter group of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) launched 100 ‘Swaraj Kendra’ or ward-wise offices across the national capital Delhi. Inaugurated by Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav, the AAP rebel quote the ‘Swaraj Kendras’ as an initiative for public facilitation, grievance redressal and helping local struggles.                   

Lenovo Vibe X3 set to launch in India today

Vibe V3, the all new premium smartphone from Lenovo, is all set to launch in India today. Some of the brilliant features inculcated within this superb smartphone include a 5.5-inch full HD IPS display, 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, a 21 megapixel rear camera and an eight megapixel front camera with the ability to record 4K videos.  

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