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Major News and Events of 27 July 2012

What Happened on 27 July 2012

Assam violence: Gogoi blames center

The blame game was on for Assam violence which killed 58 people and rendered around 4 lakh people homeless. The Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi feels that center was to be blamed as it was informed on the very first day of the violence but the forces took few days to reach Assam since they had to arrive from different states. According to Gogoi the reduction in forces in Assam made his task difficult to bring normalcy in the state. He also blamed the Opposition and stated that the situation has turned to worse because of NDA regime. Congress has formed 10 member coordination committee for the state. PM Manmohan Singh will visit the state on Saturday, July 28. 

N.D. Tiwari biological father of Shekhar: Court

Veteran Congress leader N.D. Tiwari lost the paternity suit and was declared the biological father of Rohit Shekhar as per the Delhi High Court after the DNA test report was opened. Rohit Shekhar in 2008 had filed a suit which claimed that he was Tiwari's son. The DNA test report was opened by Justice Reva Khetrapal in her chamber and the result disclosed in an open court.The court earlier rejected Tiwari's plea to keep his DNA test report confidential.

CESC to set up 3000 MW distribution capacity

 CESC Ltd which is a part of an R.P.-Sanjiv Goenka Group has announced it is preparing for building the back-end infrastructure for distribution of 3,000 MW power in the next five years. There will be an investment of Rs1500 crores in Kolkata itself. CESC has also submitted bids for a distribution project in Jharkhand. Similarly a 600MW Chandrapur project in Maharashtra will be completed on schedule and will be commissioned in 2013.  Similar capacity project in Haldia has also started which will be completed in 2014. The company has recorded a net profit of Rs.125 crore in Q1 of the current fiscal compared with Rs.111 crore in the same period last year.

Sensex up by 214 points at the end of the day

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) closed on Friday, Jul 27 at 16,854.46 points (provisional), 1.29 percent or 214.64 points up from its previous day's closure at 16,639.82 points. The BSE metal index spiked by 222.71 points, FMCG index by 69.82 points, and IT by 71.39 points. The  50-scrip S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange went 1.30 percent up at 5,108.45 points at the end of the day.The prominent gainers were- Tata Motors, up 4.59 percent at Rs.214.25; Tata Steel, up 4.05 percent at Rs.399.70; Sterlite Inds, up 3.68 percent at Rs.101.35; HDFC Bank, up 3.31 percent at Rs.585.25; and Hindalco Inds, up 3.20 percent at Rs.117.55.Among the losers were SBI, down 3.74 percent at Rs.1,941.70; BHEL, down 2.05 percent at Rs.208; Hero MotoCorp, down 1.29 percent at Rs.2,012.90; Cipla, down 0.58 percent at Rs.326.25; and Dr Reddy's Lab, down 0.13 percent at Rs.1,620.60.

Osian's film festival started with a tribute to Rajesh Khanna

The 12th Osian's Cinefan Film Festival started with paying a tribute to the late actor Rajesh Khanna with a short film showcasing the career of the superstar at the opening ceremony. The festival has returned after a two-year gap with a rich compilation of films from across the world.On the 1st day an exhibition to honor the divas of the Indian cinema was organized and then the controversial Japanese film "Asura" was screened which was banned for depicting too much violence.

Facebook is not interested in making a phone

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has put an end to all the talks about Facebook launching a phone at the company's Q2 earnings meet. He stated that for Facebook it was more worthwhile to build apps in different types of OS than building a phone. The social network would be more interested in making app for various platforms and devise better way to integrate Facebook into devices.

Games have an innovative opening, ceremony was a sell-out,

The organisers of London 2012 said on Friday, July 27 that the opening ceremony was a sell-out. The four hour show organized by British director Danny Boyle had only 50 tickets left a few hours before the ceremony was to start. The last tickets which are remaining are the costliest ones. The organizers have thought to give it away to some deserving persons if they remain unsold. The details of the opening ceremony were kept under wraps. The Games were officially opened with a dazzling ceremony depicting many aspects of the life, history and culture of the British Isles. The highlight of the event was Queen Elizabeth II's arrival in the Olympic stadium. For few moments people believed she had parachuted out of a helicopter to reach her destination. She was seen in a spoof sketch James Bond actor Daniel Craig. Seven young athletes lighted the cauldron which was in a shape of a petals coming together to form a single flame.

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