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What Happened on 27 November 2015


Ashwin best spinner in world cricket currently: Kohli

Elated with the series-win over South Africa, India skipper Virat Kohli lauded his team, especially off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin who clinched a match-winning 12 wickets in the third Test which ended in a 124-run victory for the home side on Friday. Kohli referred to Ashwin as a world-class spinner, adding that he maybe the best in the world at the moment. Man of the match Ashwin, currently, is the highest wicket-taker of Test cricket in 2015 with 55 scalps, four ahead of English pacer Stuart Broad. With the win here, India have now taken a winning lead of 2-0 in the four-match series ahead of New Delhi Test that will be played from December 3 to 7 at the Ferozeshah Kotla. India won in Mohali but the Bengaluru match was washed out due to rain. Source: IANS

Nadda inaugurates national organ donation registry

Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Friday inaugurated a national organ donation registry that will track, facilitate and promote organ donations across the country and announced opening of transplant facilities at all major government hospitals. Headquartered atSafdarjungHospitalinDelhi, the registry called National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) will also lay down policy guidelines and protocols for organ donation and network with similar state-level organizations. The government would train para medics and health workers in organ donation and transplant and in tackling traditional beliefs that discouraged people from donating their organs, the health minister said, adding that the government hospitals would especially benefit from the training. Source: IANS

Naidu bats for women's quota bill, uniform civil code

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said political parties must reach a conclusion on the long-pending women’s reservation bill and attacked the Congress over the alleged remarks of its leaders. Participating in a debate on ‘Commitment to Constitution’ in the Lok Sabha, Naidu also pitched for a common civil code and inter-linking of rivers. He said there was a need to focus on the women’s reservation bill that provides for 33 percent seats in parliament and state assemblies for women. The bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha in 2010 but is yet to be passed by the Lok Sabha. Source: IANS

Kharge cautions government against any move to alter constitution

Congress leader in the Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, on Thursday cautioned the Narendra Modi government against any attempt to alter the constitution, asserting his party will never let it happen. Taking part in the debate on commitment toIndia’s constitution, Kharge said Prime Minister Modi should effectively intervene to stop his ministers from making controversial remarks. Bharatiya Janata Party members protested against Kharge’s use of expression to warn the government and said the opposition member should not make any threatening remarks. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said she would expunge the expression. Earlier in the day, Kharge’s remarks on Aryans drew protests from BJP members. The chair said that it will look into the issue. Source: IANS

GAIL, ISRO join hands to monitor pipeline through special portal

Enhancing its pipeline security through an eye in the space, GAIL (India) Ltd said that it has joined hands with the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), an arm of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), for the purpose. In a statement, GAIL (India) said along with NRSC it has launched an innovative surveillance geo-portal called “Bhugan-GAIL portal”. GAIL (India) has over 13,000 km of pipeline network and space technology can be used for monitoring the pipeline Right of Use (RoU). It is currently monitoring the pipeline RoU through helicopter sorties. Source: IANS

Indian equities open higher on Friday's morning trade

A benchmark index for Indian equities, the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), on Friday opened higher and was trading at 25,967.70 points some 19 minutes after the opening bell. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading higher at 7,891.40 points, with a gain of 7.60 points or 0.10 percent. The 30-share Sensex opened at 25,997.38 points, against the previous day’s close at 25,958.63 points. At 9.34 a.m., it was ruling at 25,967.70 points, with a gain of 9.07 points or 0.03 percent. Source: IANS




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