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Major News and Events of 28 July 2012

What Happened on 28 July 2012


Antony talks of reduction of visibility of secured forces in J&K

Defence minister A.K. Anttony who is on a two day visit to Jammu and Kashmir after a period of 18 months has said that efforts should be undertaken to reduce the visibility of armed forces in the state. This should be done keeping the efficacy level intact. He further stated that armed forces should work in coordination with the intelligence agencies to do away with enemy intrusion and their attempt to disturb peace in the border state.  

Anna's protest intensifies as people joined on weekend

Weekend in some way brought relief to Team Anna as moderate crowds showed up at their indefinite fast. Anna Hazare is supposed to join the hunger strike from July 29. Hazare slammed the Congress and BJP saying the country's future is not in safe hands. He specified there was a requirement for a political alternative in the 2014 elections. He further stated that he would support those who have clean background selected by people. He also announced he will not contest the elections or form a party.

Kareena's 'Heroine' goes viral

 Kareena Kapoor’s ‘Heroine’ seems to have captured the fancy of the people what with the movie getting the status of a blockbuster even before its release. After the trailer was released on YouTube it got 1 million hits in less than 3 days and as Director Madhur Bhandarkar tweeted, the theatrical trailer got  over 62000 video views in two hours. In less than a day it had got 1 lakh hits and thousands of likes on YouTube. 

RIL to invest $1 billion in aerospace sector and hire around 1,500 people

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) will be investing around $1 billion over the next few years and recruit around 1,500 people in its new aerospace division. Earlier this month the company had applied for an industrial license to "design, develop, manufacture, equipment and components, including airframe, engine, radars, avionics and accessories for military and civilian aircraft, helicopters, unmanned airborne vehicles and aerostats". RIL had also hired Vivek Lall, who was then Boeing India chief, for the launch of its aerospace and homeland security divisions an year back.

Apple and Twitter to come together?

Apple in its endeavor to get into social media has discussed with Twitter in recent months about making a strategic investment in it. Apple has little development as far as social networking is concerned. The company is considering investment to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars which would peg Twitter at more than $10 billion, up from an $8.4 billion valuation last year. As of now the two companies are not in any negotiation but in future a strong partnership cannot be entirely ruled out.

London Olympics Day 1: Kashyap, Vijender and Soumyajit keep India's hope alive

India's hopes in the Games were kept intact on Day 1 with victories by Parupalli Kashyap, Vijender Singh and Soumyajit Ghosh.  Kashyap wrapped the game in 38 minutes defeating Yuhan Tan of Belgium 21-14, 21-12. In men's singles first round table tennis match, Soumyajit Ghosh defeated Gustavo Tsuboi 11-9, 14-12, 7-11, 12-10, 5-11, 12-10. Boxer Vijender beat Danabek Suzhanov of Kazakhstan 14-10 in the men's 75 kg Middleweight category.

It was a disappointing Day 1 of the Games as mixed doubles badminton pair of Jwala Gutta and V Diju lost their first group match. Gutta with her partner Ashwini Ponappa also lost their Group B tie in double's match to China’s M Fujii and R Kakiiwa. In archery Indian team lost to Japan in a nail biting shoot-off. In women's table tennis  Ankita Das lost 1-4 to Spain's Sara Ramirez in the first round only. In men's singles sculls heat Swarn Singh finished fourth. Shooter Vijay Kumar scored a disappointing 31st rank in the qualification round. In boxing Shiva Thapa lost to Mexico's Oscar Valdez 14-9 in the Bantamweight Round of 32. Soniya Chanu in women's weightlifting didn't impress much and finished seventh in the 48kg event. India's gloom day at the Games continued with women's doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Rushmi Chakarvarthi losing to Chinese Taipei duo of Chia-Jung Chuang and Su-Wei Hsieh  1-6, 6-3, 1-6 in 91 minutes and were out of the tennis competition.




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