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Major News and Events of 29 December 2015

What Happened on 29 December 2015


Banking, Auto, Oil & Gas Stocks go up

Today, late afternoon, the Sensex went up by 55 points to close at 26,088 and Nifty skyrocketed by 6 points to reach 7,931. Other top gainers include the Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, Federal Bank, IndusInd Bank and Kotak Bank. Out of Oil & Gas, Petronet LNG was the top gainer, witnessing a hike of 2.4 percent at a price of Rs 248.

Telecom sector crosses 100-crore subscriber mark, call drops continue

The year 2015 saw the telecom firms successfully cross the 100-crore subscriber mark. While this calls for celebrations, the continuous call-drop menace has forced mobile operators to take special measures for fighting against the problem in order to achieve an enhanced network performance.

Saregama India shares shoot up

Saregama India witnessed an impressive 6.5 percent increase in its shares after Reliance Capital acquired 6.82 percent stake priced at Rs 43.17 crore via open market transactions. The total number of shares acquired by the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group is 11,88, 000.

Parthiv Patel helps Gujarat to win the Vijay Hazare Trophy

A power-packed 105 runs were scored by Captain Parthiv Patel which helped Gujarat defeat the former champions Delhi by an impressive 139 runs in the Vijay Hazare Trophy Cricket Series. Having dismissed Delhi for 134 in just 32.3 overs, Gujarat made it ‘big’ by scoring 273 runs.

Woman raped on Infosys Campus in Pune

A woman cashier, employed in one of the canteens within the Phase 1 of 114-acre Infosys Campus at Pune, was allegedly raped by two people. It is suspected that the accused belong to the housekeeping deaprtment. The incident got highlighted today after the rape survivor filed a complaint with the Hinjewadi Police.

2-Wheelers to follow odd-even rule

With all private cars being covered under the soon-to-be-implemented odd-even plan for vehicles, a member of the ruling AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) has indicated the two-wheelers running on Delhi roads may also have to follow the scheme applicable from January 1, 2016 to January 15, 2016.

RSS dictionary jargon used to criticize Sonia & Nehru

With the December issue of “Congress Darshan” having left the party red-faced on its 131st Foundation Day, a senior party leader has claimed that the terminology used in the articles was fetched from the RSS Dictionary. While one of the articles questioned Jawaharlal Nehru’s China policy, another one called Sonia Gandhi’s father a “fascist soldier”.

DRDO to build Late President Abdul Kalam's memorial
Five months after the death of President APJ Abdul Kalam, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has finally decided to fund the construction of a memorial at the late president’s burial site. Kalam is buried at the Pei Karumbu burial ground near Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu. The delay in the decision can be ascribed to the constant blame game between the Centre and State governments as to who would take the initiative. 



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