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Major News and Events of 31 October 2014

What Happened on 31 October 2014

Inflow of Rs 67,000 crore New Orders for India Inc in Q3

3rd quarter was great for India Inc. as fresh order inflow rose by 45 per cent in comparison to 2nd quarter. The volume of new orders in India Inc.’s kitty amounts to Rs. 67,000 crore during the period from July to September 2014. The same momentum of order inflow has been witnessed in the ongoing fourth quarter too. In the first month of 2014’s last quarter, new orders to the extent of Rs. 20,000 crore has already poured in.

Infosys Stock Going Great Guns

IT giant Infosys’s stock has been rallying since beginning of September and till date it has helped BSE Sensex to gain 100 basis points. Since September 8, Infosys has gained 10 per cent, outperforming S&P BSE Sensex by miles. This recent rally has helped Infosys’s market capitalisation reach Rs 2,30,427 crore, helping the company secure position among top 5 companies.

Infra Stocks Rally after FDI Reforms on Construction

Recently, Union government had undertaken a slew of Foreign Direct Investment reform measures in construction sector. The three main reforms done are ease of exit norms, reduction in minimum requirement of capital, and reduction in requirement for lowest limit of built up area. This has helped infrastructure stocks to rally by up to 20 per cent. Some of the greatest gainers are IVRCL, NBCC, Gayatri Projects, Unitech, GVK Power and Infrastructure, HCC, Patel Engineering, and D B Realty.

Q3 was Amazing for Bharati Airtel

Net income of Bharati Airtel swelled to Rs 1,383 crore during Q3 of 2014 from a paltry Rs 512 crore during the same quarter of 2013. It is an increase in net income by 170.2 per cent. This is the best quarterly performance of Bharati Airtel since March 2011. The company was able to post such amazing figures mainly because of its robust performance in mobile data revenue section, which increased by a whooping 74 per cent.

Finance Minister's Course Correction Suggestion to Tax Department

During a meeting with CBDT officers, Arun Jaitley asked them to concentrate tracking black money sources in the country itself. In addition, he has asked the senior officers to focus on those sectors where the practice of evading taxes are most prevalent. Finance Ministry is quite sure about achieving the direct tax collection target during 2014-15 fiscal, which is Rs 7,36,221 crore. Till October 20, Rs 2,96,802 crore has been the net collection amount. The rate of increase in gross tax collection is 13.6 per cent during the period till now.

Shiv Sena to Miss Maha CM's Swearing in Ceremony but Defends BJP's Lavish Event

Devendra Fadnavis will be sworn in as the the twenty seventh CM of Maharashtra on October 31 but Shiv Sena has declared that they will not attend the swearing in at Wankhede stadium because they feel spurned. However, SS defended the lavish swearing in ceremony of the new CM by saying that corruption tainted INC has no moral right to criticise BJP.

West Bengal Violence surrounding Village Capture - Opposition Turns Up the Heat against TMC Government

It is alleged armed TMC workers tried to forcefully capture Makra village in West Bengal’s Birbhum district as administration remained a mute spectator. After violence in Makra village, delegates of INC and CPIM leaders were barred and arrested by police for trying to enter the violence torn village. Yesterday, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi of BJP along with other BJP state leaders were also arrested for trying to sympathise with the villagers. After this BJP turned on the heat by asking the state government to curb anti-national activities in the state rather than stopping opposition.

Charges Framed against Nineteen 2G Scam Accused by Special Court

O P Saini, Special CBI Judge, framed charges against DMK Chief Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal, his daughter Kanimozhi, and A Raja (former telecom minister) for their alleged involvement in 2G scam. Charges were framed under IPC’s 120B section, which translates to the charges of Criminal Conspiracy.9 companies and 10 individuals are chargesheeted under Money Laundering Act.

Chennai Factory of Nokia Shuts Down - Will Adversely Affect 30,000 Workers

Future of thirty thousand workers of Chennai’s Nokia factory become uncertain as the Sriperumbudur plant was shut down on October 31, 2014. This factory started commercial operations on January 2, 2006 and was India’s showpiece of FDI in the earlier days of its liberalised economy.

139th Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Celebrated by Flagging Off 'Run for Unity' Rally

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off a rally named ‘Run for Unity’ from Vijay Chowk at 8.15am today to celebrate 139th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, whom was regarded by the PM as true ‘architect of modern India’. The rally ended at Rajpath’s India Gate.October 31 is from now on be regarded as 'Rashtriya Ekta Diwas'. Modi went on to say that without Patel, Mahatma Gandhi seems incomplete.

Sachin in Bradman Hall of Fame

Indian cricket genius and legend Sachin Tendulkar was honoured by including him in the prestigious Bradman Hall of Fame. The greatest cricketing legend Bradman had himself included Sachin Tendulkar in his personal list of all-time XI. Tendulkar talked about his meeting with Bradman during the latter’s 90th birthday, at Bradman Foundation’s gala dinner organised at Sydney Cricket Ground.

Motorola Brand to Remain Unaffected in India even after Lenovo Acquisition

Lenovo acquired Motorola Mobility at a whooping US$ 2.9 Billion from Google. Lenovo has announced that they will keep the Motorola brand name in India and regarded India’s mobile handset market as one of their most important focuses. Motorola was earlier bought by Google at an eye-popping amount of US$ 12.4 billion, back in 2012.

FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
Which Indian state is the largest producer of bauxite?The state of Odisha is the largest producer of bauxite in India. India has abundant resources of bauxite and serves as a raw material in the production of aluminium. As per the report of the Ministry of Mines, India stood at the 7th position in… Read More...
Which Indian city is famously known as the "Manchester City of India"?The city of Ahmedabad in the Gujarat state is famously known as the "Manchester City of India". This name was given to this city by a popular textile center in the Manchester of Great Britain, adhering to the striking similarities of Ahmedabad's prospering cotton textile… Read More...
Which Indian state is the largest producer of coffee?Karnataka state is the largest producer of coffee in India. The state contributed about 70% of the total production of coffee in India during 2016-17 with 2.33 lakh MT coffee production. The main variety of coffee grown in Karnataka is Robusta, but the state also… Read More...

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