Top News Headlines of 01 February 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 1 February 2015:

  • The 29th edition of the Surajkund International Crafts Mela began on Sunday at Surajkund in Haryana’s Faridabad district. It will continue till February 15.
  • India has proposed that the G20 group be used as a platform for matchmaking the private sector, including pension funds which are sitting on huge cash piles, with countries.
  • The Delhi high court has linked birth registration system with the juvenile justice administration to ensure that they get permanent birth certificates.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China by May 26 this year, that is, before the BJP-led government completes one year in office.
  • India is looking at the Boeing 777-300 extended range (ER) as a replacement to the ageing Jumbo Jets used as VVIP aircraft for flying our President and Prime Minister on long overseas tours.
  • Chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi got embroiled in a controversy surrounding three different declarations of his age and assets made by him during the last 13 months here on Sunday.
  • India and Israel will resume negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) next week, government sources confirmed, in another indication of deepening ties between the two countries since the Narendra Modi-led NDA government came to power.
  • Over 100 corporate honchos joined the Bhartiya Janta party on Sunday in probably the first-of-its-kind en masse recruitment of private executives in a political party.
  • The National Human Rights Commission’s core group on health has observed rights perspective is missing from the draft National Health Policy, 2015.
  • The first-time initiative of holding a start-up fair this weekend at IIT-Bombay did not have many takers from the students’ community.
  • An Italian national, Vincenzo Rainone, was caught by an anti-narcotics cell team with LSD papers and LSD liquid worth Rs 9.32 crore.
  • The split in the state Congress is imminent with four of its six legislators ready to strike a deal with BJP.
  • Swine flu claimed one more life in Patan district taking the death toll due to infection to 38 so far in the state, even as 39 new positive cases have been registered on Sunday.
  • The city economic offence wing (EOW) on Saturday arrested six persons including the country head (sales) of accused firm, SpeakAsia, in the Rs 2,276 crore cheating case.
  • Police on Sunday busted a Gulf country job racket by arresting three persons and seized over 200 passports from them.
  • Shubham Banerjee, an eighth-grade student in Santa Clara, California, is receiving rave reviews and valuable support from experts and prestigious companies for his printer Braigo, which he had recently developed using Lego Mindstorms EV3, a robotics kit.
  • An Indian restaurant in the heart of London, modelled after a typical Irani cafe from Mumbai, has beaten Britain’s best known Michelin-starred diners to be crowned the top restaurant in UK.
  • Japan on Sunday successfully launched a backup spy satellite.
  • Vinod Dham, called Father of the Pentium chip, is returning as an entrepreneur after 15 years.
  • President Barack Obama will propose that US-based companies pay a minimum 19% tax on their future foreign earnings, capturing profits that are now often beyond reach.
  • Djokovic grinds Murray down to win win his fifth Australian Open title.
  • Hosts Kerala started their gold quest with Sajan Prakash who won the men’s 100m butterfly clocking 55.03 seconds, a new meet record, at the Mihir Sen Aquatics plaza on Day 1 of the 35th National Games here on Sunday.
  • Seventeen-year old Lydia Ko of New Zealand became the youngest golfer to hold top spot in the world rankings by tying for second place at the LPGA season-opening Coates Golf Championship in Ocala, Florida, on Saturday.
  • The withdrawal of top shuttlers from the 79th Senior National Badminton Championships has irked the organizers so much that they have decided to take these superstars to court.
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Top News Headlines of 01 February 2015
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