Top News Headlines of 02 February 2015


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 2 February 2015:

  • From July 1, the Centre is set to launch its own brand -`Jan Aushadhi’ -to sell low-cost generic medicines from chemists.
  • China and Russia on Monday decided to back India for moving a proposal at the UN that goes against Pakistan on the issue of sheltering and financing terror outfits.
  • Reliance Industries, has managed to rope in State Bank of India, as its minority partner to head the list of applicants seeking a licence for setting up a specialized bank.
  • The Delhi election campaign got uglier on Monday with Aam Aadmi Party’s breakaway volunteer group AVAM (AAP Volunteer Action Manch) accusing the party of money laundering.
  • Doctors at Lok Nayak Hospital have evolved a quick fix for removing tattoos. According to Dr Kabir Sardana, professor, department of dermatology at the hospital, the new technique reduces duration for removal of the tattoo by nearly a half.
  • Indian sculptor Mrinalini Mukherjee passed away in the capital on Monday evening after a brief illness.
  • Delhi Metro is extending its existing DwarkaNoida City Center corridor till Sector 62 and, thereafter, to Greater Noida. The Sector 52 station will be an interchange station for another Metro line planned for Greater Noida.
  • The two Dubai-based airlines — full service Emirates and low cost flydubai — together flew almost as many people in and out of India last year as Air India.
  • Drones are now the photographers at many weddings in Meerut. Many couples are opting for these hovering devices to get the best shots on their special day.
  • Three months after the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), government has made an allocation of Rs 1,700 crore for this fiscal for complete sanitation in urban areas. SBM has two components -urban and rural.
  • `The Nationalist’ has been relaunched by Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation (SPMRF) as an e-periodical and aims to showcase and analyse the work done by the Modi government.
  • Local authorities providing rental housing facilities to migrant workforce and employees will be one of the main focus areas under the government’s ambitious scheme to provide `Housing for All’ in urban areas.
  • The NDA government is likely to review the 10-year-old decision of UPA-I to cancel allotment of land to several religious, social and educational organizations including those affiliated to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
  • Nearly 90 lakh farmers in Maharashtra have been affected by the drought that has devastated the kharif crop, official data shows.
  • Union minister Uma Bharati describing Jitan Ram Manjhi as a `messiah of Dalits’, who was working for the betterment of the downtrodden in the state.
  • Four Muslim girl students have emerged as toppers in a written quiz competition held on Swami Vivekananda in Gujarat.
  • The postal department will open at least 1 crore small savings accounts for the girl child by March 31 as part of the `Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ campaign, Communications.
  • The Orissa high court on Monday slapped a penalty of Rs 15,000 on Titlagarh MLA Tukuni Sahoo for intentionally delaying the hearing of a petition challenging her election.
  • Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have examined anonymous credit card data and found that most individuals can be identified using just dates and locations of four purchases.
  • Till now, popular belief was that the American Navy SEAL commando Chris Kyle with 160 confirmed kills is the world’s most prolific assassin.
  • Google will mentor 100 early-stage startups in India this year through its globally successful mentorship programme called Google Launchpad.
  • Sun Pharma and Ranbaxy have got nod for their $4 billion merger from US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which terminated a key waiting period clause, paving way for the two firms to fast-track deal.
  • India batsman Virender Sehwag has ruled out the possibility of retiring from cricket and has expressed his insis tence on playing for “at least the next two years“.
  • Separatists battling government troops in east Ukraine plan a general mobilization and aim to boost their fighting force to 100,000 men, one of their main leaders said on Monday.
  • Pakistan on Monday successfully test-fired a new indigenously developed cruise missile capable of delivering nuclear and conventional warheads up to 350 km, bringing many Indian cities under its range.
  • A Brazilian beauty pageant took a bizarre turn when the first runner-up snatched the crown off the winner of the Miss Amazonas contest, refusing to accept her loss.
  • The 19 nationalized banks in India account for almost half of the total bank deposits in the country as against private banks, which together have an 18.7% share.
  • Pakistan’s World Cup hopes were dealt a major blow on Monday with frontline paceman Junaid Khan ruled out of the event after failing to pass a fitness test following a leg injury.
  • India will enter the 11th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup in second spot behind leaders Australia.
  • Aditya Verma, the petitioner in the IPL spotfixing scandal, has urged former BCCI chief and NCP strongman Sharad Pawar to contest for the post of president in the BCCI’s upcoming elections.
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