Top News Headlines of 08 February 2015


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 8th February 2015:

  • The Mumbai-Dubai sector was the busiest international city pair for travel to and from India last year.
  • Doctors helped a woman termed `genetically male’ with a rare chance of conceiving, deliver two babies.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the remembrance plaque at the new Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan on Saturday in the presence of India’s ambassadors and high commissioners.
  • Senior journalist Diptosh Majumdar, who served with distinction in some of the country’s leading news organizations, including The Times of India, passed away here on Sunday. He was 58.
  • Development is yet to touch most lives in the densely populated constituency of Gokalpur, which is a cluster of 45 unauthorized colonies and a resettlement colony.
  • Products made by Tihar jail inmates would soon gain global recognition with online sale on Flipkart and Snapdeal.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced that Niti Aayog will set up three sub-groups of chief ministers to deliberate on the future of centrally sponsored schemes, promotion of skilled manpower and push the Swachh Bharat campaign.
  • BJP’s firebrand MP Yogi Adityanath on Sunday advised US President Barack Obama to tackle racial intolerance in his own country instead of preaching India on the issue of religious tolerance.
  • Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthaan (DJJS) has found a supporter in yoga guru Ramdev.
  • The Uttarakhand government in 2013 awarded contracts worth over Rs 20 crore to a blacklisted public sector construction company , a reply to an RTI query filed by activist Gurvinder Singh Chaddha has revealed.
  • The recent announcement by a media conglomerate that placed Goa at the sixth spot in `Top 10 Nightlife Cities’ list. Goa has been positioned sixth in the list of top 10 nightlife cities in the world by `National Geographic’.
  • India is considering easier security clearances for Chinese investments and extending visa-on-arrival facility to Chinese tourists, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the country in May.
  • The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), which will complete its designated life around the Red Planet on March 24, will have an extended life, thanks to its minimal fuel consumption.
  • Switzerland’s drug regulator Swissmedic has said that 45% of illegal medicines confiscated in that country originated from India.
  • Arkalgud Padmanabha, an avid globetrotter, recently returned from a 10-day cruise to Antarctica where he felt “on the top of the world at the bottom of the earth.“
  • Diamond jewellery and accessories craftsmen at a famous jewellery shop in Athwalines in Surat, Gujarat, are embellishing a pair of shoes with 12,000 sparkling diamonds.
  • A robot-staffed hotel, said to be the world’s first, is set to open in Japan in July where guests checking into the futuristic facility will be greeted and served by remarkably human-like robots.
  • Researchers have developed a new smartphone app that texts parents if their teenager is engaging in risky driving behaviour such as speeding or blowing through stop signs.
  • French, German and Ukrainian presidents are planning a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin for Wednesday in a frantic bid to halt escalating bloodshed in east Ukraine.
  • Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai on Sunday called for global support to help release more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram, as they marked 300 days as hostages.
  • Colombia’s Farc guerrillas have invited the newly crowned Miss Universe to participate in peace negotiations with the government, in an attempt to end 50 years of fighting.
  • North Korea testfired five short-range missiles into the sea on Sunday in its second such weapons test this year, South Korean official said.
  • Ratan Tata has made a personal investment in auto classifieds portal CarDekho, once again reaffirming his bullishness around India’s rapidly growing digital consumption story.
  • The ICC on Sunday confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the World Cup had approved Mohit Sharma as a replacement player for injured Ishant Sharma in India’s squad for the tournament starting February 14.
  • Former world number one Maria Sharapova sent Russia into the semifinals of the Fed Cup on Sunday as she defeated Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 7-5 to give her country an unassailable 3-0 lead.
  • Juventus beat fierce rival AC Milan 3-1 to move 10 points clear at the top of Serie A on Saturday as coach Massimiliano Allegri gained more revenge on his old club.
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