Top News Headlines of 1 May 2015


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 1 May 2015:

  • India’s 69 deal struck by venture capital funds in the first quarter of 2015 against china’s 66 according to a report by CB Insight. India saw the most deal growth among Asian counties-60% compared to the first quarter of 2014.
  • A FIR has been filed against shopping sites Snapedeal’s offfical, dealders and distributors for selling prescription drugs online by the Maharashtra Food (FDA).
  • BSNL launched its unlimited free calls scheme which came into effect from 1st May night. BSNL landline users will be able to speak free of cost to any landline or mobile number between 9pm to 7am.
  • A private company in Greator Noida was fined Rs25,000 on burning wastete on 1st may after banned in Delhi-NCR by National Green Tribunal on 28 April 2015.
  • Though most of the countries from all over the world celebrate Worker’s Day, also known as Labour Day on 1st May but United States celebrates it on first Monday of September each year.
  • Senior IAS officer SS Yadav has been appointed secretary to CM Arvind Kejriwal and He is current CEO of Delhi Jal Board.
  • ‘Gabbar is Back’ is a Hindi action and drama film directed by Krish and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures released on 1st May 2015. Akshay Kumar is leading the role of actor in this movie.
  • The Corporate Affairs Ministry introduced an integrated electronic application form to ease the procedure for setting up business on May 1, 2015. Through this new single form INC 29, entities can apply for company’s name, Director Identification Number and registration of company.
  • Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Friday used semantics to defend the sale of “Divya Putrajeevak Seed“, manufactured by his Divya Pharmacy , saying the name of the ayurvedic medicine to treat infertility is generic in nature and has nothing to do with gender of a child.
  • Indian-Americans have long been recognized by US agencies and socio-political cognoscenti as America’s best-educated and wealthiest ethnic group.
  • Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal admitted on May 1, 2015 that the bus in which Moga molestation case happened belongs to his Orbit Aviation Company. 13 year old girl Arshdeep Kaur died on 30th April, was thrown from the bus by the molesters in Moga bus tragedy a day before for protesting against the molestation.
  • The 6.8 magnitude quake struck the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on May 1, 2015. There was no reports of any damage or injuries as the warning of Tsunami was circulated.
  • The price of non-subsidized or market-priced domestic cooking gas LPG was cut by Rs 5 to Rs 616 per 14.2 kg cylinder in Delhi. The reduction came on the back of two successive hikes in March and April by Rs 5 and Rs 11 respectively.
  • The Telecom Authority of India (TRAI) had reduced the ceiling rates allowed for national and roaming calls and SMS due to which all major companies have cut the call rates while on roaming, both incoming and outgoing, by 23-40 percent and SMS by upto by 75 percent with effect from May 1, 2015.
  • ONGC’s Mayooka Johny won the long jump gold medal and qualified for Wuhan Asian Games on May 1, 2015 at the Mangala Stadium. She won the gold with a jump of 6.34m on her final attempt.
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Top News Headlines of 1 May 2015
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