Event Diary – 10th Feb, 2012
iPad 3 expected in March 1st week
The third generation iPad likely to have a quad core processor is all set to be launched in the first week of March and is supposed to go on sale from 7th March.
Andhra Pradesh Governor urged to scrap the posts of ICs
The Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narsimhan has been approached by the United Forum for RTI Campaign to scrap the nominations made for the posts of Information Commissioners (IC) under the Right To Information Act as the decision making process has been grossly vitiated. The forum is led by former Union Home Secretary K. Padmanabhaiah and retired bureaucrats V.K. Srinivasan and K. Madhava Rao.
The three concerned persons are Imtiaz Ahmed, Vijaya Nirmala and L. Tantiya Kumari, were active in politics in 2009 and continue to be in politics which, in fact, is a disqualification under the Act.
Nation wide strike on 28th February
A nationwide strike is scheduled to be held on February 28, against the neo-liberal policies of the United Progress Alliance-2 government, to protect the PSUs.
The policies are aimed for disinvestment in the Public Sector Undertakings(PSUs), which are the backbone of India’s economy.
SIT cleared Narendra Modi of any chrages
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up the Supreme Court in 2009, to probe in the post-Godhra riots, being headed by R.K. Raghavan has freed Narendra Modi of all charges in the 2002 Gujarat pogrom against Muslims.
EC censured Khursheed
The Election Commission has made a landmark decision on Thursday by censuring the Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khursheed, who is also in charge of Minority Affairs, for violating the model of code of conduct during an election rally in Uttar Pradesh on January 8. It warned him not to repeat such violation.
He had promised a sub-quota of 9% for minorities in Uttar Pradesh out of 27 per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions for the Other Backward Classes, which is a clear violation of the model code of conduct for election campaigns. More because as a Union Minister, he has an added responsibility to ensure the proper functioning of election rallies.
9 government websites defaced in the recent past
The following government websites:
were defaced, as reported by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) under the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology confirmed in an RTI reply.
Kerala says ‘no’ to FDI
The Kerala government, on Thursday said a firm ‘no’ to the Centre Government’s proposal (now kept in abeyance) to allow up to 51 per cent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail business in the country.
Compensation raised for SC/ST victims
The Union government has raised the compensation to Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes victims of different categories of atrocities from a minimum Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 50,000 and a maximum from Rs. 250,000 to Rs. 500,000, under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) (Amendment) Rules, 2011, which has come into effect from December 23 last year. According to the Ministry of Social Justice, it is the first time that the scale of relief has been revised since the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Rules, was first laid down in 1995.