Knowledge Diary – 26th June 2013, Wednesday

  • Supreme Court declared that we can’t act against U.S. snooping: Supreme Court could not pass any order against U.S. government and its agencies for snooping on the Internet data from India.
  • India and China will hold 16th round of talks between the special representatives on the boundary with the conversation seen as taking on added significance in the wake of leadership change in China.
  • Mental health helpline launched for Uttarakhand victims: Delhi Psychiatric Centre (DPC) and Cosmos Institute of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences (CIMBS) launched a ‘crises intervention helpline’ for the victims of Uttarakhand disaster to help support them overcome depression, insomnia, psychological trauma, and other kind of mental disorders.
  • Mulayam plays a central character in documentary: After the biography penned by his younger brother and Public Works Department Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav, Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav now plays the essential role in Apatkal ke Mahanayak (Megastar of the Emergency ).
  • Under the section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, Gurgaon issues strict rules and regulations to ensure the safety of women working late in call centres, IT companies, banking services industries etc.
  • 1,35,445 suicides committed in India last year: National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) releases the statistics which shows that excluding West Bengal, 79,993 men and 40,715 had taken the suicide step. However, in West Bengal where 14,957 suicides were reported.
  • Legends play for peace: In Liberia, Liberian football great George Weah has been joined by legends of game from the whole Africa to promote reconciliation in his homeland, more than a decade after civil wars.
  • Commerce and Industry minister Anand Sharma announced that he could convene a, meeting with top CEO’s of global retail chains to sort out pertaining to certain Gray area in the multi brand retail policy.
  • Samsung Galaxy Core launches in the market: Korean handset maker Samsung Electronics, launched a Dual SIM device with compact design worth Rs.15, 690.
  • Mercedes launched New E-class sedan- German luxury car maker Mercedes Benz, launched the elegant new E-class sedan equipped with 2, 000 new parts and components in the country within six months of its global launch and will be available in petrol and diesel options.
  • HCC planning for another infra project in J&K: Hindustan Construction Company (HCC), which recently built an 11-km long tunnel through the Pir Panjal mountain range, is planning to bid for another big project (13-km long Arpinchala-Dharam project) in state.