Major news events of 8th April, 20151. PM Modi to launch MUDRA BankPrime Minister Narendra Modi will today launch MUDRA Bank, which will provide credit of up to Rs 10 lakh to small entrepreneurs and act as a regulator for 'Micro-Finance
1. PM Modi to launch MUDRA Bank
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today launch MUDRA Bank, which will provide credit of up to Rs 10 lakh to small entrepreneurs and act as a regulator for 'Micro-Finance Institutions' (MFIs).
2. Mamata Banerjee to lead land bill rally
West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee will lead a rally today demanding withdrawal of the controversial Land Acquisition Bill.
The rally will start from Mouali to Gandhi statue demand withdrawal of the black land bill.
3. President to confer second round of Padma Awards
President Pranab Mukherjee to present second round of the Padma Awards at the Rashtrapati Bhawan today. Amitabh Bachchan will receive Padma Vibhushan for his unmatched contribution to the field of cinema.
4. JDU meeting to decide on merger
JDU MLAs, MPs to meet at CM Nitish Kumar's residence at 7pm today to discuss on the merger
5. India to host fifth meeting of SAARC Health Ministers
India will today host the fifth meeting of the SAARC Health Ministers in the national capital, chaired by Union Health Minister JP Nadda.
Health Ministers of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will participate in the meeting.
6. Commonwealth Speakers' meet in Vizag
Presiding Officers of Parliaments of 10 countries and eight States in India along with Chairpersons of Legislative Councils and Assembly Secretaries are participating in the three-day Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) conference to be held here from today.
7. Three day training programme on 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao'
Haryana government will today organize a three-day state level training programme to ensure effective implementation of the ambitious 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' programme.
8. Ghulam Ali to perform at Hanuman temple in Varanasi
Music lovers in Varanasi will see Pakistani ghazal virtuoso Ghulam Ali performing live at the Sankat Mochan temple here at the five-day Sankat Mochan Music Festival beginning from toady.
9. IPL 8 to kick start from today
The eight season of Indian Premiere League will kick start from today. In the opening match current champion Kolkata Kight Riders will clash with Mumbai Indians on the home ground Eden Gardens.