5 February 2015 Current Affairs

Kolkata Becomes First WiFi-enabled Metro City

Kolkata, West Bengal’s capital city, has become India’s first fully WiFi-enabled metro city. Reliance JIO is reportedly providing the services. The WiFi services will be initially free of charge. The services inaugurated by the West Bengal chief minister, Mamta Banerjee have been first made available at Park Street. It will be next available in the Ghariahat-Gol Park area of South Kolkata and accordingly by the end of April 2015, the whole city will be WiFi enabled.

LC Goyal Takes Charge As Union Home Secretary

LC Goyal on 5 February took charge as the new Union home secretary replacing Anil Goswami who had resigned on 4 February. Anil Goswami was given the marching orders after he admitted that he had called up CBI officers to dissuade them from summoning former Union minister Matang Sinh in the Saradha scam. Goyal, a 1979 batch IAS officer belonging to the Kerala cadre, was secretary, rural development ministry. He has earlier served as joint secretary (internal security) in the home ministry from 2002 to 2007. He will have a fixed tenure of two years.

Gujarat Handloom Corporation To Launch E-comm Portal

Gujarat State Handloom and Handicraft Development Corporation (GSHHDC) will soon launch its own e-commerce portal under the ‘Garvi-Gurjari’ brand to reach out to a bigger customer base and boost sales in overseas markets. GSHHDC, a Gujarat government undertaking which owns ‘Garvi-Gurjari’ stores across the country, has also signed an MoU with global e-commerce giant eBay and plans to tie up with domestic e-commerce majors such as Flipkart and Snapdeal.


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