#NewsInTweets: There Was No Pressure From MHRD To Suspend Rohith, Says Hyderabad Uni VC

Posted on January 20, 2016 in News

By YKA Staff

What’s the latest around the world today? Curated for you from the interwebz, here’s a quick morning fix to keep you updated. In 140 characters at that! Presenting, #NewsInTweets:

1. Professor Appa Rao, VC of Hyderabad University says there was no pressure on him from Smriti Irani or the HRD Ministry to suspend Rohith Vemula and 4 others. He says he acted according to university rules and treated the 5 letters from the MHRD as ‘regular letters’.

2. The rupee hits a 28-month low of Rs 67.92 per US dollar.

3. World no. 5 Rafael Nadal exits the Australian Open after losing to Fernando Verdasco in the first round.

4. ISRO is set to make its first rocket launch of 2016.

5. Google releases the trailer of its first feature film, ‘India in a Day’.

6. Phase 1 of the National Health Survey shows that out of 15 states surveyed, 50% of children in 10 states and 50% of women in 11 states are anaemic.

7. ISIS confirms the death of its executioner, ‘Jihadi John’ in a US airstrike in Syria.