Wednesday, 20 July 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Govt against raising FDI cap in newspapers, periodicals

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Today's Headlines

Govt against raising FDI cap in newspapers, periodicals
Centre has decided not to raise the FDI limit on newspapers and periodicals to 49% from 26%. The issue of relaxing FDI policy in print media has been pending for long. Department of Economic Affairs had recently asked the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion to have a look at the proposal.

Wipro Q1 net profit dips 6.7% to Rs 2,059 crore
Country's third-largest software services firm Wipro on Tuesday posted 6.7 per cent decline in its net profit at Rs 2,059 crore for the quarter ended June 2016. The company had reported a net profit of Rs 2,207.4 crore in the year-ago period, Wipro said in a statement.

LPG subsidy cut off to 7 lakh consumers
Since the beginning of 2016, those who earn a taxable annual income of overRs 10 lakh, or have a spouse with that income, must pay market price for cooking gas.

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Prawn seed catching damaging Sundarbans
Rampant practice of prawn seed catching along the rivers of Sundarban archipelago is not only damaging the marine ecosystem but also endangering the stability of embankments, says a new book. A Unesco World Heritage site, Sundarbans is home to about 40 lakh people

Glaciers melting at 5 to 20 metre rate annually: Govt

Illegal wildlife trade on popular websites: Govt
Trade of rare animals and their body parts is going on through popular websites including quikr, olx, eBay, amazon and youtube, the government said on Monday. Environment minister furnished a list of 106 such websites collated by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau.

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All 84 killed in Nice truck attack are identified
A top French official said all the 84 people killed in the Nice truck attack have been identified. Prosecutor's office spokeswoman said that as the formal identification wraps, up the death toll has not increased for last Thursday's massacre that saw 31-year-old Mohamed Lahouaiyej Bouhlel drive a truck down a seaside boulevard full of people.

Bangladesh says 261 missing amid radicalisation fears
Doctors, engineers and university students are among 261 people officially missing in Bangladesh, with some feared recruited by Islamic militant groups, as the country reels from a wave of deadly attacks.

Trump explores new ways to fire Obama appointees
Trump's transition advisers fear that Obama may convert these appointees to civil servants, who have more job security than officials who have been politically appointed. This would allow officials to keep their jobs in a new, possibly Republican, administration, Christie said.

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How Twitter helped solve Milky Way mystery
Taking help from Twitter, two astronomers have uncovered the strongest evidence yet that an enormous X-shaped structure made of stars lies within the central bulge of the Milky Way galaxy. Previous computer models and observations of our own galaxy have suggested that the X-shaped structure existed.

Protein that boosts growth of damaged muscle tissue identified
Scientists have identified a key protein that can boost the growth of damaged muscle tissue, an advance that may lead to treatments for muscle degeneration caused by old age and diseases such as muscular dystrophy.

Same set of genes can cause happiness and depression
Researchers have found that the same set of genes that make us prone to depression could also lead us to positivity in life. The findings showed that cognitive biases occur when people consistently interpret situations though particular mental 'filters.'

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Hits and misses from TCS's first quarter
Indian IT giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) kicked off its earnings season with first-quarter top-line growth along the expected lines.

Microsoft posts $3.1 billion in profit, a year after big loss
This past year was pivotal in both our own transformation and in partnering with our customers who are navigating their own digital transformations, said Satya Nadella.

Twitter now let's anyone enjoy a 'Celebrity' status with verified accounts
By opening up account verification to everyone around the globe, Twitter aims to “help more people find great, high-quality accounts to follow, and for creators and influencers - no matter where they are in the world - to easily connect with a broader audience.”

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IISc top Indian institute in 2016 BRICS rankings
The 2016 edition of the QS World University Rankings for BRICS nations has ranked IISc Bengaluru as the top Indian university. India has eight universities in the top 50. But India’s representation remains below that of China that has 86 universities.

Political scientist from JNU is new Goa varsity VC
Internationally known political scientist Dr Varun Sahni has been chosen to be the new Goa University vice-chancellor, the chancellor Mridula Sinha's office has informed the varsity on Tuesday.

Planetarium reaps pure science returns
Reap, a three-year weekend course in physics, aims to help undergraduates get into research institutions across the country by giving lessons through non-formal methods. According to officials, Reap is as tough as any endeavour in pure science.

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Ayushmann and I are dying to do a duet in 'Bindu': Parineeti
Mumbai, Jul 20 () Actress Parineeti Chopra says she and actor Ayushmann Khurrana cannot wait to sing together in their upcoming film "Meri Pyaari Bindu". The romantic-drama, co-produced by Maneesh Sharma, will feature the young stars as singers.

B-Town hails 'Madaari' as 'sensible' cinema
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Filmmakers like Hansal Mehta, David Dhawan and Madhur Bhandarkar, have appreciated the content and performances of "Madaari", which they watched at a special screening here prior to its release.

Being villain is best part about being in 'Baywatch': Priyanka Chopra
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra says being able to play a character with shades of grey is the best part about her Hollywood debut venture "Baywatch".

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Govt looks to rehabilitate 1.84 cr bonded labourers till 2030
New Delhi, Jul 20 () Government has planned to release and rehabilitate 1.84 crore bonded labourers in the country under its vision for 15 years till 2030, Parliament was informed today.

RS uproar over BJP leader's remarks against Mayawati
New Delhi, Jul 20 () Rajya Sabha today witnessed an uproar over alleged derogatory remarks by a BJP leader in Uttar Pradesh against BSP chief Mayawati, forcing Leader of House Arun Jaitley to condemn it and express regret.

HC asks ministry to consider plea seeking capping of airfares
New Delhi, Jul 20 () The Delhi High Court today asked the Ministry of Civil Aviation to consider a petition, seeking capping of airfares across the country, and pass appropriate order within eight weeks.

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Amandeep shoots 70 to grab lead in Women's Pro Golf C'ship
Bengaluru, July 20 () Amandeep Drall carded two-under 70 in the first round to grab the lead in the Hero-KGA Women's Pro Golf Championship 2016 at the Karnataka Golf Association, here today. Following Amandeep in tied second position were Gursimar Badwal and amateur Millie Saroha at three-over 75.

Karnataka govt revises guidelines for premature release of prisoners
Karnataka government has revised the guidelines for the premature release of prisoners on the basis of their conduct.

Techie jumps to death from 8th floor of office in Bengaluru
A 33-year-old software engineer, who was engaged to marry in November, allegedly jumped to death from the eighth floor of his office in Bellandur, southeast Bengaluru, on Monday night.

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BJP to launch signature campaign against terrorism
It may be recalled that Asaduddin Owaisi offered free legal help to suspected IS operatives who were picked up from Old City by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) last month.

Civic elections in AP unlikely this year
Elections to the municipal corporations of Kakinada, Guntur, Kurnool, Ongole and Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh are unlikely to be held this year.

TTD to launch drive against pilgrims overstaying in cottages
The Tirumala Tirupati Devastanams (TTD) has decided to launch a drive against pilgrims, who are overstaying in the TTD's cottages in Tirumala.

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Poet's statue lying abandoned causing outrage: Jaya to Modi
Chennai, Jul 20 () Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention for installation of a statue of Tamil saint poet Tiruvalluvar in Haridwar, saying reports about it lying unattended there due to local protests has caused outrage in Tamil Nadu.

Chennai Jul 20 () Southwest monsoon has been active over North interior Karnataka and Telangana.

Germany keen on assisting Tamil Nadu in implementing smart city project in Coimbatore
A statement issued by the state government said Ney congratulated Jayalalithaa on her resounding victory in the May 16 assembly election.

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CM meets Dalits; sporadic protests, partial shutdown in Gujarat
Ahmedabad, July 20 (IANS) Different regions of Gujarat observed sporadic protests and partial shutdowns on Wednesday to air anger over atrocities on Dalits as Chief Minister Anandiben Patel visited the village of four Dalit youth beaten up in Una town on July 11 for skinning a dead cow.

Warrant issued against cop who escaped to USA
A city sessions court has issued non-bailable warrant against a police sub-inspector who escaped to USA after being implicated in a kidnapping and bribery case.

Shops dispensing plastic bags must pay Rs 48,000 fee
Govt Notification Says Complete Plastic Ban Not Practical

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'Gau bhakts' seek blessings from cow on Guru Poornima
Opting for a unique way to celebrate Guru Poornima, 'gau bhakts' (cow devotees) in Sangam city have sought blessings from cows.

RSS eyes Rakshabandhan, attempts to attract Muslim women
In a clear cut attempt to give a makeover to its anti-Muslim image, the Prayag Vibhaag of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh will facilitate the Rakshabandhan celebrations involving around 100-150 women of minority community.

Clarion call for 'save water, save earth'
Public will be motivated to conserve rainwater through rooftop harvesting.Focus is on urban areas where groundwater table is fast depleting.

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Gallery on Paika uprising to come up at museum
The celebrations that will glorify the indomitable courage of Paikas from Khurda against the British rule will go on for a year starting March 2017 and special budget provision will be made for it.

LPG scam: IOCL lodges police complaint
The IOCL also imposed a fine of Rs 15.36 lakh on Golamunda Indane Gramin Vitrak, from whom Sahu took cooking gas and sold those to families by charging Rs 3,000 each after promising connections.

Congress intensifies stir, keeps Naveen on edge
The Congress workers engaged in a scuffle with police personnel after they were stopped at Sishu Bhawan square from marching towards the chief minister's residence.

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Child right protection no priority in MP, 27 child welfare committees in MP either have no members or chairman

Woman delivers baby-boy ten days after marriage
A woman delivered a baby boy just 10 days after her marriage, but unlike other cases, she was not suspected of infidelity. Moreover, the woman’s husband and in-laws have accepted both mother and child.

No dignified life for minor mothers at MP's Balika Grah
A couple of days ago 17-year-old Shilpa (name changed) gave bath to her newborn and rinsed his scalp, unaware that it could land him in hospital. He couldn’t bear the impact of bathing from cold water and there was no one around to stop her from doing it. The baby is now undergoing treatment at JP Hospital.

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Haryana gives VAT exemption on sale of green mehndi leaves
Chandigarh, July 20 () In order to place the traditional 'Mehndi' Industry of Haryana at par with neighbouring states, the Government today exempted sale of ‘Green Mehndi leaves and its powder’ from the levy of VAT.

SFJ files $ 1 million defamation suit against Captain Amarinder Singh in Canada

Targeted for raising voice of people,allege suspended SAD MLAs
Chandigarh, Jul 20 () A day after they were suspended for alleged anti-party activities, SAD MLAs Pargat Singh and Inderbir Singh Bolaria today claimed they had been targeted by the party for raising the voice of people, but refused to clear the air on joining Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

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