Saturday, 9 July 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Govt bonds worth $13tn offer negative returns

THE TIMES OF INDIA
Saturday, July 09, 2016
Today's Headlines

Govt bonds worth $13tn offer negative returns
Demand for bonds and gold has soared as central banks kept interest rates down and investors rushed to safe haven investments following UK’s vote to leave the European Union. Also, the yield on 10-year US treasuries fell to an all-time low of 1.34% while the yield on a 30-year bond fell to 2.15%.

Arun Jaitley questions high interest rates on savings
Speaking at a function here to unveil a commemorative postage stamp to mark 140 years of BSE, Arun Jaitley said the essence of all economic activity is investment which is going to come from where resources are available.

Now buy more in at duty-free
With most travellers carrying credit cards, even the $5,000 disclosure requirement is redundant for all practical purposes and you can easily breach the limit. But customs officials said purchases beyond Rs 50,000 can face 36% duty even if bought from a duty-free store.

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Environment Min moots 'Sun, cycle, saving' mantra
Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave on Friday termed cycling as the "best mode" of transport for short distances and urged the people to adopt it, especially for the health benefits.

Air pollution hampers bees' ability to forage
Air pollutants interact with and break down plant-emitted scent molecules, which insect pollinators such as bees use to locate needed food, says a new study.

Over 29 per cent of India's land degrading

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NATO chief says 'we stand together' on Russia
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Saturday that the alliance's leaders had agreed to maintain a united policy of deterrence and dialogue with a resurgent Russia. "The main message is that we are united and we stand together," Stoltenberg said after talks with 28 NATO leaders.

Stopped 52 times by police: Was it racial profiling?

China holds combat drill in the South China Sea
Ships from China's northern, eastern and southern fleets participated in Friday's drills, which focused on air control, surface operations and anti-submarine warfare, among other training exercises, the ministry said in a website statement.

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Dark streaks on Mars may indicate flowing water: Study
​Recurring slope linae, dark streaks that change seasonally, on Martian slopes indicate presence of flowing water, according to a new study of thousands of such features in the red planet's largest canyon system.

First-ever water clouds outside Solar System found on brown dwarf
Astronomers have found clouds of water or water ice for the first time outside the solar system. Using the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii, UC Santa Cruz scientists observed the clouds on a brown dwarf located just 7.2 light years from Earth.

Why chronic pain risk is transmitted from parents to kids
Genetics, effects on early development and social learning are some of the factors that contribute to the risk of chronic pain being transmitted from parents to children, a new study has found. It identified five "plausible mechanisms" to explain the transmission of chronic disease risk from parent to child.

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8 apps we would like to see in India
And of course, almost all of us have a bunch of favourite apps that we would like to be made available in India. Here some such apps.

19 waterproof gadgets to use this rainy season 
Here are some of the gadgets that can be used without you having to worry about them getting drenched in water, accidentally or otherwise.

Facebook Messenger to get end-to-end encryption soon
Unlike WhatsApp, in Facebook Messenger end-to-end encryption will not be turned on by default.

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DPS Ranchi ties up with US consulate in Kolkata
The Delhi Public School (DPS) Ranchi on Friday tied up with the US consulate in Kolkata for development programmes in the coming months.

Opeca protests hike in engg seats of state colleges
The Odisha Private Engineering College Association (Opeca) on Friday alleged that the state government has been raising engineering seats in government colleges without the prior approval of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

MHRD embarks on search for new MANIT director
Union ministry of human resource and development (MHRD) has kicked off the process to appoint new director of Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT).

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Mumbai square to be named after slain scribe Dey
Mumbai, Jul 9 () A city square near where noted journalist Jyotirmoy Dey was gunned down over five years ago will be named by him.

'Dil' sequel to go on floors this year
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) Filmmaker Indra Kumar, who has mostly been directing adult comedies, is looking forward to dabbling with the romantic genre with a sequel to his 1990 film "Dil". He hopes to begin the project this year.

Bigdata company ties up with US universities
LogiNext, big data analytics and logistics management company, has found a way of sourcing talent to strengthen its platforms. The enterprise will be tying up with top American universities, following which, the PhD students will study their data, analyze the emerging markets and generate appropriate algorithms to solve the upcoming challenges.

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Court directs Vijay Mallya to appear, cancels exemption
New Delhi, Jul 9 () A Delhi court today cancelled the exemption granted to liquor baron Vijay Mallya from personal appearance in a case lodged for allegedly evading summons in connection with a FERA violation case.

Hoax bomb call at Delhi's Odeon Cinema: Police detain one person

Sanjay Dutt teams up with Subhash Ghai for `Khalnayak Returns`
We can't think of a 'Khalnayak' sequel without Sanjay Dutt, who nailed his role of 'Balaram Rakesh Prasad "Ballu" in the film and indeed filmmaker Subhash Ghai too feels the same.

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Mom's beau kills child for disrupting their 'privacy'
A couple that allegedly killing a minor child because she was interfering with their privacy had approached the High Court for bail. While the woman (the child's mother) got the bail, her partner didn't.

Maternal mortality rate in five districts 55% higher than state average

After Army standoff, 100 students return to class

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CM gives enumerators a tough time
Voter ID Cards Of His Family Members Still Bear Hyderabad Address

New plastic rules to be enforced in Hyderabad from Aug 1

Hyderabad ISIS sympathizer applied for Aydin university admission to reach Syria

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MFIs have higher debt-equity ratios than comfortable
Three of the top 10 MFIs and some smaller players are over-leveraged with their debt-equity ratios above 8:1, higher that the 7:1 prudential ratio mandated, an industry official warned.

700 city police constables run errands at seniors' houses

Man climbs sewage tank to snatch chain, held

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City students turn teachers for under- privileged kids
At a time when people are busy blaming the infrastructure in government schools for dropouts (a recent survey of students registering for AMC schools showed a 46% drop) and lack of quality, some young enthusiasts are showing the society that passion and strong will can make a huge difference.

Will Somnath visit help Kejriwal like it did LK Advani?
In 1990, Lal Krishna Advani started his Rathyatra from the Somnath temple, helping BJP to capture the Hindu vote bank.

Woman gets lover to throw acid at hubby's 'paramour'
The Vadodara police arrested two men and a woman on Thursday and Friday for the acid attack on a female traffic cop on June 17.

More Ahmedabad News»

HC seeks govt reply on Auto Fuel Policy-2003
The Allahabad high court on Friday directed the state government to file reply (counter affidavit) in a PIL and explain the steps taken for implementation of "Auto Fuel Policy-2003" in the state.

Spl train for festive rush
Railway administration has decided to run a superfast special train between Dhanbad and Anand Vihar terminal (Delhi).The train will pass through Allahabad.Train no.

AU students submit proof of anomalies
The agitating student leaders of the Allahabad University, who have been demanding cancellation of entrance test of PG courses and research on charges of irregularities, handed over documentary evidence to the AU and district administration. Among the evidence, a video, purportedly showing one of the candidates using a mobile while solving the entrance test, has already gone viral on WhatsApp group of the student leaders.

More Allahabad News»

Odisha expatriates can learn the language through Odia online course
Launching of an Odia online course for Odisha expatriates by chief minister Naveen Patnaik generated many tongue in check remarks. Many questioned if Naveen himself can pass the Class VII standard test, to be conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE).

Maoists-cops crossfire kills 5 civilians in Odisha
Five civilians were killed in the crossfire between Maoists and security forces at Malapanga forest in Kamdhamal district in the wee hours of on Saturday, police said.

How malnutrition is killing kids of a mineral-rich Odisha tribal village
Between March and June this year, at least 12 children died in Nagada village, located in the forests of Odisha’s Jajpur district. The underlying reason for their deaths was malnutrition, local medical authorities and community workers said.

More Bhubaneswar News»

Heavy rains in many districts of MP, eight dead

PM took revolutionary steps in foreign policy, says Akbar
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken revolutionary steps in foreign policy and a Modi impact is visible across the globe.

'Red, blue, yellow lights, what do these mean in a civilised world?'
For the first time we have an MP who is truly "embarrassed" being treated like a VIP and says beacons should be for ambulances to take sick people to hospitals.

More Bhopal News»

Green celebrations kick start
Paudh Mela was inaugurated at parking place near Sukhna Lake club on Friday to mark the beginning of week-long Van Mahotsava festivities.

Cops suspect role of public relation officer

'High prevalence of non-communicable diseases in Punjab'

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