Sunday, 24 July 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: IMF flags decelerating pace of reforms in India

Sunday, July 24, 2016
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IMF flags decelerating pace of reforms in India
Listing out as many as six core areas that need further reforms in India, IMF has warned that headwinds from weaknesses in the country's corporate and bank balance sheets, decelerating pace of reforms and sluggish exports may weigh on its economic growth.

G20 nations warn of Brexit risk to global growth
Finance ministers from the world's biggest economies warned of global uncertainty from Britain's looming departure from the European Union, as they gathered in China on Sunday.

Declare black money by Sept 30 or face action: PM

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Delhi zoo to get a pair of ostrich from UP
Nearly two weeks after its lone ostrich died under mysterious circumstances, Delhi zoo is planning to bring a pair of the flightless birds from Kanpur.

Rhino carcass found in Kaziranga National Park

Global warming underestimated by nearly 20%, says Nasa
Almost one-fifth of the global warming that has occurred in the past 150 years has been missed by historical records due to quirks in how global temperatures were recorded, a new Nasa-led study has found.

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Bangladesh arrests four female militants in hunt for cafe attackers
Police in Bangladesh arrested on Sunday four female members of a home-grown militant group blamed for a bloody attack on a cafe in which 22 people were killed, most of them foreigners, an officer said.

Countries hit by terror may face more screening: Trump
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has asserted that countries like France that he says are compromised by terrorism may be subjected to the "extreme vetting" he proposes as a deterrent to attacks in the US.

China builds massive seaplane: State media
China has completed production of the world's largest amphibious aircraft, state media has reported, the latest effort in the country's program to wean itself off dependence on foreign aviation firms.

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Two new 'worlds' discovered beyond Neptune
Scientists have discovered two small 'worlds' far outside the orbit of Neptune in the deepest survey ever conducted to search out distant solar system objects. The new objects are located beyond the Kuiper Belt, which is a region of small icy objects just beyond Neptune.

Solar plane begins final flight
The world's largest solar-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse 2 has left the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on the last leg of its round-the-world tour, the BBC reported on Sunday. According to officials, the aircraft should take about 48 hours to reach Abu Dhabi.

India, Mexico approve 14 joint projects in science & tech
India's Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Mexico's National Council of Science and Technology (CONACyT) have approved 14 joint projects in four focus areas of cooperation - water, seismology, solar energy and biotechnology.

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5 cool Android smartphones under Rs 15,000
Gone are the days when one had to pick up a flagship mobile to get the best performance or the highest specs. With the smartphone explosion in India, the budget segment has suddenly heated up and every manufacturer is trying to give the best specs in a sub 15K smartphone. We, for one, are in love with this revolution, as it spells a win-win situation for the consumer. Everyone from Motorola to Micromax has phones in this category and is wooing the consumer with the absolute best. So, if you want great performance from your mobile, but do not want to spend a penny over Rs 15,000, then these smartphones will do the trick.

Buying a fitness band? Things to remember
Here's a look at fitness devices from four leading manufacturers.

Top 15 Android smartphones we reviewed recently
The second half of 2016 took off with some exciting launches from notable manufacturers like Motorola, HTC, Xiaomi and others. With so many smartphones being launched on a near-daily basis by brands both big and small, it gets quite difficult to keep track of them.To help our readers in making their purchase decisions, here is a list of the 15 top Android smartphones we reviewed recently. Take a look.

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Symbiosis Institute of Skill Development signs various MoUs for skill development
Symbiosis Institute of Skill Development (SISD) recently signed four MoUs including Telecom Sector Skill Council of India for telecom skills, Abhi Impact Solutions Pvt Ltd. for logistic and transport management skills, Rajasthan Beauty Institute for beauty and wellness skills and Ghulam Nabi Azad College, Barshitakli, Akola for teaching their students logistics, retail, marketing skills etc.

PM Modi lays foundation stone of AIIMS-Gorakhpur
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid the foundation stone for a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 1,011 crore to provide super-specialty health care and create a large pool of doctors in Uttar Pradesh.

DU open school gets image boost as 4 students with 100% marks join courses
A score of 100% in best-of-four subjects would open the doors of admission into any Delhi University college. Yet, four students with this perfect score have enrolled themselves in DU’s School of Open Learning.

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Medical team will submit probe report tomorrow
The medical team inquiring into the latest kidney racket busted by the Powai police on July 14, will submit its report to the state health department on Monday.

Actor Pratyusha was to meet counsellor day before suicide
Two days before she committed suicide, TV actor Pratyusha Banerjee had taken an appointment with a mental health professional whose number she had fished out from a telephonic search engine.

Union minister visits Dalit boy's kin, says he will ask CM for CID inquiry
Leader Of RPI-A Shall Also Seek Fast-Track Trial

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Police, intelligence agencies in NCR alerted against terror attack threats
Central security agencies have alerted police establishments and their senior officials working in the national capital region to remain alert and step up vigil of their campuses and personal safety after recent intelligence inputs indicated probable terrorist strike threats against them.

AAP's Delhi MLA Amanatullah Khan arrested on charges of threatening woman with rape, murder
Dellhi police on Sunday arrested Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amanatullah Khan on charges of threatening a woman with rape and murder. Police said Khan is also accused of attempting to run over the woman with his car.

Gone in 80 minutes
Avijit Ghosh and Neeraj Paul witness a part-by-part dismantling of a 15-year-old car in Mayapuri, home to one of Asia's biggest scrap market. A minute-by-minute account

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Karnataka Govt declares two-day holiday for schools owing to bus strike
Karnataka government on Sunday declared two days holidays for students of both private and government schools from July 25.

They use science and stories to help students win battle against bullying
"Refraction is the bending of a wave when it enters a medium where its speed is different". Outside a science class or textbook, this may sound like jargon. But when the same physics principle is cited in a character building class, it gives students some food for thought.

Spirited duo out to cover 4,400km on bamboo cycles to spread word on girls education
They're on a mission to spread awareness on the need to educate girl children in rural areas. Sumeet Paringe, 26, and Prisiliya Madan, 22, from Panvel, Mumbai, are journeying from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu to Khardung La in Ladakh ­ a distance of 4,400km across 11 states ­ on bamboo cycles.

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2 killed in Hyderabad under-construction building collapse
Two labourers were killed and eight others injured as a under-construction building collapsed in upscale Jubliee Hills here on Sunday, police said.

Gen Y turns to 'virtual' space for investment

City losing the 'game' to Pune?

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Country's first green train corridor opened between Rameswaram and Manamadurai
All the trains running on the section have bio-toilets. This has eliminated human defecation on the tracks.

Math, Science in comic strips

LPG cylinder-laden truck overturns near Raj Bhavan, 3 injured

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Pocket-friendly dabbas are now just a click away
For college students and working professionals, ordering dabbas online has become incredibly easy to order their customised dabbas online, without having to step outside their classrooms, homes or offices.

Nine police dogs retire with guard of honour
They served the state with all their heart - checking for potential bomb threats and helping policemen track the criminals by scent.

Rain may be back tomorrow
Citizens were stifled with the heavy and humid air with relative humidity fluctuating between 77% and 56% on Saturday.Day temperature increased as there had been no rain for a week.

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Patel slams BSP for disrespecting women
Talking to newspersons, Anupriya castigated Bahujan Samaj Party for using derogatory words against former BJP state vice-president Dayashankar Singh's wife and daughter.

'Swachh' an interesting way to spread awareness
For most residents of the Sangam city the sight of a heavily bearded man roaming with a huge poster hanging over his kurta and shouting slogans is amusing.

A school with just 1 student in each class
A government high school in Pratapgarh boasts of a hard-to-believe teacher:pupil ratio of 1:1.This, in a country where almost every state struggles with even a low 1:65 ratio for classes 9 to 12.

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East Coast Railway to plant 15L saplings this year
The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has decided to plant around 15 lakh trees, with the help of the state government, to increase green cover on its land.

State to send 1000 elderly on pilgrimage
The state is set to send senior citizens on a free pilgrimage to some southern states from Monday.

Changed political situation prompts BJD to raise Mahanadi issue
Ruling Party Targets BJP Over Construction Of Barrages

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BJP ex-MLA, son booked for illegally transporting liquor

Disabled swimmer in deep waters after loan sharks call
The swimmer won three medals - silvers in 50m freestyle and 100m backstroke, apart from a bronze in 100m breaststroke - at the international meet, organised in Gatineau, Quebec, from July 15 to 17.

GIS mapping of over 1 lakh schools in MP
GIS mapping of government primary, middle, high and higher secondary schools is being carried out for improvement of education quality in the state.

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AAP has close ties with radicals: Sukhbir Badal

Cabinet gains 1 minister, Abhimanyu loses 4 depts

Bhiwani IAF officer among 29 on board missing AN-32

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