Tuesday, 26 July 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: India discovers producible natural gas hydrates: US agency

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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India discovers producible natural gas hydrates: US agency
India has discovered a large, highly enriched accumulations of natural gas hydrates in the Bay of Bengal that has the potential to be tapped, a top US agency which helped in this major discovery has said.

BP logs $1.4 billion loss, draws line under oil disaster
BP faced another net loss in the second quarter but has now drawn a line under the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster, the British energy giant said on Tuesday. The company posted a loss after taxation of $1.4 billion (1.3 billion euros) for the three months to June.

Gold futures drop Rs 63 on weak global cues
Amid a weakening global trend, gold futures traded Rs 63 down at Rs 31,188 per 10 gram on Tuesday as speculators reduced their positions. Gold for delivery in far-month October dropped by Rs 63 or 0.20 per cent to Rs 31,188 per 10 gram in a business turnover of 26 lots at the Multi Commodity Exchange.

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Dirty water stunts millions of Indian children: Study
India is home to the world's largest number of stunted children due to a lack of toilets, dirty water and poor hygiene, according to a new study published on Tuesday.

Chinese city launches maritime ecology protection fund

How Africans collaborate with wild birds to get honey

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Afghan official says major offensive against IS underway
An Afghan official says a military offensive has been launched against the Islamic State group in the country's far eastern region.

Two explosions kill 8 near Somali's Mogadishu airport
At least eight people were killed on Tuesday when two huge bombs went off near Mogadishu's airport, including one close to the UN's political office in the Somali capital, a security source told AFP. Somalia's al-Qaida-linked Shabaab has carried out a string of similar attacks.

Sanders' insurgents roil Day 1 of Democratic Convention
There could not have been a more appropriate song than Bridge Over Troubled Waters for Paul Simon to render at the Democratic National Convention on Monday as the party tried to close ranks against the insurgency by Bernie Sanders supporters on a steamy Philadelphia evening boiling with the fury of the idealistic.

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These images of a thunderstorm taken at 37,000 feet will make your heart skip a beat

Nasa probe set for date with near-Earth asteroid
US space agency Nasa will launch a spacecraft in September to a near-Earth asteroid known as Bennu to harvest a sample of surface material and return it to the Earth to scan for signs of life.

Solar Impulse 2 completes historic round-the-world trip
Solar Impulse 2 landed on Tuesday in the UAE, where it first took off for 25,000-mile trip in March 2015, completing its epic journey to become the first sun-powered airplane to circle the globe without a drop of fuel to promote renewable energy.

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9 little-known facts about Yahoo
As Yahoo, one of the original pioneers of the internet age, gets ready for its second innings as part of Verizon, we bring you some interesting facts from its heydays.

Flipkart-owned Myntra acquires Jabong
Flipkart-owned Myntra today said it has acquired Jabong from Global Fashion Group for an undisclosed amount, a move that will mark further consolidation in India's booming e-commerce industry.

Gionee Marathon M6, M6 Plus launched
Gionee's research and development team has created an in-house power-management system that makes use of several sensors and measurements to optimise the two handsets’ power consumption.

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3 states oppose census-based study of learning outcome

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.

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Survey around airport slum to be completed till October says CM Fadnavis
Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis assured that a survey is being conducted on the slum dwellers residing around Mumbai International airport and it will be completed by October this year. He also assured that post the survey, all slum dwellers will be rehabilitated in the vicinity of two to three kms area.

Emirates flight makes emergency landing in Mumbai
An Emirates flight from Dubai to Male with 309 passengers on board made an emergency landing at Mumbai airport on Tuesday. The Emirates flight EK 652 made the emergency landing after smoke was detected in cockpit.

Mumbai, far interiors to bear brunt of climate change

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Auto strike in Delhi, commuters hit hard
The city's auto and taxi unions on Tuesday went on an indefinite strike against app-based taxi services, causing hardship to thousands of commuters.

Predators on prowl, kids afraid to play

Elephant rescued after 15 years of captivity, abuse
A 55-year-old elephant, Mohan, kept in captivity and severely abused by his owners was rescued in Pratapgarh (Uttar Pradesh) after wildlife activists, police and forest officials braved an unruly mob to free the animal.

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On the cards: Cauvery trail with golf tourney, wildlife expeditions and more
Beginning from Talacauvery, Kodagu and culminating in Bengaluru, the trail will include ecotourism, wildlife tourism and a religious circuit. There's something for sports buffs too. Cauvery Cup, a golf tournament across districts covered by the river, is likely to be the biggest attraction.

Aftercare of victims is most challenging, say experts
After spending 20 harrowing years, Rani was rescued last November by Ramanagara police and members of the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU), Karnataka.

Hospitals say adequate measures taken to ensure staff presence during bus strike
Hospital staff across Bengaluru have handled the bus strike rather well with most government run health care facilities finding alternate measures to battle the lack of transport facilities for staff members. Dr Gangadhar, Director, NIMHANS told TOI on day 2 of the strike, "Healthcare is above all strikes and our staff have found one way or the other to make it to the hospital."

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Netas, police force juvenile home to release 70 children
In an action that could be construed as abetting child trafficking in Telangana, top politicians, including a deputy chief minister and police officials got 70 minor boys released from the care of the local Child Welfare Committee (CWC).

Students find Neet 2 tougher than first test
The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test II (Neet 2) for MBBS and BDS courses saw 87.2% attendance, with 20,000 students turning up for the test in Telangana.

Crowd of onlookers impede rescue operations

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Chief minister Jayalalithaa's efforts resulted in release of our fishermen from Sri Lankan jails, Tamil Nadu govt says
The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday claimed that it was due to the efforts of chief minister J Jayalalithaa that 43 fishermen, hailing from Ramanathapuram and Pudukottai districts, were released from Sri Lankan prisons.

I'd be a daily-wage worker, were it not for football
The new Chennaiyin FC player, Nallappan Mohanraj, says that football gave him a new lease of life

Lawyers likely to end stir as Madras HC says disciplinary rules are in abeyance
This judicial ruling has come as a soothing balm for agitating lawyers who immediately broke into celebration.

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In an exemplary show of honesty, auto driver returns customer's missing bag

Gujarat government wants BSF land for industries
The state government is planning to take around 50 Km area of BSF of Kuch border to develop industries. By doing this, the government wants to use thousands of sq. Km. land for industries and other purpose.

Murder accused scales electric wall, flees prison
A 19-year-old murder undertrial escaped from the high-security Sabarmati Central Jail by scaling a 15-foot-high wall and dodging four feet of electrified barbed wire fence. The prison houses some of the most dreaded criminals, including terrorists.

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'BJP Mahila Morcha to press for arrest of Naseemuddin'
"The party's Mahila Morcha will hold a protest in Lucknow on July 28 to press for the arrest of the BSP leader," said Maurya while talking to reporters here on Monday.

Traffic goes for a toss after showers lash city
Rain came as a bane for commuters on Dhoomanganj-Nawab Yusuf Road, Pani Ki Tanki and connecting roads on Kanpur-Allahabad highway.

Dug up roads turn into puddles
The rain that lashed the city on Monday turned the dug up roads into muddy, slippery paths that commuters had trouble negotiating.

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Govt rewards Jagannath's Nabakalebara 'disruptors'
Unfazed by massive public outrage in the wake of disruptions by a section of unruly servitors of Puri Jagannath Temple during Bramha Paribartan, a key ritual of 2015 Nabakalebara, the state government rewarded the "disruptors" a staggering Rs 2 crore.

Niladri Bije ruckus: NBW against six Puri servitors
A court in Puri on Monday issued non-bailable warrants (NBWs) against six servitors of Jagannath Temple for allegedly disrupting July 17 Niladri Bije and misbehaving with collector (Puri) Aravind Agarwal.

Narasingha to call all-party meet on Mahanadi dispute
Narasingha said he has decided to arrange the all-party meeting after Naveen allegedly failed to take the initiative."I had recently written to the CM to call for an all-party meeting.But he ignored my request.

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Harda: Man, daughter electrocuted

Fund-hit Vyapam faces dearth of jammers
Students Bypass Checks, Caught With Mobiles In Exam Hall (313 words)

Kargil hero's journey from war zone to sports arena

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Orphaned children of farmers who commit suicide get helping hand
For the last three years, Inqulab Zindagi Zindabad a group of young persons in Patiala has been working quietly to assuage the feelings of the families of farmers who committed suicide due to debt.

Yellow turban gives away AAP link, Cong confused?
The AAP has chosen yellow for their turban in a state that identifies blue for the party workers and ministers of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).

When family backed out, Army helped her

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