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[wanabidii] News Digest: India receives $5.34 billion FDI in April-May

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India receives $5.34 billion FDI in April-May
India received $5.34 billion FDI in the first two months of the current financial year, Parliament was informed on Friday. During April-May the country attracted $4.76 billion FDI under automatic route, while $582 million came through the approval route, Minister of State for Finance said.

'I-T dept detects Rs 22K cr undisclosed income in 2yrs'
The Income Tax Department has detected undisclosed income worth Rs 22,475 crore in over 9,500 surveys conducted over the past two years, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday.

HDFC Ltd looks to raise Rs 2,000 crore via NCDs
HDFC Ltd on Friday said it will issue non-convertible debentures (NCDs) on a private placement basis to raise Rs 2,000 crore. The secured, redeemable NCDs to be issued on July 27, will carry a coupon rate of 8.15 per cent per annum, HDFC said in a regulatory filing.

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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.

Haryana to implement NGT order on old vehicles in NCR

New species of Gecko discovered in Chhattisgarh forest
A new species of gecko “Eublepharis satpuraensis” (reptile) has been discovered for the first time in Chhattisgarh's Bhoramdeo Wildlife Sanctuary in Kawardha district. The population of the new species looks quite dense and indicates that the ecosystem suits it for further conservation.

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MH370 search facing suspension as hopes 'fade'
Hope of finding flight MH370's final resting place is "fading" and the massive three-nation search for the doomed jet will be suspended if nothing turns up in the suspected crash zone, Malaysia, Australia and China said Friday.

Turkish city streets calm after emergency declaration
The streets of Turkey's major cities were calm on Friday, a day after Turkish lawmakers responded to an attempted coup by approving a three-month state of emergency that allows the government to extend detention times and issue decrees.

Trump blasts China for trade, currency actions
Donald Trump accused China on Friday of stealing intellectual property rights and currency manipulation as he accepted the presidential nomination of the Republican Party. These accusations are likely to fuel anger in a China already upset at criticisms of Beijing in the party's new policy platform.

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Sleep next to a chicken, avoid malaria
A study in Ethiopia found that while mosquitoes have a taste for human blood, they are repelled by the smell of chickens. Another reason could be that chicken feathers also posed a physical barrier to mosquitoes and the birds "will actively feed on mosquitoes".

Soon, world's first library of ice archives to come up in Antarctica
Starting 15 August until the beginning of September, an international team of around ten glaciologists and engineers – French, Italian, Russian and American – will be travelling to the Col du Dôme (4,300 m or 14,108 feett) on Europe’s highest peak, Mont Blanc to drill ice cores. They are part of the unique Protecting Ice Memory project, which is aimed at drawing out long tubes of ice from glaciers for their preservation in Antarctica.

Isro and Nasa join hands to develop data satellite by 2021
India’s space agency ISRO and USA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) of the NASA are jointly working on the development of a ‘Dual Frequency (L&S band) Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Satellite’ which will be useful for variety of applications including natural resources mapping and monitoring. The joint mission is expected to bring result by 2021.

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10 new and upcoming features of WhatsApp
WhatsApp has received a slew of new features in the past few months and is set to get many more in the near future.Here's are 10 such new, as well as upcoming features of WhatsApp.

Apple rolls out iOS 10, MacOS Sierra public beta 2
On iOS, the public beta testers can experience a new accessibility option for using the Touch ID in iOS9-style by just resting their fingers on it.

Facebook's Google Loon 'rival' Aquila takes flight
Facebook Inc has said that it has completed a successful test flight of a solar-powered drone that it hopes will help it extend internet connectivity to every corner of the planet.

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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.

Indian scientific institutions will soon be at top, says President Pranab Mukherjee
President Pranab Mukherjee has exuded confidence that any Indian institution engaged in scientific research and development will be able to reach top position in the world. He, however, said the importance given to research in the universities is still inadequate and recalled that while assuming office of President, he had described education as the alchemy that can bring India its next golden age.

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Shiv Sena demands Maharashtra govt to bring regulation on Pokemon Go

Tuvar dal traders urge retailers to sell for fair price

Opposition in Maharshtra alleges raincoat scam, demands SIT probe

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Book CM for abetting suicide: Lekhi

'Will fight till grace marks anomaly is rectified'
Bathinda girl Noor Swapan Malhi (17) is one of the many students who have passed the class XII exam from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

Delhi sex racket busted, accused posed as MP to seek favours
A high-profile sex racket operating from a house in Safdarjung Enclave has been busted by Delhi police. Accused Pritindra Nath Sanyal, 62, was arrested on Wednesday after the police got a tip off from income tax sleuths.

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Catching them young to teach key road-safety lessons

E-filing ITR in the state sees 170% growth in a year

Bengaluru may soon be South India's first city to be free of kerosene
The country's IT capital Bengaluru may soon become South India's first 'kerosene-free' city.Delhi and Chandigarh are the only other cities in India that no longer use kerosene.

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Daughters reunited with mother after 30 years

Sania gives Telangana government the slip after taking Rs 1cr for brand ambassador
Exactly two years ago, on July 22, 2014, the Telangana government anointed ace tennis player Sania Mirza as its brand ambassador. And on the occasion, she was also handed over a cheque for Rs 1 crore along with a letter declaring her status as Telangana's brand ambassador.

UoH scholar detained at RGIA, bullet seized from baggage
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Kabali release: The lengths Rajinikanth fans go to

10-year-old breathes easy after complex surgery

Jaya thanks Uttarakhand CM for making arrangements to install Thiruvalluvar statue in Haridwar
Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday thanked her counterpart in Uttarakhand, Harish Rawat, for making arrangements to install the statue of Tamil poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar on the premises of Mela Bhavan in Haridwar.

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Eleven acquitted in RTI activist murder case
A sessions court here acquitted all 11 persons who were accused of killing an RTI activist Nadeem Saiyed in 2011 after all witnesses in the case turned hostile. Saiyed was stabbed in the morning of November 5, 2011 at Juhapura crossroads by people allegedly involved in illegal cow slaughtering business.

10 days after Una, netas feel Dalit victims' pain, troop in to Gujarat
On Thursday, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and NCP leader Praful Patel spent 30-45 minutes with the families in separate visits.

'I will end my life and Gujarat will burn'
"Police have arrested 16 persons.But there were 40 as seen in various videos.Where are they and why have the police not identified the owners of the vehicles they used? .

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City residents cry water woes, spill onto streets
Several localities in the city are grappling with a severe water supply.On Thursday, residents of Meerapur protested against the apathy of Jal Sansthan.

Slur on Mayawati: BSP workers burn Shah's effigy
The BSP activists, led by former district president Saeed Ahmad, staged demonstration at Noorullah Road and Civil Lines and also blocked the roads, creating traffic jam.

Postal banks by next May
The postal department will start its own India Post payment banks (IPPBs) by May next year.

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Won't let another Nagada happen: Naveen
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik here on Thursday said his government will not allow re-occurrence of the Nagada tragedy, in which 22 children died of acute malnutrition since March.

Govt forms panel to probe crisis at Jagannath Temple

Cops may attach assets of fugitive servitors

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Bhopal clocks 9 times faster temperature rise than global average

30 children fall ill after mid-day meal in Madhya Pradesh

Gaur is Oppn's darling, party fails to zip lip

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National Herald case: ED books Bhupinder Hooda under PMLA

Enforcement directorate questions Amarinder's son for 4 hours

Haryana may buy aircraft for VVIPs
The Haryana government is awaiting chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar's nod to buy an aircraft for VVIP movement.

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