Tuesday, 5 July 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: L&T and partner STEC bags order from Mumbai Metro

Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Today's Headlines

L&T and partner STEC bags order from Mumbai Metro
Engineering major L&T along with its partner, STEC of China has bagged an order worth Rs 5,273 cr from Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC). The scope of the project includes design and construction of underground stations and associated tunnels. The project is scheduled to be completed in 48 months.

Brexit is not good for world: SBI chairperson
According to SBI Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya, India will need to "re-examine" and "re-negotiate" the trade access with the EU and UK after Brexit.

Services growth hits 7-month low
Services sector grew at its slowest pace in seven months in June, marking the third straight month of a declining growth rate, adding to the clamour for rate cuts by RBI.

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3D microbial fuel cells to create green power
Scientists have found that three-dimensional paper-based microbial fuel cells can create power in an environmentally-friendly way without the use of any outside power.

Drought kills Paraguay's thirsty alligators
A severe drought in northern Paraguay's Chaco region has driven thousands of thirsty alligators to crowd around lakes and wells, scaring off cattle from the dwindling water sources. Locals have been drilling new wells and leaving meat on the riverbanks to feed the alligators.

Actions needed to curb emissions: Javadekar
India has underlined the need for countries to take pre-2020 climate actions to curb emissions and sought cooperation among countries. "Cooperation is the key for taking (climate) actions. We need cooperation. We have the will to act," said environment minister Prakash Javadekar.

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China confirms air face-off with Japan over East China Sea
China's defense ministry confirmed that Chinese and Japanese fighter jets had a confrontation over disputed waters in the East China Sea last month, adding to concerns that such close encounters could lead to mishaps that threaten regional stability.

Saudi names Pak man as suicide bomber in Medina
Saudi Arabia on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who struck outside a mosque in Medina the day before as a Pakistani resident of the kingdom.

Voting begins in race to replace UK prime minster
Britain's Conservative party will begin voting on Tuesday to replace outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron following his resignation in the wake of Britain's shock decision to leave the European Union.

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Hello Jupiter! NASA spacecraft arrives at giant planet
"Welcome to Jupiter," said a commentator at mission control at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The room erupted in cheers as the solar observatory successfully entered its aimed-for orbit around Jupiter at 11:53 pm (0353 GMT Tuesday).

Juno successfully enters Jupiter orbit: NASA
The unmanned solar-powered observatory began firing its main engine to slow down enough to be captured into Jupiter's orbit at 11:18 pm (0318 GMT), said officials at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

'Selfie elbow' becoming new medical condition
Doctors have warned that capturing that perfect selfie can put avid selfietakers at risk of developing "selfie elbow", which is becoming a medical condition. Like tennis elbow or golfer's elbow, an addiction to taking selfies can cause a pain in the primary elbow.

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16 best technology companies to work for in India
Here's a look at IT companies who made it to the winner's list.

Sony Bravia X93D 4K HDR Android TV review: Everything under one roof
We tested the Sony X93D 4K HDR smart tv for a few days and here is our review.

Huawei P9 camera sample found to be shot by DSLR
The company posted an impressive photograph on its Google+ account with a caption indicating it was shot with its Huawei P9 smartphone.

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Is CBSE inflating class XII marks to compete with other boards?

ECA trials to begin on July 7: DU's 'tentative schedule'
The preliminary trials for admissions into seats in extra-curricular activities (ECA) quota will start on July 7 and continue till July 13, 2016.

67 of 100 top-rankers flock to IIT Bombay
IIT-Bombay got the cream of students this year too, with 67 of the top 100 rankers choosing the Powai campus to pursue their BTech. Last year, it was 65. IIT-Delhi retained its second position among the top choices of students, but toppers choosing the institute dropped from 30 to 28 this year.

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MMRC awards Metro III corridor contracts to L&T, HCC
Mumbai, Jul 5 () Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRCL) has awarded contracts worth Rs 7,796 to L&T and HCC for construction of underground stations and metro lines for the 33.5 km Colaba-Bandra-Seepz corridor.

Sena 'hurt' at not being included in cabinet expansion
Mumbai, Jul 5 () The Shiv Sena-BJP rift is set to intensify with the ally failing to get any berth in today's expansion of the Union Council of Ministers, prompting it to issue a veiled threat to the senior partner that it will keep it in mind during the Mumbai city corporation and other local body

Sakshi Tanwar is a one take actress, says Aamir Khan
Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has heaped praise on his 'Dangal' co-star Sakshi Tanwar. Sakshi essays the role of Aamir's wife in the wrestling drama, which is slated to release on December 23.

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Taxpayers get relief from recovery during pendency of stay
New Delhi, Jul 5 () In a relief to tax payers, the government has asked taxmen not to proceed with recovery of a 'confirmed' demand in relation to indirect taxes during pendency of stay applications.

Aditya Birla Fashion to acquire Forever 21 in India for $26 mn
New Delhi, Jul 5 () Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail (ABFRL) today said it will acquire global clothing brand 'Forever 21' in the Indian market for USD 26 million (around Rs 175.52 crore).

Govt may name Rajan's successor after Modi's Africa tour
New Delhi, Jul 5 () Government is likely to announce successor to Raghuram Rajan, the outgoing governor of RBI, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns from his five-day, four nation tour of Africa, a top official said today.

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Few stalking complaints reach police
In the past three years, Bengaluru police have secured convictions only in three cases of sexual harassment though they have registered more than 1,700 cases, including those of stalking.

This man doesn't honk, and he's loving it
You might think it's impossible - and crazy - for a car to go into the thick of Bengaluru traffic without a functional horn. But this guy will tell you it's possible - after all, he has been doing it for a year!

Five mistaken for thieves, beaten up in Ramanagara district
The five tired trekkers had bedded down in their SUV near Savandurga, in Ramanagara district, when some hands pulled them out of their car. Tied to poles, they were thrashed through Sunday night by residents of nearby Katukarapalya who were in no mood to listen to their pleas of innocence.

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Adhra governor asks Ftapcci to sharpen rural focus in centenary year

Mallya cheque bounce cases: Court adjourns order till Aug 4
Hyderabad, Jul 5 () A court here today adjourned till August 4 its order on quantum of punishment in the two cheque bounce cases filed against beleaguered businessman Vijay Mallya by GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd.

Hyderabad Court to hear Kingfisher cheque bounce case today
A Hyderabad court will hear the Kingfisher cheque bounce case on Tuesday. Earlier on June 6, the court had adjourned the hearing till today.

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FIR against Chennai student for throwing dog from terrace
Animal welfare activists have filed a police complaint against a final year MBBS student who is seen throwing a dog from the terrace of a building. The student, believed to be from Chennai, was videographed by his friend and the act soon went viral on social media.

Chennai, July 5 () Southwest monsoon has been active over Coastal Karnataka and south interior Karnataka.

Medico throws dog from terrace, activists see red, file FIR
Chennai, Jul 5 () A final year MBBS student allegedly threw a dog from the top of a building here which was videographed by his friend and soon after the footage went viral in social media, animal welfare activists today filed a complaint with police who are on the lookout for the accused.

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Sowing in less than 18% area in Gujarat

No idea why I was dropped from Union ministry: Vasava
Ahmedabad, Jul 5 () Prominent tribal leader from Gujarat Mansukhbhai Vasava, who was dropped from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ministerial council, today said he had no idea on the reason of his ouster, but admitted that he was working in a hostile environment.

Rajya Sabha MP Mansukh Mandaviya cycles to Rastrapati Bhavan to take oath

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Massive protest at Allahabad University campus on first day of new session

BJP draws up list of errant cops in Kashi Kshetra

3 of a family die in suicide pact in Kaushambi

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Miscreants gun down man at Salia Sahi
Panic gripped Salia Sahi here after two unidentified miscreants gunned down a man in front of his house on Monday.It coincided with goons injuring a trader by firing on him at Jatni.

Free Wi-Fi for passengers at Puri station
Pilgrims visiting Puri can now enjoy free Wi-Fi at Puri station as Railways had commissioned the service ahead of the nine-day Ratha Yatra festival starting July 6.

BJD, BJP slugfest over obstruction of Mahanadi water by Chhattisgarh
The BJD and BJP on Monday locked horns over Chhattisgarh obstructing flow of Mahanadi water by constructing barrages keeping Odisha in the dark.

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Consumer forum orders 3-yr imprisonment to builder

4 neigbours turn out abducted boy's killer
A 13-year-old student, who was kidnapped in Gwalior on June 29, was murdered by four neighbours of teenager.The four accused, including a minor, got the idea of kidnapping from a TV serial.

Slum sprouts, green paradise felled in mantralaya backyard
In over a decade Bhim Nagar, a slum in the backyard of state secretariat, has grown into one of the largest encroached pockets in the state capital by felling priceless green cover spread over 40 acres of land.

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Bouncer injured in firing in Chandigarh

Vegetable prices soar in Punjab, Haryana on supply hit
Chandigarh, Jul 5 () Prices of vegetables, including those of peas and tomatoes, saw a significant jump in the last one week in Punjab and Haryana, including Chandigarh, hit by a supply crunch.

Modi gave 60 NH to HP in two years: Nadda

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