Saturday, 23 July 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Sensex ends the week with marginal losses, down 33 pts

Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Sensex ends the week with marginal losses, down 33 pts
Equities witnessed choppiness during the week's trade, declined marginally by 33.26 points and closed at 27,803.24, while the broader Nifty finished flat, loosing a minuscule 0.20 points to 8,541.20.

IMF urges key G20 countries to spend more for growth
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned risks to the global economy are growing, as it called on some G20 nations to boost government spending.

Rupee hits one-week high of 67.08, gains 9 paise
Maintaining its upbeat momentum, the rupee on Friday firmed up by another 9 paise to end at a fresh one-week high of 67.08 against the US dollar amid sustained selling of the American currency by banks and exporters.

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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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Floods kill 112 across China, over 400,000 evacuated
The northern province of Hebei has been hit the hardest, with authorities there saying 72 people were killed and 78 missing. The Ministry of Civil Affairs said late on Friday that more than 400,000 people have been evacuated. Local police blames a failure of a river levee for the heavy casualties.

Doomed EgyptAir flight broke up midair after fire: Report
An EgyptAir flight that crashed into the Mediterranean in May likely broke up midair after a fire erupted in or near the cockpit, the New York Times reported on Friday. However it remains unclear whether the blaze was triggered by mechanical malfunction or a criminal act.

G7 wants to see Brexit talks start as soon possible
Top officials from the Group of Seven rich economies want to see negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union start as soon as possible, French finance minister Michel Sapin said.

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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.

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.

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13 must-visit websites you may not know about
There are a few that offer unique services. Here's a list of 20 such websites

US telecom giant Verizon nears $5-billion deal to buy internet pioneer Yahoo
Verizon Communications is nearing a deal to buy Yahoo, beating out rival bidders for the iconic web pioneer, people familiar with the matter said.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos beats Warren Buffett as world's third richest
Thursday , topping Buffett by $32 million on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. With the gain, Bezos's wealth has increased by $5.4 billion this year, marking a resurgence after it fell to as low as $43 billion in February amid turbulent global markets.

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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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Sena MP seeks razing of illegal constructions in MHADA colony
Mumbai, Jul 23 () Shiv Sena MP Gajanan Kirtikar has written a letter to Mumbai civic chief Ajoy Mehta, demanding razing of unauthorised constructions in Aram Nagar area in Andheri, alleging that residential complexes there have been illegally transformed into commercial units.

Singer Hard Kaur to play negative role in new film
Mumbai, Jul 23 () Popular Punjabi rapper Hard Kaur, who made her acting debut with Akshay Kumar-starrer "Patiala House", is geared up for her second acting project, "Ticket To Bollywood". The popular singer plays the role of an underworld don's daughter in the film, which stars Vinay Pathak.

HC asks civic body to demolish "encroachment" by Corporator
Mumbai, Jul 23 () The Bombay High Court has asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to demolish any illegal encroachment by a NCP Corporator at the entry gate of a drain in suburban Vikhroli.

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Dalit girl's rape: DCW issues notice to DCP (North) over probe
New Delhi, Jul 23 () The DCW has issued a notice to city police questioning the handling of the case of a Dalit minor who was allegedly kidnapped by the accused just before a hearing in her rape case, subjected to sexual assault several times and forced to drink corrosive substance which severely

Woman arrested for Delhi senior citizen's murder
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) A 25-year-old woman has been arrested for the murder of a senior citizen at his flat in Samachar Apartments in east Delhi's Mayur Vihar, police said on Saturday.

Celebrity showstopper not essential for successful show: Varun Bahl
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Having film celebrities and sportstars as showstoppers has become a near norm at fashion galas, but designer Varun Bahl believes that's no measure for a successful show.

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Project Udaan gives 28 aspiring students an opportunity to study medicine

How Bengaluru nearly got 2 police commissioners
Surely Bengaluru's crime issues aren't that bad that we would require two police commissioners! But thanks to a goof-up by offi cials at the Department of Personnel Administration and Reforms (DPAR), headed by chief minister Siddaramaiah, that's almost what happened.

Man goes to court to break up daughter's inter-caste marriage, shooed off with fine
A 64-year-old man's case seeking the divorce of his daughter because his son-inlaw was from another caste has been dismissed by the High Court, which also imposed a cost of Rs 10,000 on him. He had earlier approached a family court in Benglauru which had dismissed his case. But he filed an appeal in the HC, which, realising that he was opposed to the love marriage of his daughter, called all parties to the court to satisfy itself.

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Accidents take upward turn

Lessons on road safety in school syllabus soon

Hyderabad beats other metros with highest density of doctors

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Jaya unfurls National flag at War Memorial
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today hoisted the national flag established at the Victory War Memorial here. After placing a wreath to the soldiers of the three Services, Jayalalithaa hoisted the tricolour at the 30.

Jayalalithaa urges Centre to amend Chennai Metro MoU
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Saturday urged the Centre to amend the Chennai Metro Rail MoU to do away with provisions that are against the state's interests.

Make changes in MoU signed on Metro Rail projects:CM to Centre
Chennai, July 23 () Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has requested the Centre to make certain changes in clause of the MoU signed between Tamil Nadu, Union government and Chennai Metro Rail Ltd on the Rs 14,600 crore project.

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Raksha Shakti University will provide well-equipped workforce against ongoing crimes through modern technology: Gujarat CM

Gujarat CM promises to meet UN millennium dev goals by 2030

Two grads with no PG degree in sight
David Joshi and Nilesh Solanki are friends who first met at Blind People's Association (BPA).The two friends are visually impaired as they have just have 30% vision in only one eye.

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Curtains drawn on Commanders Conclave in city
Surbhi Arya, posted in Agra, was awarded the trophy for best aerial bombing.

Azad Park cries for upkeep, again
Chandra Shekhar Azad Park may have had a facelift recently but its poor upkeep makes visitors uneasy.

It's biz boom for shops near Ganga, thanks to kanwariyas
The annual pilgrimage of kanwariyas to Haridwar in the holy month of Shravan has sparked a good business opportunity for shops at the banks of Ganga.

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IPS officer Joydeep Nayak held for fraud in Odisha

Crossfire weapons sent for forensic test

Maoists to fight cop 'excesses' in M'giri
Maoists have threatened to intensify their fight against the government for the rights of tribals, following the killing of five persons at Gumudumaha village in Kandhamal district on July 8.

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BPL list row: BJP taunts 'mentally poor' Digvijaya Singh
Taking a jibe at Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh as his name appeared in the Below Poverty Line (BPL) list, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday said the 'mentally poor' former chief minister can only answer as to how his name came up in the

LIC officer booked in DA case

Gaur hauls up govt for delay in Metro
Babulal Gaur - sacked from state cabinet recently on 75-plus age norms- who has opened a new front against the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government.

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UK Sikhs oppose India's move to bring back Koh-i-Noor from UK

Imtech scientist loses job for cooked-up data

Electricity of 9 resorts in Ramnagar cut by district administration

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