Monday, 18 July 2016

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Monday, July 18, 2016
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Sensex zooms over 100 points on corporate earnings

Rupee slips 11 paise against dollar in early trade
Rupee was trading lower by 11 paise at 67.18 against the US dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange today on increased demand for the American currency from importers and banks.

Reliance Industries clubs petrol pumps with retail arm
RIL has merged its 361 'company owned-company operated' fuel retail pumps with its organised retail business, which thus far included its digital, fashion and lifestyle businesses.

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China's first panda born through natural mating in 2016
A seven-year-old giant panda has given birth to a cub through natural mating at a breeding centre in China, becoming the first to be born this way in the country this year. Keepers do not know which male fathered the cub, or its gender. This is the mother's, Shuqin, first cub.

China's urban air quality improves in first half: Ministry
Air quality in China's largest cities continued to improve during the first six months of 2016, the country's environment ministry said on Sunday.

Assam to compile database of rhino horns
Setting in motion the Rhino Horn Verification process of the Assam government from Saturday, a database of rhino horns kept in various treasuries of the state would be compiled.

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French PM booed at Nice tribute for attack victims
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was booed and shouts of "Murderers!" and "Resign!" rang out in Nice on Monday before and after the minute of silence for the victims of the deadly Bastille Day attack.

China announces South China Sea military exercises
China says it is closing off a part of the South China Sea for military exercises this week, days after the Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled against Beijing's claim to ownership of virtually the entire strategic waterway.

Syrian army seizes only road into rebel-held Aleppo
Syria's army and allied militia fighters seized the only road into the rebel-held part of Aleppo on Sunday, tightening a siege around opposition areas of the city, which President Bashar al-Assad has pledged to recapture. Around 300,000 people live in Aleppo and their lifeline is the highway.

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Satellite flies 4,000km in space to focus on India
A satellite belonging to a London-based mobile satellite communication company recently moved over India, above the Equator, in the space after travelling more than 4,000km over several months.

Fish can get arthritis too: Study

What is a constant cycle of violent news doing to us?
It has been a rough year. By now, our violence is down to a pattern, and there is a choreography to our reactions. A killer seeks out a nightclub, a church, an airport, a courthouse, a protest. Someone is shot on video, sometimes by the police, and marchers fill the streets. An attack is carried out in France, America, Turkey, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Tunisia, Nigeria, and then claimed and celebrated by a radical terror group.

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10 hot earphones available under Rs 1,000
Planning to buy earphones for day-to-day usage? Not eager to spend too much? Worry not, there are lots of options available in the market. And to make your search easier, here are 10 earphones priced under Rs 1,000 you can choose from.

UK police is using Pokemon Go to lure fugitives
Police in New Hampshire's largest city have gotten the Pokemon Go bug, trying to lure fugitives with the popular app.

Softbank to buy chip designer ARM for $32 billion
The deal would be one of the largest in European technology to date and SoftBank's largest ever - outranking the $22 billion acquisition of a controlling stake in wireless operator Sprint in 2013, a deal that left the group with hefty debts as the carrier's losses mounted.

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No-detention policy should end, it is ruining the country, says Arvind Kejriwal

Prakash Javadekar asks IITians to focus on innovation
HRD minister Prakash Javadekar asked IITians to focus on innovation so that the country can reach higher levels of prosperity even as he expressed concern over the overall quality of research. He also asked officials about how IITs can be made self-sufficient in terms of funding in the long run.

Javadekar announces approval for 2 new Kendriya Vidyalayas in UP

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Minor's gangrape rocks Maharashtra Legislature
Mumbai, Jul 18 () The brutal gangrape and murder of a minor girl in Ahmednagar district rocked both the houses of Maharashtra Legislature as its Monsoon session got underway today with the Congerss-NCP opposition targeting the Devendra Fadnavis Government on a host of other issues as well.

'Dishoom' stars join fun on 'The Kapil Sharma Show' (Movie Snippets)
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Actors John Abraham, Varun Dhawan and Jacqueline Fernandez were seen having a gala time on the sets of "The Kapil Sharma Show".

Textile exports may rise 6% to USD 40 bn in FY17: ICRA
Mumbai, Jul 18 () Textile exports is expected to grow at 6 per cent to USD 40 billion in 2016-17, mainly driven by the expectations of growth in the apparel segment and higher fibre prices, according to ICRA research.

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Former Air India staffer held for hacking into its website
New Delhi, Jul 18 () A 23-year-old former Air India employee has been arrested for allegedly hacking into the airline's internal system for managing frequent fliers accounts, redeeming miles to convert them into tickets and selling them off to travel agents, police said today.

Moody's flags Yes Bank asset quality issues
New Delhi, Jul 18 () A high incidence of corporate loans in Yes Bank's books could further worsen its asset quality and the private lender could face operating challenges as it expands retail presence, Moody's Investors Service today said Moody's outlined a rapidly-expanding franchise with dominance

New Delhi, Jul 18 () Following is the chronology ofNew Delhi, Jul 18 () Following is the chronology of events relating to implementation of Justice R M Lodha panel recommendations on structural reforms in BCCI.

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Plastic ban in Bengaluru: 9,000 cases booked

K'taka Mahila Cong chief accuses cops of harassing truck owners
Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee women's wing president Laxmi Hebbalkar, who has come under sharp criticism for allegedly trying to use her position to pressure a police officer to release trucks seized for transporting sand during banned hours in the district, today

Deputy SP suicide case: Court orders FIR against Karnataka minister KJ George
Madikeri court, on Monday, ordered FIR against minister KJ George and two senior police officials in the suicide case of Karnataka Deputy SP MK Ganapathi . Ganapathi had ended his life by hanging himself at a private lodge in Karnataka's Madeikeri on July 7.

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Priyanka Gandhi alone can't revive Cong: Jairam Ramesh
Hyderabad, Jul 18 () Amid the clamour within a section of Congress for Priyanka Gandhi to take an active political role, senior leader Jairam Ramesh has said no individual has a magic wand to revive the party and a team effort is the only way forward.

Financial inclusion necessary for sustainable growth: Rajan
Hyderabad, Jul 18 () Pitching for financial inclusion, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today said the central bank is trying to make it attractive for institutions to offer banking services to everyone, as it is a necessary building block for sustainable growth.

Minorities Welfare Department amends Shaadi Mubarak rules
To deal with lacunae and plug holes in the implementation of one its flagship schemes, the Minorities Welfare Department has amended certain procedures with regards the Shaadi Mubarak scheme.

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Air Commodore S Shrinivas assumes charge of Tambaram Air Force Station
Air Commodore S Shrinivas, a graduate from National Defence Academy, was commissioned into the fighter stream in June 1987. He is a Çat ‘A2’ QFI (qualified flying instructor) with more than 4,100 hours on various fighter and trainer aircraft.

Premier Futsal to be held twice in a season: Figo
Chennai, July 18 () Premier Futsal President Luis Figo has said that the ongoing Premier Futsal will be held twice in a season and the second edition will be held in January next year. "Yes, we are looking at January for the second season.

Couple taking selfie swept away by giant wave in Kanyakumari
A couple from Tirupur district of Tamil Nadu were swept away by a “giant wave” in Kanyakumari on Sunday evening while they were taking a selfie, police said.

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GIFT City attracts global IT-ITeS firms
Ahmedabad, Jul 18 () Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City), India's only global financial and IT hub, is attracting interest from global and domestic information technology companies to set up operations here.

Government seeks list of students given free text book
In order to ensure that the text book which are to be distributed free to the students in the Government and Grant-in-Aid schools, the Gujarat State School Textbook Board has asked district education officers(DEOs) and district primary education officers (DPEOs) to submits certificates acknowledging how many copies of textbooks had been sent to each school along with the list of the beneficiaries.

Gujarat, Rajasthan and Diu applicants won't have to go to Delhi for attestation
Ahmedabad RPO has been given the responsibility of offering attestation and apostille services for Gujarat, Rajasthan and Diu. This will save people the trouble of going to Delhi to get their documents attested at the ministry of external affairs.

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RPF security drive
A special security drive was undertaken by Railway Protection Force (RPF) from June 16 to July 15.Emphasis was laid on preventing unauthorized entry into the coaches reserved for women.

Police lax in feeding crime data on CMSS
The crime mapping software system (CMSS) is yet to roll out as six out of eight districts of Allahabad zone have not fed crime data.

JD(U) demands meet on Kashmir
Yadav was in the city to review the preparations for 'Rajnaitik sammelan' to be addressed by Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar at Phulpur on Sunday.

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Odisha sets up taskforce after death of 18 babies in 3 months
Bhubaneswar, Jul 18 () With the death of at least 18 children in a span of three months allegedly due to malnutrition at a village in mineral-rich Sukinda valley of Jajpur district, Odisha govenrment today set up a taskforce to ensure all round development of the area.

Sambalpur bus terminus to be ready by Aug 15
The much-awaited modern bus terminus here will be operational by August 15.The bus terminus, which has been developed along the NH-6 at Ainthapali, will operate on public-private partnership mode.

Govt sends 4 secys to Kandhamal
"Not only Gumudumaha, we will make a road map for development of other villages within a time-bound manner with the available funds," said the rural development secretary.

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MP Assembly session begins; tributes paid to departed leaders
Bhopal, Jul 18 () Madhya Pradesh Assembly's monsoon session began here today with the House paying rich tributes to sitting and former MPs and MLAs who passed away recently.

Vyapam: Two held for impersonation
Vyapam officials caught a gang member who came to appear on behalf of a candidate on the first day of the online police constable exam which started at different centres across the state on Sunday.

Clean homes in MP district enjoy free Wi-Fi
In a unique experiment to encourage people towards sanitation under the Swachch Bharat Mission, Rajgarh district administration has offered free Wi-Fi service facility to employees who help to maintain cleanliness.

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Gangrape victim raped again by same accused in Haryana
Chandigarh, July 18 () A 21-year-old gangrape victim was again allegedly raped by five persons in Rohtak district, with two of the accused also involved in the first assault on her three years ago in Bhiwani, police said today.

Four booked in Sirsa for raping minor sisters
Two minor sisters, aged 15 and 16, were allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped by four boys in a village of Sirsa districts.The rape survivors as well as the accused belong to dalit community.

Corbu's Capitol Complex is Unesco world heritage site

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