Saturday, 16 July 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: US hike in dumping duty 'to hit India shrimp exports'

Saturday, July 16, 2016
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US hike in dumping duty 'to hit India shrimp exports'
The US government's decision to hike anti-dumping duty on shrimp imports is expected to hit exporters hard, says a report by rating agency ICRA. It said the hike in anti-dumping duty by the USA for shrimp imports may lead to higher prices and making Indian shrimp export to the country uncompetitive.

Reliance Q1 net profit up 18%, beats estimates
Oil-to-telecoms conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd reported on Friday a better-than-expected 18% increase in first-quarter profit on higher margins from its core refining business. Consolidated net profit rose to Rs 7,113 crore for the three months to June 30, from Rs 6,024 crore a year earlier.

Rajan's 'reputation' helped stabilize rupee: Subbarao
Former RBI governor Duvvuri Subbarao, in his book "Who Moved My Interest Rates — Leading the Reserve Bank of India through Five Turbulent Years", has credited his successor Raghuram Rajan's "formidable reputation" for bringing sanity to the forex market when the rupee had lost nearly 25% 2013.

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Tropical baboon thriving in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

Murthy's journey: From rogue killer to refined kumki
In the 1990s Murthy was a terror. He killed at least 20 people in Kerala's Wayanad and was a nightmare for residents of the nearby areas. But soon after the Kerala government declared him a 'killer', he migrated to the Gudalur forest division in the Nilgiris. Well, the Murthy in question is not another forest brigand, but a Makhna (male elephant without tusks).

Plastic debris a threat to marine life along Goa's coast
Marine life along Goa's shoreline is facing a threat from plastic debris that gets washed ashore during the monsoon season, says a study by National Institute of Oceanography. According to the study, "plastic coupled with accidental spills from vessels is posing a big challenge to the environment".

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Turkey coup: Exiled Muslim cleric Gulen denies involvement
Fethullah Gulen, a Muslim cleric who lives in exile in the American state of Pennsylvania and who once was an ally of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has condemned the attempted military coup and denied any involvement in it.

No terrorist link established to Nice attacker

At least 300 killed in latest South Sudan violence: UN
At least 300 people have been killed in four days of intense gunbattles in the capital of South Sudan and 42,000 have fled the city, the UN said. The recent violence in Juba echoed the fighting that triggered the civil war and marks a fresh blow to last year's peace deal to end the bitter conflict.

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Scientists to develop new cereal varieties that check greenhouse gases
A team of researchers from India and the United Kingdom have come together to develop new cereal crop varieties that use nitrogen efficiently, thereby reducing greenhouse emissions and making agriculture more profitable and sustainable.

Novel method can scale up stem cell production
Scientists have found a new method of creating human stem cells which could solve the big problem of the large-scale production needed to fully realise the potential of these remarkable cells for understanding and treating disease.

For the first time, scientists to sequence genes in space
Rubins, a trained microbiologist who arrived at the space station on Saturday, will be using the samples to put Oxford Nanopore's MinION sequencer - a pocket-sized DNA sequencer - through its paces.

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Ten 32-inch LED TVs available under Rs 20,000
If you are looking at buying a new LED TV within a pocket-friendly budget, then this might be the right time to get one. There are quite a few 32-inch LED TV models available in the market that are even cheaper than mid-range smartphones. The sudden drop in the prices can be attributed to reasons like the entry of smart TVs and 4K TVs.Here are 10 32-inch options you can buy under Rs 20,000.(Note: The price of TVs keeps varying from vendor to vendor. The prices shown in this list are indicative.)

Build a sweet gaming rig under Rs 75,000
PC gamers love to assemble their customized gaming rigs from scratch, stuffing it with a best-in-class CPU, oodles of RAM, ultra-fast GPUs and then some more. And all of that stuff certainly doesn’t come cheap.

​TCS' market cap almost equal to Infosys, Wipro, HCL Tech combined
TCS' current market cap of Rs 4.81 lakh crore is now almost double Infosys' market value of Rs 2.46 lakh crore.

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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

HRD ministry to bring in separate bill for IIITs
The HRD ministry has decided to bring in a "separate bill" to govern the affairs of Indian Institutes for Information and Technology (IIITs) which are functioning under the public-private partnership model. The ministry has also decided to allow increased intake of foreign students in IIITs.

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Tendulkar wishes good luck to Vijender for title fight
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar wished good luck to India's star boxer Vijender Singh who will fight for the WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight title against Australia's Kerry Hope here on Saturday.

GJF to conduct pan-Ind workshops on excise duty implementation
Mumbai, Jul 16 () All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF) today said it will conduct workshops in 60 cities across the country to create awareness among jewellers on norms of excise duty implementation and other trade related practises.

New initiatives for skill India launched

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Turkey still not coup proof, says expert Uday Bhaskar
Defense expert Uday Bhaskar on Saturday said Turkey is still not coup proof.

Cabinet Committee on Par'l Affairs rejigged; Smriti dropped
New Delhi, Jul 16 () The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) has been rejigged with Smriti Irani being dropped as a special invitee and her successor in the HRD Ministry Prakash Javadekar elevated as a member.

Speed up transferring of agri tech to land from lab: Agri Min
New Delhi, Jul 16 () Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh today called upon farm scientists to speed up efforts to transfer technologies from the lab to the grassroots level in an effort to double farmers' income in the next five years.

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Woman excise official latest to file harassment complaint

BJP takes a weekend dharna break, puts padayatra on hold

2-day-old baby stolen from Vani Vilas Hospital

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T asks Centre to release Rs 825 cr for Pushkarams

NHRC notice to T over botched eye surgeries

Rise in Almatti water level brings hopes for T farmers

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20 reticulated pythons born in Chennai's Vandalur zoo
The newborn measured 61cm to 76cm.

Chennai Metro Rail conducts trial run on underground line

Rename IIT-M IIT Chennai, says Union coal minister Piyush Goyal
In the wake of the Union cabinet approving a proposal to change the name of the Madras high court, Union coal minister Piyush Goyal has suggested that IIT-M too should be rechristened IIT Chennai.

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Gujarat CM dedicates various projects worth Rs. 418 crore in Surat

Gujarat CM to attend 11th Inter-State Council meeting in Delhi today

Fire safety: Say you've got the power, HC tells AMC
The Gujarat high court on Friday told the Ahmedabad municipal commissioner to issue a clarification to the media stating that the civic body has enough powers to act against those who flout fire safety norms.

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Decommissioned MIG 21 fighter plane on display in city
A decommissioned MIG 21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force was installed at the entrance of Chandrashekhar park of the city, on Friday.

AU to reconduct CRET by July end
Following several complaints regarding mass cheating by the examinees appearing in offline mode of combined research entrance test (CRET) of Allahabad University at a lone center of the city

Crime Mapping Software System delayed in Allahabad zone
The much awaited Crime Mapping Software System (CMSS) is delayed as 6 out of 8 districts in Allahabad zone comprising Allahabad, Fatehpur, Kaushambi, Pratapgarh, Mahoba, Banda and Chitrakoot are yet to feed data under the different categories of offences/cases registered under various sections of IPCs. Data records from January 1, 2015 to June 5, 2016 are to be compiled.

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Odisha opens new steel directorate
Bhubaneswar, Jul 16 () To best utilise iron ore resources, zero waste mining, value addition and strengthening mineral economy, the Odisha government has opened a new directorate of steel.

CCTV vigil in Keonjhar Suna Besha
The three deities, Jagannath, Subhadra, Balabhadra, of Baladevjew Temple here wore gold and silver ornaments fixed with stones on the chariot on the occasion of Suna Besha here.

Steel directorate to resolve project woes
The state government on Friday came up with a special steel directorate under the state steel and mines department.

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'Operation smile' leaves kids in need in tears

Teen stabs schoolmate over 50 times in Jabalpur
In a case of revenge killing, a student of class 11 stabbed his junior schoolmate over 50 times in Jabalpur district.

Computer science top pick among engineering students

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Chandigarh society submits memorandum to Rajnath
A delegation of UT Employees Chandigarh Housing Board–CHB-Housing welfare society led by BJP Chandigarh State President Sanjay Tandon met with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and submitted a memorandum on Friday.

Rights panel logs on to social media to find 3-yr-old's parents

No application filed for carving colony, shows RTI

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