Saturday, 6 August 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Gold dips below Rs 31,000 on global cues

Saturday, August 06, 2016
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Gold dips below Rs 31,000 on global cues
Gold prices slumped by Rs 170 to trade at Rs 30,930 per ten grams at the bullion market on Saturday in tandem with a weak trend overseas amid muted demand from jewellers at spot market. Silver also plunged by Rs 900 to Rs 46,300 per kg on reduced offtake by industrial units and coin makers.

Market ends marginally up on GST booster

'Retailers earn more from online than offline sales'

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Mammoth effort to save flood-stranded Indian elephant

Handling of toxic waste: NGT seeks details from states
As the issue of toxic waste being released from industries becomes a major environmental issue, the National Green Tribunal has directed various state governments, including the national capital, to file an affidavit and inform it about the mechanism of disposal of such hazardous waste.

The Thai village using poop to power homes

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US not involved in Turkey coup attempt: Envoy
The United States' ambassador to Turkey has again denied allegations his country was involved in last month's failed coup attempt, Turkish media reported on Saturday.

Japan marks Hiroshima bombing anniversary
Japan on Saturday marked 71 years since the city of Hiroshima was destroyed by a US atomic bomb, as its mayor urged the world to unite in abolishing nuclear weapons. The annual ceremony came just months after Barack Obama became the first sitting US president to visit the western Japanese city,

Donald Trump says his 'baby joke' was distorted
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has termed the media as "dishonest" for turning into a negative story his joke on ejecting a baby from one of his election rallies early this week.

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'Longer lasting, tastier tomatoes in the offing'

Nasa's new game marks Curiosity's 4th anniversary on Mars
To mark Curiosity rover's 4th anniversary since landing on Mars, Nasa has launched a new mobile game that lets users explore the rugged terrain of the red planet. In the game, Mars Rover, players drive through Mars, challenging themselves to navigate and balance the rover and earn points.

CSIR develops Omega-3 and Vitamin-E enriched frozen nutritional dessert

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7 hot gadgets debuting at Rio Olympics 2016
Here's some of the coolest hi-tech wizardry that's making a debut at the biggest sporting event of this year...

Apple's smartphone marketshare falls by 35% in India: Report
According to a report from Strategy Analytics, the company shipped 800,000 smartphones in India in Q2 2016, this compares to 1.2 million smartphones it shipped during the same quarter last year.

5 tips to protect yourself on WhatsApp, Facebook and more
One normally starts thinking about security only when it gets compromised. But the services you normally use put in a lot of effort to keep you and your data secure. Here's a quick rundown of the steps you need to follow to secure your online presence.

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IIT-Kharagpur students bag 53 PPOs ahead of new academic session
Students at IIT Kharagpur bagged as many as 53 pre-placement offers (PPOs) from top-tier organisations ahead of the start of its new academic session, a statement said on Friday.

Draft Indian National University Bill goes online for public views
The Draft Indian National University Bill, 2015, which proposes to establish a world class fully autonomous institution of national importance for training and research in military studies, has gone online on portal and Defence Ministry website for six weeks for public consultations.

Central admission, counselling for PG admissions in Mangalore varsity from Aug 8
Mangalore University is all set to admit the candidates for its various Post Graduate Departments through ‘Central Admission and Counselling’ process which starts from August 8.

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Mahad bridge collapse: Now, underwater cameras to find vehicles in river
Four hi-tech underwater cameras are now being used in the search operations near the Mahad bridge collapse site to find the missing buses and cars from Savitri river.

I miss Shahid on 'Jhalak'; Jacqueline is cute and honest:Hegde
Mumbai, Aug 6 () Ace choreographer Ganesh Hegde misses actor Shahid Kapoor, who was his co-judge on "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa" last season, and feels that his counterpart Jacqueline Fernandez is honest in her work. Hegde is joined by Karan Johar and Jacqueline in the ninth season of the hit reality show.

Have to be pragmatic in the first year: Steve Coppell
Mumbai, Aug 6 () Steve Coppell, who was recently taken on board as the head coach of ISL franchise Kerala Blasters, said it is difficult to have a vision for the football tournament's upcoming season but underlined that he needs to be 'pragmatic' in his first year.

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PM to lay foundation stone of NTPC power plant in Telangana
New Delhi, Aug 6 () Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of NTPC's 1,600 MW Telangana Super Thermal Power Project (Phase I) in Ramagundam city of the state tomorrow.

SBM should become a jan andolan: Venkaiah Naidu
New Delhi, Aug 6 () Swachh Bharat Mission should become a 'jan andolan' and not be seen as a government programme only, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu today said as he launched the Swachh Survekshan 2017 (sanitation survey) for 500 cities across the country.

Festival of short films focuses on disability
New Delhi, Aug 6 () A series of 19 films, most of which are less than 5 minutes long and directed by filmmakers from nine countries and focussing on prevalent stereotypes about disability and the disabled were recently awarded here.

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Javed Akhtar praises Gulzar
Bengaluru, Aug 6 () Noted Bollywood song writer Javed Akhtar today said he has great respect for poet and lyricist Gulzar as he has his own inimitable style of writing abstract poetry, which very few can do. "When I hear his songs, I don't have to ask who has written it.

In a rarity, Army chief lands in Karnataka warriors' home
Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Saturday landed in Madikeri in Kodagu, the land that has given two Army chiefs to India, Field Marshal KM Cariappa and General KS Thimayya besides thousands of soldiers and officers, and doled out a series of sops to keep the region’s interest in the armed forces.

90% of Karnataka's colleges are functioning without principals
Of the 411 degree colleges in the state, only 36 have full-time principals.In other words, more than 90% of the colleges have been functioning without an administrative head.

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TDP leader's illegal structure in Guntur corporation site is razed

Vignan wins Cambridge honour
Renowned education group Vignan University won the emerging star award from Cambridge university.The announcement was made at the annual coordinators workshop held in Hyderabad.

Vaccination camps for Haj-bound pilgrims
The AP Haj Committee has finalised the vaccination schedule for Haj-bound pilgrims in the state.

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Chennai, Aug 6 () Rainfall occurred at most places over Coastal Karnataka and Kerala, at many places over North interior Karnataka, at a few places over Lakshadweep, South interior Karnataka, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and at one or two places over Tamil Nadu and Rayalaseema.

Chennaiyin FC sign Davide Succi and Maurizio Peluso
Chennai, Aug 6 () Indian Super League champions Chennaiyin FC is delighted to announce that they have signed Italian forwards Davide Succi and Maurizio Peluso for the next edition of ISL.

Amala Paul, Vijay move family court for divorce
Setting in motion a rather smooth and bloodless divorce proceedings, actor Amala Paul and her film director-husband A Vijay alias Vijay Anand appeared in a family court here on Saturday.

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I'm sure changed leadership will take state forward: Ben
After the BJP leadership chose Vijay Rupani to be the next CM and named Nitin Patel as deputy CM, in-charge chief minister Anandiben Patel congratulated both the leaders.

Improve law and order, says Cong
The Congress party congratulated the newly-appointed chief minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani and his deputy Nitin Patel on Friday and urged them to focus on the “deteriorating law and order“ situation.

Gujarat gets new CM: Call from Delhi changed script
A 20-minute phone call - received some time during the closed-door meeting held at the state BJP HQ, Shri Kamalam - apparently cut off the chances of Nitin Patel, who was till 3.30 pm the most likely successor to Anandiben Patel.

More Ahmedabad News»

Rio dream in decks of cards
He is neither an Olympian nor will he participate in the upcoming Rio Olympics, but his love for Indian contingent and passion for displaying his talent is not less commendable.

UPSC prelims to be held on Aug 7 across 83 centres
Preparations are afoot for the smooth conduct of civil services prelims to be held in the district on August 7. The examination will be held across 83 centres in the district.

Liquor smuggling racket busted, 2 held
City police claimed to have busted an inter-state racket involved in smuggling Indian made foreign liquor (IMFL) and arrested two of the group's key operators near Gaughat old bridge, on Thursday night.

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Six Union ministers to visit state in August
The state is set to witness another mega round of Union ministers making whirlwind tours of the state starting next week.

Odisha cheers its girls in Rio
Hours ahead of the curtain going up on the 31st Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the state emboldened by the record participants of six women on Friday heightened the sound of cheer.

Three tiger cubs born in Nandankanan
Three tiger cubs, including a melanistic one, were born to white tigress, Sneha, at Nandankanan on Friday morning.

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NLIU to host mediation tourney in Nov
This is the oldest tournament In Asia and attracts participation and eyeballs from across the world.

MANIT students furious over eight-fold fee hike

Rio treat for freshers on 'home' turf
Live telecast will also be recorded for coaching purposes in the future.Sports minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia told TOI that Olympics is a big opportunity for players to learn.

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PU students attend summer school at Nottingham Trent University

Haryana's big plans for Gita Mahotsava
Chandigarh, Aug 6 () Haryana government today chalked out a detailed programme for the five-day Gita festival to be held at Kurukshetra in the state from December 6.

Want to bring govt schools at par with private ones: Khattar
Chandigarh, Aug 5 () Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said there should be a collaboration between private and government schools so that state-run educational institutions could also provide better education.

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