Wednesday, 24 August 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Gold down Rs 78 in futures trade

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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Gold down Rs 78 in futures trade 
In futures trading, gold for delivery in October was trading Rs 78 or 0.25% down at Rs 31,292 per 10 gram at the Multi Commodity Exchange. Analysts said trimming of positions by traders, tracking a weak trend in the overseas markets, mainly weighed on gold futures.

Sensex regains 28K level, up 118 pts in early trade
The benchmark BSE Sensex regained the 28,000-mark by surging over 118 points in early trade on Wednesday on renewed buying by participants in auto, tech and IT counters amid mixed global cues.

Taj's Kashmir hotel bookings hit by unrest

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Rare endangered primate spotted in Vietnam

Kerala resort goes 'green'

Edible milk-based wrapping to cut plastic waste
US scientists are developing an environment-friendly edible packaging film made of milk proteins that may help prevent food spoilage and reduce plastic waste.

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Water shortage behind decline of Maya civilisation
Model calculations by researchers at Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) suggests that irrigation technology that served the Mayans well during periods of drought may have actually made their society more vulnerable to major catastrophes.

North Korea fires ballistic missile towards Japan
The missile was fired at around 5:30am from North Korea's Sinpo, where satellite imagery shows a submarine base is located. The projectile reached Japan's air defence identification zone, an area of control designated by countries to help maintain air security, South's Yonhap News Agency reported.

Turkey launches operation to free IS-held Syrian town
Turkey's Anadolu Agency said the operation, which began hours after Turkey indicated it would step up its engagement in Syria, began at 4am with Turkish artillery launching intense fire on Jarablus from the Turkish town of Karkamis, followed by Turkish warplanes bombing IS targets in the town.

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'Draize' irritation tests using rabbits to be phased out
As a result of the Humane Society International/India’s campaign to end cruel and obsolete animal testing, the Drug Technical Advisory Board, India’s highest health advisory board, has recommended a two-year phase out period for the “Draize” irritation tests using rabbits.

Dengue in heart patients could aggravate cardiac problems: Study
Amid spiralling cases of dengue reported in the national capital, a study has found that the vector-borne disease in cardiac patients could aggravate their heart ailments.

Earth's temperature dropped during solar eclipse
A study has revealed that the temperature of the Earth dropped during last year's eclipse of the sun, Britain's Met office has said.

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Here's why you shouldn't charge your smartphone overnight
Chances are, you plug in your phone before you go to bed at night, thinking it's best to greet the morning with a fully charged device. Is this a good idea? That depends. Here's the thing.

Here's how to install Android 7.0 Nougat on your device
If you are one of those users who did not risk your Nexus with developer previews but cannot wait enough to get the final public version either, then these following steps are for you.

Android 7.0 Nougat: Hottest 10 features of Google's latest OS
Google’s latest Android version Nougat is out of beta.

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IIT council gives nod to off-campus students
The new concept of ‘non-resident students’ is aimed at increasing the IIT student strength. The council has also approved the PM Research Fellowship programme that will select 1,000 bright BTech IIT students and give them direct admission into PhD programmes with a higher scholarship.

IITs to have non-resident students soon
IITs have decided to increase the number of seats in various courses for admitting "non-resident students" with an aim to take their total intake to one lakh by 2020.

Maharashtra clarfies bar on college transfer not for law students already in colleges

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HC asks lawyer if client willing to deposit 10L before hearing PIL
In a significant move aimed to check genuineness of a public interest litigant, the Bombay high court asked a lawyer to inform it by next week if the petitioner would deposit Rs 10 lakh in court, before the matter is taken up for hearing.

Mira Road woman stages own kidnap, demands ransom from husband
A woman allegedly staged her own abduction and demanded a Rs 10 lakh ransom from her husband. Though the police traced he woman, a resident of Mira Road, no case has been registered as the husband did not press charges against her.

'Janmashtami' celebrations begin at Mumbai's Krishna temples
The famous temple of ISKCON at Girgaum Chowpatty here offered 5,243-fruit 'bhoga' in a unique way to mark the occasion. The number 5,243 corresponds with the number of years the God appeared on the earth, ISKCON's spiritual leader Radhanath Swami Maharaj said in a statement.

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Horn not OK... most of the time we don't know why we honk
Honking is probably the first sound a new-born baby hears as also the last sound a dying man does, in our country. The words 'HORN OK PLEASE' appear behind many vehicles ... No surprise that most drivers believe it is their birthright, privilege and duty to honk.

Kaali-peelis in slow lane, cabs make hay

Mom found boy in a pool of blood

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Karnataka cabinet okays 70-bed hospital in Udupi
After having given the green signal for the development of Jog falls by NRI billionaire B R Shetty, the state cabinet has now handed over yet another project to the business magnate. The B R Shetty company, BRS ventures, will now develop a 70-bed hospital in Udupi and expand it to a 200-bed super specialty maternity and pediatric hospital.

Meat ban for Janmashtami in Bengaluru
On the occasion of Sri Krishna Janmashtami festival on Thursday, August 25, 2016, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has imposed a ban on animal slaughter and sale of meat in the city.

I am ready to revisit Pakistan, says Ramya
Actor-turned-politician says there is no need to be apologetic about her "Pakistan is not hell" comment, and will stand by it. In an interview to Bangalore Mirror, after a private complaint was filed against her for praising Pakistan, she said she loved the way she was treated in that country

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Armed with proof, T set to claim AP Bhavan

Sindhu, Sakshi saved India the blushes, says KTR
Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu on Monday hoped to bring more laurels for the country and thanked all those who supported her even as the Telangana government, buoyed by her exception performance in Rio, announced its plans of drafting a new sports policy for the state.

Dy CM goofs up, says Sindhu to get 'better' coach
Champion shuttler P V Sindhu's spectacular showing in Rio has been attributed singularly to coach P Gopichand's expert training and guidance. However, Telangana deputy chief minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali thinks she needs 'better coach' and the government would provide her with one!

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Palar check dam issue: Muslim League cadre held for laying siege to APSRTC bus
Around 50 members of the Tamil Nadu Muslim League were arrested for laying siege to an Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation bus at the Vellore New Bus Stand on Wednesday afternoon.

Tamil Nadu cricket turns a new chapter as TNPL kicks off
Cricket in Tamil Nadu will turn a new chapter on Wednesday when the Tamil Nadu Premier League kicks off on Wednesday. The inaugural match will be played between VB Thiruvallur Veerans and Karaikudi Kaalai at Chepauk.

Acid thrown at hockey player in Chennai
The hockey player, identified Mohit, is working as a clerical staff in the income tax department here. He is a member of I-T department’s hockey team. He hails from Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh.

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'Neglecting rural growth cost Gujarat Rs 672.63 cr'
A big sum, Rs140 crore, was incurred above estimated costs just due to delay in finalization of tenders, pointed out the CAG.

'Ketan trying to discredit Hardik with BJP help'
Hardik Patel of spending donations meant for 'martyrs' of the community on a lavish lifestyle, another member of the Patel outfit has made counter allegations against Ketan Patel.

1 held for Rs 12L Naroda robbery
A team of city crime branch arrested 23-year-old Siddharth Batunge, a resident of Sardarnagar, in connection with the Rs 11.8 lakh robbery which took place on August 19 in Naroda.

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Allahabad, first dist to launch TB/HIV screening at DMCs
Faced with the scary prospect of tuberculosis (TB) emerging as the most common opportunistic infection affecting HIV-seropositive individuals, the health department is offering TB/HIV screening facilities at its 61 Designated Microscopic Centres (DMC) in the district.

2 robbers land in police dragnet

CIC inaugurates RTI workshop
Chief information commissioner of UP Jawed Usmani addressed a workshop here on Monday where he said the Right to Information Act has changed the working of government.

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MLA booked for 'abetting' palace suicides

Wild animals wreck havoc on farmland

Garbage dumping: Green panel notices on four civic bodies

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GST bill to be tabled in assembly today
State assembly will meet for a special one-day session on Wednesday to discuss, debate and ratify Goods and Service Tax (GST) Bill.

Pitra paksh: Two special trains for Gaya
Two special trains between Habibganj-Gaya and Jabalpur-Gaya will run during Pitra paksha.

Hamidia 'hazard' from waste scam
Two buckets of water and a carton make for 'hygienic' cleaning of hospital waste at Hamidia Hospital. If this is a shocker, there's more in store.

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Delhi court defers sentencing of Hry ex-speaker Kadian
A special CBI court in Delhi on Tuesday reserved its verdict on the quantum of sentence to former speaker of Haryana Vidhan Sabha Satbir Singh Kadian, who was convicted in a 23-year-old IFFCO fund misappropriation case.

No need to give affidavits when seeking govt services

Haryana lays out red carpet to welcome Rio medallist Sakshi

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