Saturday, 27 August 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Gold rebounds, silver jumps Rs 280/kg

Saturday, August 27, 2016
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Gold rebounds, silver jumps Rs 280/kg
Gold recovered by Rs 100 to Rs 31,250 per 10 grams on Saturday on fresh buying by jewellers at the domestic spot market to meet retailers' demand even as the metal weakened overseas. Silver also rebounded by Rs 280 to Rs 44,700 per kg due to increased off-take by industrial units and coin makers.

Google, Colgate, LG top brands in India?

Don't ban innovation to feel safer: Raghuram Rajan
Raghuram Rajan said that they should not ban innovation just because it makes them feel safer.

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Obama establishes world's largest marine reserve
The US President Barack Obama on Friday burnished his environmental legacy by establishing the world's largest marine reserve, home to thousands of rare sea creatures in the northwestern Hawaiian islands.

Indonesia seizes hundreds of frozen pangolins
Indonesian authorities have seized more than 650 critically endangered pangolins found hidden in freezers and arrested a man for allegedly breaking wildlife protection laws. Police raided the house in Jombang district after local residents became suspicious about the large number of freezers in the property.

Assam CM takes stock of rescued Kaziranga rhinos
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday took stock of nine baby rhinos rescued from the recent spate of floods and kept at a rehabilitation centre in the Kaziranga national park.

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N Korea threatens to fire at US, S Korea troops
North Korea on Saturday threatened to aim fire at the lighting equipment used by "provocative" American and South Korean troops at a truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas.

Japan PM pledges to invest $30bn in Africa by 2018
Japan will pour $30 billion (27 billion euros) in investment in Africa by 2018, including $10 billion in infrastructure development, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday at a summit in Nairobi.

India, Pak should continue dialogue: US
India and Pakistan should continue a dialogue process to address their differences and issues, including Kashmir, the US has said as it asked the two nations to refrain from indulging in rhetoric. The US has also said that the two countries need to determine the Kashmir issue through dialogue.

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Bacteria in chewable tobacco may up risk of cancer
Researchers have identified several species of bacteria in smokeless tobacco products that can increase the risk of cancer, lung infections, diarrhoea and vomiting. Users often have problems with gingivitis and other oral health issues, caused by smokeless tobacco products.

New model to predict sudden cardiac death

New method may narrow down search for Earth 2.0: Study
A new method for analysing the chemical composition of stars may help scientists winnow the search for Earth-like planets, a new study has found. The system creates a new way to assess the habitability and biological evolution possibilities of planets outside our solar system.

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Your Facebook News Feed is set to change again
Facebook said Friday it is further automating its "trending" stories feature, a move that will scale back human input to prevent personal bias from influencing which stories get highlighted.

9 interesting facts about Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg
Facebook’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, turned 47 on August 28, 2016.

Asus Zenfone 3 review: A worthy all-rounder
Despite facing a tough competition in the market, Asus is one brand that has been consistently making a mark out there with its attractive product design, let it be tablets, gaming laptops, or even smartphones.

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IB school says it does not come under Right to Education Act
Pune's first International Baccalaureate (IB) school told Bombay high court on Thursday that it was not a “school“, it had no links to the Indian educational system and thus it did not come under the ambit of the Right to Education (RTE) Act.

Feedback from states, citizens to shape new education policy: Javadekar
The HRD ministry has said it would set up a committee headed by an educationist to finalise the new education policy. The policy will incorporate feedback from stakeholders, ranging from states to the citizens.

FISAT signs MoU with Japanese and Malayasian varsities

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'Allow equal access to women at Haji Ali'

Must-know lingos in Mumbai
The key to sail through this fast-paced city lies in the lingo that the Mumbaikars speak.

Mumbai: Onions rot away as bumper crop catches government off guard
At least 10-12 lakh tonnes of onions are awaiting buyers in the APMC markets in Nashik district.The reason: the state government ignored repeated warnings about falling rate of onions due to surplus production.

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Hunar Hale and Mayank Gandhi's ring ceremony in Delhi
Much like engagement ceremonies shown on Indian television, Hunar Hale and Mayank Gandhi’s ring ceremony in the capital was also full of drama and surprises.

Ex-Haryana speaker gets seven years for graft
Former Haryana assembly speaker Satbir Singh Kadian was sentenced to seven years' jail by a city court on Friday in a two-decade-old case for irregularities in procurement by Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd when he headed the organisation in the early 1990s.

Soon in city: 'Hello, I hear you loud & clear'
The nagging call drops and voice breaks that mobile phone users in the capital have to suffer, could soon be a thing of the past. The city's three big municipal corporations and Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) have finally come to an agreement over installation of mobile towers.

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Cannot release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu, says Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah

Hold flower show in closed structure, restrict it to a week: Entomologists

8 schools come together to fund traffic signals
In a novel initiative, a group of schools near Varthur have come forward to fix traffic lights. Nearly eight schools contributed Rs 3 lakh each to install signals at busy locations in the area.

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Surrogacy bill whips up a storm

Water board pulls up citizens, VIPs get away

Hyderabad tops nation for most US student visas given
The US consulate general in Hyderabad issues the fifth highest number of student visas in the world and the highest in the country, assistant secretary of state for consular affairs Michele Bond said on Friday.

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Actor Arun Vijay detained for drunk driving after accident

'No kids working in Tirupur's famed garment industry'
There are no child labourers in the garment industry in the country now as compared to the year 2000, says an audit conducted by the Netherlands-based NGO Fair Wear Foundation (FWF).

Fireworks in House on cards with DMK back
DMK MLAs are likely to be more aggressive when they return to the assembly on Tuesday after their suspension ends, party leaders said.

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Judicial committee to hold hearings on OROP
The judicial committee examining the One Rank One Pension (OROP) reform will be visiting Ahmedabad on August 30, 2016, to hold hearings and enable ex-servicemen and veterans to make representations on OROP.

Hajis face slush test at Gujarat airport
Even as Gujarat is sending the highest ever 7,500 haj pilgrims to Mecca, the road to holy journey is laden with muck and slush for passengers arriving at Ahmedabad-based Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) Airport.

No end to SIT official's deposition
After Mal's examination-in-chief, a defence lawyer, Chetan Shah, began cross-examining him in September 2013 and the deposition ended in February this year.

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Allahabad HC issues preventive order against arrest of Akhlaq's family
The Allahabad high court on Friday issued a preventive order against the arrest of family members of Akhlaq, who was lynched in Dadri, Greater Noida, in September last year following rumours of his possessing and eating beef.

Crisis becomes opportunity for politicians
Although several NGOs and social organisations have come forward to help flood victims, help has also come from political leaders.

In Ballia, Ganga sets new highest flood level
In Ballia, the Ganga set a new highest flood level (HFL) by breaching the 60.37m mark, while it was flowing 22cm below the HFL in Ghazipur.

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NHRC notice to Odisha on deaths of 19 tribal kids
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to chief secretary seeking a detailed report within four weeks on the death of 19 Juang tribal kids due to malnutrition at Nagada village of mineral-rich Sukinda in Jajpur district.

'My father was never kept in confinement'

Man who carried wife's body admits he didn't seek help
Two days hence and after plenty of hue and cry in India and abroad, Majhi has now come on record saying he did not inform anybody at the hospital and quietly left with his wife's body.

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Crime against women highest in Bhopal's posh areas

RSS, Amit Shah talk UP poll plan in Bhopal
Significant was the decision on Uttar Pradesh leadership in view of scheduled assembly polls.RSS wants a senior party leader to spearhead party's election campaign.

CBI submits 3rd status report on Vyapam scam: No clean chit to MP CM yet
CBI team investigating Vyapam scam on Friday submitted its third status report before supreme court with a little input on 'disputed' hard disks and pen drives, which hold the key to busting the multi-layered scam. Report on investigations into Vyapam cases and related deaths were submitted in two separate sealed envelopes, said sources.

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Chemistry department organizes Professor Bawa Kartar Singh Memorial lecture
The department of chemistry and centre of advanced studies in chemistry, Panjab University (PU) on Friday organized Professor Bawa Kartar Singh Memorial Lecture to commemorate his seminal contributions to Indian science and for his association with PU.

PU to host national seminar on Ambedkar birth anniversary
Panjab University (PU) will celebrate 125th birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr B R Ambedkar and in this context Panjab University (PU) in collaboration with the Punjab Government is organizing one-day national seminar on August 30 at 10.30am at Law Auditorium, Panjab University.

UGC objects to salaries drawn by PU VC, registrar

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