Tuesday, 9 August 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: GST rollout deadline of April challenging: Rajan

Tuesday, August 09, 2016
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GST rollout deadline of April challenging: Rajan
The Reserve Bank on Tuesday said it will be challenging to roll out GST from April 1, 2017 but the new indirect tax regime will eventually boost business sentiment and investments.

Sensex, rupee flat after RBI decision
Stocks and Indian rupee were barely changed after RBI governor Raghuram Rajan maintained a status quo on interest rates in Tuesday’s policy meet. Bonds were slightly bullish with the benchmark yield softening slightly after the rate decision was announced.

Sensex trips 55 points ahead of RBI policy
Domestic investors seem to be cautious ahead of the RBI's bi-monthly monetary policy meet on Tuesday, with the market benchmark Sensex falling over 55 points and NSE Nifty cracking below the 8,700-mark in early trade.

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Background music may hamper shark conservation

17 lakh tonne of e-waste generated in India in 2014

50 Siberian tiger cubs born in China's park
Over 50 tiger cubs have been born this year in China's largest Siberian tiger breeding centre in the country's northwestern Heilongjiang province. Scientists handpick certain tigers, using a DNA database, to breed the next generation every year, the park said in a statement on Sunday.

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Pak mourns Quetta blast victims, lawyers boycott courts
Lawyers in Pakistan today boycotted courts and staged protests against the killing of their colleagues as a shocked nation mourned the death of 70 people in a horrific suicide bombing at a hospital in restive Balochistan province.

Storm nears Mexico's Baja, 45 dead in earlier storm
Tropical Storm Javier weakened a bit as it bore down on the resort city of Cabo San Lucas at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula late on Monday, while the death toll from former Hurricane Earl rose to 45 in Mexico's eastern mountains.

2 yrs of anti-IS airstrikes have redrawn Iraqi map
The US-led coalition estimates that since the airstrikes began on Aug 8, 2014, IS has lost more than 40 percent of the territory it once held in Iraq. But while coalition airstrikes paved the way for Kurdish and Iraqi ground forces to retake territory, in many cases the result is a ruined prize.

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$3 million/kg: Indian-American firm to take human ashes to moon
A private firm co-founded by an Indian-American and licensed to launch a spacecraft and land on the moon plans to take human remains to the Earth's satellite at $3 million per kilogram, according to a media report.

New compound shows hope for prostate cancer therapy
Researchers have identified a novel compound that can block testosterone from fuelling the tumours in mice and act as a new generation therapy for prostate cancer.

Liver harvested from brain dead person, taken to Bengaluru
The Port City has given new lease of life for several people across Karnataka through organ transplantation procedures in the past one year. In a fourth such instance, a brain dead person’s liver was taken to Bengaluru late on Monday night.

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Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime review: High on performance, low on price
With the recent launch of the Redmi 3S (Prime), it seems that the Chinese smartphone maker is planning to woo the budget-conscious Indian smartphone buyers all over again.Bearing a price tag of Rs 8,999 the Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime has been launched as part of the ‘Make in India’ initiative.So can the Redmi 3S recreate the magic for Xiaomi all over again? We used the device for a few days, and here’s our full review.

19 smartphones affected by QuadRooter security bug
Smartphone and tablet users beware, researchers have discovered a new security flaw that could leave as many as 900 million Android devices vulnerable to hackers.

Withings Activite Steel review: Activity tracker at the price of a smartwatch
We recently got our hands on the Withings Activite Steel activity tracker and used it for almost a week. The tracker is priced at Rs 17,999, but is it really worth buying? Read our review.

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656 drop outs in IITs, 49 in IIMs in 2015-16: Govt

No proposal for common curriculum for CBSE, states: Prakash Javadekar
Government does not propose to introduce a common curriculum in CBSE and state boards as a uniform syllabus does not take into account the local contexts, culture and language, Lok Sabha was informed on Monday.

IITs to keep eye on hiring by startups, focus on PSU jobs
After a few start-ups revoked job offers and some deferred their joining dates, IITs are making minor changes in their placement policies to ensure students don't face a similar situation this year.

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I hope I never have to be in court in real life: Big B
Mumbai, Aug 9 () Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan may be playing a lawyer in his upcoming film "Pink" but the actor says he hopes he never has to face a real court in life. "I haven't been inside a court room here (in India). I hope I never have to go to court.

Gold smuggling racket unearthed, 3 held
Directorate of Revenue Intelligence last week unearthed a gold smuggling racket. The three member gang, currently in judicial custody claimed to have smuggled 700 kg gold worth Rs 175 crore in the past one-and-a-half years.

Mumbai Police submits report on Zakir Naik
Mumbai, Aug 9 () The Mumbai police probing the alleged provocative speeches of Islamic televangelist Zakir Naik, who is under the scanner of various Central agencies as well, has submitted its report to Maharashtra Home department, a senior official said today.

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HTC India, service centre to repay mobile user for negligence
New Delhi, Aug 9 () A District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum here has directed HTC India Pvt Ltd and one of its service centres to refund the cost of a mobile handset and Rs 8,000 compensation to a customer after noting that there was "negligence and deficiency" in service.

Idea tanks 6%; mcap dips Rs 2,141 cr on poor Q1 show
New Delhi, Aug 9 () Shares of telecom operator Idea Cellular ended nearly 6 per cent lower today, wiping-out Rs 2,141 crore from its market valuation, after the firm reported a sharp decline of 74.5 per cent in consolidated net profit for three months period ended June 30. The scrip tanked 5.

Govt has sent fresh letter to CJI on MoP
New Delhi, Aug 9 () The government is working with the judiciary to iron out differences over the revised Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) which guides appointment of judges and has sent a fresh letter to the Chief Justice of India in this regard.

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BWSSB extends STP deadline till october end

3 Bengaluru women to ride to Khardung La on scooters

Vapers claim e-cigarette ban not based on any study, cite RTI reply

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Synchrony Financial plans to expand operations in Hyderabad

Telangana govt for stringent laws to check milk adulteration
The Telangana government will soon make adulteration of milk a non-bailable offence with a maximum punishment of life term.

After 3 months ban, GHMC allows hoardings, but with a rider
Almost three months after removal of hoardings in the city, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has decided to allow advertising hoardings which have less risk.

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Veteran film producer Panchu Arunachalam dies at 76
Chennai, Aug 9 () Veteran Tamil filmmaker and script-writer K N Panchu Arunachalam, who had worked with top stars including Rajinikant and Kamal Haasan, died today following a cardiac arrest. He was 76.

Currency notes worth Rs 342 crore missing from Chennai-bound train

Voltage fluctuations in Chennai, suburbs to be solved soon
Chief minister J Jayalalithaa announced in the assembly on Tuesday that 17,535 transformers in suburban areas would be replaced with RMUs at a cost of Rs 1,750 crore.

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Lion selfie case: Ravindra Jadeja pays Rs 20,000 penalty
Ahmedabad, Aug 9 () Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja was let off by Gujarat forest department after he paid a fine of Rs 20,000 for a taking selfie with lions at Gir Wildlife Sanctuary at Sasan in Junagadh, an act strictly prohibited by law.

Bringing Turkish hues to Ahmedabad's canvas
City-based artist Ankita Jain is presenting Turkish Ebru art at Amdavad ni Gufa

Paying more for water: Consumer courts rejects complaints against hotels

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High drama in AU: Protesters want VC to revoke order
Agitated over the expulsion of four student leaders of Allahabad University and suspension of four others, the student leaders staged a massive protest at Pant auditorium of the department of botany on Monday.

Attack on lawyers condemned
Former chairman of Bar Council of India VC Mishra said on Monday that he would restore the dignity of lawyers and also the glory of High Court Bar Association (HCBA) if elected the president of HCBA.

Eid-ul-Fitr a national holiday in India? Pakistanis surprised
Even elite class in Pakistan like doctors are surprised to know that there are national holidays on Muslim festivals like Eid-ul-fitr or Eid-uz-zuha.

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BJP leader demands immediate formation of River Board
Bhubaneswar, Aug 9 () Demanding immediate formation of a river board to resolve Mahanadi water row between Odisha and Chhattisgarh, senior BJP leader Bijay Mohapatra today said construction of projects on the river in the neighbouring state should also be stopped.

Three arrested from Kolkata
The CBI on Monday arrested three key employees of Silicon Projects India Limited, a chit fund company, on charges of duping investors of nearly Rs 50 crore.

Runaway schoolkids blame it on homework, tuition
Two 13-year-old children ran away from a city-based high school and boarded a South-bound train vowing never to return home.

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MP police sends abuse "victim" to jail

PM Bhabhra rally: Bad weather, languid workers may hit turnout
Internal tussle and adverse weather has left the BJP struggling with onerous task of pulling crowd for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bhabhra in Alirajpur district, on August 9.

French Olympian's accident leaves city gymnasts scared
Dangers of contact sports like boxing are constantly being talked about.However, injuries a gymnast risks sustaining aren't spoken about much.

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2 cow 'traders' beaten up in Panipat

Modi should apologise: Punjab's cow vigilante hits back

'Descendants of Harappans still living in Rakhigarhi'

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