Friday, 5 August 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Higher prices curb demand for gold, but festive season may spur fresh buying

Friday, August 05, 2016
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Higher prices curb demand for gold, but festive season may spur fresh buying
Physical gold sales remained sluggish in Asia this week as higher prices kept buyers at bay, but appetite for the precious metal is expected to pick up with upcoming festive seasons in top markets India and China.

Expected solid job gains seen as boost to economy
The Labor Department's closely-watched employment report on Friday will probably show that nonfarm payrolls increased by 180,000 jobs last month, according to a Reuters survey of economists. While that would be a step down from June's 287,000 surge, July's expected gain would still be above the average monthly advance of 171,500 jobs over the first half of the year.

India implements CPI target, cementing Rajan legacy
MoS Arjun Ram Meghwal tabled a notification in Rajya Sabha that confirmed the target at 4%, plus or minus 2%, in line with the goal the government originally agreed with Rajan.

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The Thai village using poop to power homes

Bangladesh, India mount rescue for flood-hit elephant
Bangladesh and India are mounting a major rescue effort for a wild elephant struggling to survive after it was separated from its herd by floods and then washed across the border.

Female rhino, calf poached in Kaziranga park, horn taken
A one-horned rhino cow and her calf were killed by poachers inside the Kaziranga National Park, said a park official on Wednesday. "The horn of the female rhino was missing while the calf was only three months old," said the park official.

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UN deplores "mass executions" in Iran

Malaysia confirms MH-370 course was on pilot's simulator

Clinton gets 15-point national lead over Trump: Polls

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

India was part of Antarctica billion years ago
Geologists have found evidence supporting the hypothesis that the Indian subcontinent was part of Antarctica a billion years ago but were separated and re-united several times due to tectonic movement of plates before the evolution of mankind.

Indian American's start-up 'Moon Express' to launch first private mission to moon
In a first, the Federal Aviation Administration has given license to a private US firm, co-founded by an Indian American Naveen Jain, to launch a spacecraft & land on moon in 2017. There have been no pvt space missions so far beyond Earth's orbit and only state agencies have performed such missions.

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From Samsung Galaxy Note to Galaxy Note 7: Tracing the journey
Ever since the first Galaxy Note was launched in 2011, Samsung has come a long way. The South Korean tech giant has since then launched numerous iterations of the phablet - Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 5 and the brand new Galaxy Note 7.

Notion Ink Able review: 'Able' to do some things, not all
Notion Ink recently launched its Able convertible in India. Powered by a quad-core Intel Cherry Trail processor paired with 4GB of RAM, the Able has 64GB of on-board storage and supports microSD cards of up to 128GB in size. While the regular version of the 2-in-1 (running Windows 10 Home) is priced at Rs 24,990, the enterprise variant (having Windows 10 Pro) bears a price tag of Rs 29,990. Notion Ink Able is available exclusively (for now) on Snapdeal. Here's our in-depth review of the Notion Ink Able.

Why Prisma photo-editing app fails to impress me
Prisma photo-editing app is one of the popular apps in the market right now. But will it be able to sustain long enough? Read on to find out.

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Budget private school withholds student's school-bag over fee confusion

BSE signs MOU with IIT Kanpur
Leading stock exchange BSE on Wednesday signed an agreement with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, the key highlights of which include cooperation for cyber security research in financial markets and developing an environment to deal with cyber security challenges, among others.

Delhi government takes over two branches of private school
In a first of its kind move, the Delhi government on Wednesday took over the management of two branches of a private school for violating education department norms. Rohini and Pitampura branches of Maxfort School were taken over by the government.

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Mahad bridge collapse: 3 more bodies spotted, toll rises to 17
Three more bodies were on Friday spotted in the Savitri River even as incessant rains hampered the search operations launched after two buses and some private vehicles were swept away following collapse of a British-era bridge near Mahad in Raigad district.

Three bodies brought to Mumbai

Rain holiday for students in Mumbai
As the rains swelled up water on city's roads, several schools in Mumbai declared a rain holiday for the afternoon shifts on Friday.

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School association appeals against de-registering old diesel school buses till there is adequate CNG infrastructure

Congress-NDA clash in RS over drug menace in Punjab
The issue of drug abuse, particularly among the youth in Punjab that goes to polls in a few months, rocked Rajya Sabha on Thursday as members of ruling NDA and opposition Congress traded charges and indulged in heated exchanges during Question Hour.

Mumbai doctor fixes Sonia Gandhi's shoulder
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi underwent a surgery to fix her shoulder dislocationsuffered duri ng a Varanasi rally—at Sir Ganga Ram hospital on Wednesday evening. It was conducted by a team of doctors, including Dr Sanjay Desai, who recently operated on Shah Rukh Khan's knee, and Dr Prateek Gupta of SGRH.

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Water board collects rs 1.70 cr arrears

Cops on search for two youths who abused CM Siddaramaiah on WhatsApp
Ever since Rakesh Siddaramaiah's demise at Belgium, a number of abusive messages are being circulated in social media as well as on WhatsApp group.

6 weeks on, Lakshay discharged from hospital
After a month and a half in hospital, five-year-old Lakshay was discharged on Thursday afternoon.The child was injured while playing at his desk in school.He subsequently slipped into a coma during surgery.

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Telangana govt diverts welfare funds to pet schemes
Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's claim that Telangana is Number One state in terms of welfare stands exposed with official records showing that the state government's spending on BC welfare is zilch so far in the current fiscal.

Telangana film workers unwelcome in Andhra Pradesh
The Telangana-Andhra divide seems to have created a schism in Telugu film industry.

Srisailam water level rises
The water level in the Srisailam dam has been constantly increasing with heavy inflows from the upper reaches of the Krishna river.

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Woman abducts, 'remarries' disabled former husband

HC 'adopts' disabled man ditched by wife
A Sydney Sheldon-esque thriller case involving a rich, parentless hearing- and speech-impaired man, had a fairytale ending with the Madras high court becoming a ‘parent’ to him.

Court gets a 'son' in disabled man ditched by kin

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'At 2.3L, housing demand to be highest in Surat during 2016-20'
Real estate in the Diamond City is looking to be a potential goldmine for developers with Surat topping list of 11 Indian cities that are witnessing a surge in housing demand. ​

Gujarat sleuths laud Maha ANO for inputs on Naxals

Gandhinagar can be cleaner, says study

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Dacoits strike again in Chitrakoot, shot at a farmer

Congress plans mega road show in Allahabad in November
Buoyed by the successful roadshow of Congress president Sonia Gandhi in PM Narendra Modi’s constituency in Varanasi, the Congress leadership of Prayag has planned to organise a roadshow of Sonia Gandhi in month of November during the centenary birth celebrations of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in Allahabad.

Special volume of journal in honour of city scientist
A special volume of the Journal of Indian Chemical Society (JICS) was published in honour of Prof MC Chattopadhyaya, a former faculty member at Allahabad University.

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Buses in Koraput back after Martyrs' Week
Public service system resumed, shops and markets opened and the public heaved a sigh of relief on Thursday in Malkangiri district as the Maoists' Martyrs Week ended on Wednesday.

Keonjhar school waterlogged, children stage dharna
Students of Vivekananda Public School here on Thursday sat on dharna and blocked the nearby road after their classrooms and campus remained waterlogged for the third consecutive day.The school has since been closed.

RBI portal to sensitize people about Ponzi firms
The state government on Thursday said people can lodge complaints against illegal money circulation companies on a website launched by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

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Justice Jha exposes R&R corruption in sardar sarovar project

Shivraj assures accomodation to all poor families

Woman raped on pretext of marriage
A 25-year-old woman was raped for years on the pretext of marriage.A case in this regard was registered in Rewa and the case diary was transferred to Ashoka Garden police station on Wednesday.

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GST: Fear of dip in VAT collection hitting growth haunts officials
Haryana's BJP leadership may be jubilant over the passing of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in the Rajya Sabha, but government officials believe that initially the state would face revenue loss.

HC: Deaf-mute rape survivor's statement admissible in court
The Punjab and Haryana high court has held that a deaf and mute rape survivor is competent to testify against the accused and her statement is admissible before the court.

Government using consumer money to show power subsidy: AAP
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday tore into the Shiromani Akali Dal's (SAD) much famed power subsidy to farmers and claims of cheapest electricity in the country, saying Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) was hiding the "electricity duty (ED) and infrastructure development fund (IDF)" on bills to consumers apart from metered charges.

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