Friday, 19 August 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: India to focus on reforms, inclusive growth at G20 summit

Friday, August 19, 2016
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India to focus on reforms, inclusive growth at G20 summit
India's focus at the G20 summit in China next month will be on global structural reforms to generate jobs, spur inclusive growth and discuss issues relating to the $100 billion climate financing committed by developed nations, the economic affairs secretary said.

'GST a legislative accomplishment by Modi'
The landmark Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill passed by Parliament recently is a legislative accomplishment by Prime Minister Narendra Modi which even his harshest critics cannot not dismiss, a top US expert has said.

Sensex firms up 89 points in early trade

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Pacific sea-level linked to global temp changes
The rise and drop of sea level in the Pacific Ocean can be used to estimate future global surface temperatures, geoscientists have discovered.

Odisha to fix coast erosion though natural process
Odisha government said it would check the sea erosion in Puri coast through natural process and avoid constructing any structure on the beach which will mar the beauty of the coast. Officials said a team from IIT-Madras had visited the spot and they will suggest the state on how to check the erosion

Rhino dies at Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park
The carcass of a rhino was recovered from near the Timikana camp of the Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park in Assam on Wednesday.

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Paris strikes were 'optimised Mumbai-style attacks': UN
Islamic State terrorists had "studied" the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack and similar "active shooter scenarios" to maximise confusion and casualties before hitting multiple locations in Paris in November, UN member-states have said.

Greek coast guard rescues dozens of migrants
On Friday, Greece's coast guard rescued dozens of migrants whose boat ran aground on a deserted islet off the coast of southwestern Greece, hundreds of miles from the usual entry point of migrants into the European Union nation.

Regret comments that caused "personal pain": Trump
For the first time since declaring his presidential run, Republican Donald Trump expressed regret for saying things that may have hurt people.

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Scientists turn to satellite images to map poverty
Locating people living in poverty, such as through door-to-door surveys, sometimes is difficult. Therefore, scientists are now turning to satellite images.

Volvo and Uber team up to develop self-driving cars
Volvo Car Group has agreed a $300 million alliance with Uber to develop self-driving cars, the latest move by traditional vehicle manufacturers to team up with Silicon Valley firms long seen as disruptive threats to their industry.

Mysterious object 'Niku' found orbiting Sun in backward orbit

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Why Asus launched a Rs 62,999 smartphone in India
Asus plans to widen its product portfolio and offer more smartphones in higher price brackets. However, this doesn’t mean that Asus would be completely killing its existing range of devices.

10 hot earphones available under Rs 1,000
Planning to buy earphones for day-to-day usage? Not eager to spend too much?

Twitter shuts down 360,000 accounts for 'promotion of terrorism'
Twitter has shut down 360,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts since the middle of 2015, the company said in a blog post on Thursday.

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DU's longest admission season still continuing
It has been 110 days and the Delhi University undergraduate admissions are still not over. Not just that, with almost 7,000 unfilled seats, the varsity's admission committee has now decided to issue three more cutoff lists.

IGNOU looks at tie-up with self-financing colleges
Almost 24 years after St Albert's College allowed Indira Gandhi National Open University (Ignou) to set up a study centre in the campus as part of its social outreach programme, the college has suddenly asked Ignou to move out causing inconvenience to over 4,000 students who are studying nearly 50 courses at the centre.

NEET results declared, Kota students bag top 3 positions
After claiming top three slots in JEE-Advanced (IITs), Kota has weaved another big success story. This time in the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Exam (NEET), results of which were announced by CBSE on Tuesday. Top three students who cleared NEET are from Kota.

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Recruitment drive of firemen begins in Mumbai

Vasai collector has 100 stamps on Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa will be declared a saint by the Vatican on September 4. External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj will represent India at the ceremony.

Fire in a high-rise building at Bandra, Mumbai
A fire broke out in a high rise building at Bandra — west around 12 noon on Friday. As per preliminary information fire was in a ground plus 10 storied commercial under construction structure at Bandra' s Linking road area. Around eight fire engines and Six water tankers were rushed to the spot.

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Students allege JNU trying to close Ganga Dhaba, administration refutes charges
Students of Jawaharlal Nehru University is planning a protest gathering at the Ganga Dhaba at 11 am on Friday alleging that the administration is planning to close down the eatery. However, the university administration said that there is no such move.

2 honey-trap man, confine him for 10 days

Dalits plan massive rally in Delhi ahead of winter session

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ABVP workers try to storm Amnesty International office with petrol, caned
More than 100 members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad attempted to storm Amnesty International’s office in Indiranagar in east Bengaluru, on Friday.

Youth attempts suicide at a massage parlour
Women and narcotics wing sleuths of the Central Crime Branch (CCB) raided a ‘massage parlour’ offering ‘body-to-body massage’, ‘happy endings’ and ‘sandwich’ therapy and arrested 12 persons including seven customers.

The bad doctors
Alarmed by an increase in the cases of doctors getting into romantic or sexual relationship with their patients, a first of its kind guidelines have been framed by a task force comprising mental health and general physicians.

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Sisters' gift of life to brothers on Rakhi
On Rakshabandhan, Jayanti Gili and T Sunitha gave a gift of life to their brothers ailing with end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

Spl status: AP finds a supporter in Kavitha

Ministers' wish list delays temporary secretariat
Frequent changes in the design of the interim government complex at Velagapudi in Amaravati are leading to further delay in its completion.

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Sri Lankan govt has done nothing to help Tamil widows, MPs from island nation say
Sri Lankan MPs Velukumar of Kandy, Shritharan of Kilinochi, I Charles Nirmalanathan of Mannaar and Seenithambi Yogeswaran of Mattakalappu were in Madurai on Friday to attend a cultural programme -- Sangam 4.

Tamil Nadu speaker refuses to revoke suspension of DMK MLAs
Following speaker’s refusal to revoke the suspension of the MLAs, DMK, Congress and IUML legislators walked out of the assembly and joined a mock assembly being held by suspended DMK MLAs outside the assembly.

DMK moves Madras HC challenging suspension of its MLAs in Tamil Nadu assembly
DMK on Friday moved the Madras high court challenging the suspension of 79 of its legislators by the Tamil Nadu assembly speaker. It also sought to quash Section 121 of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Rules.

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Hely Shah wins her first women's title this year
City paddler Hely Shah captured her maiden women's title of the season at the recently concluded fourth Open Gujarat Major Ranking Table Tennis tournament held in Anand.

Wife entitled to small car if husband owns expensive fleet: HC
While hearing a case of alimony the Gujarat high court has stated that if the husband owns expensive cars, his estranged wife is entitled to at least a small car.

CM gets tough, orders weekly review of babus
Chief Secretary And Chief Minister Will Examine Officials' Work

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Flood worsen in Sangam city
With the city getting no respite from the incessant rains, the flood situation in the Sangam city has worsen. Not only the two rivers of the city, Ganga and Yamuna, are in full spate even river Tones has inundated the trans Ganga and Yamuna villages.

Raksha bandhan celebrated by tying rakhi to tree
While the festival of loving bond between brother and sisters, raksha bandhan, was celebrated at the Sangam city, the day also witnessed a unique initiative of protecting environment wherein people tied rakhi to the trees and promised to protect them.

FIR against SP leader for murder bid
Gupta works at a spice factory in Amethi and is an active BJP leader.On Tuesday, he was going to Kohraur market to pick his two sons up from school when two motorbike-borne miscreants opened fire at him.

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Fishermen village bears brunt of coastal erosion
Podampetta, a fishermen's village in Ganjam district, is ravaged by high sea tide during the monsoon leading to large-scale coastal erosion.

Locals call off stir after state assures to bear Gajapati's medical expenses

Ward 19 cries out for proper drainage
Residents of Jagannath Nagar under Ward 19 of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) are plagued by bad roads and drainage problems round the year.

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Shouldn't have registered FIR against Amnesty: Digvijaya Singh
Soon after his 'India-occupied-Kashmir' comment on Thursday, AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh made another equally controversial comment.

18-month-old electrocuted in Chhola area
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Madhya Pradesh boy's last letter to his mother from Karachi prison

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Notwithstanding renewed tensions, businessmen want free trade via Attari

Another of jewel thief family held
Police, on Thursday, arrested another woman of the Jammu-based family involved in stealing diamond jewellery after replacing it with duplicate ornaments.

Soon, Chandigarh residents to turn government school teachers
Taking the suggestion made by the UT adviser at the Independence Day function seriously, the UT education department is chalking out a plan to allow residents to teach in government schools on a voluntary basis.

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