Tuesday, 23 August 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Late recovery helps Sensex close in green

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Today's Headlines

Late recovery helps Sensex close in green
Bouncing back towards the fag-end of the session in an otherwise choppy trade, the benchmark BSE Sensex today closed nearly 5 points higher at 27,990.21 with gains in IT, PSU and banking stocks, tracking a higher opening in the European markets.

Sebi weighs cash benefit distribution via depositories

Ind-Ra upticks GDP forecast to 7.8%
Ind-Ra has revised upwards India's economic growth forecast to 7.8 per cent for the ongoing fiscal on better monsoon, but said the economy is just "chugging along" despite the euphoria emerging after the formation Modi government at the Centre.

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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.

Elephant electrocuted in Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary
A ten-year-old female elephant was electrocuted in the Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu after it came into contact with a low hanging overhead electric line.

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Top Boko Haram militants killed, says Nigerian air force
Nigeria's air force said it had killed a number of senior Boko Haram fighters and possibly their overall leader, as US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived for talks in the African nation on tackling the militants.

Thai military court opens trial in Bangkok shrine blast
A Thai military court on Tuesday began the trial of two Uighur Muslims of Chinese nationality charged with the bombing of a popular shrine in Bangkok's center a year ago that killed 20 people and injured more than 120.

Deaf driver shot dead by US police during traffic stop
Authorities in the southern US state of North Carolina said on Monday they are investigating the death of a deaf man who was fatally shot after a trooper tried to pull him over for speeding.

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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.

People fall in love at fourth sight: Study
Lovers need to meet at least four times before cupid strikes their hearts, according to a new study which suggests that love at first sight may be a myth. Researchers from Hamilton College in the US gave pictures of people's faces to a group of young men and women.

NASA plans to hand over ISS to commercial firm
NASA is planning to hand over the control of the International Space Station (ISS) to a commercial company around the mid 2020s, the US space agency has said.

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Android Nougat: 8 devices set to get Android's next big update first
Google’s next big Android update is here. The company has announced that its Android 7.0 Nougat OS update has moved out of beta and will start rolling out to general users.

Android 7.0 Nougat update rolls out worldwide, Nexus devices to get it first
The Android 7.0 Nougat OS version has finally moved out of beta and has started rolling out to general users. Search giant Google announced the same on its official blog post.

5 technologies that are fast making your passwords 'obsolete'
Here are five ways in which biometric solutions are making passwords redundant across the globe:

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52% who passed IIT-JEE relied on self-study, 75% from cities
The trends from this year’s JEE (advanced) were analysed by IIT-Guwahati. A detailed analysis of this year’s JEE (advanced) shows that IITs are still urban-centric with 75% of successful students coming from cities and the rest from rural areas.

To fill IIT faculty gaps, PhD entry for BTechs
In the IIT council meeting next week, HRD ministry will propose a new research scholar scheme that proposes to identify 1,000 bright BTech students from premier engineering colleges who can be admitted straight into PhD programmes.

2000 students drop out of IITs, IIMs in 2 years
About 2,000 students dropped out of IITs and IIMs in the last two years, data from the institutes show. Academic attrition is the highest at IIT-Delhi with 699 students dropping out between 2014 and 2016.

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Maharashtra to develop 10 regional airports

Congress neta's son buys apartment in Mumbai highrise for Rs 100 crore
In one of the biggest property transactions in recent times, Ajeenkya Patil, son of Congress leader and former Bihar Governor DY Patil, has purchased a triple duplex apartment at Worli's Silverene Terrace for nearly Rs 100 crore.

Rs 64 lakh gold found in woman flyer's innerwear, held
Airport Customs arrested a woman, Farhath Unnisa, who was trying to smuggle 2.2 kg gold worth Rs 64 lakh at international airport on Monday. She had concealed the gold in her inner garment. The Customs later released her on bail.

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Plenty in a name for safai workers

SC slams Kejri govt, orders radio trackers for trucks entering city

Metro work puts Sarojini traders in a spot

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Karnataka misses Sindhu bus
BMTC's double-decker was too old to travel to Hyderabad for the victory parade

MD sedated, raped and videographed employees

Man goes to cops with severed head of friend
Policemen at Vishwanathapura police station in rural Bengaluru were in for a rude shock on Sunday night when a 25-year-old youth walked into the station with his friend’s severed, blood-dripping head.

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Carpenter held for bid to rape minor
A 20-year-old carpenter was arrested by the Neredmet police for attempting to rape a minor girl.

Police recover skeleton of girl allegedly killed by Nayeem
Telangana Police who are probing cases registered against Naxal-turned-gangster Mohammed Nayeemuddin killed in an alleged encounter earlier this month, today found skeletal remains of a teenaged girl, reportedly murdered by him around three years ago.

New districts notified; govt invites public suggestions
It is official now.The Telangana government on Monday issued a preliminary notification for creation of new districts, revenue divisions and mandals in the state.

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Cloud computing centre to be set up at Anna University
The Tamil Nadu government has allocated Rs 160 crore towards bringing all universities and constituent colleges in the state under cloud computing.

TCS techie Uma Maheswari murder case: Madras HC confirms life term for three accused
The bench of two judges confirmed the life term for the three migrant workers from West Bengal -- Ram Mandal, Uttam Mandal and Ujjal Mandal – and directed authorities to pay Rs 2 lakh to the family of the woman engineer from out of the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) within four months.

50% MTC buses are old, plying beyond shelf life
They grunt across junctions leaving a trail of thick smoke, their loud horns dispersing traffic, and are the first choice for the city's commuters. But more than 50% of the MTC buses are old and are operating beyond their shelf life.

More Chennai News»

Judicial committee to hold hearings on OROP at SWAC, Gandhinagar

City's young poets take to the mic
As the ‘Spoken Word’ poetry movement gains momentum across India, Ahmedabad Times takes a look closer home

Udta Gujarat: State No 1 in amphetamine seizures
State Accounts For 99.8% Of Seizures Of This Party Drug

More Ahmedabad News»

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.

Prayag: Where streets look like rivulets
Streets in the Sangam City have turned into rivulets and cars and two-wheelers on roads have been replaced by boats.With Ganga and Yamuna in spate, flood water continues to wreak havoc for residents in.

More Allahabad News»

Woman lynched, mob ransacks police stn

Politicians, media blamed for 'suicides'
The media and some political leaders are being blamed for the death of Paralakhemundi palace manager and her siblings by their kin.

'King' wanted to donate palace to govt
'King' Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deo had once wanted to donate a portion of his palace to the state government for promotion of heritage tourism.His idea was strongly opposed by some of his close family members.

More Bhubaneswar News»

Crocodile strays into Islamnagar farmhouse, captured
A 12-feet-long crocodile was captured from a farmhouse near Islamnagar on Monday morning. BMC animal rescue team in-charge Anil Sharma said they got a call from Sukhi Sewania police station late on Sunday night informing a massive crocodile entered village and help was needed to trap the scaly carnivore. Soon help of snake charmer Shahid Ali was taken to trap the reptile. The crocodile was later sent to Van Vihar.

IAF airlifts many from Rewa, Satna hinterland
Due to heavy rains, huge amount of water entered the residential areas, affecting more than 30000 families in the two districts.

Sleepless nights for 1L marooned people
The danger level has been marked at 145 metres after new Chambal bridge became operational on June 30 this year.Bridge was constructed keeping in view of the maximum level in Chambal river in past 100 years.

More Bhopal News»

Breastfeeding awareness programme organized at Chandimandir Command Hospital

PMO answers Chandigarh boy's revise call : Makes NCERT rectify seven errors class IX student pointed out in Science textbook

Accused mechanic, who thrashed PGI doctor, files bail application

More Chandigarh News»

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