Saturday, 20 August 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Merger to add $120 billion to asset base: SBI

Saturday, August 20, 2016
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Merger to add $120 billion to asset base: SBI
State Bank of India on Saturday said the ongoing merger of five of its associate banks and Bharatiya Mahila Bank will add Rs 8 trillion or $120 billion to its assets and will create a banking behemoth with global scale.

Coal India workers call for pan-India stir on Sept 2
Coal India workers will go on a nation-wide strike on September 2 to mark their protest against further divestment and strategic sale in the sector.

Market slips 75 points for the week on dismal macro-data
The BSE benchmark Sensex slipped 75.40 points, but managed to retain the key 28,000 level in the truncated trading week, while broader Nifty ended almost flat, losing a marginal 5.25 points to conclude at 8,666.90.

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U'khand okays 500-acre turtle sanctuary in Rishikesh
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has sancttioned a 500-acre land in Rishikesh for opening up of a turtle breeding centre in an effort to clean up Ganga.

'Zero' results for Centre's efforts to clean Ganga: NGT
The efforts by the Centre and Uttar Pradesh to clean the Ganga have borne "zero" result, the National Green Tribunal said on Friday, as it pulled them up and sought reports on the discharge of industrial waste in the river between Haridwar and Kanpur.

Shutterbugs recall tryst with Machhli

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Turkey to take more active role on Syria in next 6 months
Turkey will take a more active role in addressing the conflict in Syria in the next six months to prevent the war-torn country being divided along ethnic lines, Turkish Prime Binali Yildirim said on Saturday.

Japan hit by 6.0 magnitude quake, no tsunami warning
Japan was hit by a strong earthquake for the second straight day today, though there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, officials said.

Taliban seize district in Afghan's Kunduz province
The Taliban seized a district on Saturday in the northeastern Kunduz province, where the insurgents briefly overran the provincial capital last year before being driven out by a counteroffensive, an official said.

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Chinese scientists discover molecule to repair organs
Chinese scientists have discovered a small molecule which can regenerate the tissue and could make organ transplant much easier in future, official media reported on Saturday. The research was led by professor Zhou Dawang and Deng Xianming of the School of Life Sciences, Xiamen University, and professor Yun Caihong of Peking University.

Nasa's Curiosity rover beams 360-degree panorama of Mars
Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover has captured a stunning 360-degree panoramic view of features called 'Murray Buttes', combining more than 130 images taken on the fourth anniversary of probe's landing on the red planet.

NASA's Curiosity rover showcases buttes and mesas on Red Planet
NASA's Curiosity rover has captured a 360-degree view of eroded mesas and buttes on Mars. The mesas and buttes have a relatively flat foreground, part of a geological layer called the Murray formation, which formed from lakebed mud deposits.

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10 absolutely useless websites to help you kill time
The World Wide Web can is certainly a treasure trove of information, with a large number of websites amongst the billions in existence providing knowledge regarding anything and everything.

I stayed on keyboard auto-complete feature for a day, and it was fun
Not only I messed up in the office but also managed to piss off a couple of PRs (who also happen to be close friends of mine), when they asked about my weekend plans.

7 most-viewed tech executives on LinkedIn
The list has CEOs across industries technology, finance, human resources, internet and marketing and advertising.

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Admissions to Maharashtra's private medical colleges delayed
Wait for medical aspirants seeking admissions in private colleges became longer as the State’s Common Entrance Test (CET) Cell failed to release the admission schedule three days after the NEET results were out.

IIM-K to celebrate 20 years of academic excellence
Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIM-K) will complete 20 years of academic excellence on August 21, 2016.

Medical admission likely to be online in Gujarat
The admission to the Medical and Para Medical Courses is likely to be conducted online from September 3. This is the first time that the admission are to be conducted online for medical and dental courses.

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Man held for sexually abusing teenage girl for two months
A 32-year-old man was arrested by the Kurar police on Wednesday for sexually abusing a teenaged girl for two months at Malad East. The accused, Anil Bukari, was caught by local residents and handed over to the cops.

Bhayander BJP corporator flees from gambing den after police raid
A Mira Bhayander Municipal Corporation (MBMC) corporator of the BJP and former standing committee chairperson and 11 others were booked on Friday night for allegedly gambling in a flat in Bhayander.

How 'Dr Death' gave cops the slip in 2006
Her remains were exhumed on Friday.However, at the time, Pol had reportedly turned the tables on two constables probing the allegation and got them arrested for bribery.

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Jamat-e-Islami Hind to fight against "divisive forces" through peace and humanity campaign
Without naming the BJP led NDA government at the Centre, Jamat-e-Islami Hind, national president Maulana Jallaluddin Umri who is preparing to launch a nation-wide campaign to build “peace and humanity” made a subtle but strong attack on the ruling dispensation on Friday.

Evict house 'gracefully', HC tells Omar Abdullah's wife
The Delhi high court on Friday directed former Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah’s estranged wife, Payal, to vacate her government accommodation here.

Despite NGT order, campus plastered with poll posters
The chief election office will write to the Delhi Police and students' groups on pasting of posters for canvassing on the campus during the Delhi University Students' Union polls after the advisory committee meeting on Saturday afternoon.

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Got fooled by a tour operator? This story is an eye-opener for you
Taken for a ride by a tour-travel operator while on the go to a dream destination? Then, this could be a lesson worth taking.

Idol taken out sans surgery after 4-year-old swallows it
A gastroenterologist based in Raichur managed to retrieve a Lakshmi idol from a four-year-old boy's stomach without surgery after he had swallowed it.

Student tops medical exam; netas play blame game
Shivananda Sonale (18), a differently-abled student from Kalaburagi, has made Karnataka proud.

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Fitments stolen from babus' vacant quarters
Lakhs of rupees spent by the government on equipment and different fitments for All India Services (AIS) officers' residential quarters are going into the drain as they are getting stolen after the babus vacate their houses.

HC seeks report on police 'harassment' of industrialist
Justice M S Ramachandra Rao of the Hyderabad high court on Friday directed Telangana's home secretary to probe into allegations that Narsingi police of Cyberabad had harassed and ill-treated an industrialist and his workers. The judge also sought a report on the incident.

GHMC may revise property tax rates
In what seems to be the final attempt to bail itself out of the ongoing fiscal deficit, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is now mulling doing away with the property tax waiver and re-evaluating properties in the city to earn more revenues.

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Tamil Nadu making efforts to resume jallikattu: Minister

Bizman resists extortion bid, made to undress
Police on Friday arrested a woman and a man who forced a 75-year-old businessman of Chetpet and his maid to undress at knifepoint and took pictures of him with another woman after he refused to give 2 crore to another businessman.

Registration of Aadhaar card now Tamil Nadu government's responsibility
Come October 1, Aadhaar card registration will be a state government function.

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Horn-crazy drivers a headache for traffic cops
Traffic police personnel complain of headaches and disorientation due to excessive noise on city roads

School teachers get up close with snakes at Sundarvan
A group of 60 teachers learn about reptiles and its traits

Gujarat's 'Super 200' trains dalits for govt jobs
When Babasaheb Ambedkar visited Mithikuyi village in Dholka near Ahmedabad in 1956, he was pained to see that Dalit children were not allowed to join schools and exhorted locals to build a dedicated educational institute for Dalit students to end this discrimination.

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Engineers, MBAs queue up for sweepers' jobs in Allahabad
No educational qualifications are required for the job that involves cleaning streets with brooms, maintaining drainage and municipal sewer lines.

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.

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'Odia language Act an eyewash'
Four days after the state government implemented the Odisha Official Language Act, 1954 making the use of Odia mandatory in official communication, the Bhasa Surakshya Sammilani on Friday said the move is an eyewash.

25L may lose JDY benefits
No Transactions Within 3 Months Of Opening Accounts

ITIs protest govt ban on lateral entry to engg institutes
Until last year, students who had completed industrial training institute (ITI) courses or Plus II science or vocational courses could take direct admission in second year of engineering diploma through the LE system.

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7 died after building collapsed in Sagar dist
Seven persons of a ten member family died after a house collapsed in Rahatgarh tehesil of Sagar district, about 140kms away from Bhopal in the early hours of Friday.

House collapse in heavy rains in MP claims 7 lives
Seven members of a family died and three were seriously injured early on Saturday in this Madhya Pradesh district when their house collapsed due to continuous rains, police said.

Reshuffle of babus on cards in MP

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After free trains, govt now offers buses to pilgrim centres

$1L grant for Sikh, Pbi research in US

Get Chandigarh transferred to Punjab now: Capt to CM
Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh has asked CM Parkash Singh Badal to ensure that Chandigarh was transferred to Punjab during the remaining tenure of his government."He must get Chandigarh transferred now to Punjab.

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