Monday, 8 August 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: ONGC over-reported crude oil production by 12%: CAG

Monday, August 08, 2016
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ONGC over-reported crude oil production by 12%: CAG
State-owned ONGC shelled out Rs 18,787 crore in excess subsidy over 3 years as it 'over- reported' crude oil production by 12 per cent, which also resulted in extra payment of peformance related pay to its executives, government auditor CAG said today.

Coal e-auction rose 29% in 2015-16: Piyush Goyal
Government on Monday said coal allocation via the electronic auction (e-auction) route rose by 29 per cent in 2015-16, fetching 33 per cent more than the notified prices. The increase in booking value through e-auction in 2015-16 was Rs 1,121.06 crore, he said.

Rajan may keep rate static in his last policy
Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan in his last monetary policy on Tuesday may keep interest rate static as retail inflation continues to be above the comfort zone, experts say.

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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.

25 blackbucks 'poisoned' in Telangana
Thought the exact cause of death is yet unknown, the authorities, worried that more blackbucks may get drawn to the maize crop and accidentally consume the pesticide pellets, have decided to destroy the crop. For now, the stomach content retrieved from the carcasses has been sent for analysis.

Mumbai beach cleanup can set an example: Lewis Pugh

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Helicopter crashes in Nepal, killing all 7 aboard
A helicopter crashed in a mountainous region of Nepal on Monday, killing all seven people on board, officials said. Nepal's Civil Aviation Authority said efforts were being made to bring back the bodies from the crash site in the Chuchebhir area

Pak calls US remarks 'misplaced, self-contradictory'
Pakistan has termed as "misplaced and self-contradictory" the critical remarks by the US that it was being selective in targeting terrorists and not going after the groups threatening its neighbours.

Hundreds join crucial battle for Syria's Aleppo
Rebel forces on Sunday announced a bid to capture all of Syria's Aleppo city, which if successful would mark the biggest opposition victory yet in Syria's five-year civil war. But forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad are putting up a fight and have begun pouring reinforcements into the city.

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Not too many women in cosmology, they're discouraged along the way: Priyamvada Natarajan
Our investigation of the universe in the new millennium has revealed that 96% of it is made up of dark matter and dark energy. At the cutting edge of research into this vast unknown is Priyamvada Natarajan, theoretical astrophysicist at Yale. She studied in Delhi, MIT and Cambridge and was drawn to the cosmos at an early age.

Are black holes 'back doors' to other parts of universe?
Black holes may be a portal that can transfer matter to another part of the universe, rather than destroying it, a new study has claimed. One of the biggest problems when studying black holes is that the laws of physics as we know them cease to apply in their deepest regions.

Smiling baby macaques reveal origin of smiles

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Live streaming apps: Facebook Live vs. YouTube Live vs. Periscope
Wonder which is the best tool among them all? Find out yourself as we compare the three on various parameters.

10 best engineering colleges of India
Six cities in India are set to get new IITs. The Parliament passed a law in this regard last week.

Almost 1 billion Android smartphones affected by security flaw in Qualcomm processors: Report
Hackers can trigger any of these four vulnerabilities using a malicious app. “Such an app would require no special permissions to take advantage of these vulnerabilities, alleviating any suspicion users may have when installing,” adds the post.

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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.

Current Affairs Paper I played spoilsport for civil services aspirants
The civil services (preliminary) examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) was held on Sunday with thousands of civil aspirants in Doon attempting the test on the day in the morning and the afternoon sessions.

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Consumer sentiment took a hit in July, says report
Mumbai, Aug 8 () Consumer sentiment waned in July this year due to decreasing optimism towards personal finances, business environment, employment and the real estate market, according to a Deutsche Boerse report. "The MNI India Consumer Sentiment Indicator decreased 2.

NAREDCO national convention to be held in New Delhi
The west chapter of National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) will represent the regions’ real estate sector in the forthcoming 13th National Convention to be held in New Delhi on 19-20 August.

HC accepts report of architect on damaged Ambedkar Bhavan
Mumbai, Aug 8 () The Bombay High Court today took on record a report submitted by an architect appointed by it to inspect Ambedkar Bhavan in Dadar to ascertain the extent of damage caused to the building and printing press run by Prakash Ambedkar, the grandson of Dr B R Ambedkar.

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Coalscam: SC junks ex-coal secretary's plea for joint trial
New Delhi, Aug 8 () The Supreme Court today rejected the plea of former Coal Secretary H C Gupta, facing prosecution in several coal block allocation cases, for holding joint trial saying clubbing of cases would lead to "hotchpotch".

17 lakh tonne of e-waste generated in country in 2014
New Delhi, Aug 8 () The government today said that around 17 lakh tonne of e-waste was generated in the country in 2014 and it has notified E-Waste rules in March this year to ensure better management of such wastes.

Bank union to protest against consolidation, govt policies
New Delhi, Aug 8 () A section of officers of the public sector banks (PSBs) under AIBOC will hold a 'March-to- Parliament' protest tomorrow against a move to consolidate state-owned lenders and other "anti-worker" decisions of the government.

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Well-diggers battling to retain relevance in a drying landscape
The Manevaddas, Who Hail From Vaddarapalya, Lament Not Being Able To Dig A Well In Their Own Village.

Bengaluru should not face the Chennai-deluge situation, says Karnataka CM

Techie quit job to build house, saw it go down

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Nayeemuddin, wanted by CBI in Sohrabuddin 'fake' encounter case gunned down

Carpenter electrocuted
A 28-year-old carpenter was electrocuted while working at a newly-constructed apartment at Kukatpally on Sunday.

SRDP in SCB: Land acquisition process stuck
The DPR issue came up for discussion during the recent meeting of the Board of Officers (BoO), which was constituted to conduct a survey on defence and cantonment land.

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No case against Sasikala Pushpa's husband and son, police inform Madras HC
No complaint or FIR is pending against the husband and son of Rajya Saba member Sasikala Pushpa, who has been expelled from AIADMK, and there was no plan to arrest them, the Chennai police informed the Madras high court on Monday.

Meet the finalists of 'Cutest Rescued Cat Alive' contest

Chennai, Aug 8 () Rainfall occurred at most places over Coastal Karnataka, Kerala, at a few places over North interior Karnataka, South interior Karnataka, Lakshadweep and at one or two places over Tamil Nadu, Telangana ,Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema.

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ViRu-Nitin duo to douse dalit, Patel fire?

Horticulture officer held for graft
A team of state Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) caught a horticulture officer and a middleman for accepting Rs 20,000 bribe to release government grant.

5 held for Rs 3 lakh robbery
A team of Gandhinagar range's RR cell arrested five of six accused in connection with the robbery of Rs 3 lakh cash and two mobile phones that took place on July 29.

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Alarm bells ring as Ganga, Yamuna continue to swell
Following flooding of rivers in Madhya Pradesh, the level of Yamuna and Ganga is rising at ana larming rate in the city.

Three held in bid to extort Rs 30L from doctor
Three youth, including a student leader, were arrested on Sunday on charges of making an attempt to extort Rs 30 lakh from a doctor in trans-Ganga.

46% of total candidates write UPSC prelims
At least 46% of the total number of 39,556 candidates appeared in the civil services (preliminary) exams-2016 conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in the twin districts of Allahabad and Kaushambi on Sunday. The exam was conducted smoothly in all the 83 centres.

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Anganwadi worker, daughters found dead at Rayagada home
An anganwadi worker and her two daughters allegedly committed suicide at their house in Belakana village under Kalyansinghpur block of Rayagada district on Sunday. The deceased worker has been identified as Utkala Shukla.

Round-the-clock services at Odisha airport from September
The state's aviation sector is set to get a major boost with Biju Patnaik International Airport gearing up for round-the-clock services, tentatively from the second week of September.

BJP's fresh letters 'prove' Odisha knew about Kelo
The BJP on Sunday released two fresh letters to substantiate its claim that the Odisha government was kept in the loop for the execution of the Kelo major irrigation project by Chhattisgarh.

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State govt gifting breastfeeding rooms at Bus stops, railway station, collector offices
New mothers in Madhya Pradesh might not get a better gift during the ongoing National Breastfeeding Awareness Month than their personal corners at public places like collector office premises, bus stands, railway stations etc.

Dalit woman murdered in Chhatarpur
A 24-year-old pregnant dalit woman was brutally murdered in Ghuwara village of Chhatarpur on Friday night. Additional SP Neeraj Pandey said that Parvati Ahirwar, daughter-in-law of dalit sarpanch, was bludgeoned with a stone close to her house. She was in an advanced stage of pregnancy.

Trucker jumps into river to escape lynching by cow vigilantes
A truck driver, who jumped into a river in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh in fear of being lynched by cow vigilantes, was found dead on Sunday. He was thrashed by a group of unidentified people and passers-by after three cows were run over by his truck in Raisen's Sultanpur town on Thursday night.

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Haryana to implement 'NCR Taxi Scheme'
Chandigarh, Aug 8 () Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today approved a proposal of the State Transport Department to implement a new 'NCR Taxi Scheme 2016' in 13 districts of the state falling in the National Capital Region.

After FIR, Punjab cow vigilante asks PM to apologise or face curse
A Patiala-based Gau Raksha Dal chief has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apologise to the Hindu community or face curse of Hindu gods, barely 12 hours after Punjab Police registered an FIR against him on charges of criminal intimidation, extortion and wrongful confinement of alleged cattle smugglers.

No extension for PGI director
PGI director Dr Yogesh Chawla would not get an extension as health minister J P Nadda on Saturday formed a search selection committee for the new head during the governing and institute body meeting held in the institute.

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