Saturday, 13 August 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Retail inflation at 23-mth high, hits 6%

Saturday, August 13, 2016
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Retail inflation at 23-mth high, hits 6% 

SBI's NPAs grow, but slowly, to cross Rs 1L cr; market happy
SBI reported a net profit of Rs 2,521 crore for the first quarter of FY17 - a 31% drop from Rs 3,692 crore in the corresponding quarter last year.

Rajan found scheme that rescued Re in 2013 'idiotic'
Outgoing RBI governor Raghuram Rajan said on Friday that he found the $34-billion foreign currency deposit scheme, which staved off a collapse of the rupee in September 2013, to be "completely idiotic" and "worst of the ideas on the table" when it was first proposed, but it worked.

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Crocodiles to be driven out of human habitations in Andaman

Zero tolerance for tanneries polluting Ganga

PETA moves NGT seeking nationwide ban on manja
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has moved National Green Tribunal and contended that 'manja', sharp string coated with glass, poses grave threat to humans and animals as every year a number of deaths are caused due to the deadly string.

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UK to maintain EU funding for farming, science
The British government promised on Saturday to keep paying for European Union-funded agriculture, infrastructure and science projects until 2020, even if Britain leaves the bloc before then. Treasury chief Philip Hammond said the funding guarantee would cost taxpayers about 4.5 billion pounds a year.

IS frees hundreds of civilians in north Syria
The Islamic State group has freed hundreds of civilians used by the jihadists as human shields while retreating in northern Syria, US-backed forces and a monitor said Saturday. IS fighters seized around 2,000 civilians as they fled Manbij on Friday, using them as protection against air strikes.

Taliban frees crew of crashed Pakistani helicopter
Six Pakistanis and a Russian pilot, who were captured by Taliban militants after their helicopter crash-landed in Afghanistan's Logar province, have been freed, Pakistani intelligence officials said on Saturday.

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Painkillers may work differently for men, women: Study
Painkillers and antidepressants may work differently in men and women as the potential therapeutics are rarely tested in females, a new study has claimed.

Scientists to unveil new Earth-like planet: Report
Scientists are preparing to unveil a new planet in our galactic neighbourhood which is "believed to be Earth-like" and orbits its star at a distance that could favour life, German weekly Der Spiegel reported today.

BARC signs MoU to develop Deep Brain Stimulator

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6 must-have travel gadgets
There are some gadgets that are perfect companion and help us make our travel enjoyable. Here are some of the devices you can carry along to make your trip a pleasant experience.

10 Netflix tips you must know
Video streaming service Netflix has made enjoying your favorite movies and TV shows a hassle-free affair.

How to disable Control Panel in Windows
After following the procedure, whenever someone tries to access Control Panel, they’ll be greeted with an error message saying that the operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on the computer.

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SSC Translator Combined Recruitment 2016: Results declared

Compulsory NCC training in schools, colleges not feasible: Manohar Parrikar
The government has not found it feasible in terms of infrastructure and resources to make NCC training compulsory for school and college students, the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.

President nod for six new IITs in country; NIT in AP
Six new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will be set up in places like Jammu and Tirupati as President Pranab Mukherjee gave his nod to a law in this regard.

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Man killed as gun goes off accidentally in Mumbai chawl

20-year-old woman gang-raped by 4 in Mumbai
A 20-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by four men for three days after giving her soft drink laced with sedatives in Vasai. Two of the suspects have been arrested.

Choreographers now getting respect in B-Town: Shakti Mohan
Mumbai, Aug 13 () Popular contemporary dancer Shakti Mohan feels great that today choreographers are getting respect and acclaim in the film industry. "Today choreographers are getting the respect and acclaim they never got maybe 15 years ago which is a good sign.

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CBI registers fresh case against Mallya
New Delhi, Aug 13 () CBI has registered a fresh case against beleaguered liquor baron Vijay Mallya for alleged irregularities in repayment of Rs 1,600 crore loan taken from State Bank of India.

Select pulses slide on muted demand, adequate stocks
New Delhi, Aug 13 () Select pulses led by moth fell by upto Rs 400 per quintal at the wholesale pulses market today owing to slackened demand from retailers against sufficient stocks position.

Wheat edges up on increased offtake by flour mills
New Delhi, Aug 13 () In restricted activity, wheat prices edged higher by Rs 10 per quintal at the wholesale grains market today due to increased offtake by flour mills. However, other grains including rice basmati moved in a narrow range in limited deals and pegged at last levels.

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'Bengaluru may be considered for US consulate'
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj expressed hope that Bengaluru could get a United States consulate soon.

KIA clocks 1 million flights since ops began in 2008
Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (KIAB) clocked 1 million planes taking off and landing on Wednesday, ever since it started operations on May 24, 2008.

Big fish have escaped anti-encroachment axe

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Congress leader shot at in Hyderabad

Education policy to focus on equity, accountability: Javadekar
Hyderabad, Aug 13 () HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said today the new education policy would focus on accountability and research and innovation in addition to quantity, quality and equity, and stated there would not be any tinkering with constitutional provisions.

Cong demands CBI probe
The Congress on Friday demanded a CBI probe into cases pertaining to former Naxalite-turned-gangster Md Nayeemuddin, who was killed in an exchange of fire with the police on August 8.

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Mixed trend prevails in commodities market
Chennai, Aug 13 () In mixed trend, prices of commodities moved both ways at the wholesale foodgrains market during the week ended today. After a firm opening on Monday and holding on to the gains, prices of urad dal, thoor dal, moong dal, gram dal, sugar and wheat encountered losses on Friday.

Woman gets back baby she sold for Rs 85,000

'Govt has failed to prioritise child rights'
It is the power of the people that can create a difference in society.Mass movements can initiate policy changes, feels Nobel Peace prize winner Kailash Satyarthi, who was in the city on Friday for an education summit.

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Govt to give subsidy to small food processing units: Minister
Ahmedabad, Aug 13 () In a bid to save crops of farmers from destruction and provide better quality food to consumers, special subsidies will be provided to smaller food processing units, Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti said today.

Govt to give subsidy to boost small food processing units: Min
Ahmedabad, Aug 13 () Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti said today her ministry will offer special subsidies to smaller food processing units in a bid to encourage them.

Poaching threat to lions outside Gir, warns IUCN
Stating that the lion population outside the protected area of Gir Sanctuary has increased by around 400%, the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in its latest report for the year 2016 has raised an alarm that lions in Gujarat are under threat of illegal trade in body parts similar to that of their counterparts in Africa.

More Ahmedabad News»

NCR sets up IT cell

Mayor meets Azam over grant cut to AMC
Concerned over the poor financial condition of Allahabad Municipal Corporation, mayor Abhilasha Gupta met state urban development minister Azam Khan in Lucknow and apprised him with the situation.

NDRF comes to students' rescue
NDRF Called In To Rescue Schoolkids

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Early preparations for Ind-Eng ODI at Barabati on Jan 19

Congress calls statewide bandh on Mahanadi issue on August 16

Nandankanan observes World Elephant Day
Bhubaneswar/ The Nandankanan near here on Friday celebrated World Elephant Day with schoolchildren serving varieties of food to the pachyderms of the zoo.

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Fire at car showroom in Jinsi, one injured

MP ministers feel the heat, warns action on delay in development projects

Lukewarm response to PM's national crop insurance scheme
to go for crop insurance.In case a change in rainfall pattern or.

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Hisar village to appoint girl topper as sarpanch for a day
A village panchayat in Hisar district has decided to appoint a school topper as a sarpanch of the village for a day on the occasion of Independence Day, even as the don't permit this.

From Belgium to city for Imtech
When most scientists prefer to fly offshore, a distinguished Belgium-based Indian scientist will soon join the Sector 39-based Institute of Microbial Technology (Imtech), a laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), as its director.

Rotarian donates stem cells to save life of teenager
Capt Mohan Bir Singh, a city-based Rotarian, is anxiously waiting for a phone call. It will inform him if his donated bone marrow stem cells have saved the life of a 13-year-old leukaemia patient admitted in New Delhi.

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