Sunday, 28 August 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Sebi mulls over relaxed norms for REITs, InvITs

Sunday, August 28, 2016
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Sebi mulls over relaxed norms for REITs, InvITs
To make domestic capital markets more attractive, regulator Sebi has lined up wide-ranging relaxations to its norms for REITs and InvITs and an easier set of listing rules for startups. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) will consider these regulations in its board meeting next month.

LIC to fill posts for 2 MDs, yet to name chairman
State-owned life insurer LIC, which is yet to name a chairman after incumbent SK Roy announced surprise retirement two years ahead of his tenure, is looking at selecting two MDs for which eight EDs have been called for interviews.

Expect 8 per cent GDP growth in FY17: Das
India is expected to clock a GDP growth of nearly 8 per cent this fiscal on the back of good monsoon rains, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das said on Saturday. Besides, he said, the Budget has been well received by all sectors of the economy.

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PM asks people to avoid Ganesha idols made of POP
Raising concerns over the environment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged people to avoid using Ganesha idols made of Plaster of Paris (POP) during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival.

Climate change dominates Mountain Echoes Litfest

Obama establishes world's largest marine reserve
The US President Barack Obama on Friday burnished his environmental legacy by establishing the world's largest marine reserve, home to thousands of rare sea creatures in the northwestern Hawaiian islands.

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Singapore says 40 more locally transmitted Zika cases
Singapore reported 40 more cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infections on Sunday, most of them foreign workers at a construction site. The government on Saturday announced its first case, that of a 47-year-old Malaysian woman residing in the city state.

Philippine Muslim extremists stage mass jailbreak
About 50 heavily armed members of the IS-sympathising Maute group raided the local jail in the southern city of Marawi in Philippines on Saturday and freed eight comrades who were arrested barely a week ago, police said.

Would-be bomber's explosives fail in Indonesia church
A would-be suicide bomber's explosives failed to detonate in a packed church in western Indonesia during Sunday Mass, and he injured a priest with an axe before being restrained, police said. The 18-year-old assailant left a bench and ran toward the priest at the altar, but a bomb in his backpack only burned without exploding.

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Field trials complete for GM mustard, but experts sound caution

China's largest space rocket gets ready for space missions
China is moving its new largest carrier rocket, which will be used for lunar and Mars probes, to its launch base in southern Hainan from northern China's Tianjin Port. The rocket is planned to carry the Chang'e-5 lunar probe in 2017.

Nasa's Juno probe completes first Jupiter flyby
Nasa's solar-powered Juno spacecraft has successfully executed its first flyby of Jupiter, passing just 4,200 kilometres above the gas giant's swirling clouds - the closest contact ever achieved by a man-made probe with the king of planets.

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6 tips to protect your smartphone from hackers
It is time you secure your mobile phone so that you are safe from thieves (in case the phone is lost/stolen) and also cyber attacks.

12 biggest Android smartphone launches of August
So for those of you who are in the market for a new smartphone, here are 12 of the biggest launches (so far) to make things easier.

Sony MHC-V44D home audio system review: Perfect for house parties
Sony's newest home audio system, the MHC-V44D, claims to provide best-in-class music output anytime and anywhere.

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Special education programme for disabled in Delhi govt schools
Every disabled child studying in Delhi government-run and aided schools will now get personal attention with the AAP government asking special educators to prepare an individualized education programme (IEP).

HRD minister Prakash Javadekar to meet IIM directors next month
Issues related to quality of management education, exploring avenues for financing and improving global perception of Indian institutions are likely to come up for discussion when HRD minister Prakash Javadekar meets directors of IIMs next month.

Kerala government may move SC over medical admission
Kerala government on Saturday indicated it may approach the Supreme Court seeking clarity over the Kerala High Court order permitting all self-financing medical and dental colleges in the state to go ahead with admission process for the management quota seats.

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Surrogacy must be viewed through the lens of intent
Surrogacy has given a ray of hope to so many, bringing the patter of tiny feet and new lease of life to childless couples well past the expiry date of their hopes. Same sex couples and singles have access to a tool that allows them to realize an unfulfilled dream.

Maharashtra govt's onion grant unlikely to be helpful for farmers

Guv grounds `frequent flyer' MU V-C

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Nothing social about gated societies: Singapore dy PM
He said when house prices increase, it increases at same rate and both the rich and poor benefit from this, which is crucial for wealth creation.

Maxis case: Ruling on Marans' plea on September 6
The Marans told the court that the Aircel-Maxis dispute was a private matter and not part of the alleged 2G spectrum scam.

City couple beaten up over parking
A 52-year-old woman and her husband were allegedly assaulted by their neighbour during an argument over parking in northeast Delhi's Yamuna Vihar area.

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Puneeth & Radhika promote film in Bengaluru

HC recalls 3-month rigorous imprisonment to dead man
A division bench of the High Court has recalled an earlier order sentencing a dead man to undergo rigorous imprisonment of three months.

Jaya to PM: Stop Kerala raising a dam on Siruvani
K'taka Parties Say No To TN's Water Demand

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'BJP playing cow politics'
The public meetings will be followed by 'exert pressure' campaign and Jana Sena will bring pressure on MPs cutting across party lines to secure special status to AP.

AP has crossed all limits of raising money in open market
What is more worrying the state is the debt-to-GSDP ratio, which has already crossed the prescribed limit of 25 per cent.Currently the debt-to-GSDP stands at 28.59 per cent.This will cross 30.02 per cent by 2021-22.

Students face grim future as Golconda degree college lacks teachers, infra
Women Students Fear Losing Academic Year If Situation Does Not Improve

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Thiruvananthapuram - Mangalore express derailment: Trains to Chennai partially cancelled
Travel plans of hundreds of people returning to Chennai have been affected as some trains were partially cancelled on Sunday due to derailment of No 16347 Thiruvananthapuram – Mangalore Express train on the Shoranur – Ernakulam section.

To bribe official, TN teen forced to beg

Jaya to PM: Stop Kerala raising a dam on Siruvani
K'taka Parties Say No To TN's Water Demand

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Creative tale of Amdavad's iconic buildings
Recently, architecture studio ‘Sangath’ founded by the celebrated architect B. V. Doshi got placed in the top 125 studios. This only seems to be a part of the long list of other distinctive structures of the city. Ahmedabad Times brings out those buildings that mark this city uniquely.

Amdavadis revel in the farali platter
It’s time for festivity as people will celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna at temples and their homes. Lot of them do fasting also on the occasion of Janmashtami. However, they grab a lot of lip smacking farali options available.

SC's harsh words for rash drivers music to ears of safety advocates
Say Measures Curbing Road Accidents Need To Be In Place

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TTE shot dead by unidentified miscreants
A train ticket examiner (TTE) was shot dead by unidentified people at Sherwani Mode under Dhoomanganj police station late on Friday.

Shivpal Yadav visits Allahabad
At a time when the flood water is receding in the all the affected areas, cabinet minister of the state for Public Works Department (PWD), irrigation, co-operative, flood control, land development & water resources, waste land development, revenue, disaster & rehabilitation, Shivpal Yadav made a hasty visit to the district, on Saturday.

Allahabad HC issues preventive order against arrest of Akhlaq's family
The Allahabad high court on Friday issued a preventive order against the arrest of family members of Akhlaq, who was lynched in Dadri, Greater Noida, in September last year following rumours of his possessing and eating beef.

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Man carrying wife's body on shoulders reflects Odisha's healthcare
The Kalahandi district headquarters hospital at Bhawanipatna, from where Dana Majhi managed to sneak out unnoticed carrying his wife’s body on his shoulders, has 32 doctors, which is around 44% of the sanctioned strength of 72.

Odisha Mahaprayana not a free ambulance service
Mahaprayana is a paid service unlike the ambulance services of 108 (emergency medical ambulance service) and 102 (ambulance for pregnant women). According to its guidelines, the district Red Cross societies chaired by the collectors will fix its price, operate and maintain it.

Govt to develop salt clusters in coastal Ganjam district
The state government is planning to develop a salt cluster in Ganjam district of coastal Odisha.

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No bio-metrics, no pay for princis

Come clear on appointments, Guv to BU VC
Barkatullah University vice-chancellor MD Tiwari appears to be in trouble again after Raj Bhavan sought an explanation over 11 controversial appointments in the wake of submission of the report by the Gohil committee.

Just month on, Khanugaon saplings wilt
A month after being planted, unprotected saplings planted by Bhopal municipal corporation in the catchment area of Upper Lake, in Khanugaon and the retaining wall have disappeared.

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State doc gets Rio honour

'Letting briber scot-free would be cover-up'
The much-awaited report is likely to be submitted in the next couple of days with August 31 being the commission's last working day.

'Post-Sidhu talk, Mann wanted to float party'
In his first reaction after being removed as AAP's Punjab convener, Sucha Singh Chhotepur on Saturday claimed that an "anxious" Bhagwant Mann had approached him to float a new party following indications that Navjot Singh Sidhu would join the party.

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