Monday, 22 August 2016

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Monday, August 22, 2016
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Sensex opens in green on renewed buying
The benchmark BSE Sensex recovered nearly 58 points in early trade on Monday, supported by fresh buying in select blue-chip stocks on positive investor sentiment triggered by the appointment of Urjit Patel as the next RBI Governor.

Rupee fall after Patel named RBI governor
India bonds and rupee fell on Monday after the government said the Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor Urjit Patel would be promoted to Governor, a role in which he is expected to hold the line on inflation by keeping interest rates on hold.

August CPI inflation likely to be in 6.1-6.3% range

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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.

Washington Zoo hosts birthday bash for panda cub
The youngest giant panda cub at the National Zoo in Washington is celebrating his first birthday with a traditional Chinese ceremony and the sweet taste of honey.

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Turkey seeks to identify child suicide bomber
Turkish authorities were scrambling to ascertain the identity of a child suicide bomber acting on the orders of IS who killed 51 people at a crowded Kurdish wedding. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the bomber was aged "between 12 and 14".

Egypt's Sisi says Putin ready to host Mideast peace talks
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said his Russian counterpart and close ally Vladimir Putin wants to host an Israeli-Palestinian summit to revive peace talks, in an interview published today.

Singapore PM faints during National Day rally
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong fainted while addressing a National Day Rally, shocking a live television audience, but officials on Monday said all his tests during a precautionary checkup were "normal".

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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.

Young massive star identified in the Milky Way
A team of astronomers has identified a young star, located almost 11,000 light years away, which could help us understand how the most massive stars in the universe are formed. This young star is more than 30 times the mass of our Sun.

Scientists develop new laser from jellyfish proteins
Scientists have, for the first time, developed laser from fluorescent jellyfish proteins that were grown in bacteria. These lasers have the potential to be far more efficient and compact than conventional ones and could open up research avenues in quantum physics and optical computing, researchers said.

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Titan Juxt Pro review: There's always room for improvement
Ever since the technology brands started flooding the market with their smartwatches, Titan had to look beyond ‘great looking’ analogue watches.

8 'best-selling' smartphone brands in India
After two consecutive quarters of negative growth, the smartphone market in India finally saw growth last quarter.

You may face 3 years jail term for viewing Torrent websites in India
​After a brief and fumbling ban on porn, the Indian government seems to be trying ban torrents -- the very idea of torrents.

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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.

Now, students from 9 countries can appear directly for JEE (advanced)
Students from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Singapore, the UAE and Ethiopia will be allowed to directly appear for the JEE (advanced) test, skipping the JEE (main) that Indian students have to take.

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Take action against illegal Shiv vada pav stalls: HC to BMC

ISIS bigger threat than Pakistani terrorists: NIA official
Daesh threat bigger than Pakistani terrorists, says DIG Alok Mittal, who has busted sleeper cells and probed, among others, the Mumbai youths who had joined the terror outfit.

15 fishermen rescued after two boats sunk
15 fishermen were rescued around 70 nautical miles away from North of Mumbai after of the two fishing boats they were onboard sunk at midnight on Sunday.

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Three men and an aim
Almost halfway into its term, the Modi government's chief opposition has come from angry and articulate young people, none of them tethered to political parties. From Rohith Vemula to Kanhaiya Kumar, from Hardik Patel to Jignesh Mevani, they have displayed political acumen and a crowd-moving charisma.

'Bennett University is a campus without walls'

Bennett University: A place that won't just teach but help you start up
Being part of something new is full of excitement and anticipation, especially when you are surrounded by some wonderful talent and reputable mentors, and belong to an institution fully invested in your future.

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BJP, ABVP politicising amnesty case: Dinesh Gundu Rao

IPS comes up with a first of its kind set of guidelines for doctors on sexual boundaries, professional ethics

Shivarajkumar's Tagaru begins in Bengaluru

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Op Nayeem: A top secret mission to counter the enemy within
Two weeks after renegade Maoist Nayeemuddin was gunned down, crucial details have emerged about how the operation to eliminate him was kept top secret for weeks.

Sri Lanka President made to wait as driver fails to turn up in time
Senior officials of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams on Sunday faced embarrassment as the visiting Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena was forced to wait in his car after the 'darshan' as the driver did not turn up in time.

Officer crunch: Additional SPs may head district HQs
Telangana's plan to re-jig districts and create 17 new ones leaves the government staring at, apart from other issues, a severe senior officers' crunch in the the police department.

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Oriflame moves to new office in Chennai
Oriflame India, the Swedish direct selling beauty brand, has moved to a new office in Chennai to strengthen its operations in the city.

Jayalalithaa challenges Karunanidhi to attend Tamil Nadu assembly alone as she did in 2006
Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday challenged DMK president M Karunanidhi to attend the assembly alone as she did in 2006 when all the AIADMK legislators, except her, were suspended.

Unpaid rent: Madras HC warns lawyers of cancellation of chambers
The Madras high court has ticked off 485 lawyers for non-payment of chamber rents and warned them that their chamber allocation on high court campus would be cancelled if they do not pay arrears by September-end.

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Virtual world logs out real life
It was late in May that mother of Vishwas (name changed), 16, noticed that he had difficulty holding a conversation and had started looking gaunt with bad tempers.

Alpesh to fast for tougher prohibition law
Alpesh Thakor, has written a letter to Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani asking for stricter provisions in prohibition law.

Govt committed to protecting rights of Muslims, says Naqvi
As many as 7,500 Haj pilgrims, the biggest contingent so far, will go on the pilgrimage in separate batches.The first batch included 300 pilgrims who flew to Saudi Arabia on Sunday morning.

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Kumbh's 'lost-and-found' baba passes away
Raja Ram Tiwari or 'Bhule Bhatke Walon ke Baba', known to the world as the one who ran 'lost and found camp' on the banks of the Sangam during Kumbh and Magh Melas for the past 71 years, died here on Saturday.He was 88.

Govt grants land, Buddha to stand tall in Kushinagar
The 13-year-long wait to develop Kushinagar as a Buddhist centre could well be over with the UP government giving land on lease to the trust behind the project.

Allahabad hosts event under Namami Ganga programme
Ministers, both from the center and state along with people representatives from 1651 village panchyats of the 52 districts of the Five states, which are besides the bank of river Ganga, assembled at the Sangam city to mull over the policy that should be followed to clean the holy river.

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Crime Branch probe ordered into mysterious deaths of palace manager, siblings
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday ordered Crime branch probe into the mysterious deaths of Paralakhemundi Royal palace's former manager Ananga Manjari Patra and her two siblings on Sunday.

Sundargarh worried about Chhattisgarh power project

Odisha eyes Rs 3,000 cr from seafood exports in 2016-17
The state government has targeted to export seafood worth Rs 3,000 crore during this financial year.

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Kolar colony residents live in fear of landslides
Assistant engineer, BMC colony cell Archana Bakhle said, "We had issued a notice against the builder around a week ago and we will make sure that some strict action is taken.".

Cops gun down Chambal's dreaded dacoit in encounter
Dreaded interstate dacoit of Chambal, Bharosi Mallah, who had been active in the ravines for the past 30 years, was killed by Sheopur police in an encounter around 4 am on Sunday.The bandit carried a reward of Rs 35,000.

IAS Srivastava gets award for 'Lado' work
Kalpana Srivastava, a 1992 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, who launched and spearheaded this programme, received the award at Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Saturday.

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HC gives relief for ex-DGP Rathore

Chandigarh wing of Bharatiya Janata Party organizes 'Tiranga Yatra'.
On the 70th anniversary of independence, Chandigarh wing of Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday organized a massive ‘Tiranga Yatra’.

Gau Raksha Dal chief held for sodomising cattle traders
Patiala-based Gau Raksha Dal chief Satish Kumar was arrested by Punjab police from Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh on charges of sodomy. Three of his associates were also arrested from Kurukshetra in Haryana on Saturday.

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