Wednesday, 10 August 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Sensex tanks 310 pts, biggest single-day fall in 6 weeks

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
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Sensex tanks 310 pts, biggest single-day fall in 6 weeks
Equities remained under pressure for the second straight day with BSE Sensex plunging 310 points to crack below 28,000, the biggest single-day fall since June 24, and Nifty losing 102.95 points after participants indulged in profit-booking mainly in oil&gas, auto and healthcare stocks.

New panel to review rules for e-comm, including FDI
The government has set up a committee to look at easing the policy regime for e-commerce players, including the rules for foreign direct investment, a controversial issue with local retailers who fear an adverse fallout of the entry of global players.

Finance minister to launch MSME databank
Finance minister Arun Jaitley will launch a databank to gather information about micro, small and medium enterprises on Thursday besides Online Finance Facilitation Centres to provide collective funding options for MSMEs.

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NGT slams Agra administration over encroachment
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has slammed the Agra administration and government agencies for submitting wrong details pertaining to encroachment in the flood plains of the Yamuna here.

Background music may hamper shark conservation

17 lakh tonne of e-waste generated in India in 2014

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Khaleda Zia gets bail in 9 cases including sedition
In a relief to Bangladesh's former premier and opposition leader Khaleda Zia, a court today granted her bail in nine cases, including one for sedition and others for a deadly transport blockade.

UK top court split on transgender woman's pension right
Britain's top court says its judges are unable to agree on the case of a transgender woman who was denied a female pension because she refused to divorce her wife.

Fire at Baghdad hospital kills 11 babies
A fire erupted overnight at a Baghdad hospital and killed 11 newborn babies, an Iraqi spokesman said on Wednesday. A deadly blaze caused by electrical wiring broke out late on Tuesday night inside the maternity department at the Yarmouk hospital, located in western Baghdad.

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Ancient ice reveals vital clues about Earth's past climate
The ice provides a wealth of historical information, from air temperature to greenhouse gases and evidence of cosmic events. The record reaches as far back as 800,000 years. Researchers say it's remarkably precise, even reflecting seasonal changes.

Chemicals may be causing dip in dog fertlity
In a startling and ominous finding, a study has found that sperm quality in dogs has steadily declined over the past 26 years and this could have been caused by environmental contaminants, including chemicals found in pet foods.

$3 million/kg: Indian-American firm to take human ashes to moon
A private firm co-founded by an Indian-American and licensed to launch a spacecraft and land on the moon plans to take human remains to the Earth's satellite at $3 million per kilogram, according to a media report.

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Israeli telco Cellcom to invest more in TV services
Cellcom, Israel's largest mobile phone operator, reported sharply higher quarterly profit that met estimates, saying the erosion in cellular revenue had moderated while it will continue to invest in its TV service.

OnePlus flaunts its Dash Charge technology, days after OnePlus 3 launch
Over a month after the launch of OnePlus 3, the company has posted a YouTube video showcasing Dash Charge technology against that of the Galaxy S7.

10 Google Maps tricks you need to try
Google Maps for Android is more amazing than we tend to give it credit for.

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New clause inserted in draft statute of Jadavpur University
Raj Bhavan in consultation with the state government has included a fresh clause dealing with “service and discipline” inserted in the draft statute which was sent to the chancellor’s office by Jadavpur University. This has once again raised ruffles among stakeholders — teachers, officers and non-teaching staff —who see it as yet another instance of vendetta politics.It is likely that the same clause will be introduced in the statute of other state run universities soon.

656 drop outs in IITs, 49 in IIMs in 2015-16: Govt

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.

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2002-03 blasts case convict Atif Mulla gets bail from HC
Mumbai, Aug 10 () The Bombay High Court today granted bail to Atif Mulla, a convict in the series of blasts in Mumbai between December 2002 and March 2003, after observing that the accused abided by the conditions when he was out on bail during the trial.

Documentary on Kejriwal to be screened at Toronto fest
Mumbai, Aug 10 () "An Insignificant Man", chronicling the birth of Aam Aadmi Party and the rise of its leader Arvind Kejriwal, is among three documentaries from India to be screened at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival.

Ashramshalas in Mah lack Math, Science teachers
During 2010-2015, the state government’s tribal development department spent nearly Rs 1729 crores on government ashramshalas. However the Comptroller and Auditor General found that 10 out of 27 ashramshalas audited lacked a Math teacher and that 17 of them did not have a Science or Social Science teacher.

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Micromax enters smart TV space, eyes 5% market share
New Delhi, Aug 10 () Homegrown consumer electronics firm Micromax today announced its foray into the smart TV space and is looking to capture 5 per cent market share in the segment and 12 per cent in overall panel market by the end of this fiscal. The domestic firm, which had sold 0.

Adani Ports shares jump nearly 8%; mcap rises by Rs 3,935 cr
New Delhi, Aug 10 () Shares of Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) ended the day with nearly 8 per cent gains after the company reported 31 per cent jump in consolidated net profit for the quarter ended June 30. The scrip settled 7.93 per cent higher at Rs 258.55 on BSE.

6 SEZ developers, units seek more time to implement projects
New Delhi, Aug 10 () Six special economic zone (SEZ) developers and units, including Kerala State IT Infrastructure have sought more time from the government for implementing their projects.

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Javed Akhtar, Varun Gandhi at poetry fest in Bengaluru

20 civic officials face the heat over illegal constructions
Cracking down on officials who have abetted encroachment of storm water drains in Bengaluru, chief minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday ordered the suspension of 13 officials serving in Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Bangalore Development Authority (BDA).

Accused in police custody swallows diamond studs
Astrologer Niranjan Bhat, who is said to be a key accomplice in the sensational kidnap and murder of NRI businessman Bhaskar Shetty, attempted suicide by swallowing diamond rings before a police team caught him late Monday evening.

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Preparations afoot for 'Krishna Pushkaram' commencing Friday
Hyderabad, Aug 10 () Telangana government is making elaborate arrangements for the smooth conduct of Krishna Pushkaram festival beginning August 12 during which pilgrims would take dip in Krishna river.

Srisailam water to be released for Pushkarams
Irrigation minister T Harish Rao on Tuesday directed officials to release 22,000 cusecs of water from Srisailam dam daily to the downstream during 12-day Krishna Pushkarams beginning August 12.

Special status: Left parties offer support to YSRCP
The main opposition in AP, YSRCP, has garnered the support of the Left parties in its struggle for special category status to AP.

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Illegal hoardings: Madras HC issues summons to fisheries, railway officials
If Tamil Nadu government officials and departments do not take action against illegal hoardings within their jurisdiction, a court committee has to be formed for the purpose, the Madras high court said on Wednesday.

Vijayakanth can breathe easy as Madras HC stays 14 defamation cases against him
Justice P N Prakash granted the interim relief to the actor who, along with his wife, had filed a petition to quash the cases registered against them for their speeches and statements against the Tamil Nadu government.

Madras HC asks Coimbatore district judge to hold inquiries with two women allegedly detained on Isha Yoga Foundation premises
A division bench of Justice S Nagamuthu and Justice V Bharathidasan said the district Judge would visit the premises, situated 27km from Coimbatore, at 3pm on Wednesday and hold inquiries.

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Gujarat experiences 17% rain deficit

Dams have only 58% water in 202 dams
The 202 dams in the state till Wednesday morning have 58.23 % of water in the dams against the storage capacity of 15774.24 million cubic meter (MCM). This was about 1924.07 MCM less storage as compared to 2015.

Ahmedabad rains: Roads cave in, traffic jams reported
It’s the third day that Ahmedabad has been receiving continuous rains. Several underpasses in the city are hit including Akhbarnagar, which saw heavy traffic jam in the morning.

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Flood fear: Ganga swells 3m in 4 days
The water level of Ganga and Yamuna is rising at an alarming rate in Sangam with both of them having risen by three metres within four days.

Sneak peek into life and times of unsung heroes
Much is said and written about the role of Nehru-Gandhi in the freedom movement of Allahabad but less is known about the unsung heroes of that era, without whom the Independence movement would not have gained momentum.

Villagers rebuild mud bund on Bakulahi river
The people of 20-odd villages on the border of Allahabad and Pratapgarh districts are at it again.

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Prez urged to intervene in Mahanadi issue
Bhubaneswar, Aug 10 () All non-BJD political parties in Odisha today urged the President to direct the Chhattishgarh government to stop construction on the upstream of the Mahanadi to save the lives of millions of people living in the downstream.

Woodland–UNICEF bond penetrates deeper into Odisha hinterlands
Bhubaneswar, Aug 10 () Leading outdoor gear brand Woodland, which marked its fifth year of support to UNICEF’s WASH - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene - programme running across schools, has spread the projects to more remote areas in Odisha adding vigour to the 'Swachh Bharat' mission.

SCM, Tata Steel holds Workshop on Tribal Medicinal Practices
Bhubaneswar, Aug 10 () More than 25 tribal medicinal practitioners exchanged ideas with experts and displayed plants and herbs with healing properties at a workshop organised by Sukinda Chromite Mine (SCM) of Tata Steel in Jajpur district.

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App based cabs to be banned in MP
Residents of Madhya Pradesh will not be able to book the cab through any applications now, after the order of State transport minister Bhupendra Singh, on Tuesday

Alarm over suspected polio case, WHO alerted, probe on
Two months after polio scare in Telengana, a suspected case of polio in Bhopal, prompted the state health department to alert WHO and initiate a probe. Stool samples of the young patient have been sent for testing to WHO-authorised lab in Mumbai and test results are expected in three weeks, government officials told TOI.

Diarrhoea claims 18 lives in Mandla district
Diarrhoea has claimed 18 lives in tribal Mandla district of the state in past one month, though officials claim only 15 of these deaths were due to diarrhoea.

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PM still has tea vendor mindset: Gau rakshak
Rakesh Sharma told reporters at Rajpura that Modi had ditched all "gau rakshaks" like him.

3 days after RSS VP attack, paramilitary in 11 Punjab dists

AAP invites complaints against its candidates
Getting Many Complaints, Says Anti-Corruption Wing Core Committee Member Boparai

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