Saturday, 3 September 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Gold tops Rs 31,000 on global cues; silver surges Rs 800/kg

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Gold tops Rs 31,000 on global cues; silver surges Rs 800/kg

Markets bounce back, up 750 points for the week

Blackmoney declarants can now e-file their disclosure
With just four weeks remaining for the black-money disclosure scheme to close, the government has given declarants an option to declare their undisclosed income through electronic filing rather than physical presentation of documents.

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Scientists name new fish after Barack Obama 
Scientists are set to name a new fish after US President Barack Obama honouring his decision to create a new protected area off the Hawaiian coast.

Study sounds alarm for Africa's forest elephants
Even without poachers, Central Africa's forest elephants would need almost a century to get their numbers back up to 2002 levels, said a study that pried into the elusive creatures' slow-breeding ways.

Obama warns against global warming's impact
President Barack Obama plunked down on a speck of coral reef in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on Thursday and gazed out at the turquoise waters of the marine monument he has widened to the largest in the world.

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Row on tarmac an awkward G20 start for US, China
The stakes are high for China to pull off a trouble-free G20 summit of the world's top economies, its highest profile event of the year, as it looks to cement its global standing and avoid acrimony over a long list of tensions with Washington.

Islamic militants blamed for deadly Philippine blast
Philippine authorities on Saturday blamed a notorious group of Islamic militants, Abu Sayyaf, for the bombing of a night market in President Rodrigo Duterte's home town that killed at least 14 people.

Obama weighs Myanmar sanctions relief before Suu Kyi visit
President Barack Obama is expected to decide on the extent of the sanctions relief after consultations between Suu Kyi and his administration to gauge how far she wants Washington to go in loosening the screws on Myanmar's still-powerful military.

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New treatment may prevent cancer recurrence
Scientists have found that immunotherapy can destroy majority of dormant cancer cells that become resistant to chemotherapy and combining the two treatments may help prevent cancer recurrence. To make this discovery, researchers treated breast cancer cells with a common chemotherapeutic agent.

This dolphin has learned to breathe through mouth
In a first, researchers in New Zealand have observed a dolphin breathing through its mouth after it developed a faulty blowhole. Dolphins have until now been known to use their blowholes to breathe and the new discovery highlights the animal's ability to adapt.

Where's Zika going next? Maybe India, China or Nigeria
Scientists trying to predict the future path of Zika say that 2.6 billion people living in parts of Asia and Africa could be at risk of infection. Some of the most vulnerable countries include India, China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Nigeria, Vietnam, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

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WhatsApp privacy policy challenged in Delhi High Court: 5 things to know
A public interest litigation in the Delhi High Court (HC) challenges the change in WhatsApp's privacy policy. As a part of a crucial update to the messaging app's policy, it will now share user data with its parent company, social networking giant Facebook. The litigants have argued that Whatsapp's terms of service are “deceptive" and difficult to comprehend for a layperson.

Reliance Jio 4G services: All compatible smartphones listed
Want to try Reliance Jio's new 4G data and free voice calls offer? Not sure which all smartphones the services will be available on? Here's a comprehensive list of smartphones supporting Reliance Jio's 4G services.

Samsung's loss could be Apple's gain
In a setback for Samsung and a somewhat happy news for Apple as it prepared to launch iPhone 7, the global recall by the south Korean giant of its flagship premium device Galaxy Note 7 over battery explosion fears is certainly going to affect its future prospects, experts said on Friday.

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Foreign students slam Hindi institute for dirty hostels
HRD ministry has sought a detailed report from Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra, on allegations by many foreign students that the institute has turned a blind eye to pathetic living conditions in the hostel.

NCERT seeks Institute of National Importance status from govt
the HRD ministry is considering a demand of the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) for granting it 'Institute of National Importance' status so that it can confer degrees and start courses on teaching. IITs and IISc have been granted this status by an act of Parliament.

FixNix launches university for polytechnic students
Inspired by Zoho University and its founder Sridhar Vembu's effort in mobilising talent from polytechnics, Chennai-based FixNix, a Saas startup, has launched FixNix University.

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Ganpati pandals where wealth meets charity and social work
Certain Ganeshotsav pandals have pomp and grandeur written all over them, be it their idols that are weighed down by gold ornaments or those that loom large at a height of 24 ft. Yet their social themes and charity initiatives bring a certain balance to the festival. Profiling the second of a three-part series on Ganpati pandals that are certain to impress visitors this season.

For the first time, Shiv Sena woos Gujaratis in BMC poll

Bandra boy's family says civic docs 'forgot' glove inside his leg after surgery
The family of a 17-year-old boy from Bandra has accused a top BMC-run hospital of negligence, saying the doctors had "forgotten" to remove a surgical glove that had slipped into his thigh while he was undergoing a minor operation.

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Sandeep Kumar's 'sex scandal': Woman lodges police complaint
In a fresh twist to Sandeep Kumar's alleged sex scandal, the woman seen in the tape has lodged a police complaint against him. The woman has alleged that Kumar gave her a 'cold drink laced with drugs' after drinking which she lost consciousness. Earlier in the day, AAP had suspended Sandeep.

Tired, I want to go: Prasar Bharati chief Jawhar Sircar
Prasar Bharati chief executive officer Jawhar Sircar, whose term ends next February , said on Friday that he is considering quitting.

Sex scandal: AAP suspends ex-minister Sandeep Kumar
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member Sandeep Kumar, who was sacked as Delhi minister earlier this week over an objectionable video and photographs, was on Saturday suspended from the party's primary membership.

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How Bengaluru welcomes Reliance Jio
Bengaluru is welcoming Reliance Jio plans with both hands two days after Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani announced free voice calling, zero roaming charges and cheaper data tariffs for Jio customers.

Jam robs Bengaluru of its bread & butter
Nobody who commutes to work daily needs figures to be convinced that Bengaluru's traffic situation is catastrophically bad. And yet, here are figures that put a number to what the city is losing crawling to work every day ­ 60 crore working hours a year! This data comes from a consultancy agency that's preparing the 'revised master plan for Bengaluru 2031'.The agency has prepared a note on transport sector which says that the traffic in Bengaluru has become a “scourge“, and is only becoming worse.

Jam robs Bengaluru of its bread and butter

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Laddus that match Lord Ganesha's appetite
Two more days to Ganesh Chaturthi, and what's Ganesh Chaturthi without gigantic laddus? Let us have a look at the laddus that have become the talking points in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad set to welcome Reliance Jio plans
Hyderabad is all set to welcome Reliance Jio plans two days after Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani announced free voice calling, zero roaming charges and cheaper data tariffs for Jio customers.

After Jio launch, Mukesh Ambani offers prayers at Tirupati
A day after he launched Reliance Jio network, Reliance Industries Limited chairman Mukesh Ambani on Friday offered prayers to Lord Venkateswara. Mukesh, who flew down to the temple town of Tirupati from Mumbai late Thursday night, was accompanied by his son Anant and daughter Isha.

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Chennai all set to embrace Reliance Jio plans
Chennai is all set to welcome Reliance Jio two days after Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani announced free voice calling, zero roaming charges and cheaper data tariffs for Jio customers.

Workers brought by corporation clean drains without safety gear
Flouting all safety norms, the Greater Chennai Corporation on Friday employed a team of manual scavengers from Salem to work on a damaged stormwater drain on Rajamannar Salai without protective gear.

School children are studying but not learning: Survey
Around 51% of students in Tamil Nadu go through the motions of school, homework and tests without any interest in learning, observed teachers in several government and private schools in Tamil Nadu, who were part of the Pearson Voice of Teacher Survey 2016.

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Ahmedabad crime branch arrests three wanted Chambal dacoits

Women commission reviews work of women cell of Ahmedabad Police

Heavy rush for Reliance Jio SIMs in Ahmedabad

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Rahul faces ire of women, forced out of car in Amethi

Non-Congress governments were based on caste, religion: Pramod Tiwari

UBGL, grenades found outside Allahabad railway junction

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Expelled home guard attempts suicide outside Odisha CM's residence
A home guard, retrenched from service in 2013, is battling for life after he attempted self-immolation near chief minister Naveen Patnaik's residence here on Friday late night. Suffering nearly 60 percent burn injury, the former home guard Sandip Hati was rushed to SCB medical college and hospital in Cuttack.

Bhitarkanika plays host to one lakh migrant water birds

Man walks with daughter's body in Odisha
Even before the image of Dana Majhi carrying his dead wife fades into the background, another more shocking incident has come to light, exposing the sorry state of healthcare facilities in Odisha.

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Palace coup! BJP moves in for kill
BJP's national vice-president Prabhat Jha has been appointed in-charge of party affairs in Scindia's constituency.

Official stops illegal mining, BJP neta breaks his hand
A case was registered against Umaria BJP youth wing president Gyanendra Singh Geharwar and others on a complaint of the mining official.

Biomed waste stockpile seized
An illegal network of collection and recycling of bio-medical waste came to light in Old City area on Thursday.

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Department of Dietetics, PGI celebrating Nutrition Week
The Department of Dietetics, PGI is celebrating Nutrition Week (1-7th September) by organizing a one day Continuing Nutrition Education(CNE) programme on 'Beat diabetes and its complications’ under the aegis of Indian Dietetic Association, Chandigarh chapter on Sunday. This programme will be inaugurated by Prof Subhash Varma dean, PGI.

Awaz-e-Punjab: AAP's new worry
Former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu, suspended Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Pargat Singh and Ludhianabased independent legislator brothers Balwinder Singh Bains and Simarjit Singh Bains have announced the formation of a new front, Awaz E Punjab. This comes at a time when the political situation in Punjab is uncertain, given the crisis faced by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

Controversy eats into NRI support for AAP

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