Tuesday, 13 September 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Implementation of GST to attract more FDI: Survey

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
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Implementation of GST to attract more FDI: Survey
According to a survey of corporate India by Feedback Business Consulting Services, which covered 67 companies from various sectors, GST rollout will be positive for the economy. Around 72% respondents felt investments will rise in the form of FDI especially in heavy engineering & automotive sectors.

Anil Ambani's defence play hits loan bump
Reliance Defence, which has Rs 12,600 in bank debt, has sought another Rs 400 crore in priority loans and a separate non-fundbased limit of Rs 1,000 crore.

LinkedIn launches new product to help small businesses in India
“There’s a lot of learning from what we are going to do here that we think can be extended elsewhere beyond India,” said Jeff Weiner .

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Eats shoots, rarely breeds: Giant pandas still at risk
The giant panda may have been taken off the endangered species list, but the emblematic black and white bear still faces a plethora of risks including epidemics and climate change, Chinese breeding centres say.

Great Barrier Reef recovering from coral bleaching

Polythene ban in national monuments from Oct 2
There will be a complete ban on use of polythene in all national monuments and tourist destinations from October 2, tourism minister Mahesh Sharma said. In an initiative to carry forward the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), the government chose the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi to impose the ban.

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Obama hits campaign trail for Clinton in Philadelphia
President Barack Obama is hitting the campaign trail to rally support for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania, a state that has served as a firewall for her party in the past six general elections but is now viewed as competitive.

Eid day suicide attack injures 10 in Pakistan: Officials
At least 10 people, including two policemen, were injured on Tuesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a Shia mosque during Eid-ul Azha prayers in Pakistan's southern Sindh province.

US flies bombers over S Korea in show of force against North
USA sent nuclear-capable supersonic bombers streaking over ally South Korea in a show of force meant to cow North Korea after its recent nuclear test and also to settle rattled nerves in the South. The B-1B bombers flew over Osan Air Base, which is 120 kilometers from the border with North.

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'Got 1,600 ideas from youngsters globally for moon project'

Spacecraft sent to asteroid to try and stop armageddon

New parasite species is named after Obama
US scientists have discovered a new species of a parasitic flatworm that infects turtles in Malaysia, and named it after Barack Obama as a way of honoring the president. The flatworm, coined Baracktrema obamai, is so unusual that it merits not only a new species designation, but its own genus, too.

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Facebook Messenger chatbots will soon accept direct payments and more
For now, the feature is limited to developers in closed beta. Businesses and other developers can apply to use the feature and develop it further.

'Worst' apps for your smartphone's battery
The battery life on smartphones has always been a touchy issue for most smartphone users.

Samsung, LG sued over hiring policies in the US
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and LG Electronics were accused of agreeing not to poach each other's US employees, according to a US civil lawsuit filed last week, in what has become a familiar allegation in Silicon Valley.

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Left alliance sweeps JNU polls
The Left Unity, an alliance of All India Students' Association (AISA) and the Students' Federation of India(SFI), on Saturday won all four top posts in the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union elections.

HRD ministry working towards digital degrees, certificates
HRD ministry is working to ensure that degrees and certificates are given to students in digital format from the 2017 academic session onwards. HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said that every student will also get an opportunity to upload their other certificates and awards.

Next UGC-NET exam will be on Jan 22: CBSE

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Forest officials survey Kapil Sharma's office premises
With an FIR registered against Kapil Sharma for alleged unauthorised construction at his flat in suburban Goregaon, the forest department has swung into action to check for violations by house owners and developers in vicinity of the comedian's office in Versova.

School kids to have free visit to Tadoba Andhari tiger reserve on September 17
Children from the district's various schools, including orphans and physically challenged children, would be taken on a free visit to the famous Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve here on September 17, to mark the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Outgoing college heads leave an enduring legacy

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Arvind Kejriwal blames Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, PM Narendra Modi as Chikungunya toll climbs to 3

Kejriwal hits back at critics, says capital's LG, municipal corporation responsible for chikunguniya

Kejriwal government under attack over Chikungunya deaths in Delhi
With chikungunya and dengue deaths in the national capital on the rise, the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government in Delhi has come under severe opposition attack. As the number of deaths due to chikungunya rose to three on Tuesday, the Congress and the BJP attacked the Kejriwal government. ​

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Fresh Face atAcharya Institute of Graduate Studies
The students of Acharya Institute of Graduate Studies were eager to soak up all the fun that the Oppo Bangalore Times Fresh Face 2016 auditions brought to their campus.

Auto-driver hears 'dead' baby cry on way to cemetery, saves her life
On Sunday, a newborn baby girl was saved from a terrible death in Hospet in Bellary district, after an auto-driver - Ramesh - heard her cry in the bag in which she was being taken to the cemetery. The man who had hired the auto - the girl's uncle - had said she was dead.

Cauvery Issue: Bengaluru remains peaceful

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Pvt Aarogyasri hospitals trash `unviable' circular

Kids spend more time in schools in T, AP: NCERT

Andhra Pradesh to get Rs 24K cr additional funds

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UNIS to conduct marathon in Chennai to help orphan children
A group called ‘Unleash Your Inner Strength’ (UNIS) has been formed in Chennai to motivate people to take up fitness as part of their daily regimen and to help the underprivileged orphan children.

Tamil literary work Patiṉeṇkīḻkaṇakku to be translated into Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, German, French
The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday announced that the post-Sangam period Tamil literary work “Patiṉeṇkīḻkaṇakku” would be translated into German, French, Malayalam, Hindi and Telugu.

More than Kannadigas and Tamils, let's be human beings first: Chennai RJ on Cauvery row
RJ Balaji, a household name in Chennai because of his lightning wit has thousands of Tamil-speaking fans across the globe. Therefore, when he took to social media to post a video message about the violent Cauvery dispute, his post got a million views - and we're still counting.

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Gujarat schools to write to families, appeal for compassion in attempt to reduce exam-related suicides
To tackle the problem of student suicides before board exams, the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) has decided that state schools should write directly to their students’ parents and guardians. The idea is to encourage them to take a more compassionate, nuanced view of exams, and of their importance in the larger context of their children's lives.

Muslim man rescues cow stuck in 6-foot ditch

Goats sell like hot cakes as city gears up for Eid

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Congress poster depicts Rahul as 'Arjun avataar'

Anupriya Patel flays UP CM, district administration for Pratapgarh incident

Over 150 people booked for misbehaving with Anupriya Patel

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BJP to observe Septeber 14 as Lajja Divas
Addressing a press conference here, BJP leaders Sameer Mohanty and Prithviraj Harichandan said the saffron party will hold state-wide agitation.

Speed up toilet work: Govt to civic bodies
The state government has issued a stern directive to the urban local bodies to expedite construction of public toilets to check open defecation in their areas.

Naveen Patnaik reaches out to opposition for first time over dispute
After ignoring the opposition plea to hold an all-party meeting on Mahanadi water dispute, chief minister Naveen Patnaik here on Monday said he is open to their suggestions.

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BJP to empower people under good governance

Cong a divided house before Shahdol LS bypoll

Meet report to be sent to Amit Shah: CM

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375 test positive for dengue in Chandigarh
375 positive cases of dengue have been reported in health centres located in Chandigarh.

375 test positive for dengue in Chandigarh
375 positive cases of dengue have been reported in health centres located in Chandigarh.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) does not become prostate cancer - Dr. A.K. Mandal , Urology, PGIMER

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