Saturday, 10 September 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Rajan took many steps to put banking system in right direction: Pranab Mukherjee

Saturday, September 10, 2016
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Rajan took many steps to put banking system in right direction: Pranab Mukherjee
"Of course more than often you listen to NPAs of banking system, which is no doubt a matter of concern. And Governor of RBI who has just retired, Mr Rajan, took many appropriate steps to put the system in the right direction," he said at the centenary celebrations of Karur Vysya Bank here.

Wadias drawn into Enforcement Directorate's Lalit Modi probe
The ED, which probes violations of foreign exchange transactions and anti-money laundering laws, has asked a Wadia Group firm to share all details pertaining to a chartered flight from Mumbai to Chandigarh in 2010.

Wal-Mart stops selling Egyptian cotton sheets made by Welspun
Last month, US retailer Target Corp severed ties with Welspun after accusing them of passing off cheap sheets as premium Egyptian cotton for two years.

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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.

SPG wants NGT nod for diesel vehicles registration
The Special Protection Group on Friday approached the National Green Tribunal seeking direction to the Delhi government's transport department to allow registration of its diesel vehicles. SPG said they were in process of discarding their 28 diesel vehicles.

No decision yet on ratifying Paris climate change pact: India
India on Thursday made it clear that no decision to ratify the Paris climate change agreement has been taken so far as its domestic processes in this regard were still underway. "Domestic processes in this regard are still underway," external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.

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Iran begins work on 2nd nuclear power plant
Iran began building its second nuclear power plant with Russian help on Saturday, the first such project since last year's landmark nuclear deal with world powers, state TV reported. The project will eventually include two power plants expected to go online in 10 years.

Al-Qaida chief threatens 'thousands' of 9/11 attacks
Addressing the United States in a video message posted on YouTube on Thursday, Al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahiri blamed 9/11 on "your crimes against us". He said that if these continue, 9/11 "will be repeated thousands of times".

Nearly 1.5 million people begin annual hajj in Saudi Arabia
Nearly 1.5 million Muslims begin the annual hajj in western Saudi Arabia on Saturday, undeterred by a stampede which last year killed around 2,300 people. Tens of thousands of Iranians are absent due tensions between their Shiite nation and Sunni-dominated Saudi Arabia.

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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.

MIT develops machine that can read a closed book
A machine that can read closed books has been designed by a group of scientists led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers. It is at a prototype stage and as of now can read through the first nine pages of a closed book through an imaging system linked to a processor.

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Zen Cinemax 3 review: Decent for an entry-level smartphone
Priced at Rs 5,499, Zen Cinemax 3 features a 5.5-inch touchscreen display with 480x854 pixels and is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core and 2GB of RAM.

10 cheapest Android smartphones with 4G VoLTE support
Here are 10 cheapest Android smartphones offering 4G VoLTE support.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) spotted online, key specifications revealed
As per listing, Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) will be powered by an octa core CPU clubbed with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of in-built storage.

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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

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

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Graft is all-pervasive in Mumbai civic bureaucracy

Sports'mann' ki baatein
In his recent address to the nation on the radio, PM Narendra Modi invited suggestions from sports associations to improve the two-medal tally achieved at this year’s Olympics.

Beware of this waiter who'd run away with your debit/credit card
The accused, Chandra Shekhar, operates across the city, working in bars only for a few days and escaping with the card the moment he gets hold of the PIN.

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Left Unity bags 14 of 15 councillor seats in three of JNU's biggest schools

Panel recommends up to 66 per cent rise in fares of Delhi Metro
Delhi Metro train commuters are likely to shell out more with a panel recommending a sharp increase of up to 66 per cent in ticket prices. A source said that the panel has recommended the lowest fares to be increased to Rs 10 from Rs 8 now, and the maximum fare to Rs 50 from Rs 30 at present.

DUSU poll: ABVP wins 3 seats, NSUI 1

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Why this love for Cauvery di?
Every time Jayalalithaa is in power, Karnataka gets the short end of the stick, it seems. To test that theory, BM did a spot check of Tamil Nadu reservoir levels on Friday as Bengaluru shut down. And we found them filled with water. When that's the case, then...

High court relief for three trustees of Vibgyor school
In the high court, Justice Anand Byrareddy passed an interim stay order and issued notices to Hulimavu police and Muni Reddy.

After undergoing surgery for hip fracture, 103-year-old man back on his feet
When Shammanna, 103, broke his left hip bone after a fall last week, his family never thought he would be active again.

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Call drops vex consumers, complaints mount

On job front, polytechnic courses fail to impress

Monsoon leaves many under the weather

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Industrial corridor gets a leg-up

HC reserves order on EVMs for civic polls

Rs 5.57 crore train heist: Investigators hit dead end

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Foodies don't bank on Ahmedabad airport
Gujaratis' love for food is well-known, but a national survey has put Ahmedabad airport last among similar- sized airports for being unable to offer value for money when it comes to food. Not only are the number of restaurants woefully inadequate but also the quality of food is bad at the airport, the survey finds.

Dalits refuse to dispose of dead calf, threatened

Dengue patient sedated, gang-raped twice by doctor and ward boy in ICU

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Seminar on eye donation
National Eye Donation Day/ 82 words

UGC letter enquires about translation of Kabir's work
The letter is in response to a question raised in Lok Sabha on December 14, 2015 and is the fourth such reminder to the central universities.

Cong plans khaat sabha at village with more Muslims
Congress leaders are looking for a suitable village with sizeable Muslim population for the proposed khaat sabha of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Allahabad on September 14.

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State to set up promotion councils to boost export

State directs RDCs to provide govt facilities to transgenders

Naveen launches pension scheme for construction workers

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State may have 20 lakh mental patients: Survey
Number of people suffering from mental health ailments in Madhya Pradesh is three times more than earlier estimates, cites a first of its kind comprehensive study of mental health status in Madhya Pradesh.

Manifesto vows: Babus to face music
"For turning agriculture into a profitable venture, government had announced to increase agriculture potential to 40 lakh hectares from 25 lakh hectares.

Malnourished kid's death: Government seeks report
Following TOI report regarding death of a malnourished Saharia child in Sheopur district, the government has sought a report from the district administration.

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HC for CBI inquiry into Gurgaon sectors' land scam

AAP man booked for rape bid on 15-year-old Dalit
The coordinator of Lehragaga unit of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Sangrur district has been booked for allegedly attempting to rape a minor Dalit girl.

Gang rape survivor forced to undergo abortion, critical

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