Tuesday, 27 September 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Rupee gains 11 paise against dollar in early trade

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
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Rupee gains 11 paise against dollar in early trade
The rupee firmed up by 11 paise to 66.50 against the dollar in early trade on Tuesday, maintaining its upward trend for the fourth straight day on sustained selling of the US currency by exporters and banks amid a higher opening in the domestic equity market.

Sensex bounces 138 points as Asia shapes up
Stocks got back on their feet after two sessions of losses in early trade on Tuesday as the Sensex recovered by over 138 points driven by a fresh round of buying amid a firming trend in other Asian markets.

Vodafone India launches new 4G data offer

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African elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 years'
The number of African elephants has dropped by around 111,000 in the past decade, a report released on Monday at the Johannesburg conference on the wildlife trade said, blaming the plummeting figures on poaching.

New species of pika found in Sikkim
A new species of a small mammal in the rabbit family has been discovered in the higher altitudes of the Himalayas in Sikkim, a study has claimed, saying it is an important part of the ecosystem. They look like tailless rats and are identified as 'Ochotona sikimaria'

African elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 yrs'
Africa's elephant population has suffered its worst drop in 25 years. Based on 275 estimates from across the continent, a report by International Union for Conservation of Nature put Africa's total elephant population at around 415,000, a decline of around 111,000 over the past decade.

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Pakistani lawmakers adopt Hindu marriage bill
In a historic move, Pakistan's parliament has passed the much-delayed bill to enable the country's minority Hindu community to register their marriages. Zohra Yusuf, head of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, said the proof of marriage would offer greater protection to Hindu women.

Over 100,000 sign petition to declare Pak a terror state
A petition on the official website of the White House to declare Pakistan as a state sponsor has managed to reach its goal of 100,000 signatures in a week. Created on Wednesday (September 21), the petition garnered close to 123,000 signatures by afternoon of Tuesday next.

Taiwan closes schools, offices ahead of island-wide typhoon
Schools and offices have been closed on Taiwan and people in dangerous areas have been evacuated as a large typhoon with 162 kilometers- (100 miles per hour winds approaches the island.

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Water vapour plumes spotted on Jupiter's moon Europa: Nasa
The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted what may be water vapour plumes erupting off Jupiter's moon Europa - believed to be one of the most promising places that could harbour alien life in the solar system, Nasa said.

Bee keepers to protest move to commercialise GM Mustard

Stephen Hawking warns against contacting aliens
British physicist Stephen Hawking has warned against announcing our presence to any alien civilizations, especially to those more technologically advanced than humans. "They will be vastly more powerful and may not see us as any more valuable than we see bacteria," Hawking warned.

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Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus price details revealed, goes up to Rs 92,000
The iPhone 7 Plus 32GB, 128GB and 256GB will cost Rs 72,000, Rs 82,000 and Rs 92,000 respectively

Apple slashes prices of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus by up to Rs 22,000
Apple has announced biggest-ever price drop for its smartphones in India. Under the new pricing, iPhone 6S (128GB), carying an MRP of Rs 82,000, will now be available at an MRP of Rs 60,000. iPhone 6s Plus (128GB) will now be available at an MRP of Rs 70,000, the smartphone too has received a price cut of Rs 22,000. Apple's 4-inch smartphone iPhone SE, too has got a price cut. The 64GB version of iPhone SE will now be available at Rs 44,000.

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.

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Recalling 1975 order only way for IIM faculty quota?
The dominant view in many IIMs is that the only way to resolve the demand for reservations in faculties in the premier institutes could be through the withdrawal of the 1975 HRD ministry order that exempted them from having quotas.

NEET hits capitation fee, private medical colleges hike tuition charges

SC stays admission at Theni agri college
The Supreme Court has granted an interim stay on the Madras high court's order to allow College of Agricultural Technology (CAT), Theni, to fill its full quota of 120 seats.

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Virtual personal assistants may replace apps in future:Gartner
Mumbai, Sep 27 () The importance of apps in delivering services will diminish and emergence of virtual personal assistants (VPAs) will replace functions performed by applications, according to Gartner.

Will try to trim RCom debt by 75% in 12 mths: Anil Ambani
Mumbai, Sep 27 () Grappling with mountain of debt, Reliance Communications today said it is planning to pare the Rs 42,650-crore burden by up to 75 per cent over the next one year.

Pak artists's issue: MNS stages protest at Johar's office
Mumbai, Sep 27 () Within days of issuing an 'ultimatum' to Pakistani film artists to leave the country, members of the Raj Thackeray-led MNS today staged a protest outside the production house of director-propducer Karan Johar here, leading to the arrest of around 15 of them by police.

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Two-wheeler sales expected to grow 10-12% in FY17: ICRA
New Delhi, Sep 27 () Ratings agency ICRA expects 10-12 per cent growth for two-wheelers in the current fiscal with significant contribution of sales during festive season.

Man gets life term for murdering youth
New Delhi, Sep 27 () A man has been awarded the life term by a city court for killing a youth in a "most cruel manner" after an altercation at the New Delhi railway station. "The convict repeatedly hit the victim with a stone on his head resulting in his death.

Vikas Bahl questions demand to boycott Pakistani artistes
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) "Queen" fame director Vikas Bahl is not sure whether the demand to ban Pakistani artistes from working in India will solve any problem. He says it is more important to chalk out the future course of action rather than jumping to the conclusion to force them from the country.

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Change in route for private vehicles coming to Kempegowda International Airport

This bunch is high on confidence and talent
The Oppo Bangalore Times Fresh Face 2016 auditions brought out the best in the student contestants of PES Institute of Technology, who put up a spirited show

Bengaluru, Sep 27 {} Following are BengaluruBengaluru, Sep 27 {} Following are Bengaluru Doordarshan Kendra programmes for Wednesday, September 28.

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AP getting special treatment, don't ignore Telangana: TRS MP
Hyderabad, Sept 27 () NDA government is giving special treatment to Andhra Pradesh because the ruling TDP is an ally at the Centre, claimed TRS MP Kalvakuntla Kavitha. She said Telangana should be dealt in similar fashion and its people should not be ignored.

Why Chandrababu Naidu gave up special status demand (News Analysis)
Hyderabad, Sep 27 (IANS) Ever since he took over as the first Chief Minister of the truncated Andhra Pradesh, N. Chandrababu Naidu had been insisting on a special category status (SCS) for the state. Hence it came as a surprise to many when he decided to give up the fight and accept whatever the central government offered.

Police power has to rest with Centre,not Delhi govt: Digvijaya
Hyderabad, Sep 27 () Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh has said Delhi government cannot have jurisdiction over the city police, which has to rest with the Centre to avoid conflict of interest.

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Sexually abused wives more likely to use contraception, study says

Chennai, Sept 27 () Southwest monsoon has been active over Telangana. Rainfall occurred at many places over Coastal Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, at a few places over Rayalaseema, Lakshadweep, interior Karnataka and at one or two places over Tamil Nadu.

Vocalist O S Arun to screen documentary on Alapana Trust
Vocalist O S Arun is renowned in the field of Carnatic music. But only a few are aware of his mission to enrich the lives of the less privileged through music. Arun is organising the screening of the documentary, ‘Ratna Sangamam,’ in Chennai on September 30 to raise awareness about the work he is carrying out through his charitable organisation Alapana Trust.

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Maninagar police rejoice after teenager who ran away 20 times with boyfriend becomes a major
Maninagar police rejoiced when a young woman who tried to elope with her boyfriend 20 times in the last six months, turned eighteen just a couple of days ago. Since she was a minor, it was the police's job to find the couple each time they ran away.

Two priests hacked to death inside temple in Gujarat
Ahmedabad, Sep 27 () Two 'mahants' of Siddhnath Mahadev Temple in Saij village of adjoining Gandhinagar district were allegedly hacked to death by unidentified persons, police said today.

Ten resident doctors of VS Hospital get dengue
Ahmedabad, Sep 27 () At least ten resident doctors of civic-run VS Hospital here suffered from dengue during last two months, prompting the authorities to conduct surprise check at adjoining hostel premises and serve notices to other medical students for keeping air coolers without permission.

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Congress aims to collect 5 lakh kisan maang patras

High-fever patients queue up at private labs

1,300 crore as cane interest waived of,government informs court
Hearing a PIL filed by Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangthan, a division bench comprising Justice Vimlesh Kumar Shukla and Justice Mahesh Chandra Tripathi fixed October 5 as the next date of hearing.

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Pandemonium over Mahanadi water dispute in Odisha assembly
Bhubaneswar, Sep 27 () The Odisha Assembly today again witnessed pandemonium by the opposition Congress and BJP members who have been demanding clarification from Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on the sensitive Mahanadi water dispute with neighbouring Chhattisgarh.

Odisha's coastline still unsafe despite central funds: CAG
Coastal security remains a serious cause of concern for the country, especially after Pakistani terrorists used the sea route for the 26/11 Mumbai attack of 2008.

BJD leader quizzed in fake gazette scam

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Hindustan Power awarded 'Best Solar Developer'
Bhopal, Sep 27 () India's leading integrated power major Hindustan Power was awarded the ‘Best Solar Developer’ by the Indian Power Producers Association of India” during its 17th Regulator and Policy makers Retreat at Goa.

Three do a Munna Bhai during cop exam, arrested
Police have unearthed Munna bhai style impersonation in the recruitment of constables within their own department and arrested three persons in this connection.

Funds starvation hits Sheopur district
Dubey, however, said he wasn't aware about any high-level central team's visit to the area, saying the members must be doing their own investigation.

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Punjab elections: AAP turmoil, non-starter 4th front add to uncertainty (News Analysis)
Chandigarh, Sep 27 (IANS) What was expected to be an interesting election in Punjab with triangular contests for the first time for most assembly seats is turning out to be a politically uncertain one with the way things have changed in the past one month.

Gurdeep Kaur, 80-yr-old grandmother of NZ bowler Ish Sodhi, waiting to meet her grandson

Changing Pb poll scene stumps NRIs

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