Tuesday, 20 September 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Sensex down 51 pts in early trade on weak Asian cues

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
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Sensex down 51 pts in early trade on weak Asian cues
Benchmark BSE Sensex fell about 51 points in early trade on Tuesday on profit-booking in consumer durables, IT, metal and banking stocks amid weak Asian cues as investors turned cautious ahead of key policy meetings of the Federal Reserve and Japanese central bank.

Rupee down 2 paise against dollar in early trade
The rupee weakened by 2 paise to 66.98 against the dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on Tuesday on fresh demand for the American currency from importers.

Jaitley sets up 'war room' to monitor GST implementation

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Large marine animals at higher risk of extinction: Study
Large marine animals are more likely to become extinct than smaller creatures, according to a new study that blames human behaviours, such as fishing, for this unprecedented pattern of extinction in oceans.

'Fast food chains largest contributors of carbon emissions'
Rapidly growing multinational fast food chains in India are the largest contributors to hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) emissions and could add the equivalent of nearly one million tonnes of carbon emissions by 2020, says a new international study.

Ban fishing methods harming marine eco-systems: Lanka
Sri Lanka on Saturday asked the international community to ban all fishing methods that harm marine eco-systems worldwide.

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Typhoon Malakas hits southern Japan, heading toward Tokyo
A strong typhoon made landfall on southwestern Japan on Tuesday, bringing heavy rain that caused floods, forcing flight cancellations and prompting local authorities to issue evacuation advisories for more than 600,000 residents.

Air strikes hit aid convoy as Syria says ceasefire over
Syrian or Russian aircraft struck an aid convoy near Aleppo on Monday and killed 12 people, according to a war monitor, as the Syrian military declared a one-week truce brokered by the United States and Russia over.

Nawaz Sharif writes to UNSC's Big 5 on Kashmir
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has written to leaders of Permanent members of the UN Security Council (China, France, Russian Federation, UK and the USA) seeking intervention to resolve the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.

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Blind people use brain's vision centre to process numbers: Study
People born without sight appear to solve math problems using visual areas of the brain, researchers including one of Indian origin have found. Human babies and even animals have a basic number sense that many believe evolves from seeing the world and trying to quantify all the sights but vision has nothing to do with it.

Glenmark ties up with US company to develop cancer drug

Centre allays concerns of anti-GM groups over composition of a key panel

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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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Schools asked to provide Divyang-friendly facilities, says HRD minister Prakash Javadekar
The Centre will make a slew of provisions for Divyang students in the upcoming education policy and has already asked schools to provide adequate facilities to them, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday.

US B-schools open up wallets to lure Indian students
Admissions Gateway said scholarships awarded to its clients rose 33 per cent to Rs 25 crore across the top 15 B-schools in 2016 from Rs 18.7 crore in 2015.

Government plans to introduce quota for faculty at IIMs
Union HRD Ministry has proposed to introduce reservation in teaching positions at Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and will hold talks with the chiefs of these premier B-schools in this regard. As part of the proposal to introduce quotas in faculty posts at IIMs, chairmen and directors of IIMs will meet at IIM Shillong on September 20 to discuss the matter, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar told media persons here on Friday.

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Pregnant victim's cousin behind Thane honour killing
Days after a man and his nine month pregnant wife were found murdered in their rented house in Dyghar near Shil Phata, the Thane police cracked the honour killing case with the arrest of the woman's cousin brother from Uttar Pradesh.

Prohibitory orders in Palghar villages ahead of Pankaja Munde's visit

Mumbai: This man spots crack on track, averts major accident
An eagle-eyed 23-year-old averted a major mishap at Kurla station after he spotted a crack on the railway track.

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Girl stabbed 30 times in Delhi, dies
Burari Incident: ​​​​A girl was stabbed 30 times in North Delhi on Tuesday morning. She was rushed to the nearby hospital in a critical state. Police sources have confirmed that she has succumbed to her injuries.

FIR against DCW chief Maliwal
The Anti Corruption Branch has registered an FIR against DCW chief Swati Maliwal in connection with alleged irregularities in recruitment in the women's panel.

Third killer in Delhi: Malaria toll rises to 5
There's more bad news for the capital stung by dengue and chikungunya. The latest municipal corporation data shows deaths from malaria have gone up to five -from two last week -which means Delhiites are now under threat from all three mosquito-borne diseases.

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Beauty queens return to Bengaluru to a grand reception
The excitement was palpable in the air as the two Miss Diva winners from Bengaluru — Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva Miss Universe India 2016 Roshmitha Harimurthy and Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva Supranational India 2016 Srinidhi Ramesh Shetty — landed at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru on Monday morning.

Cauvery row: Security beefed up in Mysuru, Bengaluru for Supreme Court hearing today
With the Supreme Court expected to take up the Cauvery water dispute case on Tuesday, Bengaluru city police have tightened security, with additional forces deployed at sensitive and hypersensitive areas.

Cauvery row: Tamil Nadu cops escort Karnataka cars for 350km

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IIT-H develops eco-friendly sanitary napkins with higher absorbing capacity

KCR wants reconstitution of Krishna water panel

10 more varsities keen to set up shop in Amaravati
Expert Committee Scrutinises Proposals

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Swathi murder accused Ramkumar autopsy: Two judges dissent in verdict, a third judge to decide now
Two judges forming a division bench of the Madras high court on Tuesday gave a dissenting verdict on the question of whether or not to permit an ‘independent’ forensic expert to be present during the postmortem of software engineer S Swathi’s murder accused P Ramkumar, who allegedly committed suicide by biting a livewire inside the central prison at Puzhal here on Sunday.

Gang attacks Hindu Munnani member in Tamil Nadu
A Hindu Munnani member in Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu was admitted to hospital after an unidentified gang attacked him with lethal weapons on Monday night.

Amma two-wheeler service training centres to be set up in Tamil Nadu
The Tamil Nadu government has added yet another welfare scheme under the ‘Amma’ brand. Chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday announced that Amma two-wheeler service training centres will be set up in 35 panchayat unions this year.

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It's just Rs 600 pension for PM's 'dear divyangs'

ICU rape: Cops ask DFS to speed up DNA report
Adalaj police have requested Directorate of Forensic Sciences (DFS) to urgently provide them the DNA test report of the samples taken in the alleged rape of a 22-year-old dengue patient in the ICU of Apollo Hospital.

Dengue kills 17-year-old boy
Fear of a sixlegged enemy is gripping the city and with the latest death due to dengue on Sunday night, the city's health scene is showing alarming signs. Chirag Prajapati, 17, a resident of Amraiwadi died on Sunday after battling fever and multiple infections for over a month. Prajapati is the fourth casualty of dengue in the city since July. He was admitted to Star Hospital in Bapunagar, late on Friday, where he was brought in a critical condition.

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Bank staffer among three held for loot
Three miscreants, including a bank employee, were arrested near Korra road in Kaushambi on Monday for involvement in the Rs 39,000 loot which took place on September 3.

HC to take up NEET counselling cases today
Most of these candidates were denied counselling because of mistakes in their caste or domicile certificates.

Man climbs pillar to press for demands
He was carrying a banner that read 'Justice not being done by health department in Kaudhiyara'.

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Milind Soman seen running on Bhubaneswar roads

Names, posters add to college poll fervour
Two days after the government announced the dates of college union elections, campuses across the state started gearing up for the big fight on October 5.

Raighar woman branded for pain in abdomen
A 23-year-old woman was admitted to the district headquarters hosptial, Nabarangpur, on Monday after her condition deteriorated for being branded to cure her stomach ache.

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3 babies die in Bhopal as hospital suffers 11-hr blackout
Three newborns died after a night-long power failure at a government hospital in Maoist-hit Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh on Sunday. The crib deaths come just a few weeks after a dog snatched a stillborn child from the labour room of a hospital in the state's Satna district.

BMC HQ plan runs into rough weather
Decide On Site In Three Months

Lawyers' strike: Legal services hit
The advocates are also demanding approval of proposal of Advocate protection act.Courts across Madhya Pradesh remained closed as the advocates refrained from going for hearing.

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Haryana man gets himself killed to help family
A 55-year-old debt-ridden man in Sonipat had got himself murdered so that his family gets the life insurance money after his death. Satbir Singh, a resident of Gorad village, is believed to have paid just Rs 2,500 to Chand Singh, 22, who worked at his grocery shop, to carry out his execution by shooting him in the head.

Creating awareness on drug menace
To highlight and create awareness about the menace of drug addiction, a social and spiritual event "Shaam-e-Roohani 2016" was organized at Punjab Kala Bhawan in Sector 16 on Sunday night.

JBT teachers end strike after assurance
Junior Basic Training (JBT) teachers who were on indefinite hunger strike from September 5, demanding a permanent job in the education department, on Monday, ended their strike after local MLA Gian Chand Gupta fed them cow's milk and assured that they will get a job soon after the court removed a stay on their case.

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