Friday, 2 September 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Telecom stocks extend losses on Reliance Jio fears

Friday, September 02, 2016
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Telecom stocks extend losses on Reliance Jio fears
Telecom stocks extended losses for the second straight session on Friday, falling up to 3.5 per cent, after Mukesh Ambani announced the launch of the much-talked about Jio 4G service, which offers free voice calls and national roaming, on Thursday.

Gold recovers on global cues, jewellers' buying
Snapping a four-day losing streak, gold prices recovered by Rs 20 to Rs 30,970 per 10 grams at the bullion market on Friday on positive global cues amid scattered buying by jewellers at domestic spot market.

NGT clears way for Adani's Kerala port project
The National Green Tribunal on Friday refused to quash the environment clearance granted to the Vizhinjam International Seaport Ltd being developed by Adani Group in Thiruvananthapuram. The harbour project got environmental and CRZ clearance on January 3, 2014.

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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.

Barack Obama links conservation to climate change
Standing beneath the forest-green peaks of the Sierra Nevada, President Barack Obama drew a connection between conservation efforts and stopping global warming, describing the two environmental challenges as inseparably linked.

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20 Kurdish rebels, 1 Turkish soldier killed in clashes

Putin seeks 'compromise' in Japan isle dispute
Vladimir Putin has said Russia is willing to compromise on a territorial dispute that has bedevilled relations with Japan for eight decades, but said this would not include the trade or sale of the islands that it holds and Japan also claims.

Mother Teresa to be proclaimed a saint
Mother Teresa, the revered but controversial nun whose work with the dying and the destitute made her an icon of 20th Century Christianity, will be declared a saint on Friday. The current pope, Francis, is also an admirer of a woman he sees as embodying his vision of a "poor church for the poor."

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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.

Genes influence how you feel about your weight
Genes contribute to self-perceived weight status among young adults, especially among women, a new research has claimed. "And we found the effect is much stronger for women than men," said lead study author Robbee Wedow from University of Colorado Boulder in the US.

We're significantly short in space: Isro Chief

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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.

IFA 2016: Catch all the action
IFA is Europe's biggest gadget and technology trade show. Like every year, IFA 2016 too promises to see the launch of products that will set the tech agenda for the rest of the year.

7 laptops with long battery life
In today’s digitally connected world, laptops (or notebook computers) are almost as essential to our daily workflow, as smartphones are.

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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.

70% of IIT-B students skip daily bath, 40% wish to live on with pals
Six of 10 residents at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) showered once every two or three days, finding the “task” taxing. A small 10% that took a bath just once a week and just about 30% took a bath everyday.

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Two civic employees son held for chain snatching in Kalyan

'We will ensure BMC does not lose a single rupee under GST'
Finance minister of Maharashtra, Sudhir Mungantiwar, in a Q&A with TOI's Bhavika Jain and Lubna Kably, said that the state government will review the GST compensation amount after adding back existing tax concessions and factoring in growth rate for octroi. He added that the state will ensure that BMC does not lose even a single rupee under GST. Excerpts:

'Psychiatric test' recommended after pilot move puts 200 lives at risk
A senior Air India executive commander prone to sudden, psychotic mood swings carried out an extremely unsafe manoeuvre onboard a Delhi-Paris flight on April 28 putting the Boeing 787 and the lives of over 200 passengers and crew at risk.

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Gopal Rai meets LG Najeeb Jung over minimum-wage issue
Delhi labour minister Gopal Rai met lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung on Friday morning to discuss issues related to minimum wages.

Paralympic medallist humiliated at airports, asked to remove prosthetic leg, clothes at IGI
Aditya Mehta, who won two silver medals at the 2013 Asian Paralympics, was stripped and humiliated at two airports within days. Security personnel asked him to remove his prosthetic leg and clothes when he arrived at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport to take a flight home in Hyderabad on Tuesday.

AAP MLA gets jail for staffer death
AAP legislator Pawan Kumar Sharma has been sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment for causing death due to negligence.

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40 days of hell starting today
Richmond flyover in CBD will undergo a major overhaul starting today; expect major traffic snarls as TenderSURE work is on at Richmond Road; BBMP says it will also fix the median problem made famous by 'U-turn'

Strike hits Bengaluru; schools, colleges shut
All schools and colleges were closed on Friday in view of the bandh called by central trade unions to protest the government's 'anti-labour' policies. The district commissioner, Bengaluru Urban, communicated to all deputy directors of public instruction that schools will remain closed on Friday .

Digging for traces of Ganga in Bengaluru

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Paralympic medallist humiliated at airports, asked to remove prosthetic leg, clothes at IGI
Aditya Mehta, who won two silver medals at the 2013 Asian Paralympics, was stripped and humiliated at two airports within days. Security personnel asked him to remove his prosthetic leg and clothes when he arrived at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport to take a flight home to Hyderabad.

Rain damages thousands of cars in Hyderabad

Glitch in scholarship portal leaves students in the lurch
A glitch in the National Scholarship Portal has left thousands of students in the city who wish to avail the pre-matric scholarship, which awards between Rs 1,000 and Rs 5,000 to school students, in the lurch.

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Forest dept to hold painting, elocution and quiz competitions in Chennai
District-level painting, quiz and elocution competitions will be held for school and college students at Children's Park in Chennai on Sunday.

Rameswaram fishermen stage protest by standing in sea water
Fishermen in Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu on Friday staged a protest by standing in chest-deep sea water and raising slogans demanding the release of their mechanised boats from the custody of Sri Lankan authorities.

Three approached to fix TNPL matches
Three participants have been allegedly approached to fix matches during the ongoing Tamil Nadu Premier League. In a statement, on Thursday, TNPL said: “On investigation, one was found to be a harmless misinterpretation of words while the other two approaches were made with the intent to fix matches.”

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No more cows on roads, vows BJP man
Cow protection or gau raksha is the latest mantra of the BJP, but a BJP councillor on Thursday vowed to lead a campaign to clear cows from Ahmedabad roads.

Changi exit won't affect Ahmedabad airport: Raju
On Thursday, the state government, Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the Union civil aviation ministry signed an MoU for development of 11 airports in Gujarat for intra-state air services.

Man found dead, murder alleged
A youth's body was found from Kankaria on Thursday morning.Police have identified the deceased as.

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AU scientists identify brain areas responsible for ageing

Kanpur's jal pari at Sangam city

Chaos at Allahabad railway station

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Polythene banned in Gopalpur
The use of polythene bags in Gopalpur-on Sea, a tourist resort town in Ganjam district, was banned from Thursday.

12-hour trade union strike today
Accusing the Centre of not paying heed to their 12-point charter of demands, the trade unions in Odisha would join the Central trade unions for a 12-hour bandh on Friday.

India may touch double-digit growth if world economy picks up: CEA Arvind
A day after the country's gross domestic product fell to 7.1% from 7.9% in the last quarter of 2015-16, chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian on Thursday reiterated that the country can touch double-digit growth if the world economy were to pick up a bit.

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Green Meadows residents against shifting abattoir from Jinsi

US drug circuit high on pangolins smuggled out of Madhya Pradesh!
America.A recent Interpol report states that 26% scales of the.

Madhya Pradesh: CM helpline was not prepared for flood of calls
Recently, CM Chouhan expressed his displeasure over forced closure of complaints and suspended a couple of senior bureaucrats for negligence.

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Territorial Army's expedition for 'Pin Parvati' flagged off at western command
Under the aegis of Territorial Army (TA) Gp HQ, Western Command, an expedition team of 12 individuals of 112 Inf Bn (TA) DOGRA to Pin Parvati was flagged off by Maj Gen AK Sanyal, of Western Command. Led by Capt Vinay Pathania the team will be covering an approximate distance of 162 Kms in 10 days.

Unravel quid pro quo, Ashok Khemka tweets
A day after Justice S N Dhingra commission submitted its report to Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar over the land deals of Gurgaon, senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka tweeted that "deals like DLF-SKYLIGHT are quid quo pro of something else, not the other way.

Bir mum on having signed letter seeking ex-convener's removal
Another AAP leader Jasbir Singh Bir, who was the second member of the inquiry committee, said that soon Jarnail would come to Punjab and they would jointly conduct the probe.

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