Sunday, 16 October 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: BRICS development bank to lend $2.5 billion next year

Sunday, October 16, 2016
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BRICS development bank to lend $2.5 billion next year
The BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - agreed to create the New Development Bank (NDB) in July 2014 with initial authorized capital of $100 billion. The lender was officially launched a year later.

AI mulls Rs 10,000cr debt rejig under RBI's new scheme
Air India, which is operationally profitable now, is looking to rejig debt worth Rs 10,000 crore under the scheme for sustainable restructuring of bad assets floated by the Reserve Bank.

Bank of Baroda to raise up to Rs 2,000 crore via bonds
Public sector lender Bank of Baroda on Saturday said it proposes to raise up to Rs 2,000 crore on private placement basis to meet Basel III requirements.

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Submit list of hospitals & waste generated: NGT to Delhi govt
Asking medical bodies to ensure proper collection, segregation and disposal of bio-medical waste in the national capital, the National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to submit the quantum of waste generated by city hospitals, nursing homes and labs.

UNEP close to deal for phasing out super greenhouse gases
UNEP's executive director Erik Solheim said that he is confident that they are very close to make amendments to the Montreal Protocol for a timely phase out of hydrofluorocarbons and replacing them with climate-friendly alternatives.

Online sales of threatened cacti an open door for illegal trade
Unregulated sale of endangered species of plants such as cacti on major e-commerce websites like eBay and Amazon has threatened their survival, a new research has found. These plants are also offered via online stores based in the US, France, Germany, Australia, the Czech Republic, the UK & others.

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Philippine president says will raise arbitration ruling on China visit
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday he would raise a controversial arbitral ruling on the South China Sea with China's leaders, and vowed not to surrender any sovereignty or deviate from the July award by the tribunal in The Hague.

Black is back as Thais mourn revered king
On his birthday Thais wore yellow, when he got sick they put on pink, and now that King Bhumibol Adulyadej has passed Bangkok's streets have turned monochrome in an extraordinary display of collective grief. The venerated monarch died at the age of 88 on Thursday, plunging the nation into mourning.

Crews try to keep massive northern Nevada wildfire at bay
Firefighters in Nevada were hoping to stop a wind-driven wildfire, which has already destroyed 22 homes north of Carson City, from jumping any major roads on Saturday. The blaze between Reno and Carson City was only 5 percent contained, fire officials said.

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Your insulin, hepatitis B vaccine may get cheaper
Indian scientists have for the first time developed indigenous technology to produce protein-based medicines like insulin, streptokinase (clot buster) and the hepatitis B vaccine. They are expecting that this will bring down the cost of these medicines by three to four times.

Universe has 20 times more galaxies than thought: Research
The universe contains a staggering two trillion galaxies, up to 20 times more than previously thought, new research has found. The results of this study are based on the measurements of the number of galaxies at different epochs - different instances in time - through the universe's history.

Paralysed man feels through robotic fingers in world-first breakthrough

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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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To avoid distortion of facts, govt mulls grading science literature
In order to prevent distortion of facts and make scientific literature more credible, the Ministry of Science and Technology is considering a plan under which books related to science could be graded and validated by experts.

No autonomous colleges in private sector: Education minister
State education minister Prof C Raveendranath said that the government will not sanction autonomous colleges in the private sector.

IIM-Kozhikode completes summer placement for PG students
IIM Kozhikode has completed the summer placement for its post-graduate programme in a record six days, with recruitment of 364 students, nearly half of them getting placed in sales and marketing.

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Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray takes fight against BJP to the streets

Quick-response vans on Freeway to tow accident vehicles
In order to clear bottlenecks on the Eastern Freeway , especially after an accident, the traffic police will set up a towing service to pull out ill-fated vehicles.

Docs, cops duped in 9cr Ponzi scam
The economic offences wing of the city police is probing a Ponzi scheme allegedly run by a family that allegedly duped several doctors and policemen from the city to the tune of Rs9 crore.

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3 Amity students killed as car rams tractor

Auto driver, 3 others rob Arjuna awardee in Delhi

Autowallah, 3 others rob Arjuna awardee
The 63-year-old Mumbai resident narrowly averted a major accident when all the four men jumped out of the moving auto after stealing the cash from his bag.

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Bengaluru citizens form human chain against controversial flyover
Hundreds of citizens and activists, including prominent Bengalurians like former Lokayukta Santosh Hegde, have started gathering at Basaveshwara Circle (Chalukya Circle) to protest against the controversial steel flyover project proposed by the state government.

Protest against steel flyover gets massive support

Memories of Malgudi

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Cops find it hard to convict 'black magic' practitioners

Unrest over districts' rejig spreads, two end lives

HC stays eviction of Bhimili fishermen
The judge gave these interim orders in favour of the fishermen families while hearing a writ petition filed by Visakhapatnam fisher women dry fish cooperative society limited.

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Ex-panchayat president murder: 8 held
The Tiruvallur police on Saturday arrested eight people in connection with the murder of the former panchayat president of Thirumazhisai.

Adyar cancer institute to start hospice
In less than a year, Cancer Institute, Adyar, will open a hospice for terminally ill cancer patients at Sriperumbadur.

Day after demolition, illegal structures back in T Nagar

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Ela Bhatt appointed chairperson of Gandhi Ashram Trust
Ela Bhatt, Gandhian and founder of Self Employed Women's Association (Sewa), accepted the post of chairperson of Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust on Saturday.

Sessions court to host national lok adalat
A national lok adalat will be organized at the city civil and sessions court in Ahmedabad on November 12.

Amdavadis enjoy the last leg of garba
We have organized a ghazal program and expect a turnout of around 3,000 people at our event," said Jayesh Modi, president, Karnavati Club.

More Ahmedabad News»

Sangam City's Baluaghat loses its sheen
The month-long Kartik Mela, held on the banks of Yamuna at Balua Ghat, began on Saturday.TOI traces the history of this beautiful ghat and its attractive Baradari, foundation stone of which was laid in 1899.

Voters' awareness drive held at Sangam

BJP's booth sammelan today
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Naveen Patnaik turns 70, holds no birthday party

Monsoon to withdraw from Odisha in 24 hours
The South-West monsoon on Saturday withdrew from parts of the state and is likely to withdraw from rest of the state in 24 hours, according to a bulletin issued by IMD here.

Free food, lodging for women devotees at Puri Jagannath temple
To facilitate the smooth stay of women devotees in Puri during the holy month of Kartika, the state government launched the 'Habisyali Brata Yojana'on Saturday.

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Civic body targets Rs 50 crore revenue from hawker's corner
Biometric identification of hawkers, GPS tracking of allocated space in hawkers zone in the upcoming hawkers policy could mean an end to subletting of hawkers zone.

Vijayvargiya jibe: Tall netas don't go for populism
Speaking to TOI, Vijayvargiya said, "A strong leader strikes a balance between populist announcements and public welfare policies.".

Hawkers' corner hits GPS, biometric wall
Location and allotment of hawkers corners are fresh stumbling blocks in the proposed hawkers policy pending before Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC).

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Soon, pay power bills at fair price shops

Sexual abuse: Ram Rahim seeks copies of sadhvis' plaints

Stubble burning: 66 cases detected in a week in Haryana

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