Wednesday, 19 October 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: India, Myanmar sign three agreements

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
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India, Myanmar sign three agreements
India and Myanmar on Wednesday signed three agreements following delegation-level talks headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the southeast Asian nation's state counsellor and foreign minister Aung San Suu Kyi. One memorandum of understanding was signed on cooperation in the power sector.

Indian Overseas Bank repays $500 million debt

Direct flights in Riyadh-Kozhikode sector from Dec 2

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September 2016 hottest on record: NASA
Last month was the warmest September in 136 years of record-keeping, meaning 11 of the past 12 consecutive months dating back to October last year have set new monthly high-temperature records, NASA said.

World's oldest giant panda dies at 38
The world's oldest giant panda in captivity, Jia Jia, has died at a Hong Kong theme park at the age of 38, the equivalent of 114 human years. The female panda was euthanised on Sunday night, following rapid deterioration in her health over the past two weeks, said authorities of Ocean Park, the Hong Kong theme park that was home to Jia Jia, in a statement.

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.

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48 bodies recovered after ferry capsizing in Myanmar
The death toll from a ferry disaster on a river in central Myanmar four days ago has risen to nearly 50, officials said on Wednesday, with most of the deceased identified as women and at least two dozen others still missing.

Learn from selfless Xi Jinping, Chinese TV says 
Chinese officials should take a lesson from the selflessness of President Xi Jinping in not living extravagant lifestyles or separating themselves from the people, Chinese state television said in the latest episode of an anti-corruption documentary.

Philippine police van rams into protestors at rally

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Two Russians, one American crew blast off for International Space Station
NASA's Shane Kimbrough and Andrei Borisenko and Sergei Ryzhikov of Roscosmos blasted off at 08:05 GMT from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan after their launch had been delayed by nearly one month because of technical issues.

Now, a tattoo to detect alcohol level in real time
Scientists have developed a wearable skin tattoo that detects alcohol levels in sweat and transmits the information to a smartphone. The device could help reduce unsafe drinking that can lead to vehicle crashes, violence and the degeneration of the health of heavy drinkers.

Take a walk after meals to better control sugar levels
The ancient rule that for better health one should take a walk after meals appears to have been confirmed by new research from New Zealand's University of Otago.

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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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IIT Guwahati invites students to participate in 'Ishan Vikas' scheme

IIT directors oppose non-resident students

Arun Jaitley launches SRCC's financial literacy cell 'Vittshala'

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MNS continues protest against 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'
Rejecting filmmaker Karan Johar's statement that he will not "engage with talent" from Pakistan in future, the MNS on Wednesday protested outside a cinema hall while asserting that it will not allow "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" to be screened in single theatres and multiplexes.

726 accident prone spots identified in the country: Nitin Gadkari
Union minister for Road Transport Nitin Gadkari has said that the government has identified 726 black spots in the country, which are prone to accidents.

Inland Waterways a Game Changer in National Connectivity: Nitin Gadkari
While India has 5 inland waterways, the Centre has identified 106 more. These 111 waterways will be developed as National Waterways, Union Shipping minister Nitin Gadkari has said.

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Delhi zoo shuts down indefinitely amid bird flu scare
Suspected cases of Avia influenza at the Delhi zoo have prompted authorities to shut down its premises. According to zoo sources, around 8 water birds and a few ducks and pelicans were reported to have been affected by bird flu last week.

Boy abandoned by kin for being a 'nuisance'

'TOD will only worsen congestion in big cities'

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KSAT directs state to give appointment to 362 successful candidates of 2011 batch of gazetted probationers

Bengaluru flyover: Activists to intensify protest
1,791-crore steel flyover project, Citizens Against Steel Flyover (CASFo) said they will now aggressively pursue legal recourse to stop the project.

Nightmare on Namma street: Powerful goons give ex-armyman taste of lawless Bengaluru
A 36-year-old ex-army man and his wife were in for a shock after they were attacked by three car-borne miscreants during a road rage episode on Lingarajapuram flyover last week. The family went straight to the police station and filed a complaint. However, the matter did not end there.

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A new complex soon for devotees in Tirumala
TTD will construct a new Seva Sadan complex opposite Varaha swamy rest house in Tirumala should get ready by next Brahmotsavams,

Release elephant from Tirupati zoo: HSI
Humane Society International (HSI), India, on Tuesday urged the AP forest department to immediately release a young male elephant that was captured and moved to the Tirupati zoo on October 1, 2016.

Judgment on Krishna water sharing today
Justice Brijesh Kumar Tribunal will deliver a crucial judgment on Wednesday on sharing of Krishna river water among the four riparian states -- Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

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Chennai to host regional conference on environment
The southern bench of the National Green Tribunal in association with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the pollution control boards of south Indian states will conduct a ‘Regional Conference on Environment’ in Chennai on October 22 and 23.

Panneerselvam chairs Tamil Nadu cabinet meeting with Jayalalithaa's photo in front of him
The Tamil Nadu cabinet met on Wednesday under the leadership of finance minister O Panneerselvam in the absence of chief minister J Jayalalithaa who has been undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai.

Boy dies of snakebite in Tamil Nadu

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Tata Motors Ltd to support financially needy students at IIT Gandhinagar

Poster war against Arvind Kejriwal continues in Ahmedabad

Nehru, Ambedkar wanted common civil code: Ramachandra Guha
Ramachandra Guha is a renowned historian and writes extensively on social and political issues facing the country. He was in the city for the convocation of Gujarat Vidyapith and spoke to Bharat Yagnik.

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No girls' school can run without a loo: HC
The Allahabad high court on Tuesday directed the basic education director to consult the state government and produce a proposal regarding toilets in all schools, particularly those of girls, in the state.

Students relive college days at alumni meet

HC summons AU VC for non-appearance
The Allahabad high court on Tuesday took serious note of non-appearance of vice-chancellor of Allahabad University (AU) before it despite an order and directed him to appear on November 21.

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NHRC issues notice to Odisha government over SUM hospital fire
The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports that due to suspected short circuit, a major fire broke out in the SUM Hospital and Medical College in Bhubaneswar on October 17.

Close shave for two newborns
Kabita Subudhi and Laxmipriya Sahu are thanking the Almighty for saving their little ones from the fire that engulfed the SUM Hospital on Monday killing about 20 patients.

Chief secy reviews safety measures
As bereaved families members bid a tearful adieu to the deceased of SUM Hospital fire at Swargadwar in Puri on Tuesday, chief secretary A P Padhi here reviewed the fire safety measures in different hospitals.

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Campion's Ashwin bags UCMAS gold medal
A two-day programme on corporate quality on "Root Cause Analysis-RCA" for executives from various sites and sister units was inaugurated by M S Kinra, general manager (Quality), BHEL.

Cong's Simhastha graft report today
Will Meet Today To Chalk-out Strategy To Expose Alleged Scam

Conference of commissioners, collectors on October 25-26
Setting a target for the Mission 2018, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will address a two-day conference of commissioners and collectors on October 25 and 26.

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35-year-old gangraped and murdered by smuggler and friends
In a shocking incident, a 35-year-old woman was brutally murdered after gangrape by a cow smuggler and his associates in Mewat on Tuesday.

Captain Amarinder Singh accuses Badal govt of neglecting sacrifices of martyrs, cleans VC decorated Nand Singh's statue in Bathinda

Dadri becomes 22nd district of Haryana

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