Saturday, 22 October 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Jaitley calls on private sector to loosen purse strings

Saturday, October 22, 2016
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Jaitley calls on private sector to loosen purse strings
Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday asked the private sector to loosen its purse strings to make the most of the demand uptick following a good monsoon and softer rates due to controlled inflation.

Gold covers ground on wedding demand, up Rs 120
Powered by wedding season demand from jewellers and retailers, gold regained some lustre by rising Rs 120 to Rs 30,520 per 10 grams at the bullion market on Saturday. Silver recaptured the Rs 43,000 per kg mark by climbing Rs 700 on increased off-take by industrial units and coin makers.

'Foreign funded group wants to stop Adani project in Aus'
Adani's 21.7 billion dollar coal mine project in Australia was being targeted by a "foreign funded, highly orchestrated" group which influenced the traditional land owners and legal environmental challenges' to stop it, a new set of emails released by WikiLeaks has said.

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'Minimum carbon footprint is answer to climate change'
Asserting that environment and development have always gone hand-in-hand, Environment minister Anil Madhav Dave on Friday said that the answer to climate change is leading a life with minimum carbon footprint.

Delhi breathing cleaner air this October

Project to increase wild tiger population in India, Bhutan
The 'Project C.A.T - Conserving acres for Tigers' by Discovery Communications and NGO World Wildlife Fund (WWF) aims to conserve the wild tiger population, which has dropped by 96 per cent in the last century alone to only 4,000 left in the wild due to habitat loss and pervasive poaching.

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Taliban brief Pakistan about talks with Kabul: Officials
Three senior Taliban members traveled to Pakistan this week and held a series of meetings with Pakistani officials in Islamabad, mainly to brief them about the recent talks held in Qatar between the Taliban and Kabul, a senior Taliban official, an Afghan diplomat and a Pakistani official said on Saturday.

UN picks Wonder Woman as women envoy

At least 19 dead in Russian helicopter crash in Siberia
At least 19 people were killed when a helicopter crashed in northwestern Siberia, Russia's Investigative Committee said Saturday.

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Nasa to establish virtual institute for small spacecraft systems
Nasa said it will establish a virtual institute to advance the field of small spacecraft systems at its Ames Research Center in the heart of Silicon Valley early in 2017.

European Space Agency says Mars probe may have exploded
Pictures taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show a black spot in the area where the Schiaparelli lander was meant to touch down on Wednesday. The images end two days of speculation following the probe's unexpected radio silence 50 seconds before the planned landing.

Mystery of Bermuda Triangle may finally be solved
Strange clouds forming above the Bermuda Triangle could explain why dozens of ships and planes have mysteriously vanished in the notorious patch of sea.

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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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Norms for appointment of foreign faculty in IITs to be eased
According to official sources, the HRD ministry has put forward a proposal to the Ministry of External Affairs and the Home Ministry to ensure the norms related to allowing foreign faculty are made easier.

Class 10 board exams likely to return from 2018
The government is set to announce the reintroduction of the Class X board exam for CBSE students. The exam was scrapped in 2010 and was replaced by continuous and comprehensive evaluation. This will be the first major decision taken by HRD minister Prakash Javadekar.

Delhi government to open early childhood education centres
Delhi's Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday announced that the Delhi government will soon set up Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) centres in Delhi.

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Technician survives after falling from 9th floor duct
An air-conditioning technician was recently admitted to the intensive critical care unit at Sion hospital after falling from the ninth floor garbage duct in Signature Island, a highrise at BKC.

Theft accused escapes from Nalasopara police lock-up
A 28-year-old theft suspect allegedly escaped from the lock-up of the Nalasopara police station on Saturday morning by breaking the tin roof.

Maharashtra has best health index: IIM-A study
Notwithstanding the malnutrition deaths in Mumbai’s Palghar district last month, a survey from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), states that Maharashtra has the best health index among the country’s big states.

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Wary of migratory birds, Delhi puts neighbours on alert
In view of the bird flu situation in Delhi, development minister Gopal Rai has written to animal husbandry ministers of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, asking them to increase surveillance on wetlands and bird sanctuaries in their respective states.

Fire at hospital in Delhi, no casualties
Fire was reported in the children's ward of Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital here on Saturday, and all 15 children admitted were safely taken out, officials said.

44-yr-old gets Rs 4 lakh over bus mishap
A woman, who suffered injuries after the car she was travelling in collided with a bus in Uttar Pradesh, has been awarded over Rs four lakh as compensation by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) in the city.

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Steel flyover row: North Bengalureans demand flyover
Over 500 people gathered at Esteem Mall from various places in north Bengaluru, demanding the steel flyover as approved by state government on Saturday. The residents say that the steel flyover will solve the 24/7 congestion at Hebbal flyover, reduce pollution and saves money on fuel.

Bengaluru flyover will rise up to 21m, won't be all steel
The steel flyover between Chalukya Circle and Esteem Mall in Bengaluru will, at some points, rise to the height of a seven-floor building.

MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE - Consumer court tells Fortis to pay Rs 23.5 lakh to advocate
Holding surgeons of a reputable city hospital guilty of negligence, the Karnataka Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed the hospital to pay Rs 23.54 lakh as compensation to the complainant. The complaint was filed by an advocate whose wife died in the operation theatre in Fortis hospital on February 11, 2010.

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RGV to make film on `actual' K Chadrasekhar Rao
Describing chief minister K Chandrasekara Rao as the `Telangana Bruce Lee', film-maker Ram Gopal Varma has announced he will make a film on the TRS leader.

Osmania University to tap MNCs to fund centenary celebrations
Besides falling back on alumni for funds, cash-strapped Osmania University (OU) has decided to tap multinational companies and other corporates for centenary celebrations set to begin from April 26 next year.

Ghost teachers haunt Telangana medical colleges
While the new academic year for first-year undergraduate MBBS students began two weeks ago, several government colleges in the state are still running departments without adequate faculty.

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Jayalalithaa's health: Cops register 50 cases against rumour-mongers

When cursive writing becomes a curse
Cursive writing or joint writing was intro duced to help develop a penmanship style and enhance writing skills, be it legibility or speed. However, experts who conducted a survey on cursive writing last year say many schools in Tamil Nadu are imposing cursive writing on children as young as four years without identifying problems they encounter with writing.

Hard lessons - As children get caught in a rote trap, free thinking takes the back bench

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Speeding 75-year-old kills class 11 student
The 18-year-old boy was on his way to school on his bike when the accused rammed his motorcycle into teen on Manipur-Godavi road.

Students from across the country learn soft skills at IIT-Gandhinagar

AMC scans 365 homes and 723 water storage utensils for mosquitoes in a minute !
After being pulled by the High Court, twice this year for “inadequate” vector control measures, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) claimed that it conducted a “record breaking” awareness drive on mosquito breeding sites in residential clusters.

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Weather change brings common ailments
A dip in the temperature has had people scurrying to hospitals with complaints like cold and flu, cracked skin, joint pain, constipation and respiratory ailments.

Congmen distribute sweets, celebrate exit of 'traitor' Joshi
Congress activists celebrated the exit of former Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi from the party by distributing sweets and bursting crackers on Friday.

BJP protest against BDC member's killing
Hundreds of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists protested at the district collectorate on Friday against the killing of BDC member and the party's divisional vice-president Vijay Sahu.

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New faces to rock Ollywood through "Emiti Bi Heipaare"

Amartya's Benaras wins hearts in Greece

Man-animal conflict in Odisha kills 454 people, 388 elephants

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Bird flu scare: Madhya Pradesh to kill all 'critically threatened species' at Gwalior zoo
A day after High Security Animal Disease Laboratory (HSADL) at Bhopal detected the virus strain in the two samples - of infected painted storks - sent by Gwalior zoo.

Netas spooked by vaastu, obituary fears unite House
All’s not well at the Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha. A fear of the paranormal blurs political ideologies in a House where sparks fly and rival netas go for each other’s jugular on issues ranging from Vyapam to farmer deaths.

MP high court puts ban on NGT orders in Kaliasot river encroachment case

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Unaided educational institutions remain closed due to Punjab Bandh
Around 1000 unaided educational institutions of Punjab remained closed on the second day of Punjab Bandh.

Punjab's retired staff settled abroad to get DA in pension

Alert Karnal trader foils loot bid, injured

More Chandigarh News»

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