Friday, 14 October 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: L&T wins Rs 3,799 crore order from Railways

Friday, October 14, 2016
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L&T wins Rs 3,799 crore order from Railways
Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on Friday said its consortium with Japan's Sojitz Corp has won a Rs 3,799 crore railway contract. The project is for double line electrified tracks with 2x25 kV AC, high rise overhead catenary system capable of operating at a maximum train speed of 100 Km/h, from Rewari to Dadri (128 Km).

WPI inflation slows to 3.57% as vegetable prices soften
Wholesale inflation eased to 3.57 per cent in September as food articles, led by vegetables, witnessed softening of prices.

Infosys cuts revenue guidance to single digits
Infosys lowered its guidance for the second time in a fiscal, a move unprecedented in the company’s history, hurt by volatile macroeconomic conditions in Europe post the Brexit vote, cancellation of a project with a major client and slower ramp-up in large deals.

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Hope for deal to scrap super greenhouse gases
Hopes were high on Friday that world envoys meeting in Rwanda will agree to phase out potent gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners that are one of the biggest contributors to global warming.

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.

India, EU sign MoU to clean rivers
"I have seen in Europe how beautifully water is flowing there. I hope our country would learn from it," Water resources minister Uma Bharti said at an MoU signing ceremony at the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

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Putin ratifies deal on 'indefinite' Syria deployment
Putin on Friday approved a law ratifying Moscow's deal with Syria to deploy its forces in the country indefinitely, in a move seen as firming their long-term presence. Putin in August asked lawmakers to ratify the deal, which grants Russian forces immunity from prosecution in Syria.

Nobel prize-winning playwright Dario Fo dies at 90
Italian satirical dramatist Dario Fo, who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1997, died on Thursday aged 90, prompting an outpouring of tributes for a provocative playwright unafraid to clash with authority.

Michelle attacks Trump over sexual assault comments
US First Lady Michelle Obama on Thursday launched a scathing takedown of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, calling his sexually aggressive comments about women "disgraceful" and "intolerable."

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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

Government looks to press ahead with GM mustard
In keeping with its commitment to the SC that has stayed a decision on commercial release till Oct 17, the govt is looking to reengage public opinion and non-govt organisations. This follows consultations at the highest levels in govt which have concluded that the GM crop has benefits.

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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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IITs may soon decide their own fee structure
Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) may soon be allowed to set their own fee structure without consulting the apex council governing the prestigious institution.

University can deny admission to students not carrying docs, says Delhi HC
The students, who secure a rank in an entrance exam but fail to produce the required documents at the time of counselling, cannot fault the university for denying admission, Delhi high court has held.

Fate of several foreign students in medical colleges uncertain after SC's ruling on NEET
Hundreds of foreign students who had enrolled this year for undergraduate programmes in private medical colleges in India now face an uncertain future due to a "tricky" domestic legislation regarding entrance examination for them. Foreign students in India come to pursue MBBS or BDS courses either through an institutional quota system, like in government colleges, or by directly applying to private colleges.

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Monsoon withdraws from Mumbai

Call centre scam: FBI team to arrive in Thane

Army lays claim to palace Poonawallas paid Rs 750 crore for

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Hans Raj's fiery food fest
The fest season in DU had an opening act in the culinary society of Hans Raj College’s one-of-a-kind food festival.

Traditional music, dresses at German National Day
Like every year, the National Day reception at the German ambassador’s residence was a grand celebration this time too.

A month to go for reading deadline, teachers not sure of results

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GREEN MASSACRE - Yettinahole project to claim 6,300 trees
The Western Ghats and their fringes will be shorn of more than 6,300 trees as Karnataka is set to start the controversial Yettinahole project to provide drinking water to the state's arid southern districts. The green toll reads like this: 6,327 trees, including 1,332 bamboo stalks.

Twin suggestions to ease Bengaluru's water woes
Picking up lessons from the bitter Cauvery dispute that has raised questions over the availability of water to Bengaluru city, the state government is exploring all possibilities suggested by experts.

Now you will see it: Zebra in Bengaluru
After a long wait of four years, Bengalureans will get to see a zebra. The Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP) is all set to present the striped animals to visitors from October 19.

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Six held for abducting and attempting to rape woman

Six persons nabbed for history-sheeter's murder

Haj pilgrim from city detained at Medina airport

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Diwali: 11,225 special buses to be operated from Chennai; not all buses will start from CMBT
A total of 11,225 buses will be operated to various places in Tamil Nadu from Chennai during the Diwali season. Similarly, 10,064 special buses will be operated from other parts of the state to Chennai.

Stray dog loses eye after being beaten by man in Chennai
​Stray dog loses eye after being beaten by man in Chennai​

Two bank employees arrested for using derogatory words about Jayalalithaa
Two employees of Canara Bank in Coimbatore district were arrested for using “derogatory words” about Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa who is undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai.

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Patidar groups 'don't support' Kejriwal , but Hardik Patel tweets his support
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will likely get a cold reception from the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) and Sardar Patel Group (SPG), when he begins his three-day visit to Gujarat on Friday.

Gujarat Congress accuses NDA of reducing Public Distribution System quota
Gujarat Congress has alleged that the BJP led NDA government has reduced Gujarat’s quota of wheat, rice and kerosene given under Public Distribution System(PDS).

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani hosted dinner for Ministers families
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani setting a new tradition, hosted dinner on Thursday night for the families of all the Ministers. Rupani and his wife Anjaliben acted as a host on Thursday evening and warmly greeted family members of the Ministers.

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Effervescence 2016 gets international flavor this year

Muharram processions taken out peacefully in Pratapgarh

Constable 'rapes' 60-year-old pilgrim on boat at Sangam

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BJP bags civic body chief's post
The BJP has reasons to cheer as its candidate was elected new chairperson of Dhenkanal municipality in the bypoll conducted on Thursday despite the party being in the minority.

Art teachers seek pay hike
The teachers under the banner of Odisha Kala Sikhyaka Sangha claimed the minister had assured the government would increase their salary by October 8, but nothing has materialized yet.

Congress moves President Mukherjee on Mahanadi dispute
A delegation of Congress MLAs, led by leader of opposition Narasingha Mishra, on Thursday met President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi to seek his intervention in resolving the interstate Mahanadi water dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh.

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Madhya Pradesh Police demanded bribe to trace stolen medals: Martyr's mother

Massive fire at Chhola factory, two injured
A massive fire broke out at Century Moulding Works, a chairs factory with 200 employees working near the abandoned Union Carbide factory in a densely-populated Gautam Nagar in Chhola area on Thursday afternoon.

In Bhopal, joy is blowin' in the wind
won the 2016 Nobel Prize for literature, prominent music bands of Bhopal have hailed his victory.

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Scheme to provide certificates online to students in offing
Under a national scheme, Punjabi University Patiala is launching the issuance of graduation and post-graduation certificates online. A student who wants his academic certificate will be able to get a soft copy of the same sitting at home with the help of his computer.

Robbers' gang busted, 6 arrested

Rajputana Rifles gets best infantry battalion award

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