Monday, 24 October 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Rupee takes another tumble, falls 3 paise

Monday, October 24, 2016
Today's Headlines

Rupee takes another tumble, falls 3 paise
A sustained demand for the US dollar from importers and banks pushed the rupee lower by 3 paise to 66.92, which slid for the third continuous day. Meanwhile, The benchmark BSE Sensex rose 88.13 points, or 0.31 per cent, to 28,165.31 in early trade.

Rupee takes another tumble, falls 3 paise
Dealers attributed the fall to the persistent lure of the US currency and the dollar's strength against other currencies overseas. Investors grew increasingly confident that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates by the end of the year, but a higher opening in the domestic equity market contained the losses.

RIL to seal Ethane Ship deal today
A very large ethane carrier is a hybrid of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier and a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier.

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Banks may chip in to help raise India's forest cover
If the environment ministry has its way, all banks will be asked to join the state and the central governments in their ongoing efforts to increase forest cover in the country. The move will be part of one of the 10 ways, identified by the Centre, to reach India’s key climate goal.

10 birds die in Deer Park, anti-virus operation ordered
After a visit to the park in Hauz Khas, Gopal Rai set up a 10-member team to spray anti-virus Mycrodacyn in the area. He ordered a sample of water to be sent to the central lab in Bhopal, which had earlier confirmed that the virus strain found in the initial samples were H5N8 avian influenza.

Climate change can make fish swim towards predators

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'Trump proves himself unfit for presidency every day'
Donald Trump proves himself unfit for presidency "every single day", US President Barack Obama has said as he slammed the Republican leaders for going along with the rhetoric of the party's White House nominee till recently.

North Korea lashes out at threat of more sanctions
North Korean officials lashed out on Monday at efforts in the United Nations to strengthen sanctions following the North's latest missile launches and nuclear test in September.

Israel's next Gaza war will be 'last': Minister

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Secret Nazi military base discovered in the Arctic
A secret Nazi military base in the Arctic has been discovered by Russian scientists. The site - located on the island of Alexandra Land 1,000km from the North Pole 0150 was constructed in 1942, a year after Adolf Hitler invaded Russia.

Soon, fossilised algae to power electric cars
Scientists are developing inexpensive, energy-efficient lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles by using silicon-based anodes made from the fossilised remains of single-celled algae called diatoms.

Repeatedly heading a football may impair memory: Study
Heading the football repeatedly during a match could cause significant memory problems in players for up to a day, scientists have found. After a single session of heading they found that memory test performance fell by between 41 and 67 per cent.

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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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Rail fracture at Dahanu, trains entering Mumbai hit

Surgical strikes: An angry nationalism?

Diwali 2016: Andheri to light up sans holes on roads
Residents of Lokhandwala Complex in Andheri will enjoy a pothole-free Diwali this year.

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Road repair in south delhi to start today
PWD will be starting road restoration in south Delhi from Monday.

Cops want pay parity with government officials
Delhi Police has sought revision of pay scale of sub-inspectors, inspectors and assistant commissioners of police so as to make it at par with administrative officials of the same rank.

American woman held with live bullet at IGI
A woman flyer from United States of America was apprehended at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) for allegedly carrying a live bullet in her baggage.

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380 anganwadis in DK to operate in govt buildings soon

Belagavi session to have a day each for Mahadayi, NK issues

Diwali 2016: Cracker sales fail to sparkle in Karnataka
Every year, as Diwali approaches, the ever-busy Hosur road becomes one of the most sought-after shopping destinations for Bengalureans.

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Triple talaq: More and more Muslims speaking out
More and more Muslim men are speaking out, though in hushed tones, against the practice that lets them dissolve their marriage with just a single word.

Megalith from 5000 bc found in telangana
In a significant discovery, historians and archeologists have found what they describe as the only megalithic site in India, where a depiction of star constellation has been identified. The site was discovered in Mudumal village in Telangana and is estimated to date back to 5000 BC.

'West Bengal government trampling on rights of Hindus'
The RSS on Sunday indicated that it does not plan to take lying down what it called `politically motivated murders' targeting Hindus and those associated with the Sangh Parivar.

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Elephant under treatment for 'constipation' gives birth to male calf in TN
A 40-year-old female elephant that was under treatment in the Chadivayal elephant camp in Coimbatore for ‘constipation’ gave birth to a healthy male calf on Monday morning.

TNCC chief flays Modi for not visiting Jayalalithaa
Tamil Nadu Congress Committee chief S Thirunavukkarasar on Monday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not visiting chief minister J Jayalalithaa who has been undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai since September 22.

TN fishermen stranded in Arabian Sea after their boat runs out of fuel
Six fishermen who set sail from Muttom fishing harbour in Tamil Nadu on October 21 were stranded at 72 nautical miles off the Kanyakumari coast after their deep sea fishing vessel ran out of fuel.

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Depression kills trader after helper steals Rs 14 lakh
A Gandhidham resident lodged a complaint on Saturday, at Kalupur police station on behalf of his brother, who is a resident of Shahibaug.

Thieves and fake cops on the prowl in Ahmedabad
In two separate incidents, two elderly women were duped of their gold bangles on Saturday by fake cops.

300-room hotel at Gandhinagar railway station
The ambitious project for redevelopment of Gandhinagar railway station will have 300-room hotel on the station premises, besides being hi-tech and passenger friendly .

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Diwali 2016: Firecrackers emit pollutants which trigger allergies: Doctors
Doctors warn locals against the different type of allergies they can contract due to continued exposure to the chemicals released by crackers.

Volunteers vow for a cleaner Ganga
Hundreds of volunteers belonging to various organisations, including the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), organized a massive campaign to clean Ganga in Sangam area, on Sunday.

Congress to take Rahul Gandhi 'sandesh' to villages
Senior leaders of party including Munud Tiwari, Tariq Syed Ajjoo, Satya Pandey, Shyam Krishna Pandey, and MLA Anugrah Narayan Singh met on Sunday at Rajya Sabha MP Pramod Tiwari's house to show their unity.

More Allahabad News»

Election boycott threat over phone connectivity
People of Kankutru gram panchayat in Lanjigarh assembly segment have threatened to boycott the panchayat elections over weak mobile phone signals, apart from poor road connectivity.

Life after death: Daughter lost in fire, kin pledge to donate eyes
After losing their only daughter to SUM Hospital fire, a family in their hour of grief decided to donate her eyes so that she could see the world even after death.

Kujang BDO accused of molestation
Police have filed a case on Sunday against the Block Development Officer (BDO) of Kujang in Jagatsinghpur district on the charges of outraging the modesty of a 16-year-old girl student in a bus on October 17.

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4 booked for betting on cricket match
Four people were booked on Sunday for betting on cricket match."The accused were caught at Second Number bus stop, opposite Mama Hotel betting on cricket match, police said.

AMRIT for patients: Stents go cheap
Patients requiring long-term medicines for ailments and those requiring implants and emergency drugs can now look forward to get them at 20% to 90% discounted price.

8-month-old dies after tea boiler falls on him

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Kurukshetra University's cultural fest 'Ratnawali' returns today

SOPs set to weed out graft from state's SDM offices

Upper caste youths throw acid on Dalit

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