Monday, 10 October 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Sensex back in green, recovers 21 points

Monday, October 10, 2016
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Sensex back in green, recovers 21 points
After a three-session losing spell, market benchmark Sensex on Monday recovered over 21 points in a choppy trade to end at 28,082.34, helped by gains in metal, consumer durables and IT stocks as participants widened their bets ahead of macro economic data.

IPL media rights: India rights could fetch Rs 20-27k-crore
The India subcontinent television rights for IPL are up for grabs for 10 IPL seasons (2018-2027) and experts believe there will be very high competition among the bidders, led by Star India and current rights holder Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN).

BHEL commissions another 660 MW thermal unit in UP
State-run BHEL on Monday said it has commissioned yet another 660 MW coal-based supercritical thermal power unit in Uttar Pradesh.

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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).

NGT directs Delhi govt to shut pickling units in city
Noting that pickling units fall under prohibited list of industries as per Master Plan 2021, the National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to shut down such industries units located in the national capital with immediate effect.

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France wants international war crimes investigation in Syria
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Monday that President Francois Hollande will take into account the situation in Syria's Aleppo in deciding whether to see Russian President Vladimir Putin when he visits Paris on October 19

Trump Taj Mahal to close after 26 years in business
Donald Trump opened his Trump Taj Mahal casino 26 years ago, calling it "the eighth wonder of the world.''

Donald Trump looms behind Hillary Clinton
US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump paced, frowned and physically loomed at times over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton during Monday morning's town-hall debate, prompting bewilderment and mockery from some on social media.

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NASA probe tests thrusters on journey to asteroid Bennu
NASA has successfully manoeuvred its spacecraft on way towards asteroid Bennu, fine-tuning its trajectory to reach and bring back dust samples from the asteroid that may impact Earth in the future.

How ecstasy could save your marriage
MDMA has long been known to increase empathy in users and allow them to discuss difficult issues without pain. Kashmira Gander finds that experts increasingly believe this could make it a perfect aid to relationship counselling. Relationship partners who take MDMA together enter a “bubble” where they feel free to express their deepest emotions, and the illicit drug could be used for therapy within 10 years, an expert has told The Independent.

Poor sleep may impair facial recognition
Lack of proper sleep may impact the accuracy of facial identification, according to a new study which could have important implications for those working in security or forensic settings.

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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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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.

UGC seeks public feedback on establishment of world class institutions

MDI summer placements see dip in e-commerce offers

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Piramal to buy certain critical care brands from Janssen for $175 million
Piramal Enterprises announced that its UK critical care subsidiary has entered into an agreement to acquire five anesthesia and pain management injectable products from Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, for a deal valued at $175 million. This would be Piramal’s sixth healthcare acquisition over the last two years.

MSEDCL to get state subsidy of Rs 992 crore for 5 years
The state government has signed a tripartite agreement with Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) power utility firm and Central government for the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojna. Under the scheme, MSECDL will get state subsidy of around Rs 992 crore to improve its infrastructure for next five years, officials said.

MSEDCL to start amnesty scheme from November 1
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Mashelkar gets 2nd term as national research professor
R A Mashelkar, the former director-general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), will get another term as `national research professor' (NRP).

How crop waste can give it back to soil and keep the air clean too

Year after losing job, man kills self

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Experts warn of worst water crisis in Karnataka

City on the 'high' way: Bengaluru's taste for high-end party drugs
In its pure form, the drug is sold in Bengaluru for upwards of Rs 6,000 a gram. The city, in fact, has a long list of such psychotropic recreational drugs, including meth crystals, ecstasy (MDMA) and mephedrone ('meow meow').

Kodagu mulls shutting down dangerous Chelavara falls
Waterfalls and rivers along the Western Ghats in Karnataka have always been the crowd-pullers. But some of them are turning out to be too dangerous. The scenic Chelavara falls in Madikeri taluk of Kodagu is in the centre of a fresh controversy because of the rising number of deaths in the last few years. Alarmed by the casualties since the onset of monsoon this year, the Kodagu district administration is contemplating a ban on tourists at the Chelavara waterfall.

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Dasara and Diwali are fine but for now, my training schedule is 7-days-a-week: Saina Nehwal

Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao offers golden crown worth Rs 3.7 crore to deity
Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao offered gold crown worth Rs 3.7 crore to goddess Bhadrakali for the fulfilment of his desire for a separate state.

Actor's wife files harassment plaint

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Jayalalithaa's health: It is Sasikala vs Sasikala in Tamil Nadu

St Teresa of Kancheepuram bestows dignity on the dead
Mother Teresa brought dignity to the homeless, who were dying, by tending to them.This former policeman in Kancheepuram does it by arranging to cremate their bodies after they die.

Retaining customers via loyalty programmes

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Now groundnut hit by Prodenia, white grub

Thousands of kilos of ghee offered to Goddess Vardayini at annual procession in Rupal village
Days after critics slammed the wastage of ghee in the service of "superstition", thousands of kilos of ghee were offered to a temple deity - the goddess Vardayini - at an annual procession in Gandhinagar district's Rupal on Sunday night.

Present tense, future bleak
Eight months after 16 patients lost their vision at a civic-run hospital, their lives have become miserable and their future bleak, while it’s back to business as usual for the doctors and support staff at C H Nagri Eye Hospital who treated them. With most patients losing their daily source of livelihood and becoming dependent on family members to carry out their daily activities, a three-member committee of doctors set up by the then municipal commissioner has absolved the hospital staff of any wrongdoing. While the Food and Drug Control department has found no quality issues with the intravitreal drug administered to the patients.

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Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader caught in a burqa
Police on Sunday lodged an FIR against the office-bearer and his accomplice for eve-teasing and creating disturbance in a religious assembly.He too has lodged a cross FIR against seven persons for beating him.

VHP neta in burqa harassing women, caught
Police on Sunday lodged an FIR against the office bearer and his accomplice for eve-teasing and disturbing a religious assembly.

Allahabad turns into a 'Sangam' of communal amity
Until a century ago, communal amity would never be the same as it is these days, especially when 10-day Navratra and Muharram used to coincide.

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Rains affect efforts to contain JE outbreak
In an attempt to contain the outbreak of Japanese encephalitis (JE) which has already claimed 44 lives in a single month, the Malkangiri district administration has decided to provide additional nutritional support to children aged between 6 months and 6 years and pregnant women from Monday.

Corporator held for threatening rape survivor
Police on Sunday arrested Prasant Patnaik aka Tuna, the corporator of ward 21 of Berhampur Municipal Corporation on charges of threatening a rape survivor to give false evidence in a case occurred two years ago here.

Girl returning from puja falls off railway bridge
A 10-year-old girl went missing on Sunday after falling into the Budhabalanga river while crossing a railway bridge near Belabaria village under Sadar police limits in Balasore district.

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Poor man begs on streets for stillborn's last rites
Alleges Pvt Hosp In Jabalpur Held Wife Hostage For Bills

No infighting in Congress, all is well, claims Yadav
Arun Yadav rubbished reports about infighting in the party state unit.Yadav said he spoke to all party leaders and there was no "androoni kalah" (intra-party bickering).

Asnani school hosts fire drill
Asnani School hosted a fire drill activity at School Premises.The workshop was open to all staff members, both teaching and non-teaching, and students.

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Teachers' training workshop held in border school

2 truckers hide in well to avoid police challans, 1 dies
To escape police challans, two truck drivers hid themselves inside an abandoned well on the outskirts of Rewari on Sunday morning.While one of them died, the other was rushed to the hospital.

Haryana government to buy moong as prices plummet
Faced with criticism from opposition parties over the issue of crop insurance and recovery of loans through banks, the state government will now purchase moong (Green Gram) from farmers across the state to extend support as they were selling it at prices below the minimum support price (MSP).

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