Saturday, 8 October 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Sensex rebounds to end the week with modest gains

Saturday, October 08, 2016
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Sensex rebounds to end the week with modest gains
BSE benchmark Sensex rebounded from last week's sharp tumble, ending the current week with modest gains by 195.18 points at 28,061.14, while broader Nifty garnered 86.45 points to finish at 8,697.60.

China's forex reserves fall to 5-year low in September
China's mountain of foreign exchange reserves dropped around $19 billion in September to a five-year low, government data showed, with the central bank spending heavily to defend its currency against capital outflows.

India's foreign exchange reserves over $371 billion
India's foreign exchange reserves went up to $371.99 billion as on September 30, the Reserve Bank of India announced. According to data released by the RBI on Friday, the reserves stood at around $371.99 billion as on September 30, as against $370.76 billion as on September 23.

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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.

Scientists discover largest dinosaur in Brazil
Brazilian scientists have announced the discovery of the largest dinosaurs ever found in the country, an animal that was 25 meters long.

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Hungary's biggest opposition newspaper suspended
Hungary's biggest opposition newspaper has been suspended, its owner said on Saturday, stoking concerns about media freedom under right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban. The opposition Socialists called the halting of Nepszabadsag's print and online operations was a "black day for the press" and called a demonstration outside the paper's offices at 1600 GMT.

After six-month lull, Greek islanders fear new refugee wave
the Greek islanders of Lesbos who helped rescue refugees worry that the boats will resume after a six-month lull. "I worry that it will begin again, all these people waiting across (in Turkey), chased by bombs still falling in Syria," says Thanassis Marmarinos, a 63-year-old fisherman.

Bangladesh forces kill four suspected Islamist militants
Bangladeshi forces killed four suspected Islamist extremists during raids near Dhaka on Saturday, security officials said. Police have conducted a series of raids on suspected militant hideouts since extremists stormed a posh Dhaka cafe in July and slaughtered 22 mostly foreign hostages.

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Astronomers spot giant 'cannonballs' shooting from star
Using Nasa's Hubble space telescope data, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have detected superhot blobs of gas, each twice as massive as the planet Mars, being ejected near a dying star.

Dying red star sheds giant fireball tears

Woman who had baby with mother's womb: It's 'science fiction'

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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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HRD drops key clauses in re-worked IIM bill
While agreeing on some of the other proposals by the PMO for allowing greater autonomy to IIMs, Irani had insisted on retaining the Visitorial role.

NGO files contempt plea in Delhi HC on teachers' vacancies
An NGO on Friday moved the Delhi high court to seek action against the Delhi government and authorities of three municipal corporations for alleged non-compliance with the court's earlier order on filling teachers' vacancies.

IIM-K offers executive PG programme

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Pankaja Munde in fresh row over 'threat' audio clip
Maharashtra minister Pankaja Munde found herself embroiled in a fresh controversy after a purported audio clip appeared in which she is heard "threatening" a priest of the Bhagwangad hill shrine in Ahmednagar district to allow her to make a speech on Dussehra.

Osho trust funds row under ED scanner

338 killed on city roads in 8 months

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DU colleges screen bold movies to discuss issues
Deviating from the usual film festivals, the Women Development Cell (WDC) and The Gender Fora of six colleges in North Campus recently collaborated and organized a one-of-its-kind film festival on gender and sexuality – Agaaz.

Sour ties: Uneasy vendors remove stickers from sweet Pak mangoes
If you spot a vendor selling mangoes this late in the year, don’t ask him where the mangoes are from, since their not-so-partriotic origins are making sellers uncomfortable.

'Character assassination ground for divorce'

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar played key role in Colombian peace process
When the 52-year-old civil war formally ended with the signing of the peace agreement between FARC and the Colombian government in Cartagena de Indias on September 26, 2016, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of The Art of Living, was invited by President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC to the ceremony .

Bengaluru No. 1 in value of non-Permanent Account Number transactions
The Karnataka capital is on top in the total value of suspicious high-value deals.

Bangalore University offers free higher education to orphan students
In a first in the state, the Bangalore University (BU) has launched a student adoption scheme, offering free education and boarding facilities to orphan students for two programmes---post graduation and Ph.D.

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13-year-old Jain girl dies after observing 68-day fast to bring good luck to family
A 13-year-old Jain girl died in Hyderabad after observing a 68-day fast. The girl, Aradhana, observed the 'Chaturmas' fast to bring good luck to her family. Her father, Laxmichand Sansadiya, had recently suffered huge loss in his jewellery business.

HUNT ON TO NAB MUMBAI BROKERS - `Stranded Fatima to return home soon'
Over the last one week, the Hyderabad Commissioner's Task Force and South Zone police launched a manhunt for two Mumbai-based brokers and a local man responsible for cheating Anjum Fatima who is stranded in Saudi Arabia.

Police seek time in Owaisi probe
Delhi Police on Friday sought more time to file an action taken report (ATR) in court on a plea seeking an FIR against AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi in an alleged sedition case.

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Auto driver offers free rides to Apollo hospital patients where Amma is admitted

3 years to go for Adyar to turn pristine

Give away what you have in excess and tag others too

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Producer of hit Gujarati play Chanakya, Mayur Barot to venture into Bollywood
Producer of popular Gujarati play Chanakya is all set to make his Hindi movie debut as a director

International Moon Observation Night in Kutch on Saturday
International Moon Observation Night will be Celebrated by Kutch Astronomy Club with the help of NASA. International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration, as well as the cultural and personal connections we all have with Earth's nearest neighbor.

VHP stops gau-mutra drive in Gandhinagar
Following a backlash from the residents and crackdown by the police, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and its youth wing, the Bajrang Dal, have decided to withdraw its ‘purification through gau-mutra’ drive in Gandhinagar.

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Sharpshooter held, pistol seized
A sharpshooter identified as Virendra Yadav alias Thokia alias Karia, a resident of Jhunsi, was arrested near ADA trisection here on Thursday after a brief encounter.

'Need to grow more from limited means'

Conference on safety challenges of food organized in Allahabad

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Japanese encephalitis vaccination may boomerang: Centre
The central government has advised strongly against undertaking vaccination against Japanese encephalitis during the ongoing outbreak, stating that the same may boomerang.

Durga gave Odisha chance to revel in own identity
If autumn comes, can festivities be far behind? It is that time of the year again when people make a beeline for shopping centres, when the young and the not-so-young plan which food joint to visit, when tradition takes precedence, when the lotus blooms in every Odia home and when Durga comes home.

Rush in trains as revellers head home
It is that time of the year when people staying outside head home to celebrate Durga Puja with the family and friends.All trains running from south and north to eastern part of the country are witnessing heavy crowd.

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RSS pracharak attack: Virtual police revolt in Madhya Pradesh
Alarm bells are ringing in Madhya Pradesh police headquarters after a 'virtual' police revolt on social networking sites over the unprecedented government crackdown on men in khaki in Maoist-hit Balaghat district.

Battle lines drawn: Domicile versus Outsiders
Despite heavy police presence, two rival groups comprising students and their parents accused DME of bias and levelled charges at each other during counselling.

PM Narendra Modi to meet ex-servicemen, martyrs' kin in Bhopal
"Modi's arrival will be important, coming as it does, at a time when the nation is fighting against terrorism and enemies at Line of Control (LoC) bordering Pakistan.

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Australia, Japan may join Saraswati hunt

Wear helmet, not Gandhi cap: Vij to Cong men
Health and sports minister from Haryana, Anil Vij on Friday said Congress leaders should wear helmets instead of the traditional “Gandhi cap“ in future.

High Court verdict on Jat quota only in rare situation: Haryana
Defending its decision to grant quota to Jats and five other communities under the backward classes (C) category , the Haryana government on Friday argued that the Punjab and Haryana high court couldn't decide on the validity of the decision because such powers could be exercised by courts only in exceptional circumstances.

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