Friday, 28 October 2016

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Tata group stocks bounce after 3 days of fall
Tata group stocks on Friday bounced back after three days of continuous decline, rising up to 5.6 per cent, on value-buying at a lower level. Tata Motors jumped 2.89 per cent, Tata Steel rose 1.81 per cent and Tata Power gained 1.75 per cent on BSE.

World Bank gets 1st adviser to tackle LGBT issues
The initiative by the poverty-fighting institution comes at a time when discrimination against LGBTI people is facing increased scrutiny globally. In recent years, the bank's research has increasingly turned to the economic impact of discrimination on LGBTI persons, the bank said.

Sensex stumbles 106 pts even as Nov series takes off
The Sensex fell almost 106 points to 27,810 at the start of the last trading session of the Samvat year 2072 on Friday, hit by muted quarterly earnings by some blue-chips amid capital outflows.The trend remained mixed in the global market.

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Antarctica to have world's largest marine reserve
The marine protected area covers 1.6 million square kilometers. There will be a blanket ban on commercial fishing across about 3/4th of that area. The agreement comes after years of diplomatic wrangling and high-level talks between the US and Russia, which has rejected the idea in the past.

This bird stays in the air for 10 months, study finds
A small, dark-feathered bird known as the common swift flies for 10 months on end without ever landing, the longest time spent aloft of any known bird, scientists said Thursday.

Global wildlife population may fall 67% by 2020
The global wildlife population could fall by an average of 67 per cent between 1970 and 2020 as a result of human activities, according to World Wildlife Fund's Living Planet Report 2016. The report indicated that the global populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles have already declined by 58 per cent between 1970 and 2012.

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Heat sensing molecules trigger springtime flowering in plants

New Horizons' last bit of Pluto data reaches Earth
It took more than a year but the last bits of science data from New Horizons' Pluto flyby -- stored on the spacecraft's digital recorders since July 2015 -- arrived safely on Earth this week, Nasa said.

Aids blamed on one man for decades because of typo
The blame that fell on Mr Dugas all relates to one small typo in a paper by the US Centres for Disease Control. The mistake made Mr Dugas into “Patient Zero”. But that zero wasn’t a number at all — in fact it was the letter O, and that meant very little.

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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 to soon take call on compulsory CBSE class X board exam, says Prakash Javadekar
The Union HRD ministry will soon take a call on whether the Class X board examination should be made compulsory for students of CBSE schools. Speaking to reporters after the 64th CABE meeting on Tuesday, HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said that many state boards are already conducting Class X exams.

Govt schools adhering to RTE Act norms: Centre tells high court
The Centre on Monday claimed in Delhi high court that government-run schools in the country were adhering to norms mandated under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act and regular monitoring and review was being done to check compliance.

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.

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Fun in store at Mumbai's Ballard Estate Festival presented by Bombay Times
The venue will have performances, an open-air silent theater, kids' zone, flea market, food stalls and more...

Police allow bursting of firecrackers till Sunday midnight, move upsets activists

Nagpur collegian wins 'Speak for India' debate

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Government issues guidelines on school bags
From monitoring school bags of children to ensuring they do not carry heavy load to teaching them correct lifting and carrying techniques are among the guidelines issued by the Delhi government to heads of schools.

Pragati Maidan to become history after international trade fair

Delhi-Centre tussle hits PM's big schemes in NCR
Sample this: Delhi has not built a single household toilet over the last two years under Swachh Bharat Mission. The target for the cleanliness mission for Delhi is 1.25 lakh individual household toilets till 2019. Under community and public toilets, the city has built 7,088 against a target of 19,559 toilets.

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NGT stays Bengaluru steel flyover for 4 weeks, seeks environmental impact assessment
Two Bengalureans who petitioned the NGT are N Mukund from Citizen Action Forum and V Balasubramanyam, former additional chief secretary in the state.

Bengaluru: Drink water, get cancer?

Rally adds to snarls around Palace Grounds

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YSRCP warns government against Swiss Challenge method
The YSRCP on Thursday warned the AP government of "serious consequences" if it attempted to bring in the Swiss Challenge method through the backdoor after the high court found the methodology faulty.

Digital gifting the sweetest option this Diwali
Digital gift cards, digital meal passes, digital medical and travel vouchers have replaced traditional options with both individuals and corporates taking to these new-age choices with gusto this Deepavali.

'Air quality has declined'
Alarmed over the rising levels of pollution within the iconic Salar Jung Museum, scientists have now called for immediate measures to save priceless artefacts housed within its premises.

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Officials are bound to follow cracker rules, Madras HC says
Making it clear that a court need not pass any orders on a matter which is already governed by clearly stated rules, the Madras high court has declined to entertain a PIL which wanted it to direct authorities to comply with rules governing cracker sales.

PIL in HC seeks crackdown on diesel vehicles in Chennai
A public interest litigation has been filed in the Madras high court seeking a crackdown on diesel motor vehicles in Chennai. The PIL has sought seizure of the vehicles if they fail pollution check.

Judges transferred in Tamil Nadu
The Madras high court has announced transfer of a few judges.

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Meet Anjali, who used to beg on the streets, but now studies in an English-medium school
Anjali, a young girl who used to beg on the streets near the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, now studies in an English-medium school, thanks to the efforts of Biren Padhaya, a multimedia-developer.

CAT had quashed chargesheet against Rahul Sharma: SIT

Around 250kg gold to be raded across Gujarat today

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Diwali is here! Shoppers do last-minute purhase

Dhanteras: Mad rush for driving home new car
The festive occasion of Dhanteras is set to give a fillip to the automobile sector, with sales of around 1,660 vehicles expected.

Festive rush chokes Allahabad
Commuters are facing a tough time on city streets.Thanks to the heavy rush of shoppers in prominent city markets during the festive season.

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Postings for 6 IAS officers
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday cleared appointment of six 2014-batch IAS officers of Odisha cadre, who completed training recently.All six of them are appointed as sub-collectors.

Civic body bats for pollution-free fest
The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has planned to hold an awareness drive to sensitise the denizens to celebrate pollution-free Diwali and plant trees instead of bursting crackers during the festival.

East Coast Railway to complete four railway track doubling this fiscal
The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has decided to complete doubling of four railway sections and a portion of a third line project by the end of this financial year.

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CBI hands tied over netas in Vyapam FIR
The FIR was registered by special investigation team (SIT) of Gwalior police in 2014.

Madhya Pradesh revokes no detention policy for kids till Class 8
The Madhya Pradesh government on Thursday revoked the no-detention policy, a mandatory provision in Right to Education (RTE) Act for automatic promotion of students till Class 8.

MP scraps no-detention policy to restore quality education
The Madhya Pradesh government on Thursday revoked the no-detention policy, a mandatory provision in Right to Education (RTE) Act for automatic promotion of students till Class 8.

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Bad treatment of Punjabi Suba martyrs' kin by SAD

AAP yields more ground to Navjot Singh Sidhu, deputy chief minister's post

AAP pledges old pension plan for state
Once it is voted to power in the upcoming 2017 assembly elections, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has promised to reintroduce the old pension scheme in Punjab for the benefit of state government employees.

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