Thursday, 6 October 2016

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Thursday, October 06, 2016
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Tata strikes deal with S African car hire company
Automobile manufacturer Tata has struck a deal with a major South African car hire company to supply Tata Bolt 1.2 Turbo hatchbacks for its national rental fleet. Tata declined to disclose the exact number of vehicles, except to say that it was "a substantial number."

PwC, Microsoft join to empower India's digital transformation
Global consultancy PwC India has formed a strategic alliance with Microsoft India to empower India's digital transformation, a statement said. PwC has also joined Microsoft's Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) programme which will enable them to provide their advisory and other solutions at scale, securely to all their customers.

'China should force India, US to stop protectionist measures'
China should put more pressure on India and the US to "force them" not to take trade protectionist measures against Chinese goods by imposing anti-dumping duties, state-run media said. China, the world's largest trader of goods, is an influential economic partner with both the US and India, it said.

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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.

Paris climate deal to enter into force on Nov 4
The Paris Agreement to address the challenges of climate change will enter into force on November 4. The Agreement calls on countries to combat climate change and to accelerate and intensify the actions and investments needed for a sustainable low carbon future.

60% of PM 2.5 pollutants in Delhi from outside: Study

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Pakistani Senators want back-channel talks with India
Pakistan must resume back-channel talks with India, Pakistani Senators have said. This is one of the 22 recommendations finalized on Wednesday by the Senate Committee of the Whole House, set up to formulate policy guidelines for the government on ties with India, the Dawn reported on Thursday.

Blast at Syria-Turkey border kills 20 rebels
At least 20 Syrian rebels were killed in a blast at a border crossing with Turkey on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The Britain-based monitoring group said it was unclear what caused the blast at the Atme crossing between Turkey and the northern Syrian province of Idlib.

44 Afghan troops go missing while training in US
Forty-four Afghan troops visiting the United States for military training have gone missing in less than two years, presumably in an effort to live and work illegally in America, Pentagon officials said.

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How people type on computer keboard may help treat Parkinson's
Performing ordinary tasks such as typing emails or updating Facebook status may help treat Parkinson's disease, thanks to scientists who have developed a new monitoring technique to evaluate the patient's symptoms as they interact with a computer keyboard at home.

Thailand OKs abortion in case of Zika-related birth defects
Predominantly Buddhist Thailand will relax its strict rules against abortion to cover fetuses with proven birth defects linked to the Zika virus, health officials said on Thursday, doubling to 24 weeks a deadline for the procedure.

Human life span cannot be extended any more: Study
The peak of human life span has already been reached and instead of wasting resources trying to extend life, research should concentrate on extending health span and the duration of old age spent in good health, says a new study published online in Nature.

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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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Seven startups graduate from Target Accelerator's fourth batch

CBSE begins review of CCE, optional Class X board exam

HRD panel suggests ways to avoid vacancies in IITs, institutes

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Masaba wants to be as cool as Kareena during her pregnancy
Mumbai, Oct 6 (IANS) Fashion designer Masaba Gupta is in awe of the fashion sense of Kareena Kapoor Khan -- who is expecting her first baby -- and says she would be glad if she could be half as cool as the actress during her own pregnancy.

Now, a fashion exhibition only for men
Mumbai, Oct 6 (IANS) Gone are the days when fashion and lifestyle exhibitions used to primarily cater to women as now Mumbai is going to host The Gentlemen's Edition 2016, a curated lifestyle exhibit for men.

I was approached for 'Naagin' season 1: Karanvir Bohra
Mumbai, Oct 6 () Television star Karanvir Bohra will be soon seen in the second season of "Naagin", and the actor reveals he was in talks to play the lead role on the first instalment that finally went to Arjun Bijlani. "I was going to be part of season one but destiny had its own course.

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Ruchi Soya inks MoU with Arunachal Pradesh govt for oil palm
New Delhi, Oct 6 () Edible oil maker Ruchi Soya Industries has signed an agreement with Arunachal Pradesh government for oil palm plantation on additional 25,000 hectares land to boost domestic production.

It's fun to be in commercial films: Prabhudheva
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Ace choreographer-actor-filmmaker Prabhudheva, whose next Bollywood outing is "Tutak Tutak Tutiya", finds it fun to be part of commercial films.

Sitharaman urges firms to exploit free trade accord with Japan
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Indian companies should much more utilise the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), or free trade accord, to increase exports to Japan and help bridge the trade deficit, the government said on Thursday.

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India's communication satellite GSAT-18 launched successfully
Bengaluru, Oct 6 () Boosting telecommunication services, India's latest communication satellite GSAT-18 was today launched successfully by a heavy duty rocket of Arianespace from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana.

Sreejesh to lead India in ACT, Manpreet named vice-captain
Bengaluru, Oct 6 () Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh will lead an 18-member Indian men's hockey team in the fourth Asian Champions Trophy (ACT) to be held in Kuantan, Malaysia from October 20 to 30.

Cauvery row: How Karnataka convinced Fali Nariman to reconsider decision, stay on
The past month has seen water resources minister MB Patil shuttling between Bengaluru and New Delhi. He volunteered to be present during proceedings over the Cauvery issue in the Supreme Court and once even shouted out a reply to a judge's query in the court hall before he was told by some advocates that it was just not done.

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TTD adopts Internet of Technology
Tirumala Tirupati Devastanams (TTD) goes the tech way by adopting internet of things (IOT) technology. The temple management began reviewing the arrangements for ongoing brhamostvams from central command centre which allowed real time monitoring and virtual inspection.

Indian biosimilars market may reach USD 40 bn by 2030: Report
Hyderabad, Oct 6 () Biosimilars presents a USD 240 billion global opportunity for Indian pharmaceuticals industry, while the domestic market is expected to reach USD 40 billion by 2030, according to 'Assocham-Sathguru' report released today.

Giant Hyderabad district to throw up gigantic disparity

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Madras HC announces vacation sitting arrangements
The Madras high court has announced the vacation bench arrangements at the principal seat in Chennai and at the Madurai bench during the Dassara holidays, from October 8 to October 16.

Never planned my career: Prabhudheva (IANS Interview)
Chennai, Oct 6 (IANS) Multi-faceted talent Prabhudheva, an actor, choreographer and filmmaker who has had a glorious career of almost three decades in Indian cinema, says had never planned to become a director or producer.

NGT's expert panel to inspect Tiruvannamalai Girivalam path on full moon day

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Vigil up on Guj coast after fresh inputs of infiltration bid
Ahmedabad, Oct 6 () Vigil has been enhanced on the Gujarat coast, which have vital installations like ports, oil refineries and famous temples at Dwarka and Somnath, following inputs from intelligence agencies about possible infiltration bids by terrorists through the sea route.

De-addiction politics on rise in Gandhi's Dry Gujarat
De-addiction political movement have apparently gained a hike in Gujarat- the state, which has adopted prohibition policy in the name of Mahatma Gandhi. Thakor community had first launched against the sale and consumption of liquor; dalits also plunged into it and now Patidar community- which has been agitating to get OBC quota, have also taken the same path.

Bajrang Dal men sprinkle gau mutra on garba revellers in Gandhinagar
Bajrang Dal activists have begun a drive to “purify” non-Hindus at garba venues in Gandhinagar by sprinkling cow urine on them. They think it is the “perfect way” to keep non-Hindus away from the revelry.

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GRP puts zehar khuran's details on social media

8-yr-old girl raped, her body found in field
A minor girl was raped and her body was thrown in a paddy field in Basahi village under Karchana police station on Wednesday.

15 tourist, bungalows get facelift
As many as 15 tourist bungalows and hotels have been given a facelift under mega renovation UP State Tourism Development Corporation (UPSTDC).

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Govt to seek NHAI help to fence bridge

Urdu academy put on the backburner
The Odisha Urdu Academy was born on February 7, 1987, to promote Urdu language and literature in the state.Let alone promotion of the language, the academy has not even given its awards to writers for the last 11 years.

Rain may wash away puja spirit
There may be rainfall across the state during the Durga Puja celebrations following a cyclonic formation developing over the Bay of Bengal .

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Navratra to Karbala: Hindus fast with Taziya of Wishes for Muharram
The state capital’s syncretic culture of harmony and religious co-existence comes alive with Hindu families mourning the martyrdom of Imam Hussain at Karbala in the week of Muharram which coincides with Navratra fast and festivity this year.

Students misbehave with senior professors in Barkatullah University

Mobile units to serve rural areas
In a bid to strengthen basic medical care in rural areas well into hinterland, all parts in Madhya Pradesh will be connected with mobile monitoring units (MMU).

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Photo exhibits from 'The Inca Ruins and Amazon' begins at Kala Bhawan
A two-day photo exhibition 'The Inca Ruins & the Amazon' by Mitul Dikshit - a Tricity based ardent adventurer and photo enthusiast has started at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16.

PEC to collaborate with SAC for ISRO project

Women, youth bring in more colour to Ramleela shows
With Ramleela taking place in more than 50 grounds in Chandigarh, the city is buzzing until well past midnight.

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