Saturday, 5 November 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Call to exempt electric vehicles from GST ambit

Saturday, November 05, 2016
Today's Headlines

Call to exempt electric vehicles from GST ambit
The government should exempt electric vehicles from the ambit of Goods and Services Tax (GST) as the sector significantly contributes in reducing vehicular pollution, industry association SMEV on Saturday said.

Private sector needs to invest big-time: Arun Jaitley
Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said public and foreign investment remains intact, but private sector expansion is needed in a big way to let the economy start firing on all cylinders. Jaitley called upon the banking sector to support corporates to propel growth.

Govt seeks $1.55bn from RIL for drawing ONGC's gas

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China pledges 18% carbon emissions cut by 2020

It's not yet time to celebrate: Greenpeace

Paris climate agreement becomes international law
Scientists praised the speed at which the agreement, signed by 192 parties last December in Paris, has come into force. So far, 96 countries, accounting for just over two-thirds of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, have formally joined the accord.

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Thousands in South Korea call for President to quit
Tens of thousands of South Koreans poured into the streets of downtown Seoul on Saturday, using words including ``treason'' and ``criminal'' to demand that President Park Geun-hye step down amid an explosive political scandal.

It's going to be a close race, help Clinton: Obama
US President Barack Obama acknowledged that the presidential election would be a "close race" and urged his supporters in the key battleground state of North Carolina, in particular the African-American community, to vote for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Melania Trump modeled in US prior to getting work visa
The details of Mrs Trump's early paid modeling work in the US, before she had legal permission to work in the country, emerged in the final days of a presidential campaign in which her husband, Donald Trump, has taken a hard line on immigration laws and those who violate them.

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New virtual reality system lets you 'feel' rain
Disney Research has developed a 360-degree virtual reality application using a unique chair to provide full body sensations that enables users to add customisable "feel effects" such as falling rain or a beating heart. Users can select from a library of feel effects which is also assembled by Disney

NASA satellites break Guinness World Record
NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale mission has set Guinness World Record for highest altitude fix of a GPS signal, at 70,000 kilometres above the surface of Earth. Earlier this year, MMS achieved the closest flying separation of multi-spacecraft formation with only 7.2 km between the four satellites.

NASA's new wing design to improve aircraft efficiency
NASA and MIT researchers have designed a new ultra-light bendable 'morphing wing' that could greatly simplify the manufacturing process and reduce fuel consumption by improving aerodynamics.

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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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Education is badly hit in the current wave of unrest in Kashmir
Students, parents and civil society members protested, terming the decision a political manoeuvre to give semblance of normalcy in Kashmir.

IGNOU to launch certificate course on Sand Art
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will launch a certificate course on sand art as a first of its kind in the country. Noted sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik from Odisha will help the university to design and develop the programme.

ICSE board favours detention policy from Class VI
ICSE's Arathoon said they would want to put in place a cumulative assessment system from Classes VI to XII, based on a comprehensive continuous evaluation. Once the Cabinet ratifies the CABE recommendation, the Council will advise all affiliated schools to re-introduce a detention system, he said.

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Huge traffic jam on Mumbai's Eastern Freeway as 6 die in accident
Six people, most of them from one family, were killed in an accident on the Eastern Freeway in south Mumbai on Saturday morning. Three others are injured and have been rushed to the JJ hospital. The accident led to a massive traffic jam on the Eastern Freeway's south-bound stretch with the backlog stretching upto Sewri, police said.

Pilot lets car mechanics 'fix' copter, grounded
A pilot of private chopper owned by a Mumbai-based company has landed in trouble for allegedly allowing two car mechanics to fix some problem in the engine of the helicopter. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) grounded the pilot after getting information about the matter.

Babus to be demoted if budgets go awry

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Do the people have the right to breathe fresh air? Centre reprimands Kejriwal government
The environment ministry on Friday called a meeting of environment ministers of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Punjab.

Irom Chanu Sharmila against making Hindi must in DU

All hospitals to get ACs: Jain

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Bizman Shetty's killers googled how to kill a man with bare hands
The trio accused of murdering hotelier and NRI businessman Bhaskar Shetty, 52, googled topics like, 'How to kill a man and destroy evidence?' and 'Easiest ways of killing humans and not getting caught', before committing the crime, Criminal Investigation Department sources told TOI.

Karnataka's CIC steps down

Incomplete stadium, park encroachment irk residents; children lose their play area
For nine years now, residents of Malleswaram have been waiting for the under-construction indoor stadium on 15th Cross to get ready.

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Brother too raped minor twins
Not just neighbours, the two minor twins subjected to rape for a year were abused by their 13-year-old brother also.

District fee committees soon: Kadiyam Srihari

Crashing onion price: Centre's help sought
The Telangana government on Friday sought central assistance to safeguard the interests of onion farmers as the price of onions is crashing in the open market.

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When tears give way to smiles as families celebrate the life of deceased

Make mills pay dues to cane farmers: DMK to government

Parched dams await drops of relief

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Indus Valley museum likely near Dhordo
The Centre and the Gujarat government have planned to develop together a world-class museum on Indus Valley Civilization near Dhordo (the site of Rann Utsav).

15 new flights in winter schedule
Intra-State Air-Taxis To Bhuj Soon

Effluents flood Nikol again
Residents Marooned By Toxic Discharge

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Triple-talaq backers collect '5 lakh signatures'

UPPSC gets four new members

SP workers head to Lucknow for party's silver jubilee celebrations

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Nehru's faulty policy resulted in less skill in India: Giriraj Singh

IGNOU to launch certificate course on Sand Art
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will launch a certificate course on sand art as a first of its kind in the country. Noted sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik from Odisha will help the university to design and develop the programme.

Incessant rains prompt closure of Similipal reserve

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Wish I had a gun, says guard who saw them first
Jitendra Jadon, the first jail guard to spot the SIMI escape and chase them, regrets not having a firearm.

Govt to check record of jail guards
Madhya Pradesh jail minister Kusum Mehdele on Friday said that prison staff working at the residence of jail officials, secretaries and ministers will be shifted back to jail duty. Mehdele denied that more than 60% jail guards were not present at the time of the SIMI jailbreak.

SIMI encounter: 'Khel khatam ho gaya ... all 8 are dead', say voices on clip
An officer says on the wireless set, “DSP crime has just informed all eight are dead. Big achievement. Congratulations.“

More Bhopal News»

Pollution: Heart of Green Revolution burns, and how
Any mention of Punjab’s countryside evokes images of lush green fields peppered with seductive yellow mustard flowers — a pretty local girl running through them, her bright dupatta fluttering in clean countryside breeze.

'Haryana ahead of Punjab in economic growth'
Haryana finance minister Abhimanyu Singh told the state assembly on Friday that Haryana was far ahead of Punjab in economic growth.Captain Abhimanyu gave a comparison between the fiscal figures of the two states.

In Phagwara, minor sisters escape kidnappers' clutches

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