Saturday, 19 November 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Currency ban will hurt India's growth: Analysts

Saturday, November 19, 2016
Today's Headlines

Currency ban will hurt India's growth: Analysts
Analysts, however, have been divided on extent of damage likely to be caused by the currency ban. Most put the revised number at around 7%.

Notes ban: How ATMs became holy shrines overnight
From mere 800 ATMs in 1999 to their indispensable status in Indian society today, these cash-vending machines have come a long way.

I-T to 2 Tata Trusts: Explain 'unlawful' investments
The report said that the I-T department gave ‘irregular’ exemption to Jamsetji Tata Trust and Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust involving tax impact of Rs 1,066.95 crore.

More Business News»

Climate talks set 2018 deadline to finalise rules
The UN climate conference concluded here on early Saturday morning with negotiators from over 190 countries setting a deadline of 2018 to finalise rule book for operationalizing the Paris Agreement.

Strong political declaration at UN climate conference

COP22: Four nations map course to carbon-free economies

More Environment News»

Dalai Lama preaches in Mongolia, risking China's fury

Pak must take effective action against terror groups: US
Pakistan "can and must" take more effective action against terror groups operating from its soil as no state should allow its territory to be used to launch attacks into another, the White House has said.

Trump settles Trump University lawsuits for $25 million
US President-elect Donald Trump on Friday agreed to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits accusing his now-defunct Trump University of fraud, sparing him the embarrassment of further legal wrangling as he prepares to enter the White House.

More World News»

Novel tool to may lead to Zika vaccines
Scientists have developed a way to replicate the Zika virus, stripping it of the genes that make the virus infectious, an advance that may lower the safety risk involved in working with it and pave the way for vaccine development.

Zika no longer a world public health emergency: WHO
The World Health Organisation on Friday announced that the Zika virus outbreak, linked to deformations in babies' heads and brains, no longer poses a world public health emergency, though it warned the epidemic remains a challenge.

Chinese astronauts return home after longest stay in space
Two Chinese astronauts returned to Earth safely on Friday after completing China's longest-ever manned space mission as the country firmed up its plans to establish its permanent space station by 2022.

More Science News»

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.

More Technology News»

Donald Trump's rhetoric leaves Indian students unsure about pursuing higher education in US
Call it a knee-jerk reaction, but Trump’s protectionist rhetoric in the run-up to the election has left many aspiring Indian students confused.

Over 900 permanent teaching posts lying vacant in Delhi University
Over 900 permanent teaching posts are lying vacant in University of Delhi, one of the most sought after varsities in the country, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday. However, DU has hired ad-hoc and guest faculties in order to ensure that studies of the students are not affected.

J&K govt orders mass promotion of students to next level
In a major relief to students who have missed their classes for over four months due to the ongoing unrest in the Valley, J&K government on Thursday announced mass promotion of students to next levels and also ordered continuation of "No-Detention" policy for the current academic session.

More Education News»

Coldplay-led line-up will give you a rush of blood to the head today

Woman hit and bitten by co-commuters inside train in Nalasopara

Local residents offer food and beverages to people in queue

More Mumbai News»

Currency crunch makes Imtiaz Alam settle for 20,000 in ten rupee coins

147 Delhi Government schools report they're housed in dangerous buildings

Compromise: Supreme Court stays home-buyers meeting

More Delhi News»

ATM attacker is out there, somewhere

High court: No Kambala races till November 26
The high court passed an interim order on Friday, asking the government to ensure no Kambala races are held till November 26.

Government land worth Rs 1,000 crore recovered
Bengaluru Urban deputy commissioner V Shankar on Friday said 189 acres of land worth Rs 1,000 crore was recovered from people who had either encroached it or took possession by creating fake documents

More Bangalore News»

Sindhu enters semis
PV Sindhu made an emphatic statement as she stormed into the semifinals of the China Open Super Series Premier with a dominant victory against local girl He Bingjiao 22-20, 21-10 in the quarterfinals on Friday.

HC issues contempt notice to Shirke
There was fresh trouble for the beleaguered Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Ajay Shirke as the Hyderabad High Court on Friday served a contempt notice on him.

16-year-old kills self after hubby deserts her
Anguished over her husband deserting her and going to his parents' house, a 16-year-old girl committed suicide at Adavitakkellapadu village in Nallacheruvu in Guntur district.

More Hyderabad News»

When Chennai kids explored space and challenges through creative movement
At first they were free. They moved around and explored their differences until societal norms restricted them to become one and the same like manufactured boxes.

CPM seeks probe into faculty appointments in Manonmaniam Sundaranar University
Alleging irregularities in the recruitment of faculty members in Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, the CPM state unit on Saturday urged Tamil Nadu acting Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao to revoke the appointments and set up a commission led by a sitting judge to probe the misdeeds.

Techie dies in Chennai road accident
A 30-year-old software engineer died when a tipper lorry ran over him near Tambaram in the early hours on Friday.

More Chennai News»

Cops form teams, raid farmhouses
Ramol police raided several farm houses on the outskirts of the city in connection with the murder of builder Moti Desai. City police has formed several teams to nab the killers.

5-year-old drowns in underground tank
A five-year old boy drowned after falling into an underground water tank on Friday afternoon.Officials of the Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Services later fished out the child's body.

Gujarat university senate, welfare panel polls on January 9
The election for the senate and the welfare panel will be held on January 9.The election for the 10 seats of the students' senate and 14 seats of the welfare will be held on the same day.

More Ahmedabad News»

Anand Bhawan - Home that gave wings to Indira's political flight

Congress stalwarts to grace Indira's birth anniversary event
Congress president Sonia Gandhi would inaugurate a photography exhibition on the November 21, which will be organized as part of the anniversary celebrations at Swaraj Bhawan and Anand Bhawan.

Mela to have more green toilets this year
Apart from banning plastic and thermocol, the Magh Mela administration has decided to install green toilets for devotees, pilgrims and visitors.

More Allahabad News»

Smartest city ties up with UN body
The city doesn't become smart just by building skyscrapers, good roads and ensuring sanitation.It can become smart if people are smart too.

Berhampur coin collector walks away a rich man
While many were left strapped for cash after the demonetization of the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes, P Anil Kumar of Berhampur walked away a richer man.

CM asks Mahtab to show cause for comments in daily

More Bhubaneswar News»

Traders vie for swipe machines
Demonetisation may well change the way people pay in market, as banks are flooded with inquiries to install the point of sale (POS) (or swipe machines) at commercial establishments.

Got inked? It's cutting exchange queues in banks

Elderly man commits suicide
A 62-year-old man committed suicide by consuming poison here on Thursday.A case was registered in Chhola Mandir police station.Police said the deceased Mohar Singh was a resident of village Damkheda.

More Bhopal News»

3 of family shot, expectant mother among 2 injured

'Deploy legal volunteers outside banks'

For Dalits, Punjab rolls out a pre-poll Valmiki idol darshan

More Chandigarh News»

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