Monday, 21 November 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Demonetisation: GDP can fall by 0.8%, says DBS

Monday, November 21, 2016
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Demonetisation: GDP can fall by 0.8%, says DBS
Singaporean brokerage DBS has warned of major downside risks to growth due to India's demonetisation exercise, and has estimated that the gross value added can come down by up to 0.80 per cent lower than its 7.6 per cent target.

Sensex dives 385 points on fund outflows
Continuing its losing streak for sixth straight day, Sensex on Monday crashed 385 points to hit a six-month low of 25,765.14 following sustained foreign outflows amid uncertainty about the economic impact of the demonetisation move.

Pankaj Patel elected Ficci President for 2017

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Made efforts to ensure actions based on equity: India on COP22
India on Sunday said it participated "constructively" in the crucial climate change conference here to ensure that actions are based on the principles of equity and climate justice. Building on the momentum created in the last one year, countries at the Marrakesh climate change summit on Friday agreed to conclude the framing of rules for the implementation of Paris agreement by 2018.

Rare migratory birds spotted in China's river delta

Sea ice at record lows at poles: Report
Sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic are at record lows this time of year, the first time since scientists began keeping track, a report revealed. While record low sea ice is nothing new in the Arctic, this was a surprising turn of events for the Antarctic, the report said.

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'Vaccine against HIV infection closer to reality'

People crave for Wi-Fi more than sex, alcohol: Study
Wi-Fi has been identified as the most important daily need with 4 out of 10 persons giving it more importance than other human luxuries like sex, chocolate and alcohol, a new study has claimed. The study surveyed 1,700 working professionals across Europe and the US about their connectivity habits.

Best weather satellite ever built rockets into space
The most advanced weather satellite ever built rocketed into space on Saturday, part of an $11 billion effort to revolutionize forecasting and save lives. This new GOES-R spacecraft will track US weather as never before: hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, wildfires,lightning storms, even solar flares.

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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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Higher education institutions torch-bearers of progress: President

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.

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NIA set to summon Zakir Naik to India for questioning

Lone conviction for cybercrime in 2015

Bank gives ACB staff new notes to lay trap

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Rice farming in India began much before Chinese rice arrived
Rice farming began in India far earlier than previously believed and may have developed parallel to rice domestication in China, latest archeological research from Indus Civilisation sites in India has revealed

For some, a run to remember
For participants of Champions with Disability Run, the 4-km circuit was less about fitness and more about inclusion.

Okhla waste plant's fate may be decided today

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Bengaluru: There is a new drug in town; it's called NBOMe
A new psychotropic drug that’s doing the rounds at the city’s party scene is called the NBOMe and it’s explosive enough to keep the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on its toes.

Isro seeks eco-clearance to fortify Chitradurga property

Surgery saves 55-year-old worker with brain aneurysm

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Dilsukhnagar blast: Verdict deferred to December 13
The scheduled verdict in the 2013 Dilsukhnagar bomb blast was deferred to December 13 by NIA special court judge on Monday.

Scientific strategy needed to end campus suicides
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Banker kills herself

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Counting in three TN constituencies to begin at 8am on Tuesday
Counting of votes in Aravakurichi, Thanjavur and Thiruparankundram constituencies in Tamil Nadu will begin at 8am on Tuesday. Postal votes will be counted first.

SRM medical seat scam: Absconding film producer Madhan nabbed
S Madhan of Vendhar Movies, who has been absconding since May 27 after allegedly collecting crores of rupees from people promising seats for their children at a medical college run by SRM Group in Chennai, was arrested in Tirupur on Sunday night.

Stalin urges Centre to declare Tamil Nadu as drought-hit state
The Centre must declare Tamil Nadu as a drought-hit state, said DMK treasurer and opposition leader M K Stalin on Monday.

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Cash crunch: Temples are helping people get new currency

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani felicitates litterateurs and educationists
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani felicitated noted litterateur Dr. Kumarpal Desai, educationist Dr. C.L. Patel of Charutar Vidya Mandal on receiving the Kanjibhai Desai Gujarat Pratibha Awards at a function at Gujarat Vidyapith on Saturday.

In Ahmedabad, senior citizens are pre-booking funerals

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SP developement works only in Saifai: BJP
People from City (North) and South assembly constituencies were present.

'Labourers in bank queues, postpone inspection visit'

Youth Congress activists again raise 'bring Priyanka' call
Priyanka Vadra into active politics to regain the party's old glory.

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Odia army officer among those killed in Kanpur mishap
An army officer from Odisha was among 133 people killed in the fateful Indore-Patna Express train accident occurred at Pukhrayan in Kanpur of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday morning.

Rs 1.15 crore stolen from Odisha Gramya Bank
Dhenkanal Town, around 105 km from Bhubaneswar, woke up to a brazen robbery in Odisha Gramya Bank on Monday with Rs 1.15 crore in cash missing from the chest. Total Rs 8.85 crore, all in banned Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, was stashed in the rural bank’s strong room.

Tourists turn their back on state as cash flow shrinks
The nip is in the air.But the buzz in tourism industry is missing in the peak season thanks to demonetization.

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2 accidents in Sukhi Sewania in 24 hours
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Fresh interview for AIIMS director
Putting to rest all speculations, Union ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW) has announced that it will hold fresh interviews for the post of director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Bhopal.

Train lurched, was halted 30 min before crash: Bhopal doctor
The Indore-Patna Express train was stopped and inspected just half an hour before the fatal derailment, said Sagar Medical College professor Sunil K Pippal, a survivor of the tragic accident.

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Panchkula MC readies for 'Swachh Sarvekshan'
To get marks in the "Swachh Sarvekshan", executive officer (EO) of municipal corporation, Panchkula, on Saturday, issued fresh guidelines to park development societies of Panchkula to maintain parks and also made a special team of engineering department that will conduct a survey to check maintenance of all parks situated in the city.

Panjab University syndicate to decide on LLB students' requests

Panjab University book fair concludes on a high note
The 2nd Panjab University (PU) Book Fair concluded at AC Joshi Library, PU, on Sunday.The book fair was organized by AC Joshi Library from November 16 at the ground in front of the library.

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