Tuesday, 29 November 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Fitch Ratings cuts India's FY17 growth forecast to 6.9%

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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Fitch Ratings cuts India's FY17 growth forecast to 6.9%
"Indian growth has been revised down to reflect temporary disruptions to activity related to the RBI's surprise demonetisation of large-denomination bank notes," Fitch said, as it revised real GDP growth forecast down to 6.9 per cent for 2016-17, from 7.4 per cent projected earlier.

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China puts brakes on overseas spending spree
Beijing is tightening screening on overseas investments of Chinese companies, according to the government and reports, after a record-setting shopping spree raised concerns of capital flight and reckless spending.

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Scientists record biggest ever coral die-off on Great Barrier Reef
Warm seas around Australia's Great Barrier Reef have killed two-thirds of a 700-km stretch of coral in the past nine months, the worst die-off ever recorded on the World Heritage site, scientists who surveyed the reef said on Tuesday.

Deep sea corals under threat from climate change: Study
North Atlantic coral populations - which support a variety of sea life - are under threat from climate change, according to scientists who have warned that changing winter weather conditions may upset fragile marine ecosystems.

Birds prefer suburban gardens over city estates: Study
Birds prefer to fly between the gardens of leafy suburban neighbourhoods to visit feeders than city terraces or new-build estates, a ground-breaking study tracking the behaviour of hundreds of garden birds has found.

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Angela Merkel thanked by teary-eyed Afghan boy at party meeting

UN says 16,000 flee east Aleppo, calls situation 'chilling'
"The intensity of attacks on eastern Aleppo neighbourhoods over the past few days has forced thousands of civilians to flee to other parts of the city," UN humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien said in a statement.

South Korean Prez plans announcement amid impeachment push
The embattled South Korean president announced Tuesday that she would make a public announcement amid a push by lawmakers for impeachment & growing public calls for her resignation. It wasn't clear what Park Geun-hye planned to say in the live broadcast, but a resignation would be a major surprise.

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Predatory bacteria may wipe out 'superbugs': Study

Japanese robot flunks top university entry exam

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Here's how ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes may hurt PM Modi's 'Make in India' plans
Industry insiders said they expect 2-3 months impact on current manufacturing activities. Analysts expect demand to normalise by mid-February to March.

Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes ban: Apple sees huge sales jump in India
iPhone sales skyrocket immediately after scrapping of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes as people rush to dump banned currency.

Motorola Moto M with Helio P15 processor to launch in India soon
Lenovo-owned Motorola is all set to launch its mid-range smartphone, Moto M, in India. The company has teased the Moto M on its social media platforms with some image showing the back of the phone.

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India's first Confucius classroom to come up in Kolkata
Approved by the Chinese government, this will be the first Confucius classroom in India, where 10-15 teachers from China will be joining as faculty. Classes will start from middle of next year and will have the capacity to take around 800 students by the end of 2017.

Smart classes in 32 Srinagar schools this fiscal: Govt

US campuses will not be walled, students assured
This comes as the billionaire real estate developer and reality TV star’s protectionist rhetoric in the run-up to the election has frayed nerves of international students, including those from India, who make up the second-largest ethnic chunk of foreign students in that country.

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IIT-Bombay sees 300% increase in colleges wanting to recruit teachers from Powai

87% of rail accidents caused by human error
2 senior railway officers made presentation to the Prime Minister on the final day of first-ever Rail Vikas Shivir.

Fortis doctors successfully conduct sex reassignment surgery

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Rahat and Atif cancel Delhi wedding gigs, return advance
The ongoing Indo-Pak tension has hit Delhi’s event industry, with all scheduled gigs of Pakistani artists being cancelled. The latest cancellations are by Atif Aslam and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, who were supposed to perform at two weddings in Delhi this month.

14-year-old girl strangulated to death in Karnal
A 14-year-old girl was found dead at her house in Nalipar, Karnal, on Sunday night.The victim Renu was a student of class IX at government high school, Kunjpura.

AAP conducts nationwide protest against demonetisation
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) held a nationwide protest against demonetisation on Monday.

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Rs 934 cr paid to ghost sanitation workers in Bengaluru

Kannadiga quota policy for private sector on anvil
White Collar Jobs In IT-BT Field Exempted

Chief minister Siddaramaiah: Amit Shah escaped prison only because Narendra Modi became prime minister
Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah hit back at BJP national president Amit Shah on Monday for calling his government the most corrupt in the country.

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YSRCP MP's plea for joint hearing of all cases rejected
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is investigating into the case, has filed 11 chargesheets in which both Vijay Sai and Jagati Publications are among the accused.

Brain-drain: 50 vice-chancellors from central zone raise concern
In his welcome address Dr Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz, Manuu VC, emphasized on the importance of technical education.

'GHMC owes Rs 360 crore to state wakf board'
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Water crisis pushes up demand for central job scheme in Tamil Nadu
There is a huge rush for guaranteed work under the Centre's Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guaranteed Scheme (MGNREGS), with the state facing a water crisis and agricultural labourers looking for other avenues to make ends meet. The state has 93 lakh job card holders, but officials say that almost the entire work force has become active now.

Youth admits to murdering his parents, sister as they had opposed his love affair with dalit woman
A day after a Tangedco employee, his wife and daughter were found dead with their throats slit in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu, his 25-year-old son admitted to murdering the trio as they had opposed his love affair with a dalit woman.

Two teenagers doing bike stunt fall to their death in Chennai
Two teenagers doing motorcycle stunts on the Vandalur-Minjur outer ring road near Poonamallee on the outskirts of Chennai died on Monday night when they fell off their two-wheeler after it hit the parapet of a bridge.

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NEET in Gujarati gets a thumbs up from students
Recently the Centre approved the state’s plea to conduct NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) in Gujarati after many parents and students expressed their concerns. As their demands were finally met, we take a look at what this means for the Gujarati medium students in the state.

Ahmedabad RPO to start student connect programme
The Ahmedabad Regional Passport office is likely to launch its students connect programe on Wednesday. Under this programe students seeking passports will now also have a hassle-free experience under the new student connect programme launched by the ministry of external affairs under its passport seva project.

BJP sweeps local body elections in Gujarat
Despite speculations over the possible political impact of demonetaisation on BJP's prospects in Gujarat, the party had a clean sweep in two municipalities and one taluka (block) panchayat elections and bi-elections in 11 municipalities, seven district panchayats and 15 taluka panchayat seats.

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Bike-borne duo robs man of Rs 24K cash

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Plaint against Abdullah for PoK remark
Allahabad: A lawyer has filed a criminal complaint against former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Farooq Abdullah, before the Mahrajganj district court seeking filing of a sedition case against him for passing alleged objectionable comments on Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).

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Hukitola building, lighthouse on tourism map
A 179-year-old lighthouse and the Hukitola monument in the district have been recently included by the toursim department in the tourist map of the state.

BJD legislator's wife ducks CBI order, sends lawyer
BJD legislator Pravat Ranjan Biswal's wife Laxmi Bilasini did not appear before the CBI on Monday for her alleged links with Seashore Group chit fund scam and sent her lawyer with some documents.

Recreation club for senior citizens
Elderly persons in Nayagarh need not feel isolated as the district police opened a recreation centre for them on Monday.

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Agents make most of note-bandi
For those trading in change of demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes on a commission, there could not have been a better time to make a killing. And like in some parts of country, illegal trade and trade-off is thriving in Bhopal for more than 10 days.

NGT to Madhya Pradesh government: Display vehicular pollution and air quality of cities
Giving the landmark judgement to control the air ambient quality of Bhopal as well as other cities of Madhya Pradesh, National Green Tribunal on Monday asked Madhya Pradesh Pollution control board and state government, to ensure that all major cities at lease at two points which are have higher density of vehicular traffic as well as markets etc.

Cops trip on luggage check at railway station
At least 7 lakh people arrived in Bhopal by trains to participate in 3-day Ijtema, which ended on Monday, but not all bags and luggage at Bhopal railway station were checked.

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Thieves steal Rs 60,000 and other items in two thefts
Thieves steal about Rs 60,000, some grossery items, 10kg pure ghee, cheque book, ATM cards etc in Sector 47 and Sector 41 in two separate thefts on Monday night.

Alka Singh, wife of Punjab governor presided the convocation ceremony for Guru Gobind Singh College for Women
Alka Singh, wife of governor of Punjab and administrator, Chandigarh on Monday presided over the 38th Annual Convocation of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Chandigarh.

Man held with Rs 20 lakh banned notes set free
Panchkula police released the resident of Ambala a day after he was arrested with Rs 20 lakh in demonetised currency, as no official from the income tax department came to act against him despite being informed twice.

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