Wednesday, 2 November 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Gold price spikes to Rs 30,950; at 1-month high

Wednesday, November 02, 2016
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Gold price spikes to Rs 30,950; at 1-month high
Gold price on Wednesday zoomed to one-month high of Rs 30,950 per 10 grams, up Rs 250, tracking a solid trend overseas amid increased buying by domestic jewellers on wedding season demand. Silver ready went past the Rs 44,000-mark by jumping Rs 900 to Rs 44,100 per kg on speculative buying.

Zimbabwe to introduce new currency this month
Zimbabwe's president has formalized a law allowing the introduction of a new currency this month. The new bond notes, backed by a $200m Afreximbank bond facility, will be regarded as legal tender for all local transactions. It abandoned its own currency in 2009 after inflation hit 231 million per cent.

Dena Bank lowers lending rate by 5 bps to 9.40%

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Hyderabad to host intl conference on climate change
A two-day international conference on climate change, water agriculture and food security will be held at ICRISAT Hyderabad on Wednesday.

Fishing ban to save Olive Ridley sea turtles
With the mass nesting of Olive Ridley sea turtles' fast approaching, a 7-month ban on fishing activity was clamped on from Tuesday along the 20-km stretch of the Dhamra-Rushikulya river mouth, affecting the livelihood of thousands of traditional marine fishermen.

The common swift spends 10 months flying every year

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Iraqi advance pauses to clear roads at Mosul's edge
Iraqi special forces paused their advance into the Islamic State group stronghold of Mosul on Wednesday, as poor weather hampered visibility and troops attempted to clear a recaptured neighborhood of any remaining militants, military officials said.

US militia girds for trouble as presidential election nears
Down a Georgia country road, camouflaged members of the Three Percent Security Force have mobilized for rifle practice, hand-to-hand combat training -- and an impromptu campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

At least 20 dead in Indonesia boat capsizing
A boat carrying about 90 Indonesian workers home from Malaysia capsized on Wednesday in stormy weather, and Indonesian police said at least 20 people have died. Rescue operations are currently underway.

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Processed foods, alcohol may trigger migraine attacks: Study
Skipping the morning cup of coffee, consuming processed foods or drinking too much alcohol may trigger headaches for people battling migraines, according to scientists including one of Indian origin.

New NASA tech to help aircraft land on time
NASA has said it is working with its partners on a new air traffic control (ATC) technology that promises to safely increase the number of airplanes that can land on the same runway at busy airports by managing the time, or interval, between each aircraft's arrival more precisely.

Novel drug may allow dogs to live longer
In good news for dog lovers, scientists have identified a drug that may allow their canine friends to live significantly longer by delaying the onset of heart failure by an average of 15 months. The study took seven years to complete and involved 360 dogs across 11 countries.

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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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University of Hyderabad to recruit 114 faculty positions
The recruitment process will start from November 1 for the faculty positions of Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor, the varsity also known as Hyderabad Central University said in a statement on Saturday.

Money matters! It's high time you earned enough revenue: Modi government to IITs, IIMs
The finance ministry has written to all government departments and ministries, directing them to check on the various autonomous and funded institutes.

HRD to soon take call on compulsory CBSE class X board exam, says Prakash Javadekar
The Union HRD ministry will soon take a call on whether the Class X board examination should be made compulsory for students of CBSE schools. Speaking to reporters after the 64th CABE meeting on Tuesday, HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said that many state boards are already conducting Class X exams.

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Rising incomes lead to surge in Haj applicants
The Haj Committee of India has sought an increase in travel permits following a surge in number of applicants from India keen to make the pilgrimage. Officials on the Haj panel said rising incomes among urban Muslims appears to be a factor driving the numbers.

Travel may get dearer as western railway may hike season ticket rate
Western Railway has proposed a major overhaul of fare slabs for first- and second-class season tickets to shore up revenues of the suburban system that registered a loss of Rs 1,400 crore in the last financial year. The proposed overhaul is also an attempt to rationalise fares in terms of operational costs, said a senior WR official.

Travel may get dearer as western railway may hike season ticket rate
Western Railway has proposed a major overhaul of fare slabs for first- and second-class season tickets to shore up revenues of the suburban system that registered a loss of Rs 1,400 crore in the last financial year. The proposed overhaul is also an attempt to rationalise fares in terms of operational costs, said a senior WR official.

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Suicide over OROP: Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia detained

India's 'biggest' drug racket busted, Bollywood producer nabbed
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DIR) has busted India's biggest drug racket and recovered 23,500 kg mandrax tablets (methaqualone), with an estimated worth of Rs 4,700 crore in the international market. A Bollywood producer has been arrested in the connection, an official said on Wednesday.

Demanding OROP, an ex-serviceman committed suicide at Jantar Mantar
At the time when Haryana government as well as opposition parties were celebrating Golden Jublee year of Haryana’s creation, an ex serviceman from Haryana committed suicide while protesting delay in One Rank One Pension Scheme (OROP) by government of India.

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What is the use of celebrating Tipu Jayanti?: Karnataka HC's poser to state govt
The Karnataka high court will take up on Thursday the hearing on a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging the controversial move of the state government to celebrate the birth anniversary of Tippu Sultan ,former ruler of princely state of Mysuru.

Tipu Sultan: Ache tha tiger?
Despite two deaths in 2015 over Tipu Sultan's anniversary, the Karnataka govt is planning to go ahead with the celebrations on Nov 10. And voices against 'Tiger of Mysore' are growing louder

Defects mar products of ordnance factories

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End in sight for vexed dotted lands controversy

Telangana Enginering students' future in jeopardy
The future of over 1,200 B.Tech students in Telangana is in limbo. Some of them have got jobs and others have secured admission for further studies in premier institutes, but government's failure in releasing fee reimbursement dues to colleges threatens to jeopardise their promising future.

Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority launches documentary on illegal structures across city
Municipal administration minister Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao launched the DVD at the Secretariat here on Tuesday.

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Stalin sees Jayalalithaa's date of birth in GIM investment amount
DMK treasurer and leader of the opposition M K Stalin on Tuesday said the Tamil Nadu government is silent on the actual investments in the state based on the memoranda of understanding it signed with various companies during the Global Investor Meeting held in Chennai in September last year.

Woman lawyer dies in TN hit-and-run accident
A 27-year-old woman advocate died in a hit-and-run accident on the Chennai-Bengaluru National Highway near Ranipet on Wednesday.

Chennai city police form special teams to help senior citizens living alone
The Chennai city police have formed special teams at all the 136 police stations in the city to assist senior citizens living alone

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This festive season, Diwali wins, Halloween loses
This festive season, Amdavadis pick Diwali over Halloween.

5 injured in clash over old rivalry
Then, they resorted to stone pelting and damaging vehicles.We.

Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti to launch fresh stir for Patel quota
government which it said was "dragging its feet" on the issue.

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BJP to organise 200 backward class sammelan across UP

Traders suffer Rs 60-70 cr losses due to boycott of Chinese goods during Diwali

Illegal weapons pouring into UP towns from Khandwa, Munger

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Mystery virus adds to Malkangiri JE death toll
Struggling to find an answer to the Japanese encephalitis (JE) outbreak in Malkangiri district, government health officials involved in the fight seems to be confounded by the presence of an as yet unknown virus which they feel could be responsible for killing more children than the former.

Government magazine to win over electorate
Taking the propaganda campaign a notch higher in the run-up to the panchyat polls, the BJD government has initiated a measure, which drew flak from the opposition for 'misuse' of the government machinery.

Government advisory to farmers amid fresh low pressure
A fresh low pressure area on Tuesday was formed over the Andaman Sea triggering chances of rainfall at several pockets in Odisha from Wednesday to Saturday, according to a forecast from the IMD.

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Each body had at least 2 bullet injuries: Autopsy
Most of the SIMI men who were killed in an encounter on Monday had 'double-tap' wounds - two bullets each. The preliminary autopsy report saiys that the number of bullet injuries ranged from two to five. "Each body had at least two bullet injuries," HoD , forensic medicine, Gandhi Medical College, Dr Ashok Kumar Sharma told TOI.

Rights bodies seek reports from Madhya Pradesh
The NHRC has taken suo motu cognisance of the killing of eight SIMI operatives and issued notices to the chief secretary, DGP and DG & IG of prisons and asked for detailed reports within six weeks.

Chance victory a lesson for chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan govt
At the recently-concluded Global Investors Summit in Indore, a very smart presentation was made by the then chief secretary of Madhya Pradesh detailing out the state's energetic march along various avenues of development.

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Haryana has made a major leap forward from its 14th rank in 2015
Within a year, Haryana has jumped to the 6th place from the 14th spot in rankings for ease of doing business. World Bank along with the Centre's department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP) was involved in the process of reviewing the evidence submitted by states and UTs for the rankings.

Haryana, Himachal trump Punjab in agri reforms
Punjab has performed poorly in pursuing farmer-friendly policies, while neighbours Haryana and Himachal Pradesh have done much better, according to the newly-introduced “ease of doing agri business“ index of the Centre's NITI Aayog.

150 booked for assaulting 'backward' family
Haryana police have lodged an FIR against 150 men of upper caste in Yamunanagar district for attacking a backward class family . The upper caste men were annoyed at a man from a “backward caste“ entering a dangal for wrestling.

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