Tuesday, 8 November 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Govt to push reforms to woo investment: Arun Jaitley

Tuesday, November 08, 2016
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Govt to push reforms to woo investment: Arun Jaitley
Prioritising the need to open up economy further, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the Centre will step up on reforms to attract more investment and fill up infrastructure deficit, even as he asserted there is a "great amount of impatience" on the growth front.

Sensex surges 142 points ahead of US election

Rupee recovers 5 paise vs dollar in opening trade

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Prize Murrah bull to be star attraction at global agri show
The celebrity Murrah bull, Yuvraj, will be a major attraction at the upcoming global Agritech Meet 2016, Gram, in Jaipur. Murrah is a world famous high-yielding breed said to have its origins in Haryana’s Rohtak and Jind districts. The breed is also found in western UP.

Need stringent moves for pollution control: CSE

Climate meet: India to push for sustainable lifestyle
At the Marrakech Climate Change Conference scheduled to be held from November 7 to 18, nations will continue their work on strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, with the central focus placed on enhancing ambition, promoting implementation and providing support.

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Ten things to expect on US election night

We are talking about war, not charity: Syria Prez
Syria President Bashar al-Assad laughed and said he sleeps fine when he was asked during an interview about all the children killed every day in Syria. He also said the deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilians, including children, is “the fault of terrorists” and said “we are talking about war, not charity”.

In defeat, South Korean president to let parliament choose her PM
The announcement by Park Geun-hye, who has faced tens of thousands of protesters and an investigation into whether a mysterious confidante manipulated government decisions, could severely curtail her ability to govern in the 15 months she has left in her term.

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Antibody that 'neutralises' Zika virus identified
Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have identified a human antibody that may reduce Zika infection, paving way for a vaccine against the virus which is believed to cause serious birth defects in babies.

Two US astronauts cast vote from space
As US gets ready for a nail-biting election on Tuesday, two American astronauts orbiting the Earth at 17,000 miles per hour have already cast their votes from space. "Space voting" was first used the same year it was implemented in 1997.

India's share in global social science research less than 2%: Study
A comprehensive study of social science research has found that India has mere a 1.6% global share in the 16.6 lakh articles published in reputed journals worldwide in the period between 2009-14.

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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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PM Modi seeks relaxation in visa norms for students headed to UK
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked Britain to relax student visa rules saying greater mobility of young people must be encouraged, even as Prime Minister Theresa May has said her country has a "good system" for applications.

I do not think government can run good institutions: CNR Rao

Govt to tweak RTE to define learning outcomes, says HRD minister Prakash Javadekar
RTE's no-detain policy till Class VIII has diluted the quality of education, some experts have said. Also, following NGO Pratham's report last year, which said many Class 5 students in rural India couldn’t read, the proposed move may allow schools to ascertain learning skills and take steps.

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German deacons marvel at robust spirit of Mumbai slumdwellers
Last Wednesday, a slum colony in Reay Road lit up with excitement when a busload of foreigners arrived to visit. The little children of the shanties scarcely knew who their guests were, but gaily held their hands and took them home, asking curious questions like "Are you married?"

BJP MLA acquitted in a 2002 graft case
The ruling Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leader and sitting MLA Narendra Mehta from the Mira-Bhayander assembly segment who was tried for a fourteen year old case of bribery has been today acquitted from the case by the district court here.

Dahanu women lock door of train to prevent ladies from Virar to board
Women commuters wanting to board a Churchgate bound Dahanu train at Virar were shocked to find the door of the ladies coach latched from inside on Tuesday morning. The railway police had to intervene though no case has been filed.

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Pollution to cripple NCR economy; tourism to be hit: Assocham
The alarming post-Diwali pollution is likely to take a toll on the entire National Capital region (NCR), crippling sectors like tourism, transport, automobile and real estate, according to a report.

Delhi pollution: SC asks Centre to devise common minimum programme, seeks response in 48 hours
The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave the Centre 48 hours to devise a common minimum programme to deal with pollution in Delhi and NCR. The top court asked the Centre to apprise it about the policy, if any, to tackle the issue of rising pollution in the national capital.

BJP MP Kirti Azad's wife Poonam Azad to join AAP
"Poonam Azad will officially join the AAP on November 13," AAP leader Sanjay Singh told reporters here after meeting her at her residence.

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Deaths of stuntmen: Kannada producer, director, stunt director booked
The producer, director and stunt director of Kannada film Maasthigudi were today booked for culpable homicide for the tragic death of stunt actors Anil and Uday, who drowned yesterday while shooting for the film.

Another BJP worker found murdered in Karnataka
A BJP worker was found murdered in a village in this district, an incident which comes close on the heels of the murder of an RSS worker in Bengaluru and the mysterious death of a BJP activist near Mysuru.

Dragon boat race draws huge crowd to Ulsoor Lake

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Kin throw couple off balcony
After an argument over sharing property, relatives of a couple pushed them from the balcony of their second-floor flat at a building in IDH Colony in Bansilalpet on Monday. The man and wife suffered multiple injuries.

Hyderabad shivers as temperature dips to 14.7° C
The minimum temperature on Monday plunged to 14.7 degrees Celsius in city , the coldest November 7 in the last two years, forcing people to scurry for their woollens.

India's 1st coastal economic zone likely to come up in Andhra Pradesh
CEZ To Be Top On Agenda During Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman's Visit Today

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Liver transplant patient 'detained' in Chennai hospital
A liver transplant patient from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is being illegally detained at a corporate hospital in Chennai, which has been demanding around Rs 39 lakh more from him, his wife has told the Madras high court.

TN govt has surrendered to Centre's policies when Jayalalithaa is in hospital, Stalin says
DMK treasurer and leader of the opposition M K Stalin demanded a white paper on how the Tamil Nadu government had decided to accept the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (Uday), good and services tax (GST), Food Safety Modernisation Act and national eligibility cum entrance test (Neet).

Driver injured as mini-truck falls off Anna Flyover in Chennai
The driver of a mini-truck suffered injuries when the vehicle hit the parapet of the Anna Flyover on the arterial Anna Salai in Chennai and fell on to the service road below from a height of 20 feet in the early hours of Tuesday.

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Railway staffer accuses her superior of rape

Mount Pirana casts toxic shroud
Carcinogenic Smoke Chokes City

Mahatma's grandson Kanubhai Gandhi dies in Surat hospital
Surat/ Mahatma Gandhi's grandson and ex-NASA scientist Kanubhai Gandhi died at a private hospital in Surat on Monday.He was 87.

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Sonia Gandhi to visit Allahabad city on November 21
Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee spokesman Kishore Varshney on Monday said that Congress president Sonia Gandhi will be in Sangam City on November 21 to inaugurate the photo exhibition at Swaraj Bhawan.

Residents gasp as smog chokes Allahabad's green lungs
It's not just the national capital engulfed in heavy smog, Sangam city residents, too, are witnessing the phenomena for the past two days.

Robbers kill liquor shop cashier, flee with booty
Some unidentified armed robbers stabbed to death the cashier of a liquor shop after looting Rs 19,000 cash and a carton of countrymade liquor in the city outskirts under Karchana police station late on Sunday. The miscreants also targeted the neighbouring jewellery shop and decamped with cash and ornaments worth Rs 50,000.

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Mangrove cover axed for CM Naveen Patnaik's visit
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik's scheduled visit to Paradip on November 13 to inaugurate the Baliyatra has proved dear for the mangrove cover.

Abandoned 2-day-old girl rescued in Ganjam
A two-day-old girl child was found abandoned near the subdivisional hospital at Chhatrapur, the district headquarters town of Ganjam district, on Sunday evening.Hearing her cries, a a passerby spotted her.

Sambalpur women's jail raises the bar
While jails in the country remain overcrowded sparking a debate on how to decongest them, the women's jail in Sambalpur stands out as an exception.

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Madhya Pradesh set to announce free housing for all
Govt To Roll Out Pro-poor Schemes On Dec 4 (464 words)

Narmada conservation campaign from December 11
"Namami Devi Narmade", an event planned by the state government for conservation of Narmada river, will now start from December 11 instead of November 11.

Minister Narottam Mishra mocks 'rush' in Congress for LoP post
Attacks Leaders For Seeking Longer Winter Session

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'Can't force states to act on road map'

Study links straw burning to cancer, kidney damage

Parents get life sentence for minor's honour killing
Hisar district court on Monday convicted parents and uncle of a 13-year-old girl for her honour killing at Sulkhani village in 2015.

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