Sunday, 6 November 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: GST Compensation Bill to be taken up in winter session

Sunday, November 06, 2016
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GST Compensation Bill to be taken up in winter session
The GST Compensation Bill will provide a legal backing to the Centre's promise to compensate the states if their revenue growth rate falls below 14 per cent in the first five years of the GST roll out. The base year for calculating the revenue of a state has been decided as 2015-16.

Engage in global digital policy debates: Prasad
Secretary Aruna Sundarajan added, "We embraced the mobile revolution as consumers, but we missed the bus as people who defined standards and developed the technologies. We are at a historic transition point ...".

Call to exempt electric vehicles from GST ambit
The government should exempt electric vehicles from the ambit of Goods and Services Tax (GST) as the sector significantly contributes in reducing vehicular pollution, industry association SMEV on Saturday said.

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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.

China pledges 18% carbon emissions cut by 2020

It's not yet time to celebrate: Greenpeace

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Obama campaigning full-time for Clinton: Trump
Obama is on an electioneering blitz for the last few days, crisscrossing some of the key battleground States including Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. Trump alleged that Clinton is taking the help of Obama as her rallies do not attract that many people.

Suicide bombing in two Iraqi cities kill 11
A suicide attacker detonated an ambulance packed with explosives in Tikrit on Sunday, killing nine people. In Samarra, about 50 km south of Tikrit, two people were killed when a suicide car bomber struck a car park for Shi'ite pilgrims visiting the city's al-Askari mosque, sources said.

British PM warns MPs against blocking Brexit
The May government has said it will appeal Thursday's court decision, but in a statement, May cautioned members of parliament against using the ruling to undermine the result of the June referendum; as supporters of Brexit responded angrily to the court's decision.

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Heart attack or Heartburn: How you can find out
With heart diseases being one of the major causes of death in India, it is perhaps not surprising that most people presume any pain in the chest area to be an attack. As a result, in a large number of cases a patient is rushed to the hospital, only to find that it is a mere heartburn.

New virtual reality system lets you 'feel' rain
Disney Research has developed a 360-degree virtual reality application using a unique chair to provide full body sensations that enables users to add customisable "feel effects" such as falling rain or a beating heart. Users can select from a library of feel effects which is also assembled by Disney

NASA satellites break Guinness World Record
NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale mission has set Guinness World Record for highest altitude fix of a GPS signal, at 70,000 kilometres above the surface of Earth. Earlier this year, MMS achieved the closest flying separation of multi-spacecraft formation with only 7.2 km between the four satellites.

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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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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.

Major startups not recruiting at IITs this year
The All IIT Placement Committee, which decided to blacklist these companies, estimated that around 135 students from across IITs were affected by these companies’ actions. However, overall it’s a happy placement season for IITs with pre-placement offers up by 25-30% compared to last year.

IGNOU to offer 4 courses to weavers' family for free of cost
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has decided to offer four of its certificate courses for free of cost to family members of weavers of two western Odisha villages. It will also help the weavers in developing their capacity by providing them training under government’s Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, said IGNOU Bhubaneswar regional director Dr Abhilash Nayak.

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No day block on Western Railway suburban line today

Muslim ulema launches signature campaign against Uniform Civil Code
Muslim ulema or religious leaders are doing all they can to gather support against the Common Civil Code proposed by the Union government. In a bid to counter the Law Commission's 16-point opinion poll on the subject, they are conducting a signature campaign of their own.

Harbour line commuters may be inconvenienced by 5 hour block

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President to seek report from MHA, JNU on missing student: Kejriwal

Air pollution: Delhi shuts schools, bans construction work
Even as Delhi CM Kejriwal announced a number of steps the government is taking to deal with the worsening air quality of Delhi, he urged the capital's residents to stay indoors as much as possible. Among other steps, vacuum cleaning of roads will also start from November 10.

Hundreds protest over poor air quality at Jantar Mantar
Delhi on Saturday saw the worst air pollution of the seasons. The smog that hung low over the city kept pollution levels extremely high breaching the safe limit by over 17 times at several places. The protest was also joined by celebrities such as Nafisa Ali among others.

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'Brand Bengaluru' to be pumped up with British PM's visit

Public consultation is not possible in such a short time
Will Defend Its Stance On Steel Flyover

CBD schools could stagger timings to beat traffic woes
Schools in the Central Business District (CBD) areas of Richmond Road and Residency Road may resort to staggered timings to avoid traffic congestion during dropping and picking up of students.

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Much awaited Kaisika Dwadasi falls on November 11
This festival is of great significance in Tirumala, since the Panchaloha idol of Lord Ugra Srinivasa is brought out of the sanctum sanctorum only on this day every year.

AP's entertainment city project may not take off
Eros' Agreement With AP Govt Expired In Nov 2015

Man killed, wife injured as Innova rams bike
A man died and his wife was grievously injured when their bike was hit by an Innova at Dundigal on Saturday.

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Thevar Jayanthi banners: HC seeks affidavit from Chennai police on 'Traffic' Ramaswany's plea
The Madras high court has directed the Chennai police and city corporation to file their affidavits on a petition filed by activist K R ‘Traffic’ Ramaswany which claimed unauthorised digital banners were erected near Nandanam signal on the occasion of Thevar Jayanthi.

Parties demand waiver of all types of agricultural loans

PMK fails to get 'mango' symbol, boycotts bypoll

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Heart disease deadliest killer in state
Heart disease is the deadliest killer in Gujarat."Causes of deaths" statistics for the 2007-09 period, released by Census India, has revealed that 22% of people in the state died due to cardiovascular diseases.

Six Nobel winners confirm participation in VGS-17
They Include India-Born Venkatraman Ramakrishnan And Ada Yonath

Doctors to hold dharna against government inaction
IMAGSB To Stage Protests On Nov 16 In All Districts

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School manager beaten, kidnapped
A school manager was abducted on Saturday evening near Bela crossing under Karchana police station.of three to four unidentified SUV borne armed miscreants.

Muslim bodies meet over UCC
Muslim organisation All India Jamat Raza-e Mustafa's (AIJRM) district wing has urged the community to raise its voice against Uniform Civil Code (UCC).

Congmen spread Rahul's sandesh among masses
Congress leaders rolled out the second phase of Rahul Sandesh Yatra on Saturday and spread word about various poll promises of the party among the people of trans-Yamuna area.

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Ignou's free courses for Odisha weavers
The Indira Gandhi National Open University (Ignou) has decided to offer four of its certificate courses, including computer literacy programme, for free to family members of weavers of two western Odisha villages.

Increase dropouts intake, says minister
Union minister of state for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Giriraj Singh, has urged the Central Tool Room and Training Centre (CTTC), Bhubaneswar, to increase the intake of school dropouts and improve their chances of employability.

391 No test done on 18 kids
It may sound strange, but the government has not done any diagnostic test to ascertain the cause of death of at least 18 children, who died in Malkangiri district headquarters hospital since September 9, official records show.

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Slain guard's daughter refuses offer of jail job
The daughter of the constable Ramashankar Yadav, who was killed by the SIMI operatives during the Diwali night jailbreak, has turned down the government's offer of a jail guard's job.

Comic book on war hero calls IPKF mission 'India's Vietnam'
The book, on Major Ramaswamy 'Parry' Parameswaran - the only soldier to be awarded a Paramvir Chakra in Operation Pawan - is part of a series on the bravehearts who won the highest gallantry medal in war.

2 injured in Aishbagh fire
Two persons were badly injured in a fire in a commercial-cum-residential building next to a petrol pump in Bhopal's Aishbagh locality on Saturday night.

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Give vacant govt houses on rent
The office bearers of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has made a demand of giving government quarters lying vacant in Chandigarh to senior citizens who have no permanent houses in the Tricity on rent.

Firm told to pay up for faulty AC
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Panchkula, directed Samsung to refund the price at which the new compressor had been purchased for an airconditioner, by a resident of Zirakpur.

Vigilance week observed
Vigilance Awareness Week-2016 on "public participation in promoting integrity and eradicating corruption" was conducted by Andhra Bank on Saturday at Shivalik hotel, Sector 17, Chandigarh.

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