Wednesday, 9 November 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: India Inc hails Trump triumph, says will engage with new US administration

Wednesday, November 09, 2016
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India Inc hails Trump triumph, says will engage with new US administration

Dollar, Mexican peso, stocks topple on US poll trend
The US dollar sank and stocks plummeted in market mayhem on Wednesday as investors faced the real possibility of a shock win by Republican Donald Trump that could upend the global political order. Sovereign bonds, the Japanese yen and gold surged while the Mexican peso went into near free-fall in chaotic trading.

Gold has biggest rally since Brexit as Trump wins Ohio
Gold jumped nearly 4 per cent on Wednesday to its strongest in more than five weeks as investors sought safe havens with Republican Donald Trump leading Democrat Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House.

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States ignore national policy on crop residue management
Had the Delhi’s neighbouring states adhered to the guidelines of the two-year-old national policy for management of crop residue (NPMCR), the Capital and other cities in the NCR would have been spared of current alarming situation of air pollution due to stubble burning.

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

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Surprise and euphoria at Trump headquarters
Euphoric Donald Trump supporters transformed into a sea of "Make America Great Again" hats, shouting "USA" and partying late into the night as the billionaire appeared within reach of victory Wednesday.

Queen Elizabeth unveils new portrait of herself
Britain's Queen Elizabeth unveiled a new portrait of herself on Tuesday in London, painted by Irish artist Colin Davidson. The painting was commissioned by Co-operation Ireland to mark the queen's 90th birthday, which she celebrated in April.

Prince Harry condemns media 'abuse' of girlfriend
Prince Harry has lashed out at the media for intruding on the privacy of his new girlfriend, American actress Meghan Markle. The 32-year-old royal said the press had crossed a line with articles that had "racial undertones," and pleaded: "This is not a game."

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Chinese doctors use 3D printer for skull surgery: Report

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.

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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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Young moms in Mumbai are anxiety-prone
loved ones feel.If you are calm, your baby is likely.

Take suo motu cognisance of ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes: Advocates urge Bombay High Court
Two advocates on Wednesday approached the Bombay High Court to take suo motu cognisance of the government's decision to ban Rs 500 and RS 1000 currency notes.

Out on a bike, for Army's sake
“I have never seen God, but people say He protects us. Similarly, soldiers go through situations that we can never even imagine only so that we can live peacefully, so for me both are equal.”

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500 and 1000 rupee notes: Delhi Metro to accept old-high denomination notes till Saturday
In a surprise announcement on Tuesday evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that old high-denomination notes will cease to be legal tenders from midnight; he however said later that these currency notes will be accepted for next 72 hours at certain public utilities.

CPM demands withdrawal of 'false cases'
CPM on Tuesday condemned BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh government for registering a false case of murder against academics Nandini Sundar, Archana Prasad and Vineet Tiwari and a member of its party, Sanjay Parate.

Kidney in transit, cops clear way

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How Bengaluru won & lost Trump Tower
If it wasn’t for Ajmal Kasab and his pack of fidayeens that laid siege to Mumbai on November 26, 2008, a 47-floor Trump Tower would have probably dominated Bengaluru’s cityscape, right here from Residency Road. A four-member delegation of senior officials from The Trump Organisation was on its way to Mumbai to meet with a Bengaluru-based real estate marketing consultant when international media started beaming footages of the Mumbai terror attack.

Court to hear steps to create awareness about duties

MEG men sweat it out to make Sidda comfortable, ready metal structure

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Petrol bunks refuse to return change for Rs 500 notes in Hyderabad
The morning after the government demonetized Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, the woes of the public began right from the morning itself.

Explain bauxite mining plans: HC to AP government
The Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday directed the state of AP to explain within a week its stand on a petition that charged the state of going ahead with its plan to extract bauxite in1, 212 hectares of land in the Visakhapatnam agency areas, particularly from the Narsipatnam forest division.

Engineering student ends life
Questioning By Police, College Management On Her Friendship With Senior Proves Fatal

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Races in Madras Race club cancelled
With Prime Minister demonetizing Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, many have hailed it as a bold move. However, the aftershocks have been felt across different sectors and not surprisingly, the races which were scheduled at the Madras Race Club on Wednesday have been cancelled.

TN parties welcome demonetisation of currencies but say Modi failed to bring black money back to India

Demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes: TN temples to open hundis early
Demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes has forced temples in Tamil Nadu to open hundis (a box or pot to collect offerings from devotees) early and get the cash in them exchanged.

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Traders seek government nod to bulk export of groundnut oil
In the wake of groundnut oil prices remaining below minimum support price (MSP), the Solvent Extractors Association of India (SEA) has requested the central government to allow the export of groundnut oil in bulk.

Sanghi Industries to raise Rs 1,200 crore for expansion
After having expanded production capacity of its plant located at Abdasa in Kutch district, cement maker Sanghi Industries Ltd is now planning to further augment its capacity.

GSHSEB plans two class X board exams for 58 schools
CBSE Syllabus For Maths, Science And English; State Board Format For Other Subjects

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BJP only viable option left, says Rita Bahuguna Joshi

HC notice to e-way officers on F1 track

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.

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Naveen welcomes demonetization of higher currency notes
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking the 'bold step' to demonetize higher denomination currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000.

"Gabbar is Back" actor Suman is shooting in Bhubaneswar

Opinion divided on Naveen's simplicity
Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan is not the only one who finds Naveen Patnaik's simplicity appealing.Following the BJP leader's comment, there are more who are now talking about the Naveen persona.

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Delhi university, JNU professors booked for tribal man's murder
Delhi University professor and rights activist Nandini Sundar, who is named as an accused in the Maoist killing of a Bastar tribal, said on Tuesday the charges were "absurd" and a conspiracy by police.

Overseas agri trip fodder for farmers
In an effort to promote innovation, Madhya Pradesh government has offered its farmers subsidised overseas study tour to Israel and the Netherlands to learn innovative agricultural techniques that they can adopt to boost the productivity of their farms back home.

Women on hunger strike over illegal sand mining
Up in arms against illegal sand mining from Ken river in Chattarpur, over 100 women were holding fast unto death at a small village bordering UP and MP till the police persuaded them to give up the protest on Tuesday.

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Complaint filed with UNHRC against Badal government for blocking Sarbat Khalsa
Sikh activists from North America and Europe have jointly filed a complaint with the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) against Punjab government's denial of permission to hold Sarbat Khalsa 2016 at Talwandi Sabo and crackdown on Sikhs in Punjab. ​

Central Univ raps profs for 'anti-army' play
Teachers Stick To Their Guns, Say Did Nothing Wrong

President Pranab Mukherjee to throw open agri trade fair on November 20

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