Monday, 28 November 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Late recovery helps sensex close in green

Monday, November 28, 2016
Today's Headlines

Late recovery helps sensex close in green
Banking shares led by state-run SBI were under pressure after the Reserve Bank on Saturday introduced an incremental CRR of 100 per cent for the fortnight to absorb the surge in liquidity in banking system following demonetisation of high value notes.

Bullion market reopens after 16 days; gold tumbles 
With bullion market reopening after 16 days on Monday, gold prices witnessed a massive plunge of Rs 1,750 to Rs 29,400 per 10 grams in Delhi. The market had been closed since November 11 after the I-T department carried out surveys following reports of alleged profiteering after demonetisation.

GDP grew 7.1% in first 6 months of current fiscal
"Despite subdued growth in the world economy, India has maintained a GDP growth rate of 7.2 per cent in 2014-15, 7.6 per cent in 2015-16 and 7.1 per cent during April to September of 2016-17," the commerce and industry minister said in a written reply during Question Hour in the Lok Sabha.

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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.

Delhi govt plans 20 centres to monitor PM 2.5 and PM 10

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Syria rebels lose all of northeast Aleppo
Syria's rebels lost all of the northern neighbourhoods of their stronghold in east Aleppo on Monday, as the army gained significant ground in its offensive to recapture the entire city. East Aleppo was held by the opposition since 2012.

North Korea mourns Castro: A distant 'comrade'

UK faces another Brexit legal fight over single market: Report
The pro-EU think tank British Influence will tell Brexit Secretary David Davis that it will seek a judicial review to give parliament a vote on the country's membership of the European Economic Area (EEA), taking the decision out of the government's hands, the BBC reported.

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Japanese robot flunks top university entry exam

Jet lag may up liver cancer risk: Study

Scientists discover new material for gen-next data storage devices

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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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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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Mumbai gets upgraded disaster control room, litigation management system
An upgraded disaster management control room at a cost of almost Rs. 6 crores was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis and the Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray at the civic head quarters in Fort on Monday morning. Apart from it, the day also witnessed the inauguration of a litigation management system especially created to manage the 70,000 odd cases of the BMC which are on going at various courts.

To spread message of safe travel, GRP goes to your cable channel
9 clips will educate the public about dangers of trespassing, performing stunts and other safety-related issues

Thousands reclaim streets in Juhu

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NGT directs Delhi government to impound diesel four-wheelers
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday directed the Delhi government and the Delhi Police to impound four wheelers running on diesel in the capital under the Environment Protection Act

Delhi filmwalas at Times LitFest Delhi say depiction of Delhi in films more real now
Delhiites who work in the Hindi film industry discuss Delhi in cinema, and Delhi and cinema, at the Times LitFest Delhi

Missing boy's body found in drain

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Aptitude challenge- Whiz kids battle it out to prove their mettle at Times contest
There was palpable excitement in the air as students from various Times NIEmember schools gathered at the Kanteerava Stadium to take part in the Times NIE National Aptitude Challenge 2016 -'17 on Sunday.

BJP lauds Nitish Kumar for his stand on demonetization, attacks opposition
With the opposition looking to turn the heat on the Modi government over its decision to demonetize currency notes, by observing Aakrosh Diwas on Monday, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar's support for demonetization has come in handy for the BJP to counter it.

Karnataka government most corrupt, end Congress rule, exhorts Amit Shah
BJP national president Amit Shah alleged on Sunday that the Siddaramaiah government in Karnataka was the “most corrupt“ in the country.

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7-year-old girl's rope game ends in death
In a tragic incident, a seven-year-old girl accidentally hanged herself while playing with a rope tied to window grill at her house at Pahadesharif on Saturday.

Government yet to take a call on wakf board polls
The State Wakf Board is yet to announce plans to conduct board elections even as the date set by the Hyderabad High Court comes closer. ​

50 VCs to discuss future of education
Fifty vicechancellors (VCs) of universities from country's central zone will be discussing the situation of education in the country on Monday at the Maulana Azad National Urdu University (Mannu).

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PIL on validity of Rs 2,000 notes: Madras HC turns down Centre's plea
The Madurai bench of the Madras high court on Monday turned down the central government’s plea that a public interest litigation on the validity of the recently released Rs 2,000 currency notes be heard by the Supreme Court.

Sivakasi fire accident: Madras HC expresses displeasure over manner of probe and failure in paying compensation
The Madurai bench of the Madras high court on Monday expressed displeasure over the manner in which police were probing the October 20 fire accident at Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu which claimed that lives of nine people. The court also expressed displeasure over the government’s failure to pay compensation to the families of the victims.

Demonetisation: Stalin, other protesting leaders detained in Chennai
DMK treasurer M K Stalin and leaders of other parties were detained on Monday when they staged demonstrations in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu as part of an all-India protest against demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes.

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Use digital banking platform for payments: Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani
Rupani also said that in three days POS machines would be placed at 1500 petrol pumps of the State through which bill payments could be made and cash could also be withdrawn.

Currency demonetisation: 'Can I withdraw my salary or not?'
Amdavadis, who have been waiting for their salaries, are a worried lot as November comes to an end and payday approaches. With no cash in hand and running out cash reserve, citizens fret over options to pay rent and other utility bills.

'Buddhism never believed in extremes'
Buddhism never believed in extremes, said Gujarat governor O P Kohli on Sunday.

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Demonetisation an attack on small bizmen, farmers

Akhara Parishad to discuss demonetisation

BJP tries to woo OBCs in Kadilpur

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Utkal varsity starts e-learning classes
A Virtual Tutorial Lab launched at Utkal University on Sunday is going to supplement classroom teaching for thousands of undergraduate students who are in need of assistance or live in remote areas.

Bahinipati spews venom on Hariprasad
Recently, Bahinipati had blamed Hariprasad for the intra-party rift."It is the AICC's responsibility to take everyone along in the party.

Patha Utsav off to a fun-filled start
The weekly street festival with the new name, 'Patha Utsav' got off to a roaring start on Sunday reminding people once again that the street belongs to them.

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Harda finds mention in PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat once again
From the Swachch Bharat drive to giving up his LPG subsidy, Harda farmer Ashish, a "Modi follower", has followed PM’s words. He sweeps his society once a week with a broom, shuns plastic bags and urges people not to use them, and avoids using his vehicle twice a week to reduce pollution and cut the use of fuel.

'Kahani Utsav' from tomorrow
Aimed at promoting reading habits among primary, middle school students

GRP constable arrested for rape
A GRP head constable has been arrested for reportedly raping a mentally challenged woman near Bhopal railway station.A case has been registered at Bhopal GRP.

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Schoolchildren celebrate Thanksgiving Day with NGO kids

Panchkula mayor asks CM to punish municipal officers
Mayor Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia has written a letter to Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar to take action against officers for boycotting the house meeting on October 25 that has stalled development works of the city.

4 attackers in cops' uniform, 1 in handcuffs
Police officials told TOI that to give authenticity to the operation four of them were in police uniform and even put fake handcuffs on their accomplice dressed as a criminal.

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