Monday, 14 November 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Note ban has led to 'financial chaos', say bank unions

Monday, November 14, 2016
Today's Headlines

Note ban has led to 'financial chaos', say bank unions
Two leading bank unions today criticised the government over demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, saying the move has led to "financial chaos" across the country.

Cyrus Mistry defends independent directors
Ousted Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry lashed out at the Tatas for questioning the independence of the independent directors who have come out in his support. ​Tata Sons has "unfortunately stooped" to a low level in their public statements with regard to independent directors, Mistry said.

Banks disburse Rs 30,000 crore cash after demonetisation
After the withdrawal of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, banks have disbursed nearly Rs 30,000 crore cash in bills of lower denominations and the newly-introduced Rs 2,000 currency over the past three days, the apex body for lenders said on Sunday.

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Air pollution: SC favours suspension of fire cracker licenses
Concerned over the worsening air quality in Delhi-NCR, the Supreme Court on Friday mulled over the prospect of directing the Centre to suspend and not renew the licence for possessing, stocking and selling of fire crackers in the national capital.

Climate change affects nearly all life on Earth
Most life on Earth is already being changed by the warming climate, even though the rise in global temperature since pre-industrial times has been rather slight, researchers warned on Thursday.

Don't burn paddy straw, make ehtanol to curb pollution: Gadkari

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2 killed as powerful earthquake hits New Zealand
At least two people were killed and more fatalities were feared after a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand just after midnight on Monday, while residents in coastal areas fled following tsunami warnings.

Strike paralyses normal life in Nepal, 100 arrested
Normal life has been affected in Nepal as a Maoist faction imposed a nationwide strike to pressurise the government to ensure food security and lower the prices of essential goods, with police arresting more than 100 people for vandalising vehicles and forcing shops to close.

Thousands rally in nationwide anti-Trump protests

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New technique may boost success of infertility treatment
Scientists have discovered a way to regenerate human eggs using the mother's genetic material that normally goes waste, a breakthrough that may help women of advanced maternal age struggling with infertility treatments.

'Impossible' space engine may actually work: NASA

Brightest 'supermoon' in 70 years on Monday
On Monday, a "supermoon" will be witnessed as the moon will come the closest to Earth. This will be the closest full moon to Earth since 1948 and people will not see another "supermoon" of this magnitude until 2034.

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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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Annual board exams to begin in Kashmir tomorrow
The annual board examinations, scheduled to begin in Kashmir tomorrow, will be an acid test for the PDP-BJP coalition government which announced the schedule for examinations despite opposition from various quarters, including the student community.

UPSC won't issue paper admit cards for civil services main exam
No paper admit cards will be issued for this year's civil services main examination, scheduled to begin early next month, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has said. The UPSC will be conducting the test at 23 centres from December 3 to 9. The Commission has uploaded the e-admit cards on its website --

Kerala govt to sanction funds for Higher Education scholarship
Kerala government is considering sanction of funds for disbursal of higher education scholarship to degree and post-graduate students as supplementary demand for grant, State education minister C Raveendranath has said.

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CJI to release Bombay Bar Association coffee table book at its sesquicentennial event

Bad luck: This man struggles to replace his damaged Rs 2,000 note
While city scrambles for cash, Worli resident Nishad Jafri ended up damaging his Rs 2,000 note. No bank's willing to take it back, say they don't know what to do if new notes are damaged

Currency ban: And now, card swipe machines stop working
Those who made the switch to plastic money long before the Prime Minis ter's demonetisation drive--one of the aims of which is a cashless economy-have started feeling the pinch.

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Delhi holds children's run for their rights

Step out, see closest full Moon of the 21st century tonight
Step out and catch a glimpse of the rare 'Supermoon' on Monday night as it is the closest, biggest and brightest moon of this century.

From dawn to dusk: Cashless, clueless
As Delhiites queued up outside ATMs and banks, residents, small traders and welfare associations extended a helping hand.

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BMTC bags World's Healthy Workplace Award, 2016
Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) added another feather to its cap, winning the World Healthy Workplace Award under gold category at Arogya World Healthy Workplace Conference out of 500 government and private companies that were evaluated.

Engineering colleges see 20-30% dip in service sector placements
The first quarter of the 2016-17 placement season saw a dip in the number of campus picks from the service sector across engineering colleges in Bengaluru.

'Nat Geo' girl set to get free treatment in Bengaluru
Afghan woman Sharbat Gula, the iconic face of refugee struggle who was deported from Pakistan a few days ago, will undergo treatment for Hepatitis C in Bengaluru soon.

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Painter falls from building, dies
A 46-year-old painter had a fatal fall while working on the third floor of a building at KPHB on Saturday.

Nurses' strike continues for second day
For the second day in a row, services were hit at the Osmania General Hospital on Sunday as nurses stayed away from work.

Man booked for facebook post

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Childhood obesity awareness camp to be held in Chennai
Sri Ramachandra Medical College Hospital at Porur here will organise a childhood obesity awareness camp from November 17 to 26.

Demonetisation: This small finance bank reaches out to people in Chennai with Rs 20 notes
Some banks had started operating mobile vans even before the Union ministry of finance on Sunday night urged all banks to do so to cope with the burgeoning demand for money in the wake of the demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 currency notes.

Farmer commits suicide in Tamil Nadu
A 56-year-old farmer in Erode district of Tamil Nadu committed suicide by consuming poison after losing his turmeric crops.

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Bike borne robbers flee with Rs 32,000 from a trader standing in bank Queue

Man arrested for fake social profile of ex-wife
Cyber cell sleuths of city crime branch on Saturday arrested a 22-year-old youth for creating a fake profile of his former wife on social media.

Woman files case against sister and husband
A 63-year-old woman has filed a complaint with Gujarat University (GU) police station against her sister and her husband for cheating her of cash and valuables for over one year.

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Dalit party to field Rakhi Sawant against Mayawati in UP
Union minister and Republi can Party of India chief Ramdas At hawale on Sunday said that his party was hoping to contest the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly polls in alliance with the BJP and considering to field actress Rakhi Sawant against Mayawati if the BSP supremo contests.

Congress men got over 3 lakh kisan patras
By the end of Rahul Sandesh Yatra in the district, the Congress had collected 3.18 lakh kisan maang patras (demand papers) from farmers.

If no alliance with BJP, RPI will contest UP polls alone
Republic Party of India (RPI) national president and Union minister of state for social justice and empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Sunday said that his party would contest the UP assembly polls alone if Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) fails to form an alliance with his party in the state.

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Grand function in Delhi to mark Biju Patnaik birth centenary
The ruling BJD is gearing up for a grand programme to observe the birth centenary of former chief minister Biju Patnaik in New Delhi on November 20.

Farmers hit in harvest season
Ananta Nahak, a farmer from Humma area in Ganjam district, couldn't pay the wages to labourers engaged in cutting crops.He is in a fix.

Student Congress burns effigy of Hariprasad

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Corporator's hubby booked for manhandling BMC squad

SIMI encounter is not a poll issue here, says Gyan Singh
I am following party order.I always have.First time, they wanted me to contest this seat in 1996.Won and went to Parliament though for only 13 months.

Chouhan lures Shahdol voters with land pattas
On a whirlwind tour of the constituency addressing public meetings in the tribal dominated rural areas he is promising land 'pattas' and housing for all.

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Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore greets people on Gurpurb

Polls go big, parties go micro
With the 2017 Punjab assembly elections expected to be a closely contested one, the three parties in fray are banking on big data -information about voters, their details, and the electorate's grassroots issues -to help them get an upper hand over each other.

Kidnapped 2-yr-old girl's body found in Hoshiarpur, 3 held
Roshni, who was kidnapped from Kothran village in Nawanshahr district on Friday, was found in a paddy field at Nadalon village in Hoshiarpur district on Sunday.

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