Friday, 11 November 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: SBI Q2 profit plunges 99.6% as bad loans rise

Friday, November 11, 2016
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SBI Q2 profit plunges 99.6% as bad loans rise
Country's largest lender SBI on Friday recorded 99.6 per cent dip in consolidated net profit at Rs 20.7 crore for the September quarter on account of 3-fold jump in bad loan provisioning. Its profit was Rs 4,991.70 crore during the same quarter of the last financial year.

Sexual harassment case behind Mistry's ouster?
While the woman concerned left the Group a year ago, Mistry’s office said he had strictly followed protocols and that an inquiry was ongoing.

Sensex sinks over 400 points on profit-booking

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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

Why Trump's win is bad for Paris Agreement
Donald Trump’s win may be a bad news for climate action under the Paris Agreement. He had not only repeatedly questioned the science underlying climate change, but also once called it a “hoax” and pledged to pull the United States out of the global climate deal.

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Taiwan set to legalize same-sex marriages, a first in Asia
Taiwan would join Canada, Colombia, Ireland, the United States and 16 other countries that have legalized same-sex marriage over the past 15 years. But it would be a notable exception among Asian and Middle Eastern countries, at least 20 of which continue to ban same-sex intercourse.

Bernie Sanders doesn't rule out a 2020 White House run
Bernie Sanders is leaving open the possibility of another presidential bid, saying in a Thursday interview that he wants to focus on helping the party rebuild its base after Donald Trump's victory.

How Trump could affect key areas of economy
Donald Trump won the presidency by pledging to restore a vanished and golden economic era, when growth roared, factory jobs flourished and America sat unchallenged atop the global economy. Yet he never offered much of a roadmap. Which is why it's far from clear how Trump will affect the economy, even though his agenda enjoys the advantage of Republican control of both the House and Senate.

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Nasa space telescopes reveal a brown dwarf
In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, Nasa's Spitzer and Swift space telescopes joined forces to reveal a brown dwarf - thought to be the missing link between planets and stars, with masses up to 80 times that of our solar system's most massive planet, Jupiter.

Scientists working on solution to deal with Drones Threats
The threat perception is real. Late in 2015, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) had issued alerts of drone attacks in Delhi. Last month, Mumbai airport was put on high alert after a pilot spotted an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), popularly called drone.

China launches pulsar navigation satellite
China on Thursday launched a navigation satellite which will conduct in-orbit experiments using pulsar detectors to demonstrate new technologies.

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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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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.

Govt thinking of re-introducing class X board exam: Prakash Javadekar
Government is thinking of re-introducing compulsory class X board examination but if such a decision is taken, it will only be applied from the next academic year, HRD minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said.

Panjab, Birmingham varsities come together to improve quality of life
Experts from Chandigarh's Panjab University (PU) and the University of Birmingham have kick-started an initiative to improve the quality of life in the two cities -- and the wider world.

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Special court directs ED to attach Vijay Mallya's movable properties in form of shares in India
A special court on Thursday allowed a plea filed by the Enforcement Directorate to declare founder of defunct Kingfisher airline Vijay Mallya a "proclaimed offender" in a IDBI loan case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The court also permitted the agency to attach his movable properties in India in the form of shares.

After penguins, Mumbai zoo to bring in leopard

IB school teacher held for sexual harassment
The Pant Nagar police registered a case of sexual harassment against the teacher and management of Universal School, in Ghatkopar, on Tuesday. The accused, identified as Parag Shah, has been arrested, and the police are in the process of arresting other staff members, including the principal.

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DND flyway will remain toll free: Supreme Court
The DND flyway connecting Delhi and neighbouring Noida will remain toll free for commuters with the Supreme Court on Friday refusing to stay the Allahabad High Court verdict restraining Noida Toll Bridge Company Ltd from levying cess.

How companies are tackling Delhi smog
Companies have installed air purifiers, brought in plants and masks and offered extra health assistance to deal with smog in Delhi. A few firms have allowed more employees to work from home, and hired buses so that car traffic is reduced - all at their own expense.

NGT: Shut power plants, stop construction on bad air days
Passing a host of directions to tackle air pollution in Delhi and its neighbourhood, the NGT asked for the setting up of a central and five state-level monitoring committees to check implementation of its orders and form action plans to check pollution.

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Experts talk about challenges for caregivers of senior citizens
Swapna Kishore did not realize when she became a caregiver, given the slow growing nature of her late mother’s ailment. During the 14 years she spent being a full time caregiver to her late mother who had dementia; Swapna went through a learning curve that no one had told her about till she met and interacted with support groups of other caregivers like her. “I realized I wasn’t alone,” she said, urging caregivers to seek support groups or at least build a circle of help they can rely on.

Karnataka HC dismisses PIL against demonetization

It could end womb-to-tomb corruption

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Currency ban: Kids couldn't attend dad's funeral
Children of a worker of Tekkalipatnam (Palasa mandal) in Srikakulam could not see their father for the one last time and comfort him on his death bed due to the squeeze on currency.

GAIL pipeline breakdown in Vizag affects LPG cylinder deliveries
Will Take Another 10 Days For The Supply To Improve

Pawan to contest 2019 assembly polls
Film actor and Jana Sena leader Pawan Kalyan on Thursday announced that he would contest the state assembly elections in 2019.This is the first time that Pawan Kalyan has made his electoral intentions clear.

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Bank branches in Chennai down shutters unable to cope with demand
Branches of State Bank of India, Indian Bank and Indian Overseas Bank downed shutters in areas like Parry’s, Triplicane, Anna Salai, Nandanam and Velachery. Top private lenders like ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank also closed a few branches in the city.

AIADMK govt is pushing Tamil Nadu into financial emergency, Stalin says
DMK treasurer and leader of the opposition M K Stalin on Friday said the AIADMK government should be ashamed of itself after the Madras high court asked it whether the state is facing a financial emergency.

Anxious Chennaiites turn ATM hoppers
Residents in Chennai on Friday were seen anxiously going from one ATM to another to check which bank's machines were working.

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Used as tellers, railways revises refund procedure

NEET must for PG medical courses

Traders in Madhavpura make money by accepting 500 & 1000 notes
The withdrawal of Rs 500 and Rs 100 notes has turned the traders in Madhavpura to made some quick money. One trader found that business in dry fruits was slow, because of non-availability of cash. He decided to make some money with the cash available with him.

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Dona Pattal to return to Magh Mela
With plastic banned on Magh Mela campus, authorities have also decided to promote the use of “ Dona and Pattal” ( bowl and plate made up of Sal or Banyan tree leaves) among hundreds of religious, social organisations and individuals who would set up their camps here from January 1

AU undergraduate exams from March 7

HC seeks govt reply on ill-treatment of mentally unstable at dargah

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Nila Madhab Panda's next film is on climate change

Man sets himself on fire in capital
Fearing arrest in connection with a fake marksheet case, a 50-year-old man allegedly attempted self-immolation near Sishu Bhawan Square here on Thursday.

BJD gears up for drive to save Mahanadi
Elaborate arrangements are in place for BJD's ambitious Mahanadi Bachao (Save Mahanadi) signature campaign set to begin in Cuttack on Friday.

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NGT scanner on mining pollution

Cops rough up 55-year-old

Long Wait For Small Change
The queues started as early as 7am.And those who reached 10 minutes later found themselves behind a dozen others.All clutching wads of demonetized currency.

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`SAD-BJP MLAs won't quit, government may bring fresh Bill'
Undeterred over the Supreme Court's order making the Punjab Termination of Agreements Act, 2004 unconstitutional, Shiromani Akali Dal government on Thursday said it would approach the President requesting him not to accept the judgment.

Punjab exercised legislative power to nullify decree: SC
Capt Resigns As MP, All Cong MLAs To Follow Suit

Captain challenges Kejri to clarify stand on SYL
The Congress on Thursday demanded that Punjab should be put under President's rule and that assembly elections should be held in December rather than early 2017.

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