Friday, 25 November 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: SBI to raise Rs 5,681 cr from preferential issue to govt

Friday, November 25, 2016
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SBI to raise Rs 5,681 cr from preferential issue to govt
State Bank of India today said it will raise Rs 5,681 crore by issuance of preferential shares to the central government, its majority shareholder. The funds raised will help the bank meet global risk norms, Basel III, which will kick in from March 2019.

Sensex recovers 121 points as December F&O series takes off
The benchmark BSE Sensex recovered by nearly 121 points and the Nifty reclaimed the 8,000-mark in early trade on fresh buying by investors as the December derivative contracts started on a better note amid mixed Asian cues.

Rupee further recovers from all-time low, regains 9 paise
The rupee on Friday recovered from its 39-month closing low by rising 9 paise to 68.64 against the dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on fresh selling of the US currency by banks and exporters.

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Kerala temperature to rise by 2-3 degree Celsius: Report
Kerala, one of the most abundant rainfall-receiving states of the country, is likely to witness an increase in temperature by 2-3 degrees Celsius by the end of this century due to climate change, according to a recent study.

NGT orders ban on solid waste pollution in Sundarbans

Need a mass movement to conserve forest: Dave

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100,000 passengers hit on third day of Lufthansa strike
Germany's flagship airline Lufthansa said 830 domestic and European flights were being scrapped on Friday, affecting more than than 100,000 passengers, on the third day of a strike by pilots demanding higher pay.

Myanmar pursuing 'ethnic cleansing' of Rohingya: UN
Myanmar is carrying out "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims, a UN official has reportedly said, as horrifying stories of gang rape, torture and murder emerge from among the thousands who have fled to Bangladesh.

Colombia govt, FARC rebels sign revised peace pact
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, Rodrigo Londono, signed the 310-page accord at Bogota nearly two months after the original deal was surprisingly rejected in a referendum.

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100-year-old Antarctic logbooks show no change in sea ice cover

NASA's 'Poop Challenge' seeks to manage human waste in space

Cipla UK divests stake in Chase to Allergan

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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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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.

Class 5 and 8 students likely to face annual exams, says govt

From 2017, CISCE to have its own syllabus, from pre-school to class 8
In a first, students studying in pre-school till class VIII in schools affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) will have to study a curriculum prescribed by the Board right from academic session 2017-18, said CISCE chief executive and secretary Gerry Arathoon.

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Congress corporator asks why money deposited after Nov 8 cannot be withdrawn for weddings

Fire at furniture market in suburban Mumbai
Mumbai: A major fire broke out on Friday at a furniture market in suburban Jogeshwari. Ten fire engines have been rushed to the spot to bring the blaze under control. No casualties or injuries have been reported yet.

Government rejects ex-CM's RTI plea on Foxconn's investment plan

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SC bans sale of fire crackers in Delhi, NCR
The Supreme Court on Friday has banned the sales of fire crackers in Delhi-NCR in an attempt to keep the rising pollution level of the capital and its surrounding areas under check. However, there is no ban on bursting crackers.

Two children, one rich, one poor, gasping for air in Delhi's smog

I believe in Milkha Singh's mantra: Work hard & you'll be recognised

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Three men pose as IT officers, loot Rs 1 crore
Cashing in on the demonetisation scare, three men posing as IT officers made off with a bag containing Rs 1 crore being brought to the city to purchase raw materials, saying the money needs to be investigated.

Even cash van thief didn't want new Rs 2,000 notes
The thief who decamped with Rs 1.37 crores left behind Rs 45 lakh of the stolen amount all of which were in Rs 2,000 notes. Police has reported that there were numerous security lapses and there was no GPS tracking support system installed in the vehicle either.

Sri sathya sai awards honour seve lives given over to service
Far away from city lights, a sea of people, dressed in all white, bowed with humility to greet people ­ strangers and celebrities ­ who entered their premises.Several of them were volunteers, but most of them disciples of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, whose teachings celebrated lives of service and love.

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Tirupati railway station set to get a facelift

Red sanders smugglers attack cops in forests

Construction in full swing within prohibited Charminar zone

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Aged couple's paternity claim: Actor Dhanush directed to appear before Madurai court
A judicial magistrate court at Melur in Madurai on Friday ordered Tamil actor Dhanush to appear before it on January 12 next year in connection with a petition filed by an aged couple who claim that he is their son.

Jayalalithaa speaks for a few minutes using a speaking aid, Apollo Hospitals chairman says
The Tamil Nadu chief minister is recuperating normally and is now speaking for a few minutes using a speaking aid as she has undergone tracheostomy, said Dr Prathap C Reddy. Jayalalithaa was breathing on her own most of the time and undergoing physiotherapy specific to each organ.

Police 'pick up' 4-year-old boy in TN to force his father to surrender before them
An anti-bootlegging police team attached to the Arakkonam sub-division in Tamil Nadu picked up the 4-year-old son of an absconding bootlegger to force him to surrender in connection with a prohibition case.

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Boys flee home, traced to Mumbai

Man arrested for murder

Baby boy found abandoned

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Supreme court team inspects government primary schools
A team constituted by the Supreme Court carried out inspection of 15 government primary and upper primary schools across the district to find the status of toilets in the educational institutes on Thursday.

Uttar Pradesh board practicals begin from December 22
The practical examinations for high school and intermediate would start from December 22.The main examination is expected to begin from mid-February.

Queues at ATMs get smaller in city
After days of long queues at the city banks and ATMS, Thursday saw comparatively shorter queues of people.

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Amit Shah attacks Manmohan on demonetization

Paradip murder: Key accused still at large
Almost a month after Mahendra Swain, 45, general manager of Hyderabad-based Seaways Shipping and Logistics limited (SSLL) was gunned down on October 26 by four assailants at Paradip in Jagatsinghpur district, police are yet to arrest main accused Mahamananda Mishra, managing director of Odisha Stevedore Limited (OSL), and three of his employees.

BJD to organize blood donation camp in Bhubaneswar
With the state unit of BJP upbeat over the visit of party president Amit Shah to city on Friday, the ruling BJD plans a mega blood donation camp on the day apparently to counter the saffron show.

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Post-demonetisation, it's raining money for BMC
Civic body is literally rolling in money.In two weeks flat, its vaults swelled with money.Thanks to demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, the windfall came the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) way.

Salesman gunned down in toll booth

Congress netas trade blows near airport

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Know all exam dates as soon as you join Panjab University
Panjab University (PU) has decided to make the academic calendar available to students right in the beginning of the session from the 2017-18 session.

PEC to create pollution profile of city
PEC University of Technology will develop air and sound quality friendly route recommendation system for the city.

Thieves decamp with 1.22 crore
Thieves decamped with Rs 1.22 crore cash from a bank in Sonipat after drilling a hole through a toilet wall.

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