Wednesday, 30 November 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Sensex builds on gains, surges 90 points ahead of GDP data

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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Sensex builds on gains, surges 90 points ahead of GDP data
The 30-share index was trading higher by 90.06 points or 0.34%, to 26,484.07 with the sectoral indices led by healthcare, consumer durables, realty, oil & gas and PSUs trading higher.

Noel Tata in shortlist for Tatas' top job
Noel Tata's name is amongst the few internal candidates like N Chandrasekaran and Ralf Speth who have emerged as potential candidates shortlisted for the race for the top job at India's largest conglomerate.

Non-KYC Jan Dhan withdrawals capped at Rs 5k per month

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Sundarbans tiger population stable, finds report
Fighting ingress of salt water and erosion of forest land due to climate change, tiger population in the shrinking islands of Sundarbans has remained stable over the last few years with the latest report estimating the presence of 86 big cats.

Scientists record biggest ever coral die-off on Great Barrier Reef
Warm seas around Australia's Great Barrier Reef have killed two-thirds of a 700-km stretch of coral in the past nine months, the worst die-off ever recorded on the World Heritage site, scientists who surveyed the reef said on Tuesday.

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.

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CIA's Brennan says tearing up Iran deal would be 'folly'

Trump expected to name financier Steve Mnuchin to Treasury
Mnuchin was chosen over several high-profile candidates, including JPMorgan Chase Chairman Jamie Dimon and Republican US Representative Jeb Hensarling, chairman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee.

China offers Myanmar help to end border unrest
China told Myanmar on Wednesday that they should work together to stabilise their shared border, in the wake of a series of attacks by ethnic armed groups on Myanmar security forces and thousands of people crossing into China to escape the violence.

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Europe's new Mars orbiter starts sending data from NASA rovers

Now, Nuclear-waste batteries that will last for 5,000 years

Predatory bacteria may wipe out 'superbugs': Study

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Morgan Stanley-managed mutual fund cuts Flipkart valuation to $5.5 billion
A mutual fund managed by Morgan Stanley has sharply cut the value of its shares in India's largest e-tailer for the fourth time over a period of a year, valuing the company at $5.5 billion.

Flipkart loses another top executive
Flipkart's SVP (engineering) Peeyush Ranjan, who was the chief technology officer at the company till a few months back, has resig ned, adding to the list of top-level exits that have hit the e-tailer since last year.

Here's how ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes may hurt PM Modi's 'Make in India' plans
Industry insiders said they expect 2-3 months impact on current manufacturing activities. Analysts expect demand to normalise by mid-February to March.

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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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HC directs special civic meet to clear site for second weather radar for Mumbai

RBI's problem of plenty: 15,000 million notes may have to be destroyed
The RBI will take over a year to destroy the recently demonetised Rs 500 and 1000 notes. The sorting, verification and shredding of the notes is already underway at three centres in the state - Mumbai, Belapur and Nagpur. The RBI has around 40 verifying and shredding machines across the country.

Women re-enter Haji Ali, now set sights on triple talaq, polygamy
After five years and a series of legal battles and protests, women re-entered the iconic Haji Ali dargah on Tuesday afternoon. In a gesture that earned the dargah trustees fulsome praise, they helped women devotees offer flowers and the 'chadar' at the saint's tomb and also offered them tea.

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BJP appoints Manoj Tiwari, Nityanand Rai as Delhi and Bihar unit presidents
Manoj Tiwari represents Northeast Delhi constituency while Rai represents Ujiarpur constituency of Bihar in the Lok Sabha.

DU council adopts UGC amendments on recruitment
The recruitment process of permanent teachers has been on hold for nearly six years in the university resulting in over 4,000 vacancies.

Dense fog engulfs northern India, flights delayed
People in the Delhi-NCR region woke up to the season's first fog on Wednesday morning. Fog has been reported also in many areas of northern India including in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and west Uttar Pradesh. Flight operations at Delhi and Lucknow airport have been affected.

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Now, 'stay-on' pill for sex-related issues 'cashes in' on demonetisation

AIDS control: Right treatment can save 10,000 babies from contracting HIV from parents

Martyr's mother wanted his daughter to be inspired by Kashmiri champ
​Major Akshay Girish Kumar, 31, was killed in action during the Nagrota operation in Kashmir on Tuesday. His wife wanted his daughter Naina to be inspired by Tajamul Islam, the young Kashmiri kickboxer.

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3 city-based CCMB scientists bag awards
Three senior scientists of the city-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) received two prestigious awards for their outstanding performance.

Mirchowk cops bust drug peddling gang
Officials from the Mirchowk police along with South Zone Task Force busted a drug peddling gang, at Kalikhabar road on Tuesday.

Jailor transferred for taking bribes from Nayeem's aides
All Case Information Has Been Passed On To SIT, Says DG (Prisons)

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Cyclone Nada: National Disaster Management Authority reviews monsoon preparedness of TN
With a depression over Bay of Bengal intensifying into a cyclonic storm and being expected to cross north Tamil Nadu coast near Cuddalore by the early hours of December 2, National Disaster Management Authority member Lt Gen N C Marwah reviewed monsoon preparedness of the state administration.

Medicos accused of killing monkey in TN seek anticipatory bail
The principal district and sessions court in Vellore has posted hearing on the anticipatory bail pleas of three students of the Christian Medical College (CMC), who were accused of torturing and killing of a monkey, to December 3.

Man murdered by wife and her lover in Chennai
A 27-year-old BPO employee and her lover allegedly murdered her husband in Chennai on Wednesday morning. The woman and her lover stage managed her husband's murder to give the impression that an unidentified man murdered him for gain.

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My boyfriend not a rapist, allow me to stay with him: Girl urges court

Ahmedabad High Court questions restrictions on district central co-operative banks
Gujarat high court on Tuesday asked the Union government and Reserve Bank of India to explain why the district central co-operative banks are banned from undertaking transactions even as they are registered under law.

BJP sweeps Gujarat civic polls
Seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetization move, the BJP won 109 of the 134 local body seats across the state, the results of which were declared on Tuesday.

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RO exam topper ends 17-year wait for govt job
At a time when youths are turning to big private companies, this topper burnt blood and sweat for 17 long years to bag a government job. Meet Vipul Kumar, who has topped the Review Officer/Assistant Review Officer (RO/ARO) Exam-2014, the result of which was declared by Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) here on Monday night.

Cycle tracks being used to dry clothes
In a pathetic turn of events, the city’s cycle tracks are being used for various purposes, other than cycling. While one track is being used by ‘dhobis’ for drying clothes, another has been occupied by tribal communities, and yet others are being used as parking lots for cars, and ironically, bicycles.

DJs should adhere to norms or face music: Police
Cracking a whip on DJ organisers and guest house owners, top police brass has asked them to follow the norms strictly or they may face music.

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Women SHGs to now earn more
To woo women voters ahead of the rural polls, chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced to double the income of women SHG members through easy credit linkage.

State promises to add new attractions in Udayagiri
The seventh Buddha Mahotsav ended on Tuesday at the historical site of Udayagiri in Jajpur district.

Parala suicides: Dead manager's kin move Odisha human rights commission
"Some local media persons, Rao and other politicians had ganged up and accused Ananga and Sanjay of having grabbed the palace property.

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'Railway staff being pressed into household works'
The West Central Railways Employees Union has alleged that senior officials of Bhopal division have been exploiting trackmen by making them do household work.

No sharp dip in temperature soon, says Met department
A sharp dip in temperature is not expected in Bhopal, at least not over the next few days. The temperature during day time in particular is likely to remain a few notches above the normal mark.

People jittery as pay day nears
With the salary day approaching, Arun Roy, an executive in a private firm, is a worried man. It is not that he won't get salary on time. Roy's problem is how he would withdraw it. He can't get the sum required to run his house for a month from ATMs. He has no other option but to join bank queues for withdrawal.

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Dense fog engulfs Punjab-Haryana
Moderate to dense fog affected life in several parts of Haryana and neighbouring Punjab on Wednesday morning. Road and rail services were also affected.

Man attempts suicide over cop 'inaction'
Upset over alleged police inaction in the murder case of his daughter, a man attempted to kill himself outside the mini secretariat at Yamunanagar on Tuesday.

Petitioner dead, plea against Sanjiv Chaturvedi still alive in High Court
While Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government has already decided not to challenge the inquiry report of the Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) that had indicted the Haryana chief minister's office (CMO) for fabricating false charges against Magsaysay Award winner IFS officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi, a ghost petition is still being pursued before the Punjab and Haryana high court against him.

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