Thursday, 10 November 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Sensex surges 265 points on global rebound; banks rally

Thursday, November 10, 2016
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Sensex surges 265 points on global rebound; banks rally
After yesterday's global stock market rout, BSE Sensex today recovered over 265 points as banking stocks rallied on hopes of increase in deposits in the wake of higher value notes withdrawal by the Centre and also investors coming to terms with Trump win in the US election.

'Banks to expand banking facility in remote areas'
Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said the government has directed banks to expand their facilities in the remote areas to ensure that people have easy access to the financial system in the wake of demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes.

'Efforts on to build consensus on sticky GST issues'
"We are making all efforts to introduce GST from April 1, 2017. GST has to be implemented latest by September 16, 2017, and if it is not implemented by then, then states will not be able to collect their share of taxes, and hence there is not enough scope to further delay the decision," he said.

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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.

States ignore national policy on crop residue management
Had the Delhi’s neighbouring states adhered to the guidelines of the two-year-old national policy for management of crop residue (NPMCR), the Capital and other cities in the NCR would have been spared of current alarming situation of air pollution due to stubble burning.

Prize Murrah bull to be star attraction at global agri show
The celebrity Murrah bull, Yuvraj, will be a major attraction at the upcoming global Agritech Meet 2016, Gram, in Jaipur. Murrah is a world famous high-yielding breed said to have its origins in Haryana’s Rohtak and Jind districts. The breed is also found in western UP.

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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.

'Crashing waves' of jihadists fray soldiers' nerves in Mosul battle
A week after his tank division punched through Islamic State defences on the southeast edge of Mosul, an Iraqi army colonel says the fight to drive the militants out of their urban stronghold is turning into a nightmare.

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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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.

Chinese doctors use 3D printer for skull surgery: Report

Antibody that 'neutralises' Zika virus identified
Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have identified a human antibody that may reduce Zika infection, paving way for a vaccine against the virus which is believed to cause serious birth defects in babies.

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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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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.

PM Modi seeks relaxation in visa norms for students headed to UK
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked Britain to relax student visa rules saying greater mobility of young people must be encouraged, even as Prime Minister Theresa May has said her country has a "good system" for applications.

I do not think government can run good institutions: CNR Rao

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Long queues at banks in Mumbai to deposit scrapped notes
Serpentine queues were seen outside banks here, which opened today after a day's break following the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, as people jostled to get lower denomination currency and new banknotes to pay for their daily basic needs.

Hillary trumps Donald at consulate's mock president poll
Morning may not always show the day. It certainly did not on Wednesday when guests at an election watch breakfast in Mumbai celebrated final moments of the race to the White House, cast their ballots in a mock election and picked Hillary Clinton as the winner.

ATMs to be filled with Rs 100 notes: SBI chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya

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Delhi tops fake note seizure: NCRB

Hindu Sena celebrates Donald Trump's win
A right-wing outfit celebrated the victory of Donald Trump in the US polls on Wednesday, saying his presidency would “further boost“ the IndoAmerican ties.

Delhi Metro to accept notes till Saturday
In relief to daily commuters, the government on Wednesday extended the use of old-high denomination notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 at metro stations till Saturday.

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Karnataka politics rocked by another porn scandal

Citizens wait for three hours to exchange old notes

Removing part of brain can cure epilepsy: Doctors
Imagine removing a part of the brain to cure epilepsy.That's exactly what epileptologists are doing to cure, rather than just curb, the neurological disorder.

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Four animals forced to perform dangerous acts rescued from circus

Harsh realty hits them hard
Capital Shock For Realtors, Property Developers; Land Transactions To Take A Beating

Telugu man chips in for Trump's victory
In his first speech after the results were out, Trump thanked many people behind his success.Perhaps, he forgot one - a Telugu man from Rajahmundry.

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Six held with 2kg of ketamine in Tuticorin

A day when 100 was gold

Year after going out of biz, stock exchange bldg on sale

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Banks brace up for long queues
With citizens anxious to replace their demonetized currency notes, banks are gearing up to handle a heavy rush Thursday onwards.

No power cut for delayed bill payment
The state finance department has issued a notification ordering that essential services like electricity, water, and gas not be suspended for non-payment of bills, till November 24.

Note drought forces Agriculture produce market committee's to close till Saturday

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Gopashtami attracts NRI couple to adopt cows
Till a few years ago, very few people knew about Gopashtami, the festival that worships cows.That has changed now and people are coming forward to adopt cows.

Firm to reply on land acquisition
The court further asked the Jaypee Sports International Ltd and Yamuna Expressway Authority to file an affidavit stating therein as to whether the government can acquire land for a private company.

Jewellers cash in and make a quick buck
Soon after the PM's address on TV, city's bullion market became extremely volatile.

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Rush to offer Rs 500, Rs 1000 donations at Puri Temple
Call it the panic among pilgrims to dispose Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes. The Jagannath Temple administration in Puri received the maximum donation of the two junked higher currency notes on Wednesday unlike normal days. As a result, the shrine body received Rs 59,102 more donation on Wednesday as against Rs 3,07,258 received the previous day.

Chief secretary asks DCs to step up security at banks

Tribals rally against govt failure to check JE
A day after observing a bandh in Malkangiri district, the Zilla Adivasi Samaj Mahasangha (ZASM) on Wednesday held a huge rally and demonstrated before the collectorate in protest against the government's alleged failure in controlling the Japanese encephalitis (JE) and the mystery disease.

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Jail department writes to lower women quota in state prisons

Bhopal court asks jail staff to let counsel meet SIMI men

Mystery shrouds youth's death in Pachmarhi hotel

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Punjab Congress MLAs resign, Amarinder quits as MP over SYL ruling
Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday resigned as Lok Sabha MP, minutes after the Supreme Court announced its verdict on the controversial and long-pending Sutlej Yamuna Link issue. All Congress MLAs also quit their Punjab Assembly seats.

Not(e)worthy election
The electoral battle in Punjab, where money is a big part of poll management, may not be as heavily fuelled by moolah this time around as it has been in earlier times -all thanks to the government's move to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

Cong divided over Bajwa's `no ticket to turncoats' stance
Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Partap Singh Bajwa's statement that turncoats joining the party should not be given assembly election tickets has divided the party's Punjab unit.

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