Thursday, 24 November 2016

[wanabidii] Top Headlines: Govt lists pros of notes ban to SC: Curbing graft, high growth, more jobs

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Daily Newsletter | Friday, November 25, 2016
Govt lists pros of notes ban to SC: Curbing graft, high growth, more jobs
Justifying its decision to demonetise Rs 500, Rs 1,000 currency notes, the government told the Supreme Court on Thursday that the measure would stamp out black money and fake notes, being pumped in by Pakistan, and help the poor and middle class.
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Two variants of the new Rs 500 note surface
TOI found at least three case studies where the new notes have been found to vary from one another. RBI spokesperson said: “It is likely that notes with printing defect has got released due to the current rush. However, people can freely accept such a note in transaction or return it to RBI.”
Exchange of scrapped Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes ends
Over-the-counter exchange of high value notes, which were scrapped earlier this month, will stop from Friday, the government announced on Thursday. However, it also extended use of the Rs 500 note for some specific purposes up to December 15.
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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.
Kumble rubbishes ball tampering allegations against Kohli
A British tabloid published footage of Kohli applying saliva to the ball during the first Test against England at Rajkot. However, there were no complaints made by the visiting team or the match referee to the ICC within a window of five days.
Liverpool great Steven Gerrard announces retirement
Former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard spent 17 years at Liverpool, 12 as captain, and won seven major honours including the 2005 Champions League before finishing his career with an 18-month stint at LA Galaxy.
Four Nations Hockey: India beat Malaysia 4-2
Goals to Nikkin Thimmaiah, Rupinder Pal Singh and Akashdeep Singh paved the way for India's win in Melbourne on Thursday.
Demonetisation not to affect most weddings, says survey
The online poll received over 13,200 responses from single Indians ranging from age 25 to 32 years. A small number - 17.8 per cent men and 7.6 per cent women - said they cancelled their marriage plans because of cash crunch.
Sensex slumps 192 points on weak rupee, F&O expiry
Breaking its two-day rally, the BSE Sensex tumbled 192 points to end below the 26,000-mark on Thursday after the rupee collapsed to a life-time low against the dollar amid continued foreign fund outflows.
Gold at 7-month low on weak global cues, silver drops
Snapping its three-day winning spree, gold prices on Thursday slipped to its over seven-month low at the domestic bullion market here on reduced offtake from stockist and investors amid driven by weaker global cues.
Movie review: Dear Zindagi
If you’re in the mood to do some soul-searching this weekend, Dear Zindagi could do it for you.
'Saansein' actors faced their inner fears
'Saansein', which features Rajniesh Duggall, Hiten Tejwani, Sonarika Bhadoria and Neetha Shetty, promises to have horror and romance in equal measure.
Kunal: I don’t want to limit myself
From romancing Alia Bhatt in Gauri Shinde’s 'Dear Zindagi' to playing a warrior in National Award-winning filmmaker Jayaraj’s Veeram and a soldier in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s next, the actor will be essaying diverse characters in each of these movies.
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