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  • India's Home Made Artillery Gun Makes A World Record, Fires Shell 47 Kms Away
    For years, the Indian Army suffered from the lack of potent artillery firepower. During the Kargil War, it was the Bofors gun that proved its prowess, but a new gun was not even in sight. But those days are long gone. DRDO’s home made ATAGS (Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System) of which nearly 2,000 examples will soon equip the various units of the artillery regiment, has just proved itself to be a devastating weapon. During the recently conducted field trials at the Pokhran range, the gun fired three shells out to a range of 47.2 kms.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 07092017

  • Hundreds stuck inside Lucknow Metro on Day One
    Hundreds of passengers were stuck inside the Lucknow Metro for over an hour due to a technical snag on Wednesday, the first day of its commercial run, officials said. There were no lights and no air-conditioning either when the train stopped near Mavaiya. Passengers, excited about their first trip on the much-awaited metro, were stuck till a team of the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) came to their rescue. The passengers were taken out from the back through the emergency exit. “There was some fault in this traction and we are working on it. All trains are plying on the other parallel track,” an LMRC official said. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had jointly inaugurated the maiden run of the Lucknow Metro with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh yesterday. Governor Ram Naik was also present on the occasion. The 8.5-km ‘priority corridor’ runs from Transport Nagar to Charbagh in the city.
    Science&Tech
    date: 07092017

  • Assam to make provision for medical seats for Myanmar and Bhutanese students
    To foster better ties with neighbouring countries, BJP led Assam government will make provision for seats in medical college for students from Myanmar and Bhutan. Assam health minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “For our neighbours like Myanmar and Bhutan we will keep some seats in Assam’s medical colleges. Even for North eastern states we keep some seats. Roughly around 20 to 25 seats will be earmarked for this category.”
    Miscellaneous
    date: 07092017

  • India, Japan to step up defence cooperation
    India and Japan have agreed to collaborate closely in defence production, including on dual- use technologies, as the two countries resolved to ramp up overall military engagement under the bilateral special strategic framework. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and his Japanese counterpart Itsunori Onodera yesterday held wide-ranging talks, as part of the India-Japan annual defence ministerial dialogue in Tokyo during which issues relating to the US-2 amphibious aircraft also figured, a joint press statement said.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 07092017

  • N Korean nuclear test 10 times more powerful than Hiroshima A-bomb: Japan
    Japan on Wednesday again upgraded its estimated size of North Korea's latest nuclear test to a yield of around 160 kilotons -- more than ten times the size of the Hiroshima bomb. This marked Tokyo's second revision higher after previously giving estimates of 70 and 120 kilotons. Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera told reporters that his ministry's upward revision to 160 kilotons was based on a revised magnitude by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO). "This is far more powerful than their nuclear tests in the past," Onodera told reporters. The U.S. bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945 carried a yield of 15 kilotons. Japan's latest estimate far exceeded the yield of between 50 and 100 kilotons indicated by U.N. political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman at the U.N. Security Council.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 07092017

  • Fake Russian Facebook Accounts Bought $100,000 in Political Ads
    Providing new evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 election, Facebook disclosed on Wednesday that it had identified more than $100,000 worth of divisive ads on hot-button issues purchased by a shadowy Russian company linked to the Kremlin. Most of the 3,000 ads did not refer to particular candidates but instead focused on divisive social issues such as race, gay rights, gun control and immigration, according to a post on Facebook by Alex Stamos, the company’s chief security officer. The ads, which ran between June 2015 and May 2017, were linked to some 470 fake accounts and pages the company said it had shut down. Facebook officials said the fake accounts were created by a Russian company called the Internet Research Agency , which is known for using “troll” accounts to post on social media and comment on news websites.
    Science&Tech
    date: 07092017

  • ‘Dead’ Woman Wakes Up After Spending An Hour In The Morgue’s Freezer In Kerala
    40-year old Rathnam had been undergoing treatment for jaundice at a Madurai hospital for the last two months. The aggressive disease had left her internal organ severely damaged and there wasn't much that could be done. The doctors then asked her family to take her home. Her family decided to bring her home in an ambulance in Vandanmed. On the way, Ratnam ceased moving and didn't show any sign of life; her relatives thought her to be dead and shifted her to a mortuary. Later, some relatives arrived for her last rites and noticed that she was still breathing. Yes, she was breathing after she had been inside the freezer for almost an hour.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 04092017

  • Japan welcomes Doklam resolution, lauds India's 'persistence'
    Japan today welcomed the resolution on Doklam attributing it to India’s “persistence and resilience” that resulted in a peaceful settlement. Japan is looking for a “big leap” in its relationship with India, Katsuyuki Kawai, Japan prime minister’s foreign policy adviser, told a think tank, Aspen Ananta Centre. In India a week before Abe’s visit, Kawai said “Japan confronts everyday Chinese expansionist behaviour.”
    Miscellaneous
    date: 07092017

  • New Nissan Leaf has one-pedal driving mode for both accelerating and braking
    Nissan has launched a new longer-ranged version of its Leaf electric car that can be driven by just one “e-Pedal” for both accelerating and braking. The new Leaf can travel up to 235 miles between charges under European driving conditions and can be fully charged in 40 minutes with fast chargers, although electric cars typically run 20-25% shorter distances under real-world driving conditions. Nissan says that its new e-Pedal, which drives the car forward when depressed and brakes when pressure is released, should increase driving efficiency and be all that a driver needs to operate the vehicle for around 90% of urban driving. The Leaf will slow to a halt and can hold itself steady on an incline without the need to depress a brake pedal, of which one is included for emergency or aggressive braking.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 07092017

  • You can buy a new Dubai apartment for 50 bitcoin
    Bitcoin fans are being offered first dibs on 150 apartments in a new Dubai development. Aston Plaza and Residences is offering studios for 30 bitcoin, and one-bedroom apartments for about 50 bitcoin ($242,000), although the prices may vary because they're pegged to the dollar. Once a buyer decides to go ahead with the purchase online the bitcoin price is fixed for 15 minutes.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 07092017

  • Hackers attacking US and European energy firms could sabotage power grids
    A hacking campaign is targeting the energy sector in Europe and the US to potentially sabotage national power grids, a cybersecurity firm has warned. The group, dubbed “Dragonfly” by researchers at Symantec, has been in operation since at least 2011 but went dark in 2014 after it was first exposed, secretly placing backdoors in the industrial control systems of power plants across the US and Europe. Now, Symantec reports, the group has resumed operations, apparently working since late 2015 to investigate and penetrate energy facilities in at least three countries: the US, Turkey and Switzerland . “The Dragonfly group appears to be interested in both learning how energy facilities operate and also gaining access to operational systems themselves, to the extent that the group now potentially has the ability to sabotage or gain control of these systems should it decide to do so,” the cybersecurity firm warns.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 07092017

  • Chinese universities enjoy higher global rankings
    A total of 66 institutions from China were included in a world university ranking published here Tuesday by the Times Higher Education. According to the 14th annual edition of its World University Rankings, the list of the top 1,000 universities from 77 countries and regions, there are two Chinese mainland institutions in the top 30 for the first time and China boasts more universities in the rankings than ever before. Chinese universities on the rise Key institutions that moved up the list from last year's rankings include Peking University, which went from 29th to 27th place, reaching the same rank as the University of Edinburgh and New York University. Tsinghua University increased from 35th place to 30th, overtaking the University of Melbourne, Georgia Institute of Technology, and LMU Munich. Fudan University climbed 39 places to 116th position. China's Hong Kong has six universities in this year's ranking, including three in the top 100 and two in the top 50. The University of Hong Kong is Hong Kong
    Miscellaneous
    date: 07092017

  • Boron discovery shows Mars was once habitable: study
    Scientists have discovered boron on Mars, a finding that gives further support to the theory that the ancient red planet may have once been habitable. RNA (ribonucleic acid) is present in all modern life, but scientists have long hypothesized an “RNA World,” where the first proto-life was made of individual RNA strands that both contained genetic information and could copy itself.
    Science&Tech
    date: 07092017

  • Andhra Pradesh looks to connect Amaravati, Vijaywada via Hyperloop
    After the metro projects at Amaravati and Vijaywada hit several roadblocks, the Andhra Pradesh government plans to bring in Hyperloop — the fifth mode of transportation as envisaged by tech entrepreneur Elon Musk — to connect the two cities, and has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) for developing the project.
    Economics
    date: 07092017

  • 'Israeli jets hit Syria's Masyaf chemical site'
    An army statement says rockets fired from Lebanese airspace hit a military post near Masyaf, killing two soldiers. A monitoring group says they struck a scientific research centre and base storing surface-to-surface missiles. Israel, which has carried out clandestine attacks on weapons sites in Syria before, has not commented. An Israeli military spokeswoman declined to discuss the reports, saying it did not comment on operational matters. The attack comes a day after UN human rights investigators said they had concluded a Syrian Air Force jet had dropped a bomb containing the nerve agent Sarin on a rebel-held town in April, killing at least 83 people.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 07092017

  • 7 live sharks, 3 dead ones found in home’s basement pool
    Seven live sharks and three dead ones have been seized from a pool in the basement of a home in New York’s Hudson Valley. The state Department of Environmental Conservation said Wednesday officers searching a home in the Dutchess County hamlet of LaGrangeville last month found a 15-foot-diameter aboveground basement pool with seven live sandbar sharks, two dead leopard sharks and one dead hammerhead shark. Officials say all the sharks were 2 feet (0.6 meters) to 4 feet (1.2 meters) long. Marine wildlife experts took blood samples and measured and tagged the sharks before transferring them to the Long Island Aquarium in a truck equipped with water tanks, oxygen and climate control. No one has been charged. An investigation is continuing.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 07092017

  • Reliance Jio made records globally, crosses 130 million user mark
    Reliance Jio made several records not only in India but across the globe and crossed 130 million customers mark in one year of its operations, Reliance Industries Chairman and MD Mukesh Ambani said in his letter to employees. "In this past one year, we have broken several records, both in India and globally. But what gives me the biggest personal satisfaction is to have broken the myth that India is not ready to adopt advanced technology," Ambani said in his letter to Jio employees. Reliance Jio launched its mobile services commercially on September 5 last year, with 90 days of unlimited 4G data free along with free unlimited voice calling and access to services during roaming at no additional cost for lifetime. India telecom sector touched its peak subscriber addition in the subsequent month when Jio commenced operation. India's telecom subscriber base crossed the 1.1 billion mark in October, registering highest customer addition of around 29 million in a month. Out of this, the new entrant alone added 19
    Economics
    date: 07092017

  • SC asks Facebook, WhatsApp to specify if they are sharing data with third-parties
    A committee to deliberate on the issue of data protection in India has been set up under the chairmanship of former apex court judge Justice B N Srikrishna and a law can be evolved after it submits its report, the Centre told the Supreme Court today. The government told the court that there was all the possibility for a law to be passed to regulate data protection in the country after the panel comes up with its report.
    Science&Tech
    date: 07092017

  • Truecaller brings Number scanner, Scan&Pay, Fast Track numbers features to its Android app
    Truecaller has announced three new features for its Android app - Number scanner, Scan & Pay and fast track numbers. The company says that two features will save users from the annoying experience of getting the digits wrong sometime and having to start over. The features are expected to come with Android 8.45 update and will be available for the Android users. The first feature is Number Scanner. This is a very important feature of all and will users save a lot of time. There are times when we are in a rush and need to save any phone number to our phone's contact. Sometimes, in hurry, we type wrong digits and then have to start over again. It gets annoying. The Number scanner feature will help users scan a number directly from business cards, websites, street signs, or anywhere in written format. This is fast digital way to save any phone number. The second important feature is Scan and Pay. This feature is only available in India. The feature allows user to scan a number and pay directly using Truecaller P
    Science&Tech
    date: 07092017

  • China-Pakistan Economic Corridor guarantees regional peace: Pakistani army chief
    Pakistani Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa has described the multi-billion-USD China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as a guarantor of peace in the region. Bajwa made the remarks in his address to a largely-attended gathering at the military headquarters in Rawalpindi on late Wednesday to mark Pakistan's Defense Day. "We sincerely believe that CPEC is not only a guarantor of peace in Pakistan but the whole region," the Pakistani army chief said. "Pakistan-China friendship is based on mutual respect, which is a shining example and CPEC is great manifestation of this relationship," he said. Meanwhile, talking about Pakistan's role against terrorism, the general said Pakistan had been striving hard and making countless sacrifices in the war against terror for two decades.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 07092017

  • Siri and Alexa can be hijacked with inaudible messages, researchers warn
    Researchers have discovered a way to hijack smart assistants using sounds inaudible to the human ear, raising security concerns about the voice-activated devices. Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri and Google's Assistant, as well as home help's from Samsung and Huawei, are affected by the problem, which could let hackers take control of devices and command them to conduct tasks such as downloading malicious software or opening the front door. Researchers from Zhejiang University were able to take over popular gadgets including iPhones and MacBooks running Siri, newer Galaxy smartphones with Bixby, Amazon Echo speakers and PCs running Windows 10 with Cortana.
    Science&Tech
    date: 07092017

  • China passes new rules for religious affairs
    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday passed new rules to further protect freedom of religious beliefs, and regulate religion to bolster national security and fight extremism. The document passed updates a version of rules put into place in 2005 to allow the regulation of religion to better reflect profound changes in China and the world. The regulations further protect the freedom of religious beliefs of citizens and stipulate that the people's governments at all levels should provide public services for religious groups, religious institutions and places of religious activities. Religious organization can also set up public welfare charities according to the law. "Religious affairs maintenance should persist in a principle of maintaining legality, curbing illegality, blocking extremism, resisting infiltration and attacking crime," the regulations say. "Any group or individual must not create conflict or contention between different religions, with a single religion or between religious individuals a
    Miscellaneous
    date: 07092017

  • South Florida hospitals closing ahead of Hurricane Irma
    With many South Florida residents fleeing their homes before Hurricane Irma, hospitals in Florida's southernmost county have put their own evacuation plans into motion. The three hospitals in Monroe County, which includes the Keys, are in the process of shutting their doors ahead of Irma's expected Sunday arrival. The county has also ordered a mandatory evacuation for residents. The Lower Keys Medical Center plans to evacuate patients on Wednesday night in the North Carolina National Guard's C-130 aircraft, according to Monroe County. The patients will be transported to Gadsden Regional Medical Center in Alabama.
    Environment
    date: 07092017

  • Amazon wants to open a second HQ in North America
    Amazon has announced plans to open a second headquarters in North America that will employ as many as 50,000 workers. The company announced Thursday that it is searching for a city to host the new "HQ2" facility, which will cost at least $5 billion to construct and operate. "We expect HQ2 to be a full equal to our Seattle headquarters," said Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. "Amazon HQ2 will bring billions of dollars in up-front and ongoing investments, and tens of thousands of high-paying jobs. We're excited to find a second home."
    Economics
    date: 07092017

  • Amazon wants to open a second HQ in North America
    Amazon has announced plans to open a second headquarters in North America that will employ as many as 50,000 workers. The company announced Thursday that it is searching for a city to host the new "HQ2" facility, which will cost at least $5 billion to construct and operate. "We expect HQ2 to be a full equal to our Seattle headquarters," said Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. "Amazon HQ2 will bring billions of dollars in up-front and ongoing investments, and tens of thousands of high-paying jobs. We're excited to find a second home."
    Science&Tech
    date: 07092017

  • Twitter rolls out Night Mode for desktop app:
    Twitter has rolled out 'Night Mode' for desktop app. The feature is already available on Twitter app for iOS and Android. To enable 'Night Mode' on twitter.com,
    Science&Tech
    date: 07092017

  • BSNL to begin 5G trials by March 2018, in talks with HP and L&T
    State-owned telecom firm BSNL expects to start field trial of 5G services by the end of this financial year, company's chairman and MD Anupam Shrivastava told PTI. "We had interaction with Nokia last week (on 5G). Next we are going to present about our requirements after which field trail concept is there. It should start before the end of this financial year," Shrivastava added The state-run firm has started discussion with Larsen & Toubro and HP for end devices that will be required for 5G services. He was speaking on the sidelines of signing its knowledge sharing agreement on 5G technology with network firm Coriant. Under the terms of the agreement, Coriant and BSNL will cooperate to accelerate network architecture and service innovation for 5G services. "This (MoU with Coriant) is only knowledge sharing agreement. There are no commercials involved. We are at nascent stage. By this agreement, we will get to know more about 5G through this and other agreements," Shrivastava said.
    Science&Tech
    date: 07092017

  • Galaxy Note 8 to launch in India on Sept 12, Samsung seeks details from prospective buyers
    Samsung is set to launch the Galaxy Note 8 in India on September 12. This is a flagship phone with top-end hardware and Samsung is hoping that the Note 8 will help it exorcise the ghost of the Note 7, which had to be recalled due to battery issues last year. The company is expected to launch the Galaxy Note 8 with a price of nearly 60,000 in India. Ahead of the launch, Samsung is asking people who will like to buy the phone to register themselves at a special website that the company has created for the Galaxy Note 8. People who register now will get the early opportunity to buy the phone. The South Korean smartphone manufacturer first announced the Note 8 in its home market last month and reports then suggested that it would bring the device to the India around the second week of September. Incidentally, the Galaxy Note 8 will be launching in India on the same day when Apple will unveil the iPhone 8 in the US. The iPhone 8, aka the special or anniversary edition iPhone, is expected to come to India around th
    Science&Tech
    date: 07092017

  • Student invents clothes that 'grow' as babies do
    24-year-old graduate student has created clothes for infants that “grow” as the child does, sparing parents from having to buy new garments every few weeks. Ryan Yasin invented the material while studying at the Royal College of Art and is now using it to launch a clothing range called Petit Pli. Unlike other elastic materials, it expands in perpendicular directions when stretched, meaning it can respond to a child’s body shape. Children tend to go through seven clothing sizes between the ages of six and 36 months, often outgrowing clothes within weeks of them being bought. According to Aviva, parents spend an average of £2,000 on clothing before their child turns three. The cost of transporting these clothes also harms the environment and the pressure for cheap clothes can lead to poor conditions for manufacturers. Mr Yasin, who studied aeronautical engineering at Imperial before attending the Royal College of Art, has won the UK branch of the James Dyson award, a competition run by Sir James Dyson. H
    Science&Tech
    date: 07092017

  • Two-pilot glider team sets altitude record
    The aircraft's two pilots achieved the feat in the skies above Argentina's Patagonia region. The height represented a 3% gain over a record set in 2006 by other members of the same Perlan Project team. The adventurers took advantage of polar winds to help lift their carbon fibre-based vehicle high into the stratosphere. However, their ultimate goal is to surpass 90,000ft. "We will continue... our scientific experiments to explore the mysteries of the stratosphere," said the project's chief executive, Ed Warnock, after the glider had safely landed on Sunday. "We've made history, but the learning has just begun." The flight was not only the Perlan 2's highest, but also its longest and coldest. The glider stayed airborne for about six hours and 35 minutes - holding its altitude at times to steer clear of commercial planes - and faced temperatures as low as -68C (-90F). This helped cause the sole glitch of the day - a deflated tyre, which did not cause a problem and was discovered only on touchdown . The
    Science&Tech
    date: 07092017

  • African countries are importing robots and young people's jobs are at risk
    Although still in its infancy, with under 60,000 imports a year, the robotics industry in Africa is developing rapidly. In some parts of the continent, robots are mining, controlling traffic and even fighting deadly diseases. Five years ago, The African Robotics Network launched a '10 dollar robot' challenge to encourage students to produce their own robots. There are also over 20 African organizations encouraging participation in robotics.
    Science&Tech
    date: 07092017

  • fake architect named Newman charged in a New York state fraud investigation dubbed
    A fake architect named Newman charged in a New York state fraud investigation dubbed “Operation Vandelay Industries” has been sentenced to 2 1/3 to 7 years in prison. Paul J. Newman was sentenced on Tuesday after pleading guilty to six felonies including grand larceny and fraud. He must also pay $115,000 restitution. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office said Newman had rendered fraudulent architectural services since 2010 in Albany, Rensselaer and Saratoga counties. Victims included municipalities and businesses.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 07092017

  • International report confirms 2016 was third consecutive year of record global warmth
    A new State of the Climate report confirmed that 2016 surpassed 2015 as the warmest year in 137 years of recordkeeping. Last year’s record heat resulted from the combined influence of long-term global warming and a strong El Niño early in the year.
    Environment
    date: 06092017

  • Facebook to pay music industry millions to protect users from breaking copyright
    acebook is to pay millions in royalty fees to the music industry to protect its users from copyright violation when they upload videos that contain illegal uses of songs. The social network is seeking deals with record labels and publishers that would cover usage costs for its 2 billion monthly users, according to Bloomberg . Until now Facebook has been obliged to remove videos that infringe copyright law, as it is liable for material on its platform that it doesn't have the rights to. Under the new plans it could pay millions of dollars to buy the rights to music that its users are posting.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 06092017

  • Apple, Facebook and Microsoft lead fightback against Trump over Daca
    Major US technology firms, including Apple, Microsoft and Facebook, are lining up to attack Trump’s government for its decision to end a programme protecting almost a million young migrants from deportation. Microsoft has promised to go to court to defend any employee who faces deportation once the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme ends in six months’ time. If the government tries to deport a Microsoft employee, the company’s president, Brad Smith, said: “It’s going to have to go through us to get that person.” Smith later clarified what that will mean in practice : “If Congress fails to act, our company will exercise its legal rights properly to help protect our employees. If the government seeks to deport any one of them, we will provide and pay for their legal counsel. We will also file an amicus brief and explore whether we can directly intervene in any such case.”
    Miscellaneous
    date: 06092017

  • China rises to top of African FDI league
    After a decade of economic and political engagement with Africa, China’s significance as an influencer and investor on the continent is in little doubt. However, until now the predominance of Chinese investments in infrastructure and other broader forms of capital injection had seen the country under-represented as a greenfield investor in the continent. This appears to be changing, according to annual figures from fDi Markets , a Financial Times service that tracks greenfield foreign direct investment. While the US remains the most prolific investor into Africa when measured by the number of greenfield projects, China has surpassed it in terms of the volume of investment, the first time since fDi Markets’ records began in 2003.
    Economics
    date: 06092017

  • China rises to top of African FDI league
    After a decade of economic and political engagement with Africa, China’s significance as an influencer and investor on the continent is in little doubt. However, until now the predominance of Chinese investments in infrastructure and other broader forms of capital injection had seen the country under-represented as a greenfield investor in the continent. This appears to be changing, according to annual figures from fDi Markets , a Financial Times service that tracks greenfield foreign direct investment. While the US remains the most prolific investor into Africa when measured by the number of greenfield projects, China has surpassed it in terms of the volume of investment, the first time since fDi Markets’ records began in 2003.
    Economics
    date: 06092017

  • Security core to our end-to-end Cloud architecture: Microsoft India
    securing data in the Cloud, enterprises, including small and medium businesses (SMBs), have to learn that security is not an isolated offering but an inherent part of the end-to-end architecture as they begin to adopt the ecosystem, a top Microsoft executive has reiterated. It is often said that there are only two types of companies – ones who know they have been hacked and the ones who don’t know that they have been hacked.
    Science&Tech
    date: 06092017

  • Astronomers discover second-fastest-spinning pulsar
    Astronomers have identified a pulsar spinning at more than 42,000 revolutions per minute, making it the second-fastest known. The new object, named PSR J0952-0607 – or J0952 for short – is classified as a millisecond pulsar and is located between 3,200 and 5,700 light-years away in the constellation Sextans.
    Science&Tech
    date: 06092017

  • Apple, Indian government fight over user data and TRAI anti-spam app
    Apple and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) are reportedly fighting over the user data that iPhone users in India have on their phones. Although the fight is not new and reports of it surfaced earlier when TRAI chairman R S Sharma slammed Apple a few weeks ago, now more details have come out in the open. TRAI alleges that Apple is refusing to approve its anti-spam app that requires access to user data, including contacts, on the iPhones. Apple hasn't publicly said anything but indications are that Apple believes the TRAI app to be a privacy risk for its users. Now Sharma has again gone on record accusing Apple of fighting its own users. He told the Bloomberg that Apple's privacy instance is unfair to TRAI. "Nobody's asking Apple to violate its privacy policy," Sharma said. "It is a ridiculous situation, no company can be allowed to be the guardian of a user's data."
    Miscellaneous
    date: 06092017

  • Hurricane Irma wreaks major damage in Caribbean
    The four "most solid" buildings on Saint Martin, shared by France and the Netherlands, were destroyed, French Interior Minister Gérard Collomb said. Significant damage is also being reported in the Dutch section. The category five hurricane, the highest possible level, has sustained wind speeds reaching 295km/h (185mph).
    Environment
    date: 06092017

  • France to ban oil and gas production by 2040
    France 's government is unveiling a law to ban all production and exploration of oil and natural gas by 2040 on its mainland and overseas territories. The bill is to be formally presented in a Cabinet meeting later Wednesday. Current drilling permits will not be renewed, according to the draft bill obtained by The Associated Press.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 06092017

  • Commerce ministry to bring policy for agriculture exports soon: Suresh Prabhu
    Outlining his priority, new Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu today said the ministry will work on promoting agri exports and will ensure global market for farmers. He said that farmers have all the right to access global markets and get better prices and "for that we will put in place a good policy framework very soon". Prabhu, who took charge as Commerce and Industry Minister yesterday, said that his ministry will work on developing global supply chain for the agriculture sector.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 06092017

  • Email me if teachers don't entertain questions, Manohar Parrikar to students
    Underlining the importance of quality and a sense of inquisitiveness in education, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said that students were free to email him if teachers get angry with their questions. "Children should not be scared. If teachers get angry if you ask questions, then write me an email," he said at a Teachers Day function in Panaji.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 06092017

  • Meet the Ironman trainer from India who built a Rs 3000 hacking device
    Kuldeep Singh has vetted many hats. Singh, 46 year old, is an iron man coach, sales head at an enterprise security company, an ethical hacker and IT forensics expert. But now, he has created an Rs.3000 rupees hacking device which he claims can hack into any phone, computer, traffic signal, CCTV cameras and even nuclear establishments. It all started with Singh asking his wife whether he can hack her phone. He was enthused at how easily he could make a backdoor entry into an android device. This led him to further research on information security. After completing courses in Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH)v9 and Computer Hacking Forensic Investigation
    Science&Tech
    date: 06092017

  • Indian Scientists Make Fuel from Sunlight with Artificial Leaf
    Indian scientists have developed an artificial leaf that absorbs sunlight to generate hydrogen fuel from water, an advance that may provide clean energy for powering eco-friendly cars in the future. The ultra-thin wireless device mimics plant leaves to produce energy using water and sunlight. “It is known that hydrogen generation from renewable resources will be the ultimate solution to our energy and environment problems,” said Chinnakonda S Gopinath, a senior scientist at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research’s National Chemical Laboratory in Pune. CSIR is a state-funded research and development organisation. Gopinath said his team has been working for nearly a decade to split water molecules in order to generate hydrogen. “Hydrogen burning gives energy and water as a side product, underscoring its importance and relevance to the present-day world,” he said, adding nothing has been done to convert hydrogen into energy although India is a country that gets plenty of sunlight. “This li
    Science&Tech
    date: 06092017

  • Government aims to begin work on 3 river inter-linking projects soon
    The government aims to begin work on three river inter-linking projects and building two dams in the next three months, Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari said today. The projects will cost the government around Rs 40,000 crore and will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi , he said. Gadkari, who held a review meeting with senior officials of the water resources ministry this evening, said he would hold meetings with chief ministers of the states where the projects will be implemented and resolve various issues. The river inter-linking projects, he said, were necessary to tackle flood and drought situations.
    Environment
    date: 06092017

  • Government aims to begin work on 3 river inter-linking projects soon
    The government aims to begin work on three river inter-linking projects and building two dams in the next three months, Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari said today. The projects will cost the government around Rs 40,000 crore and will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi , he said. Gadkari, who held a review meeting with senior officials of the water resources ministry this evening, said he would hold meetings with chief ministers of the states where the projects will be implemented and resolve various issues. The river inter-linking projects, he said, were necessary to tackle flood and drought situations.
    Environment
    date: 06092017

  • Europe migrant crisis: EU court rejects quota challenge
    The European Court of Justice overruled their objections to the compulsory fixed-quota scheme. Hungary has not accepted a single asylum seeker under the scheme since it was introduced two years ago. It was an attempt to ease the pressure on frontline countries such as Greece and Italy. But the ruling has sparked fury, with Hungary's foreign minister vowing: "The real fight starts now." Hungary rages at EU asylum verdict Why was this scheme introduced? Since 2014, about 1.7 million migrants have tried to make new homes in the EU in the worst migrant crisis since World War Two. Those fleeing war and persecution, many from the Middle East, are entitled to asylum under European and international law. The numbers peaked in 2015, and in September that year, European leaders agreed to spread a total of 160,000 migrants "in clear need of international protection" among member states over two years. To date, only 28,000 people have actually been relocated. Why did it cause a row? The issue was decided by a majori
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  • Google Pixel 2, Pixel XL 2 won’t feature Snapdragon 836 SoC: Report
    Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones will not be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 SoC, according to a report in XDA Developers. It quotes ‘extremely reliable sources’ who’ve told the site that ‘there will not be Qualcomm Snapdragon 836’. “According to our source, the Snapdragon 836 is not the next premium SoC that will be offered by Qualcomm for its partners,” the report read. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 are said to feature the latest Snapdragon 835 mobile platform.
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    date: 06092017

  • Xiaomi open to moving its servers to India: Report
    Days after the Government of India directed as many as 21 phone manufacturers -- a majority of them hailing from China -- to outline the procedures and processes adopted by them to ensure security and privacy of their users' data, Xiaomi has reportedly said that it is open to moving its servers to India in future. Xiaomi - based out of China - is notably the first company to go on record to say something of this sort. "All our servers are sitting on AWS (Amazon Web Services) in Singapore and US. If AWS moves to India, we would be happy to work with them," Xiaomi VP and India MD Manu Kumar Jain was quoted by the Economic Times as saying.
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    date: 06092017

  • Star India injects $192 million into digital content arm
    Star India, a media company backed by Twenty-First Century Fox, has injected 12.33 billion rupees ($192.04 million) into its digital content arm over the last six months amid intense competition among online video providers in India. Through a rights issue, Star India infused the money in Novi Digital Entertainment Pvt Ltd, which runs streaming video platform Hotstar and Starsports.com, regulatory filings showed. Star on Tuesday won the television and digital rights for Indian Premier League ( IPL ) cricket for the next five years with a staggering $2.55 billion bid.
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    date: 06092017

  • Daughter Of Martyred Cop Thanks Gautam Gambhir For Sponsoring Her Education, He Replies She Is Like His Own Daughter
    Gautam Gambhir's gesture of funding the education of Zohra who lost her father after he was gunned down by militants, has won a lot of hearts. ASI Abdul Rashid was killed on August 18. Zohra thanked Gambhir for his gesture and the five year-old stated her aim to be a doctor. 'Thank you Gautam Sir. Me and my family are very happy with your gesture. I want to study and become a doctor,' she said while speaking to reporters.
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  • HP launches made for India tablet
    American PC giant, HP has launched 'Made for India' Pro8 tablets with voice to assist in various initiatives under the government's Digital India campaign. The tablets are customised for Indian conditions in various ways and has an iris and fingerprint scanner aligned with Aadhaar along with a barcode reader and printer, the company said on Tuesday. The 8 inch tablet, which has been priced around Rs. 19,400 features a sunlight readable screen for outdoor usage, a large battery which can last upto 15 hours in the field, and a rugged, dust and water resistant body along with supporting regional Indian languages.
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    date: 06092017

  • Working on improving image perception: Rail Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani
    The newly-appointed Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani today said that the Indian Railways is working to improve "image perception" regarding safety. Lohani was in Ahmedabad to inspect development works including Sabarmati railway station ungradation, Ahmedabad-Mumbai high speed rail project, among others. The Rail Board chairman further added that the entire railway system was strong. "Entire Railways system is strong, fortified, and our processes are strong. If you see safety records from across the country, for 2017-18, overall cases of safety breach have gone down.
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    date: 06092017

  • 95 per cent work on new fence along Bangladesh border complete: BSF DG
    India and Bangladesh have finished 95 per cent of the work on a new single-layer fence aimed at curbing cross-border crime and securing over 250 villages that fall between the international border and a barbed wire fencing 150 metres away, said BSF chief K K Sharma . Most of these villages are in West Bengal, while a few are in other Indian states sharing the border with Bangladesh. The ambitious plan, mooted during a meeting last year with the BSF's Bangladeshi counterpart BGB, has been executed, barring a few areas along the IB which are riverine, like Karimganj in Assam, Sharma told PTI.
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  • India has made clear it won't get cowed down: Mohan Bhagwat on Doklam
    India has made clear that it will not be cowed down on security and defence matters, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said today as he credited the Modi government for enhancing the country's global standing. Bhagwat's comments come in the backdrop of India and China mutually resolving the recent Dokalam stand-off . "It has been demonstrated clearly that the nation is no longer ready to be cowed down in matters relating to defence and security," the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief said.
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  • Syrian army breaks 3-year Daesh siege of military base
    The Syrian army managed to break the three-year siege by Daesh terror group of a government-controlled military base in eastern Syria, according to official sources and activists. Following combat with Daesh fighters on Tuesday, the pro-government forces were able to breach the encirclement and open corridors to reach the base of the army's 137th Brigade in the city of Deir Al-Zour, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the state news agency SANA reported
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  • Lebanon looks on as Israel starts giant military drill
    Lebanon is observing a giant Israeli military drill that began across its border Tuesday, but has not yet issued an official statement on the matter. Israel launched the drill, its largest in nearly 20 years, at a time of rising tensions with Iran-backed Hezbollah and Syria. The exercise, set to run until Sept. 14, will involve thousands of ground, sea and air forces, and aims to prepare soldiers for “preserving the current stability in the northern sector,” AP reported.
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  • Nuclear tests since 1945
    Nuclear tests since 1945 US: 1032 Russia: 715 France: 210 China: 45 UK: 45 N Korea: 6 India: 3 Pakistan: 2 (SIPRI)
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  • Nuclear tests since 1945
    Nuclear tests since 1945 US: 1032 Russia: 715 France: 210 China: 45 UK: 45 N Korea: 6 India: 3 Pakistan: 2 (SIPRI)
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  • Nuclear tests since 1945
    Nuclear tests since 1945 US: 1032 Russia: 715 France: 210 China: 45 UK: 45 N Korea: 6 India: 3 Pakistan: 2 (SIPRI)
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  • Govt deregisters more than 2 lakh firms in crackdown on shell companies, freezes bank accounts
    The government on Tuesday said that names of over 2.09 lakh firms have been struck off from register of companies for failing to comply with regulatory requirements and action has been initiated to restrict operations of their bank accounts. Continuing its crackdo
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  • Govt deregisters more than 2 lakh firms in crackdown on shell companies, freezes bank accounts
    The government on Tuesday said that names of over 2.09 lakh firms have been struck off from register of companies for failing to comply with regulatory requirements and action has been initiated to restrict operations of their bank accounts. Continuing its crackdo
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  • Saudi Arabia's King Salman thanks Interior Ministry and other agencies for success of Hajj season
    King Salman has sent a letter of thanks to Interior Minister and President of the Higher Hajj Council Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif in response to his letter to the King on the success of the current Hajj season. Earlier, the interior minister had sent a congratulatory letter to the king on behalf of the Higher Hajj Council, regional governors and personnel of the Interior Ministry on the success of the current Hajj season. In his letter, King Salman said that he received Prince Abdul Aziz’s letter which concerned the success of the season where the number of pilgrims increased by 26 percent and it was free from any epidemic diseases.
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    date: 05092017

  • Putin says sanctions drive against North Korea is pointless
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has lambasted Washington and Seoul’s drive to toughen sanctions against North Korea, adding that Pyongyang would “eat grass” rather than simply give up its nuclear programme. Speaking after the US asked the UN to impose stronger sanctions against a North Korea that Washington says is “begging for war ”, Mr Putin argued that “military hysteria” could lead to global catastrophe.
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  • JuD Chief Abdul Rehman Makki Renews Call For Jihaad, Warns Pakistan Against Crackdown
    Terrorist organisation Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Abdul Rehman Makki on Monday made provocative comments against India while renewing the call for ‘Jihad’ in a public meeting in Lahore, Pakistan. “The soldiers are ready to give life for the cause of 'Azad Kashmir'... what government could not do in 70 years, Jihaad will solve that problem now,” he said during the public meeting.
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    date: 05092017

  • Cargo train services launched between Yinchuan, Tehran
    The first cargo train linking Yinchuan, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and Tehran, capital of Iran, began operation Tuesday. The train left Yinchuan loaded with more than 560 tonnes of machinery, daily commodities, ceramics and glassware and is scheduled to reach Tehran in about 15 days travelling via Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. "The train takes more than 20 days less than transporting by ship, and is expected to greatly lower our delivery costs," said Liang Hua, whose company is in charge of the operation.
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    date: 05092017

  • Hacker transfers almost Dh2 million from American account to Dubai
    A hacker transferred nearly Dh2 million from a bank account in Seattle to a financial services company in Dubai, intending to invest the money in stock markets. According to court records, a hacker got access to the bank account of an American national in March 2013 and transferred $500,000 (Dh1,880,00) on three installments to the company's bank account in Dubai.
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  • Over 5,00,000 Pakistanis deported from 134 countries in last 5 years: Report
    Over 5, 00,000 Pakistanis have been deported from 134 countries, including countries like Saudi Arabia, the UAE, India and China, in the last five years, according to a media report on Tuesday. While it is commonplace for Pakistanis to be deported from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and a number of European Union member states, many smaller and lesser-known countries have also booted Pakistani nationals for a number of reasons, the Express Tribune reported. Some of the places where Pakistani nationals were kicked out from are countries like Laos, Togo, Port Louis, Liberia, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Botswana, Burundi, Madagascar, Malawi, Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, Mozambique, Angola, and Ethiopia. In response to a question put forward by Senator Jehanzeb Jamaldini, the Interior Ministry placed before the Senate a list of countries from which Pakistanis have been deported and their annual breakdown from January, 2012 till June, 2017.
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    date: 04092017

  • Japan Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Tokyo
    A Japan Airlines (JAL) plane made an emergency landing at Tokyo's Haneda International Airport shortly after takeoff on Tuesday following an apparent bird strike, an airline spokesman said. There were no injuries among any of the 248 people on board, the spokesman said. Video footage appeared to show flames shooting from one engine of the Boeing 777 soon after takeoff. A bird strike was believed to be the cause, although it was still being investigated, the spokesman said. The plane, bound for New York, was carrying 233 passengers and 15 staff.
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  • Rigid rules trip Modi's $250 billion plan to modernise India's defence
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious $250 billion plan to modernize India’s military is being tripped up by the country’s own best practices. Rigid rules that forbid single bidders, cap prices and blacklist companies accused of graft -- together with a lengthy trials process and insistence on local manufacturing -- have pushed Modi’s administration to cancel at least $25 billion worth of tenders over the past three years. These include last month’s decision to withdraw an order to buy 44,000 light machine guns despite warnings of a serious shortage of weapons amid a tense eyeball-to-eyeball standoff.
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  • US-backed Syrian forces seize Raqqa mosque
    US-backed Syrian militias have taken the historic old city of Raqqa and its ancient mosque as they press their offensive to defeat Daesh, the US-led coalition said on Monday. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias, said last week it had captured the final districts in Raqqa’s Old City from Daesh. With the help of US-led jets and special forces, the SDF has been battling to capture Raqqa city, which Daesh used as a base of operations in Syria. The SDF pushed into the city in June after fighting for months to encircle it. The walled old city lies in the heart of Raqqa, but Daesh militants still control districts in the west of the city. The SDF says it holds 65 percent of Raqqa in total.
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  • Indian Army And Navy To Get 41 New Make In India Advanced Light Helicopters
    Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has signed a Rs 6,100 crore contract to supply 41 Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) to the Indian Army and one to the Navy, an official statement said on Monday. "The latest order reflects the trust in HAL's capabilities and gives an impetus to the Make In India campaign," HAL Chairman and Managing Director T. Suvarna Raju said in the statement.
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    date: 05092017

  • Lidl supermarket removes Christian symbol on food packaging, leaving customers cross
    Supermarket chain Lidl has come under fire for airbrushing away a cross which sits atop the famous Anastasis Church in Santorini, Greece. The controversial edit was made on a series of food packages manufactured by the grocery store.
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  • Israeli PM’s wife faces fraud charges over wasting $100k of public funds – report
    Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is to be charged with fraud over allegedly misspending public funds at a time when her husband is also a suspect in two corruption cases, Israel’s Haaretz daily reports. Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit is expected to indict Mrs. Netanyahu, the prime minister’s third wife, in the coming weeks, Haaretz reports , citing its sources. She is accused of diverting 400,000 shekels ($112,000) from government funds for her private housekeeping needs.
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  • BRICS Summit: India, Russia agree to expand cooperation to stabilise Afghanistan
    India and Russia on Monday agreed to expand cooperation to stabilise war-torn Afghanistan where both have stakes, besides exploring ways to further trade, investment and energy ties amid New Delhi’s attempt to expand presence in far eastern Russia where China has made inroads. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit, which was the Indian leader’s first bilateral meet in Xiamen. The two leaders discussed Afghanistan’s situation among other regional issues, according to external affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar.
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  • Supreme Court seeks government stand on plea challenging Rohingyas' deportation
    The Supreme Court has sought to know the stand of the government on a petition challenging its decision to deport illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants back to Myanmar . The matter came up before a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud which asked Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to take instruction from the Centre about its response to the petition which has challenged the decision on various grounds including that it violated international human right conventions.
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  • Supreme Court seeks government stand on plea challenging Rohingyas' deportation
    The Supreme Court has sought to know the stand of the government on a petition challenging its decision to deport illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants back to Myanmar . The matter came up before a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud which asked Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to take instruction from the Centre about its response to the petition which has challenged the decision on various grounds including that it violated international human right conventions.
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    date: 05092017

  • Supreme Court seeks government stand on plea challenging Rohingyas' deportation
    The Supreme Court has sought to know the stand of the government on a petition challenging its decision to deport illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants back to Myanmar . The matter came up before a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud which asked Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to take instruction from the Centre about its response to the petition which has challenged the decision on various grounds including that it violated international human right conventions.
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    date: 05092017

  • Supreme Court seeks government stand on plea challenging Rohingyas' deportation
    The Supreme Court has sought to know the stand of the government on a petition challenging its decision to deport illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants back to Myanmar . The matter came up before a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud which asked Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to take instruction from the Centre about its response to the petition which has challenged the decision on various grounds including that it violated international human right conventions.
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  • US returns Saddam Hussein’s stolen antique chessboard
    The ancient chess set, stolen during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, was presented to the government of Iraq at the US Embassy in Baghdad on Saturday. The artifact was recovered by the FBI according to a statement from the US Embassy in Iraq and turned over to Iraq’s deputy minister of culture for antiquities & heritage affairs, Qais Rasheed. “The US is committed to helping return stolen Iraqi artifacts,” the statement added.
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  • Huawei to launch Mate 10 armed with new AI-enhanced chipset
    Chinese telecom giant Huawei will launch Mate 10 smartphone powered by Kirin 970, a new chipset with built-in artificial-intelligence capabilities, unveiled at IFA, a consumer electronics show in Berlin on Saturday, the Wall Street Journal reported. Huawei's new chipset Kirin 970 is the world's first smartphone artificial intelligent (AI) computing platform with a dedicated Neural Network Processing Unit (NPU), said Yu Chengdong, CEO Of Huawei Consumer Business Group.
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    date: 05092017

  • North Korea nuclear crisis: Kim Jong-un 'begging for war'
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is "begging for war" with his latest and most powerful nuclear bomb test, the US envoy to the United Nations has said. Nikki Haley told an emergency meeting of the Security Council in New York that America did not want a war but its patience was "not unlimited". The US will table a new UN resolution shortly to toughen sanctions.
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  • China bans ICOs as risks abound
    Chinese authorities on Monday ordered a ban on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), a nascent form of fundraising in which technology start-ups issue their own digital coins, or "tokens", to investors to access funds as the rapidly expanding market spawned concerns over financial risks. Starting Monday, ICO activities should be halted, and ICO platforms should not engage in exchange services between fiat currencies, virtual coins and tokens, said a statement from the People's Bank of China. "ICOs, in essence, are a kind of unauthorized and illegal public fundraising, which is suspected of being related to criminal activities such as financial fraud and pyramid schemes," the statement said.
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    date: 05092017

  • China services gauge points to gains for private companies
    A survey of China’s services sector showed a boost in growth during August, suggesting private services companies are gaining ground on their larger, state-run counterparts. The Caixin-Markit services purchasing managers’ index came in at 52.7 in August, rebounding from July’s dip and rising further above the 50-point line separating growth from contraction. The reading was the highest in three months, with new business at services companies growing at the quickest pace in as much time. Outlook for the coming 12 months improved marginally, with one in five companies surveyed expecting expansion over said period.
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    date: 05092017

  • Kitten walking on highway rescued after traffic is shut down
    BOSTON (AP) — A kitten found walking in a busy Massachusetts highway tunnel has been rescued with the help of state police troopers who shut down traffic for it. Police said Sunday on Facebook the kitten decided to “play a little hide and seek” in the Ted Williams Tunnel in Boston.
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  • Switzerland ready to be mediator in North Korea crisis – Swiss president
    “We are ready to offer our role ...as a mediator,” Leuthard said, speaking at a news conference. “It is really time now to sit down at a table. Big powers have a responsibility.” Swiss troops were deployed on the demarcation zone between South and North Korea [after the 1950-1953 Korean War], Leuthard said, adding that Switzerland had a long history of neutral diplomacy. The US and China are also responsible for dealing with the Korean crisis, she stressed.
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    date: 05092017

  • Switzerland ready to be mediator in North Korea crisis – Swiss president
    “We are ready to offer our role ...as a mediator,” Leuthard said, speaking at a news conference. “It is really time now to sit down at a table. Big powers have a responsibility.” Swiss troops were deployed on the demarcation zone between South and North Korea [after the 1950-1953 Korean War], Leuthard said, adding that Switzerland had a long history of neutral diplomacy. The US and China are also responsible for dealing with the Korean crisis, she stressed.
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  • North Korea’s technology much better than Pakistan’s: Dr Qadeer
    KARACHI Pakistan: North Korea’s nuclear technology is much better than Pakistan’s, nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan said on Monday,
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  • North Korea’s technology much better than Pakistan’s: Dr Qadeer
    KARACHI Pakistan: North Korea’s nuclear technology is much better than Pakistan’s, nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan said on Monday,

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  • Rahul To Visit US To Talk About Artificial Intelligence
    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is headed to the United States where he is likely to meet the pioneers of research on Artificial Intelligence (AI), the science of making machines that think like humans. Gandhi, who recently returned from Norway, is gearing up for another offshore visit, this time to the Silicon Valley in the US to "expand his thoughts about artificial intelligence", party sources said. The sources said Gandhi wants India to lead in the niche area which comes after software development, in which India has already won global recognition.While AI is still a nascent subject to most in India, many countries including China have begun investments in the area to strengthen research in it.
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  • After 73 Days In Hospital And Spending Rs 71 Lakh On Treatment, Mumbai Man Dies Of Swine Flu
    A frantic 73-day battle to save the life of a Chembur man ended last week after he succumbed to complications arising out H1N1 influenza at Jaslok Hospital. A cost of Rs 71 lakh was incurred in treating the 42-year-old man, who remained hospitalised for nearly two-and-half months to fight the viral infection. The state's H1N1 death toll, meanwhile, has touched 488.
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    date: 04092017

  • India turning into open economy fast, GST biggest reform: PM Narendra Modi
    India is fast changing into one of the most open economies in the world, with improvements on global indices and the biggest ever reform GST weaving the nation into one unified market, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today. In his intervention at the Dialogue with BRICS Business Council, he said programmes to promote use of digital mode for payments and transactions, encourage start-ups to set up businesses and boost local manufacturing are changing the economic landscape of the country
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    date: 04092017

  • China pumps 500m yuan into BRICS
    China will set aside 500 million yuan ($76 million) for economic and technological cooperation and exchanges among BRICS countries, President Xi Jinping said on Monday while addressing the BRICS Summit. Xi also announced plans to inject $4 million into a project preparation fund to support the BRICS-led New Development Bank's operation and long-term development.
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    date: 04092017

  • India-Japan fares could come down with open-sky pact
    Airlines from India and Japan will soon be able to operate as many flights as possible between the two countries with New Delhi and Tokyo set to sign an open-sky agreement. This could result in a reduction in air fares on these routes. “With open skies, Japanese airlines can add as many flights, depending on availability of slots, at six major airports in the country: Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bengaluru. Our carriers can also have no restriction on adding flights to Japanese destinations,” said an official in the aviation ministry , who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
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    date: 04092017

  • Star India wins IPL media rights for Rs 16,347.5 crore for 5 years
    Star India has bid a whopping Rs 16,347.5 crore for acquiring all the media rights of Indian Premier League ( IPL ). Out of 24 interested parties that picked up the tender document for the media rights of the Indian Premier League, 14 had submitted bids.
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  • Xi calls for synergizing development strategies among BRICS countries
    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday called on BRICS countries to synergize their development strategies to stimulate each member's growth potential. Xi made the remarks while addressing the ninth BRICS summit in the southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen, which was also attended by leaders of Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa. The five countries should find areas where their respective development policies and priorities converge, and work to build a big market for trade and investment, achieve smooth flow of currency and finance, and realize infrastructure connectivity, Xi said.
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    date: 04092017

  • WWII bomb deactivated in Frankfurt after mass evacuation
    A World War II air bomb was successfully deactivated Sunday afternoon, after the largest ever evacuation in Germany since WWII, allowing over 60,000 local people to resume their normal life. Local police announced via Twitter that all known blasting mechanisms of the 1.8-ton bomb had been dismantled. Ahead of bomb disposal starting around 3 pm Sunday, more than 60,000 residents in Frankfurt had been evacuated since Saturday night.
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  • China deepens overseas port holdings
    China is moving to deepen its overseas port holdings with the purchase of Brazilian port operator TCP Participações for nearly $1bn, the latest inroads into South America for a Chinese state-backed group. China Merchants Port Holdings on Monday said it had agreed to buy 90 per cent stake of TCP Participações for $924m. The deal will give the company its first port operating capabilities in Brazil. The company will buy the shares from investment funds including Fundo de Investimento em Participações, Soifer, Pattac and Tuc Par. The remaining 10 per cent of TCP will be held by Soifer, Pattac and Tuc Par. Earlier this year China Merchants Port, which is part of a state conglomerate with holdings in banking and shipping, said it would invest more than $1bn to develop and operate Hambantota Port in Sri Lanka. That deal was part of a Chinese government drive to invest hundreds of billions of dollars in a series of ports, roads and other infrastructure spanning across Eurasia and into South America. The i
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  • Phone 8 could be called iPhone X and not iPhone Edition, launching on Sept 12
    reports claiming that the new iPhone 8 could be called iPhone Edition and now fresh rumours coming from Dutch website iCulture hints that the phone could be called iPhone X and not the iPhone Edition. The 'X' here is the roman number ten which means that it will be pronounced as iPhone 10. This makes some sense as the upcoming iPhone will mark the tenth anniversary of the Cupertino giant. Apple has already announced the event scheduled to take place on at Steve Jobs Theater located in the Apple Park campus. The event will be held in September 12 starting from 10 am.
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    date: 04092017

  • Researchers announce $1 mn prize to build computer programme to solve Queens Puzzle
    Building a computer programme to solve a chess problem called the Queens Puzzle could win you a prize of million dollars, say scientists who have thrown open a challenge that they claim is impossible to crack. Devised in 1850, the Queens Puzzle originally challenged a player to place eight queens on a standard chessboard so that no two queens could attack each other. This means putting one queen in each row, so that no two queens are in the same column, and no two queens are in the same diagonal. Although the problem has been solved by human beings, once the chess board increases to a large size no computer programme can solve it. Researchers from the University of St Andrews in the UK believe any programme that can crack the famous “Queens Puzzle”, would be so powerful that it could solve tasks currently considered impossible, such as decrypting the toughest security on the internet. They found that once the chess board reached 1,000 by 1,000 squares, computer programmes could no longer cope with the v
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    date: 04092017

  • World leaders and Number of children
    Number of children. Salman: 13 Trump: 5 Erdogan: 4 Kim Jong-un: 2 Putin: 2 Xi Jinping: 1 Modi: 0 Shinzo Abe: 0 Macron: 0 Merkel: 0 May: 0
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  • Iran chased away US spy plane, drone from national airspace – commander
    Over the past six months, Iran’s air defense has forced a US U2 spy plane and an RQ-4 reconnaissance drone to change course away from Iranian airspace, its commander says. The incident with the drone happened on August 26, Air Defense Commander Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili said in a TV interview aired on Saturday night, just as the country marked the force’s anniversary. The U2 incident happened on March 21, with the pilot turning the plane around after a warning from the Iranians, he said. “ The aircraft’s pilot… had to respond because the missile defense systems of the Air Defense Base and Air Force fighters as well as IRGC’s drones were ready to confront it,” Esmaili said , as quoted by Press TV.
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  • Japan calls for int'l action after N Korea's 6th nuclear test
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called Sunday for the international community to "show a strong will to protect world peace" at the United Nations after North Korea carried out a sixth nuclear test. "Whether or not we can stop North Korea's acts that threaten world peace depends on the coordination and unity of the international community," Abe said at his office after a second meeting of the National Security Council. "We are taking resolute action in coordination with the United States and South Korea, as well as China, Russia and the rest of the international community," he said.
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  • Angela Merkel defends refugee policy, says Islam belongs to Germany
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said although “radical Islamists” are perpetrating acts of terror in Europe, she still believed that “Islam belongs to Germany”. Merkel made the remarks on Sunday at the TV duel with Martin Schulz, chancellor candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), her major rival in the upcoming federal elections, as refugee and immigration issues are some of the prime focuses in the debate, Xinhua news agency reported. Both Merkel and Schulz see no issue with Muslim immigration to Germany, but Merkel said the 2015 refugee crisis has left Germany with a “difficult task” of integrating new arrivals into society, making sure they find places in educational institutions and the labor market.
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    date: 04092017

  • Brics statement names LeT, Jaish as terror concerns, clubs them with Islamic State
    The Brics member countries on Monday identified Pakistan-based terror outfits Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed among groups causing violence and security concerns, bracketing them with Islamic State. The statement comes as a boost to India’s concerns over cross-border terrorism. This is the first time anti-India groups such as Lashkar and Jaish have been compared with the Islamic State in a joint statement by the five-country grouping. “We deplore terrorist attacks worldwide including attacks in Brics countries, condemn terrorism in all its forms,” the Brics declaration said.
    Politics
    date: 04092017

  • S. Korea, U.S. discuss deploying aircraft carrier, strategic bombers to Korean Peninsula - Seoul
    South Korea and the U.S. are discussing deployment of an aircraft carrier and strategic bombers, South Korean Yonhap news agency reported, citing the country's defense ministry. The agency added that Seoul had detected “indications” that Pyongyang is preparing a ballistic missile launch.
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    date: 04092017

  • 164 Rohingyas held in Cox’s Bazar BanglaDesh
    Members of Coast Guard have detained 164 Rohingyas from Shah Porir Dwip area in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar district. They were detained from Naf river Sunday night. Coast Guard Shah Porir Dwip Station Commander Lt Faisal said: “We detained them while they were trying to intrude into Bangladesh territory from different points of Naf river.” Meanwhile, Coast Guard officials also seized nine boats in the drive.
    Politics
    date: 04092017

  • Thousands Of Original Aadhaar Cards, Official Documents Found Mysteriously Dumped Near Alwar
    Near Alwar in Rajasthan, thousands of original identity cards and official documents were found dumped in Thanagazi. The documents included hundreds of Aadhaar cards and more than 2,000 other documents that were related to banking and insurance. All the documents are related to residents of Sanganer area of Jaipur, nearly 120 kilometres from the site of document dumping. Interestingly, sources claim that the documents, now seized by the local police, are supposed to be undelivered mail. A case has been registered under the Indian Postal Act.
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    date: 04092017

  • Rise of women power in Modi Sarkar:
    The significance of the current reshuffle is the rise of women power in the Modi Cabinet. The Modi government has an unprecedented six women in its Cabinet of 27 ministers, including two — external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman — in the powerful Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS). The other women ministers in the Cabinet are Maneka Gandhi , Smriti Irani , Uma Bharati (all from BJP) and Harsimrat Badal (SAD MP). A government functionary on Sunday said: “Six women in Cabinet is a record of sorts… It’s a strong message of women empowerment and that the Modi government won’t shy away from giving important positions to women,” he said. Textiles minister Irani, who was recently given an additional charge of the all-important I&B ministry, is considered pitch-perfect for spearheading the government’s information machinery ahead of the 2019 elections and countering the Congress attacks. Swaraj continues to be an asset to the government through her citizen-cent
    Politics
    date: 04092017

  • Man dies after diving into flaming effigy at Burning Man festival
    Burning Man attendee died after he plunged into a famous flaming effigy during the annual gathering at the Nevada desert Saturday night. Pershing County Sheriff Jerry Allen confirmed the death of the man, identified as 41 year-old Aaron Joel Mitchell, at the UC Davis hospital burn center in California, Sunday.
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    date: 04092017

  • China’s BYD opens its first commercial monorail https://t.co/2v9LvwATmh
    China’s electric vehicle maker BYD opened its first commercial monorail on Friday, as part of its efforts to diversify into mass transit and compensate amid a slump in sales of electric cars. BYD is billing “Skyrail” as cheaper than the subway and without the traffic problems of buses. It is aimed primarily at Chinese cities, where congestion and pollution are endemic, but it also plans to export the system.
    Science&Tech
    date: 03092017

  • 95% residents feel safe in Dubai: Survey
    More than 95 per cent residents trust the Dubai Police and feel safe here, a survey has revealed. The survey, which was carried out by the police's public opinion survey centre and the criminal investigation department, showed that 97.8 per cent of residents have faith in the city's justice system. Maj-Gen Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, assistant commander-in-chief for criminal investigation affairs, said the study saw participation from Asian, Arab and other foreign nationalities. He said the results reflect the police's role in securing the city and protecting the rights of people and institutions. The judiciary, too, has done its part by deciding on cases swiftly and fairly.
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    date: 03092017

  • Iran tests home-grown air defense system: official
    : Iran has tested its home-grown air defense system, designed to match the Russian S-300, the head of the Revolutionary Guards’ air defense has said. “In parallel with the deployment of the S-300, work on Bavar-373 system is underway,” Farzad Esmaili told state broadcaster IRIB late Saturday. “The system is made completely in Iran and some of its parts are different from the S-300. All of its sub-systems have been completed and its missile tests have been conducted.”
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    date: 03092017

  • Middle east employment war: Madhya Pradesh Madarsas take on Pakistan
    Madhya Pradesh Madarsa Board, with the help of state government and Union Ministry of Minority Affairs, is gearing up to launch an economic war on Pakistan. In a novel mission, the state-aided madarsas will create a pool of skilled labourers proficient in Arabic to cater to the job requirements in the Middle East, particularly in Saudi Arabia, where a major chunk of work force comes from Pakistan. The board, which has 4,750 madarsas affiliated to it, has tied up with the Minority Affairs Ministry under the latter’s ‘Innovative Entrepreneurship & Skill Development Programme of MANAS’ initiative.
    Economics
    date: 03092017

  • China starts radiation monitoring after DPRK nuclear test
    China has started monitoring the radiation levels in its northeastern border areas in an emergency response to a nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). The National Nuclear Safety Administration of the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) initiated the emergency response at 11:46 a.m. Sunday, MEP said.
    Politics
    date: 03092017

  • Nuclear detonation yield.
    Nuclear detonation yield. Hiroshima: 13 kilotons Nagasaki: 20 kilotons North Korea's test today: 100 kilotons
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    date: 03092017

  • Huawei launches rival to Apple's Siri
    Chinese electronics giant Huawei on Saturday unveiled its first mobile personal assistant with artificial intelligence in Berlin, in hopes it will rival the dominance of Samsung's Bixby and Apple's Siri. "Smartphones are smart but they are not intelligent enough," Richard Yu, chief executive of Huawei's Consumer Business Group, said at this year's IFA electronics fair. The mobile assistant, called Kirin 970, will systematically respond to three questions -- "the most important combination," Yu said: Where is the user? Who are they and what are they doing? "You ask your personal assistant what's the weather in Berlin," Yu said. "But in-device AI already knows that you're in Berlin, on work assignment, on your way to a meeting, and if you're waiting outside or if you're already inside the car".
    Science&Tech
    date: 03092017

  • It may take ATMs three months to dispense Rs 200 notes
    it may take up to three months for ATMs to start dispensing the new denomination currency as it will involve a huge exercise of recalibration. Some banks have even asked the ATM companies to begin testing the new note for recalibration of the machines, though they have not got supplies of the new currency. Only last year, the banks were involved in recalibration of ATM machines after the demonetisation of high-value currency notes in November.
    Economics
    date: 03092017

  • North Korea says hydrogen bomb test was "perfect success"
    North Korea said it set off a hydrogen bomb today in its sixth nuclear test, which judging by the earthquake it set off appeared to be its most powerful explosion yet. South Korea's weather agency estimated the nuclear blast yield of the presumed test was between 50 and 60 kilotons, or five to six times stronger than North Korea's fifth test in September 2016. That would mark a significant step forward in the North's quest for a viable nuclear missile capable of striking anywhere in the United States.
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    date: 03092017

  • North Korea Has Just Tested 'Hydrogen Bomb' Which Resulted In A 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake
    North Korea has successfully tested a supposed Hydrogen bomb today detonating country's sixth nuclear device so far. The powerful bomb test triggered a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that shook the Korean peninsula. Just before conducting the test, the country said it had developed an advanced hydrogen bomb that possesses "great destructive power". The earthquake struck 75 km (45 miles) north northwest of Kimchaek. Previous recent tremors in the region have been caused by nuclear tests , which if the case this time round, is bound to increase the tension hours after US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe talked by phone about the "escalating" nuclear crisis.
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    date: 03092017

  • Thousands evacuated in Frankfurt over 1.4-ton unexploded WW2 bomb
    More than 60,000 Frankfurt residents have been evacuated from their homes following the discovery of an English airmine bomb dropped in the Second World War. The bomb was found on a construction site in Frankfurt’s Westend on Tuesday, and, after lying dormant in the ground for more than 72 years, sparked the largest evacuat
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    date: 03092017

  • Dharmendra Pradhan is Minister of Petroleum
    Dharmendra Pradhan is Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
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    date: 03092017

  • Alphons Kannanthanam is Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Tourism;
    Alphons Kannanthanam is Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Tourism; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
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    date: 03092017

  • Hardeep Singh Puri is Minister of State
    Hardeep Singh Puri is Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
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    date: 03092017

  • Rajyavardhan Rathore is Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports;
    Rajyavardhan Rathore is Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Vijay Goel earlier held Independent Charge of this portfolio.
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    date: 03092017

  • Uma Bharti is Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
    Uma Bharti is Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation. Her previous portfolio of Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation has been given to Nitin Gadkari.
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    date: 03092017

  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is Minister of Minority Affairs.
    Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is Minister of Minority Affairs. He had independent charge of the Ministry as a Minister of State earlier.
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    date: 03092017

  • Nitin Gadkari and ministry
    Nitin Gadkari is Minister of Road Transport and Highways; Minister of Shipping; and Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.
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    date: 03092017

  • Nitin Gadkari and ministry
    Nitin Gadkari is Minister of Road Transport and Highways; Minister of Shipping; and Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.
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    date: 03092017

  • Suresh Prabhu is Minister of Commerce and Industry.
    Suresh Prabhu is Minister of Commerce and Industry. Nirmala Sitharaman was Minister of State for Commerce and Industry with independent charge.
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    date: 03092017

  • Nirmala Sitharaman is Minister of Defence.
    She will be the first full-time woman Defence Minister and the second woman to hold this post after Indira Gandhi, who held additional charge. Arun Jaitley, who earlier held the Defence portfolio as additional charge, will continue to be the Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs.
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    date: 03092017

  • Piyush Goyal is new railways minister,
    Goyal, who was earlier the minister of state for power, will have his task cut out as the railways battles a creaking infrastructure and revenue shortage on back of low fares and stiff competition from budget airlines.
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    date: 03092017

  • Iraq’s August oil exports slip to 3.216 million barrels per day
    Iraq’s oil exports slipped to 3.216 million barrels per day in August from 3.230 million bpd in July as no shipments were made from the northern Kirkuk field, the oil ministry said on Saturday. All the volumes shipped in August came from the southern fields, it said in a statement. Kirkuk is the only field supervised by the government in the north. The volume announced by the ministry accounts for shipments from the fields supervised by the central government in Baghdad, and does not include those from the autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq. The average sale price in August was $46.22 per barrel, generating $4.6 billion in revenue, the statement said.
    Economics
    date: 03092017

  • N Korea says hydrogen bomb test was 'perfect success'
    North Korea said on Sunday it has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb designed to be mounted on its newly developed intercontinental ballistic missile, producing a greater yield than any of its previous nuclear tests. The hydrogen bomb test ordered by leader Kim Jong Un was a"perfect success" and was a "meaningful" step in completing the country's nuclear weapons programme, state television said.The announcement came hours after a large earthquake that appeared to be man-made was detected near the North's known nuclear test site, indicating that the reclusive country had conducted its sixth nuclear test.
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    date: 03092017

  • UP, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha May Defeat India’s Fight Against Open Defecation
    India and the world cannot meet their cleanliness goals unless four Indian states — Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha — become free of open defecation, Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said. “These four states together account for a massive 60 per cent of the people in India who defecate in open. For India and the world to go ODF (Open Defecation Free), the four states will need to clean up their act first. This is a big challenge because for that it has to build toilets for 6.4 crore families,” CSE Director General Sunita Narain told media at a briefing on sanitation.
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    date: 03092017

  • ‘Peace order in Europe can only be achieved with Russia’ – Merkel
    A stable European security architecture only can be built by involving Russia in the process, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said. She also called on the West to honor its obligations under treaties signed with Moscow.
    Politics
    date: 03092017

  • Locky ransomware hits Indian cyberspace, government issues alert
    Locky, a deadly "ransomware" has hit India. State-run Indian Computer Emergency Response Team(CERT-in) has issued an advisory on the spreading of Locky ransonware in the country, urging users to not open any emails with attachments from unknown senders.
    Science&Tech
    date: 02092017

  • Japanese PM Shinzo Abe's India visit to see Asia-Africa Growth Corridor launch
    HI: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s mid-month India visit for an annual summit will see the launch of Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC), an initiative seen as providing an alternative to the One-Belt-One-Road ( OBOR ) initiative of China . Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) is a development cooperation initiative envisaged to link the two continents. The agreement entails development and cooperation projects, quality infrastructure and institutional connectivity, enhancing capacities and skills and people-to-people partnerships.
    Economics
    date: 02092017

  • Tajikistan bans women from wearing veils
    Women in the central Asian country traditionally wear a scarf tied behind the head, rather than a hijab , which wraps under the chin. Despite being a majority Muslim country, Tajikistan's minister of culture, Shamsiddin Orumbekzoda , told Radio Free Europe Islamic dress was "really dangerous".
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    date: 02092017

  • U.S. adds 156,000 jobs in August, but unemployment rises to 4.4%
    U.S. job creation slowed in August while the unemployment rate moved a notch higher, according to the key data report released Friday. The world's largest economy added 156,000 net new positions for the month, the Labor Department reported which was far fewer than expected. The jobless rate rose a tenth of a point to 4.4 percent, returning to the level seen in June.
    Economics
    date: 02092017

  • Hizbul Mujahideen Has Banned Its Terrorists From Using Mobile Phone, Social Media
    Faced with recent setbacks after losing some of its top commanders in Kashmir, Pakistan based terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen has banned its militants from using mobile phones and social media. According to police newly appointed Hizbul commander in Kashmir, Riyaz Naikoo has asked his men to surrender their mobile phones to avoid surveillance.
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    date: 02092017

  • Young Yemeni girl is sole survivor after airstrike topples her home.
    The Friday morning strike was not intended for her home, but hit a nearby vacant building and caused the residential block to collapse. Five of her siblings, her parents and an uncle all died. Fourteen people were killed and another 16 injured in the attack, one as young as three years old, according to a report from the International Committee of the Red Cross
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    date: 02092017

  • China accuses Japan of ‘exaggerating’ threats amid record $48bn defense budget request
    A Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) soldier takes part in a drill to mobilize their Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile unit in response to a recent missile launch by North Korea. China has accused Tokyo of “exaggerating” the threats it faces, urging it to explain its “true intentions” behind boosting military spending on the same day as the Japanese Defense Ministry requested a record $48 billion defense budget. “Japan’s national defense budget has been rising for years indeed, and has reached a record high. We are concerned about that,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said during a Thursday press briefing, when asked whether Beijing is concerned that North Korea is contributing to an arms buildup in the region.
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    date: 02092017

  • H-1B visa applications see spike in inquiries from US authorities
    Indians working in the US may find it more challenging to transition from a work visa (such as H-1B) to a green card . From October 1, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS ) has made an in-person interview mandatory in such cases. In technical parlance, it refers to an I-485 adjustment of status interview. This announcement was made on August
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    date: 02092017

  • Bitcoin price surpasses $5,000 for first time
    Bitcoin hit a high of $5,013.91, according to the CoinDesk index, on Friday and stayed above the mark for 10 minutes of trading, before falling back to a low of $4,867.19. The cryptocurrency reportedly reached its highest market price of $5,149 thanks to Chinese bitcoin exchange OkCoin.
    Economics
    date: 02092017

  • N Korean missile fear spurs pre-emptive strike debate in Japan
    Japan is debating whether to develop a limited pre-emptive strike capability and buy cruise missiles — ideas that were anathema in the pacifist country before the North Korea missile threat. With revisions to Japan's defense plans underway, ruling party hawks are accelerating the moves, and some defense experts say Japan should at least consider them.
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    date: 02092017

  • N Korean missile fear spurs pre-emptive strike debate in Japan
    Japan is debating whether to develop a limited pre-emptive strike capability and buy cruise missiles — ideas that were anathema in the pacifist country before the North Korea missile threat. With revisions to Japan's defense plans underway, ruling party hawks are accelerating the moves, and some defense experts say Japan should at least consider them.
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    date: 02092017

  • Japan on suicide watch as children go back to school
    As Japan's schools reopened Friday after summer holidays, a day when suicides among young people spike, celebrities reached out to at-risk children and one Tokyo zoo offered refuge to nervous pupils in a bid to tackle the mental health crisis.
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    date: 02092017

  • Duped of Rs 8 lakh, man starts his own job racket to recover money
    In 2014, Rawender Singh, 30, fell victim to a and lost Rs 8 lakh. However, instead of despairing over the loss of money, he decided to use the experience to start cheating other unemployed victims — on a larger scale and in a planned manner. By the time Rawender and his three associates finally landed in police net on Tuesday, they had already cheated over 50 persons of Rs 4-8 lakh each in the last three years, said Nupur Prasad, DCP (Shahdara).
    Science&Tech
    date: 02092017

  • Staying rooted, IIMC journos to be trained in Bharatmuni’s Natyashastra
    The Indian Institute of Mass Communication will soon train students in Indian communication models such as Sadharinikaran and Abhivyanjana rooted in ancient Indian treatise, Bharatmuni’s Natyashastra, considered among the first works to elucidate Indian drama, dance, performance and communication. IIMC DG KG Suresh said the aim was to familiarise students with “Indian forms of communication that are effective and connected to the Indian way of living” and create “global journalists who are rooted in India.”
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    date: 02092017

  • Google to give $1 million flood relief fund to India, Nepal, Bangladesh
    South Asian countries- India, Nepal and Bangladesh which have recently been the victim of the deadly flood , will be getting aid from the American multinational technology company- Google. Google has diverted $1 million relief fund to the flood affected areas of India, Nepal and Bangladesh . The funds that are generated from Google.org and Google employees will be provided to organisations working in favour of the relief work.
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    date: 02092017

  • North Korea could deliver nuclear strike on US and Europe within months, says France
    France's foreign minister warned that North Korea could have the capacity to deliver a nuclear strike on the United States and even Europe "within months". Jean-Yves Le Drian called the situation following a string of missile tests by Pyongyang "extremely serious" and urged the reclusive state to turn to dialogue to ease spiralling tensions.
    Politics
    date: 02092017

  • Embassy in Belgium supports adopted Chinese children
    China's Ambassador to Belgium Qu Xing invited 30 adopted Chinese children to the embassy in Brussels on Thursday, where Belgian parents shared stories about building families across borders and cultures.
    Politics
    date: 02092017

  • Bangladesh protests airspace violation by Myanmar helicopters
    The Bangladesh Government has strongly protested the recent instances of Myanmar helicopters violating its airspace. In a diplomatic note sent to the Embassy of Myanmar in Dhaka on Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs protested the repeated violations of Bangladesh’s airspace by a number of Myanmar helicopters on August 27 and 28 and September 1
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    date: 02092017

  • India is the Most Corrupt Country in Asia: Forbes
    the statistics furnished by the Transparency International (TI), an anti-corruption global civil society organisation, are anything to go by, India has a long way ahead to fulfil one of the many objectives as told by the current Indian government – defeating the malice of corruption. A recent survey by the Transparency International states that India is the most corrupt country in Asia. The survey was published in March 2017, but the official handle of Forbes tweeted the article yet again on Friday.
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    date: 02092017

  • 415 kids died at BRD hospital in August
    As many as 415 infants and children died at the Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College hospital in Gorakhpur in August this year, an increase of 51 deaths over the same month last year. As per hospital data, the hospital recorded 234 deaths in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and 181 in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). The NICU treats newborns while older children are treated in the PICU. Deaths due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) are included in the PICU.
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    date: 02092017

  • Lt Ummer Fayaz Death Avenged, LeT Terrorist Gunned Down
    The death of Lt Ummer Fayaz Parray, a bright young officer who was martyred by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in May 2017, has been avenged by Indian forces. The LeT terrorist, who gunned down by the 62 Rashtriya Rifle (RR) and the Special Operations Group (SOG) at Tantripora village of Kulgam district on Saturday, has been identified as Ishfaq Padder, who was involved in the killing of Lieutenant Umar Fayaz. As per news agency ANI, a joint team of security forces had laid an ambush to trap this terrorist. The mobile internet services were also snapped in Shopian and Kulgam districts of South Kashmir following the encounter.
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    date: 02092017

  • 800 engineering colleges to close in India
    The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) wants to close down about 800 engineering colleges across India as there are no takers for their seats, and admissions are plunging in these institutions every year, AICTE chairman -Anil Dattatraya Sahasrabudhe
    Science&Tech
    date: 02092017

  • ‘Toxicity a relative thing’: Worst industrial chemical disasters in human history
    An explosion rocked the Arkema plant in Texas once again Friday due to degrading chemicals as a result of Hurricane Harvey. following the plant CEO’s comments that “toxicity is a relative thing.”
    Environment
    date: 02092017

  • Instagram hackers are selling user emails and phone numbers
    Instagram alerted verified users earlier this week about a security flaw that could give hackers access to their personal information. It told the users that it had fixed the issue. But it appears the bug was exploited before Instagram's fix, and affected more than the most high-profile accounts. On Friday, Instagram CTO Mike Krieger published a blog post alerting all users to the security flaw.
    Science&Tech
    date: 02092017

  • Number of Islamic radicals feared to be in UK revealed by EU counter-terrorism chief
    The UK has the largest number of Islamist radicals in the EU, the EU counter-terrorism chief says, just as home-grown terrorists are found to pose the “predominant” threat. According to Gilles de Kerchove, the UK has identified between 20,000 and 25,000 fanatics.
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    date: 02092017

  • The World's Largest MicroSD Can Store 400GB, Is Tiny As Your Fingernail & Sells For Rs 16,000!
    The SanDisk microSXDC USH-I packs a whopping 400GB of storage space into a card no bigger than your fingernail. And not only is it the largest storage capacity you can find on a memory card, it also has a decently fast read speed at 100MB/s. That means you can transfer about 1,200 photos in a minute.
    Science&Tech
    date: 02092017

  • 1,400+ killed as South Asia hit by worst floods in decade
    More than 1,400 people have been killed across India, Nepal and Bangladesh as the region suffers the most devastating flooding in a decade. Hundreds of towns and villages have been submerged by the devastating floods which have now persisted for over two months, affecting an estimated 40 million people.
    Environment
    date: 02092017

  • GoGoVan becomes Hong Kong’s first $1 billion startup following merger deal
    The company in question is GoGoVan, a logistics on-demand provider that connects van drivers and customers for transporting goods. GoGoVan and others like it, including fellow Hong Kong company Lalamove
    Economics
    date: 02092017

  • Chinese, Japanese FMs hold telephone conversation on Korean Peninsula situation
    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday held a telephone conversation with his Japanese counterpart, Taro Kono, over the tense situation on the Korean Peninsula. Wang reaffirmed China's stance of opposing the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s nuclear program and promoting denuclearization on the peninsula together with the international community, adding that Beijing supports members of the United Nations Security Council to speak with one voice on Pyongyang's latest ballistic missile launches.y
    Politics
    date: 02092017

  • US-Russia military spending. ($ billion)
    US-Russia military spending. ($ billion) 1988 US: 557 USSR: 371 1996 US: 389 Russia: 32 2004 US: 553 Russia: 41 2014 US: 610 Russia: 84
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  • Death Toll. (civilians and soldiers) World War I: 17 million World War II:
    Death Toll. (civilians and soldiers) World War I: 17 million World War II: 70 million
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  • Trump administration seeking $7.85 billion 'down payment' on disaster funding
    The Trump administration on Friday asked Congress for a higher-than-expected $7.85 billion as part of an initial request for funds in response to Hurricane Harvey, with an additional request expected by the end of this month.
    Environment
    date: 02092017

  • Lenovo beats Samsung in tablet segment in Q2: IDC report
    According to the report by research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), the company's tablet shipments marked an overall growth of 12.6 per cent, primarily contributed by its healthy growth in the commercial segment. Lenovo beat Samsung to capture the top position in the tablet market in India with 21.8 per cent market share in the second quarter of 2017
    Science&Tech
    date: 02092017

  • Sony Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact and Xperia XA1 Plus launched at IFA 2017
    flagships Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact at IFA 2017. The company also announced a new mid-range smartphone in the form of the Xperia XA1 Plus. Sony Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact come with refreshed designs, Android Oreo out of the box and the Snapdragon 835 processor. Both smartphones will be among the first devices to ship with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.
    Science&Tech
    date: 02092017

  • Leonardo DiCaprio Donates 1 Million Dollars To The Texas Victims Of Hurricane Harvey
    Joining the bandwagon of actors who pitch in for noble causes, Leonardo DiCaprio has extended monetary help to those in need in Texas. DiCaprio's charitable foundation is donating $1 million to the United Way Harvey Recovery Fund, that focuses on short and long term relief and recovery efforts.
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    date: 02092017

  • One More Suspected Blue Whale Death In Puducherry. At Least 75 Playing It In Madurai, Say Cops
    21-year-old MBA student in Pondicherry University has killed himself. Shashikant Borha who is originally from Assam was found hanging from a tree in the Pondicherry University Hostel campus on Thursday midnight. Even though police are yet to establish that Shashikant was playing the online dare, his friends said the MBA student had claimed that he was an admin of the Blue Whale group.
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    date: 02092017

  • Make in India boost! Saab announces tie-up with Adani Group to manufacture Gripen fighter jet for IAF
    Make in India campaign, Sweden’s Saab Group has announced a tie-up with the Gautam Aadani-led Adani group for manufacturing single engine fighter aircraft in the country. Under the Modi government’s strategic partnership model, the two groups will jointly manufacture the Gripen fighter aircraft in India
    Science&Tech
    date: 02092017

  • 15-20 phone makers respond to government's directive on data protection
    About 15 to 20 mobile phone makers have responded to the government's directive to share information about security measures they have taken to ensure that user data is not compromised, a top official said today. "We have so far asked 36 companies. Till about 15 to 20 companies have responded. Some companies asked for more time which we have given," Ajay Kumar , Additional Secretary, Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
    Economics
    date: 02092017

  • Heavy flooding in Karachi kills 16, at least 11 electrocuted
    Flash monsoon flooding in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, has claimed the lives of at least 16 people, most of them children, officials confirmed Friday. At least 11 deaths have been attributed to electrocution, as rising waters become electrified in low-lying urban areas, according to the Edhi Foundation, the city's main emergency aid agency.
    Environment
    date: 02092017

  • Lexus to operate independently from Toyota in India
    Lexus , the luxury vehicle arm of Japanese auto major Toyota, today announced restructuring of its operations in India to go independently from the parent brand, nearly five months after entering the country. Lexus marked its India entry in March this year with the introduction of a hybrid-focused line-up of vehicles featuring sedan ES300h, crossover RX450h and SUV LX450d.
    Economics
    date: 02092017

  • UAE topples Saudi as top draw for Indian job seekers in Gulf
    As many as 74,778 Indians (or 40.6%) obtained emigration clearances for the UAE. Only 32,995 (or 18% ) migrated to Saudi Arabia as per emigration clearance data for the first six months of 2017. Oman came a close third with 30,413 migrants, which is 16.5% of the total Gulf migration.
    Economics
    date: 02092017

  • World-record sandcastle built in Germany
    The world's tallest sandcastle has been built not on a beach but in the German industrial city of Duisburg, in the Ruhr region. Towering 16.68m (54.5ft) high, it was sculpted by an international team and shows famous landmarks, as its theme is tourism. It is the new Guinness World Record holder. The previous one was built 14.8m tall in Puri, on India's east coast.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 01092017

  • GDP (nominal)
    GDP (nominal) US: $18.5 trillion EU: $16.5 trillion China: $11.4 trillion Japan: $4.7 trillion India: $2.2 trillion Russia: $1.2 trillion
    Economics
    date: 02092017

  • GDP (nominal)
    GDP (nominal) US: $18.5 trillion EU: $16.5 trillion China: $11.4 trillion Japan: $4.7 trillion India: $2.2 trillion Russia: $1.2 trillion
    Economics
    date: 02092017

  • India To Get Fancy Swiss Trains That Tilt On A Bend!
    The government has collaborated with Switzerland in order to develop trains which tilt on approaching a bend, similar to what motorbikes do on a winding road. On Thursday, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the two countries regarding the same.
    Economics
    date: 01092017

  • Myanmar says it killed 370 Rohingya 'fighters'
    According to a statement by the office of Myanmar's military commander in chief, Min Aung Hlaing, the army was involved in 90 armed engagements with fighters of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) from August 25-30, including alleged attacks on police outposts and a military base in Maungdaw district of Rakhine.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 01092017

  • British schoolgirl named first non-Japanese winner of haiku contest
    A British schoolgirl inspired by an autumnal stroll across a newly mown lawn has become the first non-Japanese person to win a prestigious haiku competition. Gracie Starkey, 14, from Gloucestershire, beat more than 18,000 entries to take the prize in the English-language section of the contest organised annually by a Japanese tea company.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 01092017

  • China's share of global consumption.
    China's share of global consumption Aluminum: 54% Copper: 48% Zinc: 46% Steel: 45% Rice: 30% Gold: 23% Wheat: 17% Oil: 12% Gas: 6%
    Miscellaneous
    date: 01092017

  • More than 8,000 lives lost crossing the Mediterranean in the two years since Alan Kurdi's death
    More than 8,000 refugees and migrants have died or gone missing while trying to cross the Mediterranean since the death of Alan Kurdi, the Syrian toddler whose body washed up on a Turkish beach two years ago, according to the latest UN figures. Some 4,337 people are believed to have drowned since September 2016 while attempting to reach European shores.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 01092017

  • 34 death toll reaches as 117-year building collapses in Mumbai's Bhendi Bazaar
    In the third building crash in the city in just over a month, 34 people, including a three-year-old girl, were killed when a 117-year-old dilapidated house collapsed + in Bhendi Bazaar around 8.30am on Thursday. Thirteen people had been pulled out alive from the rubble
    Miscellaneous
    date: 01092017

  • China names new commanders for army, air force in reshuffle
    China has appointed new commanders of its army and air force in a reshuffle ahead of next month's Communist Party congress, as President Xi Jinping brings new blood into the military's top ranks amid an ambitious modernisation programme. The new army chief, Han Weiguo, is not a high-profile figure but has risen rapidly, with three promotions since 2015. He was also commanding officer in charge of a military parade in Inner Mongolia in July overseen by Xi to mark 90 years since the founding of the People's Liberation Army .
    Miscellaneous
    date: 01092017

  • 90 lakh cattle in Madhya Pradesh to get Aadhaar tags
    Cows in Madhya Pradesh will be the first in the country to get an Aadhaar identity . Tagged in the ear, the yellow Aadhaar chip will contain the cow's date of birth, address, milk yield, reproductive details and health data, accessible at the click of a mouse. State animal husbandry minister Antar Singh Arya directed officials on Thursday to Aadhaar-tag cows on a priority basis.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 01092017

  • 'Whoever leads in AI will rule the world’: Putin to Russian children on Knowledge Day
    Vladimir Putin spoke with students about science in an open lesson on September 1, the start of the school year in Russia. He told them that “the future belongs to artificial intelligence,” and whoever masters it first will rule the world.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 01092017

  • Tech billionaire Michael Dell pledges $36 million to Harvey relief efforts
    Tech billionaire and Houston native Michael Dell has committed $36 million to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The pledge from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation is the largest contribution to date. It follows a long list of corporate donations to help the storm's victims and aid with recovery.
    Environment
    date: 01092017

  • Micromax Canvas Infinity sold out in first Amazon sale
    ompany Micromax Canvas Infinity smartphone was sold out during its first sale on Amazon, claims the company. However, Micromax did not specify how many units of Canvas Infinity was up for grabs on the e-commerce site.
    Science&Tech
    date: 01092017

  • Manali has only 2 doctors to attend to one lakh people in township timesofin
    Manali sub-division has population more than one lakh and over 30 lakh tourists visit this hill station every year The town has a small civil hospital where only basic facilities are available
    Miscellaneous
    date: 01092017

  • School for tribal children in Uttarakhand closed for lack of funds
    The Ban Raji tribal community, dwindling fast in Uttarakhand, now doesn't have a place to educate its children.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 01092017

  • India women's team rises to 56 in FIFA rankings
    Indian women's football team jumped four places to be ranked 56th in the recently-released FIFA rankings . India are now placed 13th in Asia, sandwiched between Iran and Hong Kong.
    Sports
    date: 01092017

  • Over 6 million JioPhones booked in a day:
    Reliance Retail, the retail initiative of Reliance Industries, has booked more than 6 million JioPhones within a day of the bookings, according to industry insiders. This includes an equal participation from metros, smaller towns and rural areas.
    Science&Tech
    date: 10092017

  • Two People Held For Duping Olympic Silver Medalist Vijay Kumar For Two Crore Rupees
    They were arrested for allegedly duping Olympic silver medallist VijayKumar of Rs two crore on pretext of doubling his money through share market investment.
    Sports
    date: 01092017

  • 11-year-old Divya wins gold at World Cadet Chess championship timesofindia.
    Nagpur City's wonder girl Divya Deshmukh did the country proud by winning the only medal in the World Cadet Chess championship which concluded in Pocos de Caldas , Brazil, on Thursday.
    Sports
    date: 01092017

  • Trump to donate $1 million of his own money to Texas recovery
    President Donald Trump will donate $1 million of his fortune to recovery efforts in Texas, though the White House says he hasn't determined which group or groups will receive the contribution.
    Environment
    date: 01092017

  • 17-year-old Russian girl, alleged mastermind of Blue Whale Challenge, arrested
    A 17-year-old Russian girl has been arrested for allegedly masterminding the Blue Whale Challenge suicide group which has been linked to suicides of more than 100 children across the world.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 01092017

  • 16,000 old buildings in Mumbai dilapidated but not fully vacated
    Most dilapidated buildings are in Byculla, Girgaum, Sewri, Parel, Mumbai Central, Nagpada, Bhendi Bazaar, Mohammed Ali Road & Crawford Market. Around 1,000 dilapidated buildings have been repaired by Mhada and 3,000 have been repaired by their owners in a decade.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 01092017

  • Indian-origin J.Y. Pillay appointed Singapore’s acting President
    J Y Pillay, an Indian-origin veteran civil servant,appointed as Singapore’s acting president until a new head of state is sworn in later this month. Mr. Pillay, 83, took over from Tony Tan Keng Yam who completed a six-year term.
    Politics
    date: 01092017

  • Bihar JDU Leader's Son, Rocky Yadav Convicted For Murder Of A Teenager During A Road Rage
    Rocky Yadav , the son of Janata Dal United Leader Manorama Devi, has been found guilty in the murder of a young student last year. A court in Gaya found Rockey whose real name is Rakesh Ranjan and two others guilty in the murder of Aditya Sachdev a teenage student in May 2016. Their quantum of sentence will be decided on 6 September.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 01092017

  • China is reportedly working on developing hypeloop new technology that will speed up their bullet trains to blistering speeds to literally race
    China Is Developing A Hyperloop Competitor That Would Let People Travel At Speeds Of 4,000 Kmph, Trains in China right now cruise along at a speedy 350 km/h right now. If the new technology from China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) pans out, those superfast trains will instead be rumbling across the nation at a whopping 4,000 km/h.
    Science&Tech
    date: 01092017

  • Parents alerted as Blue Whale killer game claims 1st victim in Assam
    With the online killer game Blue Whale spreading its tentacles fast, Assam Police on Wednesday issued an advisory to parents and elders of families to monitor and regulate the online surfing activity of their children.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 01092017

  • "Hugo Erken"the economist who predicted India GDP growth at 5.7% in Q1
    Hugo Erken, senior economist at Rabobank’s RaboResearch Global Economics and Markets, is credited for rightly predicting that first quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth in India will decelerate to 5.7%. Netherlands-based Erken’s forecast was the most accurate in Bloomberg and Reuters surveys, where the median forecast for GDP was 6.5% and 6.6% respectively.
    Economics
    date: 01092017

  • Indian cops set to shed khaki and don smart designer uniforms
    Cops across the country are set to shed their British-era khaki . After five years of research, Ahmedabad-based National Institute of Design ( NID ) has come up with a new all-weather, visually appealing 'smart uniform' which will be standardised across all states, Union Territories and central paramilitary forces.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 01092017

  • ISRO fails for the first time in 24 years, IRNSS1H could not reach orbit!
    Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro)'s attempt to augment the country's indigenous navigation services became unsuccessful as the heat shield of the PSLV rocket did not open though the IRNSS-1H satellite reached sub-geosynchronous transfer orbit on Thursday.
    Science&Tech
    date: 01092017

  • ‘Sewer deaths rampant'
    6 states have reported figures of “sewerage deaths” in the context of having paid the compensation to victim families. Tamil Nadu has reported 144 deaths, Punjab 18, Karnataka 57, UP 37 and Kerala 12.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 01092017

  • Violence in Myanmar has forced at least 18,500 to seek refuge across the border.
    Plight of Rohingyas continue as 17, including children, drown fleeing Myanmar
    Miscellaneous
    date: 01092017

  • Live TV Putin says putting pressure on North Korea is a 'dead-end road'
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has weighed into the North Korea crisis, warning the US and others against going down a "dead-end road" and calling for talks to resolve the issue.
    Literature
    date: 01092017

  • #Taliban leader killed by Britain's SAS inside Afghanistan turned out to be a Pakistan Army officer
    British officials covered up evidence that a Taliban commander killed by special forces in Helmand last year was in fact a Pakistani military officer, according to highly placed Afghan officials
    Politics
    date: 01092017

  • Birth Rate around the world
    Birth rate, Niger: 7.6 Nigeria: 5.5 Israel: 3.3 Saudi: 3 India: 2.3 US: 1.9 Brazil: 1.8 Russia: 1.8 China: 1.7 Germany: 1.5 Japan: 1.4
    Miscellaneous
    date: 31082017

  • The United States orders closure of Russian consulate
    The United States orders closure of Russian consulate in San Francisco and two annexes in New York City and Washington DC.
    Politics
    date: 31082017

  • CHINA has reached its 2020 solar power
    China has reached its 2020 solar power target, almost three years ahead of schedule, as capacity tops 112 gigawatt.
    Science&Tech
    date: 31082017

  • LGBT activists got attacked.
    LGBT activists in Indonesia asked the govt for an open dialogue. Instead they got attacked.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 31082017

  • US orders closure of Russian Consulate
    US orders closure of Russian Consulate in San Francisco – State Department
    Politics
    date: 31082017

  • Hinduism responsible for absence of radical Islam in India: Chinese media
    induism responsible for absence of radical Islam in India: Chinese media The piece in Global Times also praises Hinduism for holding the country together.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 31082017

  • Two women carried out a unique heist at a jewellery shop
    Women Release Snake On Jewellery Shop Owner And Rob Gold Worth Lakhs In UP, INDIA
    Miscellaneous
    date: 31082017

  • Demonetisation is India's biggest scam: AAP
    Demonetisation drive is the biggest scam in independent India: Aam Aadmi Party
    Politics
    date: 31082017

  • Booming tourism aids Tibet's green growth - Business
    The Hilton is the first international brand resort in Nyingchi and the Hilton Group's first hotel in Tibet.
    Economics
    date: 31082017

  • Over 4,200 people recommended rape convict Ram Rahim for Padma award
    Over 4,200 people recommended rape convict Ram Rahim for Padma award All recommendations were marked in the name of ‘Saint Dr Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan’ and most had come from Sirsa
    Miscellaneous
    date: 31082017

  • The Kapil Sharma Show to go off-Air
    The Kapil Sharma Show to go off-air; Krushna's The Drama Company to replace it.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 31082017

  • Iraqi Prime Minister declares Tal Afar fully "liberated
    BIraqi Prime Minister declares Tal Afar fully "liberated" from Islamic State militants after nearly 2-week old operation.
    Miscellaneous
    date: 31082017

  • New Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi's first words to staff: 'I'm a fighter'
    New Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi's first words to staff: 'I'm a fighter'
    Miscellaneous
    date: 31082017



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  • Bangladesh have completed a historic Test victory over Australia 👉 https://t.co/TjKQok1STE https://t.co/dlso4M3SOB
    Sports
    date: 30082017


  • More than 1.7 million people from around the world gather in Mecca for the start of the annual hajj.
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    date: 30082017

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  • Apple boss Tim Cook collects $89m under 10-year incentive deal
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    date: 30082017


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  • Renault-Nissan to build electric cars in China
    Science&Tech
    date: 30082017


  • Devastating floods in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh have killed at least 1,200 people and displaced millions.
    Environment
    date: 30082017


  • In japan Buddhist monk robot chants and taps drum at funerals
    Science&Tech
    date: 30082017


  • Violence in Kasai region of Democratic Republic of Congo has forced over 1.4 million people to flee their homes. KasaiCrisis
    Miscellaneous
    date: 30082017


  • 2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water at home, more than twice as many lack safe sanitation -WHO
    Miscellaneous
    date: 30082017


  • UNCERF releases $45M for neglected crises in Sudan, CAR, Chad, Afghanistan to help > 6M people
    Economics
    date: 30082017


  • Airbnb is extending its Hurricane Harvey 'free housing' program to help those displaced by the storm
    Environment
    date: 30082017


  • Airbnb is extending its Hurricane Harvey 'free housing' program to help those displaced by the storm
    Environment
    date: 30082017


  • North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un was present for intermediate range missile launch over Japan.
    Politics
    date: 30082017


  • UN Security Council 'strongly condemns' North Korea missile test, reiterates demands to halt.
    Politics
    date: 30082017


  • 19 people, including 15 Turkish security officials, indicted for attacking protesters during Erdogan visit to DC in May.
    Politics
    date: 30082017


  • NEW: At least 18 Dead from Hurricane Harvey. Trump acknowledged NONE of them during his Texas Ego Trip
    Environment
    date: 30082017


  • Kezia Dugdale resigns as leader of Scottish Labour, saying it is time to "pass on the baton" to someone else https://t.co/FVCQ5oV3MB
    Politics
    date: 30082017


  • National Weather Service: Cedar Bayou, Texas, records 51.88 inches of rain from Harvey; new continental U.S. record.
    Environment
    date: 30082017




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