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Health Minister Urges People Not to Panic if Suffering from Dengue; Takes Steps to Contain it

The Municipal Corporations of Delhi registered 29 new cases of dengue in the week ending July 30, taking the total number of cases to 119. This is more than twice the number of cases confirmed during Delhi’s worst ever dengue outbreak in 2015, which affected 16,000 people and killed 60. Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain urged people not to ...
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No Shortage of Electricity, Claims Power Minister

Power Minister Piyush Goyal informed Rajya Sabha today that there is no shortage of power in the country to cater to the demands of states and government is trying to fully tap the potential of new & renewable energy to produce 175 Gigawatt of power by 2022. He added, “There is no shortage of power in the country. We have sufficient power ...
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Flipkart Puts 600 Employees on Improvement Plan

India’s largest e-commerce firm- Flipkart, has put 300-600 employees on an improvement plan which might end up in dismissal. A company spokesperson said the performance plan was part of a regular process, and would affect only 1% to 2% of the total employees, which are around 30,000. “At times, we have employees who do not meet the perf ...
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RBI Slaps Rs.27 Crore Penalty on 19 Public & Private Sector Banks

In a statement issued on 27th Jul’16, the RBI said it has imposed monetary penalty of Rs.27 crore on 13 banks for "violation of regulatory directions/instructions/guidelines, among other things, on Know Your Customer (KYC) norms".The banks falling under this penalty are Bank of Baroda (Rs 5 crore), Punjab National Bank (Rs 3 crore), Syndicate ...
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Sharmila, The Iron Lady To Break Her 16 Year Fast

The iron lady of Manipur, Irom Chanu Sharmila, who started fasting in 2000 against the special forces of AFSPA, decides to break her fast. She announced on Tuesday, she will end her fast on 9th August and will contest assembly elections in Manipur next year.The lady was being fed forcibly through a nasal tube all these years, and faced trial for at ...
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Varizon Acquires Yahoo for $4.8 Billion

Yahoo, the front door to the web for an early generation of internet users, will no longer be an independent company as Varizon, seeking to boost its inadequate digital content for consumers, announced on Monday that it was acquiring Yahoo's core internet business for $4.83 billion in cash.“The acquisition of Yahoo will put Verizon in a highl ...
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DU Law Faculty to Postpone Admissions

The Delhi University Law Faculty issued a notice on July 21 which said due to “unavoidable circumstances” the session was being postponed. The real reason is that the faculty does not have affiliation with the Bar Council of India (BCI) which controls legal education in the country. The university had put forward a proposal on shifting ...
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Russia Will Not Be A Part of Rio Olympics 2016

Sport’s highest tribunal, Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) rejected Russia’s appeal against a doping ban for its entire athletics team from the Rio Olympics, which are starting on August 5. The decision made by CAS increases the possibility of that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will now exclude Russia not on ...
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Pressure Horns, Vehicles Without Silencers to Pay Fine of Up to Rs. 7000

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has decided to fine vehicles not having silencers or those using pressure horns for causing noise pollution. They will have to pay environment compensation charge of Rs. 5000. A Delhi transport department lawyer said that there will be an additional fine of Rs. 2000 for those who make any alterations in the vehicle ...
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Hospital in Ahmedabad Celebrates the Birth of a Girl Child

Looking at the alarming ratio of 890 girls per 1,000 boys, Sindhu Hospital in Ahmedabad launched an initiative last month, to not charge any delivery fee for the birth of a girl child.In addition to not asking for the delivery charges, the hospital will refund the registration amount of Rs.1,100 if a girl is born. It will also throw a small party f ...
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