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Good, Bad, Ugly & Interesting News -- 23rd June 2017



Good, Bad, Ugly & Interesting News
23rd June 2017
Source: Times of India



GOOD  News

In Tamil Nadu, Traffic violators could lose licence for 6 months. Driving Drunk, Or While Using Phone In TN Will Attract Penalty

The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act that seeks to protect the interests of homebuyers is likely to be implemented across the TN state from 23rd June. While the central act covers projects of more than eight units, Tamil Nadu may place five or more units constructed on excess of 500sqm under the purview of RERA. This will bring more housing projects under the ambit of the act. Developers failing to deliver bldg projects on time may face jail

Madras univ adds 20% arts & science seats which means close to 5,000 seats will open up in colleges

No toxins in milk sample sent by TN: Pune lab report

University of Madras makes plagiarism software must in the evaluation process of PhD programmes

Madras University will soon have a system where the progress of PhD students can be tracked online

The much-awaited Porur flyover will be opened by chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on 25th Jun 2017. Conceived during the DMK government in 2010, the flyover was constructed at a cost of `54 crore

Gun licences without UIDs invalid: Police

India once again broke a global space record by launching the world's lightest satellite weighing a mere 64g,India called Kalamsat, designed and developed not by professional space scientists and engineers, but an 18-year-old student, Rifath Sharook, and his team from Pallapatti in Karur from Tamil Nadu

With use of one rocket for multiple satellites, ISRO -- Indian Space Research Organisation is actually helping reduce space debris

State Bank of India (SBI) has sought the provision of spectrum as a collateral as it expressed doubts over ability of the mobile companies to service their loan

IT cos will add up to 1.5L jobs this year: NASSCOM

Apple's first batch of `Assembled in India' iPhone SE has made its debut in select stores in Bengaluru priced at Rs 27,200 for a 32GB and Rs 37,200 for a 128 GB model

Bad News

GST errors not to attract fine for first three months

Savings pick up pace as post offices switch to core banking.

GST could lead to lower rate -- RBI governor

From 1st July, services set to get costlier post GST as service tax at 15% is getting replaced with GST at 18%


The world's population will rise to 8.6 billion by 2030, from the current 7.6 billion, the latest projections by the UN population division suggest. India's population, currently 1.34 billion, is projected to rise to 1.51 billion by 2030 and further to1.66 billion by 2050

Tata Power has offered to sell 51% stake in its 4,000MW Mundra power project for a token amount of Re 1to its consumer states such as Gujarat as the project has become unviable, with Rs 6,457 crore of accumulated losses wiping out paid-up equity of Rs 6,083 crore

Nearly 75 per cent of the world's population will be study affected by deadly heatwaves by 2100 if carbon gas emissions continue to rise at current rates

Ugly News

11 die in Indore hosp as `oxygen supply snaps'

Essar Steel and Bhushan with combined loans of Rs 85,000 crore face bankruptcy proceedings

Interesting News

No cars, ACs for Uttarakhand govt till schools get chairs -- high court
 
Nigeria will overtake the US as the third most populous country in 2047. The population numbers are projected at 387 million and 385 million respectively.

Space debris is the collection of defunct man-made objects in space ­ old satellites, spent  rocket stages and  fragments  from  disintegration   and   collisions. The  space debris can really be dangerous as they travel at a speed of up to 30,000km an hour, which turns even tiny pieces of junk into deadly shrapnel that can damage satellites, space shuttles and even space stations..

Older people can boost their brain power by having more sex. More frequent sexual activity has been linked to improved brain function in the elderly, according to a new study by the University of Oxford and the University of Coventry

Cosmetic procedures are of increasing interest to millennial men with reasons cited as to appear younger was wanting to feel better about themselves, followed by the desire to appear less tired or stressed, and then to please their partners

According to NASSCOM, the IT industry is expected to log 1011% growth in the domestic market and 7-8% for exports in 2017-18
In 2016-17, the revenues of the IT-BPM industry grew to $154 billion from $143 billion 2015-16

Small savings deposits in India jumped by 10% to Rs 7.19 lakh crore from 6.53 lakh crore despite demonetisation. Post-office deposits, form 65% of all small saving deposits in the country

Lyricist Vairamuthu to erect a statue for Balachander
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Google's voice-assisted smart speaker Google Home has outsmarted Amazon's voice-assistant Alexa in a 3,000 question quiz as a part of a research held by New York-based digital agency 360i.

Google has announced that it will stop scanning the inboxes of Gmail's free users for keywords that help to target ads later this year. Users will continue to see promoted messages in the free version of Gmail, but the ads will be targeted using personal information from sources like the user's search history, location, and YouTube.

Amazon has filed a patent for a multi-storey warehouse for its delivery drones which resembles a beehive in shape. The patent states that the warehouses will be built within densely populated urban areas. The warehouse will have multiple windows for drones to fly in and out of the building.

Users testing Google's upcoming Android O have suggested that the latest Android operating system could be named 'Oatmeal Cookie'.
Source: Inshorts, https://www.inshorts.com

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