Thursday, 6 July 2017

Good, Bad, Ugly, Controversial & Interesting News -- 5th July 2017

Good, Bad, Ugly, Controversial & Interesting News
5th July 2017
Source: Times of India

GOOD  News

Print pre and post GST MRP on goods till Sept 30: Centre

Birth & death registry to go online across districts in TN

Non universities can't run distance courses, says UGC

Chennai city to be free of overhead EB lines in 2 years. Power Finance Corporation extends financial support of `2,566 crore, the upgradation work

Bharath University team wins second prize for their idea for an alternative power-generation system for aircraft engines, in the Innovative Asian Student Project Competition in which 16,877 teams took part

TN Govt. constitutes a 10-member panel to revamp school curriculum in state, headed by former IIT Kanpur chairman and former VC of Anna University , M Anandakrishnan

The TN state health department will soon table policies for treatment of heart diseases, cancer and trauma -the top three killers in the state

23 new geriatric units to come up in TN state at Rs 20cr

Chinese web giant Tencent caps gaming time for health

Greater collaboration between Indian and Israeli start-ups can lead to an investment of $25 billion in the two countries' start-up ecosystem and create 25 products with a revenue of $1 billion each by 2025  -- Accenture and Nasscom.

Bad News

SC: Liquor ban is for highways, not cities. The court observed that highways in city limits could be considered as internal or district roads

No compromise, India must pull out of Doka La: China

Genetically modified or Bt cotton is no longer resistant to pink bollworm -a major pest in Maharashtra

North Korea claimed it successfully test-launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile, a potential game-changing development in what may be the world's most dangerous nuclear standoff. The missile could have a range of 6,700km, enough to reach Alaska. The launch sends a political warning to Washington and its chief Asian allies, Seoul and Tokyo

Venture Capital (VC) nvestments slid 25% year-over ear to 78 deals worth $275 mil ion during the April-June 2017 quarter

Ugly News

From Wheelchairs To Retrieving A Body From Mortuary, Free Services At Hospitals Are Declined If Patients Don't Bribe Staff. The mortuary staff demand anywhere between `500 and `3,000 for a body. Parents of new-borns pay attending nurses anywhere between `100 and `300 for a girl, and `500 to `1,000 for a boy. An 18-year-old, died at the Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai after his father failed to pay a bribe of `300 to get him admitted. Bribe to go past security is ‘20. To 40. Bribe to get stretchers and wheelchairs ’50 to ‘200.

Controversial News

The Supreme Court sought to prevail on the Centre to open a fresh window for exchange of scrapped `500 and `1,000 notes for persons who missed the December 30 deadline if they could establish that the money was theirs and they had a genuine reason for not changing it.

Law panel: Make Aadhaar use must for marriage registration

India, US, Japan all set for war games

Soon, only fit IPS officers will receive promotions

Interesting News

In Israel, Modi housed at world's most secure suite. “Even if the hotel is bombed, his suite will be untouched“

Integral Coach Factory (ICF) is itching for an on-track showdown with the world's top coach-makers in the hope that it can provide metro rail companies in the country with the most efficient and cost-effective rakes.

Fast-growing Israeli flower named after Modi. Israeli Chrysanthemum flower will now be called “MODI“

Israeli Leader, Benjamin “Bibi“ Netanyahu, with Masters Degree from MIT is serving his 4th term as Premier

We may stop using sex to procreate. Humans Would Opt For `Designer Babies' In 30 Years, Says Expert

Apple Inc. is working on a feature that will let you unlock your iPhone using your face instead of a fingerprint.

China was the first country to declare internet addiction a clinical disorder in 2008
Jyoti Structures first company to face bankruptcy law

Start-up founders are heading to new shores like Estonia and Chile to gain from government funding, zero taxes and easy access to global markets

Technology giants have begun remaking the nature of schooling in the US. Through their philanthropy, they are influencing the subjects that schools teach, the classroom tools that teachers choose and fundamental approaches to learning.

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