Monday Morning News Brief, October 2

Monday morning brief Oct 2 2017
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Now, get ready for a 15 per cent hike in airfares. Airlines are looking at 10-15% hike in airfares due to sharp increase in aviation turbine fuel (ATF) prices. While no airline came on record, they said the twin impact of costlier ATF and weaker rupee leaves them with few options but to raise fares. “We will take a decision shortly on fares. The operating cost has gone up substantially, and we have to pass on the same to flyers,” said the official of a full -service airline. Read
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The Indian and Chinese armies did not hold their traditional border personnel meeting (BPM) along the long Line of Actual Control as is the norm every year. The People’s Liberation Army did not send us an invite for the ceremonial meeting at the five BPM points (Daulat Beg Oldi and Chushul in Ladakh, Bum La and Kibithu in Arunachal, and Nathu La in Sikkim) on October 1, said a source, adding that there has also been “no forward movement” on the 7th edition of the annual ‘Hand-in-Hand’ exercise between the Indian Army and the PLA, which was to be held in China this month.
Hardik Pandya is the biggest asset from the five-match series against Australia, Virat Kohli has said. Kohli had special praise for all-rounder Pandya, who scored 222 runs with the bat and also picked up six wickets to emerge as the player-of-the-tournament. “Hardik Pandya is the biggest asset (from the series against Australia). Selection dilemma is always a good headache for me as a captain because it’s always better to have plenty to pick from and take the best 11 possible,” the skipper said.
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Food deficiencies and tuberculosis are India’s most widespread maladies, a Lancet study has revealed. The two health conditions that affect most Indians are nutritional deficiencies of various kinds, like protein, vitamin, iron and others – about 46% of the population suffers from this affliction – and tuberculosis, which affects nearly 39% of the population. This emerges from the recently released 2016 edition of the Global Burden of Disease data in the medical journal Lancet.
Catalonia’s leader Carles Puigdemont said the region won the right to break away from Spain. Puigdemont government claimed today that 90 percent of voters backed independence in a banned referendum marred by clashes. Unions and Catalan associations have called a region-wide strike for Tuesday due to “the grave violation of rights and freedoms,” urging people to take to the streets in Catalonia, a major engine for Spanish growth.
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