Saturday evening news brief, Dec 2 2017

Saturday evening brief Dec 2 2017
Good evening!
Here’s everything that transpired during the course of the day…
Tamil Nadu has asked for the Navy and Coast Guard’s help to look for fishermen missing at sea. Chief minister Palaniswami requested that helicopters be deployed to look for the missing. Kanyakumari and Tirunelveli districts reported the maximum damage from cyclone Ockhi. The storm has claimed 14 lives so far in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Read
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Salil Parekh will take over as Infosys CEO and managing director from January 2 next year. Parekh has been appointed for five years and will be the second outsider CEO at the IT giant. He joins from French IT and consulting company Capgemini, where he is the CEO of financial services across Europe, North America and Asia. Nandan Nilekani will continue as non-executive chairman.
A Chinese media report has denied that pollutants are getting added to river Siang in Chinese territory, before it enters India. The state-run Global Times, parroting the official Chinese line, said that Arunachal Pradesh was a part of China and there was no question of China polluting its own river. “India should not point its finger at China on hydrological issues to incite anti-China sentiment,” the report said.
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Former PM Manmohan Singh said it is too early to conclude there is a reversal in decline of the economy. “Some economists believe that the Central Statistics Office has not adequately captured the impact of demonetisation and GST on the informal sector that accounts for about 30 per cent of the economy,” he said. He also claimed that for the Modi government to equal the UPA’s 10-yr average, the economy will have to grow at 10.6% in 2018-19.
Virat Kohli has become the first captain to hit three successive hundreds in a three-Test series. Batting in the thrid Test against Sri Lanka in Delhi today, Kohli also got past the 5,000 Test run mark in his 105th inning, the fourth fastest by an Indian after Gavaskar, Sehwag and Tendulkar. India are at a commanding position at stumps on Day 1 with 371/4 on board, and Kohli unbeaten on 156.
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