Thursday Evening News Brief, November 9

Thursday evening brief Nov 9 2017
Good evening!
Here’s everything that transpired during the course of the day…
‘I have achieved a lot, but for me this is just the start,’ PV Sindhu has said. “I cannot focus on the rankings and think that I need to win this event or that to become No. 1,” Sindhu, who recently won a silver medal at the Badminton World Championships, said, adding, “One of my strong points is that because I am tall, I get very good reach. My court coverage is very good.” Read
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Capt Amarinder Singh took a swipe at Arvind Kejriwal, saying the AAP chief was a ‘peculiar man with views on everything’. “Mr Kejriwal is a peculiar person who has a habit of commenting on matters of which he has little understanding. There is 20 million ton of paddy straw, where do I ask farmers to store? So Mr Kejriwal doesn’t understand this problem,” the Punjab CM said. While Kejriwal has been exhorting Amarinder to meet with him to discuss ways to resolve the issue of Delhi’s dangerously poor air quality, the Punjab CM has reiterated that the matter requires the Centre’s intervention.
The Reserve Bank will soon launch an awareness campaign – Suno RBI Kya Kehta Hai – to warn the public against falling prey to unsolicited offers from fraudsters. The drive comes amid rising instances of fraudsters trying to dupe gullible customers by promising them lucrative financial gains and prize money through e-mails and SMSes, and even through phone calls. People can also give a missed call to 8691960000 to get more information through Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) on fake calls or e-mails as “well as investing wisely and cautiously in chit funds”.
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The Supreme Court today sought CBI’s stand on Karti Chidambaram’s plea to go abroad. The court has asked the CBI to apprise it of its stand on November 16 on whether Karti, son of former Union minister P Chidambaram, can be conditionally allowed to go abroad for 4 to 5 days. A three-judge bench asked additional solicitor general, representing CBI, to seek instruction on the issue. During the hearing, the bench perused the documents supplied by CBI in a sealed cover relating to materials found during the investigation conducted so far.
The US and China today signed deals worth more than $250 billion, during Donald Trump’s maiden visit. The move comes amid Trump’s criticism of the Communist giant’s unfair business practices and the whopping $370 billion trade deficit. The deals, which were signed at a ceremony attended by Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People, included the purchase of US-made chipsets, jetliners and soybeans. Facts have shown that China and the United States have huge potential in reciprocal economic and trade cooperation, Xi said.
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