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Daily Newsletter | Saturday, February 11, 2017
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From 2018, single entrance test for engineering, architecture seats
The Centre has approved the proposal for a single entrance exam for engineering and architecture at the undergraduate level from 2018, on the lines of the national eligibility and entrance test for medical colleges.
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Have spoken to US govt on visa issue: IT minister
The government said on Friday that it had expressed “concerns” at the “right quarters” in the US administration regarding the possible impact on Indian IT companies due to proposed changes to the visa policy by the Trump administration.
Centre to crack down on bogus shell companies
In order to create a credible deterrence a ‘whole of government approach’ will be adopted through coordinated efforts. Red flag indicators would be used for identifying shell companies, and The database will also capture Aadhaar number of individual directors in the companies,” an official release said.


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World’s heaviest female will touchdown in Mumbai shortly
The world’s heaviest woman, Eman Ahmed from Egyptian, will touch down in Mumbai airport in a short while.
Gandhi Museum at Delhi’s Palika Bazar soon
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is building a Gandhi Museum at Palika Bazar parking garden in Connaught Place.
Note ban: Realtor transacted Rs 14 cr
The Income Tax department has unearthed illegal transactions to the tune of over Rs 14 crore during the search operation on the city-based builder involved in depositing scrapped notes in the Jandhan accounts in Patan’s bank.


OnePlus 3, 3T Oxygen update brings Amazon Prime video streaming to users in India
In a blog post, the company said that the Android Nougat-based OxygenOS v4.0.3, besides bug fixes, adds Wi-Fi IPv6 support toggle and Smart Wi-Fi Switcher. The Smart Wi-Fi Switcher allows the handset to switch to data connection in areas of poor Wi-F…
Samsung foldable smartphone to go into production this year: Report
The report further adds that Samsung could start with mass production of clam-type smartphones by second half of 2018. Until then it may get ample time to see its adoption in the market.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shows off Oculus motion controller gloves
Although no further details have been mentioned about the gloves, it’s enough to get the fans excited. That’s because using the gloves (and thus, hand motion gestures) is much easier as opposed to using regular VR controllers.


Hyderabad Test: Bangladesh fumble after Kohli’s record double
Kohli’s fourth double century in Tests, a comeback ton for India’s No. 1 wicketkeeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha, and a brisk half-century from Ravindra Jadeja saw India pile on a mammoth 687/6 declared.
India v Bangladesh: Double impact, Virat Kohli style
He had a few rough moments in a brief period when he looked a little undone by the turning ball, but otherwise Virat Kohli was immovable.
India beat Sri Lanka, enter final of T20 World Cup for the Blind
J Prakash’s unbeaten 115 in 52 balls and his unbroken opening partnership of 175 runs with Ajay Kumar Reddy (51 not out) helped defending champions India thrash Sri Lanka by 10 wickets and enter the final of T20 World Cup for the Blind at Lal Bahadur Stadium on Friday.


India’s industrial output contracts 0.4% y/y in Dec
The factory output had risen by 5.7% in Nov, 2016. Earlier, it encountered a (-)0.9% slide in the corresponding month of the previous year. As per the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) data released by the CSO, the contraction was mainly on account of a 2% decline in manufacturing output.
Corpbank business registers growth of 5.35% in Q3
Corporation Bank managing director and CEO Jai Kumar Garg announced here on Friday the performance highlights for the quarter/ 9 months ended December 31, 2016.
RBI sets rupee reference rate at 67.9367 against dollar
The Reserve Bank of India on Friday fixed the reference rate of the rupee at 67.9367 against the US dollar and 71.3344 for the euro.


Hrithik Roshan hasn’t walked out of Karan ’s next…
This is the truth that BT has, if we may say so, from the horse’s mouth. Karan Johar, reportedly, was to bankroll the project with Karan Malhotra (of ‘Agneepath’ fame) as the director.
What’s the fuzz all about Shahid?
Shahid Kapoor and facial fuzz seem to have become best buddies.
Miscreant creates ruckus on Athiya Shetty’s set
An unidentified local from Film City entered the set to catch a glimpse of Athiya Shetty
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