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Daily Newsletter | Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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Suresh Prabhu signals focus on new sectors to boost mfg, exports
Commerce and industry minister Suresh Prabhu has signalled a shift in India’s manufacturing and export strategy, with a focus on new emerging sectors such as genomic, while giving a thrust to export of goods that are not currently among the top 10 items shipped out of the country.
‘Lifestyle diseases biggest killer in Indian states’
Lifestyle diseases like heart and chronic respiratory diseases now kill more people than communicable ones like tubercolosis or diarrhoea in every state in India, including the most backward. This was revealed in the India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative’s Report released on Tuesday.
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PM for rules-based regional security architecture
The two countries signed four agreements as Modi and Duterte held their first bilateral summit in Manila on the sidelines of the Asean summit and the PM strongly pitched for a rules-based regional security architecture, reflecting a growing convergence among India, the US and Japan over the need to deal with China’s intent to dominate the region.


Delhi air a shade better, but emergency measures to stay
Air quality in the national capital remained ‘very poor’ on Tuesday despite showing a marked improvement, prompting the Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority (EPCA) to continue with the emergency measures such as ban on trucks and construction.
Centre to give Rs 10,000 crore to Maharashtra for irrigation projects
The central government will be giving Rs 10,000 crore as monetary help to the state in the next two years towards completion of the pending 107 irrigation projects.
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Annual day: Parents decry ‘exclusion’ of students over book fees
Parents of approximately 40 students of a school in Kandivali have demanded that their children not be excluded from the annual function over a fee dispute.


Intex launches Aqua Lions T1 and Aqua Jewel 2, price starts at Rs 4,999
HTC unveils Vive Focus standalone VR headset and Vive Wave Open Platform
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has announced its Focus Standalone VR headset at the Vive Developers Conference (VDC) in Beijing, China.
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Nike introduces limited edition Midnight Fog Apple Watch Series 3
Nike has partnered with Apple in order to launch a new variant of the Apple Watch Series 3, which will match its upcoming Air VaporMax running shoes.


Look at your career before commenting on Dhoni: Shastri
India’s chief coach Ravi Shastri on Tuesday once again extended unflinching support to Mahendra Singh Dhoni, saying those commenting on the two-time World Cup winning former skipper should look back at their own careers.
India hold Myanmar to 2-2 draw at AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers
Already through to the main tournament, India played out a 2-2 draw against Myanmar in the return-leg match of the AFC Asian Cup qualifying Group A match on Tuesday.
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Focus on remaining No. 1 in Tests: Rahane
India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane on Tuesday said their 9-0 clean sweep in Sri Lanka will have no bearing in the return series and they remain focussed on maintaining the No. 1 spot in Tests.


China factory output slows as government cracks down on pollution
Output at factories and workshops expanded 6.2 per cent on-year, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said, slowing from 6.6 per cent in September and below a forecast of 6.3 per cent in a Bloomberg News survey.
IndiGo moves court against DIAL order for partial shifting of flights at IGI Airport
Delhi International Airport Pvt Ltd (DIAL) had told IndiGo that from January 4, 2018, its flights to and from Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru will be from T2 only.
Godrej Properties come to sector 150, Noida
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Pics: Amrita Puri ties the knot in a destination wedding
‘Kai Po Che’ actress Amrita Puri tied the knot with her longtime beau Imrun Sethi in a very intimate destination wedding in Bangkok.
‘Padmavati’: Deepika Padukone defines royalty in every frame
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