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Daily Newsletter | Thursday, August 31, 2017
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Today’s launch to start era of private sector role in satellite building
The launch of India’s eighth navigation satellite, IRNSS- 1H, on Thursday will open a new chapter in the country’s history of space exploration as, for the first time, the private sector has been actively involved in assembling and testing of a satellite.
Push for Army reforms: 57k posts to be rejigged
The government has approved a slew of measures to slash the non-operational flab of the almost 12-lakh strong Army to boost its combat capability, but is keeping the critical defence reforms of appointing a tri-Service chief and setting up integrated theatre commands on the backburner for now.
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99% of scrapped notes back with banks: RBI
In its annual report, the RBI said that the number of returned notes does not include the money collected by district central cooperative banks and from the notes deposited by citizens and financial institutions in Nepal, which are likely to be accepted.

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Bihar govt approves outer ring road project for Patna
The state capital will soon have an outer ring road which will cross through Kanhauli (near Bihta), Naubatpur, Lakhna, Daniyawan, Fatuha and Kachchi Dargarh.
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Tamil Nadu crisis: DMK-led delegation to meet President at 11am on Thursday
DMK is leading a delegation to President Ram Nath Kovind at 11am on Thursday to discuss the political situation in Tamil Nadu.

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Intex Aqua Note 5.5 smartphone with Android Nougat launched at Rs 4,299
Indian smartphone maker Intex has launched its latest budget smartphone Aqua Note 5.5 in India.
Motorola launches Moto G5S Plus, here’s how it’s different from Moto G5 Plus smartphone
The smartphone is said to be an updated version of Moto G5 Plus smartphone launched in May this year. Here’s an specs-wise comparison of the two smartphones
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Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) starts receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update
South Korean tech giant Samsung has started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat update for its Galaxy J7 (2016) smartphone.

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Sri Lanka steps up security after crowd trouble
Some 1,000 additional police will be deployed for the fourth ODI against India at the 35,000-seat capacity Premadasa Stadium in Colombo while CCTV cameras will be used to monitor the crowds, police said in a statement.
Duleep Trophy from Sept 7, Raina to captain India Blue
Suresh Raina has been named captain of the India Blue team for the Duleep Trophy, which will be held in Kanpur and Lucknow from September 7 to 29, providing him a platform to make a return to the Indian team.
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Sharapova looks to back up big win in battle with Babos
Former world number one Maria Sharapova looked like her old dominant self in her first Grand Slam match since serving a 15-month doping ban, defeating world number two Simona Halep in three entertaining sets.

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Accident cover for 4.5 lakhs Uber drivers
The cover provides drivers free coverage for accidental death and disablement, hospitalisation and outpatient medical treatment in case of an accident while online on the Uber App.
Markets overcome losses, Sensex jumps above 250 points
The 30-share BSE Sensex gained 258.07 points to close on 31,646.46 while the 50-share NSE Nifty finished trading on 9,884.40, up by 88.35 points. The Nifty went past the psychological mark of 9,900, however failed to hold on to the gains when the bourses closed for the day.
Settlement with Bakshi not possible, says McDonald’s
The NCLAT, which had last week asked both the parties to consider settling the dispute among themselves, has ordered them to file replies on cross petitions filed against each other, within a week. Counsel for McDonald’s said that the settlement of dispute with the franchise partner was not possible.
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Geeta Basra shares pic of daughter Hinaya’s new friend
Bollywood celebs much like us share their day-to-day happenings with their fan following on social media.
Karan Johar shares a throwback picture of godson Aryan Khan
Karan Johar may now be a father of twins Roohi and Yash, but the filmmaker played godfather to Shah Rukh Khan’s children for about 18 years. Soon after sharing the first clear pictures of the twins, Karan went on to share pictures of the most special people in his life.
This picture of Neetu Kapoor’s granddaughter Samara bidding farewell to Lord Ganesha is the cutest thing you will see today
Neetu Kapoor loves her granddaughter Samara Sahni to bits and her Instagram page is proof of that. The proud granny recently took to her social media account and shared a picture of Samara seeking blessings of the Lord
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