Latest and Top Ten National and International News 18 August 2018.

Today’s Fuel rate: Del: P 77.20 D 68. Kol: P 80.14 D 71.70 Mum: P 84.63 D 73.10 Chn: P 80.20, D 72.74

Why do we Elect? 30% MPs put poor Lok Sabha show, 25 MPs not participated in debate/no Question

WHO announces important changes to multi drug resistant TB treatment – minimize injectibles

Rise in extreme weather events in India raise concerns over climate change impact, frequent heavy rains

Kerala: Water, vector-borne disease outbreak looms, killed 324 people/displaced 3Lacs across the state

Kerala rains: Mindless trolls with their misogynistic, communal views are only adding to state’s woes

As many as 868 people have lost their lives, due to rains, floods and landslides in 7 states across India

Farewell, AB Vajpayee. Iconic Leader Cremated With State Honours on banks of river Yamuna

RBI: Bank credit to MSMEs fell 4.3% YOY Dec 2016, GST dented exports, demonetization led to decline

RBI: In last 3yrs More Indians (44%) going abroad for studies, but foreign students(14%) aren’t coming in

RBI Governor: Operators must pay attention to cyber security, reasonableness of charges

Central Statistical Office: India’s economy actually touched magical 10% mark in 2006-07(Official GDP)

Record! Whopping Income Tax collection – 10.03L Cr during 2017-18, 6.92Cr IT returns filed

Delhi to Chandigarh in 3 hours! with new Tejas Express train that will offer aircraft-like luxury/comforts!

Study: Morning snack of almonds may reduce total cholesterol, improve body’s ability to regulate sugar

Smoking parents up kids’ lung disease risk related deaths due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Air India pilots threaten to stop working if their flying allowance dues aren’t paid, Board meets

Study: From Oman to NCR towns, 74% of Delhi’s pollution comes from outside

Psst, be careful someone may be secretly recording our telephonic conversation, no mechanism to warn

States set to introduce helicopter services, Under UDAN 76 routes awarded travel to/from counted as 2

PIL in Supreme Court challenges DVC exporting concessional coal power to Bangladesh when it is scarce

India among top 5 markets for mobile gaming due to proliferation of smartphones/cheaper data plans

National Anti-profiteering Authority NAA plans to knock on factory gates to enforce GST rate cuts

CSIR lab develops potential clot buster drug for stroke, licence for clinical trials, 1.3MN deaths by Stroke

Closing bell: Nifty close at record 11,470- Sensex surges 284 pts powered to 37,947 by banking stocks

Controversial idea to encourage childbirth! No children? Pay a tax, Chinese academics suggest

US, China to resume talks to resolve stand-off over trade, but breakthrough chances bleak for time being

US: Judge in Paul Manafort trial says he has been threatened, now under Marshal protection

US Federal appeals court ruled Trump to immediately implement an Obama-era chemical safety rule

Pentagon: China ‘Rapidly’ Expanding Bomber Training for Strikes on US Targets & its allies

6.0 magnitude earthquake rattles southern Costa Rica, Panama; capable of causing severe damage

Elon Musk says he’s cracking under stress of Tesla job, shares plunge 6%, If you do better take Reins

Asia/Pacific Group urges Pakistan to curb terror financing, money laundering to get off FATF ‘grey list’

Today’s Word – *Ufology* – Study of alien spacecraft.

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