Latest and Top Ten National and International News – 22 Sep 2018

Today’s Fuel rate: Del: P 82.32 D 73.87 Kol: P 84.16 D 75.72 Mum: P 89.69 D 78.42 Chn: P 85.58, D 78.10

Jeff Bezos, World’s richest man publicly agonizing over vexing problem: what to do with all his money

Find: Random acts of kindness is good for mental health, can reduce depression/increase life satisfaction

Junk food effect: Quitting junk food cause withdrawal symptoms similar to drug addicts experience

Find: Eating fatty fish in pregnancy can enhance development of unborn child’s eyesight/brain function

Study: Regular bedtime/wake time may help revive self/boost heart & metabolic health

Aadhaar(right to privacy) Ayodhya & Adultery(Social morality): Important cases in Apex Court next week

WHO: Alcohol Responsible For 3MN Deaths Worldwide, 75% of alcohol related death are men

Telecom Secretary: In-flight connectivity (make calls & access internet) to be introduced by next week

India’s per capita alcohol consumption doubles in 11 years, 4.2L consumed by men/1.5L by women

3MN units sold of FASTag, a device used for automatic toll collection, 24% increase in toll revenue

UP: Malaria, mystery fever in rural areas leaves 30 dead in 2 days; hospitals ill-equipped to tackle crisis

Fitch ups India’s growth forecast for current fiscal to 7.8%; Rising oil bill/high interest rates key concerns

US-China trade war: India’s cotton exports to China may see 5fold jump, deliver 1.2MN tons in 3months

Google Pay Tweaks Privacy Policy After Paytm’s Complaint over disclosing customer data for Ads

Irdai raises minimum driver insurance cover to ₹15L to provide some succour to road accident victims

Manipur Univ: Suspended V-C faced protests financial irregularities, favouritism, 89Prof arrested against

Govt calls off MEA level meeting with Pakistan, cites killing of cops & Burhan Wani stamps

Kerala nun rape: Franco Mulakkal arrested, Medical check-up after police grill him for 3 days

Munich Police investigates massive human trafficking network linked to India & Nepal, arrests 5

ABB to enhance power quality for India’s longest freight train network help train at optimum speed

Just Delhi can save 250Cr/year if commuters switch off engines of vehicles waiting at traffic signals

GMR-TERNA gets LoA for development O & M of Heraklion international airport at Crete, Greece

Gujarat rules out foul play in death of 11 Gir lions, says territorial fight to blame (infighting/respiration)

Shares of housing finance Cos crash sharply; DHFL tumbles 42% on selling over fears of liquidity crisis

Market crash wiped out 5.6L Cr from investor wealth in 4 days, BSE plummeted over 1,100 points

Rupee rises 17 paise to end at 72.20 against US$ on sustained selling of American currency

US Davidson Kempner fund calls for forced sale of Essar’s UK assets to settle debt $450MN

iPhone XS is up to $200 more expensive but buyers undeterred by eye-watering prices, few upgrades

US: 1st human oesophagus created in lab using stem cells, help personalized disease diagnosis, therapy

China warns US to withdraw military sanctions on key Chinese military agency or ‘bear consequences’

Google staff discussed ways to fight Donald Trump travel ban, brainstorming on how to respond

Asia Cup: Jadeja 4/29 & Rohit 104-ball 83, India 7-wkt victory against Bangla, Pak bt Afghan

Today’s Word – *Dactyloscopy* – Comparing fingerprints for purpose of identification.

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