If you have miss-out the big breaking of the day, here’s the recap of all the news that made headlines at international, national, sports, entertainment and business. Let’s have a quick look at news-wrap.
1. A group of traders on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court, seeking a modification of the October 9 order that banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR (National Capital Region) till November 1.
2. The recent Supreme Court order on the right to privacy lays down the correct exemptions which protect Aadhaar, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said. Mr Jaitley, who is in the U.S. to attend the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, was responding to a question at the Columbia University on how the government is planning to handle Aadhaar after the recent Supreme Court decision on the right to privacy.
3. Defending the Additional Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta on taking the case of Jay Shah, son of Amit Shah, in a defamation case filed against news portal on a report on his growing assets, the law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, said that the law officers were allowed to take up private suits depending on the nature of the case. He further said, “It is a private dispute in which the Government of India is not a party. Mr Mehta had earlier handled their cases so when he requested permission it was granted. They can never attend cases in which GOI is a party.”
1. President Donald Trump suggested he’s smarter than Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, saying in an interview published on Tuesday that if Mr Tillerson did call him a moron, as reported, the two should “compare IQ tests.” “And I can tell you who is going to win,” Mr Trump said to Forbes magazine.
2. Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s house arrest will be set aside if the Pakistan government does not submit evidence against him, the Lahore High Court has warned. Saeed, the Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief, is under house arrest since January 31.
3. London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan and Deputy Mayor Rajesh Agarwal are to visit India and Pakistan later this year, on the first official trip by a senior British politician to both countries, as city authorities seek to reassure businesses and others across the world of the resilience and strengths of the city post-Brexit.
1. Releasing the latest data on the economic growth for 2017 and 2018, the International Monitory Fund (IMF) projected a slow growth due to the “lingering impact” of demonetisation and the Goods and Service Tax (GST), the report termed. The IMF earlier projected India’s growth at 6.7% in 2017 and 7.4% in 2018, which are 0.5 and 0.3 percentage points less than the projections earlier this year, respectively.
2. The ride-hailing company Ola on Wednesday said it has managed to raise $1.1 billion in a funding round led by Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Limited in addition to other investors which including SoftBank and new US-based financial investors. Ola is in talks with other investors as well managing to secure another $1 billion of investing taking the total to $2 billion.
3. French tyre major Michelin is set to double its production capacity at its Chennai plant by the end of calendar 2018 to sustain growth momentum. It will also be expanding its product portfolio, said a top executive. “Currently, we are producing 15,000 tonnes per annum,” said Jean Dominique Senard, CEO, Michelin Group. “By end 2018, we would have doubled it to 30,000 tonnes. This also calls for providing direct employment to 150 people.”
1. Veteran fast bowler Ashish Nehra has decided to retire from competitive cricket after the first T20 International against New Zealand at his home ground, Feroz Shah Kotla, on November 1.
2. Netherlands captain Arjen Robben signalled the end of his international career on Tuesday after his country failed to reach the 2018 World Cup finals despite a 2-0 win over Sweden.
3. Iran notched up tournament-defining win by shredding Germany to bits in a 4-0 mauling at the Fatorda stadium here on Tuesday. Younes Delfi bagged a brace while Allahyar Sayyad and Vahid Namdari completed the rout as Iran guaranteed itself a knockout berth. It will top Group ‘C’ if it avoids defeat against Costa Rica in the final game on Friday.
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