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We send one update, generally early in the morning, summarising the most important news and a couple of interesting/op-ed columns, everyday.

On Sundays we do a special feature of long form articles with summaries on why you should read them.

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Klips for 28th Sept

World 🌎| Imran Khan warns of ‘bloodbath’ in Kashmir once restrictions called off

  • He warned that a war between the two nations will ‘reverberate beyond their borders’
  • He was addressing the UNGA in a 30min speech

Reuters: https://reut.rs/2mcjVkD

Modi at UNGA:  Swacch Bharat, Ayushman Bharat and strong mandate

  • Modi said India would be launching a campaign to stamp-out the use of single use plastic
  • While the PM did bring up terrorism, he did not mention either Pak or Kashmir

Reuters: https://reut.rs/2nLLUI1

National 🇮🇳| Mumbai airport’s runway to be partially closed for 5 months

  • The main runway will be shut for maintenance between 9am and 5:30pm from Nov 1

Livemint: http://bit.ly/2lLU5U7

Economy & Business 💰| Delhi govt to sell onions at ₹23.5/kg from Saturday: Kejriwal

  • Each person will be eligible for 5kg at this rate
  • Elections in Delhi are set to be announced anytime soon

Livemint: http://bit.ly/2nqStzu

🗣Air India sale gathers pace, Niti Aayog hears SpiceJet’s ‘concerns’

  • While no carrier has shown interest in buying the airline, SpiceJet is considered to be in the forefront
  • The panel to decide on the sale is headed by Amit Shah and met for the first time last week

ET: http://bit.ly/2mlpo8P

Opinion: The top court and a grave of freedom

  • Worth reading the initial paras for handling of Kashmir and habeas corpus pleas

Hindu: http://bit.ly/2nmra9P

🗣Interesting: Maruti offers Rs 1L discount on Baleno

  • This is far higher than the announced discount of ₹5000 across other cars

BS: http://bit.ly/2mw8ap1

Interesting (and funny): Indian Air Travel

  • A heart-felt and hilarious Tweet thread by Pablo Chaterjee about Indian air travel, one that you will completely relate with

Twitter: http://bit.ly/2nXf2fy

Klips for 27th Sept

World 🌎| HK CEO trapped for hours by protestors after ‘open dialogue’

  • Thousands of protestors blocked the roads leading out of the stadium
  • Almost 4 hours after the session ended, Carrie Lam was allowed to leave
  • Protests have now gone on for 3 months

Reuters: https://reut.rs/2maIoGS

National 🇮🇳| 11 dead as rain batters Pune & neighbouring areas

  • Pune has received 113% more rain than normal this year
  • More than 28000 people have been rescued as rains and flooding caused widespread destruction

Reuters: https://reut.rs/2m0hbXs

Economy & Business 💰| PMC bank depositors can withdraw upto ₹10000: RBI

  • The relaxation comes as a minor relief to depositors as the earlier cap was ₹1000
  • Interestingly 60% of depositors have deposits less than this amount

Hindu: http://bit.ly/2ly1oij

🗣After RBI, Govt now wants ₹34000cr dividend from Oil companies

  • The decision was taken before the announcement of the corporate tax cuts last Friday

ET: http://bit.ly/2lyVDAU

Tech 📱| FB gets digital rights for ICC events in sub-continent

  • The rights are for certain content such as post-match recaps and featured content and not the live streams
  • The partnership is similar to the one ICC had with Youtube for the recent World Cup

Livemint: http://bit.ly/2nGdQ06

Amazon announces ‘Day 1’ Alexa products: Glasses, ring and wireless EarPods

  • All three products are ‘early iterations’ and in limited supply

Techcrunch: https://tcrn.ch/2lqZZd8

Opinion: Amazon Suddenly Realizes Its Customers Care About Privacy

  • Some of its recent moves and announcements show a change in thinking

Bloomberg: https://wapo.st/2mbK96v

Interesting: Soon you can ride a Victoria with a renewed charm

  • The iconic Victoria carriages are set to make a comeback at Mumbai’s Marine Drive, albeit in a different avatar

Hindu: http://bit.ly/2lyQEAc

🗣Interesting: On Manmohan Singh’s birthday, 4 reforms from his 1991 roadmap that changed India

Print: http://bit.ly/2mdd0aL

Klips for 26th Sept

National 🇮🇳| Hyderabad gets heaviest rain in 100 years

  • The city received 7.5cm of rain with some parts receiving 13.2cm rain, causing flooding and traffic jams
  • The IMD said the city was witnessing an ‘unusual phenomenon’

Economy & Business 💰| Bulgaria’s Kristalina Georgieva named IMF chief

  • She becomes the first emerging market MD of the IMF
  • She has been the CEO of the World Bank will take over from Christine Lagarde

Reuters: https://reut.rs/2nhlOfW

#IMF: International Monetary Fund

PMC bank’s loans to HDIL come under lens

  • PMC lent money to HDIL, which was facing insolvency proceedings, at a rate of 13% with deposit receipts as a pledge
  • Also, HDIL owns 190000 shares of the bank besides 93000 shares of Dream The Mall, the company that owns the building housing the bank’s HQ

Livemint: http://bit.ly/2lbOaaD

Indo-US trade talks stall as US raises bar in removal of restrictions

  • The US demands included removal of tariffs on number of items, changes in e-comm law, including data storage and cloud computing
  • In return it was willing to provide only 50% of GSP benefits, that it ended recently

Livemint: http://bit.ly/2lOl9lJ

Tech 📱| WeWork Founder CEO Adam Neumann steps down

  • Two new CEOs have been appointed to replace Neumann

Techcrunch: http://bit.ly/2nijUvq

Opinion: The real deal – On India-US trade deal

After the Howdy Modi ‘success’, Trump offers a reality check

Hindu: http://bit.ly/2mQZ2ep

Opinion: A booster shot for India Inc is nice. But how will this lead to greater consumption?

When the problems are demand driven, how is a corp tax cut going to help that?

ET: http://bit.ly/2nmG3Ja

Interesting: Daxing – World’s largest airport now open

Thr airport can handle 72mn passengers

Guardian: http://bit.ly/2nf1Q5k

Klips for 25th Sept

World 🌎| US House begins Trump impeachment inquiry

  • The matter relates to Trump’s calls to the Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden
  • Trump called the inquiry ‘Witch hunt garbage’

Reuters: https://reut.rs/2n0w3Fj

Johnson suspension of Parliament unlawful: UK Supreme Court

  • The court said: ‘The prime minister’s advice to Her Majesty was unlawful, void and of no effect’
  • Johnson remained defiant, however, saying he ‘strongly disagreed’ with the decision

Reuters: https://reut.rs/2llJ4sv

National 🇮🇳| Trump urges Modi to improve ties with Pak

  • He urged Modi to ‘fulfil his promise to better the lives of the Kashmiri people’
  • This statement immediately followed his interactions with Imran Khan and offer to mediate, again

Reuters: https://reut.rs/2kZErUX

Economy & Business 💰| RBI puts curbs on PMC banks, withdrawals capped at ₹1000

  • It’s now come to light that the bank had exposure to DHFL (Mumbai Mirror)
  • RBI’s restriction caused a bank run as huge crowds gathered at bank branches

Mumbai Mirror: http://bit.ly/2lwTRjI

Livemint: http://bit.ly/2mVs90e

Interesting: You have the right to be forgotten by Google – but only in Europe

  • In a landmark judgement Europe top court says the right is only restricted to Europe

Reuters: https://reut.rs/2kOZM3b

Interesting: VVPATs Can Be Hacked, Says Former IAS Officer in Series of Tweets

  • Kannan, who resigned citing disillusionment after Kashmir lockdown raises some valid questions on the VVPAT

Wire: http://bit.ly/2mtDLYk

Mumbai Sandwich loses its Slice of Life

  • Wibs bread, the iconic bread of the Mumbai Sandwichwala, with 46% market share and 90% share of sandwichwallas is off the shelves

Mumbai Mirror: http://bit.ly/2kWy6cJ

Klips for 24th Sept

World 🌎| ‘How dare you’ says Greta to world leaders at UN climate summit

  • The Swedish climate campaigner denounced world leaders and said ‘You have stolen my dreams’

Reuters: https://reut.rs/2mkPckI

Several stranded as Thomas Cook’s journey comes to an end

  • The British travel company, started in 1841, has about 600,000 people overseas and will seek governments’ help to get them back home
  • The company which had a piling debt was unable to secure a deal with investors or the British govt

Reuters: https://reut.rs/2lbThHO

GoT, Chernobyl win big at Emmy’s

  • GoT won the award for the best drama series and a haul of 12 Emmys
  • Chernobyl, a drama about the Soviet nuclear accident, won 10
  • Amongst networks, HBO won 34 while Netflix won 27

Reuters: https://reut.rs/2lbVlzy

Winners list: https://www.emmys.com/news/awards-news/71st-emmy-award-winners-live

(Searching ‘Emmy winners’ on Google gives better results)

Economy & Business 💰| 🗣Markets jump for a 2nd day after tax cuts

  • Sensex jumped 2.83% or 1075 pts
  • The Sensex has gained over 8% over the last two sessions

Livemint: http://bit.ly/2kHaGYJ

Tech 📱| Travis Kalanick buys stake in cloud kitchen company Rebel Foods

  • The Mumbai based company operates more than 250 cloud kitchens in 22 Indian cities

Livemint: http://bit.ly/2mjVdy8

Opinion: Credibility deficit – On  Collegium’s recommendation on Justice Kureshi

Hindu: http://bit.ly/2lfB64b

Opinion: India Sends Up the Monetary Helicopters

  • A question worth asking is if the tax cuts will be financed by ‘Helicopter money’

Bloomberg: http://bit.ly/2kH5p3n

🗣Interesting: India at Wrestling World C’ships: Five medals, four Olympic quotas mark best-ever performance

Scroll: http://bit.ly/2mds0VQ

Klips for 18th Sept

National 🇮🇳| 🗣RSS affiliate asks Gadkari to limit Ola, Uber surge pricing

  • The Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) has opposed the govt’s move to allow Ola, Uber to charge upto 3 times the amount during peak hours
  • People have sent in screenshots of 6-min rides costing ₹2000, as per the SJM


Economy & Business 💰| WeWork IPO shelved, India unit sale also delayed

  • The IPO will now likely happen by end of 2019 at a reduced valuation of $10-12bn (from $47bn in Jan)
  • The stake sale in the India unit will only happen post this IPO

Livemint: http://bit.ly/30mGiBH

Oil price jitters: Sensex loses 650pts, all 2019 gains lost

  • India’s import bill is likely to rise due to the Saudi attack, even though Russia’s Rosneft has stepped in
  • Oil prices were seen to cool as talks of Saudi output restoration came in

Livemint: http://bit.ly/2Lz6rsY

Tech 📱| Indian users can now add music to Instagram Stories

  • The feature was unavailable earlier due to regional restrictions

Hindu: http://bit.ly/2LUj8xo

Opinion: Undesirable and divisive: On Amit Shah’s push for Hindi

Hindu: http://bit.ly/34UatUf

🗣Interesting: Use of seat belts goes up among bus, truck drivers

  • A likely positive outcome of the new Motor Vehicle Act and fines

Hindu: http://bit.ly/2LWDHJt

🗣Opinion: Austerity for growth

  • An open letter by former RBI Governor Dhruvvi Subbarao to the FM

IE: http://bit.ly/304q97Y

Klips for 17th Sept

National 🇮🇳| SC directs govt to ‘restore normalcy’ in Kashmir

  • The SC was hearing several pleas on Kashmir which it had so far avoided, to give the govt ‘more time’
  • Justice Bobde called the situation ‘a terrible state of affairs’
  • The lockdown has now continued for 42 days

Reuters: https://reut.rs/2I3Z4aP

Former CM and Union Minister Farooq Abdullah booked under law used against terrorists

  • The Public Safety Act allows for detention upto 2 years with no court trials
  • This came to light when the SC finally allowed pleas on Kashmir to be heard and Vaiko’s plea highlighted the detention

Hindu: http://bit.ly/30jUv2t

Economy & Business 💰| RBI’s current account under threat if oil surge continues: RBI Gov

  • Oil prices surged after a drone strike on a Saudi oil field that affected 5% of global oil supply

Reuters: https://reut.rs/30pkPrZ

🗣Interesting: ‘Squarely blame Supreme Court for economic slowdown’: Harish Salve in conversation with Indira Jaising 

The Leaflet: http://bit.ly/2UYnQ16

🗣Opinion: Public? Safety?

  • ‘Move to book Farooq Abdullah under PSA shows arbitrariness — and a lack of plan to address the crisis in J&K’

Indian Express: http://bit.ly/2UXxYY8

Interesting: Get popcorn for iOS 13’s privacy pop-ups of creepy Facebook data grabs

  • Users are soon about to find out just how ‘creepy’ FB really gets as they use it on newer OS’s with privacy features

Techcrunch: https://tcrn.ch/2IbSVJB

Interesting: SoftBank Backers Rethink Role in Next Vision Fund on WeWork

Bloomberg: http://bit.ly/30ouLSu

Klips for 11th Sept

World 🌎| HK Protestors boo Chinese national anthem at soccer game

  • 10000 protestors jeered and held up signs with ‘boo’ as the Chinese National Anthem played

Reuters: https://reut.rs/2N5NQH3

National 🇮🇳| Mumbai Aarey trees: protestors move Mumbai HC

  • The HC hearing is on Sept 17
  • Protestors have also planned a silent protest on Friday at 4pm at BKC

Hindu: http://bit.ly/2N5PF6R

🗣IAF resurrects 17 Squadron ‘Golden Arrows’ for Rafale

  • Ambala based 17 Squadron ‘Golden Arrows’ will operate the first squadron on the jet
  • The jets are set to arrive in May 2020

Hindu: http://bit.ly/2NcaQ6X

Economy & Business 💰| Millennial mindset of using Ola, Uber is adversely affecting auto sector: FM

  • She said this, along with shift to BS6 are the main reasons for the auto sector having it’s worst ever drop in sales (and not economic conditions)
  • Oddly though, she didn’t explain why truck and other vehicle sales are down

Livemint: http://bit.ly/2N8yWj9

🗣Govt to buy J&K apples directly from farmers, transfer money to bank accounts

  • NAFED will complete the purchases by 15th Dec
  • Apple farmers have taken a serious hit due to the clampdown in Kashmir

Business Today: http://bit.ly/32z81R9

#NAFED: National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd

Tech 📱| Apple launches Apple Watch 5 with always on display, as also iPhone 11

  • The Watch will has a new display technology to achieve an all day battery life (18hrs), even with the screen on
  • The iPhone 11 is priced at $699 (₹64900 in India)
  • Apple also priced Apple TV+ at $4.99 a month and free 1 yr subscription for some Apple devices (₹99 in India)

Highlights in 11min: http://bit.ly/32vXfLm (Verge)

Reuters: https://reut.rs/2ZQGzlb

Jack Ma bids farewell to Alibaba

  • Ma donned a rock star suit at one point and so did other senior members of Alibaba in a 4 hour event

Reuters: https://reut.rs/2UQg2P1

Interesting: With 10 unicorns, Delhi-NCR is the new startup capital of India: Report

Livemint: http://bit.ly/32JZZ8n

Opinion: Apple Finally Confronts Its Growth-Starved Reality

Bloomberg: http://bit.ly/32sRu1c

Klips for 10th Sept

World 🌎| UN Human Rights Commission asks India to end lockdown in Kashmir

  • The UNHRC asked the govt to respect basic human rights and restore mobile communications
  • Kashmir is in lockdown now for more than a month

Hindu: http://bit.ly/2N7Fj6m

Tie my hands, but I will leave: Boris on Brexit

  • He promised to go through with Brexit even if a deal is not worked out
  • This despite a law being passed that will extend the deadline by 3months, to Jan 2020

Reuters: https://reut.rs/2ZLEPcR

National 🇮🇳| Nothing to fear in Citizenship Bill, Amit Shah

  • The Home Minister said people of northeast had nothing to fear from the Citizenship Amendment Bill, which will come up in the RS in the next session
  • Shah also said that article 371 was not in danger
  • The Article gives special protection to the rights of the indigenous people of NE

Hindu: http://bit.ly/32AyUEa

To understand the dangers of religion based citizenship, check the video: http://bit.ly/2XfG9CG(Youtube, Akash Banerjee)

Vande Bharat express production stopped due to ‘discovery’ of high energy consumption

  • It was ‘found’ that the train has far higher energy consumption than world standards, as mass production was to begin

Livemint: http://bit.ly/2N5VEZl

NHAI doesn’t require more govt support: Gadkari

  • In what has been an ongoing parley between the PMO and Gadkari’s ministry, there is little clarity on how NHAI will service its massive debt
  • The matter appears to be more of internal party politics than just economics (stay tuned for more on this)

Livemint: http://bit.ly/2Naiz5t

Economy & Business 💰| Passenger vehicles record worst ever drop in sales in Aug

  • PV sales fell 31.57% while car sales dropped 41.09% y-o-y
  • This is worst drop since 1997-98, when SIAM started recording data

Reuters: https://reut.rs/2N97HoM

#SIAM: Society of Indian Automobile Manufactures

Tribunal revokes ban on PWC

  • SEBI had enforced a 2yr ban on PWC to audit firms in 2018
  • The Securities Appellate Tribunal also said that SEBI had overstepped its jurisdiction
  • The matter relates to the Satyam scam in which SEBI detected fraud

Livemint: http://bit.ly/32ElUxH

Paytm loses triple to ₹4,217cr

  • This amount is higher than its revenue for ‘19 at ₹3,579cr
  • Despite so called cashbacks, Paytm revenue grew only 8.2%

Livemint: http://bit.ly/2N6kbgH

Tech 📱| Anti-trust case launched against Google

  • The case relates to ‘Google’s overarching control of online advertising and search results’
  • The case has been opened by 48 US state Attorney Generals

Reuters: https://reut.rs/2NSZZi8

🗣⭐️When ’90s kids were getting drawn to cola, this Doodh ad made drinking milk cool again

  • The story of Amul’s ‘Doodh doodh doodh doodh, piyo glass full doodh ad’

Print: http://bit.ly/2NeKKR9