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Clinton leads Trump 48-43%: Tracking poll
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06 November

Clinton leads Trump 48-43%: Tracking poll

Washington: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds a five-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in the latest Washington Post-ABC Tracking Poll released early on Sunday. In the Post-ABC poll released on Friday, Clinton led Trump by 47 per cent to 44 per cent. Clinton had an advantage in affirmative support, the poll said, with 55 per cent of backers saying they are mainly supporting her, compared with 43 per cent of Trump voters. More Trump voters say they “mainly oppose Clinton.”  
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Brainy Knights – Innovators in early schooling
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04 November

Brainy Knights – Innovators in early schooling

Bangalore: Children of the ages between 18 months and 6 years are extremely receptive. It is during this age that a child’s IQ and character could be moulded and the impact of careful grooming plays a significant role in this. Schooling is one of the prominent chapters in the life of every child. Here comes the significance of pre-schooling. There has been an increase in the number of pre-schools across the country. According recent studies, children enrolled in pre-schools are more behaved and have higher IQ scores. Brainy Knights are a team of IIT and IIM alumni who offer complete end to end solutions for preschools. It is headed by Bhawna Shah (CEO), an IIM Alumni, and assisted by Mudit Kumar - Cofounder (IIT Alumni) and Dr. Ashish Shah – MBBS (Advisor). The venture is an ambitious project aimed at providing early education and care for children aged between two and six years. The organization’s mission is to provide far reaching, affordable, transparent and quality education to preschoolers through the use of technology. Brainy Knights help people setup preschools from scratch for those who haven't established a school yet. If someone already owns a school, the organisation helps them upgrade the school by providing a professional curriculum and complete support for regular operations. The main highlight of Brainy Knights is their curriculum that has been reviewed by professors at IIM – Bangalore, which was also assessed and appreciated by leading child specialists at Fortis and Mallaya hospital, Bangalore. Contact: E-mail: brainyknights@gmail.com Website: http://brainyknights.com Phone: 9845903379  
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Clinton leading Trump by 3.1 percentage points: Polls average 
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01 November

Clinton leading Trump by 3.1 percentage points: Polls average 

Washington: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is leading her Republican rival Donald Trump by 3.1 percentage points in the average of polls. According to RealClearPolitics, which keeps track of all major polls, Trump is trailing Clinton by 3.1 percentage in average of polls. However, in the Bing average of national polls, Clinton is leading by five points. Clinton has 82 per cent chances of winning elections, as per Bing political predictions. Polls have been tightening after last week's decision of the FBI to reopen its investigation into the alleged email scandal. Two of the three polls, carried out after the FBI announced its decision on October 28 to reopen its probe into her alleged email scandal, showed Clinton leading Trump by three percentage points, while in another (IBD/TIPP), she is leading the real-estate mogul by just one percentage points. As per IBD/TIPP, considered to be the most accurate poll, Clinton has support of 45 per cent of the likely voters as against Trump's 44 per cent. Politico/Morning Consult said Trump (39 per cent) is trailing Clinton (42 per cent) by three percentage points, while as per Rasmussen the Republican nominee (39 per cent) is behind the former Secretary of State (42 per cent) by same difference. Meanwhile in the battle ground State of New Hampshire, Trump is leading Clinton by two points.
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UN lights up for Diwali for the first time
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30 October

UN lights up for Diwali for the first time

United Nations: Diwali was commemorated for the first time at the United Nations, with the world body’s imposing headquarters here lit up especially on the occasion of the Indian festival of lights. The facade of the UN headquarters was lit in bright hues and the words ‘Happy Diwali’, along with the image of a traditional ‘diya’, projected onto the building. “Lighting up. @UN lights up for #Diwali for 1st time,” India’s Ambassador to the UN Syed Akbaruddin tweeted. “Happy Diwali! @UN celebrates Diwali for 1st time. Thank you @UN_PGA for this initiative,” Akbaruddin said in another tweet, thanking General Assembly President Peter Thomson for the initiative. He also tweeted a picture of passers—by clicking photographs of the building as well as being themselves clicked against the illuminated UN headquarters in the background. Thomson also tweeted a picture of the UN building lit up in bright blue for Diwali and said “Light over darkness, hope over despair, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil — the UN lights up. Happy Diwali!” The UN Secretariat building will be lit up for Diwali from October 29—31. It is for the first time that the Indian festival of lights is celebrated at the world body after the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution in December, 2014 that acknowledged the “significance of Diwali“. Noting that the festival is observed in many UN member states, the resolution had called on UN bodies to avoid holding meetings on Diwali, declaring it a no—meeting day. From 2016 onwards, Diwali was made an optional holiday for the UN, India’s Permanent Mission to the world body said in a special video message. Earlier in June, the UN building was lit up on the occasion of the International Yoga Day, with images of Yoga postures projected on the imposing headquarters.
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Clinton leads Trump by 5 points in latest poll 
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25 October

Clinton leads Trump by 5 points in latest poll 

Washington: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is leading her Republican rival Donald Trump by five percentage points in a "much tighter" race to the White House, according to a latest poll. Clinton is favoured by 49 per cent of likely voters as against Trump's 44 per cent, as per the results of the latest poll released by CNN/ORC. CNN described this as a "much tighter" race to the White House. Libertarian's Gary Johnson and Green Party's Jill Stein are backed by three and two per cent respectively. As per RealClearPolitics, which keeps track of all major national polls, Trump, 70, is now trailing 68-year-old Clinton by 5.5 percentage points, the poll said yesterday. Clinton now stands at 53 per cent among voters under age 45, compared with 47 per cent in the previous CNN/ORC poll. The only age group where Clinton currently trails Trump is among 50-64, who back Trump by four points in this poll, the news channel said. Clinton has a wide 12-point lead among women, while Trump edges Clinton by a narrow three-points among men.
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Patanjali to expand into textiles next year
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22 October

Patanjali to expand into textiles next year

Indore: Renowned yoga guru Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Group, after a successful stint in ayurvedic medicines and food processing, is eyeing to debut into textiles from Madhya Pradesh. The yoga guru announced on Saturday that Patanjali brand will enter into textiles and diary sectors in a big way from next year. "We will come into textiles from next year and will manufacture both men and women wear," he told TOI on the sidelines of Global Investors Summit. "From fashion wear to jeans, coat to langot (inner wear), Patanjali is going full steam ahead towards its goal of promoting manufacturing in India," he said. Speaking at the summit, Ramdev said said that the textile industry of the state is working on half of their capacities but from next year the situation will reverse. He said that Patanjali group is presently growing at 100 per cent annually, and by next year the growth can be around 200 per cent, and MP will benefit from the growth. He said, "Knowledge, skill and expertise is very important to succeed in life but besides this courage is one of the important ingredient." The yoga guru said in a scenario when countries like the United States and United Kingdom are stuck at 1-2 per cent growth rate Madhya Pradesh is growing at double digit.
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Hillary takes near unbeatable lead over Trump: Poll
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18 October

Hillary takes near unbeatable lead over Trump: Poll

Washington: Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, has a nine-point lead over her Republican rival Donald Trump, according to a latest poll which comes just three weeks before the general election. Clinton's (47 per cent) lead over Trump (38 per cent) has expanded to nine points, said CBS News in its poll conducted amidst allegations of sexual harassment against the controversial billionaire. The nine-point lead for Clinton is in a four-way match up, while in a two-way match up, she leads Trump by 11 points and her popularity among likely voters has crossed 51 per cent for the first time, it said. The poll is seen by many as unbeatable, with just three weeks to go for the November 8 general election. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson gets eight per cent of likely voters, while Green Party candidate Jill Stein receives three per cent of the vote. Two weeks ago, Clinton's lead was four points, the news channel said. "In a two-way match-up where third party candidates are not named explicitly, Clinton leads Trump 51 per cent to 40 per cent among likely voters, including leaners," it said on Monday. While Trump leads among men voters by just two per cent, he trails by 19 per cent among women voters. Trump also leads Clinton by six percentage points among white voters, but trails by just two per cent among white women. According to RealClearPolitics, which keeps tracks of all major national polls, Clinton's lead over Trump on an average has now increased to seven percentage points.  
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China to launch its manned mission on Monday
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16 October

China to launch its manned mission on Monday

Beijing: China will launch a manned space mission on Monday to send two astronauts to dock on its second experimental lab orbiting the earth for a month-long stay, as the country moves closer to realise its goal of setting up its own permanent space station by 2022. Chinese astronauts Jing Haipeng, 50, and 37-year-old Chen Dong will be blasted into space aboard Shenzhou-11 spacecraft at 7:30 am from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center near the Gobi Desert in northern China. The mission will be carried out by a Long March-2F carrier rocket, Wu Ping, Deputy Director of China's manned space engineering office said. It will dock with orbiting space lab Tiangong-2 within two days and the astronauts will stay in the lab for 30 days, she was quoted as saying by state-run Xinhua news agency. China, which conducted its first manned space mission in 2003, is putting in billions into its space program in a bid to catch up with the US and Europe. It also plans to launch its maiden Mars mission in 2020 to match India and others. China has said its space program is for peaceful purposes, but it has also tested anti-satellite missiles in addition to its civilian aims. The Shenzhou-11 spaceship will return to Earth within a day after docking the two astronauts on Tiangong-2 space lab and separating from it, according to Wu. Jing, who has been to space twice before for Shenzhou-7 mission in 2008 and Shenzhou-9 mission in 2012, will command the mission to the space lab which was launched last month. With a safe flight record of 1,500 hours as an air force pilot, Chen became China's second group of astronauts in May 2010, and was selected as a crew member of the Shenzhou-11 mission in June 2016, Wu said. This will be his first space mission. The space lab was launched as part China's efforts to set up its own manned space station by 2022, which will make it the only the country to have such a facility in service as the current in-service International Space Station (ISS) retires by 2024. Lei Fanpei, chairman of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp (CASC), recently said China plans to launch the experimental core module of its space station around 2018 with a Long March-5 heavy load carrier rocket, and the 20-ton combination space station will be sent into orbit around 2022. The space station has a designed life of 10 years in orbit 400 km above the earth surface. With this space station, China will become the second country after Russia to have developed a space station. China made a three-step strategy in 1992 for its manned space program, the large-scale manned space station being the last step.  
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Hillary Clinton won 2nd presidential debate: CNN
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10 October

Hillary Clinton won 2nd presidential debate: CNN

St. Louis: Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was on Sunday projected as the “clear winner” of the second US presidential debate but her Republican rival Donald Trump “exceeded expectations”, a CNN poll said. The CNN/ORC poll of debate watchers said Clinton was the clear winner in the debate, with 57 per cent saying Clinton won as opposed to 34 per cent for Trump. CNN said it was a strong showing for the 68-year-old former secretary of state, but not as good as her performance at the first presidential debate, when 62 per cent of debate watchers said she won. A CNN/ORC poll conducted after the September 27 showdown between the two presidential nominees in the first of the three debates had also shown Clinton as the clear winner, with nearly 62 per cent of voters supporting her as compared to Trump, who was deemed winner by only 27 per cent. The results also track closely with watchers’ pre-debate preference. Fifty-eight per cent of debate watchers said they were supporting Clinton before the debate.  
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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize
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07 October

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo: Efforts by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos to end five decades of war in his country were recognised with the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. The award came despite voters' shock rejection of the terms of a historic deal he reached last month with FARC chief Rodrigo Londono, alias Timoleon "Timochenko" Jimenez, after nearly four years of talks. "The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2016 to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his resolute efforts to bring the country's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end," said committee chairwoman Kaci Kullmann Five.
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