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Newsbytes: National

Rajya Sabha passes GST Bill (122nd Amendment)

After being subject to months of haggling and histrionics, the Goods &
Services Tax (GST) finally had its historic day in the Rajya Sabha with
the passage of the Bill to amend the Constitution, paving the way for
what is popularly referred to as the concept of one nation, one tax.

The GST will have two components keeping in mind the federal AP shuts down in demand for special status
structure of India: the Central GST (CGST) and the State GST (SGST).
A bandh was observed, albeit partially, in 13 districts of Andhra
Read More Pradesh on Tuesday in response to a call by the Opposition YSR
Congress and the two Left parties. The parties were protesting against
http://www.thehindu.com/specials/in-depth/rajya-sabha-passes-gst- the Centres refusal to grant special category status (SCS) to the State
bill/article8939583.ece
which had been promised by both the Congress and the BJP at the
time of bifurcation in 2014.

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Newsbytes: National
13 killed, 18 injured in Assam militant attack

Twelve civilians and a militant were killed while several


others injured on Friday when a group of heavily armed
militants opened fire in a crowded market place in Assams
Kokrajhar district.

Police said the group of militants came in a car and


swooped down on Balajan Tiniali market on Friday
afternoon. They opened fire and killed 12.
India makes first contribution to UN Trust
Fund for victims of sexual exploitation An Army Area Domination Patrol which was in the vicinity
cordoned off the area and killed one militant. A hunt is on
India, one of the largest troop-contributing for others. According to Army sources at laest 18 people
countries in UN peacekeeping operations, has have been injured, many of them critically, in the attack.
contributed USD 100,000 to a trust fund set up
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peacekeepers, becoming the first country to attack-in-assams-kokrajhar-district/article8948019.ece
make a contribution to the fund.

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Newsbytes: National

Fourth non- bailable warrant issued against


Vijay Mallya
Lockheed Martin sees $15-billion export
In more trouble for Vijay Mallya, a non-bailable potential for 'Made in India' F16 jets
warrant was today issued against him in a 2012
cheque bounce case by a Delhi court which said US arms giant Lockheed Martin sees a $15-
that coercive steps were required to ensure his billion export potential for a new generation of
appearance. 'Made in India' F16 fighter jets, with a top
executive telling ET that a proposal to make
Metropolitan Magistrate Sumeet Anand passed India the sole producer of the aircraft has been
the order for bringing Mallya in court on shared with the government.
November 4, with the direction that the non-
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Newsbytes: National

Vijay Rupani to be CM of Gujarat while Nitin


Ahead of assembly polls, Anandiben Patel his Deputy
Patel quits as Gujarat chief minister
BJP state chief Vijay Rupani has been named as
Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel has the new Chief Minister of Gujarat while Nitin Patel
resigned, ending months of speculation
over the issue. Announcing her resignation as Deputy CM after a meeting of the BJP
on social media on Monday, she gave age legislators at State Party headquarter.
has the reason for relinquishing the post.
Patel will turn 75 in November. At first, the name of Nitin Patel was almost
confirmed as the person to take over from
BJP Gujarat president Vijay Rupani could Anandiben Patel, who resigned a few days ago. It
be the next CM, although the name of is not known what transpired in the meeting
Parshottam Rupala, minister of state for resulting in this change in name.
agriculture in the Modi government, is also
doing rounds
The meeting was held in the presence of national
Read more: BJP president Amit Shah and central observers
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articl Nitin Gadkari and Saroj Pandey.
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Newsbytes: National
Goa to implement 7th Pay Commission from
November 1

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has stated


that the 7th Pay Commission recommendations
would be implemented in the state from November
First Tech Meet of Hydrocarbon Vision 2030
1st.
The first technology two-day meet under the
While the pending arrears from January to October
Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for Northeast India has
2016 would be deposited in the employee provident
begun in Guwahati and deliberate various issues
fund (PF) and National Pension System (NPS).
regarding implementation of the document which
envisages an investment of Rs 1,30,000 crore.
A provision of Rs.2,553 crore has been made in the
state budget towards this implementation. As the
The meet is a stepping stone to put the north-
state government will have to pay Rs 272 crore per
east region on top of Indian energy map by
month as against Rs 213 crore per month as per the
utilising its hydrocarbon potential in line with the
existing scale, which will be an additional burden of
Hydrocarbon Vision 2030.
Rs 59 crore.
The Technology Meet is an initiative of the sub-
committee of the upstream sector led by ONGC
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Newsbytes: National

Nita Ambani becomes first Indian woman


RBI imposes penalty on two cooperative banks member of IOC
of Chhattisgarh
Noted sports promoter and founder chairperson of
Reserve Bank of India has imposed the penalty on Reliance Foundation, Nita Ambani was elected as an
two cooperative banks of Chhattisgarh under the individual member of International Olympic
Banking Regulation Act, 1949. Committee (IOC). With this, she becomes the first
The Zila Sahakari Kendriya Bank Maryadit, Raipur, Indian woman to join the prestigious body which
and Raipur Urban Mercantile Cooperative Bank governs Olympic sports in the world.
Limited are the two on which RBI imposed the Key Facts:
penalty of five lakh rupees each. Nita Ambani is only current active individual member
The Zila Sahakari Kendriya Bank Maryadit was of the IOC from India and shall serve at the high-
penalised for violation of the directives/guidelines profile world body until she attains the age of 70.
of the Central Bank on 'Know Your Customer' She was elected at the 129th IOC Session held in
norms. While the Raipur Urban Mercantile Rio de Janeiro, Brazil after being nominated in June
Cooperative Bank Ltd faced action for violation of 2016 by the IOC Executive Board.
the directives on the prohibition of grant of loans. Read more:
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Newsbytes: National

Union Government launches nation-wide


programme MAA for promoting Aadhaar-linked e-Signature facility launched to
breastfeeding digitise documents
Union Health Minister J P Nadda on 5 August Online legal documentation startup LegalDesk.com
2016 launched a nation-wide programme MAA - on 3 August 2016 launched the electronic signing
Mothers Absolute Affection for promoting feature eSignDesk that allows people to sign
breastfeeding. documents digitally from remote places.
The goal of the programme is to enhance optimal
breastfeeding practices. With over a billion Aadhaar cardholders and about
25 million transactions taking place every quarter,
MAA is an intensified programme of the Health digital signatures are expected to save time, money
Ministry for creating an enabling environment to and paper.
ensure that mothers, husbands and families
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Newsbytes: National Union Cabinet approved Motor Vehicle
(Amendment) Bill, 2016

Union Cabinet on 3 August 2016 gave its


approval to Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill,
CCEA approves upgradation of 13 existing 2016. The amendment seeks to improve road
Government Medical Colleges safety in the country.
The bill proposes to increase penalties against
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs traffic violations to as deterrent measure.
(CCEA) on 3 August 2016 approved upgradation of
13 existing Government Medical Colleges/Institutes It increases compensation for Hit & Run cases
(GMCIs) under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha to 2 lakh rupees from 25000 rupees. It also has
provision for payment of compensation up to
Yojana (PMSSY).
10 lakh rupees in road accidents fatalities.

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facilities as Centres of Excellence etc.

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Newsbytes: National
Lok Sabha passes Bill on Reconstruction of
Financial Assets
Parliament passes National Institutes of
Technology, Science Education and Research The Lok Sabha on 1 August 2016 passed the
(Amendment) Bill, 2016 Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of
Debts Laws and Miscellaneous Provisions
Rajya Sabha on 1 August 2016 passed the National (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The bill was passed by a
Institutes of Technology, Science Education and voice vote.
Research (Amendment) Bill, 2016. Lok Sabha passed
the bill on 21 July 2016. Now, the bill will be sent to The bill seeks to amend four laws:
the President for his assent. The Securitisation and Reconstruction of
Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security
The Bill seeks to establish the National Institute of Interest Act, 2002
Technology (NIT), Andhra Pradesh as an institute of The Recovery of Debts due to Banks and
national importance under the National Institutes of Financial Institutions Act, 1993
Technology, Science Education and Research The Indian Stamp Act, 1899
(NITSER) Act, 2007 The Depositories Act, 1996

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International
Newsbytes: International

Home ownership in UK falls to lowest


PM Theresa May resurrects industrial policy as Britain
prepares for post Brexit A new study has found that the proportion of
people owning their homes in England has fallen
Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday kickstarted her bid to its lowest level in thirty years.
to reshape the British economy for a post-Brexit world,
reviving the once unfashionable concept of industrial policy The Resolution Foundation study said Tuesday
30 years after Margaret Thatcher killed it off. that soaring prices have forced millions to
abandon the dream of home ownership with parts
May chaired the first meeting of the "Cabinet Committee on of northern and central England becoming
Economy and Industrial Strategy" in her Downing Street increasingly unaffordable.
offices, bringing together the heads of 11 other ministries to
set out her vision for a state-boosted industrial renaissance. English home ownership now sits at just 63.8
percent, a level not seen since 1986.
"The prime minister emphasised that the objective of the
government's new industrial strategy should be to deliver an Read More:
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Newsbytes: International

IMF to release final instalment of $6.6 bn loan


to Pakistan
The International Monetary Fund has announced
it will release the last instalment of a $6.6 billlion
economic bailout package to Pakistan, as Prime
Minister Nawaz Sharif hailed an end to the Prachanda sworn in as Nepal's new Prime Minister,
countrys reliance on the lender. forms cabinet

The decision to release the final tranche worth Maoist chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda was
sworn in as Nepals new Prime Minister, a day after being
$102 million of the three-year programme came
elected by lawmakers for the top post for the second time.
after a review of the countrys economic President Bidya Bhandari administered oath to office to
performance that found it was meeting most the 61-year-old CPN-Maoist Centre chairman at
reform indicators but still needed to braden the Rashtrapati Bhawan, formally making him the 39th Prime
tax net. Minister of Nepal.

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Newsbytes: International
Global warming threatens to release nuclear waste from
Cold War base in Greenland
Start acting like president to be one: Barack
Obama to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Nuclear waste buried underneath the ice in Greenland in a
Cold War-era bunker is at risk of being exposed, scientists
As US President Barack Obama has advised fear, due to global warming. The base was officially used as
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump a scientific centre, designed to carry out experiments such
and his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton to start as drilling into the ice core. it also served as a top-secret
acting like a president, as they have now started nuclear missile testing site, under a programme named
receiving classified briefings. Project Iceworm, which was to see if launch sites could be
He said the presidential nominees have to get built close enough for missiles to reach the Soviet Union.
security briefings because whoever selected must Read More:
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Newsbytes: International Iran executes 20 Sunni 'terrorists' in one day:
Reports
Tehran: Iran has executed a group of 20 terrorist
Hewlett Packard's Meg Whitman joins CEOs
Sunni prisoners for committing several murders and
endorsing Hillary Clinton
undermining national security, state media as reported.
WASHINGTON: Calling Donald Trump an
These people had committed murder killed women
"authoritarian character" and a threat to
and children, caused destructions and acted against the
democracy, Meg Whitman, a prominent
security and killed Sunni religious leaders in some
Republican fundraiser and chief executive of
Kurdish regions, IRIB television quoted Prosecutor
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, endorsed Democrat
General Mohammad Javad Montazeri.
Hillary Clinton's White House bid late Tuesday.
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exploited anger, grievance, xenophobia and racial
division. Donald Trump's demagoguery has
undermined the fabric of our national character,
Whitman posted on Facebook about the
Republican nominee.
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Business
Newsbytes: Business
Wipro Infrastructure Engineering to
acquire Israel firm Givon
Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN), a part
UIDAI extended undue favour of Rs 4.92 of Wipro Enterprises (P) Ltd said it had signed
crore to Wipro: CAG an agreement to acquire Israel-based H. R
Government auditor CAG has flagged "undue Givon Ltd., in an all-cash deal. However, the
favour" to Wipro Ltd by UIDAI, which company did not disclose the size of the deal.
manages Aadhaar, in a maintenance The acquisition is subject to regulatory
contract involving an avoidable approvals and is expected to be completed in
expenditure of nearly Rs 5 crore. CAG also September. The acquisition of Givon, which
found that UIDAI incurred a loss of Rs 1.41 makes specialized metallic parts and
crore by not following the government assemblies for the aerospace industry, will
policy of routing its advertisements through help Wipro to broaden its product portfolio,
official agency DAVP. expand global footprint and strengthen its
Rea More: ability in the aviation and aerospace industry.
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Newsbytes: Business

Market extends gains, ends marginally up on


GST booster Govt fixes retail inflation target of 4%
The week saw a dawn of new era as far as Indian
stock market is concerned as the much awaited The government on Friday formally notified a
GST bill passage has been approved by the consumer inflation target of 4%, putting a stamp
Parliament in the midst of equities vaguely of approval on the pact with the RBI reached last
following rest all other market determinants year. The government has allowed for two
including a four months high in manufacturing percentage points movement on either side of
(PMI)s, fastest growth in core Infrastructure, the 4% target for five years starting from 2016.
sustained FII inflows and good monsoons.
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Newsbytes: Business

US trade deficit hits $44.5 billion, biggest in 10


months
The US trade deficit increased to the highest
point in 10 months, driven by a big rise in imports Amazon unveils cargo plane as it expands delivery
of oil and Chinese-made computers, cell phones network
and clothing. The deficit rose to $44.5 billion in Seattle-based Amazon is unveiling its first branded
June, 8.7 percent higher than a revised May cargo plane, one of 40 jetliners that will make up the
deficit of $41 billion. e-commerce giant's own air transportation network
Read More: as it takes more control of its delivery process.
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TECHNOLOGY
NEWSBytes: Technology

IBM unveils MobileFirst for iOS Garage in


India

IBM today unveiled a new enterprise mobility


platform IBM MobileFirst for iOS Garage in
End of an era: Largest torrent search
India and plans to open satellite centres in
engine Torrentz.eu shuts down
many other countries including Brazil, China
and Romania.
Founded in 2003, Torrentz had millions of
visitors per day the site grew out to become
IBM MobileFirst is a platform for building mobile
one of the most visited torrent sites.
apps for the enterprise.
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NEWSBytes: Technology

Virtual Reality vs. Augmented Reality

One of the biggest confusions in the world


of augmented reality is the difference
between augmented reality and virtual
reality. Both are earning a lot of media
attention and are promising tremendous How Rio Olympics athletes are using tech to
growth. So what is the difference between win medals
virtual reality vs. augmented reality?
What is Virtual Reality? When reigning Olympic flyweight boxing
champion Nicola Adams steps into the ring at
Read More: Rio 2016 she will know exactly which tactics to
http://www.augment.com/blog/virtual-reality- deploy to ensure that she wins every fight.
vs-augmented-reality/ Likewise, when German sailor Philipp Buhl
takes to the water, he will be able to predict
accurately how the current will affect his boat as
he whips along Rio's Guanabara Bay.
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STARTUPS
NEWSBytes: Startups

How an entrepreneur battled bankruptcy


and built a 250cr company
10 books entrepreneurs should read
when holidaying
If you wake up to the fresh air that
permeates Hyderabads HITEC City and
As an entrepreneur your life is buy, and you
take a walk in the wee morning hours, you
may not always find the time to curl up with
can see several individuals cycling with
your favourite book. How then can you fulfil
professional gear. One of them is Sridhar
your love for reading? Carry your stack of
Pinnapureddy, Founder and Chairman of Rs
favourite reads while you are travelling for a
250-crore Tier-4 data centre company CtrlS
stress-free holiday. An old saying goes: Not
Data Centre Limited.
all readers are leaders, but all leaders are
readers.
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https://yourstory.com/2016/08/10-books-
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NEWSBytes: Startups

Face-Off MakemyTrip vs Oyo !!!


Choked
It's hard to ignore the sheer number of
A crisis in their personal life made Ajay
billboards, hoardings, neon signs and
Gandotra and his wife Nishi think of starting
banners off the eight-lane highway leading
their own pharmacy business. Ajay's mother
to Delhi airport. The bustling area of
was detected with cancer five years ago in
Mahipalpur has over 100 budget hotels,
Delhi. At the time the couple was settled in
owned and managed by small operators. In
Dubai - Ajay was a banker while Nishi had
recent years, the display boards of these
her own business in communication and
hotels have been replaced with in-your-face
marketing.
signages of Goibibo, MakeMyTrip and OYO
Rooms, among others.
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pharmacies-are-seeing-their-businesses-
of-a-big-fight/story/235355.html
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SPORTS
Newsbytes: Sports

Rio Olympics gets underway with colourful


ceremony, parade
The 31st Olympics, the first to be held in
South America, formally opened on Friday with a
sparkling ceremony drawn from Brazil's vibrantly Narsingh Yadav cleared from doping charges; all
diverse culture and dedicated to its history and set for Rio
the environment and followed by a colourful In a sensational turnaround, Narsingh Yadav was on
Monday exonerated of doping charges by the
procession of the world's leading athletes, many
National Anti-doping Agency (NADA), which
in traditional garb, at the Macarana stadium. concluded that he was a victim of sabotage, paving
the way for the wrestler's participation in Rio
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http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/ After more than a week of drama which began with
53567531.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&ut Narsingh testing positive for a banned anabolic
m_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst steroid methandienone in tests conducted on June
25, NADA DG Naveen Agarwal put an end to the
suspense on the wrestler's fate by exonerating him.
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Newsbytes: Sports

With German Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton opens


the lead:
Lewis Hamilton extended his lead in the Formula
One drivers' championship to 19 points after winning
Sri Lanka vs Australia 2nd Test Day 3: Sri
the German Grand Prix with ease on Sunday, with
Lanka register historic series win, defeat
Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg
visitors by 229 runs.
fourth.
Sri Lanka beat Australia by 229 runs in the
Home hero Rosberg surrendered his lead from pole
second Test match at Galle. With this in they
with a dreadful start to the Briton, who stormed away
have already registered a historic win in the
to claim his sixth win in seven races and strengthen
series with one more match to go. Sri Lanka will
his grip in the title chase.
be the holders of the Warne-Muralitharan
Trophy for the first time since its inception.
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Newsbytes: Sports

India vs West Indies: Roston Chase's heroic


ton helps hosts secure draw in 2nd Test
Rookie batsman Roston Chase conjured up a
heroic maiden Test century to lead a remarkable Premier League: West Brom Albion
West Indies fightback as the hosts forced a announce sale to Chinese investors
frustrating draw on India on the final day of the West Bromwich Albion have agreed to sell the
second match in Kingston on Wednesday. club to Chinese investment group Yunyi Guokai
(Shanghai) Sports Development Limited, the
Chase, playing only his second Test match, came Premier League side announced on Friday.
up with a resolute 137 off 269 balls and in the No financial details have been announced, but
process raised three match-saving partnerships former chairman Jeremy Peace was reportedly
with his teammates. looking for 150 million pounds ($197.1 million,
177 million euros) when he put the club on the
Read more: market last year. The deal is subject to approval
http://www.firstpost.com/sports/india-vs-west- from Britain's Financial Conduct Authority and
indies-roston-chases-heroic-ton-helps-hosts-secure- the Premier League.
draw-in-2nd-test-2933626.html
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west-brom-albion-announce-sale-to-chinese-
investors-2937828.html
Newsbytes: Sports

BCCI will take decision on Lodha panel


recommendations: Sourav Ganguly India to host 12-nation Kabaddi World Cup in
October
Steering clear of giving an opinion on the Lodha New Delhi: India will host the Kabaddi World
Committee reforms which have been made Cup in October 2016, featuring South Africa,
binding by the Supreme Court, former India Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Iran,
captain Sourav Ganguly said the matter is for the Poland, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Korea, Japan
BCCI to decide. and Kenya.

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Newsbytes: Sports

A Summer Olympics first for Iran -- a female


flagbearer
Aug 06: Hours after making her Olympic debut, Premier Futsal League gets 13 million TV viewers
Iranian archer Zahra Nemati carried her country's
flag in the opening ceremony.
"For me, it means a lot to make the people who The first season of the Premier Futsal League has
have big problems in their lives happy," Nemati notched 13 million television viewers for the
said. tournament.
The tournament, which took place between July 15-
Arriving in the stadium in a wheelchair, wearing a 24, had big football names like Ronaldinho, Paul
green head covering, a smiling Nemati was the Scholes and Michel Salgado who were signed up as
flagbearer for a team made up overwhelmingly of marquee players. The opening day garnered 4.8
men. million.

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GD Topic
GD Topic - Is Pokemon Go the best thing at the moment,
for humans?
Against:
For: 1) Virtual Reality: Pokemon go players totally forget about their
1) Nostalgia: For a large no. of people, Pokemon Go is real life surroundings while playing. There have been several
the way of reliving their 90s childhood days, when we had instances of accident.
great shows like Pokemon, Digimon etc on the TV.
2) Kidnapping and Robbery: such is the craze of this game
2) Pokmon Go is bringing people together based on a among kids that they can be even lured into a trap by the robbers
common interest and its been incredible to witness so far. or kidnappers.

3) The exercise aspect has probably been the most 3) More than an addiction: Pokemon go has become more than
talked-about benefit of Pokmon Go since it released. an addiction for the people. There have been instances when
people have completely forgotten about their surroundings and
4) Socializing: It has helped innumerable people to talk to have committed some crime. One such instance has been when
fellow Pokemon Go folks and that too, whom they havent a couple left their 2 year old kid alone at home, just to play the
met before. One sure shot way of socializing. game. They were later arrested.

5) Something nice amidst the horror: In these testing 4) Banned in several countries like Iran and Thailand over
times for the humanity, Pokemon Go has siven people a several areas of concern.
reason to be happy and has even unified them on a
certain level.
Thanks!