Five things to watch out for today

| Updated on January 12, 2018 Published on June 08, 2017


A special session of the Kerala Assembly is to be held on Thursday to discuss the implications of the notification issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change that bans sale of cattle for slaughter at animal markets. Earlier, the Cabinet decided to explore various possibilities to counter Centre’s move, including convening of a special session of the House. The state government is also planning to approach the courts and explore the possibility of holding a meeting of Chief Ministers to discuss the implications of the MoEF notification.

Ahead of the kharif season, State Bank of India is to meet nearly 10,000 farmers on Thursday to understand their credit needs and provide finance. The meeting will be organised at the bank’s 15,500 rural and semi-urban branches across the country. During the meetings, branches will receive applications for fresh loans as well as for renewal or enhancement of existing loans, the bank said in a statement.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu is to lay the foundation stone for the work on the coffer dam of the Polavaram project on Thursday. He has expressed confidence that it will be completed in a year's time.

Britain goes to the polls on Thursday after a turbulent few weeks which have shifted the political ground and been marred by terror attacks. Prime Minister Theresa May was riding high when she called a snap election on April 18, having kicked off Brexit proceedings. But in recent weeks, the Conservative leader has seen her popularity wane as the political debate shifted from EU membership to domestic policy and her own record on security.

Lenovo-owned Moto is to launch the second generation Moto Z Play handset in India on Thursday. The Moto Z2 Play was recently unveiled at a price of about Rs 32,200. Like the earlier Moto Z Play, this one will also offer Moto Mod support. The new Moto Z2 Play sports a sleek metal unibody design. It will be powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor and could be available in two RAM and storage options -- 3GB /32GB and 4GB/64GB.

Published on June 08, 2017
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