News Digest: NHAI servers, phones go down for 24 hours after virus attack; probe on to determine source

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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NHAI servers, phones go down for 24 hours after virus attack; probe on to determine source
The systems of India’s highway authority were hit by a severe ransom ware attack on Sunday resulting in all servers, email and IP phone system, which use internet protocol, going dead for nearly 24 hours. ​​​​Sources said the virus attack could have compromised the NHAI’s data and information and a detailed diagnosis is being conducted to find out what happened, the source of attack and the consequences.

HRD ministry wants Rs 2,300cr more for Covid-hit edu sector
In the backdrop of Covid-19, the HRD ministry projected a requirement of Rs 2,306.4 crore for the development of online courses/ programmes over five years. The ministry also presented a requirement of Rs 55,840 crore for providing ICT facilities to 3.10 lakh government schools. The government also proposed providing digital devices to 40% of the students in higher education.

ED to question Patel today again in Sandesara case

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Study reveals blood pressure connected to eye health in young children

Coronavirus: What doctors have learned about fighting Covid-19
In the 6 months since coronavirus began spreading around the world, doctors have learned a lot about how to treat patients with Covid-19. The most promising treatments so far seem to be the anti-viral remdesivir; dexamethasone, a steroid to treat the body's inflammatory response to Covid-19; and plasma donated by patients who have antibodies to the disease

Scientists develop new method to detect regions at risk of spreading Covid-19

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Facebook confirms it is testing a dark mode in its mobile app: Report
There is no word on the official rollout date for the dark mode support on Facebook, however, it is expected to happen soon.

Google has several new features in the works in Meet to take on Zoom
One feature that is expected is Meeting attendance, which will give an idea to the host to know who participated in the meeting.

TikTok, SHAREit, WeChat, UC Browser and 55 other Chinese apps banned by government
The Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre, Ministry of Home Affairs has also sent an exhaustive recommendation for blocking these malicious apps.

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Difficult to execute ban on Chinese apps: Digital experts
Several digital and technology experts say that it will be difficult to execute the ban on 59 Chinese apps as it would require internet service providers to blacklist every host name and domain name associated with these apps.

Centre bans 59 mobile apps including Tik Tok, others
The government of India on Monday banned about 59 mobile apps including Tik Tok, UC Browser and some other apps terming them to be prejudicial to the sovereignty, integrity, security of state and public order.

'Govt plans incentives for auto cos to boost exports'
India is drawing up an incentive scheme for the autos sector aimed at doubling exports of vehicles and components in the next five years, four sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

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Ganguly changed the mentality of Indian cricket, Dhoni took it forward: Rajput
Lalchand Rajput, who was Team India's manager during their victory at the inaugural edition of the World T20, likened MS Dhoni's style to current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly. He believes that Ganguly played a big role in changing the way cricket was played in India and Dhoni simply took that forward when he became the captain of the side in 2007.

Captaining England would be 'huge honour', says Ben Stokes
England's talisman Ben Stokes says captaining his country even just once in his career would be a "huge honour" but admits it was never a massive ambition. The all-rounder is poised to lead the team in the first Test against West Indies on July 8 with captain Joe Root likely to miss the game to attend the birth of his second child.

'Managing Bumrah's workload so that he can bowl full throttle'
Jasprit Bumrah has been one of the most lethal pacers in recent times. The Indian fast bowler's pace, variation and ability to bowl yorkers have troubled the batsmen and he has gone on to pick up wickets in all conditions.

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Dhairya takes baby steps towards becoming a famous YouTuber

Telangana diploma exams from July 3 amidst rising Covid-19 cases
As per the time-table, the SBTET will conduct supplementary exams for diploma students from July 3 for two hours.

Faculty development programme for library professionals conducted by St. Vincent's College

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UN evaluates reports of record Arctic heat in Siberia

Green plates for green cars: Britain boosts zero-emission transport

Germany eyes 'world number one' spot in green hydrogen

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China warns of visa bans on Americans over Hong Kong
China said on Monday that it would retaliate against US moves to punish officials tied to political crackdowns in Hong Kong by imposing visa restrictions on Americans it considers to have “performed badly” on matters regarding the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

US ends sensitive defence exports to Hong Kong: Mike Pompeo
The United States said Monday it was ending the export of sensitive military items to Hong Kong, no longer treating the financial hub separately from China. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States was taking the measure due to China's push forward with a security law that Hong Kong activists say will curb the city's freedoms.

Worst virus fears are realized in poor or war-torn countries
For months, experts have warned of a potential nightmare scenario: After overwhelming health systems in some of the world's wealthiest regions, the coronavirus gains a foothold in poor or war-torn countries ill-equipped to contain it and sweeps through the population. Now some of those fears are being realized.

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UN evaluates reports of record Arctic heat in Siberia

Green plates for green cars: Britain boosts zero-emission transport

Germany eyes 'world number one' spot in green hydrogen

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Asaduddin Owaisi flays former PM PV Narasimha Rao but shies away from commenting on fete
A day after Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao said former PM PV Narasimha Rao should be conferred with the Bharat Ratna, his closest ally, Asaduddin Owaisi, described the late PM as the worst of the cynical Congress leader.

Hyderabad: Wife's murder accused out on bail kills 2 sisters
A man, who came out on bail recently after being jailed for murdering his wife a year ago, killed his two sisters on Monday evening and seriously injured two other family members over a property dispute.

First in India: Telangana high court takes court to lawyers' doors
In a first such initiative in the country, the Telangana high court has launched a mobile videoconference district court facility, taking technology to the doorstep of lawyers who have no computers or the internet facility at their homes, in Warangal on Monday.

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Before coronavirus, had Rs 67 crore for development projects, now nothing: Chandigarh municipal corporation

Chandigarh's biggest railway theft case cracked, two held
The special task force of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) has recovered 49 batteries and wires worth Rs 2 lakh stolen from coaches in the railway station yard in what officials are calling one of the biggest railway property theft cases worth in the city.

Chandigarh: OPDs in PGI likely to resume in August
Major changes in infrastructure to ensure social distancing are taking place to resume OPDs in PGI in August.

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14 fresh cases reported in rural Ahmedabad areas

Gold prices rise due to safe investments

Serial cheque forger nabbed

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How the Madras Magician wowed SW19 60 years ago

Internal policing a must for checks and balances

Tamil Nadu custodial deaths: CCTV footage shows TN father-son not injured before arrest
CCTV footage released by traders in Sathankulam area on Monday on the events that led to the arrest of P Jeyaraj (58) and J Beniks (31) in Tuticorin has exposed police lies that the father-son duo had fallen on the road, injuring themselves in the process, before they were arrested. ​Police have been maintaining that the injuries on their bodies were caused due to the fall and that the two were not tortured in police custody.

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Many bristle over cap on online class hours

Apts offer their facilities asin-house Covid care centres

B'luru's 738 fresh casestake state tally past 14k

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Maharashtra launches 'world's largest plasma therapy trial for Covid

Maharashtra: Tackling virus, reviving economy top priorities for new chief secretary
Sanjay Kumar, 59, takes over the reins of the state bureaucracy from outgoing chief secretary Ajoy Mehta, on Tuesday, at a critical juncture. The state is in the grip of a pandemic, economic activity has slowed down and the debt burden has crossed the Rs 5.02-lakh crore mark. An IAS officer of the 1984 batch, Sanjay Kumar speaks to Prafulla Marpakwar on the challenges ahead and his plans to tackle them. Sanjay Kumar, who is due to retire on February 28, 2021, has a tenure of eight months unless he gets an extension like most of his predecessors.

Curbs on travel in MMR, shop timings
The Maharashtra government on Monday announced extension of the lockdown across the state till July

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Delhi crosses 85,000 mark with over 2,000 fresh Covid-19 cases
Delhi’s Covid count crossed the 85,000 mark with 2,084 more people testing positive for the infection on Monday. The death toll touched 2,680, authorities claimed.

From Rs 6/kg in May, wholesale tomato price soars to Rs 60 in Delhi
The wholesale price of tomato shot up to Rs 60 on Monday in some parts of the city due to widening gap between the demand and supply.

In five days, Delhi Air Quality Index drops to poor from satisfactory
The capital’s Air Quality Index (AQI) deteriorated to the ‘poor’ range in the past 48 hours — up from Saturday’s 108 (moderate) to 230 (poor) on Monday. Last Wednesday, Delhi’s AQI was 66 in the satisfactory category, the CPCB data showed.

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Delhi crosses 85,000 mark with over 2,000 fresh Covid-19 cases
Delhi’s Covid count crossed the 85,000 mark with 2,084 more people testing positive for the infection on Monday. The death toll touched 2,680, authorities claimed.

From Rs 6/kg in May, wholesale tomato price soars to Rs 60 in Delhi
The wholesale price of tomato shot up to Rs 60 on Monday in some parts of the city due to widening gap between the demand and supply.

In five days, Delhi Air Quality Index drops to poor from satisfactory
The capital’s Air Quality Index (AQI) deteriorated to the ‘poor’ range in the past 48 hours — up from Saturday’s 108 (moderate) to 230 (poor) on Monday. Last Wednesday, Delhi’s AQI was 66 in the satisfactory category, the CPCB data showed.

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Delhi crosses 85,000 mark with over 2,000 fresh Covid-19 cases
Delhi’s Covid count crossed the 85,000 mark with 2,084 more people testing positive for the infection on Monday. The death toll touched 2,680, authorities claimed.

From Rs 6/kg in May, wholesale tomato price soars to Rs 60 in Delhi
The wholesale price of tomato shot up to Rs 60 on Monday in some parts of the city due to widening gap between the demand and supply.

In five days, Delhi Air Quality Index drops to poor from satisfactory
The capital’s Air Quality Index (AQI) deteriorated to the ‘poor’ range in the past 48 hours — up from Saturday’s 108 (moderate) to 230 (poor) on Monday. Last Wednesday, Delhi’s AQI was 66 in the satisfactory category, the CPCB data showed.

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