News Digest: PM shied away from calling out China in his address: Congress

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PM shied away from calling out China in his address: Congress

Recycling of beer and IMFL bottles to draw purchase tax: SC

Open for all: Now, get online BSc degree from IIT-M without JEE

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Adverse childhood impacts adult mental health: Study

Mutations may be making coronavirus more contagious: Researchers

HIV treatment found to have no benefit for hospitalised Covid-19 patients in trial

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TikTok stops working in India completely
While the TikTok app could no longer be downloaded in the morning, the app has now stopped working altogether for those who had been using TikTok previously.

Apple iPhone XS Max is available with Rs 40,000 discount on Amazon
Originally priced at Rs 1,09,900, the 64GB storage variant of the iPhone XS Max can be purchased at Rs 69,900. It is listed with 36% off on Amazon.

Elon Musk calls the world's richest man a 'copycat'. Again
Elon Musk, in a tweet, called Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon — also the world’s richest man — a copycat.

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Govt directs internet cos to block Chinese apps
The government on Tuesday directed all internet service providers to block 59 Chinese mobile apps under emergency clause of the IT Act, according to sources. The order has been issued in two sets -- the first set contains list of 35 apps and the other 24 apps based out of China, the sources said.

US declares Huawei, ZTE national security threats
The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday formally designated Chinese's Huawei Technologies Co and ZTE Corp as posing threats to US national security, a declaration that bars US firms from tapping an $8.3 billion government fund to purchase equipment from the companies.

App ban threatens China's rise as tech power
India’s decision to ban 59 of China’s apps is a warning to the country’s tech giants, who for years thrived behind a Great Firewall that kept out many of America’s best-known internet names. The move hit Chinese companies just as they were beginning to make headway in the world’s fastest-growing mobile arena, en route to challenging US tech industry supremacy.

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Rohit has the ability and temperament to excel in Australian conditions: Hussey
Mike Hussey believes the hostile Australian conditions are bound to test any batsmen in the world, but the former cricketer has no doubts about the "ability and temperament" of Rohit Sharma, who according to him has the skills to excel at the top of the order during India's tour Down Under. India are set to tour Australia for a 4-match Test series, starting December 3.

Root to miss first West Indies Test, Stokes to captain England
England captain Joe Root will miss next week's first Test against the West Indies, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Tuesday.

IPL should sever ties with Chinese sponsors: Ness Wadia
Kings XI Punjab co-owner Ness Wadia on Tuesday called for a gradual end to Chinese sponsorship in the Indian Premier League amid escalating tensions between the two countries owing to the violent clash in eastern Ladakh. "It is the Indian Premier League, not the Chinese Premier League. It should leady by example and show the way," Wadia said.

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Online education in times of Covid-19: Venkaiah Naidu calls for bridging digital divide
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu's remarks come in the backdrop of several students facing problems attending online classes. Schools across the country are shut as per guidelines issued by the government to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Here is why startups in the post-Covid world need to reinvent themselves
Seeking institutional support will help them fill the gaps in knowledge, talent, or business strategies.

KARUNYA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCES (KITS) - A SAGA OF EXCELLENCE
Commemorating 33 years in Higher Education Established in October 1986 in the verdant valleys of Siruvani Hills in Coimbatore, KITS is presently a Deemed Uni...

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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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Gas explosion at clinic in Iranian capital kills 19
An explosion from a gas leak in a medical clinic in northern Tehran killed 19 people, Iranian state TV reported on Tuesday. Spokesperson for the Tehran Fire Department told state TV that the toll had risen to 19 from 13. State-run IRNA news agency also quoted Maleki as saying the dead included 15 women and four men. Maleki added that firefighters had rescued 20 people.

Judge temporarily blocks tell-all book by Trump's niece
A tell-all book by President Donald Trump's niece cannot be published until a judge decides the merits of claims by the president's brother that its publication would violate a pact among family members, a judge has said. The bookhas been written by Trump's brother's daughter, Mary Trump. An online description of it says it reveals "a nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse."

Pakistan reports 2,846 new coronavirus cases, 118 deaths
Out of the total number of infections, Sindh reported 81,985 cases, Punjab 75,501, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 26,115, Islamabad 12,775, Balochistan 10,426, Gilgit-Baltistan 1,470 and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir 1,065 cases. The Ministry of National Health Services said that 2,846 new coronavirus cases and 118 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours in the country.

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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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All CETs postponed, government tells HC as Covid cases rise in Telangana
All common entrance tests (CETs) such as Eamcet and Lawcet have been postponed in the wake of a sharp surge in Covid-19 cases in Telangana

Unable to break it open, thieves carry away ATM

52 drivers seek pending salaries from car rental

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5 injured as speeding car rams tree in Ludh

Plot registries pick up pace post-Unlock 1.0

With hike in fuel prices, PRTC to raise bus fares from today

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Ahmedabad: Covid-19 strains ties between doctors and their stethoscopes!
Doctors and stethoscopes are joined at the neck literally. Rarely would you see a doctor without one dangling from the neck, it’s earpiece quickly pulled into the ears to listen intently to the chest and heart sounds of the patient, and offer a clinical diagnosis of what ails the patient. Alas, corona pandemic might be breaking this centuries-old relationship between a physician and his medical device.

Amid Covid, Dubai NRG helps airlift 700 Gujaratis
A Gujarati businessman in the UAE has so far helped more than 700 compatriots return to Gujarat during the Covid pandemic. The efforts o f Bharat Joshi, who settled in Dubai 16 years ago, have complemented the government of India's Vande Bharat programme. The programme facilitates the homecoming of Indians stranded abroad because of the pandemic.

Gujarat: Food deliveries hit as Covid curbs bite
Even as restaurants and eateries have resumed operations-- most them for takeaways alone - for more than three weeks now, they are showing no signs of revival in business.

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Tamil Nadu to take call on EWS quota by July 13
The Tamil Nadu government's stand on providing 10% reservation for economically weaker section (EWS) candidates among forward communities, will be known in two weeks.

NEET quota for Tamil Nadu govt students: Governor to consult experts
A fortnight ago the Tamil Nadu cabinet cleared a proposal to provide horizontal reservation for government school students from this academic year.

Chennai: Visually impaired man, wife who helped people fight pandemic die a day apart
All through April and May, when the city was in lockdown, AK Arunachalam, who was visually impaired, and his wife Geetha,

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Reverse migration? Demand for Bengaluru-bound trains goes up
In an indication of reverse migration, occupancy rate in trains from Bihar and West Bengal to Bengaluru has increased.

In huge boost, private medical colleges in Bengaluru to allot 50% beds for Covid patients
In huge relief for the government which has been grappling with a shortage of facilities, private medical colleges in Bengaluru have agreed to part with about 4,500 beds to treat Covid-19 patients.

Karnataka: Goats swabbed, isolated after goatherd tests +ve
Forty-seven goats were quarantined on Tuesday after a goatherd tested positive for coronavirus in Godekere village in Tumakuru district, about 127km from Bengaluru.

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IAS team to study, give report on Covid crisis in Telangana
The state government has appointed a team of IAS officers to study issues such as Covid-19 testing, availability of beds, treatment, coordination among hospitals and logistics in combating the pandemic and submit a report by Wednesday.

Maharashtra: Nitin Raut attempts to calm tempers, gives 2% discount on power bill

Wards with maximum containment zones have poorest civic cover in Mumbai

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We worked in healthcare, and it shows: Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia
Deputy CM Manish Sisodia says the number of positive Covid cases in Delhi only reflect how testing has been ramped up. The number of people recovering has gone up and a large number of beds were vacant.

Nine charged with murders during NE riots

HC: Accused must get copy of report sought by court

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We worked in healthcare, and it shows: Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia
Deputy CM Manish Sisodia says the number of positive Covid cases in Delhi only reflect how testing has been ramped up. The number of people recovering has gone up and a large number of beds were vacant.

Nine charged with murders during NE riots

HC: Accused must get copy of report sought by court

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We worked in healthcare, and it shows: Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia
Deputy CM Manish Sisodia says the number of positive Covid cases in Delhi only reflect how testing has been ramped up. The number of people recovering has gone up and a large number of beds were vacant.

Nine charged with murders during NE riots

HC: Accused must get copy of report sought by court

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