News Digest: Private varsities will get autonomy to fix fees

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Friday, June 05, 2020
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Private varsities will get autonomy to fix fees

Swadeshi row: CAPF canteens' CEO shunted

After CIC rap, govt puts out 'partial' data on migrants

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Lancet issues 'expression of concern' after scientists question validity of HCQ study
The statement has come after more than 100 scientists from across the globe wrote an open letter to the editor of The Lancet, Richard Horton, questioning the validity of the study which assessed the safety and effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in Covid-19 treatment.

WHO's decision to resume HCQ clinical trial a step in right direction, say experts

Covid-19 lockdowns worsen childhood obesity globally: Study

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Read Google CEO Sundar Pichai's 'moment of silence' email to employees
Pichai also said that Google will give $12 million in funding to organisations working to address racial discrimination.

TikTok, Aarogya Setu and 8 other most-downloaded apps in the world

Apple may become the first company to hit the $2 trillion mark, says analyst
A noted analyst suggests that Apple could very well become the first company to hit the $2 trillion market value in the next four years

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In urban infra, we've failed, says K P Singh

Pradhan cautions against return of oil price volatility
Amid reports of OPEC lynchpin Saudi Arabia and the grouping’s ally Russia agreeing to extend the deepest-ever production cut deal till July, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan “congratulated” the grouping for the production cut deal to prop up prices after global benchmark Brent dived to $16/barrel and US crude sank into negative territory.

Govt releases Rs 36,400cr GST compensation
The Centre has released Rs 36,400 crore as GST compensation to the states and union territories for three months till February 2020.For April-November 2019 period, the Centre had already released Rs 1,15,096 crore to compensate states and UTs on account of revenue loss due to implementation of the goods and services tax (GST).

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Shooting legend Rajmond's Olympic journey and his camaraderie with Gagan
We have all heard the saying 'never give up', but perhaps only a few can really do justice to that and persevere till they achieve their goals. One such individual is Slovanien shooter and three-time Olympic medallist Rajmond Debevec. Debevec represented Yugoslavia at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics and then after the breakup of Yugoslavia, he represented Slovenia in the 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012 Olympics.

Nadal not sure about 2020 US Open; depends on COVID, travel
"If you (ask) me today, I will say, 'No,'" Nadal said. The Spaniard thinks there are two key requirements for the US Open to happen - and for tennis to resume anywhere: assurances about being protected from the coronavirus and having everyone be able to fly internationally.

Malinga is the best yorker bowler in the world: Bumrah
India and Mumbai Indians pacer Jasprit Bumrah lavished praise for his veteran MI teammate Lasith Malinga. Bumrah said that Malinga is "the best yorker bowler in the world."

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Punjab extends registration date for admission to meritorious schools

JNTUH issues UG/PG exam schedule, guidelines
JNTUH time table 2020 has been released on June 4, 2020. Students can check the exam schedule and guidelines here.

Karnataka: Medical colleges pulled up for not starting Covid19 test labs

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No let-up in global rainforest loss as coronavirus brings new danger
Tropical rainforests disappeared at a rate of one football pitch every six seconds last year, researchers said on Tuesday, urging countries to include forest protection in post-pandemic plans. Loss of primary forest, which hit a record high in 2016 and 2017, was 2.8% higher in 2019 than the year before. Agricultural expansion, wildfires, logging, mining and population growth all contribute to the loss, researchers said.

Heat kills thousands of Australians yearly: Study
Australian researchers have called to add climate change as an official cause of death after a study found that heat-related deaths have been under-reported in the country. The study, published by Australian National University, found that excessive natural heat has been responsible for at least 50 times more fatalities than recorded on death certificates.

Important to implement environmental rules to sustain gains of lockdown: Javadekar

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ISI member chases vehicle of India's Charge d'affaires Gaurav Ahluwalia
Sources said ISI has stationed multiple persons in cars and bikes outside his residence to harass and intimidate him. In March, the Indian High Commission in Pakistan sent a strong protest note to the foreign ministry in Islamabad protesting against the continuing harassment of its officers and staff by Pakistani agencies.

Prince Charles says he feels 'lucky' after coronavirus recovery
The 71-year-old heir to the British throne, who tested positive for coronavirus at the end of March before going into self-isolation at his Birkhall home on Queen Elizabeth II's Scotland estate, said his illness had made him even more determined to "push and shout" for a rebuild of the planet.

Pentagon-Trump clash breaks open over military and protests

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No let-up in global rainforest loss as coronavirus brings new danger
Tropical rainforests disappeared at a rate of one football pitch every six seconds last year, researchers said on Tuesday, urging countries to include forest protection in post-pandemic plans. Loss of primary forest, which hit a record high in 2016 and 2017, was 2.8% higher in 2019 than the year before. Agricultural expansion, wildfires, logging, mining and population growth all contribute to the loss, researchers said.

Heat kills thousands of Australians yearly: Study
Australian researchers have called to add climate change as an official cause of death after a study found that heat-related deaths have been under-reported in the country. The study, published by Australian National University, found that excessive natural heat has been responsible for at least 50 times more fatalities than recorded on death certificates.

Important to implement environmental rules to sustain gains of lockdown: Javadekar

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Six more deaths take toll in Telangana past 100 as 127 more test positive
Telangana on Thursday registered six deaths and 127 more novel coronavirus cases as authorities announced that the deadly virus has now spread to 29 districts again. With the new cases, the total caseload in the state reached 3,147 and the death toll stood at 105 on Thursday.

GHMC moots property tax amnesty to boost its revenue
In perhaps the highest relief extended to all types of properties in the city, GHMC said it is ready to waive about Rs 800 crore interest on property tax arrears in order to make up for the severe financial losses it suffered during the two months of lockdown.

HC picks holes in Telangana claim on PPE as doctors test positive
Taking a serious view of 37 doctors working in state-run hospitals testing Covid-19 positive, the Telangana high court on Thursday wondered how could they contract the coronavirus when the government was claiming to be supplying personal protecting equipment (PPE) and other safety material for the benefit of its doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and other health workers.

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Haryana spike of last 10 days higher than cases till then
Haryana has registered more Covid-19 cases in the last 10 days compared to the cases recorded in the previous 81 days.

Punjab farmers send buses to Bihar, UP to get labour
Desperate to find workers for paddy transplantation, Punjab farmers have begun sending buses all the way to Bihar and Uttar Pradesh to transport migrant workers to the state.

Punjab: Day after charges against clerk, HC recalls order passed 'inadvertently'
"The order dated June 3 was passed presuming that the respondent would be present in person and the contents of the charge sheet would be read over and explained to him.

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Father forces minor girl to live with fiance

'Can't stay in party with matches fixed'

Civic body extends deadlines for roadwork

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Tamil Nadu insurance to cover coronavirus care in private hospitals
As cases surge, TN has brought Covid-19 care under the CM’s health insurance scheme — which covers 1.57 crore families — to help patients get treated at private hospitals. Hitherto, TN patients were offered free treatment at government hospitals. As per the package released by health department, empanelled hospitals admitting patients with mild or no symptoms can charge up to Rs 5,000 a day for general wards. While A1 and A2 hospitals can charge between Rs 10,000 and Rs 15,000 a day from patients admitted to ICUs, A3 and A4 hospitals can charge between Rs 9,000 and Rs 13,000. The list of multispeciality hospitals and their categorisation is available on the scheme’s webpage (https://www.cmchistn.com).​

Teen among 12 Tamil Nadu fatalities; must test more, say experts
A teenage girl was among the 12 people reported dead because of Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu on Thursday, pushing the death toll to 220. The state’s case tally reached 27,256 with 1,384 fresh cases, 1,072 of them in Chennai.

Eight out of 39 Covid-19 convicts turn negative

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Karnataka govt treated migrants like bonded labourers: DK Shivakumar

Unsubscribing one TV channel costs man Rs 71,000
A 52-year-old private firm employee lost Rs 71,000 to online fraudsters while trying to unsubscribe a TV channel.

Private hospitals in Karnataka quote Rs 5.2k/day to treat poor for Covid
Private hospitals in Karnataka have offered to treat asymptomatic Covid-19 patients from below poverty line (BPL) families for Rs 5,200 per day under the Ayushman Bharat Arogya Karnataka (AB-ArK) health insurance scheme. The Karnataka government is yet to respond to the offer.

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Maharashtra: Go to the park, but do not use its gym equipment, swings or bars
The state issued an amendment to an earlier notification on “unlocking” of red zones on Thursday.

38 repatriation flights to land in Mumbai by June-end
From next week, 38 Air India repatriation flights will fly stranded Indians to Mumbai from cities in the Middle East, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, US, UK, among other countries,

KEM 'video & texts' prompt BMC to warn absentee staff to return
A day after KEM doctors allegedly circulated a video and some text messages on being forced to put bodies in bags and feed patients due to a shortage of nurses and staff, the BMC issued a notice to absentee Class III and IV employees of all its hospitals to report to duty in three days or face dismissal.

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Covid-19: Central government cites high positivity rate, asks Delhi to ramp up testing

At 14,500, Delhi is now second only to Maharashtra in terms of active Covid-19 cases

Delhi: Call on opening health facilities for all by Saturday, says CM Arvind Kejriwal

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Covid-19: Central government cites high positivity rate, asks Delhi to ramp up testing

At 14,500, Delhi is now second only to Maharashtra in terms of active Covid-19 cases

Delhi: Call on opening health facilities for all by Saturday, says CM Arvind Kejriwal

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Covid-19: Central government cites high positivity rate, asks Delhi to ramp up testing

At 14,500, Delhi is now second only to Maharashtra in terms of active Covid-19 cases

Delhi: Call on opening health facilities for all by Saturday, says CM Arvind Kejriwal

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