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Thursday, July 02, 2020
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100+ malicious extensions in Chrome junked

Won't appear for Chinese apps: Rohatgi

Will junk China systems: IIT Alumni Council

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Physical distancing over six feet may be essential to prevent Covid-19 transmission, says study
Respiratory droplets travel between eight to 13 feet before they evaporate or escape, without wind and depending on the ambient condition, according to Indian researchers who suggest that physical distancing greater than six feet may be essential to avoid Covid-19 transmission.

Most people with coronavirus won't spread it. Why do a few infect many?
Doctors have observed that coronavirus can multiply to bigger numbers inside some people than others. Most infected people don't pass on the coronavirus to someone else. But a small number pass it on to many others in so-called superspreading events. Some people also have more opportunity to get sick, and to then make other people sick.

Scientists identify best material for making homemade masks to prevent Covid-19 spread
Scientists have experimented with non-medical grade masks, and found that well-fitted ones made from stitching two layers of quilting cotton fabric are the most effective in stopping the spread of cough and sneeze droplets, whereas bandana-style coverings "had little to no effect."

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TikTok has a message for its employees in India
TikTok is one of the 59 chinese apps that has been banned by the Indian government under section 69A of the Information Technology Act.

Google will finally add this iPhone feature to Android phones
Dubbed as Nearby Share, this feature will be similar to Apple’s AirDrop that is available across iPhone, iPad and Mac.

TikTok ban: Chingari and Mitron app gain top spot on Apple app store and Google Play store
Chingari is categorised as the number one social networking app on the App Store and has a 4.1-star rating. It is ranked number 2 under the ‘Top Free Apps’ category on the App Store.

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Railways invites pvt players in train operations
The Railways on Wednesday formally kickstarted its plans to allow private entities to operate passenger trains on its network by inviting request for qualifications for participation on 109 pairs of routes through 151 modern trains, the national transporter said. The project would entail a private sector investment of about Rs 30,000 crore, it said.

GST collection in Q1 dips 59% due to Covid
GST revenue collection in June stood at Rs 90,917 crore, up from Rs 62,009 crore mopped up in May and Rs 32,294 crore in April.The goods and services tax (GST) mop up was 9 per cent lower on a year-on-year basis in June, while it was 62 per cent down in May and fell 28 per cent in April.

FM asks GST officers to address tax compliance issues
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday asked GST officers to foresee the issues faced by domestic businesses and address them proactively so that they can compete on a global scale and build a self-reliant India.

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IPL GC meet yet to happen, BCCI unlikely to sever ties if 'exit clause' favours VIVO
The BCCI is unlikely to sever ties with IPL title sponsors VIVO if the "exit clause" favours the Chinese phone company, a BCCI official said on Wednesday but did not reveal when the event's governing council meeting to review this will be held. After the June 15 clash in Ladakh, the government has banned 59 apps from China including the controversial Tik ToK.

Shashank Manohar steps down from ICC chairman's post
Shashank Manohar's tenure as the International Cricket Council's first independent chairman came to an end on Wednesday. Deputy Chairman Imran Khwaja will take over as interim chairman till the election process is set in motion. Manohar, as per ICC rules, could have stayed for another two-year term as a maximum of three terms are allowed.

AB de Villiers names his all-star IPL XI, picks Dhoni as captain
Former South African captain AB de Villiers decided to pick MS Dhoni as the captain of his all-time Indian Premier League (IPL) XI.

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SSC CGL Tier-I Result declared @ ssc.nic.in, here's direct link

Haryana govt orders colleges, universities to remain shut till Jul 31
Chandigarh, Jul 1 () The Haryana government on Wednesday ordered that colleges and universities in the state will continue to remain closed till July 31 as per Unlock 2.0 guidelines issued by the Centre.

Gujarat final year exams postponed on Centre's directive: Minister
Chudasama called a press conference in evening to inform that no exam will be conducted for now.

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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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Donald Trump tweets that Russia bounty allegations are 'Fake News'

UK will honour its word on immigration to those eligible in Hong Kong, says Raab

EU must prepare for possibility Brexit deal can't be reached: Merkel
The European Union must prepare for the possibility that talks for a deal with Britain over their future relationship could fail, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday."I will keep pushing for a good solution, but the EU and Germany too must and should prepare for the case that an agreement is not reached."

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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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HC tears into Telangana govt over failed Covid strategy

Telangana failed to control coronavirus spread, kept public in dark: HC
Telangana high court on Wednesday said that the state government had not only failed to control the spread of Covid-19 virus, but also kept people in the dark about its spread and did not implement important orders of the court.

In support of Centre's ban, TikTok users now seek Indian alternative

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Complainant moves court against Sonali's bail

Khemka writes to CJI, protests against denial of permission to represent his own case in SC

One HC bench seeks police view on Rampal's interim bail plea, other refuses his request

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'77% of dog bites leave serious wounds'

Amdavadis may face vegetable shortage from this Saturday

City firm gets DRDO tech for UV sanitizer

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Chennai: 50% of active cases in home isolation
About 50% of the city’s active cases are in home isolation with the number doubling in the last 20 days.

Tamil Nadu: Blast at NLC power plant kills six workers, injures 17
Six workers died and 17 others were injured in a blast at thermal power station (TPS) II of the Neyveli Lignite Corporation around 9.45am in Neyveli on Wednesday. According to NCIL sources, the cause of the explosion was being ascertained.

Tamil Nadu's Covid-19 tally crosses 94,000

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Bengaluru: Craving for tea, 73-year-old sends hospital and chaiwallah into a tizzy
A 73-year-old Covid-19 patient hankering for a cup of tea on Wednesday morning ventured out of a Mysuru Road private hospital where he’d been admitted, leaving the authorities, a nearby chaiwallah and his customers tense.

Young fatalities: Coronavirus could be attacking heart
Globally less than 1% of Covid-19 fatalities are those below 40 years, a trend in Karnataka too. Over the past four days, four men below the age of 40 have suddenly died of acute breathlessness, prompting doctors to suggest it could be a sign of viral myocarditis.

Karnataka: Contract doctors quit en masse
A majority of 507 MBBS doctors working with the Karnataka health and family welfare department on contract resigned on Wednesday.

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Seven out of nine corporations in Mumbai Metropolitan Region will be under 10-day total lockdown
The lockdown bandwagon has got bigger with the entire Thane district comprising six municipal corporations and Panvel City Municipal Corporation declaring a 10-day lockdown

Over 60% units in Maharashtra resume production
Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation chief executive officer P Anbalagan on Wednesday said the state’s Mission Begin Again programme has resulted in production resuming at more than 60% of industrial units across the state.

Mumbai: CBI files cheating case against GVK Group

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Body of constable found hanging in south Delhi
The body of a Delhi Police constable was found hanging from a tree near Delhi Cantonment on Wednesday night.Police suspect a case of suicide and have sent the body for an autopsy.

Delhi University extends summer vacation till July 31
Delhi University on Wednesday announced the extension of its summer vacations till July 31.

Delhi: Daily new cases down to 2,442; total nears 90,000
Delhi recorded 2,442 fresh Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the tally to over the 89,000 mark.The death toll from the disease mounted to 2,803, the authorities said.

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Body of constable found hanging in south Delhi
The body of a Delhi Police constable was found hanging from a tree near Delhi Cantonment on Wednesday night.Police suspect a case of suicide and have sent the body for an autopsy.

Delhi University extends summer vacation till July 31
Delhi University on Wednesday announced the extension of its summer vacations till July 31.

Delhi: Daily new cases down to 2,442; total nears 90,000
Delhi recorded 2,442 fresh Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the tally to over the 89,000 mark.The death toll from the disease mounted to 2,803, the authorities said.

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Body of constable found hanging in south Delhi
The body of a Delhi Police constable was found hanging from a tree near Delhi Cantonment on Wednesday night.Police suspect a case of suicide and have sent the body for an autopsy.

Delhi University extends summer vacation till July 31
Delhi University on Wednesday announced the extension of its summer vacations till July 31.

Delhi: Daily new cases down to 2,442; total nears 90,000
Delhi recorded 2,442 fresh Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the tally to over the 89,000 mark.The death toll from the disease mounted to 2,803, the authorities said.

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