News Digest: Congress stir across Rajasthan on BJP 'plot', Gehlot Jr joins in

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Sunday, July 26, 2020
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Congress stir across Rajasthan on BJP 'plot', Gehlot Jr joins in

Ban on mics at religious places stay in Uttarakhand as judge differs with CJ

Solar-storage plan to power Leh hangs fire

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Study explains new insights of different aspects of anxiety

Researchers identify 21 existing drugs that could treat Covid-19

China Is Harvesting the DNA of Its People. Is This the Future of Policing?
THE CHINESE POLICE ARE SYSTEMATICALLY COLLECTING GENOMIC DATA FROM TENS OF MILLIONS OF MEN AND BOYS.For several years now, the police and other authorities in China have been collecting across the country DNA samples from millions of men and boys who aren’t suspected of having committed any crime.

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Realme 6i with 48MP quad camera and MediaTek Helio G90T launched: Price and specs
Realme has launched expanded it 6 series with the launch Realme 6i. The budget smartphone is priced at Rs 12,999 onwards. It is powered by MediaTek Helio G90T processor and packs 4300mAh battery with 30watt Flash Charge support. The smartphone is equipped with a 6.5-inch Full HD punch-hole display with 90.5% screen-to-body ratio and 2400x1080 pixel resolution.

Apple starts making iPhone 11 in India: What it means for you and more
In a first, Apple is set to make its current-generation flagship phone in India. The company will be making iPhone 11, its most popular new iPhone in the country. Here's what this means for users and more.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak sues YouTube over Bitcoin scam
Wozniak, who laid down the foundation of Apple with Steve Jobs, has filed a lawsuit against YouTube on the grounds that the site repeatedly ignored his requests to take down phony bitcoin giveaways using his name.

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Infosys co-founder's family sells 85 lakh shares
Family members of Infosys co-founder SD Shibulal have sold 85 lakh shares of the company on July 22-24, according to regulatory filings. Shibulal's son Shreyas sold 40 lakh shares, "representing 0.09 per cent of Infosys Ltd by way of sale on the platform of the stock exchange on July 22, 23 and 24, 2020", an exchange filing by the company showed.

ICICI Bank Q1 net profit jumps 36% to Rs 2,599 crore
Private lender ICICI Bank on Saturday reported a net profit of Rs 2,599 crore in the June quarter, up 36 per cent (year-on-year) from Rs 1,908 crore posted in the same period last year. The bank's gross NPA (non-performing asset) stood at 5.46 per cent in Q1, which is slightly lower than 5.53 per cent recorded in previous quarter.

Rahul accuses govt of making profits; Goyal retorts
Railway minister Piyush Goyal hit back at the Congress on Saturday after Rahul Gandhi accused the railways of making profit through Shramik trains, alleging that only those who "looted" the country can call subsidy a profit.

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MS Dhoni should keep playing as long as he is fit: Gambhir
Former India opener Gautam Gambhir on Saturday said MS Dhoni must continue playing international cricket as long he feels he is fit, in form and enjoying the game. The World Cup-winning swashbuckler, on a sabbatical from cricket for the past one year, turned 39 on July 7. He has not played any cricket since India's semifinal exit from the ODI World Cup last year.

3rd Test: Stuart Broad sparks West Indies collapse on Day 2
Stuart Broad sparked a top-order collapse after starring with the bat as England reduced the West Indies to 137-6 at stumps on the second day of the decisive third Test at Old Trafford on Saturday. England had slumped to 280-8 after losing four wickets for 18 runs before No 10 Broad's swashbuckling 62 took them to a first innings total of 369.

IPL is going to change the mood of the nation: Gautam Gambhir
The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to be played in the window from September 19 to November 8.

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Punjabi University plans online counselling for B.Tech admissions

SC to hear on July 27 plea against UGC circular on final term exams
The Supreme Court will hear on July 27 pleas challenging a University Grants Commission (UGC) circular and seeking cancellation of final term examination in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.

PSEB 12th Result: Patiala MP congratulates Class 12 non-medical topper on video call

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Turtle released to sea after months of recovering

French refinery leaks toxic chemical into marine life area

Climate change impacted world, greenery can solve this crisis: Amit Shah

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Hanna becomes hurricane as it heads toward virus-weary Texas
The storm, which is the first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, was expected to make landfall on Saturday afternoon or evening south of Corpus Christi, the US National Hurricane Center said. It had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph).

Australia backs US in declaring China claims in South China Sea 'illegal'

Between 6,000-6,500 Pakistani terrorists in Afghanistan: UN report
The 26th report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team concerning ISIS, al-Qaida and associated individuals and entities said that the terror group al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) operates under the Taliban umbrella from Nimruz, Helmand and Kandahar provinces of Afghanistan.

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Turtle released to sea after months of recovering

French refinery leaks toxic chemical into marine life area

Climate change impacted world, greenery can solve this crisis: Amit Shah

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Telugu-origin doctor in UK offers to help Covid patients
A Telugu-origin UK ICU specialist has written to PM Narendra Modi offering his services to help fight Covid-19 battle in India. In a request to PMO, Dr Nageshwar Bandla said there are others who are willing to support remotely or on ground.

After securing job, now DSPs win battle for IPS tag
The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has directed the Union ministry of home affairs to examine the cases of Shaik Shereen Begum and a couple of other police officers and invoke special powers conferring IPS status on them though they did not complete the mandatory eight years of service in the rank of a deputy superintendent of police.

EWS quota in education and jobs to kick in from this year in Telangana
One-and-a-half years after the Centre announced 10% quota for the economically weaker sections (EWS), the Telangana government has decided to implement the same in the state educational institutions and job recruitments.

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Sound doctrine must for strong Army

Covaxin human trial 2nd phase at PGIMS from today

'Mid-day meal scheme not in a mess'

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Self-financed schools to resume online classes from tomorrow in Gujarat
After a three-day hiatus, the self-financed schools in Gujarat will resume online education for students from Monday. The development comes even as the stand-off between the schools and Gujarat government continues on the matter of fee collection during the Covid-19 lockdown period.

Covid-19 paradox: Why some people are dying after recovery in Gujarat
On July 17, administrator of Surat Municipal Corporation-run SMIMER hospital had discharged a 70-year-old Hemiben Chovatiya, a resident of Puna area in Surat city, after she recovered from Covid-19.

'Clotting, fibrosis most common post-discharge effects'

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Chennai airport to use UV lamps to purify air
In a bid to make airport terminals safer for passengers, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is gearing up to install ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) lamps in the air conditioning units at Chennai airport.

Veda Nilayam set to become J Jayalalithaa memorial
The AIADMK government, which has deposited Rs 68 crore in the court towards compensation for acquiring the house of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa, has decided to convert Veda Nilayam at Poes Garden in Chennai city into a memorial of the late leader.

Too many false Covid-19 negatives in antigen test, Tamil Nadu sticks to RT-PCR
A moderate to very high percentage of negative results in antigen tests for Covid-19 are turning out to be positive in RTPCR testing, making states like Maharashtra treat initial positivity rates with increasing suspicion and prompting others like Tamil Nadu to rely exclusively on the real-time PCR test from the get-go.

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Bengaluru: Lived through Spanish flu, man dies of Covid at 105
A 105-year-old retired government employee, the oldest Covid-19 patient in the state and possibly in the country, died at a private hospital here on Saturday morning due to irreversible respiratory failure.

Third day of 5,000+ cases, Karnataka tally nears 1 lakh
With a 24-hour spike of more than 5,000 Covid-19 cases for the third time a row, Karnataka is inching close to a caseload of 1 lakh cases. The state also reported 72 deaths on Saturday, taking the total toll to 1,796.

Bengaluru: Collective effort helped Yelahanka apartment stay safe

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Daily wage naka workers go online to upskill, get certified & gain confidence in Mumbai
As migrant workers trickle back into the city, some will be restarting work armed with a new level of skill, certification and confidence and a sense of visibility-perhaps for the first time in their lives.

2.5 lakh locals apply for jobs, but just 4.2% eligible in Maharashtra
A fortnight after the Maharashtra government launched the Mahajobs portal to help provide employment to sons of the soil, as many as 2.5 lakh job-seekers have registered online.However, the process faces a major hurdle.

Mumbai: GATE opened to commerce, arts students
The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)—a qualifying exam for those seeking admissions to masters and PhD programmes in science & technology and placements in PSUs—will see a significant shift in the coming year with the inclusion of subjects in humanities and social sciences.

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ACP on duty killed in Delhi hit-and-run
An assistant commissioner police (ACP) was killed after being hit by a speeding vehicle while he was managing traffic near the Rajokri flyover in south-west Delhi on Saturday night. ACP Sanket Kaushik, 58, was from Ajmer in Rajasthan and posted with Delhi Traffic Police.

CRPF sub-inspector shoots senior, then kills himself in Delhi
A CRPF sub-inspector shot his senior before killing himself at a government bungalow in Lodhi Estate on Friday night. The paramilitary officer allegedly had an argument with his senior, an inspector, during the dinner after which he opened fire from his service weapon.

Sterilisation dips, south Delhi to see rise in stray dog count
With most sterilisation centres shut since the announcement of the Covid-19 lockdown, the stray dog situation in south Delhi is likely to worsen in coming months.

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ACP on duty killed in Delhi hit-and-run
An assistant commissioner police (ACP) was killed after being hit by a speeding vehicle while he was managing traffic near the Rajokri flyover in south-west Delhi on Saturday night. ACP Sanket Kaushik, 58, was from Ajmer in Rajasthan and posted with Delhi Traffic Police.

CRPF sub-inspector shoots senior, then kills himself in Delhi
A CRPF sub-inspector shot his senior before killing himself at a government bungalow in Lodhi Estate on Friday night. The paramilitary officer allegedly had an argument with his senior, an inspector, during the dinner after which he opened fire from his service weapon.

Sterilisation dips, south Delhi to see rise in stray dog count
With most sterilisation centres shut since the announcement of the Covid-19 lockdown, the stray dog situation in south Delhi is likely to worsen in coming months.

More Delhi News»

ACP on duty killed in Delhi hit-and-run
An assistant commissioner police (ACP) was killed after being hit by a speeding vehicle while he was managing traffic near the Rajokri flyover in south-west Delhi on Saturday night. ACP Sanket Kaushik, 58, was from Ajmer in Rajasthan and posted with Delhi Traffic Police.

CRPF sub-inspector shoots senior, then kills himself in Delhi
A CRPF sub-inspector shot his senior before killing himself at a government bungalow in Lodhi Estate on Friday night. The paramilitary officer allegedly had an argument with his senior, an inspector, during the dinner after which he opened fire from his service weapon.

Sterilisation dips, south Delhi to see rise in stray dog count
With most sterilisation centres shut since the announcement of the Covid-19 lockdown, the stray dog situation in south Delhi is likely to worsen in coming months.

More Delhi News»

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