News Digest: One-day peak of 46,000 Covid cases takes tally past 12-lakh mark

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Thursday, July 23, 2020
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One-day peak of 46,000 Covid cases takes tally past 12-lakh mark

Connect with people, embrace tech: PM's advice to new RS MPs

3 foreign experts hurt in flame burst at Baghjan

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HCQ, chloroquine do not show antiviral effect against coronavirus, studies reveal
Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, either alone or in combination with the antibiotic azithromycin, do not show any notable antiviral effect against infections with the novel coronavirus in macaques or human lung cells, according to two new studies in the journal Nature.

Study suggests increased risks for Covid-19 patients who smoke, vape

Silent spread of coronavirus keeps scientists grasping for clues
Researchers have exposed the frightening likelihood of silent spread of the virus by asymptomatic and presymptomatic carriers. But how major a role seemingly healthy people play in swelling the ranks of those infected remains unanswered -and at the top of the scientific agenda.

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Asus ROG 3 launch: Live updates

OnePlus launches its 'most-affordable phone' ever: Price, design, specs and more
OnePlus has announced one of its most-affordable phones in recent times with the OnePlus Nord. While OnePlus focused mainly on flagship devices, OnePlus Nord caters to the mid-premium segment with Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000 price range. The Nord doesn’t come with a flagship Snapdragon processor but bets big on camera, battery life and design.

Microsoft launches Teams Rooms Standard and Premium
Software and cloud computing giant Microsoft has announced that it is launching two new device management and monitoring options for Microsoft Teams Rooms — Rooms Standard and Rooms Premium.

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Infra to energy: PM invites US to invest in India
Delivering the keynote address at the India Idea Summit organised by the US-India Business Council, PM Modi noted that the reforms undertaken in the past six years have ensured increased competitiveness, transparency, expanded digitisation and led to more policy stability. He also laid out the progress made by each sector and invited US companies to invest in India.

Air India slashes crew salary by 40%
Air India has cut the pay of its cockpit and cabin crew with retrospective effect from April 1, 2020, till further orders. While the airline management says the reduction is about 40%, crew members say the same is much higher with pilots adding the cut is almost 85%. AI has a monthly wage bill of Rs 230 cr & did not say how much it expected to save from this move.

'Right time for fiscal push when vaccine comes'
Amidst the financial doldrums roped in by the pandemic, the right time for a fiscal push will be once the vaccine for COVID-19 is available, said Krishnamurthy Subramanian, chief economic advisor (CEA) on Wednesday. The CEA said fiscal policy is important but timing is very crucial. The government is willing to push consumption but timing will matter, he added.

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End could've been better: Kumble on his stint as India head coach
Former skipper Anil Kumble does not regret his time as head coach of the Indian cricket team but says the ending of his tenure could have been better. The 49-year-old stepped down after the Champions Trophy in 2017 following a rift with skipper Virat Kohli. "I know the end could have been better but then that's fine," Kumble said.

'Ganguly played catalyst, Kohli has taken India to another level'
Former captain Sourav Ganguly remains the "catalyst" for transformation of Team India and the "fearless" Virat Kohli has taken it to another level, remarked ex-England cricketer David Lloyd on Wednesday. "Apart from his (Kohli) greatness as a player he is a great leader. He's a fighter and he fears nothing. That is so important. He fears nothing," Llyod said.

Anderson hoping to partner Broad in search of series win
England's most successful bowler James Anderson feels he and Stuart Broad should be paired together to lead the bid for a series win in the decisive Test against the West Indies.

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Madhya Pradesh Young Thinkers Meet 2020 held

IIT Guwahati researchers show selective transport of Carbohydrates in cells by Protein Molecules

22 million children from South Asia missed out on early childhood education due to COVID-19: UNICEF
In the South Asia region, the United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF) covered Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka for the research.

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Himachal to plant 1.20 crore saplings

Old phone to recycle? In France, just drop it in the mail

Meghalaya floods: Amit Shah assures all possible help to state govt

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US to expand Arctic role to deter Russia, China: Pompeo

UK to open citizenship path to Hong Kongers from January
Britain's government announced Wednesday that it will open a new special pathway to obtaining British citizenship for eligible Hong Kongers from January 2021. Those eligible can access the British job market at any skill level and without a salary threshold, but will not have access to public funds.

Joe Biden, leading Donald Trump by 8 points: Poll
The July 15-21 poll found that 46% of registered voters said they would back Biden in the November 3 election, while 38% would vote for Republican Trump. The remaining 16% are either undecided, plan to support a third-party candidate or may not vote.

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Himachal to plant 1.20 crore saplings

Old phone to recycle? In France, just drop it in the mail

Meghalaya floods: Amit Shah assures all possible help to state govt

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Cash-strapped GHMC revs up infra projects
Despite poor revenue collections during the lockdown, infrastructure works in the city are being executed at a brisk pace. On Thursday, municipal minister KT Rama Rao will lay the foundation stone for an elevated corridor to be built at a cost of Rs 523.37 crore between Government Printing Press, Chanchalguda and Santoshnagar main road.

Telangana: Colonel Santosh Babu's wife appointed deputy collector, gets Rs 10 crore plot
The Telangana government on Wednesday appointed Santoshi, widow of Colonel Santosh Babu who was among 20 Indian soldiers killed in the Galwan valley clash, as a deputy collector. Chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao handed over the appointment letter to Santoshi at Pragathi Bhavan in presence of her family members.

Nizam's 35m for grandsons, GOI; UK rejects other claims

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As gyms remain closed, several trainers move to daily jobs to subsist

Fight over tube well installation in ward # 5 continues

MC does nothing to its collapsing buildings, but serve notice to others for same

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'Teachers may face risk of job loss'

Pvt school's resistance makes govt abolish fees

Man held for duping people with 'PM yojana' offer

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Chennai: Plasma bank opened at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital
Health minister C Vijayabaskar on Wednesday inaugurated a plasma bank setup at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH) at a cost of ?2.3crore.

Beyond call of duty: Cop helps reinstate Covid survivor maid in Chennai
She was replaced as maid at the KK Nagar apartment complex where she had worked for 10 years even after she had completely recovered from Covid-19. Now, thanks to a senior police officer, 56-yearold Radhamma has not only got back her job, she has also got some financial assistance.

Chennai: Techie chases, nabs robber with help from auto driver
A 28-year-old techie chased and nabbed, with help from an autorickshaw driver, one of the two robbers who snatched her mobile at Ashok Nagar on Monday.

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Bengaluru: Where are 11,000 positive patients? BBMP has no clue
Digging into Bengaluru’s Covid-19 data, TOI has come across a shocking revelation: No one knows where over 11,000 positive cases are.

Bengaluru: Sent back by three hospitals, Covid doctor loses 28-day battle to virus
A 50-year-old Covid-19 warrior doctor, who had been refused admission by three private hospitals, succumbed to the virus at a hospital of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute (BMCRI) on Thursday.

Karnataka's contact tracing drops from 47 per patient in June to 6
A month ago, Karnataka topped the national chart on contact tracing — identifying on average 47 contacts per Covid-19 patient. Cut to the present: the state’s tracing capability has reduced to less than 6 primary contacts per patient.

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Over 10,500 Covid-19 cases in a day in Maharashtra, nearly half from Pune
Maharashtra made its highest single-day addition of Covid-19 cases -- 10,576 -- on Wednesday, crossing the 10,000 figure in a 24-hour period for the first time.

Maharashtra: SSC, HSC mark sheets to be collected at schools, colleges
Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education will soon issue guidelines to its divisional offices and junior colleges in the state for HSC and SSC mark sheets’ distribution amid the Covid-19 pandemic. With no option but to hand-deliver the mark sheets, students will have to visit their schools or junior colleges.

Mumbai: P V Varavara seeking bail under garb of pandemic, age, says NIA
Opposing his plea for interim bail, National Investigation Agency (NIA) has said Telugu poet-activist P V Varavara Rao, undergoing treatment for Covid-19 at Nanavati Hospital, is trying to take undue benefit “under the garb” of the pandemic and his old age. The agency opposed relief to Rao on merits of the case too, saying “adequate evidence has been placed on record to prove the complicity... of Rao”.

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Mom, neighbours save minor from kidnappers in Delhi
Prompt action by the mother of a four-year-old girl and two neighbours saved her from kidnappers in Shakarpur’s Sunder block on Tuesday. It was later found that the plan was hatched by the girl’s uncle, who has been arrested along with a kidnapper.

Delhi: Debris on Yamuna floodplain yet to be removed
Images of debris lying scattered around the Yamuna floodplain near the Nizamuddin bridge surfaced on social media on Wednesday, with activists pointing out that this could be detrimental to the river’s flow.

Delhi government to give Rs 1 crore to kin of doctor who died on duty
Delhi government will accord the “Corona Warrior” status to a National Health Mission doctor who succumbed to Covid-19 recently and give his family Rs 1 crore compensation, health minister Satyendar Jain said on Wednesday. Dr Javed Ali (42) had contracted the viral infection in the line of duty and died on Tuesday.

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Mom, neighbours save minor from kidnappers in Delhi
Prompt action by the mother of a four-year-old girl and two neighbours saved her from kidnappers in Shakarpur’s Sunder block on Tuesday. It was later found that the plan was hatched by the girl’s uncle, who has been arrested along with a kidnapper.

Delhi: Debris on Yamuna floodplain yet to be removed
Images of debris lying scattered around the Yamuna floodplain near the Nizamuddin bridge surfaced on social media on Wednesday, with activists pointing out that this could be detrimental to the river’s flow.

Delhi government to give Rs 1 crore to kin of doctor who died on duty
Delhi government will accord the “Corona Warrior” status to a National Health Mission doctor who succumbed to Covid-19 recently and give his family Rs 1 crore compensation, health minister Satyendar Jain said on Wednesday. Dr Javed Ali (42) had contracted the viral infection in the line of duty and died on Tuesday.

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Mom, neighbours save minor from kidnappers in Delhi
Prompt action by the mother of a four-year-old girl and two neighbours saved her from kidnappers in Shakarpur’s Sunder block on Tuesday. It was later found that the plan was hatched by the girl’s uncle, who has been arrested along with a kidnapper.

Delhi: Debris on Yamuna floodplain yet to be removed
Images of debris lying scattered around the Yamuna floodplain near the Nizamuddin bridge surfaced on social media on Wednesday, with activists pointing out that this could be detrimental to the river’s flow.

Delhi government to give Rs 1 crore to kin of doctor who died on duty
Delhi government will accord the “Corona Warrior” status to a National Health Mission doctor who succumbed to Covid-19 recently and give his family Rs 1 crore compensation, health minister Satyendar Jain said on Wednesday. Dr Javed Ali (42) had contracted the viral infection in the line of duty and died on Tuesday.

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