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Thursday, July 30, 2020
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Rajasthan CM's brother gets fresh date for ED appearance

Sunni board sets up trust to build Ayodhya masjid

Tight security in UP after intel alert on terror attack on August 5

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Depression, stress higher during peak of Covid-19 pandemic

Wild bee decline threatens major US crops: Study
Wild bees are worth some $1.5 billion to key fruit and vegetable crops in North America, according to new research that warned declines in these pollinators threatens the productivity of economically important agriculture.

Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine worked well in monkeys: Study
The fact that the vaccine prevented the virus from replicating in the nose is seen as particularly crucial in preventing it from being transmitted onward to others.

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World's richest man reveals what his boss said while quitting his job to start Amazon
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and also the world’s richest man in his testimony before the US Congress revealed his boss thought it was a “better idea” for someone else without a good job to start Amazon.

All that may challenge Reliance Jio's plan to take 'made-in-India' 5G to the world
At company's 43rd AGM, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani said that Jio has developed its own 5G technology. The company plans to take its indigenous 5G solution global. However, some experts feel Jio will face challenges as it enters 5G club and offers its product to operators globally.

Indian Air Force game will give you a feel of flying Rafale fighter jets
If you are itching to get a feel of what it takes to fly a Rafale fighter jet then you can thank the Indian Air Force for having a simulation game available for free on both iOS and Android.

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Govt extends BPCL bid deadline to September 30
The government has for the third time extended the deadline for bidding for privatisation of India's second-biggest oil refiner Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) by two months to September 30. While the Cabinet had in November last year approved the sale of government's entire 52.98 per cent stake in BPCL, offers seeking expression of interest (EoI) or bids showing interest in buying its stake were invited only on March 7.

Bharti Airtel Q1 loss widens to Rs 15,933 crore
Telecom operator Bharti Airtel on Wednesday reported substantial widening of losses to Rs 15,933 crore for June quarter, mainly on account of provisioning for statutory dues. The loss for the corresponding period last year stood at Rs 2,866 crore.

Lockdown impact: IndiGo reports Rs 2,844cr loss in Q1
In corresponding Q1 of last fiscal, IndiGo had reported its highest ever quarterly profit of Rs 1,203 crore mainly on account of higher fares following the collapse of Jet Airways. IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta described the corona impact as “the aviation industry going through a crisis of survival.”

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Team India camp before Indian Premier League looks doubtful
The top Indian cricketers are unlikely to have a national camp at Motera prior to the IPL, taking into account health and safety amid the Covid-19 pandemic. There is a high possibility that all the centrally contracted cricketers, save Pujara and Vihari (who don't feature in IPL), will be joining their respective IPL teams training camp in Dubai from the start.

I really don't know the reasons for banning me: Azharuddin
Mohammad Azharuddin's rehabilitation from life ban is more than complete in many ways but the former India captain says he "doesn't really know the reasons" for banning him in the first place. In 2000, Azharuddin was handed a life ban by BCCI for his involvement in match-fixing. However, Azharuddin saw the AP high court revoking the ban and terming it "illegal" in 2012.

England name unchanged squad for first Test against Pakistan
England named an unchanged squad for the first match of the three-Test series against Pakistan that begins on August 5 in Manchester, the country's cricket Board (ECB) said on Wednesday.

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NEP: Flexible degree courses, single higher education regulator, common norms for public & private colleges
Choice between 3 or 4 year undergraduate courses, multiple entry and exit options in degree courses, adding 3.5 crore seats in higher education institutions which will now have a single regulator, discontinuation of MPhil programmes and fixation of fees are among the higher education reforms outlined in the new National Education Policy (NEP).

Maha SSC results: 95.30 pass percentage, 242 students score 100%

Karnataka HC gives go ahead for KCET 2020
Rejecting the interim order of stay sought for in a batch of PILs,a division bench headed by Justice Aravind Kumar noted that the constitutional rights as well as interest of 1.8 lakh odd students who have downloaded their hall tickets cannot be overlooked.

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Habitat loss sparks cascade of ecosystem damage: Study

Endangered animals, birds seized in Silchar

Human activities cutting off tiger gene flow in NE: Tiger census report

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US records 10,000 coronavirus deaths in 11 days
US deaths from the novel coronavirus were approaching 150,000 on Wednesday, the highest level in the world and rising by 10,000 in 11 days, according to a Reuters tally. This is the fastest increase in fatalities since the United States went from 100,000 cases to 110,000 cases in 11 days in early June, according to the tally.

Vietnam says every city, province now at risk of virus infection
Vietnam, virus-free for months, was bracing for another wave of Covid-19 infections on Wednesday after state media reported new cases in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and the Central Highlands linked to a recent outbreak in the central city of Danang.

Putin warns Russia's virus outbreak could get worse
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said the country's coronavirus outbreak had stabilised but warned the situation remained difficult and could easily deteriorate. Russia has registered the fourth-highest number of infections in the world and health officials on Wednesday reported a total of 828,990 cases and 13,673 fatalities.

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Habitat loss sparks cascade of ecosystem damage: Study

Endangered animals, birds seized in Silchar

Human activities cutting off tiger gene flow in NE: Tiger census report

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Tiger land in T, AP going to the dogs?

HC notice to T, Centre on pvt hosps' charges

Inter hostels affiliation put on hold

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Chandigarh: Jewellery worth Rs 30 lakh stolen from Sector 33 house of retired Lt Colonel
Diamond and gold jewellery worth around Rs 30 lakh was stolen from the house of an 88-year-old former Army official in Sector 33.

Chandigarh: Three cops suspended for failing to get info on sex racket
The police department on Wednesday suspended three cops of Sector 61 police post for failing to garner information about the sex racket busted by the ASP (south division) in Kajheri village in Sector 52 on July 25 night, taking the number of cops to have faced such action to 18, including Manimajra SHO Jaswinder Kaur, in seven months.

Chandigarh: Smugglers caught with charas, vials
The police arrested three drug peddlers for trying to smuggle charas, ganja and banned vials in two separate cases in 24 hours from Sector 45 and Manimajra. Police produced them before a local court, which sent them in judicial custody.

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Fitness trainers selling household items to survive

Gold price touches ₹54,900 per 10g

Train to run on 1st freight corridor trial

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Chennai: Parts of southern suburbs turn pools
The rain on Tuesday and Wednesday led to heavy waterlogging in parts of Chrompet and Pallavaram that residents blame on encroachments on water channels along the eastern side of GST Road and choked railway culverts.

Gang of chain snatchers held, bikes, gold seized in Chennai
Three men who snatched gold chains from women were arrested on Wednesday by the Abhirampuram police. The men were involved in 13 snatching incidents reported during the lockdown.

Enough PPE kits being given to health professionals: TN government to HC
The Tamil Nadu government has informed the Madras high court that adequate number of PPE kits are being provided to about 10,366 frontline Covid-19 workers daily in government hospitals.

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Three arrested in Bengaluru for trying to sell old notes
Three men have been arrested for allegedly trying to sell demonetised notes worth Rs 30 lakh.

New Life Sciences Park to generate 50,000 jobs: Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa
Chief minister BS Yediyurappa on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for Life Sciences Park that is coming up at Electronics City and aims to provide 50,000 jobs. The CM said measures will be taken to develop Karnataka into a biotechnology hub. “The park will help expand the state’s BT sector and be unique gift to Bengaluru, which is already known as the country’s biotech capital,” Yediyurappa said.

Bengaluru: Techies seek dedicated lanes to cycle to work
Cycling enthusiasts in the city are concerned that the proposed tracks for this mode of transport largely remain on paper. They say cycling could be a healthy alternative in times of Covid, especially when there is rising apprehension over use of public transport.

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Now, Maharashtra unlocks malls, market complexes from August 5
Hours after the Centre issued fresh Unlock 3.0 guidelines on Wednesday, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray green-lighted reopening of malls and market complexes starting August 5 from 9 am to 7 pm

Expect rainy weekend in Mumbai after light rain on Wednesday
Wednesday was dry with only light rains recorded a day after significant rain was received in many pockets of the city on Tuesday.

Only 1% of patients negative in rapid tests re-tested using better method in Maharashtra
Barely 1% of people who tested negative in rapid antigen tests in the state have undergone an RT-PCR test, considered the gold standard for detection of the Sars-Cov2 virus. Experts said such low number of re-tests could amount to missing cases and the possibility of infection spread in the community.

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Covid duty: Delhi hotels allowed to check out

Docs' salaries: HC gives govt 15 days to grant Rs 8cr to N corpn

HC: What action against buildings on shaky ground?

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Covid duty: Delhi hotels allowed to check out

Docs' salaries: HC gives govt 15 days to grant Rs 8cr to N corpn

HC: What action against buildings on shaky ground?

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Covid duty: Delhi hotels allowed to check out

Docs' salaries: HC gives govt 15 days to grant Rs 8cr to N corpn

HC: What action against buildings on shaky ground?

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