News Digest: Rajasthan speaker withdraws appeal against HC's interim order from SC

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
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Rajasthan speaker withdraws appeal against HC's interim order from SC

HC junks BJP MLA's plea over merger of Rajasthan BSP with Congress

Congress knocks on President's doors over Rajasthan crisis

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Nasa's next Mars rover is brawniest and brainiest one yet

Moderna Covid-19 vaccine could be ready for use by end of year, US says
Moderna Inc's vaccine against Covid-19 could be ready for use by the end of this year, company officials said on Monday, after the drugmaker announced the start of a 30,000-subject trial to demonstrate it is effective. The trial is the first such late-stage study under the Trump administration's program to speed development of measures against the coronavirus.

Fertility may decline globally post-Covid pandemic: Study

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Note 10 Lite and three Galaxy A-series phones that have received a price cut

Samsung launches one of its cheapest smartphones in India, Galaxy M01 Core
Samsung Galaxy M01 Core comes with several ‘Make for India’ features. It will be available online on Samsung online store along with other e-commerce websites from July 29 onwards.

200-plus more Chinese apps under government scanner: What you need to know

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Govt to go ahead with divestment of PSUs: FM
The government is working on completing the stake sale process of about 23 public sector companies whose divestment has already been cleared by the Cabinet, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday. The minister said she would soon meet small finance firms and non-banking finance companies to review the credit being extended by them to businesses.

IndiGo cuts pay of senior staff by up to 35%
Reeling under the pandemic’s relentless onslaught, IndiGo has gone in for a deeper pay cut for its top management and pilots from September 1 after deciding to lay off 10% of its almost 25,000 employees. While CEO Ronojoy Dutta will take a further pay cut of 35%; senior vice-presidents and above will take a cut of 30%; pilots 28% and VPs and associate VPs 15%.

Govt extends deadline for hallmarking of gold
The government has extended deadline for mandatory hallmarking of gold jewellery and artefacts by over four months till June 1, 2021, in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, consumer affairs minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Monday.

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IPL Bio-Bubble: Franchises fret over WAGs, local drivers, security, hospitality
The BCCI is likely to hand over a comprehensive SOP to the eight franchises for the upcoming IPL in the UAE but there are a few pressing questions that all the stakeholders need to figure out in the coming days. It is expected that most of the franchises will be starting to send their recce teams to check out the facilities as well as what kind of bio-secure environments that can be created.

3rd Test: Rain frustrates England victory charge vs West Indies
Rain wiped out the fourth day's play at on Monday to frustrate England's bid for a series-clinching win over the West Indies and keep Stuart Broad waiting for his 500th Test wicket. Bad weather meant fourth day's play in the deciding third Test was washed out. England do, however, still have one day left to press for a win that would see them take 3-match series 2-1.

Broad at peak of powers, says ex-England captain Strauss
Andrew Strauss says Stuart Broad has never been in better form as he closes in on 500 Test wickets, praising the "extraordinary" hunger of the paceman and his long-time new-ball partner Jimmy Anderson.

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School for meritorious students to be opened in Uttarakhand: CM Rawat

SC asks UGC to respond on pleas against direction to conduct final year exam by Sept 30

Venkaiah Naidu laments fall in reading habits of children

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France to launch 'railway highways' in push for greener economy
France's prime minister vowed on Monday to develop "railway highways" to carry food and other goods that now go by truck, part of a government push to reduce the country's carbon footprint.

Half of Bangladesh affected by devastating floods, 119 dead

11 districts in Bihar inundated, 15 lakh people affected

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UK lockdown life: Binge eating, more alcohol, less exercise

US NSA Robert O'Brien tests positive for coronavirus

China collecting DNA samples of millions, experts suspect devloping tool for genetic surveillance

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France to launch 'railway highways' in push for greener economy
France's prime minister vowed on Monday to develop "railway highways" to carry food and other goods that now go by truck, part of a government push to reduce the country's carbon footprint.

Half of Bangladesh affected by devastating floods, 119 dead

11 districts in Bihar inundated, 15 lakh people affected

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AP fourth state to record over 1 lakh Covid-19 cases; toll 1,090

Of 471 Telangana deaths, 60% coronavirus burials at one graveyard alone
The Faqeer Mullah Kabristan, a Muslim graveyard located in the boulders on Hyderabad’s outskirts near Balapur Dargah, has seen the final rites of more than 60% of Covid-19 victims of Telangana.

Only 38% jr colleges apply for affiliation, 4L Inter seats at stake

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Chandigarh: Flyover work to figure in advisory council
The UT administration has decided to discuss recommendations to construct the city first flyover on the Sector 29-31rotary in a UT administrator’s advisory council (AAC) meeting before submitting them before the Punjab and Haryana high court.

Chandigarh: Odd-even may make comeback in busy markets
As Covid-19 cases have crossed 900-mark in the city, the UT administration is planning to restart odd-even or weekend closure in the busy markets of sectors 15,19 and 22 and in Manimajra.

Punjab reduces mobile allowance of its employees
The Punjab government on Monday announced its decision to reduce mobile phone allowance of its staff , evoking strong opposition.

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Member of committee for BA in Sanskrit resigns

Morari Bapu to raise Rs 5 cr for Ram temple

HC: People can soon view virtual court proceedings

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Tamil Nadu: Absentees write Class XII exam, results likely in 2 days
The Tamil Nadu school education department conducted Class XII exams for absentees on Monday. Of the 846 students who expressed interest to take the exam, 519 appeared. Officials said the results would be declared within two days.

This IIT-Madras research may reduce vibration during car rides
Indian Institute of Technology-Madras researchers’ work in the field of carbon nanotube (CNTs) – nanometresized molecules madeof rolledup sheetsof carbon atomscomposites--has yielded promising results that can contribute in reducing the vibration during car rides.

Tamil Nadu: 70% weightage for college students' internals
Tamil Nadu has decided to give 70% weightage for internal exams and 30% weightage for previous semester exams while deciding marks for college students for exams cancelled over the Covid-19 crisis. The state government promoted all except final year students without exams.

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Let festivities be low-key: BBMP
The BBMP has requested citizens to have simple celebrations for all upcoming festivals considering Covid-19 cases are increasing in the city.

Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa awaits nod for cabinet rejig
Even as the BJP government completed one year in office on Sunday, chief minister BS Yediyurappa is facing another challenge: Cabinet overhaul. The reshuffle is expected to happen in the next 15 days, provided the CM gets a green signal from the top brass.

Bengaluru: Lamborghini seized over suspicious licence plate
City Regional Transport Office (RTO) personnel on Monday seized a Lamborghini from outside a garage on West of Chord Road, near Rajainagar industrial area. The vehicle was on the officials’ radar for about 40 days as its licence plate number had given rise to suspicion.

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Mumbai: Soon, if building fails to complete redevpt project in 3 years, NOC to be cancelled
A long-pending proposal mooted by elected representatives of the island city is set to be approved at the next cabinet meeting following the collapse of Bhanushali building in Fort last week.

Can't let people die, vacate in four weeks: Bombay HC to Dahisar building residents
Observing that it cannot allow people to die in building collapses, the Bombay high court granted residents of a dilapidated building in Dahisar (west) four weeks to vacate.

2,000 frontline health workers left in lurch without payments in Mumbai
Nearly 2,000 healthcare workers in the city who stepped up to fight Covid in the thick of the pandemic are now battling civic apathy as they await salaries, promised hikes and incentives.

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Delhi-NCR: For those back at work, office is a strange place
For Siddhartha Losalka, a recruiter for leadership roles, the return to his office space — a co-working facility in Udyog Vihar — felt surreal. “It was like being on the sets of a post-apocalyptic movie.

613 fresh Covid-19 cases on Monday Delhi's lowest in two months
Delhi reported 613 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, its lowest single day tally in nearly two months. The count, however, coincided with lower testing numbers.

South Delhi Municipal Corporation to slap professional tax, hikes two levies
The cash-strapped South Delhi Municipal Corporation is going to hit the residents of south Delhi with a triple whammy — professional tax, an effective hike in property tax on commercial properties by tweaking one of the factors in the formula, and another hike of 1% on transfer of property.

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Delhi-NCR: For those back at work, office is a strange place
For Siddhartha Losalka, a recruiter for leadership roles, the return to his office space — a co-working facility in Udyog Vihar — felt surreal. “It was like being on the sets of a post-apocalyptic movie.

613 fresh Covid-19 cases on Monday Delhi's lowest in two months
Delhi reported 613 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, its lowest single day tally in nearly two months. The count, however, coincided with lower testing numbers.

South Delhi Municipal Corporation to slap professional tax, hikes two levies
The cash-strapped South Delhi Municipal Corporation is going to hit the residents of south Delhi with a triple whammy — professional tax, an effective hike in property tax on commercial properties by tweaking one of the factors in the formula, and another hike of 1% on transfer of property.

More Delhi News»

Delhi-NCR: For those back at work, office is a strange place
For Siddhartha Losalka, a recruiter for leadership roles, the return to his office space — a co-working facility in Udyog Vihar — felt surreal. “It was like being on the sets of a post-apocalyptic movie.

613 fresh Covid-19 cases on Monday Delhi's lowest in two months
Delhi reported 613 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, its lowest single day tally in nearly two months. The count, however, coincided with lower testing numbers.

South Delhi Municipal Corporation to slap professional tax, hikes two levies
The cash-strapped South Delhi Municipal Corporation is going to hit the residents of south Delhi with a triple whammy — professional tax, an effective hike in property tax on commercial properties by tweaking one of the factors in the formula, and another hike of 1% on transfer of property.

More Delhi News»

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