News Digest: Record 50,000+ new Covid cases on Sunday; 5,000+ deaths in 7 days

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Monday, July 27, 2020
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Record 50,000+ new Covid cases on Sunday; 5,000+ deaths in 7 days

MP judge, son die, cops' lens on atta

Cops to summon AI execs in gold smuggling case

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Scientists identify genetic mutation that may make some people more vulnerable to Covid-19

Increased risks for Covid-19 patients who smoke, vape: Study

How coronavirus molecules 'camouflage' in host cell decoded, may lead to drug development
Scientists, including those of Indian-origin, have resolved the structure of a molecule which the novel coronavirus uses to make its genetic sequence seem like a part of the host's own, an advance that may lead to the development of new antiviral drugs against COVID-19.

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Apple's 'latest iPhone update' has got some Instagram users worried
Some Instagram users reported that iOS 14 alerted with ‘camera on’ indicator the moment they opened Instagram app and scrolled through stories without actually recording something using the app.

How to use the noise cancellation feature in Google Meet for your online meetings
Google has recently rolled out the noise cancellation feature to Google Meet for G Suite Enterprise, G Suite Enterprise for Education, and G Suite Enterprise Essentials accounts.

OnePlus' most affordable phone, Amazon Prime day coming soon, new Samsung TVs and more

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Aditya Puri raises Rs 842 crore by selling HDFC Bank shares, holding down to 0.01%

RBI may go in for further 25 bps rate cut, feel experts
The RBI is likely to go in for a minimum 25 basis points cut in key lending rate in the forthcoming monetary policy review as the need to revive the coronavirus-hit economy is pressing notwithstanding marginal uptick in inflation, feel experts. The MPC is scheduled to meet for three days beginning August 4 and announce its decision on August 6.

Cabinet secy-led panel to select candidate for RBI deputy governor post on August 7
A search panel headed by the cabinet secretary is scheduled to interview shortlisted candidates on August 7 for the post of RBI deputy governor, sources said.

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3rd Test: West Indies teetering after being set imposing target to win
England had the West Indies reeling at 10 for two wickets after setting them an imposing target of 399 runs to win the third and final Test at Old Trafford with Stuart Broad again dominating as he moved one away from 500 Test wickets. England had declared on 226 for two in their second innings as Rory Burns scored 90, Joe Root a quickfire 68 and Dom Sibley 56.

Manchester United and Chelsea get Champions League spots
Manchester United and Chelsea secured places in the Champions League with wins on the final day of the Premier League season while Watford and Bournemouth were relegated along with bottom club Norwich City. A penalty from Bruno Fernandes gave United the three points with a 2-0 win at Leicester City, who missed out on the Champions League by finishing fifth.

Was handled unprofessionally at the end of my career: Yuvraj
Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh feels he was handled unprofessionally towards the end of his career. "I just felt that the way they managed me towards the end of my career was very unprofessional. But looking back at a couple of great players like Harbhajan, Sehwag, Zaheer, also very badly mis-managed... I had seen it in past and I was not surprised," Yuvraj said.

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PM Modi calls CBSE topper, talk aired on 'Mann ki Baat'

Tamil Nadu 12th re-exam today, 840 students to appear
The school education department has made arrangements to conduct re-exam for Class XII exam absentees on Monday.Across the state, 840 students will write the exam at 293 exam centres.

Free education in KIIT for children of Covid deceased

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'Your suggestions on draft EIA unfounded,' Javadekar tells Ramesh

NGT directs UPPCB to rework its environment restoration fund

2020's first hurricane, Hanna, roars ashore in virus-hit Texas

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Rishi Sunak considers ethnic minority figures on UK coins
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is reportedly considering a proposal for influential ethnic minority figures to be featured on a set of UK coins to celebrate Britain's diversity.

Luck? Genetics? Italian island spared from Covid outbreak

Rift between royal brothers laid bare in new book extract
Prince William infuriated Prince Harry when he told his younger brother he should move slowly in his relationship with the former Meghan Markle, fearing that he was being "blindsided by lust," a new book on the Windsors says. The authors wrote that Harry "no longer felt as though he needed looking after," and took it badly.

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'Your suggestions on draft EIA unfounded,' Javadekar tells Ramesh

NGT directs UPPCB to rework its environment restoration fund

2020's first hurricane, Hanna, roars ashore in virus-hit Texas

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VIP tantrums add to govt hosps' chaos

On Bakrid, donate money if you can't offer sacrifice: Fatwa

TRS leaders pile up pressure on Nama over road closure in Cantt

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AAP to Punjab: Confirm NHM frontline staff

Apple season at stake in Kullu: Assn

RMOs miss Covid duties amid rift with health dept, containment work hit

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Crime branch nabs two for committing several thefts

Hardik's elevation sparks leadership struggle

Heavy metal contamination found in Gulf of Kutch

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'Tamil Nadu residents don't want to travel for a holiday for a year'
When will you take your next holiday? More than 80% of those interviewed from Tamil Nadu in a survey conducted in July say not for the next year as they are “uncomfortable” with the idea even though states are opening up for tourism. But if they had to travel, a majority would head out to the beaches of Goa as it was the closest to home.

Chennai: 'Groundwater table has improved'
The groundwater table in the city and its suburbs has improved considerably, say experts. In many areas, it is available at a depth of 20ft, they say.

Tamil Nadu: Saturdays turn money spinners for Tasmac wine shops
Saturdays are turning out to be money spinners for Tasmac wine shops this month after the state government declared complete lockdown on Sundays.

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Bangalore Development Authority to penalise officials who allowed illegal constructions
The Bangalore Development Authority , while regularising illegally constructed properties on its land, has decided to levy hefty penalty on engineers who sanctioned them.

Karnataka: Schools shut for 4 months, experts fear learning gap
With schools shut since early March and online classes sporadic at best, educationists have expressed fears that there could be a huge learning gap and suggested curated reopening of the institutions so that children could return to substantive schooling experience.

Barring 7, all Bengaluru wards have 50 or more active cases

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Maharashtra: 41-year-old cop dies of Covid-19 month after losing sister, mother
A police constable from the city and a police sub-inspector from Vasai-Virar died of Covid-19 on Sunday, taking the death toll in the entire state force to 95 and in the city police to 54.

NCP's Sanjay Bansode is sixth minister from Maharashtra to test Covid-positive
Another junior minister from the state has tested positive for Covid-19. NCP’s Sanjay Bansode, who is a junior minister in the environment department, tested positive late Saturday after he complained of fever and sore throat. He is currently admitted to a private hospital in the city.

Maharashtra adds 2 lakh cases in July, double the tally in June
The state on Sunday crossed 2 lakh cases of coronavirus infections reported in July alone. In all of June, the state had detected over 1.07lakh cases, which shows the spread has doubled this month. Maharashtra’s cumulative Covid-19 toll stood at 3,75,799 on Sunday.

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SIM swap fraud: East Delhi businessman loses Rs 20,000, one held
When an east Delhi businessman’s mobile number stopped working all of a sudden recently, he contacted the service provider. He was shocked to know that someone had got issued a new SIM card using his documents after reporting theft of his mobile. The next day, Ahuja received another shock when he found out that money had been withdrawn from his account fraudulently.

Delhi: Mayapuri on road to redemption, finally
By next year, the drainage system and roads in Mayapuri, which were damaged considerably from chemicals and fumes arising out of vehicles being dismantled in the open, would be completely revamped through a Rs 55.3 crore plan, Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) said.

Family of ACP killed in hit-&-run wants cops to look into foul play

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SIM swap fraud: East Delhi businessman loses Rs 20,000, one held
When an east Delhi businessman’s mobile number stopped working all of a sudden recently, he contacted the service provider. He was shocked to know that someone had got issued a new SIM card using his documents after reporting theft of his mobile. The next day, Ahuja received another shock when he found out that money had been withdrawn from his account fraudulently.

Delhi: Mayapuri on road to redemption, finally
By next year, the drainage system and roads in Mayapuri, which were damaged considerably from chemicals and fumes arising out of vehicles being dismantled in the open, would be completely revamped through a Rs 55.3 crore plan, Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) said.

Family of ACP killed in hit-&-run wants cops to look into foul play

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SIM swap fraud: East Delhi businessman loses Rs 20,000, one held
When an east Delhi businessman’s mobile number stopped working all of a sudden recently, he contacted the service provider. He was shocked to know that someone had got issued a new SIM card using his documents after reporting theft of his mobile. The next day, Ahuja received another shock when he found out that money had been withdrawn from his account fraudulently.

Delhi: Mayapuri on road to redemption, finally
By next year, the drainage system and roads in Mayapuri, which were damaged considerably from chemicals and fumes arising out of vehicles being dismantled in the open, would be completely revamped through a Rs 55.3 crore plan, Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) said.

Family of ACP killed in hit-&-run wants cops to look into foul play

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