News Digest: SC: Hearing won't be deferred in 11-year-old Bhushan contempt case

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Saturday, July 25, 2020
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SC: Hearing won't be deferred in 11-year-old Bhushan contempt case

Rose Valley: ED attaches I-T officer's assets

Shocked by what has happened: UK royals on Kaziranga floods

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Home-made face masks may need at least two layers to stop Covid-19 spread: Study
Home-made cloth face masks may need a minimum of two layers, and preferably three, to prevent the dispersal of viral droplets associated with Covid-19, according to a study. Researchers, including those from the University of New South Wales in Australia, noted that viral droplets are generated by those infected with the novel coronavirus when they cough, sneeze or speak.

India's corona strain same as globe, uniformity good for vaccine efficacy: Scientist

Chinese Covid-19 vaccine candidate produces immune response in animals: Study
The researchers, including those from Tsinghua University in China, noted that the vaccine candidate, called ARCoV, elicited both antibody as well as cell mediated immune response against the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in mice and non-human primates.

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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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India, UK agree to begin talks for limited trade deal
India and the UK are looking at an early harvest scheme or a limited trade agreement to lower tariffs on a small set of goods apart from easing rules for select services in what is seen as a preparation for a free trade agreement.

Oil imports in June lowest in nearly nine years
Oil imports fell in June, hitting their lowest since October 2011, as refiners curbed purchases due to maintenance turnarounds and weaker fuel demand, data from industry sources showed. India, the world’s third-biggest oil consumer and importer, received 3.2 million barrels per day (bpd) oil in June, a decline of 0.4% from May and about 28.5% from a year ago, the data showed.

Govt extends domestic airfare cap till Nov 24
Domestic fares will now remain capped till Nov 24. Domestic passenger flights had resumed on May 25 after remaining suspended for two months. The govt had at that time fixed minimum and maximum fares and airlines need to sell 40% seats below mid-point of the fare band on each flight. On Friday, the aviation ministry extended the validity of this order from Aug 24 to Nov 24.

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3rd Test: Pope, Buttler steer England to 258/4 vs Windies on Day 1
Ollie Pope and Jos Buttler made their first big scores of the series in putting on an unbeaten stand of 136 runs to rebuild England's innings against the West Indies and put the hosts on top on day one of the deciding Test at Old Trafford on Friday.

India vs Oz: A jumbo squad of 26 could be good idea, feels MSK
A mandatory 14-day quarantine period in Adelaide before the start of India's marquee Test series against Australia might prompt the BCCI to send a jumbo squad much like the West Indies and Pakistan in England, feels former chairman of selectors MSK Prasad. A squad of 26 will ensure that India can be divided into two groups and a warm-up game could be played during the quarantine period.

MS Dhoni has left the door open for a comeback: Dean Jones
MS Dhoni doesn't really follow a set protocol. When he decided he didn't want to continue playing Tests anymore, he took the decision during a Test series in Australia that he was captaining in 2014. "If Dhoni has a wonderful IPL then he's away, but if he doesn't do well in the next IPL then perhaps his door is definitely shut," Dean Jones said.

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State has no power to cancel exams: UGC to Bombay High Court

Sangam city's Rashi chosen as jury member for Intn'l AIB Awards-2020

KU EC passes annual budget of Rs 460 crore with a deficit of Rs 106.42 crore

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

Wildfire in Greece rages for second day, more homes evacuated
The Fire Service said the blaze to the east of the southern town of Corinth was in full development after winds picked up following a lull earlier in the day, and one more village was ordered evacuated - the seventh since the fire broke out on Wednesday.

Scientists narrow their predictions for global warming

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Istanbul's Hagia Sophia opens as a mosque for Muslim prayers

Nepal PM Oli adamant in splitting ruling communist party: Prachanda

BRICS countries in close communication to hold foreign ministers' meet: China

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

Wildfire in Greece rages for second day, more homes evacuated
The Fire Service said the blaze to the east of the southern town of Corinth was in full development after winds picked up following a lull earlier in the day, and one more village was ordered evacuated - the seventh since the fire broke out on Wednesday.

Scientists narrow their predictions for global warming

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Hyderabad: Five held for illegal sale of Covid-19 antiviral drugs
Special Operation Team, Madhapur zone police arrested a gang of five persons for selling antiviral medicine for Covid-19 patients. Police recovered 15 Remdesivir injections, one Actemra and Rs 49,000 from their possession.

As TRS and BJP vie for PV Narasimha Rao, Gandhis scramble to reclaim Congress legacy
At a time when TRS and BJP are vying with each other to stake the legacy of former prime minister PV Narasimha Rao and charging Congress with having dumped him for vote-bank politics, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi on Friday came out showering praises on Rao.

Telangana HC to Twitter: Explain silence over Islamophobia on platform
Telangana high court on Friday made it clear that Twitter Inc must respond to the notices being issued by it and explain as to why it had remained silent when hate-mongers were using its space to spread hatred against Islam.

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Chandigarh: On Independence Day, coronavirus slayers to be in the spotlight
The ministry of home affairs (MHA) and ministry of health and family welfare guidelines have prompted the UT administration to decide on keeping Independence Day celebrations a low-key affair amid the coronavirus pandemic, taking a call on inviting frontline warriors and people who have recovered from Covid-19.

Chandigarh: Woman on morning walk loses chain to snatcher in Sector 42
Two men on a motorcycle snatched a gold chain from a woman taking a walk near her house in Sector 42 on Friday morning, in a crime caught on CCTV cameras. Jasbir Kaur, 31, who runs a beauty parlour, said a man wearing a helmet came from behind and puller away her chain weighing 15 grams. As she resisted, she was knocked down on the ground.

Punjab: Shootout at housing society in Kharar, 5 gangsters held
Gunshots shattered the calm of a housing society shocked to watch a police operation to smoke out criminals living among them in Kharar on Friday.

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Gujarat records 1,068 Covid-19 cases, dip in Ahmedabad
Gujarat in 24 hours ending 5 pm on Friday added 1,068 Covid cases, taking the tally to 53,631. The state also recorded deaths of 26 patients, taking the death toll to 2,238. As on Friday evening, Gujarat has 12,518 active cases, which are 23% of the total cases so far. The state health department on Friday claimed that they have ramped up the testing and currently 224 tests per million population is being conducted daily.

Govt says 'no fee' order subject to Gujarat HC nod
The Gujarat high court on Friday asked the state government to furnish the English translation of its resolution prohibiting private schools from charging fees during lockdown, and about its policy for online education. The court said it would hear the issue further on July 29.

28k students opt for GTU online exam

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Chennai: Three children drown in 2 separate cases
An elderly woman and her two grandsons and a 10-year-old girl drowned in two separate incidents on the city’s outskirts on Friday.

Tamil Nadu: No registry to track 1.4 lakh discharged patients
While the state boasts that at least seven out of 10 patients with Covid-19 are ‘cured’ from the viral infection, there is no registry or record that tracks the health condition of more than 1.4 lakh such patients across the state.

Tamil Nadu: Covid cured, but patients report serious ailments
The growing challenge for people discharged from Covid-19 wards is complete recovery.

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Karnataka: At 3.15 am, this ASHA worker drives auto for 20 kms to drop a pregnant woman

An online interactive chat on environmental ecosystems
Bangalore-based molecular ecologist Dr Uma Ramakrishnan will discuss about wildlife conservation.

Covid care centres in companies and apartments
This story originally appeared in BangaloreMirror on July 24, 2020

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Mumbai: Rs 1 hike for CNG, will hit autos, taxis and buses
CNG price will be hiked by a rupee in Mumbai metropolitan region from Saturday, which will impact public transport and those plying private vehicles on CNG.

50-year-old Mumbai Central society sealed as Covid-19 cases spike to 60
The BMC on Friday sealed off the 50-year-old Navjivan Co-op Housing Society in Mumbai Central following a spike in Covid-19 cases reported from its 18 buildings.

IPL advanced by a wk, to kick off on Sept 19

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Manish Sisodia writes to Amit Shah on DoE chief's transfer
He questioned the need to remove Bhushan as he had been serving as a director for only a year and why the decision of the transfer was taken without consulting the state government.

ASHA workers on strike for better pay in Delhi
Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) workers, who are in the front line of the Covid-19 battle, have been on strike since Tuesday demanding better pay and incentives.

1,025 fresh Covid cases, count nears 1.3 lakh in Delhi
Delhi recorded 1,025 novel coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the tally to over 1.3 lakh, while the death toll rose to 3,777. According to the state health department, 32 fatalities were recorded in the past 24 hours.

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Manish Sisodia writes to Amit Shah on DoE chief's transfer
He questioned the need to remove Bhushan as he had been serving as a director for only a year and why the decision of the transfer was taken without consulting the state government.

ASHA workers on strike for better pay in Delhi
Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) workers, who are in the front line of the Covid-19 battle, have been on strike since Tuesday demanding better pay and incentives.

1,025 fresh Covid cases, count nears 1.3 lakh in Delhi
Delhi recorded 1,025 novel coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the tally to over 1.3 lakh, while the death toll rose to 3,777. According to the state health department, 32 fatalities were recorded in the past 24 hours.

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Manish Sisodia writes to Amit Shah on DoE chief's transfer
He questioned the need to remove Bhushan as he had been serving as a director for only a year and why the decision of the transfer was taken without consulting the state government.

ASHA workers on strike for better pay in Delhi
Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) workers, who are in the front line of the Covid-19 battle, have been on strike since Tuesday demanding better pay and incentives.

1,025 fresh Covid cases, count nears 1.3 lakh in Delhi
Delhi recorded 1,025 novel coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the tally to over 1.3 lakh, while the death toll rose to 3,777. According to the state health department, 32 fatalities were recorded in the past 24 hours.

More Delhi News»

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