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Thursday, October 01, 2020
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2nd legal victory for saffron brigade verdict may add to unease of minorities

Over 44K tonne of paddy bought at MSP in Haryana & Punjab in 4 days

Crimes against women, kids rose by 7% & 5%, respectively: Report

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Study shows heating in vaping device as cause for lung injury

Sounding rocket Rohini launched with new propellant

Study supports airborne spread of Covid-19 indoors
"The possibility of airborne transmission has long been suspected, but with limited empirical evidence. Our study provided epidemiologic evidence of transmission over long distances, which was likely airborne," said Ye Shen, an associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at UGA's College of Public Health and lead author on the study.

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Amazon introduces new privacy features to Alexa
With the new feature, users can now choose whether or not they want to save voice recordings on Alexa-enabled devices. If a user chooses not to save recordings, the voice recordings will be automatically deleted after Alexa processes the request. It will also delete all previously saved recordings.

Xiaomi Redmi announces event for October 7, may launch truly wireless earbuds
According to a tweet by Xiaomi India MD Manu Kumar Jain, the company is going to hold an event on October 7. As per the image posted by Jain, the company is going to launch new audio devices under the Redmi branding on that event. The tweet comes with a dedicated page for the event that shows both wired earphones and truly wireless earbuds. The page also emphasises that the audio products will have its strengths in the battery and design departments.

WhatsApp's big feature that aims to solve users storage problems may roll out soon
The company has rolled out Android beta version 2.20.201.9 for the app that includes a new user interface for the storage section with new tools. This was spotted by WABetaInfo — the online channel that tracks the upcoming changes and features on the Facebook-owned app.

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Tariffs very low, pricing revival critical: Birla
Telecom tariffs are "still very low" and pricing revival is critical for the long-term growth of the sector, Vodafone Idea chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla said on Wednesday.

Silver Lake to put Rs 1,875cr in Reliance Retail
US-based private equity firm Silver Lake's co-investors will put an additional Rs 1,875 crore into Reliance Retail Ventures Limited (RRVL). RRVL is a subsidiary of Reliance Industries (RIL) which is controlled by Asia's richest person Mukesh Ambani.

Int'l flights to remain suspended till October 31
The government on Wednesday extended the suspension of scheduled commercial international flight operations to and from India till October 31. "This restriction shall not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)," an official statement said.

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IPL: Kolkata Knight Riders ground high-flying Rajasthan Royals
No team has won chasing a total at the Dubai International Stadium in this IPL. Even a high-flying Rajasthan Royals could not change that as they suffered a 37-run defeat to Kolkata Knight Riders at the same venue on Wednesday. Put into bat by RR skipper Steve Smith, after winning the toss, KKR, who put up 174 for six, restricted their rivals to 137 for 9.

Uthappa accidentally applies saliva on the ball against KKR
In the IPL 2020 match between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders, Robin Uthappa was spotted applying saliva on the ball while fielding in the third over.

Serena withdraws from French Open due to Achilles injury
Serena Williams withdrew from Roland Garros on Wednesday as the American's bid for a 24th Grand Slam title suffered another blow. The 39-year-old three-time champion in Paris had arrived at the tournament carrying an Achilles tendon injury. She had been due to face Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova in the second round later Wednesday.

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SSC CGL result declared; check here
Candidates who applied for the SSC CGL examination can check their results from the Commission's portal — ssc.nic.in. Marks of the candidates will be uploaded on the website of the Commission in due course.

Reopening of Schools: States allowed to decide after October 15
Under unlock 5.0, state governments have given the flexibility to take a decision regarding the re-opening of schools and coaching institutions after October 15. However, the schools and coaching institutes need parental consent.

Nitte-Kobayashi Centre of Excellence inaugurated at Nitte

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Nine pilot whales die stranded on Spain's northern coast
The whales were spotted on Monday on the Moris beach, in Carreno, Asturias. Officials and volunteers worked until late at night to help them, the Asturias government said. The bodies of the nine dead whales will undergo an autopsy in the nearby town of Gijon.

New California fire scorches wine country near San Francisco
The new fires erupted on Sunday in the famed Napa-Sonoma wine region in far Northern California's Shasta County, forcing hasty evacuations of neighborhoods. In wine country, flames engulfed the distinctive Chateau Boswell Winery north of St Helena, The Black Rock Inn in the small community of St Helena and multiple homes in the city of Santa Rosa.

Leaders to UN: If virus doesn't kill us, climate change will
In a year of cataclysm, some world leaders at this week's annual United Nations meeting are taking the long view, warning: If Covid-19 doesn't kill us, climate change will. With Siberia seeing its warmest temperature on record this year and enormous chunks of ice caps in Greenland and Canada sliding into the sea, countries are acutely aware there's no vaccine for global warming.

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Pompeo urges Vatican to condemn human rights abuses in China

Angela Merkel applauds 'impressive' women protesters in Belarus

US embassy employee in Ukraine found dead by railway tracks

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Nine pilot whales die stranded on Spain's northern coast
The whales were spotted on Monday on the Moris beach, in Carreno, Asturias. Officials and volunteers worked until late at night to help them, the Asturias government said. The bodies of the nine dead whales will undergo an autopsy in the nearby town of Gijon.

New California fire scorches wine country near San Francisco
The new fires erupted on Sunday in the famed Napa-Sonoma wine region in far Northern California's Shasta County, forcing hasty evacuations of neighborhoods. In wine country, flames engulfed the distinctive Chateau Boswell Winery north of St Helena, The Black Rock Inn in the small community of St Helena and multiple homes in the city of Santa Rosa.

Leaders to UN: If virus doesn't kill us, climate change will
In a year of cataclysm, some world leaders at this week's annual United Nations meeting are taking the long view, warning: If Covid-19 doesn't kill us, climate change will. With Siberia seeing its warmest temperature on record this year and enormous chunks of ice caps in Greenland and Canada sliding into the sea, countries are acutely aware there's no vaccine for global warming.

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Outsiders paid lakhs for Telangana budget work?
At least 234 outsiders having no connection with the finance department received payments towards honorarium for preparation of budget in Telangana, a Right to Information (RTI) Act reply has revealed.

Telangana first in child labour, second in stalking cases
Telangana had the highest number of child labour cases in the country in 2019 and is second in stalking after Maharashtra, the latest data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) released on Wednesday reveals.

Unlock 5: Tourist sites, sport facilities reopen in Hyderabad
After pubs and parks, the state government has now decided to unlock Hyderabad’s tourism sites, playgrounds, sports facilities and swimming pools from October 1. As part of unlock 5.0 it’s given the go ahead for all tourist attractions — including historic sites, forts, museums and stadiums under the department of tourism and archaeology — to be thrown open to the public. Even a boat ride on the iconic Hussainsagar Lake is now off the barred list.

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Sweet shops to display 'best defore' date from today

Video-making event on safety measures disappoints schools

Schools get guidelines on holding compartment exams

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4,000 years ago, doodh pita tha Harappan Gujarat
Gujarat may be renowned as the milk capital of India and cradle of the White Revolution but a discovery from Kotda Bhadli, a Mature Harappan site in Kutch, indicates that the region was no stranger to dairy. The site, which was occupied roughly 4,000 years ago between 2300 and 1950 BCE, has revealed earliest direct evidence of milk products in South Asia.

Wedding bookings cushion occupancy

7 years later, cops confirm Swaminarayan monk's death

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Van driver hacked to death in Chennai's Medavakkam
Police said they received an alert from locals at RJ Nagar following which the Pallikaranai police rushed to the spot with a sniffer dog.They retrieved the body and sent it to the Chrompet hospital for postmortem.

'To save heritage, need to reclaim encroached land'

AIADMK's 'two leaders, one party' formula in disarray

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Karnataka govt raises mask fine to Rs 1,000
The penalty for not wearing a mask has been increased from Rs 200 to Rs 1,000 in urban areas, and to Rs 500 in rural areas across the state, medical education minister K Sudhakar said on Wednesday. The minister urging people to strictly follow Covid safety rules, including social distancing norms.

No god wants to be in illegal temple: Karnataka HC
“No god will say he or she should be housed in an illegal temple,” the Karnataka high court said on Wednesday, directing the government to take steps regarding the unauthorised Shiva Subramanya Swamy Temple at Bhadragiri in Tarikere taluk of Chikkamagaluru district, about 250km from Bengaluru.

With 6 lakh Covid-19 cases, Karnataka now 3rd in India
With 8,856 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday taking the state total past the 6-lakh mark, Karnataka is now the third worsthit state in the country, after Maharashtra (13.8 lakh) and Andhra Pradesh (6.9 lakh). TN slipped to the fourth position, with 5.97 lakh cases.

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Mumbai: Anurag Kashyap issued summons, told to appear before police today
Film director Anurag Kashyap has been summoned by the police to record his statement at Versova police station on Thursday.

Drop charges against Aarey protesters: Maharashtra CM
"These were citizens/ protesters standing for the future of our planet.To hold them from stopping desired work was one thing but to press police charges was another.

Maharashtra ranks second after UP in crime, but Mumbai low 15th in cases/lakh population
Maharashtra's capital, with 40,684 cases in 2019, is second on the National Crime Records Bureau's latest crime list, which is topped by Delhi with 2.94 lakh cases.

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Delhiites sweat in hottest September in 2 decades
Delhi had its warmest September in two decades this year, with the capital averaging a maximum temperature of 36.2o C through the month.

Unlock 5.0: Cinema halls may reopen in Delhi
Cinema halls with 50% capacity, swimming pools and entertainment parks are likely to open in Delhi after October 15. An order from Delhi Disaster Management Authority is awaited. The central government has allowed all such activities under Unlock 5.0.

How new decomposing solution will help turn crop residue into mulch

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Delhiites sweat in hottest September in 2 decades
Delhi had its warmest September in two decades this year, with the capital averaging a maximum temperature of 36.2o C through the month.

Unlock 5.0: Cinema halls may reopen in Delhi
Cinema halls with 50% capacity, swimming pools and entertainment parks are likely to open in Delhi after October 15. An order from Delhi Disaster Management Authority is awaited. The central government has allowed all such activities under Unlock 5.0.

How new decomposing solution will help turn crop residue into mulch

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Delhiites sweat in hottest September in 2 decades
Delhi had its warmest September in two decades this year, with the capital averaging a maximum temperature of 36.2o C through the month.

Unlock 5.0: Cinema halls may reopen in Delhi
Cinema halls with 50% capacity, swimming pools and entertainment parks are likely to open in Delhi after October 15. An order from Delhi Disaster Management Authority is awaited. The central government has allowed all such activities under Unlock 5.0.

How new decomposing solution will help turn crop residue into mulch

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