News Digest: Govt: Phased unlocking has helped recovery across sectors

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Thursday, September 17, 2020
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Govt: Phased unlocking has helped recovery across sectors

Serum's vaccine trials to restart with added riders

Tirupati MP dies, becomes 2nd sitting parliamentarian to succumb to Covid

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First giant exoplanet found orbiting extinguished star

Coronavirus, bacteria may work together to increase disease severity in some patients: Study
The severity of Covid-19 in people with obesity and diabetes may be explained by the combined effects of the novel coronavirus and the body's natural community of bacteria -- the microbiota -- working together in the lungs, according to a new study.

Minorities made up 78% of US Covid-19 pediatric deaths: study
Racial minorities accounted for 78 percent of Covid-19 deaths under the age of 21 in the United States between February and July, a government report said Tuesday. Out of 121 deaths among under-21s, 45 percent were among Hispanics, 29 percent among blacks and four percent among American Indians or Alaskan Natives, according to the study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Amazon Smart Plug now available in India: Price and more
Amazon smart plug works with Alexa and enables one to add voice control to existing range of appliances, such as lamps, table fans, televisions, air-purifiers, sound bars and more. Priced at Rs 1,999, the Amazon Smart Plug is up for purchase on the e-tailer’s website starting today.

Apple launches its most powerful iPad yet: 11 things to know
Cupertino-based tech giant Apple has launch the all-new iPad Air at its Time Flies event. The new iPad Air is powered by the A14 Bionic chip, which makes it the most powerful iPad made by Apple. It comes in two storage configurations: 64GB and 128GB and comes with a starting price of Rs 54,900.

All you need to know about pricing and availability of new Apple Watches and iPads in India
pple Watch Series 6 is the annual upgrade to the wearable lineup, making it the most powerful Apple Watch whereas the Apple Watch SE is a first of a kind affordable wearable product from the company.

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Flipkart eyes overseas listing as early as 2021: Report
Walmart Inc-controlled Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart is preparing for an initial public offering overseas as early as 2021, which could value the firm up to $50 billion, sources familiar with the company's plans told Reuters.

Airlines seek $1.5bn interest-free credit from govt
Indian airlines have sought interest-free credit of at least $1.5 billion from the government to enable them to cope with the loss of revenue from the coronavirus pandemic, the country's aviation minister said on Wednesday.

Tata wins contract to build new Parliament building
The Tata Projects Limited on Wednesday won the bid to construct a new Parliament building at a cost of Rs 861.90 crore, officials said. The L&T Ltd had submitted a bid of Rs 865 crore, they said. The new Parliament building will be constructed close to the existing one under the Central Vista redevelopment project, and it is expected to be completed in 21 months.

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Boult's inclusion gives edge to MI, Raina's absence a challenge for CSK: Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir feels New Zealand pacer Trent Boult forms a formidable pair with Jasprit Bumrah, giving Mumbai Indians an edge over Chennai Super Kings in IPL. He also said it will be a challenge for CSK to deal with the MI pace duo in the absence of Suresh Raina. Boult was roped in by Mumbai Indians as a replacement for Sri Lankan seamer Lasith Malinga.

Adjusting to UAE heat biggest challenge: AB de Villiers
South African star AB de Villiers believes the biggest challenge for all teams in the upcoming Indian Premier League will be adjusting to the prevailing hot and humid conditions in the UAE. De Villiers said he would also miss playing in front of packed crowds in India with the event to be played behind closed doors in UAE due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pandemic to cost football $14 billion this year: FIFA
The Covid-19 pandemic is likely to cost club football $14 billion this year worldwide, around one third of its value, a leading official at global soccer body FIFA said. Olli Rehn, who heads the FIFA committee set up to tackle the effects of the pandemic, said that FIFA had estimated the club game to be worth between $40 billion and $45 billion worldwide.

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Pandemic shrinks CAT to just 2 hours

WBCS Prelims 2020 result announced, here's direct link

IIMC 2020 entrance exam date declared at iimc.ssinfotechonline.com, check details here

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What's next? Devastating fires are latest challenge in West

Climate change largely missing from campaign as fires rage
Historic fires are raging across the western United States ahead of what scientists say is the typical peak of wildfire season. Hurricane Laura devastated parts of the Gulf Coast last month, while swaths of Iowa are recovering from a derecho that brought hurricane-force winds to the Midwest. The streak of disasters has barely had an impact on the campaign for the White House.

NGT directs Centre, Jharkhand for report on declaration of eco-sensitive zone in Saranda Sanctuary

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Donald Trump posts faked video of Biden playing anti-police song
In the video, which Twitter later marked as "manipulated media," Biden stands at a podium, takes out his cell phone and tells the audience, "I have just one thing to say." He then appears to play N.W.A's 1988 protest song "Fuck tha Police" and dances slightly, smiling. After a few seconds, he jokes: "If I had the talent of any one of these people, I'd be, I'd be elected president by acclamation."

Yoshihide Suga named Japan's PM, succeeding Abe
Yoshihide Suga was formally elected Wednesday as Japan's new prime minister in a parliamentary vote. Suga is replacing Shinzo Abe, who resigned earlier in the day because of ill health. Suga had been chosen as leader of the ruling party on Monday. Suga, who was chief Cabinet secretary and long seen as Abe's right-hand man, is to launch his own Cabinet later Wednesday.

Putin opponent Navalny posts photo from hospital
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny shared a photograph from a Berlin hospital on Tuesday, sitting up in bed and surrounded by his family, and said he could now breathe independently after being poisoned in Siberia last month. The New York Times quoted a German official as saying Navalny had spoken to a German prosecutor about the incident and said he planned to return to Russia as soon as he recovered.

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What's next? Devastating fires are latest challenge in West

Climate change largely missing from campaign as fires rage
Historic fires are raging across the western United States ahead of what scientists say is the typical peak of wildfire season. Hurricane Laura devastated parts of the Gulf Coast last month, while swaths of Iowa are recovering from a derecho that brought hurricane-force winds to the Midwest. The streak of disasters has barely had an impact on the campaign for the White House.

NGT directs Centre, Jharkhand for report on declaration of eco-sensitive zone in Saranda Sanctuary

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In Covid shadow, Telangana assembly adjourned sine die
The monsoon session of Telangana State Legislative Council and the assembly was adjourned sine die on Wednesday to ensure safety of MLCs, MLAs, legislature staff, and police personnel amid the spread of Covid-19.

Power utilities in Telangana get Covid shock after staff hit by virus
Over 1,300 employees, including top officers, of various power utilities in the state have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past several weeks, stalling the Srisailam fire probe and forcing authorities from Hyderabad to rush staff to some stations reeling under coronavirus.

2 take shelter from rain, die in wall collapse

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Bajwa raises issue of Pbi language in J&K in Parl

Twitter notice to Canada-based Sikh body on Khalra post

Missing birs: Standoff still on

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Divulge correct case and death figures, high court tells govt

34 medical students test positive

Fear of brewing cases, crackdown on kitlis

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Chennai's Chintadripet fish market to stay open at current location
Good news for fish lovers as the century-old iconic Chintadripet fish market has partially cleared legal hurdles to function from its current location

Time govt reopened closed idol theft cases, says expert
Centuries ago, agama-following temple authorities buried idols of deities when faced with invader threats.But, few were brought back even after the threat dissipated.

Crimes against children, women continue unabated in Tamil Nadu
Twelve-year-old Raga Priya (name changed) woke up to a horror on Sunday night. Her father, who had come home late, was forcing himself on her. But she escaped and sought refuge in her mother’s arms.

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Govt to move HC seeking deferment of BBMP polls

All three parties begin spadework for Sira bypoll

BJP-JD(S) merger buzz revives debate on 2-party model in K'taka

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Few Mumbaikars test early due to stigma
Mumbai conducts a fourth of the Covid-19 tests that Delhi does. It’s because, BMC officials claim, they do it in a targeted manner and there is a reluctance, bordering on fear, the average Mumbaikar harbours against a positive diagnosis.

Mumbai: Ordering whiskey bottle online costs man Rs 39,000
A customs officer trying to purchase a bottle of whiskey by paying for it online was duped by a fraudster posing as a shop employee. The MRA Marg police have registered a case under provisions of the Information Technology Act.

Maharashtra: Road accident victims to get Rs 30,000 insurance cover
The state cabinet on Wednesday approved the long pending ‘Late Balasaheb Thackeray Accident Insurance Scheme’ which promises ‘golden hour’ treatment to road accident victims who will be entitled to a maximum benefit of up to Rs 30,000 for 72-hour hospital stay within the state.

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Delhi: NCT govt bill a bid to enhance LG's power?
A new bill seeking to amend the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act, 1991, has been listed in the legislative agenda for the current parliamentary session, leading to speculation that it may redefine the division of powers between the lieutenant governor and the Delhi government.

Delhi: New high of 4,473 takes Covid case tally past 2.3 lakh
Delhi recorded its highest single-day spike of 4,473 Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases to over 2.3 lakh.

Light rain likely on Friday, Saturday in Delhi
After a dry spell, the city is likely to see light rain with partly cloudy skies on Friday and Saturday, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.

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Delhi: NCT govt bill a bid to enhance LG's power?
A new bill seeking to amend the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act, 1991, has been listed in the legislative agenda for the current parliamentary session, leading to speculation that it may redefine the division of powers between the lieutenant governor and the Delhi government.

Delhi: New high of 4,473 takes Covid case tally past 2.3 lakh
Delhi recorded its highest single-day spike of 4,473 Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases to over 2.3 lakh.

Light rain likely on Friday, Saturday in Delhi
After a dry spell, the city is likely to see light rain with partly cloudy skies on Friday and Saturday, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.

More Delhi News»

Delhi: NCT govt bill a bid to enhance LG's power?
A new bill seeking to amend the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act, 1991, has been listed in the legislative agenda for the current parliamentary session, leading to speculation that it may redefine the division of powers between the lieutenant governor and the Delhi government.

Delhi: New high of 4,473 takes Covid case tally past 2.3 lakh
Delhi recorded its highest single-day spike of 4,473 Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases to over 2.3 lakh.

Light rain likely on Friday, Saturday in Delhi
After a dry spell, the city is likely to see light rain with partly cloudy skies on Friday and Saturday, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.

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