News Digest: Govt: Rise in cases tied to increase in number of tests

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Wednesday, September 09, 2020
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Govt: Rise in cases tied to increase in number of tests

Five high-burden states have 62% of India's active cases

'Sushant's kin will get justice': Bihar netas hail arrest

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New Covid-19 vaccine from Oxford begins early-stage human trials
A new experimental Covid-19 vaccine originating from the University of Oxford has begun human trials in Australia in partnership with the Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer. The shot was devised by SpyBiotech, a UK company spun out of Oxford in 2017. The experimental shot has begun going into volunteers in phase I/II trial in Australia.

Presence of antibodies may not guarantee protection from Covid-19, say scientists
The presence of antibodies indicates previous exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus but may not always translate into protection against the disease, say scientists, citing imponderables such as what kind of antibodies, how many and how long they last. As Covid cases mount, scientists are grappling with the pivotal issue of antibodies against the virus.

Snacking on almonds may help improve heart function: Study

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OnePlus may 'settle' for change in its 'premium strategy'
A tipster going by the name Max J claims that this year there may only be a single T-series phone and that the company may give ‘Pro’ version a miss.

Reliance Jio has a 'love message' for Vodafone-Idea
Both Vodafone and Idea were tagged along the tweet which also has hashtags like #JioTogether and #WithLoveFromJio.

Apple announces date of its biggest 2020 event
Apple is hosting a virtual event on September 15 at 10AM PDT which translates to 10:30PM IST, September 15 in India.

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Oil prices dive below $40, hit lowest since June
Oil futures tumbled on Tuesday, with Brent dropping below $40 a barrel for the first time since June and US crude off more than 8%, after Saudi Arabia cut its October selling prices and there was a flare-up of coronavirus cases around the world.

PUBG cancels Tencent's India franchise
Following the Indian government’s ban on 118 Chinese apps last week, which included popular game PUBG Mobile, South Korea’s PUBG Corporation said it will no longer authorise Tencent Games to distribute the game in India.

'Nirav Modi unlikely to get fair trial in India'
Nirav Modi, fighting extradition to India, is unlikely to get a fair trial there due to the politicisation of his case and he faces a "high risk of suicide" due to lack of medical facilities in Indian prisons, his legal team told a UK court. The 49-year-old diamond merchant is fighting extradition charges related to PNB fraud and money laundering case.

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Lack of Indian head coaches in IPL isn't true reflection of our resources: Kumble
The irony of being the lone Indian head coach in an IPL franchise is not lost on Anil Kumble who firmly believes that the piece of statistics is not a "true reflection" of the country's coaching resources. "It is not a true reflection of the Indian resources. I would want to see many Indians being part of IPL as head coaches," Kings XI Punjab head coach Kumble said.

Brady routs Putintseva to reach US Open semi-finals
American upstart Jennifer Brady continued her surprising surge at the US Open with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva on Tuesday to reach her first Grand Slam semi-final.

Ashwin and I are on the same page: Ponting on 'Mankading'
Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting says he is on the "same page" as off-spinner R Ashwin regarding running out non-strikers for backing up too far before a ball is delivered. Ashwin and Ponting have had an open discussion over the mode of dismissal and by the former Australian captain's own admission, they have reached a common ground.

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Govt issues SOPs for partial reopening of schools, higher educational institutions
As part of the phase-wise unlocking of activities, the ministry of health on Tuesday issued the standard operating procedures for partial reopening of secondary and senior secondary schools from September 21. It also released the preventive measures to contain spread of Covid-19. The SOPs are based on the activities permitted by the MHA under 'Unlock 4'.

Allahabad University declares admission test schedule

Health ministry issues guidelines for reopening schools from 9 to 12 classes on voluntary basis

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Cooperate on climate or 'we will be doomed': UN chief
In a searing assessment of the international response, Guterres said the pandemic should sharpen governments' focus on cutting emissions, urging them to use the crisis as a springboard to launch "transformational" policies aimed at weaning societies off fossil fuels.

California governor declares state of emergency in five counties due to fire
California governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in five counties due to wildfires. The counties included Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, San Bernardino and San Diego, the governor's office said in a statement late on Sunday.

Environment activists blockade UK newspaper printing plants
Dozens of protesters locked themselves to vehicles and bamboo scaffolding to block the road outside the plants. The facilities print Murdoch-owned papers The Sun and The Times, as well as the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail and the Financial Times.

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EU, UK blame each other over deadlocked post-Brexit talks
The UK and the European Union blamed each other Tuesday in their increasingly acrimonious post-Brexit trade discussions that could just be weeks from collapse.

Australian journalists flee China fearing arrest
Two Australian journalists fled China on Tuesday under diplomatic protection, fearing arrest as political pawns in the rapidly worsening relationship between Canberra and Beijing.

Assange told to stop interrupting witnesses at UK hearing
Assange is fighting an attempt by American prosecutors to extradite him to the US to stand trial on spying charges. US prosecutors have indicted the 49-year-old Australian on 18 espionage and computer misuse charges over WikiLeaks' publication of secret US military documents a decade ago. The charges carry a maximum sentence of 175 years in prison.

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Cooperate on climate or 'we will be doomed': UN chief
In a searing assessment of the international response, Guterres said the pandemic should sharpen governments' focus on cutting emissions, urging them to use the crisis as a springboard to launch "transformational" policies aimed at weaning societies off fossil fuels.

California governor declares state of emergency in five counties due to fire
California governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in five counties due to wildfires. The counties included Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, San Bernardino and San Diego, the governor's office said in a statement late on Sunday.

Environment activists blockade UK newspaper printing plants
Dozens of protesters locked themselves to vehicles and bamboo scaffolding to block the road outside the plants. The facilities print Murdoch-owned papers The Sun and The Times, as well as the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail and the Financial Times.

More Environment News»

Hyderabad: Gaganyaan cosmonauts' trip to moon forged by Midhani
India's first human spaceflight to the moon planned for next year by the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will have three cosmonauts sitting in a titanium chamber

Telangana: All's fair in love of graft? Tahsildar courts divorce to outwit sleuths
ACB sleuths investigating the tahsildar's bribery case were stumped when Nagaraju's wife Swapna said they were divorced when a team went to search their Alwal house.

Russians hunt for Hyderabad pharma company to launch Sputnik V vaccine
Russia, which is looking to churn out large doses of its Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V for global supply, is knocking on the doors of vaccine manufacturers in Hyderabad.

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'Bring back remains of Prithviraj Chauhan from Afghanistan'

Labour union continues protest for arrest of two rape accused

Arhtiyas threaten to boycott paddy procurement over pending dues

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Man raped woman in his wife's presence, she abetted the crime

'Appoint legal member in GERC'

Kathwada villagers challenge AMC merger

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Chennai: CRPF deputy commandant shoots self dead
A 50-year-old deputy commandant of the central reserve police force (CRPF) shot himself with his service weapon at Karayanchavadi on the outskirts of Chennai on Tuesday.

2,000 one-doctor clinics in Tamil Nadu to treat non-Covid patients
The state health department will soon open 2,000 single-doctor mini-clinics across Tamil Nadu to treat patients for ailments other than Covid-19, chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said on Tuesday after chairing a review meeting on the pandemic with officials and public health experts.

TN to HC: Scrapping arrear exams in tune with UGC norms

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Karnataka doctor in home isolation dies of Covid-19
A 29-year-old government medical officer from Kunigal in Tumakuru district succumbed to Covid-19 in the early hours of Tuesday.

Karnataka: Covid-19 test a must for all attending assembly session
All MLAs, officials and journalists attending the 10-day monsoon session of the legislature will have to undergo the RT-PCR test for Covid-19.

Karnataka pubs and bars on a high despite stringent norms
Pubs, clubs and bars in Karnataka registered significantly better sales since September 1 following permission to serve alcohol.

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Maharashtra: Jalyukt Shivar scheme ill-executed, low on impact, say CAG
The report, submitted to the MVA government in June, says that despite spending Rs 9,633.8 crore, the scheme had little impact on achieving water neutrality and raising groundwater level.

Maharashtra: Cops identify two from Himachal Pradesh and Delhi as minister's callers
A home department official said on Tuesday that the people who made threat calls to home minister Anil Deshmukh had been identified by the crime branch on the basis of their phone numbers.

Maharashtra orders probe by Mumbai police into Kangana Ranaut's 'drug link'
Trouble mounted for actor Kangana Ranaut as state home minister Anil Deshmukh said on Tuesday that the Mumbai police would probe allegations that she took drugs. Talking to reporters outside Vidhan Bhavan, Deshmukh said actor Adhyayan Suman, who was in a relationship with Ranaut earlier, had in an interview in 2016 claimed she consumed drugs and even forced him to take it.

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Delhi bars can serve booze, but may face hiccups in Delhi
Bars and pubs in the capital can serve liquor from Wednesday on a trial basis till September 30. What should have generally enthused the industry has evoked a cautious and mixed response from restaurant owners because of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on their business.

With 3,600 new Covid cases, tally close to 2 lakh in Delhi
Delhi recorded over 3,600 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, inching closer to its highest single-day figure of 3,947 recorded in June.

Delhi Metro's busiest corridor, Blue Line, and Pink Line open today
The Delhi Metro resumed services on Monday, but it is on Wednesday when it will regain the semblance of the capital’s lifeline.

More Delhi News»

Delhi bars can serve booze, but may face hiccups in Delhi
Bars and pubs in the capital can serve liquor from Wednesday on a trial basis till September 30. What should have generally enthused the industry has evoked a cautious and mixed response from restaurant owners because of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on their business.

With 3,600 new Covid cases, tally close to 2 lakh in Delhi
Delhi recorded over 3,600 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, inching closer to its highest single-day figure of 3,947 recorded in June.

Delhi Metro's busiest corridor, Blue Line, and Pink Line open today
The Delhi Metro resumed services on Monday, but it is on Wednesday when it will regain the semblance of the capital’s lifeline.

More Delhi News»

Delhi bars can serve booze, but may face hiccups in Delhi
Bars and pubs in the capital can serve liquor from Wednesday on a trial basis till September 30. What should have generally enthused the industry has evoked a cautious and mixed response from restaurant owners because of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on their business.

With 3,600 new Covid cases, tally close to 2 lakh in Delhi
Delhi recorded over 3,600 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, inching closer to its highest single-day figure of 3,947 recorded in June.

Delhi Metro's busiest corridor, Blue Line, and Pink Line open today
The Delhi Metro resumed services on Monday, but it is on Wednesday when it will regain the semblance of the capital’s lifeline.

More Delhi News»

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