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IMD: Monsoon retreat won't be swift, rains likely to revive soon

Ram Madhav attends SFF soldier's funeral

Disinfection tunnels don't kill virus, cause harm, govt tells SC

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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

Covid-19 patients suffer long-term lung, heart damage but it can improve with time: Study
During these visits, clinical examinations, laboratory tests, analysis of the amounts of oxygen and carbon dioxide in arterial blood, lung function tests, computed tomography (CT) scans and echocardiograms were carried out.

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Samsung launches four new models under Curd Maestro refrigerator range, price starts at Rs 55,990
New models under the Samsung’s Curd Maestro refrigerator will be available in two colour variants – Refined Inox and Luxe Brown. They will be up for purchase at all retail channels across the country along with Samsung’s official online store from September 10, 2020.

Oppo F17 Pro goes on sale in India today: Price, offers and more
Oppo F17 Pro comes with 6 AI cameras and is equipped with 30W VOOC 4.0 Flash Charge. It comes with a starting price of Rs 22,990. The smartphone can be purchased online at major e-commerce sites including Flipkart and Amazon. It is backed by a 4000mAh batter with VOOC 4.0 charge support of 30W.

After Messenger chats, Facebook starts merging Instagram Stories with main app
The screenshots clearly mentions that only the people who follow you on instagram — who’ve linked their Facebook account — will be able to see your Stories on Facebook and people you are just friends with on Facebook and do not follow on Instagram will not be able to see them.

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ED arrests ex-ICICI MD Chanda Kochar's husband
The ED has arrested Deepak Kochhar, husband of former ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar, in connection with a money laundering case, officials said on Monday. They said Deepak Kochhar was arrested by the agency in Mumbai under sections of the PMLA. The couple has been questioned by the ED in a case of alleged irregularities and money laundering.

Plan to recruit 14,000 staff this year: SBI
The State Bank of India (SBI) on Monday said it proposes to recruit 14,000 employees during the current year and its 'on tap VRS' is not a cost-cutting exercise. The country's largest lender has planned a voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) under which about 30,190 employees are eligible.

RBI releases report on resolution framework
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday released a report by the K V Kamath Committee which was formed to make recommendations on the required financial parameters to be factored in the resolution plans under the ‘Resolution Framework for Covid-related Stress’.

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Best I've felt since 2016 IPL season, never been so calm: Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli has been able to "disconnect" from the underwhelming seasons that he and the RCB have endured in the IPL and there is a welcome "sense of calm" as he prepares to lead the side this year, something he last felt in 2016. "The 2016 IPL, we all loved to be a part of (it). Since then, this is the most balanced I have felt about (the) squad," he said.

French Open allowing spectators amid virus resurgence
Spectators will be allowed at the French Open this month despite the growing number of coronavirus cases in the country, organizers said on Monday. "Since the international circuit restarted, Roland Garros will be the first tournament with the privilege of hosting an audience," French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli said.

We have sorted out bowling at the death: RCB's Chahal
Most often than not, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s bowling in the death overs has undone the fine efforts of their batsmen. Leaking runs like a watering can, the last three overs have cost Virat Kohli and his men the match, one too many times.

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JEE Advanced in Middle East: Kerala HC Intervenes; asks Govt to consider a centre

PNB SO recruitment 2020: Application process for 535 Manager vacancies to begin tomorrow
The interested candidates can apply for the recruitment through the official website PNB — pnbindia.in.

Adversities made this Bihar school teacher think differently
Saurabh Suman who was initially upset to be stationed at a village in Supaul district, is now thankful for the job that gives him immense opportunities to sharpen his skills.

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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.

500 academicians, scientists write to environment ministry for withdrawal of draft EIA notification

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Saudi scraps death sentences over Khashoggi murder, jails 8
The ruling comes after Khashoggi's sons announced in May that they had "pardoned" the killers, paving the way for a less severe punishment in a case that triggered an international outcry.

Russia's Alexei Navalny out of coma, is responsive: Hospital

Egypt's #MeToo crusader fights sex crimes via Instagram
The 22-year-old student wants to turn her #MeToo-style Instagram account Assault Police, which has emboldened hundreds of Egyptian women to speak out about violence, into an advocacy group that can win justice for sexual assault survivors."I want to create an entity on a wide scale where women can go to when they experience any violence to help them get their rights," Ashraf told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in an interview in her house in Egypt's capital, Cairo.

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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.

500 academicians, scientists write to environment ministry for withdrawal of draft EIA notification

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Army's futuristic e-wheels get shape on Hyderabad outskirts
To confuse and confound the enemy on the battlefield, the Ordnance Factory Medak (OFM) in Telangana is working on new generation technologies for its future infantry combat vehicles (FICVs).

Despite over 1,000 coronavirus cases, all beds vacant in 4 district hospitals in Telangana
At a time when the Telangana government is scaling up healthcare facilities to control the spread of novel coronavirus, four hospitals in the districts do not have a single bed occupied in their Covid-19 wards.

VROs to be history, Telangana cabinet okays bills on revenue reforms
As expected, Telangana will henceforth not have the village revenue officers (VROs) serving in rural areas. The state cabinet under the leadership of chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday gave the green signal for abolition of the VRO postings in the revenue department.

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2 Haryana schools to reopen on trial

Pb to give 50k care kits to patients

MLAs allowed only after thermal check

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Gujarat: 400 bottles of booze dumped in well, cops lack spirit to dive in
Bootlegged booze from 400 bottles is swishing in a Kheda village well, but police’s mind is in a dry state and they are struggling to get to the bottom of the case.

Ahmedabad hospitals bear the brunt as Covid chokes oxygen supply
Pre-Covid pandemic, DHS Multispecialty Hospital in Vastrapur, a 50-bed hospital, ordered 15 to 20 bottles of 5,000 litres of oxygen each daily.

Covid-19 cripples most Gujarat listed firms' first-quarter profit
Covid-19 induced slowdown -- domestically and globally -- has left most corporate companies bleeding, with their earnings taking a substantial blow in the first quarter of fiscal 2020-21.

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Won't implement 3-language formula, TN writes to Centre

TN's new electronics policy targets $100bn output by 2025

Six months on, TN has third highest cases

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On Day 1 of service resumption, Namma Metro hit by low footfall
Low passenger footfall marked the resumption of Namma Metro services on the Purple Line (Byappanahalli to Mysuru Road) on Monday. Trains chugged again after a gap of 169 days following the Covid-19 induced lockdown, but most coaches were empty.

Peddlers in Bengaluru used delivery agents as drug mules: Cops
The city police, who have intensified the crackdown on narcotics trade in the past week, have stumbled upon an offbeat modus operandi adopted by drug traffickers: Food and product delivery boys as drug mules.

Gandhi statue not place of worship: Karnataka high court on PIL
By no stretch of imagination can a statue of Mahatma Gandhi be called ‘a place of worship’, the Karnataka high court observed on Monday, turning down a PIL questioning the grant of licence to Tonique, a liquor boutique on MG Road.

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Maharashtra: Ulhas and Waldhuni rivers polluted despite repeated orders, says SC
The Supreme Court on Monday chided the Maharashtra government, the state pollution control board and local bodies for their inability to check pollution in Ulhas and Waldhuni rivers despite repeated orders for urgent preventive measures.

'Dawood Ibrahim's aide' also dialled Anil Deshmukh and Sharad Pawar homes
A day after ‘an aide of gangster Dawood Ibrahim’ made calls to chief minister Uddhav Thackeray’s residence late on Saturday, it was revealed that similar calls had also been received to the homes of state home minister Anil Deshmukh in Nagpur and NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s Peddar Road residence. The crime branch of Mumbai police has taken over the probe into the matter. Security at residences of the three leaders has been beefed up in the wake of the calls.

Maharashtra: Ridership in ST buses up 400% after travel sans e-pass allowed
Latest statistics on Monday showed that ridership in MSRTC buses went up by 400% in the past 18 days, after the state allowed inter-district travel without an e-pass and Covid certificate. Revenue collection from daily ticket sales went up by 200%. The state bus corporation has not paid its employees’ salaries for two months.

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Metro opens Delhi-Gurugram corridor, ferries 15,000 on Day 1
As the capital's lifeline, Delhi Metro, began its journey towards resuming normal operations on Monday with the Yellow Line and Rapid Metro making truncated runs after 169 days, commuters seemed to be in a wait-and-watch mode. The two lines with 57 trains together ferried about 15,500 passengers in 462 trips. No wonder, maintaining social distancing was not a problem at all.

Mahagun told to pay Rs 240 crore for Amrapali plot

EDMC hires pvt contractor for handling waste

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Metro opens Delhi-Gurugram corridor, ferries 15,000 on Day 1
As the capital's lifeline, Delhi Metro, began its journey towards resuming normal operations on Monday with the Yellow Line and Rapid Metro making truncated runs after 169 days, commuters seemed to be in a wait-and-watch mode. The two lines with 57 trains together ferried about 15,500 passengers in 462 trips. No wonder, maintaining social distancing was not a problem at all.

Mahagun told to pay Rs 240 crore for Amrapali plot

EDMC hires pvt contractor for handling waste

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Metro opens Delhi-Gurugram corridor, ferries 15,000 on Day 1
As the capital's lifeline, Delhi Metro, began its journey towards resuming normal operations on Monday with the Yellow Line and Rapid Metro making truncated runs after 169 days, commuters seemed to be in a wait-and-watch mode. The two lines with 57 trains together ferried about 15,500 passengers in 462 trips. No wonder, maintaining social distancing was not a problem at all.

Mahagun told to pay Rs 240 crore for Amrapali plot

EDMC hires pvt contractor for handling waste

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