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PM: E-delivery platform for street vendors in the works

PM to unveil tech interventions for dairy sector in poll-bound Bihar

Should animals too have right to life under Article 21? SC asks Centre

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Scientists, drugmakers and traders react to AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine trial pause
AstraZeneca has paused global trials of its experimental coronavirus vaccine after an unexplained illness in a participant, denting the British drugmaker's shares as the move was seen as dimming prospects for an early rollout. "This is a routine action which has to happen whenever there is a potentially unexplained illness in one of the trials," AstraZeneca said in an emailed statement.

AstraZeneca pauses Covid-19 vaccine trial: All you need to know
AstraZeneca on Tuesday said it has paused a late-stage trial of one of the leading Covid-19 vaccine candidates after an unexplained illness in a study participant.

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.

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Top 8 useful features coming to your smartphone with Android 11 update

Google rolls out Android 11 with built-in screen recording, improved control over privacy and more
Google has announced the roll out of Android 11 in a blog post. Android 11 will come with features like media controls, built-in screen recording, more control over data and privacy, and more. The OS is rolling out on select Pixel, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo and Realme phones.

8 top features of Android 11 coming to your phone

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Global economic crisis 'far from over': IMF chief
The global economy is showing signs of bouncing back from the severe downturn caused by the global coronavirus pandemic, but a full recovery is "unlikely" without a vaccine, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said. "The recovery remains very fragile and uneven across regions and sectors. To ensure that the recovery continues, it is essential that support not be prematurely withdrawn."

Fuel consumption posts biggest decline since April
India's fuel demand slipped further in August and posted its biggest monthly decline since April, as a surge in coronavirus infections continue to throttle economic activity and transportation, government data showed on Wednesday

United launches non-stop flights b/w south India, US
United has beaten American Airlines in launching the first non-stop flight between south India and the US. The airline on Wednesday announced two new India routes — a daily between Chicago and Delhi from this December; and San Francisco (SFO) and Bengaluru from spring 2021 (meaning between March 20 and June 21).

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Yuvraj Singh may come out of retirement to play for Punjab
Yuvraj Singh might be seen in action in the domestic circuit as the flamboyant Indian batsman spoke about how he wants to help Punjab win championships, Cricbuzz reported. The 38-year-old Yuvraj had retired from international and domestic cricket last year.

Ronaldo says empty stadiums are like a circus without clowns
Cristiano Ronaldo compared empty soccer stadiums to a circus without clowns. The Portugal great scored his 100th and 101st goals for his country in a 2-0 win over Sweden on Tuesday in the Nations League.

Ammunition will be delivered at your home: Rijiju tells shooters
Indian shooters will be able to train without having to travel away from their home ranges amid the Covid-19 pandemic as sports minister Kiren Rijiju said ammunition will be made available to them at their doorstep. "Taken decision that best quality ammunition for our top shooters will be made available at their doorsteps wherever they are practising," he tweeted.

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KSP Civil Police Constable Admit Card 2020 released; Direct link here

Education minister confers 'CBSE Teachers Award'

Punjabi University to take theory examination online from September 25; 2 hours examination

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UN report: Increased warming closing in on agreed upon limit
The world is getting closer to passing a temperature limit set by global leaders five years ago and may exceed it in the next decade or so, according to a new United Nations report.

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.

US regulator calls climate change a systemic risk

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Israel hopes India and China will sort out their differences in 'peaceful way'
"We hope that all things will be sorted out in a peaceful way, and the tension will be lowered. This is our desire," Deputy Director General for the Asia-Pacific at Israel's foreign ministry Gilad Cohen said in response to a question on the border tension between India and China at an online briefing.

Over 300 groups urge more scrutiny of China on human rights

Roadside bomb attack misses Afghan vice president, but kills four
A roadside bomb in Kabul targeted First Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh on Wednesday morning, but he escaped unharmed, his spokesman after the attack which killed and wounded at least 20 people, including some bodyguards. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which comes just ahead of peace talks between the Afghan govt and the Taliban in Doha.

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UN report: Increased warming closing in on agreed upon limit
The world is getting closer to passing a temperature limit set by global leaders five years ago and may exceed it in the next decade or so, according to a new United Nations report.

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.

US regulator calls climate change a systemic risk

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CM K Chandrasekhar Rao sets in motion plan for revenue reforms in Telangana
Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, while making clear the arrival of revenue reforms with changes in land registration, termed it a historic day.

T to include 17 new castes in BC communities list

NGO sees spike in distress calls to suicide helpline during pandemic

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Ramp up Covid testing, increase beds:VP Singh Badnore to 3 hospitals
UT administrator VP Singh Badnore has directed three medical institutions — PGI, Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32 and Government Multi-specialty Hospital, Sector 16 — to ramp up testing, enhance beds and take personal care of critical patients at a time when new coronavirus is raging across the city at a ferocious pace.

Chandigarh: Pollution control panel finds shortcomings in 2 of 6 sewage treatment plants
he UT engineering department and the municipal corporation have failed to improve the functioning of sewage treatment plants (STPs) in the city as the latest inspection report by Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee (CPCC) detected shortcomings in the functioning of two out of six STPs.

Only Sunday curfew in urban Punjab till September 30
From now on, curfew will be imposed only on Sunday in all the 167 municipal towns across Punjab up to September 30. There will be no lockdown on Saturday as per the state government’s guidelines for Unlock 4.0 issued on Wednesday.

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Provisional merit list for diploma courses published

Second round of GU Bsc admissions as only 2,100 seats filled

GTU receives 8,327 applications for Sept 21 exam

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Tamil Nadu CM puts blame on Centre for PM Kisan Scheme scam
Chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, who is battling PM Kisan Scheme scam, one of the biggest in terms of the number of ineligible beneficiaries enrolled under any government welfare scheme, sought to put the blame on the Centre by saying that the Central government’s decision to relax the enrolment norms led to about five lakh ineligible people siphoning off ₹110 crore from the exchequer. His government had done everything to expose the scam by ordering a CB-CID inquiry, once the issue came to its knowledge, said Palaniswami.

Online classes: HC wants cyber safety of kids ensured

No shared lunch, one student per bench as schools in Chennai chalk out unlock plan
Students crowding a bench to share food, goofing around in the canteen, rushing to the assembly or sneaking into the playground are part of a normal school day.

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Bengaluru: Robber held with 29 phones, ganja
Chandra Layout police arrested a drug peddler-cum-robber on Tuesday and seized 310 grams of ganja and 29 mobile phones worth Rs 4 lakh from him.

Next Bengaluru mayor set to have 2.5 year term
The joint select committee of the state legislature on Wednesday unanimously cleared the proposal to increase the number of Bengaluru wards from 198 to 225 and extend the tenures of mayor and deputy mayor from one year to two-and-a-half years each.

Drug dealers knew about CCB raids in Bengaluru two months ago
Drug-peddlers probably had a heads-up two months ago about police raids, which opened up an alleged network of suppliers and consumers in Sandalwood and Bengaluru’s swish partygoers.

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Governor summons principal advisor to Maharashtra CM, criticises 'inept handling of Kangana Ranaut episode'
Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari showed his displeasure over chief minister Uddhav Thackeray’s “inept handling of the Kangana Ranaut episode”, particularly the haste shown by the Shiv Sena-controlled BMC in demolishing sections of the actor’s Bandra bungalow. Koshyari is likely to submit a report to the Centre on the controversy.

Sharad Pawar expresses displeasure over 'hasty' demolition, meets Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray
NCP chief Sharad Pawar has expressed disquiet over the manner in which the BMC demolished a portion of the Bandra bungalow of actor Kangana Ranaut.

Kangana Ranaut raises brows with tweet against Maharashtra CM
All eyes were on Kangana Ranaut as her flight landed at Mumbai airport on Wednesday afternoon from Chandigarh. She was returning to the city for the first time following her controversial remarks against Mumbai police and a war of words with the Shiv Sena.

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Delhi records highest new Covid cases (4,000+) & tests (54,500)
The daily tally of Covid-19 cases in Delhi crossed 4,000 for the first time on Wednesday with 4,039 people testing positive.

No printing contractor, Delhi University can't give degrees
The gowns, mortarboards and speeches continue unchanged but what has disappeared from the Delhi University (DU) convocation is the degree. Since 2017, DU graduates are stuck in a paperless limbo as the university has failed to appoint a printing contractor.

Doc's note not needed for RT-PCR tests from today

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Delhi records highest new Covid cases (4,000+) & tests (54,500)
The daily tally of Covid-19 cases in Delhi crossed 4,000 for the first time on Wednesday with 4,039 people testing positive.

No printing contractor, Delhi University can't give degrees
The gowns, mortarboards and speeches continue unchanged but what has disappeared from the Delhi University (DU) convocation is the degree. Since 2017, DU graduates are stuck in a paperless limbo as the university has failed to appoint a printing contractor.

Doc's note not needed for RT-PCR tests from today

More Delhi News»

Delhi records highest new Covid cases (4,000+) & tests (54,500)
The daily tally of Covid-19 cases in Delhi crossed 4,000 for the first time on Wednesday with 4,039 people testing positive.

No printing contractor, Delhi University can't give degrees
The gowns, mortarboards and speeches continue unchanged but what has disappeared from the Delhi University (DU) convocation is the degree. Since 2017, DU graduates are stuck in a paperless limbo as the university has failed to appoint a printing contractor.

Doc's note not needed for RT-PCR tests from today

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