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World's largest radio telescope, SKA, to have Indian IT Co control systems

FCRA bill making Aadhaar a must for NGOs tabled in Lok Sabha
The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) is all set to be amended, under which providing the Aadhar numbers of the office-bearers of any NGO will be mandatory for registration and public servants will be barred from receiving funds from abroad.

Containment zones' sero survey data sent to states: ICMR
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Sunday said it has communicated to states the findings of a serosurvey in “dynamic containment zones” in 10 cities, which “do not fit into the nationally-representative sampling”. ​​The second round of a countrywide serosurvey has been successfully completed and the final analysis is underway and will provide a comparison with the first national survey, it added.

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World's largest radio telescope, SKA, to have Indian IT Co control systems

Feluda, first desi Covid detector, gets regulator nod
An indigenously developed test that uses the cutting-edge CRISPR gene-editing technology to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the Covid-19 infection accurately, cheaply and quickly has been approved for commercial launch by the Drugs Controller General of India. “The Tata CRISPR test is the world’s first diagnostic test to deploy a specially adapted Cas9 protein to successfully detect the virus causing Covid-19,” said a govt statement.

How to ship a vaccine at minus 80 degrees celsius, and other obstacles
Many things will have to work out to end the coronavirus pandemic. Drug companies will have to develop a safe and effective vaccine. Billions of people will have to consent to vaccination.But there are more prosaic challenges, too. Among them: Companies may have to transport tiny glass vials thousands of miles while keeping them as cold as the South Pole in the depths of winter.

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Here's how this new scam around Paytm KYC works: All details

What's the real impact of Trump's action against TikTok?
The Trump administration will ban video-sharing app TikTok from US app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading or updating the Chinese-owned platform over concerns it poses a national security threat.

This viral WhatsApp message about a new government scheme is fake
As per the message, the government is offering free solar panels for houses without any cost and requires people to fill out a form. The link to the alleged form is also included in the message and may lead users to getting scammed.

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Seven of top 10 most valued firms lose Rs 59,260 cr in cumulative market valuation
Seven of the top 10 most valued domestic companies saw a combined erosion of Rs 59,259.58 crore in their market valuation last week, with Hindustan Unilever, HDFC Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank emerging as major laggards.

Govt proposes allowing cos with not less than 300 workers to fire staff without its nod

No decision to discontinue printing of Rs 2,000 notes: Finmin
The finance ministry on Saturday informed the Lok Sabha that no decision has been taken to discontinue the printing of Rs 2,000 denomination currency notes. Minister of state for finance Anurag Thakur said printing of bank notes of particular denomination is decided by the government in consultation with the RBI to maintain desired denomination mix.

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IPL: All-round Stoinis, cool Rabada ensure Super Over victory for DC
Kagiso Rabada once again proved to be the 'King of Super Over' after Marcus Stoinis' star turn with both bat and ball ensured a thrilling Super Over win for Delhi Capitals in an IPL encounter against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday. It was Stoinis whose late assault saw Delhi reach 157 for 8 in 20 overs with his 53 off 21 balls and 57 in the last three doing the trick.

IPL 2020: Ravichandran Ashwin sustains freak shoulder injury
Senior India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin endured a dream and nightmare in a space of six deliveries as he scalped two batsmen and then suffered a suspected shoulder dislocation during Delhi Capitals' IPL game against KXIP on Sunday. Writhing in pain, Ashwin's jersey became a temporary sling as he left the field along with Capitals' physio Patrick Farhard.

Djokovic gets obscenity warning in semifinal win at Italian Open
Exactly two weeks after he was defaulted from the US Open, and a day after he was warned by the chair umpire for breaking his racket, Novak Djokovic received an obscenity warning midway through a 7-5, 6-3 win over Casper Ruud in the Italian Open semifinals on Sunday. The obscenity warning came in the third game of the second set.

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Andhra Pradesh Schools Reopen: Regular, online classes choice as schools reopen on Monday
School students in Andhra Pradesh have the choice to attend classes in person or online from Monday, as the state government has allowed schools to reopen for students from ninth standard to 12th standard.

BPSC Exam Calendar 2020: These exams will be held between December 2020 to March 2021

Kanpur University entrance exam result 2020 released @ kanpuruniversity.org, counselling begins tomorrow

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India at UN cautions against linking environmental degradation to peace and security

Western wildfire smoke causes East Coast haze, vivid sunsets
The wildfires racing across tinder-dry landscape in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington are extraordinary, but the long reach of their smoke isn't unprecedented. While there are only small pockets in the southeastern US that are haze free, experts say the smoke poses less of a health concern for those who are farther away.

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

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US judge blocks Commerce Department order to remove WeChat from app stores

Sharif makes political comeback; launches attack on Army, govt

Trump vows to nominate woman judge for SC ahead of elections
"I will be putting forth a nominee next week. I could say most likely it would be a woman. I think I can say that. If somebody were to ask me now I would say that a woman would be in first place," Donald Trump told supporters at an election rally in North Carolina on Saturday.

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India at UN cautions against linking environmental degradation to peace and security

Western wildfire smoke causes East Coast haze, vivid sunsets
The wildfires racing across tinder-dry landscape in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington are extraordinary, but the long reach of their smoke isn't unprecedented. While there are only small pockets in the southeastern US that are haze free, experts say the smoke poses less of a health concern for those who are farther away.

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

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Hyderabad: Indian, global Covid-19 clade 70% same, 1 vaccine may work, says CCMB
Viruses have different clades and they need different vaccines or drugs to target them.If the clade is common, then one vaccine or drug is sufficient to fight it.

In 3 years, Rs 2,645 crore GST evasion in Telangana
Central GST authorities have detected Rs 2,645 crore tax evasion over the past three years in Telangana, with infrastructure and steel firms the biggest violators.

ISO certification for Bhadrakali temple

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Punjabi varsity announces guidelines for final exams

Punjab allows students of Classes IX to XII to visit schools

Punjab reports 2,160 new cases, 56 more deaths

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Lok Sabha nod for upgrade of Gujarat Forensic Sciences University
A bill to establish a National Forensic Sciences University by upgrading the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU) was passed by Lok Sabha on Sunday without a debate. The National Forensic Sciences University Bill was introduced in the House in March during the last session.

Conditions go south in city's West

Naroda sub-inspector, 57, succumbs to Covid

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Palaniswami curtails south tour

AIADMK MP criticizes Centre over hurry, but votes to pass bills in RS

Parking slots fetch corporation Rs 4L

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Bengaluru: Cops on trail of 2 ganja users bust racket, arrest 5 students
The detention of two ganja consumers helped Tilaknagar police bust a racket involving five students and two peddlers from Assam. Cops seized 53kg of ganja from them.

Bengaluru: Party host known to Ragini Dwivedi held; drugs seized from flat
CCB police probing a drug racket with Sandalwood links on Sunday arrested Srinivas Subramanian alias Sri from his Sahakarnagar flat. They seized 13 ecstasy tablets, 100 grams of ganja, 1.1 grams of MDMA and 0.5 gram of hashish from his residence.

Karnataka: Orange alert in coastal, Malnad districts
Heavy rain pounded coastal and Malnad districts of Karnataka on Sunday. The meteorological department declared a red alert in seven districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Shivamogga, Hassan, Kodagu and Chikkamagaluru for the next 48 to 72 hours.

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Maharashtra demands audit of oxygen use in private hospitals, kicks up row
The public health department has kicked up a controversy by asking for an audit of oxygen consumption in private hospitals and cautioning them against putting patients on oxygen longer than necessary. Stating that Maharashtra’s oxygen consumption appeared to be two to three times the national average, the government has also asked for a revenue officer to be stationed at the 65 refillers’ premises to prevent pilferage.

Covid-19: Maharashtra crosses 4 lakh cases in September alone, MMR is ahead of rest
With an addition of 20,598 cases on Sunday, the state has now reported over 4lakh cases of Covid-19 in the 20 days of September. Maharashtra’s overall burden rose to 12,08,642 on Sunday, while its toll increased to 32,671 with 455 more deaths added to casualties. The state had added 3.71lakh in August, which makes September the worst month thus far.

Covid-19: Sealed buildings in Mumbai up 86% in a month
The number of sealed buildings/floors in the city rose 86% between August 15 and September 18. Covid-19 cases on such premises increased by 85% during the same period.

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Sellers fail to book profit as weekly mkt yet to take off

Chasing Butterflies: Week-Long Census Ends, 71 Species Spotted

South coprn agrees to demands of domestic breeding checkers

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Sellers fail to book profit as weekly mkt yet to take off

Chasing Butterflies: Week-Long Census Ends, 71 Species Spotted

South coprn agrees to demands of domestic breeding checkers

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Sellers fail to book profit as weekly mkt yet to take off

Chasing Butterflies: Week-Long Census Ends, 71 Species Spotted

South coprn agrees to demands of domestic breeding checkers

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