News Digest: 38% of health staff infected with Covid in India women

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Sunday, October 04, 2020
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38% of health staff infected with Covid in India women

Govt open to more steps to help cut Covid impact: Finance minister

1st contribution for Ayodhya mosque comes from a Hindu

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Study provides solid support for wearing face-covering in enclosed environments with poor ventilation

Researchers identify a new family of bony fishes

What is contact tracing, and how does it work with Covid-19?

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Samsung announces up to Rs 1500 cashback on Galaxy A-series smartphones
Consumer electronics giant Samsung has announced a cashback offer on its A-series smartphones. Customers can get cashback on the purchase of Samsung Galaxy A 71, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A31 and Galaxy A21s.

17 plans from Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone-Idea with 2GB data per day

Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE go on sale in India: What buyers get by paying Rs 10,000 extra

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Paytm, other startups vow to fight Google's clout: Report
Dozens of India's technology startups, chafing at Google's local dominance of key apps, are banding together to consider ways to challenge the US tech giant, including by lodging complaints with the government and courts, executives told Reuters.

Oppn spreading misinformation: Puri on farm laws
Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday defended the farm laws passed in Parliament recently as he accused the Congress and other opposition parties of spreading "misinformation, disinformation and outright lies" over the three legislations.

Lufthansa's Swiss unit plans 1k job cuts over 2 yrs
Lufthansa unit Swiss International Air Lines plans to cut roughly 1,000 jobs over the next two years through voluntary measures rather than layoffs, its outgoing chief executive Thomas Kluehr said in remarks published on Saturday.

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DC vs KKR: Delhi beat Kolkata in high-scoring thriller
For most part of the match, Delhi Capitals seemed to have outplanned Kolkata Knight Riders in Sharjah before Eoin Morgan and Rahul Tripathi got together and induced jitters in the Capitals camp in a chase of 229, a chase which looked so probable only at this venue. Capitals averted an accident to hold KKR for an 18-run win.

IPL 2020: Kohli, Padikkal set up easy RCB win over RR
Captain Virat Kohli roared back to form with an unbeaten 72 and stitched a 99-run stand with Devdutt Padikkal (63) to power RCB to a comfortable eight-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in an IPL match on Saturday. This was after wrist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal snared three wickets in an impressive bowling show that helped them restrict RR to 154 for 6.

Kohli says RCB's good run gave time to come out of lean patch
Back to form with an unbeaten fifty, RCB captain Virat Kohli on Saturday said his teammates' good show gave him enough time to come out of a short lean patch in the ongoing IPL. Kohli struck 72 not out off 53 balls to lead RCB to an easy eight-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals for their third win from 4 matches. He had scored 14, 1, 3 in the earlier matches.

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Online research 'a myth', claim JNU scholars

Scientists discover new family of bony fish in western ghats

NSUI observes Satyagraha on Gandhi Jayanti against 'injustice' to women, farmers

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The politics behind Xi's big green promise for China
Xi Jinping's vow to snuff out emissions by 2060 completes a diplomatic pirouette that moves China to the heart of the global green agenda, wrong-foots the US and cuddles up to Europe's climate advocates in one nimble step.

California milestone: 4 million acres burned in wildfires
California is poised to hit a fearsome milestone: 4 million acres (1.6M hectares) burned this year by wildfires that have killed 30 people and incinerated hundreds of homes in what is already the worst fire season on record. Flames have scorched an area larger than Connecticut and fire crews were on high alert ahead of warnings for extreme fire danger into Saturday morning.

Global climate events may have affected Indian summer monsoon
Global climatic events like the Roman warm period, medieval climate anomaly, and the little ice age may have had significant impacts on India's landscape, vegetation, and socio-economic growth, with abrupt shifts in the Indian summer monsoon coinciding with these climatic events. The study shows wet monsoon conditions in the North-Western Himalaya between 1200 and 550 BCE.

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UK PM and EU tell negotiators to work intensively

Nagorno-Karabakh says 51 more servicemen killed
Nagorno-Karabakh said on Saturday that 51 more servicemen had been killed in the war with Azerbaijan, a sharp rise in the death toll from a week of fierce fighting.

Egypt unveils coffins buried 2,500 years ago
Archaeologists in Egypt said Saturday they had found 59 well-preserved and sealed wooden coffins over recent weeks that were buried more than 2,500 years ago.

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The politics behind Xi's big green promise for China
Xi Jinping's vow to snuff out emissions by 2060 completes a diplomatic pirouette that moves China to the heart of the global green agenda, wrong-foots the US and cuddles up to Europe's climate advocates in one nimble step.

California milestone: 4 million acres burned in wildfires
California is poised to hit a fearsome milestone: 4 million acres (1.6M hectares) burned this year by wildfires that have killed 30 people and incinerated hundreds of homes in what is already the worst fire season on record. Flames have scorched an area larger than Connecticut and fire crews were on high alert ahead of warnings for extreme fire danger into Saturday morning.

Global climate events may have affected Indian summer monsoon
Global climatic events like the Roman warm period, medieval climate anomaly, and the little ice age may have had significant impacts on India's landscape, vegetation, and socio-economic growth, with abrupt shifts in the Indian summer monsoon coinciding with these climatic events. The study shows wet monsoon conditions in the North-Western Himalaya between 1200 and 550 BCE.

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21-kg unclaimed gold worth 25 crore seized at Hyderabad airport
Customs officials seized a 21-kg unclaimed consignment of gold and diamond jewellery worth over Rs 25 crore from the cargo section of the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) on Saturday morning.

PDS rice sold at Rs 40 to Rs 50 per kg in open market, fetches higher price internationally

T 2nd in exploitation of trafficked persons

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Despite farm protests, paddy arrival picks up in grain mkts
Even as the farmers of Punjab are actively participating in the agitation across the state, the arrival of paddy in most grain markets has not been affected so far, though farmer unions are expecting a slowdown in paddy harvesting in the coming week.

Modi govt betrayed farmers who make nation self-sufficient in food production: Preneet

BKU asks JJP to withdraw support from BJP in Haryana
In protest against the Centre’s three agriculture laws, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Haryana, on Saturday, gave a call to gherao (besiege) houses of Haryana deputy chief minister Dushyant Singh Chautala and state power, jail and housing minister Ranjit Singh Chautala on October 6. They demanded their resignations and withdrawal of their support from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Haryana.

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Vidyapith university looking for new vice-chancellor
The World’s only university set up by Mahatma Gandhi is now in search for a new vice-chancellor with the term of the current vice-chancellor, Anamik Shah, coming to an end in December.

Lockdown, prolonged monsoon spell double whammy for salt makers

Delimitation of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation completed
The state election commission has completed delimitation of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation with its newly merged areas. The area formerly under the Bopal-Ghuma nagarpalika will now be split and included in four wards, Jodhpur, Thaltej, Bodakdev and Sarkhej.

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People dreaming of splitting AIADMK will be disappointed, Tamil Nadu minister says

Wildlife Week 2020: Chennai Snake Park conducting webinars

Guess how many Covid-19 patients used 108 ambulance service in TN so far?

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Karnataka: Cinemas look at reopening with old hits to test waters
Cinema halls and multiplexes in Karnataka are gearing up to reopen with stringent safety protocols from October 15 but the major concerns for exhibitors are the lack of new film releases and uncertainty over whether moviegoers will return. To start with, theatres may run old blockbusters to draw fans, they said.

No lapses in CLAT: Consortium
The Consortium of National Law Universities denied lapses in the way CLAT 2020 was held.

Covid-19: Karnataka marks 5 lakh recoveries in 6.3 lakh tally
Karnataka reported 9,886 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday while crossing the 5-lakh mark in recoveries. A total of 100 deaths were reported, taking the toll to 9,219.

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Covid-19: Daily cases drop to 14,348, death count to 278 in Maharashtra
New cases dipped to 14,348 and deaths to 278 in the state on Saturday, but the city continued its rising trend, seeing a one-day case count of 2,402 and 46 deaths.

Mumbai: Critic, teacher, theatre lover and activist Pushpa Bhave dead at 81
Noted critic and scholar Pushpa Bhave passed away after a protracted illness early on Saturday.

Many can't appear for Mumbai University online exam after glitches
Chaos reigned on the first day of final year online exams for Mumbai University’s distance education students on Saturday. Many did not get a question paper on the link provided, and the official website would not open at 1pm for some others.

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It's long-distance travel time for pets as pandemic forces a shift

Daily fresh Covid cases under 3,000 for second day
Delhi recorded 2,258 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, taking the tally to over 2.87 lakh, while 34 more fatalities took the death toll to 5,472.

Four held in Delhi, cops suspect terror plot
Delhi Police's Special Cell on Saturday claimed that four Kashmiri youths, including the brother of a terrorist killed in the valley in April, came to the capital a few days ago to carry out a terror strike.

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It's long-distance travel time for pets as pandemic forces a shift

Daily fresh Covid cases under 3,000 for second day
Delhi recorded 2,258 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, taking the tally to over 2.87 lakh, while 34 more fatalities took the death toll to 5,472.

Four held in Delhi, cops suspect terror plot
Delhi Police's Special Cell on Saturday claimed that four Kashmiri youths, including the brother of a terrorist killed in the valley in April, came to the capital a few days ago to carry out a terror strike.

More Delhi News»

It's long-distance travel time for pets as pandemic forces a shift

Daily fresh Covid cases under 3,000 for second day
Delhi recorded 2,258 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, taking the tally to over 2.87 lakh, while 34 more fatalities took the death toll to 5,472.

Four held in Delhi, cops suspect terror plot
Delhi Police's Special Cell on Saturday claimed that four Kashmiri youths, including the brother of a terrorist killed in the valley in April, came to the capital a few days ago to carry out a terror strike.

More Delhi News»

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