News Digest: Army slams Pak social media bid against force's 'secular ethos'

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Friday, October 02, 2020
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Army slams Pak social media bid against force's 'secular ethos'

India rejects Pak's criticism of court verdict in Babri case

India and China working on 7th round of military talks on Ladakh
Following the diplomatic talks this week on the LAC stand-off, the government on Thursday reiterated that the two sides are now working to schedule the next (7th) round of the senior commanders’ meeting. The meeting is important for India and China to work towards early and complete disengagement of troops along the LAC, as the government said, in accordance with the existing bilateral agreement and protocols.

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Extreme UV light from galaxy detected by AstroSat can give important clue on Dark Ages: DST

Study finds antidepressant drug effective in treating 'lazy eye' in adults
"Our study, demonstrates how a single-dose of subanesthetic ketamine reactivates adult visual cortical plasticity and promotes functional recovery of visual acuity defects resulting from amblyopia," explained Xiangmin Xu, a professor of anatomy and neurobiology and director of the center for neural circuit mapping at the UCI school of medicine.

Study shows heating in vaping device as cause for lung injury

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Top Indian startups new plan may 'worry' Google, Apple
India is planning to launch its own app store as an alternate to the ones offered by Apple and Alphabet-owned Google, in a bid to make the country more self-reliant, ET Now reported, citing government sources. The government may ramp up its Mobile Seva App Store for this purpose, the television channel reported.

Facebook is making Instagram a lot like Messenger, here's how
Essentially, users who use Messenger app will be able to reach others on Instagram without needing to download a new app, and vice versa.

Vanishing messages, new selfie stickers and 8 other features coming to Instagram

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Now, Germany withdraws permission for AI Frankfurt flights
The ongoing air bubble disagreement between India and Germany has taken a turn for the worse. Germany has now withdrawn permission for Air India to operate flights to Frankfurt. “All our flights to and from Frankfurt till October 14 have been cancelled due to the withdrawal of permission by the German authorities,” said an Air India official.

Global Twitter outage, India too suffers
Twitter suffered a global outage sporadically for nearly 30 minutes on Thursday, with several users from India also reporting that the microblogging platform stopped working for them around 7.45pm. The United States, parts of Europe and Japan reported outages during the same time.

Goldman Sachs to open office in Hyderabad
Investment banking firm Goldman Sachs has identified the city as a new location for its global shared services footprint in India. "The new Hyderabad office will be the second location for Goldman Sachs Services in India, and will complement the Bengaluru office footprint in terms of both execution and support," a release from the state government quoted the firm as saying on Thursday.

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IPL 2020: Rohit's class, Pollard and Hardik's power give MI 48-run win
Rohit Sharma's elegance mingled with the belligerence of his two six-hitting lieutenants as Mumbai Indians humbled Kings XI Punjab by 48 runs in an IPL match on Thursday. Invited to bat, the classy Rohit laid the foundation with a 45-ball 70, lacing his innings with eight fours and three sixes. Chasing a stiff target of 192, Kings XI Punjab were stopped at 143 for eight.

Djokovic storms to 70th win at Roland Garros
Top seed Novak Djokovic barely broke sweat in reaching the French Open third round with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 thrashing of outclassed Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis on Thursday. It was Djokovic's 70th victory at the French Open, moving him into joint second place on the all-time list with Roger Federer.

Rohit becomes third batsman to register 5000 runs in IPL
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Thursday became the third batsman to register 5,000 runs in the Indian Premier League. Rohit has now scored more than 5,000 IPL runs in 191 matches. The other two players who have scored over 5,000 runs in the IPL are Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli and Chennai Super Kings star batsman Suresh Raina.

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Engineering student bags global research internship offers amid Covid crisis
At a time when the whole world is grappling with the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic, 20-year-old Abhishek Agrahari, a third-year mechanical engineering student at TIET, Patiala has bagged multiple international research internship offers from various prestigious universities across the globe.

'Times Group shaped my product-centric thinking from deep inside a newsroom'

NEET 2020 question papers in various languages released
Candidates can visit the official website of NTA NEET — ntaneet.nic.in — to check and download the NEET question papers.

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Global climate events may have affected Indian summer monsoon
The study by the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, an institute of the department of science and technology, shows wet monsoon conditions in the North-Western Himalaya between 1200 and 550 BCE. This condition prevailed till 450 AD, coinciding with the Roman Warm Period.

Nine pilot whales die stranded on Spain's northern coast
The whales were spotted on Monday on the Moris beach, in Carreno, Asturias. Officials and volunteers worked until late at night to help them, the Asturias government said. The bodies of the nine dead whales will undergo an autopsy in the nearby town of Gijon.

New California fire scorches wine country near San Francisco
The new fires erupted on Sunday in the famed Napa-Sonoma wine region in far Northern California's Shasta County, forcing hasty evacuations of neighborhoods. In wine country, flames engulfed the distinctive Chateau Boswell Winery north of St Helena, The Black Rock Inn in the small community of St Helena and multiple homes in the city of Santa Rosa.

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WikiLeaks' Assange won't get US extradition ruling this year

Police in Ukraine investigate death of US Embassy employee

Second Russian virus vaccine passes early trials: Report
Russia's Vektor - a top-secret state virology research centre in Siberia - said that early-stage trials were successful for its own experimental vaccine, named EpiVacCorona. "The first two phases of clinical trials demonstrated the effectiveness and safety of the EpiVacCorona vaccine," Vektor's press department told the Interfax news agency.

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Global climate events may have affected Indian summer monsoon
The study by the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, an institute of the department of science and technology, shows wet monsoon conditions in the North-Western Himalaya between 1200 and 550 BCE. This condition prevailed till 450 AD, coinciding with the Roman Warm Period.

Nine pilot whales die stranded on Spain's northern coast
The whales were spotted on Monday on the Moris beach, in Carreno, Asturias. Officials and volunteers worked until late at night to help them, the Asturias government said. The bodies of the nine dead whales will undergo an autopsy in the nearby town of Gijon.

New California fire scorches wine country near San Francisco
The new fires erupted on Sunday in the famed Napa-Sonoma wine region in far Northern California's Shasta County, forcing hasty evacuations of neighborhoods. In wine country, flames engulfed the distinctive Chateau Boswell Winery north of St Helena, The Black Rock Inn in the small community of St Helena and multiple homes in the city of Santa Rosa.

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T seeks Rs 500 crore from Centre for NH-65 infra

Light rains in state till Nov-end

Ponzi scheme: Man dupes 1,200 of Rs 52cr

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Sukhbir dares BJP to show proof of SAD support to farm billsORShow proof of SAD support to farm bills: Sukhbir to BJP

Farm Acts: Rahul to hold tractors rallies in Punjab from Oct 3 to 5

Ire over 'langar' by SGPC to SAD supporters

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GU unclear on external candidates

HC gets three new judges

Edu dept helps NCC get flight simulators

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Chennai crime diary: Love, sex and murder
Last October, a woman murdered her husband with the help of her boyfriend. The two fed him a dosa laced with a concoction made of sleeping pills and then strangled him. The woman, Anupriya, and the man were arrested. A month later, a 31-year-old man, B Ansar Basha, of Chitlapakkam, was hacked to death by his girlfriend’s son and two of his friends.

Covid cases cross six lakh in Tamil Nadu, death toll rises to 9,586
The total number of Covid-19 infections in Tamil Nadu crossed six lakh on Thursday with 5,688 fresh cases taking the tally to 6,03,290.

Engg counselling for spl category students begins

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Karnataka saw 16% excess rain during southwest monsoon
The southwest monsoon from June to September has been bountiful across the state.As per Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA), the four-month period saw 16 per cent excess rain.

Bengaluru road repairs only in November and December?
With roads in large swathes of the city dug up by multiple utilities and left unmotorable, the BBMP is mulling restricting road-cutting work to two months in a year.

When Bapu was in awe of Kannada theatre greats

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Anurag Kashyap quizzed for 8 hours, cops refuse to give out details
Film director Anurag Kashyap was questioned for almost 8 hours at Versova police station on Thursday in connection with a complaint of sexual assault filed by actor Payal Ghosh on September 23. The police had on Tuesday issued summons to Kashyap to appear for questioning in the matter.

20 foreign Tablighi delegates' discharge pleas turned down
Even as a magistrate court on Thursday observed that there was no legal evidence against 20 foreign Tablighi Jamaat delegates of spreading the coronavirus, it rejected their discharge pleas on the grounds that they violated lockdown norms issued in the backdrop of the pandemic.

Day 1 of toll hike: Traffic jams, confusion & anger
Angry commuters objected to an “unfair” hike of Rs5 in toll for cars at Mumbai entry/exit points on Thursday. There were traffic snarls during peak hours at toll nakas at Vashi, Airoli, Mulund, LBS Marg and Dahisar due to confusion.

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Delhi govt nominates IP University VC as director of Apollo Hospital
Delhi government on Thursday nominated the vice-chancellor of IP University, Dr Mahesh Verma, as one of the directors of Indraprastha Apollo Hospital.

Delhi: All Covid test centres on fingertips
Delhi government has mapped all fixed Covid-19 testing locations to make it convenient for people to locate them.

Delhi: Herd immunity only through vaccination
The third sero survey in Delhi, which has revealed that seroprevalence has declined to 25.1%, instead of going up, has made one thing clear: we cannot depend on Covid-19 to run its course in order to develop herd immunity.

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Delhi govt nominates IP University VC as director of Apollo Hospital
Delhi government on Thursday nominated the vice-chancellor of IP University, Dr Mahesh Verma, as one of the directors of Indraprastha Apollo Hospital.

Delhi: All Covid test centres on fingertips
Delhi government has mapped all fixed Covid-19 testing locations to make it convenient for people to locate them.

Delhi: Herd immunity only through vaccination
The third sero survey in Delhi, which has revealed that seroprevalence has declined to 25.1%, instead of going up, has made one thing clear: we cannot depend on Covid-19 to run its course in order to develop herd immunity.

More Delhi News»

Delhi govt nominates IP University VC as director of Apollo Hospital
Delhi government on Thursday nominated the vice-chancellor of IP University, Dr Mahesh Verma, as one of the directors of Indraprastha Apollo Hospital.

Delhi: All Covid test centres on fingertips
Delhi government has mapped all fixed Covid-19 testing locations to make it convenient for people to locate them.

Delhi: Herd immunity only through vaccination
The third sero survey in Delhi, which has revealed that seroprevalence has declined to 25.1%, instead of going up, has made one thing clear: we cannot depend on Covid-19 to run its course in order to develop herd immunity.

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