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Friday, October 09, 2020
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Breastfeeding may cut chances of heart disease, reveals study

Leaders cutting across party lines condole Paswan's death

Aware of dangers of fake news on social media, govt tells HC

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New hydrogel can help repair damaged nerves: Study
According to the study, published in the journal ACS Nano, injuries in which a peripheral nerve has been completely severed, such as a deep cut from an accident, are difficult to treat. A common strategy, called autologous nerve transplantation, involves removing a section of the peripheral nerve from elsewhere in the body and sewing it onto the ends of the severed one.

Growing up stardust: Scientists discover that stars, planets may be siblings
According to a recent study conducted by the Centre of Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (CfA), planet formation in a star system younger than 500,000 years old. It is a marked departure from previously accepted theories of planet formation and indicates that stars and planets grow up together like siblings.

Mars to be opposite, closest to Sun on October 13
On October 13, Mars will be at opposition -- opposite the Sun in the sky. Earth will be situated directly between Mars and the Sun. As a result, Mars will rise as the Sun sets and sets as the Sun rises, according to Sky & Telescope.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE: First impressions
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE offers all the desired features of a flagship in an affordable package. Good cameras, display with 120Hz refresh rate, decent battery life, good looks and support for DeX, the S20FE offers good value for the money you are spending.

Things that you should consider when buying a soundbar for your TV
Here is everything you need to know while buying a soundbar.

Amazon brings live TV feature to the FireTV devices
Amazon has introduced a Live TV feature for FireTV users in India. This new feature brings a ‘Live’ tab on the navigation panel and an ‘On Now’ row on the FireTV home screen to make it easier to find, browse and access live content from subscribed apps. With the new Live TV feature, customers will have quick and easy access to the FireTV channel guide.

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Trump says 'really good chance' of US stimulus deal
US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he sees "really good" odds of reaching a deal with Democrats in Congress on a new round of coronavirus stimulus for the battered US economy.

Banks sanction Rs 1.87L cr to 50.7L MSMEs
The finance ministry on Thursday said banks have sanctioned loans of about Rs 1,87,579 crore to 50.7 lakh business units under the Rs 3-lakh crore Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) for the MSME sector impacted by slowdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

'Jio to help India lead fourth industrial revolution'
Having missed most of the first three industrial revolutions, India has its chance to lead the fourth industrial revolution through a convergence of its IT prowess, ultra-high-speed internet connectivity and affordable smart devices, billionaire Mukesh Ambani said on Thursday.

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IPL: Bairstow, Rashid star in Hyderabad's 69-run win over Punjab
Jonny Bairstow shone with the bat with a 97-run knock before star leg-spinner Rashid Khan snared three wickets in an impressive bowling display to guide Sunrisers Hyderabad to a comfortable 69-run win over Kings XI Punjab in an IPL match on Thursday.

Border hits out at Cricket Australia for caving in to BCCI
Even as Cricket Australia (CA) is yet to officially announce the dates for India's tour of Australia that begins next month, controversy has flared up. It is not just the broadcasters, who are crying foul over the tentative schedule that the Australian board has prepared. Allan Border too has criticised CA for bending over backwards and accommodating the BCCI's demand to reschedule the series, the Sydney Test in particular.

Kenin downs Kvitova to set up French Open final with Swiatek
Sofia Kenin defeated Petra Kvitova 6-4, 7-5 to reach the French Open final on Thursday and will attempt to capture a second Grand Slam of the year following her Australian Open triumph.

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Mangalore University UG result 2020 for intermediate semester announced

Kerala University invites application for admission to new UG courses
Those who seek admission to various courses in 29 aided and self-financing colleges may submit their application before 5 pm on October 15, an official statement from the university said here on Thursday.

Kerala: B.Arch rank list, mark and NATA score verification till Oct 11
Candidates were given two chances for submitting the NATA score and Two mark list. The details thus received in the portal till 2 pm on October 7 have been published for cross-checking.

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Prince William launches 'most prestigious' environment prize

India world's largest emitter of sulphur dioxide: Report

14 million tonnes of microplastics on sea floor: Australian study

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US: Plot to kidnap Michigan governor thwarted, militia members arrested
Thirteen people, including seven men associated with the Wolverine Watchmen militia group, have been arrested in a sweeping takedown of plots to kidnap the Michigan governor, attack the state capitol building and incite violence. The group aimed to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat who has traded barbs with Republican President Donald Trump over her response to the coronavirus pandemic.

US troops in Afghanistan to be home by Christmas: Trump

Gang war in Rohingya refugee camps, at least 8 killed, thousands flee
A turf war raging between criminal armed groups in Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh has forced thousands of people to flee and at least eight have been killed in clashes in recent days, police and humanitarian workers said on Thursday. Authorities arrested 12 after days of gunfire and abductions by gangs competing for dominance in the world’s largest refugee camp.

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Prince William launches 'most prestigious' environment prize

India world's largest emitter of sulphur dioxide: Report

14 million tonnes of microplastics on sea floor: Australian study

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Congress will win Dubbak bypoll: Uttam

Two arrested for duping 110 people

Internet for 590 tahsil offices

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Punjab handled Covid situation well: SBI report

Abhay, Deepender join 'mahapanchayat' slam Centre's anti-farm policies

MLA Bains, LIP workers stopped from going near Union minister's house

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Ahmedabad: Amdavadis just can't stop talking while driving; 650% spike in number of violators
This calls for some serious digital detox on the roads. Data of traffic offences recorded till September 16, 2020, showed that while most offences saw a major dip as vehicles remained off the roads due to Covid lockdown and unlock, Amdavadis could not keep off from talking on phones while at the wheel.

FRC writes to govt over fee cut

Hall built illegally on school terrace razed

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Second sero survey in Chennai begins, to take 68 days
Greater Chennai Corporation has started the second sero prevalence survey to assess the exposure of the city’s population to Covid-19. The survey, second to be done in the city, will be carried out randomly over the next 68 days.

Covid-19: Tamil Nadu's toll breaches 10,000-mark, but active cases fall below 45,000
More than 10,000 people have died of Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu so far. Thursday’s 68 deaths took the toll to 10,052. The state also reported 5,088 fresh cases, though the number of active cases fell below 45,000 for the first time in months to 44,437.

Chennai: Gang of 100 vandalises supermarket, escapes with Rs 15-lakh goods, 19 held
A gang of about 100 people vandalised a supermarket at Thousand Lights on Thursday and escaped with goods worth Rs 15 lakh after attacking the manager of the store with a hammer due to a rental dispute between the shop’s owner and the house owner.

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Bengaluru top cop: Masks must, cannot have 'dos & don'ts'
With police joining BBMP marshals in enforcing the mandatory wearing of masks and in the absence of clear-cut guidelines for its implementation, people are at the receiving end of indiscriminate and hefty penalties. People walking on deserted stretches and motorists driving solo with windows rolled up are being fined, leading to arguments on the roads.

Bengaluru bizman, Chennai bank analyst held for ISIS links
Sleuths from National Investigation Agency (NIA) have arrested two men, including a rice merchant from Bengaluru, for alleged links with a Bengaluru-based module of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The duo formed a group called ‘Quran Circle’ and radicalised Muslim youths in the city, NIA said.

Karnataka govt attaches Rs 134 crore complex for delay in delivery of flat
Revenue department officials, at the behest of Real Estate Regulatory Authority, Karnataka, attached an entire apartment project worth about Rs 134 crore to recover Rs 77 lakh penalty from the developer.

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Maharashtra: Prepare for possible second wave in winter, say experts
While the daily tally of Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra has been steadily dropping, experts warn about the need to prepare for a "second wave" which could occur during the December 2020-January 2021 period.

Mumbai: SC allows 3 doctors accused in Payal Tadvi case to resume studies
The apex court said the doctors must be allowed to go back to their courses, or the pendency of prosecution against them will add further penalty in the form of prejudicing their career, reports Rebecca Samervel.

Rs 25,000 crore MSC Bank scam: ED to challenge EOW closure report
The ED has filed an intervention application in a sessions court after Mumbai police EOW filed a closure report in the Rs 25,000 crore Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank embezzlement case. When the court takes up the matter for hearing, the ED will oppose the police decision to close the case.

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Prepare for 15,000 daily Covid cases in Delhi this winter: Panel
The expert committee on Covid-19 headed by Dr V K Paul has raised a red flag on big congregations this festival season, warning that the city should prepare for a daily surge of 15,000 positive cases this winter. It has pointed out the winter months aggravate respiratory ailments and there could also be an increase in the number of patients from outside Delhi.

Diesel gensets banned in Delhi-NCR from October 15 as GRAP enforced
Covid is still in the air, and now the air itself is turning toxic. With air quality plummeting to "poor" in Delhi this week, the Supreme Courtappointed Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) on Thursday announced measures under the “very poor” to “severe” category of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to be enforced from October 15. Use of diesel generator sets in Delhi and the other NCR towns of Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater Noida, Faridabad and Gurugram has been banned.

Delhi gets war room to combat pollution

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Prepare for 15,000 daily Covid cases in Delhi this winter: Panel
The expert committee on Covid-19 headed by Dr V K Paul has raised a red flag on big congregations this festival season, warning that the city should prepare for a daily surge of 15,000 positive cases this winter. It has pointed out the winter months aggravate respiratory ailments and there could also be an increase in the number of patients from outside Delhi.

Diesel gensets banned in Delhi-NCR from October 15 as GRAP enforced
Covid is still in the air, and now the air itself is turning toxic. With air quality plummeting to "poor" in Delhi this week, the Supreme Courtappointed Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) on Thursday announced measures under the “very poor” to “severe” category of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to be enforced from October 15. Use of diesel generator sets in Delhi and the other NCR towns of Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater Noida, Faridabad and Gurugram has been banned.

Delhi gets war room to combat pollution

More Delhi News»

Prepare for 15,000 daily Covid cases in Delhi this winter: Panel
The expert committee on Covid-19 headed by Dr V K Paul has raised a red flag on big congregations this festival season, warning that the city should prepare for a daily surge of 15,000 positive cases this winter. It has pointed out the winter months aggravate respiratory ailments and there could also be an increase in the number of patients from outside Delhi.

Diesel gensets banned in Delhi-NCR from October 15 as GRAP enforced
Covid is still in the air, and now the air itself is turning toxic. With air quality plummeting to "poor" in Delhi this week, the Supreme Courtappointed Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) on Thursday announced measures under the “very poor” to “severe” category of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to be enforced from October 15. Use of diesel generator sets in Delhi and the other NCR towns of Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater Noida, Faridabad and Gurugram has been banned.

Delhi gets war room to combat pollution

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