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Wednesday, October 14, 2020
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Maharashtra BJP netas & workers try to force their way into temples

'Shocked' Pawar writes to PM on governor letter

Assam scam: Chief secretary cop brother quizzed

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US study reveals more young adults are abstaining from alcohol
Between 2002 and 2018, the number of adults aged 18-22 in the US who abstained from alcohol increased from 20% to 28% for those in college and from about 24% to 30% for those not in school, say researchers at the University of Michigan and Texas State University. And alcohol abuse among both groups decreased by roughly half.

Blood test that detects genetic abnormalities may help predict pregnancy complications before symptoms: Study
Their preliminary study, appearing in Epigenetics journal, links certain cell-free DNA signatures to adverse outcomes in pregnancy, including ischemic placental disease and gestational diabetes. The findings are the first to show that genetic material shed from the placenta into the mother's blood (circulating cell-free nucleic acids) during the first trimester of pregnancy could potentially be used to predict these complications.

Chasing corona's holy grail: The race for super-antibody against Covid

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The only accessory that you will get free with Apple iPhone 12
The only free accessory that you will get with iPhone 12 series phones is a USB-C to Lightning cable for charging and data transfer needs.

Apple launches new smart speaker HomePod mini: Price, availability and more
HomePod mini has been priced at Rs 9,990 and will be available in White and Space Grey colour variants. HomePod mini will be available in India, starting November 6.

All you need to know about the hottest camera feature of the most expensive iPhone 12
The new Apple iPhone 12 Pro max features a new seven-element lens Wide camera with an ƒ/1.6 aperture with improved low-light performance in photo and video. But the key highlight is that Apple has introduced a LiDAR Scanner in both the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max models.

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FY21 GDP to see sharper 10.3% fall: IMF

Wipro eyes $1.3bn shares in 4th buyback in 5 years

India will lead global recovery in energy demand: IEA
India will lead the global recovery in energy demand but much will hinge on how soon an effective Covid-19 vaccine is found and whether current practices such as work from home and aversion to travel outlast the pandemic, according to the International Energy Agency.

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IPL 2020: Chennai pull off much-needed win, beat Hyderabad by 20 runs
A desperate CSK dished out an all-round performance to earn a much-needed win as they stay afloat in the race for the IPL Play-offs with a 20-run victory over SRH in Dubai. Watson and Rayudu shared a 81-run stand to power CSK to 167/6 after electing to bat. CSK skipper MS Dhoni then used seven bowlers, who executed their plans to perfection, to restrict SRH to 147/8.

Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for COVID-19
Portugal and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus, the Portuguese football federation announced on Tuesday. Ronaldo "is asymptomatic" and "will not play against Sweden" in Wednesday's Nations League match, the federation said on its website.

My role changes frequently in IPL, says Glenn Maxwell
Australian big-hitter Glenn Maxwell has attributed his inconsistent run in the IPL over eight seasons to frequent changes in his role, something that is very clear to him when playing for his country.

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Postpone CBSE board exams to May 2021; further reduce syllabus: Delhi govt tells CBSE

Allow class 10, 12 students to change name, surname in marksheets, certificates: HC to CBSE
A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan asked the CBSE to consider the suggestion especially in view of the numerous petitions being filed for these reliefs.

Why girls fail to match up to the boys in JEE Advanced
Less registration of female candidates in JEE Main and gender bias in the rural belts are key to why girls fail to keep pace with the boys in competitive exams

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Scientists return from Arctic with wealth of climate data

Delhi's air quality poor, likely to improve in coming days
The national capital's air quality was recorded in the poor category on Sunday morning while a government agency said it is likely to improve slightly in the coming days due to a change in the wind direction.

Depression over west-central Bay of Bengal, likely to intensify further into deep depression during next 24 hours

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Korean boy band BTS faces uproar in China over war comments

Pak police arrest key suspect in shocking highway rape
Pakistani police have arrested the second assailant in a gang rape of a woman whose car broke down on a deserted highway at night last month, when two attackers pulled her out of the vehicle and brutally assaulted her as her terrified children watched, helpless.

UK's Johnson, EU's Von der Leyen to discuss Brexit on Wednesday

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Scientists return from Arctic with wealth of climate data

Delhi's air quality poor, likely to improve in coming days
The national capital's air quality was recorded in the poor category on Sunday morning while a government agency said it is likely to improve slightly in the coming days due to a change in the wind direction.

Depression over west-central Bay of Bengal, likely to intensify further into deep depression during next 24 hours

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KRMB meet with Telangana, AP on October 28
The Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) will hold a meeting with Telangana and AP governments on October 28 to reconcile water utilisation.

Nine dead as rain batters Hyderabad, boats out on flooded roads
Nine persons died in Hyderabad on Tuesday as heavy rains triggered by a depression in the Bay of Bengal wreaked havoc across the state, even as authorities said Telangana received the highest rainfall in the last 30 years under the influence of the southwest monsoon this season.

GHMC polls: Govt decides to stick to two-child norm
In a surprise move, the TRS government has dropped the idea of tweaking the two-children norm to contest Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections. Like previous elections, persons having more than two children cannot contest GHMC elections.

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Find out demand for solar plant scheme, UT told

Citing Covid, admn bans hookah bars for 60 days

HC may order CBI probe into Rs 30cr plot row

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Sushant Singh Rajput case: NCB sends 15 phones to Gujarat DFS
As Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death continues to in- trigue the country, the Directorate of Forensic Sciences (DFS) in Gandhinagar has received 15 smartphones from the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), confirmed top sources.

SBI ATM in Mithakhali sealed

80k voters registered for GSHSEB poll

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Moral studies: Lesson that is needed, but not included in schools

Another monsoon is here, but are we ready for it?

Drug bust: Nigerian, two others sentenced for 10 years in Chenni
A special court for exclusive trial of cases under NDPS act in Chennai has convicted a Nigerian national and two Indian accomplices and sentenced them to 10 years rigorous imprisonment for the possession of narcotic substances including ecstasy pills and Cocaine. The accused, Chukwu Simon Obinna (30) from Abuja, Nigeria, K Kumaresan (26) and C Arun Diwakar (33) were arrested near an apartment in Porur in 2018, for the possession of the narcotic substances.

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Karnataka: FIR registered against Kangana Ranaut
Following directions by a sessions court, Tumakuru police on Monday registered an FIR against actress Kangana Ranaut over her tweet pertaining to farmers opposing the agri-marketing bill.

Bengaluru hospital hired bouncers to avoid Covid flare-ups
Pandemic is an extraordinary situation, demanding extraordinary responses from private hospitals. With undesired treatment outcome and heated arguments over beds between staff and patients’ families becoming common, several private hospitals in Bengaluru have scaled up security to ensure protection for their employees and infrastructure.

'Women don't need anyone's name or power to work'

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Covid-19: Fewer than 200 deaths in Maharashtra & dip in cases for second day running
For the second day in a row, Maharashtra reported new cases in four digits and fatalities were under the 200 mark. On Tuesday, the state added 8,522 new cases and 187 fatalities, taking its total caseload to 15,43,837 and toll to 40,701.

Maharashtra: After light rain on Tuesday, heavy rain predicted for Thursday & Friday
Parts of the city and around received light showers accompanied with thunder and lightning on Tuesday evening.

Man in Mumbai to meet son gets Covid, dies in hospital
A 54-year-old engineer from Haryana who came to Mumbai to visit his son, became the second patient to die after being shifted out of Mulund’s Apex Hospital, where a generator caught fire

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NDMC looks to geotag 2,400 litter bins in Lutyens' Delhi
As part of a special drive, around 2,400 litter bins installed on roadsides, parks, public buildings and other places in Lutyens’ Delhi are being geotagged by New Delhi Municipal Council .

Sisters, 4 and 7, die after being hit by speeding car in Delhi
A seven-year-old girl and her four-year-old sister were killed when a speeding car hit them in Model Town in northwest Delhi on Monday night. Their five-year-old brother and their father’s friend were injured and are in hospital. Police are yet to track down the vehicle involved in the fatal accident.

Runaway boy living in a shelter reunited with kin

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NDMC looks to geotag 2,400 litter bins in Lutyens' Delhi
As part of a special drive, around 2,400 litter bins installed on roadsides, parks, public buildings and other places in Lutyens’ Delhi are being geotagged by New Delhi Municipal Council .

Sisters, 4 and 7, die after being hit by speeding car in Delhi
A seven-year-old girl and her four-year-old sister were killed when a speeding car hit them in Model Town in northwest Delhi on Monday night. Their five-year-old brother and their father’s friend were injured and are in hospital. Police are yet to track down the vehicle involved in the fatal accident.

Runaway boy living in a shelter reunited with kin

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NDMC looks to geotag 2,400 litter bins in Lutyens' Delhi
As part of a special drive, around 2,400 litter bins installed on roadsides, parks, public buildings and other places in Lutyens’ Delhi are being geotagged by New Delhi Municipal Council .

Sisters, 4 and 7, die after being hit by speeding car in Delhi
A seven-year-old girl and her four-year-old sister were killed when a speeding car hit them in Model Town in northwest Delhi on Monday night. Their five-year-old brother and their father’s friend were injured and are in hospital. Police are yet to track down the vehicle involved in the fatal accident.

Runaway boy living in a shelter reunited with kin

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