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Monday, October 12, 2020
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Maoists stab to death TRS man in front of wife

BJP to fight 'love jihad' in Assam if it wins: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Goons eyeing temple land fire at priest in UP

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Covid virus can survive on phone screens for 4 weeks: Study
SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for Covid-19 can remain infectious on surfaces for long periods of time as researchers at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia's science agency, have found that it can survive for up to 28 days on common surfaces including banknotes, glass such as that found on mobile phone screens, & stainless steel.

Research suggests our confidence in decision making is determined by nerve cell activity
Researchers, on a different study, unexpectedly found that individual nerve cells in the brain can reveal about the confidence level of an individual while making decisions.

Inhaled vaccines aim to fight coronavirus at its point of attack
The Covid-19 vaccines closest to the finish line are designed to be injected into the arm. Researchers are looking at whether they can get better protection from inoculations that fight the virus at its point of attack — the nose and mouth. Scientists are hoping to generate superior immune responses with inhaled vaccines that target the airway cells the virus invades.

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The $11 billion 'proof' that gaming is a serious business for Apple
Games or gaming isn’t something that one would immediately link Apple with. However, games continue to rake in the moolah for the Cupertino-based tech giant as it has been highlighted by a report published by App Annie.

Cybercrime awareness: How to prevent government websites related frauds
Digitization of services comes with its own risks. Fraudsters often create fake versions of popular websites to lure citizens and steal money from them. Government websites are no exceptions and you may find many websites that look similar to the official ones. However, there is a way to verify the authenticity of such websites.

Mission coronavirus: How a supercomputer is investigating the 'case'
The coronavirus pandemic sees no signs of slowing down. Everyday new cases are being reported with vaccines seemingly a long way off from the reach of the general public. While researchers around the world are breaking their heads over how best to tackle the virus, a supercomputer has also been tasked to investigate the coronavirus, as per a report by Techradar.

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Razorpay sixth Indian unicorn in pandemic year
In the midst of a pandemic, India now has half-a-dozen unicorns as payment startup Razorpay’s valuation more than doubles to $1 billion with its latest $100 million fund-raise -- co-led by Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC and marquee venture capital firm Sequoia Capital. For Razorpay, the pandemic has accelerated its journey to the coveted unicorn club as the Bengaluru-based company saw five times growth in transaction value to $25 billion.

Digital payments soar manifold in 5 years to FY20: RBI

SVAMITVA scheme will make rural people Atmanirbhar: Modi
"We will make sure that property cards reach every village in the country," said Modi while addressing the nation during the launch of physical distribution of property cards under the 'Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas' (SVAMITVA) scheme.

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IPL: De Kock, Suryakumar lead MI to top of the table with win over DC
Fluent and fiery half centuries by Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav shaped Mumbai Indians' five-wicket win over Delhi Capitals in the clash between the two most consistent IPL sides of the season. Chasing 163, the defending champions overhauled the target with two balls to spare and claimed the top spot in the points table with five wins from seven matches so far.

Nadal wins French Open, equals Federer's Grand Slam record
Spain's Rafael Nadal beat world number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia 6-0 6-2 7-5 in the French Open final to claim a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title on Sunday. With his record-improving 13th triumph at Roland Garros, world number two Nadal is now tied with Swiss Roger Federer as the player with the most men's singles major titles.

IPL 2020: Tewatia, Parag snap RR's four-match losing streak
Rahul Tewatia's uncanny ability to win tricky games rescued RR yet again as they eked out a 5-wicket victory against SH to snap their 4-match losing streak in the IPL, on Sunday. Tewatia, who became a household name with 5 sixes in an over against Kings XI Punjab, smashed an unbeaten 45 off 28 balls as Royals overhauled the 159-run target with a ball to spare.

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Three-week holiday for Karnataka schools as Covid cases surge

OJEE, Common PG Entrance Test to commence from tomorrow

Parents not willing to send kids back to school in Assam amid Covid-19 pandemic

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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

India has launched National Action Plan for conservation of migratory birds: Prakash Javadekar

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South Korea worries about missile shown in North Korea military parade
South Korea on Sunday urged North Korea to commit to its past disarmament pledges while expressing concerns over the North's unveiling of a suspected new long-range missile during a military parade.

Nagorno-Karabakh truce under strain as both sides allege violations
A Russian-brokered humanitarian ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh was under severe strain on Sunday, a day after it was agreed, with Azerbaijan and Armenia accusing each other of serious violations and crimes against civilians.

UK told it's at 'tipping point' in virus fight
One of the main medical advisers to the British government has warned that the country is at a “tipping point” in its battle against the coronavirus pandemic, a day before Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce fresh lockdown restrictions for virus hot spots in the north of England.

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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

India has launched National Action Plan for conservation of migratory birds: Prakash Javadekar

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Two dead as house collapses in rain in Hyderabad
Two women died and five others from the same family sustained serious injuries after an old dilapidated house collapsed in Hussaini Alam in the Old City on Sunday afternoon.

Maoists kill TRS man at home in Mulugu
A Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) party activist was killed by Maoists in Mulugu district barely days after a high-level security meeting was conducted by the Union home ministry in the same district to finalise strategies to counter CPI (Maoists).

Ferrari runs over pedestrian in Hyderabad
A Ferrari ran amok and crashed into a 50-year-old pedestrian and a hawker on 100 Feet Road in Madhapur on Sunday afternoon. The pedestrian, a watchman at an apartment, died on the spot, while the hawker sustained minor injuries. The victim was identified as Yesu Babu.

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Pb gets over Rs 1,055cr GST collection in Sept, 8.23% more than Sept 2019

Mann to lead AAP protest against farm laws at Jantar Mantar

5 years on, Behbal, Kotkapura back in spotlight

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Ahmedabad: Shivrajpur near Dwarka, Ghogla in Diu bag Blue Flag beaches title
The picturesque Shivrajpur beach, which was largely hidden to the outside world before the state government stepped up efforts to conserve and promote it, has bagged the coveted Blue Flag recognition

Gujarat: 5 of 8 Congress turncoats get BJP ticktes in bypolls
Five out of the eight Congress MLAs who quit their party before the 2020 Rajya Sabha election were rewarded with a BJP ticket from the same seats which they won in 2017 on a Congress ticket. The BJP on Sunday announced its candidates for seven of the eight assembly seats, for which bypolls will be held on November 3.

Gaushala to make 11L Diwali lamps from cow dung

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New infections outpace recovery yet again in Tamil Nadu
The number of new Covid-19 cases marginally outpaced the number of discharges in Tamil Nadu on Sunday, for the second day in a row.

Tamil Nadu: Khushbu says unhappy in Congress, mum on move to BJP
Amid persistent rumours of her joining the BJP, Congress national spokeswoman and actor Khushbu has conveyed to the party high command her unhappiness over the party leadership in Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu: Rajinikanth 'ready' for politics, but Covid-19 delays final plunge
Superstar Rajinikanth is gearing up for his much-awaited political plunge. The threat of the Covid-19 pandemic is, however, holding him back from announcing a formal launch of his party that will usher in alternate politics and firmly lead a third front in Tamil Nadu.

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Bengaluru: Avoid parks, BBMP tells U-12 kids, seniors
With various editions of unlock lifting restrictions, children are stepping out of their homes to take a break from online classes and stretch a muscle or two in parks, gyms, and sports arenas.

Three-week holiday for Karnataka board schools; e-classes too will stop
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa on Sunday announced a three-week midterm holiday beginning Monday for all government, aided and unaided schools following the state board syllabus. The vacation till October 30 will also bring to a halt online classes.

Plan to hike property tax in Bengaluru stirs political backlash

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Covid-rain diseases coinfection claimed 37 lives across Maharashtra
Coinfection with Covid-19 and mosquito-borne diseases, like malaria and dengue, has claimed 28 lives in the state. Covid-19 has also presented with the bacterial disease leptospirosis in seven victims in the state. There have also been two deaths where the patients suffered from both Covid-19 and typhoid.

Covid-19 claims first woman cop from Mumbai
A 43-year-old constable died of Covid-19 at a hospital in Kalyan on Sunday. Constable Surekha Unverkar was the first woman in the Mumbai police force to succumb tio the virus. Just last month, Unverkar had completed 20 years of service in the Mumbai police force. With her death, the state police force toll touched 261, and city police force toll rose to 86.

Mumbai: 66-year-old doctor dies after 3-week Covid battle
A 66-year-old orthopaedic surgeon succumbed to Covid on Sunday after battling with the viral disease for the past 22 days. Dr Narendra Rege, who was an alumnus of Sion Hospital, died of Covid with multiorgan dysfunction.

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Delhi: Ramlila, Durga pandals allowed but no food stalls, processions
Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Sunday issued an order allowing Ramlila and Durga Puja pandals in the capital. However, no mela (fair), food stalls, processions and exhibitions would be allowed inside or outside the venues. Jhoolas (rides) and rallies would also be prohibited

Delhi govt exempts electric vehicles from road tax
The state government has exempted battery-operated vehicles from road tax under its ambitious Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy.

Delhi: Rs 50 lakh fine for flouting dust norms at Vikas Sadan site
During his inspection, Rai found only one anti-smog gun at the site in INA Colony and said the work could resume after installing another anti-smog gun."Massive dust pollution is happening here.

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Delhi: Ramlila, Durga pandals allowed but no food stalls, processions
Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Sunday issued an order allowing Ramlila and Durga Puja pandals in the capital. However, no mela (fair), food stalls, processions and exhibitions would be allowed inside or outside the venues. Jhoolas (rides) and rallies would also be prohibited

Delhi govt exempts electric vehicles from road tax
The state government has exempted battery-operated vehicles from road tax under its ambitious Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy.

Delhi: Rs 50 lakh fine for flouting dust norms at Vikas Sadan site
During his inspection, Rai found only one anti-smog gun at the site in INA Colony and said the work could resume after installing another anti-smog gun."Massive dust pollution is happening here.

More Delhi News»

Delhi: Ramlila, Durga pandals allowed but no food stalls, processions
Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Sunday issued an order allowing Ramlila and Durga Puja pandals in the capital. However, no mela (fair), food stalls, processions and exhibitions would be allowed inside or outside the venues. Jhoolas (rides) and rallies would also be prohibited

Delhi govt exempts electric vehicles from road tax
The state government has exempted battery-operated vehicles from road tax under its ambitious Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy.

Delhi: Rs 50 lakh fine for flouting dust norms at Vikas Sadan site
During his inspection, Rai found only one anti-smog gun at the site in INA Colony and said the work could resume after installing another anti-smog gun."Massive dust pollution is happening here.

More Delhi News»

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