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MSP helped just 12% of rice farmers in '18-19

3 minors held for rape each day in 2019

Antigen tests made up 45% of Covid checks in last 2 months

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NASA plans 3D printing construction systems for Moon, Mars

'Sensor to rapidly detect coronavirus infection developed'
The researchers, including those from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in the US, had previously developed wireless sensors made of graphene -- a sheet-like form of carbon - that can monitor conditions like gout by detecting extremely low levels of specific compounds in the blood, saliva, or sweat.

Potty training: NASA tests new $23m titanium space toilet

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk suggests India entry in 2021
Tesla Inc chief executive Elon Musk indicated on Friday that the US electric carmaker will make a foray into India in 2021. "Next year for sure," Musk said on Twitter in reply to a post with a photograph of a T-shirt with the message: "India wants Tesla". "Thanks for waiting," Musk said. Tesla's entry could come at a time when PM Modi wants focus to be on electric vehicles.

Xiaomi Mi 10T expected to launch in India soon
Smartphone maker Xiaomi recently launched its new flagship phone Mi 10T in the European market. Now, the company is all set to bring the phone to India. Xiaomi India MD Manu Kumar Jain recently tweeted a poll asking if Mi Fans want the company to launch Mi 10T in India.

SIM swap fraud: 2 indications that you may have become a victim
A SIM swap fraud happens when the scamsters gets a new SIM card for the mobile number registered with the bank. Using the SIM, the fraudsters get access to OTP & other bank alerts required for doing financial transactions. However, there are two indications which can hint that you may have become a victim of the SIM exchange fraud.

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Jerome Powell working from home, says US Fed
US Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell has been working from home while also following masking and social distancing protocols when in public, and has not felt it necessary to take a coronavirus test, the central bank said on Friday in response to inquiries following the news that President Donald Trump has contracted Covid-19.

Stocks slip after Trump tests corona positive
News that US President Trump and his wife Melania had tested positive for the coronavirus rocked global markets on Friday, stoking uncertainty in the world's biggest economy just one month before Americans go to the polls. Confirmation of the positive test overnight first hit Asian bourses, setting up Europe for a weak start, which was confirmed when Wall Street followed suit.

Venezuela's oil exports hit 5-month high: Report
Venezuela's oil exports rose last month, boosted by larger sales to customers aiming to take as many cargoes as possible before a US deadline to wind-down trade with the sanctioned nation, according to data from state-run PDVSA and Refinitiv Eikon.

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Young Indian batsmen shine in SRH's win, Dhoni fails to finish game for CSK
There was no end to Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Chennai Super Kings' woes as former India captain yet again struggled to take his side past the finish line, falling short by seven runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL match on Friday.

Dhoni surpasses Raina to become most-capped player in IPL history
Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has added another feather to his cap as he became the most-capped player in the history of the IPL. Dhoni, who made a record 194th IPL appearance in Friday's contest against Sunrisers Hyderabad, surpassed his teammate Suresh Raina (193). Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma is third in the list with 192 appearances.

Ruthless Nadal charges into French Open last 16
Claycourt master Rafael Nadal powered his way into the fourth round of his beloved French Open with a merciless 6-1 6-4 6-0 demolition of Italian Stefano Travaglia on Friday.

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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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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.

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.

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Would have sacked army chief if I was not told about Kargil war: Imran

China says it hopes US president Trump will recover soon

Azerbaijani forces 'struck' Karabakh main city, 'many wounded': Armenia

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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.

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.

More Environment News»

Parents bank on EMIs to pay school fee
Caught between a pandemic and payment deadlines, lakhs of parents across India have turned to equated monthly instalments (EMI) to clear school fee dues this year.

Reverse Exodus: Thousands of migrants return, albeit same wages

Housing societies take up SVEEP activity

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Atal Tunnel: Bringing Manali and Leh To Closer
The Atal Tunnel in Rohtang, the world’s longest highway tunnel above 10,000ft, will be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi today. It took 10 years to build, but was under budget, and will cut 5 hours of travel

Chemist, supplier arrested with 75k narcotic tablets

Sympathy for drug peddlers may prove counterproductive: HC

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Gujarat's Dev Javia makes it to French Open boys' main draw

Price decline fails to woo buyers towards gold, imports down 75% in Sep

'Unlisted farmers steal power, cause losses'

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Tamil Nadu: Edappadi K Palaniswami may okay steering panel, get deputy O Panneerselvam backing for CM post
Chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami is likely to concede ground and agree to the constitution of a steering committee to resolve the deadlock between him and deputy CM O Panneerselvam. It will be a quid pro quo for OPS, the AIADMK coordinator, to end the standoff and announce co-coordinator EPS, as the chief minister candidate for the 2021 assembly election, said a source close to EPS.

Swimmers ready to take the plunge

99% of stray dogs in TN have ticks, pets too unsafe

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Fire at under-construction Bengaluru power plant, 15 hurt
An accidental fire at an under-construction power plant in Yelahanka in north Bengaluru on Friday left 15 employees injured. Two of them have received serious injuries, but are out of danger.

Bengaluru: Court grants nod for narco test on Viren Khanna
Bengaluru police have obtained the court’s permission to conduct narcoanalysis test on Viren Khanna, an event manager arrested in two drug-peddling cases, including the one with alleged links to Sandalwood.

Karnataka: Navy Captain drowns after paramotor falls into sea
An Indian Navy Captain on holiday drowned in the sea at Karwar after his paramotor developed a snag and fell in the water from about 100 feet in the air.

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Mumbaikars flouting mask mandate despite the fines
Failure to use masks continues to be a problem in Mumbai even though many other cities, including Pune, that saw a surge in Covid cases a fortnight back, have cleaned up their act, say state government officials.

Drones to soon monitor halted vehicles on Mumbai-Pune E-way
According to the latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report, Uttar Pradesh, with 7,187 deaths, accounted for 13.5% of the total 53,213 fatalities on national highways in 2019.

Covid-19: Mumbai sees second-highest daily tally, BMC says testing 15,000 now
Maharashtra continued to add fewer than 20,000 cases for the sixth day in a row, but on Friday, it reported an increase in fatalities.

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Delhi weather turns tricky: Nights getting nippy, days are still hot
Have you been feeling a chill in the air while waking up early in the morning or when heading to bed at night? Minimum temperatures in the capital have been consistently below normal and dropping steadily over the past few days, and could fall below the 20-degree mark by October 4, the met department has forecast.

Delhi goes for a spin to remember Bapu

SDMC to call, help patients in home care

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Delhi weather turns tricky: Nights getting nippy, days are still hot
Have you been feeling a chill in the air while waking up early in the morning or when heading to bed at night? Minimum temperatures in the capital have been consistently below normal and dropping steadily over the past few days, and could fall below the 20-degree mark by October 4, the met department has forecast.

Delhi goes for a spin to remember Bapu

SDMC to call, help patients in home care

More Delhi News»

Delhi weather turns tricky: Nights getting nippy, days are still hot
Have you been feeling a chill in the air while waking up early in the morning or when heading to bed at night? Minimum temperatures in the capital have been consistently below normal and dropping steadily over the past few days, and could fall below the 20-degree mark by October 4, the met department has forecast.

Delhi goes for a spin to remember Bapu

SDMC to call, help patients in home care

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