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Sunday, October 11, 2020
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Newborn tiger cubs found dead in MP

3 killed as bus hits divider, turns turtle

Republic CFO doesn't show up, he & 3 execs summoned today

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Coronavirus risk may go up on exposure to urban air pollutants: Study
"Both long-term and short-term exposure to air pollution has been associated with direct and indirect systemic impact on the human body by enhancing oxidative stress, acute inflammation, and respiratory infection risk," says Donghai Liang of Emory University, co-first author on the recent paper along with Liuhua Shi.

Excessive use of hand sanitisers may boost antimicrobial resistance, warns experts
Increased usage of antibiotics during Covid-19 can lead to more antimicrobial resistance, health experts of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences said, adding that the widespread use of hand-sanitisers and antimicrobial soaps can further worsen the situation.

Indirect effects of Covid-19 pandemic coincide with heavy mental health burden: Study
In a first-of-its-kind Australian mental health survey, researchers found that people in countries with low rates of infection and fatalities--like Australia at the onset of the pandemic--still experience twice as much depression and anxiety. These outcomes are largely related to financial stress and disruptions to people's social lives.

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10 new features that iOS 14 brings to make your iPhone better

6 things you can search in your WhatsApp chats
Due to the sheer quantity of the files exchanged, it may become difficult for anyone to look for something particular on the app, however, WhatsApp allows users to search for them easily. Here we tell you six things that the app will let you search and locate:

Oppo Reno 3 Pro 8GB+128GB variant gets a price cut of Rs 2,000
Oppo has reduced the price of its Oppo Reno 3 Pro smartphone in India. As per a tweet by Mumbai-based retailer Mahesh Telecom, the base variant of the Reno 3 Pro — that offers 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage — now costs Rs 25,990 after receiving a price cut of Rs 2,000.

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RBI appeals to Supreme Court to allow NPA classification
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appealed to the country's top court to let banks classify loans as non-performing, saying a ban imposed to help borrowers in the Covid-19 pandemic could greatly harm the nation's financial system.

Govt to facilitate renewal of int'l driving licence
The government on Saturday said it will initiate steps to facilitate renewal of international driving permit (IDP) for citizens whose IDP has expired while they are abroad. A draft notification has been issued by the ministry of road transport and highways (MoRTH) in this regard.

India flips to premium as jewellers bank on festive revival
Physical gold was sold at a premium in India this week for the first time since mid-August as jewellers stocked up, hoping key festivals would bring customers back to stores. The country will celebrate Dussehra in late October and Diwali and Dhanteras in November, when buying gold is considered auspicious.

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IPL 2020: Kohli leads from the front as RCB ease past CSK
After a slow start to his IPL season, Virat Kohli seems to have got into his stride in the UAE. The RCB skipper led from the front and hit an unbeaten 90 off 52 balls in challenging circumstances to help his side notch up a 37-run victory in Dubai on Saturday. The win was RCB's fourth in six matches while MS Dhoni's boys slumped to their fifth loss in seven games.

Swiatek wins French Open, first Pole to win Slam singles title
Teenager Iga Swiatek became the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam singles title when she beat American fourth seed Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1 in the French Open final on Saturday. The unseeded 19-year-old, who did not drop a set throughout the claycourt tournament, is the youngest winner since Monica Seles lifted the Suzanne Lenglen Cup in 1992.

IPL 2020: Knight Riders pip Kings XI Punjab by 2 runs in thriller
Sunil Narine and Prasidh Krishna displayed ice-cool temperament at the death as KKR pulled off a stunning two-run victory over a self destructive Kings XI Punjab in an IPL game on Saturday. KXIP needed 14 runs from the last over and six of the final delivery to take the match to Super Over but Glenn Maxwell could only score a boundary to lose the match by two runs.

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Delhi University announces first cut-off list for undergraduate courses
Delhi University announced its first cut-off list for undergraduate admission on Saturday with Lady Shri Ram College pegging the score at 100 per cent for three Honours courses. Lady Shri Ram College For Women has pegged 100 per cent score for three courses for general category aspirants - BA (Hons) Economics, BA (Hons) Political Science and BA (Hons) Psychology.

KSCPCR maintains its letter to DPI was mere recommendation only

With no help from Delhi govt, poor parents, guardians struggle to pay for board exam fees

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

Migratory bird species face extinction, need global protection: UN treaty head

Delhi gets war room to combat pollution
Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai on Thursday inaugurated a ‘war room’ at the Delhi Secretariat to monitor air pollution in the capital. Apart from local sources of pollution, the war room will also monitor the impact of stubble burning in neighbouring states on Delhi’s air, officials said.

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North Korea displays huge new ballistic missile at Covid-defying parade
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un addressed an unusual predawn military parade early on Saturday, praising the troops for working hard to respond to natural disasters and to prevent a coronavirus outbreak, state television reported.

Middle East wildfires kill 3, force thousands to flee homes
Wildfires around the Middle East triggered by a heatwave hitting the region have killed three people, forced thousands of people to leave their homes and detonated landmines along the Lebanon-Israel border, state media and officials said Saturday.

Pak opposition parties come out openly against powerful military
For the first time, Pakistan's two major Opposition parties have come out openly against the country's powerful military, accusing it of rigging the 2018 elections that brought Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf party to power.

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

Migratory bird species face extinction, need global protection: UN treaty head

Delhi gets war room to combat pollution
Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai on Thursday inaugurated a ‘war room’ at the Delhi Secretariat to monitor air pollution in the capital. Apart from local sources of pollution, the war room will also monitor the impact of stubble burning in neighbouring states on Delhi’s air, officials said.

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AP Eamcet: 5 out of top 10 rankers are Hyd boys

HC staffer dies after getting stuck in flooded cellar

Jagan complains to CJI about 1 SC, some HC judges

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Temple vandalised in Sindh province of Pakistan

Contrition prayer offered at Akal Takht for Baba Bir Singh's murder 176 years ago

Khalistan slogans raised on Sukha, Jinda's death anniversary

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Pirana fumes cover 12km area, asphyxiate city's posh skylines
A toxic cloud hangs over the tony precincts of the city with a dispersion model for Pirana’s noxious fumes suggesting coverage of 12km around the dump. This encompasses areas such as Ambawadi, Paldi, Navrangpura, Satellite, Vastrapur and Bodakdev.

BJP, Congress gear up as assembly bypolls draw near
Even before the BJP could announce its candidates for the eight assembly seats where byelections will be held next month, three former Congress MLAs who defected to the BJP earlier this year, said they have received the mandate to contest and announced the dates when they will file their nomination papers.

Gujarat crosses 1.5 lakh Covid cases; records lowest daily tally in 43 days
Gujarat became 14th Indian state to cross the figure of 1.5 lakh cumulative Covid-19 positive cases with addition of 1,221 new patients in 24 hours ending 5 pm on Saturday. It was the state’s lowest daily tally in 43 days. The dip was recorded a fortnight after the state recorded its highest daily tally of 1,442 on September 25.

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Anna University, Madras University to declare final semester results next week
Anna University and University of Madras are likely to declare final semester exam results next week. Many autonomous colleges are also planning to announce the results for final year students before October 14.

40 years upper age limit for teacher jobs in Tamil Nadu
The school education department has reduced the upper age limit for direct recruitment of teachers from 57 years to 40 years for open category and from 57 years to 45 years for reserved categories. As per the January notification by then school education secretary Pradeep Yadav, this is applicable to recruitment of secondary grade, graduate and postgraduate teachers.

Think twice before you take to keto

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Karnataka suspends learning scheme amid fear of Covid spread
Vidyagama, the Karnataka government's continuous learning programme for students of government schools, was temporarily discontinued on Saturday amid fears that it was spreading Covid-19 among students and teachers.

Karnataka: Three kids drown in Bangarpet pond
Three children drowned in a pond while playing near a railway underpass in Bangarpet on Saturday afternoon.

Infections climb in rural pockets, but many residents avoid masks

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BEST budget: 2,500 more buses, no fare hike
In an attempt to cater to increasing demand from commuters, BEST on Friday announced 2,462 more buses for Mumbai to augment its fleet to 6,337 by March 2022.

Mumbai: Ladies special heralds working women's tales of grit
Sangita More pulls a plastic shield over her masked face as she runs into Malad station just in time to board the ladies special train.

Housing federation chief asks for door delivery of newspaper in Mumbai
Praising the role of housing societies in the city in checking the spread of Covid-19, Prakash Darekar, president of the Mumbai District Cooperative Housing Federation, corporator and a senate member, has come up with an appeal to societies to allow door-to-door delivery of newspapers

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Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia reviews Deshbhakti curriculum
Deputy CM Manish Sisodia reviewed the contents of the Deshbhakti curriculum along with the progress of the new board and curriculum committees on Saturday. He has asked all the three committees to submit their report by mid-November.

DU all set to start its first fully online admission tomorrow
Starting Monday 10am, online admissions to Delhi University will begin. The applicants have the entire Sunday to go through the cutoff list released on Saturday and take their call.

Tutor murder in Delhi: Rs 10 lakh govt aid to family, politicians pay condolences
Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia visited the family of the 18-year-old Delhi University student who was thrashed to death on Wednesday night in Adarsh Nagar and announced an ex-gratia amount of Rs 10 lakh. Rahul Rajput, who was pursuing his studies at DU’s School of Open Learning while also tutoring children of the area in English, was allegedly killed over his relationship with a girl, which her family had objected to.

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Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia reviews Deshbhakti curriculum
Deputy CM Manish Sisodia reviewed the contents of the Deshbhakti curriculum along with the progress of the new board and curriculum committees on Saturday. He has asked all the three committees to submit their report by mid-November.

DU all set to start its first fully online admission tomorrow
Starting Monday 10am, online admissions to Delhi University will begin. The applicants have the entire Sunday to go through the cutoff list released on Saturday and take their call.

Tutor murder in Delhi: Rs 10 lakh govt aid to family, politicians pay condolences
Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia visited the family of the 18-year-old Delhi University student who was thrashed to death on Wednesday night in Adarsh Nagar and announced an ex-gratia amount of Rs 10 lakh. Rahul Rajput, who was pursuing his studies at DU’s School of Open Learning while also tutoring children of the area in English, was allegedly killed over his relationship with a girl, which her family had objected to.

More Delhi News»

Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia reviews Deshbhakti curriculum
Deputy CM Manish Sisodia reviewed the contents of the Deshbhakti curriculum along with the progress of the new board and curriculum committees on Saturday. He has asked all the three committees to submit their report by mid-November.

DU all set to start its first fully online admission tomorrow
Starting Monday 10am, online admissions to Delhi University will begin. The applicants have the entire Sunday to go through the cutoff list released on Saturday and take their call.

Tutor murder in Delhi: Rs 10 lakh govt aid to family, politicians pay condolences
Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia visited the family of the 18-year-old Delhi University student who was thrashed to death on Wednesday night in Adarsh Nagar and announced an ex-gratia amount of Rs 10 lakh. Rahul Rajput, who was pursuing his studies at DU’s School of Open Learning while also tutoring children of the area in English, was allegedly killed over his relationship with a girl, which her family had objected to.

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