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Tuesday, November 10, 2020
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Adult deepfakes of Indian film stars thrive online

Tanishq now faces backlash over Diwali ad

Couple drowns at pre-wedding photoshoot

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Pfizer's early data shows vaccine is more than 90% effective
The drug maker Pfizer announced on Monday that an early analysis of its coronavirus vaccine trial suggested the vaccine was robustly effective in preventing Covid-19, a promising development as the world has waited anxiously for any positive news about a pandemic that has killed more than 1.2 million people.

Indian fossils shed light on the origin of horses, rhinos, tapirs: Study

Scientists on guard over 'mutant' mink coronavirus
Coronavirus transmission from minks to humans does not necessarily mean the disease will become more dangerous, but scientists are on their guard in the wake of an astounding announcement from Denmark.

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These OnePlus users have a problem updating to the latest Oxygen OS release
OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro users are recommended not to install the latest release of OxygenOS that was rolled out a couple of days back. This is because some users are reporting that on updating to the new Oxygen OS 11.0.1.1 version, all data on OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro phones are getting deleted automatically. The moment you reset the phone after updating to the new OxygenOS release, all data gets deleted.

Uber launches PIN-Dispatch at Delhi Airport: Here's how it works
Uber has launched PIN-dispatch feature at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport. The new feature seeks to cut down the wait time for the travelers. It will give riders a one-time six-digit PIN on requesting a trip, which will be used to match them to the first rider available at the pickup zone.

Grocery app BigBasket hacked, data of 2 crore users leaked; What you should do to stay safe
Popular grocery app BigBasket has been hacked. Personal data of over 2 crore users is sold on the dark web for over $40,000 which translates to around Rs 30 lakh. ​​BigBasket’s stolen database includes names, email IDs, password hashes (potentially hashed OTPs), pin, contact numbers (mobile + phone), full addresses, date of birth and location.

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Sensex at new peak as Biden show spurs foreign buying
A ‘Biden rally’ pushed Indian markets to record highs on Monday. News of a likely potent Covid vaccine has now set the stage for it to soar higher. At close of session, the sensex was up 704 points at 42,597 while the nifty was up 198 points at 12,461, both all-time peaks.

India seeks foreign investment in strategic petroleum reserves
India has invited global firms to invest in its strategic petroleum reserves (SPRs) as the nation’s energy consumption growth would be fastest among large economies in coming decades, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan told a conference on Monday.

Husband-wife 'dream team' behind Pfizer vaccine
From humble roots as the son of a Turkish immigrant working at a Ford factory in Cologne, BioNTech Chief Executive Ugur Sahin, 55, now figures among the 100 richest Germans, together with his wife and fellow board member Oezlem Tuereci, 53, according to weekly Welt am Sonntag.

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India vs Australia: Kohli to return after first Test, Rohit included in Test squad
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli will take paternity leave after the first Test vs Australia. Virat and his wife Anushka Sharma are expecting their first child in January 2021 and Virat will return home after the first Test in Adelaide. Rohit Sharma, who was earlier not named in any of the three squads, has now been included in the Test series.

Trailblazers beat Supernovas to win Women's T20 Challenge title
In a match where spinners called the shots, captain Smriti Mandhana’s knock proved to be the difference between the two teams as Trailblazers toppled Supernovas by 16 runs to lift their maiden Women’s T20 Challenge trophy in Sharjah on Monday. Chasing 119, Supernovas’ batters were choked for runs and under the pressure to keep the scoreboard ticking, they lost wickets.

IPL: How MI planned and prepared for the 13th edition
Four-time champions, Mumbai Indians, are gearing up for what is now a fifth shot at the IPL trophy and appear extremely confident to take on first-time finalists Delhi Capitals, who they’ve already beaten thrice this season. While DC will look to turn tables to the best of their ability in the final, there’s no moving away from the fact that MI have been the most dominant side among all teams this year

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Expert panel ready with blue-print of National Sports Education Board
An expert committee of the ministry of youth affairs and sports is ready with the blueprint of a National Sports Education Board (NSEB) which will offer sports-related subjects besides the regular curriculum with schools having the option to affiliate to this board exclusively or in addition to other boards.

UGC to release JRF/ SRF this week

Not easy to disaffiliate AP medical colleges withholding certificates: Official

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Iceberg floats toward South Georgia, puts wildlife at risk

Study: Climate scientists fly more often than those in other disciplines

India initiates probe into alleged dumping of LDPE plastics

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Pfizer's early data shows vaccine is more than 90% effective
The drug maker Pfizer announced on Monday that an early analysis of its coronavirus vaccine trial suggested the vaccine was robustly effective in preventing Covid-19, a promising development as the world has waited anxiously for any positive news about a pandemic that has killed more than 1.2 million people.

Russia sees record surge in virus cases
Russia registered a record number of new coronavirus infections on Monday with cases in Moscow surpassing a previous high set in May.

Austria police raid dozens of 'Islamist-linked' addresses
Austrian police launched raids on more than 60 addresses allegedly linked to radical Islamists in four different regions Monday, with orders given for 30 suspects to be questioned, prosecutors said.

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Iceberg floats toward South Georgia, puts wildlife at risk

Study: Climate scientists fly more often than those in other disciplines

India initiates probe into alleged dumping of LDPE plastics

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Hyderabad: 20-year-old dies after party as drunk friend crashes car
A 20-year-old pursuing MBBS in Russia died in an accident in the city after her friend, who was driving under the influence of alcohol, crashed the car into a tree in Gachibowli late on Sunday night.

Nizam funds: Kin ignored in UK award of Rs 325 crore to challenge it over 'invalid' papers
The legal battle over the Nizam money or Hyderabad fund seems to be far from over even after a London court disposed of the seven-decade-old case involving 35 million pound (Rs 325 crore) last year.

Crackers banned in Delhi, Hyderabad may see muted Diwali too
Only green crackers can be sold in the city and use may be restricted to two hours on Diwali day and other occasions following a directive from the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday. Telangana environment minister A Indrakaran Reddy has said the state government would take a call once it receives the NGT order on green crackers, restricted timings and ban on fireworks during Diwali.

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Amid agitation, IRCTC books tickets to nowhere

Protest over farm laws in Hry CM's seat

'BJP trying to make urban-rural divide'

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Father of Kubernagar building collapse victim sets himself ablaze

PM may lay foundation stone for energy park

2 A'bad trains diverted

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Chennai gets walkthrough reptile garden
Visitors to the Chennai Snake Park can now watch iguanas from close quarters and feed them.

Parents of private school students want reopening put off to January in Tamil Nadu
A majority of parents of students of private schools want reopening put off to January 2021 fearing a possible second wave of Covid-19.

Quarrying threat to ancient rock art site: Activists

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Byappanahalli terminal may be ready by December-end
After missing several deadlines, South Western Railway’s ambitious expansion project in Bengaluru — the third coaching terminal at Byappanahalli (TCTB) — is expected to be ready by December-end with a few trains. However, full-fledged operations of the Rs 240-crore terminal on 20 acres will start only in March 2021, officials said.

Ex-MLA's son arrested in Goa for sheltering two drug case suspects
A special team comprising sleuths from Central Crime Branch and south division police on Monday arrested Darshan Lamani, son of former Congress MLA from Haveri Rudrappa Lamani, in Goa for allegedly sheltering two accused in a drug case.

Surya was fined for not wearing mask, government tells Bengaluru HC
After last week’s denial, the government on Monday informed the high court that a fine of Rs 250 each has been recovered from Tejasvi Surya, BJP MP, and eight others for not wearing masks.

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Rs 700-crore traffic e-challans unpaid across Maharashtra, 40% from Mumbai
Traffic e-challan fines of more than Rs 700 crore are unpaid across Maharashtra till date, said state transport commissioner Avinash Dhakne. And of this, traffic violators in Mumbai owe the traffic police almost Rs 280 crore, nearly 40%.

3,277 new cases of Covid-19 in Maharashtra, lowest since June 23
The state reported 3,277 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, the lowest in 139 days. The last time the state had a lower figure was 3,214 cases on June 23.

Mumbai: Film producer's wife sent to judicial custody in drugs case
Shabina Saeed, wife of film producer Firoz Nadiadwala from whose Versova flat the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) had allegedly found 10gm of ganja or marijuana, was produced before the 8th metropolitan magistrate court on Monday, which remanded her to 14 days’ judicial custody. She was arrested on Sunday.

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Despite cracker ban in Delhi, firemen to be on toes
Although there's a total ban on firecrackers this Diwali, the fire department is not letting its guard down.Extra manpower has been arranged for the festival period by cancelling all leaves.

Delhi: 5,023 new cases, toll crosses 7,000 with 71 fatalities in 24 hours
The death toll due to Covid-19 in Delhi crossed the 7,000 mark to reach 7,060 with 71 more people succumbing to the disease on Monday.

No crackers in NCR till November 30: NGT
National Green Tribunal on Monday imposed a total ban on the sale and use of firecrackers in NCR from the midnight of November 9 to that of November 30.

More Delhi News»

Despite cracker ban in Delhi, firemen to be on toes
Although there's a total ban on firecrackers this Diwali, the fire department is not letting its guard down.Extra manpower has been arranged for the festival period by cancelling all leaves.

Delhi: 5,023 new cases, toll crosses 7,000 with 71 fatalities in 24 hours
The death toll due to Covid-19 in Delhi crossed the 7,000 mark to reach 7,060 with 71 more people succumbing to the disease on Monday.

No crackers in NCR till November 30: NGT
National Green Tribunal on Monday imposed a total ban on the sale and use of firecrackers in NCR from the midnight of November 9 to that of November 30.

More Delhi News»

Despite cracker ban in Delhi, firemen to be on toes
Although there's a total ban on firecrackers this Diwali, the fire department is not letting its guard down.Extra manpower has been arranged for the festival period by cancelling all leaves.

Delhi: 5,023 new cases, toll crosses 7,000 with 71 fatalities in 24 hours
The death toll due to Covid-19 in Delhi crossed the 7,000 mark to reach 7,060 with 71 more people succumbing to the disease on Monday.

No crackers in NCR till November 30: NGT
National Green Tribunal on Monday imposed a total ban on the sale and use of firecrackers in NCR from the midnight of November 9 to that of November 30.

More Delhi News»

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