News Digest: Entire village in Lahaul tests Covid positive

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Friday, November 20, 2020
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Entire village in Lahaul tests Covid positive
All residents of Thorang village of Lahaul valley in Himachal Pradesh, barring a 52-year-old man, have tested positive for Covid-19. The administration has restricted tourist movement to Teling nullah near the north portal of the Rohtang tunnel. Tourists were not allowed to enter Lahaul villages on Thursday. The villages beyond the tunnel have been turned into containment zones.

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Pfizer Inc on Tuesday updated its analysis of the safety profile of its Covid-19 vaccine seen during its large, late-stage trial, saying that 3.8% of participants experienced fatigue after receiving a second dose of the shot. ​​It said the updated analysis was based on 8,000 trial participants. Pfizer said in a previous analysis that 3.7% of 6,000 volunteers had experienced fatigue.

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Cert-In issues 'virus alert' for some Wi-Fi routers from Huawei, Netgear, D-Link and others
If you are using an old Wi-Fi router at your home to stay connected to the internet then it may be time to update its firmware or get a new one. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has issued an advisory regarding a new malware named Mozi is affecting IoT devices globally.

Facebook Messenger and Instagram get vanish mode, chat themes and other features
Facebook has started rolling out a host of new messaging features for Instagram and Messenger users. These include vanish mode, selfie stickers, custom emoji reactions, animated message effects, message controls, chat themes and more. The social media company has also introduced the Watch Together feature.

Samsung may be working on Galaxy Z Flip Lite
A report by Sammobile suggests that the company is soon going to launch the Galaxy Z Flip Lite in larger quantities than earlier foldable models. The report claims that the alleged Galaxy Z Flip Lite may make use of the UTG (Ultra-Thin Glass) technology but is working on researching and developing for the purpose of lowering the costs of UTG. “UTG will probably be included in all of Samsung’s foldables moving forward, Lite/budget or not,” adds the report.

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Airlines & airports get ready for Operation Covid Vaccine

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Proposed LVB-DBS merger a remarkable job: RBI board member
RBI board member Manish Sabharwal on Thursday praised the central bank on its proposal to merge Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) with the Indian arm of Singapore-based DBS Bank, saying the scheme is a new template where a distressed private sector entity is rescued by another private player.

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As a captain, I would love to be in a team with Virat Kohli: Allan Border
Former Australian skipper Allan Border credits Virat Kohli for playing a massive role in India's aggressive approach. During a virtual media interaction from Queensland on Thursday, Border, having guided some hot-headed characters in the Australian team as skipper, said, "As a captain, I would love to be in a team with Virat."

ISL success will drive fear of Covid away: Sourav Ganguly
The start of India's football season amid the COVID-19 pandemic has the country's cricket boss Sourav Ganguly excited as he believes a smooth ISL would go a long way in driving away the "fear" of conducting big events across the nation. Ganguly, who co-owns ATK Mohun Bagan, on Thursday hoped that the success of the Indian Super League in a bio-bubble in Goa will inspire other sports.

India will feel extra pressure without Kohli in Tests: Ponting
India will "not be clear in their own mind" about their batting order after the departure of talismanic captain Virat Kohli at the end of first Test Down Under, feels Australian great Ricky Ponting. "You'd think Rahane will take over the captaincy, which will put extra pressure on him, and they've got to find someone to bat at that really important No.4 spot," Ponting said.

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On wildlife week, India de-notifies 1,000 sq km of its 'protected areas'
The board’s decision on denotification and diversion within ‘protected areas’, taken in the meeting of its standing committee on October 5, involved Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh, Mukundra National Park in Rajasthan and Bahu Conservation Reserve in Jammu district.

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US should back words with actions if rejoins climate pact: Javadekar

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China's Covid-19 vaccine administered to a million people: Official
A Covid-19 vaccine developed by a state-owned Chinese pharmaceutical firm has been administered to about a million people under the government's emergency use scheme, the company's chairman said. ​​“In terms of emergency use, the vaccines were applied to nearly a million people and there has not been a single case of a serious adverse event," the chairman Liu Jingzhen said.

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On wildlife week, India de-notifies 1,000 sq km of its 'protected areas'
The board’s decision on denotification and diversion within ‘protected areas’, taken in the meeting of its standing committee on October 5, involved Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh, Mukundra National Park in Rajasthan and Bahu Conservation Reserve in Jammu district.

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No deal with MIM, TRS will win 10 seats in Old City: KT Rama Rao
TRS working president, KT Rama Rao, said on Thursday that his party had no understanding with Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections. He also said that like in 2016 they would contest in all 150 wards in the city.

Yo! Adaab: Hyderabad boys add a dash of hip hop to Sufi music
Forget qawwali. Hip hop is the in thing in Sufi music. With the new generation gradually not into the centuries-old tradition of rendering Sufi songs through qawwali, two Hyderabadi youths have taken to Islamic hip hop in Urdu to spread the message of Sufism and Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb.

Dr Reddy's face plaint in Ukraine over benefits
Less than a month after it became the target of a ransomware attack, Hyderabad-based pharma major Dr Reddy’s Laboratories finds itself facing yet another challenge.

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Chhath puja: Devotees all set for evening ritual at Satluj, Sidhwan canal

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V K Sasikala has 129 days remission, can walk out of Bengaluru prison anytime
Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’a aide V K Sasikala, now serving a four-year jail term in Karnataka, can walk out anytime, theoretically.

Centre asks Tamil Nadu not to finalise Rs 2,000-crore Bharatnet tender
The nearly Rs 2,000-crore Bharatnet tender has run into rough weather for the second time in the past six months, with the Centre once again asking Tamil Nadu government to desist from finalising the tender until a grievance filed by a USA-based company, which alleges non- compliance of Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order, 2017, is resolved.

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Covid-19 gave oxygen to 10% of Bengaluru private hospitals
At least 10% of Bengaluru’s private hospitals with 50 to 100 beds which were facing a financial crisis have seen a good recovery during Covid-19, according to a private hospitals’ union.

Residents urge government to rename Bagepalli
The people of Bagepalli in Chikkaballapur district want their town’s name to be changed to Bhagyanagar. They feel the current name is derived from Telugu, while Bhagyanagar would make it apt for Karnataka.

Covid-19 gave oxygen to 10 per cent of Bengaluru private hospitals
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Flat buyers can't seek relief for delay after project ready: MahaRERA
Flat buyers are not entitled to compensation for delay if the demand is made after the project is complete or handing over possession has begun, said Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority or MahaRERA.

Maharashtra: Crimes on local trains back on track, 2 women attacked this week
Two women commuters were assaulted and robbed in separate instances this week on local trains operating for limited categories of travellers. Both offenders were nabbed on the day of the complaints itself.

Maharashtra nears 10 million in coronavirus tests but relies more on rapid antigen kits
Maharashtra is set to cross the 10-million (one crore) mark in coronavirus tests, a milestone that three states—Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Bihar—have crossed so far. Maharashtra accounts for 8% of tests in the country, but has the highest caseload and positivity rate.

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Final-year MBBS students can assist doctors in Covid duties
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Delhi: Mercury at 9.4°C, season's lowest
The lowest minimum temperature of this season was recorded at 9.4° Celsius, three notches below normal, on Thursday. The maximum temperature was 25.6° C, two notches below normal.

Covid-19: Fine for not wearing mask in Delhi hiked from Rs 500 to Rs 2,000
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Final-year MBBS students can assist doctors in Covid duties
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Delhi: Mercury at 9.4°C, season's lowest
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Covid-19: Fine for not wearing mask in Delhi hiked from Rs 500 to Rs 2,000
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Final-year MBBS students can assist doctors in Covid duties
Delhi government has allowed designated Covid-19 hospitals to engage fourth and fifth-year MBBS students, interns and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) doctors to assist duty doctors in the battle against the virus.

Delhi: Mercury at 9.4°C, season's lowest
The lowest minimum temperature of this season was recorded at 9.4° Celsius, three notches below normal, on Thursday. The maximum temperature was 25.6° C, two notches below normal.

Covid-19: Fine for not wearing mask in Delhi hiked from Rs 500 to Rs 2,000
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Thursday that in view of the fact that many people were not wearing masks and exposing themselves and others to the Covid-19 virus, the government has decided to make the fine a deterrent by increasing it from Rs 500 to Rs 2,000.

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