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Gave befitting reply to India's enemies: Shah

Court adjourns Arnab bail plea in assault case

Body blow to Ulfa(I) as its 'dy chief' surrenders

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Serum Institute readies 40m doses of Covid vaccine under 'at risk' manufacturing, stockpiling licence
In order to ensure early availability of its Covid-19 vaccine once approved, Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) has already manufactured 40 million doses of the candidate developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, under the ‘at-risk’ manufacturing and stockpiling licence from the Indian drug regulator.

Scientists develop novel method to preserve vaccines without refrigeration

Study shows why masks with exhalation valves do not slow Covid-19 spread

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Amazon Alexa is getting smarter at answering questions
Amazon has armed Alexa with a new machine learning system that “can infer that an initial question implies a subsequent request”. Amazon said, "For instance, if a user asks, 'How long does it take to steep tea?' Alexa might answer that question, 'Five minutes is a good place to start', then follow up by asking, 'Would you like me to set a timer for five minutes?"

MacBook Air with Apple M1 chip 'more powerful' than 16-inch MacBook Pro with Intel Core i9 processor
As per a listing by Geekbench, the MacBook Air with M1 chip backed by 8GB RAM and macOS 11.0.1 operating system outperformed the Intel Core i9-9880H processor which powers the 16-inch MacBook Pro. Talking about clock speed, the M1 chip has a base frequency of 3.2GHz compared to the 2.3GHz of the Intel Core i9 version.

Google One vs Apple One: How the two compare
Google Photos is ending its free unlimited storage. In a blog post the company announced that starting June 1, 2021, all new photos and videos backed up in 'High quality; will count toward the free 15GB of storage that comes with your Google Account or any additional storage you may have purchased, the same way other Google services like Google Drive and Gmail already do.

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Fuel demand marks 1st year-on-year gain in 8 months
India’s fuel consumption in October posted its first year-on-year increase since February, as slowing coronavirus cases and increased mobility accelerated an economic recovery, data showed on Thursday.

Latest stimulus to boost jobs, credit, farm sector
The government announced a fresh stimulus of $16.1 billion on Thursday to be spent largely on creating jobs and boosting the nascent recovery visible in various sectors even as it tries to keep a lid on the ballooning fiscal deficit.

Retail inflation rises to 7.61% in October
Retail inflation based on consumer price index (CPI) rose to 7.61% in the month of October as against 7.27% in September mainly on account of rising food prices. Inflation figures for the month of September was revised downwards from 7.34% to 7.27%. Inflation figures in October have remained above 7% for the second straight month and above the RBI's comfort leverl for the seventh consecutive time.

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Indian team reaches Sydney, Kohli to get rugby legend's suite during quarantine
A 25-strong Indian squad, led by its star skipper Virat Kohli, reached on Thursday for a gruelling two-month Australia tour that starts with a 14-day quarantine-cum-training period on the outskirts of the city.

'Zero clarity' on Rohit Sharma's fitness: Sanjay Manjrekar
There is 'zero clarity' on the fitness issue of Rohit Sharma -- an automatic starter in the Indian team in all formats of the game -- who was controversially dropped initially from all three Indian squads without explanation, says cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar.

BCCI will leave no stone unturned to deliver a safe T20 WC: Shah
The ICC T20 World Cup was scheduled in Australia in October-November this year had to be postponed to 2022 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. India, however, will be hosting the 2021 edition of the global event as per schedule in October-November.

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Modi unveils Vivekananda's statue in JNU, says ideology should not override national interest

HP BOSE Class 12th and 8th improvement results released, check direct links here

UPSC CMS 2020 result announced, check here

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Begusarai wetland becomes Bihar's first & India's 39th site of international importance

Iceberg floats toward South Georgia, puts wildlife at risk

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

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Appeals court clears Harvard of racial bias in admissions
Two judges on the 1st US Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston rejected claims from an anti-affirmative action group that accuses the Ivy League University of imposing a "racial penalty'' on Asian Americans.

At least 74 migrants dead in shipwreck off Libya coast: Report
At least 74 migrants died in a shipwreck off the coast of Libya on Thursday, the United Nations' migration agency said, with 47 survivors brought to shore by coastguards and fishermen. Libya, which has had no stable central government since a NATO-backed uprising in 2011, is a major transit point for mainly African migrants seeking to cross the Mediterranean and reach Europe.

Islamic State group claims attack at Saudi WWI ceremony
In a statement posted on one of its Telegram channels, IS said a group of its militants were able to plant the explosive devise at the in the city of Jiddah. It provided no evidence but said the device went off when diplomats from ``the Crusader countries'' had gathered there.

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Begusarai wetland becomes Bihar's first & India's 39th site of international importance

Iceberg floats toward South Georgia, puts wildlife at risk

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

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Stranded, Syrians hit Hyderabad streets for help
The pavement outside a mall in Banjara Hills is where Ahmed Faris and his wife spend evenings these days. While at first sight they appear to be just another couple on an outing with a toddler in tow, the placard in hand tells a different story. ‘We are from Syria. Please help’ it reads.

Silent Diwali: Fireworks banned across Telangana by HC
The Telangana high court on Thursday ordered a complete ban on selling and bursting firecrackers this Diwali and told the state government to ensure that all shops selling firecrackers are closed immediately across the state.

Green Brigade welcomes High Court ban on firecrackers

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ED summons Raninder on Nov 19 

8,286 stubble burning cases reported in Haryana since September 25

Stubble burning cases in Punjab breach 71k-mark

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In Gujarat, robust rural eco drives sales of vehicles
Reeling under Covid pandemic, four districts with major cities of Gujarat namely Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot have recorded at least 25% negative growth in sales of four wheelers this year as compared to 2019. In sharp contrast, at least 15 districts, mostly dependent on agriculture, have recorded 1% to 15% rise in four-wheeler sales in the same time period.

Ahmedabad: Serial blasts accused turn jail into gym, courtesy bulky chargesheets
When court gave them chargesheets, they made dumbbells out of them for body-building, as per revelations of a jailor last week before the special court.

AMC seals 57 illegal chemical godowns

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Rain to continue in Chennai, weather may hold up on Diwali
The light morning spells and the occasional heavy showers in many parts of the city and suburbs on Wednesday may continue for the next two days due to a trough or an elongated area of low pressure closer to the coast, according to weathermen.

Bound, hounded by their own, transsexuals fight to break free

Insecurity over literature will stunt our intellectual capacity, says Roy

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What are green crackers, Bengaluru HC asks govt
The high court on Thursday granted authorities time till Friday to clear their position on green crackers. The court observed that without a definition as to what constitutes green crackers, the orders passed by the state government regarding bursting of crackers is prima facie ineffective.

Karnataka govt cuts registration fee in affordable housing push
The state government has reduced the property registration fee for flats costing less than Rs 20 lakh from 5 per cent to 3 per cent. The BS Yediyurappa cabinet, which met on Thursday, took the decision to drive demand in the affordable housing sector.

New Year's Eve at home? BBMP plans ban on MG Road bash
From Working At Home to New Year’s Eve at Home, the coronavirus seems all set to leave its mark as 2020 fades out. In a proactive move to keep Bengaluru’s Covid-19 cases down, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has favoured cancellation of New Year celebrations on MG Road and Brigade Road in the central business district.

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Festive weekend will see 30% to 40% of multiplexes open in Maharashtra
Around 30-40% multiplex screens will open by Sunday, on a weekend that will see a sole Hindi film hitting theatres. Though the state government had allowed movie theatres to reopen from November 5 at 50% capacity, merely a handful could do so due to logistical issues. Several multiplexes had cancelled their housekeeping contracts soon after the lockdown and some had even cut their power connections to avoid standalone connection charges.

Bombay high court orders video consultation with doctors for P Varavara Rao
The Bombay high court on Thursday directed the state and National Investigation Agency (NIA) to ensure that a team of doctors from Nanavati superspeciality hospital “forthwith” undertakes a video consultation with 81-year-old incarcerated Telugu poet P Varavara Rao lodged in Taloja prison as an accused in the Elgar Parishad case.

Maharashtra govt issues rules for hospitals to prepare for a 2nd Covid wave
The Maharashtra public health department has issued a detailed set of guidelines, including a formula to deduce number of Covid beds to be kept operational, in anticipation of a second wave of infections. Based on positivity rate and the existing Covid graph, the state said districts should keep 20-60% of their Covid beds operational.

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Delhi's second smog tower at Gandhi Nagar market
East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir on Thursday inaugurated Delhi's second anti-smog tower at the Gandhi Nagar market to help improve air quality in the area.

Delhi govt can reserve 80% ICU beds in 33 private hospitals: HC
Faced with a severe shortage of hospital beds as the city bears the brunt of a third Covid-19 wave, the AAP government got a breather from the Delhi high court on Thursday after being allowed to temporarily reserve 80% of ICU beds for coronavirus patients in 33 private hospitals.

Delhi: Municipal teachers to check Covid norm violations in markets

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Delhi's second smog tower at Gandhi Nagar market
East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir on Thursday inaugurated Delhi's second anti-smog tower at the Gandhi Nagar market to help improve air quality in the area.

Delhi govt can reserve 80% ICU beds in 33 private hospitals: HC
Faced with a severe shortage of hospital beds as the city bears the brunt of a third Covid-19 wave, the AAP government got a breather from the Delhi high court on Thursday after being allowed to temporarily reserve 80% of ICU beds for coronavirus patients in 33 private hospitals.

Delhi: Municipal teachers to check Covid norm violations in markets

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Delhi's second smog tower at Gandhi Nagar market
East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir on Thursday inaugurated Delhi's second anti-smog tower at the Gandhi Nagar market to help improve air quality in the area.

Delhi govt can reserve 80% ICU beds in 33 private hospitals: HC
Faced with a severe shortage of hospital beds as the city bears the brunt of a third Covid-19 wave, the AAP government got a breather from the Delhi high court on Thursday after being allowed to temporarily reserve 80% of ICU beds for coronavirus patients in 33 private hospitals.

Delhi: Municipal teachers to check Covid norm violations in markets

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