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Sunday, November 15, 2020
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Spot checks started to deter hospitals deploying Ayush docs

India's Covid caseload crosses 88 lakh, recoveries at 81 lakh
India’s Covid-19 caseload increased to over 88 lakh on Saturday with 36,881 testing positive for the viral infection. The toll climbed to 1,29,502 after 389 fatalities were recorded, recoveries reached 81,95,589, while caseload was at 88,06,414.

Hope Diwali ends gloom over Covid, economy: Sonia

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Scientists decode why Covid-19 spares children
Scientists have found a key factor which may explain why the novel coronavirus predominantly affects adults and older people while seeming to spare younger children, an advance that may lead to the development of new treatment strategies for Covid-19.

Jupiter moon Europa glows in dark, finds Nasa

World's top intensive care body advises against remdesivir for sickest Covid patients
Antiviral remdesivir should not be used as a routine treatment for Covid-19 patients in critical care wards, the head of one of the world's top bodies representing intensive care doctors said, in a blow to the drug developed by US firm Gilead.

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macOS Big Sur is Apple's biggest update for Mac computers: Here's all that's new
We had been using macOS Big Sur (beta version) for a while now and here’s all that’s new with it

Google to stop free unlimited Photos backup: What you need to know and how will it actually impact you

Samsung Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition gets a price cut in India
Samsung launched the BTS Edition of the Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy Buds+ wireless earbuds in India in June. The company launched the smartphone at Rs 87,999. Just five months after the launch, the smartphone has received a price cut of Rs 10,000.

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Muhurat trading: Sensex, Nifty hit record closing highs
Markets conducted a special one-hour Muhurat trading session on Diwali (Saturday) to mark the beginning of Samvat 2077. The Hindu calendar year starts on Diwali and it is believed that Muhurat trading brings prosperity and wealth throughout the year.

High food prices hurting poor, pain to persist
India’s retail inflation may stay elevated for at least three more months after hitting a six-year high in October, as excess rain has damaged standing crops and seedlings, while edible oils that the country imports have become expensive.

G20 strikes historic debt pact to help poor states
G20 countries have agreed for the first time on a common framework for restructuring government debt, in anticipation of the coronavirus crisis leaving some poorer nations struggling to pay and in need of relief.

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Touring Indian cricketers clear Covid-19 test, begin physical training
Several cricketers who recently competed in the Indian Premier League in the UAE, including Hardik Pandya, Prithvi Shaw and Mohammed Siraj, attended the session at Blacktown International Sports Park inside the Sydney Olympic Park.

Rohit Sharma is a calm captain and a gentleman: Hussain
Former England captain Nasser Hussain has lavished praise on Rohit Sharma, saying that the Mumbai Indians captain is not just one of the great white ball players but also a calm and cool captain as well as a decent man. The former England right-handed batsman also said that Sharma was one of those players who could face a dip in form but score on big occasions.

Steve Smith dares Indian pacers to bring on the short stuff
Australian run-machine Steve Smith has dared the lethal Indian fast bowling unit to bring on the short stuff in the upcoming marquee Test series, saying he has faced a lot of it in his life." If teams are trying to get me out like that it's probably a big benefit for the team because it takes a lot out of people's bodies if you continually bowl short," Smith told News Corp.

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IIM-B tops list of best B-schools in Eduniversal rankings
The Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore (IIM-B) has retained the top spot among the best B-schools in Central Asia in the Eduniversal rankings 2020. IIM-Ahmedabad and IIM-Calcutta are the other B- schools that have been awarded this year.

Delhi University Result: All open-book results not out, students suffer
The strained relationship of Delhi University students with their online open-book examinations hasn’t ended.

Mumbai University announces MCom and IDOL results
Mumbai University announced the results of close to 9,000 MCom students on Thursday, as well as final-year BA and BCom students of the Institute of Open and Distance Learning (IDOL).

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

21 cities in Ganga basin dump 60% of excreta into river: CSE report
In 21 priority cities and towns along the Ganga, 60% of the population’s excreta is directly or indirectly dumped into the river causing water pollution, says a new study by the Centre of Science and Environment (CSE). It maps the entire route of faecal waste from the start to end in places including Rishikesh, Bijnor, Kanpur, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Patna and Haldia.

Climate change worsening Australia's extreme weather: Scientists

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Fleeing Tigray war, Ethiopians cross river into Sudan

Britain's Prince Charles celebrates 72nd birthday

Armenia says 2,317 soldiers dead in Karabakh conflict

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

21 cities in Ganga basin dump 60% of excreta into river: CSE report
In 21 priority cities and towns along the Ganga, 60% of the population’s excreta is directly or indirectly dumped into the river causing water pollution, says a new study by the Centre of Science and Environment (CSE). It maps the entire route of faecal waste from the start to end in places including Rishikesh, Bijnor, Kanpur, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Patna and Haldia.

Climate change worsening Australia's extreme weather: Scientists

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Telangana registers 1,050 new Covid cases, tally 2.5L
Telangana has registered 1,050 new Covid positive cases, increasing the state's tally to 2.56 lakh, even as 1,736 more patients recovered from the virus to outnumber infections on Saturday.

Telangana government permits sale, use of green crackers following Supreme Court order
A fresh Government Order (GO) was issued on November 13, superseding previous directive on November 12, which imposed an immediate ban on sale and use of firecrackers following HC directions.

Fifty per cent property tax relief in GHMC: KT Rama Rao
The Telangana government has announced 50% rebate in property tax for property owners in the state. The rebate will be applicable to those, who pay tax up to Rs 15,000 a year in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and up to Rs 10,000 in other municipalities. The decision will benefit nearly 13 lakh papers in the Greater Hyderabad limits.

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Haryana CM undergoes routine tests at Shimla hospital

Children's Day celebrated along with World Diabetes Day in special way
Harsh Kedia, who is diabetic chef chose to celebrate it in a different way. He distributed sugar free chocolates to children. His motive was to spread happiness and sweetness amongst the kids, while keeping their health at priority. This act was highly appreciated by the children out there and they were happy and excited.

Punjab to name roads, buildings after eminent personalities: Vijay Inder Singla
The Punjab government has decided to name roads and buildings after eminent personalities from the field of arts and culture, and history to mark their contribution for the society.

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Footloose Gujaratis give a booster shot to tourism

iCreate incubated startup Hubilo raises $4.5 million seed funding

Safeguarding society against Covid-19 through design

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Tamil Nadu reports 1,912 new Covid-19 cases, 2,494 recoveries

Tamil Nadu elections: AIADMK sets up panel for manifesto
The AIADMK has set the ball rolling for the 2021 assembly election, constituting committees for preparing electoral manifesto and campaign schedule involving veterans, senior functionaries and ministers. Half the cabinet has been roped in as zonal in-charge to determine overall strategy.

Buses will ply to Karnataka even after Diwali: Tamil Nadu CM
Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Friday announced that buses will be allowed to ply to Karnataka even after Diwali.

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Karnataka: IPS officer's Facebook account impersonated
The social media account of another IPS officer was impersonated by miscreants. On Saturday, requests were sent to several people seeking monetary help from the fake Facebook account of SD Sharanappa, DCP (east).

Karnataka: Student with rare disease to get 2 hours more for exam
In a relief to a student suffering from osteogenesis imperfecta, a rare bone-related genetic disorder, the high court has directed Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) to give him an additional two hours of time during the final SSLC examination, 2021.

Bengaluru: IISc researchers discover 5 new species of vine snakes
A team of researchers from the Centre for Ecological Sciences (CES) at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) found five new species of Asian vine snakes.

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Mumbai's 16 deaths an 11-day low, but Maharashtra's active cases go up
The state added 4,237 fresh Covid-19 cases and 105 fatalities on Saturday, taking its total cases to 17,44,698 and the toll to 45,914. For the third consecutive day, fewer than 1,000 Covid-19 cases (726) were reported in Mumbai. The daily number of deaths in the city too continued to drop, with 16 reported on Saturday, the lowest in 11 days; the city’s toll is now 10,558.

Days leading up to reopening of temples saw governor, netas lob volley of words
Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray’s decision to reopen all places of worship from Monday was preceded by a war of words between him and governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. Significantly, home minister Amit Shah and NCP president Sharad Pawar had joined the row over the contents of Koshyari’s letter to Thackeray, saying his choice of words was wrong.

Maharashtra: Deserted shrines welcome call to prayer, promise to follow all SOPs
The state’s decision to reopen places of worship from Monday has been welcomed by all communities.Sunil Tambe of Shirdi Sai Baba temple was pleased that the deserted precinct would be populated once more. “We receive 40,000-50,000 visitors daily, up to one lakh on festival days such as Ram Navami and Dussehra.” The shrine’s annual turnover of Rs 400 crore has shrunk due to the lockdown this year.

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North MCD sprinkles water in Sadar Bazaar area to control air pollution
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation sprinkled water in Sadar Bazaar area of Delhi on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday as a measure against the sudden rise in the air pollution owing to the bursting of firecrackers during Diwali celebrations.

Air quality dips to 'severe' in Delhi post Diwali
The air quality dipped to "severe" at several places across the national capital on Saturday night owing to a combination of stubble burning and firecrackers burst during the Diwali celebrations in violation of a ban on the same.

Firecrackers heard across Delhi on Diwali night despite ban
Bursting of firecrackers could be heard across Delhi and its neighbouring areas on Diwali night even though a ban was imposed on its sale and use in the national capital region in view of rising air pollution and Covid-19 pandemic.

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North MCD sprinkles water in Sadar Bazaar area to control air pollution
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation sprinkled water in Sadar Bazaar area of Delhi on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday as a measure against the sudden rise in the air pollution owing to the bursting of firecrackers during Diwali celebrations.

Air quality dips to 'severe' in Delhi post Diwali
The air quality dipped to "severe" at several places across the national capital on Saturday night owing to a combination of stubble burning and firecrackers burst during the Diwali celebrations in violation of a ban on the same.

Firecrackers heard across Delhi on Diwali night despite ban
Bursting of firecrackers could be heard across Delhi and its neighbouring areas on Diwali night even though a ban was imposed on its sale and use in the national capital region in view of rising air pollution and Covid-19 pandemic.

More Delhi News»

North MCD sprinkles water in Sadar Bazaar area to control air pollution
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation sprinkled water in Sadar Bazaar area of Delhi on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday as a measure against the sudden rise in the air pollution owing to the bursting of firecrackers during Diwali celebrations.

Air quality dips to 'severe' in Delhi post Diwali
The air quality dipped to "severe" at several places across the national capital on Saturday night owing to a combination of stubble burning and firecrackers burst during the Diwali celebrations in violation of a ban on the same.

Firecrackers heard across Delhi on Diwali night despite ban
Bursting of firecrackers could be heard across Delhi and its neighbouring areas on Diwali night even though a ban was imposed on its sale and use in the national capital region in view of rising air pollution and Covid-19 pandemic.

More Delhi News»

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