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THE TIMES OF INDIA
Wednesday, December 02, 2020
Today's Headlines

Outfit skips talks, says govt trying to divide farmers

MLA withdraws support to Hry govt, ally seeks MSP guarantee

BSF's repeated foiling of infiltration bids causing despair among intruders, says DG

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Nasa grows radishes in space under microgravity
Radishes were chosen because it is a model plant; they have a short cultivation period and are genetically similar to the plant most frequently studied in space, Arabidopsis. Radishes are also edible and nutritious, with this batch ready for harvest any day now. Samples will be sent back to Earth for study.

BioNTech, Pfizer ask Europe to OK vaccine for emergency use
The German pharmaceutical company BioNTech and its US partner Pfizer say they have submitted an application for conditional approval of their coronavirus vaccine with the European Medicines Agency. ​​The two companies said Tuesday that the submission, which occurred Monday, completes the rolling review process they initiated with the agency on Oct. 6.

Highly effective measles virus-based Th1-biased coronavirus vaccine

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Here's why Elon Musk couldn't launch 'Teslaquila' and had to settle with Tesla Tequila
Elon Musk recently launched the Tesla-branded liquor called "Tesla Tequila" at $250 a bottle. But Musk wanted to originally call it “Teslaquila” combining ‘Tes’ from Tesla and ‘quila’ from Tequila. But this is where Musk ran into legal problems with Mexico and he was forced to rename it Tesla Tequila.

Microsoft, ISRO, Qualcomm and others join IIT Madras' first ever online placements
Indian Institute of Technology Madras’ campus placements were held for the first time online and a total of 123 offers were made by 22 Companies during Day One’s Session 1.1 on December 1. As per the institute, this is higher than any of the preceding academic years. The big recruiters of this year’s first session include Microsoft, Texas Instruments, Bajaj Auto, ISRO, Alphonso, and Qualcomm.

WhatsApp adds new wallpaper, stickers and more
Facebook-owned WhatsApp has announced improvements to Wallpapers along with a new search feature for Stickers and an animated sticker pack. Wallpapers on WhatsApp are seeing four major updates - custom chat wallpapers, additional doodle wallpapers, an updated stock wallpaper gallery, and the ability to set separate wallpapers for light and dark mode settings.

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IndiGo may soon fly its PW-powered Neos on longer overseas routes

Flipkart narrows loss to Rs 3,150.6 crore in FY20

Diesel, power consumption shrinks in Nov as festive demand fizzles out

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3rd ODI: With series gone, India looking to test bench strength, gain confidence
For the first time since landing in Australia last month, the Indian team has moved out of Sydney. With that, they've said goodbye to a venue that has shattered their initial confidence and shown them a mirror that's reflecting pain in ways they probably wouldn't have imagined.

Team India is really missing Rohit Sharma, says Dodda Ganesh
Former India cricketer Dodda Ganesh feels Team India didn't get their combination right for the ODI series. "These guys have not played ODIs for a long time. Switching from T20s to ODIs isn't easy. They lost months due to COVID-19. That's what they have done and the results are in front of us," Ganesh told Timesofindia.com.

It's 'unfair' on bowlers: Chappell suggests banning switch-hitting
Former Australia captain Ian Chappell has suggested the ICC to ban switch-hitting, saying the shot is "blatantly unfair" to the bowler and the fielding team. In the ongoing ODI series between India and Australia, Glenn Maxwell and David Warner have caught the Indian bowlers off guard a number of times by playing the switch-hit.

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IIT Guwahati placement: 69 offers made during the Session 1.1

FMGE admit card 2020 released, download here

Kerala HC to Union Govt: World has progressed, can't remain in 19th century; transgenders in NCC

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Cher to visit Pakistan to help 'world's loneliest elephant'

Global warming likely to raise disease risk for animals

UN: Covid-19 lockdowns slashed pollutants, not CO2 levels

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Four killed as car ploughs into pedestrian zone in Germany

Russia deploys advanced S-300 missiles to disputed islands near Japan

BioNTech, Pfizer ask Europe to OK vaccine for emergency use
The German pharmaceutical company BioNTech and its US partner Pfizer say they have submitted an application for conditional approval of their coronavirus vaccine with the European Medicines Agency. ​​The two companies said Tuesday that the submission, which occurred Monday, completes the rolling review process they initiated with the agency on Oct. 6.

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Cher to visit Pakistan to help 'world's loneliest elephant'

Global warming likely to raise disease risk for animals

UN: Covid-19 lockdowns slashed pollutants, not CO2 levels

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SEC gets CPI symbol wrong, repoll ordered

No show on poll date

Minor skirmishes mar peaceful GHMC polls

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Kullu mason forced to live in gorge in bone-chilling cold

7 cops booked for corruption

Rs 89L swindled in online fraud cases in Karnal

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Death changes RS election math

Morbi clock makers seek land for toy hub

GST collection gets festive boost, up 11% in Nov

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IIT-Madras students bag 123 offers on day 1 of placement
In a bright start to the placement season amid the pandemic, IIT Madras students bagged 123 job offers from 22 companies on the first session of day 1.

Tamil Nadu government to cut fees, make registration of real estate JVs mandatory
The Tamil Nadu government plans to make registration of real estate joint venture agreements mandatory while also reducing the fee to be paid from 11% of guideline value to 2%.

Tamil Nadu: Ex-secretary, who wouldn't tweak Rs 2,000 crore tender, joins MNM
Former IAS officer Santhosh Babu, who took voluntary retirement after opposing alleged violations in BharatNet tender, joined actor Kamal Haasan's Makkal Needhi Maiam on Tuesday. He was appointed as the party's headquarters general secretary.

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Bengaluru: 60% attendance in medical colleges
Unlike Day 1 of reopening of engineering and degree colleges last month, medical colleges affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Medical Sciences (RGUHS) witnessed attendance of 60% on Tuesday, when regular classes resumed for the first time since the nationwide lockdown in March.

Mask rule violations: Rs 4.3 lakh fine collected in one day in Bengaluru
BBMP marshals on Monday alone penalised 1,705 people for not wearing masks and collected more than Rs 4.3 lakh in fines. Another 43 people had to cough up a penalty of Rs 10,750 for flouting social distancing norms.

Karnataka govt told to ramp up clinical facilities
Ahead of an impending second wave of Covid-19 infections, the technical advisory committee (TAC), in a slew of recommendations, has told the government to be prepared to ramp up clinical facilities, enhance contact tracing, maintain testing levels and identify best practices from other states.

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Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray takes jab at UP CM Yogi Adityanath's film city
CM Uddhav Thackeray took a veiled dig at his Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday, saying “no one can come to Maharashtra and take away industries from here”.

Mumbai: Amenities cost can reduce capital gains on flat sale, rules tax tribunal
In a litigation over capital gains arising on a flat sale, Income-Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT)’s Mumbai bench has held that the taxpayer can add the price paid for amenities to a builder’s group company to arrive at the total cost of acquisition of the property.

Urmila Matondkar praises Maharashtra CM as she joins Shiv Sena, says she's Hindu by janam and karam
Almost a month after the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) recommended Urmila Matondkar's name for a seat in the legislative council under the governor's quota, the film actress joined the Shiv Sena in the presence of party president and chief minister Uddhav Thackeray at Matoshree on Tuesday.

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1st lung transplant on Covid positive man in Delhi
A 31-year-old man, who was diagnosed with Covid-19 in March, has become the first person to undergo lung transplant in the city.

Night curfew unlikely in Delhi as Covid cases dip
Delhi government is unlikely to impose night curfew in the city due to the sharp decline in Covid-19 cases and positivity rate over the past fortnight.

Delhi: Farmers try to break down the wall
Farmers protesting at the Ghazipur border on Tuesday tried to break the barricade by ramming a tractor into it, only to have police pushing them back. Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad arrived at the protest site in the afternoon and more farmers from Uttar Pradesh joined the protest.

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1st lung transplant on Covid positive man in Delhi
A 31-year-old man, who was diagnosed with Covid-19 in March, has become the first person to undergo lung transplant in the city.

Night curfew unlikely in Delhi as Covid cases dip
Delhi government is unlikely to impose night curfew in the city due to the sharp decline in Covid-19 cases and positivity rate over the past fortnight.

Delhi: Farmers try to break down the wall
Farmers protesting at the Ghazipur border on Tuesday tried to break the barricade by ramming a tractor into it, only to have police pushing them back. Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad arrived at the protest site in the afternoon and more farmers from Uttar Pradesh joined the protest.

More Delhi News»

1st lung transplant on Covid positive man in Delhi
A 31-year-old man, who was diagnosed with Covid-19 in March, has become the first person to undergo lung transplant in the city.

Night curfew unlikely in Delhi as Covid cases dip
Delhi government is unlikely to impose night curfew in the city due to the sharp decline in Covid-19 cases and positivity rate over the past fortnight.

Delhi: Farmers try to break down the wall
Farmers protesting at the Ghazipur border on Tuesday tried to break the barricade by ramming a tractor into it, only to have police pushing them back. Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad arrived at the protest site in the afternoon and more farmers from Uttar Pradesh joined the protest.

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