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Day: May 15, 2020

Virat Kohli returns to individual training at his Mumbai residence amid lockdown
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Virat Kohli returns to individual training at his Mumbai residence amid lockdown

By: Sports Desk | Updated: May 15, 2020 10:44:59 pm Virat Kohli is currently in self-isolation in Mumbai. (Source: Reuters) Virat Kohli took out his running shoes on Friday amid talks about the resumption of individual outdoor training involving some skill-based exercises for cricketers next week. According to reports, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is planning to setup an ‘isolation’ camp for players. The National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru has been marked as an apt, well-equipped place but the city is still not free from the Covid-19 cases. Taking the initiative, Kohli took to...
Olympic gold medalist Balbir Singh Senior suffers multiple cardiac arrests, remains critical
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Olympic gold medalist Balbir Singh Senior suffers multiple cardiac arrests, remains critical

Hockey Olympian Balbir Singh ‘Senior’ | ThePrint Text Size: A- A+ Chandigarh: Hockey Olympian Balbir Singh ‘Senior’, who was admitted to a private hospital in Mohali last week, is in a critical condition after suffering multiple cardiac arrests. The 96-year-old icon from Jalandhar, who has been listed by the International Olympics Committee as one of the 16 legends in the history of Modern Olympics, was hospitalised on 8 May with high fever and breathing trouble. But, his Covid-19 test came negative. He, however, suffered multiple cardiac arrests this week — one on 12 May and two on 13 May, said his grandson Kabir Singh Thursday in a communication to the media. He is very critical and on ventilator support...
How Will States Implement The ‘New Avatar’ Lockdown 4.0?
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How Will States Implement The ‘New Avatar’ Lockdown 4.0?

In his address to the nation on Tuesday Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced Lockdown 4.0 but he had also said that it will be different from the previous three. How will states differ in the implementation of the Lockdown? By : IANS | 15 May 2020 04:26 PM (IST) Defense Minister Rajnath Singh inspects a Rafale Jet at its Dassault Aviation assembly line, in Bordeaux, France. (Image: PTI) New Delhi: As the three-phase lockdown nears its end and Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised lockdown 4.0 will be "in a new avatar", states are wary about the zoning parameters. While many states are against entire districts being put in red zones due to presence of containment zones, some ...
Le Mans organisers plan 24 Hours of virtual racing
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Le Mans organisers plan 24 Hours of virtual racing

By: Reuters | Published: May 15, 2020 9:32:53 pm Le Mans organisers are planning a June 13-14 esports event. (Source: Reuters) Le Mans organisers are planning to put on the world’s biggest virtual endurance race in June after being forced to postpone this year’s 24 Hours to September because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The June 13-14 esports event will feature teams of professional racing drivers and gamers competing remotely on simulators. “It will be the most extreme test seen in the virtual world and it will be broadcast live on TV across the globe,” the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and Automobile...
Mobile phones potential carrier of coronavirus, hospitals should restrict their use: Doctors – Times of India
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Mobile phones potential carrier of coronavirus, hospitals should restrict their use: Doctors – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A group of doctors from the AIIMS, Raipur has recommended restrictions on use of mobile phones in healthcare institutions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, warning that such devices can be a potential carrier of the virus and lead to infection among healthcare workers. In a commentary published in the BMJ Global Health journal, the doctors stated that mobile phone surfaces are a peculiar 'high-risk' surface, which can directly come in contact with the face or mouth, even if hands are properly washed and one study indicates that some healthcare workers use phones every 15 minutes to two hours. Though there have been many significant guidelines from various health organisations like the WHO and CDC focusing on prevention and control of disease, the commentary highlighted "there is ...
Ayodhya matter could have been heard faster if we had the technology back then: CJI Bobde
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Ayodhya matter could have been heard faster if we had the technology back then: CJI Bobde

Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint Text Size: A- A+ New Delhi: Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde Friday said that the Ayodhya matter could’ve been heard much faster if they had the requisite technology back then. The CJI was addressing an online seminar organised to unveil the e-filing module that has been developed by the apex court’s e-committee to facilitate online filing of cases on a 24×7 basis. The module envisages online time-slotted communication of defects and scrutiny of filed matters and also provides for e-payment of court fees and digital signatures. Talking at the first ever online seminar organised under the aegis of the Supreme Court, Justice Bobde said, “E-fil...
Assam is losing Rs 1,000 crore everyday because of lockdown: Chief Minister
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Assam is losing Rs 1,000 crore everyday because of lockdown: Chief Minister

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal | PTI Text Size: A- A+ Guwahati: Assam has been losing around Rs 1,000 crore every day because of the COVID-19 induced lockdown, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday said, quoting a survey by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Migrant workers returning to Assam will be trained to develop their skills and absorbed in the state, the chief minister said. Terming the Rs 20 lakh crore special financial package announced by the Centre a “game-changer”, he said around 24 lakh people in over one lakh micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in the state will immensely benefit from it. “This package will change the current economic scenario of the country to...
Silverstone agrees terms with F1 for back-to-back races
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Silverstone agrees terms with F1 for back-to-back races

By: Reuters | London | Published: May 15, 2020 9:03:36 pm The British Grand Prix was the best attended race on the calendar last year. (Source: Reuters) Formula One and Silverstone have agreed terms for two races without spectators at the circuit this season, subject to government approval, the track’s managing director Stuart Pringle said on Friday. The British Grand Prix, a home race for Mercedes’ six times world champion Lewis Hamilton as well as seven of the 10 teams, is scheduled for July 19 but that could change as the sport redraws a calendar ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic. Formula One is seeking to make up the numbers...
No one can become authority to pre-decide what can be published in press: Delhi court
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No one can become authority to pre-decide what can be published in press: Delhi court

Represenatational image | Commons Text Size: A- A+ New Delhi: No one can become an authority to pre-decide what can and cannot be published in the Press, a Delhi court has said while refusing to restrain a Hindi news channel from showing alleged defamatory contents against a private hospital in Delhi in connection to the death of a man. District Judge (Commercial Court) Man Mohan Sharma, however, directed the news channel and two of its reporters to prominently publish the version of the hospital and the facts made available to them by its representatives/officials. The court was hearing a suit seeking to injunct or restrain the news channel from defaming the hospital by showing news content which was alleg...
Take cues for the perfect summer dress from Dia Mirza
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Take cues for the perfect summer dress from Dia Mirza

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: May 15, 2020 8:50:15 pm Chic and elegance is what defines the actor’s take on fashion. (Photo: Dia Mirza/ Instagram, designed by Gargi Singh) Dia Mirza’s style is all about fuss-free clothing in breezy fabrics and prints. So it is not surprising that we turn to her for summer fashion inspiration. If too are looking to amp up your summer style and make heads turn the next time you get to step out, you are at the right place. Scroll down to check out some of Dia’s looks which thoroughly impressed us. The actor gives out calming vibes in this floral dress from ...
Germany plunges into recession with biggest slump in decade
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Germany plunges into recession with biggest slump in decade

By: Bloomberg | Published: May 15, 2020 8:23:57 pm An Airbus A321 NEO passenger aircraft, operated by China Southern Airlines Co., taxis near a fuselage section outside the Airbus SE factory in Hamburg, Germany, on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. (Bloomberg: Krisztian Bocsi) The German economy shrank 2.2% in the first quarter, the most in more than a decade, offering an early flavor of the damage from the coronavirus outbreak. Less than two weeks of official lockdown caused slumps in consumer spending and capital investment. Government spending and construction provided some stabilization. A 3.8% slump in the euro-area economy led to ...
EU weighs stance amid concern over Israeli annexation plans
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EU weighs stance amid concern over Israeli annexation plans

By: AP | Brussels | Published: May 15, 2020 8:05:40 pm The 27-nation bloc has routinely condemned Israeli settlement expansion and warned against the annexation plans, but the member countries appear too divided to seriously weigh any actions, such as sanctions, particularly during informal talks via video-conference (Reuters) European Union foreign ministers will weigh later Friday what action the bloc could take should Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu push ahead with plans to annex the West Bank in coming months. The ministers had planned to welcome the formation of a new government and offer EU cooperation, but Neta...
HRD Ministry recognition to non-NCTE approved teacher education classes to benefit 30,000
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HRD Ministry recognition to non-NCTE approved teacher education classes to benefit 30,000

By: Education Desk | New Delhi | Published: May 15, 2020 8:02:29 pm Teacher training courses and colleges are approved by NCTE (Express Photo by Gurmeet Singh / Representational image) The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry, as a one-time measure, will regularise certain teacher education programmes that are being conducted by Central and state government institutions. While recognition will be given to candidates who qualified in academic year 2017-18, unrecognised institutes or courses will no longer be allowed to run. Legally, only those teacher education courses and colleges that are recognised by the National Counci...
New York Probing 110 Cases of COVID-19 Related Rare Inflammatory Illness in Children – The Wire Science
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New York Probing 110 Cases of COVID-19 Related Rare Inflammatory Illness in Children – The Wire Science

Featured image: A handful of pedestrians walk through Times Square in Manhattan, New York. Photo: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson New York: Authorities in New York City, the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic in the US, are investigating 110 COVID-19 cases related to a rare inflammatory illness in children that has claimed three lives, the city’s governor has said, describing the situation as “serious”. The severe illness in children and child deaths is linked to the serious inflammatory disease called ‘Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Associated with COVID-19’. So far, two boys – aged 5 and 7 years – and an 18-year-old girl have died due to the illness. New York governor Andrew Cuomo said at his daily coronavirus briefing on Thursday that the New York State Department of Health w...
SC stays Gujarat HC order nullifying Bhupendrasinh Chudasama’s 2017 election | India News – Times of India
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SC stays Gujarat HC order nullifying Bhupendrasinh Chudasama’s 2017 election | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the Gujarat high court order nullifying state minister and BJP leader Bhupendrasinh Chudasama's 2017 election on the ground of malpractice and manipulation. A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and B R Gavai issued notice on Chudasama's plea and sought response from his rival Congress candidate Ashwin Rathod, among others. Chudasama is currently the minister for law and justice, legislative and parliamentary affairs, education and some other departments in the Vijay Rupani government. The high court had on May 12, nullified 2017 election of Chudasama on the ground of malpractice and manipulation and have also refused to stay of the operation of the order till the disposal of his appeal The high court had held that returnin...
How will China-US rivalry affect India? | Ghanti Bajao
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How will China-US rivalry affect India? | Ghanti Bajao

Updated : 15 May 2020 01:12 PM (IST) Where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is asking the people to be self-reliant, rivalry between USA and China is increasing day by day. Since the outbreak of Coronavirus from China, America has been furious and warning of action too. Recently, cutting-off chain supply was warned by US.But amid all this, who's side will India be on?Take a look Source link
Mask production becomes a favourite of fashion labels
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Mask production becomes a favourite of fashion labels

Face masks have joined the list of essentials in this situation of a Covid-19 pandemic. And tapping on this opportunity are high street fashion brands and home-grown ethnic brands. From masks in colourful patterns to dark muted tones for a professional look, brands are killing it and have flooded the internet space advertising these reusable masks.Mansi Gupta, founder of an apparel, footwear and jewellery brand, Tjori, says, “We have been producing kalamkari print masks as they complement Indian wear. It’s not that the virus will just go away, it might be a year-long phenomenon and the world cannot live in the shut down for so long, we had to look at the positive side and decided to take mask production beyond the boring white and yellow colours and make them interesting a...
Happy Birthday Madhuri Dixit: From girl-next-door to Bollywood fashionista in the 90s, Madhuri Dixit stunned in all
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Happy Birthday Madhuri Dixit: From girl-next-door to Bollywood fashionista in the 90s, Madhuri Dixit stunned in all

Madhuri Dixit’s body of work in the Hindi film industry is known by her exceptional dancing prowess through her collaborations with ace choreographer Saroj Khan in the 90s or Shiamak Davar in a film dedicated to the performing arts, Dil Toh Pagal Hai, her emotive face, million dollar smile and the fashion she made a home affair for most women in that period. For most girls growing up in the 90s, Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! became an iconic film for Madhuri Dixit’s fashion which has since then been adapted into versions seen at family functions or formal dos. From casual wear, to traditional wear, there’s something for everyone from Madhuri Dixit’s Bollywood fashion. Where she made sarees and kurtas cool, she also wore a lot of dresses and loose shirts with jeans to portray her ...
Rupee slips 2 paise to 75.58 against US dollar
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Rupee slips 2 paise to 75.58 against US dollar

The rupee pared initial gains to settle 2 paise lower at 75.58 against the US dollar on Friday amid firming oil prices and lacklustre global cues. Forex traders said the local currency was trading in a narrow range amid rising risk-aversion in the broader financial markets. Investors also awaited further details of the government’s fiscal stimulus package, they added. At the interbank foreign exchange market, the rupee opened at 75.51, and stayed in a range of 75.45 - 75.59. The local unit finally finished at 75.58, down 2 paise over its previous close. On Thursday, the rupee had settled 10 paise lower at 75.56 against the greenback. On a weekly basis, the domestic unit has depreciated by 4 paise. It had settled at 75.54 on May 8. Announcing the third tranche...