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Day: June 4, 2020

Donald Trump seeks to scale back environmental reviews for projects
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Donald Trump seeks to scale back environmental reviews for projects

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday directing agencies to look for ways to speed up building of highways and other major projects by scaling back environmental reviews, invoking special powers he has under the coronavirus emergency.Separately Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency formally proposed overhauling how the agency evaluates new rules on air pollutants, a move critics say will make it tougher to enact limits on dangerous and climate-changing emissions in the future.The actions are the latest efforts from the Trump administration to emphasize the economy and jobs over the environment and public health.The executive order would direct federal agencies to pursue emergency workarounds from bedrock environmental laws, such as the National Environmental ...
Maharashtra Records New High Of 123 Covid-19 Deaths In One Day; Delhi’s Registers 22 Fatalities
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Maharashtra Records New High Of 123 Covid-19 Deaths In One Day; Delhi’s Registers 22 Fatalities

With this surge, India now stands at seventh position among the nations worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic after the US, Brazil, Russia, the UK, Spain and Italy. By : ABP News Bureau | 04 Jun 2020 11:48 PM (IST) Maharashtra still leads with the highest concentration of coronavirus cases, recording as many as 77,793  numbers. Of these, more than 33,681 people have recovered while nearly, 2710 patients succumbed to the deadly disease.On Thursday itself, the state recorded 2,933 new positive cases and a new high of 123 Covid-19 deaths, including 68 deaths in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region alone - the worst-hit in the country. Going by the latest data from officials, nearly 1352 people cured...
Google’s new feature is making it easier to exactly see what you search – Times of India
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Google’s new feature is making it easier to exactly see what you search – Times of India

Internet search giant Google has rolled out a new feature that will help you easily find the text that made you click on that link. Basically, when you see search results on Google with links and small snippets of text, clicking on that link will show that exact snippet highlighted on that particular website. The rollout of this feature was confirmed by Public Liaison for Search on Twitter where he said, “We've done this regularly with AMP pages since December 2018. We tested with HTML pages last year, as noted. We now do it regularly on HTML pages, since last week.” @vishal1247 @rustybrick @searchliaison @JohnMu We've done this regularly with AMP pages since December 2018. We tes… https://t.co/9cChgIFiTS— Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) 1591195623000On its support page, Google says, “C...
Deepika Padukone and Kartik Aaryan’s social media banter over the word ‘shenanigans’ on her latest video is all things fun – Times of India
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Deepika Padukone and Kartik Aaryan’s social media banter over the word ‘shenanigans’ on her latest video is all things fun – Times of India

Deepika Padukone took to Instagram to share a BTS video of herself getting ready for the Cannes red carpet walk. In the video, she can be seen wearing a bathrobe teamed with a cool headband. She captioned the video, "Green Room Shenanigans...🎧🎤 #cannes #throwbackthursday". Check out the video here: Soon, fans poured in love for the actress in the comment section but what caught our attention was Kartik Aaryan's comment on it. The 'Luka Chuppi' actor wrote, "Shenanigans matlab?" Deepika was quick to reply and said, "silly or high-spirited behaviour; mischief (like you on most days) @kartikaaryan" Take a look: Meanwhile, recently, Kartik revealed that he would love to marry someone like Deepika, simply because he loves the way she shows off her husband. On the work front, Deepika will ...
EXCLUSIVE: Amol Palekar Fondly Remembers Basu Chatterjee, Says Filmmaker Played Huge Contribution In His Career
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EXCLUSIVE: Amol Palekar Fondly Remembers Basu Chatterjee, Says Filmmaker Played Huge Contribution In His Career

Veteran director Basu Chatterjee left for his heavenly abode at the age of 93. Amol Palekar, who collaborated with the director for several films, opened up about his film-making method. By : Ravi Jain | 04 Jun 2020 11:37 PM (IST) Mumbai: Veteran actor Amol Palekar, who emerged as a middle class hero in the 70s and 80s, worked with late director Basu Chatterjee in six films including Rajnigandha, 'Chhoti Si Baat', 'Chitchor', 'Baaton Baaton Mein' and 'Apne Paraye'. Basu Chatterjee presented relatable characters, played by Amol Palekar, who were close to reality and faced struggled in their lives.Amol Palekar, while exclusively talking to ABP News, opened up about Basu’s film-making method a...
Police Complaint Against Ekta Kapoor’s ‘XXX-2’ Web Series
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Police Complaint Against Ekta Kapoor’s ‘XXX-2’ Web Series

Ex-army officers registered a complaint in Gurugram's Palam Vihar police station raising objection over the inappropriate and vulgar content in Ekta Kapoor's web series. By : IANS | 04 Jun 2020 11:35 PM (IST) Gurugram: Noted film producer Ekta Kapoor's new web series 'Triple X-2' has sparked a controversy after some ex-army personnel lodged a complaint in Gurugram's Palam Vihar police station raising objection over its allegedly inappropriate and vulgar content.'Triple X-2' is based on lives of army personnel.Raising strong objection to the web series, Martyrs Welfare Foundation (MWF) chairman Major T.C. Rao said that army soldiers sacrifice their lives for the country, but the series' prod...
Dear Health Ministry, here’s why people need to see news during a pandemic | Ghanti Bajao
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Dear Health Ministry, here’s why people need to see news during a pandemic | Ghanti Bajao

Health Ministry released a bizarre guideline on Thursday for senior citizens in fight against Coronavirus (Covid-19) in which it asks them to watch less news. The question is why? What is the health ministry afraid of. If the public doesn't watch news then how will they be made aware about the facts of an ongoing pandemic? Who will expose the superstition that appeals to the basic fear of the vulnerable public during a crisis? Watch this special report of Ghanti Bajao. Source link
India pledges $15 million to global vaccine alliance as AstraZeneca announces licensing deal with Serum Institute | India News – Times of India
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India pledges $15 million to global vaccine alliance as AstraZeneca announces licensing deal with Serum Institute | India News – Times of India

LONDON: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged $15 million to Gavi, the vaccine alliance, at its global virtual pledging conference as AstraZeneca announced it had agreed a licensing deal with the Serum Institute of India to produce one billion doses of Oxford University’s Covid-19 vaccine (if it works) for lower-income countries. At the live-streamed summit, held Thursday, $8.8 billion was raised from countries around the world to vaccinate millions of children against infectious diseases such as polio, diptheria and measles in poor countries between 2021 and 2025. The Covid pandemic has disrupted many immunisation programmes, putting hundreds of millions of children at risk. The US pledged $ 1.16 billion, whilst the UK, which hosted the summit, remained the world’s leading donor to Gavi...
Qld restrictions eased from midday, weeks ahead of schedule
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Qld restrictions eased from midday, weeks ahead of schedule

media_playOfficers Hand Out Masks Ahead of George Floyd Memorial in Brooklyn Police officers were distributing face masks to attendees of a George Floyd memorial held at Brooklyn’s Cadman Plaza, on Thursday, June 4. After days of consecutive protests, thousands attended the emotional vigil, according to reports. Floyd’s younger brother Terrence lives in Brooklyn and attended the gathering, according to reports. Terrence Floyd led the protesters across the Brooklyn Bridge to Foley Square after addressing the crowd at Cadman Plaza. NBC4 estimated the crowd size to be about 5,000 by late Thursday afternoon. Credit: Nara Garber via Storyful Source link
Trail Of Devastation Left By Cyclone Nisarga
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Trail Of Devastation Left By Cyclone Nisarga

Updated : 04 Jun 2020 10:55 PM (IST) The trail of devastation left by cyclone Nisarga was spread across nearly one-third of Maharashtra. Mumbai, which escaped the cyclone by a whisker, suffered over 80 incidents of tree crashes, some vehicles damaged, and two homes destroyed. Raigad was worst hit and beside it, the cyclone or its effects hit other districts like Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Pune, Nashik, Ahmednagar before it fizzled out into a depression in the Vidarbha region of eastern Maharashtra. Source link
Jammu & Kashmir: 20 Pregnant Women, Two Health Workers Among 285 New Covid-19 Cases; Tally Races To 3,142
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Jammu & Kashmir: 20 Pregnant Women, Two Health Workers Among 285 New Covid-19 Cases; Tally Races To 3,142

Seventeen cases were reported from Jammu and include females aging between 07 to 70 - years old. Males who reported COVID positive age between 15 - 55 years respectively. By : Asif Qureshi | 04 Jun 2020 10:54 PM (IST) COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir continue to surge as the state recorded the highest single-day spike with as many as 285 new patients, pushing the tally to 3142.Officials said that over the past six days, J&K reported nearly 1000 fresh cases. Of these, 63 were reported from Jammu while the Kashmir Valley registered 222 cases including 20 pregnant women, two health workers, and several butchers.Elaborating on the cases district wise, the sources said that Kulgam repo...
Unlock 1.0: Health Ministry Issues Guidelines For Offices, Religious Places, Hotels, Restaurants
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Unlock 1.0: Health Ministry Issues Guidelines For Offices, Religious Places, Hotels, Restaurants

The Health Ministry has released new guidelines for reopening offices, religious places, hotels and restaurants, amid the Covid-19 crisis. By : ABP News Bureau | 04 Jun 2020 10:52 PM (IST) Photo: Getty Images (Representational Image) New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Thursday issued a Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) on preventive measures to contain the spread of coronavirus in religious places, offices, hotels and restaurants.Here is a compiled list of key precautionary norms that are required to be followed:Religious PlacesReligious places inside containment zones shall remain closed for public and the ones outside will be allowed to open.To...
Instagram:  Instagram launches food order stickers, ties up with Zomato and Swiggy – Times of India
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Instagram: Instagram launches food order stickers, ties up with Zomato and Swiggy – Times of India

Instagram has announced the rollout of food order sticker in India. The sticker aims to help businesses from the food industry stay in touch with their customers. As the restrictions from the lockdown decrease, the food industry is looking for ways to get back to business. These restaurants can now share Instagram’s new food order sticker on their Stories, and people can tap to place their order through the Swiggy and Zomato website. Nitin Chopra, Industry Head – E-commerce & Retail, Facebook India, said, “At Facebook, we understand that small businesses are the backbone of local communities and bring people together. We want to do our part in helping them stay open, keep in touch with customers, and be informed on how to navigate this crisis. For the food industry in particular, we...
AKG:  Harman launches AKG Lyra microphone and AKG studio headphones, price starts Rs 9,499 – Times of India
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AKG: Harman launches AKG Lyra microphone and AKG studio headphones, price starts Rs 9,499 – Times of India

Audio brand Harman has launched the two new AKG professional studio headphones -- K361-BT and K371-BT. Along with these, the company has also launched an ultra-HD, multi-mode USB microphone called AKG Lyra. All three products are exclusively available on Amazon India's website, with offers including a no-cost EMI. AKG Lyra is available at an introductory price of Rs 9,499. AKG K361-BT is priced at Rs 9,499 while AKG K371-BT has been launched at Rs 10,499. AKG Lyra microphoneWith no assembly, no need for a separate audio interface and software integration, AKG Lyra is designed to work right out of the box, as per Harman. Lyra is compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS and Android devices, to help users can record ideas in the studio or on the go. Some of the various tasks AKG Lyra can do inclu...
Lockdown period saw rise of violence within family, child abuse, says SC judge
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Lockdown period saw rise of violence within family, child abuse, says SC judge

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: June 5, 2020 4:11:00 am “One of the critical areas which has come to our notice”, he said, “was rising violence within the family itself…we also saw increasing rise in the number of instances of child abuse.” The lockdown period saw an increase in cases of violence within the family and instances of child abuse, Supreme Court judge, Justice N V Ramana, said on Thursday. Justice Ramana, who is also executive chairman of National Legal Services Authority and is second most senior judge of the apex court, said the pandemic has also “affected rights of women, children and senior cit...
20% of India’s cases in Mumbai but daily tests frozen at 4,000 all of May
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20% of India’s cases in Mumbai but daily tests frozen at 4,000 all of May

Written by Tabassum Barnagarwala , Laxman Singh | Mumbai | Published: June 5, 2020 4:09:03 am Sanjay Nishad, a migrant worker, waiting at the Pune Railway Station for a train to take him home to Sultanpur, UP, in time to conduct the last rites of his 9-year-old daughter who passed away Thursday morning. While the central government and health experts have been pushing for aggressive testing, Mumbai, which accounts for 20 per cent of India’s Covid-19 case load, kept its testing numbers almost stagnant in May. The city tested between 4,000 and 4,200 daily, even as the number of positive cases detected rose ste...
Pandemic forces dropouts from Punjab private schools
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Pandemic forces dropouts from Punjab private schools

Written by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Published: June 5, 2020 4:08:46 am Virtual classes for students on DD Punjabi. The Punjab education department recorded 1.65 lakh new admissions in government schools this year. A GOVERNMENT school in Mansa admitted 100 new students this year, including at least 50 who switched over from private institutions. Another state school, in Bathinda, logged 800 new admissions, of which 500 were studying in private schools earlier. In all, the Punjab education department recorded 1.65 lakh new admissions in government schools this year, raising its student strength from 23,52,112 to 25,17...
Delhi last week: Every fourth sample positive, officials blame ‘laxity’
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Delhi last week: Every fourth sample positive, officials blame ‘laxity’

Written by Abantika Ghosh , Sourav Roy Barman | New Delhi | Published: June 5, 2020 4:07:42 am Police wear PPE gear while patrolling near the Art Faculty following a protest call by some students against the arrest of anti-CAA activists, at Delhi University on Wednesday. (Express photo/Praveen Khanna) Every fourth sample tested returned a positive result for the novel coronavirus in Delhi last week — positivity for a total cumulative testing rate of 2,018 tests per million population was 25.7%. In some districts like North East Delhi and South East Delhi, where testing was lower than the average for the city...
After US, France, South Korea, Singapore & Australia, India now looking to ink military logistics pact with Japan | India News – Times of India
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After US, France, South Korea, Singapore & Australia, India now looking to ink military logistics pact with Japan | India News – Times of India

File photoNEW DELHI: India is fast inking reciprocal military logistics pacts with like-minded countries to extend its strategic and naval operational reach in the entire Indian Ocean Region (IOR) and beyond, with an eye firmly on China’s expansionist behavior in the Indo-Pacific. After similar agreements with the US, France, South Korea and Singapore, it was India’s turn to ink the mutual logistics support arrangement (MLSA) with Australia during the virtual summit between the two PMs on Thursday. That’s not all. India is set to ink a military logistics pact with Japan next, while similar agreements with Russia and UK are also being negotiated, said sources. “The MLSA will enable our warships to get refueling from Australian tankers on the high seas, while also availing of berthing, ma...
Rajya Sabha polls heat up in Gujarat: Two Cong MLAs resign
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Rajya Sabha polls heat up in Gujarat: Two Cong MLAs resign

Written by Manoj C G , Aditi Raja | New Delhi, Vadodara | Published: June 5, 2020 4:05:51 am Kaprada MLA Jitu Chaudhary (left) and Karjan MLA Akshay Patel submitting their resignations. ELECTIONS FOR 18 Rajya Sabha seats, which will be held on June 19 to mark resumption of political activity after the Covid lockdown, heated up Thursday with two Congress MLAs resigning in Gujarat. The development is a setback to the party’s hopes of winning two out of four seats in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state, especially after the resignation of five other MLAs in March. A similar situation in MP, just days befo...