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International

Trump signs temporary government funding bill

Washington: President Donald Trump has signed a bill to fund the government through December 11, averting the possibility of a government shutdown when the new fiscal year starts Thursday.

Legislation introduced in US Senate to boost clean energy cooperation with India

A top Democratic senator has introduced a legislation in the US Senate to establish a forum for cooperation with India on clean energy technologies and energy transmission.

Russia's Navalny accuses Putin of being behind poisoning

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is recovering in Germany after being poisoned in Russia by a nerve agent, accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of being behind the attack in comments released Thursday.

UN chief cites pandemic's 'unprecedent toll'

The United Nations chief says the COVID-19 pandemic has taken an unprecedent toll especially on the economies of many developing countries and the world has not responded with the massive and urgent support those countries and communities need. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that in the United States, Canada, Europe and most of the developed world, governments have adopted packages valued in double-digits of GDP to help tackle the coronavirus crisis and its impact.

US Congressional report seeks decisive action against China

A US Congressional report has sought decisive action to combat threats posed by China, alleging that it is engaged in human rights violations and has increased military buildup and violated other nations'' sovereignty.

 

Business

Rupee surges 22 paise to 73.54 against US dollar in early trade

Mumbai: The rupee strengthened by 22 paise to 73.54 against the US dollar in opening trade on Thursday, as positive domestic equities and weak American currency buoyed investor sentiments.

Push to bring coronavirus vaccines to the poor faces trouble

An ambitious humanitarian project to deliver coronavirus vaccines to the world''s poorest people is facing potential shortages of money, cargo planes, refrigeration and vaccines themselves and running into skepticism even from some of those it''s intended to help most.

MG Motor reports 3 pc dip in retail sales in September

MG Motor India on Thursday said it has recorded 2.72 per cent decline in its September retail sales at 2,537 units.

Sensex rallies over 450 pts in early trade, Nifty tops 11,350

Equity benchmark Sensex rallied over 450 points in early trade on Thursday driven by gains in index-heavyweights HDFC duo, Reliance Industries and ICICI Bank amid positive cues from US equities.

Multiplex operators zoom up to 18 pc as cinemas to reopen from Oct 15

Stocks of multiplex operators PVR and INOX Leisure on Thursday jumped up to 18 per cent after the Union Home Ministry issued new guidelines for opening of cinemas, theatres and multiplexes with up to 50 per cent of their seating capacity from October 15.


Legal

Bhushan files fresh plea in SC seeking review of punishment in contempt case

New Delhi: Activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan moved the SC seeking review of the Aug 31 sentencing order to either pay nominal fine of Re 1 or face a 3-month jail term and debarment from law practice for 3 years in the contempt case for his two tweets against the judiciary.

Man in J'khand gets life term for killing wife over dowry

A court in Ramgarh sentenced a man to life imprisonment after he was convicted of killing his wife for dowry two years ago.


Entertainment

Rape case: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap reaches police station

Mumbai: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap arrived at the Versova police station here on Thursday after he was summoned by police in connection a rape case filed against him by actress Payal Ghosh, an official said.

Netflix announces Tamil anthology 'Paava Kadhaigal'

Netflix is set to release its first Tamil language film, an anthology titled "Paava Kadhaigal", the streamer announced on Thursday. Directors Gautham Menon, Sudha Kongara, Vetri Maaran and Vignesh Shivan have come on board to explore how love, pride and honour influence complex relationships through four stories in the upcoming project from the streamer.

Chrissy Teigen suffers miscarriage post hospitalisation

Super Chrissy Teigen has revealed that she has suffered a miscarriage following a recent hospitalisation.

Russell Hornsby to star in 'Lost in Space' S3

Actor Russell Hornsby has boarded the cast of the third and final season of Netflix sci-fi series "Lost in Space".


Sports

Shouldn't get carried away by our youngsters' performance, cautions Karthik

Dubai: KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik finds it heartening that his team's young guns have raised the bar with match-winning IPL performances but does not want to "get carried away" and put extra burden on the talented bunch as the tournament progresses.

NZ Super Rugby plans include Australia matches

Super Rugby matches between Australian and New Zealand teams may return in 2021, if the nations can agree on a format and if pandemic border restrictions allow.

Man City marches on in League Cup, Man United also through

In this congested season like no other, coaches are typically using the English League Cup to rest and rotate key players.

Premier League asking for changes to football's handball law

The Premier League is asking football''s lawmakers to allow more flexibility and leniency for referees assessing handballs after being told by players and managers that the current regulations are too harsh.

Wicket slowed, could have taken more time to adjust: Uthappa

Rajasthan Royals batsman Robin Uthappa said that his team''s failure to adjust to a slow Dubai strip, after two successive triumphs on Sharjah''s batting belters, was the reason for its 37-run defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. Defending 175, Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers wreaked havoc against the in-form Rajasthan Royals batting to have them tottering at 88/8 inside 15 overs before Tom Curran''s 54 not out reduced their margin of defeat.

 

GK Snapshot on 1 October 2020

1. International Translation Day 2020 – September 30

2. South Eastern Railway Launched “Operation My Saheli” to Improve Security of Women Passengers

3. President gives Assent for Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Bill, 2020

4. India-Bangladesh hold 6th Joint Consultative Commission

5. Third G20 Sherpa Meeting takes place virtually; Suresh Prabhu represents India

6. Indian Bank Launched ‘IB-eNote’, Green-Tech Initiative

7. SBI Cards Partners with Amex to Provide Differentiated Offers to Its Customers

8. Director Shekhar Kapur Appointed as the President of FTII Society

9. Bengal Peerless Appoints Former India Cricketer Sourav Ganguly as Brand Ambassador

10. India Successfully Test Fires BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile with Strike Range of over 450 Kilometers

11. Gujarat Govt Signed MoU with Danish Water Forum in Water Sector

12. Australian Cricketer Alyssa Healy Broke MS Dhoni’s Record of Most Dismissal by Wicket Keeper

News in Detail


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