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National

Third phase of panchayat polls underway in Rajasthan

Polling was underway on Tuesday for the third phase of panchayat polls in Rajasthan, with 4906 candidates in the fray for the post of sarpanch and 10205 for the post of panch in 975 gram panchayats.

Mumbai market fire yet to be doused even after 40 hours

Over 40 hours after a fire broke out at a commercial building in a cutlery market in south Mumbai, efforts were still on to douse the flames, officials said on Tuesday.


International

Trump discharged from hospital after 4 days, returns to White House

Washington: US President Donald Trump has returned to the White House after being discharged from a military hospital where he was under treatment for the deadly coronavirus since Friday.

Pompeo to meet Jaishankar in Tokyo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in Tokyo on Tuesday, the State Department said.

Cuba Delta grows into hurricane in Caribbean; eyes Yucatan

Tropical Storm Delta rapidly strengthened into a hurricane in the Caribbean Monday, aiming to hit Mexico''s Yucatan Peninsula potentially as a major storm before continuing on to strike the U.S. Gulf coast later in the week.


Business

Your jobs, increments, bonuses are secure: Puri to HDFC Bank employees

Mumbai: HDFC Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Aditya Puri has assured employees of the country''s largest private sector lender that their jobs and bonuses are secure.

Rupee settles 17 paise lower at 73.46 against US dollar

The rupee pared initial gains and settled for the day 17 paise lower at 73.46 (provisional) against the US dollar on Tuesday.

Sensex vaults over 360 pts in opening trade on wide-spread buying

Mumbai: Equity benchmarks Sensex and Nifty piled on gains in opening session as investors indulged in wide-spread buying taking cues from positive global sentiment.

India to overtake China as world's largest LPG residential market by 2030

India is expected to overtake China as the world''s largest cooking gas LPG residential sector market by 2030, Wood Mackenzie said on Tuesday.

Hathras incident horrible, says SC; directs UP govt to inform on steps to protect witnesses

New Delhi: Terming as "horrible" the Hathras incident, the SC directed the UP govt to inform it by Oct 8 about the steps taken to protect witnesses in the case in which a Dalit girl was allegedly brutally raped and died due to injuries.

Asian shares gain on stimulus hopes, Trump leaving hospital

Shares advanced in on Tuesday Asia after hopes for economic aid from Washington helped Wall Street recover its losses from the initial shock of learning President Donald Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus.


Legal

Mahadayi dispute: Goa files contempt plea in SC against K'taka

Goa Chief Minister Pramond Sawant on Tuesday said his government has filed a contempt petition in the Supreme Court against Karnataka for allegedly diverting the Mahadayi river water despite the matter being sub-judice.

Maha: Court acquits three in flesh trade case

Three persons, including two sisters, who were accused of immoral trafficking and forcing a minor girl into prostitution, have been acquitted by a court here in Maharashtra for want of evidence against them.

Four sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment in 2019 Alwar gang-rape case

A local court in Alwar on Tuesday convicted and awarded rigorous life imprisonment to four people involved in the 2019 gang-rape case in the district.

Court extends judicial remand of Rhea, her brother till Oct 20

A Mumbai court here on Tuesday extended the judicial custody of actress Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty till October 20.

 

Entertainment

Actor Kajal Aggarwal, entrepreneur Gautam Kitchlu to get married on October 30

Mumbai: Actor Kajal Aggarwal on Tuesday announced she will be tying the knot with entrepreneur Gautam Kitchlu on October 30 in a private ceremony.

Busy Phillips joins Sara Bareilles-led comedy Girls5eva

Actor Busy Phillips has boarded the cast of streaming platform Peacock''s comedy Girls5eva , fronted by Sara Bareilles.

Cinema halls to reopen Oct 15 onwards with 50pc capacity, one-seat distance: Javadekar

After seven months of shut down due to COVID-19, cinema halls will reopen on October 15 with 50 per cent capacity and one-seat distance between the viewers, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said Tuesday.

Sabrina Carpenter to star in Netflix's modern take of 'Alice in Wonderland'

Singer-actor Sabrina Carpenter is set to headline a musical reimagining based on Lewis Carroll''s storybook fantasy "Alice in Wonderland".

Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee tests positive for COVID-19

Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee has tested positive for COVID-19, his daughter Poulomi Basu said on Tuesday.

 

Sports

Captain Karthik faces stiffest test as KKR take on resurgent CSK

Abu Dhabi: Under-fire KKR captain Dinesh Karthik will have to figure out urgent fixes for his star-studded team's faltering performances when it takes on a resurgent Chennai Super Kings in the IPL.

De Villiers blames loss against DC to poor execution of skills

Just like his skipper Virat Kohli, Royal Challengers Bangalore''s star batsman AB de Villiers too feels poor execution of skills let the team down against Delhi Capitals, resulting in a 59-run drubbing in their last IPL match here.

Man United signs Cavani, Arsenal adds Partey on deadline day

London: Manchester United''s search for a striker ended with the signing of veteran free agent striker Edinson Cavani, while Arsenal secured midfielder Thomas Partey from Atl tico Madrid before the summer transfer window closed.

Carre o Busta, Djokovic get rematch in Paris

No 17 seed Pablo Carre o Busta set up a rematch against Novak Djokovic by reaching the second French Open quarterfinal of his career.

Kohli rues dropped catches after 59-run thrashing

Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli says dropping the sitters has hurt his team, which endured a 59-run drubbing at the hands of Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League.

Atl tico loses Partey; Barcelona unable to boost squad

None of the top three clubs in Spain made major additions by the end of the transfer window . Atl tico Madrid was frustrated at losing defensive midfielder Thomas Partey and Barcelona was unable to sign a striker or a defender.


GK Snapshots on 6 October 2020

1. World Animal Day 2020 – October 4

2. World Space Week Celebrated from October 4-10, 2020

3. Wildlife Week 2020 – 2st to 8th October

4. World Teachers’ Day 2020: October 5

5. World Habitat Day observed on 5th October, 2020

6. Harvey J. Alter, Charles M. Rice & Michael Houghton won 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering the Hepatitis C virus

7. IACC Conferred Lifetime Achievement Award to Ratan N. Tata

8. Madhabi Puri Buch, 1st women Whole-Time Member of SEBI gets a Year Extension

9. Iqbal Singh Chahal First Indian Bureaucrat to be Honoured with “Covid Crusader Award-2020”

10. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses International Webinar on Textile Traditions

11. Famous Chilli of Sikkim “Dalle Khursani” Earns GI Tag12. Puducherry Airport Becomes AAI’s first 100% Solar-Powered Airport at a Cost of Rs 2.8cr   

12. Indiaccessfully Test-Fired New Version of Nuclear-Capable Shaurya Missile

13. DRDO Successfully Flight Tested Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART)

14. Scientists Discovered New Family of Bony Fish “Aenigmachannidae” in Western Ghats, Kerala

15. Jitendra Singh Released a Coffee Table Book on “Discovering the Heritage of Assam”; Authored by Kumar Padampani Bora

16. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Launched “Yudh Pradushan Ke Virudh”, Mega Anti Pollution Campaign

17. China to Send World’s 1st Mining Robot, ‘Asteroid Mining Robot’ into Space by November 2020: IEEE Spectrum report

 


LAST MONTHS G.K.

June 22 : 26, 25, 24, 22, 19, 18, 17, 15, 15, 14, 13, 11, 10, 09, 08, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 04, 02, 01

May 22 : 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 09, 08, 07, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

April 22 : 30, 29, 29, 27, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 20, 19, 18, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 01

March 22 : 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 26, 23, 22, 21, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

February 22 : 24, 24, 15, 02, 01

January 22 : 25, 24, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 18, 18, 01

December 21 : 30, 29, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 22, 21, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 08, 07, 06, 06, 04, 03, 02, 01

November 21 : 20, 18, 18, 18, 17, 17, 11, 10, 09, 09, 08, 06, 03, 02, 01

October 21 : 24, 23, 21, 20, 19, 18, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 08, 08, 07, 06, 04, 01

September 21 : 07, 04, 03, 02, 01

August 21 : 11, 10

July 21 : 10, 10, 09, 09, 08, 06, 05, 03, 02, 01

June 21 : 08, 07, 07, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

May 21 : 29, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 20, 19, 18, 17, 17, 14, 13, 11, 10, 10, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 01

April 21 : 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 09, 08, 08, 07, 05, 03, 02, 01

March 21 : 18, 17, 16, 15, 13, 12, 10, 10, 09, 08, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

February 21 : 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 15, 13, 12, 12, 11, 10, 08, 06, 03, 01

January 21 : 27, 25, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 16, 15, 14, 12, 11, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05

December 20 : 30, 29, 28, 24, 21, 18, 17, 15, 11, 07, 03, 01

November 20 : 24, 20, 19, 18, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02

October 20 : 31, 30, 29, 29, 27, 26, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 09, 08, 08, 07, 06, 06, 03, 02, 01

September 20 : 30, 29, 29, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 12, 11, 10, 09, 09, 08, 07, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

August 20 : 31, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 10, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 01

July 20 : 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 18, 17, 14, 13, 10, 09, 09, 08, 07, 06, 04, 03, 02, 01

June 20 : 30, 27, 26, 24, 23, 22, 20, 19, 18, 18, 17, 16, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

May 20 : 30, 29, 28, 26, 25, 23, 22, 22, 22, 22, 22, 16, 14, 13, 11, 09, 08, 07, 07, 05, 04, 02, 01

April 20 : 30, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 07, 07, 04, 03, 02, 01

March 20 : 31, 27, 26, 25, 24, 22, 21, 19, 18, 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 09, 07, 06, 05, 04, 04, 03, 02

February 20 : 29, 28, 28, 26, 25, 24, 21, 20, 19, 18, 11

January 20 : 13