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National


Naidu greets RAF personnel on force's 28th raising day

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday greeted personnel of the Rapid Action Force on the organisation''s 28th raising day.

 

Two militants killed in encounter in J-K's Shopian

Two unidentified militants were killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Security forces launched a search operation at Sugan village in Zainapora area of Shopian on Tuesday evening following information about presence of militants there, a police spokesman said. He said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire on the security forces. Two militants were killed in the encounter that lasted more than 12 hours, a police official said.

 

International

 

Experts call Trump's rosy virus message misguided

Washington: Should people fear the coronavirus? Public health experts say 1 million worldwide deaths are among reasons to be concerned, if not fearful, and to take everyday precautions despite rosy advice from the still-recovering president.

 

Trump admin imposes new curbs on H-1B visas to protect US workers ahead of presidential election

The Trump administration has announced new restrictions on H-1B nonimmigrant visa programme which it said is aimed at protecting American workers, restoring integrity and to better guarantee that H-1B petitions are approved only for qualified beneficiaries and petitioners, a move which is likely to affect thousands of Indian IT professionals.

 

Kyrgyzstan annuls parliamentary election results amid unrest

Officials in Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday nullified the results of a weekend parliamentary election after mass protests erupted in the capital of Bishkek and other cities, with opposition supporters seizing government buildings overnight and demanding a new vote.

 

Negative views of China rise sharply in advanced democracies

Negative perceptions of China have increased sharply among people in several advanced democracies, especially in Australia and Britain, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center released Tuesday.

 

Japan seeks to boost catch limits of prized bluefin tuna

Japan has proposed raising its catch quotas for Pacific bluefin tuna, a fish so highly prized for sushi and sashimi that its population is at less than 5% of historical levels.

 

Voter beware: US tells public how to avoid election mischief

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security''s cybersecurity agency have issued a series of advisories in recent weeks aimed at warning voters about problems that could surface in the election as well as steps Americans can take to counter the foreign interference threat.

 

Business

Rupee slips 9 paise to 73.55 against US dollar in early trade

Mumbai: The rupee depreciated 9 paise to 73.55 against the US dollar in opening trade on Wednesday as muted domestic equities and strong American currency weighed on investor sentiment.


Sensex drops over 100 pts in opening trade; Nifty below 11,650

Equity benchmark Sensex dropped over 100 points in opening trade on Wednesday tracking losses in financial stocks amid weak cues from global markets.


Glenmark Pharma gets USFDA nod to market drug for relapsing multiple sclerosis

Drug major Glenmark Pharma on Wednesday said it has received final approval from the US health regulator for Dimethyl Fumarate delayed-release capsules, used for treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis in adults.


Entertainment

 

Elisabeth Moss to star as former US Congresswoman Katie Hill in new movie

Los Angeles: Actor Elisabeth Moss will portray former US Congresswoman Katie Hill in an upcoming movie from Blumhouse TV.

 

Pak to purchase, preserve bollywood actor Dilip Kumar's home in Peshawar

A provincial government in Pakistan has decided to purchase house of Indian film legendary actor Dilip Kumar in Peshawar and will convert it into a museum to preserve it in its original shape.

 

'Jurassic World: Dominion' delayed till 2022

Universal and Amblin Entertainment have announced that "Jurassic World 3" has been delayed and will now bow out in 2022.

 

Netflix sets premiere date for 'Selena: The Series'

"Selena: The Series", a biographical drama about Tejano music legend Selena Quintanilla, will start streaming on Netflix from December 4, the streamer has announced.


Guitar rock god Eddie Van Halen dies of cancer at 65

Eddie Van Halen, the guitar virtuoso whose blinding speed, control and innovation propelled his band Van Halen into one of hard rock''s biggest groups, fueled the unmistakable fiery solo in Michael Jackson''s hit Beat It and became elevated to the status of rock god, has died. He was 65 A person close to Van Halen''s family confirmed the rocker died Tuesday due to cancer. The person was not authorized to publicly release details in advance of an official announcement.

 

Sports

Our top order has failed to perform: Rajasthan Royals opener Buttler

Abu Dhabi: Rajasthan Royals opener Jos Buttler admitted that his side's top order has failed to perform in the last three games that has cost them dear in the Indian Premier League so far.

 

From qualifying to the semis: Podoroska dreams on in Paris

Nadia Podoroska has already won more matches at this French Open eight than it usually takes to raise the trophy.


Surya's shot-making was perfect: Rohit

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma feels that Suryakumar Yadav''s shot selection was perfect during their team''s comprehensive win over Rajasthan Royals in an IPL match here.

 

Bumrah was keen to take new ball and back his yorkers: Bond

Mumbai Indians bowling coach Shane Bond has revealed that star pacer Jasprit Bumrah took the new ball and backed his yorkers with a renewed vigour against Rajasthan Royals as he was a bit disappointed with his IPL performances so far.

 

 

GK Snapshots on 7 October 2020
 

1. Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez Won 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for their Discoveries about Black Holes

2. Delhi-Mumbai e-way to have India’s 1st 5 “Animal Bridges”

3. MoHUA Partnered with Swiggy to Take Street Food Business Online under PM SVANIDHI

4. Piyush Goyal Virtually Inaugurates Renaming of Naugarh Railway Station to Siddharthnagar Railway Station


5. 2nd Edition of Bilateral Naval Ex-Bongosagar held between India-Bangladesh along with 3rd Edition of CORPAT

6. NMCG, WII and the Forest Department launched My Ganga My Dolphin campaign

7. Dr Harsh Vardhan Chaired 5th Special Session of the WHO Executive Board

8. Google India Launches ‘‘Make Small Strong’’ Campaign for Small Businesses; Partners with Zoho, Instamojo, Dunzo and Swiggy


9. Jordan’s King Abudullah Accepted the Resignation of Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz

10. Hudle Appointed Ajinkya Rahane as its Brand Ambassador and Advisor

11. India, France to launch Constellation of Maritime Surveillance Satellites for IOR Region

12. C-DAC to Commission India’s fastest HPC-AI Supercomputer ‘PARAM Siddhi – AI’ with NVIDIA

13. Goa CM Pramod Sawant launches ‘DISHTAVO’ – Online E-Learning Platform

14. Gujarat Govt to Launch Digital Seva Setu Programme for Rural Areas

 


LAST MONTHS G.K.

January 22 : 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, 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