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India's GDP expected to contract by 9.6 per cent this fiscal: World Bank

Washington: The World Bank said that India's GDP is expected to contract by 9.6 per cent this fiscal which is reflective of the national lockdown and the income shock experienced by households and firms due to the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that the country's economic situation is much worse than ever seen before.

COVID-19 cases in India cross 68-lakh mark

New Delhi: India saw a single-day rise of 78,524 COVID-19 cases taking the virus caseload to over 68 lakh, while the number of people who have recuperated surged to 58,27,704, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.

Delhi gets 'green war room' to monitor pollution levels this winter

New Delhi: Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Thursday inaugurated a 'green war room' at the Delhi Secretariat to monitor pollution levels in the city this winter. the story is not available

Yogi inaugurates UP's biggest oxygen plant to aid medical supplies

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Thursday inaugurated a new state-of-the-art cryogenic oxygen plant, the biggest in the state, which will help with supplies in hospitals.

Jharkhand allows 50 people at a time at places of worship

The Jharkhand government has said a maximum of 50 people can enter a place of worship at a time and devotees must wear masks and maintain social distancing.

Ongoing process of modernisation with induction of Rafale, Apache will transform IAF: Prez

New Delhi: Prez Ram Nath Kovind  said the ongoing process of modernisation with induction of Rafale, Apache and Chinook will transform the IAF into an even more formidable strategic force.

Delhi Police arrests 4 wanted criminals after exchange of fire

The Delhi Police''s Special Cell on Thursday arrested four wanted criminals following an exchange of fire in north west Delhi''s Rohini, officials said.

23 new cases push COVID-19 tally of Andamans to 3,935

The COVID-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 3,935 on Thursday as 23 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said.


International

Trump for withdrawal of all US troops from Afghanistan by Christmas

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday sought withdrawal of all American troops from Afghanistan by Christmas this year.

North Korea may show new missiles at weekend military parade

For months, North Korea has been relatively uncombative, as leader Kim Jong Un grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, natural disasters and the deepening economic pain under years of tough US-led sanctions.

True potential of India-US relations yet to come: Envoy

The true potential of the US-India relations is yet to come, India''s top diplomat here has said, asserting that the bilateral relationship stands firm in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant economic uncertainty that has gripped the world.

President Trump betrayed America's friends, embraced dictators: Kamala Harris

Democratic vice president nominee Kamala Harris has accused President Donald Trump of "betraying our friends and embracing dictators" as she attacked his "unilateral approach" to his foreign policy that led to America pulling out of the landmark Iran nuclear deal and making the country less safer.

VP debate more cordial than presidential debate

The vice presidential debate is much more cordial than last week''s raucous presidential debate with frequent interruptions and outbursts.

 

Business

Rupee rises 5 paise to 73.28 against US dollar in early trade

Mumbai: The rupee opened on a flat note and inched 5 paise higher to 73.28 against the US dollar in early trade on Thursday supported by positive domestic equities and weak American currency.

Zydus Cadila launches new product for COPD patients in India

Drug firm Zydus Cadila on Thursday said it is launching pressurized metered dose inhaler for patients suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in India.

Sensex soars over 400 pts in early trade; IT stocks shine

Equity benchmark Sensex rallied over 400 points in opening trade on Thursday led by strong buying sentiment in IT and banking stocks amid positive cues from global markets and sustained foreign fund inflow.

 

Legal

Tablighi case: Freedom of speech & expression most abused right in recent times, says SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday said freedom of speech and expression is the most abused right in recent times.

Virtual hearing software glitch stalls Delhi HC proceedings for 45 min

Virtual hearings in the Delhi High Court were delayed by nearly 45 minutes on Thursday morning due to a technical fault in the video conferencing software.

NGO moves SC, seeks transfer of probe into Hathras incident to CBI

An NGO has moved the Supreme Court seeking to transfer the investigation in the Hathras incident, in which a Dalit girl was allegedly raped and died of injuries, to the CBI.

 

Entertainment

Relationship with Ellen DeGeneres cost me huge movie deal: Anne Heche

Los Angeles: Hollywood actor Anne Heche has revealed that she suffered many career setbacks because of her decision to go public with her relationship with Ellen DeGeneres.

'Churails' director says web series 'shut down' in Pakistan

British-Pakistani director Asim Abbasi has alleged that his critically acclaimed Pakistani web series "Churails" has been "shut down in its country of origin".

Letitia Wright to lead in anthology series 'I Am'

"Black Panther" breakout Letitia Wright will headline the cast of the critically-acclaimed, female-led anthology series "I Am".

Netflix sets premiere date for 'Mank'

Upcoming biographical drama "Mank", based on the life of "Citizen Kane" screenwriter Herman J Mankiewicz, will be released on Netflix on December 4. According to Collider, the black-and-white film, featuring Oscar winner Gary Oldman in the title role, will head to the digital platform a month after it starts playing in select theatres.

Edgar Ramirez joins Jessica Chastain in 'Losing Clementine'

Actor Edgar Ramirez is set to star opposite Jessica Chastain in the comedy-drama "Losing Clementine", based on Ashley Ream''s acclaimed novel of the same name.

Texas grand jury indicts Netflix for promotion of 'Cuties'

A Texas grand jury has indicted streaming giant Netflix for promoting French film Mignonnes, or Cuties, which the court says depicts lewd visuals of children.

 

Sports

No need to tinker but can allow two bouncers per over in T20 cricket: Sunil Gavaskar

New Delhi: The legendary Sunil Gavaskar believes that T20 cricket doesn't need much tinkering as it is in "pink of health" but custodians of the game can consider allowing two bouncers per over, moving ahead.

Certain areas still need improvement: MI coach

Perched at the top of the points table they might be but Mumbai Indians head coach Mahela Jayawardene says there are several aspects of the game that his team needs to improve as it guns for a second consecutive IPL title.

Hamilton chases F1 record again as Schumacher's son debuts

Lewis Hamilton''s bid to match the Formula One win record held by Michael Schumacher is back on, and he could achieve it in Schumacher''s home country of Germany.

Giroud scores twice as France beats Ukraine 7-1 in friendly

On a night when youth and experience aligned, striker Olivier Giroud scored twice on his 100th appearance for France and teenager Eduardo Camavinga celebrated his first start by scoring an acrobatic goal in a 7-1 thrashing of Ukraine in a friendly game.

It was a surreal moment: Chakravarthy on dismissing Dhoni

If playing against him was not enough, Varun Chakravarthy ended up bowling Mahendra Singh Dhoni out and described the moment as "surreal", three years after watching him from the stands at Chepauk with big dreams in his eyes.

Jadhav was sent ahead of Jadeja and Bravo as he could play spin well: Fleming

Abu Dhabi: Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming said Kedar Jadhav was sent ahead of Ravindra Jadega and Dwayne Bravo in a tense run chase against Kolkata Knight Riders because of his ability to play spin well.

With fans in stands, Portugal draws with Spain in friendly

With fans back in the stands, Portugal and Spain drew 0-0 in a friendly.

Jimenez's penalty gives Mexico 1-0 win over Netherlands

Wolverhampton striker Raul Jimenez converted a penalty to give Mexico a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands in a friendly that marked Frank de Boer''s first match as the Dutch coach.

Rio judge ends Neymar's cybercrime probe linked to rape case

A Brazilian judge has closed an investigation into possible cybercrimes violations involving soccer star Neymar, a case linked to a woman''s rape allegation that led to no charges against him, The Associated Press learned.

Batsmen let the team down: Dhoni

Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the batsmen let the team down after a spirited comeback by the bowlers in their Indian Premier League game against Kolkata Knight Riders here.

 

GK Snapshots on 8 October 2020

1. World Cotton Day Observed on October 7 2020

2. Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna Won 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for Development of a Method for Genome Editing

3. Kuwaiti Govt, Headed by Prime Minister Sabah Al Khalid Al Sabah Resigns

4. Government of India Appoints Dinesh Kumar Khara as the Chairman of SBI


5. ISLRTC and NCERT Signed MoU to Make Educational Materials Accessible for Deaf Children

6. IFFCO & Prasar Bharati Signed MoU to Broadcast Agri technology for Growth of Agriculture

7. NITI Aayog, MNRE and Invest India organized the Global Symposium ‘India PV Edge 2020’

8. Nirmala Sitharaman Launched Indian Bank’s Business Mentoring Programme ‘MSME Prerana’


9. Union Minister Piyush Goyal releases results of 1st Edition of National Startup Awards 2020

10. Government Appoints J Venkatramu as MD, CEO of India Post Payments Bank

11. ICG Offshore Patrol Vessel ‘Vigraha’ launched to enhance Coastal Security

12. Russia Successfully Test-Fires Tsirkon Hypersonic Cruise Missile

13. NDDB, Ladakh UT sign MoU to Conduct Survey for Promotion of Dairying

14. Department of Fertilizers Ranked 3rd Among 65 Ministries/Department: DMEO

 

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