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National

Kejriwal says AAP's campaign to check oxygen levels can save lives

Mumbai: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the Aam Aadmi Party''s (AAP) 'Oximitra'' campaign can save lives directly amid the coronavirus pandemic.

BJP to raise removal of 48,000 slum dwellings along rail tracks during Delhi Assembly session

The BJP MLAs will raise the issue of removal of 48,000 slum dwellings along the railway tracks in the national capital during the one-day session of the Delhi Legislative Assembly on September 14, Leader of Opposition Ramvir Singh Bidhuri said on Saturday.

Delhi Metro resumes full services, Airport Line reopens

New Delhi: Delhi Metro resumed its full services with the Airport Express Line reopening after a hiatus of over 170 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

International

Dozens still missing in Oregon as weather helps fire fight

Salem (US): A change in the weather with winds easing and humidity rising have helped firefighters battling massive blazes in Oregon that have taken a deadly toll from one end of the state to the other.

Dining out, going to pubs linked to contracting coronavirus: US study

Close contact with COVID-19 patients, and dining at restaurants and pubs, are associated with testing positive for the novel coronavirus infection, according to a study of outpatients from 11 US health care facilities.

Seven nations observe 75th anniversary of end of World War II in Singapore

Representatives from seven former combatant nations, including India, observed the 75th anniversary of the end of the World War II at a war memorial in Singapore on Saturday.

Ex-World Anti-Doping Agency President John Fahey dies at 75

John Fahey, a former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency and a key player in getting the 2000 Summer Olympics for Sydney, has died. He was 75.

Hungary sees another record number of new cases

Hungary has registered another record number of people newly infected with the coronavirus, with 916 new cases.

Officials battle online misinformation along with wildfires

Seattle (US): Emergency responders in the Pacific Northwest are fighting misinformation along with raging wildfires as people spread unsubstantiated social media posts.

Media access to wildfires, disasters varies widely by state

Journalists have captured searing, intimate images of active and dangerous wildfires burning in California, due in large part to a decades-old state law that guarantees press virtually unfettered access to disaster sites in evacuated areas that are off-limits to the public.

 

Business

UK PM seeks party backing for his controversial Brexit bill

London: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called on his Conservative Party MPs to back a controversial parliamentary bill that would override parts of the Withdrawal Agreement struck with the European Union, or the so-called Brexit divorce pact.

Diesel price dips below Rs 73, petrol rate cut for 2nd time in six months

New Delhi: Diesel price fell below Rs 73 a litre mark while petrol saw a second reduction in rates in six months, according to state-owned fuel retailers.

US budget deficit hits record $3 trillion through 11 months

The US budget deficit hit an all-time high of 3 trillion for the first 11 months of this budget year, the Treasury Department said on Friday.

Amulya Mica Ropes in Harbhajan Singh to Launch Imperial Premium Laminates Collection

Gandhidham, Gujarat, India Business Wire India Amulya Mica, a leading manufacturer of Decorative Laminates, Plywood and PVC boards roped in Harbhajan Singh to launch their Imperial Premium Laminate Collection. The event will be an online launch on 20th September 2020 at 11:30 Hrs in association with Ply reporter & Surfaces Reporter.

Regulators to examine pilot training for Boeing 737 Max jets

Aviation regulators and pilots from several countries will begin next week reviewing Boeing''s proposal for training pilots to fly the revamped 737 Max, a sign that the grounded plane is moving closer to returning to service.

Foundation stone laid for Tripura's first SEZ

Agartala: Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb laid the foundation stone for Tripuras first-ever Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Sabroom, the southernmost town of the state bordering Bangladesh.

EU warns UK that Brexit deal breach will scuttle a new deal

The 27 European Union nations presented a firmly united front to the UK on Friday after the British government said it plans to violate part of their Brexit divorce agreement, warning London that there was little chance of a new trade deal unless the UK reverses course.

 

Legal

HC reduces number of benches holding physical hearings as COVID-19 cases rise in Delhi

New Delhi: The Delhi HC said it has reduced the number of benches that would be holding physical hearings due to the "alarming" rise in COVID-19 cases in the national capital and majority of lawyers preferring virtual hearings.

NGT directs CPCB to recover fine from Amazon, Flipkart for excessive plastic packaging

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to conduct environmental audit and recover fine from Amazon and Flipkart for violation of environmental norms.

Gayatri Prajapati remanded to 14-days judicial custody

Former Uttar Pradesh minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati was on Friday remanded to 14-days judicial custody by a local court, a day after an FIR was lodged against him on charges of fraud, forgery and criminal intimidation.

Maha: Man gets 7 years RI for robbing, assaulting woman

A court in Thane district of Maharashtra has sentenced a man to seven years of rigorous imprisonment for robbing a 60-year-old woman and assaulting her after breaking into her apartment in Mira Road area over two years ago.

 

Entertainment

Not saying goodbye to Thor with Love and Thunder', says Chris Hemsworth

Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth says he has no plans to quit playing Marvel superhero Thor any time soon.

Himani Shivpuri tests positive for coronavirus, admitted to hospital

Veteran Bollywood and television actor Himani Shivpuri on Saturday said she has tested positive for COVID-19.

Marion Cotillard, Matt Berry board animated feature 'The Inventor'

French star Marion Cotillard and "What We Do In the Shadows" actor Matt Berry have joined the voice cast of stop-motion animated family feature "The Inventor".

Adam Brody, wife Leighton Meester become parents to baby boy

Actors Adam Brody and Leighton Meester have welcomed their second child, a baby boy.

Anuradha Paudwal's son Aditya dies due to kidney ailment

Veteran playback singer Anuradha Paudwal''s son Aditya Paudwal died on Saturday after suffering a kidney failure at a hospital here. He was 35.

Noomi Rapace to topline thriller 'The Trip'

Swedish star Noomi Rapace is set to headline the upcoming Norwegian-language thriller film "The Trip".

Warner Bros delays 'Wonder Woman 1984' to Christmas 2020

Los Angeles: Warner Bros has once again decided to push back Gal Gadot-starrer "Wonder Woman 1984" due to continued uncertainty over reopening of theatres.

Gordon Ramsay to host BBC game show 'Bank Balance'

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay will be hosting the game show "Bank Balance" for BBC One.

 

Sports

Smith passes concussion test, available to play second ODI

Manchester: Star Australia batsman Steve Smith has been cleared to take part in the second ODI against England after passing a second concussion test.

Lahiri cards bogey-free 65 to make cut easily at Safeway

Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri equalled his best round in nearly 22 months with a bogey-free 65 that ensured him a place in the weekend rounds of the Safeway Open at the Silverado Resort.

Malvika is unfazed by COVID-19, excited to return with maiden Uber Cup

Gearing up for her maiden Uber Cup amid the COVID-19 pandemic, India shuttler Malvika Bansod says she is not worried about the threat posed by the disease and is looking ahead to returning after a long break.

IPL updates: Pollard and other CPL bound players check in for respective franchises

After leading the Trinbago Knight Riders to victory in the Carribean Premier League, star West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard has joined the Mumbai Indians camp here on Saturday.

Smith doubtful starter for second ODI, to undergo second concussion test

Manchester: Australia batsman Steve Smith remains a doubtful starter for the second ODI against England after he copped a head knock during training and will undergo a second concussion test to decide his availability.

Ex-World Anti-Doping Agency President John Fahey dies at 75

John Fahey, a former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency and a key player in getting the 2000 Summer Olympics for Sydney, has died. He was 75.

Zvonareva, Siegemund win US Open women's doubles title

Vera Zvonareva and Laura Siegemund stood awkwardly facing each other, rackets and arms in the air in confusion.

Hazlewood stars as Australia beat England by 19 runs in ODI

Josh Hazlewood bowled brilliantly for 3-26 and took a diving catch for the key wicket of Jonny Bairstow to help Australia beat England by 19 runs despite a maiden century by Sam Billings in their one-day international here.


GK Snapshot on 12 September 2020


1. India Post launches Five Star Villages Scheme to ensure 100% rural coverage of postal schemes

2. Union Cabinet gives approval to increase FDI limit from 49% to 74%, National Security Clause added

3. Five Rafale Aircrafts inducted into ‘Golden Arrows’ Squadron of Indian Air Force

4. 13th Edition of Aero India-21 to be held at Yelahanka Air Force Station, Bengaluru, Karnataka

5. India’s ‘Largest Piggery Mission’ launched in Meghalaya

6 73rd session of WHO South East Asia Region held Virtually

7. India’s Real GDP Growth to Contract by 9% in FY21: CRISIL

8. NASSCOM FutureSkills and Microsoft Launched “AI classroom series” to Upgrade AI Skills of 10 Lakh Students in India by 2021

9. West Bengal Government wins the WSIS Winner Prize 2020 for Sabooj Sathi Project: 8th Edition of WSIS Prizes Contest

10. Ministry of Finance Formed Expert Panel Headed by Rajiv Mehrishi to Assess Impacts of Waiving Loan Moratorium

11. UNICEF Appointed Ayushmann Khurrana as Celebrity Advocate for Children’s Rights Campaign, ‘For Every Child’

12. Florida University Research Team Discovered the Explosion of ‘Supernova LSQ14fmg’

13. WHO Appoints Former Health Secretary Preeti Sudan as a member of its Panel for Pandemic Preparedness

 

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