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National

Delhi's air quality hits 'very poor' level, first time this season

New Delhi: The national capital''s air quality was in the very poor category, the first time this season, with calm winds and low temperatures allowing accumulation of pollutants.

Maha: Bust of Shivaji installed sans permission, removed

Unidentified persons allegedly installed a bust of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj at a village in Maharashtra''s Kolhapur district without permission from authorities, police said.


International

49 stranded Indian workers repatriated from UAE: Report

A total of 49 Indians, who were stranded for several months in the UAE after being abandoned by their employers, have been repatriated after the Indian mission here helped them secure their passports and security deposits from two companies, a media report said on Tuesday.

German population slightly lower as virus hits immigration

Germany''s population has contracted slightly for the first time in nearly a decade because immigration shrank as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, official data showed on Tuesday.

UK unveils 3-level lockdown plan; Liverpool at highest risk

London: The British government carved England into three tiers of coronavirus risk in a bid to slow a resurgent outbreak, putting the northern city of Liverpool into the highest-risk category and shutting its pubs, gyms and betting shops.

California orders GOP to remove unofficial ballot boxess

California''s chief elections official on Monday ordered Republicans to remove unofficial ballot boxes from churches, gun shops and other locations and Attorney General Xavier Becerra warned those behind the vote tampering" could face prosecution.

China's trade growth accelerates in Sept; exports up 9.9%

China''s trade growth accelerated in September as the world''s second-largest economy recovered from the coronavirus pandemic.

US forces hit Taliban with airstrikes in Helmand province

American forces carried out several airstrikes in support of Afghan security forces under attack by the Taliban in southern Helmand province, a spokesperson for the US military in Afghanistan said on Monday.

How a probe of Trump-Russia ties turned into a GOP rally cry

In 2016, Donald Trump''s campaign chairman shared polling data with an associate suspected of ties to Russian intelligence. Another Trump associate sought inside information about Democratic emails stolen by Kremlin operatives. The candidate himself invited Russia to hunt for his opponent''s emails, then tried to stifle investigators once he entered the White House.

Malaysia's Anwar meets king in bid to form new government

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was to meet the nation''s king on Tuesday in a bid to form a new government after claiming he had secured a majority in Parliament.

Trump opposes perpetual lockdown; says cure cannot be worse than problem itself

Vehemently opposing those advocating perpetual lockdowns to address the coronavirus pandemic, US President Donald Trump has said that cure cannot be worse than the problem itself.



Business

Markets eke out gains, close higher for 9th day; IT stocks shine

Mumbai: Equity benchmarks Sensex and Nifty ended marginally higher after choppy trade on Tuesday, propped up by RIL and IT stocks amid lacklustre cues from the global markets.

Gold declines Rs 133, silver plunges Rs 875

Gold prices fell Rs 133 to Rs 51,989 per 10 gram in the national capital on Tuesday, witnessing the first decline in three days amid a weak global trend, according to HDFC Securities.

Sensex, Nifty start on tepid note; UltraTech Cement top gainer

Mumbai: Equity benchmarks Sensex and Nifty opened on a cautious note as market participants preferred to book profits at higher levels after an eight-session market rally.

Vedanta says committed to India after failed delisting

Shrugging off a failed bid to get its Indian flagship firm delisted from stock exchanges, mining baron Anil Agarwal''s Vedanta Resources on Tuesday said it is committed to investing in the country that offers unparalleled opportunities and growth.

Piaggio India announces benefits worth up to Rs 10,000 on Vespa, Aprilia

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Asian shares lower after tech-driven rally on Wall Street

Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday as investors awaited the release of Chinese trade data.

 

Legal

SC to pass orders on plea against interim bail to ex-UP minister in gang rape case

New Delhi: The SC said that it would pass orders on Oct 15 on a plea of UP govt challenging the interim bail of two months granted to gang rape accused and former state minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati on medical grounds by the Allahabad HC.

NGT notice to Centre on plea for quashing notification on groundwater extraction

The National Green Tribunal Tuesday issued notice to the Centre and the CPCB on a plea seeking quashing of a notification on groundwater extraction on the grounds that its commercial use was adversely affecting the flow of rivers and availability of drinking water in the country.

Man sentenced to 15 years in jail for raping teenage girl in 2013

A man was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment by a court here for holding a teenage girl hostage for four days and raping her in 2013.

HC asks Gujarat govt to deal with online gambling as per law

The Gujarat High Court has directed the state government to look into the issue of online gambling, and take action in accordance with the law in larger public interest before it is too late.

 

Entertainment

I'm a result of many failures: Pankaj Tripathi

New Delhi: His road to success was paved with "many failures but Pankaj Tripathi, who made his Hindi movie debut by playing an unnamed character in the 2004 movie Run, looks back at his foundation years without any regrets.

Mrunal Thakur to turn showstopper for LFW season-fluid edition finale

Actor Mrunal Thakur is set to bring down the curtain at the Lakme Fashion Week''s (LFW) upcoming first season-fluid edition, the fashion gala organisers announced on Tuesday.

'Over the Moon' is for my daughters: Hollywood star Ken Jeong

New Delh:i As a father of teenage twin daughters, Hollywood star and comic Ken Jeong says his upcoming animated film "Over the Moon", led by an all Asian-American voice cast, is for all those girls searching for role s in their formative years.

Jonah Hill, Gianna Santos call off their engagement

Hollywood star Jonah Hill and his fiance Gianna Santos have parted ways.

Kyle Chandler joins Netflix's 'Slumberland'

"Godzilla: King of the Monsters" star Kyle Chandler has boarded the cast of the Netflix live-action film "Slumberland", directed by Francis Lawrence. The actor joins previously announced cast members Jason Momoa, Chris O''Dowd and Marlow Barkley, reported Deadline.

Joshua Jackson to headline Peacock series 'Dr Death'

Actor Joshua Jackson is set to play the lead role in the Peacock series "Dr Death", based on the Wondery podcast of the same name.

 

Sports

I am very sure about my role when playing for Australia, it changes frequently in IPL: Maxwell

New Delhi: Aus big-hitter Glenn Maxwell has attributed his inconsistent run in the IPL over eight seasons to frequent changes in his role, something that is very clear to him when playing for his country.

Lakshya enters second round of Denmark Open

Fast-rising Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen made a successful return to competitive badminton, beating Christo Popov in straight games in the opening round of the USD 750,000 Denmark Open, which marked the resumption of the international calender after a coronavirus-forced break of seven months.

Charlie Moore, 1952 Olympic 400 hurdles champion, dies at 91

Charlie Moore, the 400-meter hurdles champion at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, has died. He was 91.

De Villiers played like a superhuman on a pitch where other batsmen struggled: Kohli

Sharjah: Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli said AB de Villiers'' match-wining 73 against Kolkata Knight Riders was a "superhuman" effort as "every other batsmen" struggled on the dry Sharjah pitch.

Wawrinka saves 3 match points to top Evans in St. Petersburg

Stan Wawrinka saved three match points to achieve a comeback win over Dan Evans and reach the second round of the St. Petersburg Open, after the tournament was disrupted by an unnamed player''s coronavirus case.

 

GK Snapshots on 13 October 2020

1.International Day of the Girl Child 2020: October 11

2. World Arthritis Day 2020 – October 12

3. World Obesity Day 2020 – Moved from 11th October to 4th March

4. Kerala becomes First State in India to go Digital in Public Education

5. PM Modi Launches Physical Distribution of Property Cards Under the SVAMITVA Scheme

6. Rajnath Singh Virtually Inaugurates 44 bridges Built by BRO & LaysFoundation Stone for Nechiphu Tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh

7. C-DAC & NSM Host Institutes signed a MoU to Establish Supercomputing Infrastructure in Premier Institutions Across India

8. India’s ranked 129 in CRI Index of Reducing Inequality: OXFAM Report

9. School Closure due to COVID-19 may cost USD 400 Billion Loss to India : World Bank

10.Exim Bank Supported USD 310 mn LoC to Republic of Zimbabwe for Repowering of Hwange Thermal Power Station

11. Britain’s Prince William & Sir David Attenborough Launched “The Earthshot Prize”, an Environmental Award to Support Climate Change

12. India’s Eight Beaches get International Blue Flag Certification

13. Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson Won 2020 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for their Work on Auction Theory

14. DRDO Launches Nirbhay Cruise Missile;Aborts Mission due to Technical Snag

15. AIFF announces ‘Indian Football – Forward Together’ as its new motto

16. Lewis Hamilton wins 2020 Eifel Grand Prix; Equals Schumacher’s record of 91 GP victories

17. Edappadi K. Palaniswami, CM of Tamil Nadu Signs 14 MoUs Worth Rs 10,055 Crore

18. INS Sahyadri & Kora were Declared as Best Ships in Fleet Award Function 2020

19. Polish Footballer Robert Lewandowski named as UEFA Men’s Player of the Year for 2019/202020.

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