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National

Reports of oxygen shortage in COVID hospitals a matter of concern: Mayawati

Lucknow: BSP president Mayawati expressed concern over reports of oxygen shortage in COVID-19 hospitals in various states, including Uttar Pradesh, and asked the Centre to take immediate steps in this regard.

Par passes bill to give statutory status to aviation regulators

Parliament on Tuesday passed a bill that seeks to improve India''s aviation safety ratings and provide statutory status to regulatory institutions, including the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Nitish assures PM timely completion of all central govt schemes in Bihar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for inaugurating and laying stones of seven urban infrastructure schemes worth Rs 541 crore and assured him that the state government would complete all the projects on time.

Encounter underway between security forces, militants in Pulwama

Srinagar: An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.


International

Biden assembles legal team ahead of divisive 2020 election

Washington: Democrat Joe Biden is assembling a team of top lawyers in anticipation of court challenges to the election process that could ultimately determine who wins the race for the White House.

UN: Boat capsizes near Libya; 24 migrants presumed dead

The UN migration agency said Tuesday that a boat carrying migrants bound for Europe capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, leaving at least two dozen people drowned or missing and presumed dead, the latest shipwreck off the North African country.

UK PM's controversial Brexit bill clears first hurdle in Parliament

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson''s controversial bill that aims to override parts of the Brexit divorce agreement struck with the European Union (EU) cleared its first parliamentary hurdle by winning the first House of Commons vote by 340 to 263 votes.

PAF aircraft crashes during routine training; pilot ejects safely

A Pakistan Air Force aircraft on Tuesday crashed during a routine training mission, while its pilot ejected safely in Punjab province''s Attock district, making it a fifth such incident this year, according to media reports.

 

Trump to host signing ceremony for Israel's historic deal with UAE, Bahrain

The White House will host a signing ceremony on Tuesday for Israel to establish diplomatic relationships with two important Islamic countries in the Middle East - the UAE and Bahrain, marking a notable diplomatic achievement for US President Donald Trump in an election year.

India beats China to win crucial election to UN commission on women

In a significant victory, India got elected as Member of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, the principal global body focussed on gender equality and women empowerment, beating China in a hotly-contested election.

Trump defies virus rules as 'peaceful protest' rallies grow

President Donald Trump is running as the law and order candidate. But that hasn''t stopped him and his campaign from openly defying state emergency orders and flouting his own administration''s coronavirus guidelines as he holds ever-growing rallies in battleground states.

 

Business

Sensex rallies 288 pts; Nifty tops 11,500

Mumbai: Domestic equity benchmark Sensex surged 288 points on Tuesday, tracking strong buying sentiment in banking counters amid positive cues from global markets.

India's rank slips to 54th in terms of rise in housing prices: Report

India''s rank slipped 11 places to 54th in terms of appreciation in residential prices, as housing rates declined nearly 2 per cent during June quarter compared with the year-ago period, according to property consultant Knight Frank.

Rupee settles 16 paise lower at 73.64 against US dollar

The rupee pared early gains to settle 16 paise lower at 73.64 (provisional) against the US dollar on Tuesday even as domestic equity market traded in the positive territory.

Sensex jumps over 200 points in early trade; Nifty tests 11,500

Mumbai: Domestic equity benchmark Sensex jumped over 200 points in early trade tracking gains in index majors HDFC twins, ICICI Bank and Reliance Industries amid positive global cues and sustained foreign fund inflow.

US bans import of 5 Chinese goods produced using "forced labour"

The US has banned the import of five goods from China, including computer-parts, cotton and hair products, alleging that they are produced in forced labour camps in the restive Muslim-majority Xinjiang province.


China warns US over US-Taiwan economic talks

China warned the United States on Monday of potential serious damage to their relations if it does not withdraw from an upcoming economic meeting with Taiwan that is expected to be attended by a senior American official.

Volkswagen completes monitoring in 2015 emissions scandal

Volkswagen said Monday that it has completed supervision by an independent monitor imposed as part of the company''s plea agreement with the US Justice Department in its diesel emissions scandal.

 

Legal

HC notice to Centre on plea over Sushant case media coverage

Mumbai: The Bombay HC issued a notice to the Union govt over a petition filed by an NGO seeking that the media be restrained from reporting on issues related to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput and subsequent probe into the case.

SC grants interim protection from arrest to ex-Punjab DGP in 1991 murder case

The Supreme Court Tuesday granted interim protection from arrest to former Punjab SGP Sumedh Singh Saini in the 1991 case of alleged murder of a junior engineer Balwant Singh Multani. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R S Reddy and M R Shah sought response from Punjab government on Saini''s plea challenging the Punjab and Haryana High Court order refusing to grant him anticipatory bail in the case. The bench posted the matter for hearing after four weeks and said that Saini is not to be arrested till further orders and he shall cooperate in the investigation.

There should be some kind of self-regulation in media, says SC on "rabid" TV programme

There should be some kind of self-regulation in the media, the Supreme Court said on Tuesday while raising questions over a "rabid" Sudarshan TV programme, claimed by the channel as a ''big expose on conspiracy to infiltrate Muslims in government service'' in the promos.

 

Entertainment

Multiplex association appeals to govt to reopen cinemas, says jobs are at stake

New Delhi: Appealing to the govt to allow theatres to reopen on an urgent basis , the Multiplex Association of India said the movie exhibition sector that provides employment to lakhs of people had lost an estimated Rs 9,000 crore in the last six months.

Alicia Keys to release new self-titled album on Friday

Singer Alicia Keys has announced that she will be releasing her much-anticipated new album Alicia'' on Friday.

Good Times' animated reboot ordered at Netflix

Netflix is rebooting Norman Lear''s classic 1970s sitcom Good Times as an animated series.

Wanted to make Safin unsettling: Rami Malek on James Bond villain

Oscar winner Rami Malek says as the antagonist of the upcoming James Bond movie No Time to Die , he wanted his character of Safin to be unsettling . Malek plays the villain opposite Daniel Craig''s suave British spy in the much-anticipated film directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga.

 

Sports

Smith on track to return for Australia after head knock

Manchester: Steve Smith will bat in the nets on Tuesday and is "definitely tracking in the right direction" to play in the deciding one-day cricket international against England, Australia coach Justin Langer said.

Former India player SR Patil dead

Former India player Sadashiv Raoji Patil, who represented the country in one Test match, died at his residence in Kolhapur on Tuesday.

Langer regrets not discussing Australia's BLM stance more

Australia cricket coach Justin Langer regrets there were not more conversations among the squad about taking a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement before matches on the ongoing white-ball tour of England.

Murray given wild card into French Open

Paris: Andy Murray received a wild card into the French Open.

Fuming Paire shows little effort in 1st-round loss in Rome

Benoit Paire''s anger at being strictly confined at the U.S. Open after contracting the coronavirus boiled over at the Italian Open during a farcical first-round match.

With Werner and Havertz, Chelsea wins at Brighton 3-1 in EPL

A Chelsea team featuring just two of its slew of high-profile and expensive signings got off to a winning start in the English Premier League by beating Brighton 3-1. Timo Werner and Kai Havertz signed for a combined 160 million didn''t manage to score at Amex Stadium, either, with Chelsea''s goals coming from Jorginho, Reece James and Kurt Zouma.

Bellingham scores on debut as Dortmund beats Duisburg 5-0

Jude Bellingham scored on his Borussia Dortmund debut to help his side reach the second round of the German Cup after routing third-division MSV Duisburg 5-0.

 

GK Snapshot on 15 September 2020

 

1. Hindi Diwas 2020 – September 14

2. JK LG Manoj Sinha Laid Foundation Stone of Arun Jaitley Memorial Sports Complex, Hiranagar

3. 77th Venice Film Festival 2020: Chairanya Tamhane’s Marathi Film “The Disciple” Bags Best Screenplay Award

4. Govt Formed 16-member Committee to Study Ancient Indian Culture: Prahlad Singh Patel

5. 140th edition of US open held from august 31- sep 13, 2020 at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center , New York

6. Lewis Hamilton wins dramatic Tuscan Grand Prix, Albon secures first career podium

7. S&P Projected India’s GDP to contract 9% in FY21 on rising covid-19 cases

8. Agriculture Ministry: Targets to Cover 100 Lakh Ha Under Micro Irrigation

9. Prime Minister Virtually Inaugurated 900 crore worth Petroleum Project in Bihar

10. Overview of S Jaishankar visit to Russia from Sept 8- 11, 2020 to Attends SCO Foreign Ministers in Moscow

11. 4. ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting held virtually; New ASEAN-India Plan of Action (2021-2025) adopted

12. A Book Titled ‘End of an Era, India Exits Tibet’ Authored by Claude Arpi to be Released

13. Swami Agnivesh, Social activist, Former Cabinet Minister and Arya Samaj leader Passed Away at 80

14. Former Union Minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh Passes Away at 74


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