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National

Railway inspection vehicle mows down elephant in Jharkhand

An elephant was killed after being hit by a railway inspection vehicle in Jharkhand''s West Singhbhum district, a senior forest officer said on Friday.

Goa to prepare SOP on providing oxygen to COVID-19 patients

The Goa government will prepare a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to ensure that all COVID-19 patients, whether with mild, moderate or severe symptoms, get oxygen on time in state-run facilities, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane has said.

Lockdown, visa expiry hold up return of Sindhi men from Pak

Eleven Sindhi community men with a refugee status in India are stranded in Pakistan along with their newly married wives due to the COVID-19-induced lockdown and end of their visa term.

International

President Trump not to attend UNGA session in-person: WH chief of staff

Washington: US President Donald Trump will not attend in-person the landmark 75th annual UN General Assembly session next week, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has said.

Biden admin will have no tolerance for terrorism in S Asia, says his campaign

A Biden administration will have no tolerance for terrorism in South Asia and will place a high priority on strengthening the ties between India and the US, that are "natural partners", his campaign has asserted.

US Embassy in Kabul warns of extremist attacks against women

The US Embassy in Afghanistan is warning that extremists groups are planning attacks against a variety of targets but are taking particular aim at women.

Germany to improve safety of Jewish sites after Halle attack

Germany is providing 22 million euros (USD 26 million) to improve security of synagogues and other Jewish sites in the country following an anti-Semitic attack last year.

Business

Rupee rises 33 paise to 73.33 against US dollar in early trade

The rupee strengthened by 33 paise to 73.33 against the US dollar in opening trade on Friday as weak American currency and positive domestic equities buoyed investor sentiment.

Sensex rises nearly 200 pts in early trade; Nifty tops 11,550

Mumbai: Domestic equity benchmark Sensex jumped nearly 200 points in early trade tracking gains in index majors TCS, Reliance Industries and Sun Pharma amid positive cues from Asian peers.

India-US strategic energy partnership takes deep roots: Amb Sandhu

The strategic energy partnership between India and America has taken deep roots in a short span of time, India''s top diplomat to the US has said, asserting that this cooperation can energise the economic recovery of both the countries.

Google receives USD 25 mn tax break from Nevada to build facility

Google will receive more than USD 25 million in tax breaks after pledging an additional USD 600 million for a new data center in southern Nevada, state officials said.

Entertainment

Selena Gomez to return as Mavis in Hotel Transylvania 4', will serve as EP

Los Angeles: Actor-singer Selena Gomez is set to reprise her role of Mavis in the fourth installment of animated franchise Hotel Transylvania . According to Variety, the former Disney star is also attached as an executive producer on the project.

She-Hulk' casts Tatiana Maslany in title role

Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany is in talks to play the lead role in Marvel Studios'' She-Hulk series for streaming platform Disney Plus.

Sports

After US Open run, Shapovalov piling up more wins in Rome

Rome: From singles to doubles, hard courts to clay courts, North America to Europe, Denis Shapovalov just keeps playing and, for the most part, winning.

A rough start and the search continues for Jordan Spieth

Two holes into the U.S. Open, Jordan Spieth had reason to believe it might be a long day and a short week.

Silverwood wants England players in IPL to guard against burn-out

England head coach Chris Silverwood has no doubt that competing in a world class event like IPL will help his players prepare well for the T20 World Cup but is worried about players burning themselves out.

Barcelona president Bartomeu to face vote of no confidence

Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu faces a vote of no confidence after club members gathered enough signatures to force a referendum on his future.


Harikrishna stays in fifth place; Wesley So goes on top

Indian GrandP Harikrishna maintained his joint fifth place in the Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz online chess tournament even as American Wesley So climbed to the top spot ahead of world champion Magnus Carlsen.

 

GK Snapshot on 18 September 2020

1. World Patient Safety Day 2020 – September 17

2. IES, HNBGU hold International Online Conference on Aerosol Air Quality, Climate Change and Impact on Greater Himalayas

3. India Joined Djibouti Code of Conduct/ Jeddah Amendment as Observer

4. India Ranked 116th in World Bank’s Human Capital Index 2020

5.Global Initiative to reduce Land Degradation and Coral Reef program launched at G20 Environment Ministers Meet

6. Mexico Became the First Country to Issue 7-year Sovereign SDG Bond worth $890m

7. WhatsApp Partnered with Common Services Centers for Digital Literacy Service Chatbot

8.Michelin Star Chef Vikas Khanna Honoured with 2020 Asia Game Changer Award for Feeding Millions Amid COVID-19

9 Penguin Books Published Arundhati Roy’s Book titled “Azadi”

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