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International

For good relationship with India, vote for Trump: Indian-American supporters

New York: Describing President Donald Trump as India's "good friend", a group of Indian-Americans have urged the community members across the country to support and vote for the Republican leader in the November 3 elections.

Thai authorities seek to censor coverage of student protests

Thailand''s embattled prime minister said on Monday that there were no plans to extend a state of emergency outside the capital, even as student-led protests calling for him to leave office spread around the country. Police, however, indicated they were working to censor coverage of the demonstrations.

Japan, Vietnam agree to boost defense, economic, energy ties

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, in his first summit foray since taking office last month, agreed with his Vietnamese counterpart to step up defense and security cooperation in the face of China''s expanding influence in the region.

Imran Khan incapable and clueless, has betrayed people of Pakistan: PDM

Karachi: Prime Minister Imran Khan is "incapable and clueless", and his government is worse than a dictatorship, leaders of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance of 11 opposition parties, alleged at its second rally here.

Indian Americans hold GOTV rally in California in support of Biden, Harris

Indian Americans held a Get out the Vote (GOTV) rally in the US state of California in support of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris for the November 3 elections.

Australia says US has resettled most of its 1,100 refugees

The United States is expected to have resettled more than 1,100 refugees by early next year under a deal President Donald Trump reluctantly honoured with Australia, an Australian official said on Monday.

Twitter blocks tweet from Trump adviser downplaying masks

Twitter blocked a post Sunday from an adviser to President Donald Trump who suggested that masks do not work to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

UN hopes meeting will raise $1 billion for key Sahel nations

The U.N. humanitarian chief is hoping a major ministerial meeting Tuesday will not only raise 1 billion for the three countries at the epicenter of a humanitarian crisis in Africa''s Sahel region but also spur leaders to address the underlying causes, including increasing conflict and insecurity, weak governance and a lack of development.

 

Business

Sensex rallies over 300 pts in early trade; Nifty tops 11,800

Mumbai: Equity benchmark Sensex rallied over 300 points in opening trade tracking strong gains in HDFC twins, ICICI Bank and Axis Bank amid positive cues from global markets.

PM to inaugurate India Energy Forum next week

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will next week inaugurate the annual India Energy Forum by CERAWeek, which gathers energy leaders to further important dialogue on the nation''s new energy future.

HDFC Bank shares jump 3 pc after Q2 earnings

Shares of HDFC Bank on Monday rose by 3 per cent after the company reported a 16 per cent rise in its consolidated net profit for the second quarter ended on September 30, 2020.

Rupee slips 7 paise to 73.42 against US dollar in early trade

The rupee opened on a flat note and depreciated 7 paise to 73.42 against the US dollar in opening trade on Monday on fresh demand for the US currency from crude and gold importers.

Glenmark Pharma gets USFDA nod for generic drug

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals on Monday said it has received approval from the US health regulator to market Sirolimus tablets, an immunosuppressant, in the American market.

Japan exports fall amid slow recovery from pandemic downturn

Japan''s exports fell at a slower pace in September in a sign that trade damage from the coronavirus pandemic is easing, according to Finance Ministry data released on Monday.

China's economy accelerates as virus recovery gains strength

China''s economic growth accelerated to 4.9 per cent over a year earlier in the latest quarter as a shaky recovery from the coronavirus pandemic gathered strength.

 

Entertainment

Vishal Bhardwaj to develop film franchise based on the works of Agatha Christie

Mumbai: Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj is set to adapt renowned British mystery writer Agatha Christie's works into a film franchise for Indian audiences.

Adele to host Saturday Night Live'

Singer Adele is set to make her debut as a host on late-night stand-up show Saturday Night Live (SNL) on October 24.

 

Sports

After two morale-boosting wins, KXIP run into mighty Delhi Capitals

Dubai: The nail-biting win over defending champions Mumbai Indians was certainly a morale-lifter but the inconsistent Kings XI Punjab have another tough battle at hand when they take on table leaders Delhi Capitals in an IPL match here on Tuesday.

Bumrah has taken over the mantle from Malinga: Pollard

Mumbai Indians all-rounder Kieron Pollard feels that pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah has taken over the mantle from Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga to become the lynchpin of the four-time IPL champions'' bowling attack.

Shami was very clear on bowling six yorkers in Super Over: Rahul

Dubai: Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul lauded his pace spearhead Mohammed Shami for his ability and clarity of thought to bowl six yorkers in the Super Over while defending just five runs in their dramatic IPL match against Mumbai Indians here.

Van Dijk needs right knee surgery, set for long absence

Liverpool''s hopes of retaining the Premier League title took a major hit when the champions announced Virgil van Dijk requires surgery on his right knee after damaging ligaments in a challenge by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford during the Merseyside derby.

Tottenham collapses on Bale's return to draw 3-3 vs West Ham

Tottenham was transformed by Gareth Bale''s homecoming, just not in the way that Jose Mourinho had imagined.

 

GK Snapshots on 18 October 2020

1. International Day for Eradication of Poverty 2020 – October 17

2. India Ranked 94 out of 107 countries in Global Hunger Index 2020; Worldwide Hunger is at “Moderate” Level

3. Jewar at Gautam Budh Nagar to Become 1st Aerotropolis of India

4. India, Netherlands Collaborates in E-Health Initiative

5. India, Chile hold First Joint Commission Meeting; Chile to Open Consulate General in Mumbai

6. Rajkiran Rai G Elected as Chairman of IBA Succeeding Rajnish Kumar;Dinesh Kumar Khara, elected as Deputy chairman

7. India conducts Successful Night Trial of Nuclear Capable Prithvi-2 Missile

8. Pakistan Cricketer Umar Gul Announces Retirement from All Forms of Cricket

9. Jagdeep Dhankar, Governor of West Bengal Released Deepankar Aron’s Book “On the Trails of Buddha: A Journey to the East”

10. Nagaland Minister Launches handbook on “TB Harega, Desh Jeetega”

11. PFC Signed & Exchanged Agreement with JKPCL for Liquidity Infusion Scheme Under “Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan”

12. IAA India and UNICEF Partners to Promote Gender Equality in Ads

13. Russian Soyuz Spacecraft launched with 1 NASA Astronaut & 2 Russian Cosmonauts

14. Astrosat, India’s first Multi-Wavelength Astronomical Observatory Completes 5 years of Imaging Celestial Objects in Space

 


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