International

Opposition parties in Pak launch alliance to oust PM Imran Khan

Islamabad: Demanding Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan''s immediate resignation, the country''s major Opposition parties have launched an alliance to hold a countrywide protest movement to oust his government.

New Zealand to begin lifting virus restrictions

All remaining virus restrictions will be lifted across much of New Zealand from late Monday with the exception of the largest city, Auckland, which will continue to have some restrictions for at least another 16 days.

South China Sea Watch: Taiwan alarm and Indonesia standoff

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbours in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and are rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves.

Bahrain says it broke up militant attack plot in early 2020

Bahrain said on Monday that it broke up a plot by militants backed by Iran earlier this year to launch attacks on diplomats and foreigners in the island nation home to the US Navy''s 5th Fleet.

Mexico arrests 21, seizes ship said used for stolen fuel

Mexican authorities said Sunday they have seized a ship, arrested 21 crewmembers and shut down a warehouse presumably used to store stolen fuel along the Gulf of Mexico.

UN chief: No UN support for reimposing Iran sanctions now

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations will not support reimposing sanctions on Iran as the United States is demanding until he gets a green light from the Security Council.

 

Business

Sensex, Nifty start on cautious note; HCL Tech rallies over 4 pc

Mumbai: Equity benchmarks Sensex and Nifty opened on a cautious note amid lack of directional cues from global and domestic markets.

HCL Technologies shares jump 5 pc after DWS deal

HCL Technologies shares jumped nearly 5 per cent on Monday after the company said it will acquire Australian IT solutions firm DWS, a move that will help the Indian company strengthen its position in the Australia and New Zealand markets.

Rupee rises 11 paise to 73.34 against US dollar in early trade

The rupee strengthened 11 paise to 73.34 against the US dollar in opening trade on Monday supported by weak American currency.

Asian markets lower after Wall St declines for third week

Asian stock markets were mostly lower on Monday after Wall Street declined for a third week and Britain reported a rise in coronavirus infections.

 

Legal

SC stays HC order granting bail to ex-UP minister in gang rape case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday stayed former Uttar Pradesh minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati''s interim bail, granted for two months on medical grounds by the Allahabad High Court, in a gang rape case.

Chopper scam: Court to pass order on cognisance of charge sheet on Sep 25

A Delhi Monday reserved order on whether to take cognisance of a supplementary charge sheet against British National Christian Michel James and businessman Rajeev Saxena in the AgustaWestland chopper scam.

Court extends freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma's custody in espionage case

A Delhi court Monday extended by seven days the custodial interrogation of freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma, arrested in an espionage case under the Official Secrets Act.

 

Entertainment

Richa Chadha initiates legal action after her name dragged in #MeToo case against Kashyap

Mumbai: Actor Richa Chadha said she has initiated "appropriate" legal action after her name was dragged in a "defamatory" manner by actor Payal Ghosh, who has accused filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of sexual harassment.

Schitt's Creek' wins all major comedy awards at Emmys 2020

Popular sitcom Schitt''s Creek created history as it made a clean sweep in the comedy category at the 72nd Emmy Awards.

Jimmy Kimmel delivers first pandemic-era monologue at Emmys 2020 to fake audience

As Jimmy Kimmel returned to the hosting duties of Emmys 2020, his opening monologue for the virtual television award ceremony was all about having fun in the pandemic.

Zendaya makes Emmys history as youngest drama-actress winner

Los Angeles: Actor Zendaya created history at the 72nd Emmy Awards by becoming the youngest winner of the best lead actress in a drama trophy for her unsettling performance in HBO series "Euphoria .

 

Sports

It really hurts to not close off game against Capitals: Agarwal

Dubai: Crestfallen after losing their IPL opener, Kings XI Punjab batsman Mayank Agarwal said it feels terrible to not close off the game after making a stupendous comeback against Delhi Capitals here.

Chennaiyin FC ropes in Bosnian central defender Enes Sipovic

Two-time champions Chennaiyin FC has signed up Bosnia and Herzegovina center-back Enes Sipovic for the 2020-21 Indian Super League season, the club announced on Monday. The towering 6''6" feet defender joins the former ISL champions on a free transfer after a stint at Qatar top-flight side Umm Salal SC. According to a statement issued by the franchise, Sipovic is CFC''s third signing ahead of the upcoming season, following the arrival of Indian full-backs Reagan Singh and Chhuantea Fanai recently.

Injured Ashwin says he'll be ready for next game, but final decision rests with physio: Iyer

Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer said senior India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is hopeful of recovering from his shoulder injury before their next IPL game but a final call on his availability will rest with the team physio.

Real Madrid starts title defense with draw at Real Sociedad

It wasn''t the best of starts for defending champion Real Madrid, which needed a good performance by goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to salvage a 0-0 draw at Real Sociedad in the Spanish league.

'I deserved it': Djokovic gets obscenity warning in SF win

Novak Djokovic knows it isn''t behaviour when he loses his cool on the tennis court.

 

GK Snapsot on 21 September 2020

 

1. International Coastal Clean-Up Day 2020 observed on September 19

2. 1st International Equal Pay Day 2020 – 18 September

3. Centre Amended Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order 2017 to Promote Make in India

4.External Affairs Minister Launched FICCI-SAM Report “India-Japan: Time to Seize New Opportunities”

5.11 member Company Law Committee Gets 1 year Extension; Headed by Rajesh Verma

6. Former RAW Chief Anil Dhasmana Appointed as New Chief of NTRO; Succeeds Satish Chandra Jha

7.  IIIT Bhubaneswar Students Developed, ‘Swasner’, a 1st of its kind Helmet-like Ventilation Device to Ease Breathing

8. Southern Railway’s Chennai Division launches “Freight Seva” app

9.  American Novelist Winston Groom, Author of “Forrest Gump” Passed Away at 77

10. Amitabha Ghosh, 16th RBI Shortest Service Governor Passed Away at 90


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