Synopsis

All 32 accused in Babri demolition case acquitted; court clears Advani, Joshi of conspiracy charge

 Lucknow: Twenty-eight years after the Babri Masjid was razed, a court here acquitted all 32 people including BJP veterans L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti accused of being involved in the demolition of the mosque they believed occupied the spot where Lord Ram was born.

India's COVID-19 caseload races past 62 lakh, recoveries surge to 51,87,825

New Delhi: India''''s COVID-19 caseload raced past 62 lakh on Wednesday with 80,472 infections being reported in a day, while the number of recoveries surged to 51,87,825 pushing the recovery rate to 83.33 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

National

NHRC notice to UP govt, state police chief over gang rape of Dalit woman

The NHRC has issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government and the state''s police chief in connection with the gang rape of a 19-year-old Dalit women in Hathras district, officials said on Wednesday.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla's father cremated

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla''s father Shrikrishna Birla was cremated on Wednesday in the presence of family members and close relatives.

 

International

Trump urges supporters to watch ballots very carefully

Washington: US President Donald Trump has expressed hope that the upcoming presidential election would be fair and urged his supporters to watch very carefully the entire voting process to ensure there is nothing fraudulent while his Democratic rival Joe Biden said he will accept the results once all the votes are counted.

Trump hesitates to condemn white supremacists as he debates race issues with Biden

US President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden clashed over the issue of race in America in the first presidential debate wherein the Republican leader hesitated to condemn white supremacists.

Earthquake off Taiwan's east coast shakes Taipei

An earthquake struck off the coast of Taiwan on Wednesday, swaying buildings in Taipei, the capital.

Pak opens all educational institutions, six months after closure due to COVID-19

Pakistan on Wednesday opened all the educational institutions which remained shut for nearly six months due to the coronavirus pandemic that has infected over 3 lakh people in the country.

Maldives thanks India for $250 million support amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Maldives has thanked India for the financial assistance of USD 250 million - "the single largest financial assistance from a donor" - to support the island nation amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "The pandemic has also highlighted the importance of global cooperation. In the Maldives, without the support of our friends, our bilateral and multilateral partners, we would not be able to continue weathering this storm, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives Abdulla Shahid said in his address to the General Debate of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.

 

Business

Govt opening up economy for greater pvt sector participation: Goyal

New Delhi: The government is opening up the economy for greater participation of the private sector and has been working in different ways to remove entry barriers for new investments, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday.

Sensex, Nifty turn choppy in volatile trade

Mumbai: Equity benchmarks Sensex and Nifty opened on a choppy note on Wednesday tracking losses in financial stocks amid mixed cues from global markets as investors turned cautious after the first US presidential debate.

Markets mixed after Trump-Biden debate; data lifts China

Stocks were mixed in Asia on Wednesday while upbeat manufacturing data lifted shares in China as investors studied the outcome of the debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden.

Godrej Properties acquires 20-acre land in Mumbai to develop housing project

Realty firm Godrej Properties on Wednesday said it has agreed to acquire 20 acres of land in Kalyan, Mumbai, to develop a housing project.

Reliance Industries shares gain 1 pc after General Atlantic deal

Shares of Reliance Industries gained 1 per cent on Wednesday after the company said global private equity firm General Atlantic will invest Rs 3,675 crore to buy 0.84 per cent stake in its retail arm.

Rupee opens on flat note against US dollar

The rupee opened on a flat note and was trading in a narrow range against the US dollar in opening session on Wednesday, as investors were cautious after the first US Presidential debate.

 

Legal

HC transfers to crime branch probe into disappearance of CISF official

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Wednesday transferred to the Delhi Police Crime Branch, investigation into the case of disappearance of a CISF official since May this year.

Babri verdict: BJP leaders Advani, Joshi, Bharti unlikely to be present in court

Lucknow: BJP veterans LK Advani, MM Joshi, Uma Bharti and Kalyan Singh, all accused in the Babri mosque demolition case, are unlikely to be present in the trial court on Wednesday at the time of delivery of verdict in the matter.

Rajasthan HC dismisses state govt's plea to extend time limit for holding polls for 6 civic bodies

The Rajasthan High Court has dismissed the state government''s application to extend time limit for holding elections for six newly created municipal corporations in the state.

 

Entertainment

I am a pledged organ donor: Amitabh Bachchan

 Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Wednesday said he has pledged to donate his organs. Bachchan, 77, took to Instagram and posted a picture from the sets of his game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" with a green ribbon to mark the gesture.

Joey King reuniting with Netflix for 'Uglies'

Actor Joey King is set to star in the screen adaptation of young adult novel "Uglies" in the works at Netflix.

Jim Parsons says he and Todd Spiewak had COVID-19

Los Angeles: "The Big Bang Theory" star Jim Parsons has revealed that he and his husband, producer Todd Spiewak, had contracted the coronavirus in the middle of March.

'Lion King' prequel in works, to be directed by Barry Jenkins

A prequel to "The Lion King" is in development at Disney Studios with Oscar winner Barry Jenkins attached to direct the new project.

 

Sports

Serena Williams pulls out of French Open with hurt Achilles

Paris: Saying she is struggling to walk, Serena Williams ended her latest bid for a 24th Grand Slam title and withdrew from the French Open before her second-round match Wednesday because of an injured Achilles heel.

Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer fined Rs 12 lakh for slow over-rate

Abu Dhabi: Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer has been slapped with a fine of Rs 12 lakh after his team maintained a slow over-rate against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here.

Ferencv ros end 25-year wait to reach Champions League

Ferencv ros ended a 25-year wait to return to the Champions League group stage, giving Hungary a rare place on European club soccer''s biggest stage.

Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara contracts COVID-19

Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara has tested positive for the coronavirus.

We were outplayed, no excuses from us: Ponting

Abu Dhabi: Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting had no qualms in admitting that they were "outplayed" in all departments in the IPL game against Sunrisers Hyderabad and refused to blame the pitch, saying it played better when his team batted.

Mourinho gets better of Lampard as Spurs beat Chelsea in Cup

Jose Mourinho had just completed his third and final Tottenham substitution when Eric Dier sprinted off the field past him.

 

GK Snapshot on 30 September 2020 

1. World Heart Day 2020: September 29
2. First Ever “International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste” observed on 29th September, 2020
3. Vedantu, Online tutoring platform Ropes in Aamir Khan as Brand Ambassador

4. 1st ever India Happiness Report 2020 Released, Mizoram Tops
 

5. PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Six Major Projects in Uttarakhand
6. India, Japan hold Joint Maritime Exercise JIMEX-2020 in North Arabian Sea
7. Government constitutes Five Ministerial Task Forces to make Indian MSMEs future-ready
8. ICRA Projected India’s GDP to contract 11% in FY21
 

9. Kerala Tourism bags PATA Grand Award 2020
10. P D Vaghela Appointed as Chairman of TRAI; Succeeds RS Sharma
11. Union Minister Rajnath Singh launches the Book ‘A Bouquet of Flowers’
12. Nagaland Launches Portal for Livelihood Generation Programme for Returned Migrant Workers

13.Syeda Anwara Taimur, Assam’s 1st and only Woman CM Passed Away

News in Detail

 


LAST MONTHS G.K.

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December 21 : 30, 29, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 22, 21, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 08, 07, 06, 06, 04, 03, 02, 01

November 21 : 20, 18, 18, 18, 17, 17, 11, 10, 09, 09, 08, 06, 03, 02, 01

October 21 : 24, 23, 21, 20, 19, 18, 16, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 08, 08, 07, 06, 04, 01

September 21 : 07, 04, 03, 02, 01

August 21 : 11, 10

July 21 : 10, 10, 09, 09, 08, 06, 05, 03, 02, 01

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May 21 : 29, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 20, 19, 18, 17, 17, 14, 13, 11, 10, 10, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 01

April 21 : 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 09, 08, 08, 07, 05, 03, 02, 01

March 21 : 18, 17, 16, 15, 13, 12, 10, 10, 09, 08, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

February 21 : 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 15, 13, 12, 12, 11, 10, 08, 06, 03, 01

January 21 : 27, 25, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 16, 15, 14, 12, 11, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05

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November 20 : 24, 20, 19, 18, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02

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September 20 : 30, 29, 29, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 12, 11, 10, 09, 09, 08, 07, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

August 20 : 31, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 10, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 01

July 20 : 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 18, 17, 14, 13, 10, 09, 09, 08, 07, 06, 04, 03, 02, 01

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April 20 : 30, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 07, 07, 04, 03, 02, 01

March 20 : 31, 27, 26, 25, 24, 22, 21, 19, 18, 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 09, 07, 06, 05, 04, 04, 03, 02

February 20 : 29, 28, 28, 26, 25, 24, 21, 20, 19, 18, 11

January 20 : 13