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National

The poor now linked to banking system, have access to loans: PM

 Lucknow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his government has acknowledged the honesty and hard work of street vendors by offering them loans that were inaccessible to the poor in the past.

Man attacks TV actress with knife in Mumbai

A man allegedly stabbed a TV actress with a knife in suburban Andheri after she turned down his marriage proposal, police said on Tuesday.

Time has come for ushering in change in Bihar: Sonia Gandhi to voters

New Delhi: Ahead of the Bihar assembly polls, Congress president Sonia Gandhi made a fervent appeal to voters to herald change in the state and build a ''new Bihar''.

Mild earthquake at Seoni in MP, tremors also felt in Nagpur

A low intensity earthquake of 3.3 magnitude was experienced in Madhya Pradesh''s Seoni district on Tuesday morning and the tremors were also felt at Nagpur in neighbouring Maharashtra, officials said.

I-T raids hawala operatives across Delhi, Goa, other states

The Income Tax Department has recovered cash and jewellery worth about Rs 5.26 crore after it carried out multi-city raids against hawala operators and individuals who prepare fake bills, the CBDT said on Tuesday.

Priyanka slams UP govt over 'rising prices'

Hitting out at the Uttar Pradesh government over alleged rise in prices, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday said the Yogi Adityanath dispensation which spends crores of rupees on "false propaganda" is silent on people''s problems.

 

 

International

Pak to strengthen ties with Afghanistan: PM Imran

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said his government has decided to strengthen relations with Afghanistan "no matter who is in power" in Kabul.

President Donald Trump ahead of Joe Biden by 5 points in Texas: Poll

US President Donald Trump is ahead of his rival and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden by more than five points among the likely voters in the state of Texas, according to a poll conducted to understand the popularity of the two leaders.

Taiwan says new arms purchases to boost credible defence

Taiwan said Tuesday that proposed US sales of missiles and other arms systems will boost the island''s ability to credibly defend itself, amid rising threats from China.

President Trump's pick Amy Barrett sworn in as Supreme Court justice

Conservative jurist Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in as a justice of the US Supreme Court, an hour after the Republican-controlled Senate confirmed her controversial nomination, handing President Donald Trump a major victory just a week before the election.

Embattled Malaysian PM gets respite but survival in balance

A key ally''s reaffirmed support for Malaysia''s prime minister offers him a respite after his failed bid to declare a coronavirus emergency, but his political survival still hangs in the balance.

US polls 2020: Trump seeks a 'rebuke of socialism'

US President Donald Trump has warned that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris plan to take the country on the path of socialism, unless voters use the November 3 elections to keep such ideologies at bay.

Scientists find water on sunlit surface of Moon

Scientists have confirmed, for the first time, the presence of water on the sunlit surface of the Moon, a discovery which indicates that water molecules may be distributed across the lunar surface, and not limited to the cold, shadowed places as previously thought.

Trump's pick Amy Barrett sworn in as Supreme Court justice

Washington: Conservative jurist Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in as the 115th justice of the US Supreme Court on Monday night, an hour after the Republican-controlled Senate confirmed her nomination.

 

Business

Sharing best practices, knowledge among SCO members to help startups: Goyal

New Delhi: Sharing best practices, knowledge and engaging investors from the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation member nations will help strengthen startup ecosystem, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said.

Vistara to start flights to Bangladesh from Nov 5 under air bubble pact

Tata-SIA joint venture airline Vistara on Tuesday said it will launch flight services to Bangladesh from India, starting November 5, under the recently signed air bubble agreement between the two countries.

Ceat Q2 net profit surges four-fold to Rs 182 cr

Tyre maker Ceat on Tuesday reported over four-fold increase in its consolidated net profit to Rs 182.18 crore for the second quarter ended September 30.

Gold declines Rs 137 amid tepid demand

Gold prices in the national capital dropped Rs 137 to Rs 51,108 per 10 gram on Tuesday amid rupee appreciation and subdued demand, according to HDFC Securities.

RBI asks lending institutions to implement waiver of interest on interest scheme

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank asked all lending institutions, including non-banking financial companies, to implement the waiver of interest on interest for loans up to Rs 2 crore for the six months moratorium period beginning March 1, 2020.

Kotak Mahindra Bank shares continue to gain; zoom nearly 10 pc

Shares of Kotak Mahindra Bank further gained nearly 10 per cent in early trade on Tuesday after the company reported a 22 per cent growth in consolidated net profit for the July-September quarter.

Rupee falls 10 paise to 73.94 against US dollar in early trade

The rupee slipped 10 paise to 73.94 against the US dollar in opening trade on Tuesday, tracking muted domestic equities.

Sensex drops over 100 pts in early trade; Nifty below 11,750

Equity benchmark Sensex dropped over 100 points in early trade on Tuesday, tracking losses in index majors Reliance Industries, ICICI Bank and Infosys amid negative cues from global markets.

 

Legal

SC extends till Mar 31 time to complete trial in sexual assault case against Tarun Tejpal

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday extended till March 31 the time for completing trial in the sexual assault case against Tehelka magazine founder Tarun Tejpal.

Loan moratorium: Lenders to credit interest on interest' to borrowers by Nov 5, Centre tells SC

The Centre has informed the Supreme Court that lenders have been directed to credit in the accounts of eligible borrowers by November 5 the difference between compound interest and simple interest collected on loans of up to Rs 2 crore during the RBI''s loan moratorium scheme.

Delhi riots: Court dismisses Jamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha's bail plea

A Delhi court has dismissed the bail plea of Jamia Millia Islamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha, arrested under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, in connection with a case related to larger conspiracy in the north east Delhi riots in February.

NGO moves SC against electoral bonds scheme ahead of Bihar assembly polls

Ahead of Bihar Assembly elections, an NGO has moved the Supreme Court seeking urgent hearing of its 2017 PIL challenging the 2018 Electoral Bonds Scheme meant for funding political parties.

CBI probe in Hathras case to be monitored by Allahabad HC, says SC

The CBI investigation in the sensational Hathras case, in which a Dalit girl was allegedly brutally raped and died of injuries, will now be monitored by the Allahabad High Court, the Supreme Court Tuesday said.

CBI probe in Hathras case to be monitored by Allahabad HC, says SC

The CBI investigation in the sensational Hathras case, in which a Dalit girl was allegedly brutally raped and died of injuries, will now be monitored by the Allahabad High Court, the Supreme Court Tuesday said.

 

Entertainment

Eternally grateful for love: Amitabh Bachchan on 'Mohabbatein' clocking 20 years

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan  celebrated the 20th anniversary of filmmaker Aditya Chopra's "Mohabbatein", saying that he was thankful for the continued love the film has received.

Adam Sandler to star in space drama based on Czech novel 'Spaceman of Bohemia'

Hollywood star Adam Sandler is set to headline a screen adaptation of "Spaceman of Bohemia", a sci-fi novel by Czech author Jaroslav Kalfar. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the untitled Netflix project will be helmed by Johan Renk, the director of HBO''s acclaimed "Chernobyl" mini-series.

Kenya Barris to helm Richard Pryor biopic for MGM

"Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris will write and direct the biographical drama about legendary stand-up comedian Richard Pryor.

Emily Ratajkowski pregnant with first child

Super-actor Emily Ratajkowski is expecting her first child with actor and producer Sebastian Bear-McClard.

Oscar Isaac in talks to star in Disney Plus series 'Moon Knight'

Oscar Isaac is in negotiations to star in the Marvel Studios series "Moon Knight" at Disney Plus.

 

Sports

Rohit unlikely as Mumbai and RCB aim to secure play-off berth

Abu Dhabi: Rohit Sharma is likely to miss his third game in a row when Mumbai Indians face Royal Challengers Bangalore here on Wednesday with both teams aiming to secure their spot in the IPL play-offs.

Feels surreal, says Varun Chakravarthy on his surprise India call-up

"It feels surreal," said the architect-turned-mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy after he got a maiden India call-up for the T20 series in Australia following his exploits for Kolkata Knight Riders in the ongoing IPL.

Pak, Zimbabwe squads get all clear after COVID-19 tests

All 107 COVID-19 tests conducted on Zimbabwe and Pakistan players, support staff and match officials have returned negative ahead of the limited-overs series starting later this week, the Pakistan Cricket Board said on Tuesday.

Gayle is probably the greatest T20 player: Mandeep

Sharjah: Kings XI Punjab opener Mandeep Singh, who is grieving the loss of his father, was in awe of Chris Gayle''s power-hitting against Kolkata Knight Riders, and described the Jamaican as the "greatest T20 player" of the game.

Indian cricket fan deserves to know more about Rohit's fitness: Gavaskar

Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar has called for more transparency on the status of limited-overs'' vice-captain Rohit Sharma''s hamstring injury after he was seen practising at the Mumbai Indians'' nets within hours of being left out of the squad for an upcoming tour of Australia.

AC Milan's perfect start ends with 3-3 draw with Roma

AC Milan''s perfect start to the Serie A season ended with a 3-3 draw against Roma but the Rossoneri still moved two points clear of Napoli and Sassuolo.

 

GK Snapshots n 27 October 2020

1. Alpha Condé Won 3rd Term as the President of Guinea
2. Luis Arce Set to Become New President of Bolivia
3. Indian-origin Wavel Ramkalawan Elected as Seychelles President; 1st Opposition Leader since 1977
4. Centre Formulated High-level Committee Headed by PM Modi to Commemorate 400th Birth Anniversary of Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur
5. Lewis Hamilton wins Portugese GP; Overtakes Schumacher in Record 92nd F1 Victory

6. Tanmay Srivastava, India Under-19 World Cup Winner Retires
7. Disarmament Week observed on October 24-30, 2020
8. ‘Ayurveda for Covid-19′ to be the main theme of 5th Ayurveda Day
9. NTPC Ranks 1st Among Indian PSUs in Forbes “World’s best Employers 2020”
10. Arunachal Pradesh builds War Memorial at Bum La, Arunachal Pradesh

 

 


LAST MONTHS G.K.

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October 20 : 31, 30, 29, 29, 27, 26, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 15, 14, 13, 13, 12, 10, 09, 08, 08, 07, 06, 06, 03, 02, 01

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

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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